Arkiv för maj, 2017

26 maj

almasdarnews.com – Complete map of Syrian War: May 26th

The Islamic State (ISIL) is in serious trouble inside Syria, as their forces have conceded a significant amount of territory to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) over the past 48 hours.
In central Syria, the Syrian Arab Army has liberated more than 2,700 square kilometers of territory around the southwestern countryside of Palmyra, freeing up several roads leading to Damascus.
The Syrian Arab Army is also making headway in the eastern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate, where their elite Tiger Forces are steadily advancing to the Islamic State’s stronghold of Maskanah, which is located near the Al-Raqqa Governorate’s provincial border.

southfront.org – Syrian Army Liberated 1,400 km2 From ISIS In One Day Advance In Homs

sana.sy – US-made missiles, Israeli mortars left behind by terrorists found in Homs’s al-Waer

almasdarnews.com – Huge ISIL convoy en route to Raqqa eliminated by Syrian military: video

theduran.com – US-led air strikes killed record number of civilians in Syria

Air strikes carried out by the US and its coalition partners in Syria have killed the highest number of civilians on record since the bombing campaign began, a war monitor has said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group mostly advocating anti-government forces in the war in Syria, said on Tuesday that the US-led coalition killed a total of 225 civilians between April 23 and May 23, the highest 30-day toll since the campaign began in 2014.
“The past month of operations is the highest civilian toll since the coalition began bombing Syria,” Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP news agency. “There has been a very big escalation.”

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24 maj

southfront.org – Iraqi Government Confirms Cooperation With Syria, Iran And Russia To Secure Syrian-Iraqi Border (Video)

The Iraqi government has officially confirmed a cooperation with Syria, Iran and Russia to secure the Syrian-Iraqi border. According to the Iraqi Interior Ministry, there is a cooperation between the four countries on this issue.

almasdarnews.com – Syrian Army continues blitz offensive to besiege US-backed rebels in Syrian Badiyah

almasdarnews.com – Two weeks of Syrian Army’s East Aleppo offensive: complete field report

After two weeks of violent clashes with IS jihadists, SAA and allies managed to seize 31 sites, including strategic Jirrah Airbase, several towns, a lot of villages and hills.
More than 3,000 IS militants have been reportedly killed or injured in the ongoing battle so far.

almasdarnews.com – US Coalition kills 16 people in Syria’s Al-Raqqa

sputniknews.com – Syria Returning Military Aircraft, Personnel to Airbase Attacked by US

sputniknews.com – How Syrian Women Find Dexterous Ways to Earn Money During War (PHOTOS)

theduran.com – Russian Defence Minister: White Helmets chemical attack footage ‘staged’

The Russian Defence Minister said the following about the conclusions his ministry has reached,
“Based on those games with chemical weapons in the information field… Some argue, without proof, that the Syrian government uses them (chemical weapons]) others say the government has no power. And we have already reached the point where we are absolutely convinced today that most of the films and reports are staged, before that they were also staged. Not only we have who proved that, it was shown many times that it became an instrument. It began, as you can remember, in Iraq, when all sorts of test tubes and vials were shown up, but it turned out that there was nothing and the country was collapsed”.

sputniknews.com – Russian MoD Knows Which Terrorists in Syria Possess Chemical Weapons

The Russian Ministry of Defense has information about which terrorists of Daesh and Al-Nusra Front have components of chemical weapons, and where they are being kept.

Tony Cartalucci – Independent Journalists Reveal America’s Sinister War in Syria

Syria is not experiencing a “civil war.” It is being targeted by both proxy and direct military force organized by the United States and its allies for the explicit purpose of dividing and destroying yet another Middle Eastern nation.
Worse than that, the United States is employing tactics to transform Syria’s heterogeneous multi-ethnic and religious communities into segregated ghettos, and using this as a means of dividing and conquering the nation and even the region.
The US is also widely employing the abhorrent tactics of socioeconomic, psychological, and armed terrorism to break the Syrian people completely and absolutely.
Unlike in Libya and Iraq, however, US plans in Syria have been confounded. And because of this, ample time has elapsed for independent journalists to travel to, record, and report what is actually transpiring versus the intentional, malicious, and continuous lies told by the West’s mainstream media.

larouche.se – Syriens nästa steg ett kreditsystem

Tal till årsmötet för Syriska stödkommittén för demokrati den 14.5 2017 i Tensta av Ulf Sandmark, Schillerinstitutet.

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23 maj

almasdarnews.com – Full map of Syrian Conflict after government’s large advance near Jordanian border

The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) recent advances in the southern countryside of Syria has led them to recover a large portion of territory that has been out of their control for over three years.

russia-insider.com – Exclusive: Photographs Show Russian Air Force Supporting Syrian Army on Al-Tanf Front

Syrian forces advancing toward the US-rebel base on the Syrian-Iraqi border have brand new Russian gear and quite possibly Russian personnel to go with it. Last Thursday the US bombed Syrian troops approaching al-Tanf. Rather than withdraw, the Syrians decided they would advance in a slightly different direction so as to outflank and isolate the main US-rebel installation in the southern Syrian desert.

sputniknews.com – Over 15,000 Small Businesses Resume Work in Syria’s Aleppo

Michel Chossudovsky – U.S. “Military Aid” to Al Qaeda, ISIS-Daesh: Pentagon Uses Illicit Arms Trafficking to Channel Enormous Shipments of Light Weapons into Syria

The United States and its allies use arms trafficking –i.e. the unregulated illicit trade in light weapons through private traders including organized crime–, to channel large amounts of weapons and ammunition to the terrorists inside Syria. These shady transactions initiated in Washington are in derogation of international law and the treaties under UN auspices pertaining to the trade in small and light weaponry.
Pentagon procurement is directed –through various intermediaries– towards the illicit purchase of light weapons: In all probability, the budgets allocated by the Pentagon to financing these purchases of weapons channeled towards Syria are not accounted for and/or categorized by the US Department of Defense as bona fide “US military aid”. Meanwhile the UN has remained mum on the State sponsorship of the illegal purchase and smuggling of weapons into Syria.

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19 maj

USA har attackerat syriska trupper med flyg. Igen, det är ju inte första gången.

rt.com – US-led coalition strike against Syrian forces ‘absolutely unacceptable’ – Russian Foreign Ministry

Damascus said on Friday that the Thursday strike hit a Syrian Army position on Al-Tanf road in the Syrian desert “which led to casualties and material damage,” Sana reports.
The US-led coalition airstrike on pro-government forces in Syria was called “aggression” and “government terrorism” by Syria’s ambassador to the UN and the government’s chief negotiator at the Geneva talks, Bashar al-Jaafari. He also said the US actions amounted to a “massacre,” which was discussed during the talks with Staffan de Mistura.
“We discussed the massacre that the US aggressor committed yesterday in our country,” Jaafari stated, as cited by Reuters.
“We want to focus on fighting terrorism represented by armed groups and the state and government terrorism happening against our country. This includes the American aggression, French aggression and British aggression.”
Senior Russian senator Konstantin Kosachev also condemned the strike, questioning whether it was a deliberate attack.
“You cannot consider the US-led coalition airstrike against pro-government forces on Thursday an accident or a mistake anymore. This is a deliberate action and its consequences are yet to be estimated,” Kosachev wrote on his Facebook page.
“This is not only an attack in Syria and against Syria, but also against Geneva [negotiations]. The US is irritated that the Geneva process is not under its control and, what is worse, it can be successful.”

almasdarnews.com – US airstrikes on Syrian forces is ‘unacceptable’: Russian FM

presstv.ir – US jets bomb pro-government Syria forces advancing on militant base

en.farsnews.com – Thousands of Hezbollah Forces Deployed in Al-Tanf to Foil US Plot in Syria

fort-russ.com – Syrian Army Discovers Largest Terrorist Bunker in Damascus Suburbs, Squashes Terrorists in As Suwayda

Following liberation of the embattled Damascene district of Qaboun, Syrian Army began intensively searching the area, previously occupied by Tahrir Al Sham terrorists.
On Thursday, units of the Syrian Army discovered the largest bunker ever to be built by the terrorists in surrounding areas of Damascus. It contained hundreds of shells, IEDs and devices for booby-trapping vehicles.
So far, this is the largest underground base ever to by discovered in the vicinity of Damascus. It was located beneath the ground, right next to Sheikh Jaber mosque in Qaboun and further contained two floors – one which was used as a field hospital and another one where fuel and ammunition used to be stored.
The bunker also had tunnels that were connecting it to the northern, western and eastern sides of Qaboun, providing safe passage routes for the terrorists during intense bombardment by the army units.

russia-insider.com – Unhinged US Now Claims Assad Is Burning People in Furnaces by the Tens of Thousands

As usual no actual evidence required

How Western Sanctions Not War Almost Entirely Destroyed Syria’s Medical Industry

Syria has been living under Western sanctions for many years now. These sanctions concern even such an important sphere of the country as its medicine and medical supplies. Western medicines and spare parts for expensive European medical devices are not available in the country and that has a devastating effect on its civilians.

Vanessa Beeley – WHITE HELMETS: Blasphemous Whitewash of their Execution Black Record

southfront.org – Syrian Government Rebuilding Aleppo City (Photos, Video)

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14 maj

Intervju med Syriens president, utskriven som text på engelska –
President al-Assad to Belarus ONT channel: Russian initiative on de-escalation zones is correct and we supported it from the beginning to protect civilians

President Bashar al-Assad said that the war fought today by our people is not only against the terrorists, but also against those who sponsor terrorism. Terrorism is only an instrument used by the Western states which want to apply the same Nazi mentality which aims at dominating everyone else and turning states and nations into slaves, turning them into satellites and controlling everything they have, materially and morally.
The President added in an interview given to BELARUS’ ONT channel that the Russian initiative on de-escalation zones is correct in principle. And we supported it from the beginning because the idea is correct. As to whether it will produce results or not, that depends on the implementation.

globalresearch.ca – Fabrication of Fake Video and Photos of Chemical Attack: Al Qaeda Terrorists Working with “White Helmets”in Aleppo

We are dealing with a diabolical media agenda. The following reports point to the fabrication of fake videos and photos of an alleged chemical weapons attack, with a view to blaming the government of Bashar Al Assad.

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8 maj

Nya planer för säkrade zoner. Ska det lyckas denna gång? Eller kommer någon händelse att iscensättas för att sabotera försök att få ett slut på kriget?

Alexander Mercouris – Syrian endgame? “De-escalation areas” turn out to be “destroy Al-Qaeda areas”

Russian plan for de-escalation areas revealed to be plan to isolate, fragment and ultimately destroy Al-Qaeda in Syria.

Firas Samuri – De-escalation Zone Memorandum – Decisive Step Towards Peace in Syria?

According to the agreement, the de-escalation zones are to be created in the provinces of Idlib, Hama, Aleppo, northern part of Homs, Eastern Ghouta, Daraa and Quneitra for six months, with the option of further prolongation.
The memorandum, which comes into effect on May 5, envisages the cessation of hostilities between the sides, conditions for returning refugees, the restoration of destroyed urban infrastructure and the access of humanitarian organizations. Moreover, the checkpoints to control the movement of civilians and the ceasefire regime will be created along the de-escalation zone borders.
It is notable, that the agreement doesn’t apply to Islamic State and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorists, it doesn’t depend on whether they are inside a zone or not.
Moreover, the flights of the U.S.-led International Coalition are strictly forbidden in the area. The airspace will be also controlled by the guarantor-states.

presstv.ir – Syria says no to UN monitors for de-escalation zones

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem says Damascus does not agree to any role for the United Nations or other “international forces” to monitor the implementation of a deal on four de-escalation zones in the war-torn Arab country.

mehrnews.com – Syrian army takes control over 70-mile border section with Lebanon

almasdarnews.com – Syrian Army advances along important highway to Iraqi capital

If the Syrian Arab Army captures the Sabihiyah Mountains, they will have imposed fire control over this region of southeast Damascus.
The Syrian Arab Army’s main objective of this offensive is to capture as much territory as they can before Jordanian and U.S. troops decide to enter rural Damascus.

Martin Berger – Who’s Arming Radical Militants in Syria and Iraq?

The fact that the United States carries on large-scale shipments of Bulgarian weapons to the “moderate” opposition in Syria has recently been uncovered by the Bulgarian newspaper Trud. According to the media source, last March alone, Danish vessel Marianne Danika made 2 trips from the Bulgarian Burgas to the Saudi city of Jeddah, carrying tons of weapons that are now delivered to Syria via Turkey or Jordan. The newspaper is convinced that there is a network for the delivery of weapons to all sorts of terrorist groups under the guise of arming the “Free Syrian Army”. In addition, Western intelligence agencies are financing terrorist groups directly, thus enabling the latter to buy weapons on the black market.
Due to the fact that a handful of reports published by various media sources on ongoing illegal arms deliveries to terrorists continues to go unnoticed by both the UN and the leading Western politicians, the question arises: why has there been no credible investigation launched into these allegations?

Ulf Bjerén – Med krigspropaganda skapas förvirring

Utan medias demonisering av Assad skulle inte aggressionen mot Syrien varit möjlig. Med krigspropaganda skapas förvirring, passivitet och stöd för krig. När som helst kan nya aktioner med falsk flagg utnyttjas som motivering för angreppskrig. Det kan ske i Syrien, Korea eller Ukraina och bli början på storkrig.
Att kalla USA för världspolis är att skönmåla. Polis ska upprätthålla lagen, precis tvärtom mot vad USA gör i krigen mot Afghanistan, Irak, Libyen, Syrien och Jemen. För att nämna några av de länder som angripits och ödelagts i strid med internationell lag.
USA är mer att likna med en internationell maffia som hotar världsfreden.

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1 maj

Ännu ett inlägg av experten Theodore Postol om kem-gashändelsen den 4 april –
Flawed Chemical Analysis in the French Intelligence Report Alleging a Syrian Government Sarin Nerve Agent Attack in Khan Sheikhoun

In this short note I describe why the chemical forensic analysis and logic described in the French Intelligence Report of April 26, 2017 (FIR) could lead to a high confidence conclusion that an indigenous nerve agent attack in Denver, Colorado was perpetrated by the Syrian government.

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