US Military Completely Levels the City of Raqqa In Syria and “He Is Back”
Ed.’s note: What city in Syria or maybe even Turkey is next slated for obliteration by the US military “taking care of business” going after their favorite stage managed “terrorist” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” given by the United States)? With thousands of coalition (US; UK; France) air strikes and tens of thousands of US artillery strikes on Raqqa, Syria from June to October 2017, the cut out (the Soufan Group and RAND Inc. terrorist designers) terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is back. After almost 1,600 Syrian civilians are killed and the city of Raqqa leveled, Syria still hasn’t declared war on the US.
Anyone want a $25 million reward for his death or capture? He was already captured once in Fallujah, Iraq then released and was a graduate of the terrorist training Camp Bucca with a “PhD in terrorism and IED composition materials.” So, whose guest is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? We’re wondering, U.S. Lieutenant General Stephen J. Townswend, commander of the coalition consisting of US, UK and French aircraft said: “I challenge anyone to find a more precise air campaign in the history of warfare.” Was it as precise as the US bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade in 1999? Ever wonder where al-Baghdadi banks? Switzerland? Cayman Islands? Panama?
Here’s an odd source:
This is what Syria looked and felt like before the international criminal conspiracy against this country started in March, 2011. Profoundly disturbing that much of this infrastructure has been completely destroyed and plundered including all of Raqqa.
It is always fun to go back and pull out a few good clips of these proxy mercenary terrorist lunatics messed up on Captagon getting all shot up by the Syrian National Army (SNA). Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s army of canon fodder morons utilized for the expansion of “Greater Israel.”
This shit is made for Hollywood.
Source: Moon of Alabama
Baghdadi Is Back And Turkey Might Be His Next Target
April 29, 2019
Remember this dude?
He is back.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, self declared caliph of ISIS, appeared in new video published today. These are the first pictures of him since some three plus years ago. He mentions the defeat in Baghouz. A speaker in the video, not Baghdadi, mentions the recent attacks in Sri Lanka which killed over 250 people and the recent ouster of Omar al-Bashir in Sudan. A short excerpt of the 18 minutes long video can be seen here.
There are three disguised people Baghdadi is talking to. The video is heavily edited and it appears that it was filmed in many takes. The visible walls are of drapery but do not seem to be the inside of a tent. The ground is flat. The light is artificial. The sound is solid but has no echos. This was probably filmed in a room of a larger house.
The gun to his right is a Kalashnikov AKS-74U with a large (45 rounds) magazine:
US journalist C. J. Chivers reported that the gun was nicknamed “the Osama” in jihadist circles, after Osama bin Laden was photographed next to an AKS-74U.
Pictures of the (now dead) leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi showed the same type of gun. It is not a very practical weapon but demonstrates Baghdadi’s heritage.
Baghdadi accepts the oath of loyalty from groups in Mali, Burkina Faso, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. Written text in the video says that the attack in Sri Lanka was in retaliation for Baghouz in Syria where ISIS made its last stand. It claims that the ISIS jihadists did not hand over any area and died fighting to the end in Sirte, Mosul, Raqqa and Baghouz. At least the claim about Raqqa is wrong. When the U.S. destroyed Raqqa some 2-3,000 ISIS fighters negotiated their exit with the U.S. proxies on the ground and moved south-east to attack the Syrian army.
Baghdadi says that ISIS will eventually win in a war of attrition against the “Crusaders”. This points to a continuous, geographically dispersed terror campaign after it no longer holds any ground. At one point one of the three other people gives him a folder with some plans. The folder is marked Wilayat Turkey. (Wilayat means province of the Islamic State).
Baghdadi looks well fed. The reports of him ailing and thin are obviously wrong. His face and hands and those of his guests show no signs of harsh weather or even sun exposure.
One wonders whose guest he is.
US-Led Bombing Campaign in Syria Killed 1,600 Civilians and Left Raqqa ‘Most Destroyed City in Modern Times’
An “unprecedented” new study revealed that the U.S.-led bombing campaign on Raqqa, Syria in 2017 killed an estimated 1,600 innocent civilians while leveling the city on a scale unparalleled in recent decades.
by Julia Conley | April 29, 2019
An “unprecedented” new study released on Thursday revealed that the U.S.-led bombing campaign on Raqqa, Syria in 2017—which one military commander at the time claimed was the “most precise air campaign in history”—killed an estimated 1,600 innocent civilians while leveling the city on a scale unparalleled in recent decades.
The research collated almost two years of investigations into the assault on Raqqa, the groups said in a statement, and “gives a brutally vivid account” of the enormous number of civilian lives lost as “a direct result” of thousands of coalition air strikes and tens of thousands of US artillery strikes in Raqqa from June to October 2017.
The report—”Rhetoric vs. Reality: How the ‘Most Precise Air Campaign in History’ Left Raqqa the Most Destroyed City in Modern Times”—is detailed on the interactive website created by investigative news organization Airwars and the human rights group Amnesty International-USA which carried out what they call the “most comprehensive investigation into civilian deaths in a modern conflict.”
The findings confirm that the U.S.-led coalition has admitted to just a fraction of the civilian carnage it has caused in Syria, even as it has boasted of the care it’s taken in avoiding such casualties and the precision of the Raqqa offensive.
According to the report:
US, UK and French forces also launched thousands of air strikes into civilian neighborhoods, scores of which resulted in mass civilian casualties.
In one tragic incident, a Coalition air strike destroyed an entire five-story residential building near Maari school in the central Harat al-Badu neighborhood in the early evening of 25 September 2017. Four families were sheltering in the basement at the time. Almost all of them – at least 32 civilians, including 20 children – were killed. A week later, a further 27 civilians – including many relatives of those killed in the earlier strike – were also killed when an air strike destroyed a nearby building.”
“I saw my son die, burnt in the rubble in front of me,” Ayet Mohammed Jasem, one of the few survivors of the later attack, told the investigators. “I’ve lost everyone who was dear to me. My four children, my husband, my mother, my sister, my whole family. Wasn’t the goal to free the civilians? They were supposed to save us, to save our children.”
At the time of 2017 assault on Raqqa it was U.S. Lieutenant General Stephen J. Townswend, commander of the coalition, who said, “I challenge anyone to find a more precise air campaign in the history of warfare…The Coalition’s goal is always for zero human casualties.”
But the researchers argue the evidence belies those claims and, as part of the report, both groups demanded accountability for what was done to the city and its people.
Please go to MPN to read the entire article.
An update for May 2, 2019 from The Saker on the circumstances involving videos being removed on YouTube and other social media platforms concerning Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi.