The Syrian military is deploying additional Pantsir-S1 short to medium range air defense systems in southern and eastern Syria, according to pro-government sources.
Additional Pantsir-S1 systems had been deployed in the area near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the Hezbollah media wing in Syria said on June 12. This move is clearly aimed at strengthening the air-defense capabilities of the government forces in case if Israel reacts to a military operation against militants in Daraa with airstrikes.
On June 11, reports also appeared that additional Pantsir-S1 systems will be deployed in the province of Deir Ezzor where tensions are steadily growing between government forces and the US-led coalition.
Separately, the Syrian Army and its allies repelled another ISIS attack in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert; this time in the Humaymah-T2-Muazilah triangle. The situation on the western bank of the Euphrates remains tense.
Italian troops have deployed in the province of Deir Ezzor to support the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Turkish media reported on June 12 citing local sources.
According to the report, the troops entered Syria from Iraq, reached the city of Hasakah and then arrived at the US military base in the Omar oil field area in the province of Deir Ezzor. The number of Italian troops is unknown.
The SDF has captured Tal al-Jayer, Hulwah and Daral Khattab from ISIS west of the town of Dashishah, near the Iraqi border. Summing up the recent SDF advances, the group has captured over 20 settlements.
As a side-note but somewhat related matter, is it un reasonable to think, that the strategy is being determined by a supranational cabal instead of the citizens/nation itself:
Now, in addition to French and British troops, the new Italian populist government is sending troops, to defend the U.S.G.’s proxy SDF/YPG forces in Omar oil fields in Deir Ez Zour province.
Slowly but surely, multiple tripwires are being set up in North-East Syria, it seems. Gradually a defacto NATO coalition, in all but name, is being set up.
If and when a confrontation occurs, each and all of the Invading parties will be able to call in the mutual defense pact in each of their countries. This will make it much easier to shut any war critic throughout U.S. and E.U. and even pull over some of the reluctant allies into the conflict. Even Turkey would be placed in a situation that would make it extremely extremely difficult to refuse providing a base, to confront the pro-Syrian national coalition.
Without wanting to be too smug or insulting in any way, I hope I am wrong and, again am being a typical paranoid of Middle-Eastern descent, seeing a conspiracy behind every stone in the desert.
Otherwise, there would seem to be a cohesive strategy by, if not the US national government, than whomever/whichever coalition that is running this international show. Temporarily defusing Korean Pennynsula might turn out to be a shifting of forces to M.E anyway.
All these populist parties, again promising a lot of “change you can believe in”, seem to be just a ploy to shush the citizens into a sleep. They are and delivering a worse recepe than the previous administrations.
NATO has never won on the ground from anyone anywhere.
This is the reckless US desperate to show Turkey and Russia that NATO exists in the ME.
So have centuries of mirages.
What the hell are we or NATO or anyone else from the west doing in Syria anyway?
Insanity seems to rule here.
“What the hell are we or NATO or anyone else from the west doing in Syria anyway?
Insanity seems to rule here.”
This is why:
Understanding Jewish Power
Who has helped create a war-addicted America?
It is insane.
“It is insane.”
not if you are a Zionist and neither are the “Russians” going to do anything about it https://twitter.com/israel_mid_ru/status/932560891203252224
Something is overlooked, however. The U.S. has been at war for its entire history, from the start, except for a handful of years. This is long before a state of Israel existed. This is not to deny the power of the Jewish lobby. The U.S. has been slaughtering people from their beginning.
True, even what Israel is doing in Palestine today is no different than what European settlers in North America were doing in the past.The USA was built by committing genocide and stealing land, and they are spreading this model to the rest of the world.
“will be able to call in the mutual defense pact”
Call for Article 5 is only if the countries proper are attacked not if
NATO troops (mind you, illegally occupying Syria) are attacked
Article 5, is not obligatory, they just want you to believe it (more fearmongering,
aka “don’t even think to attack us…”)
if NATO really wanted war, they could just “fake-news” the attack on NATO troops
without any attack actually happening… i mean why not, they lie about everything else,
Douma gas attacks etc…. why not that as well…
the US doesn’t want direct war because it can’t fight a war because they are bankrupt! this is so obvious but mistakenly repeated so many times on the internet and comments that it has become a nuisance. so lets be a rational thinker and understand that
the US uses proxies exactly because proxies are cheap and the US has no money to go into
Syria in the “shock-and-awe” manner like they did in Iraq.
I’m afraid you aren’t just a paranoid Middle-easterner. You see what I see. When Trump said U.S. troops were being pulled out of Syria my immediate response was “It’s never going to happen”. The American empire decided long ago to engage in what we see taking place. They have every intention of toppling Assad and taking out Iran. Good observation about European and NATO countries slowly being injected into this crime scene. I don’t believe we will have to wait much longer for the next big event. Sadly.
The Hegemon is using all the NATO force that it can to try to hold control of the Kurds, the SDF, the oil and water-agriculture areas, and the border crossing with Iraq.
But the reality is these French, Italian and other troops are not really boots on the ground. They are symbols and additional flags to bolster the weak military-defensive position of the US bases.
At some point soon, the people who are the true stakeholders will be back for the land that is certainly theirs.
Again, the PMU forces have crossed into Syria to help slaughter ISIS in Deir ex Zor, according to a report on PressTV. The Iraqis are defying the US. That border belongs to Iraq and Syria, not the Hegemon.
So when we see a small contingent of European/NATO troops we are watching human shields for the Exceptional Ones, who wouldn’t have a chance in hell to fight and hold those 20 bases.
Inevitable as Nam was in 1975, the military of the US is again in a losing position.
And before the SAA has to decide to attack, the local tribes are already using IEDs to blow the hell out of convoys needed to supply the bases and the NATO shield forces.
It’s Viet Nam in the sands of Syria.
Here in Italy the new about Italian troops deployed in Syria doesn’t find any confirmation on local media, the politic of new government is a progressive retirement from all foreign mission so this claim, at the moment, seems totally unrealistic
yes… according almasdarnews, “No Italian troops inside of Syria – report”
Here is the Sputnik article reporting the Turk sourcing of the news:
“Italy has sent troops to the Eastern Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor, the Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency reported, citing local anonymous sources. According to the outlet, Italian forces were deployed to areas controlled by Kurds roughly a week ago.
The news agency also reported that they are stationed at a US base in the oil-rich Al-Omar region. There has been no official information about the number of Italian troops deployed, nor has there been any confirmation of the reports.”
It specifies a location, but also says it is yet to be confirmed.
A check of the agency and the news websites shows nothing on either site.
It’s the Middle East, where truth is fable and lies and disinformation are figs and dates, everywhere.
Assad: Hezbollah not leaving Syria yet, war against terrorism to continue
“The battle is long and ongoing…. but in the end Hezbollah is a basic element in this war – the battle is long, and the need for these military forces will continue for a long time. When there is a need, and when Hezbollah, Iran, or others believe that terrorism has been eliminated, they will tell us that they want to go home,” Assad told Iranian Al-‘Alam TV on Wednesday.
In his interview with the Iranian news outlet, Assad accused Israel of having no “conviction” or “morality” with respect to international law, when it comes to launching raids to protect terrorists.
“Since the beginning of the war, particularly when it started to have a clear military nature on the southern front in particular, the Israelis used to shell Syrian forces continuously, and consequently provide direct support to the terrorists. Israeli artillery and aircraft are the terrorists’ artillery and aircraft,” Assad said.
Syria will continue to build up its air defenses to tackle Israeli aggression and will continue to fight the jihadists to secure its sovereignty, the Syrian president vowed.
“The more these capabilities improve; the response will be better and higher. But, in fact, the strongest response to Israel now is to strike the Israeli army existing in Syria which consists practically of the terrorists,” Assad stressed.
When asked bluntly by Hosein Murtada of Al-Alam if Damascus considers the militants terrorizing Syrians to be a de-facto “Israeli army” on the ground, Assad replied that they are “acting clearly and starkly in Israel’s interest.”
“The first acts they carried out were attacks against the air defense systems. What is the link between air defense systems and the terrorists acting as infantry on the ground? This was an Israeli order. It was an Israeli-American order because it is the same thing. So, they are Israel’s army inside Syria; and the first strike against Israel, politically, militarily, and in every other area, is to strike Israel’s terrorists inside Syria, whether they belong to ISIS, al-Nusra, or the other,” the 52-year-old Syrian leader explained.
Assad went on to claim that the war in Syria is a standoff between two axes, one represented by the US, Israel, and regional “Arab and non-Arab states,” and the real anti-terrorist axis, comprising forces fighting alongside Damascus.
“So, there can be only one result for this confrontation, that is, the victory of one of these axes,” Assad said. “At least, as far as the anti-terrorist axis is concerned, it will not give up the process of cleaning Syria and the region of terrorism and will not give up on the unity of Syrian territory.”
yeah totally – just yesterday the US ‘coalition’ killed 12 members of the same family in Syria –
Continual low-level war.
Suits the worldwide MIC down to the last dead Syrian.
More from Pepe re the world’s resource war, pointing Syria’s pivotal role. BTL SyrPer, the Thylacine 1 hr ago:
Excellent interview in English with Pepe Escobar in Iran, by Balkan Info. In the middle, Syria is discussed (Pepe is still telling the Pipelineistan narrative) and how Syria will be an OBOR hub.
Interview with Dr.Assad cut-pasted from Syrian Arab News Agency, SANA:
“The strongest response to Israel is to strike its ISIS terrorists in Syria. Israeli artillery & aircraft are the terrorists’ artillery & aircraft. Despite Israeli support to terrorists, we have been doing our job, the Syrian Army is fighting its way towards the southern front.”
(The reader gains much insight into the brilliance & depth of the mind of Syria’s President. Salute to Dr. Assad from Mike in Florida).
Free Syrian Army, US Preparing Chemical Provocation in Deir ez-Zor – Russisn MoD
Correction: Russian MoD
Russia Predicts a New False Flag Chemical Attack in Syria
The Trurh About the Syrian War
Russia And Turkey Reach Agreement On Tell Rifaat, Kurdish Force And Syrian Army To Withdraw – Report
Are SAA withdrawing from its own Syrian territory?
A powerful piece by Andre’ Vitchek, why Syria should not be allowed to fall :
During the Spanish Civil War, Czech anti-fascist fighters, volunteers in the International Brigades, used to say: “In Madrid we are fighting for Prague”. Madrid fell to Franco’s fascists in October 1939. Prague had been occupied by
German troops several months earlier, in March 1939. It was the blindness and cowardice of the European leaders, as well as the support which the murderous fascist hordes received from populations of all corners of the continent, which led to one of the greatest tragedies in modern history – a tragedy which only ended on May 9, 1945, when the Soviet troops liberated Prague, defeating Nazi Germany and de facto saving the world.
More than 70 years later, the world is facing another calamity. The West, mentally unfit to peacefully end its several centuries long murderous reign over the planet – a reign that has already taken several hundreds of millions of human lives – is flexing its muscle and madly snapping in all directions, provoking, antagonizing and even directly attacking countries as far apart as North Korea (DPRK), China, Iran, Russia, Syria and Venezuela.