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Cannibals Negotiate Surrender ~ Saraab 2 Crushed All Terrorist Hopes ~ Tiger Forces Poised to Finish the Job in 5 Days ~ [Syrian War Reports by Ziad Fadel]

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The Tiger Forces, backed by HZB and other militias approved by the Syrian government, are poised to finish their work in the East Ghouta in a mere 5 days.  Muhammad ‘Alloosh, the gangster-like boss of Jaysh Al-Islam, can see the writing on the wall.  It is hard enough to keep his savages in a state of acceptable morale when the Ghouta has been cleft in twain, but much harder when Saudi money is not coming, tunnels are all destroyed, civilians are in open revolt and the Saraab 2 anti-anti-tank system has been working superbly.  Nothing in the terrorist arsenal is effective against the Saraab once installed on a T-72 tank.  They might as well use spitballs.

‘Alloosh has reportedly been inundated with demands that he end the torture by negotiating a withdrawal from the Ghouta.  My source in Damascus informs me that the Russian government has a negotiating team on the ground in the capital tasked with ridding the area of these parasites.  The offer is the same as all others:  the terrorists will board buses provided by the Syrian government and the safety of those withdrawing with their families is guaranteed by Moscow.  It has worked splendidly in the past.  They will be redirected to Idlib where they can bask in the glory and resplendence of ‘Abdullah Al-Muhaysini.

UPDATE:  Thirteen terrorists have left on green buses this morning in Damascus with their families and carrying only light weapons.  They would first pass through the Al-Waafideen Crossing on their way to Idlib…. … …

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Al-Qaeda is and always has been an American creature and a criminal instrument of war

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Al-Qaeda is (renamed “Jabat al-Nusra” or “Hayat Tahrir al-Sham” in Syria) and always has been an American creature and a criminal instrument of war.

Not to forget who are the so called “militants”, “rebels”, “free fighters” and their protectors, weaponry suppliers, in addition to providing them logistical support and media coverage.


 

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The ‘Human Rights’ War on Syria

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The perfidious role of ‘human rights’ organizations in the war on Syria has been exposed again with the Amnesty International report on Syria for 2017/18, followed by an equally tendentious article in the Melbourne ‘Age’ newspaper by Claire Mallinson, Amnesty’s national director for Australia.

In the name of human rights these organizations have actually worsened the crisis in Syria. They have never dealt honestly with its primary cause, the determination of the US and its allies seven years ago to destroy the government in Damascus, as part of a bigger plan to destroy the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah strategic axis across the Middle East. Democracy, human rights and the best interests of the Syrian people were never on the agenda of these governments. They were cold-blooded and remorseless in what they wanted and the means by which they sought to get it.

By calling violent armed groups ‘rebels’ and ‘the opposition’, these ‘human rights’ organizations conceal their true nature. By calling the Syrian government a ‘regime’, instead of the legitimate government of Syria, representing Syria at the UN and representing the interests of the Syrian people, they seek to demean it. By accusing it of carrying out indiscriminate attacks on its own civilian population, on the basis of what they are being told by their tainted sources, they seek to demonize it. By accusing it of carrying out chemical weapons attacks, without having any proof, they perpetuate the lies and fabrications of the armed groups and the governments that support them.

Behind the mask of ‘human rights’ these organizations are promoting the war agenda of western and regional governments. Some are worse than others. Human Rights Watch might as well be a formal annex of the US State Department, but they all play the same duplicitous game.

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White Helmets [Al-Qaeda Media Studios] Producing “Evidence of Assad Regime War Crimes”

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(SouthFront 6/3/2018) ~ A pro-government media activist, Penelope Stafyla, has released a series of photos reportedly showing a media studio of the White Helmets, which produces “evidence of Assad regime war crimes” in the Eastern Ghouta region, near the Syrian capital of Damascus.

These photos are especially interesting amid criculating reports about a new “chemical attack” by the “Assad regime” in Eastern Ghouta. The new “chemical attack” came amid large gains by government forces against militants groups in the area and allegedly injured over 30 people.

For example, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported the alleged incident citing a report by the White Helments (source):

At least 30 people were treated for breathing difficulties after a regime chlorine gas attack in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, according to a Syrian civil defense agency on Tuesday. Several children and women were among the victims of the attack in Hamuriye town on Monday, the White Helmets said in a statement. The civil defense agency said two of its rescue workers were among the casualties.


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6 March 2018, Eastern Ghouta: Foreign-Backed Mercenary-Terrorists Retreat Under Syrian Arab Army Pressure

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(Excerpts from SouthFront) ~ The Syrian Arab Army, the Tiger Forces and their allies have advanced on positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian Al-Qaeda) and other militant groups in the areas of Harasta, Hawsh Ashari, Bayt Siwwa in the Eastern Ghouta region. Government forces have also entered the area of Rayhan, but have not been able to secure it yet.

Meanwhile, the US-led block, the mainstream media and pro-militant sources are developing their propaganda campaign in an attempt to save militants operating in Eastern Ghouta from defeat accusing government forces of civilian casualties and chemical attacks.

On March 5, the Pentagon announced that Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the area of Afrin had led to an “operational pause” in US-led efforts against ISIS in eastern Syria… … …(read more)… … …


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East Ghouta: Syrian Arab Army eliminates last gatherings of Jabhat al-Nusra (Al-Qaeda) in al-Muhamadyia town, while 46 trucks loaded with food materials and relief aid are delivered to 27,500 people by SARC ~ [Reports/Videos]

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Army units on Tuesday eliminated last gatherings of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization and the groups affiliated to it in the town of al-Muhamadyia in the Ghouta and continued to hunt down their remnants in the surrounding farms, according to SANA’s delegate to Ghouta.

The Tiger Forces, the Syrian Army, the Republican Guard and their allies have recently liberated a large area in the region from terrorist gangs and now are developing momentum further there. The current goal of the advance is to cut off all key militant supply routes and to besiege their strongholds in urban areas. 

A humanitarian aid convoy has entered to the civilians besieged by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and other armed groups in the Eastern Ghouta area in Damascus Countryside under the supervision of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC).

A source at SARC organization said that the convoy offered by the United Nations, the SARC and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) included 46 trucks loaded with food materials and relief aid enough for 27,500 people, in addition to medical supplies for up to 70,000 people… … …

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5 March 2018: Tiger Forces liberate large area from mercenary-terrorists in East Ghouta

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[Excerpts from SouthFront, 5/3/2018] ~ Last weekend, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces, the 4th Armorued Division and other pro-government units delivered a devastating blow to the defense of militant groups in the eastern part of the Eastern Ghouta region, near Damascus. ~ Government forces liberated al-Shaffoniya, Beit Nayem, al-Rayhanah, al-Muhammadiyah and other points and deployed within about 3.5 km of dividing the militant-held area into two separate parts. ~ Jaish al-Islam, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda in Syria), Ahrar al-Sham and Faylaq al-Rahman were not able to organize an effective defense there. ~ On Monday, government forces advanced further attacking militant positions in the areas of Mersaba and Beit Sawa. ~ Reports are circulating that the 5th Assault Corps and Liwa al-Quds have been also deployed to Eastern Ghotua to support the SAA offensive…(read more)…


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This child was injured by the mortar shell attacks that targeted his neighbourhood last week in Damascus he died today, rest in peace omar.

[Maram] – This child was injured by the mortar shell attacks that targeted his neighbourhood last week in Damascus. He died today, rest in peace Omar. ~ Obviously you will not see any media and journalist in the West denounce this crime and inspire your emotion: he was just an “Assadist child”.


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East Ghouta civilians forming armed groups to stand against foreign-backed mercenary-terrorists

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On March 2, spokesman for the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the opposing sides in Syria Major General Vladimir Zolotukhin said that local activists in the Eastern Ghouta pocket are forming small armed groups to fight militants who are forbidding them from leaving the area.

“There is information that some civic activists are forming small armed groups, planning to break the militants’ blockade and reach areas controlled by the government,” Maj. Gen. Zolotukhin said, according to TASS.

The spokesman for the Russian Center for Reconciliation also announced that two children, a boy and a girl, had been safely evacuated from the Eastern Ghouta pocket on March 2.

Maj. Gen Zolotukhin said that militants had targeted the children on their way out, but the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) had been able to protect them… … …

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Lord David Owen: “Putin saved the World civilization”

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English Lord David Owen, eminent member of the Upper House of the British Parliament and former head of the Foreign Office, in an interview said that: “Putin saved the World civilization in Syria”.


 

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Turkish regime aggression on Syrian Afrin kills more civilians, hundreds killed or injured as the Turkish assault on Afrin continues

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Forces of the Turkish regime and its mercenaries of the terrorist groups on Friday night targeted Afrin area with all types of weapons, leaving 20 civilians martyred or injured in a new violation of the Security Council’s resolution no. 2401.

Civil sources told SANA that forces of the Turkish regime and the terrorist organizations targeted with a tank shell a car transporting a number of civilians in the village of al-Hujaila as 8 civilians were martyred and 12 others were injured, mostly women and children.

Medical sources at Afrin Hospital said that so far, 175 civilians were killed and more than 450 civilians, most of them children and women, were injured due to the continued assault on civilians’ houses and infrastructure.

The ANHA said that thousands of civilians from the Kurdish-held areas in eastern Syria had been onboard the convoy which was transferring humanitarian aid to people in Afrin. Many civilians had been killed and injured in the Turkish Army shelling on the convoy… … …

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Russia’s New Nuclear Weapons: From Hypersonic Missiles To Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

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The high-precision hypersonic aircraft missile system Kinzhal. The missile flies at a hypersonic speed, 10 times faster than the speed of sound; it can also manoeuvre during all phases of its flight trajectory, which also allows it to overcome anti-aircraft and anti-missile defence systems, delivering nuclear and conventional warheads within a range of over 2,000 kilometres. On December 1, 2017 these systems began their trial service from the airfields of Russia’s Southern Military District.

An intercontinental nuclear unmanned submersible vehicle, which can move at great depths intercontinentally, at a speed multiple times higher than the speed of submarines, cutting-edge torpedoes and all kinds of surface vessels, including some of the fastest. They can carry either conventional or nuclear warheads. An innovative nuclear power unit for this unmanned underwater vehicle completed a test cycle in December 2017.

The strategic hypersonic missile system Avangard – a successfully tested gliding wing unit is capable of intercontinental flight at supersonic speeds in excess of Mach 20. The gliding cruise bloc can travel intercontinental distances and engages in intensive manoeuvring – both lateral and vertical, practically in conditions of plasma formation. The temperature on its surface reaches 1,600–2,000 degrees Celsius.

The revealed weapons have already passed state trials, passed into service and were put on trial combat duty. These systems will be used for two main purposes:

To intercept strategic missiles from a potential aggressor at various altitudes;
To allow the strategic nuclear forces to conduct strikes using aero, aerospace and submersible vehicles. These vehicles will be used to overcome missile defences and to deliver unacceptable damage to the armed forces and infrastructure of the enemy. They can engage various targets right in the hearth of the enemy’s territory, to destroy aircraft groups, coastal fortifications, HQs, possibly a satellites constellation and other targets…. … …

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Putin Ultimatum vs. U.S./N.A.T.O.

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The idea of a nuclear-powered projectile is hardly new. The US tried to develop one as part of Project Pluto in the early 1960s, but abandoned it since strategic missiles with chemical propellants proved to be a more viable alternative. Russia has reportedly made a breakthrough in this technology, becoming the first nation to bring it to maturity.

Putin also said that miniaturization of a nuclear reactor gave Russia another advanced weapons system in the form of a high-endurance underwater drone. The drone can dive “really very deep” and travel between continents at a speed that is several times higher than that of a submarine, a modern torpedo or even a surface ship, he said.

According to the president, such drones can attack enemy aircraft carrier groups, shoreline defenses or infrastructure, and cannot be countered by any defense system in the world. Both conventional and nuclear-tipped versions can be made, he said.

In December 2017, Russia completed the trials of a nuclear reactor which gives the drones such capabilities. The reactor is “100 times smaller” than those used by nuclear-propelled submarines and generates more power, Putin said. It can also reach its peak power 200 times faster than a conventional nuclear power plant.

The video shown for this weapon system didn’t include any actual test, but presumably the claimed miniaturization of a nuclear reactor, which was used for the cruise missile, can also work for a watercraft.

Putin then showcased two variants of a hypersonic weapons systems already developed by Russia. One is an air-launched vehicle that is already deployed in southern Russia for test combat duty. The projectile travels at a speed of Mach-10 and has a range of 2,000km (1,240 miles). The weapon, which is called Kinzhal (“dagger” in Russian) is available in conventional and nuclear forms, Putin said. A video shown to the audience included the moment the weapon was deployed by a fighter jet and the fire from its engine.

Another weapon that is being developed, but which was not shown being tested because its appearance is classified, according to Putin, is a hypersonic glider warhead deployed from space. Russia first tested one back in 2004 and has made significant progress since, the president said. The glider can fly in the atmosphere at speeds of over Mach-20 and can withstand a heat of up to 2,000C (3,632F) generated by air fiction. The system is in series production and is called Avangard (“advance guard” in Russian).

The last weapon system showcased by Putin during his speech was a combat laser, which he said Russia had started to deploy last year. A small video clip showed what presumably is an anti-aircraft laser system, but no test footage was shown.

“To those who for the last 15 years have been trying to fan an arms race, achieve unilateral advantage against Russia, impose sanctions, which are illegal from the standpoint of international law and are aimed at holding back the development of our country, including in the military area, I have this to say: All the things you were trying to prevent through your policies have already happened. You have failed to hold Russia back,” Putin said.

“You now have to acknowledge this reality, confirm that everything I said is no bluff – which it isn’t – think for some time, send into retirement the people stuck in the past and incapable of looking into the future, [and] stop rocking the boat that we all ride in and which is called planet Earth,” he said. “Russia would be responsive if talked to as an equal partner”, Putin added.

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Military Situation in Syrian Area of Afrin on 1 March 2018

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Russia’s Hypersonic YU-71 Missile a Disaster for U.S.

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Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces reportedly test fired a RS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile on October 25, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense. Russian military analysts believe that the launch might have been a test of a new hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV), the YU-71, also known as Project 4202, a warhead purportedly capable of penetrating any missile defense shield…. … …

The gliding phase enables the YU-71 HGV not only to maneuver aerodynamically – performing “extreme maneuvers” and evading interception – but also extends the range of the missile.

[U]nlike conventional reentry vehicles, which descend through the atmosphere on a predictable ballistic trajectory, hypersonic glider vehicles are almost impossible to intercept by conventional missile defense systems, which track incoming objects via satellite sensors and ground and sea radar… … …

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Russia’s new hypersonic Sarmat ICBM has begun active testing

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(Ruptly, 1 March 2018) ~ Russian President Vladimir Putin (Russian):
“Currently the Ministry of Defence and the enterprises of the rocket and space industry began the active phase of the tests of the new missile complex carrying heavy ICBM. We named it Sarmat. This complex will replace the Voevoda complex which was created in Soviet Union. Everyone always acknowledged his high combat power. As you know our foreign colleagues even gave it a rather threatening name. But the capabilities of the Sarmat missile is far higher. At a weight of over 200 tones it has a short active part of the flight which makes it’s interception with missile defence systems difficult. The range of the missile, the quantity and the power of the combat parts is higher than Voevoda has. Sarmat will be equipped with a wide range of nuclear munition of high power, including hypersonic munition and the most modern systems of missile defence overcoming. High characteristics of the launching pads security and high energy capabilities will make the use of this complex in any conditions. Video please”.

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“Voevoda has the range limit of 11,000 kilometres, and the new system practically has no range limits. As you can see in the video it is capable of attacking the targets both through the North and through the South poles. Sarmat is very formidable weapon. According to its characteristics there are no such missile defence, even a perspective one, that can be an obstacle to it”.


 

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Putin Delivers Address to Federal Assembly of Russian Parliament ~ [Full Video in Eng.]

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(RT 1 March 2018) ~ Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is delivering a regular address to the Federal Assembly – a joint session of the two chambers of the Russian Parliament.

The US arrogance stemmed from the losses this country suffered with the break-up of the Soviet Union, Putin said. Russia’s position in the 1990s was so weak that the Americans didn’t believe it could recover anytime soon, so Washington decided to achieve total military superiority, which would allow it to dictate terms in other areas.

The US continues to develop its antiballistic missile capabilities, and this undermines the value of the nuclear reduction agreements, like the New START treaty. The US is working hard on its ability to intercept missiles.

Russia’s response to this threat was to develop new and better strategic weapons, with improved counter-measures that make them harder to intercept. Russia has also developed the new heavy ICBM known as Sarmat, which is to replace the ageing missiles Russia currently has.

The capability of Sarmat was showcased in a video shown to the audience. The video showed that the missile can attack American territory not only from the north but also from the south, making it a better deterrent to American ambitions.

The address moved to security issues. Putin outlined the massive upgrade of the Russian military and the successes Russian forces achieved in Syria.

Russia also has working laser weapon systems, Putin said, adding that it is too early to go into details on this particular issue. The weapon is yet to be named, he said.

The glider warhead can reach the speed of Mach-20 and has high maneuvering capabilities that make it immune to all anti-missile weapons existing today, Putin added. “It’s like a fireball guided to its target,” he explained. He said the video showing the new weapon was computer-generated to keep its actual appearance secret, but assured this weapon is working and is being serially produced. The glider is called Avangard (vanguard).

Russia has developed a hypersonic gliding warhead

Even that is not all: Still another new weapon that Russia has developed is a hypersonic gliding warhead, Putin said. He added he had personally and openly warned that Russia was working on ways to counter American anti-missile capabilities as early as 2004. But the US chose to ignore this warning and didn’t want to listen to those words. “You will listen to us now,” he said.

Another advanced weapon system Russia now has is a hypersonic missile, Putin said. The system has finished its trials and is currently deployed in pilot mode in southern Russia. The missile is launched from an aircraft and reaches a speed of Mach-10 while maneuvering to pierce through anti-aircraft systems. The weapon is called Kinzhal (=’dagger’) and can be fitted with a nuclear warhead.  A video demonstrated the weapon’s capabilities.

Russia is yet to choose names for these two weapon systems; the global cruise missile and the underwater drone. The defense ministry encourages people to volunteer their suggestions, Putin said.

Yet another weapon is an underwater drone with great endurance and stealth capabilities, with a nuclear reactor smaller and more powerful than earlier models, Putin said. The drone can counter enemy aircraft carrier groups and attack shoreline defenses.

Another response is a new, powerful nuclear reactor which can be mounted on a sea-launched or air-launched cruise missile and greatly boost its range. The range is basically limitless, Putin said as a video was shown illustrating his words.

Russia is developing strategic missiles in response to the US withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, Putin said. Moscow objected to the US move, but Washington nevertheless went ahead. The ABM Treaty was insurance against a pre-emptive nuclear strike by either side. The US withdrawal in 2002 was a bad move, Putin said, but Russia sought ways to control the damage done by it. The US was unresponsive and all those attempts failed, Putin said.

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Syrian Arab Army discovers Israeli-made weaponry left by mercenary-terrorists

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Terrorist gangs renews attacks on corridor for evacuation of civilians from Ghouta [al-Wafideeen Camp]

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Terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra and other affiliated terrorist organizations continued targeting with shells the safe corridor set up for the evacuation of civilians from Ghouta at al-Wafideeen Camp in Damascus Countryside.

SANA’s reporter said that the terrorist groups on Tuesday afternoon targeted with several shells the safe corridor to prevent civilians from leaving and to continue using them as human shields.

Earlier in the morning, the terrorist groups fired five shells at the surroundings of the safe corridor to scare civilians so that they would not approach it.

The reporter added that the authorities, in cooperation with army units, have finished all the logistic preparations for receiving the civilians who are willing to leave Ghouta, indicating that this came after announcing the start of a truce from 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.

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Civilians cannot not leave eastern Ghouta ’cause humanitarian corridors are shelled by mercenary-terrorist gangs [Full Report]

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Civilians could not leave eastern Ghouta on Tuesday as humanitarian corridors had been shelled by mercenary-terrorist gangs [backed by Israel, U.S. and Western powers]


 

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Russian Military: “Terrorist gangs’ shelling prevents civilians from leaving Eastern Ghouta via humanitarian corridors”

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At 12:00 local time a humanitarian pause entered into force in the militant-held part of the Eastern Ghouta region, near Damascus on February 27.

However, according to Russian General Viktor Pankov, a chief of the group controlling the de-escalation zone in the area, civilians cannot leave Eastern Ghouta amid mortar shellings of the humanitarian corridor near Vafidin.

“At 9 am on February 27, a humanitarian corridor was opened for the release of civilians from the zone of de-escalation. Currently, militants launched intense shelling and not a single civilian has come out,” Pankov told media.

Earlier, the Syrian state-run news agency SANA reported that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) had shelled the humanitarian corridor.

On February 26, the Russian Defense Ministry said that a daily humanitarian pause from 09:00 to 14:00 (local time) will start in the East Ghouta region near Damascus on February 27. 

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Humanitarian corridor prepared for civilians to leave East Ghouta

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Russia says it’s setting up humanitarian corridors in the Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta to allow civilians to leave the war-ravaged district.

Moscow says it will launch daily five-hour pauses, to provide aid to people in territories occupied by militants.


 

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Tiger Forces start ground operation in Eastern Ghouta

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Syrian War Report [February 26, 2018]:
Tiger Forces Start Ground Operation In Eastern Ghouta

[Excerpts from South Front, 26 February 2018] ~ On February 25, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies started a ground phase of their operation against mercenary-terrorists in the Eastern Ghouta region, near Damascus. Since the start of the operation, government forces had liberated the locations of Nashabiyah, Hazrama, Tal Farzat and Salehiya and repelled an attack by Jabhat al-Nusra (Al-Qaeda in Syria, also known as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham) in the northern part of the pocket.

On February 24, the UN Security Council passed a resolution seeking to establish a comprehensive ceasefire throughout Syria. However, the ceasefire excludes Daesh (ISIS, ISIL, IS), Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist gangs. Despite this, the mainstream media has already started pushing an idea that the SAA’s operations against Jabhat al-Nusra in Eastern Ghouta violate the resolution.

Daesh attacked positions of Jabhat al-Nusra in the western part of the Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Damascus. The terrorist group will likely make an attempt to use the violence in the Damascus countryside to expand own influence in the area.


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Putin: Russian forces alongside Syrian Army defeated terrorist organizations in Syria

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian forces participating in the task of combating terrorist organizations in Syria, in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Army, have succeeded in achieving victory over dangerous and massive terrorist organizations and eliminating them.

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Russian UN envoy: “Battle for Raqqa didn’t get same outcry as Ghouta” ~ [REPORTS about terrorist attacks on Damascus and its Countryside, and the Syrian Arab Army and Russian Aerospace Forces military response to the terrorist dens in Eastern Qalamun and Ghouta]

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The armed groups positioned in Eastern Ghouta targeted al-Sheikh Raslan area in Bab Touma neighborhood with a mortar shell, injuring a civilian, while another shell landed in Bab al-Salam area, causing only material damage.

The source added that an attack with a rocket shell by the armed groups positioned in Eastern Ghouta caused massive material damage to the ICU at the Medical Surgery Hospital in Baghdad Street in Damascus, damaging medical equipment in the hospital, cars parked in the area, and surrounding houses.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the root of the problems in the Eastern Ghouta is the presence of Jabhat al-Nusra and groups affiliated to it which target the capital Damascus with shells, use civilians as human shields, and claim that humanitarian conditions are bad there.

The Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General and the head of the Security Council on the attacks carried out by armed terrorist groups on Damascus and its countryside, killing and injuring dozens of innocent civilians, affirming that terrorist officials and others who provide cover for these terrorists are complicit in these crimes.

The Ministry said that this grave escalation by the terrorists, who fired more than 45 shells at Damascus in a few hours claimed the lives of six civilians and injured 29 more as of the date of writing these letters, is a continuation of the crimes committed on daily basis by these terrorists against the citizens in Damascus, as they have fired over 1,500 shells during the past seven weeks, killing and injuring hundreds, most of them women and children.

In response to the rocket attack, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces conducted pinpoints airstrikes against several ammo depots of Jaysh al-Islam the Eastern Qalamun pocket… … …

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Syrian patriotic forces deployed on frontlines in Afrin to repel the Turkish military offensive

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On February 20, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported that Syrian government popular forces arrived in Afrin to repel the Turkish military offensive in the city and fight the Daesh, al-Nusra and FSA mercenary-terrorist gangs.


 

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Russia’s 50-ton novelty, the Howitzer Koalitsiya

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(Vesti News) ~ The new self-propelled howitzer Koalitsiya is being tested in the Sverdlovsk Oblast. The 50-ton novelty has unique characteristics. Its NATO analogs are far behind in range and speed of shooting.


 

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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…

NOTICE TO READERS: These infos are not intended to be shocking or to glorify violence in any way. These articles/images/videos are for educational purposes only, for documenting and try to explain the backdrop of a historical ruthless and bloody war, whose characteristics and details are routinely distorted and smothered by the dominant media.




 

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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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