H/t reader kevin a.
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H/t reader Squodgy:
“Netenyahoo better see this.”
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The Syrian army says its air defense has responded to an Israeli aerial violation of the Arab country’s territory in the vicinity of the Lebanese border, hitting an intruding warplane and forcing the fighter jets to retreat.
According to a statement released by Syria’s General Command of the Army and Armed Forces, carried by the country’s official news agency, SANA, an undeclared number of Israeli warplanes violated Syria’s airspace on the border with Lebanon in Baalbek area at 08:51 a.m. local time on Monday.
Looks like ‘all’ the terrorists are now in Germany.
Good luck Germany!
— Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) October 16, 2017
— Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) October 16, 2017
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After free passage negotiations with the U.S. and its Kurdish proxy forces, ISIS is moving its fighters out of Raqqa city. When the Syrian government reached similar agreements the U.S. childishly criticized it. The U.S. coalition claims that it was “not involved in the discussions” that led to the Raqqa free passage agreement. A BBC News report shows that the opposite is true.
Over the last two years the U.S. and its Kurdish proxy force in Syria made several deals with the Islamic State. In 2016, for example, they negotiated a deal with Islamic State fighters to move from Manbij to the Turkish border to avoid further casualties in the fight about the city.
“The Syrian Arab Republic condemns in the strongest terms the incursion of Turkish military units in the Idlib Province, which constitutes to blatant aggression against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and flagrant violation of international law,” an official source in the foreign ministry told Sana news agency.
“The Syrian Arab Republic demands an immediate and unconditional withdrawal of Turkish troops from the Syrian territory,” the source stated.
According to the foreign ministry representative, the move by Ankara was an “aggression” which “the Turkish regime can’t justify in any way.”
:Syrian troops have captured Al-Mayadeen in Deir ez-Zor province, one of the last strongholds still remaining in the hands of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), Russia’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed.
“Syrian government troops have completed the operation to eliminate Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] fighters in the city of Al-Mayadeen,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said.
“The assault units of the Syrian army, commanded of by General Hassan Suheil, overcame fierce resistance of terrorists in the central and southern districts to completely liberate the city,” he added.
DAMASCUS, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) — 250 civilians were killed and dozens injured by U.S.-led airstrikes in the Syrian city of Raqqa over the past four days, human rights watchdog said on Monday.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that the U.S.-led strikes have killed 1,117 civilians, including 267 children and 164 women since June.
Earlier, the Britain-based SOHR said 85 percent of the city has been liberated from Islamic State control.
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Bulgarian journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, in an exclusive interview with FNA, said that Azerbaijani Silk Way Airlines received diplomatic clearance to transport hundreds of tons of armaments to different locations around the world which finally ended up in the hands of terrorists and rebel groups.
Over the last seven years, several billion dollars worth of armament has been illegally introduced into Syria – a fact which in itself is enough to disprove the myth according to which this war is a democratic revolution.
Numerous documents attest to the fact that the traffic was organized by General David Petraeus, first of all in public, via the CIA, of which he was the director, then privately, via the financial company KKR with the aid of certain senior civil servants.
Thus the conflict, which was initially an imperialist operation by the United States and the United Kingdom, became a private capitalist operation, while in Washington, the authority of the White House was challenged by the deep state.
New elements now show the secret rôle of Azerbaïdjan in the evolution of the war.
How were the jihadists of Aleppo supplied with Bulgarian weapons?
The possible designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group, among other measures against Tehran, was reported by the Financial Times, citing a source “briefed on the matter.”
US President Donald Trump also accused Iran of supporting terrorism and vowed to “put an end to Iran’s continued aggression and nuclear ambitions.”
Revolutionary Guard chief Mohammad Ali Jafari said that if these reports of the United States’ “stupidity” are true, it will equate US troops, especially in the Middle East, to IS terrorists.
“If the news is correct about the stupidity of the American government in considering the Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group, then the Revolutionary Guards will consider the American army to be like Islamic State all around the world particularly in the Middle East,” Jafari said on Sunday, according to a Revolutionary Guard statement.
The Syrian Army was on its way across the Euphrates river to liberate the oil- and gas-fields east of Deir Ezzor city. The U.S. countered the move. It sent a small forces of Arab tribal mercenaries who were earlier allied with the Islamic State (ISIS). These proxy forces came from a northern direction and moved through Islamic State held areas without fighting and casualties up to the walls of Deir Ezzor city.
The Syrian army was about to win the race when it started to cross the Euphrates. But it suddenly was surprised by a large al-Qaeda attack in southern Idleb province. That area had been quiet for months. 29 Russian troops who were supervising a deescalation zone there were nearly encircled by al-Qaeda forces. They only escape after an emergency relief operation had cut through al-Qaeda lines. The Russian Ministry of Defense accused the U.S. of having communicated the position of the Russian platoon to al-Qaeda.
The artillery units shelled heavily the Al-Nusra’s movements in the village of al-Mansoureh and Gabat (forests of) al-Assad, killing and wounding a number of terrorists and destroying their military hardware.
Relevant reports said last month that the Al-Nusra terrorists attacked the army positions near the village of Bashkoy in Northern Aleppo.
The army aircraft targeted terrorists’ supply routes and positions between Jorbar and Ein Terma regions in the Eastern countryside of Damascus city, inflicting heavy casualties on terrorists.
Relevant reports said on Saturday that the warplanes and military helicopters staged heavy assaults on terrorists’ defense lines and strongholds in Eastern Ghouta and in the Southwestern territories of Damascus province near the border with Lebanon.
The army men, deployed in al-Thardah mountain, stormed ISIL’s positons and pushed the gunmen back from a number of positions along the Deir Ezzur- al-Mayadeen road.
In the meantime, the Syrian Air Force and the army’s missile units pounded ISIL’s movements in the region, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.
In an interview with the London-based, Arabic-language Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, taken ahead of the visit of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to Moscow, Lavrov noted that the US-led coalition and the Syrian rebel forces they support consistently act in a way that helps Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and other terrorist groups.
“In some cases, these forces mount allegedly accidental strikes against the Syrian Armed Forces, after which Islamic State [banned in Russia] counterattacks. In other cases, they inspire other terrorists to attack strategic locations over which official Damascus has restored its legitimate authority, or to stage fatal provocations against our military personnel,” Lavrov said.