Danger Ahead: Russia, US and Turkey in Joint Operation to Retake Raqqa

Peter Korzun Even before the US-supported coalition led by Iraqi forces set foot in Iraqi Mosul, the plans had been announced to retake Raqqa, the de facto capital of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) caliphate, from the extremist group. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on October 27 that Turkey-backed opposition fighters inside Syria would…

US-Led Coalition Targets Syria’s Civilians and Infrastructure, Not Terrorists!

28 October، 2016 Moscow, SANA Foreign Ministers of Syria, Russia and Iran held Friday a joint press conference after a tripartite meeting held in Moscow. Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem described the atmosphere during the tripartite meeting as “positive” and “very comfortable ”. “We in Syria have become convinced of the…

‘Unlawful’ US Airstrikes Kill 300 Civilians in Syria

Bombs Dropped a Second Time to Kill First Responders John Vibes As the media and the general population in the United States remain distracted by the sham elections, the US military is waging undeclared war across the middle east. Just this week, we reported that 60 civilians were killed, and over 200 injured during a…

Russia Accuses UN Secretariat of Subjectivity Regarding Aleppo

Nizar Abboud Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN slamming Stephen O’Brien, USG for Humanitarian Affairs at the UNSC tonight 26 Oct 2016. Meetings Coverage SC/12564 26 October 2016 Security Council 7795th Meeting* (PM) Emergency Relief Coordinator Pleads with Security Council for Minimum Action Needed to ‘End the Slaughter’ in Syria, Allow Wide-spread Humanitarian Access…

Russian Battle Group Moves to Syria

Demonstrating Power Projection Capability By Andrei Akulov NATO is concerned about the movement of Russian naval battle group on its way to the Mediterranean. The ships are being carefully monitored by NATO ships and aircraft. Media in NATO countries have raised ballyhoo about it. The reaction is negatively emotional. The ships’ movement is covered like an unexpected…

The Oil-Gas War Over Syria, in Maps

By Eric Zuesse Turkey’s Anadolu News Agency, though government-run, is providing remarkably clear and reliable diagrammatic descriptions of the current status of the U.S – and – fundamentalist – Sunni, versus Russia – and – Shia – and – NON – fundamentalist – Sunni, sides, in the current oil-and-gas war in the Middle East, for control over territory…

Turkey and US Consolidate Terror Assets from Iraq to Syria

Finian Cunningham This week Western news media were full of reports on the “epic” battle for Mosul where US-backed forces are supposedly set to defeat the Islamic State terror group besieging the northern Iraqi city. There is little doubt that the Iraqi army aided by Iranian Shia militia and Kurdish Peshmerga are intent on routing…

The Mosul Operation Has Begun

MOSUL – ANF Military operation against the city of Mosul in Iraq, which has been under ISIS occupation since August 2014, is reported to have started. Iraqi TV channels stated that Mosul operation began at the Gökceli region on the Mosul-Hewler border. Artillery units affiliated with the US army are reported to have started shelling…

The Mosul Operation Will be Prolonged and Will Only Deepen the Regional Crisis

KIRKUK – AMED DİCLE As the discussions on the operation on Mosul continue, so do military activity and dispatching in the region. The Iraqi army has started significant military dispatching especially from the Kirkuk line towards the Hawija front. There were intense aerial attacks and helicopter activity in the same region yesterday (October 13). Hawija…

US, Saudi Plan to Relocate Mosul Takfiris to Eastern Syria

Iraqi government forces drive in military vehicles in Salahuddin province on October 10, 2016, as they clear the area in preparation for the push to retake the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. (Photos by AFP) The US and Saudi Arabia have reportedly agreed to grant Daesh terrorists free passage from Iraq’s Mosul ahead of a…