Tag "Syria"

Major developments in Syria and Turkey

This article has been written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/syria-and-the-coup-in-turkey/ This week has been marked by two major events: the USA and Russia agreed to a common plan for military coordination in Syria and the failed coup in Turkey has been followed by a massive purge of the Turkish elites. Syria: The Russians had really no option but to accept to work with the USA in Syria. They way in

World SITREP June 30th, by Baaz

RUSSIA President Putin: Rivalry for world’s resources increasing, some try to disregard all rules The world is seeing ever-stronger competition for resources, and some players try to disregard all the rules, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, adding that potential for conflict is growing worldwide. The situation across the world is becoming less predictable, Putin said at a meeting with Russian ambassadors and permanent representatives abroad. According to the Russian

Northrop Grumman on a collision path with Yaroslav the Wise, by Scott Humor

On June 17th, US destroyer cut off Russian patrol frigate that was fighting Islamic terrorists ISIS in Syria, by sailing a little too close to the wind. About 55ft or 180 meters to be correct. Russia’s defense news TV channel Zvezda cites at least two violations of the international maritime laws broken by the US ship captain.   Russian patrol frigate Yaroslav Mudry or Yaroslav the Wise is a submarine

Waiting for Yalta – 2, or What the Kerry-Lavrov pact brings to the table, by Scott

I have been getting questions about Ukraine, and what’s next… Either people don’t read my posts, or they ignore everything I write. I could keep writing the same thing, but it’s gets boring and I want to finish writing a very interesting book. A month ago I mentioned that Washingtonian neo cons’ Ukro project is done, and that the US and EU abandoned it and returned it to Russia, warts

The Commander of the Russian military grouping in Syria gives his first interview

Syria – Russian Thunder The Commander of the Russian military grouping in Syria gives first interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”. Source: http://rg.ru/2016/03/23/aleksandr-dvornikov-dejstviia-rf-v-korne-perelomili-situaciiu-v-sirii.html Translated by KA When President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin acknowledged the military personnel, who had particularly distinguished themselves in Syria, in the Kremlin last week, few people knew that Colonel General Aleksandr Dvornikov, who was honoured with the title Hero of Russia, had commanded our troops in

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Nikolay Anisimov’s Ballade, By the very direct order, dedicated to our “Syrians.” Николай Анисимов – По самому прямому назначенью (NEW) We have a snow storm at home, But here the weather is simply perfect. We stay in an “all starts” hotel, in apartments – “extra class”! Facilities are outside. We’ve had worse. Around us it’s practically resort With palm trees of wonderful beauty And the picture perfect sea. But we

Sputnik International interviews the Saker about the Syrian ceasefire

[Note from the Saker: as most of you know, I am not American,  I never was a “US analyst” and my career as a military analyst was in Europe.  I do, however, live in the USA] by Ekaterina Blinova for Sputnik International source: http://sptnkne.ws/aJS5 The war is far from over in Syria, however, Russia’s professional diplomatic moves have left Washington nearly no room to maneuver: the US cannot simply return

The Middle Eastern Wars SITREP Syria Russia Iraq ISIS January 18th, 2016 by Rambo

It’s been an interesting 2015. A lot influential events have evolved the conflicts in the Middle East, the most impacting being the Russian air intervention. Of course other events were just as important, failed rebel offensives, government institutions beginning to degrade, the Yemen campaign that financially distracted Saudi Arabia, the Iran deal, the Vienna talks, and the strengthening of Kurdistan through the Kurd-American alliance. [Source] The Russians and Iranians have

World SITREP January 8th, 2016 by Baaz

This week reviews, analyses and news Europe 1. [Source] State of emergency: the gravediggers of the French Republic 2. [Source] Oil and the ISIS: Another US-NATO War on Libya is Imminent by Stephen Lendman 3. [Source] Kosovo: NATO’s Success Story? by DAN GLAZEBROOK 4. [Source] SERBIA’S CHANCE FOR FREEDOM Slavisa Batko Milacic 5. [Source] Serbia: President Nikolic attends Orthodox Christmas service led by Patriarch Irinej 6. [Source] Hilarious Christmas greeting

War in Syria and the Middle East SITREP December 25th, 2015 by Rambo

The Western hemisphere may be slowing down due to the Christmas season but the wars in the Middle East still rage on. It seems that the wars don’t take into consideration Georgian calendar holidays. Syria, Russia: • A Russian naval submarine operating in the Mediterranean fired Kalibr cruise missiles against ISIL command centers inside Syria. [Source][Source] • The submarine was an improved version of the Kilo-class (Project 636-M) featuring improved

International Military Review – Syria, December 6, 2015

Help produce more actual and interesting content, join our struggle by donating via PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) supported by the National Defense Forces (NDF) continued its advance along the Turkish border in the Latakia province’s northern countryside. Following the heavy clashes against the al Nusra and Free Syrian Army militants, the Syrian forces took control of Zahiyah Tower, near the Turkish border-crossing. The government

The method behind the madness in Syria

by Nauman Sadiq It’s a plausible fact that the US does not directly supports the Syrian jihadists, it only sets the broad policy framework and lets its client states in the region like Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait and Turkey do the actual financing, training and arming of the insurgents. For instance, the US strictly forbade the aforementioned clients from providing anti-aircraft weapons (MANPADS) to the militants, because Israel off

The Middle East War SITREP December 5th, 2015 by John Rambo

A quick note: I do apologize for how late this SitRep is. Unfortunately I too must obey the great capitalistic system and submit to their demands (holiday hours) and the CIA is not known for its Christmas bonuses. It seems great events unfold every 2 weeks in Syria. The downing of a Russian Su-24 by a Turkish F-16 fighter has been the highlight. Russian retaliation has been a complete exposure

International Military Review – Syria-Iraq Battlespace, Dec. 4, 2015

Help produce more actual and interesting content, join our struggle by donating via PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ On Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army and its allies have resumed large-scale military operations against terrorists in the provinces of Damascus, Quneitra, Aleppo, Homs and Latakia. The pro-government sources’ reports said large groups of terrorists have been killed and injured in the clashes. While such terrorists’ loses are hardly confirmed, it’s clear

International Military Review – Syria, December 3rd, 2015

Help produce more actual and interesting content, join our struggle by donating via PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ On December 1, the Free Syrian Army’s central command agree to a permanent ceasefire and evacuation for the remaining rebels inside of Al-Wa’er with the Governor of Homs – Talal Al-Barazi. The evacuation includes two phases: •    1st is to allow humanitarian aid to any remaining civilians living inside the district •    2nd is

International Military Review – Syria, December 2nd, 2015

Help produce more actual and interesting content, join our struggle by donating via PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ The Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces, supported by Russian air strikes, managed to drive ISIS out of a long section of the strategic Aleppo-Raqqa highway in the northern part of Syria. According to the field reports, the Syrian troops’ offensive forced the terrorists to retreat and suffer large casualties in