Skip to comments.SDF Fighters Break into Syria’s Hajin
Posted on 12/07/2018 6:24:01 PM PST by BeauBo
Fighters from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have broken into Hajin, an eastern holdout of ISIS on the Iraqi border, a commander told Agence France Presse... "Heavy clashes are ongoing inside the town of Hajin, after our forces advanced inside and started to control some of its neighborhoods," Redur Khalil told AFP... In almost three months of battle, more than 820 extremists and more than 480 US-backed fighters have been killed.
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Obama is reported to be very upset...
I read today that the SDF captured a 15 building Bomb Factory. Mass scale weapons manufacturing. ISIS had put up fierce opposition to loosing it.
Good to see that the SDF are getting rid of ISIS, but what do they believe about religious freedom? Economic freedom? Due process of law? Is anybody in the Trump administration asking these questions — or are they too busy cooking up the next false flag against Damascus?
SDF has always been totally secular about religion. Even before the SDF existed, it was the YPG/YPJ and they were the same way.
The nature of the region blurs the lines on economics. Just being housed and fed has been a huge struggle. It was especially bad after Raqqa was liberated. UN will deal only with Nations, not regional forces. Charities helped them in the beginning, until Turkey started turning the trucks away from the border and blocking them coming into Syria. I was in contact with my congressman about that issue beginning in Feb. 2017 and Raqqa was recaptured in October 2017. USAID stepped in and helped feed the displaced people who escaped ISIS toward the end of the Siege of Raqqa (ISIS capital).
The Kurds are in fact somewhat communal, they do that so everybody is fed. I’ve had many discussions about this with some of them.
The Syrian Kurds are different than the other (Turkey,Iraq,Iran) Kurds in several ways.
You know by now that I personally like them. AND I’m not a Leftie in any way.
For the past 4 years, as a town was liberated from ISIS the YPG/YPJ helped set up locally elected governments based upon the ethnic ratios in the community. At this point there is still no connection between the local governments and Damascus. There is talk of negotiations, Assad and the SDF are not fighting. The SDF tried to avoid that conflict from the beginning. The only conflicts I recall between Assad’s army and the SDF have been instigated by Iranian forces. Quds normally.
The current structure is very democratic. But ISIS and the Jihadi’s are excluded, of course.
Isnt that the place where Saddam tried to get his WMDs to? I vaguely remember something about that highway to that town.
“Isnt that (Hajin) the place where Saddam tried to get his WMDs to?”
It is just a few miles inside Syria, from the most favorable border crossing for him to use for that purpose (Qaim, right along the Euphrates River Valley, which is the Sunni Heartland).
Al Masdar reports:
“Over the last 24 hours, the U.S. Coalition has conducted their largest attack in eastern Syria this year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.
According to the SOHR report, the U.S. Coalition conducted more than 100 airstrikes over the Islamic States (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) positions inside the key town of Hajin.”
Thanks for that.
I’ve noticed that AMN News is less critical of the US lately. And more supportive of the Kurds. At least for now.
AMN appears to be more accurate in coverage recently too. In the past there was a lot of propaganda mixed in.
It appears that Iran is mentioned much less lately. The IRGC and Quds must still be in Syria, but they are not in the news much. A friend of mine thinks that the Quds commander, Qassem Suleimani, has been dead quite a while.
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