Category: Syria

‘400,000 deaths in Syria civil war directly attributed to US & allies’ — RT Op-Edge

African and Asian leaders are denied by the West to have any military means against an insurgency in their countries, while the US and its allies have absolute impunity when they want to take on a population anywhere in the world, says political analyst Dan Glazebrook.

Source: ‘400,000 deaths in Syria civil war directly attributed to US & allies’ — RT Op-Edge

UN Report: Muslim Youth going to fight in Syria mostly not Motivated by Islam | Informed Comment

The report itself makes it clear that the young Muslim men who went off to fight on the rebel side in the Syrian Civil War were not motivated by a detailed knowledge of Islam. In fact, they knew little about their religion.They say that they did not seek to become terrorists and did not want to commit acts of terrorism in Europe on their return.Why did they go? They are Sunni Muslims and felt that the Alawite-dominated regime of Bashar al-Assad is mistreating Sunni Muslims.

Source: UN Report: Muslim Youth going to fight in Syria mostly not Motivated by Islam | Informed Comment

2 Yrs After an American Journalist Was Killed, Her ‘Conspiracy Theories’ on Syria are Proven as Facts

New information about the Syria proxy war continues show that actions by the United States have helped Al Qaeda and the Islamic State gain power in the country, with the goal of allowing the terrorists to overthrow the Syrian government. Evidence for this claim has been reported in small anecdotes by many international media outlets during the violent proxy war which has lasted almost six years, but American reporter Serena Shim dedicated her professional career to proving the United States and allies were purposely helping Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.

Source: 2 Yrs After an American Journalist Was Killed, Her ‘Conspiracy Theories’ on Syria are Proven as Facts

‘US becoming de facto defense shield for Islamic State in Syria’ — RT Op-Edge

The US is increasingly accelerating the tempo against Syrian government forces, and this doesn’t bode well for US prestige around the world, explains political scientist and author Kaveh Afrasiabi to RT.

Source: ‘US becoming de facto defense shield for Islamic State in Syria’ — RT Op-Edge

Battle for Raqqa: 300 civilians killed in US-led air strikes since March, war crimes investigators say – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

US coalition air strikes have killed at least 300 civilians in the battle for Raqqa since March, UN investigators say.

Source: Battle for Raqqa: 300 civilians killed in US-led air strikes since March, war crimes investigators say – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

US Forces Now Using White Phosphorus in Populated Areas of Syria, Iraq

(ANTIWAR.COM) – Iraq claimed credit for videos earlier this week showing the use of white phosphorus munitions in densely populated parts of the Old City in Mosul, but their use is becoming even more widespread, with new reports suggesting that the US is also using such shells in both Iraq and Syria. Though white phosphorus shells are not uncommon in the military, and often used as smokescreens, the high temperature at which it burns, and the toxic chemicals emitted makes them wholly unsuitable for populated areas, and their use in any densely populated area or as an incendiary are widely considered

Source: US Forces Now Using White Phosphorus in Populated Areas of Syria, Iraq

‘The US military, with Kurdish support, is looking to establish itself in Syria’ — RT Op-Edge

The US wants to establish a base in the Kurdish region as in a post-war environment it isn’t going to get up and leave. The idea that the heavy weapons provided to the Kurds will be returned is doubtful, says Michael Maloof, a former Pentagon official.

Source: ‘The US military, with Kurdish support, is looking to establish itself in Syria’ — RT Op-Edge

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

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

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

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

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“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 have a quick death’. I just pulled the trigger, and it was over. I didn’t feel any pity. I didn’t feel any pride. I was just doing my job.”

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

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)

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.

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

‘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 deal with the devil.”

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

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 so cruel | Shadi Martini | Opinion | The Guardian

‘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 new relationship with Russia in the context of the ceasefire.

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

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)

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 “the most dangerous and destructive crisis on the planet.”

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

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

‘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: ‘Many weapons that fall into hands of extremist groups in Syria are Western-made’ — RT Op-Edge

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’.

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

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 in the past two months. …

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

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

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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 the rubble is 56, 85, 160 or 212. Pictures of the mangled bodies, covered in dust, are a testament to the carnage.

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

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 — RT Op-Edge

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, or JI).

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