Russian Commander in Syria Holds Talks with SDF Chief as Turkish Offensive Looms

The Cradle Moscow has asked the US-backed Kurdish militia to return control of northern Syria to Damascus to confront Turkiye’s threats The commander of Russia’s military forces in Syria, Colonel General Alexander Chayko, met with the leader of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Mazloum Kobane Abdi, on 27 November to discuss the threat of…

Syrian and Turkish Armies Deploy Reinforcements to Aleppo

The Cradle Ankara is reportedly asking its mercenaries to make peace with the HTS, as the former Al-Qaeda affiliate is expected to take part in Turkiye’s ground operation in Syria The Syrian and Turkish armies have deployed reinforcements close to the contact lines in occupied northern Syria, with Ankara reportedly mobilizing troops to the city of Azaz…

US-Turkiye Brinkmanship Won’t Reach a Point of No Return

MK Bhadrakumar A conflict of interest between Ankara and Washington over Syria will likely see the two drift apart, with Turkiye aligning more closely with Eurasian powers. The series of airstrikes against Kurdish militants in northern Syria by Turkish jets in the past week come amid heightened concerns over Ankara’s threat to launch a ground operation. Such actions…

US Deploys Heavy Reinforcements to Northern Syria from Iraq

The Cradle The reinforcements coincide with Washington’s efforts to prevent Turkey from launching a ground offensive against the SDF, representing potential US deterrence against Ankara The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on 26 November that large reinforcements of US military troops and equipment made their way into northern and eastern Syria, coming…

Iran: From Social Mobilizations to the Direct Armed Phase

Mission Verdad The classic sequence of a destabilization process established in Iran under the codification of color revolution. Since mid-September, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been subjected to a new cycle of destabilization. The death of a young Kurdish-Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini (22), on September 16 was the starting point. Amini, who had been…

Don’t Close Your Eyes to the US Proxy War Being Waged against Iran

Asa Winstanley Former US national security advisor John Bolton says he wants “regime change” in Iran. He boasted earlier this month that weapons are being smuggled into the country from Iraqi Kurdistan. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr) Don’t close your eyes to the fact that there is a proxy war being waged against Iran. With the Islamic Republic…

The Role of UK Intelligence Services in the Abduction, Murder of James Foley

William Van Wagenen An investigation into British and American collusion with the terror groups that kidnapped and murdered western hostages in Syria. On 19 August, 2014, ISIS released a video of the beheading of American journalist James Foley who was kidnapped by the terrorist organization in 2012 while reporting on the conflict in Syria. Foley’s shocking execution became one of the…

Rockets Land Near Strategic US Base in Syria

The Cradle Local tribes have increasingly become more dissatisfied with the presence of illegal US troops in the region, which is centered around plundering natural resources A US military patrol base in Al-Shaddadi, south of Syria’s northeastern Hasakah governorate, was targeted by two Katyusha missiles on 25 November, US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced in a…

U.S. Defenseless to Stop Turkish Ground Invasion in Syria

Steven Sahiounie Many see the brewing war on the Kurds in Syria as a distraction manipulated by Erdogan in his effort to boost nationalist sentiments ahead of the election. “It’s the end of the road for those who believe they can stall Turkey by pun games, by changing names of terrorist organizations, by sharing pictures…

What is Behind the Destabilization in Egypt, Iran, Turkey?

Valery Kulikov In 2011, over a dozen states in the Arab world were hit by a West-instigated wave of protest movements in the name of reshaping the political map of the world and redistributing the region’s natural wealth. At that time, color revolutions raged in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen, civil wars destabilized the situation in…