米国があっさりクルドを見捨てる 6 早くも戦死者多数

Report: US Leaves Behind ‘High Value’ ISIL Prisoners in Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- The US army has left five dozen "high value" ISIL (also known as ISIS or Daesh) prisoners behind during its retreat from Syria ahead of Turkey's offensive against Kurdish militias, two American officials told The New York Times on Sunday.

The report came after hundreds of prisoners escaped from a low-security detention camp amid Turkey’s invasion against Kurdish militias into Northern Syria.

The Kurdish militants in Northern Syria claimed Sunday 785 foreigners affiliated with the ISIL terror group managed to escape a camp where they were being held following Turkish shelling on Sunday.

Kurdish militias had warned that the Turkish military operation in Northern Syria had revived the terror group, after five Takfiri militants broke out of a prison in the region on Friday.

READ MORE: Kurds Claim Nearly 800 ISIL-Affiliated Foreigners Escaped Syria's Camp as Turkey Continues Offensive

On Sunday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed reports that ISIL prisoners in Northeastern Syria had escaped as a result of Ankara's offensive in the region, saying the reports were "disinformation" aimed at provoking the West.

Later, US President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Washington has already taken back the most dangerous militants of the ISIL held in prisons in Syria, now Europe should take the rest.

Trump has for several times threatened to set prisoners from Europe who joined the terror group in Syria and Iraq free at the EU’s borders if they refuse to take back the captives.

Thousands of people, including men, women and children from more than 50 countries, are lingering in detention camps in Northeastern Syria, held by Washington-backed fighters.

Earlier this week, the Turkish military entered Northern Syria without consent from Damascus in order to fight the Kurdish militia, which Ankara regards as terrorists. Before the start of the military operation, the US called back several dozen servicemen who were embedded with the Kurdish fighters.

On Saturday, Trump authorized a withdrawal of the remaining 1,000 American troops from Northern Syria so they don’t get caught up between the warring sides. Two American officials told Reuters on Sunday the United States is considering plans to withdraw the bulk of American troops from Northern Syria in the coming days.

The Kurds, who were Washington’s main allies in fighting the ISIL before, called the US move a betrayal.

Trump threatens to impose ‘powerful sanctions’ on Turkey
US President Donald Trump has promised to work with both parties in Congress to hit Turkey with “powerful sanctions,” after Ankara’s military launched a much-criticized operation against Kurdish militias in northern Syria.

“Dealing with @LindseyGrahamSC and many members of Congress, including Democrats, about imposing powerful Sanctions on Turkey,” Trump tweeted on Sunday. “Treasury is ready to go, additional legislation may be sought. There is great consensus on this. Turkey has asked that it not be done. Stay tuned!”

Crocodile tears? Hillary Clinton tweets that ‘sickening horror’ in Syria is ‘one man’s fault’ and gets reminded of her deeds
Hillary Clinton has retweeted a post by an NBC correspondent about ‘atrocities’ unleashed by Turkey’s incursion in Syria, hinting that it’s all President Donald Trump's fault. Twitter sent her down Memory Lane.

“This sickening horror is one man’s fault,” she tweeted on Saturday night, commenting on a tweet by NBC’s Richard Engel, who said US military officials are concerned that the Turkish offensive “opens the door to BOTH ethnic cleansing of Kurds and return of ISIS/Al-Qaeda.”

Some commenters were not impressed by the ‘crocodile tears’ and ‘faux outrage,’ reminding the former secretary of state of her own role in destabilizing the Middle East.

“This entire horror in Syria wouldn’t even be happening had it not been for you, Obama, Brennan and McCain arming, funding, training and empowering Al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorists in a fanatical push to overthrow the legitimate Syrian government,” one wrote.

※ Sarah Abdallah @sahouraxo
Nah. This entire horror in Syria wouldn’t even be happening had it not been for you, Obama, Brennan and McCain arming, funding, training and empowering Al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorists in a fanatical push to overthrow the legitimate Syrian government.
Spare us the crocodile tears.
7:48 AM - Oct 13, 2019
いや シリアでのこの恐怖は、あなた、オバマ、ブレナン、マケインが・・・しなければ起こらなかったでしょう。

※ Sharmine Narwani@snarwani
Yes. Obama should never have partnered with the YPG and ISIS to carve up northern Syria.

US troops came under artillery fire from Turkish positions in Syria - Pentagon
American troops stationed in northern Syria came under artillery fire from nearby Turkish positions, the Pentagon has confirmed. There were no injuries.

Following earlier media reports of explosions near the town of Kobani, the Pentagon said US troops "came under artillery fire from Turkish positions at approximately 9 p.m. local Oct. 11” and that the explosions occurred " tin an area known by the Turks to have US forces present.”

The American soldiers were not withdrawn from the town, the statement noted, adding that Washington “remains opposed to the Turkish military move into Syria.”

The US demands that Turkey avoid actions that could result in immediate defensive action.

Later on Friday night, the Associated Press reported an American outpost was abandoned after the shelling, citing US officials, but noted that a larger base in Kobani had not been evacuated or affected by the strike. The outpost would likely soon be reoccupied, the officials added.

The Turkish Defense Ministry said the strike was in response to mortar fire from Kurdish militias, which it dubbed “terrorists,” adding Turkey was not targeting the US troops in the area and that precautions were taken to avoid direct hits on US positions.

Ankara is in the middle of an operation in northern Syria to clear away pockets of Kurdish fighters it deems a threat, and to establish a “safe zone” along the Syrian-Turkish border, where it hopes to resettle millions of refugees who fled to Turkey during Syria’s civil war.

US troops have been embedded with Kurdish fighters in Syria for several years – expressly against the wishes of Damascus – where the militias led a number of operations against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) backed by American airpower. Troop levels have diminished in recent years to around 1,000, most stationed in the north, near the Turkish border.

Critics slammed a recent US “withdrawal” from Syria, arguing Washington “abandoned” its Kurdish allies, however the move only involved around 50 soldiers, who merely pulled back to a larger base.

※ Syrian Girl@Partisangirl
BREAKING: Kurdish militias have released ISIS prisoners instead of giving them to the Syrian army. The Kurdish militias are Machiavellian chaotic evil. They would rather set Syria and the world on fire, than give up their dream of stealing Syrian land.

JNN/TBS 2019年10月12日(土)10時23分
 また、ムニューシン氏はシリア北部で拘束されている過激派組織「イスラム国」の戦闘員について、「トルコは1人の逃走も許してはならない」と強調し、トルコの攻撃による混乱で現地の情勢が不安定になることに懸念を示し、自制を求めました。(12日07:29) JNN/TBS

Ankara Forces Kill +340 Kurdish Fighters, +260 Turkey-Backed Militants, Army Soldiers Killed by Kurds

TEHRAN (FNA)- A total of 342 fighters from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been "neutralized" since the start of Ankara's military operation in Northern Syria, Turkey' Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday, while Kurds announced that they have managed to kill 262 Ankara-backed rebels and Turkish soldiers.

Akar's comments came after his meeting with top military officials in Turkey's capital Ankara, where he said "every kind of measures have been taken" in operation areas.

Akar stated that the military operation continues "successfully as planned".

The SDF in a statement released on Friday claimed that Kurdish fighters have killed 262 Turkish-backed militants and Turkish soldiers in the past two days, while they lost 22 fighters in addition to dozens of civilians.

For the 3rd day in a row, the forces of the Turkish Army continued their aggression on the Syrian territories on Friday, targeting with artillery and warplanes a number of areas in Hasaka countryside.

Turkish forces targeted the residential neighborhoods in the city of Ras al-Ayn with air and artillery intensive shelling, launching concentrated shelling against the citizens’ houses and service facilities and establishments, and causing huge material damage, SANA reported.

The SDF has brought reinforcement to Ras al-Ayn city which were able to stop the Turkish forces incursion and regain control over parts of the industrial region inside the city, according to the news agency.

Danger of ISIL

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Turkey's military operation in Syria could lead to the revival of the ISIL (also known as ISIS or Daesh) group in the region.

Putin stated that Kurds who were guarding thousands of imprisoned ISIL fighters are now fleeing.

"I'm not sure whether the Turkish army will be able to take this under control - and how soon," Putin said in televised remarks on a visit to Turkmenistan, adding that "this is a real threat to us".

"How will they be moving and to where?" he asked of the ISIL fighters, noting, "Through Turkish territory? Through other territories?"

"We should simply understand this, know and mobilise the resources of our security services to neutralise this emerging new threat," he stressed, without giving more detail.

Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday called on Turkey and others to show restraint in Northeast Syria.

The foreign ministry announced in a statement it was important not to allow the situation there to be further destabilized, calling what was happening a matter “of the most serious concern”.

It called for talks to be held between the Syrian government and Kurdish forces and said it was ready to help facilitate such dialogue.

Tusk Slams Erdogan Threat of New Refugee Surge

European Council President Donald Tusk condemned as attempted "blackmail" Friday a threat by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to allow millions of refugees to head to Europe if the bloc criticises Ankara's offensive in Syria.

"Turkey must understand that our main concern is that their actions may lead to another humanitarian catastrophe, which would be unacceptable," Tusk said on a visit to European Union member Cyprus.

"Nor will we ever accept that refugees are weaponised and used to blackmail us. That is why I consider yesterday's threats made by President Erdogan totally out of place," he added.

Under a 2016 agreement with the EU, Turkey agreed to prevent refugees from leaving towards Europe in exchange for six billion euros ($6.63bln) and visa-free travel for its citizens, but has frequently criticised the lack of assistance from Brussels.

Italy's PM: Europe Can't Give in to Turkish "Blackmail" over Syria

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte stated that the European Union should not yield to Turkey's threats that it would let millions of Syrian refugees enter Europe.

"The EU cannot accept this blackmail. Turkish efforts to welcome in Syrian refugees cannot then become a tool of blackmail for a military initiative that we cannot accept and which must immediately stop," Conte told the media.

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時々ずくなしさんのブログに立ち寄らせていただいています しろうさぎです。

この記事で、神戸のモニタリングポストが 2018年4月に「神戸市兵庫区 県健康生活科学研究所」から「神戸市須磨区 県立工業技術センター」に移設されたのちより、空間線量が高くなった...とのコメントを拝見いたしました。

ただ、Safecast ( http://safecast.org/tilemap/ ) で調べてみると、県立工業技術センターではまったく数値は高くありません。

( 日本全国でもほんの少し離れた場所によって、線量は全然違うというのも...今では分かりますし、ホットスポットという線量が特に高い場所があるのも知っています。)

あと、全国放射能情報一覧 ( new.atmc.jp ) で見てみますと...東京や千葉や群馬が割りといつも線量が異常に低いのですが、この一覧表は本当に正しいのかしら...とも思っています。

なので、最近ではドイツ(スイスですかね...)のサイトで、直接 数日間の放射能拡散予想図を参考にさせてもらっている次第です。



2018年4月6日 神戸市兵庫区 県健康生活科学研究所からモニタリングポストを移設。




全国放射能情報一覧 ( new.atmc.jp )の元のデータは、規制庁の測定データですから、ご不審があれば規制庁に電話して確認されたほうが良いです。


「最近ではドイツ(スイスですかね...)のサイトで、直接 数日間の放射能拡散予想図を参考にさせてもらって」それで足りるのなら問題ないのではありませんか。私が役に立ちそうなことはありません。

初出 2018-04-26 01:13:36  2019/10/14追記
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イドリブ毒ガス攻撃 ファクトファインディング 1

Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Gets Closer to Tahrir Al-Sham’s Key Base in Idlib’s Khan Sheikhoun 2019 August 14 10:59

Syrian Army Only 7km Away from Khan Sheikhoun 2019 August 14 12:58

Idlib: Syrian Army Close to Khan Sheikhoun Gates 2019 August 14 05:50

Turkish Army Sends Massive Military Convoys to Idlib to Support Tahrir Al-Sham Terrorists 2019 August 19 05:38

Syrian, Russian Fighter Jets Pound, Block Turkish Army's Military Convoy to Khan Sheikhoun 2019 August 19 07:45


Russia: Turkey Was Notified Attacks by Terrorists in Syria's Idlib Would Be Crushed 2019 August 20 05:03


※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/8/21のツイート
ハンシェフ―ンのナスラフロントを援護するため、大量の武器を届けようとしたトルコ軍の車列がシリア機に空爆されストップ! トルコはF-16戦闘機を出したが、ロシア機Su-35に追い散らされなすすべなし。エルドアンの愚かな冒険の無様な結果。



The Syrian Army has discovered a huge cave network near the recently liberated city of Khan Sheikhoun, a former terrorist stronghold in Idlib.
Some 3,500 terrorists were holed up in the caves before their defeat in August. They turned their underground shelter, which covered 10,000 square meters, into a stronghold from which they could operate autonomously. Numerous crates with ammunition and weapons, including what appears to be American TOW anti-tank missiles, still remain abandoned in the tunnels.


次の記事は、Kafr Zitaでテロリストの地下要塞を察知し、ロシア軍が空爆したという報道です。









どこだろうと関連画像を探しました。インターチェンジの陸橋の上、左側車線の上辺り。反対車線は通れないようですがそこから右に曲がる辺りが見えます。中央分離帯の植え込みとその前にある街灯が確認できます。Google Mapはかなり古く地図との対比ではわかりませんでした。





Exclusive Video Shows Scale of Khan Sheikhoun's Destruction After Syrian Town Cleared of Terrorists
Earlier this day, the Syrian army regained control over the city of Khan Sheikhoun, located in Idlib province in the northwest of the country, and is currently conducting mine clearance and security sweep operations there.

Exclusive footage obtained by a Sputnik correspondent shows the situation in Khan Sheikhoun in Syria's Idlib province after the Syrian army regained control over the town, occupying key positions around it and cutting off the supply lines of militants from the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group, formerly known as the Nusra Front* and banned in Russia.

The video shows the extent of destruction of the area, with the majority of buildings destroyed by bombs and rubble scattered in the streets.

Fighting in Idlib intensified over the last few days. On Monday, a Turkish military convoy entered the Syrian city of Saraqib, located in Idlib, and headed to Khan Sheikhoun, which was until recently under the militants’ control. In response to that, the Syrian Air Force hit the convoy. It was later reported that the Syrian army had occupied key positions around the town.

In early August, a long-discussed truce entered into force in Idlib. The Syrian military said it would resume its military operation in northwestern Syria if Ankara failed to implement its obligations under a Turkey-Russia agreement reached in Sochi last September. Three days later, on August 5, the Syrian government forces resumed the operation due to the militants' non-compliance with the ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia and Turkey.

*Al-Nusra Front (also known as Jabhat al-Nusra, Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, or al-Qaeda in Syria) is a terrorist group banned in Russia

Turkey Was Notified Attacks by Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham in Syria's Idlib Would be Crushed - Lavrov

The Turkish Defence Ministry said a day earlier that three civilians had been killed and 12 more had been injured in an attack on its convoy moving toward an observatory point in Idlib Province.

Attacks by Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham militants in Idlib will be crushed, Turkey has been notified about that, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

“Jointly with our Turkish colleagues, in order to stop regular violations by these terrorists of the cessation of hostilities regime, although it does not extend to them, we have made it clear that if they carry out attacks from this zone, they will be severely suppressed. Throughout this year, these provocations have not stopped", Lavrov said at a press conference, held after his talks with Ghanaian counterpart, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS or the "Organisation for the Liberation of the Levant”) is an alliance of militant groups active in Syria. The group, formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra* is a part of this broader alliance.

He added that in all cases, Turkish colleagues were warned that "we would respond, and this practice can't stop, because the agreement on Idlib does not provide for the extension of the ceasefire regime to terrorists".

"The developing situation has emerged due to the fact that extremists do not cease their attempts to hit from there [Idlib's areas controlled by militants and the opposition] targets located in other territories of the Syrian Arab Republic. Our military certainly maintains constant contact. These days, they are discussing the current situation", Lavrov stated.

The minister stressed that Russia was closely following the situation in Idlib.

Syrian pro-government newspaper al Watan earlier reported that the Syrian Army had established control over the entire city of Khan Sheikhoun. The army is now fully in control of the city and the Damascus-Aleppo highway.

The Syrian government forces renewed their activities in the northwest of the country due to the militants’ non-compliance with the agreement brokered by Russia and Turkey.

Attack on Military Convoy in Syria's Idlib

The statement comes after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said earlier in the day that Turkey was in contact with Russia over the Syrian Air Force's recent attack on a Turkish military convoy in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib.

"We must ensure a ceasefire in Idlib. Our convoy has suffered an attack recently. We contacted Russia immediately. Contacts continue. If the need arises, I will talk with [Russian Foreign Minister Sergei] Lavrov. Our convoy's mission is to assist the operation of the observatory point, operating under the Astana agreements", Cavusoglu told reporters.

The minister stressed that it was necessary to focus on a political settlement and transition period in Syria.

"We will discuss this at upcoming meetings with the Russian and Iranian leaders ... It is difficult to ensure a political settlement without the participation of the guarantor states", Cavusoglu added.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry said a day earlier that Turkish armoured vehicles had crossed Syria's border and were moving toward Khan Sheikhoun, a rebel stronghold in Idlib. The Turkish Defence Ministry accused the Syrian Air Force later on 19 August of conducting an airstrike against the Turkish military convoy, adding that three civilians had been killed and 12 more had sustained injuries as a result of this attack.

Syrian Army Arrives in Khan Sheikhoun After 5 Years
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army continued its military operations in Southern Idlib and after inflicting heavy losses and casualties on the terrorist groups managed to enter Khan Sheikhoun after five years.

The Damascus Army troops kept on their clashes with the terrorists in Northwestern Khan Sheikhoun in Southern Idlib, and took control of al-Faqir military post and deployed only 900 meters from Aleppo-Damascus Highway around Khan Sheikhoun.

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted battlefield sources as saying that the Syrian Army troops entered Khan Sheikhoun city from the North-West after making further advances.

It pointed to the destruction of several bomb-laden vehicles in the region, and said that tens of terrorists started fleeing the scene of the battle as the Syrian Army made its advances.

Meantime, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) pointed to the arrival of the Syrian Army in Khan Sheikhoun city after five years since the occupation of the city by terrorists, and said that at least 45 terrorists were killed in the Syrian Army’s military operation in Khan Sheikhoun.

The Syrian Army’s Advances comes as terrorist groups are accusing each other of losing the regions in Idlib.

In a relevant development on Sunday, the Syrian Army continued its military operations around Khan Sheikhoun, and cut off the most important and main route used by the terrorists from Ma'aret al-Numan to Khan Sheikhoun.

The Syrian Army troops, meantime, continued their clashes with Tahrir al-Sham to the Northwest of Kham Sheikhoun, took control of the town of Tal Kafar Eidoun just three kilometers to the West of the International Aleppo-Damascus Highway.

The Syrian Army troops, meantime, continued their advances from Tal al-Nar to the East of Tal Alas and captured Mohammad Qassem al-Najm Farms and Sifu to the East of Kafar Nab.

A military source, meantime, pointed to the Syrian Army troops' efforts to lay full siege to Khan Sheikhoun, and said that by imposing control over the Aleppo-Damascus Highway, the Syrian Army has managed to cut off the main road linking Khan Sheikhoun to Ma'aret al-Numan that hosts the largest bastion of the terrorists in Idlib province.

The English-language al-Masdar reported that the Syrian Army is now just one kilometers away from Khan Sheikhoun.

In a relevant development earlier on Sunday, the Syrian Army continued its military operations in Southern Idlib, and further tightened its grip over the terrorists after capturing strategic areas around Khan Sheikhoun.

The Syrian Army units backed by artillery units engaged in fierce clashes with Tahrir al-Sham in Northwestern Khan Sheikhoun in Southern Idlib and managed to take control of Khan Sheikhoun Farms and the strategic hilltop Elnar near Khan Sheikhoun City.

The Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik news agency, meantime reported that the Syrian Air Forces in consecutive attacks hit the terrorists’ military positions in Khan Sheikhoun, Rakaya, Kafar Sajneh and Sheikh Mustafa in Southern Idlib, destroying a number of their centers and military vehicles as well as movements.

A military source, meantime, pointed to the killing of tens of terrorists in the Syrian Army’s military operations, and said that the government forces have taken full control of Khan Sheikhoun’s Western to Northern farms.

It, meantime, reiterated that the Syrian Army captured the strategic al-Nar hilltop and paralyzed terrorists in military terms in the city of al-Rakaya and took full control of the Western part of Kafar Sajneh city.

The terrorist groups are losing their militants in Syrian Army's continued advances near Khan Sheikhoun and sustaining heavy defeats.

Idlib: Ma’aret Al-Numan Residents Preparing for Syrian Army’s Imminent Arrival
TEHRAN (FNA)- The local population in Ma’aret al-Numan in Southern Idlib are preparing themselves for the imminent entry of the Syrian Army troops into the city, a Syrian parliamentarian said, adding that the people are eagerly waiting for the army’s military takeover.

“The next target of the Syrian Arm’s military operations is Ma’aret al-Numan after imposing full control over Khan Sheikhoun,” Syrian lawmaker for Idlib Province Safvan Qorbi said.

He noted that the residents of Idlib and its countryside are expecting the Syrian Army to arrive in areas occupied by the terrorists, and said that large groups of residents of Ma’aret al-Numan and the city of Saraqib in Southern Idlib have visited the joint Syrian-Russian Command Headquarters for the implementation of peace plan.

Qorbi noted the massive presence of the terrorist groups in Ma’aret al-Numan and the Turkish Army’s occupying role in the region, and said that the Syrian Army is prepared to enter Ma’aret al-Numan.

He also pointed to the heavy defeat of the terrorist groups in Khan Sheikhoun city despite massive military backup by the Turkish Army and their retreat from the region, and said that negotiations are currently underway for exit of the Turkish Army troops from areas under its control in Hama.

On Monday, the Syrian Army managed to enter Khan Sheikhoun after five years.

The Damascus Army troops kept on their clashes with the terrorists in Northwestern Khan Sheikhoun in Southern Idlib, and took control of al-Faqir military post and deployed only 900 meters from Aleppo-Damascus Highway around Khan Sheikhoun.

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted battlefield sources as saying that the Syrian Army troops entered Khan Sheikhoun from the North-West after making further advances.

It pointed to the destruction of several bomb-laden vehicles in the region, and said that tens of terrorists started fleeing the scene of the battle as the Syrian Army made its advances.

Meantime, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) pointed to the arrival of the Syrian Army in Khan Sheikhoun city after five years since the occupation of the city by terrorists, and said that at least 45 terrorists were killed in the Syrian Army’s military operation in Khan Sheikhoun.

Russia: Syrian Gov't Troops in Khan Sheikhoun Do Not Violate Deals with Turkey
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking about the situation in Khan Sheikhoun, said that the Syrian government troops, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, did not violate any agreements with Turkey.

"As for what is happening in the Idlib de-escalation zone and, in particular, in the Khan Sheikhoun area and the surrounding area: the Syrian armed forces with our support do not violate any agreements. Let me remind you once again, [Russian] President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly said this," Lavrov told reporters in Moscow, Sputnik reported.

Lavrov added that it had been impossible yet to organise joint military patrols by Russia and Turkey in Idlib.

He stated that the Syrian government troops had acted legitimately by eliminating the terror hotbed in Khan Sheikhoun.

The statement comes after the Syrian military regained control over Khan Sheikhoun, as a part of last week’s operation in nearby Hama province.

Before that, a Turkish military convoy entered the Syrian city of Saraqib, located in Idlib, and headed to Khan Sheikhoun, which used to be under the militants’ control. In response to that, the Syrian Air Force hit the convoy. After that, the Syrian Army seized key positions around Khan Sheikhoun, cutting terrorist group's supply lines.

In early August, the long-discussed truce entered into force in Idlib. The Syrian military leadership announced it would resume its military operation in Northwestern Syria if Ankara failed to implement its obligations under a Turkey-Russia agreement reached in Sochi last September. Three days later, the Syrian government forces resumed the operation due to the militants' non-compliance with the ceasefire agreement brokered by Moscow and Ankara.

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Damascus has undeniable responsibility in Syria civil war, but that doesn’t mean we should let terrorists run loose there – Putin
Syria’s internal problems can only be solved once the country is free of terrorists, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, adding that Moscow is supporting Damascus to ensure that extremists never reach Russia’s borders.

Damascus has to take responsibility for the country's political and social problems, but these internal issues would not be resolved by allowing Syria to be overrun by extremists, Putin told RT Arabic, explaining Russia’s rationale for entering the conflict there in September 2015.

We came to Syria to support the legitimate government… It does not mean that they do not have internal problems… It does not mean that the current leadership is not responsible for what is going on there. They are, but it does not mean that we were to allow terrorist organisations to capture Syria and to establish a terrorist pseudo-state there.

Saudis asked Russia to probe Aramco oilfield attack, Moscow will condemn Iran if it's responsible – Putin

Russia agreed to look into the September aerial attack on the Saudi Aramco oil facilities and will condemn whoever was behind it, but will not take sides in the feud between Riyadh and Tehran, President Vladimir Putin says.

Russia treasures its cordial ties with both Iran and Saudi Arabia, and is equally sensitive to each side’s concerns, Putin told reporters from three Arabic-language broadcasters when asked for his take on the recent strike on Riyadh’s oil processing facilities in Abqaiq.

On the one hand, Moscow maintains “close contacts with the leadership of Saudi Arabia, including the Crown Prince [Mohammad bin Salman],” who asked the Russian leader if his country could help establish crucial facts about the incident.

“I said yes, we are ready to share anything that might be necessary, everything we have for a thorough investigation,” Putin revealed.

When asked directly whether Russia will go as far as condemning Iran if it's found responsible, he said there won't be any exceptions.

Regardless of who stood behind the incident, we condemn any such actions. That is exactly what I said before, and I really meant it.

But assigning blame before finding out the facts is “counterproductive,” the president said, explicitly referring to Riyadh and Washington pointing finger at Tehran.

Putin visits Saudi Arabia for first time since 2007 – but can Russia be friends with EVERYONE in the Middle East?
Russia defends Iran, backs Bashar Assad in Syria and criticizes Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. Vladimir Putin’s upcoming visit to Riyadh would seem a risky balancing act – but is instead a pragmatic move rooted in mutual interest.

Putin arrives in Saudi Arabia on Monday, his second visit to the country after his 2007 trip. Just days earlier, Riyadh ignored his proposal (though apparently made in jest) to buy Russian air defense systems, and even more recently, approved the United States’ deployment of about 3,000 troops on its territory, including fighter squadrons, an air expeditionary wing and air-defense personnel.

The signs are clear that Riyadh remains firmly in the orbit of Washington’s influence, at least when it comes to security and defense. But Moscow doesn’t seem to hold it against Riyadh – in fact, relations with the Saudis have never been better. Putin has been seen chatting cordially with Saudi Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman at international meetings, and has spoken about his personal rapport with both MBS and with the Saudi king himself. The friendship has been well echoed in economics: trade turnover, while still comparatively low, is on a quickening rise (it grew by 15 percent in 2018 and by 38 percent so far in 2019), there’s talk of a $1-billion joint oil facility, and further investment deals are expected to be inked this week.

At the same time, Moscow is an ally of America’s public enemy number one: Iran. Saudi Arabia has blamed the regime in Tehran for strikes on two of its oil facilities last month, and hosts US troops on its soil to deter any supposed Iranian aggression. Riyadh is embroiled in a devastating military conflict against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, and is on the opposite side to Moscow in the Syrian civil war, where the Saudis arm anti-government rebel militias, while the Russians aid the government of Bashar al-Assad.
Time for a breakthrough?

Yet bizarrely, Russia enjoys better relations with Saudi Arabia now than it did two decades ago, when Putin inherited a country wracked by economic crises and too focused on its own problems to take a decisive role on the world stage. Even as both countries clashed by proxy in Syria, Saudi King Salman visited Moscow in 2017 to talk settlement of the ongoing conflict.

Russia's footprint in the Middle East is evidently growing, and the Saudis are recognizing the opportunity to align with a new major player.

"What has changed during the past few years is the Russian influence in the Middle East. It has increased a lot, and lots of traditional US allies have been weaving relations with Russia over the past few years and accepting Russia as a player in that region," says Ammar Waqqaf, Founder & Director of Gnosos, an organisation expressing stakeholder opinion in Syria & the Middle East. For Saudi Arabia in particular, there's growing partnership within OPEC+ in keeping the oil market stable – something Putin himself has just reaffirmed his commitment to, in a pre-visit interview.

No one expected that the Russian influence in the Middle East would increase but, probably because of the Syrian crisis, it did.

Apart from oil and gas cooperation "lots of countries there are considering Russian weaponry sales," Waqqaf said. It's way too early to seriously talk about Saudi Arabia buying S-400s, though, says Middle East-based journalist and writer Ali Rizk.

"Riyadh's relationship with America and with the Congress specifically is already very bad" after the resonant murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in a Saudi consulate in Turkey. "I don't think the Saudis would risk making it even worse by going ahead and buying these weapons."

Buying Russian air defense systems would require replacing the Saudis' entire current, US-made air defense complex, with Russian equivalents, says Grigory Lukyanov, senior lecturer at the Moscow-based Higher School of Economics. "That's not only very expensive, but also a very radical geopolitical decision, which I don't think the Saudis can make today" – despite even the American systems' inherent flaws.

The defense system the US has created is limited. It has natural limitations and vulnerabilities and one of them, a very important one, is that the system is not under the Saudis’ direct control – it's first and foremost under the control of the US.

Everyone’s friend, but not a mediator

Experts agree that Russia, being a friend to just about everyone in the Middle East, is in a perfect position to mediate the daggers-drawn situation between Iran and Saudi Arabia. But Putin has just ruled out the “unrewarding” role of middleman – apparently preferring not to wade into regional politics where they don’t directly impact Russia and its opportunities.

"Since we maintain very friendly relations with all the countries in the region, including Iran and the Arab states such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE, we could certainly help relay some messages between the parties, so they could hear each other's position. But, since I personally know the leaders of these countries, I am perfectly sure that they have no need for any advice or mediation," he said, in the interview released on Sunday.

The most he is willing to do is to "present some ideas from a friend's perspective," he said.

The amicable dealings between Moscow and Riyadh could be baffling for a casual observer, especially if compared to Washington's habit of choking off dissenting positions with economic pressure. But, in an era where the US, particularly with regard to Iran, sees diplomacy as a zero-sum, 'with us or against us' game, Russia has courted multiple, often opposing, sides at the same time – and, as its Middle East ties show, has excelled at it.

Putin has boasted of deepening his country's military ties with Turkey, shipping the S-400 to Ankara earlier this summer and stating last month that "negotiations are underway on promising new weapons." At the same time, Russia backs the Assad government in Syria, which fights Turkish-armed rebel groups.

Moscow manages, without much apparent effort, to enjoy warm relations with both Israel and Iran, despite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's continually labeling Iran a nuclear threat and the latter's calls for the annihilation of the Jewish state.

What Putin therefore brings to the table is options for the Saudis – Russia now presents a viable and stable partner for Gulf nations.
Profit first, geopolitics set aside

Riyadh, in its dealings with powers outside the Middle East, has shown to be good at compartmentalizing and keeping things professional – and Putin appears equally well-versed in this approach. Moscow's primary goal is to find friends for mutually-beneficial partnerships, not allies to gang up on rivals together.

And, while geopolitics doesn't seem to pose any obstacles for the two nations' ties, the situation is still an indication that the influence Washington has been exerting in the region could be starting to wane.

"The US is no longer the power it used to be in the Middle East," Rizk noted. Given that, it "would be wise for Mohammed Bin Salman maybe not to put all his eggs in the American basket," he concluded.

So, while talk of oil prices and investment deals may be a sure thing to expect this week, don't rule out a move towards a deeper partnership – even though by Western diplomatic standards, Riyadh and Moscow's different stances and allegiances make it seem impossible.

Russia to build $1bn oil complex in Saudi Arabia & further boost investment in joint projects Russia to build $1bn oil complex in Saudi Arabia & further boost investment in joint projects

Russia to build $1bn oil complex in Saudi Arabia & further boost investment in joint projects
Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed plans to boost economic ties with Saudi Arabia by setting up a $1 billion oil plant there. He also reaffirmed Moscow’s commitment to the OPEC agenda of keeping the oil market steady.

“There is still a lot to be done, but we have set a good pace. Last year [trade turnover] was up 15 percent. In the first six months of 2019, growth was as high as 38 percent,” said Putin.

“We are considering some good joint projects. Our Direct Investment Fund and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia have jointly established a $10 billion platform. $2 billion has already been invested. Work is underway on other projects, and some promising and interesting projects have already been implemented,” the Russian president said in a joint interview with Al Arabiya Sky, News Arabia and RT Arabic ahead of his visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia later this month. He also noted that Russia is considering the possible construction of a petrochemical plant in the region, as well as a number of other ambitious projects.

We also consider it possible to operate on the territory of Saudi Arabia. One of our companies is exploring the possibility of building a petrochemical facility with an investment of more than $1 billion. It is SIBUR Holding, Russia’s largest company in this sector.

More generally, Putin spoke about a “dramatic” improvement in Saudi-Russian relations over the past few years.

“We have been making good headway practically in all fields,” and Russia considers Saudi Arabia to be a “friendly nation,” he said.

He also described Russia’s cooperation with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which, according to last year’s estimates, holds 79.4 percent of the world’s proven oil reserves, with Saudi Arabia its largest producer. Russia shares its OPEC+ partners’ intent to keep the oil market stable, Putin said.

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管理人は、日本人女性で米国に渡ったBo McCarthy(@jackiemopsy)に期待していましたが、消息が不明になってしまいました。


※ Sharmine Narwani@snarwani 午前8:59 ・ 2019年10月13日
Yes. Obama should never have partnered with the YPG and ISIS to carve up northern Syria.

Sharmine Narwani is a commentator and analyst of Middle East geopolitics. She is a former senior associate at St. Antony's College, Oxford University and has a master’s degree in International Relations from Columbia University. Sharmine has written commentary for a wide array of publications, including Al Akhbar English, the New York Times, the Guardian, Asia Times Online, Salon.com, USA Today, the Huffington Post, Al Jazeera English, BRICS Post and others. You can follow her on Twitter at @snarwani

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Caitlin Johnstone
Rogue journalist. Bogan socialist. Anarcho-psychonaut. Guerilla poet. Utopia prepper.

NZのジャーナリスト ケイトリン・ジョンストン

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シリアの真実 エバ・バートレット

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英国の税金2億ポンドがシリア反体制派とホワイトヘルメットに渡っていた ジャーナリスト

ベネッサ・ビーレイ: US Using ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ to Set up Compliant State in Syria

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※ Sarah Abdallah @sahouraxo氏の2018/5/16のツイート
Just a friendly reminder: Former President Obama, who bombed Libya back to the stone age and brought slave-selling jihadists to power, also spent billions arming Al-Qaeda terrorists masquerading as “moderate rebels” in Syria.

※ Sarah Abdallah @sahouraxo氏の2018/5/23のツイート
Libya would still be stable and unified had Obama, Hillary, NATO and the GCC not intervened and bombed the country back to the stone age − A rather important detail that Nikki Haley oddly always seems to leave out.
The last thing Libyans need is more “humanitarian” intervention.


※ Marwa Osman @Osman_Marwa1氏の2018/5/9のツイート
#Israel is attacking #Syria as we speak.
If Syria fights back..I will stay.
I will cancel my vacation.
I will drive down to the border and cheer for Syria.
I will be amongst the first to set foot in liberated #Palestine

※ Marwa Osman @Osman_Marwa1氏の2018/5/9のツイート
So I am off to catch my flight for my vacation in a couple of hours.

Can we kindly not start WW3 while I am away..I would like to come back safely to my kids please.

※ Marwa Osman@Osman_Marwa1氏のプロフィル
PhD Candidate in Management. Journalist and former political TV show host. University Lecturer. Political Commentator/Writer for several news media outlets.

Marwa Osman氏は、レバノンの方のようです。経営学の博士号候補とありますからいずれ博士号を取る意思があるのでしょう。ライブインタビューを見ると立派なリビングです。すでに子供が複数おられるようです。

スプートニク 04:55 29.09.2016(updated 04:56 29.09.2016)
Facebook Moderators Overwhelmed Under Accusations of Bias
This was was the case for Marwa Osman, a pro-Palestinian political commentator banned from the social network following a post in which she expressed her opinion that Israel is not an actual state and that Hezbollah is not a terrorist organization. Speaking to Radio Sputnik's Brian Becker, Osman claimed that Israel is "afraid of the impact of social media," and that Facebook is acting on Jerusalem's behalf. Osman said that Israel resorted to "censorship" because information posted on social media could "widen [the] western world's eyes to atrocities committed [by Israel]."

Osman offered that if Hillary Clinton becomes the next President of the United States, the likelihood of war in the Middle East will increase, suggesting that the alleged Facebook moderation bias is a "preliminary action being made by the Israeli zionist entity to…cover any source of information" that reveals Israel in a negative light.

えっ、日本人を忘れている? おられますか? おしどりマコ氏? 確かに。


※ Eva Bartlett認証済みアカウント @EvaKBartlett氏の2018/5/28のツイート
Agnes Gruda in her proud moment in Libya, cheering the destruction of yet another country.

Agnès Gruda
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Agnès Gruda is a Polish-born Canadian journalist and fiction writer. A foreign correspondent for La Presse, she won a National Newspaper Award in 2014 for her reporting on the Salafi movement.[1]
Her debut short story collection Onze petites trahisons was a shortlisted finalist for the Governor General's Award for French-language fiction at the 2010 Governor General's Awards,[2] and won Quebec's Prix Adrienne-Choquette.[3] Her second short fiction collection, Mourir, mais pas trop, was published in 2016.[4]
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