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Syrian Army launches final assault against ISIS in southwest Syria

By Zen Adra - 2018-07-21

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:30 P.M.) – Having secured almost the entire province of Daraa, the Syrian forces have shifted focus to the far western flank where the Islamic State controls a swath of land all the way to the Occupied Golan Heights.

The battle against the terror group was launched from two axes and by two elite units.

The Tiger Forces succeeded in recapturing the strategic Tall al-Jomou hilltop located to the southwest of Nawa, after fierce clashes with ISIS militants.

The highly-significant hilltop overlooks the ISIS-held towns of Tasil and Adwan to the south.

Meanwhile, the heavily-equipped 4th Armored Division engaged in heavy clashes against the extremist fighters of Islamic State outside Jaleen town; taking over Tall Ashtara and the nearby areas.

This advance puts the government troops in direct contact with ISIS jihadists holed up in the western part of the town.

The ground advance against the Islamic State was heavily propelled by intense aeria bombardment carried by Russian fighter jets.
Breaking: Russian airbase in southwest Latakia comes under heavy attack

By Leith Aboufadel - 2018-07-21

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 A.M.) – For the fourth time this month, the Russian Hmeimim Airbase has come under heavy attack from rebel drones.

According to a military source in Latakia, the jihadist rebels launched a drone attack on the northeastern perimeter of the Hmeimim Airbase in the southwestern countryside of the province.

In response to the drones entering their airspace, the Russian air defense deployed their missiles in a bid to foil the attack.

The military source said the drone attack was foiled by the Russian air defense after a brief confrontation this evening.

The source added that the Russian and Syrian air forces are likely preparing to launch a big attack on the Jisr Al-Shughour District, following this latest provocation.

Earlier this month, the jihadist rebels in the Jisr Al-Shughour District launched three drone attacks on the Hmeimim Airbase; however, all of their attempted strikes were foiled before they could do any damage to the installation.

This latest attack on the Hmeimim Airbase comes just hours after the rebel forces fully surrendered their areas in southwest Syria.
The World Below / Russian jets launch massive attack on ISIS in southeast Daraa
« Last post by Rudi Jan on July 20, 2018, 09:02:15 AM »
Russian jets launch massive attack on ISIS as Syrian troops prepare to storm southwest Daraa

By Leith Aboufadel - 2018-07-202

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces launched a massive attack over the southwestern countryside of the Daraa Governorate this morning.

According to a military report from the government stronghold of Izraa, the Russian Aerospace Forces launched more than 20 airstrikes over southwest Daraa, today, targeting the large pocket belonging to the Islamic State affiliate “Jaysh Khaled bin Walid” near the Jordanian border.

The report specified that the majority of the airstrikes targeted the ISIS-held towns of Jaleen, Adwan, and Tasil, which are close to the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) front-lines in the Daraa Governorate.

In addition to the Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army has unleashed a large number of surface-to-surface missiles on the Islamic State’s positions in the Yarmouk Basin region of Daraa.

This powerful attack comes as the Syrian Arab Army prepares to launch a major offensive to eliminate the Islamic State’s large pocket in the southwestern region of the Daraa Governorate.

However, unlike the other battles in the Daraa Governorate, the Islamic State will not be offered the opportunity to reconcile with the government.

The Syrian Army was able to sweep through much of the Daraa and Al-Quneitra governorates in three weeks, thanks in large part to these reconciliation agreements.

ISIS may be given the option of being transported to the Badiya Al-Sham region in eastern Syria; however, there is also the issue of the large number of displaced civilians living in the part of Daraa they control.

Due to the large number of displaced civilians near the Jordanian border, the Syrian Arab Army’s offensive to capture the Yarmouk Basin region may prove to be more difficult than originally planned.
US Rushes to Withdraw White Helmets as Syrian Army Advances in South

12:51 20.07.2018(updated 13:20 20.07.2018)

Reports © Sputnik / Morad Saeed

The self-described volunteer rescue group has been repeatedly accused by Damascus of being the "media arm" for Syrian jihadist groups, and been charged with staging false flag chemical attacks in a bid to prompt a Western military intervention in Syria.

The US and its allies have ramped up plans to evacuate hundreds of members of the White Helmets and their families from southern Syria's Quneitra governorate as Syrian forces continue to clear the area from anti-government forces, US officials have told the AP.

Two anonymous US officials said to be familiar with the evacuation plans noted that the US and its British and Canadian allies were leading the operation to evacuate members of the NGO out of Syria to neighboring countries, and then on to Western European countries including the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and possibly Canada.

The officials and a member of the group AP reached for comment said the operation was likely to happen soon due to the Syrian military's continued push to expel militants from southern Syria. "These are hard hours and minutes. This is the worst day of my life. I hope they rescue us before it is too late," the White Helmets member said.

Planning for the operation was said to have been accelerated after last week's NATO summit. The evacuation is expected to take place from the small area of militant-controlled land left between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, near a disengagement line which Tel Aviv set up in 1974 after the Yom Kippur War of 1973.

The US temporarily froze $200 million in funding for so-called 'stabilization programs' involving Syria earlier this year amid President Trump's talk of withdrawing from Syria once Daesh (ISIS/ISIL)* was defeated, but went ahead with the release of $6.6 million for the White Helmets last month. Damascus issued a scathing criticism of the US decision, accusing Washington and its allies of supporting a group which serves as a "blatant embodiment of US, French, British and other states' support for various kinds of terrorism witnessed in Syria since 2011."

Earlier, military sources speaking to Sputnik Arabic warned that their monitoring of the group led them to conclude that they may be preparing a new false flag chemical attack amid the Syrian army's advance.

The White Helmets are a self-described rescue organization founded by former British Army officer James Le Mesurier in 2014, and officially tasked with saving civilian lives in militant-controlled areas of Syria. Damascus and Moscow accuse the group of being a propaganda arm for the Nusra Front terror group**, and have provided extensive evidence and witness testimony of the group's propensity for staging fake attacks. In April, the US, France and Britain launched missile strikes against multiple targets around Syria, justifying them using 'video evidence' of an alleged chemical attack in Douma provided by the White Helmets. Subsequent investigations have shown that the video was a fake.

*A terrorist group outlawed in Russia and many other countries.

**A terrorist group outlawed in Russia and many other countries. Also known as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham. Also described as al-Qaeda's Syrian branch.

R ~ Is anyone, either in the fake media or the government ever ask why the US is supporting terrorism? I guess when you are terrorists yourself such a question cannot be mentioned let alone discussed. Sticking an Oscar on these terrorists, the White Helmets are an integral part of the terrorists the US is supposedly fighting (Not!), are also outlawed by the USG, but that is simply ignored. Just believe what they tell you and ignore the truth, the new American way  ignorant, uninformed and cucked well over the scale. Add Canada to that as well with our prima donna Cuban prime Minister.
Syria moves to retake control over Golan Heights from terrorists

Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:15AM

Syrian government forces' soldiers wave their national flags after taking back the city of Quneitra from the terrorists on
July 19, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

The government of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has started operations to evacuate terrorists from areas near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights through yet another  surrender deal.

A group of buses arrived in Syria’s southwestern Quneitra Province on Friday to transfer anti-government terrorist groups that agreed to lay down arms earlier this week, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

The deal, brokered by Russia this week, would see the terrorists hand over the territory they control in Quneitra in exchange for a safe passage to northern Syria for those who refused to live under government control.

Quneitra is a thin, crescent-shaped province wedged between the buffer zone with Israel to the west and the Syrian province of Dara'a to the east. The area bears a critical strategic significance as it border Jordan, Lebanon and the Israeli-occupied side of the Golan Heights.

Since June 19, the Syrian army has been conducting a major counter-terrorism operation in both Dara’a and Quneitra provinces.

PressTV-Militants agree to surrender in Syria’s Quneitra
Foreign-backed militants in Syria's strategic Quneitra Province agree a surrender deal with the government.

The operation has already led to the liberation of more than 90 percent of Dara'a and several key areas in Quneitra, even though as many as 140,000 people are believed to be still living there, according to the United Nations.

Israel has been on high alert in recent days as Syrian government forces advanced against foreign-backed terrorists near the Golan Heights.

The regime seized 1,200 square kilometers of Golan from Syria in 1967 and later annexed it - a move that the international community still refuses to recognize.

While Damascus has been able to retake large parts of the country through similar deals with the terrorists, it remains to be seen whether it can keep negotiating evacuation deals as it moves further north, where the situation is way more complicated due to the presence of Turkish forces, Kurdish militants and 2,000 US troops on the ground.

US, allies scramble to evacuate White Helmets

Meanwhile, the US and its Western allies are reportedly closing in on an agreement for a two-stage evacuation process to transfer hundreds of White Helmet "volunteer" aid workers out of Syria.

Two officials familiar with the plans said Thursday that the US, Britain and Canada were putting the finishing touches on a deal that would first place the workers in Syria's neighboring countries and would then take them to third countries, including Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and possibly Canada.

PressTV-White Helmets, terrorists with a facelift
The United States, Britain, and France launched an illegal strike against a sovereign nation based on alleged Syrian government involvement in what they call the use of chemical weapons against civilians.

The White Helmets was founded in Turkey in 2013 by former British MI5 officer James Le Mesurier.

Since its establishment, the group has received at least $55 million from the British Foreign Office, $23 million or more from the US Office of Transition Initiatives and untold millions from Qatar.

Both Damascus and Moscow have accused the volunteer group of having staged the suspected chemical weapons attack in the town of Douma in Syria's Eastern Ghouta region on April 7.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad described the White Helmets as "a branch of al-Qaeda and al-Nusra" militant groups and a “PR stunt” by the US, the UK and France.

R ~ the title of this article should be 'Syria moves to retake control over Golan Heights from terrorists Israel.
Bolton: US Will Keep Its Troops in Syria Until 'Iranian Menace' Eliminated

15:12 16.07.2018(updated 15:13 16.07.2018)

© REUTERS / Rodi Said

John Bolton’s comments are at odds with President Donald Trump’s March announcement that US troops would be leaving Syria “like, very soon.”

Speaking to ABC News’ “This Week” on Sunday, US National Security Adviser John Bolton stated that Washington would maintain its military presence in Syria as long as Iran continues to be a threat to the region.

“But I think the president has made it clear that we are there until the ISIS* [Daesh] territorial caliphate is removed and as long as the Iranian menace continues throughout the Middle East,” he said.

Bolton also emphasized that the Syria issue would be on the agenda of the Helsinki summit between President Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on July 16.

“Let the Other People Take Care of it Now”

During a March speech in Ohio, President Trump stated that the US would be “coming out” of Syria “very soon” to “let the other people take care of it now” after claiming that Washington was “knocking the hell out of” Daesh.

His remarks came as a surprise, contradicting previous comments by the administration, including top-ranking officials at the Pentagon and State Department, suggesting that US forces would maintain an open-ended presence in Syria.

But in April, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders reiterated Trump’s commitment to withdrawing US forces from the war-ravaged Middle Eastern nation:

“The US mission has not changed – the president has been clear that he wants US forces to come home as quickly as possible. We are determined to completely crush [Daesh] and create the conditions that will prevent its return. In addition, we expect our regional allies and partners to take greater responsibility both militarily and financially for securing the region,” she said.

Israeli Concerns

The US, which has some 2,000 troops stationed in Syria, previously used the fight against Daesh as justification for its forces’ presence, but never mentioned the “Iranian menace” as a reason to stay.

Iran’s alleged endeavors to establish a military presence in Syria have been of particular concern for Washington’s close ally in the Middle East – Israel, which fears Tehran’s “entrenchment” in the war-torn country.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently raised the issue in separate conversations with both Trump and Putin ahead of the Helsinki summit between the US and Russia presidents. During last week’s visit to Moscow, Netanyahu once again reiterated that Iran should leave Syria, and later thanked Trump for “his strong policy against Iran.”

The Syrian government has repeatedly blasted the United States for Washington’s illegal military presence in the country: since 2014, the US-led international coalition has been conducting airstrikes on what it described as Daesh targets in Syria without either a UN mandate, or Damascus’ authorization.

*Daesh, also known as ISIS/ISIL,IS, is a terrorist group banned in Russia and many other countries.

R ~ Bolton works for the jews, not Trump. Perhaps Trump works for the same scum? Bolton is only worried about 'Israeli concerns' regardless of the role Israel has played in fomenting a 'revolution' in Syria ad it's continual violation of International Law, whatever significance that may still have in the minds of the jews of the (((deep state))).
As much as I hate the cabal, I don’t think we will ever see their defeat. The Skunk always believed they could be brought down but that’s not being realistic. Mankind has been degrading over the years not evolving. It’s only a small fraction that goes beyond human nature to grow and learn. It’s never going to be enough to make a difference.
Israeli Rockets Strike Syrian Military Position in Aleppo - Reports

23:34 15.07.2018(updated 00:23 16.07.2018)

© REUTERS / Omar Sanadiki

Israel has made a rocket strike on Syrian military position north of Nairab airport in Aleppo, local media reported.

The strike by Israeli armed forces on Syrian military position has caused material damage, Reuters reported, citing Syrian state media.

Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) has quoted a military source as saying that Israel had struck Syrian military position north of the airport in Aleppo.

Several reports on social media say that several aircraft were taking part in the strike, which, according to those reports lasted up to ten minutes.

Earlier this week, SANA reported that Syrian air defenses had responded to an Israeli airstrike on the Quneitra Province in southwestern Syria, which targeted one of the Syrian army positions. The strike reportedly targeted Syrian army posts near the towns of Hadar and Juba in particular. Syrian air defences managed to repel some of the strikes, the agency reported back then.

This is not the first time reports of missile strikes on Syrian army's positions in Aleppo emerge. A source in Syria law enforcement told Sputnik earlier that Several Syrian military bases had been struck by missiles in the Hama and Aleppo provinces. A spokeswoman for the Israeli Defense Forces, however, has declined to comment on missile strikes against several Syrian government military bases back then.

Previously, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he did not have intentions to help overthrow Assad's government, but insisted on what he called Iranian forces to departing Syria.

R ~ This little shit ant of a country needs their asses kicked si they can all go moan at the wailing wall. Their sins don't go away, they just keep piling up.
The World Below / US airstrikes kill 30 civilians in Syria's Bukamal: SANA
« Last post by Rudi Jan on July 13, 2018, 05:37:24 AM »
US airstrikes kill 30 civilians in Syria's Bukamal: SANA

Fri Jul 13, 2018 05:29AM

The picture taken on July 17, 2017 shows smoke billowing out following a US-led coalition airstrike on the western
frontline of the northern Syrian city of Raqqah. (Photo by AFP)

At least 30 civilians have lost their lives when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting Daesh terrorists carried out airstrikes in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr on Friday.

Local sources said the airstrikes struck a residential area on the outskirts of the city of al-Bukamal, which lies on the Euphrates River near the border with Iraq.

Many others, including women and children, were injured in the overnight airstrikes, with medical sources indicating that the death toll may rise due to the critical condition of some of the wounded.

The US has been conducting airstrikes inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate. It has repeatedly been accused of targeting and killing civilians. It has also been largely incapable of fulfilling its declared aim of destroying Daesh.

On December 14, 2017, Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates stated that the US-led coalition was indeed targeting civilian facilities and providing Daesh terrorists with cover.

The latest US airstrikes come a day after the Syrian army entered the militant-held part of the southern city of Dara'a and hoisted the national flag near the city's post office.

PressTV-Syrian army hoists national flag in Dara'a city
The Syrian army has raised the national flag over the southern city of Dara'a as a major counter-terrorism operation nears an end.

The final push into the city happened after militants agreed to put down their arms through a deal facilitated by a Russian military delegation.

Earlier on Thursday, militant officials and witnesses said a Russian military delegation had entered Dara'a's terrorist-controlled area and begun negotiations over the region's handover to the Syrian government.

Two armored vehicles with senior Russian officers entered the al-Shayah area and began talks with commanders from the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) on implementing the terms of the surrender deal.

Since June 19, the Syrian army has been conducting the operation in Dara'a, which borders Jordan and the Israeli-occupied side of Syria’s Golan Heights.

Dara’a’s return to the Syrian government control would cut the much-reported collaboration between anti-Damascus militants and Israel which has beefed up its military presence in the Golan Heights in recent days.

Dara'a city was the birthplace of the sedition that began in March 2011 before morphing into a foreign-backed militancy that continues to this day.

Russia warns militants 'Idlib will be next'

Meanwhile, opposition-linked Smart Syria news agency cited an FSA spokesman as saying that Russian officials had warned the militant group's negotiators in Dara'a that they plan to launch an attack on the northern Syrian province of Idlib in September.

According to Ibrahim Jibawi, a spokesman for the FSA's Southern Front Central Operations Room, the Russians advised militants during a meeting in the Dara'a province town of Busra al-Sham not to continue north after Dara'a.

"There was a warning by the Russians for the Free Army not to go to Idlib....'After Dara'a, we'll go to Idlib'," Jibawi told SMART.

The news agency also quoted an FSA military commander as saying that the militants were now fortifying their bases in Idlib in anticipation of a new offensive.

The foreign-backed crisis in Syria first broke out in Idlib in 2011. The province has been the focal point of the militant campaign against the Damascus government.

Syrian government forces retook Idlib a year later, but it fell back into the hands of militants in 2015, when a coalition of Takfiri terrorists, including then al-Qaeda offshoot al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham, launched an offensive in the province, seized Idlib City and laid a siege to the Shia-majority villages of al-Fu’ah and Kafriya.

Currently, the dominant militant force in Idlib is the so-called Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, which was formed after Nusra Front rebranded itself as Jabhat Fatah al-Sham and swallowed smaller militant groups there.
The World Below / Israeli warplanes attack Syrian T-4 Airbase
« Last post by Rudi Jan on July 08, 2018, 12:49:24 PM »
Israeli warplanes attack Syrian T-4 Airbase


On July 8, warplanes of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) carried out an airstrike on the Syrian T-4 airbase in the central governorate of Homs, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.

The General Command of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) announced in an official statement that the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) engaged with the Israel warplanes and managed to damage one warplane and to shot down several air to surface missiles.

However, other Israel missiles managed to hit the airbase, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). The state-run news agency added that the missiles caused material damage only.

The strategic T-4 airbase was hit several times before by the IAF. On April 9, 12 personnel of the Iranian military were killed when Israel warplanes bombed a center of Iranian forces inside the perimeter of the airbase.

The new Israeli airstrike is likely a response to an earlier statement of Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Iranian parliament speaker’s special adviser on international affairs, in which he said that Iranian military advisers will continue operating in Syria to counter the Israeli attempt to gain dominance in the region.

R ~ it's just amazing that Israel carries on attacking the Syrian military with impunity and NO ONE in the west says a thing. NO ONE asks why Israel is attacking Syria. NO ONE asks what Israel has against Syria. Did Syria attack Israel lately?

NO ONE asks because they are all jew pawns, either by sentiment, by bribery or by threats. The only thing they say and repeat ad finitum is the rhetoric that Iran is in Syria. Never mind that they are their at the invitation of Syria and consist primarily of advisers, not a fighting force. We leave that to the warmongering jew controlled nations of the west. They can occupy anyone, anywhere and in force because they are guided by their god - filthy lucre and the desire for nihilism rather than healthy living.
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