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...from southfront.org Intense clashes between the Syrian Army and Idlib militants resulted in large casualties among both sides, according to statements by the Syrian and...
46 Syrian service members have been killed and 77 were wounded in recent clashes with radical militants in Greater Idlib in the period from January 16 to January 19, the Russian Reconciliation Center reported. According to the report, 57 civilians were killed and 116 others were injured as a result of attacks and shelling by militants.
Jim W. Dean - My sympathy has worn thin for the EU for being under the gun with Trump sanctions. Let them eat that bitter fruit and see how they like it.
...from SouthFront Late on January 15, pro-government forces, led by the 25th Special Mission Forces Division, resumed their offensive operations in Greater Idlib. Since then,...
"In essence, I was given a simple choice. On one hand, I could continue to be employed by the company, stay in their chic London offices and earn a steady salary—only if I adhered to what could or could not be reported and suppressed vital facts. Alternatively, I could leave the company and tell the truth.”
“For me, a former enlisted Marine rifleman who served in Afghanistan in 2008, 2009 and 2010, watching the national-security intelligentsia reckon with their careers, and where they contributed to the quagmire in which the United States now finds itself, reminds me of a Pentagon press-conference transcript from March 2010."
Russia’s Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets have successfully passed the second stage of testing in Syria, the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov revealed. During the second stage of testing in Syria, the Su-57s completed all the planned tasks. No further details were provided. In February 2018, two Su-57 fighter jets were temporarily deployed in Syria, where they passed combat tests. The second stage of the testing likely took place in 2019.
Jim W. Dean - Turkey continues to attack SDF and SAA lines in N Syria to test their response, and so far the Russians have been quiet about these probes, and not used their air power to discourage Turkish advances.
This was a smooth move by Russia, getting an airbase set up in northern Syria for protecting joint Turkish and Russian patrols.
Donald Trump plays the Ugly American role to perfection.
...from PressTV, Tehran - First published ... November 11, 2019 - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says militants from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) have not fully withdrawn...
Is This The Beginning of the End for Israel?
Jim W. Dean - As VT has been saying, at the end of the day it is the major criminal orgs against us all, and sadly our government institutions seem to be their favorite tools.
This video shows the SDF taking out an SNA armored vehicle attacking the M-4 highway today, in a sitting-duck position and at an easy close range for the SDF shooters.
US violating its own anti-Syrian sanctions by smuggling crude from oil fields seized from Damascus
Russia has called for the withdrawal of all US troops which it sees as illegitimately deployed to Syria, amid reports that the Pentagon plans to send additional troops into northeastern Syria.
The Kurds’ deal with Russia and Syria means that the US has lost its only ground ally in the region; the US no longer has any means to influence the ground situation without the Kurds.
Jim W. Dean - We are far enough along in the Erdogan incursion into Syria to look at some of the early reporting to see who understood what was happening.
Q. Within minutes of President Donald Trump’s announcement of an alleged raid that allegedly killed an alleged ISIS leader known as Abu Bakr...
Now that President Putin has committed the Russian military to supporting the legitimate government of Syria, he and his country are now being targeted by the same diabolical forces, and for the identical reasons.
Syria welcomes pullout of Kurdish armed groups to depth of 30 km from Turkish border - First published ... October 27, 2019 - Damascus welcomes the...
Jim W. Dean - Having refugees return to places with no infrastructure or jobs is a dead-on-arrival program, which is exactly what the US coalition wants, so they will then be "anti-Assad". Welcome to the fake US spreading of freedom and democracy.
Following a negotiated settlement in Sochi earlier on Tuesday, the Turkish Defense Ministry has announced that Operation Peace Spring is complete.
Jim W. Dean - The big winner here is Syria. Once it knows that it does not have to put half its army into north Syria to fight Turkey, it can proceed at full speed with its Latakia and Idlib offensive.
New research shows why monkeys are smarter than mainstream media brainwashed humans at understanding "conspiracy theories."
Jim W. Dean - Assad does not have to prove himself. He has done that. But dealing with the Kurds is going to be a delicate operation, an opportunity handed to him on a silver plate by Erdogan.
Jim W. Dean - Questions will still remain about Kurdish units integrated with the Syrian military "securing" the area. Will the YPG be shifted to other less sensitive areas, or will it be disbanded and absorbed into the Syrian military?
That Syria should somehow have managed to survive the onslaught against it, only to be fought to a standstill by PoWs who seem to have Damascus completely stymied about what to do with them is mind-boggling.
Jim W. Dean - No modesty at all, Trump is claiming "millions of lives will be saved...due to his tough love.
Turkey has agreed to temporarily halt its military operation against Syria’s Kurdish-led militias, allowing them to withdraw from the country’s border.
...by Sputnik News, Moscow - First published ... October 16, 2019 - 15:48 Russian Forces Have Crossed the Euphrates River in Northern Syria, Moving East With...
"Donald Trump has the blood of the Kurds on his hand[s], but so do many of the politicians in our country from both parties who have supported this ongoing regime-change war in Syria that started in 2011, along with many in the mainstream media who have been championing and cheerleading this regime-change war.”
Sources said U.S. forces stationed at a bridge prevented movement between cities in an attempt to prevent pro-Assad forces from entering the area and helping the Kurdish civilians.
Jim W. Dean - The speed with which this deployment was done indicates that it started several days ago. Our Syrian sources tell us that Damascus and the Kurds have been meeting at the Russian air base.
Turkey, the US and Russia are coordinating the Erdogan incursion, says a report. That makes them co-responsible for any atrocities perpetrated by Turkish forces and militias.
Jim W. Dean - We have dozens of people on the ground there with both the Arab and Kurdish fighters who regularly report to VT in Damascus, sources for years.
Jim W. Dean - We will be looking for more confirmation on this dual S-35 encounter at the Golan border to chase an Israeli plane away.
The Syrian Army and its allies are preparing to resume ground operations against radical militants in Greater Idlib, according to pro-government sources.
Another concept the West frequently invokes is the so-called 'rules-based order.' However, the 'rules' in question are being invented by the Western politicians themselves and ‘selectively’ applied to serve their own needs, using this trick to ‘usurp the decision-making process’ from others
Jim W. Dean - Putin continues to straddle defending Syria while doing little that we can see diplomatically or militarily to blunt the Zios' effort to never have a peaceful Syria again.