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US Official Says Israel Is Behind the Recent Attack in Syria

    US Official Says Israel Is Behind the Recent Attack in Syria

Israel is behind an attack on the Iraq-Syria border that left dozens of militia fighters dead, CNN reported yesterday, citing a US official. An airstrike on Sunday night targeting pro-Assad forces fighting Daesh was initially blamed on the US by Syrian state media. The strike took place in Al-Hari military base, southeast of Albu Kamal, with the death toll reaching…

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Russian-Syrian Warnings of a Coming False-Flag Chemical Attack Have Ring of Truth

    Russian-Syrian Warnings of a Coming False-Flag Chemical Attack Have Ring of Truth

DAMASCUS, SYRIA – In recent days, speculation has swirled regarding whether another chemical-weapons attack will soon take place in Syria, as sources in both Syrian intelligence and the Russian military have warned that U.S.-backed forces in the U.S.-occupied region of Deir ez-Zor are planning to stage a chemical weapons attack to be blamed on the…

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Russian Diplomat on Syria: Iran, Hezbollah Not Our Chess Pieces to Move

    Russian Diplomat on Syria: Iran, Hezbollah Not Our Chess Pieces to Move

BEIRUT – In a signal of foreign powers’ inability to dictate terms to regional forces involved in the Syrian conflict, Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin has made clear that Russia has no intention to press resistance movement Hezbollah or Iranian military advisors to vacate Syria. The call to oust them from the country, along…

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The Saker Asks: Is Russia Really Ready to “Ditch” Iran?

    The Saker Asks: Is Russia Really Ready to “Ditch” Iran?

The topic of Russian actions in Syria still continues to fascinate and create a great deal of polemics.  This makes senses – the issue is exceedingly important on many levels, including pragmatic and moral ones, and today I want to stick strictly to the pragmatic level and set aside, just for a while, moral/ethical/spiritual considerations.  Furthermore, I will…

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Pentagon Admits ‘No One Will Ever Know’ How Many Civilians US Has Killed Fighting ISIS

  Pentagon Admits ‘No One Will Ever Know’ How Many Civilians US Has Killed Fighting ISIS

WASHINGTON — Four years into America’s assault on the Islamic State, the Pentagon now acknowledges it has no idea how many civilians it has killed during its campaign to defeat ISIS. In fact, the United States military will never know how many civilians it killed, the Pentagon admitted on Tuesday. The shocking admission comes on…

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Amnesty: US-Led Coalition Committed War Crimes In Raqqa, Syria

  Amnesty: US-Led Coalition Committed War Crimes In Raqqa, Syria

LONDON — Last year’s Washington-led coalition effort against the Islamic State (ISIS) group in the Syrian city of Raqqa included numerous “disproportionate or indiscriminate” attacks on the city, showing little regard for civilian lives and constituting potential war crimes, a new report by Amnesty International stated Tuesday. The campaign to seize Raqqa spanned June to…

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US State Department Tells Syria What It Can and Can’t Do on Its Own Soil

  US State Department Tells Syria What It Can and Can’t Do on Its Own Soil

The US State Department has warned Syria against launching an offensive against terrorist positions in southern Syria. The statement claims that the American military will respond if Syrian forces launch an operation aimed at restoring the legitimate government’s control over the rebel-held areas, including the territory in southwestern Syria between Daraa and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Washington is issuing…

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Trump Set to Recognize Israel’s Claim to Occupied Golan Heights and Its Sizable Oil Reserves

  Trump Set to Recognize Israel’s Claim to Occupied Golan Heights and Its Sizable Oil Reserves

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – While President Trump has reneged on many of his campaign promises — namely, those more populist and non-interventionist in nature — he has undeniably fulfilled those that appealed to his pro-Israel, Zionist supporters. First, Trump announced late last year that his administration would officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.…

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An Iranian Perspective on the Battle for Syria

  An Iranian Perspective on the Battle for Syria

West against East on the Syrian battlefield, in the newspapers and now on film: A new, full-length action movie, titled “Damascus Time,” gives an Iranian perspective on the battle against ISIS in Syria. The movie comes from Iranian screenwriter and film director Ebrahim Hatamikia. Two award-winning Iranian actors, Hadi Hejazifar and Babak Hamidian, play father…

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Is Netanyahu Playing a Geopolitical Chess Game to Drive a Wedge Between Russia and Syria?

  Is Netanyahu Playing a Geopolitical Chess Game to Drive a Wedge Between Russia and Syria?

MOSCOW – (Analysis) A string of events, beginning with the exchange of missiles between Israeli and Syrian forces last Thursday, has brought the relationship between Russia and Syria under new scrutiny, leading some to suggest that Syria’s greatest ally may be faltering in its resolve to protect the government of Bashar al-Assad from regime change. On…

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