ずくなしの冷や水

2018年09月17日

戦場にはスマホに銃

ヒズボラの指揮者


トルコ傘下の戦闘員指揮者



まだ電源が入っていて画面が明るくなっています。

スマホの情報が生死を分けることもあったでしょう。若い人が何千人、何万人と死んでいっています。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:14| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

日本海側は雨が多い

舞鶴は1mm程度の雨。












posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:20| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

マレーシア航空MH17撃墜事件 ミサイル番号から1986年製でウクライナが保有

RT2018/9/17
Serial numbers of missile that downed MH17 tells it was produced in 1986, owned by Ukraine - Russia

FARSNEWS2018/9/17
Russia: Serial Numbers of Missile That Downed MH17 Show It Was Produced in 1986, Owned by Ukraine
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian military said the serial numbers found on debris of the Buk missile which downed Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine show it was produced in 1986, adding that the projectile was owned by Ukraine.

There are two serial numbers found on fragments of the missile, which shot down the passenger airliner in June 2014 according to an international team of investigators led by the Netherlands. The numbers were marked on the engine and the nozzle of the missile, RT reported.

The Russian military on Monday said they had traced them to a missile which had the producer serial number 8868720.

Speaking to journalists, Gen. Nikolay Parshin showed a document trail of the Buk missile. According to the documents, some of which have been declassified for the presentation, it was produced at a military plant in Dolgoprudny in the Moscow region in 1986.

The missile was shipped from the plant on December 29, 1986 and delivered to military unit 20152 located in what is now Ukraine. It is now called 223rd anti-aircraft defense regiment of the Ukrainian armed forces, the report added.

The unit took part in Kiev's crackdown on rebels in Eastern Ukraine in June 2014, the general stressed.

The evidence disproves the accusations by Ukraine and some other parties, which claim that a missile fired by a launcher, secretly delivered from Russia, was responsible for the downing of MH17, the Ministry of Defense report said.

All the materials have been sent to the Dutch investigators, the Russian military added.

The Russian military also challenges video footage used by the UK-based group Bellingcat, which calls itself a citizen journalism organization, to back its allegations about the delivery of the Buk launcher from Russia. The Defense Ministry showed a video clip with some of the footage, highlighting inconsistencies, which it said proved that the footage had been manipulated to place images of the launcher into background which were not in the original.

The Bellingcat investigation was featured in the latest update by Dutch prosecutors involved in the MH17 investigation, prompting the Russian military to study it in detail, they stated. The Russian video showed an example of how an Abrams tank can be shown to be carried by a trailer in the streets of Ukraine in the same way.

The third part of the presentation was what the Russian officials called a record of intercepted communications of Ukrainian officials discussing, in 2016, the risk of flying through restricted airspace over Ukraine. Among a barrage of complaints one phrase says unless the restrictions are respected "we'll f***ing f**k up another Malaysian Boeing".

The Russian military say the complaints came from Col. Ruslan Grinchak, who serves in a brigade responsible for radar control of the Ukrainian airspace. His unit tracked the MH17 flight in 2014, so he may have information which is not publicly available about the disaster.

Gen. Igor Konashenkov, who hosted the briefing, said that Ukraine failed to provide radar data from its stations to the Dutch investigators. He also suggested that archive documents from the Ukrainian unit, which received the Buk missile back in 1986, would be of use to the probe, unless Kiev claims that they are no longer available. He stressed rules are in place which mean that such documents should still be stored in Ukraine.

The Russian military added that they had no evidence to disprove a scenario, involving the Ukrainian rebels capturing the missile from the Ukrainian army, but pointed out that Ukrainian officials publicly denied anything like this had ever happened.

Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014, falling in the rebel-held part of the country. The crash claimed the lives of 283 passengers and 15 crew members, most of them Dutch nationals. Russia was blamed by Western media in the first days after the tragedy, even before any evidence had been collected on the ground.

The Joint Investigation Team, which is lead by the Netherlands, includes Ukraine, but not Russia. Moscow believes that the investigation is biased, failing to obtain all necessary evidence from Ukraine and relying on questionable sources while ignoring evidence provided by Russia, which doesn't fit the theory favored by Kiev and its foreign sponsors.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:41| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

トルコは右往左往というしかない トルコのリゾート刑務所構想

米英仏は、シリアで化学兵器が使われればシリア軍を攻撃すると繰り返しています。

ロシアは、シリア軍・情報機関の協力を得てテロリスト・ホワイトヘルメットの化学兵器(塩素ガス)にかかわる動きを入念に追い、随時把握した動きを公開しています。

シリア軍は、テロリストの中の化学兵器偽旗作戦の責任者を捕らえようと追っている模様で、責任者のテロリストがトルコに逃げました。

米国は、シリア周辺に攻撃態勢を取り、ロシアが対抗して地中海で大規模演習。ロシアはシリアに新鋭対空防衛機器を供与。シリア南部では、ロシアが米軍支配下のルクバン難民キャンプにいるテロリストを精密兵器で攻撃すると通告、米軍が追加の部隊を送り込み、演習も実施。

これはロシアの情報収集用艦船。周りの小型艦船は何らかの役割を持つのでしょう。アンテナが高いです。


トルコは、言うこととやることがまったく異なり、シリア北部に部隊を追加投入。テロリストにシリア軍の攻撃に反撃するよう指示し、または呼び掛けています。

下の記事によれば、エルドアンが国際社会に向けてイドリブの攻撃をやらせないように呼び掛けたとのことです。トルコは先週テヘランでロシア、イラン首脳と会談しています。トルコが兵力増強して、シリア軍と対峙、対戦したいなら仕方がないというロシア、イランの姿勢でしょうが、この辺はベテランの政治家同士の会談ですから、本音の話は出ていないはずです。

エルドアンはイドリブで戦闘が始まるとトルコに安全保障上の問題が生ずるとしています。避難民やテロリストがトルコに流入するためですが、テロリストを集め組織したのはほかならぬトルコです。

イドリブからテロリストが掃討されるとクルドの力が強くなり、トルコへの攻撃が強まることを警戒しているのでしょう。エルドアンにとってシリアへの軍隊派遣は、何の成果もなく犠牲者を出しただけで終わる、最悪の結果とならないように動いていますが、それはもう避けられないのでは。

ロシア、シリア軍は、イドリブのテロリスト拠点を居住地から離れたところにあるものからピンポイントで攻撃しています。地下要塞はバンカー爆弾で破壊。

今の世界の注目点は、いつシリア軍がイドリブへの地上軍侵攻を開始するかです。ロシアのスポークスマンは、知らないと答えています。

今の状況は、ロシアが2年前に参戦した直後と同じような動きです。ロシアは、攻撃目標を洗い出して一つずつつぶしていきました。ドローンやミサイルの製造拠点、司令本部などを攻撃しています。テロリストに対する威圧効果ははなはだしいものがあります。これらの攻撃によりテロリストの士気が低下します。

オランダの政府は、国会議員への手紙でもうすぐアサドが勝って戦争が終わると書いたとか。でも、落ち着くまでにはまだ一山も二山もありそうです。

テロリストがエルドアンにイドリブから引き揚げたらトンネルを使ってトルコの国境近くの町レイハンルを我が物とすると警告しています。

トルコはロシアを通じてシリア軍のイドリブ侵攻を数日遅らせるよう要求しています。その間にハードコアのテロリストと「穏健な」反政府勢力を区分けするといっています。トルコは、イドリブに「穏健な」反政府勢力を温存したいと狙っています。クルドに対抗するためです。「穏健な」反政府勢力など存在せず、みなテロリストです。

エルドアンが9/17急遽プーチンに会うことになりました。

FARSNEWS2018/9/16
Turkey Plans to Force Europe Make Concessions Using Terrorists in Idlib
TEHRAN (FNA)- Ankara plans to transfer senior Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorist group commanders to Turkey to use their repatriation to the European and regional states as a leverage to receive concessions from them in future, Syrian media said.

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted sources close to Tahrir al-Sham as saying on Sunday that Turkey has set up a 'resort prison' at bordering areas in Hatay and Antakiyeh provinces and has transferred a number of low-ranking Tahrir al-Sham commanders who want to leave 'Jihad' and survive to these places after the recent meeting between the Iranian, Russian and Turkish leaders in Tehran.

The report said high-ranking Tahrir al-Sham commanders and Horas al-Din and Turkistani terrorists will most likely not allow Turkey to complete its plan as Ankara has been encouraging some notorious terrorists of Tahrir al-Sham to retreat to the said border areas in a bid to show that Tahrir al-Sham is no more present in Idlib.

The sources said that Ankara wants to use the low-ranking terrorist commanders who are in the country's resort prisons in other areas of clashes as a leverage to pressure the western and regional states.

Earlier reports this month had revealed Turkey's demand from Damascus, via Russian channels, again to further delay the army's military operations in Idlib.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted informed Syrian sources as saying that Ankara has asked the Syrian army's command center, with Moscow's mediation, to provide the country with more time to separate those who it calls as "moderate dissidents" from Tahrir al-Sham and the ISIL terrorists.

Based on the report, the Turkish side has admitted dispatch of military equipment to several regions of Idlib province in the past few days, saying that if Tahrir al-Sham rejects leaving the regions occupied by the "moderate dissidents", it will use military power against them. Turkey has not mentioned where the terrorists could retreat to after leaving Idlib.

The sources said that if Syria and Russia agree with Turkey's demand, it will be the last deadline given to Ankara to act upon its undertakings based on the Astana conference.

Earlier reports said that Damascus has extended its deadline for two days upon Turkey's demand to delay military operations in Idlib province.

RT2018/9/14
Erdogan to meet Putin on Monday for Syria talks – Turkish FM
“President Erdogan will meet with Mr. Putin on Monday,” Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a televised press conference on Friday. The meeting will take place in the Russian resort city of Sochi, a senior Turkish official told AFP. Cavusoglu was speaking at a joint news conference with his Pakistani counterpart. Ankara is working to achieve a ceasefire in Syria’s rebel-held northwest and is ready for cooperation to fight terrorist groups in the Idlib area, according to Cavusoglu.

こんなニュースも
AMN2018/9/14
YPG to help Syrian gov’t recapture Idlib – Turkish Foreign Minister
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – On Thursday, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu penned a response to a New York Times op-ed that was released last week.
Cavusoglu stated in the response that the U.S. should reassess who they consider their ally, while also claiming that the Washington-backed People’s Protection Units (YPG) had struck up an alliance with the Syrian government to retake the Idlib Governorate.
“New reports suggest that the Y.P.G., a terrorist group operating from Syria that has received arms and aid paid for by American taxpayers, has forged an alliance with Mr. Assad and is sending troops as part of a deal brokered in July to help him recapture Idlib from the rebels,” he wrote.
This is not the first time that a Turkish official has made this allegation; however, the YPG continues to deny Ankara’s claims.
Furthermore, there have been no signs that the YPG is in fact preparing to participate in the upcoming Idlib offensive.

FARSNEWS2018/9/12
Syrian Sources: Ankara Asks Damascus for More Delay in Idlib Operations
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian sources revealed Turkey's demand from Damascus, via Russian channels, again to further delay the army's military operations in Idlib.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted informed Syrian sources as saying on Wednesday that Ankara has asked the Syrian army's command center, with Moscow's mediation, to provide the country with more time to separate those who it calls as "moderate dissidents" from Tahrir al-Sham (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) and the ISIL terrorists.

Based on the report, the Turkish side has admitted dispatch of military equipment to several regions of Idlib province in the past few days, saying that if Tahrir al-Sham rejects leaving the regions occupied by the "moderate dissidents", it will use military power against them. Turkey has not mentioned where the terrorists could retreat to after leaving Idlib.

The sources said that if Syria and Russia agree with Turkey's demand, it will be the last deadline given to Ankara to act upon its undertakings based on the Astana conference.

Earlier reports said that Damascus has extended its deadline for two days upon Turkey's demand to delay military operations in Idlib province.

An Arab media outlet reported on Monday that the Turkish Army had dispatched more military equipment to Hama and Idlib provinces amid the Syrian Army's preparation for its major anti-terrorism operation in Northwestern Syria.

The Arabic-language al-Manar TV reported that the Turkish army forwarded a military convoy, comprising of several tanks and missile launch-pads to its truce-monitoring posts in Northern Syria via Kafr Losin crossing at Turkey-Syria border.

In the meantime, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a military convoy, consisting of tens of vehicles, military hardware, ammunition and Turkish soldiers, arrived in Northern Syria via Bab al-Hawa crossing at Turkey-Syria border in a move to reinvigorate the Ankara army's military capabilities.

Also, field sources reported that the Turkish army has dispatched a large volume of military equipment to its border with Northern Syria.

Field sources reported that the Syrian Army's artillery and missile units and aircraft have been pounding terrorists' positions in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib to pave the way for an imminent large-scale operation in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib.

AMN2018/9/12
Syrian rebel threatens Erdogan against ‘selling Idlib’
With the Syrian Army continuing to amass troops and military hardware in southern Idlib, militants occupying the province are seemingly beginning to panic, warning Ankara against giving Damascus the greenlight to launch its long-awaited offensive in northwestern Syria.

A militant from an unspecified group stationed in Idlib has issued a threat to Turkish President Recep Tayyip, warning that militants in northwestern Syria have dug a tunnel stretching into Turkey’s Hatay province.

He went on to explain that in the event of Erdogan “selling Idlib”, militants will use the tunnel to cross into Turkey, to potentially carry out attacks against civilians and security forces.

“Reyhanli [a town in Hatay province] is behind me. As you know, us [militants] from Ghouta are good are digging and since you’ve built a 960-kilometer border barrier… We want to tell you: if you sell Idlib or other opposition-held areas, we’re going to buy Reyhanli from you. I won’t give you more details, but this is your warning,” the militant said in video footage circulating on social media.

The video was published just days after a trilateral summit in Tehran, attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian and Turkish counterparts, to discuss the situation in Idlib, ahead of the Syrian Army’s impending offensive.

Although the presence of Turkish forces in Idlib could complicate Damascus’ plans to retake the province and risk direct military confrontation between Turkey and Syria, the Syrian government has insisted it will liberate Idlib even if Erdogan does not withdraw his forces.

Wary of the recent summit, the militant is seemingly warning Erdogan against pulling out of Idlib and withdrawing support to the various Islamist militant groups in the Idlib Governorate.

The area is the last major bastion for non-SDF militants and its liberation by government forces would further cement the Syrian government’s victory over terrorists and the survival of Syria as a secular state.

AMN2018/9/11
In an article published Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the international community to take action to prevent an attack on Idlib, the last rebel enclave in Syria, and warned that “the entire world stands to pay the price” otherwise.

On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the US Defense Department may be mulling the idea of striking Russian or Iranian military forces aiding the Syrian government if they were to launch an assault on Idlib. The report added that the United States would specifically decide whether to strike Russian air defense installations.

Russia Says Has to React to Aggression as Terrorists Entrench Positions in Idlib
A Pentagon official told Sputnik that the United States is prepared to take action in response to any alleged chemical weapons use in the Syrian province of Idlib, however, did not confirm media reports about possible US strikes against Iranian or Russian forces.

“Syria, Russia and Iran should know that the United States and the rest of the world are watching very closely and will take appropriate action if there is a new slaughter in Idlib,” Pentagon spokesperson Commander Sean Robertson told Sputnik on Monday.

The commander said the United States is closely monitoring the situation in Idlib and has engaged the Russian government and military at the most senior level to make clear that the United States and its partners will respond swiftly to any verified chemical weapon use in the province or elsewhere in the country.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Sputnik on Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed to maintain their dialogue focusing on the conflict in Syria and the situation in the country’s Idlib de-escalation zone, following the Russia-Turkey-Iran summit in Tehran.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 17:49| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ハサカでISISが米軍を攻撃? 米軍兵士が死亡

FARSNEWS2018/9/16
US Army Suffers Casualties in ISIL's Offensive in Northeastern Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- A number of US soldiers were killed and wounded after ISIL targeted their column in Hasaka city on Sunday, a Lebanese media outlet reported.

The Arabic-language al-Manar News Network reported that a number of US army soldiers were killed or wounded in an ISIL attack on their convoy in Hasaka city in Northeastern Syria.

It further said that the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has put its gunmen on alert after the ISIL attack, adding that an increasing number of SDF militants are defecting the Washington-backed group.

Elsewhere, the news network said that people in the village of al-Tayaneh in Zebyan region in Hasaka demonstrated against the SDF's brutal measures in the region.

On Saturday, a number of SDF were killed after a bomb went off at their base in the town of Manbij in Northeastern Syria.

A bomb went off at a base of the SDF-affiliated Military Police in Moshfa al-Amal Square, inflicting a number of casualties on the militia group and civilians.

In the meantime, a number of civilians, including a child, were killed in a blast in al-Hakamah Street in Manbij two days ago.

No one has thus far claimed responsibility for the blasts.

The report came as the SDF continues arresting young people under a forced recruiting plan in Manbij.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 17:23| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

シリア軍の装備がピカビカに

FARSNEWS2018/9/17
Syrian Army Dispatches More Military Convoys to Idlib Battlefield
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army sent more troops and equipment to the Northwestern parts of the country to reinvigorate its combat capabilities for an imminent major operation in Idlib province. [VIDEO]





AMN2018/9/16
Zero hour approaches northern Latakia as Syrian Army prepares to kickoff long-awaited offensive
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is set to launch their long-awaited offensive in northern Latakia in the next few days, a military source told Al-Masdar News this evening.

According to the military source, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Division and Republican Guard have been given the green light to begin this offensive in Latakia’s Jabal Al-Akrad and Jabal Turkmen regions.

The source said the offensive will be launched from at least three axes, with the primary focus being the key town of Kabbani, which overlooks the northern part of the Al-Ghaab Plain.

Also participating in this upcoming offensive will be the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and the Local Defense Forces (LDF).

The Syrian Army and their allies will be facing off against a large number of jihadist rebels from groups like Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP).

In addition to these groups, the Syrian Army may come across the Turkish military, as they currently have a non-agreed upon observation post along the northern slope of Jabal Al-Akrad.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 17:08| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ロシアがアルタンフで精密攻撃兵器を使うと宣告して米軍が慌てている

ロシア軍がイドリブへの空爆を開始しましたが、精密兵器を使っています。戦闘機から投下する爆弾も落下位置を入力されているようです。爆撃の画像を見ると広い地域にポツンポツンと煙が上がっており、一つの攻撃個所の面的広がりは狭いです。

精密兵器は、そのような誘導式の爆弾、あるいは地中海の艦船から発射される巡航ミサイルということになりますから、飛行中に撃ち落とすのは難しくなります。巡航ミサイルの高度は高くありませんし変則的なルートを通ることも可能です。

米軍がそれらに備えてヘリコプターを飛ばしたり演習をしてみてもどうなるのでしょう。傘下のテロリストに避難をさせるのか、ロシア軍は衛星で米軍とテロリストの動きを眺めています。ロシア軍は、米軍の施設は攻撃対象から外すでしょうから米軍の非難も説得力を持ちませんし、テロリスト擁護が前面に出てくる可能性もあります。米軍は激しく反応です。とうとうテロリストの訓練を始めたことが外部者にもわかるようになっています。

FARSNEWS2018/9/17
US Forces, Affiliated Militants to Leave Al-Tanf Base in Eastern Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Moscow and Washington have held talks to end the presence of US forces and affiliated militants in al-Tanf base at the borders with Iraq, sources said, adding that their withdrawal is imminent.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik news agency quoted informed sources as saying on Monday that the Russian and American officials are negotiating the withdrawal of the US forces from al-Tanf region in the bordering triangle of Iraq-Syria-Jordan.

They added that the US and Russian officials are in talks over the final stages of the agreement, noting that plan is to come into effect in the next few days.

The sources underlined that closure of al-Rakban camp which hosts over 80,000 civilians and their return to their villages and towns in different parts of Syria is also included in the agreement.

They said that based on the agreement, thousands of terrorists, trained and supported by the US, will also leave al-Tanf for Idlib, adding that most of their commanders have earlier left the region.

According to the report, members of Jeish Maghawir al-Thawra, Ahmed Abdou and Asoud al-Sharqiyeh terrorist groups are stationed in al-Tanf region in addition to the US, British and Norwegian forces.

An Arab media outlet had reported last Tuesday that the US Army troops, including a hundred marines that have just arrived in the region, are training terrorists in the US-run al-Tanf base in Southern Homs.

The Arabic-language Qatar 21 news website quoted commander of Maqawir al-Thowrah terrorist group, affiliated to the Free Syrian Army (FSA), as disclosing that the US marines are training his forces in al-Tanf base at border with Iraq.

The website further said that a large volume of the US's military equipment has also arrived in al-Tanf.

AMN2018/9/17
US-backed group agrees to leave Tanf region for northern Aleppo
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – A US-backed rebel group has reached an agreement with the Russian Reconciliation Center to leave the Tanf region for northern Syria.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Quraytayn Martyrs Brigade has reached an agreement with the Russian Reconciliation Center to leave the Tanf region for the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate.

The SOHR report said that the rebel group will be evacuated from the Tanf region alongside their family members that are present in the Rukban Refugee Camp.

The rebel group will also be allowed to keep their military vehicles and weapons, which is different from most factions that are evacuated.

The Quraytayn Martyrs Brigade and their family members will be evacuated through the Syrian government’s territories until they reach the areas of the Aleppo Governorate that are controlled by the Turkish-backed rebels.

With the departure of the Quraytayn Martyrs Brigade from the Tanf region, only one rebel group remains in this large desert area controlled by the US forces.


FARSNEWS2018/9/11
US Starts Training Terrorists in Al-Tanf Base in Southern Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- The US Army troops, including a hundred marines that have just arrived in the region, have started training terrorists in the US-run al-Tanf base in Southern Homs, an Arab media outlet reported on Tuesday.

The Arabic-language Qatar 21 news website quoted commander of Maqawir al-Thowrah terrorist group, affiliated to the Free Syrian Army (FSA), as disclosing that the US marines have launched training his forces in al-Tanf base at border with Iraq.

The website further said that a large volume of the US's military equipment has also arrived in al-Tanf.

News sources had announced last week that over a hundred US marines were dispatched to Syria to implement a drill using real ammo.

On Sunday, over 100 US Marines were sent as reinforcements to the military base in al-Tanf in Syria after Russia allegedly revealed intentions of launching precision strikes on an area under the US-led coalition’s control.

While the official statement by the Pentagon did not mention that the reinforcements had been sent as a precautionary measure to the alleged threats, chief Central Command spokesman, Captain William Urban, said that the troops flown to the area would conduct multiday drills using live ammunition, Task & Purpose reported.

“Our forces will demonstrate the capability to deploy rapidly, assault a target with integrated air and ground forces and conduct rapid exfiltration,” Task & Purpose cited him as saying.

According to the report, US officials tackling the Syria issue have recently claimed that “the administration is now resolved to stay in Syria longer than President Donald Trump previously indicated”, purportedly referring to POTUS’s March speech, when he suggested that the United States would leave the war-torn country “very soon”.

The news came on the heels of a CNN report about Moscow’ s alleged warnings of an impending attack on militants in the area protected by US troops.

The media outlet’s report also claimed that US Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford were aware of the latest intelligence, adding that US troops in Syria “have the right of self-defense if they are attacked and would not need to ask permission from higher levels of the government before acting”.

“The United States does not seek to fight the Russians, the government of Syria or any groups that may be providing support to Syria in the Syrian civil war. However, the United States will not hesitate to use necessary and proportionate force to defend US, coalition or partner forces,” CNN quoted an anonymous insider.

The Russian Ministry of Defense hasn’t commented on the claims so far.

Slightly over a week ago, Syrian government forces captured two militants near Palmyra, claiming that they were members of the Lions of the East group, the Russian Defense Ministry announced. They also confessed that they had been trained and armed by American instructors in a camp near the al-Tanf military base.

Following the statement, Sputnik reached out to a spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve who dismissed the aforementioned allegations as “malign propaganda”, adding that “there is no terrorist camp within the al-Tanf de-confliction zone, which runs in a 55k diameter around the Coalition’s al-Tanf Garrison”.

The US-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes against what it referred to as Daesh targets in Syria without either a UN mandate or Damascus’ authorization. Currently, some 2,000 US troops are said to be deployed in the war-ravaged country. The Syrian government considers their presence illegal. Syrian authorities, meanwhile, officially asked Russia to assist the country’s forces in fighting terrorist groups operating on the territory of the Mideast country.


RT2018/9/9
Pentagon sends marines for snap live-fire drill in Syria as ‘strong message’ to Russia – reports
More than 100 US marines flew to southeast Syria for a snap live-fire exercise, sending a “strong message” to Russia not to conduct operations near the US base, two Pentagon officials told Fox News.

The marines were deployed via assault helicopter to Al-Tanf military base, located in Syria’s Homs Province, which borders Iraq. The drill includes air assaults, supported by artillery barrages.

“Our forces will demonstrate the capability to deploy rapidly, assault a target with integrated air and ground forces and conduct rapid exfiltration,” said spokesman for the US Central Command, Captain William Urban.

Urban stressed that the US “does not seek to fight the Russians, the government of Syria or any groups that may be providing support to Syria.”

The drill was launched after the US Army reported that Moscow had issued two warnings that it is planning to conduct operations against militants in the area. The use of the wording “precision strikes” in one of the notes had “sparked alarm with US commanders,” CNN reported on Friday, citing its own sources in the Pentagon.

Russia had repeatedly stated that it considers the US military outposts in Syria to be illegal, since they were not authorized by the Syrian government. Moscow has suggested that the US is using the Al-Tanf base to get a foothold in the country. “During the existence of the base, we don’t know of a single US operation against IS [Islamic State, formerly ISIS] in the area,” the Russian Center for Reconciliation reported last week.


CNN Updated 2037 GMT (0437 HKT) September 7, 2018
US begins military exercise in Syria in response to Russian military threats
(CNN)More than 100 US troops began an unexpected exercise in southern Syria on Friday in direct response to a series of Russian military threats, according to a US defense official.
The exercise was detailed in a statement from the US Central Command but did not mention that the command ordered the exercise specifically after a September 1 warning from Russia that it was going to enter a restricted area of southern Syria where US troops are located, the official said.
The exercise, which may last for several days, involves US troops flying into the coalition's At Tanf garrison by assault helicopter and conducting live fire drills.

"Our forces will demonstrate the capability to deploy rapidly, assault a target with integrated air and ground forces and conduct rapid exfiltration," said Capt. William Urban, the chief Central Command spokesman. The exercise is specifically designed for Russian and regime units in the area to see the activity and understand US capabilities, defense officials say.

Russia on Thursday, via a note, had warned the US for the second time it was going to attack the At Tanf area to go after militants there. But the second warning specified Moscow would use "precision strikes," according to Cmdr. Sean Robertson, a Pentagon spokesman. The use of the wording "precision strikes" in a written note to the US sparked alarm with US commanders that the Russians are signaling their intent to strike with aircraft firing precision weapons, or missiles launched from Russian ships in the Mediterranean, US defense officials tell CNN.
Attacking with those types of weapons in a specific campaign against the US protected area at At Tanf would be a significant escalation in the sporadic violence in the area. The Pentagon has been unusually public in disclosing the potential Russian threat, in hopes that its statements will warn the Russians off the area.
The first Russian warning came via the US Russian deconfliction line that has been used for the last several years to ensure both sides have visibility on what is happening in the area. In turn, the US used the deconfliction line to tell the Russians the ongoing US military activity is an exercise.
"The United States does not seek to fight the Russians, the government of Syria or any groups that may be providing support to Syria in the Syrian civil war. However, the United States will not hesitate to use necessary and proportionate force to defend US, coalition or partner forces, as we have clearly demonstrated in past instances," Robertson said.
The exercises come as the Trump administration continues to deliver increasingly strident warnings over an assault on Idlib.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned Friday that if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russia, and Iran carry out an assault on Idlib, "the consequences will be dire."
"The United States has been very clear," she said at a UN Security Council meeting, "with Russia and with the broader international community: we consider any assault on Idlib to be a dangerous escalation of the conflict in Syria."

CNN's Zach Cohen and Richard Roth contributed to this report
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Qatari Paper: UAE Still Supporting ISIL

FARSNEWS2018/9/16
Qatari Paper: UAE Still Supporting ISIL
TEHRAN (FNA)- The UAE is still supporting the ISIL terrorists in Iraq under the cover of funding reconstruction of al-Nuri great mosque in Basra, a Qatari paper reported.

The Arabic-language al-Raya newspaper reported on Sunday that the UAE continues its multi-million-dollar financial and arms support to the terrorist groups in Iraq despite claims that it has allocated the same amount of money to a project to rebuild al-Nuri mosque.

The Qatari daily added that the UAE and Saudi Arabia both pursue destructive policies in Iraq.

The UAE announced that it will fund the rebuilding of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri, which was last year destroyed by the ISIL in the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

Abu Dhabi is known as one of the countries which has supplied the ISIL terrorists in Iraq and Syria with weapons and money along with Saudi Arabia.

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骨髄異形成症候群

※ 平川典俊 @soudearunara氏の2018/9/14のツイート
医療関係者は知っていると思いますが、つい先ほど教えて貰った貴重な情報です。首都圏で骨髄異形成症候群が2011年前にくらべ数倍に患者数が首都圏の病院で増えているそうです。この病気は放射線を受けた数年後に発症しやすいとのことで、この病気を怖れ関西へ引っ越している人々もいるそうです。

※ 平川典俊 @soudearunara氏の2018/9/15のツイート
この病気は難病で急性骨髄性白血病を発症することもあるそうです。ユーチューブが見つかったので関心のある人はぜひ見て下さい。https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjXX5PviYFY

国立がん研究センター
骨髄異形成症候群(こつずいいけいせいしょうこうぐん) (抄)
骨髄異形成症候群(MDS:myelodysplastic syndromes)は、3種類の血液細胞(赤血球、血小板、白血球)の大もとになる造血幹細胞に異常が起こった病気です。赤血球、血小板、白血球がそれぞれ成熟する3系統の過程に同時に異常が発生する場合だけでなく、まずそれぞれの過程に異常が生じて、次第に3系統へと進行していく場合もあります。1つの病気ではなく、複数の似たような病気の集まりと捉えられているため、症候群(syndromes)と呼ばれます。

症状
骨髄異形成症候群では、血液細胞が減少し、正常に働かなくなるためにさまざまな症状があらわれますが、無症状のまま、健康診断の血液検査で血球減少などの異常により見つかる場合も多くあります。

症状のあらわれ方は、患者さんによって異なります。具体的には、赤血球減少による顔色不良、全身倦怠(けんたい)感、動悸(どうき)、息切れなどの症状や、血小板減少による皮膚・粘膜の点状出血や鼻出血などの症状があります。白血球の1つである好中球の減少や機能低下により感染症にかかりやすくなり、発熱などを伴うことがあります。

原因
ほとんどの場合、原因は不明です。骨髄の細胞の染色体を調べると、約50%に染色体異常がみられますが、これは先天的なものではなく、人に遺伝したり感染したりすることはありません。ただし、骨髄異形成症候群の中には、「治療関連骨髄異形成症候群(MDS)」と呼ばれるものがあり、これは過去に他のがんに対して細胞障害性抗がん剤(参照:抗がん剤)の治療や放射線治療を受けた数年後に、いわば治療の副作用として発症します。こうしたことから、何らかの原因によって血液をつくる細胞に遺伝子の異常が生じ、これが発症に関与すると考えられています。

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スクリパル父子殺人未遂事件現場近くのレストランで二人に体調悪化

スクリパル父子の殺人未遂事件に続いて、前回名前の挙がったレストランZIZZIから大聖堂に近い場所にあるイタリアンレストランPrezzoで具合の悪くなった人が二人発生。警察が現場を立ち入り禁止にしたということですから、薬物汚染の可能性を疑っています。

折しも、英国によって容疑者と名指しされたロシア人男性二人がRTのインタビューで潔白を主張、ソールスベリーに行ったのは大聖堂やストーンヘンジを見物するためだったとしたため、この大聖堂観光を推奨していた旅行ガイドのサイトがからかいにあつてそのページを閉鎖する騒ぎになっています。旅行ガイドの勧めで観光に行った先で無実の罪を着せられてしまう、確かにこれはたまりませんよね。

2018/9/17
Police cordon off Salisbury restaurant & street after 2 people fall ill
Salisbury police have placed a Prezzo restaurant on lockdown and cordoned off the surrounding roads after two people fell ill there.



Police were called to the area on Sunday evening following the incident involving a man and a woman at the Italian cuisine chain, Wiltshire Police wrote on Twitter.



“As a precautionary measure, the restaurant and surrounding roads have been cordoned off while officers attend the scene and establish the circumstances surrounding what has led them to fall ill,” the statement said.

Both patients were treated at the scene and were conscious, the BBC reported citing the South Western Ambulance Service.

The scare comes in wake of media reports surrounding the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent, and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury this March. The UK immediately pinned the blame on Russia for the incident. In September, UK police named the suspects behind the poisoning as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov and released their photos. The men then gave an interview to RT’s editor-in-chief, Margarita Simonyan, where they said they had been wrongly accused by the UK. Although they claimed they went to Salisbury as tourists and suggested that more CCTV footage would prove that, London was quick to denounce the interview as a blow to the “public’s intelligence.”

Russia has repeatedly denied any claims of involvement in the Skripal case. On Saturday, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Petrov and Boshirov are not linked to the Kremlin or the Russian President Vladimir Putin in any way.


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今のタンクは川を渡ることができる

Russian tanks breach river during Vostok 2018 exercises


こちらは各国が参加して行われた競技会の際の画像。水から抜けると後部から盛大に水蒸気を噴き上げます。


かなりの急斜面です。


砲身が細いです。
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