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.