Posts Tagged ‘syria’
Turkey has the right to carry out military operations not only in Syria, but in any other country, which is hosting terror groups that threaten the Turkish state, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. TrendsSyria-Turkey“Turkey has every right to conduct operations in Syria and the places where terror organizations are nested with regards to the struggle against the threats that Turkey faces,” Erdogan was cited as saying by the Hurriyet newspaper.
The terrorist ISIS group fired chemical weapons against Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq last month, Kurdish fighters and weapons experts have said. The Conflict Armament Research (CAR) group and Sahan Research said in a statement Friday that ISIS targeted Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga with a projectile filled with a chemical agent on June 21 or 22.The organisations also documented two such attacks against Kurdish fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria’s northeastern Hasakeh province on June 28.The YPG said the attacks targeted the Kurdish-held Salhiya district of Hasakeh city and Kurdish positions south of the town of Tel Brak.
The West, despite its claims to be in a “War on Terror,” has been in alliance with the most sectarian forces to weaken Syria, Iran and Libya – rather than cooperating with them against ISIS, said Dan Glazebrook, political writer and journalist.
At least 38 policemen were killed and 46 people were wounded Monday in the Iraqi city of Samarra during a suicide attack. Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters rammed a vehicle packed with explosives into an army warehouse. The dead and injured are mostly military personnel, including senior officials. Baghdad has launched its largest operation against Islamic State to date.
RT: Let’s start with the suspected suicide attack involving the tank in Samarra. It’s a big setback, isn’t it? A lot of people died there…
Dan Glazebrook: Yes, it’s a disaster and we’re seeing these kind of things happening daily now. It has to be borne in mind that the role of ISIS, and these kind of death squads, have been very much in tune with the West’s overall strategic policy since 2011 when it decided to back all kind of sectarian forces as a tool of destabilizing independent states such as Syria and Libya.
The Russian foreign minister has slammed Washington’s unauthorized airstrikes in Syrian territory as a breach of international law, saying the US follows a dual policy in the battle against the ISIL Takfiri terror group.
Sergei Lavrov stated in a Friday interview with Rossiya 24 TV channel that he questioned his US counterpart John Kerry at a recent meeting at the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi on why Washington conducts airstrikes on ISIL positions in Iraqi territory with the consent of Baghdad, but carries out similar operations in Syria without seeking authorization from the Damascus government in “flagrant violation of international law.”
Editor: The big elephant in the room that much of the media avoids is the fact that, ever since Pres. Obama gave that speech about the need to topple Syria’s Assad Government in Fall 2013 – before ISIS was even known to most people – the U.S. wanted to created the right scenario for an American military presence in Syria. Thus, since Fall 2013, the western media started giving considerable coverage to a rag-tag group of outliers now known as ISIS. Everywhere the U.S. wanted to go, somehow mysteriously that’s where ISIS went, and the West had to go after ISIS to save the world. Interesting how that works…
PressTV-US forces launch raid inside Syria
US forces have launched an operation inside Syria, without coordination with the Syrian government, claiming to have killed a senior ISIL commander. An American military official said the man killed by US Special Operations forces along with several other militants early on Saturday in Syria was the ISIL terrorist group’s head of oil operations in the country.The official with knowledge of details of the raid said a team of Delta Force commandos entered Syria from Iraq under cover of darkness aboard Black Hawk helicopters and V-22 Osprey aircraft, which take off and land like helicopters and cruise like planes.
The Syrian government has said a Turkish incursion into the north of the country was an act of “flagrant aggression.” Damascus said it would hold Ankara responsible after they went into Syria to evacuate personnel and relics from a holy tomb.
Syria said the Turkish government had informed the Syrian
consulate in Istanbul about its plans regarding the tomb of
Suleyman Shah in northern Syria. Shah was the grandfather of the
founder of the Ottoman Empire.
However, Turkey didn’t wait for permission from Damascus and
mounted a rescue operation to the tomb, to salvage its relics and
evacuate 40 Turkish soldiers who had been guarding it.
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad interview with American Foreign Affairs magazine and publishing excerpts of its that will be presented in full on Monday have similar focus on Zionist main stream media. The all leading Israeli media on theirs headline put Assad viewpoint on collaboration between Israeli air force with Syria terrorists. Elad Benari on “Israel National News” wrote “Assad: Al-Qaeda Has an Air Force – the Israeli Air Force” and added “Syrian President accuses the IDF of conspiring with the Al-Qaeda terrorist group.” Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Sunday accused the Israel of conspiring with the Al-Qaeda terrorist group.“It’s very clear. Because whenever we make advances in some place, they attack in order to undermine the army. It’s very clear,” Assad told the American Foreign Affairs magazine.