20 jun

almasdarnews.com – US shoots down drone near Syria-Iraq borders

US aircraft shot down an Iranian-made drone near al-Tanf border crossing, 2 days after the US coalition gunned down a Syrian SU-22 bomber southwest of Raqqa.

presstv.ir – Syrian pilot found alive after US downed plane over Raqqah

The pilot of Syrian fighter plane recently shot down by the US-led coalition has been found in the countryside of Raqqah.
According to Sputnik, Captain Ali fahd was found alive and well by Syrian troops in the village of Shuwaihat in southern Raqqah on Monday.

presstv.ir – Downing of Syrian jet proves US support for terrorism: Damascus

Damascus has written to the United Nations, saying the recent US downing of a Syrian air force jet shows beyond any doubt Washington’s backing for terrorism.

sputniknews.com – Syrian Soldiers Rescue Pilot of Su-22 Fighter Jet Downed by US-Led Coalition

According to the source, the downed Syrian pilot was found about 30 kilometers (17 miles) south of Raqqa. The rescue operation was complicated by the fact that the pilot’s landing site was in close proximity to the positions of Daesh (terrorist group outlawed in Russia) which also searched for the Syrian pilot.

Caitlin Johnstone – US Continues To Attack Syria In “Self Defense” To Provoke Assad Retaliation

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18 jun

almasdarnews.com – U.S. coalition shoots down Syrian fighter jet over southwestern Raqqa

The US-led international coalition shot down a Su-22M4 fighter jet belonging to Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) near Rusafa town in southwestern Raqqa countryside.
Syrian aircraft was conducting an air raid on positions held by the so-called “Islamic State” when the airbase lost contact with the pilot, about an hour ago.
At first, technical failure was considered the reason for the aircraft crash.
However, some 20 minutes ago, Syrian Ministry of Defense confirmed that it was coalition air force that had brought the SyAAF warplane down.

sana.sy – Army general command: international coalition air force targets an army’s warplane in Raqqa countryside

The Army general command announced on Sunday that the air force of the so-called “international coalition” targeted one of the army’s warplanes in al-Rasafah region in Raqqa southern countryside while it was carrying out a combatant mission against ISIS terrorist organization, causing it to down and missing its pilot.
The General command said in a statement that the flagrant aggression undoubtedly affirms the US real stance in support of terrorism which aims to affect the capability of the Syrian Arab army- the only active force- along with its allies that practice its legitimate right in combating terrorism all over Syria.
“The attack stresses coordination between the US and ISIS, and it reveals the evil intentions of the US in administrating terrorism and investing it to pass the US-Zionist project in the region.” The statement added.
It affirmed that such aggressions would not affect the Syrian Arab army in its determination to continue the fight against ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organizations and to restore security and stability to all Syrian territories.

russia-insider.com – CONFIRMED: US Shot Down a Syrian Jet Over Syria

US has now confirmed it indeed shot down the Syrian plane

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17 jun

almasdarnews.com – Syrian Army liberates 14 sites in western Raqqa

presstv.ir – Iraq seizes key crossing near Syria from Daesh

Iraqi forces have seized from Daesh one of the official border crossings between the country and Syria, thus choking a key supply line feeding the Takfiri terrorist group.
Al-Waleed, which together with two other passageways links Iraq and Syria, came under government control on Saturday, Reuters reported.

southfront.org – Brief Look At economic And Social Situation In Syria After Six Years Of War – Opinion

Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, the suffering of the Syrian citizens has not only been from the threat of fighting throughout the various parts of Syria, but also from the different economic and social aspects of the crisis. In some areas and situations these aspects exceeded the real battles in terms of harming the Syrian population. Syria turned, within one year, from the cheapest and safest country in the world to the most dangerous and expensive one

southfront.org – ISIS Transfers Its Commanders and Headquarters To Al-Mayadeen City

ISIS began transferring its important HQs from the terrorist group’s self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa – currently under attack by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – to Al-Mayadeen city in the Deir Ezzor countryside, the Associated Press reported citing American security sources and Syrian activists

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mintpress.com – From al-Qaeda Terrorist To CIA “Freedom Fighter”: One Man’s Journey From Europe To Libya

In the bloody terror-fueled conflicts that have been waged by the U.S. and NATO in Libya and Syria, one man has helped to recruit so-called “freedom fighters” and unleash them on those countries’ innocent civilians. But he has yet to be brought to justice.

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13 jun

presstv.ir – Syrian army, allied forces capture key towns west of Raqqah

Syrian army soldiers backed by fighters from the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah have managed to liberate several key towns in the desert area west of Raqqah from Daesh Takfiri terrorists as they continue to score more territorial gains in battles against extremists across the Arab country.

sana.sy – Victory in Badia proves only Syrian army determines action regardless of coalition’s “ridiculous” threats

In a key achievement in Syria’s war on terrorism, the units of the Syrian Arab Army and its allies reached the Iraqi border, northeast of al-Tanf crossing, successfully realizing the goal of disrupting terrorist operations in Syria’s sprawling Badia (desert), in an important step on the way of breaking the terrorist siege on thousands of civilians in Deir Ezzor.
“The main objective of the accelerated military operations in the eastern parts of the country is to eliminate terrorists in the Syrian Badia and then heading towards Deir Ezzor to break the siege imposed on the locals in the city,” a field commanders in the Syrian Arab Army told SANA correspondent to Syrian-Iraqi border.

sputniknews.com – Washington ‘Using SDF, Kurds to Carry Out Its Anti-Damascus Plans in Syria’

The United States has used the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), largely made up of Kurdish militias, to advance its interests in Syria which entails taking several zones across the country under Washington’s control, political analyst and expert on Middle East Selim Sezer told Sputnik Turkey.

21stcenturywire.com – SYRIA: Sarin Attack Narrative Destroyed by MIT National Security Expert

According to the White House and Western mainstream media, on the morning of April 4, 2017, the Syrian ‘regime’ of Bashar Al-Assad carried out a sarin gas airstrike on the town of Khan Sheikhoun. Although no proper investigation was carried out, the event resulted in the US launching a barrage of Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian military airbase two days later. Two months have now passed, and there remains no proof that the Syrian government carried out this attack. In fact, none of the evidence supports that version of events.

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11 jun

sputniknews.com – DoD Admits it Has No Right to Prevent Damascus Allies From Stationing in al-Tanf

No legal basis exists to prevent anyone from entering the deconfliction zone with Russia near Syria’s al-Tanf, US Department of Defense spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis said in a briefing on Friday.

Två kvinnor från Norge har varit i Syrien – Kari Jaquesson om sine opplevelser i Syria

Worst scandal of our time: We help Al Qaida affiliated terrorists, we do not fight them? Norwegian activist Eva Thomassen

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10 jun

russia-insider.com – Syrian Army Has Reached the Iraqi Border, Cutting off the Americans at al-Tanf — Russian MoD

In essence, as Americans were busy bombing small Syrian groups entering their declared exclusion zone via the main road, a separate Syrian force staged a lightning-quick advance through roadless desert, well to the east of the ”deconfliction” zone enveloping the Americans.

Apparently in sync with the Syrian army move south, Iraqi forces likewise advanced against ISIS from their side and met on the border. Thus Syria has not just reached the formal Iraqi border, but actually re-established an actual link to Iraq:

almasdarnews.com – Syrian Army and allies fortify positions near Iraqi border

Syrian Ministry of Defense has published video footage of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied paramilitary forces conducting a combat operation that ultimately led to reaching the Syrian-Iraqi border northeast of Al-Tanf border crossing.

rt.com – Syrian army reach Iraqi border, announce ‘strategic turning point’ in war on ISIS

The Syrian army, in cooperation with its allies, have taken control of a vast territory in southeastern Syria, reaching the border ”with friendly Iraq,” Syrian military officials have announced, describing it as a decisive moment in the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

sputniknews.com – Syria War Almost Stopped as Groups ‘Sponsored’ by Riyadh, Doha Suspended Actions

”The situation has changed for the better after a memorandum on the creation of de-escalation zones in the Syrian Arab Republic was signed on May 4, 2017, in Astana. De facto the civil war in Syria has stopped,” chief of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operational Directorate Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy said Friday.
According to him, the Syrian people have started returning to liberated cities and towns.

sputniknews.com 8 juni – US-led Coalition Bombs Pro-Syrian Gov’t Forces Near al-Tanf for 3rd Time

Syrian Ambassador at UNSC Exposes Lies in a UN Report about Syria

”At the UNSC meeting discussing the Situation in the ‘Middle East’, the Council was presented with a report by the UN ‘Humanitarian Interventionists’ in Syria full of lies and fabrications written by the same enemies of Syria…! Syrian Acting Ambassador shreds it to pieces.”

globalresearch.ca – Western Sanctions Hit Syrian Medical Services and Hospitals, Aggravate Humanitarian Crisis

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The New York Times Video Analysis of the Events in Khan Sheikhoun April 4 2017 Attack: NONE of the Cited Forensic Evidence Supports the Claims

On April 26/27 2017 the New York Times released a video titled How Syria and Russia Spun a Chemical Strike. This video provides extensive forensic evidence that the New York Times used to develop its conclusions about an alleged nerve agent attack in Khan Sheikhoun on April 4, 2017. In this report, I show that NONE of the forensic evidence in the New York Times video and a follow-on Times news article supports the conclusions reported by the New York Times.

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7 jun

almasdarnews.com – Two Syrian Army soldiers killed in US airstrike near Iraqi border

At least two Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers were killed and over 15 others were wounded after a U.S. warplane attacked their positions near the Al-Tanf Crossing in southeast Homs, Sputnik News reported yesterday.

theduran.com – Russian strongly condemns the US attack on Syrian forces

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the attack was,
“…an aggressive act, that violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic and – deliberately or not – targeted the forces which are most effective in fighting terrorists on the ground”.

alternet.org – Meet Robert Ford, the US Diplomat Who Helped Send Syria to Hell in the Name of Democracy

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