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  • Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops in visit to Syrian base

    12/11/2017 7:58:43 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    CNN (Commie News) ^ | December 11, 2017
    Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during a visit to the war-torn country on Monday. Putin was met at Russia's Hmeimim air base by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad alongside Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, according to Russian state news agency Tass. "In two years, the Russian armed forces, together with the Syrian army, have defeated the most lethal group of international terrorists," Tass quoted Putin as saying.
  • Israeli missiles target Syrian military facility near Damascus: Syrian state media

    12/04/2017 5:29:54 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-4-17 | Staff
    Syrian state media on Monday said Israel had fired missiles at a Syrian military facility in the Damascus countryside, adding that Syrian air defense systems had intercepted three of the missiles. “Our air defenses are confronting an Israeli missile attack on one of our sites in the Damascus suburbs and three of the targets were downed,” state news agency SANA said, adding the attacks happened at 11:30 p.m. Monday. A witness told Reuters late on Monday three strong explosions were heard from the direction of Jamraya, west of Damascus. Another witness said thick smoke could be seen rising over the...
  • Is This The Real Reason Robert Mueller Was Going After Michael Flynn?

    12/02/2017 3:25:02 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 46 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 12-02-2017 | Tim Brown
    Of course, the fake news of the day was ABC's claim that Michael Flynn was going to testify against President Donald Trump, which they later walked back. Flynn is apparently cutting a deal for sure, but why did Robert Mueller go after him?  At least one person is saying it has nothing to do with the meeting Flynn had with the Russian ambassador, which is completely normal, according to Jack Matlock, the 4-year U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987-1991, at the time that the USSR fell. Matlock wrote: "As one who spent a 35-year diplomatic career working to open...
  • BREAKING NEWS: A large-scale missile exchange is currently taking place between Syria and Israel

    12/01/2017 4:01:52 PM PST · by BusterDog · 109 replies
    Multiple projectiles and multiple interceptions in progress. Local media and Twitter currently reporting. Several reports claim, that ‘it’s something we’ve not seen in 10 years. Israeli airplanes are now carrying reportedly carrying out air strikes near Damascus - looks like an escalating conflict.
  • Iran Supreme Commander Gen. Soleimani Sets Up Forward War Room in Syria: Personally Takes Command

    11/21/2017 2:00:34 PM PST · by drewh · 11 replies
    Debkfiles ^ | Nov 21 2017 gmt
    Iranian Rev Guards Gen. Soleimani sets up a forward war-room in Syria after Assad’s army and Hizballah failed to recover strategic Abu Kamal from ISIS. The Revolutionary Guards Al Qods chief Gen Qassem Soleimani, supreme commander of Iranian warfronts in Syria and Iraq, was seen on Sunday morning, Nov. 19, at the scene of the Abu Kamal battle, the key southeastern town near the border with Iraq (in Deir ez-Zour province), after Syrian and Hizballah forces had failed to recapture the town from an Islamic State counteroffensive.Military sources reporting this, disclose that Soleimani’s deputy Khairallah Samadi was killed in battle....
  • Ziyad Sabsabi: Russia insists on Kurds’ participation in meetings of Syrian crisis

    11/13/2017 8:37:27 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    ANHA Harwar News Agency ^ | (11-13-17) 13.11.2017 14:24 | H H
    QAMISHLO– The deputy of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Russian Senate Ziyad Sabsabi said that Russia will abide by neutrality in the fighting between the regime Force and the Syrian Democratic Forces, indicating that Russia insists permanently on the Kurds participation in conferences and meetings related to the Syrian crisis.The General Command of the People’s Protection Units held a press conference yesterday, in which a number of IS mercenary families were handed over to the Russian Federation during a joint press conference between the People’s Protection Units and Russian military leadership.The families, which were handed over by the...
  • Israel Reportedly Strikes Syria; Assad Regime Responds With Anti-Aircraft Missiles

    11/01/2017 4:41:57 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 84 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 11/01/2017 | Jack Khoury
    Israeli forces struck targets near the Lebanon-Syria border on Wednesday, foreign media reported. The Al-Mayadeen channel, closely associated with the Assad regime, reported the attack targeted a security facility in an industrial zone in a Homs suburb. They also reported Syrian forces responded with surface-to-air missiles. The Lebanese Anshara website reported huge explosions near the villages of al-Eyn-al-Jedida, located in the eastern mountain range on the Lebanon-Syria border. Local residents reported Israeli jets circling the area prior to the explosion......
  • Turkey shifts policy on Syria

    10/12/2017 9:44:10 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 13 replies
    Jordan Times ^ | Oct 11,2017 | Michael Jansen
    Turkey’s latest intervention in the Syria conflict appears to reflect a 180-degree shift in its policy of backing Al Qaeda-linked takfiris and a range of largely fundamentalist insurgents, as well as the Saudi-sponsored Syrian opposition with the aim of bringing down President Bashar Assad. Last weekend, Turkish tanks, armoured vehicles and troops gathered in the western sector of the border between Turkey and Syria and exchanged fire with Al Qaeda’s Hay’at Tahrir Al Sham, a coalition headed by Jabhat Fatah Al Sham (formerly Jabhat Al Nusra). Ankara is deploying Syrian insurgents belonging to the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA), allegedly,...
  • Erdogan and Putin prepare to hit US interests in Syria [opinion]

    09/28/2017 2:18:45 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Sept 28, 2017 | Tom Rogan
    Turkey and Russia are aggressively conspiring against U.S. interests in Syria. That's my takeaway from the joint press conference on Thursday, between Presidents Erdogan and Putin in Turkey. First off, on Syria, Putin stated that Turkey and Russia have agreed to a cease-fire in Syria's north-eastern Idlib province. That statement might sound positive, but with Idlib the last major holdout of the Sunni rebellion fighting the Assad-Putin-Iran axis, Putin's words suggest that Erdogan is about to cut-off the rebel supply lines from Turkey. As I warned last December, Russia's endgame has always been the annihilation of the rebels in Idlib....
  • Israeli jets 'hit factory behind Syria chemical attack'

    09/07/2017 7:40:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 7, 2017 | By Alex Rossi, Middle East Correspondent
    Israeli jets have reportedly targeted a suspected chemical weapons factory in western Syria. The Syrian National Army said four IAF warplanes hit a military site in Hama province, near Masyaf, in the early hours of Thursday morning, killing two soldiers and causing massive damage. It is believed the site was linked to the sarin gas attack in April, which UN investigators said was the work of the Syrian government. The UN confirmed the chemical attacks in Khan Sheikhoun, which resulted in the deaths of dozens of civilians and prompted a US missile attack, were perpetrated by Assad regime forces. Israel...
  • Reports: Israel Attacked Chemical Weapons Plant in Syria

    09/07/2017 1:13:32 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 63 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9/7/2017 | Jack Khoury, Gili Cohen
    Syria confirms: Israel targeted military facility killing two-Opposition forces say four Israeli planes hit plant in Masyar-Incident comes amid massive Israeli drill, weeks after outgoing air force chief admits Israel targets Hezbollah convoys. The Israeli military struck Thursday a chemical arms plant in Syria, foreign media reports claimed. The Syrian army general command confirmed in a statement the attack on what they called a military facility, and said that two people were killed and extensive damage was caused. Israel refused to comment on the reports. A Syrian military statement said that at 2:40 A.M. Israeli warplanes struck the site from...
  • Obama Admin Hid Intel on Iranian Militants in Syria to Push Nuclear Deal

    08/29/2017 1:26:53 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    The Obama administration likely hid information about Iran illicitly ferrying militants into Syria on commercial aircraft in order to promote the landmark nuclear deal and foster multi-billion dollar business deals with Tehran's state-controlled airline sector, according to lawmakers and other sources familiar with the matter. The Washington Free Beacon first disclosed last week that congressional leaders are calling for an investigation into Iran for using its state-controlled air carrier, Iran Air, to ferry militant fighters into Syria, where they are taking up arms in defense of embattled President Bashar al-Assad. Photographs provided to Congress show Iran using Iran Air to...
  • North Korea shipments to Syria chemical arms agency intercepted: U.N. report

    08/22/2017 3:05:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | AUGUST 22, 2017
    North Korea shipments to Syria chemical arms agency intercepted: U.N. report UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the country's chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential United Nations report on North Korea sanctions violations. The report by a panel of independent U.N. experts, which was submitted to the U.N. Security Council earlier this month and seen by Reuters on Monday, gave no details on when or where the interdictions occurred or what the shipments contained. "The panel is investigating reported prohibited chemical, ballistic missile...
  • North Korea shipments to Syria chemical arms agency intercepted - U.N. report

    08/21/2017 9:01:32 PM PDT · by upchuck · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 21, 2017 | Michelle Nichols
    Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the country's chemical weapons programme were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential United Nations report on North Korea sanctions violations. The report by a panel of independent U.N. experts, which was submitted to the U.N. Security Council earlier this month and seen by Reuters on Monday, gave no details on when or where the interdictions occurred or what the shipments contained. "The panel is investigating reported prohibited chemical, ballistic missile and conventional arms cooperation between Syria and the DPRK (North Korea)," the experts wrote in...
  • Trump Got This One Right: Shutting down the CIA's ghost war in Syria.

    08/01/2017 9:09:20 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 34 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 07 August 2017 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Earlier this year, President Donald Trump was shown a disturbing video of Syrian rebels beheading a child near the city of Aleppo. It had caused a minor stir in the press as the fighters belonged to the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement, a group that had been supported by the CIA as part of its rebel aid program. The footage is haunting. Five bearded men smirk as they surround a boy in the back of a pickup truck. One of them holds the boy’s head with a tight grip on his hair while another mockingly slaps his face. Then, one of...
  • The terrorist diaspora: After the fall of the caliphate

    07/19/2017 12:51:49 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 13 July 2017 | Thomas Joscelyn
    [Editor’s Note: Below is Thomas Joscelyn’s testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee’s Task Force on Denying Terrorists Entry into the United States. The hearing is titled, “The Terrorist Diaspora: After the Fall of the Caliphate.” A version with footnotes will also be posted.] Chairman Gallagher, Ranking Member Watson Coleman, and other distinguished Committee Members, thank you for inviting me to testify today concerning foreign fighters and the threat some of them pose to the U.S. and Europe. The fall of Mosul and the likely fall of Raqqa won’t be the end of the Islamic State. The group has already...
  • President Trump Cancels Obama/Kerry CIA Program Arming ISIS and al-Qaeda in Syria…

    07/20/2017 8:37:57 AM PDT · by Bratch · 45 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | July 19, 2017 | sundance
    Reports surface today that President Trump has cancelled the 2012/2013 covert CIA program giving weapons to ISIS and al-Qaeda in Syria.  [Washington Post Link] Various news organizations frame the issue as cancelling the program to “arm the moderate opposition to Bashir Assad”.  However, those news reports are entirely false. We know the Obama administration was arming ISIS as part of the larger Syria strategy because Secretary of State John Kerry went on record admitting the Obama Syrian strategy was actually to arm ISIS and extremist Islamic groups (al-Nusra) against Assad. We also know Secretary Kerry was being truthful in that media-hidden, albeit recorded, admission because CTH specifically...
  • Pentagon warns of risks after Turkey discloses US forces in Syria

    07/19/2017 8:32:25 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 16 replies
    AFP via Yahoo Nuse and Propaganda ^ | July 19, 2017 | AFP Staff
    The United States reacted angrily Wednesday after Turkey's state news agency disclosed the locations of American military posts in northern Syria, a move the Pentagon warned could put lives at risk. The Anadolu Agency (AA) published a report Monday detailing the 10 US military facilities' whereabouts and, in some instances, the number of special operations forces working there. Pentagon spokesman Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway said the release of sensitive military information exposes coalition forces to "unnecessary risk."
  • Trump cancels CIA program to arm, train Syrian rebels: report

    07/19/2017 1:41:47 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 19, 2017 | Bob Frederiks
    President Trump cancelled the CIA’s secret program to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting the regime of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad — a move critics called a gift to Russia, a new report said Wednesday. “This is a momentous decision. Putin won in Syria,” a US official who supported the program told The Washington Post. The program to arm moderate Syrian rebels began under the Obama administration in 2013 and was continued under Trump until now. Officials told the paper that phasing out the covert program was a way to improve relations with Russia and President Vladimir Putin, who strongly...
  • Report: U.S., Russia broker cease-fire in Syria

    07/07/2017 10:11:08 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, July 7, 2017 | By S.A. Miller
    The U.S. and Russia struck a deal for a cease-fire in southwest Syria, according to reports, marking a major breakthrough in the six-year civil war as President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their first face-to-face meeting. Details were sketchy but the cease-fire was scheduled to take effect Sunday at noon Damascus time, The Associated Press reported, citing U.S. officials. The deal reflects a new level of involvement by the U.S. in Syria’s civil war. Mr. Trump had previously stepped up U.S. actions with airstrikes against chemical weapon stashes of the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria. Jordan and Israel...