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Chemical Weapons Use in Syria and Decline of International Institutions

https://southfront.org/chemical-weapons-syria-decline-international-institutions/ 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 Written and produced by SF Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson When it comes to the two verifiable uses of sarin or sarin-like substances in Syria, namely the 2013 Ghouta attack and the 2017 Khan Sheykhoun attack, nearly all the available evidence

Syria War Report – October 19, 2017: U.S. Blames Assad For ‘Hindering’ Its Anti-ISIS Efforts

https://southfront.org/syria-war-report-october-19-2017-u-s-blames-assad-for-hindering-its-anti-isis-efforts/ 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 The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and ISIS are still fighting for the city of al-Qaryatayn in the province of Homs. On October 18, the SAA retook the railway station north of it. On October 17, ISIS claimed that 20 SAA members were killed in

Syria War Report – October 18, 2017: Government Forces Cross Euphrates, Push Toward Omar Oil Fields

https://southfront.org/syria-war-report-october-18-2017-government-forces-cross-euphrates-push-toward-omar-oil-fields/ 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 The Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), supported by the US-led coalition’s airpower, artillery and special operations forces, established a full control over the city of Raqqah following a series of successful advances in al-Naim and al-Dallah roundabouts, the national hospital, the municipal stadium as

Syria-Iraq War Report – October 17, 2017: Peshmerga Retreating From Contested Areas In Iraq

https://southfront.org/syria-iraq-war-report-october-17-2017-peshmerga-retreating-from-contested-areas-in-iraq/ 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 The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, have made more gains against ISIS in Deir Ezzor province. Northwest of Mayadin city, SAA units liberated the villages of Salu, Toub, Aliyat and Zabari and advanced on Mu Hasan. North of Deir

Iraqi War Report – October 16, 2017: Iraqi Army Pushes To Retake Kirkuk From Peshmerga

https://southfront.org/iraqi-war-report-october-16-2017-iraqi-army-pushes-to-retake-kirkuk-from-peshmerga/ 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 Late on October 15, Iraqi government forces launched a military operation to take back the area of Kirkuk from the Peshmerga, the military force of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). According to Iraqi sources, the 9th Armoured Division, the Federal Police and Iraqi Special

Baltic States Between Russia and a Hard Place

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Syria War Report – October 13, 2017: Turkish Troops And Vehicles Entered Idlib

https://southfront.org/syria-war-report-october-13-2017-turkish-troops-and-vehicles-entered-idlib/ 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 Late on October 12, the Turkish Army started deploying troops and vehicles in Syria’s Idlib province. According to reports, at least 30 Turkish vehicles entered Idlib via the Atme border crossing and deployed in an area between it and Darat Izza town. Some sources

Syria War Report – October 12, 2017: Syrian Army Pressures ISIS Units In Deir Ezzor City

https://southfront.org/syria-war-report-october-12-2017-syrian-army-pressures-isis-units-in-deir-ezzor-city/ 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 The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies are developing momentum against ISIS north and east of Deir Ezzor city. Government forces have secured the al-Siyasah bridge and further advanced to tighten the siege on ISIS units inside the northern part of Deir Ezzor.

Syria War Report – October 11, 2017: US-backed Forces Negotiate With ISIS Over Raqqah City

https://southfront.org/syria-war-report-october-11-2017-us-backed-forces-negotiate-with-isis-over-raqqah-city/ 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 The US-led coalition and the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are negotiating a deal with ISIS terrorists in the city of Raqqah, according to multiple local and opposition sources. According to reports, ISIS units would be allowed to withdraw to Deir Ezzor province where

Syria War Report – October 10, 2017: ISIS Clashing With Hayat Tahrir al-Sham In Northern Hama

https://southfront.org/syria-war-report-october-10-2017-isis-clashing-with-hayat-tahrir-al-sham-in-northern-hama/ 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 Voiceover by Harold Hoover On October 9, ISIS terrorists attacked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) terrorists in northern Hama. ISIS seized the villages of Jub Al Tabqalia, Abu Lafa, Nafila, Murjajib, Al Jumlan, Shakushiya, Wadi Zarub, Um Al

US Boosts Defense Spending – To What End?

https://southfront.org/us-boosts-defense-spending-to-what-end/ 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 Written and produced by SF Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson One of Donald Trump’s campaign promises was the pledge to “rebuild the US military”, and it is one of the few of his initiatives that appears to enjoy broad bipartisan support. The US

Syria War Report – October 6, 2017: Syrian Army Repels Large ISIS Attack On Sukhna

https://southfront.org/syria-war-report-october-6-2017-syrian-army-repels-large-isis-attack-on-sukhna/ 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 Syrian government forces are struggling to retake the city of al-Qaryatayn from ISIS sleeper cells and their supporters. The army has retaken Jabal Hazm al-Abyad west of the city and few points in its eastern entrance. Local sources report that artillery units hit terrorist

Syria War Report – October 5, 2017: Syrian Army Strikes ISIS Near Mayadin City

https://southfront.org/syria-war-report-october-5-2017-syrian-army-strikes-isis-near-mayadin-city/ 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 Voiceover by Harold Hoover The main obstacle faced by anti-terrorist forces “….in Syria is not the military capabilities of terrorists, but rather the support of the….” United States, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on October 4. He added that the

Syria War Report – October 4, 2017: Israel Complains Assad Is Winning In Syria

https://southfront.org/syria-war-report-october-4-2017-israel-complains-assad-is-winning-in-syria/ 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 Syrian government forces have liberated the villages of Aksh, Jaberiyah, Wadhihi and Nashimi and divided the ISIS-held pocket in eastern Salamiyah into two separate parts. Now, the army and its allies are able to defeat the remaining ISIS units one by one. The ISIS-linked news

Syrian War Report – October 2, 2017: Syrian Army Repels Major ISIS Advance, Launches Counter-Attack

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-october-2-2017-syrian-army-repels-major-isis-advance-launches-counter-attack/ 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 Syrian government forces, led by the 800th Commandos Battalion of the Republican Guard, repelled ISIS attempts to capture al-Sukhnah town and re-taken Al-Taybah village and Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi Castle near it. The ISIS advance on the pumping station also resulted in a failure. With

Syrian War Report – September 29, 2017: ISIS Goes All In To Cut Off Palmyra-Deir Ezzor Highway

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-september-29-2017-isis-goes-all-in-to-cut-off-palmyra-deir-ezzor-highway/ 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 On September 28, ISIS assault groups, supported by battle tanks and technicals armed with heavy guns, attacked government forces in few points at the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway, the key government supply line to Deir Ezzor city. ISIS attacks took place at Ash-Shula, Bir-Ghabaghib and

Syrian War Report – September 27, 2017: Strategic Bombers Deliver Fire & Hell To Terrorists In Syria

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-september-27-2017-strategic-bombers-deliver-fire-hell-to-terrorists-in-syria/ 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 The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have liberated Rasm Naqa, Rasm Arnab, Jafiah, Rasm Rik, Ghuzaylah, Haba, Um Sous and Um Huwaysh villages inside the ISIS-held pocket in eastern Homs. However, ISIS still keeps positions in its central part using            

Syrian War Report – September 26, 2017

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Syrian War Report – September 25, 2017: US-Russian Tensions Grow In Deir Ezzor Province

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-september-25-2017-us-russian-tensions-grow-in-deir-ezzor-province/ 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 An ISIS shelling has killed Russia’s Lieutenant general Valery Asapov near Deir Ezzor city, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday. The general died after sustaining a “fatal injury” in the shelling. The incident took place when Asapov was at a command outpost

Afghanistan War Report – September 23, 2017: US Deploys More Troops And Warplanes

https://southfront.org/afghanistan-war-report-september-23-2017-us-deploys-troops-warplanes/ 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 The US is increasing its military involvement in the Afghanistan conflict in an attempt to take an upper hand in a battle against the Taliban. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced on September 18 that the US will send more than 3,000 troops

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