By Gordon Duff with Nahed al Husaini, VT Damascus In the wake of the terror attack in Manchester, Damascus is waiting for the other shoe to drop as well. For those unfamiliar, and almost all are, Damascus is a modern city and Syria is a quite western democracy, a thousand times over more democratic than […]
Gordon Duff – As the US has now changed sides and is clearly working with ISIS and al Qaeda, who are openly Saudi allies, it is the United States that needs a regime change and Trump that needs to go to Russia for political asylum.
A large explosion has hit the area of Damascus International Airport, with some reports pointing to a possible Israeli airstrike.
On Tuesday evening, Israeli F 15 fighter/bombers attacked the air defenses surrounding the Palace of the Lion, residence of Syrian President Assad and his family. Israeli sources say the raid was authorized by President’s Trump and Putin.
Syrian War Report – March 20, 2017: Govt Forces Fight ISIS In Homs And Aleppo, Al-Qaeda Attacks In Damascus
The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF), backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces’ attack helicopters, further advanced against the ISIS terrorist group in the countryside of Palmyra.
Gordon Duff – Today, inside the city of Damascus, VT’s news bureau was attacked and computers were stolen. Was it Israeli agents, typically Palestinians working for Israel as part of the dozens of terror cells inside Damascus itself.
Mike Harris: Nahed Al-Husaini and Dr. Bassam Barakat are the guest Nahed is VT Damascus Bureau Chief. She is a member of American Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (USA) and serves as Assistant Director of Arab-American and Muslim Congress (Detroit, USA). She has a Diploma in English Literature from Damascus University (1987). She’s […]
A foreign-backed Syrian opposition figure says members of his militant group are training with US troops in preparation for a joint operation to recapture Daesh-held Raqqah.
…from SouthFront Syrian government forces are preparing to launch a military operation in another pocket near the capital of Damascus – the Beit Jinn pocket, according to pro-government sources. The operation is allegedly set to be launched in February. On January 31, 30 ISIS terrorists were killed in a failed counter-attack against the Syrian army […]
Jim W. Dean – Mr. al-Ja’afari has confirmed what I have been posing in my interviews on the peace talks, that one of the main goals was to flush out which groups were in or out of the political negotiations.
Israeli forces delivered military strikes against the Mezzah military air facility near the Syrian capital of Damascus early on Friday. The strikes targeted an ammunitions hub, producing an enormous explosion.
Syrian state news agency SANA says Israeli jets have bombed the Mezzeh military airport west of Damascus, accusing Tel Aviv of supporting terrorism.
…from SouthFront Syrian army troops, backed up by warplanes and artillery units, have entered the villages of Ayn Al Fijah and Baseema and seized notable parts of them. Firefights were also reported near Dayr Miqrin and Kafr Az Zayat. At the same time conflicting reports are circulating that militants in Ayn Al Fijah and Baseema […]
Jim W. Dean – I love the White Helmets as they are a slam dunk example of industrialized Fake News, and where we see the age old scam of the perpetrators presenting themselves as the victims, borrowed from the Israeli Lobby.
Government forces are preparing to take control of a key region near the Syrian capital, Damascus.
A Syrian military source has said Israeli rockets hit an air base near Damascus. No casualties have been reported, however. Reuters reports the Israeli rockets hit the Mezzeh military airport at about 3 a.m. on Wednesday. Syrian state media Syrian Arab News Agency also confirmed the report. A source said the attack caused a fire […]
Now that the Syrians with their Russian, Iranian, Kurdish and Hezbollah allies are turning the tide and actually winning the war, we are starting to see the Israelis taking a more active role in the conflict. First they launched an airstrike, now it is is a missile strike, both targeting areas near the Syrian capital, Damascus.
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Israeli raid targeted a Syrian military post and a Hezbollah position early Wednesday near Beirut-Damascus highway, a security source told The Daily Star. The source said that Israeli warplanes flying in from Lebanon fired four air-to-surface missiles at the targets. There were no immediate reports of casualties. Witnesses in the area […]
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the Turkish Army entered Syria to end the rule of President Bashar Assad, whom he accused of terrorism and causing the deaths of thousands.
Pro-government forces have advanced in the Western Ghouta region of Rif Damascus province, attacking Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian al-Qaeda branch) and its allies in the Khan al-Shih pocket.
The US has shifted focus on Raqq after the Syrian army and its Russian allies’ recent victories in Aleppo, and Jeish al-Fatah’s heavy defeats in their ‘Great Epic Operation’ to lift army’s siege on militants in Eastern part of Aleppo city.
On October 22, clashes resumed between the Syrian government forces and the Al-Nusra-led coalition of militant groups in Aleppo city.
Syrian War Report – October 21, 2016: Major Militant Stronghold near Damascus Surrenders to Govt Forces
…from SouthFront Russia has decided to extend the humanitarian pause around Aleppo for another 24 hours, the Russian defense minister said. The move was supported by the Syrian government. Meanwhile, US-backed oppositioneers shelled humanitarian corridors opened in eastern Aleppo for civilians that want to leave the city. In total, militants killed 14 local officials and […]
…from SouthFront Russian and Syrian military scheduled a humanitarian pause in Aleppo city. The pause will take place on Thursday and will be aimed to allow passage to civilians and the withdrawal of militants. Two corridors –will be created for the withdrawal of the militants and six more humanitarian corridors will be opened for the […]
Jim W. Dean – In this interview, Damascus was still trying to get the jihadis to accept leaving town, an attempt I suspect to take advantage of possible splits in their ranks. We have heard of no significant numbers accepting the offer.
If the US launches a military campaign to oust the Syrian government, it would further fracture the country and have tremendous negative long-term consequence for the entire region, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova warned.
Jim W. Dean – With the Syrian-Russian-Iran anti-terrorism coalition having stopped the planned take down of Syria, the US coalition, which has both supported terrorists and fought them, can become even more dangerous.
An Israeli warplane and a drone have been shot down by Syrian forces in the southern Quneitra countryside, Golan Heights, the Syrian Army said in a statement. It comes after the Israeli military targeted Syrian positions in the Golan Heights.
Jim W. Dean – US special Syrian envoy Michael Ratner’s letter to the moderate opposition groups warning that those who continue to work with al-Nusra will face “dire consequences” is a strong hint that they will get bombed if they do so. The new deal has some teeth in it.