…from SouthFront On September 19, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) repelled a huge attack of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) on Ma’an in northern Hama. A fighting was also reported in Tulaysiyah, Tel Al-Aswad, Al-Qahira, Al-Zughbi and Al-Raya. In total, about 40 militants […]
…from SouthFront US aircraft have evacuated 22 ISIS field commanders from Deir Ezzor to “safer regions” as government forces are advancing against the terrorist group in this strategic city, Russia’s Sputnik news agency reported on Thursday citing a military and diplomatic source. On August 26, a “US Air Force helicopter” reportedly evacuated 2 ISIS field […]
Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces and tribal forces fighters have liberated Jabir, Numaysah, Khamisiyah and Wadi Susah near the important ISIS-held town of Maadan in the province of Raqqah.
Jim W. Dean – I used the Syrian plane shootdown to focus much needed attention on the US using the SDF Kurds to take much of the traditional Arab areas of Syria, especially where there were economic resources, to potentially become part of their new state.
On June 6, the U.S.-led International Coalition jets once again attacked the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions in southeastern countryside of the Homs Governorate, targeting a unit advancing towards the Al-Tanf Crossing. At least two SAA servicemen were killed and over 15 were badly wounded.
FILE PHOTO: Two US F-15E Strike Eagles © Reuters The US-led coalition strike on a pro-government convoy in Syria is unacceptable and violates the sovereignty of the country, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said. “Any military actions leading to the aggravation of the situation in Syria definitely affect the political process. Especially if […]
Jim W. Dean – This was a strange twist of fate, and not unfairly so. That is because, during the two previous ceasefires, the US failed to separate their opposition forces from Al-Nusra and ISIS, proving itself an unreliable partner.
It is of major importance to unite the efforts of Russia and the US-led coalition in order to improve efficiency of the counterterrorist fight in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.
Editor’s note: The Sputnik/Moscow article below shows how some in Russia just don’t get it. Every move Trump is making is against Russia, flanking them at every turn while telling Putin; “We’re just kidding…holding off the Russia haters in Congress.” In reality, Trump, reality TV buffoon, is frontman for the Fascist Bannon presidency, run […]
DAILY SABAH ISTANBUL U.S.-led coalition warplanes targeted Red Crescent’s headquarters in Syria’s Idlib, President of Turkish Red Crescent Kerem Kınık said on Wednesday. Kınık condemned the “hideous” attack, saying that it constitutes war crimes and violation of international humanitarian law. Local media outlets reported that the airstrikes took place around 3:00 AM in Syria’s Idlib […]
The creation of two big coalitions shows a separation of Turkish-oriented and Saudi-oriented militant groups in Idlib as result of Damascus-Tehran-Moscow-Ankara negotiations.
Turkey is clearly moving further away from Washington and closer to Moscow and while still a defacto member of the US-lead anti-IS coalition, it looks like it may not be for much longer.
The SDF progressed 8 kilometres and liberated six villages in the second phase of the military offensive to oust ISIS from Raqqa. Photo: Raqqa liberation campaign/Facebook ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Coalition forces have reportedly carried out airstrikes on strategic bridges and routes in the countryside west and northwest of Raqqa as the second phase to […]
Jim W. Dean – Has General Sisi taken the gamble to strengthen his anti-terrorism efforts with some live fire training for his own troops in Syria, after watching how Iran and Russia gained that experience?
Russia’s Defense Ministry has cautioned the US-led coalition of carrying out airstrikes on Syrian army positions, adding in Syria there are numerous S-300 and S-400 air defense systems up and running.
The US-led coalition warplanes launched airstrikes on two main bridges on the Euphrates River in Deir Ezzur province, days after they killed at least 90 Syrian soldiers in an air assault in the same region in Southeastern Syria.
TEHRAN (FNA)- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is preparing to take a high-profile trip to Tehran in a move seen by mainstream Arab media as the official launchpad for kickstarting the Turkey-Iran-Russia coalition on Syria. Erdogan made a half-a-day trip to Russia after the recent coup in Turkey to meet and hold negotiations with Russian President […]
The U.S.-led coalition keeps on horrifying the international community with its actions in Syria. A video circulating on social media on Tuesday depicts rebel fighters beheading a boy identified as “Abdullah Issa” after capturing him north of Syria’s second city Aleppo.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has slammed the Saudi-led coalition for “killing and maiming” children in Yemen, adding it to an annual blacklist of countries and armed groups that have violated children’s rights in conflict.
I think we can file this one in the ‘about bloody time’ folder where we put all those things that should have been done long ago.
Jim W. Dean – The Syrian people want their homes back and the terrorists dead, so let’s get on with what needs to be done, or more will die who did not need to.
Jim W. Dean – The US coalition kept the opposition groups intermingled with al-Nusra, so that when some opposition people got bombed “they” could claim the ceasefire had been broken and start shipping advanced weaponry to the opposition as they threatened, a breach of the ceasefire themselves.
Jim W. Dean – In all of my writing and interviews, I have stated that the Western coalition’s only motivation in the peace talks was to try win through them what they have not been able to on the battlefield, the Balkanization of Syria.
Back in December 2015 Saudi defence minister Prince Mohammed Bin Salman declared the creation of a new coalition of mainly Muslim countries to confront and combat terrorism plaguing the Islamic world.
Upon discussing a potential military intervention in Syria as part of the US-led anti-Islamic State (ISIS) coalition the Ukraine defense ministry has warned about the possibility of a clash with Russian forces there.
What the author suggests is agreeing on a partial squadron of bombers and fighter jets from very close allies to be stationed on our aircraft carriers and larger combat ships.
Several US presidential candidates from both parties share a bullet point in their plans to fight the Islamic State group while limiting American ground troops’ involvement: Build a coalition of Sunni Arab nations to help shoulder the effort.
Cluster munitions sold to Saudi Arabia by the US were used in attacks on residential neighborhoods in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said, calling for an international inquiry into the alleged war crime.
Rebels of the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front captured the Syrian city of Idlib last May. AFP photo A member of the Islamist Jaish al-Fatah (Army of Conquest) coalition, Failaq al-Sham, announced in a statement on Sunday that it is withdrawing from that group in order to redeploy its members to the Aleppo region. Jaish al-Fatah (which […]