Arkiv för september, 2016

30 sep

Intervju med Vanessa Beeley som just har varit i Syrien.

What’s really going on in Aleppo? Are Assad and Putin exterminating the population for sport? Is it a war against US-backed ”moderates”? That is what the mainstream media would have us believe. We speak with Vanessa Beeley, a journalist who just returned from Aleppo for the real story.

larouche.se – Slaget om Aleppo

Media beskriver den syriska regeringens attacker Östra Aleppo som om de enbart är ägnade att bomba civila. Man kräver inte att de civila skall tillåtas komma ur Östra Aleppo. Den syriska regeringen har öppnat korridorer för civila, och de oppositionella som vill lägga ned vapnen, men då har de civila beskjutits av Al Qaidas terrorister och bara vid ett till fälle dödades 26 civila. Detta berättar den amerikanske delstatssenatorn från Virginia Richard Black i en intervju med Jeff Steinberg från EIR den 28.9. Black pekar på att den totalt dominerande gruppen stridande i Östra Aleppo är Al Qaida, som länge kallat sig Nushrafronten.

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29 sep

Lite av de senaste händelserna –

presstv.ir – Russia vows to keep up support for Syria in defiance of US threat

Russia has pledged to continue its air campaign in Syria, defying a recent threat by the United States to halt its diplomacy with Moscow on the violence-hit country in the wake of heavy fighting in Aleppo.

presstv.ir – Syria regains control of refugee camp north of Aleppo

Syrian soldiers, backed by pro-government fighters, have re-established control over a camp north of the embattled city of Aleppo after briefly losing it to foreign-backed militants following its liberation last week.

presstv.ir – Syria says many terrorists killed in new operations

The Syrian military says it has inflicted heavy losses on foreign-backed terrorists in a series of operations across the country.

almasdanews.com – SouthFront: US deploys soldiers dangerously close to Aleppo city

A report from a Lebanese TV channel suggests the United States may have deployed its special forces at Mare’ and Azaz, two rebel-held towns in the northern Aleppo countryside.
This news comes just weeks after U.S. troops also established a military base at Tall Abyad in Kurdish controlled territory near the Turkish border.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is advancing inside Aleppo city from three directions, a scenario predicted by Al-Masdar News just last week.

sana.sy – Russian Defense Ministry: US military experts lead militants’ operations in Syria

Russian Defense Ministry affirms that it has information prove the existence of US military experts who are planning and leading the militants’ operations in Syria secretly, especially in Aleppo.
The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that Russia knows well where and how the US military secret experts are involved in planning the armed operations in Syria, including in Aleppo.
He pointed out that Washington admits that the “opposition” in Syria is a US-controlled terrorist group.
Konashenkov said the Russian Defense Ministry is ready for dialogue with the United States on Syria to take joint measures in fighting terrorism, stressing at the same time that dialogue should exclude any hint about threats to Russian citizens or troops, considering security of Russian citizens wherever they are a major and absolute priority.
Russian Defense Ministry said it received information on the involvement of a faction of the “moderate opposition” that is linked to Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization in bombarding the humanitarian aid convoy near Orum al-Kubra in the countryside of Aleppo province.

en.farsnews.com – Syria: US-Led Coalition Hits Deir Ezzur Again

The US-led coalition warplanes launched airstrikes on two main bridges on the Euphrates River in Deir Ezzur province, days after they killed at least 90 Syrian soldiers in an air assault in the same region in Southeastern Syria.

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28 sep

presstv.ir – Syrian army destroys militants’ tunnel in Aleppo

According to Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Ahed news website, the Syrian forces destroyed the tunnel in the recently-liberated neighborhood of Farafra, which is situated in the old quarter of Aleppo near the city’s famous citadel.

russia-insider.com – US Deep State Threatens Russia: Back Down or We Flood Syria With MANPADs

Funneling anti-aircraft missiles to guys who idolize Osama bin Laden — another bright idea by the super thoughtful and intelligent American empire-builders that is sure not to ever result in any blowback whatsoever. How long until the first airliner in western Europe is brought down with these same weapons?
The psychopaths running the American deep state are so petulant and narcissistic they would ramp up the terror threat against Americans and Europeans just because they’re angry that Russians are beating their terrorists.

presstv.ir – Syria militants get ‘excellent’ amount of foreign-supplied Grad rockets

A militant commander in Syria says its group has received foreign-supplied surface-to-surface Grad rockets amid the escalation of fighting in the embattled northwestern city of Aleppo.

Vanessa Beeley – Journey To Aleppo Part II: The Syria Civil Defense & Aleppo Medical Association Are Real Syrians Helping Real Syrians

Vanessa Beeley meets with members of the Syria Civil Defense and the Aleppo Medical Association, who shed more light on the mainstream media lies distorting the public’s perception of what’s really happening in Syria.

Jay Tharappel – Targeted Sanctions: Break the “Economic Siege” on Syria. “Decades of Progress Wiped out”

Syrian religious leaders representing the republic’s three largest churches (Greek Orthodox, Melkite Catholic, and Syrian Orthodox) recently issued a statement calling for an end to the economic sanctions on Syria, which they blamed for impoverishing the Syrian people.

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27 sep

Det kommer rapporter om en del framgångar för de syriska styrkorna, men det verkar inte vara någon lätt uppgift att kämpa tillbaka alla dessa väpnade grupper.

rt.com – Syrian Army seizes Aleppo’s central district from terrorists – state media

“The army retook control of the entire al-Farafirah district northwest of the Aleppo citadel after neutralizing many terrorists. Units are now demining the area,” AFP quoted a military source as saying.
After their retreat, the terrorists left munitions and weapons, including large-caliber machine guns, RIA Novosti reports, citing another source with knowledge of the matter.
“We have been able for the first time in several years to move the front in Aleppo,” the Russian news agency’s source said.
It added that the Syrian Army suffered no losses in the operation, which began in the early hours of Tuesday.
The district of Al-Farafirah is located north-west of Aleppo’s main historical landmark, the Citadel – a large medieval fortified palace in the center of the old city. Syrian troops are also demining in other districts in Aleppo, including that of al-Ramusi.
The area, liberated about three weeks ago, is considered extremely important since it is used by humanitarian convoys to deliver food and medicine to people in the war-ravaged city.

Interview With Jabhat al-Nusra (Al Qaeda) Commander in Syria: “The Americans Stand on our Side”. Our Objective is the Islamic State…
US weapons are being delivered to Al-Nusra Front by governments that Washington supports, a militant commander has told German media. RT discusses the interview with Jürgen Todenhöfer, the journalist who spoke to the Al-Nusra commander.

sputniknews.com – Moscow Makes Public Full Text of Russia-US Deal on Syria

proletaren.se – Vittnesmål om flygattack mot hjälpkonvoj ifrågasätts

proletaren.se – Vilka är de verkliga krigsivrarna i Aleppo?

Men vad ska Syriens ledning göra när den väpnade ”oppositionen” förkastar vapenvila och en förhandlingslösning? Vad ska Assadregeringen och dess ryska allierade göra när ”oppositionen” vill fortsätta kriget för en religiös stat tillsammans med al-Qaidaterrorister?
Att ge upp och svika den breda majoritet av syrierna som förkastar extremisternas bakåtsträvande intoleranta våldsstyre är inte ett alternativ.
Men det är klart att vägen till fred i Syrien skulle bli betydligt kortare, och att många liv skulle kunna räddas, om Nato-länderna och Gulfstaterna en gång för alla avbröt stödet till de väpnade grupperna.

nyhetsbanken.se – USA undergrävde eld upphör-avtalet

Den syriska presidentrådgivaren Bouthaina Shaaban förklarade i en TV-intervju igår att avtalet om eld upphör hade undergrävts inifrån av USA.

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26 sep

Bra beskrivning av anledningen till den förnyade offensiven i västmedierna. Aleppo har stor betydelse för utgången av kriget i Syrien, när nu legokrigarna är under attack skriker västmedierna i högan sky.
Alexander Mercouris – Washington rages as Syrian Army wins back Aleppo

It is this US awareness of its own impotence as its Jihadi proteges in Aleppo face total defeat which accounts for all the angry rhetoric and cranking up of atrocity stories we have been seeing over the last week. These have now culminated in some typically furious denunciations of Russia by US ambassador Samantha Power on Sunday’s 25th September 2016 at the UN Security Council, over the course of which she actually accused Russia of ”barbarism”.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, in an unguarded comment for which he is probably already being taken to task, slipped the truth out during a television interview on Sunday 25th September 2016
”If you say to me the West is too impotent, I would have to agree. I would have to agree that, since we took those decisions in 2013, when those red lines were crossed,we have not really had a viable military response, or any kinetic response to what is going on. I don’t think there is any real appetite for such a thing.”
Johnson then went on to say that the only thing the West could do in this situation is to try to embarrass the Russians into calling a stop. He explained this by saying that ”the one thing the Russians respond to is adverse global public opinion”.
This explains all the current talk of war crimes, encompassing charges of (the unproved) Russian guilt for the attack on the relief convoy, complaints about the deliberate cutting off of Aleppo’s water supply, charges of the indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas of Aleppo, claims of the use of firebombs there etc. – all things which happen in Syria all the time, and which having been happening continuously there ever since the war started, but which are now being talked about as war crimes.

almasdarnews.com – Latest battle map of Aleppo City

The Aleppo front has been the scene of the most intense clashes taking place across Syria, as both the government and opposition forces vie for control of this strategic city in northern city

almasdarnews.com – US not willing to attack Nusra: Russian FM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated on Monday that he cannot afford to have absolute trust towards the United States on the issue of its readiness to deal strikes against the terrorist organization Jabhat Al-Nusra.
”US Secretary of State John Kerry keeps saying that Jabhat Al-Nusra poses the same terrorist threat as the Islamic State (both outlawed in Russia),” Lavrov said.
”But Al-Nusra remains untouchable. This is a paradox. I don’t know whom I can trust. That I cannot trust them (the United States) one hundred percent is for certain.”

moonofalabama.org – Todenhöfer: Interview With Al-Nusra Commander ”The Americans stand on our side”

sputiknews.com – Damascus Has Audio of Daesh Talks With US Military Before Strike on Syrian Army

”The Syrian Army intercepted a conversation between the Americans and Daesh before the air raid on Deir ez-Zor”, Hadiya Khalaf Abbas said as quoted by the Al Mayadeen broadcaster.

Video 2 och en halv timme, från FN-mötet om Syrien igår –
UN Security Council holds urgent meeting on Syria

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23 sep

Mer som talar för att versionen om hjälpkonvojen som medierna var väldigt snabba att gå ut med inte stämmer, som väntat.

nyteknik.se – Tveksamt om bomber fälldes över hjälpkonvojen i Syrien

En svensk expert på militärteknik, som Ny Teknik talat med, har granskat bilder från händelsen på nätet och han avfärdar att bomber ska ha fällts.
– Det ser snarare ut som om styrkor på marken anfallit konvojen. Med tanke på att vi varken ser splitter- eller bombskador, så kan det vara så att handgranater använts, och att man tänt på lastbilarna med bensin eller annat eftersom flera av dem är utbrända, säger vapenkunnige personen, som inte vill ha sitt namn publicerat.

Alexander Mercouris – Making up the news: How the Western media misreported the Syrian convoy attack

Instead of making a real effort to find out the truth of what actually happened to the Syrian aid convoy the Western media preferred to repeat whatever the US and the Jihadis told them as if it was true.

John Kerry erkänner alltså här att de grupper som de stöder agerar tillsammans al Nusrat, dvs al Qaeda i Syrien.
presstv.ir – US policy on Syria exposed by Kerry as ‘a house of cards’

“It was also very importantly part of the plan, that when those efforts of cooperation commenced, Syrian warplanes would be prohibited from flying over areas where the legitimate opposition and al Nusrat were present, in order to give us the opportunity to work out the separation,” Kerry said.
“The significance of John Kerry’s slip cannot be overstated. He conceded, in terms that leave no room for doubt, that there is still no clear separation between the US backed insurgents whom the US led coalition hold out to the world as Syria’s ‘legitimate’ opposition and al Nusrat, al Qaeda’s franchise in Syria,” Grossman told Press TV on Friday.
“The recent ceasefire was not honored by either America’s proxies in Syria who, in continuing to carry out offensive military operations, professed to be fighting ISIL forces, or by the US-led coalition, which carried out deadly air strikes on Syrian government military positions as a cover for an ISIL ground attack which commenced as soon as the strikes were carried out,” he stated.
“When we consider John Kerry’s admission that opposition forces are still indistinguishable from al Qaeda forces, on the one hand, and that those same opposition forces were openly carrying out offensive operations ostensibly against terrorist forces during the recent ceasefire, on the other, the entire house of cards which has been peddled as the Atlantic World’s position on Syria, comes tumbling down exposing the deceit that it was from the start built on,” he added

rt.com – AP leaks one of the 5 Syria ceasefire docs, Moscow says always wanted them public

AP EXCLUSIVE: Text of Syria cease-fire deal – http://bigstory.ap.org/f5428d60326c4394a1c95efcefad8d77

AP news agency has published a leaked document from the Russia-US brokered Syria ceasefire deal, one of five such documents. Moscow says it has always called on Washington to make the ceasefire documents public.
The text leaked by AP represents part of the ceasefire agreement signed between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his US counterpart, John Kerry, on September 9 in Geneva.

rt.com – ‘US priority in Syria: Stop Aleppo from falling to pro-Assad forces’

Strategically, if the jihad terrorists lose eastern Aleppo strategically this war is over, Jim Jatras, a former US diplomat, told RT. The fighting may go on for a while, but that will be the tipping point in terms of who is going to win, he added.

Vanessa Beeley – The REAL Syria Civil Defence Expose Nato’s ‘White Helmets’ as Terrorist-Linked Imposters

globalresearch.ca – Arab Media Warn of Ahrar Al-Sham Terrorists’ Impending Chemical Attack on Syria

Informed sources told the Arabic-language Hadas News website that they have corroborative evidence indicating that Ahrar al-Sham terrorists intend to launch a false-flag operation in civilian areas to accuse the Syrian government of launching chemical attacks on the country’s civilian population.

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22 sep

Mer om de senaste dagarnas händelser i Syrien –

Joaquin Flores – RUSSIA’S COUNTER-BLOW: Info War victory and the destroyed Aid Convoy

As a matter of record, it was the planned US and ISIS joint attack on the Syrian Arab Army forces at Deir ez-Zor on September 17th, 2016, that led to the Syrian government unilaterally calling off the ceasefire hours before the attack on the Red Crescent convoy. The diplomatic crisis was compounded by the ‘heavy handed’ and ‘unprofessional’ ( in the words of Russia’s UN rep, Churkin,) approach of the US’s UN representative Samantha Power at an emergency session of the UN Security Council.
Therefore, the western media focus on the aid caravan attack seems to aimed at deflecting blame on the collapsed ceasefire away from the US, and diverting public attention onto a more recent news story – this is in line with the use of the ‘recency effect’ in psychology. Human memories are not recording devices, and the public is prone to remember things based cues and references independent of reality.

fort-russ.com – RUSSIA CONFIRMS: UN convoy explosion was a US diversion

Below is the official statement of Russian Defense Ministry official spokesperson Igor Konashenkov in response to allegations spread by US presidential advisor on national security, Ben Rhodes, that Russia launched an airstrike on the humanitarian convoy in Aleppo on September 19th..

However, on the same evening of September 19th, in this area, in the air at an altitude of 3600 meters and moving at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour was a strike drone of the international coalition that had taken off from the Turkish Incirlik airbase.
According to effective reflective surfacing, the aircraft was identified by our air control systems as an unmanned aerial vehicle of the Predator type. This aircraft flew into the residential area of Urum al-Kubra where the automobile convoy was several minutes before its explosion. The drone then left after around 30 minutes.
I want to emphasize that, as in the case of the tragedy at Deir ez-Zor on September 17th, when more than 200 people were killed and wounded as a result of a coalition airstrike, we did not draw any unsubstantiated conclusions.
For what purpose this drone was at this point at this time and what tasks it carried out are known by its commanders.
We will explain this especially for Mr. Ben Rhodes: this type of drone can not only monitor a situation, but can also launch direct ground attacks as well as launch high-precision strikes on land targets.

russia-insider.com – Lavrov to UN: ‘Coincidental’ Coordination Between US and ISIS in Syria Must Be Investigated

It’s difficult to overstate what Lavrov’s statements will mean going forward: In the most diplomatic way possible, Lavrov just accused the United States of military coordination with ISIS and Al-Nusra. Or, at the very least, he is suggesting that the U.S. acted with full knowledge that these terrorists groups would immediately benefit.

På Steigan – Hvite hjelmer – helter eller terrorister?

Kommentarer av Syriens president om USA’s bombningar av syriska soldater och om den förstörda hjälpkonvojen –

Hela intervjun finns här – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x27HpR2qcVc

eller utskriven som text – http://sana.sy/en/?p=88686

Helt klart fanns det fraktioner i USA som inte gillade avtalet mellan Lavrov och Kerry om samordnade attacker mot ISIS –
presstv.ir – Unwise to share intelligence with Russia on Daesh: Top US general

Marine General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the US military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Congress on Thursday that the Pentagon had no intention of forging an intelligence sharing arrangement with Russia.
”I do not believe it would be a good idea to share intelligence with the Russians,” he told the Senate Armed Services Committee while testifying with US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.
Dunford said any such coordination between the US and Russia against Daesh would be extremely limited.

Afraa Dagher – Here’s How the US, Israel, al-Qaeda and ISIS Work Together in Syria

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21 sep

Lite försök att reda ut vad som hände med hjälpkonvojen för ett par dagar sen. Men för de flesta är det redan för sent, de har registrerat rubrikerna från igår som om det verkligen gick till som det påstods, och kommer troligen aldrig att få reda på vad som egentligen hände.
Ryssland säger att man inte gjorde några flyginsatser vid den platsen och tidpunkten, och de säger att syriskt flyg inte kan agera i mörker.
Rysslands talesperson säger att man har radarinformation som visar en drönare som agerar i området vid tidpunkten för händelsen, och att den ska ha kommit från Nato-basen i Turkiet.
Tydligen syns inga kratermärken vid lastbilarna, som det borde finnas om det handlat om flyganfall.

Och om man tar ett par steg tillbaka och ser på helhetsbilden. Hur troligt är det att syriska armén eller Ryssland skulle attackera en hjälpkonvoj på det här sättet? Och just nu, när vapenvilan de gjorde försök med just har saboterats av de väpnade grupperna som bröt mot den ca 300 gånger under mindre än en vecka. Och USA för bara ett par dagar sen bombat syriska armén med ca 80 dödade.
Låter mer sannolikt att det är en arrangerad händelse som skapats för att skifta fokus från händelserna förra veckan och rikta skuld-fokus dit väst och deras medier vill ha det.

rt.com – Russia presented all evidence on aid convoy attack, now wants impartial investigation – Lavrov

Moscow has provided all the data it has on the attack on a humanitarian convoy in Aleppo, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a UN Security Council meeting. Lavrov also called for a full and impartial investigation into the incident.
”There was another unacceptable provocation on September 19 – the shelling of a humanitarian convoy near Aleppo,” Lavrov said.
He also noted that at the same time militants had advanced in the 1070 district of Aleppo.
“I am confident that such coincidences require serious analysis and an investigation.”

sputniknews.com – Syrian Jets Unable to Fly at Night, Not Behind Attack on Aid Convoy Near Aleppo

”Our military have already made statements that our aircraft did not operate here. The Syrian aircraft could not have operated [there], because the attack against the convoy was conducted in the night time and the Syrian Air Force does not perform flights in this time, it has no such capabilities. The attack took place after humanitarian cargo had already been offloaded in eastern Aleppo,” Lavrov said as broadcast on the Rossiya-1 television channel.

fort-russ.com – Russia points finger at Al-Nusra White Helmets over UN convoy ”fire”

Konashenkov added that an analysis of the video from the scene of events showed no signs of the column’s shelling, such as craters or typical damage to vehicles. He remarked that all that was demonstrated in the video footage resembles the direct consequence of a cargo fire.
Who started the fire and why “can only be answered as always ‘coincidentally’ by those who turn out in the right time in the right place with video cameras – those representatives of the ‘White Helmets’ organization close to Jebat al-Nusra,” the defense ministry’s official representative concluded.

tass.com – Moscow says attempts to accuse Russia of aid convoy attack are ‘outrageous’

”We are considering, with resentment and indignation, attempts by some foreign curators of rebel units and terrorists in Syria to put the blame for the incident on the Russian and Syrian Aerospace Forces who allegedly bombarded a relief convoy,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
”Such attempts, which are unconfirmed by any facts, are designed, among other things, to distract attention from a strange ‘error’ made by pilots of the US-led anti-ISIS coalition on September 17 when its planes bombed the Syrian government troops positions near Deir ez-Zor,” the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed.
The diplomats stressed once again that no airstrikes on a humanitarian convoy near Syria’s Aleppo were delivered by either Russian of Syrian warplanes:
”We are telling it with all responsibility: no airstrikes on the United Nations humanitarian convoy in Aleppo’s southwestern neighborhoods were delivered by either Russian or Syrian warplanes.”

Utredning på A Closer Look on SyriaAttack on Red Crescent convoy in Urm al-Kubra

libyancivilwar.blogspot.se – How we ”Know” Russia or Syria Bombed the Aleppo Aid Convoy

presstv.ir – Syria truces must not allow terrorists to regroup: Russia

In a relevant development on Wednesday, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, said that a US Predator drone was in the area where the aid convoy was hit.
The drone had taken off from the Incirlik air base in Turkey, arrived in the area a few minutes before the convoy caught fire, and left about 30 minutes later, Konashenkov said in a statement.
Such drones are armed with air-to-ground missiles, he said, adding, ”Only the drone’s owners know what it was doing there at the necessary moment and what tasks it was carrying out.”

Felicity Arbuthnot – Syria: Attack on Aid Convoy Kills Twenty, Destroys Aid, And Obliterates US War Crimes in Support of ISIS-Daesh Terror Group?

Från FN idag –
Lavrov, Kerry clash on Aleppo aid convoy attack at UN Security Council meeting on Syria (FULL)

Vanessa Beeley – Journey To Aleppo: Exposing The Truth Buried Under NATO Propaganda

The Syrian people are suffering under the ‘moderate rebels’ and ‘opposition forces’ backed by the US, NATO member states and their allies in the Gulf states and Israel. Yet their suffering is largely ignored in the mainstream media unless it furthers the agenda dictated by the State Department.

Thierry Meyssan – The pretence of peace

While the cease-fire in Syria, drawn up by the US Secretary of State and his Russian counterpart, seemed to be holding – apart from the Israëli violations on the first day – the Pentagon attacked the Syrian Arab Army for the second time. Washington claimed it was a mistake, but the reaction of the US ambassador to the UNO, on the contrary, made it seem more like the execution of a plan. What game is Washington playing?

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20 sep

Stor propaganda-attack i västmedierna idag om en FN-konvoj som de påstår att syriskt flyg har bombat. Med all sannolikhet har det inte gått till så som de påstår. Detta sker alltså ett par dagar efter att amerikanskt flyg bombat syriska armén med ca 80 dödade soldater som följd, något som de menar skedde av misstag och att de egentligen skulle attackera ISIS. Vilket inte låter sannolikt, de har aldrig tidigare hjälpt syriska armén vid deras strider mot ISIS. Ser snarare ut som ett försök att skjuta vapenvilan som trädde i kraft för en vecka sen i sank. Detta plus att de väpnade gängen aldrig respekterade vapenvilan gjorde att de lyckades.

rt.com – Russian, Syrian Air Forces did not strike UN aid convoy in Aleppo – Russian MoD

“Russian and Syrian warplanes did not carry out any airstrikes on a UN humanitarian aid convoy in the southwest of Aleppo,” Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement Tuesday.
The Russian Center for Reconciliation said that it had used drones to accompany the convoy because its route passed through territory controlled by the rebels, but only to a certain point.
”Around 13:40 Moscow time (10:40 GMT) the aid convoy successfully reached the destination. The Russian side did not monitor the convoy after this and its movements were only known by the militants who were in control of the area,” Konashenkov added.
The defense ministry spokesman said that the Russian military had been looking at video footage from the scene and that there was no sign of the convoy being targeted by shells or an airstrike.
“We have closely studied the video footage from where the incident took place and we did not find any signs of any ammunition having hit the convoy. There are no craters, while the vehicles have their chassis intact and they have not been severely damaged, which would have been the case from an airstrike,” Konashenkov said.
“All of the video footage demonstrates that the convoy caught fire, which strangely happened almost at exactly at the same time as militants started a large scale offensive on Aleppo.”

sputniknews.com – Russian, Syrian Jets Did Not Conduct Airstrikes on UN Convoy in Aleppo – MoD

”No airstrikes were carried out against a humanitarian aid convoy in a southwestern suburb of Aleppo by Russian or Syrian aviation. Seeing as the convoy’s route lied through the territories controlled by militants, the Russian reconciliation center monitored its passage yesterday via drones,” Konashenkov said.

sana.sy – Syria, Russia refutes claims of targeting humanitarian aid convoy in Aleppo countryside

almasdarnews.com – Russian Defense Ministry releases footage of attacked UN aid convoy in Syria’s Aleppo

Alex Lantier – 62 Dead, 100 Wounded as US Bombs Syrian Army Near Deir ez-Zor. Bombing Was in Support of ISIS-Daesh Militia

This massacre is a flagrant act of war that threatens to escalate the Syrian conflict into an all-out war pitting the US-led NATO alliance against Syria and its allies, including Russia. Everything suggests that the attack, coming in the initial days of a US-Russian ceasefire in Syria openly criticized last week by the US army brass, was deliberately committed by forces inside the US government hostile to the ceasefire.

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15 sep

rt.com – Russia says US failing to deliver on Syria ceasefire deal, wants details declassified

Russia says the US is not keeping its end of the bargain on the Syrian ceasefire and has continued its calls for Washington to make public all documents relating to the deal. The Russian military says Damascus is the only party observing the agreement.
“On the third day of the ceasefire only the Syrian Army is observing it. Meanwhile, the US-led ‘moderate rebels’ are intensifying the shelling of residential areas,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday.
The ministry said in a press briefing that ”new conflict flashpoints are appearing” and that government forces and civilians had been shot at 45 times over the past 24 hours, without firing back.

almasdarnews.com – SouthFront: ISIS offensive on Palmyra swiftly disrupted by Russian airstrikes

Yesterday, the Russian Airforce killed a whopping 250 ISIS militants during an air raid on an Islamic State gathering north of Palmyra, the Russian Ministry of Defense said.
The airstrikes seem to have preempted an ISIS offensive on the ancient city of Palmyra – usually, ISIS fighters avoid grouping up in the desert to deter airstrikes from hostile factions.

almasdarnews.com – Syrian Army foils major ISIS assault on Kuweires Airbase

According to a Syrian Arab Army source, the Islamic State lost approximately 15 fighters during the battle, along with an armored vehicle that was mounted with a 23 mm anti-aircraft machine gun.

presstv.ir – US forced to cut deal with Russia over Syria: Analyst

I think that the United States and its allies have just been held accountable by Iran and Russia and Syria and Hezbollah and now they are forced, their hand is actually forced to cut a deal with Russia because Putin and Russia including Iran have really shown their strength and the resolve to not allow the Western allies and the United States to do to Syria what they did to Libya.

nsnbc.me – Following Escalation of Conflict with Israel, Syria Complains to UN

On Tuesday Syria’s Foreign and Expatriates Ministry sent two letters to the UN Secretary General and the Security Council’s Head on the recent Israeli aggression. The letters convey that Syria is considering the recent air strikes and drone operations as “a desperate attempt to boost the deteriorating morale of the terrorist organizations after the losses inflicted upon them by the Syrian army in Quneitra Countryside and across Syria”. The Ministry stressed also denounced Israel’s support of terrorists and called for a response from the UN..

Mycket intressant tal av Richard Black i New York för några dagar sedan. Han har varit på besök i Syrien och har förekommit i intervjuer i tidigare inlägg här på denna bloggen. Black vill nå ut med information om USA’s roll i tragedin i Syrien.
Om man hellre vill läsa hans tal kan man göra det här – Förödande avslöjande av USA:s djupt omoraliska krig mot Syrien och Irak
där man också kan läsa Syriens FN-ambassadör Bashar al Jaafaris tal på samma möte, som också visas i videon under Blacks.

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13 sep

presstv.ir – Syria urges coordination for aid deliveries to Aleppo

Syria says the delivery of humanitarian aid to the divided northwestern city of Aleppo, especially those provided by Turkey, should be coordinated with the Damascus government and the UN.
Damascus has also dismissed the entry of uncoordinated aid convoys to Aleppo without coordination with Damascus, Syria’s state television quoted the Foreign Ministry as saying in a statement on Tuesday.

A witness told Reuters on Tuesday that some 20 trucks carrying aid crossed into northern Syria from the Turkish border town of Cilvegozu. An unnamed Turkish official said the trucks were mostly carrying food and flour.
The shipment came one day after as a nationwide ceasefire, brokered by the United States and Russia, went into effect in Syria.

The much anticipated ceasefire brokered by the US and Russia has officially gone into effect in Syria. The next 48 hours will be crucial to determine the viability of the deal and how it progresses from there. If it holds, the deal calls for joint US-Russia operations to strike Daesh and the group formerly known as the Al Nusra Front. But with competing interests, fundamental differences and so many stakeholders, can this ceasefire hold?
In this edition of The Debate we take a closer look at this ceasefire deal and ask if it can lay the foundations for the end of the crisis in Syria.
Guests:
– Alaa Ebrahim, Press TV (Damascus).
– Syrian Political Commentator, Ammar Waqqaf (London).
– President, American Institute for Foreign Policy, Michael Lane (Washington).

Syria: New Ceasefire Attempt. Russia Continues to Strike Terrorist Forces, Israeli Air Strikes in Support of Al Qaeda

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10 sep

Man får hoppas att ryssarna vet vad dom gör, så att det blir som vanligt med den nya vapenvilan, att de väpnade grupperna grupperar om och får förnyade resurser och sen är det snart igång som vanligt igen.

rt.com – Fight Al-Nusra, no strikes on rebels, Aleppo relief: Kerry & Lavrov agree new Syria ceasefire plan

Russia and the US have agreed on a new ceasefire plan on Syria that includes a ban on government airstrikes in certain areas and cooperation on strikes against jihadists, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov announced after the marathon talks with the US’s John Kerry.

sana.sy – Russian-US plan to fight ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra according to agreement

Informed sources stressed on Saturday that one of the goals of the Russian-U.S. agreement is to reach political solutions to the crisis in Syria.
The agreement referred to a “truce” to allow access to humanitarian aid to enter Aleppo city via the Castello road, the sources told SANA.
They noted that the Syrian government agreed to the agreement, and that there will be a cessation of hostilities in Aleppo city for humanitarian purposes.

almasdarnews.com – Syrian Army captures more territory in southern Aleppo

The Syrian Armed Forces continued their large-scale advance in southern Aleppo on Saturday, capturing several sites from the jihadist rebels at the Al-‘Amariyah District.

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3 sep

en-alalam.ir – Four More Terrorist-Held Towns Join Peace Talks in Damascus Province

Ala Monir the Governor-General of Damascus province has said that four other towns including al-Tal, Elhameh, Qodsiya and Wadi Bardi have joined peace agreement.”

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katehon.com – Turkey invades Aleppo

Turkish tanks entered northern Syria from province of Kilis near the village Chobanbey. The offensive is now going in the Syrian province of Aleppo.
Through Turkey and Syria border near the Syrian city of Al-Rai Turkish army also tossed a few self-propelled artillery. The Turkish command of the operation ”The Shield Euphrates” has stated that artillery would be used to support the onset of armed Syrian opposition groups into the country in the territory that is now occupied by ISIS.
Note that this is the second section of the Turkish-Syrian border, which is crossed by the Turkish military. Taking the city of Al-Rai, and then Al-Bab open for Turkish military road to Aleppo.

hurriyetdailynews.com – Turkish military launches new front in Syria, enters town

Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said Sept. 1 that ISIL in Syria was about to lose access to Turkey’s porous border, which is a vital step in blocking foreign fighters from replenishing the jihadists’ thinning ranks.
According to Davis, ISIL now retains control of only about 25 kilometers of border with Turkey along an area to the east of the small Syrian town of al-Rai.
The new Turkish advance comes at this 25 kilometer-wide land.
The new operation began on the eve of Erdogan’s meetings with both U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, leaders of the two countries active in Syria, on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in China.
Erdogan and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed on Sept. 3 to deepen counter-terror cooperation.

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Valentin Vasilescu – Russia, Syria, and Turkey have agreed on joint operations in Syria

The third point agreed upon means the withdrawal of most rebel groups controlled by the Turkish intelligence services in the battle zones around the city of Aleppo and in the Latakia governate. This maneuver will help the Syrian army achieve final victory in the battle for Aleppo.
Turkey pledges that when the offensive of Iranian volunteers and Syrian army to encircle and liquidate the Islamic State starts, then the Turks will execute a maneuver of forces and means together with the Syrian army. No matter what actions the Kurds will take against the Islamic State, Turkey will create a safety cordon along the Syrian-Turkish border to prevent the dispersal of Islamic State fighters to other countries.

almasdarnews.com – Syrian Army foils the ISIS offensive in northeast Homs

It has been a long a day for the Syrian Armed Forces in the northeastern countryside of the Homs Governorate, as the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched wave after wave of attacks against their defenses near the key village of Huwaysis.
ISIS began their assault last night, capturing a significant chunk of territory between the village of Huwaysis and the Al-Sha’er Gas Fields.
The Islamic State’s rapid success required the Syrian Armed Forces to reinforce the Huwaysis area of northeast Homs and help drive back the encroaching terrorists.
Finally, after several hours of fighting, the Syrian Armed Forces were able to beat back the Islamic State’s assault and restore several points near Huwaysis.
If ISIS was successful in their recent endeavor to capture Huwaysis, then the most important Syrian airport in east Homs would be within striking distance for the terrorist group.

The Syria White Helmets Exposed as US UK Agents Embedded with Al Nusra and ISIS

Intervju med Tim Anderson i syrisk TV, från juli i år.

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2 sep

sputniknews.com – Al-Nusra Front Still Being Reinforced Through Turkish Border – Russian Diplomat

”We see that the opposition in general and Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham in particular keep receiving enforcements through the Syrian-Turkish border… This and other issues create uncertainty in the relations with the Americans,” Rogachev told RIA Novosti.

Elijah J. Magnier – Putin and Erdogan Have Agreed on a Road Map in Syria: The Kurds and al-Qaeda Will Be the Main Losers

Alliances and partnerships in the war in Syria may be getting reshuffled. Author suggests Russia will not oppose Turkish moves to contain the Syrian Kurds if Ankara drops support for anti-Assad jihadis

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