U.S. Retreats From Al-Tanf – Gives Up On Occupying South East Syria (“Meta Data” This Post)
Source: Moon of Alabama
June 29, 2017
The U.S. is giving up its hopeless position at the Syrian-Iraq border crossing near al-Tanf in south east Syria. The U.S. military had earlier bombed Syrian forces when they came near that position but it then found itself outmaneuvered, cut off from the north and enclosed in a useless area.
Al-Tanf is in the blue area with the two blue arrows at the bottom of the map. It will soon be painted red as liberated and under Syrian government control.
A more expressive version of the map:
The U.S. plan was to move from al-Tanf north towards the Euphrates river and to thereby capture and control the whole south-east of Syria. But Syria and its allies made an unexpected move and prevented that plan. The invaders are now cut off from the Euphrates by a Syrian west-to-east line that ends at the Iraqi border. On the Iraqi side elements of the Popular Military Unites under the command of the Iraqi government are moving to meet the Syrian forces at the border.
The U.S. invaders are now sitting in the mid of a piece of rather useless desert around al-Tanf where their only option is to die of boredom or to move back to Jordan from where they came.
The U.S. military even moved a HIMARS missile launcher with 300 km reach from nearby Jordan to al-Tanf. That was a laughable stunt. It made no difference in capabilities from the earlier launcher position in Jordan just a few miles west. But someone the U.S. military believed that showing off such weapons in a doomed area would impress Syrian or Russian forces and change the facts of life. It didn’t. It was clear that the U.S. would have to move out.
That now seems to happen. A knowledgeable source just posted:
TØM CΛT @TomtheBasedCat – 3:38 PM – 29 Jun 2017
Evidently Tanf FSA really are being flown to Shaddadi. Plan C is in effect.
About 150 or so U.S. trained Arab fighters will be flown [AD note: See FARS news article published below.] from al-Tanf to north-east Syria where they will join the (hated) Kurdish forces. They may later try to reach the ISIS besieged Deir Ezzor from the north or get pushed into some suicide mission against another ISIS position. The Syrian army will approach and liberate Deir Ezzor most likely from the south and east. It is unlikely that it will let U,S. proxy forces take part in that. The U.S. contingent will move west out of al-Tanf and back into Jordan. The Syrian and Iraqi forces will take over the Al Waleed border crossing at al-Tanf and the regular commercial traffic on the Damascus-Baghdad road will resume.
The various propagandists who argued for a big U.S. mission to occupy the whole Iraqi-Syrian border and all of east Syria have lost. The “Shia crescent” between Iran and Lebanon they claimed to prevent with such a move was never a physical road connection and certainly nothing the U.S could fight by any physical means. Their pushing for a U.S. occupation of east Syria and incitement of a larger conflict has for now failed.
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Source: Fars News Agency
US Planes Transfer ISIL Terrorists from Raqqa to Unknown Destinations
July 2, 2017
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Syrian legislator said revealed that the US aircraft are transferring ISIL terrorists from Raqqa province to unknown destinations.
Ammar al-Assad said that the world is now aware of the West’s hostile policies and allegations against the Syrian government and knows that the western governments and the US want to display the Damascus government as the culprit behind the killing of civilians by releasing fake footage and raising unfounded allegations.
He added that videos have mostly been taken in places other than Syria under the supervision of the White Helmets Organization which produces these videos using actors to prove the West’s allegations against the Syrian government.
Elsewhere, Assad said that the US is now transferring the ISIL terrorists from Syria, specially Raqqa province, to unknown places.
Arab media outlets had disclosed that the ISIL started withdrawing troops from West of Raqqa province following an agreement with the US-backed Kurdish forces, while Syrian army soldiers managed to oust ISIL from its last strongholds in Eastern Aleppo and enter Western part of the group’s de-facto capital in the Arab country.
Al-Assad revealed mid-June that the US has transferred the ISIL ringleaders who are originally from the Western states from Raqqa to other regions.
He said that the US has allowed over 120 ISIL members to leave Raqqa with their weapons and go towards al-Sukhnah to create insecurity in Palmyra (Tadmur) region but the Russian and Syrian fighter jets pounded and killed them.
“The US is highly coordinated with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as some of the group’s commanders are from the US, Britain, France and certain regional states. Actually what is happening in the battlefield is against what the media say. Many surprising events happen,” al-Assad added.
He said that weeks ago, the US-led coalition planes staged heliborne operations in Raqqa and transferred a number of ISIL ringleaders to unknown places, adding that they were not Syrian, Iraqi or Chinese, but were the western commanders of the ISIL.
Noting that Raqqa is highly important to the US, he stressed that “How could it be possible for the ISIL and the SDF to arrive at an agreement, despite their ideological differences, that allows the ISIL leaders to leave Raqqa through a safe passage.”
Source: Covert Geopolitics
US Preparing for Ground Invasion in Syria
June 30, 2017 • Covert Geopolitics • 3 Comments
The United States has been upgrading its armed intervention in Syria from using terrorist proxies branded as “moderate rebels” to an actual ground invasion using regular troops. To provide the pretext to enter Syria with larger contingents than the presently cloaked US commandos already assisting the terrorists, it has gone on a propaganda overdrive.
‘US info campaign against Syria is intervention warning sign’ – Russian Foreign Ministry
RT | 29 Jun, 2017 11:07
The US information campaign on Syria is a warning sign that an American-led intervention may be in the works, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.
“The campaign, which was started by the US and is being backed by London and Paris, on the alleged chemical attack that is claimed to be prepared by Damascus, is not original, it’s a textbook script, which has already been used in several countries in the region,” Zakharova said.
In 2013, for example, “a provocation with the alleged use of chemical weapons became an excuse for a [potential] direct Western intervention in Syria. The situation was salvaged only by Russia’s decisive stance,” the official said.
Following the incident in April of this year, when the US leadership claimed a chemical weapons attack had been carried out by Syrian government forces in Khan Shaykhun, Washington is not doing anything that hasn’t been seen before, Zakharova added.
Please go to Covert Geopolitics to read the entire article.
Russian tank commander (first video clip) hits an Anglo-American ISIS asset while attacking ISIS positions on the Badia Steppe in Syria on the Jordanian border with an SAA officer congratulating “Oleg” the tank commander. Russian helicopter air support with SAA soldiers in this offensive on the Badia Steppe against foreign mercenaries:
SAA+VKS continues offensive in desert Badia | 28.06.2017
Homs: SAA+VKS continues offensive in desert Badia | 27.06.2017
Raqqa: SAA+VKS large-scale offensive in southern part of province | 19.06.2017
Quneitra: SAA repelled attack pro-Israeli mercenaries near the Golan heights.
Breaking Israel Airstrikes Russian Led Syrian Army Artillery Targets Golan Heights Border July 2017
U.S. trained proxy ISIS mercenary operating in Syria (There were allegations Gulmurod Khalimov was also trained by Russian Spetznaz while in Tajikstan):
US-trained snr Tajik special forces commander defects to ISIS, swears jihad
France’s Former Foreign Minister: UK Government Prepared War in Syria Two Years Before 2011 Protests
UN Drops Syria Truth Bombs! Wow!
And finally, a Hollywood-style US Marine video allegedly “raining steel down” on Anglo-American ISIS assets fighting in Syria against the Syrian government. The same ISIS assets the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) are fighting against and apparently being far more militarily effective at destroying them as is evidenced in the videos posted above. If the news linked article above is read titled “Only 2% Of US Politicians Actually Want To Stop Arming Terrorists – Here’s Why“, watching this US Marine video clip is like watching a commercial for war. This Hollywood-style melodramatic video has appeared at the US Marine Corps Youtube channel showing US military servicemen operating in Syria. Enjoy the music:
Artillery Marines Rain Steel on ISIS in Syria