Category Archives: Syria

Anti-ISIS forces advanced deep in East Syria

The battle in Deir Ezzor has been heating up recently as both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) advance deep into the Islamic State’s (ISIS) Euphrates heartland.

On Sunday morning, things would only get worse for the Islamic State as local tribal fighters defected to the US-backed Coalition at the Al-‘Omar Fields.

Russia | US and coalition bomb Syrian Raqqa, like Dresden was bombed in 1945 – Russian Defense Ministry

Combat aircraft of the US and the coalition bombarded Syrian Raqqa like Germany’s Dresden was destroyed during World War II. In the operation to liberate the city from terrorists of the Islamic State (IS, terrorist organization outlawed in Russia), thousands Syrian civilians were killed, spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry General-Major Igor Konashenkov said on Sunday.

Islamic State militants defeated in Syria’s Raqqa, says SDF

US-backed forces announced on Sunday the “final phase” of the battle to retake Raqqa in Syria, after the city was evacuated except for foreign Islamic State (IS) group militants and their families.

More than 3,000 civilians fled Raqqa on Saturday night under an evacuation deal that left just a few hundred foreign IS militants and some of their relatives in the handful of positions they still hold in their one-time Syrian stronghold.

“Rojava revolution is a response to the plot against Öcalan”

On the 19th anniversary of the October 9 plot against Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan, HPG and YJA Star guerrillas said that the Rojava Revolution is a response to the plot.

Speaking to ANF Turkish service the guerrillas said the plot against Öcalan is frustrated and they will continue to struggle until the Kurdish leader is free.

Germany | Heikle Fracht aus Ramstein

Von Frederik Obermaier und Paul-Anton Krüger, München/Kairo

Das US-Militär hat offenbar zeitweise über seinen Stützpunkt im rheinland-pfälzischen Ramstein Waffen und Munition aus Osteuropa an syrische Rebellen geliefert. Da entsprechende Genehmigungen der Bundesregierung fehlten, haben die Amerikaner womöglich deutsches Recht gebrochen. Das haben monatelange Recherchen der Süddeutschen Zeitung und der Journalistennetzwerke Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) und Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) ergeben.