Arkiv för december, 2016

30 dec – Russia hopes UN Security Council endorses Syria truce deal

The draft resolution endorses the agreement that also commits the Syrian government and the opposition to enter into direct talks at the end of January in the Kazakh capital, Astana. – Syria War Report: Nation-Wide Ceasefire, Kurdish YPG Forces Withdrawing from Aleppo City? – Russian Air Force hammers ISIS positions in Palmyra – ISIS cuts off water supply from Aleppo

Earlier today, state-run SANA reported that the Islamic State terror group had cut off the water supply from its main processing plants on the Euphrates.
Up to this point, there had been an agreement to leave the water unaffected by the war. The residents of Aleppo will now be forced to depend upon local water wells and water bottles until the situation is resolved. – Egypt to send peacekeeping forces to Syria: report

Egypt will send peacekeeping forces to Syria in the coming days, as they attempt to administer the nationwide ceasefire among their Russian, Iranian, and Turkish diplomatic partners.

De militär-officerare från utlandet i Aleppo som namngivits och som sades skulle tas tillfånga har tydligen tillåtits lämna staden med de bussar som förde evakuerade till Idlib. – Syria-Gate: NATO Weaponry and Personnel in East Aleppo

Ett par videor från Aleppo

Vanessa Beeley and Andrew Ashdow ASP report East Aleppo with Tom Duggan and Sinan Saeed

The truth about East Aleppo ,no Main Stream Media went to transit point in East Aleppo, these two independent witnesses did what no western journalist would, BBC left Syria 4 days prior to the liberation of east Aleppo ,no news team would leave a news story in till that story as big as Aleppo was completed, the reason they left was the story did not fit past narrative on BBC news reports

Our reporter Charlotte d’Ornellas comes back from Aleppo


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28 dec – Details of Russo-Turk ceasefire plan in Syria – Russian sappers sweep Aleppo for mines, discovering shells made in US, Germany – ‘No water for 5 days’: Damascus struggles after rebels reportedly poison supply

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27 dec – Zakharova describes US decision to supply armed groups in Syria with arms as hostile move

Moscow considers the US decision to supply the armed groups in Syria with arms to be a hostile move, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, said on Tuesday.
Zakharova was quoted by TASS News Agency as saying “The transferred weapons would quickly end up in the hands of jihadists, and Washington must realize this… Perhaps, they even expect this to happen, since they actually sponsor Jabhat al-Nusra, which is a unit of Al Qaeda. This can hardly be called otherwise than aiding and abetting terrorists.” – CIA innrømmer for første gang et ansvar for Syria-krigen – Liberated Aleppo Presents Horrific Surprises

The Russian military has found in the districts of Aleppo liberated from militants mass graves with mutilated and disfigured bodies. As the official representative of the Ministry of Defence Major General Igor Konashenkov declared on Monday, the results of an inspection of districts of the city “are capable of shocking many”. “Large-scale burials of many dozens of Syrians, who were subjected to barbaric tortures and punishment have been found. Many have missing body parts, the majority were shot in the head,” said
He suggested that it’s “only the beginning”. Konashenkov emphasized that all facts are carefully documented as the heaviest war crimes of terrorists and will be made maximally public, “so that the European patrons of so-called oppositionists in London and Paris are made to realize who actually are their fosterlings, and realize their responsibility for their atrocities”.

Tim Anderson – Liberation of Aleppo represents US’s most serious setback in 15 years: professor

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26 dec – Mass Burials of Dozens of Tortured Syrians Found in Aleppo – Syrian Army seizes large supply of jihadist weapons in east Aleppo – ‘Voluntarily-funded independent probe’ into Syria war crimes will serve sponsors – Churkin – USAs enorme våpenstøtte til al-Qaida kommer for en dag – Svenska ögonvittnet tillbaka från östra Aleppo, DN-journalist klagar

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23 dec – Russian jets hammer ISIS across eastern Syria

The Russian Air Force is working overtime today, carrying out dozens of airstrikes across Syria’s eastern countryside amid a massive assault by the so-called ”Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS) in the Deir Ezzor and Homs governorates.
Russian jets reportedly delivered airstrikes above the main Islamic State supply line located between the Al-Raqqa and Homs governorates, resulting in the destruction of several terrorist oil tankers. – Over 100 ISIS Terrorists Reported Killed In Clashes With Syrian Army Near Kuweires Airbase In Eastern Aleppo – Syrian Army assumes full control of east Aleppo after 4 years of war

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Föredrag (på engelska) med Tim Anderson, författare till boken ”Det smutsiga kriget mot Syrien” –

Boken ”Det smutsiga kriget mot Syrien” i svensk översättning kan beställas från oktoberfö för 150 kr plus frakt

De första kapitlen från boken finns på engelska på nätet –

The Dirty War on Syria: Professor Anderson Reveals the “Unspoken Truth”
The following texts are excerpts from the Preface of Professor Tim Anderson’s timely and important book entitled The Dirty War on Syria.

Kapitel 1 – Syria and Washington’s ‘New Middle East’

Kapitel 2 – War Propaganda and the Dirty War on Syria

Kapitel 4 – America’s “Dirty War on Syria”: Bashar al Assad and Political Reform

Kapitel 8 – The Dirty War On Syria: Chemical Fabrications, The East Ghouta Incident

Kapitel 9 – “Humanitarian” Military Interventions: “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) and the Double Game

Kapitel 11 – The Dirty War on Syria: Washington Supports the Islamic State (ISIS)

Fler artiklar om Syrien av Tim Andersson

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20 dec

Det verkar som att tidigare uppgifter om utländsk militär personal bland de väpnade grupperna i Aleppo i Syrien stämmer. Syriens FN-ambassadör räknade vid en presskonferens upp samma namn som angivits tidigare, bl.a. en amerikan, en israel och flera saudier. I motsats till vad som påstods i artikeln säger FN-ambassadören inte att de är tillfångatagna, ännu, men att de syriska trupperna planerar att arrestera dem.
Detta kan ju förklara västmediernas hysteriska beteende i samband med Aleppos befrielse från de väpnade grupperna. FN-ambassadören verkar ganska belåten över att äntligen kunna visa upp bevis på det den syriska regeringen har sagt hela tiden, att det handlar om ett krig mot Syrien lett från utlandet. Jag tycker dock att det är lite konstigt att han inte väntar att säga detta tills de verkligen är arresterade, tänk om de lyckas fly.

FN-resolutionen som Frankrike lade fram nu om bevakning av Aleppo-situationen har säkert med de här utändska militärerna att göra. Hade västländerna menat något med sitt prat om att de bryr sig om civilbefolkningen i Aleppo hade de varit i full gång med leveranser av förnödenheter till befolkningen av Aleppo vid det här laget, nu när de kan nås utan problem.
Undrar om Cecilia Uddén hade något uppdrag som hade att göra med försök att få ut de här personerna, eftersom hon skickades ut ur Syrien. Låter inte osannolikt tycker jag.

Syrian Ambassador names foreign agents captured in Aleppo

En längre video med den syriske FN-ambassadörens hela anförande finns här – – Syria army to enter last Aleppo militant enclave

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15 dec – Jihadists driven out of all Aleppo quarters: Russian General

Getting Real News From Aleppo – With Vanessa Beeley
There is plenty of reporting about what is going on in Aleppo, but there are very few reporters. In today’s Liberty Report we are joined live from Syria by independent journalist and researcher Vanessa Beeley for some rare on-the-ground reporting. You can find (and support) Vanessa’s work on her website:

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13 dec – Militants to surrender all of east Aleppo

The Syrian government and opposition have finalized the terms of surrender in east Aleppo after a brief meeting facilitated by Turkey and Russia today.
At 5 A.M. (Damascus Time) tomorrow morning, the Syrian Arab Army will provide transportation for the jihadist rebels and residents that want to leave east Aleppo for the Rashiddeen 4 Suburb in the southwestern part of the provincial capital.
The jihadist rebels will be allowed to keep their small arms, but they must turn-in all heavy weapons in the east Aleppo neighborhoods to the Syrian Arab Army prior to leaving tomorrow morning.

Alex Christoforou – Mainstream media upset Al Qaeda was defeated in Aleppo. Here is how they covered Aleppo’s liberation

Street celebrations in Aleppo as Syrian Army liberates city’s east

Aleppo: Scars of War (360 report) (om man klickar på pilarna i cirkeln till höger i bilden kan man se sig omkring i olika riktningar)
RT’s Murad Gazdiev takes you on a panoramic tour of one of Aleppo streets.

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12 dec – Jihadists begin complete withdrawal from east Aleppo

Per the agreement put in place, the jihadist rebels and all civilians will be allowed safe passage from the east Aleppo pocket to the ‘Anadan plains near Mount Simeon – no activists, civilians, or jihadists will be arrested. – ISIS launches massive offensive in Deir Ezzor

The so-called ”Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS) launched a massive offensive inside the provincial of capital of Deir Ezzor on Monday afternoon, targeting several districts under the control of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the western bank of the Euphrates River.

Syria – Sovereignty and Peace. Press Conference, United Nations, 9 Dec.
Full Press Conference at the United Nations. Against propaganda and regime change, for peace and national sovereignty. 9 December 2016, the Permanent Mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations. Speakers: Dr. Bahman Azad, Member of the Coordinating Committee for the Hands Off Syria and Organization Secretary of US Peace Council, and Eva Bartlett, Independent Canadian Journalist.

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11 dec – ISIS fully retakes Palmyra in stunning blitz offensive – Map update

In a remarkable coup, ISIS managed to wrestle the legendary city of Palmyra from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on Sunday after assembling a massive jihadist fighting force in eastern Homs.
Between 4,000 and 5,000 Islamic State insurgents poured into Palmyra from several flanks, prompting the SAA to withdraw to more defensible positions west of the ancient city after initially fending off several assaults.
Stationed on the Palmyra front were approximately 1,000 SAA soldiers, including contingents of the National Defence Forces (NDF), the 11th Division, elements of the 18th Division along with the Shaheen Group (Tiger Forces branch). – Reports: ISIS Retakes Palmyra

Thousands of ISIS fighters have stormed Palmyra, forcing the Syrian army to withdraw, according to multiple sources. – US Sends 200 More Troops To Syria Days After Obama Lifts Ban On Arms Supplies To Rebels – Watch Canadian Journalist Completely Dismantle Mainstream Narrative on Syria

Freelance journalist Eva Bartlett is no stranger to the Syrian conflict, having visited the country repeatedly since the conflict began to get a sense of the realities on the ground. This week, confronted by a mainstream journalist regarding the lies presented in media coverage of Syria, Bartlett succinctly laid out exactly what the problem was.

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10 dec

Dåliga nyheter – – Ancient city of Palmyra on the verge of capture by ISIS

While Palmyra has not completely fallen, most of the city is surrounded by Islamic State terrorists, making the evacuation of the residents the top priority for the Syrian Arab Army and their allies. – Russian jets help the Syrian Army push back ISIS at Palmyra

Alexander Mercouris – ALEPPO UPDATE: 4 Al-Qaeda chiefs arrested; one thousand Jihadis surrender

Russian Defence Ministry confirms surrender of over 1,200 Jihadi fighters on Saturday morning; Fars reports 4 Al-Qaeda commanders arrested as they try to flee. Russian military also confirms 50,000 civilians leave formerly Jihadi controlled eastern districts of Aleppo by arrangement with Russian military.

Video – Permanent Mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations – Press Conference, 9 December 2016

Press TV – Syria to terrorism sponsors: Bloody game over

“I would like to reassure the states that sponsor terrorism in Aleppo that the Syrian army has up to this point liberated 93% of the areas that terrorists used to control in Aleppo city, and their bloody games is taking its last breaths,” Ja’afari added.

Press TV – US says will deploy 200 extra forces to Syria’s Raqqah

Danielle Ryan – Game over for the US in Syria

It’s clear that the US government was encouraging an anti-Assad uprising for years. It’s also clear that they were unsure what the consequences of their actions would be, but that they didn’t seem to care. Now they’ve got the instability they wanted and it hasn’t gone their way, so naturally, everyone else is to blame and we’re supposed to believe hearts are breaking in Washington for the children of Aleppo.
Spare us.

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9 dec – Over 1,000 militants surrender to Syrian Army in east Aleppo – Syrian Army controls 93 percent of east Aleppo: Russian MoD – Lavrov: Combat actions in Aleppo suspended to take civilians out of city

”There are some 8,000 people in the column. That’s a huge operation and the withdrawal route is five kilometers long”, the Russian foreign minister said – Obama grants waiver for military support of foreign fighters in Syria – White House – New Obama Executive Action Opens Door to Unlimited Arms for Islamist Terrorists in Syria

Dick Emanuelsson – Vita Husetkälla: “Befrielsen av Aleppo visar USA:s nederlag i Mellanöstern”

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7 dec – Map Update: Syrian Army captures 85% of east Aleppo, on verge of total military victory – Aleppos befrielse ger hopp om fred

Västvärlden fördömer den syriska offensiven för att återta östra Aleppo. Och visst är kriget i Syrien fruktansvärt. Men det som nu sker – att de väpnade grupperna besegras och fördrivs – skapar möjligheter för en fredlig utveckling. – Ett brev från Syrien till Margot Wallström

Jag är rädd för att jag talar för döva öron, eftersom du troligen är så fast i den USA-amerikanska dogmen att du inte kan tala fritt eller gå emot västmedias politiska propaganda. Jag håller hoppet uppe om att du med din intelligens och medmänsklighet kan förstå sanningen i det jag skriver till dig.

Jag hoppas och ber för att ni aktivt ska hjälpa oss att återhämta oss från denna förödande regimskiftesplan som USA och andra stater inledde 2011 – At least 7 civilians killed in militant rocket attacks on Aleppo

Alexander Mercouris – The West’s Silence About the Bombing of Russia’s Hospital in Aleppo is Shameful

Gareth Porter – US Strikes on Syrian Troops: Report Data Contradicts ‘Mistake’ Claims

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6 dec – US withdraws Aleppo proposals, says no consultations yet – Lavrov

Just as the US and Russia were preparing to discuss a solution for Aleppo, which was to involve free passage for all rebels from the part of the city still under their control, Washington abruptly withdrew its own proposal, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
According to Lavrov, the Americans are currently working on an alternative plan for the city. He said the Wednesday consultations are canceled at this point.
“They have withdrawn their document and have a new one. Our initial impression is that this new document backtracks, and is an attempt to buy time for the militants, allow them to catch their breath and resupply,” Lavrov said.

Dick Emanuelsson – Befria ”Syriens Stalingrad” Aleppo innan Trump intar Vita Huset

Den syriska armén räknar med att befria Aleppo från terrorister om några veckor
Terroristerna bombar ryskt mobilt fältsjukhus – ‘Cynical & indifferent’: Russian MoD slams Red Cross statement on shelling of hospital in Aleppo

‘Cynical & indifferent’: Russian MoD slams Red Cross statement on shelling of hospital in Aleppo – Terrorists Used Precision Fire on Hospital in Aleppo, They Had Exact Coordinates

Alex Christoforou – The Bribe of the Century: EU will Give Assad Money if he Allows Al Qaeda to Rule Over Parts of Syria

Petri Krohn – Was phosphine used in the Ghouta Chemical Massacre?

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4 dec – Syrian Army pushes deeper into eastern Aleppo amid rebel collapse

Rebel forces in the battleground city of Aleppo continue to lose more territories to the government troops as battles intensify between the two warring parties in the city’s east.

Alexander Mercouris – Russian FM Sergey Lavrov calls John Kerry’s bluff, demands concrete proposals on Syria

US Secretary of State Kerry’s latest offer for all Jihadis to leave Aleppo appears to be an attempt to get the Russians to agree to a ceasefire in order to preserve the Al-Qaeda controlled pocket in eastern Aleppo until after Obama leaves the Presidency in January. However Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov called Kerry’s bluff by demanding that the US come up with concrete proposals and a definite timetable for the Jihadis’ withdrawal. – Rebel forces in Aleppo arrest militants willing to surrender

A coalition of rebel forces in Aleppo known as Aleppo Council arrested, today, several rebel groups of Jaish al-Islam for allegedly planning to turn themselves in to the government forces. – Russia Delivers Over 150 Tonnes of Aid to Aleppo Residents

Russia has delivered over 150 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the residents of areas of Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo this week, the Russian military said Sunday. – Over 2,500 Syrian militants granted amnesty over past week – Reconciliation Center

Over 2,500 militants who ended their fight against Syrian government forces have been pardoned over the last week under a blanket amnesty promised by Damascus, the Russian Center for Reconciliation reported.

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