An active phase of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan lasted for several days because of disputed territories of Karabakh. The Azerbaijani and Turkish mass media and social networks persistently report about succesful actions of the Azerbaijani army and enormous losses among Armenian forces. However in fact the situation is different – the army of Azerbaijan has lost about 200 people since the start of operation, more than 350 were wounded, over 70 vehicles were destroyed, including tanks, MLRS, helicopters and UAVs. Continue reading “Who stands behind new wave of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict?”
Last December, the U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the Pentagon started the process of withdrawing its troops from Syria. Even then, many people were quite skeptical about the words of the American president while a number of political analysts and experts noted that the Americans are unlikely to pull out their troops from Syria, taking into account the interests of Washington in the Middle East. Continue reading “Does the U.S. army intend to leave Syria?”
Over the past few days, Turkey has increased the supply of weapons and military equipment to various groups operating in Idlib demilitarized zone. In such a manner Ankara intends to stop the Syrian Army’s attack against rebels in northern Hama.
The Reuters news agency, on May 26, reported that another convoy from Turkey had arrived in Syria. According to the publication, the Turkish military handed over to the militants armored vehicles, Grad rocket launchers, and American-made TOW missiles. Continue reading “Turkish weapons supply to the Syrian opposition is an obstacle to the political settlement of the conflict”
For the past week, a number of towns and settlements in Idlib province including Saraqib, Qasabiya and Abdin were actively shelled by the various terrorist groups, competing for the influence and power in the region. The local activists say, dozens of civilians, among them women and children were killed or badly wounded. Unfortunately, similar reports are coming from Idlib de-escalation zone regularly. Continue reading “Disagreement between various terrorist groups provokes mass human sacrifice in Idlib”
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group, which controls most part of the demilitarized zone in Idlib province, fully conforms to its internationally recognized status of a terrorist organization. In fact, HTS members use two methods of pressure and influence on civilian population usually applied by terrorists: intimidating those who doubt and killing those who resist. Continue reading “Tahrir al-Sham. Death and fear on the streets of Idlib”
Several sources indicated that, terrorists of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) had eliminated dozens of civilians including 17 representatives of the ‘White Helmets’ in the cities of Idlib, Maarrat al-Nu’man and Ariha in order to establish control over the de-escalation zone. It is obvious that Al-Julani is trying to wipe off all his opponents and, what is more, these murders happen with the connivance of the Turkish special services and military formations under their control. Continue reading “Tahrir al-Sham instigates a humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib”
It doesn’t matter who works in the Oval Office, the U.S. Middle East policy hasn’t been changing for decades. Whether it is George Bush, Barak Obama or Donald Trump the key idea is the same – Iraq\Syria\Libya constitutes an imminent threat to the national interests of the USA.
This statement hasn’t appeared recently. In 2002, the Joint Resolution to authorize U.S. military actions against Iraq cited: “Iraq continuing to possess and develop a significant chemical and biological weapons capability posed a threat to the national security of the United States.” Continue reading “U.S. Double Standards in the Middle East”
A military base of the U.S.-led international coalition established in 2014 in Syria has already become a point of concern for most parties in the region. There is no doubt that the declared purpose of fighting against ISIS is far from being primary intention of the U.S. It is no secret either that the base serves to train anti-governmental military formations that actually haven’t succeeded in the fight against terrorism so far.
So-called moderate opposition groups are key tools of the Pentagon in its war against Assad regime in Syria. Americans supply militants with weapons and give them the ideological drive in order to make them fight for vague values. Continue reading “Al-Tanf U.S. military base as a threat to the security of the region”
The Syrian National Dialogue Congress has begun in Russia’s Sochi today. It is expected that about 1,600 representatives of various political and ethnic groups from Syria will be gathered. The major meetings are scheduled for January 30, 2018.
Despite the fact that the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC) announced it would boycott the Congress, many opposition groups have already arrived in Sochi. There are the representatives of the Movement for a Pluralistic Society, Syrian National Council, National Blog, and Syria’s Tomorrow Movement among them. Syrian Kurds also participate in the Sochi talks. Continue reading “Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi. Kurds Conduct Closed-Door Negotiations with Iran”
According to Al-Masdar, Kurdish YPG have received a shipment of MANPADS and TOWs from the United States to counter Turkish aircraft and armored vehicles if the situation deteriorates as part of a bargain on 15 January 2018.
Obtaining intelligence data on the forthcoming Turkish offensive the U.S. Special Operation Forces (USSOF) well in advance delivered these weapons in Afrin and handed it over to the Syrian Kurds. Continue reading “Evidence Shows Kurds Have Received MANPADS and TOWs”
Currently, the process of eliminating ISIS and other radical terrorist groups is coming to a logical end. Simultaneously peace and common life return to the cities and towns throughout Syria.
It has become possible due to the successful steps of the Syrian Arab army (SAA) as well as a lot of efforts done by the Official Government. Both of them create favorable conditions for the return of residents to their homes where they previously lived in peace. Continue reading “Syrians from Tell Rifaat Return Home”
The civil war initiated in Libya by NATO and its allies has been going on for more than six years. Since it started, the sustainable developing state transformed into a territory torn by various groups including ISIS.
A real fight against the terrorists and armed militants, however, began with the ascend of the Libyan National Army commander Field Marshal Halif Haftar who united those indifferent to the future of their country. Due to his actions, Libya’s second largest city of Benghazi, the strategically important Mediterranean town of Ras Lanuf, and the port of Al-Sidr were liberated. Meanwhile Haftar’s achievements are a reason for the western leaders’ concern as if he comes to power all their ‘Libyan’ plans shall fail. What are these plans? Continue reading “US and EU to ‘colonize’ Libya”
After the 2011 tragic events, when NATO invaded Libya and brought chaos and devastation, it has refused to settle the socio-political crisis.
Having slain the national Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the U.S. under the pretext of promoting democratic values initiated Libya’s division between various tribes and groups. Continue reading “Can Khalifa Haftar Defeat Terrorism in Libya?”
After the U.S. and its NATO-partners invaded Libya in 2011 and killed its leader Muammar Gaddafi, the country is being into chaos and suffering from political instability and violence by different terrorist groups, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS and AQIM.
Two opposing forces are currently competing for political power in Libya. The first one is the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) headed by Fayez al-Sarraj in Tripoli. Another is the House of Representatives (HoR) in Tobruk supported by the Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and elected by popular vote. Continue reading “Who is in real power in Libya?”
The United Nations General Assembly, which kicked off on September 12 at the headquarters of the international organization in, New York has just ended. During the meeting, the priority was given to the issues of global security and combating terrorism. The settlement of crisis in Libya was also touched.
On September 20, the UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame at a closed meeting proposed an action plan for resolving the Libyan conflict. Mr. Salame told journalists that the plan had been allegedly based on the needs of the Libyans who deserved the cessation of uncertainty and unpredictability. The plan for emerging the crisis implies amending the current Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), namely the reduction of Presidential Council to three members, forming new transitional government, holding a constitutional referendum and general parliamentary elections. Continue reading “U.S. and Gulf States Hinder Libyan Crisis Settlement”