Russia Begins Operations in Syria: End Game for the US Empire?

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The NDF commander Nabel Alabdalla in the Syrian-Christian town of Al-Skeilbiyyeh speaks to his comrades as the #SyrianArmy sending more reinforcement to cleanse #Idlib and #Hama of international terrorism. Credit: Rasha Deeb Subtitles: @WissamSlimanSy

Earlier and documenting:


Airstrikes and preparations for Idlib offensive | April 30th 2019 | Syria https://youtu.be/4A4hllFYbjA via @YouTube


https://twitter.com/smmsyria/status/1123160831318003714
#InCaseYouMissedIt #Turkish @yenisafak has earlier reported on #ISIS|#Daesh leader #Baghdadi was in the custody of the #US forces and this photo confirms it ...................?????

Similar to other towns and provinces, the #SyrianArmy will liberate #Idlib from #AlQaeda and impose #Syria's sovereignty over it. The USA & its allies may delay the final victory but eventually, every inch of Syria will be liberated. Footage from al-Ghouta, Feb. 2018.
 

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Using their attack drones, the jihadists attempted to drop bombs on the Hmeimim Airbase.

Jihadist rebels attempt to attack Russia’s Hmeimim Airbase in western Syria
2019-05-06
The militants have shelled Hmeimim Airbase twice in one day.

Militants in Syria Shelled Hmeymim Airbase Twice in One Day - Russian MoD
06.05.2019

Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham has transferred its strategic centers to the border with Turkey as precise and continued airstrikes by the Russian and Syrian bombers have increased.

Tahrir Al-Sham Relocates Key Centers from Idlib to Borders with Turkey
May 06, 2019
The Russian Air Force has launched a massive assault on Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham's positions near the Turkish border.

Russian Air Force launches massive assault across western Idlib
2019-05-07
 

sToRmR1dR

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The militants have shelled Hmeimim Airbase twice in one day.

Militants in Syria Shelled Hmeymim Airbase Twice in One Day - Russian MoD
06.05.2019
For the third time, the jihadists have attempted to bomb the Hmeimim Airbase.

Jihadists attempt to attack Hmeimim Airbase in western Syria
2019-05-08

The Syrian army is using a new domestically manufactured Golan-1000 missile system to attack the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions.

Syrian Army attacks jihadist stronghold with new missile system (video)
2019-05-07

Lavrov and Zarif will meet in Moscow to discuss a number of issues, including the crisis in Syria.

Russian foreign minister to hold talks with his Iranian counterpart in Moscow on May 8
May 08, 2019
 

sToRmR1dR

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Lavrov and Zarif will meet in Moscow to discuss a number of issues, including the crisis in Syria.

Russian foreign minister to hold talks with his Iranian counterpart in Moscow on May 8
May 08, 2019
Lavrov: US attempts to resettle Kurds in Arab areas might trigger Syria’s breakup
May 08, 2019

Zarif Suggests Establishing Security Zone on Turkish Borders
8 May, 2019

Expect move against terrorists soon: Turkish leader
By Ali Murat Alhas - 08.05.2019

The Neocons' shitty rhetoric: The US is worrying about the Syrian people and the stability in the region.

Trump extends sanctions against Syria for another year
May 09, 2019
 

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The Neocons' shitty rhetoric: The US is worrying about the Syrian people and the stability in the region.
Yep, that's all it is. Pompeo is trying to be off the radar while he tries to coordinate the battle plans too.

From the last point in Turkey it will be impossible to track #Pompeo´s plane there isn´t ADSB coverage
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)
ADS-B is transforming all segments of aviation. Real-time precision, shared situational awareness, advanced applications for pilots and controllers alike — these are the hallmarks of ADS-B NextGen surveillance.

  • Real-time ADS-B is used now for air traffic control
  • General aviation is safer with ADS-B traffic, weather, and flight-information services
  • Safety and efficiency improve with advanced ADS-B applications
ADS-B improves safety and efficiency in the air and on runways, reduces costs, and lessens harmful effects on the environment.
 

sToRmR1dR

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The terrorists have attacked the Syrian army's positions, trying to recapture the key town, but the Syrian army has repelled the attack, causing heavy casualties among them.

TERRORIST GROUPS LAUNCH SURPRISE ATTACK IN NORTHERN HAMA, ENTER KAFR NABUDAH
10.05.2019

Syrian Army Secures Kafr Nabudah After Eliminating Dozens Of Terrorists Inside It (18+ Photos, Map)
10.05.2019

Video Footage Of Kafr Nabudah Clashes Between The Syrian Army And Jihadist Rebels
May 10, 2019
 
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The Russian Air Force has bombed the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham's positions in northeast Latakia.

Russian Air Force swarms jihadist stronghold in northeast Latakia
2019-05-10

Iran has delivered the oil shipment in Syria, for easing the fuel crisis.

Iranian Oil Tankers Arrive In Syria For First Time In Months
May 11, 2019

Jeffrey to Asharq Al-Awsat: We Want Full Iranian Withdrawal From Syria
By Ibrahim Hamidi - 10 May, 2019

US forces attack Syrian gov’t oil transport in Euphrates region
2019-05-10

Erdogan vows to clear ‘terror-infested regions’ in northern Syria
2019-05-10
 

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Snip: 3-4 minute Read Tweets May 10, 2019
The U.S. Air Force is positioning four B-52s to Qatar. And, for the very first time, at least one of the Stratofortress bombers could be tracked online as it deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base to Al Udeid.

As you probably already know by now, U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has ordered repositioning a carrier strike group and redeploying strategic bombers as part of a BTF (Bomber Task Force) to the Middle East in response to “troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” related to Iran.

The first two of four B-52 bombers, radio callsign “MYTEE 51-52” have arrived to Al Udeid, Qatar, from their homebase at Barksdale AFB, Lousiana, on May 8; the second “wave” (MYTEE 53-54) followed on the same route on May 9. While “Buffs” regularly deploy across the world and are visible almost daily on flight tracking websites, this Middle East deployment marked the very first time a B-52 bomber deploying to the CENTCOM area of responsibility could be monitored, live, during its transit from CONUS to destination.

Is this a big deal? Most probably not: the fact that the bombers were being deployed was far from secret. Still, the possibility to track the flight while in progress provided many insights including specific airframes taking part in the deployment, their support tankers, their route, etc. These details give aviation enthusiasts as well as analysts several much more information about the way the bombers deployed to Al Udeid than it would be possible to gather if the aircraft were not tracked.

What follows is a brief recap based on OSINT (Open Sources Intelligence) of the details that ADS-B, Mode-S and MLAT provided about the first pair of B-52s that could be tracked online via information in the public domain as they deployed to the Middle East.Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks, ADS-B May Expose F-22s To Web Based Tracking GAO Warns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved a new deployment of Patriot missiles to the Middle East, a U.S. official told Reuters on Friday, in the latest U.S. response to what Washington sees as a growing threat from Iran.

The decision comes after the Trump administration expedited the deployment of a carrier strike group and sent bombers to the Middle East following troubling indications of possible preparations for an attack by Iran.

Syrian journalist - Videographer - Freelancer
 

goyacobol

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Notice how the arguments by Jeffrey outlining their view of the war in Syria is total psychopathological projection and wishful thinking.

In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, Jeffrey said Washington would continue to pressure Damascus and its allies through economic sanctions, a military presence in northeastern Syria and a halt to Arab and Western normalization until a “new political government is formed.” [regime change plan is their "normalization"]

“We will continue to find different ways to pressure [Syria] until the regime decides to cooperate on the political process,” he said. “The solution is political; not military.”[cooperation is nothing short of capitulation]

Asked about Washington’s position towards the current escalation in Idlib [their way or the highway], he said that the US administration was against such escalation.

He stressed that US President Donald Trump had stated in September that a comprehensive attack on Idlib [self-defense is just plain reckless] would constitute a reckless act, not only out of concern over the possible use of chemical weapons, but also because it would lead to a flow of refugees and displaced.

He noted that the US administration was using political, economic and military tools to deter dangers [dangers to Israel and the US never mind dangers to Syrians ] that might emerge from the Syrian conflict.

In this regard, he pointed to the continued US military presence to fight ISIS in northeast Syria and to prevent the filling of the vacuum [the vacuum they created can only be filled by their approved parties] by other parties, in addition to the US support of the Israeli campaign against the Iranian hegemony in the country.

Jeffrey went on to say that the Syrian regime’s access to reconstruction funds has stopped [continue strangling the victim into submission] , adding that his country was obstructing the recognition of the regime in the Arab League and was working on a coordinated sanctions program with the Europeans.
And after all these continued attacks from the US they just want to stop the flow of refugees into Europe (sure...:curse:).
 

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Turkey dictating to Syria - what the Syrian government and it's military should do?

Turkish defense minister says Syrian forces must halt attacks in northwest Syria
FILE PHOTO: Turkey's Hulusi Akar, when he was chief of the general staff, during the EFES-2018 military exercise near the Aegean port city of Izmir, Turkey May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal/File Photo
Turkey's defense minister said Syrian government forces need to halt attacks in northwestern Syria, state-owned Anadolu Agency reported on Friday.

Syria’s army, backed by Russian air power, launched ground operations this week against the southern flank of a rebel zone consisting of Idlib and parts of adjacent provinces.

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Syrian forces should return to territories agreed in an international deal in Kazakhstan to reduce hostilities and casualties.

Akar also said the attacks pose a threat to the security of Turkey’s observation posts in the northwest, where Turkey carries out patrols.

“We expect Russia to take effective and determined measures to make regime forces stop their attacks on the south of Idlib and immediately return to the borders set by the Astana agreement,” Akar said, referring to the Kazakh capital by its previous name.

On Thursday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin said the operation was a reaction to terrorists in the area, and was being carried out “in coordination with our Turkish partners,” TASS news agency reported.

Russia blocks UN SC statement on Idlib due to attempts to misrepresent situation

© AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Russia has blocked a United Nations Security Council statement on the humanitarian situation in Syria due to attempts to misrepresent the situation in Idlib, Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Vladimir Safronkov told TASS on Friday.

"We have not passed and blocked the press elements drafted by our humanitarian troika (which oversees corresponding issues at the UN Security Council - TASS) comprising Belgium, Germany and Kuwait, which [press elements] were meant to misrepresent the situation in Idlib," he said answering TASS questions about the closed-door consultations on Syria at the UN Security Council.

On Friday, the UN Security Council held a closed-door extra session on the humanitarian situation in Syria requested by Germany, Belgium and Kuwait. In recent days, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Foreign Ministry spokesman Christopher Burger and British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt had voiced their concern over the situation in the region.

On May 4, Major-General Viktor Kupchishin, chief of the Russian center for reconciliation of warring sides in Syria, told reporters that groups of militants in the south of the de-escalation zone Idlib led by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (former Jabhat al-Nusra outlawed in Russia) were creating a strike force and their attack on Hama was not ruled out.

On May 6, Kupchishin said that Russia’s Hmeymim airbase came under shelling by militants twice during the day. In both cases, shelling was conducted from the settlement of Zawiya in the Idlib de-escalation zone. On the same day, Syria’s news agency SANA reported that the country’s artillery and air forces launched strikes against the bases of militants shelling Hama.

Syrian army reaches Idlib border - TV

© Valery Sharufulin/TASS

The Syrian military forces have liberated five settlements in the northwest of Syria from terrorists on Saturday, reaching the administrative border between the provinces of Idlib and Hama, the Al Mayadeen TV channel informed.

According to the channel, the Syrian fighters had managed to destroy a command center and several warehouses belonging to the Jabhat al-Nusra terror group (outlawed in Russia).

It was informed earlier that Syrian troops had thwarted terrorists’ offensive attacks in the north of Hama province, eliminating more than 40 Jabhat al-Nusra members.

The military operation the Syrian army launched on May 6 is aimed at taking control over a highway connecting Hama and Aleppo and ensuring the safety of settlements in the Sahl al-Ghab valley that militants are shelling on a regular basis.

Turkey calls on Syria to halt Hama operation as they prepare to invade SDF-held areas
Turkey calls on Syria to halt Hama operation as they prepare to invade SDF-held areas

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has said Syrian government forces need to halt attacks in northwestern Syria, Anadolu Agency reported on Friday.

The Syrian Army, backed by the Russian Air Force, launched ground operations this week at the southern flank of the militant-held demilitarized zone, which consists of Hama and parts of adjacent provinces.

Akar said the Syrian forces should return to territories agreed in an international deal in Kazakhstan to reduce hostilities and casualties.

We expect Russia to take effective and determined measures to make regime forces stop their attacks on the south of Idlib and immediately return to the borders set by the Astana agreement,” Akar said, referring to the Kazakh capital.

Jihadist and Turkish-backed rebels merge to form new coalition to fight...

A new group comprised of several rebel factions calling themselves “Fatah Dimashq” has been formed in northwestern Syria this week.
The group, which is comprised of both jihadist and Turkish-backed rebel groups, announced their formation on Thursday after they lost several areas to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the northwestern region of Syria.

According to reports, the group will consist of over 20 rebel groups, including Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, Hurras al-Deen Group, the Free Syrian Army, and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham.

It is worth noting that the Hurras Al-Deen Group is comprised of many foreign jihadists that have participated in many battles against the Syrian Arab Army in the past.

This coalition will also mark the first time that Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the National Liberation Front groups have joined together to take on the Syrian military.

CIA used secret missile to kill terrorists ‘with no explosion’–... report

The US government has developed a secret missile to launch pinpoint airstrikes against terrorists and their leaders “with no explosion”, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The newspaper cited unnamed US officials as saying that the use of the specially designed new missile with “extraordinarily accurate intelligence about a target’s location and surroundings” will help “drastically” reduce damage and minimise chances of civilian casualties.

“A modified version of the well-known Hellfire missile, […] the R9X is designed to plunge more than 100 pounds of metal through the tops of cars and buildings to kill its target without harming individuals and property close by”, the officials said.

The R9X aims to target terrorists who adapt to US airstrikes by “hiding among groups of women and children to put themselves out of reach”.

The newspaper notes in this vein that that both the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have already used this weapon, “carefully concealing its existence”.

The missile was reportedly used at least twice: once over Syria in February 2017, and again in Yemen in January.

“A Hellfire, which is a little more than five feet [1.5 m] long and weighs just over 100 pounds [45kg], typically leaves behind mangled, burned-out shells of vehicles, surrounded by debris and scorch marks over a large radius. The R9X leaves no such signature”, the sources pointed out.
 
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