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Syrian War Report – October 5, 2016: US Considers Military Strikes on Govt Forces

…from  SouthFront

Russian and Syrian warplanes have delivered massive air strikes on the joint terrorist forces in the province of Hama. Positions and manpower of the US-backed Ahrar al-Sham militant group, Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front) and Jund al-Aqsa (recently designated by the US as a terrorist group) near Kafr Zita, Tal Abyad and Al-Sathiyat were hit. Local sources say that air raids resulted in destruction of high number of military equipment and ammunition belonging to the terrorist forces.

The air raids also helped the government forces to repel the terrorists’ advance on Al-Sathiyat. Various sources report that the pro-government forces lost from 8 to 15 fighters in these clashes.

US military strikes against the Syrian government is at the top of the agenda today at the White House, when top national security officials in the Obama administration are set to discuss options for the coalition in Syria, The Washington Post daily reported.

The US officials are going to push forward so-called “limited military strikes” in order to, according to the official version, prevent violations of the cease-fire by the Assad government and disrupt his ability to continue committing war crimes against civilians in Aleppo and, for sure, to push it back to the negotiating table.

The options under consideration reportedly include bombing Syrian air force runways using cruise missiles and other long-range weapons fired from coalition planes and ships. The report says the idea is supported by the CIA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. One proposed way to do so without a UN Security Council resolution would be to carry out the strikes covertly and without public acknowledgment.

This approach also explains the coalition’s actions against the Syrian army outside Deir Ezzor in September when over 60 pro-government fighters were killed and over 100 injured in air strikes lately called an accident by US officials. Now, there are little doubts that it was likely an intended move to damage the government forces fighting with ISIS in the area.

The same threat forces Moscow to deploy an additional battery of the air defense system S-300 to the Russian Navy’s logistic facility in Tartus. The information was confirmed by Defense Ministry spokesman.

Igor Konashenkov said the system will provide protection for the facility and Russian ships off Syria’s shores. Nonetheless, it’s clear that it will also strengthen the Russian air defense shield over the government-controlled areas of Syria.

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4 Replies to “Syrian War Report – October 5, 2016: US Considers Military Strikes on Govt Forces

  1. It’s time to realize America is populated with mentally challenged sic psychopaths and ignorant masses.
    A nation who’s presidential candidates say that murdering five hundred thousand under five year olds was worth it or that bombing hospitals is a legitimate military target, Americans are viscous savage monsters and ghouls.

  2. “… prevent violations of the cease-fire by the Assad government and disrupt his ability to continue committing war crimes against civilians in Aleppo and, for sure, to push it back to the negotiating table.”

    The audacity in this factually upside-down sentence is breathtaking. Are they incredibly deluded or are they pathological liars? There does not seem to be a third option! In either case they should be nowhere near a position of power and responsibility.

  3. US literally, wants to end the War with a Tomahawk on Assad and family, but no longer as an “accident”, then present excuses and apologize to Russia and celebrate with ISIS. Really, the World on the verge of a Nuclear conflict. Netanyahu is pulling the strings and taking Israel to be just a hole in the map.

  4. “limited military strikes’ as they do as they please, like Iraq yesterday…US-led air raid kills 20 Iraqi pro-government fighters
    http://presstv.ir/Detail/2016/10/05/487722/USled-airs-strike-Iraq-tribal-fighters-Mosul-Qayyarah” …. because 5 days earlier…”Iraqi pro-government Popular Mobilization Units, has managed to discover and neutralize the central telecommunication network of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the central-northern province of Salahuddin.
    According to a report published on Iraq’s al-Masalah news website, the intelligence unit of the forces found the network, including a collection of devices designed for long-distance communication, huge wireless sets and their batteries, in the recently-liberated city of Sharqat, some 80 kilometers south of the city of Mosul, on Friday. The report added that the heavily camouflaged systems were used by terrorists to make contact with other members of the terror group in Mosul… and Hawijah in Kirkuk province, among other places.”
    Coalition “limited strikes”…..supplying terrorists with that helping hand they so desperately need

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