Category Archives: Syria

Syria: The new front line in a potentially global conflict (WW3 – Part Two)

In Syria, U.S. and Russian forces are facing off in a proxy war that shows no sign of ending any time soon. Source: Syria: The new front line in a potentially global conflict (WW3 – Part Two)

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Assad’s wife faces calls to be stripped of UK citizenship, but what about Blair & Cameron? — RT Op-Edge

Just when you thought the hypocrisy and mendacity of the British political establishment could not sink any lower, up pops the proposal to strip Asma Assad, wife to Syria’s President Bashar Assad, of her British citizenship. Source: Assad’s wife faces … Continue reading

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What Are They Hiding? Western Countries Blocking Investigation Into Syrian Chemical Attack – MT

Western countries are attempting to derail Russia’s fact-finding initiative in Syria to examine the site of the chemical incident in Idlib province Source: What Are They Hiding? Western Countries Blocking Investigation Into Syrian Chemical Attack – MT

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Why Population Exchange Fails: Over 100 Dead as Buses Bombed | Informed Comment

by Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Someone detonated a car bomb in the (rebel-held) Rashideen district of … Source: Why Population Exchange Fails: Over 100 Dead as Buses Bombed | Informed Comment

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Aleppo blast: Syrian evacuation convoy targeted | Syria News | Al Jazeera

Monitor says at least 126 people were killed as explosion targets convoy of evacuees from two pro-government villages. Source: Aleppo blast: Syrian evacuation convoy targeted | Syria News | Al Jazeera

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Syria’s civil war explained from the beginning | News | Al Jazeera

The Syrian civil war is the deadliest conflict the 21st century has witnessed thus far. Source: Syria’s civil war explained from the beginning | News | Al Jazeera

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says Idlib chemical attack ‘100 per cent fabrication’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said an alleged poison gas attack blamed on his government last week in Idlib province was “100 per cent fabrication” used to justify a US air strike, news agency AFP reported on Thursday. Source: Syrian President … Continue reading

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Syria – View From Damascus

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3 questions to Marwan Bishara after US strike in Syria | Syria News | Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst comments on the lead-up and aftermath of US missile strikes on a Syrian airbase. Source: 3 questions to Marwan Bishara after US strike in Syria | Syria News | Al Jazeera

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Trump intervenes in the Great Mideast Civil War in Syria | Informed Comment

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The Syrian Civil War has a domestic, a regional and an … Source: Trump intervenes in the Great Mideast Civil War in Syria | Informed Comment

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If Australia has switched enemies in Syria, who and why are we fighting?

If Australia has switched enemies, as our allies apparently have done, who and why are we fighting in Syria? Source: If Australia has switched enemies in Syria, who and why are we fighting?

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Confessions of an Isis killer: British jihadis shunned frontline in favour of torture squads | The Independent

“When I shot the rafidi it was easy. He was kneeling in front of me, sobbing. He was a big man: his body was shaking. I thought ‘why are you crying, you are a killer yourself, you are going to … Continue reading

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This American Fought ISIS. Now He’s Trying to Get Washington to Untangle Its Syria Policy | Mother Jones

“Obama, Trump, none of them know what’s going on over there.” Source: This American Fought ISIS. Now He’s Trying to Get Washington to Untangle Its Syria Policy | Mother Jones

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Syrian refugee graduates dux of one of Australia’s largest Catholic schools – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A Syrian refugee who only began learning English in 2014 has become dux of one of Australia’s biggest Catholic schools. Source: Syrian refugee graduates dux of one of Australia’s largest Catholic schools – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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EXCLUSIVE: FOI documents expose Australia’s unlawful invasion of Syria

‘Make no mistake: we unlawfully invaded a sovereign state.’ ~ Kellie Tranter Source: EXCLUSIVE: FOI documents expose Australia’s unlawful invasion of Syria

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Rothschild’s, Murdoch & Cheney Launch Massive Oil Drilling In Syria – Choice and Truth

Simplify Responsive Blogger Template Source: Rothschild’s, Murdoch & Cheney Launch Massive Oil Drilling In Syria – Choice and Truth

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United Nations Finally Acknowledges US-Backed Rebels in Syria are Murdering Civilians

The attacks from Syrian groups supported by the U.S. were described as “relentless and indiscriminate” while targeting civilians and killing children. Source: United Nations Finally Acknowledges US-Backed Rebels in Syria are Murdering Civilians

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Military Balance of Power Shifting as Russia Sends Naval Fleet to Syria

Moscow is sending a blunt message to its American counterparts by dispatching a major aircraft carrier battlegroup to conduct operations in Syria. Source: Military Balance of Power Shifting as Russia Sends Naval Fleet to Syria

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Choice and Truth: Canadian Journalist: “I’m Back From Syria. The Media Is Lying To You!”

Source: Choice and Truth: Canadian Journalist: “I’m Back From Syria. The Media Is Lying To You!”

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Asma Assad: ‘It is the West dividing our children in this conflict’ — RT News

The western world is dividing Syrian children according to the political views of their parents, Asma Assad, the Syrian First Lady, said in a rare interview. She said the mainstream media only concentrated on those stories which matched their policy. … Continue reading

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Choice and Truth: President Assad Of Syria Is Not An Evil Dictator Killing His People: The US Lied about It

Source: Choice and Truth: President Assad Of Syria Is Not An Evil Dictator Killing His People: The US Lied about It

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Aleppo Before The War: A Poignant Look Back At A Once-Thriving Metropolis | Huffington Post

The city is unrecognizable after half a decade of conflict. Source: Aleppo Before The War: A Poignant Look Back At A Once-Thriving Metropolis | Huffington Post

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‘Deal with the devil’: US ‘ready to ally with terror’ to overthrow Assad – Russia Foreign Ministry — RT News

Moscow has accused Washington of sabotaging the Syria ceasefire deal, saying that the US will be responsible for any new terror attacks in Syria, as by taking no action against Al-Nusra terrorists it shows it is ready “to make a … Continue reading

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Why Did Trump and Clinton Ignore Syria Last Night? | Mother Jones

The death toll is picking up, but it’s off the campaign radar. Source: Why Did Trump and Clinton Ignore Syria Last Night? | Mother Jones

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Australia’s air strike on troops ‘intentional’ | Herald Sun

SYRIAN President Bashar al-Assad has accused Australia and the United States of intentionally targeting his forces in an air strike that killed 83 soldiers. Source: Australia’s air strike on troops ‘intentional’ | Herald Sun

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Calling Syrian refugees like me Skittles would be funny if it weren’t so cruel | Shadi Martini | Opinion | The Guardian

People who’ve fled war and terror were likened to poisoned candy in a Trump campaign ad. It’s a bizarre image, and carries a message unworthy of America Source: Calling Syrian refugees like me Skittles would be funny if it weren’t … Continue reading

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‘Coincidence ISIS launched offensive straight after US strike on Syrian troops?’ — RT Op-Edge

If Russia bombed Washington allies in Syria just as the US ‘mistakenly’ did, UN envoy Samantha Power would make as much of a stink as she possibly could, analysts said, adding that in general the US is uncomfortable in a … Continue reading

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Turkey Is Supporting the Syrian Jihadis Washington Says It Wants to Fight | The Nation

Source: Turkey Is Supporting the Syrian Jihadis Washington Says It Wants to Fight | The Nation

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First Syrians return home from Turkey since start of Turkish-backed incursion, officials say – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Hundreds of civilians begin returning to the border town of Jarabulus in northern Syria. Source: First Syrians return home from Turkey since start of Turkish-backed incursion, officials say – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Fighting In Syria’s Hama Province Displaces 100,000 In One Week | Huffington Post

Rebels and pro-government forces are battling for control of the region. Source: Fighting In Syria’s Hama Province Displaces 100,000 In One Week | Huffington Post

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Experts Raise Alarms as US War Hawks Push for Deeper Syria Intervention | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

As the civil war in Syria deepens, American war hawks are using recent atrocities to push for direct U.S. military intervention against the Syrian government, according to observers who warn that further escalation will only worsen what has been dubbed … Continue reading

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Syria….A Syrian Perspective

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Syria a World War Powderkeg as China Joins Russian Alliance With Assad

Will China be the spark for the next World War? Source: Syria a World War Powderkeg as China Joins Russian Alliance With Assad

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Arab monarchies pour in funds to support terrorist militants in Aleppo – UK media — RT News

Militants in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo continue to receive help from foreign powers that support the forces opposing President Assad’s troops, the Financial Times reports. That’s despite Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists forming a large part of the opposition. Source: Arab … Continue reading

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‘Many weapons that fall into hands of extremist groups in Syria are Western-made’ — Trying not to say supplied or by whom

We know that many weapons that were supplied to so-called moderate groups by the US have been handed to more extreme rebel groups, such as al-Nusrah, says Charles Shoebridge, former army officer, Scotland Yard detective and counter-terrorism intelligence officer. Source: … Continue reading

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Google this! Hillary Clinton and the Syrian regime-change conspiracy — RT Op-Edge

If you’d have said a year ago that the US State Department, Google, and Al Jazeera had been collaborating in pursuance of regime change in Syria, chances are you’d have been casually dismissed as a ‘crank’ and a ‘conspiracy theorist’. … Continue reading

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Local Residents In Northern Syria Confirm US-Led Airstrikes Have Killed More Than 200 Civilians In Past Two Months AnonHQ

Local residents living in northern Syria have told journalists that airstrikes being carried out by the International Coalition Forces led by the United States against the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have killed more than 200 civilians … Continue reading

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An airstrike in Syria killed entire families instead of Isis fighters | World | News | The Independent

The airstrikes at dawn on Tuesday pulverised entire families, including young children — families that were fleeing Islamic State militants but were instead mistaken for being those very fighters. Depending on whom you ask, the number of bodies found in … Continue reading

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Dissident US diplomats criticize Syria policy – Your Middle East| Pro Israel Right Wing Push

  The so-called “dissent channel” cable urges attacks against Bashir al-Assad’s regime for its persistent violations of a shaky ceasefire aimed at bringing an end to Source: Dissident US diplomats criticize Syria policy – Your Middle East

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US ‘leverage in Syria’ thanks to collusion with terrorists — RT Op-Edge

There is a simple explanation why Washington refuses to proscribe the militant groups Jaysh al-Islam and Ahrar al-Sham as terrorist. Because Washington relies on them for regime change in Syria. Source: US ‘leverage in Syria’ thanks to collusion with terrorists … Continue reading

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Why Is Washington Supporting Fundamentalist Jihadis in Syria? | The Nation

The peace negotiations between the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad and the insurgents seeking to topple him and his one-party Baath state were headed on the rebel side by Mohammad Alloush, leader of the Saudi-backed Army of Islam (Jaysh al-Islam, … Continue reading

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Who are the Syrian Refugees, really, and where are they? Hint: Mainly women and children, & not in the West

By Jeffrey H. Cohen | (The Conversation) | – – Editor’s note: This article is part of our collaboration with … Source: Who are the Syrian Refugees, really, and where are they? Hint: Mainly women and children, & not in … Continue reading

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Thousands of refugees flee for Turkish border after surprise Isis attack | World news | The Guardian

Syrian refugees flee after camps are overrun by Isis but find themselves being shot at by Turkish border troops Source: Thousands of refugees flee for Turkish border after surprise Isis attack | World news | The Guardian

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British collusion with sectarian violence: Part one — RT Op-Edge

In the first of a four-part series, Dan Glazebrook and Sukant Chandan look at the recent spate of revelations about the involvement of British security services in facilitating the flow of fighters into Syria. Source: British collusion with sectarian violence: … Continue reading

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‘For ISIS to survive, it needs support from allies: Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the US’ — RT Op-Edge

Reports that Syrian government forces have retaken the city of Palmyra from ISIS forces prove that the terrorist group is incapable of withstanding a conventional assault, Gregory R Copley, strategic analyst and editor of Defense & Foreign Affairs told RT. … Continue reading

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Fewer than 30 refugees resettled since November as part of 12,000 agreed in Syria, Iraq deal – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Fewer than 30 refugees have been resettled in Australia as part of the Government’s 12,000 intake from Iraq and Syria, Peter Dutton says. Source: Fewer than 30 refugees resettled since November as part of 12,000 agreed in Syria, Iraq deal … Continue reading

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Why I Bought Four Syrian Children Off a Beirut Street

Beirut. I confess to having recently purchased four children near Ramlet el Baida beach from a stressed-out Syrian woman. I am not sure if she was what she said or if she was a member of one of the… Source: Why … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia and Iran’s dueling strategies for Syria and beyond – Your Middle East

Saudi Arabia, alarmed by the rapid thaw in Iran’s relationship with the West and gains recently made by Syrian regime forces, seems to have decided t Source: Saudi Arabia and Iran’s dueling strategies for Syria and beyond – Your Middle East

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Syria: 500 Turkey-backed Sunni Arab Fighters Cross to defend Azaz from Kurds | The great Kurdish Double Cross

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – This morning, according to the Syria Observatory and the Arabic press … Source: Syria: 500 Turkey-backed Sunni Arab Fighters Cross to defend Azaz from Kurds | Informed Comment

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All Sides in the Syria War Have at Least One Thing in Common: Slaughtering Civilians | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Nearly five years after Syria’s Arab Spring revolt escalated into a civil war, the conflict has morphed into a wider regional war with no end in sight. Millions of Syrians have fled, and a quarter of a million have died. … Continue reading

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