Moderate opposition groups launch operation in Idlib, Syria. IDLIB, Syria In Idlib, northwestern Syria, moderate Turkish-backed opposition groups have launched an operation to take back two locations from Assad regime forces, said local sources on Thursday.
According to the sources, the moderate opposition groups entered the village of al-Nayrab and the city of Saraqib and began fierce clashes. The moderate opposition troops first hit regime targets in Saraqib with artillery fire and then started to advance into the village. They destroyed a tank and an armored personnel carrier belonging to the Assad regime and also seized a second tank. Assad regime forces had entered al-Nayrab on Feb. 3. La Siria e la Guerra dei Trent'anni, quando la grande storia si ripete. COSTITUZIONE DELLA REPUBBLICA ARABA DI SIRIA - VIETATO PARLARE. Non menzionata.
If Assad asks, China can deploy troops to Syria. Turkey-backed Chinese Uyghur terrorists are gaining a stronghold in Syria from which to launch attacks on China.
Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! Chinese Uyghur terrorists establishing base in Syria A new article reported that 3,500 Uyghurs are settling in a village near Jisr-al Shagour that was just taken from Assad, close to the stronghold of Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) that is in the Turkey-backed Army of Conquest. They are allegedly under the supervision of Turkish intelligence that has been accused of supplying fake passports to recruit Chinese Uyghurs to wage jihad in Syria.
The news comes on the heels of TIP capturing a Syrian airbase and acquiring MIG fighter jets as well as other advanced weaponry, similar to ISIS capturing Iraqi army’s advanced US weaponry. Syria opposition express scepticism towards UN-backed peace plan. More than 250,000 people have died since the conflict erupted in March 2011 (AFP) Members of Syria’s opposition has expressed skepticism towards a UN-backed roadmap to end the Syrian war.
The US and Russian initiative, unanimously approved by the UN Security Council on Friday, foresees talks between the rebels and the government and a rapid ceasefire, perhaps even next month. But the man Syrian opposition grouping, the Istanbul-based National Coalition, described the plan as unrealistic. The resolution "undermines the outcome of the meetings of revolutionary forces in Riyadh and waters down previous UN resolutions concerning a political solution in Syria," coalition head Khaled Khoja said on Twitter. Fellow coalition member Samir Nashar said bombings conducted by the government and Russia must stop for there to be a sustainable ceasefire, otherwise "the agreement is absolutely not applicable". Sunday, December 20, 2015 [Despite S-400] Terror chief Samir Kuntar said killed in Israeli strike. Dr.
Aaron Lerner - IMRA While some reports claimed it was a mortar attack - including this video of the site: later reports shifted from claiming that such destruction was achieved by a mortar strike to attributing it to an airborne attack. One thing is clear: this took place at a time that the Russian S400 is in full operation. #1. Samir Kuntar is hardly such a critical target for Israel that it would employ techniques for engaging in operations within an active S-400 envelope as any such operations would be studied in order to improve the S-400 so that a repeat of the same technique would fail. #2.
. #3. Commander of Hezbollah Freed by Israel Is Killed in Syria. Photo RAMALLAH, West Bank — A Hezbollah commander whom Israel reluctantly released in 2008 — nearly 30 years after he took part in a notorious terrorist attack — was killed in an airstrike in , and his family said on Sunday.
The commander, Samir Kuntar, was freed as part of an exchange that returned the bodies of two soldiers to . He had served nearly three decades in prison for his role in the 1979 killings of a police officer, a civilian and his daughter in an Israeli coastal town near the Lebanese border. The civilian’s wife accidentally smothered their other daughter while trying to quiet her. Mr. Hezbollah, a Shiite militia and political movement, blamed Israel for the assault, but Israeli officials had no comment. The deal with Hezbollah that led to Mr. The emerging conflict between Arabs and Kurds in Syria. Little attention has been paid to tensions increasing between Arabs and Kurds due the impact of foreign influence on the local dynamics of the conflict in Syria.
Even the recent clashes that broke out between a number of Arab and Kurdish groups in Aleppo Governorate were not given enough coverage, as they are perceived to be less important than ISIS-related news. The danger being ignored here is not only related to another fight that will most likely break out again soon, but also the possibility of the conflict becoming an ethnic one, not only between armed groups but also between communities.
Homs residents' choice: Life as refugees or prisoners in own homes. Hours before the buses arrived on Wednesday to evacuate residents from Waer, the last rebel-held district in Homs, many trapped there by government forces were still debating whether to stay or to go.
To remain would be to stay without any protection from rebel fighters, 2,000 of whom are expected to leave the stronghold after two years of negotiations with the Syrian government. The UN, too, can’t guarantee the residents’ safety because it does not have a mandate to provide the required protection, nor can it monitor ceasefire agreements, said Rim Turkmani, a senior research fellow at the London School of Economic's Department of International Development, who said she spoke to residents on Tuesday. Syrian rebel fighters on the bus leaving Homs on Thursday (AFP) But to go would mean leaving home for northern Syria where humanitarian conditions were even worse, Turkmani said. Israel's Military Chief: ISIS Can't Be Defeated With Airstrikes Alone - Israel News - Haaretz. Syrian Coalition Demands Urgent UN Security Council Action to Stop Attacks on Civilians by Assad and Russia. The Syrian Coalition calls upon the UN Security Council to intervene immediately to stop bombing of civilians and hospitals by both Assad and Russia.
Since September 30, nearly 23 hospitals and health facilities were targeted by Russian and Assad forces airstrikes. “We urge human rights organizations to act and expose the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Assad and Russia and to prosecute those responsible before international justice,” the Syrian Coalition said in a statement released today. Syrian opposition seeks transitional set-up minus Assad. The Syrian opposition groups meeting in Saudi Arabia want to agree on a transitional government in the country that does not include current President Bashar al-Assad, according to Syrian National Coalition (SNC) official Monzer Makhous.
The two-day, closed-door talks, are seen as the most serious effort yet to unify the opposition, a step considered vital to peace talks sought by world powers but which has angered Iran. The talks, held at a heavily secured luxury hotel in Riyadh, are chaired by Abdulaziz Sager, a Saudi who heads the independent Gulf Research Centre in Geneva. Opposition figures say Saudi Arabia initially invited about 65 participants, 15 of them from armed groups but disagreement over the Assad's role in the new government was a major stumbling block ahead of the meeting. The SNC, headed by Khaled Khoja, aims to replace Syria's current leadership with a transitional government after achieving international recognition. Much ado about Muslim refugees. Doha, Qatar - As tens of thousands of people try to flee war and strife in large expanses of Asia and Africa every month, one question unblinkingly stares policymakers and the global commentariat in the face: Should the US, Europe and wealthy Gulf Arab states open the door to increased immigration from Syria and other war-scarred Muslim-majority countries?
Up until October, the case for taking in more refugees and asylum seekers from regions as far apart as Libya and Afghanistan seemed to be an open-and-shut one, at least as far as those on the left of the political spectrum are concerned.
Updated- Foreign Ministry condemns U.S.-led coalition’s airstrike against Syrian army post in Deir Ezzor. Damascus, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that four U.S.- led coalition warplanes targeted with 9 rockets one of the Syrian army’s posts in Deir Ezzor province, claiming the lives of 3 soldiers and injuring 13 others in addition to destroying three armored vehicles, four military vehicles, 23 mm machinegun, 14.5 machinegun and a depot of arms and ammunition. In two identical letters addressed to the UN Secretary General and Chairman of the UN Security Council on Monday, the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry stressed that the Syrian Arab Republic strongly condemns this heinous aggression by the coalition and affirms that it contradicts with the goals and wills of the UN Charter.
Reem/ M. Nassr. Why we can’t tackle IS without tackling Assad. We need a Syrian rebel force to defeat the terror group—but they're too occupied with their primary enemy by Iyad el-Baghdadi / December 4, 2015 / Leave a comment Will British bombs do anything? © Carsten Rehder/dpa On Thursday, four RAF Tornadoes took off from Cyprus to target oil facilities in IS-held eastern Syria. This came mere hours after UK lawmakers voted in favor of bombing IS targets, after a 10-hour debate. The British decision to intervene may be politically significant, but militarily it’s expected to have no more than a marginal effect. 10 Reasons Why the UK Bombing Syria Is a Mistake. After 397 members of parliament voted in support of airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday, British Tornado jets launched their first wave of bombing raids on ISIS targets hours after the motion was passed.
Commenting on the parliamentary vote itself, several observers have noted how the terrorist attacks in Paris and the ensuing emotional reactions to the news across Britain derailed what should have been a reasoned debate in the House of Commons. Here are 10 reasons why I think British airstrikes in Syria was the incorrect strategy to embrace, and one which could have far reaching implications for Britain domestically. 1. Beyond the military jargon: who will monitor airstrikes in Syria? As the UK joins the air war on Islamic State in Syria, the government will be updating the public on its version of events, detailing what it believes has been hit. But a more nuanced picture may emerge from other entities equally interested in what is happening on the ground.
To get a balanced view observers will be paying attention to multiple sources. Official sources UK Ministry of Defence @DefenceHQ | Website The MoD has already been providing regular updates on airstrikes in Iraq. US Central Command @CENTCOM | Website. Curdi contro curdi. Dove Siria ed Iraq diventano Siraq. Guido Olimpio - Isis e petrolio Attivisti che operano... Guido Olimpio - Sui curdi (uscito su Corsera) WASHINGTON -... Informazione Corretta. Riprendiamo dal CORRIERE della SERA di oggi, 28/11/2015, a pag.6, con il titolo " Cosa fanno i Paesi in Siria" l'analisi di Guido Olimpio.
Guido Olimpio - Photos du journal. Guido Olimpio - Yossi Melman, noto giornalista israeliano... Syrian troops could be used to help fight Isis, France's foreign minister says. Troops loyal to Bashar al-Assad could be used to fight Islamic State, but only in the framework of a political transition without the Syrian president, France’s foreign minister has said. The remarks by Laurent Fabius underscore the deep faultline between the west and Russia as François Hollande, the French president, seeks to forge a common front against Isis after the atrocities in Paris that killed 130 people. “Troops on the ground cannot be ours, but [there can be] Syrian soldiers from the Free Syrian Army, Sunni Arab states, and why not regime troops,” Fabius told RTL radio without specifying whether he meant immediately or in the long term.
Clarifying Fabius’s comments, an official said the minister was reiterating France’s longstanding position that there could be no cooperation with Syrian government forces to battle Isis until a unity government was in place. However, the French and Russian leaders remained at odds over the fate of Assad. LA COMPLESSITA’ SIRO-IRACHENA RIDOTTA ALL’OSSO. Mappa per orientarsi nel disordine mediorientale. Naturalmente, come ogni mappa, anche questa è produzione di uno sguardo soggettivo. E’ scritta di getto in tre ore, non ha note d’appoggio, si basa sulle conoscenze (relativamente limitate) dell’autore. Il problema siro-iracheno proviene dalle forme statuali che vennero imposte nel XX° secolo ad una regione che, storicamente, non ne aveva. AI.WeHadNowhereElseToGo. Vienna fissa gli obiettivi, ma restano le incognite per la soluzione del conflitto in Siria - Siria e dintorni. Siria e dintorni / Vienna fissa gli obiettivi, ma restano le incognite per la soluzi...
Notizia presa dal sito www.Lantidiplomatico.it visita www.Lantidiplomatico.it I rappresentanti delle Nazioni Unite, l'Unione Europea (UE) e la Lega Araba, con delegati provenienti da 16 paesi, hanno discusso, ieri, a Vienna, diverse alternative per cercare di fermare la crisi iniziata nel 2011 nel Levante, e hanno adottato un ordine del giorno di nove punti. Vienna Failure: The Meaningless Race to Highjack the Political Solution in Syria. There are many strange stories in the Syrian drama. A Solution For Syria and the Kurds That Turkey and the U.S. Can Agree On. How to reconcile the approaches of Turkey and the United States over Syria? Both countries seek to depose President Assad while defeating ISIL, and also while reducing the terrible humanitarian plight of the Syrian people which has, among other effects, sent nearly two million refugees onto Turkish soil.
But Ankara, wary of its own Kurdish population and particularly the militant PKK, which espouses violence in the pursuit of potential independence, is extremely reluctant to see Syrian Kurds armed and otherwise assisted by Washington. Amnesty International accuses Kurdish YPG of war crimes. In Syria's Civilian Death Toll, The Islamic State Group, Or ISIS, Is A Far Smaller Threat Than Bashar Assa businessinsider. In the six months since the Islamic State group declared a caliphate across Iraq and Syria, it has become an international enemy and prompted the first U.S. intervention in the conflict since the beginning of the nearly four-year Syrian civil war. Islamic State has killed many Syrians, but Assad’s forces have killed more.
#Syria #USA backed #FSA, also in cooperation with al-Qaeda(Nusra Front) in #Syria, declares #war against #Russia. Russia bombs Syrian targets for 4th day as international concerns grow. How to Reach a Transitional Truce in Syria. No place for Assad in Syria's future leadership - Erdogan. Merkel says Assad must have role in Syria talks. Le ambiguità irrisolte del PKK: dal marxismo al separatismo etnico ?
Il PKK verso il “colonialismo democratico”?, Stefano Zecchinelli. Svolta Usa sulla #Siria: alcuni retroscena. I giri di valzer attorno alla Siria, in cerca di un futuro possibile. Chi sono i miliziani curdi che difendono Kobane - Analisi Difesa. Syria political security chief visits Egypt. Uk.businessinsider.
Tabor employs any and all of the two basic types of weapons: conventional and biological. Aside from a standard small-arms package, Tabor employs conventional munitions, which include but are not limited to incendiary methods, contaminating fuel supplies, poisoning ISIS food and water supplies, targeting monetary infrastructure, and the deployment of improvised explosive devices (IED) and landmines. – mcc43
The PKK’s War on ISIS Organization and Structure Maha Hamdan LinkedIn. Syria: Kurdish Forces Violating Child Soldier Ban. Le conseguenze di una “safe zone” nel nord della Siria. Erdogan and Syria’s Kurds: Who is the Cat and Who is the Mouse? Il PKK verso il “colonialismo democratico”?, Stefano Zecchinelli. What Will Follow Syria’s Hot Summer? - Syria in Crisis - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Chi sono i curdi fascisti-sunniti che menano i curdi in Turchia. Seeking refuge in hypocrisy. Aylan Kurdi’s family had FREE housing in Turkey, while father’s story is full of holes. Elisa Campioni - Questo post ha uno scopo: diffondere da... Assad and ISIL Can Make the Political Solution in Syria Obsolete. Redrawing the Lines in Syria’s Shatterbelt-Carnegie Middle East Center - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Syria and the revolt against reason. Putin’s Syrian operations ‘planned with Iranian general’ Le "partigiane curde", un utilizzo semplificato e ideologico delle informazioni - SiriaLibano.
"Solidarietà per Kobane", un utilizzo semplificato e ideologico delle informazioni - SiriaLibano. Islamic State back in Kobane as suicide blasts and clashes rock town. Seeking refuge in hypocrisy. Come si è creata Yarmuk: il ruolo di Israele nella crisi dei rifugiati siriani.