27 dec

sputniknews.com – Russia General Staff Chief Explains Who Trained Daesh Leaders in Syria

Formations of the Islamic State terror group (Daesh) were headed by commanders trained by instructors from countries of the Middle East and the West, Chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov said.
”With the beginning of the events in Syria, the General Staff was monitoring the situation, knew the peculiarities of the tactical action of these gangs. We understood that in addition to terrorist actions, they used some tactics. These gangs were headed by commanders who had been specially trained by instructors from a number of countries in the Middle East and from Western countries. There even were former officers of the Iraqi army,” Gerasimov told the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper in an interview published Wednesday.

almasdarnews.com – Footage: Al-Nusra shoots down Syrian air force warplane with guided missile

presstv.com – US runs training camps for Syria militants: Russian general

In an interview with Russia’s Komsomolskaya Pravda daily on Wednesday, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov said the US had turned its military base near the town of al-Tanf in southeastern Syria into a training camp for militants.
Asked about the situation at the US-run al-Tanf base, he replied, “According to satellite and other surveillance data, terrorist squads are stationed there. They are effectively training there.”

Mark Taliano – Syrians Are Human Beings. “The West Seeks to Fabricate Sectarianism in Syria”

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7 dec

rt.com – Syria fully liberated from ISIS terrorists – Russian MoD

“All terrorist units of ISIS on Syrian soil have been destroyed, and the territory is liberated,” Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Valery Gerasimov said. “Therefore, as of today, there’s no territory controlled by ISIS in Syria,” he added. Gerasimov made the announcement during an annual briefing for foreign military attachés. After being briefed on the successful military operation on both banks of the Euphrates River in Syria by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, President Vladimir Putin said that the political process and organization of the Syrian people’s congress in Sochi, agreed upon by Russia, Iran, and Turkey last month, must now become the focus. Among other goals, Putin named the drafting of a new constitution, and, eventually, parliamentary and presidential elections. “Naturally, there might be some spots of resistance, but the military work has been largely completed in the area and at the time. Completed with a full victory, I repeat, with a victory and defeat of the terrorists,” Russian leader said.

newsvoice.se – ISIS-terrorister besegrade i Syrien – Oönskade amerikanska trupper ska stanna

rt.com – Pentagon quadruples troop levels in Syria to ‘stabilize’ liberated areas

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23 nov

rt.com – Warm embrace: Assad in surprise Putin meeting ahead of Moscow’s talks with Turkey, Iran

Syria’s Bashar Assad made a surprise visit to Russia to express thanks for Moscow’s help in the fight against terrorism. At a meeting with President Putin, which began with an embrace, the leaders discussed the Syrian political settlement ahead of Moscow’s talks with Iran and Turkey.
The visit by President Assad to the Black Sea resort of Sochi was not revealed until Tuesday, after he had already left Russia.

almasdarnews.com – Russia, Turkey, Iran Statement Lays Ground for Political Settlement in Syria

The trilateral Russian-Iranian-Turkish statement urged the Syrian government and opposition groups, which are committed to sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria, to constructively participate in the National Dialogue Congress.
The statement of the presidents of three ceasefire guarantors on Syria after their meeting in Sochi on Wednesday lays practical ground for the political settlement in Syria and gives a push forward to the Geneva negotiations process, leader of Moscow platform of the Syrian opposition Qadri Jamil told Sputnik.

rt.com – Moscow brands US presence in Syria as ‘close to occupation’

Russia has criticized Washington’s disregard for international law following a report that US troops will remain in Syria after the defeat of ISIS in order to prop up local Kurdish forces and put pressure on Damascus.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that there were no legal grounds for the US to have a military presence in Syria. “They are there not only without permission from Damascus, but also in direct violation of the wishes of the Syrian government. In fact, what they are doing could be described as occupation,” the official added.

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31 okt

zerohedge.com – In Shocking, Viral Interview, Qatar Confesses Secrets Behind Syrian War

A television interview of a top Qatari official confessing the truth behind the origins of the war in Syria is going viral across Arabic social media during the same week a leaked top secret NSA document was published which confirms that the armed opposition in Syria was under the direct command of foreign governments from the early years of the conflict.
And according to a well-known Syria analyst and economic adviser with close contacts in the Syrian government, the explosive interview constitutes a high level ”public admission to collusion and coordination between four countries to destabilize an independent state, [including] possible support for Nusra/al-Qaeda.” Importantly, ”this admission will help build case for what Damascus sees as an attack on its security & sovereignty. It will form basis for compensation claims.”

sputniknews.com – The Three Potential Ways Washington is Likely to End Its Syrian Adventure

”Whatever the motive for Washington’s involvement in Syria was — pipelines, weakening Russia or Iran, creating chaos or whatever else — it has failed,” Patrick Armstrong, former analyst in the Canadian Department of National Defense specializing in the USSR and Russia and a counselor in the Canadian Embassy in Moscow from 1993 to 1996, told Sputnik.

almasdarnews.com – VIDEO: ISIS command network reduced to ash after latest Russian cruise missile barrage

The Russian Navy has devastated ISIS’s military command network after one of its submarines unleashed a barrage of cruise missiles against terrorist headquarter assets in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, one of its submarines – the Veliky Novgorod – stationed off the coast of Syria fired several cruise missiles against high-value ISIS command and logistical targets today.
The Veliky Novgorod’s cruise missile barrage reportedly destroyed a number of ISIS command centers, an arms storage depot belonging to the terrorist group and a large gathering of militants in Syria’s east near the town of Abu Kamal.

presstv.com – 4,000 troops in Syria, US commander says then changes his mind

A top US military official puts the number of American forces allegedly fighting Daesh Takfiri terrorists in Syria at 4,000, then immediately retracts the figure after being reminded that the official tally is way lower.
“We have approximately … I think it’s a little over 4,000 US troops in Syria right now,” US Army Major General James Jarrard told Pentagon reporters from the Iraqi capital Baghdad via satellite on Tuesday.
The chief of the US special operations task force immediately backtracked, saying, “I’m sorry, I misspoke there, there are approximately 500 troops in Syria.”

presstv.com – Astana talks guarantors to form congress for Syrian opposing sides

Iran, Russia and Turkey have pledged to bring the Syrian government and opposition together for a “congress” to help them develop a lasting political solution to the ongoing conflict in the country.
A joint statement published on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website on the second day of Syrian peace talks in the Kazakh capital city of Astana on Tuesday, pointed to an ”initiative of Russia” which listed 33 Syrian organizations invited to a ”Congress of Syrian National Dialogue” in the Russian city of Sochi on November 18.

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27 okt

almasdarnews.com – Syrian general explains why US won’t be able to set up a Kurdish region

The war against terrorists is coming to a victorious end in Syria, and the Kurdish issue is gaining momentum. The Syrian Army has recaptured vast territories near Deir ez-Zor, bordering Raqqa Governorate, where the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are operating. Syrian Brigadier General Turki al Hasan has commented on the latest developments.
Brigadier General Turki al Hasan offered his opinion on the situation around Syria’s largest oil field, al-Omar, which has been recently taken by the SDF.
“The US wanted to take this oil field under its control to be able to supply oil products to all the groups they support and weaken the Syrian government. The oil field is now controlled by the predominantly Kurdish SDF because Daesh have left the area on the order of the US. The SDF have quietly captured the deposit,” the Syrian military official opined.
However, he ruled out any further strengthening of the Kurds’ positions.
“The US won’t be able to set up a Kurdish region on Syrian territory. There are very few Kurds residing in this area, and so there is not enough support for this plan,” the military official explained.

presstv.com – Syria ‘categorically denies’ content of UN report on Idlib chemical attack

”Syria categorically denies the content of the joint report between the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons,” state news agency SANA quoted an official in Syria’s Foreign Ministry as saying on Friday.
The report was released earlier by the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), which gathers experts from both the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
”This report and the one that preceded it are falsifications of the truth and distort the exact information on what happened at Khan Shaykhun,” the official added.

presstv.com – Russia decries ‘inconsistencies’ in UN-OPCW Syria report

“Even the first cursory read shows that many inconsistencies, logical discrepancies, using doubtful witness accounts and unverified evidence…all of this is still (in the report),” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told the country’s Interfax news agency on Friday.
Ryabkov said other countries were seeking to use the report to “resolve their own strategic geopolitical issues in Syria,” adding that Moscow would analyze the findings and publish a response soon.
The report was released earlier by the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), which gathers experts from both the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Earlier in October, Mikhail Ulyanov, the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s non-proliferation and arms control department, said there were “serious problems” with the investigation.

sputniknews.com – US-Led Coalition Uncovers Chemical Weapons in Daesh Territories – Spokesman

The Spokesperson for the Operation Inherent Resolve Colonel Ryan Dillon told Sputnik on Friday that the US-led coalition forces have uncovered and destroyed chemical weapons that were in the hands of the Daesh terror group.

globalresearch.ca – Bombshell NSA Memo: Saudi Arabia Ordered Attack on Damascus International Airport with US Knowledge

The memo focuses on events that unfolded outside Damascus in March of 2013.

While the Saudi-US role in fueling the jihadist insurgency from the earliest days of the war in Syria has long been thoroughly documented, this latest leaked NSA bombshell report provides astoundingly clear proof that the relationship between the anti-Assad insurgents and foreign intelligence was even more direct, and existed earlier in time than most analyst and mainstream pundits led the public to believe.

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18 okt

Alexander Orlov – Positive Dynamics of the Situation in Syria

Following the fierce fighting south of the SAR, where Syrian government forces, with the support of the Russian Special Forces, some units of the IRGC of Iran and several Hezbollah detachments repulsed the desperate attacks of DAISH in the Deir ez-Zor, Palmyra and Mayadin areas, with the US actually condoning this and encouraging the Kurds of the Syrian Democratic Forces to seize the oilfields, a turning point in the Syrian situation was reached.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has officially declared Mayadin liberated, although the situation there remains quite ambiguous, given the terrorist counterattacks. The direction of the attack by the militants is most likely designed to cut the Syrian “gut” stretched out along the Deir ez-Zor-Mayadin road and encircle the assault forces situated in the city district, given the fact that the desert areas west of the road lie completely beyond the control of the Syrians. Nevertheless, it is highly unlikely that DAISH possesses enough strength to not just besiege, but also destroy the assault contingent of the Syrians. That said, it is still in a position to create some major problems.

almasdarnews.com – Prominent Syrian general Issam Zahreddine killed in Deir Ezzor

almasdarnews.com – Complete footage of Syrian Army’s Deir Ezzor operation

Russia’s ANNA TV released a special report this week that highlights the Syrian Arab Army’s operations in the Deir Ezzor Governorate from the dates of September 9th to September 24th.

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15 okt

almasdarnews.com – Intense footage: Syrian Army crushes ISIS in Al-Mayadeen battle

Al-Mayadeen was officially liberated by pro-government forces yesterday following a week of intense firefights and airstrikes in and around the city.
Prior to its liberation, Al-Mayadeen served as the Islamic State’s de facto capital (a title formerly held by Raqqa until the terrorist group moved its administrative center several months ago).

rt.com – Syrian troops capture ISIS stronghold Al-Mayadeen amid major offensive

rt.com – RT crew films stockpiles of ISIS arms abandoned inside liberated Al-Mayadeen (VIDEO)

An enormous arsenal of various weapons and production facilities, plus a fleet of explosive-laden and armored vehicles has been discovered inside the recaptured Islamic State stronghold in Deir ez-Zor province, RT reports from the Al-Mayadeen frontline.

xinhuanet.com – U.S.-led forces transfer IS militants from Raqqa to Deir al-Zour: media

SANA said the United States and the SDF had struck an agreement with IS for their evacuation from Raqqa to Deir al-Zour, where the Syrian government forces are fighting the IS militants.
”This U.S.-Daesh agreement is not the first, as several similar agreements have preceded this one in the city of Tabqa, Mansura and Karama in the countryside of Raqqa, under which IS militants were transferred to areas the Syrian army is fighting the terror group,” SANA said, suggesting that the United States is supporting the IS.
The state news agency said the agreement sparks questions about the goal of the United States and the SDF.
It said that the United States had evacuated tens of IS leaders from Deir al-Zour before the Syrian army reached their areas.
It said the new agreement came days after the Russian defense ministry accused the U.S. forces in the Tanf area of lending a blind eye, while around 400 terrorists crossed the area where the U.S. forces were stationed.

steigan.no – Israels TV: Den islamske staten har opprettet leir like ved grensa til Israel

Flere seniorkommandanter fra den islamske staten, som nylig flyktet fra Irak og Nord-Syria, er nå basert i Sør-Syria, rett over Golanhøydene rett over grensa til Israel, og der trener de hundrevis av nye rekrutter, sa den israelsk tv-rapporten.

almasdarnews.com – Russia tends to think chemical attack in Syria’s Khan Sheykhoun staged

Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday that Moscow tends more to opt for the “staging” version of the chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib Province earlier this year as the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has confirmed previously the full destruction of Damascus’s Soviet-era stockpiles.

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