Tag Archives: Syrian Conflict

A Bosnian signs off weapons he says are going to Saudi Arabia – but how did his signature turn up in Aleppo?

Exclusive: The documents, some lying amid smashed guns and shrapnel, provided the most intriguing paper trail yet discovered of just who is producing the weapons that have armed the Assad regime’s most ferocious Islamist opponents

The last southern battle in Syria: finish off ISIS and then on, towards Idlib

by Elijah J Magnier

Southern Syria is surrendering to the forces of the Syrian army: deals have been concluded between the Syrian government and the militants, including jihadists belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra (aka Hayat Tahrir al-Sham). The main deal, supervised by the Russian forces, allows whoever is willing to go to the northern city of Idlib, which is becoming the largest gathering of jihadists, to join the caravan and board the green buses, carrying their personal light weapons.

Political wing of SDF to open offices in Latakia, Damascus, Hama, Homs

by Leith Aboufadel

The political wing of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is going to open offices in several provinces inside Syria, the Spokesperson of the SDF, Ilham Ahmad, said on Thursday.

According to Ahmad, the SDF’s political wing will be opening offices in the provinces of Latakia, Damascus, Hama, and Homs.

Putin – Netanyahu meeting in Moscow

by Elijah J Magnier

Much speculation and many “positive outcome” comments were released about a “secret deal” alleged to have taken place during the meeting between the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week in Moscow. The Israeli media described it as “successful”, like the last visits (three in the last six months). However, Russian sources say the opposite, despite the hints of positiveness Putin mentioned. These hints were exaggerated and interpreted by Netanyahu as “an achievement”.

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;