13 feb

Varning för att ännu en desperat kemvapenhändelse är under planering i Syrien

sputniknews.com – Russian MoD: Al-Nusra, White Helmets Preparing Provocation With Chemical Weapons

”On the evening of February 12, the Russian center for reconciliation received a telephone call from the resident a settlement in the Idlib province, informing about a forthcoming provocation, using poisonous chemicals, to air it on a foreign television channel. According to the person, on the afternoon of February 12, the al-Nusra Front militants delivered brought more than 20 bottles of chlorine and personal protective equipment on three cars,” the Russian military stated.
According to the center, representatives of the local branch of the White Helms conducted rehearsals of providing ”first aid” in individual means of protection to allegedly ”affected local residents” from poisoning.

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newsvoice.se – Mats Gabrielsson: SVT och SR gör falska reportage om Aleppo

”Jag anklagar SVT och SR för att spridit felaktig information och fake news om kriget i Aleppo. Jag anklagar dem för att vara partiska, vinkla och hänge sig åt propaganda och förvilla allmänheten om en av vår tids värsta konflikter”, skriver filmaren Mats Gabrielsson, som har varit på plats i Aleppo. I videoklippen ovan visar han en annan bild av Aleppo, en stad i ett land som badar i sitt eget blod, något som svenska medier medverkar till.

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11 feb

moonofalabama.org – Syria – U.S. May Have Arranged ”Self Defense” Attack On Syrian Government Forces

Is the U.S. military emphasizing the ”SDF headquarters location” because the headquarter was no longer there as the SDF had already withdrawn from it? And why is a tank round landing some 500 meters away seen as a direct attack? Tanks rounds may deviate from the targeted point by a meter or two. There is no chance that rounds landing some 500 meters away were intended to hit the headquarter location. Whatever the Syrian forces have been hitting at, if they hit at all, was not the SDF headquarter location.
The story the U.S. military is trying to sell here stinks.
The incident seems comparable to the unprovoked U.S. attack on Syrian troops in September 2016. That air attack killed 100 Syrian troops who were then encircled and holding out against Islamic State forces. At that time it nearly enabled the Takfiris to eliminate that last Syrian government position in the east.

almasdarnews.com – Syrian Army seizes large cache of weapons left behind by ISIS in northeast Hama

almasdarnews.com – Rebels fire rockets at elementary school in Damascus, 2 children killed

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10 feb

presstv.com – Syria shoots down Israeli F-16 jet, pilots eject

The Syrian military has hit at least one intruding Israeli F-16 warplane that attacked positions inside Syrian territory, sending it down in flames and smoke.
Syrian state TV cited a Syrian military official as saying that Syrian aerial defense had responded to Israeli “aggression” against an army base in central Syria.
The official said more than one Israeli aircraft had been hit.

Alexander Mercouris – Military balance shifts: Syria shoots down Israeli F-16

Syria’s success in shooting down an Israeli F-16 shows the marked improvement in combat capability of the Syrian military

presstv.com – A history of Israeli military aggression against Syria

Below is a quick look at Israel’s acts of military aggression against Syria…

Syrian air defense responds to new Israeli raids

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8 feb

almasdarnews.com – Details from the US bombing of pro-government forces in Deir Ezzor

The U.S. Coalition carried out an alleged ‘defensive’ attack against the pro-government forces in the northeastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate last night.
While the U.S. claimed “100 pro-regime fighters” were killed in the attack, a Syrian military source reported that approximately 25-30 tribal fighters were dead and many more severely wounded by the Coalition assault.
According to the military source, the pro-government forces that were attacked by the U.S. Coalition were members of the large Al-Baraka tribe, who have fought the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in the Euphrates River Valley for years.

almasdarnews.com – Syrian gov’t issues official statement condemning Coalition bombing

“This new aggression, which constitutes a war crime and a crime against humanity is directly in support of terrorism; it also reveals the disgusting nature of America’s intentions against the sovereignty, territorial integrity, and people of Syria,” the statement began

almasdarnews.com – Russia raises questions about US attack on Syrian government forces

The pro-government Syrian militiamen have come under attack by the US-led coalition while they were conducting an operation against Daesh terrorists north of the city of Deir ez-Zor. The information about the incident contradicts US claims that the Syrian militias attacked Washington’s allies.

Alexander Mercouris – US bombs Syrian military east of Euphrates river

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7 feb

almasdarnews.com – Russia’s top diplomat believes US has plans to divide Syria

The United States has plans to divide Syria, Russia will discuss the issue with its American counterparts, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a master class session for the finalists of the Leaders of Russia contest on Wednesday.
“Looks like in Syria, the Americans have embarked on the course aimed at dividing the country,” the minister said. “Plans for the actual partition of Syria do exist, and we are aware of that. We will ask our American counterparts how they see all that.”
According to Russia’s top diplomat, the US gave up the assurances that the only purpose of its presence in Syria without an invitation from the legitimate government is to defeat the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia).
“Now they say that this presence will continue until they are convinced that a stable political settlement process, which will lead to a change of regime (of President Bashar al-Assad), has begun in Syria,” he pointed out.

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31 jan

nyhetsbanken.se – Syrisk fredskongress i Sotji

1 511 delegater till den syriska nationella dialogens kongress hade på tisdag morgon anlänt till till den ryska kurorten Sotji vid Svarta havet.
Mötet som bland annat kommit till stånd genom Moskvas fredsansträngningar och arbete för att återställa det civila livet i Syrien förväntas ge en ny impuls till dialog mellan olika delar av det syriska samhället för att bestämma Syriens utveckling efter kriget, skapa förutsättningar för att återställa landets enhet och bidra till en politisk lösning av krisen av syrierna själva, i enlighet med FN:s säkerhetsråds resolution 2254

almasdarnews.com – ‘Mistrust is still high’ – Russia’s Special Envoy for Syria

Commenting on the achievements of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress Russia’s Special Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev said that, ‘the level of mistrust between the parties is still rather high,’ in Sochi on Tuesday.
“Still exists an armed radical opposition that is trying to ‘put a stick into the wheels’ of the regime of cessation of hostilities in the de-escalation zones as well as organising provocations in different districts of Syria,” noted the diplomat.
He also added that “a big delegation of more than 80 people that arrived from Ankara today was obviously in a destructive mood”, saying that its aim was possibly to disrupt the Congress, “in order to demonstrate to the international community and to some of the individuals that Russian efforts for political settlement met a dead-end.”

almasdarnews.com – Damascus International Airport comes under missile attack as Sochi politicians return

Damascus International Airport has come under rocket attack at the exact same time that Syrian participants from the Sochi talks in Russia were returning.

According to the latest reports, nobody was killed or injured in the attack and most of rockets missed the primary airstrips. Overall, negligible damage has been done to the airport that may effect it ongoing operation.

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27 jan

Alexander Mercouris – First sign of end to Afrin crisis as Kurds call on Assad for help

Amidst Turkish offensive bogs down in Afrin and with policy chaos in Washington route opens for Moscow to broker a compromise

sputniknews.com – Syrian Army Finds Terrorists’ Modern Equipment of European Origin – Russian MoD

southfront.org – Syrian Forces Found Militants’ Modern Radio-Electronic Equipment Near At Tanf – Russian Military

presstv.com – Syrian army finds Israeli-made mines, chemicals in eastern Dayr al-Zawr

clarityofsignal.com – Exposing “The Last Men in Aleppo” – FSA Terrorist Psyop and Oscar Nominated Propaganda Campaign

almasdarnews.com – Syria accuses US of supporting ISIS

Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and head of the Syrian government delegation to the intra-Syrian talks Bashar al-Jaafari has accused the United States of supporting Islamic State (a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia).
“How can a country like the United States, which has given birth to Islamic State, which has been supporting and defending Islamic State, which continues to fight for Islamic State, a country, which has been violating Syria’s sovereignty by its military presence in our country and negating international laws and conventions, how can a country, which has the blood of the Syrian people on its hands, speak about a political solution and Syria’s future?,” he said on Friday after a two-day meeting on Syria at the United Nations office in Vienna.
He voiced criticism of each of the five nations (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Saudi Arabia and Jordan), which had come out with an unofficial document on Syrian settlement at a meeting in Washington on January 12.

Alexander Mercouris – ISIS survives because the US will not unite with Russia to destroy it

Despite massive defeats ISIS still has 8,000 to 11,000 fighters scattered across Syria and remains a threat

steigan.no – Syria: Terroristene taper gradvis i Idlib

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