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Hezbollah media wing in Syria releases video threatening to strike Israeli offshore oil & gas operations

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On February 18, the Hezbollah media wing in Syria released a video threatening to strike Israeli offshore oil and gas operations in case of Israeli agression.

The video quotes remarks of the movement’s leader Nassan Nasrallah over the recent Israeli-Lebanese oil dispute issue over the Block 9 naval oil field:

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Hezbollah could: “disable [Israel’s offshore oil installations] within hours… … …If you prevent us, we prevent you; if you open fire at us, we will open fire”… … …

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Al-Jaafari: “The main task of U.S.-led coalition is supporting terrorists in Syria” ~ [Reports and Video]

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Bashar Jaafari, Syrian Permanent Representative to the United Nations (Arabic):

“The attack on 8th of February in northern-eastern Deir Ezzor, that the alliance illegally undertook against the Syrian national forces that were standing against ISIS terrorists, I emphasize this, the region where the Syrian national forces attacked ISIS was under the U.S. protection, north-east of Deir Elzor.

It’s a strip with 30 km in width and 65 km in length. IS, which we fought and destroyed, left this Deir Ez-Zor and Abu Kamal, with the U.S. protection and positioned itself at Iraq-Syrian borders.

When IS was attacked by Syrian popular forces, the Syrian forces were attacked by the American Air Force, which proves again and without doubt, the real mission of this coalition and the role that Washington plays in supporting ISIS.

Like it did earlier by targeting Syrian national forces in air force attacks at northern Jabal Al-tharda near Deir Elzor, on the 17/09/2016, allowing IS to occupy these regions.

Not to mention the deliberate destruction of 90 percent of the city of Raqqa.

This coalition has not felt to uphold its commitment to neutralize tens of thousands of mines left behind by Daesh after they left the region to continue their terroristic services under two banners: American in east of Euphrates and Turkish in northern Afrin.”

“These [coalition] countries have abused the principles of the [UN] charter and they have defied its rules when they assisted terrorist groups and facilitated their acquiring of poisonous chemical weapons, to be used against innocent civilians… … …

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SAA Tiger Forces Al-Tarmah group arriving en-mass to the East Ghouta for offensive

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An elite detachment of the Syrian Arab Army is rushing its main assault units to the Eastern Damascus amid a looming offensive operation against militant groups in the region…
The main storming regiment and fire support units of the Syrian Arab Army’s Tiger Forces Division have begun to arrive in the East Ghouta region of Damascus…
Military affiliated source note the presence of a massive convoy (the video above) belonging to the formation of troops, trucks, and heavy equipment stretching four kilometres in length now arriving at the Syrian capital…
The advent of the Tiger Forces operation in East Damascus is a first in the history of the Syrian Arab Army formation…
Never before has it (at least in an official capacity) carried out operations in or near capital…
In any case the Tiger Forces now prepares for its new operation – on what is a new battleground – with a virtually flawless campaign record across Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Hama, Homs, Raqqa, Idlib, and Deir ezzor…

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Iran’s Ballistic Missile Deterrent: A Threat To Whom?

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The United States and its (ever dwindling number of) allies have since the erection of the Islamic Republic in 1979 continually faulted the Iranian state for a series of behaviors which they argue prevent peace either to the region of the Middle East and Persian Gulf or – at any given moment when liberal statesmen and theorists become particularly vexed – to the world order of states itself.  The much maligned and much misunderstood ballistic missile program of the Islamic Republic currently holds pride of place as the key ingredient causing this Western indignation.  Begun during the War of Holy Defense that commenced with the invasion of the newly declared Republic by Saddam Hussein in 1980, successive Iranian presidents have continued to devote a consistent percentage of the state’s annual budget to what they view as a key to the nation’s conventional deterrence.

It is accepted as a principle of the international order that sovereign states have the right to defend themselves from aggression, and a corollary to this principle is the right to create and deploy an arrangement of armed forces for this purpose.  Deterrence, then, is the proper purpose for which these forces are created, although not a few states have waged aggressive war with the forces meant for defense.  The Iranian Republic has continually stated that the missile systems deployed and under development are solely for the purpose of a conventional defense.  Why then does the United States et al. continually harp on this facet of Iranian defense as a threat to peace here, there and everywhere?  Is this assertion reasonable or not?… … …

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The Syrian command and its allies have decided to impose a new rule of engagement on Israel

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Decision makers in Damascus said “Syria and its allies have decided to move more harshly against Israel, replicating Hezbollah’s strategy in those days (the 90’s), before the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.

For every violation of Lebanese airspace over the capital Beirut, Hezbollah would fire heavy artillery above the Israeli villages along the Lebanese-Syrian border”.

“The Syrian command and its allies have decided to impose a new rule of engagement on Israel: for every violation of Syria’s airspace, Damascus will fire dozens of missiles above the Israeli inhabited areas along the Golan Heights. The intention is not to hit a specific target but to make sure no Israeli on the borders and within range of the fired missiles will live in peace. They will be in the shelter, and this will happen every time the Israeli air force violates Syrian sovereignty”, according to the well informed sources… … …

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Syria: Rules of Engagement Have Changed

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~ Damascus air defence downed its first Israeli jet (F-16) ever, at a stroke changing the rules of engagement (ROE) with Israel and sending a clear message that it is ready for war and will no longer be silent on violations of its airspace.

~ This clash has triggered the mobilisation of the Syrian army and its allies in Syria and in Lebanon, the Lebanese Hezbollah. 

~ The speed of the Syrian reaction was due to a prior decision taken at highest level among all allies operating on Syrian territory.

~ These consider a possible confrontation may be inevitable if Israel has decided to respond and declare war.

~ The violation of Syrian sovereignty is no longer an option open to Israel and the Israeli jets will no longer be able to carry out their usual promenades over the Levant without consequences… … …

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Lavrov: “U.S. acts in Syria constitute a threat on Syria’ territorial integrity” ~ Zakharova: “U.S. military presence in Syria is serious threat to security stability in the country” ~ [Reports/Videos]

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Lavrov pointed out that “the Americans have taken dangerous unilateral steps in the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, which seems to be an approach for undermining Syria’s territorial integrity”.

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova affirmed that the US military presence in Syria poses dangerous threat to the political process and territorial integrity of the country.

“The US illegal military presence on the Syrian lands is dangerous challenge before realizing safety and security there and preserving its territorial integrity,” Zakharova said at a weekly press conference on Thursday.

She added that the US exploits the pretext of the chemical weapons to undermine the political settlement to the crisis, saying that the US seems to be depending, in the previous period upon infiltrating uncertain information by some sides and other topics without any confirmed facts.

The Spokeswoman went on to say that the US destabilizes the conditions in Syria and the entire region through supporting the terrorist groups… … …

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The true about the Syrian Arab Defense Forces fighting Daesh in northeast Dayr El-Zor and targeted by American aircrafts and artillery

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Everyone has read about the illegal assault on fighters with the Popular Defense Forces who were targeted by American aircraft and artillery as they were lawfully moving north between the villages of Khushaam and Al-Taabiyya in northeast Dayr El-Zor. 

Some reports in the Western Media claim that over 100 “pro-Assad regime troops” were killed by the noble and democracy-loving yanks. 

That is not true.

The actual number of fighters killed in the convoy heading north is around 22, with civilians being the largest casualty. 

The civilians were accompanying the PDC, for safety’s sake, as they were heading back to their homes. 

The U.S. bombed civilians, murdering over 100 men, women and children. 

Good show, Uncle Sam.  This is the greatest military in the world – a military that has killed more Afghan civilians than any conqueror in history; a military that bombed to death over one million Vietnamese civilians; a military which provides the Saudi chimps with all the ordnance they need to exterminate the poorest nation in the Arab World… … …

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As they did in Afghanistan, U.S. and Israel are now training their mercenary-terrorists to use Manpads to shoot down Russian/Syrian planes fighting Daesh and Al-Qaeda in Syria

(Vesti News) ~ Farewell to the hero, grief and honors aren’t the end to the story with the crashed Su-25. There’ll be a continuation. Now, our military intelligence has an important task: to find the wreckage of the aircraft and fragments of the missile, which will help identify what type of a portable anti-aircraft missile system, MANPADS, terrorists used.


 

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Israeli Defense Minister: “This is not time to bark, but to bite”

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On February 13, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman once again threatened Syria and Iran commenting on the February 10 encounter between the Israeli Air Force and the Syrian Air Defense Forces resulted in a shootdown of the Israeli F-16I warplane. MORE DETAILS

There are no restrictions, we do not accept any restrictions. We acted with determination and responded to every provocation. We will continue to defend our vital security interests. To paraphrase the well-known proverb, “This is not the time to bark, but to bite.” We are bitten hard, I hope we do not have to do it,” Liberman said on a visit to the Israeli city of Kiryat Shmona adding that Tel Aviv “acted with determination” during the Feburary 10 military engagement with Syria.


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Iraqis want U.S. forces out after ISIS defeat ~ Iraqi Kata’ib Hezbollah warns U.S.: “a military confrontation may take place at any moment”

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The U.S. announcement of drawdown of its forces in Iraq has grabbed great importance on the Iraqi political stage as the country has declared cleansing its territories from ISIS and ending the terrorist group’s self-proclaimed caliphate, eliminating the pretext under which the US-led coalition sent forces to Iraq.

However, the current conditions Iraq is living bear a lot of challenges to Baghdad amid Washington’s insistence to keep its military forces in the country as long as possible. This intent has been exposed by the recent comments made by the American officials who talked about the need for their military to stay long-term in Iraq.

Kata’ib Hezbollah, another anti-ISIS force in Iraq, also came clean on the US stay. Its spokesman stated that the American presence in Iraq is “occupation.” He added that there is no time to debate what the presence of the American military in Iraq should be labeled. He further argued that the US-led alliance was made without Iraq’s will and that Americans entered Iraq uninvited.

After announcing the Pentagon’s stance on the continuation of the US military presence in Iraq, Iraqi Kata’ib Hezbollah warned Americans about a military confrontation that could take place at any moment.

Jafar al-Husseini, the spokesman of  Iraqi Kata’ib Hezbollah during a speech, stated that “a military confrontation with United States may take place at any moment”… … …

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Terrorist Gangs Using Guided Missiles in Syria

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Terrorist Gangs Using Western Made Guided Missiles in Syria

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U.S. transferring Daesh terrorists from Iraq, Syria to Afghanistan

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The U.S. is relocating Daesh (ISIS, ISIL, IS) mercenary-terrorists from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan after the terrorist group has lost its strongholds in the west Asian Arab states, Iran’s top military commander said on Tuesday.

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri told Tasnim news agency on Tuesday that continued tensions in Southwest Asia would provide Americans with the much-desired pretext to prolong their military presence there.

“This is a serious case. The ISIS members have come to Afghanistan not for Jihad against the US and other foreign troops, they have come to set up a foothold for their further expansion to the north, to Central Asia,” he said, noting that most IS group’s fighters in Afghanistan come from Central Asia or Russia… … …

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Syrian Arab Army Forces carry out successful military operations, regain control over 30 towns and villages in countryside of Hama, Aleppo and Idleb ~ [Reports, Videos]

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Units of Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, regained control over eight new villages in Hama northeastern countryside and Aleppo southern countryside.

Units of the army launched intensive military operations against the gatherings and fortified positions of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists in the last span of the pocket besieging Daesh ranks by the Syrian army on the administrative borders of Hama and Aleppo countryside, establishing control over Kaser Ebn Wardan, al-Msetbeh, Rasem Madha, Jib al-Hab, Rajem Jaara, Makhlaf Shamali, Ayn Zarka, and Abu Mayal villages.

A military source said the army continued its operations against Daesh in the isolated pocket between the countryside of Hama, Aleppo, and Idleb, which resulted in regaining control over the villages and towns of al-Harta, Thalja, Muraijeb al-Shamali, Rasm al-Brjous, Khairyia Kabira, Khairyia Saghira, al-Azizyia, Jadou’aa Shamalyia, Jadou’aa Jnoubyia, al-Baroudyia, Mas’ada, Hawa, Najim al-Zouhor, Jib al-Rouman, al-Nuhailbyia, Talfah, Akhou Hassan, Olais, al-Dik, al-Masloukhyia, al-Salhyia, Mlouleh, Houma, Zael, Rasm al-Sadaf, Rasm al-Tabayer, Rasm al-Jassem, Rasm al-Mazare’a, Dalla and al-Luwaibida… … …

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Syrian Air Defense confronts new Israeli aggression, several aircrafts of the Zionist colonial entity knocked down [Report/Video]

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The Israeli air force is the air force of Daesh and al-Nusra Front.

The Syrian Army Air Defense air defense confronted a new Israeli aggression on one of the military positions in the central area and hit more than one aircraft.

A military source said that the Israeli enemy on Saturday dawn launched a new aggression against one of the military bases in the central area, and the Syrian army air defense confronted the aggression and hit more than one aircraft.

The Israeli aggression came after the Army General Command announced that the Syrian Arab Army eradicated Daesh (ISIS) terrorist organization and the groups affiliated to it from large areas in the pocket extending from the southeast of Khanaser in Aleppo countryside to the west of Sinjar in Idleb countryside to the north of al-Sa’an in Hama countryside… … …

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Military Situation in Syria on 9 February 2018 (Map Update) ~ Syrian Army Purged Daesh Mercenary-Terrorists in Northeastern Hama (Video)

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Map of Military Situation in Syria on 9 February 2018

Syrian government forces liberated the entire northeastern Hama pocket from ISIS following a series of security operations in the area. A part of the ISIS terrorists had been able to break the encirclement and withdraw to the province of Idlib where they captured the villages of Umm Khalakil, Luwaybidah and Musharifah from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) and its allies.

Meanwhile, clashes continued between government forces and militants in Damascus’ Eastern Ghouta region. The situation also remained tense in the Euphrates Valley where the US-led coalition had recently struck positions of the Syrian Army.


Syrian War Report, 9 February 2018: Syrian Army Purged Daesh Terrorists in Northeastern Hama

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and their captured Ibn Wardan Qastel and the large nearby area in the northeastern Hama pocket after the ISIS defense had collapsed there. According to pro-government sources, army troops are now close to full liberation of the area.

Government forces are also working to evacuate civilians and to remove IEDs and mines from the recently liberated villages.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) and its allies failed to overrun the SAA defense in the area of Abu al-Duhur and their attack resulted in almost no gains. Pro-government sources say that the militant groups lost about a dozen of fighters and two vehicles in the recent clashes.

Separately, the Syrian military increased airstrikes on positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Jaysh al-Islam, Ahrar al-Sham and Faylaq al-Rahman in the districts of Irbin, Duma, Harasta, Madira, Mesraba, Zamalka and Saqba in eastern Damascus. Local sources link this activity with the facts that the militants rejected a ceasefire agreement reached during the Vienna talks.

Meanwhile, the Arab al-Bakara tribe announced in an official statement that dozens of its members were killed in the coalition strikes. The statement added that al-Bakara is ready to fight ISIS, the SDF and the US-led coalition.

The situation revealed the high level of tensions existing in the Euphrates Valley region. These tensions may be used by ISIS to resume its terrorist activities in the area... … …(…read more…)…


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Syrian Army intercepts Israeli regime’s missile attack on Syrian military position: attack launched with the aim of supporting terrorists and prolonging the crisis

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Syrian army has intercepted missiles Israeli regime’s fighter jets fired towards a military position near the capital, Damascus.

In a statement carried by state media on Wednesday, the army said the Israeli aircraft used Lebanese airspace for the missile strikes.

Loud blasts were heard in Damascus at around 3:30 a.m. local time.

“Our air defense systems blocked them and destroyed most of them,” said the statement.

The latest attack on Syria came shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a rare visit to the occupied part of Syria’s Golan Heights and peered across the border.

In a letter sent to the UN Secretary General and Security Council President, the Ministry said that on 3:42 am on Wednesday in 7/2/2018, the Israeli occupation attacked once again the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic, as Israeli aircrafts fired missiles from the Lebanese airspace on an area in Damascus Countryside province.

The Ministry went on to say that the attack coincided with the attacks of armed terrorist organizations and the launching of more than 1,000 rockets and mortar rounds during the past few days on neighborhoods, suburbs, diplomatic missions, service facilities, and churches in Damascus and other cities, where dozens of civilians were killed and hundreds others were wounded, most of them women and children… … … … … … … … …

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Russian military: U.S.-led coalition struck Syrian troops conducting operation against Daesh cells in Deir Ezzor province

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Syrian government forces were conducting a military operation against ISIS cells in the area of al-Isba in the province of Deir Ezzor when they were struck by the US-led coalition’s aircraft on February 7, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on February 8.

According to the statement, the ISIS recently increased activity in the area sparking response from the government forces.

Shelling of the positions of Syrian pro-government forces has increased during the past days near the communities of Mazloum, At-Tabiyyah and Khsham in the Deir ez-Zor Governorate [Deir Ezzor province], to where the civilian population is returning. Radio interception revealed that the Syrian troops were shelled by militants from an ISIS sleeper cell that had activated in the area,” the ministry said.

A local militia was conducting reconnaissance actions in the area to detect and eliminate the ISIS cell when it was surprisingly shelled by mortars, rocket launched and then the US-led coalition’s attack helicopters. 25 militiamen were injured as a result of the attack.

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Why the U.S. should end its manufactured war on Syria, and leave

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The international civil society has on many occasions made it absolutely clear that the United States and its occupying troops don’t belong in Syria. They should end their manufactured war and leave.

At its simplest, there are many reasons for this:
– As the wars on Afghanistan and Iraq have demonstrated, the civilian death toll from US military aggression has been high. This is no way to pay tribute to those killed by America’s terror proxies ISIL and Al-Qaeda.
– In Syria, except for America’s favourite terrorists, no one supports Washington’s so-called ‘humanitarian intervention’, much less its bogus war on ISIL and Al-Qaeda.
– At the United Nations, there is no consensus that would permit America’s intervention or occupation of the Arab country. The presence of US occupying troops to effect regime change in Damascus risks broadening the conflict into another Cold War, while also inviting Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey to become even more heavily involved than they currently are. Such a broadening of the conflict is in nobody’s interests.
– The presence of US occupying troops is in no way aimed at achieving concrete political objectives… … … … … … … … …

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HEROIC DEATH OF RUSSIAN SU-25 PILOT ~ (and operations in Idleb)

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[SouthFront] ~ On February 3, militants of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) shot down a Russian Su-25 attack aircraft with a MANPAD, over the village of Khan al-Sabil in the Syrian province of Idlib. The attack aircraft was on a combat patrol, carrying out airstrikes on facilities belonging to the terrorist group in the area of Saraqib.

The warplane’s pilot, Major Roman Filipov ejected before the plane crashed. Injured and surrounded, Filipov fought with the militants on the ground. During the fight, he fired at least 40 rounds from his Stechkin automatic pistol at the enemies. Then, Filipov allowed the militants to approach him, shouted “This is for our boys!” and blew himself up using a hand grenade. This explosion likely killed or injured a few militants.

Following the incident, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a massive strike on the area where the militants downed the warplane and where they attempted to capture its pilot. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the strike killed at least 30 militants.

With help of Turkey, Filipov’s body was handed over to Russia and was brought to the country on February 6. Major Filipov was posthumously awarded the title of the Hero of Russia, the highest honorary title of the Russian Federation.

According to the local sources, Russia deployed additional units  of the Special Forces at frontlines in Syria following the shootdown of the Su-25. It appears that the incident triggered an increase of both ground and air aspects of the Russian military involvement in the Idlib operation. This may become a turning point in the standoff in this part of the country, similar  to the operations in Aleppo, Deir Ezzor and Palmyra, when Russia shifted its strategy from regular support ofthe Syrian Army to direct active actions. If this occurs, it would significantly influence the dynamic and the nature of the military operations in Idlib.


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(Russia Today) ~ Russian pilot Major Roman Filipov died during combat with militants on the ground in Idlib Province after his plane was shot down, Saturday, Russia’s Ministry of Defence has said. The 33-year-old pilot has been posthumously awarded the Hero of the Russian Federation. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8yf0


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Lavrov: “U.S. real goal in Syria has no relation to defeat Daesh”

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The United States revealed its real aim of the presence of its forces in Syria after it gave up the assurances that its only purpose of its presence there is to defeat Daesh (ISIS) terrorist organization, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Speaking in the Russian city of Sochi on Wednesday, Lavrov said that the US gave up the assurances that the only purpose of its presence in Syria, without an invitation from the Syrian legitimate government, is to defeat Daesh… … …

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Sooner or later, all occupied territories will be returned

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Acting charge d’affaires of Syria’s permanent delegation at the UN, Munzer Munzer, reiterated Syria’s non-negotiable sovereign right to restore the occupied Golan, adding that sooner or later, all occupied territories will be returned.

He strongly condemned determination of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process, Nicholai Mladinov, to ignore any talk about the situation in the Occupied Syrian Golan, clarify the attitude of the United Nation towards this issue in accordance with the UN relevant resolutions, specially resolution No.497 of 1981 and address the suffering of more than 23,000 Syrian citizens during 50 years of occupation, not to mention ignoring the Israeli entity’s illegal practices and continuous violations of the 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement through cooperation with the armed terrorist groups which captured several positions in the UNDOF area.

Munzer added that Israeli entity still refuses to relinquish the Golan and abide by the international legitimacy resolutions including the UNSC resolution no.497 as it continues to confiscate lands in the Occupied Syrian Golan, expand settlements, exploit its natural resources and rob its archaeological artifacts, in addition to planting landmines and preventing Golan inhabitants from communicating with their parents, families and relatives in Syria, continuing their studies according to the Syrian national education curricula or building hospitals in the Golan… … …

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Syrian Arab Army prepares to clear Abu al-Duhur pocket

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The Syrian military (Syrian Arab Army & Syrian Arab Army Forces) is deploying reinforcements to northern Hama and eastern Idlib reportedly preparing to launch a military operation to clear the militant-held pocket there. According to pro-government sources, additional units of Liwa al-Quds and the Qalamoun Shield Forces have already been deployed there.

The liberation of the pocket will allow the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies to eliminate the ISIS threat in the area and to free additional resources for possible future operations in Idlib.

Kurdish YPG/YPJ forces have repelled another attack of the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army on Birsaya Mount but lost the village of Abudan.

The YPG denounced a report by the Turkish General Staff that at least 260 Kurdish fighters have been killed as a result of Ankara’s Operation Olive Branch and in turn claimed that 260 members of pro-Turkish forces, including tens of TAF soldiers, have been killed. The numbers provided by the both sides are clearly overestimated.

The YPG also rejected reports that it had reached an agreement with the SAA that will allow government forces to enter Afrin helping the YPG to repel the Turkish advance.

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Israeli-made mines, poisonous materials and weapons seized by SAA in Deir Ezzor ~ Israel planning to interfere militarily in Southern Syria

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The competent authorities on Friday seized new amounts of weapons, various ammunition, toxic materials and Israeli-made mines left by Daesh (ISIS) terrorist organization in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

The authorities discovered Israeli-made mines, poisonous materials and weapons from the remnants of Daesh during the sweeping operations of the villages of al-Sayyal, Hassrat and the town of al-Jalaa in the eastern countryside of the province, according to SANA’s reporter.

The competent authorities continue their work in combing the villages and towns of the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor and cleansing the area of the remnants of Daesh in preparation for the return of the families to their homes… … …

… … …Dissident-affiliated websites reported on Tuesday that Israeli military is planning to cross into Syria amid intensified tensions between Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) and other rival terrorist groups in the Southern part of the country… … …

… … …The Zionist entity intention is to transform most of Israel’s neighboring Arab states into warring tribes and ethnicities so they would no longer be a threat to the colonial entity. Tel Aviv leaders have stated openly that they would prefer continued chaos in Syria… … …

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A Great Video-Conference (ITA): “Lezioni sull’ISIS”, Paolo Sensini presso la ‘Liberia Militare’

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Un pomeriggio alla ‘Liberia Militare’ di Milano con Paolo Sensini. Si parla di ISIS, ma analizzando la situazione attuale e le condizioni prebelliche in Siria e Libia, illustrando i retroscena politici e militari, i protagonisti e le comparse di questo tragico scenario geopolitico , nel quale, volenti o nolenti, siamo tutti coinvolti, nazioni e popoli.

Una utile divulgazione di temi occultati dalla stampa mainstream. Video a cura di Claudio Bernieri, per “Il Reporter Indignato“.

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Destroying Syria: why does Washington hate Bashar al-Assad?

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the United States presence in Syria is completely illegal both under international law and under the U.S. government’s War Powers Act. Syria is a sovereign state with a recognized government and there is no U.N. or Congressional mandate that permits Washington to station its soldiers, Marines and airmen within the country’s borders. The argument that the recent Authorizations to Use Military Force (AUMF) permitted the activity because groups linked to al-Qaeda were active there and the local government was unable to expel them is only thinly credible as the U.S. has also attacked Syrian Army forces and the militiamen linked to Syria’s ally Iran. That constitutes a war crime.

Trump can under the War Powers Act take military action to counter an imminent threat, which was never the case from Syria in any event, but after 60 days he has to cease or desist or go to Congress for authorization up to and possibly including a declaration of war. The military offensive against Syria began under President Barack Obama and it is far beyond that two-month window already, so egregiously in violation that some Congressmen are actually beginning to take notice. Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia has demanded that no military initiatives in Syria be undertaken without a Senate vote. He said on Thursday that

“I am deeply alarmed that yet again, the Trump administration continues to raise the risk of unnecessary war, disconnected from any firm policy objectives and core national security interests. To be clear, neither the 2001 or 2002 AUMFs provide authority to target Assad or Iranian proxies in Syria, and it is unacceptable for this action to be taken absent a vote and approval of Congress.”

The animus against Syria runs deep… … …
… … …The Israelis for their part were enamored of the Yinon Plan of 1982 and the Clean Break proposals made in 1996 by a team of Jewish American neocons. Their intention was to transform most of Israel’s neighboring Arab states into warring tribes and ethnicities so they would no longer be a threat. Israeli leaders have stated openly that they would prefer continued chaos in Syria, which remains a prime target… … …

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Syria, Military Situation in Abu Al-Duhur, 25/1/2018 (Map)

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(click on map to enlarge) ~ This map provides a general look at the military situation in the area of Abu al-Duhur. The Syrian Arab Army and its allies have been working to secure their recent gains in eastern Idlib, including the town of Abu al-Duhur and the Abu al-Duhur airbase. As soon as this is done, government forces will be able to clear the remaining militant-held pocket in northeastern Hama.


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U.S. Desperation Expected as SAA Forces Move into Idlib

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The Syrian government with support from its Russian, Iranian, and Lebanese allies has embarked on a major military operation to retake parts of Syria’s northern governorate of Idlib. As it does so, the US and its regional allies are rushing to position themselves to ensure the permanent partition of Syria is achieved. 

As Syrian forces push deeper into Idlib they have come up against a large amount of foreign-provided weaponry including US anti-tank missiles and even fleets of armored vehicles including Panthera F9 armored personnel carriers – joint-developed by the UAE and Ukraine and manufactured in Turkey.

Despite the formidable arsenal provided to militants – the majority of which fight under the banner of Al Qaeda and its affiliates – Syria and its allies maintain air superiority. The US tried – and failed – to establish what US policymakers have called a “safe haven” or “buffer zone” in northern Syria where US military might could provide shelter for militants from Syrian and Russian airpower… … …

… … …And while US efforts to destroy Syria have fallen short, the US now permanently occupies territory within one of Iran’s closest and most important regional allies. Like a splinter under the skin turning septic, the US occupation will remain a constant potential source of wider infection both for Syria and the rest of the region.

The successes or failures of both Syria and its allies and Turkey in northern Syria over the following weeks and months will determine just how big a splinter is left as the conflict enters its final phases.

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Syria War Report [24/01/2018]: SAA reach Abu al-Dohour (Southeast-Idlib) military airport, captures more areas in Southern Aleppo, thwarts al-Nusra attack in Lattakia c/s (Reports/Videos)

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The Syrian Army troops (SAA) continued attacking terrorists' positions in regions near Abu al-Dhohour airbase on Wednesday and captured one more settlement in Southeastern Idlib.

The army men, backed up by artillery units and Air Force, managed to beat terrorists back from the settlement of Khafiyeh West of the town of Abu al-Dhohour.

A number of terrorists were killed and their military hardware were destroyed in the attacks.

The army's engineering units started defusing bombs and landmines in the newly-freed settlement.

The Army troops pushed terrorists back from 322 villages, towns and regions in a large region stretching among the provinces of Idlib, Hama and Aleppo in nearly a month of operation, killing almost 300 terrorists.

The army has freed 322 villages, towns and regions in 29 days of large-scale operation against terrorists in Southern Aleppo, Northeastern Hama and Southeastern Idlib.

297 terrorists, including 103 non-Syrians, from Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board), the Islamic al-Turkistani Party and other groups have been killed in the army operation in the three provinces… … …

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Syria, Military Situation, 24 January 2018 (Map)

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S-400, the real game changer

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Russia’s S-400 Is Way More Dangerous Than You Think.

(WORLD MILITARY NEWS) – One use of the S-400 long-range missile is against stand-off systems including flying command posts and aircraft such as the E-3 Sentry AWACS. These aircraft, which are used by the US and its NATO allies with a squadron stationed in Japan at Kadena AFB and in the UAE at al-Dhafra, are vulnerable to S-400 interceptors and lose their stand-off range protection. We may be reaching the end of the AWACS capability, which were originally designed in the 1960s.

But the S-400 is the real game changer. The reason is the multiple intercept missiles the S-400 system can fire. The S-400 supports four different missiles – the very long range 40N6E-series (400 km), the long range 48N6 (250 km), the 9M96e2 (120 km) and the short range 9m96e (40 km). By comparison the US Patriot system supports only one interceptor missile with a range of 96 km.

But there is more. The 9M96E2 is one of the jewels of the S-400 system. It flies at Mach 15 (around 5,000 meters per second or 18,500 kph), it can engage targets as low as 5 meters off the ground, and it can maneuver pulling up to 20 Gs (a human can withstand no more than 9 Gs with special pressure suits and helmets and for only a few seconds). It is designed to knock out penetrating aircraft and missiles flying “off the deck” or just above ground and neutralize cruise missiles.

The S-400 has optional acquisition radars designed to defeat modern stealth aircraft such as the F-22 and the F-35. They work by operating in multiple frequency bands including both VHF and L bands that can “see” stealth-protected fighters.

Stealth designs have been built on low-detection by X-band radars, the most common military and civilian radars (others such as C-band – now known as the G/H band – are less prevalent). The F-35 has stealth protection mainly in the front of the aircraft, meaning that when it turns away from its target it is vulnerable. In time, the entire air defense system of the US and its allies, all based primarily on X band, will become obsolete as China and Russia move toward stealth aircraft and missiles.

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Russian military deploys latest batch of S-400 air defense systems to Syria (VIDEOS)

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The Russian military has delivered new units of its state-of-the-art S-400 anti-aircraft systems to Syria. The weapons have assumed combat duty in Russian army compounds in the country.

The S-400 is the latest generation of Russian mobile anti-aircraft systems currently in service. It is designed to engage aerodynamic targets and ballistic missiles.

An S-400 unit can engage up to 36 targets simultaneously, according to its manufacturers, Almaz Antey… … …

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Russia is offering the U.S. a Turkish “olive branch” in Afrin…

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Turkey launched the “Olive Branch” military operation against the Kurdish region of Afrin, north-west of Syria. The code name was released by the Turkish Chief of Staff who explained that the operation aims to prevent the spread of the People’s Protection Units and the Democratic Union Party along the Syrian borders with Turkey, which represented a menace to the Turkish national security.

The US attitude towards the Kurds in Afrin was quite interesting, because the US General Vottel declared himself “not concerned about what is happening in the Kurdish enclave in the north-west of Syria” where Washington used the Kurds to attack ISIS. It is no longer surprising that the US look after its interests rather than its allies, as indeed happened in Kurdistan Iraq when Erbil declared its independence; it was promptly abandoned by the US.

But what are the details agreed before the beginning of the operation, allowing Turkey to venture into an area under the Russian control? And how did things get so far, pushing Turkey to venture into an area under Russian influence with military police, and following a clear threat from Damascus to shoot down any Turkish aircraft, with Russia strengthening its positions inside the city the day before the beginning of the Turkish operation “Olive Branch” against Afrin?
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‘Afrin Operation’ is already underway, Turkish Army & Mercenary-Terrorist Gangs extend operations against Kurds to Azaz Region while opening new front against YPG

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The Turkish armed forces have advanced into Azaz region East of Afrin within the framework of the Olive Branch Operation in Northern Syria, a Turkish media outlet reported on Monday.
The state-run Anadolu news agency reported that the Turkish army has continued its ground assault as the Olive Branch Operation entered its third day.

Anadolu said that the army men have advanced into the Azaz region too to expand the scope of the operation.

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Turkey would not take a step back from the operation in the Afrin region. He also said that Ankara had an agreement with Russia regarding its military operation against a US-backed Kurdish militia.

Speaking at an Ankara Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony, Erdogan stressed that he wants to support the national security and territorial integrity of Syria as Turkey “has no designs on territories of another country.”~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~The team of SyrianFreePress/WarPressInfo do not necessarily subscribe every point of view expressed and are not responsible for any inaccurate statement in this article. ~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~

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Turks attack Afrin, U.S. strategy fails, Kurds chose the losing side

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After negotiations between Russia/Syria and the Kurds of Afrin had failed, the Russian side made a deal with Turkey. Now Turkey attacks Afrin while everyone else looks aside. The main impetus for this development was the announcement of a U.S. occupation in north-east Syria with the help of the Kurdish YPG/PKK. The occupation strategy is already failing. The Kurds made the false choice. They will be the losers of this game.

Turkey is now attacking the Afrin canton in full force. With help from one George Orwell the operation was dubbed “Olive Branch”.

The Turkish operation to go after Afrin was triggered by two events. The more important one was the U.S. announcement of a permanent occupation of north-east Syria with the help of a 30,000 men strong SDF “border protection force” consisting of mainly Kurds and some Arabs who earlier fought under ISIS.

The U.S. move was amateurish. It ignored the security needs of its NATO ally Turkey in exchange for an illegal and unsustainable occupation of north-east Syria. Secretary of State Tillerson tried to calm the Turks by claiming that the “border protection force” was not for border protection.

A second motive for the Turkish operation was the success of the Syrian army in the east-Idleb where “Free Syrian Army” and al-Qaeda Takfiris supported by Turkey were eliminated by Syrian Army attacks… … …

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U.S. caught in a cleft stick in northern Syria

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The Syrian war is taking a momentous turn with a full-fledged Turkish military operation on the northern Syrian town of Afrin having begun on Saturday. President Recep Erdogan announced today that a ground operation has also been launched alongside artillery bombardment and air strikes. He said an operation against the town of Manbij, some 140 miles to the east, will follow later.

Afrin and Manbij are presently controlled by the Syrian Kurdish forces aligned with the US. The US, which has 5 bases in northern Syria in the territories controlled by the Kurdish militia, has directly helped the occupation of Manbij by the Kurdish militia in 2016. Thus, the Turkish operation signifies a strategic defiance of the US. Washington had repeatedly urged Ankara against making any military moves against the Kurdish militia.

But what finally proved decisive seems to be the US plan to create a 30000-strong Kurdish force in northern Syria with the intention to use it as a proxy. Erdogan senses that the US is going ahead with the project to create a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria along the Turkish border as a strategic hub for its future interventions in Syria and Iraq. Of course, such a Kurdistan enclave will pose a long-term national security threat to Turkey by giving fillip to Kurdish separatists in Turkey. Erdogan kept pleading with Washington not to align with the Kurds but of no avail and has now decided to take matters into his hands.

Developments may well lead to a confrontation between the US and Turkey… ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ The team of SyrianFreePress [WarPressInfo] do not necessarily subscribe every point of view expressed and are not responsible for any inaccurate statement in this article. ~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~

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