Tag Archives: Syrian Conflict

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.

Syrian Army tanks move up to the gates of Deir Ezzor

By Andrew Illingworth

Footage has been released by the Syrian Ministry of Defence (MoD) showing vanguard units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) punching their way towards the gates of Deir Ezzor city.

The video of MoD shows Syrian Army tanks and troops, backed up by Russian gunship support, rolling up the last ISIS positions and defense points en-route to relieve pro-government forces that have been besieged in and around the city for almost three years.

US, UK chemical agents captured from terrorists by Syrian Army

By Andrew Illingworth

Evidence has emerged to suggest that the United States and United Kingdom supplied weapons-grade chemical agents to terrorist forces in Syria.

During a press conference in Damascus on Wednesday, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad stated that chemical agents have been found at arms depots abandoned by militant forces in Aleppo city and the East Ghouta region of Damascus which have trademark signatures that can be traced back to known US and UK chemical weapons laboratories.

US-led coalition used banned white phosphorus on civilians in Syria – Damascus to UN

The Syrian foreign ministry has, in correspondence to the United Nations, accused the US-led coalition of new atrocities against its civilians.
It includes an attack on hospital in Raqqa and the use of “internationally banned white phosphorus munitions” against the Syrian people.

Russia terminates air incident prevention agreement with US after downing Syrian jet

Russia is halting cooperation with the US forces regarding the Memorandum on the Prevention of Incidents and Ensuring Air Safety in Syria after the US shot down a Syrian fighter jet west of Raqqa yesterday, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

“As of June 19 this year, the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation has ended its interaction with the US side under a memorandum for preventing incidents and providing for safe flights during operations in Syria and demands that the US command carry out a careful investigation and report about its results and the measures taken,” the statement released by the MoD reads.