ISIS commander alleges that he was trained by US in southern Syria (video)
A recently captured Islamic State commander confessed to the Syrian Army this week that he was trained by the US forces in southern Syria.

According to this Islamic State commander’s confession, he was previously leading his forces in the southern districts of Damascus before their defeat earlier this year.

Following their defeat to the Syrian Army, the Islamic State commander and his forces were transported to the Badiya Al-Sham region of southern Syria, where they remained until his capture earlier this month.

The Islamic State commander said that he was trained by the US forces at the Rukban Refugee Camp in southern Syria and that he joined the terrorist group for monetary purposes.

The Islamic State commander also revealed that the main leader of the terrorist forces in southern Syria is a man named Abu Ayoub Al-Iraqi.

He would end his confession by telling the army that at least 500 of his comrades managed to escape southern Damascus and make their way to the Turkish border.
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Russia Warns US of Possible Syria Attack in Area with US Troops

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia has warned Washington multiple times this week that its forces are prepared to attack an area of Syria that has dozens of US troops, according a report.

Moscow reportedly claims the area, which includes a US-led anti-Daesh coalition base, contains Al-Qaeda or Daesh militants, according to CNN.

US troops defend a 34-mile exclusion zone around Al-Tanf base. Washington has discouraged Moscow from challenging the American military presence.

"We have absolutely advised them to stay out of Al-Tanf," a US official told CNN, stating that "we are postured to respond".

"The United States does not seek to fight the government of Syria or any groups that may be providing it support," a defense official told CNN, noting that "however, if attacked, the United States will not hesitate to use necessary and proportionate force to defend US, coalition or partner forces".
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糖尿病? 腎障害! 嫌気性菌や真菌の増殖!!


タバコとコーヒーが悪いらしい。二つとも止める?? そんなことできるかな?



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2018/9/7 韓国の原発も放射性物質の放出がなかなか盛んらしい




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テヘランでの三者会談がシリア戦争の結果を決める "良記事"


Tri-party talks in Tehran may decide outcome of Syria war
The leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey are to hold talks in Tehran to discuss how to move forward in Syria. Damascus is gearing up for a major military operation while the US threatens it with intervention.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani will host his Russian and Turkish counterparts Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan on Friday. The three parties are behind the so-called Astana process, which aims to deescalate the violence in Syria to a level, which would allow a political transition and a sustainable end of the seven-year-old war in the country. It is the third meeting of this kind and is expected to be dominated by Syria’s Idlib governorate.

Idlib debacle

Located in western Syria, Idlib is the last major stronghold of anti-government armed groups, many of them hardcore jihadists. The region is dominated by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group. The total number of the extremist forces in the area is estimated at between 10,000 and 60,000, with some 3.5 million people living there.

The meeting in Iran comes amid a disagreement on whether the jihadists – who used the governorate as a staging ground for regular attacks on other parts of Syria – can be defeated there without a major military operation. The Syrian government seems to be determined to launch one, with air support from Russia and ground support from Iranian paramilitaries and military advisors. Turkey, which borders Idlib, objects, saying it would cause a major exodus of civilian population into Turkey, which would be used by the jihadists to sneak into the country.

But if successful, an offensive in Idlib would result in the defeat of the last major jihadist force in Syria. It would not be an end of divisions in the country. Large parts in the north-east controlled by Kurdish militias backed by the United States and a US military base is still present on the Syrian-Jordanian border. Neither would it resolve Israel’s conflict with Iranian forces on Syrian territory. But it would eliminate a force, for which an end of violence and negotiations with Damascus is not an option – an outcome that proponents of the potential operation believe would give an impetus to the UN-backed peace talks in Geneva.

“I believe that this meeting in Tehran will prepare the international and regional atmosphere for the upcoming military operation in Syria. After the Syrian army takes all of Idlib, we will start a countdown towards the end of the Syrian crisis,” told RT Jamal Wakeem, a professor of history and international relations at Lebanese University in Beirut.

A deal for Erdogan

Turkey’s concerns over a military confrontation at its border is understandable, but its counter-proposal voiced on Wednesday by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu – to somehow separate terrorists and civilians through intelligence work – does not seem to be very practical. The jihadists had several years to prepare for a possible attack and have a record of using civilian population as de-facto human shields. Every successful siege in Syria, including the US and Kurdish attack of Raqqa, resulted in heavy loss of civilian lives and damage to civilian infrastructure while US promises to separate jihadists from so-called moderate rebels proved futile.

Russia and Iran will likely try to persuade Turkey in Tehran that an offensive in Idlib is necessary while trying to offer some solutions to Ankara’s concerns, said Huseyin Bagci, a professor of international relations at Ankara’s Middle East Technical University.

“The Turkish government is trying to get security for those radical groups which Turkey supported in the past. So a new deal… will be on how those people would be evacuated from Idlib,” he said.

From chemical blackmail to outright threats

As the preparations for an offensive are underway, vocal protest against it have been coming from Washington. The US seems determined that the Syrian troops will not be able to refrain from using chemical weapons in Idlib and threatened a military retaliation similar to the one in April during a Syrian attack in Douma. US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley went as far as attributing such an attack to Damascus even before it happened.

“It happened in the past when the Syrian government was accused of using chemical weapons at a time when the Syrian government appeared to be winning and had no reason to use chemical weapons,” pointed out journalist and author Adel Darwish.

The Russian military previously warned that a false flag chemical weapons attack was in preparation by Jabhat Fateh al-Sham with the help of the British intelligence. The US Defense Secretary James Mattis stated the US has ‘zero intelligence’ on possession of chemical weapons capability by the “opposition” in Syria or cases of its use by anyone but Damascus. He seems to be contradicting previous statements by US officials, which explicitly accused Hayat Tahrir al-Sham of using chemical weapons.

The US attacked Syrian forces over alleged use of chemical weapons twice already. If a third installment is anything like the previous two, it would be unlikely to disrupt an offensive in Idlib in a serious way. A more large-scale attack however would bring the US much closer to a military confrontation with Russia, which has its military personnel embedded with the Syrian units.

Over the past few days Washington’s threat against Damascus seemed to be shifting focus from chemical weapons to any major offensive in Idlib. This will certainly be a major factor during the Tehran talks, but the US determination to intervene in Syria without a formal pretext remains under question.
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イドリブの決戦 2 イドリブでのテロリストの敗北は時間の問題

Idlib – final push: Damascus has the high ground, terrorists to surrender or be destroyed – analyst
Syria’s terror-infested Idlib province is a thorn that needs removing, a military expert told RT, adding that the Syrian Army is capable of both freeing the area from terrorists and keeping civilians safe.

The Idlib de-escalation zone has “served its purpose and has to be cleared out as soon as possible”, as it’s become a “source of destabilization and threats” that impedes further peace process in Syria, Mikhail Khodarenok, a retired colonel, who worked at the main operational directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, told RT.
‘Thorn that needs to be removed’

The region is controlled by various warring militant groups, including such terrorist organizations as the former Al Nusra Front (now known as Tahrir al-Sham). It poses considerable danger both to local civilians and other Syrian territories, as well as to the Russian forces stationed at the Khmeimim Air Base. The terrorists seek to derail the separation of extremist forces from other armed groups “in every possible way.”
At the same time, they also launch attacks against other Syrian regions using the Idlib facilities. In early August, Russian forces downed almost a dozen drones near Khmeimim, launched from the militant-held areas in Idlib within just a few days.

Earlier, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov referred to the province that is mostly controlled by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, as a “nest of terrorism” that remains an issue of “special concern” for Russia, Syria, and Turkey. He added that a “large group of terrorists had entrenched there,” undermining any attempts of diplomatic and political settlement.

Russia has also repeatedly warned about militants preparing a false-flag chemical weapons attack in the province. Moscow even provided the proof of the planned provocation to the UN and Organization for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

“Idlib is a thorn that needs to be removed as soon as possible, otherwise advancing the peace process in Syria simply won’t work,” Khodarenok said.
‘Disproportional use of force is ruled out’

Idlib is a fairly large and densely populated province, with a significant number of civilians living there, Khodarenok warned, while the number of various militants there, including their family members, might amount to some 50,000-60,000. The provincial capital of Idlib alone hosts up to 3 million people. Still, the Syrian Army supported by the Russian Air Forces could avoid significant civilian casualties as it already has a vast experience of fighting in the cities, the expert added.

“Generally, all the fighting in Syria has taken place either in urban areas or close by; almost no one fought in the desert parts of the country, which take up most of Syria’s territory,” the retired colonel said, adding that the Syrian Army and the Russian forces “will surely take all the necessary steps to prevent civilian deaths, so we can rule out disproportional use of force during such an operation.”

One of the possible tactics that Damascus and Moscow might use in this operation is the one they first used during the liberation of another big Syrian city – Aleppo – and was then used in Deir-ez-Zor and other heavily populated areas held by militants. It involves creating humanitarian corridors for civilians to flee the active combat zone.

The Syrian Army is also likely to rely on highly trained and experienced assault groups that have gone through years of fighting and took part in many major battles of the Syrian conflict. As circumstances require, such groups may include motorized infantry, tanks, armored fighting vehicles and engineer troops such as de-mining specialists, Khodarenok said.

If necessary, ground troops can be supported by artillery and Air Forces, which are expected to use precision-guided munitions such as guided bombs and missiles, thus drastically reducing the possibility of collateral damage, the expert said.
‘Militants have no option but to surrender or be defeated’

The battle for Idlib is the final push in the prolonged Syrian conflict, which might eventually bring it to an end. That means that the armed groups, which are currently entrenched in the province would have only two options: to “lay down their arms” or to “be destroyed in battle,” Khodarenok told RT.

Any other option like the creation of another ‘de-escalation zone’ on the Syrian territory is not possible any more, the military expert said. He, however, admitted that some of the militants might be eventually transported from Syria to Turkey or Saudi Arabia if the governments of these countries agreed to accept them and reach relevant agreements with Damascus.

“If Turkey and Saudi Arabia refuse to take part in determining the militants’ fate, they will have no other choice but to be crushed on the battlefield” or “lay down their arms and surrender to the Syrian Army,” the retired colonel said. Ultimately, the eventual defeat of the militants in the Idlib province “would be only a matter of time.”

Russian Air Force strikes jihadist rebels in southwest Idlib
The Russian Air Force continued their heavy bombardment of the Idlib Governorate, today, after taking a short hiatus overnight to concentrate on the Hama province.

Russian Sukhoi jets reportedly unleashed several airstrikes along the Turkish border this afternoon, hitting a number of jihadist targets inside the strategic district of Jisr Al-Shughour.

According to a military source in western Syria, the Russian Air Force primarily targeted areas that had a large presence of jihadist rebels from the terrorist group known as the Turkestan Islamic Party.

Due to the large presence of jihadists in this district, the Russian Air Force has concentrated their efforts on disrupting Turkestan Islamic Party’s main supply route in military bases.

With the Syrian Arab army preparing offensive northwestern Syria the Russian Air Force has intensified their aerial campaign against the jihadist rebels.

Russian Air Force destroys jihadist anti-aircraft missile factory (video)

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Wednesday that their Air Force carried out several airstrikes in Syria’s northwestern region.

Using their Sukhoi jets, the Russian Air Force unleashed a flurry of airstrikes over over the jihadist positions near the Turkish border on Tuesday.

Among the many targets of the Russian Air Force on Tuesday was an anti-aircraft missile factory the belonged to the jihadist rebels in the Idlib province.

The Russian Ministry of Defense said that their Air Force managed to destroy this anti-aircraft missile factory, along with a weapons depot that belong to the jihadist rebels in this area.

Furthermore, the Russian Ministry of Defense said that their Air Force destroyed a couple of bases belonging to the jihadist rebels near the Turkish border.

With a major offense of brewing in northwestern Syria, the Russian Air Force has intensified their airstrikes over this region in order to weaken the jihadist resolve before the Syrian army launches their long awaited assault.

Below are three videos from the Russian Ministry of Defense that shows their Air Force targeting the jihadist rebels on Tuesday:
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