Syria is Being Placed in a Pincer by Israel and the US
Lavrov warns against partition of Syria
September 23, 2017
“First of all, fight against terrorism must be ended, but it is also necessary to start thinking how to restore Syria’s unity,” the minister said © Aleksandr Shherbak/TASS
UNITED NATIONS, September 22./TASS/. Moscow believes partition of Syria must not be allowed as a chain reaction will hit the whole Middle East, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference on Friday.
“First of all, fight against terrorism must be ended, but it is also necessary to start thinking how to restore Syria’s unity,” the minister said. “No division must be allowed, a chain reaction will sweep the Middle Eat. This is what some would seek to achieve, those for whom it is advantageous to maintain constant chaos, a mess there,” he said at the news conference after a week of high-level meetings at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly.
“The concept of de-escalation zones was initially declared as temporary,” he went on. “Even within the framework of the six-month period in which the concept will be in effect, it was stated that in parallel with de-escalation zones we want to motivate the process of national reconciliation and creation of mechanisms that will help start nation-wide dialog and prepare ground for a political process in addition to what is being done in Geneva,” he added.
“It is a colossal breakthrough that the Astana process has brought together at the same negotiating table the government and armed units offering resistance to the Syrian government army on ground,” Lavrov said.
“It is no less important than conversations with emigrants who want to help settle the Syrian crisis. This is a face-to-face conversation between those who have confronted each other with arms in hands up until recently,” he added.
Syrian de-escalation zones
Starting from May, four de-escalation zones are being set up in Syria in line with an agreement reached in Astana by representatives of ceasefire guarantor states Russia, Iran and Turkey. De-escalation zones include Idlib province, some parts of its neighboring areas in Latakia, Hama and Aleppo provinces north of the city of Homs, Eastern Ghouta, as well as Daraa and al-Quneitra provinces in southern Syria. Starting from May 6, military activities and aircraft flights in the de-escalation zones are banned. The memorandum will remain in effect for six months and can be automatically extended for another six months.
Source: RT News
US special ops equipment seen on aerial images of ISIS positions north of Deir ez-Zor – Russian MoD
September 24, 2017
The Russian Ministry of Defense has released aerial images which they say show US Army special forces equipment north of the town of Deir er-Zor, where ISIS militants are deployed.
US Army special units provide free passage for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) through the battle formations of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists, the ministry said in a statement.
— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) September 24, 2017
“Facing no resistance of the ISIS militants, the SDF units are advancing along the left shore of the Euphrates towards Deir ez-Zor,” the statement reads.
“Despite that the US strongholds being located in the ISIS areas, no screening patrol has been organized at them,” the Russian Ministry of Defense said.
This could mean that the US military staff “feel absolutely safe” in the area which is held by the terrorists, the ministry of defense stated.
All of the images were taken from September 8 to 12. The photos show several Cougar infantry mobility vehicles and Hummer armored vehicles of the US Army special forces, according to the Russian MoD data.
Earlier in September, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov accused the SDF of collusion with ISIS terrorists.
Please go to RT News to read the entire news article.
Related to the RT News article just above:
Can’t account for the alleged attempt to “nab 29 Russian military police” but there is evidence to suggest they were threatened by US-backed terrorists operating under different names inside Syria. The same terrorists Russia is destroying at every opportunity. Russia is fully committed to defeating this international criminal conspiracy against Syria and to end the terrorist attacks inside Syria going into its 8th year.
BREAKING: ‘US Secret Services’ Tried to Nab 29 Russian Troops
in Syria and Got Their Butts Kicked
BREAKING! ISIS Strikes Syrian / Russian Forces in
Deir ez Zor From US Controlled Zone in Syria
Updated September 25, 2017: It now looks as though the 29 Russian military police were going to be captured planned by US secret services, although “secret services” cannot be definitively identified. Several news sources including Russian Insider reported that the “US-backed and directed forces suffered a devastating defeat”. Losses included: “850 terrorists, 11 tanks, 46 pickup trucks, 20 trucks and 38 weapons warehouses”:
Russian airstrikes on US-backed terrorists in Syria with the destruction of the terrorists and equipment listed in the above above paragraph:
Fuerzas rusas destruyen objetivos del Frente Al-Nusra en Hama
Source: 21st Century Wire
Syria Eye Witness: 21WIRE’s Patrick Henningsen and Vanessa Beeley On Location
September 4, 2017 By 21wire 5 Comments
It’s been said that, “The first casualty in war is truth.” No other conflict echos this reality more than the war in Syria.
In April 2017, journalists Patrick Henningsen and Vanessa Beeley traveled to Syria for a five week fact-finding and investigative reporting project for 21st Century Wire. This short documentary which aired on Syria TV this week, details their experience and firsthand observations on the ground in Syria. Their testimonies are both striking and insightful, and may come as a shock some people in the west who have relied solely on the corporate mainstream media for their perception of this protracted conflict. Many thanks to Syria TV producer Sinan Saeed and his team for this production and for introducing us to the real life and culture of Damascus.
Russia Warns Washington
September 23, 2017 • by Stephen Lendman
Russia is committed to free Syria from the scourge of terrorism Washington supports – a noble mission deserving universal support.
On Thursday, the Kremlin said “Russia has officially informed the United States via a special communications channel that Russian forces will strike immediately US-backed forces if they attack or shell Syrian or Russian task forces operating near the Deir Ezzor city.”
“Any attempts at shelling from the areas where the militants of the Syrian Democratic Forces are based will be immediately curbed. Russian forces will suppress firing points in these areas using all means of destruction.”
There’s no ambiguity in the above statement, the Kremlin telling the Trump administration of its intentions in the only language it understands – its statement coming in response to so-called US-supported Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) attacking government positions at least twice in Deir Ezzor with mortar and rocket fire.
In retaliation for US-supported al-Nusra terrorists targeting Russian policemen in the Idlib de-escalation zone days earlier, a Russian submarine in the Mediterranean Sea fired Kalibr cruise missiles, destroying their positions, according to Russia’s Defense Ministry, saying:
“The missile strike targeted the recently detected terrorist strongholds, manpower, and armored vehicles, as well as the ammunition depots of the Jabhat al-Nusra terror group (outlawed in Russia) in the Idlib province.”
“The missiles flew about 300 kilometers. According to the objective monitoring data, all targets (were) hit” and destroyed.
Days earlier, Russian chief of staff in Syria General Aleksander Lapin said Syrian and allied forces liberated 85% of ISIS-held territory. Another 27,000 km remain to be freed from its scourge, daily progress made toward achievin this goal.
Please go to Stephen Lendman‘s website to read the entire article.
This is what empires always turn to becoming extremely ruthless. Empires create their enemies then cynically and with devastating results use these same “enemies” as proxies to perform a specific task for the empire. The empire is using their ISIS-created tools for its objectives. Syria for the past seven years has been the victim of two empires: the regional empire of Israel and the US. The US empire has tossed The Law of Nations out the window and has broken all known international laws.
The United States and Israel’s use of force against the sovereign state of Syria is a prima facie violation of all known concepts of international law. It is an act of overt aggression against a UN member state in violation of the Charter of the United Nations. Demonstrating rather obviously the US runs and controls the UN. It makes no difference to the empire though, as Syria is being placed in a pincer. Here is where ISIS came from:
The reason why the city of Raqqa, Syria has been intentionally destroyed killing thousands of Syrian people is to force the population out to create the new state of Kurdistan (a second Israel):
Translating Neocon propaganda about Russia:
Are you a hired gunman for the empire? Why not find work inside Syria?