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2019年10月15日

シリア軍 兵士を北部に急派

※ Sohayb Masri@Sohayb_Masri1氏の2019/10/14のツイート
The Syrian Army continued its movement towards the north of #Syria
God bless you
シリア軍が大型トレーラーに兵士を載せて猛スピードで走っていきます。轟音に気づいて家から出てきた人が兵士に手を振ります。クルドとの合意の見通しが立ち、シリア軍兵士がクルド地域に配備されるのです。

頼むぞ! 死ぬなよ!












このツイートは、日本時間で2019/10/14 19時の投稿です。時差6時間ですから、現地時間13時、10/14早朝の出動ではないでしょうか。同じ場所で撮影された動画には兵士はラッカに向かうとありますからダマスカスの近くからであれば、北東方向に走ります。

次がダマスカスとクルドとの合意内容です。ロシアの読み、戦略の通りに落ちるところに落ちました。

※ Jack Moore@JFXM氏の2019/10/14のツイート
According to the terms of the deal between Syria's Kurds and the regime, the SDF will be dissolved and all Kurdish forces in northern Syria will be folded into the Syrian Army. Kurdish leadership will also start to take up roles in the Syrian government.

Danny Makki@Dannymakkisyria氏の2019/10/14のツイート
Thread/ These are the main points in the agreement between the #SDF and the Syrian government. #Syria
1/ The abolishment of the #SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces), with all the current Kurdish forces and military groups joining the 5th Corps (Assault Legion) under Russian control

2/ A solid guarantee of full Kurdish rights in the new Syrian constitution with autonomy which will be agreed upon by Kurdish leadership & Syrian state.

3/ Joint coordinated effort by Syrian/Kurdish forces to remove Turkish presence in northern #Syria including #Afrin (Idleb doesn't count)

4/ #Manbej & #Kobani were agreed upon for #SAA to enter quickly, whilst #Hasakeh has seen a wide scale deployment of Syrian troops, this will continue in #Qamishly and other joint areas

5/ With Syrian forces now on the border area with #Turkey it's clear that this starts a new phase in the 8-year-long war where some sort of endgame is now taking shape - all border areas and administrational centres will be taken over by the Syrian government

6/ Within one month Kurdish leadership with start to take up some official roles within the current Syrian government to ease the transition period of N. #Syria until an new constitution/government is formed in the future

7/ #Tabqa in #Raqqa was also on the agreement, Syrian forces entered the city and took control of the military airbase earlier today

8/ #Russia had brokered a similar deal a few days ago, yet it was rejected by #Damascus who wanted more concessions from the #SDF.

9/ As per-agreement Syrian forces entered Ein Issa in N. #Raqqa today


10/ The agreement between #SDF and Syrian gov is yet to be fully completed, the finer details will be fleshed out over the next four days.

11/ For now all #ISIS prisoners remain under the control of the #Kurds

12/ The agreement thus far is effectively a military one, based on self-defense and mutual interest with a number of set aims. The governance/land delegation/isis prisoners part will follow later

13/ Syrian forces will deployed on the entirety of the border with #Turkey, this is the first time in 6 years that the Syrian army will have a serious presence in N. East #Syria

※ Rudaw English@RudawEnglish
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tells reporters, “We are in favor of the Syrian army to be re-deployed to northern #Syria and we hope the Turkish operation comes to an end soon.”
マンビジにシリア軍のタンクが到着し、幼い子までが歓迎の手を振っています。


アレップからテロリストを退出させたときの光景も感動的でしたが、大型トレーラーの荷台から喜びを表す兵士たちの姿も大変感動的です。



夜間に北部に入った兵士は大型バスを使っています。バスの手配を待っていられないくらいにシリア軍はこの時を逃すなと兵士派遣を急いだのです。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:51| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

サウジのジェッダ沖でイランのタンカーがミサイル攻撃を受ける

R4T2019/10/11
Explosions rock Iranian tanker near Saudi port city of Jeddah, oil spilling into Red Sea

A tanker belonging to Iran’s government-owned oil corporation has been hit by two missiles and caught fire in the Red Sea, 60 miles from Saudi shores. The incident is being treated as a terrorist attack, local media says.

The tanker Sinopa, operated by the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), was sailing through the Red Sea when the explosion occurred. The blast was powerful enough to damage two of its reservoirs, leading to an oil spill in the area.

Local media cited unnamed Iranian “technical experts” who believe that the incident could have been caused by a “terrorist attack,” but didn’t provide any evidence to back the claim.

The tanker’s crew wasn’t hurt in the incident, which took place near Jeddah, the largest port in the Red Sea and maritime gateway to Saudi Arabia.

NIOC, which once ranked second after Saudi Aramco in terms of crude oil extraction, told state-run IRNA news agency that the vessel was hit by what appears to be two missiles. That report did not expand on where the attack came from.

The news comes less than a month after a swarm of drones and missiles targeted Aramco’s major oilfield in the city of Abqaiq, inflicting heavy damage to the facility and cutting production in half. Yemeni Houthi rebels, who have been fighting Saudi troops since 2015, claimed responsibility for the attack, but Riyadh and its ally Washington pinned the blame on Iran – a claim which it vehemently denies.

時事通信社2019年10月15日(火)6時15分
タンカー爆発「国家の関与」=攻撃の証拠あると主張−イラン大統領
 【カイロ時事】イランのメディアによると、ロウハニ大統領は14日、首都テヘランで記者会見し、サウジアラビア西部沖の紅海で11日に起きたイラン石油タンカーの爆発について「国家が関与した攻撃であり、地域の幾つかの国の支援を受けていた」と述べ、武装組織などによる犯行ではないと主張した。
 ロウハニ大統領は「船舶から複数のロケット弾がタンカーに向けて発射され、少なくとも2発が命中した」と指摘。攻撃された時の現場の映像が記録され、ロケット弾が発射された方角も明白と述べたが、具体的な攻撃主体や国名には触れなかった。ロケット弾の破片を回収し、調査を進めているという。
 イランと対立するサウジは、関与を全面的に否定している。
 【時事通信社】
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:04| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Westerners suddenly realize Islamist‘moderate rebels’are terrorists

Westerners who propped up Islamist ‘moderate rebels’ suddenly realize they're terrorists as they launch ‘genocide’ of Kurds

An absolutely fascinating phenomenon accompanying the Turkish invasion of Syria has been watching the reaction of western journalists who once shilled for ‘moderate rebels’ now falling into the trap of having to condemn them.

Spearheading the Turkish invasion are the very “Free Syrian Army” and other “moderate” militants that the mainstream Western outlets have promoted for years as the victims of “genocidal monster” Bashar Assad in Damascus. Now, however, the “rebels” are baddies and Assad is the savior – at least when it comes to the Kurds the media have been lamenting as allies “betrayed” by US President Donald Trump. What a headache!

“When Turkish forces fight the Kurds the media calls them genocidal maniacs and ISIS-helpers,”tweeted scholar Max Abrahms. “When Turkish forces fight [Syrian President Bashar] Assad the media calls them rebels and revolutionaries.”

Outlets like the Washington Post are now describing as “crazy and not reliable” the very same militants they defended as “moderate rebels” just months earlier, journalist Aaron Mate pointed out.


Aaron Maté

@aaronjmate

For many years, leftist journalists & others have been smeared & attacked for pointing out what is now openly acknowledged: murderous militias -- aka "moderate rebels" -- used to wage a US/Gulf/Turkey-backed proxy war in Syria "are crazy and not reliable." https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-orders-withdrawal-of-us-forces-from-northern-syria-days-after-pentagon-downplays-possibility/2019/10/13/83087baa-edbb-11e9-b2da-606ba1ef30e3_story.html

“There are surely proxy war apologists who previously cheered on FSA now pained by their atrocities against Syrian Kurds,” Mate tweeted, noting that they shouldn’t be taken seriously unless they apologize to those they smeared as “Assadists” for being right all along.

While no apologies have been forthcoming, there has been plenty of hand-wringing by western journalists. Here is Danny Gold of PBS Newshour, bemoaning the discovery that the anti-government fighter he once “embedded with” (while working for Vice) is now taking part in Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria:

Reading the mainstream Western press this week, one would think they are the real victims of last week’s developments – not the Syrian Kurds whose fate they are lamenting – as the narrative they have crafted and maintained since 2011 is falling apart. Not only has the Turkish invasion exposed the true nature of “moderate rebels,” it has also served as a pretext for a general US withdrawal from Syria, and a deal between the Kurds and the Syrian government that Washington has spent years blocking.

The very same journalists who’ve spent years demonizing Assad as a genocidal war criminal and a week accusing Trump of abandoning the Kurds to Turkish “genocide” are now struggling to cope with the Syrian Arab Army stepping in to defend the Kurds from Turkey.

Needless to say, the process is not going too well.

“Trump has driven the Kurds into Russia's arms,” tweeted Edward Luce, chief US columnist for Financial Times, describing the Syrian development as a disaster of global proportions, an unraveling of the world order that only benefits the Kremlin.

“I don't know whether it's too late to retrieve the benign image America had in most of the world. But the light is failing,” Luce said in a thread on Monday.

Journalist Max Blumenthal described Luce’s thread as “panic over an empire's waning,” which is fitting for such melodrama. Notice that there is little or no concern for the well-being of Syrians, who have suffered for over eight years of proxy warfare and IS terror – or even the Kurds themselves, who were the original recipients of all the hand-wringing up to the moment they made a deal with Damascus.

It’s hard to admit being wrong, which is why most journalists never do it. Much easier to blame Russia, like they’ve been doing ever since the 2016 US presidential election and the Brexit referendum revealed how horribly out of touch they’ve been with their own societies. What Syria has shown is the extent to which this is true for international coverage as well. Don’t look for them to apologize, however – they’re the real victims in all this, don’t you know?
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:15| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

'Our approach hasn't changed': Kremlin rules out potential conflict with Turkey in Syria

RT2019/10/14
'Our approach hasn't changed': Kremlin rules out potential conflict with Turkey in Syria
Russia has consistently supported the process of political settlement in Syria and vehemently opposed any steps that could potentially harm it, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in the wake of the ongoing Turkish operation.

“There is absolutely nothing new about Russia’s approach to this issue,” Peskov told the Russian media, commenting on the developments in northern Syria, where Turkish forces have launched an offensive against the Kurdish militias holding the area, who are considered terrorists by Ankara.

The Russian president’s spokesman said that, from the very beginning of Turkey’s ‘Operation Peace Spring’, Moscow has been pointing out that “any actions that could hamper or stall the process of political settlement in Syria and further escalate tensions” there are “absolutely undesirable.”

At the same time, he made it clear that Russia “does not even consider” a possibility of a potential military conflict with Turkey in Syria. The spokesman said that the two nations have close contacts both between diplomats and the military that would help them avoid such a development.

His words came amid the news that the Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria allegedly reached an agreement with Damascus for Syrian government troops to be deployed along the border with Turkey. The Syrian Army already moved towards the border, entering the city of Manbij in the northern province of Aleppo late on Sunday, according to some reports.

On Sunday, Turkish Defense Ministry claimed its troops already pushed 30-35km into the Kurdish-held territory – well beyond its proposed 30km ‘safe zone.’ Turkey’s advances led to an exodus of Kurdish civilians from the area.

The Kurds were also reported to have abandoned the camps where Islamic State’s militants were held. Such a development sparked some concerns in Moscow as President Vladimir Putin previously warned that the Turkish offensive could contribute to the resurgence of the terrorist organization.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:08| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

シリア政府がクルドと合意 トルコ国境地帯への部隊を急派 急展開

※ Jack Moore@JFXM氏の2019/10/14のツイート
According to the terms of the deal between Syria's Kurds and the regime, the SDF will be dissolved and all Kurdish forces in northern Syria will be folded into the Syrian Army. Kurdish leadership will also start to take up roles in the Syrian government.

Danny Makki@Dannymakkisyria氏の2019/10/14のツイート
Thread/ These are the main points in the agreement between the #SDF and the Syrian government. #Syria
1/ The abolishment of the #SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces), with all the current Kurdish forces and military groups joining the 5th Corps (Assault Legion) under Russian control

2/ A solid guarantee of full Kurdish rights in the new Syrian constitution with autonomy which will be agreed upon by Kurdish leadership & Syrian state.

3/ Joint coordinated effort by Syrian/Kurdish forces to remove Turkish presence in northern #Syria including #Afrin (Idleb doesn't count)

4/ #Manbej & #Kobani were agreed upon for #SAA to enter quickly, whilst #Hasakeh has seen a wide scale deployment of Syrian troops, this will continue in #Qamishly and other joint areas

5/ With Syrian forces now on the border area with #Turkey it's clear that this starts a new phase in the 8-year-long war where some sort of endgame is now taking shape - all border areas and administrational centres will be taken over by the Syrian government

6/ Within one month Kurdish leadership with start to take up some official roles within the current Syrian government to ease the transition period of N. #Syria until an new constitution/government is formed in the future

7/ #Tabqa in #Raqqa was also on the agreement, Syrian forces entered the city and took control of the military airbase earlier today

8/ #Russia had brokered a similar deal a few days ago, yet it was rejected by #Damascus who wanted more concessions from the #SDF.

9/ As per-agreement Syrian forces entered Ein Issa in N. #Raqqa today

10/ The agreement between #SDF and Syrian gov is yet to be fully completed, the finer details will be fleshed out over the next four days.

11/ For now all #ISIS prisoners remain under the control of the #Kurds

12/ The agreement thus far is effectively a military one, based on self-defense and mutual interest with a number of set aims. The governance/land delegation/isis prisoners part will follow later

13/ Syrian forces will deployed on the entirety of the border with #Turkey, this is the first time in 6 years that the Syrian army will have a serious presence in N. East #Syria



RT2019/10/14
Syrian Army deployed to country’s northeast to counter ‘Turkish aggression’ – state media
Syrian government troops have reportedly entered Tell Tamer, a town in the middle of the Kurdish-controlled part of the country, amid a continuing Turkish offensive against Kurdish militias.
Tell Tamerは、ハサカから北西30km

Troops of the Syrian Arab Army entered the town on Monday, according to the news agency SANA. Tell Tamer is a relatively small town, but it’s located on an intersection of several major roads and is of strategic importance.

Earlier, the government troops were reported entering Al-Thawrah, a city in the Raqqa governorate located on the Euphrates River, which is famous for its proximity to a major dam.

The mobilization of Syrian troops comes as Kurdish militias in northeastern Syria face an incursion from neighboring Turkey. Ankara launched a cross-border military operation with the stated goal of creating a “safe zone” along the border. The Turks see Kurdish fighters in Syria as terrorists allied with Kurdish guerrillas in Turkey itself.

The Kurds in Syria previously enjoyed the protection of the US, which used the Kurdish forces as ground troops for their campaign against the terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). The protection, however, was de facto withdrawn last week by President Donald Trump, who pulled out US troops that had previously been embedded with the militias.

RT2019/10/14
US troops ‘leave’ Kobani as Turkish incursion advances and Kurds make deal with Damascus
American troops have reportedly withdrawn from their observation post in the town of Kobani in northern Syria as the Turkish Army advances deeper south and Damascus says it has sent its military to the area.

The pullout began after 3pm local time, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported, citing security sources. There has been no confirmation from the Pentagon. The American observation post in Kobani, the strategic town also known as Ayn Al-Arab, came under Turkish artillery fire on Saturday. No one was hurt and it’s unclear if the attack was deliberate.

A small number of US troops have also reportedly left their station in the town of Ain Issa, a Kurdish administration center located an hour’s drive south of Kobani. This happened as Turkish-backed militias were advancing on the city. The troops were relocated to other bases in Syria, according to the Washington Post.

Earlier reports claimed that US troops in Ain Issa were left isolated after Turkish-backed forces took control of the M4 highway, a key supply route in northern Syria that runs through the city.

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Sunday that the US is planning to evacuate about 1,000 troops from northern Syria. “We have American forces likely caught between two opposing advancing armies, and it’s a very untenable situation,” he told CBS. “There is no way they could stop 15,000 Turks from proceeding south.”

The Turkish Defense Ministry said on Sunday that its troops have pushed 30-35km into the Kurdish-held territory, several kilometers beyond its proposed 30km ‘safe zone.’

Meanwhile, the Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria said it had reached an agreement with Damascus for Syrian government troops to be deployed along the border with Turkey. The Syrian Army entered the city of Manbij in the northern province of Aleppo late on Sunday, Lebanese broadcaster Al Mayadeen reported. They are said to be planning to reach Kobani, some 60km away, within 48 hours. RT’s sources in the region have confirmed the report.

With the Syrian Army on the move, pressure is mounting on Turkey, according to Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

“The Syrian government is going to try to go across and get the oilfields, the gas fields that are so crucial for Syria’s economic wellbeing,” he said, adding that they also want to take control over prime agricultural land and the Tabqa Dam, which the Americans and the Kurds have held. Landis fears that without enough diplomatic effort, an all-out war could break out between Turkey and Syria.

The Turkish military entered northern Syria as part of the so-called “Operation Peace Spring,” with Ankara saying it would establish a buffer zone for the return of Syrian refugees. However, it is also aimed against the Kurdish militia who Turkey considers to be terrorists, and has led to an exodus of Kurdish civilians from the area.

Ankara’s move has been condemned internationally, and several Western countries have halted their military supplies to Turkey in retaliation. US President Donald Trump, who has come under heavy criticism for pulling out American troops and thus “betraying Kurdish allies,” on Sunday threatened to impose “powerful sanctions on Turkey.” Those could personally target Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. However, Trump is unlikely to change his mind about the withdrawal, which he says was needed to end the “endless war.”

RT2019/10/13
Syrian Army moving to face ‘Turkish aggression’ in the north – state media
Tensions are mounting in northern Syria as Damascus has started moving its forces to face Turkish troops that are carrying out an operation against the Kurds in the area, state news agency Sana reports.

The Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria said in a statement that an agreement has been reached with Damascus for the Syrian government troops to be deployed along the border with Turkey.

The Syrians will deploy to the strategic Kurdish-held border town of Kobani within 48 hours, Lebanese broadcaster al-Mayadeen reported. RT’s sources in the region also confirmed the reports.


The Syrian Army already entered the city of Manbij in the northern province of Aleppo late on Sunday, al-Mayadeen reported. The Kurd militiamen let the government troops pass through their checkpoints unhampered. The distance between Manbij and Kobani is around 60 kilometers.

Turkey is going to come under intense pressure now that Syrian troops are heading to the north, Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, believes.

“The Syrian government is going to try to go across and get the oilfields, the gas fields that are so crucial for Syria’s economic well-being. Also, this is prime agricultural land as the Euphrates River flows down here. The Tabqa Dam that the Americans and the Kurds held, the Syrian government is going to want to take that back as well,” he said.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Syrian counterpart, Bashar Assad, will need to use their best diplomatic skills to avoid an all-out war between their countries, Landis believes.

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) in the Kobani region.

Turkey says the aim of the operation is to create a “safe zone” near its border to prevent the Kurdish fighters from making incursions into the country.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:59| Comment(0) | 国際・政治