Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has held talks with the Russian defense minister in East Jerusalem al-Quds, saying Tel Aviv will not allow Iran to establish a military presence in Syria. “The meeting mostly dealt with Iran’s attempt to establish itself militarily in Syria,” Netanyahu’s office said in a statement on Tuesday. “Prime Minister Netanyahu […]
By Nauman Sadiq for Veterans Today In order to simplify the Syrian theater of proxy wars, it can be divided into three separate and distinct zones of influence: that are, the Syrian government-controlled areas, the regions administered by the Syrian Kurds and the areas occupied by the Syrian opposition. Excluding Idlib in northwestern Syria, which […]
…from SouthFront The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, have liberated the strategic city of Mayadin from ISIS terrorists in the province of Deir Ezzor. The SAA has also taken control of Buqrus Fawqani and Buqrus Tahtani northwest of the city. Mayadin had been one of the key ISIS […]
Jim W. Dean – We have already seen the Syrian Kurds, under the guise of fighting ISIS, grabbing the oil wealth in the Arabic areas of eastern Deir Ezzor and openly claiming they aim to keep them, which ties US forces into their war of conquest inside Syria
Sputnik/Moscow: Evidence continues to emerge that the US military forces in Syria and Iraq are cooperating with the Daesh terrorist group, Iranian political analyst Seyyed Hadi Afghahi told Sputnik. According to Iranian, Syrian and Russian military officials, the US support to terrorists undermine the efforts to end the war in Syria and Iraq. There is […]
“Trump is giving us this extremely kind of paranoid and hostile approach to world affairs, we’ve seen this repeatedly with his exaggerated talk, his threats to North Korea and now he’s threatening Iran.”
Few days after the Turkish troops began setting up observation posts in Syria’s Idlib following the announcement of Ankara’s second military operation in the Arab Republic, Damascus has reportedly strongly condemned the deployment. According to the Syrian SANA news agency citing a source in the Syrian Foreign Ministry, Damascus has demanded the “immediate and unconditional” withdrawal of Turkish troops from the […]
…from SouthFront Late on October 12, the Turkish Army started deploying troops and vehicles in Syria’s Idlib province. According to reports, at least 30 Turkish vehicles entered Idlib via the Atme border crossing and deployed in an area between it and Darat Izza town. Some sources speculated that the deployment was coordinated with Hayat Tahrir […]
…from SouthFront The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies are developing momentum against ISIS north and east of Deir Ezzor city. Government forces have secured the al-Siyasah bridge and further advanced to tighten the siege on ISIS units inside the northern part of Deir Ezzor. Separately, the SAA Tiger Forces captured Balum, Balout, the […]
…from SouthFront The US-led coalition and the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are negotiating a deal with ISIS terrorists in the city of Raqqah, according to multiple local and opposition sources. According to reports, ISIS units would be allowed to withdraw to Deir Ezzor province where they help their counterparts fighting Syrian government forces. However, […]
…from SouthFront On October 9, ISIS terrorists attacked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) terrorists in northern Hama. ISIS seized the villages of Jub Al Tabqalia, Abu Lafa, Nafila, Murjajib, Al Jumlan, Shakushiya, Wadi Zarub, Um Al Fawr, Hasrat, Rasm Al Ahmar, Sarha, Sarha Shamaliya and Al Mostariha. Hayat Tahrir […]
The Russian Defense Ministry has accused the US-led international coalition of “simulating” the fight against ISIS in Iraq. The coalition conducted fewer airstrikes in Iraq in September while well-armed terrorists crossed into Syria, Moscow added. For the past week, the focus of the Russian-led air campaign in Syria has been to annihilate terrorists in the […]
…from SouthFront The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah have repelled all ISIS attacks along the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway, regained an area east of Sukhna and restored control over this key supply line to government forces operating near Deir Ezzor city, according to pro-government sources. Meanwhile, government forces, led by […]
The Art of the Big Whopper… or New Adventures in Propaganda
…from SouthFront Syrian government forces are struggling to retake the city of al-Qaryatayn from ISIS sleeper cells and their supporters. The army has retaken Jabal Hazm al-Abyad west of the city and few points in its eastern entrance. Local sources report that artillery units hit terrorist positions inside it. The Hezbollah media wing in Syria […]
…from SouthFront The main obstacle faced by anti-terrorist forces “….in Syria is not the military capabilities of terrorists, but rather the support of the….” United States, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on October 4. He added that the Russian military had warned its U.S. counterparts that its forces would repel any […]
Nauman Sadiq for Veterans Today The Russian Defense Ministry has claimed  that one of its airstrikes in Syria has critically injured Abu Mohammad al-Jolani, the leader of an al-Nusra Front (currently known as Fateh al-Sham), who has lost limbs in the attack in the northern province of Idlib on Tuesday. According to the report, […]
…from SouthFront Syrian government forces have liberated the villages of Aksh, Jaberiyah, Wadhihi and Nashimi and divided the ISIS-held pocket in eastern Salamiyah into two separate parts. Now, the army and its allies are able to defeat the remaining ISIS units one by one. The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq released a video showing “two Russians” […]
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman: Israel is getting creamed by Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah in Syria “24 hours a day”
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has just announced that “Assad has emerged victorious in the battle,” which is another way of saying that the Israelis are getting their butts kicked in Syria by Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, and indeed the Assad government.
…from SouthFront Government forces are securing the Deir Ezzor-Palmyra highway in central Syria after a major part of ISIS attacks in in the area has been repelled. The main area of clashes are now east of Sukhna. The situation near Bir-Ghabaghib and Shula has been stabilized, according to pro-government sources. However, these reports lack video […]
Jim W. Dean – NEO’s Alexander Orlov has pulled together the best recap that we have seen of the complex behind-the-scenes hands involved in the major rebound of an ISIS that was deemed to be broken and on its last legs two weeks ago.
Jim W. Dean – It’s been quite a two years for Russia in Syria, and one month longer since VT’s last trip there, where we gave and received briefings on the soon to be changing situation. It was a memorable trip, with our having meetings at a higher lever than before.
“What we have seen under Mr. Trump is not an ‘America first’ foreign policy, but an ‘Israel first’ foreign policy. The fact of the matter is that there are 600,000 Israelis living in 230 illegal settlements in the West Bank.”
Russia says stopping the violence and reducing humanitarian suffering is necessary to give the Syrians a chance to talk out how they want to live.
Jim W. Dean – I chose this title and the subject matter to get onto the table that it might be time to take a new look at our using the term “New Cold War”, because it is anything but that.
The Syrian government, with the help of Russia and Iran, continues to obliterate ISIS in the region, and they intend to complete the job before the year is over.
Syrian War Report – September 27, 2017: Strategic Bombers Deliver Fire & Hell To Terrorists In Syria
…from SouthFront The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have liberated Rasm Naqa, Rasm Arnab, Jafiah, Rasm Rik, Ghuzaylah, Haba, Um Sous and Um Huwaysh villages inside the ISIS-held pocket in eastern Homs. However, ISIS still keeps positions in its central part using rugged country in order to counter the SAA advantage in military […]
Jim W. Dean – We now see a tank bridge over the Euphrates with riverbed supports, so the current does not affect it, and Tupolev bombers delivering cruise missile attacks in Idlib and Deir-Ezzor at the same time.
Western media sources reported that Russia is about to establish a new military base in Deir Ezzur that will be the Russian forces’ largest base in the war-hit country after Humeimim airbase in Lattakia.
Russia obviously needs to challenge the Israeli regime, otherwise the regime itself will undermine everything Russian forces have ever done in the region.