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Staged Chemical Attack Videos And Other Trends In Modern Propaganda

Staged Chemical Attack Videos And Other Trends In Modern Propaganda The scandal regarding the fake hospital video published by the White Helmets as a proof of the Douma chemical attack has reached its peak in the media and has caused reaction on the diplomatic level. On February 13, BBC Syria’s producer Riam Dalati came out with a statement that “After almost 6 months of investigations” he “can prove without a

Russia’s Stealthy Strike UAV. Deadlier Than Expected

Russia’s Stealthy Strike UAV. Deadlier Than Expected Written and produced by SF Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson Introduction While overall the Russian Armed Forces display remarkable effectiveness and demonstrated a wide range of modern weapons, a number of gaps in Russia’s arsenal are also evident. Arguably the largest one is the absence of attack UAVs of any kind, comparable to either the propeller-driven Predators and Reapers intended for operations in

Army Ambushes ISIS Terrorists, Seizes Loads Of Weapons

Syrian War Report – Feb. 15, 2019: Army Ambushes ISIS Terrorists, Seizes Loads Of Weapons On February 14, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) ambushed an ISIS unit in the Damascus desert killing several terrorists. SAA troops also capturing a large number of weapons and equipment, including a Konkurs anti-tank guided missile launcher, several RPG-7 launchers, several machine guns, mortars, a satellite communication system and two vehicles. According to SAA sources

US Sets Up New Base On Iraqi Border, ISIS Threat Grows In Desert

Syrian War Report – Feb. 14, 2019: US Sets Up New Base On Iraqi Border, ISIS Threat Grows In Desert On February 13, the Syrian Air Force conducted a series of airstrikes on ISIS hideouts in the area of Kiribat al-Hosn in the Damascus desert. The airstrikes reportedly came in response to a recent increase in the activity of ISIS cells in this area. The Damascus desert as well as

New Israel Strikes And ‘Secret Missile Factory’ In Tartus

Syrian War Report – Feb. 11-13, 2019: New Israel Strikes And ‘Secret Missile Factory’ In Tartus Late on February 11, Israeli forces struck positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the province of Quneitra near the Golan Heights, according to local sources. Shells and missiles reportedly hit at least 8 buildings and positions, including the Quneitra city hospital and an observation post near the al-Shaab Mount. Later Israeli media

U.S. Is Setting Ground For Military Intervention In Venezuela

U.S. Is Setting Ground For Military Intervention In Venezuela The Venezuelan government seems to be openly preparing to face a US military invasion. On February 10, the country’s military kicked off large-scale military drills, which will run until February 15. According to President Nicolas Maduro, the drills are set to become the biggest ones the country has held in its 200-year history. On the same day, multiple air defense systems,

US-led Coalition Is About To Reach Another Deal With ISIS?

Syrian War Report – Feb. 9-11, 2019: US-led Coalition Is About To Reach Another Deal With ISIS? Last week, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered a large ISIS base in the outskirt of the city of al-Mayadin in the province of Deir Ezzor. The base contained several mass graves of civilians who had been executed by the terrorist group more than two years ago, a training ground, a munitions workshop

INF Is Dead. Europe Is One Step Closer To Nuclear War

https://southfront.org/inf-is-dead-nuclear-war-in-europe-is-one-step-closer/ For more than 30 years, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) has been one of the cornerstones of the international security system. This ended on February 2, 2019 when the US officially suspended its participation in the Treaty. Washington said that it will fully terminate the treaty in 6 months if Russia does not comply with its ultimatum – the “verifiable” destruction of what Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

US-led Coalition Struck Syrian Army Near Al-Bukamal

Syrian War Report – Feb. 4, 2019: US-led Coalition Struck Syrian Army Near Al-Bukamal Late on February 2nd, a US-led coalition warplane attacked an artillery position of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the area of al-Sukkariya west of the town of al-Bukamal in the province of Deir Ezzor. According to the Syrian Defense Ministry, one artillery piece was destroyed and 2 SAA soldiers were injured. In December, the Syrian

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Gets Control Of Key Roads In Northwestern Syria

Syrian War Report – Feb. 1, 2019: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Gets Control Of Key Roads In Northwestern Syria This week, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) has blocked all roads linking the Idlib de-escalation zone with the northern Aleppo countryside, including the Turkish-occupied area of Afrin. The two main blocked roads were Atme-Deir Ballut and Deir Samaan-al-Ghazzawiyya. Therefore, the goods transportation and other traffic are now under direct control of

Regime Change In Venezuela: Army Defectors, Russian Mercenaries And Disappearing Gold

Regime Change In Venezuela: Army Defectors, Russian Mercenaries And Disappearing Gold Over the past few days, the intensity of anti-government protests in Venezuela has declined despite attempts of the US-led bloc to warm them up through both public and clandestine measures. However, the conflict continues to develop amid the acute standoff in the media sphere between the Maduro government and its opponents backed by the US-led bloc. On January 29,

Hundreds Killed In Clashes Between Pro-Iranian, Pro-Russian Forces

Syrian War Report – Jan. 29, 2019: Hundreds Killed In Clashes Between Pro-Iranian, Pro-Russian Forces A fake-news story about large-scale clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Iranian factions in Syria is making jitters in English- and Russian-language mainstream media outlets. According to these reports citing anonymous sources and each other, “the pro-Russian Tiger Forces and 5th Assault Corps” clashed with “the pro-Iranian 4th Division” near the villages of “Shahta, Bredidg, Innab and

Israeli Patrol Came Under Fire In Golan Heights

Syrian War Report – Jan. 25, 2019: Israeli Patrol Came Under Fire In Golan Heights A firefight broke out on the contact line between Israeli and Syrian forces in the Golan Heights, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement on January 24. According to the statement, forces from the Syrian side of the contact line opened fired on an IDF patrol. Israeli soldiers returned fire. The IDF reported

Arab Protesters Clash With SDF In Raqqa Province

Syrian War Report – Jan. 24, 2019: Arab Protesters Clash With SDF In Raqqa Province On January 23, hundreds of civilians took to the streets in the town of al-Mansoura in the province of Raqqa to protest against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) after the group’s security forces had murdered a civilian. According to local sources, Ahmad al-Zaban, a member of the prominent al-Bukhamis tribe, was killed because he had

Syria Threatens To Strike ‘Tel Aviv Airport’

Syrian War Report – Jan. 23, 2019: Syria Threatens To Strike ‘Tel Aviv Airport’ Late on January 22, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) repelled a major attack by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in the Idlib de-escalation zone. According to the Russian military, about 150-200 militants supported by 15-20 vehicles equipped with machine guns attacked SAA positions in the areas of Abu al-Duhur and

ISIS Suicide Bomber Hits US-led Coalition Convoy In Northeastern Syria

Syrian War Report – Jan. 22, 2019: ISIS Suicide Bomber Hits US-led Coalition Convoy In Northeastern Syria   On January 21, a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device exploded at a checkpoint of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeastern Syria, when a column of the US-led coalition was passing it. According to initial reports, 2 US service members were wounded and 5 SDF members were killed in the attack. Later,

Kurdish Political Leadership Reveals 10 Demands To Damascus

Syrian War Report – Jan. 21, 2019: Kurdish Political Leadership Reveals 10 Demands To Damascus   If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 On January 19, the so-called Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (DFNS), an entity established by US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in attempt to legalize their

Chemical Attack Preparations In Idlib De-Escalation Zone

Syrian War Report – Jan. 16, 2019: Chemical Attack Preparations In Idlib De-Escalation Zone Militants are preparing a new chemical attack in the Ma’aret al-Nu’man area in the province of Idlib, the Interfax news agency reported on January 15 citing an informed source. According to the source, militants store toxic chemicals in several warehouses across Idlib province and the far northern part of Lattakia province. The source stressed that Ajnad

Turkey, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Work To Defend ‘Syrian Revolution’

Syrian War Report – Jan. 15, 2019: Turkey, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Work To Defend ‘Syrian Revolution’ Leader of Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham Abu Mohammad Al-Joulani declared his support to an expected Turkish military operation against Kurdish armed groups in northeastern Syria during an interview with Amjad Media on January 14. He stressed that his group supports “the operation to liberate the eastern Euphrates”. He also rejected criticism from his militant counterparts

Netanyahu Claims “Depots Full Of Iranian Weapons” Destroyed In Syria

Syrian War Report – Jan. 14, 2019: Netanyahu Claims “Depots Full Of Iranian Weapons” Destroyed In Syria Early on January 12, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) carried out an airstrike on Syria. According to reports, Israeli warplanes, coming from the direction of Galilee, fired several missiles at a depot in the Damascus International Airport. The Syrian Air Defense Forces reportedly intercepted at least 8 of them. Following the airstrike, Israeli

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