Category Archives: Syria

Manbij Military Council denies Turkish army’s lies

Turkish army and AKP administration’s statements on “movements in Manbij” have been exposed as lies by the Manbij Military Council.

In a clear attempt to use Manbij as an electoral campaign issue, the AKP had said that Turkish soldiers had actually begun moving towards Manbij and indeed had entered the city.

Israel | Dramatic understandings between Israel and Russia

Israel to maintain freedom of action against Iranian consolidation in all of Syria in historic series of agreements.

Mordechai Sones
Channel 2 News reports that dramatic understandings were reached between Israel and Russia in which the Assad army would return to southern Syria on its border with Israel, Russia will undertake that there will be no Iranian or Hizbullah presence in this area, and Israel will maintain freedom of action against Iranian consolidation in Syria.

Political analyst Dana Weiss last night reported on recent contacts between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Israeli and Russian security coordination reached a peak last Friday when the Russian Defense Minister called Defense Minister Liberman and invited him to Moscow next week.

Senior political figures say in this framework understandings were reached according to the following outline:

1) The Assad army is returning to control southern Syria on the border with Israel;

Israel strikes Iranian headquarters in Syria in response to shelling Golan Heights

Russian Ministry of Defense announced, on Thursday, that Israel used 28 warplanes to hit headquarters belonging to the Syrian regime, Iranian militias and Hezbollah in Syria.

The ministry revealed that the warplanes fired 70 missiles and rockets, at night yesterday, on the Iranian and Syrian regime headquarters, killing more than 20 members of the militias.

USA | Media Support US Violence Against Syria, but Long for More

by Gregory Shupak

Corporate media outlets were glad that the US, France and Britain bombed Syria in violation of international law (FAIR.org, 4/18/18), but lamented what they see as a dearth of US violence in the country.

The Syrian “Show” Must Go On. US-led Strikes against Syria: A Carefully “Choreographed” Dance between US and Russia

By Andrew Korybko

“The Dance”

What just happened this morning in Syria was nothing more than a carefully “choreographed” dance between the US and Russia that allowed both rivals to “save face” and avoid further escalating the situation.