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


The Living Force
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Erdogan may be a power hungry, demented maniac but he's not stupid. He might be pushing the limits with Russia - so he can get "concessions" to hold onto Idlib but Syria's Assad is still very much in the equation. I doubt that Erdogan wants a direct military confrontation with Russia? Russian and Iranian Forces would come in heavy and push Erdogan and what's left of his proxies, over the Turkish-Syrian Border. If something like that happened, Assad could turn the tables on Erdogan and demand "a safety zone" from the Syrian Border and into Turkey territory, the same tactic Erdogan used to get access to Syrian oil wells and occupy Idlib. Assad could then demand - just like Erdogan did - for joint military patrols in the safety zone. What Erdogan is pulling off can work both ways, if conditions are right. Add, American forces and it's proxies are often in close proximity to Turkish camps and the Americans would be forced out along with Turkish forces. The Americans don't want to lose control of the Syrian/Iraq Border - that's their supply line. Especially now, as NATO plans on adding more Troops and hardware into Iraq. The American's (Pentagon) isn't interested in Idlib but in taking over Syria, as a whole - right up to the Russian Border.

Russia and Turkey failed to reach agreement at Syria talks: Lavrov

Turkey's Erdogan says Syria talks with Russia unsatisfactory, offensive 'matter of time'
By Amberin Zaman - February 19, 2020

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Turkey: Ankara no longer need Russian Su-35 and Su-57

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Erdogan will close the Bosporus for Russian warships

Reporting by Nevzat Devranoglu and Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Jonathan Spicer - FEBRUARY 20, 2020

'Another unsuccessful drone attack on Hmeimim airbase carried by terrorists.'


Dagobah Resident
Turkish defeat, nuke warning

Syrian Army Repelled Al-Nayrab Attack, Russian Warplanes Provided Support
The failed attack on al-Nayrab was the largest Turkish-backed operation against the SAA in Idlib’s de-escalation zone, thus far. Such provocations by Ankara jeopardize the chances of a peaceful solution for the region’s crisis.
Days ago there were reports that Turkey is amassing a bigger force to attack the Syrian army in Idlib. Yesterday, when I read about it, it felt & looked like that [there hovered a good potential possibility] over this bigger armed Turkish force that it will be squashed like a bug in the days to come. The destruction of this concentrated Turkish force could truly unhinge / psychologically destabilize its leaders. Then what? Erdogan surely will feel lots of frustration in addition to his recent mounting frustrations.

Right beside the potential destruction of the Turkish force, at the same time, I also felt, that there is a clear intent in that conflicted Middle-Eastern area to drop a nuke there.

But who would be willing to risk a nuclear explosion in a populated area? Well the first open mention of "I hope there won't be any need for nukes" came from President Putin right around when Russia first deployed in Syria. He probably used the phrase to emphasize he was serious in exterminating all terrorists in the region.

Then there was the story about Netanyahu years ago that only his generals stopped Bibi from bombing an entire stadium filled with Goyim. Bibi really didn't care about mass deaths, but his generals convinced him, it would make Israel look really bad in the media if reports somehow came out about the stadium-bombing massacre.

There there is increasingly erratically behaving Erdogan, who might very well be inclined to drop a tactical nuke onto SAA positions.
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A Syrian commercial flight landed at Aleppo airport on Wednesday from Damascus, marking the resumption of internal flights between Syria's two largest cities for the first time since 2012.

Syria’s Aleppo Airport Resumes Flights for 1st Time in 8 Years (+Video)
Syria’s Aleppo Airport Resumes Flights for 1st Time in 8 Years (+Video) - World news - Tasnim News Agency
Syria’s Aleppo Airport Resumes Flights for 1st Time in 8 Years (+Video)
Feb. 19, 2020 - Aleppo International Airport on Wednesday morning received the first flight from Damascus City as the airport was opened to air traffic after more than eight years hiatus in fear for the safety of the passengers due to the shillings by terrorists in the suburbs of Aleppo City.

The flight carrying Syrian officials and journalists was a symbolic message from government, days after military forces consolidated control over the northwestern province of Aleppo and seized the last segments of the strategic M5 highway linking Aleppo to Damascus. The motorway between Syria’s two biggest cities was being repaired and was scheduled to reopen in coming days, for the first time in eight years, SANA reported.

Syrians Celebrate Army Victories as Displaced Residents Return Home (+Video, Photos)
Syrians Celebrate Army Victories as Displaced Residents Return Home (+Video, Photos) - World news - Tasnim News Agency

Feb. 19, 2020 - Hundreds of Syrian people gathered in the main squares of the cities of Aleppo and Deir Ezzor to celebrate the recent victories against terrorists and full liberation of western Aleppo districts as well as some parts of Idlib province.

The U.N. Security Council in New York tried to get a declaration for a ceasefire in North-West Syria (Idlib) with Russia opposing.
A ceasefire, under present circumstances, would not militarily benefit Assad's Syrian Forces and Russian support.
Russia says ‘no’ to Syria ceasefire, top UN diplomats say
Russia says ‘no’ to Syria ceasefire, top UN diplomats say

February 20, 2020 - Russia opposed the UN Security Council’s declaration for a ceasefire in north-west Syria, top UN diplomats said, after a tense closed-door meeting in New York, AFP reported.

“Basically, Russia said no, which is very painful,” Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, president of the United Nations Council for February, told reporters.

“There is no statement … It was not possible,” he added. “We tried very hard to have a press statement calling for cessation of hostilities and humanitarian access to Idlib,” Nicolas de Riviere, French ambassador to the United Nations, added.

Russia’s opposition to the statement was backed by China, AFP reported.

This is, in part, why Russia said NO to a ceasefire.

The Pentagon’s Syrian Train and Equip Program which reportedly cost $500 million was the public-facing part of a two-pronged effort in arming opposition groups in a bid to overthrow the Syrian government
and to push back Daesh. According to an updated Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, the program has seen more than $2.3 billion allocated towards it between fiscal years 2015 and 2021.

Meanwhile, the CIA’s own operation in arming Syrian opposition,Timber Sycamore, which included Saudi involvement has resulted in terrorist groups armed by both parties fighting one another in Syria. Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham, a rebranded Al-Qaeda affiliate, was one such group benefitting from the CIA operation.
US lost track of $715m in weapons sent to anti-Daesh allies in Syria
US lost track of $715m in weapons sent to anti-Daesh allies in Syria

February 20, 2020 -The US government has failed to account for nearly $715.8 million in weapons and equipment funnelled to its Syrian allies involved in the multinational counter-offensive against Daesh, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Department of Defence.

Officials with the Special Operations Joint Task Force-Operations Inherent Resolve (SOJTF-OIR), which is part of the Combined Joint Task Force (the US military’s mission in Syria) reportedly “did not maintain comprehensive lists of all equipment purchased and received” to supply its allies fighting against Daesh, known as CTEF-S equipment in the fiscal years 2017 and 2018.

In addition to failures in accounting for the weapons purchased and received, they were also not stored properly, causing many to rust or become vulnerable to theft. “This occurred because SOJTF-OIR personnel did not divest or dispose of CTEF-S equipment, which led to overcrowding at the BPC Kuwait warehouse”.

According to the Military Times, some of the equipment has ended up in the hands of Daesh and Al-Qaeda affiliates due to “battlefield losses by partner forces and as a result of Islamic State [Daesh] fighters plundering the armories of U.S.-backed groups in early 2014 as the jihadi group surged across Iraq and Syria”.


The Living Force
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Follow up from my previous post above. Apparently this was a join Russian-Turkish patrol

The first 2 green verhicles are Russian, a gaz tigr (Russian humvee) and a Russian APC. The latter are Turkish verhicles and were meet with villagers throwing rocks on them. Syrians are well aware what Russia did for them, hence no rocks.



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'Turkey will use its S-400 air defense systems to attack Russia and Syria.'

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Feb 21, 2020

21 FEB, 2020




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In Video: Russian Su-24 Warplane Avoids Two Ground-To-Air Missiles Over Greater Idlib

On February 20, a Su-24 warplane of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) avoided at least two anti-aircraft missiles while it was providing Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops in southern Idlib with a close air support.

Halab Today, a pro-opposition new channel, released a video showing the Russian warplane dodging one of the two missiles by maneuvering and releasing jamming flares.

Syrian activists claimed that the missile was a man-portable air-defense system (MANPADs) launched from a Turkish observation post in the town of Qaminas in southern Idlib. These claims have not been verified yet.

Several Syrian and Russian airstrikes targeted the Turkish “observation post” in Qaminas, killing two Turkish soldiers and injuring others.

The incident took place during a Turkish-led attack on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions in southern Idlib. Russian Su-24 warplanes provided the army with close air support, allowing it to repel the attack within a few hours. The Russian airstrikes destroyed twelve vehicles of the attackers.

Earlier this month, two helicopters of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) were shot down over Greater Idlib. While Syrian militants claimed responsibility for both incidents, some observers believe that it was the Turkish military that targeted the helicopters.
Why does Erdogan wants to save it's proxies? They are psychopaths. Putting women in cages and then setting them on fire, abducting girls and selling them as sex slaves, decapitating children, etc. I hope that the Russian airforce together with the SAA kills every last one of them. Turkey is a sick country for protecting them.


The Living Force
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Hybrid warfare escalated into direct clashes.

BREAKING! Turkish Troops Shell Syrian Army While Russian Air Force Bombs Turkish positions in Idlib!

Turkey is playing high stakes poker, in Idlib, 4 thousands soldiers and officers, 80 tanks, two hundred armed verhicles and dozens of barrels and rocket artillery are under threat. Russia and Syria are not backing down, on the contrary they are making advances in the region. It's time for Turkey to pack their bags and leave when they still can.


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Боевик, взятый в плен под Алеппо, рассказал об изготовлении химического оружия (ВИДЕО)
21.02.2020 - 18:30


A militant captured near Aleppo told about the manufacture of chemical weapons (VIDEO)

21.02.2020-18: 30
The HTSH militant group, captured during the operation to liberate the Aleppo district of Rashidin-4, spoke about how he fought with the legitimate Syrian government.

Walid Ahmad al-Ali Valdat rasmiya was detained on February 3, 2020. The report of the militant's interrogation was provided to Russian Spring by a military source.

Question 1: what is Your name, place, and date of birth?

- My name is Walid Ahmad al-Ali Waldat rasmiya, I was born in HOMS, tel Tahab, in 1993.

Question 2: What are your reasons for joining a terrorist group?

"I joined the terrorists for money and a monthly salary.

Question 3: Since the beginning of Your activity (Hayat Tahrir al-sham-former Jabhat al-Nusra*), what was the nature of Your work?

- At the very beginning of the events, I went to rallies against the Syrian government. In 2014, I joined the ranks of Hayat Tahrir al-sham. I was armed with a machine gun, my task was to provide communication (approx. interpreter: in terms of cooperation, etc.) on the fronts in HOMS in the districts (Alu - Amreya - Tasnin - Salamiyah) and in other areas. I was engaged in this activity until 2018. When the Syrian government began to settle relations with the armed groups, Hayat Tahrir al-sham refused to participate in this process and began to withdraw from the areas and relocated to Idlib.

Question 4: Where did You get the necessary training and who is responsible for the training camps? What is his nationality?

- In 2018, we relocated to Idlib, to Murek, and then To harsch Masibin, and then to harsch Batnita, then to al-Hamama (on the coast), where we were trained (in military and sports terms) under the command of two Turkish instructors (coaches). One of them is Poison Abu al-Iman, the name of the second coach I don't know. After completing the short-term courses, we started a 10-day refresher course, and after completing it, I returned to my previous work on organizing interaction at the front in Idlib.

Question 5: Since you started working with the so-called (Hayat Tahrir al-sham-former Jabhat al-Nusra), what was the nature of Your activities and did You take part in the fighting against the Syrian Army?

- My task was to organize interaction at the front. During my stay in Idlib, Hayat Tahrir al-sham started manufacturing chemicals (Sarin) to attack the village of Qafr Batykh, in order to later accuse the Syrian Army of using chemical substances against the civilian population.

Question 6: How did Your detention happen and what orders did You receive during the shootings with the Syrian Arab Army?

- My detention occurred at the time when I was performing the task assigned to me (organization of communications) in tel Hatra in Idlib. I was detained by members of the Syrian Arab Army. The order was to relocate to the nearest Turkish positions in the event of a retreat and subsequently move to areas controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-sham.
Боевик, взятый в плен под Алеппо, рассказал об изготовлении химического оружия (ВИДЕО)


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An interesting bit of history: Idlib, the province of Syria over which Turkey is currently poised to risk open war with Russia, is next door to the Turkish province of Hatay (the part of Turkey that drops down from that corner of the the Mediterranean).

But Hatay wasn't always Turkish...

Syria’s “Lost Province”: The Hatay Question Returns

The Hatay region, located on the coast north of Latakia, was originally a part of Syria according to the French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon, a League of Nations mandate after the First World War, but Turkey showed interest in the area and its large Turkish-speaking community. In 1936, the Turkish government began to push for Hatay’s “reunification” with Turkey. The French decision to hand it over to Ankara three years later came in tandem with a Turkish-French treaty guaranteeing Turkish “friendship” during the Second World War. It was a blunt violation of the Treaty of Lausanne that partitioned the former Ottoman Empire and the text of the French mandate, both written in 1923, but the move was defended by France before the League of Nations as necessary in order to avoid a Turkish attack on Syria. [...]

After independence, the country staunchly refused to recognize the border that now separated Hatay from Syria. Official Syrian maps continued to include Hatay as part of the country’s national territory. But at the same time, public discussion of the matter was discouraged, and Syrian governments rarely raised the issue openly for fear of provoking new conflicts with Turkey. The Hatay issue therefore remained largely unknown to the international community, but it didn’t go away. [...]

As relations improved, Syrian officials took care to signal that while the Hatay issue had not been solved, it was also not a priority and would not be allowed to stand in the way of prospering bilateral relations.

The eventual solution was somewhat original. Instead of formally and openly recognizing the border separating Hatay from Syria, the border was to be blurred and thereby lose its importance. A free-trade area was established on the border, and a shared Syria-Turkey Friendship Dam was to be constructed on the Orontes River, which runs through from Syria into the Hatay area. While Syria had long refused to include the Orontes in Syrian-Turkish negotiations on water allocations on the grounds that it was not an international river—a clear rejection of the border separating Hatay from Syria, across which the river flows—Damascus finally agreed to specify national jurisdiction on both sides of the dam. It thereby effectively, albeit indirectly, recognized Turkish sovereignty over Hatay.

But only weeks after groundbreaking ceremonies for the construction of the dam were held in Hatay and Idlib in February 2011, the Syrian uprising erupted, bilateral relations hit an all-time low, and construction of the Friendship Dam was halted.


The Living Force
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This article speaks of a video but the site does not provide a link to the video, only a snapshot of the altercation between American and Russian vehicles on a roadway that claims to have taken place near the town of Qamishli. I'm searching for the video and will Post, if I find it.

Crazy Video Emerges Of American And Russian Armored Vehicle Road Rage Incident In Syria

February 19, 2020 - Details about the incident are still limited, but a video has emerged online showing a U.S. military M-ATV mine-resistant vehicle running a Russian Tigr armored utility vehicle off the road somewhere in northeastern Syria. The incident reportedly occurred relatively close to where American troops found themselves in a standoff a mob of civilians and militiamen aligned with Syrian dictator Bashar Al Assad a week ago. Russian forces were also present during that altercation, which ultimately left at least one Syrian dead.

A camera inside what appears to be a civilian vehicle also traveling along the same stretch of road captured the incident, which reportedly took place near the town of Qamishli, which is also near the Turkish border. It is unclear when exactly the events in the video actually occurred.

The video shows a Russian convoy consisting of three vehicles, with the 4x4 Tigr leading a 6x6 Typhoon-K armored truck and an 8x8 BTR-series armored personnel carrier. This trio starts the video behind two American military vehicles, the aforementioned M-ATV and a MaxxPro MRAP mine-resistant truck.

The vehicle carrying the camera drives alongside the Russians before squeezing in between them and the Americans to allow oncoming traffic to pass. The individuals filming the scene then begin to pass the U.S. military vehicles on the left.

It's not entirely clear why, but the Russian Tigr also makes to pass the Americans on the right at the same time, deliberately going offroad, and then wedges itself between the American M-ATV and the MaxxPro vehicles. The crew of the M-ATV responds by first attempting to block the Russians from passing any further and then drives them off the road. The two vehicles appear to actually hit each other at one point.

A civilian bystander on the roadside is seen leaping out of the way of the Tigr just in time. The Russian and American vehicles then come to a stop as the vehicle carrying the camera drives by.

Incidents between U.S. and Russian forces in northeastern Syria have been increasingly common for weeks now, though they have typically involved American troops block the movement of Russia's forces. There have been some reports of more physical altercations, including a fistfight in January.

This does appear to be the first known incident of Russian and American convoys actually duking it out on Syria's roadways,
which points to a serious escalation in tensions. It's in some ways reminiscent of a spate of aggressive altercations between Russia's combat jets and American planes in the skies over the country that seemed to subside two years ago. U.S. and Russian aircraft, as well as naval vessels, have had similar encounters elsewhere in the world since then, as well.

Russia's forces have been patrolling in the area, which was previously ostensibly under the control of U.S. forces and their local, predominantly Kurdish partners, since October 2019. Russia cut a deal that month with Turkey to move into the area following the start of a Turkish military intervention aimed at ejecting U.S.-backed Kurdish forces from a buffer zone along the Turkish-Syrian border.

The Kremlin also claims that its troops were directly responsible for resolving the violent incident in the village of Khirbet Ammu, to the east of Qamishli, last week. The exact role Russian forces played in that incident remains unclear and video reportedly showing a Russian military policeman extolling the civilian mob to shout anti-American and pro-Assad slogans has since emerged online.

This new road rage incident is exactly the kind of worrying interaction that the War Zone has repeatedly warned in the past could lead to a sudden escalation in tensions between various actors in Syria.
I suspect that it is Erdogan - who is pulling the "humanitarian crises card" and screaming for a ceasefire, by making heavy waves to Germany, France and the U.K. to back him up? They, in turn, went screaming to the U.N. - to do something? So, Erdogan is using back channels to pressure other's, to get Russia "to comply to Erdogan's terms". Truth be told - Erdogan is the one creating the humanitarian crises by remaining on Syrian soil.

U.N. chief urges halt to fighting in Syria's Idlib
Feb. 21, 2020 - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for an immediate ceasefire in Syria's Idlib region "to end the humanitarian catastrophe and now also to avoid an uncontrollable escalation."

U.N. says it fears 'bloodbath' in northwest Syria fighting

The United Nations warned on Friday that fighting in northwest Syria could "end in a bloodbath" and called again for a ceasefire, while Moscow denied reports of a mass flight of civilians from a Russian-led Syrian government offensive.

France, Germany call on political solution to 'catastrophic' Idlib crisis
The leaders of France and Germany told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that the humanitarian crisis in Syria's northwest Idlib province
needed a political solution and that the three should meet soon with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Which brings to mind this recent statement:

'Turkey and Russia are negotiating for further negotiations.'
Putin, Erdogan agree by phone to intensify talks on Syria: Kremlin
The Kremlin said on Friday President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan had agreed in a phone call to intensify talks on Syria's Idlib region to reduce tensions and implement a ceasefire.

Turkey's Erdogan tells Russia's Putin it's necessary to control Syrian government in Idlib
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan emphasized the necessity to control Syrian government forces and halt a humanitarian crisis in Syria's Idlib region during a phone call with Russia's Vladimir Putin, the Turkish presidency said on Friday.


The Living Force
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'Negotiations' continue: Putin and Erdogan have agreed that there will be no peace in Idlib.'

21 Feb, 2020

By Boyko Nikolov On Feb 22, 2020





Dagobah Resident
Turkish defeat, nuke warning (Thursday 20 Feb at 4:47 PM)
Weird to see it coalesce. Very Deep State MO: first they always hold some exercise usually in cities, where they plan a mass shooting -, so then nobody knows if the subsequent real mass shooting happening is still an exercise or not. Then the real attack begins in the resulting confusion and warnings usually come too late:

Dangerous games: US NUKES Russia in ‘mini exercise’ attended by Pentagon chief (Saturday 22 Feb, 2020 18:43 )
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper played himself in a drill at the US Strategic Command HQ in Nebraska, which featured a bizarre scenario of America nuking Russia in response to its own nuclear strike against a ‘NATO ally’.


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Turkey, US protect Al Qaeda in Idlib and worsen Syria’s suffering

Idlib is facing a humanitarian disaster as hundreds of thousands flee a Syrian and Russian military campaign to retake the province from militant rule. Overlooked in Western coverage of the crisis is that Idlib is mostly controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a rebranded affiliate of Al-Qaeda — and that Turkey, with U.S. backing, has intervened to keep the extremist group in place.

Guest: Scott Ritter, former UN Weapons Inspector and Marine Corps Intelligence Officer.

Published on Feb 21, 2020 (24:27 min.)


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A meeting is planned for March 5th over the situation in Idlib. Actually, considering Merkel and Macron have been pressing Putin in the direction of allowing Erdogan to "have his way" ... it has all the appearances of "Merkel, Macron and Erdogan ganging up on Putin" in a "3-on-1"? Three Countries that are heavily profiting from the War in Syria and "ONE who is actively trying to bring the horrendous suffering and death to an end"!

Erdogan says to meet Putin, Merkel, Macron on March 5 over Idlib
FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and French President Emmanuel Macron hold hands at a news conference after a Syria summit, in Istanbul, Turkey October 27, 2018. Emrah Yorulmaz/Pool via REUTERS

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he will meet Russian, German and French counterparts on March 5 to discuss the situation in Syria's Idlib region.

Merkel, Macron urge Putin to end conflict in Syria's Idlib
FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a news conference following a joint Franco-German cabinet meeting in Toulouse, France, October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo
The leaders of Germany and France called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to express their concern about the humanitarian situation in Syria's Idlib region, urging an end to the conflict there, a German spokesman said.

All hands are on deck - the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Russian Defense Minister and President Putin working towards the ending of a Syrian-nine-year-War. The only one's keeping the War in Syria alive is Turkey, U.S. and Israel. Their time and energy would be better served by addressing adversity and neglected problems in their own homelands? They offer their citizen's NOTHING by financing War activities in another Country - that is not interfering with them.
Russian, Turkish defense ministers discuss stabilization in Idlib
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has discussed the situation in Syria's Idlib with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar,

Russian news agencies reported on Saturday.

Delivering more guns and ammo to paid terrorist in not Humanitarian Aid - no matter - what Border is crossed?
U.N. suggests Turkey border crossing to deliver aid to Syria's northeast
The United Nations has suggested that the Tal Abiyad border crossing between Syria and Turkey could be used to deliver aid to civilians in northeast Syria after Russia and China blocked the world body from using a crossing point on the Iraqi border to provide help.

Syria announces Damascus-Aleppo highway open to traffic
Syria's transport ministry declared the main highway between Damascus and Aleppo open to the public on Saturday
after troops recaptured the major artery in a Russian-backed offensive.

Syria reopens Aleppo-Damascus Highway for first time 8 years
The Syrian government announced on Saturday the reopening of the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5) to the public.

Russia calls reports of Syrians fleeing Idlib en masse for Turkey false
Russia's Defense Ministry on Friday said reports that hundreds of thousands of Syrians were fleeing Idlib in the direction of Turkey were false and urged Ankara to allow Idlib residents to enter other parts of Syria.

Syrian Army reinforcements head to Idlib front-lines: video

A Syrian Arab Army (SAA) convoy was seen heading towards the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday

Syrian Army intensifies attack against Turkish-backed militias: video
Clashes continued between the Syrian Army (SAA) and Turkish-backed militants near the town of Nayrab on Saturday.

Al-Qaeda confirms death of AQAP leader Qassim Al-Raymi: Site Intelligence Group
Al-Qaeda has confirmed the death of Qassim al-Raymi, the leader of Islamist group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP),

the Site Intelligence Group reported on Sunday. U.S. President Donald Trump announced earlier this month that the United States had killed al-Raymi in a counterterrorism operation in Yemen. The United States regards AQAP as one of the deadliest branches of the al Qaeda network founded by Osama bin Laden.
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