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« Reply #850 on: December 13, 2016, 10:41:05 am »
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Well, SAA and Aleppo citizens now are celebrating complete liberation of the city.
If you follow the twitter reports from this citizens it's usually terror as Assad's troops are executing children and citizens in Eastern Aleppo
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« Reply #851 on: December 13, 2016, 01:23:52 pm »
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Well, SAA and Aleppo citizens now are celebrating complete liberation of the city.
If you follow the twitter reports from this citizens it's usually terror as Assad's troops are executing children and citizens in Eastern Aleppo


There are even no proves of those "mass executions" and as always both sides are flooding Twitter with fake news. I am saying both because often pro-SAA accounts are also posting some bullsh**t.
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« Reply #852 on: December 13, 2016, 03:05:19 pm »
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So the UN's now considered fake news?
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« Reply #853 on: December 13, 2016, 04:04:40 pm »
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So the UN's now considered fake news?


Well, Reuters stated that UN base on some reports, similarly as Western media are basing on SOHR or some strange "organisations" which are not even based in Syria. During this conflict mainstream media failed so much that for me it is not shocking that even UN spokesman can be misinformed.
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« Reply #854 on: February 02, 2017, 03:13:56 pm »
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Trump team shelves Obama team’s plan to arm Kurds for an attack on Raqqa:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/obamas-white-house-worked-for-months-on-a-plan-to-seize-raqqa-trumps-team-deemed-it-hopelessly-inadequate/2017/02/02/116310fa-e71a-11e6-80c2-30e57e57e05d_story.html
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« Reply #855 on: February 02, 2017, 08:24:17 pm »
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That doesn't make sense.
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« Reply #856 on: April 06, 2017, 06:40:50 pm »
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So, there's been some news in this area recently...
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« Reply #857 on: April 06, 2017, 08:24:30 pm »
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I say let Assad do what pleases him, but it still is sad. We should be careful of intervening.
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« Reply #858 on: April 06, 2017, 08:34:29 pm »
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We just bombed a Syrian military airfield with at least 50 tomahawk cruise missiles.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u-s-launches-missiles-syrian-base-after-chemical-weapons-attack-n743636
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« Reply #859 on: April 07, 2017, 08:17:01 pm »
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Well, not only Obama and Hillary used to help ISIS, but now Trump is helping ISIS too.

Why don't the NATO powers "fight for democracy" in Saudi Arabia?
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« Reply #860 on: April 10, 2017, 04:44:51 am »
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The story about Russia and Iran threatening force may well be fake.
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« Reply #861 on: July 19, 2017, 04:42:27 pm »
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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/report-trump-ending-secret-cia-program-to-arm-syrian-rebels/

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President Trump is ending a covert CIA operation to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting against President Bashar al-Assad, something Russia has long desired, according to a Wednesday report in the Washington Post.

The Obama administration introduced the operation in 2013, as a part of its efforts to push Assad out of power, and its effectiveness has come into question even among its backers. But the timing of the decision raises questions for the White House, as it fends off accusations that the president and his team obscured his interactions with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, earlier this month.
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« Reply #862 on: August 20, 2017, 07:06:05 pm »
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Syrian President Bashar Assad on Sunday refused any security cooperation with Western nations or the reopening of their embassies, until they cut ties with opposition and insurgent groups.

Shortly after Assad gave his speech, a shell hit the first international fair in the country since the war began six years ago, killing and wounding several people.

Assad’s defiant comments come at a time when his troops and pro-Iranian militiamen are gaining ground across the country under the cover of Russian airstrikes. Many countries have ceased calling for him to step down.

Speaking before dozens of Syrian diplomats in Damascus, Assad praised Russia, Iran, China and Lebanon’s Hezbollah for supporting his government during the conflict.

He said Syria will look east when it comes to political, economic and cultural relations.


“The direct support of our friends, politically, economically and militarily, made our advance on the ground greater and the losses of war less. Therefore, they are our partners in these achievements on the road to crush terrorism,” Assad said


“Let’s be clear. There will be no security cooperation nor opening of embassies or even a role for some countries that say that they want to play a role in ending the crisis in Syria before they clearly and frankly cut their relations with terrorism,” Assad said. “At that point maybe we can speak about opening embassies
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« Reply #863 on: August 24, 2017, 03:47:42 pm »
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« Reply #864 on: August 30, 2017, 09:07:12 am »
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In Iraq, the government has taken Tal Afar with ease, but ISIS are holed up in a small suburb of the city.
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« Reply #865 on: August 31, 2017, 02:35:52 am »
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In Iraq, the government has taken Tal Afar with ease, but ISIS are holed up in a small suburb of the city.

The Tal Afar area is now completely cleansed from IS, even the suburbs you mentioned.

Remaining areas under IS control: the Hawiya pocket and the desert/Euphrates valley in the West.
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« Reply #866 on: September 03, 2017, 03:12:59 pm »
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First SAA advancing units have reached the besieged regime-hold part of Deir ez-Zor. Technically the siege might be considered broken, although it will take some time until the SAA manages to fully secure its supply lines.

Edit: Premature, but will probably be true tomorrow, more or less.
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« Reply #867 on: September 05, 2017, 07:05:29 am »
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First SAA advancing units have reached the besieged regime-hold part of Deir ez-Zor. Technically the siege might be considered broken, although it will take some time until the SAA manages to fully secure its supply lines.

Edit: Premature, but will probably be true tomorrow, more or less.

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« Reply #868 on: September 05, 2017, 03:28:48 pm »
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This is not over yet. ISIS will counterattack very soon. And large parts of the city are still held by ISIS, the battle for them will be brutal.
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« Reply #869 on: September 23, 2017, 02:20:12 pm »
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This is not over yet. ISIS will counterattack very soon. And large parts of the city are still held by ISIS, the battle for them will be brutal.

Huge progress is being made right now in both Syria and Iraq:

In Syria, 90% of Raqqa has been cleansed from the Islamist fu**ers and the Russian-backed Assad forces have reached Deir-el-Zor and cleansed the surrounding areas (they even crossed the Euphrates to the north). Meanwhile, the Kurds are moving south towards DEZ and the Euphrates valley.

In Iraq, the army has started their liberation of the remaining Hawija pocket, which is now almost half cleansed.

IS only has some areas of the lower Syrian Euphrates Valley left. The other remaining area is just uninhabitated desert.
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« Reply #870 on: September 23, 2017, 02:29:46 pm »
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http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/09/23/553138494/mother-and-daughter-who-opposed-bashar-al-assad-regime-brutally-murdered-in-turk

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The killing of two opponents of President Bashar Assad's regime has left their family and the wider relocated Syrian opposition community reeling in shock and fearing for their lives.

Police discovered the bodies of Orouba Barakat, 60, and her daughter, Halla, 23, who is a U.S. citizen, on Thursday night in their Istanbul apartment, reportedly after friends and colleagues were unable to reach them for several days.

Orouba was a member of the Syrian National Coalition, the political opposition group that has participated in internationally brokered peace talks to bring an end to the Syrian war.

Her daughter, Halla, who spent her childhood in Raleigh, N.C., was a journalist who worked with opposition station Orient TV.

Even on her personal Facebook page, the younger Barakat documented the violence taking place in her country, with posts about children killed in airstrikes and photos of victims of mass killings.

Turkish media outlets, citing police sources, reported that the women had been repeatedly stabbed. There were also other, unconfirmed reports that their throats had been slit.

A police investigation is underway, and as of Saturday, there have not been any official statements about circumstances of their deaths or any suspects.

But relatives and opposition activists immediately characterized this as a politically motivated killing.

Shaza Barakat, Orouba's sister, said Saturday that she suspected the Syrian government is to blame.

"Because Hafez al-Assad had been displacing us since the 1970s," she told NPR, referring to the former Syrian president and father to Bashar Assad. "We paid a high price — displacement, torture, suffering — we don't have a country."

"Orouba was always standing against all that, defending people's rights and demanding justice. We are people, we have human rights, and we deserve justice."

In an earlier post on Facebook mourning her sister, Shaza wrote: "The oppressor chases the good everywhere."

Ghassan Aboud, the founder of Orient TV, wrote on Facebook: "No truce and no reconciliation with the monsters."

Thousands of opponents of the Assad regime have been tortured or killed in jails in Syria. In the course of the Syrian war, many have fled to Turkey and other neighboring countries and have sought to organize a political opposition that could force the Assad family from power.

But with the Syrian government, backed by Iran and Russia, now gaining the upper hand in the country's civil war, fear of retribution is spreading among this community.

That is why so many reacted to these killings by blaming the Syrian government, explained Rami Jarrah, a Syrian journalist who supports the opposition.

It sounds like Bashar Al-Assad ordered the killing (or at least was indirectly responsible)
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« Reply #871 on: September 23, 2017, 11:39:46 pm »
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The killing of two opponents of President Bashar Assad's regime has left their family and the wider relocated Syrian opposition community reeling in shock and fearing for their lives.

Police discovered the bodies of Orouba Barakat, 60, and her daughter, Halla, 23, who is a U.S. citizen, on Thursday night in their Istanbul apartment, reportedly after friends and colleagues were unable to reach them for several days.

Orouba was a member of the Syrian National Coalition, the political opposition group that has participated in internationally brokered peace talks to bring an end to the Syrian war.

Her daughter, Halla, who spent her childhood in Raleigh, N.C., was a journalist who worked with opposition station Orient TV.

Even on her personal Facebook page, the younger Barakat documented the violence taking place in her country, with posts about children killed in airstrikes and photos of victims of mass killings.

Turkish media outlets, citing police sources, reported that the women had been repeatedly stabbed. There were also other, unconfirmed reports that their throats had been slit.

A police investigation is underway, and as of Saturday, there have not been any official statements about circumstances of their deaths or any suspects.

But relatives and opposition activists immediately characterized this as a politically motivated killing.

Shaza Barakat, Orouba's sister, said Saturday that she suspected the Syrian government is to blame.

"Because Hafez al-Assad had been displacing us since the 1970s," she told NPR, referring to the former Syrian president and father to Bashar Assad. "We paid a high price — displacement, torture, suffering — we don't have a country."

"Orouba was always standing against all that, defending people's rights and demanding justice. We are people, we have human rights, and we deserve justice."

In an earlier post on Facebook mourning her sister, Shaza wrote: "The oppressor chases the good everywhere."

Ghassan Aboud, the founder of Orient TV, wrote on Facebook: "No truce and no reconciliation with the monsters."

Thousands of opponents of the Assad regime have been tortured or killed in jails in Syria. In the course of the Syrian war, many have fled to Turkey and other neighboring countries and have sought to organize a political opposition that could force the Assad family from power.

But with the Syrian government, backed by Iran and Russia, now gaining the upper hand in the country's civil war, fear of retribution is spreading among this community.

That is why so many reacted to these killings by blaming the Syrian government, explained Rami Jarrah, a Syrian journalist who supports the opposition.

It sounds like Bashar Al-Assad ordered the killing (or at least was indirectly responsible)

It sure does take a lot of realism to ignore the fact that Assad's victory would almost certainly mean death for tens of thousands of political opponents. I'm glad the United Nations is willing to fight such inhumane - no, inhuman - leaders and their allies...
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« Reply #872 on: October 17, 2017, 08:19:17 pm »
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U.S.-backed forces said Tuesday that they have liberated the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) self-declared capital of Raqqa in northern Syria.

There are roughly 6,500 ISIS fighters left in both Syria and Iraq, and only about 100 are “all but isolated in their quickly shrinking territory” of Raqqa, said Army Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the group.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday declared that Raqqa had been liberated and fighting has ended. The group, a U.S.-backed mix of Kurdish and Arab fighters, has been slowly taking back the city from ISIS over the past four months.



Dillon, who spoke to reporters at the Pentagon from Baghdad via video feed, said ISIS was on the “verge of a devastating defeat” and more than 90 percent of the city has been cleared, but U.S.-led forces are continuing to oust the fighters
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« Reply #873 on: October 17, 2017, 08:28:28 pm »
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U.S.-backed forces said Tuesday that they have liberated the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) self-declared capital of Raqqa in northern Syria.

There are roughly 6,500 ISIS fighters left in both Syria and Iraq, and only about 100 are “all but isolated in their quickly shrinking territory” of Raqqa, said Army Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the group.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday declared that Raqqa had been liberated and fighting has ended. The group, a U.S.-backed mix of Kurdish and Arab fighters, has been slowly taking back the city from ISIS over the past four months.



Dillon, who spoke to reporters at the Pentagon from Baghdad via video feed, said ISIS was on the “verge of a devastating defeat” and more than 90 percent of the city has been cleared, but U.S.-led forces are continuing to oust the fighters

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« Reply #874 on: October 17, 2017, 08:32:33 pm »
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U.S.-backed forces said Tuesday that they have liberated the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) self-declared capital of Raqqa in northern Syria.

There are roughly 6,500 ISIS fighters left in both Syria and Iraq, and only about 100 are “all but isolated in their quickly shrinking territory” of Raqqa, said Army Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the group.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday declared that Raqqa had been liberated and fighting has ended. The group, a U.S.-backed mix of Kurdish and Arab fighters, has been slowly taking back the city from ISIS over the past four months.



Dillon, who spoke to reporters at the Pentagon from Baghdad via video feed, said ISIS was on the “verge of a devastating defeat” and more than 90 percent of the city has been cleared, but U.S.-led forces are continuing to oust the fighters

Winning!!!

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