Hezbollah Warns of Op to Revive Daesh to Justify US Military Presence in Syria, Iraq

Oleg Burunov During US President Donald Trump’s surprise visit to Iraq in late 2018, military commanders warned him that Daesh* had not been entirely defeated in Syria, despite his claims to the contrary. Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary-general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement, has warned of an “operation” that “exists” in order to revive Daesh in Iraq,…

US Policy Towards Kurds in Syria, Iraq Aimed at Undermining the Region

Sputnik-Middle East A US envoy’s rare visit to Syria’s mostly Kurdish-held al-Hasakah region and his promise that Turkey won’t interfere in NE Syria indicates that Washington is pushing ahead with the plan of unifying various Kurdish regional groups with the aim of dividing Syria and Iraq, Turkish security expert Abdullah Agar has said. On 21…

America’s Broken Syria Project

Tony Cartalucci A recent altercation between Russian forces and US occupiers in northeastern Syria helped highlight the increasingly tenuous position Washington holds not only in Syria but across the entire Middle East. After attempting to block Russian military vehicles, US forces found themselves being literally plowed out of the way with overwhelming Russian airpower hovering…

US Sneaks Another Convoy Containing Dozens of Vehicles Into Syria Via Iraq

Ilya TsukanovUS forces have brought in a convoy consisting of 58 vehicles into Syria’s al-Hasakah province from Iraq through the al-Waleed border crossing point, SANA has reported, citing civilian sources in the nearby al-Yaroubiya countryside. The vehicles reportedly included armoured military vehicles, trucks carrying cement plates, and other equipment, with the convoy making its way…

The US is Hindering Syria’s Recovery

Ekaterina Blinova The old US goals of toppling Syrian President Bashar Assad and splitting the country are still on the table, although Washington is unlikely to reach either of them, opines Syrian journalist Basma Qaddour, stressing that the US should stop hampering Syria’s recovery and withdraw from the region together with its proxies. Syria’s economic…

Iraqi Lawmakers Reiterate Expulsion of US Forces

TEHRAN (FNA)- Representatives of different Iraqi groups at the parliament underlined again the necessity for the US forces to leave the country. “The US should withdraw its forces from Iraq and avoid turning the country into a battlefield,” Mohammed Karim, the representative of Sadiqoun fraction, told the Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news website. He added that the…

US Armoured Vehicles Tried to Block Russian Patrol’s Pre-Arranged Path in Syria

Tim Korso The US National Security Council earlier accused Russian servicemen of being behind a collision with an American military vehicle in Syria, despite numerous videos from the scene indicating that the Russian troops made several attempts to part ways with their US counterparts in a safe manner. The Russian soldiers undertook all possible efforts…

Popular Uprising Against US-led Intervention in Northeast Syria Will Escalate

Ekaterina Blinova Trouble is brewing for the US-led coalition forces, with unidentified groups sporadically attacking American outposts, convoys and bases over the past several months in northeastern Syria. Ghassan Kadi, a political analyst of Syrian descent, shed light on the emerging popular resistance against US-backed militants within the country. On 20 August, prominent members of…

US Benefits From Terrorist Efforts to Disrupt Syria’s Reconstruction

Ilya Tsukanov The Russian military has repeatedly accused the Pentagon of training ‘former’ terrorist militants to continue the fight against Damascus at the at-Tanf base in southern Syria, and has cited intelligence reports on US forces’ evacuation of Daesh (ISIS)* commanders from the country. Washington has strongly denied the allegations. Terrorists operating in the vast…