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2018年09月07日

テヘランでの三者会談がシリア戦争の結果を決める "良記事"

このRTの記事は、修飾節や句が多くて読みにくいですが、内容は客観的で現時点での状況判断としてはとても優れています。トルコがかつて支援していたテロリストの扱いに苦慮しているというのはありうることです。

RT2018/9/7
Tri-party talks in Tehran may decide outcome of Syria war
The leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey are to hold talks in Tehran to discuss how to move forward in Syria. Damascus is gearing up for a major military operation while the US threatens it with intervention.

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

Idlib debacle

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

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

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

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

A deal for Erdogan

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

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

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

From chemical blackmail to outright threats

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

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

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

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

Over the past few days Washington’s threat against Damascus seemed to be shifting focus from chemical weapons to any major offensive in Idlib. This will certainly be a major factor during the Tehran talks, but the US determination to intervene in Syria without a formal pretext remains under question.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:45| Comment(2) | 国際・政治

イドリブの決戦 2 イドリブでのテロリストの敗北は時間の問題

RT2018/9/6
Idlib – final push: Damascus has the high ground, terrorists to surrender or be destroyed – analyst
Syria’s terror-infested Idlib province is a thorn that needs removing, a military expert told RT, adding that the Syrian Army is capable of both freeing the area from terrorists and keeping civilians safe.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AMN2018/9/6
Russian Air Force strikes jihadist rebels in southwest Idlib
The Russian Air Force continued their heavy bombardment of the Idlib Governorate, today, after taking a short hiatus overnight to concentrate on the Hama province.

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

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

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

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

AMN2018/9/6
Russian Air Force destroys jihadist anti-aircraft missile factory (video)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Below are three videos from the Russian Ministry of Defense that shows their Air Force targeting the jihadist rebels on Tuesday:
爆撃の動画がありますが、場所が特定できません。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:40| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2018年09月06日

英国検察スクリパル事件のロシア人容疑者2名を名指し

RT2018/9/6
Russia is not involved in Skripal case at any level – Kremlin
Russia has nothing to do with the Skripal poisoning case at any level, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said, slamming “unacceptable” British allegations.

“Neither Russia’s top leadership nor those with lower ranks, and no country’s officials, have had anything to do with the events in Salisbury,” Peskov said. He rebuffed UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s claim that the attack on the ex-double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter was approved at “senior level of the Russian state.”

“Any accusations against Russian leadership are unacceptable,” the spokesman added.

On Wednesday, UK prosecutors named two “Russians” whom they accuse of poisoning the Skripals. May later claimed that the duo were officers of the Russian military intelligence agency GRU.

Firing back, the Russian Foreign Ministry said the names and photos of the two men ‘do not mean anything’ to Moscow and called on London “to abandon making public accusations and media manipulations.”

RT2018/9/5
British PM says two suspects in Skripals poisoning are officers of the Russian military intelligence
Speaking to Parliament on Wednesday, May reiterated her previous accusation that the Russian government was involved in the Skripal poisoning case. “We were right to say in March that the Russian state is responsible,” she said.

While British police investigators said earlier they had no evidence linking the Russian government with the suspects, May insisted that British intelligence services provided evidence, which identifies them as officers of Russian military intelligence, the GRU. She said she would update party leaders on why her government came to that conclusion behind closed doors.

"Based on the body of intelligence, the government has concluded that the two individuals named by the police and the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) are officers from the Russian military intelligence service also known as the GRU," May said.

May stated that if the two individuals ever travel outside of Russia, the UK would act to have them arrested and extradited to be tried on British soil.

She reiterated that her government will continue putting pressure on Russia, exposing what she called a “pattern of bad behavior”, with particular focus on the GRU.

RT2018/9/5
BRITISH PROSECUTORS NAME THE TWO RUSSIANS SUSPECTED OF POISONING SKRIPALS
UK prosecutors named two Russians they suspect of poisoning the Skripals – Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov – charging them with the attempted murder of the ex-double agent and his daughter along with a police officer.

British police said the suspects were traveling on authentic Russian passports and had arrived in the UK days before the incident.

Neil Basu, the head of Counter Terrorism policing, said the two suspects were traveling under aliases but were around 40 years old and had Russian passports.

Basu noted that traces of Novichok contamination were found in the London hotel room where the two men had stayed. He said they arrived in Britain on March 2 and left on March 4.

“Tests were carried out in the hotel room where the suspects had stayed. Two swabs showed contamination of Novichok of levels below that which would cause concern for public health,” Basu added.

Asked if the suspects were ‘Russian agents’, the UK counter-terrorism chief did not directly answer, rather he appealed to the worldwide public to help identify them. "We would like to hear from anyone who knows them," Basu said.

In response, Russia's foreign ministry said the names given by Britain did not mean anything to them, urging the UK to cooperate with them in the Skripal case.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced that they have enough evidence to charge the two men on conspiracy to murder Sergei Skripal and the attempted murder of Skripal, his daughter and Nick Bailey, a British police officer who was taken ill while attending to the Skripals.

The pair are also charged with use and possession of Novichok, contrary to the Chemical Weapons Act.

Beyond identifying them as Russian nationals, the CPS gave no indication as to who the men were.

“Prosecutors from CPS counter terrorism division have considered the evidence and have concluded there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction and it is clearly in the public interest to charge Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, who are Russian nationals,” Sue Hemming, CPS director of legal services, said.

“A realistic prospect of conviction means the CPS is satisfied on an objective assessment that the evidence can be used in court and that an objective, impartial and reasonable jury hearing the case, properly directed and acting in accordance with the law, is more likely than not to convict these two individuals of the charges,” Hemming added.

The prosecutor stated that they "will not be applying to Russia for the extradition of these men as the Russian constitution does not permit extradition of its own nationals."

Hemming noted that a European arrest warrant (EAW) had been obtained for the suspects, stating "if either man travels to a country where an EAW is valid, they will be arrested and face extradition on these charges for which there is no statute of limitations.”

Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in Salisbury this March. The poisoning ignited a diplomatic row between the UK and Russia, with the British government blaming Moscow. Russia has consistently denied any involvement in the incident.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:13| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

エミレーツ航空のニューヨーク行きで乗客100人が発病

RT2018/9/5
Emirates plane at JFK airport quarantined after 100 people reportedly fall ill on flight from Dubai

検疫用の場所に止められています。発病した乗客は発熱37.7度以上、そして発咳があると。食中毒で熱は出ますが、咳が出ることはありますか?

about 100 passengers became ill with fevers over 100 degrees and coughing.

食中毒でなく機内にいた10時間かその程度で発症する病気は何でしょう。

※ Caroline Patrickis認証済みアカウント @Cpatrickis氏の2018/9/5のツイート
BREAKING: Emirates flight from Dubai quarantined at JFK after 100 people are coughing with high fever. @SykesStyle is a passenger on board and says some passengers were sick before they even took off @ABC7News

インフルエンザの疑いで経過観察という状況のようです。
エミレーツ航空の発表では患者は10人とされています。

次はフランスの南部にアルジェリアから到着した飛行機。ホリデイツアーのお客でしょうか。
RT2018/9/5
Cholera fear sees passengers held on board flight in France
Fears of a highly infectious disease on a flight from Algeria saw authorities in Perpignan, France prevent passengers from disembarking the aircraft after a child displayed symptoms of cholera.

コレラは下痢、嘔吐ですよね。UAEの飛行機はコレラとは違う?

・・・・・

この記事、驚くほどにアクセスがあります。読者の皆さん、そんなに国際派なのですか!! 大根菜っ葉情報を求める人たちから海外渡航安全情報を求める人たちに読者層が大きくシフトです!!
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 15:54| Comment(2) | 国際・政治

イドリブの決戦 1

AMN2018/9/4
Russian Air Force steps up attack despite large Turkish Army presence in Idlib
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has stepped up their aerial assault in the Idlib Governorate this afternoon, following a series of powerful airstrikes earlier today.
Using their Sukhoi jets, the Russian Air Force has launched another another two dozen airstrikes over the southwestern countryside of the Idlib Governorate, a military source told Al-Masdar News.
The Russian jets primarily concentrated these strikes on the Jisr Al-Shughour District, which is controlled by the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party.
With these latest airstrikes, the Russian Air Force has now launched over 70 airstrikes above the Idlib Governorate today.
This latest campaign by the Syrian and Russian air forces is the largest aerial bombardment of any part of Syria this year.
While the Russian Air Force continues to bombardment the jihadist rebels, the Turkish military has responded by increasing the size of their forces around the Idlib and Hama governorates.
It appears that a major showdown might take place between the Syrian Arab Army and Turkish military, if the latter does not withdraw from certain observation posts near the jihadist rebels.

AMN2018/9/4
Breaking: Syrian Air Force begins attack on west Idlib
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) has begun their massive aerial campaign over the Idlib Governorate this morning.

Syrian jets flying out of the Latakia and Homs governorates began their air campaign, by heavily bombing the western part of the Idlib Governorate.

According to a military communique, the Syrian Air Force launched several airstrikes over the Jisr Al-Shughour District, targeting a number of towns controlled by the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party.

The Syrian Air Force also heavily bombarded the town of Jadariya, which is believed to have a large presence of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham.

This new aerial bombardment of the Idlib Governorate marks the first time since the ‘Eid Al-Adha holiday that the Syrian Air Force has heavily bombarded this province.

With this new aerial bombardment, it appears that the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) offensive is bound to commence in the next few days.

AMN2018/9/4
Breaking: Russian Air Force begins largest bombing campaign of the year in Idlib
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has begun their largest bombing campaign of the year in the Idlib Governorate, a military source told Al-Masdar News this afternoon.

According to the source, at least ten Russian Sukhoi jets launched dozens of airstrikes over the southern and western parts of the Idlib Governorate.

The source said the Russian Air Force specifically targeted the Jisr Al-Shughour District, including the towns of Al-Shughour, Mahambel, Basnqoul, Zayzooun, Ziyarah, Jadariyah, Kafrdeen, Al-Sahn, Saraseef, and dozen others.

The source added that the Russian airstrikes numbered over 50 thus far.

With the large Russian bombardment, the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) long-awaited offensive is bound to start in the next few days.

AMN2018/9/4
Drones launched by jihadists in Idlib threaten Russian bases – Kremlin
Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has told reporters that the situation surrounding the militant-controlled Syrian province of Idlib will be one of the main items on the agenda at the talks between the Russian, Turkish and Iranian presidents in Tehran later this week.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Peskov said that the unmanned aerial vehicles launched by terrorists in Idlib pose a danger to Russia’s bases in Syria.

“This represents a significant threat to our temporary bases, and the Russian president has spoken about this. It is from [Idlib] that various unmanned aerial vehicles are being sent which pose a threat to our temporary bases,” he said.

According to Peskov, Idlib today serves as a ‘hotbed of terrorism’ which destabilizes Syria as a whole.

“The situation in Idlib continues to be a subject of particular concern to Moscow, Damascus, Ankara, and Tehran. The fact is that there is a hotbed of terrorism there, a fairly large group of terrorists has settled there. Of course, this leads to general destabilization. This undermines attempts to re-introduce political and diplomatic regulation,” Peskov told reporters.

Moscow, Peskov said, is confident that the situation in Idlib must be dealt with. “It’s undoubtedly necessary to deal with this problem [of terrorists in Idlib]. We know that the Syrian Armed Forces are preparing to solve this problem,” he noted.

Commenting on President Trump’s recent tweet warning Damascus and its allies not to “recklessly attack Idlib Province,” Peskov commented that “making some warnings without paying attention to the very dangerous, negative potential for the situation in Syria in general is probably not a complete, not a comprehensive approach.”

AMN2018/9/4
US strikes wont stop Syrian Army offensive in Idlib – FM
The looming assault on Syria that the US-led coalition intends to carry out will not affect plans to liberate Idlib, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem told the Rossiya-24 TV channel.

US may build up forces over 24 hours for Syria strike, Russian diplomat says
“The intended aggression won’t affect our people’s morale nor will it sway our military plans to liberate Idlib,” he said.
“This is not the first time that the United States, Great Britain and France have cooked up a scheme for a chemical weapons incident. It happened earlier in the Damascus suburb of Douma, when these countries decided not to wait for the results of an international investigation and conducted a trilateral strike on Syria. However, the Syrian people manned up to and scoffed off that aggression. They celebrated as they watched Syrian rockets down missiles launched by the aggressors,” Muallem pointed out.

According to him, the entire international community is already aware of the flimsy excuse for the imminent aggression against Syria.

“They [the US and its allies] are providing the White Helmets with tools to stage a false flag chemical weapons incident and shoot it in a village in the Idlib province,” the Syrian top diplomat said, adding, “this video footage is planned to be used as an excuse for a future aggression.”

AMN2018/9/4
De Mistura begs Putin and Erdogan to stop conflict in Idlib
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura asked the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to talk and find a ‘soft solution’ for Idlib, at a press conference in Geneva on Tuesday.

“Our appeal, if I may to President Putin and to President Erdogan, to talk and go beyond perhaps technical discussions, and find a solution which can be a soft solution to this crisis,” stressed De Mistura.

The UN envoy also warned against a bombardment against Idlib, the last militant stronghold in Syria. He echoed an earlier statement by US President Donald Trump warning that an assault on Idlib would be “a grave humanitarian mistake”.

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has recently advanced into areas surrounding Idlib Governorate, in preparation for a final offensive on militant-held positions.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 02:06| Comment(2) | 国際・政治

2018年09月05日

イドリブの決戦に目を凝らすと

このブログは、シリア内戦の真実に近づくべく詳しく追っています。おぞましい画像も掲載しています。おぞましくて目を背けるような光景が今日もまだシリアで続いているのです。そういう現実を見たくない方は他の楽しいサイトへどうぞ

ツイッターから拾ったロシア軍の爆撃箇所。ほんとにピンポイントで爆撃しています。この画像の中には同じ場所から時間差で写しているものがあります。撮影者はテロリストの拠点を知っており、そこだけが攻撃されることを知っています。

※ Desert Hawk شب @Syrian_Uruk氏の2018/9/4のツイート 27分前
More pictures of the #airstrikes, carried out by the #RuAF and the #SyAAF on terrorist held positions in #JisralShughur in #Idlib #IdlibDawn is imminent ..
The headquarters of #HTS & Turkistani positions are completely destroyed! #Syria





スマホやタブレットをいじり始めて気づきましたが、拠点の緯度経度を調べるのは簡単ですから、情報機関にテロリストの拠点を容易にかつ簡単に教えることができるんですね。

この動画は至近距離から撮影されています。

✞The Watchmans Post✞ @WatchmansPost4時間4時間前
#Russia Airforce Stikes #IDLIB
https://twitter.com/i/status/1036924153742471168

ロシア国防省は、“High-precision munitions”「高精度兵器」を使っていると言っています。アルヌスラの拠点だけを爆撃することでトルコも受け入れた。

戦闘機から投下している爆弾もみな誘導弾! 巡航ミサイルに比べて安上りであることは確か。
PRECISION-GUIDED WEAPONS FIRED ON MILITANTS IN IDLIB – RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY

RT2018/9/5
Russian jets hit solely Nusra targets in Syria’s Idlib – MoD
Russian military planes launched precision strikes against Jabhat an-Nusra objects in Syria’s Idlib province on September 4, the Russian Defense Ministry has revealed, countering reports of civilians falling prey to bombardment.

The statement comes after speculation that Russian aircraft in fact bombed civilian targets in the area on Tuesday and that the assault led to casualties.

Moscow, for its part, has repeatedly warned that the area is the last stronghold for the terrorists, where militants, among others, have their weapons stockpiled. A particular point of concern, Russia said, were plans by terrorists to stage a fake chemical attack with the aim of framing Damascus. Especially worrying was that militants also received their weapons from “forces from abroad.”

“High-precision munitions” targeted the terrorists’ sites, according to Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

The official stressed that the hits were launched “solely on the identified terrorist objects [targets] located far from settlements.”

Elaborating on the targets, the Russian MoD said Su-34 hit and destroyed a workshop where Al-Nusra Front terrorists constructed drones and a warehouse of explosives for them. An Su-35C also bombed a storehouse, where the militants kept their MANPADs.

Ignoring Russia’s warnings, the US has been threatening to retaliate if Syrian authorities use chemical weapons. Earlier this week, US President Donald Trump warned Syrian leader Bashar Assad not to launch an attack in Idlib, also saying that Iran and Russia should not take part in the “potential human tragedy.”

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イドリブのアルヌスラ テロリストです。車のホコリを見てください。空気が乾燥しており静電気もあるのでしょうが、車体に厚く付着しています。こんなホコリが飛んでいるとすれば、ズラリと長い衣類がホコリを防ぐのに有効であることがわかります。


※ Ajamu Baraka認証済みアカウント @ajamubaraka氏の2018/9/4のツイート
Who gives the U.S. the right to war any nation about anything related to war and human rights? If the U.S. wanted this conflict to end without further bloodshed, it would have made other decisions but instead it helped to inflame the situation.

※ Majd Fahd認証済みアカウント @Syria_Protector氏の2018/9/4のツイート
In a retaliation of the recent #Russian air-campaign over Al-Qaeda-dominated province of #Idlib, #Israel conduct several airstrikes against the government positions in #Hama and #Baniyas .

※ Mr. NoahItALL! @MrNoahItALL氏の2018/9/4のツイート
"Americans should be outraged that Pompeo and Bolton are defending al-Qaeda in #Idlib. It’s time for the neocons to admit they lost. It is time to give Syria back to the Syrians. It is time to pull the US troops from Syria. It is time to just leave Syria alone!" - @RonPaul #Syria


左上の女性は米国国連大使ニッキ・ハーレイです。テロリストの立場の擁護者です。



これがデモクラシーのための戦いですか?
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:49| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

イスラエル軍がシリアのテロリストへの武器供与を認めた記事が消える

RT2018/9/5
Report on IDF funding Syrian rebels pulled on request of ‘army's censor' - Jerusalem Post to RT
IDF has forced the Jerusalem Post to remove its explosive report on the Israeli military giving weapons to the Syrian rebels, the newspaper’s managing editor confirmed to RT.

“We were told by the army’s military censor to remove that part of the story,” David Brinn, the managing editor of the Jerusalem Post told RT as he replied to a request for comment. The report, ‘IDF confirms: Israel provided light-weapons to Syrian rebels,’ which claimed that the Israeli military acknowledged for the first time that it had provided money, weapons and ammunition to the Syrian militants, was removed just hours after being published without any explanation.

According to Brinn, the story was removed “for security reasons evidently.” The IDF told RT that it would not comment on the issue.

The Jerusalem Post article was removed shortly after being published, but a version of the article can still be read using Google cache

It claimed that regular supplies of light weapons and ammunition to the Syrian militants holding the territories near the Israeli border were part of the Operation Good Neighbor, which Israel portrayed as a humanitarian mission, which was focused on providing Syrians with “food, clothes and fuel.”

Israel has been arming at least seven different armed groups in Syria’s Golan Heights, the report said. It also added that the Israeli military believed that providing weapons to the militants was “the right decision” as they sought to keep Hezbollah and Iran away from Israel’s Golan Heights by such means.

The deleted report comes on the heels of another major disclosure. On Monday, the IDF announced that Israel has carried out more than 200 strikes on Syrian targets in the past year and a half.


RT2018/9/5
Did IDF admit giving weapons to Islamists in Syria? Explosive Israeli news report vanishes
The IDF has confirmed that it provided weapons to Islamist rebels in Syria’s Golan Heights, the Jerusalem Post reported. However, the article was removed without explanation hours after being published.

The report, ‘IDF confirms: Israel provided light-weapons to Syrian rebels,’ claimed that the Israeli military acknowledged for the first time that it had provided money, weapons and ammunition to militants operating near the border with Israel.

The article was removed shortly after being published, but a version of the article can still be read using Google cache. The IDF told RT that it would not comment on the story, and the Jerusalem Post has not responded to an inquiry asking why the article was pulled.

The lethal aid was apparently part of Operation Good Neighbor which, until now, was billed as a humanitarian aid program. Launched in 2016 by the Israeli military, the operation purportedly provided large quantities of food, clothing, fuel and medical supplies to those living in the Syrian Golan. The operation was shuttered in July, after the Syrian Army retook the area.

However, it has long been suspected that Israel was also furnishing weapons to Islamist groups operating in the contested border region, in the hope of creating a “buffer zone” against Hezbollah and Iranian forces operating in southern Syria. Damascus has previously claimed that weapons captured from Islamist groups in the Golan had Hebrew inscriptions.

The Wall Street Journal reported last year that Israel was “regularly supplying” Syrian rebels with cash to “help pay salaries and buy ammunition and weapons.” The Israeli military declined to confirm the report’s claims, noting only that Israel was committed to “providing humanitarian aid to the Syrians living in the area.”

One of at least seven groups believed to have received weapons from Israel, Fursan al-Joulan, or ‘Knights of Golan,’ reportedly participated in the Israeli-led operation to evacuate hundreds of members of the controversial White Helmets group out of Syria. The group is also believed to have received upwards of $5,000 per month from Israel.

The deleted report comes on the heels of another major disclosure: On Monday the IDF announced that Israel has carried out more than 200 strikes in Syria in the past year and half.

The Israeli military usually declines to comment on missile strikes attributed to Israel, although Tel Aviv has repeatedly claimed that it has the right to attack Hezbollah and Iranian military targets inside Syria. Damascus has repeatedly claimed that Israel uses Hezbollah as a pretext to attack Syrian military formations and installations, accusing Tel Aviv of “directly supporting ISIS and other terror organizations.”
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:40| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

シリアの経過と現状は次の4行でわかる

ケイトリン・ジョンストンの次のツイートがシリアの現状を端的に語っています。

※ Caitlin Johnstone @caitoz氏の2018/9/4のツイート
1. US and its allies flood Syria with heavily armed terrorist militias
2. Terrorists capture territory in Syria
3. With help of allies, #Syria begins recapturing territory and undoing damage done by US alliance, finishing with #Idlib
4. US alliance now crying about human rights
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:53| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

イドリブの決戦迫る 2

RT2018/9/5
US demonstrates ‘subtle desire’ to rescue terrorists in Idlib, Syria – Russian FM Lavrov
Washington has never delivered on its promise to separate the so-called ‘moderate’ Syrian opposition from the terrorists, and once again seems to be trying to get Al-Nusra off the hook in Idlib, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said.

“The de-escalation zone in Idlib remains the only one where tens of thousands of extremists are concentrated, spearheaded by Jabhat al-Nusra,” Lavrov told Russia’s Channel One. “Our partners, including American, kept reassuring us that they would ensure the separation of the so-called moderate opposition from the terrorists.”

“We don’t want the repetition of the failures, including by the Obama administration, which had sworn and signed under its obligation to separate moderates from terrorists, but failed to do so. Now we are witnessing the same subtle desire, if I understand the situation correctly, to get al-Nusra off the hook.”

Moscow has repeatedly alerted the international community to the dangers of terrorist factions operating in and around Idlib, and that they are being supplied with weapons and munitions from abroad. For the past several weeks, the Russian Defense Ministry has been warning about the militants’ plans to stage a fake chemical attack in Idlib to frame the Syrian government.

The case of Syria’s northwestern province remains an issue of “special concern” for Russia, Syria, and Turkey, Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said earlier, commenting on a “warning” by US President Donald Trump. Leaders from Russia, Iran, and Turkey are scheduled to meet on Friday in Tehran to discuss the strategy for Idlib.

AMN2018/9/4
Trump warns Assad about ‘recklessly attack’ on Idlib
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:35 A.M.) – U.S. President tweeted on Monday that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad “must not recklessly attack Idlib Province,” adding that this would be a grave humanitarian mistake by the Iranian and Russian governments if they let this happen.
“President Bashar al-Assad of Syria must not recklessly attack Idlib Province. The Russians and Iranians would be making a grave humanitarian mistake to take part in this potential human tragedy. Hundreds of thousands of people could be killed. Don’t let that happen!” Trump wrote on his Twitter page on Monday.
The U.S.’ Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, then followed up the Trump tweet by referencing chemical weapons.
“All eyes on the actions of Assad, Russia, and Iran in Idlib #chemicalweapons,” she tweeted.
Trump and Haley’s comments come just hours after the Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, arrived in Damascus to begin talks with the Syrian leadership.
・・・テロリストの撤退について触れていません。

※ ロイター.co.jp認証済みアカウント @Reuters_co_jpの2018/9/4のツイート
トランプ米大統領、シリアにイドリブ県への「無謀な攻撃」中止を警告トランプ大統領はツイッターで「ロシアとイランは、この人類の悲劇の可能性に加担するという、人道上の重大な過ちを犯そうとしている。数十万人の人々が殺されるかもしれない。これを現実のものにしてはならない!」と投稿した。
この前にイランは、シリアで反アサド派の武装勢力が占拠する「最後のとりで」への攻撃に関しシリアおよびロシアとの協議を準備する中で、武装勢力に対しイドリブ県から「完全撤退」するよう呼び掛けた。
シリア政府軍は、反政府勢力が占拠するイドリブ県などへの段階的な攻撃を計画している。
・・・米軍のラッカ、モースルへの攻撃で市民を何人殺したか。それを反省し悔い改めてから言え!

AMN2018/9/2
Syrian Army moves in position to strike southeast Idlib
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops in southeastern Idlib have reportedly moved in position to strike the jihadist rebels near the town of Abu Dali in the Ma’arat Al-Nu’man District.

According to a field report from this area, a variety of armored vehicles and heavy weaponry, including tanks, could be seen being moving into positions in the southeastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate.

The majority of these troops were comprised of soldiers from the Tiger Forces, who are commanded by Major General Suheil Al-Hassan.

The Tiger Forces were tasked by the Syrian Army’s High Command to lead the main operation near the Abu Dhuhour Crossing in southeast Idlib.

Furthermore, reinforcements from the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Corps were seen heading towards the southern countryside of Idlib, where they are expected to take part in this upcoming operation.

The operation in southeast Idlib will only be one part of the Syrian Arab Army’s large-scale offensive in northwest Syria; they will also attack northern Latakia, northern Hama, and the Al-Ghaab Plain (southwest Idlib/northwest Hama).

AMN2018/9/2
French Foreign Minister says Assad has won the war
Speaking on France-Inter radio on Sunday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has won the country’s civil war but will not “win the peace” without a political solution aided by international mediators.

“Assad won the war, we have to state this. But he hasn’t won the peace,” Le Drian announced.

According to the minister, the West would retaliate if chemical weapons are used against civilians in the looming battle in the province of Idlib.

He further claimed that even if the government’s forces managed to retake Idlib – the last terrorist stronghold – it would not solve the problems that triggered the war seven years ago.

Le Drian also added that France will use this month’s UN General Assembly to push for a peaceful solution in Syria, and is currently involved in negotiations with the guarantors of peace in the region – Russia, Turkey and Iran – to push them to use their clout with Assad to make political talks happen after the war is over.

In late August, French President Emmanuel Macron said that Paris was ready to conduct further airstrikes against Syria if Damascus were to use chemical weapons.

“We will continue acting this way if we see new confirmed cases of the chemical weapons use,” Macron said.

The French president later stated that he feared a grave humanitarian crisis in Idlib, saying that France expected Russia and Turkey to pressure the Syrian government over the situation in the province.

Earlier in the day, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, stated that Damascus was determined to clear Idlib of terrorists.

In August, Russian military officials warned of a plot by terrorists and the so-called White Helmets to stage a chemical provocation in order to provoke a new round of Western retaliation against the Syrian government.

A week ago, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that terrorists had smuggled eight canisters of chlorine gas into a village southwest of Idlib in order to accuse Syrian government forces of using chemical weapons against civilians.

Back in April, several Western media outlets reported that Syrian government forces had used chemical substances against civilians in the city of Douma. While the Syrian authorities vehemently denied any involvement, branding the “attack” a false flag, the US, France and the UK carried out joint airstrikes against several targets in Syria.

※ Partisangirl認証済みアカウント @Partisangirl氏の2018/9/1のツイート
British and Australian Dignatories, lords, ladies, bishops, ambassadors and professors issue a statement Warning the US, France and particularly the UK, that any action against #Syria without a UN mandate or parliamentary approval would be illegal.







AMN2018/9/1
Syrian gov’t will end presence of all terrorists in Idlib – Mikdad
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad stated on Saturday that the government is determined to end the presence of all terrorist groups in Idlib.

In an interview with the Syrian TV on Friday evening, Mikdad said that the mainstream media was misleading the world regarding the situation in Idlib.

Mikdad said this media manipulation is a hypocritical mechanism that is adopted by the U.S. and its western allies.

He indicated that Syria can’t stand still towards the suffering of two million Syrian citizens who are controlled by the terrorist organizations in Idlib.

The veteran politician would then go on to compare the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) and Jabhat Al-Nusra to the German Nazi Party during World War II.

Mikdad asserted that terrorists are the ones who used the chemical weapons and that the Syrian Arab Army has never used it in its operations against terrorism.

He noted that the hostile statements by the US against Syria came after Washington and its allies failed to achieve their goal in undermining Syria or ending its national and pan-Arab role and imposing the Western hegemony on the region.

AMN
Turkey doing ‘it’s best’ to prevent ‘indiscriminate attack’ on Idlib – Cavusoglu
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu commented on Turkey’s efforts to restore the Syrian region of Idlib, during the informal meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers in Vienna on Friday.

“We have been doing our best to prevent any indiscriminate attack to Idlib region, there are 3.5 million civilians and there are some extremist groups,” Cavusoglu said.
He stressed the importance of targeting the “extremist groups” separately and “not to attack indiscriminately, otherwise it will be [a] disaster, it will have humanitarian consequences and it will have impact on everybody, not only Turkey but also Europe.
イドリブの実情は、トルコ軍兵士、トルコ軍傘下の戦闘員がハードコアのテロリストと混在している状況なので、シリア軍が侵攻すればハードコアのテロリストと同時に不法侵入のトルコ軍も攻撃を受ける。トルコが軍兵士はチェックポイント業務に従事しているだけであり、トルコ軍傘下の戦闘員は反シリア政府勢の戦闘員だと主張しても攻撃をまぬかれることはできない状況なのでしょう。シリアはトルコ兵の残留を認めない。「無差別な攻撃を避ける」ためには、トルコ側がハードコアなテロリストはいないということを立証しなければならずアルヌスラとの交渉が難航しているということでしょうか。よくわかりませんね。

※ mko @trappedsoldier氏の2018/8/31のツイート
「国連事務総長グテーレスの言葉には失望した。国連はアメリカのものではない。世界のすべて人のものだ。事務総長は特に公正・公平でなければならない」―シリア国連大使ジャアファリ。イドリブをテロリストから解放するシリア軍の戦いに懸念を示し、化学兵器使用について警告したグテーレス!

AMN2018/8/31
Syrian gov’t making steps to reconcile with rebels in Idlib
Damascus is making steps to arrange local reconciliation in Idlib Governorate with the paramilitary units, the leaders of which are seeking to break away from the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist grouping [outlawed in Russia by a ruling of the Supreme Court in 1914 – TASS], Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday upon the completion of talks with Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem.

“We exchanged assessments of the progress of the steps to differentiate the armed opposition ready for dialogue with the Syrian government from the terrorists,” he said.

“We briefed [the Syrian side] on the talks we continue with Turkey,” Lavrov said.

Turkey is responsible for the maintenance of stability in the Idlib zone of de-escalation.

AMN2018/8/31
Some 10,000 Nusra, Al-Qaeda terrorists in Idlib have to be defeated – De Mistura
There are approximately 10,000 members of the Al-Qaeda and Al-Nusra Front terrorist groups, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said Thursday.
“No one doubts… that al-Nusra and al-Qaeda are terrorists and that terrorists identified by the UN need to be defeated… Indeed, the estimates of the al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, whatever name they want to call themselves, are more of less around 10,000 of them plus families,” de Mistura told reporters.
He also expressed his readiness to cooperate with the Syrian government to ensure the safe evacuation of civilians from the Idlib province.

AMN2018/8/31
Syrian envoy slams UN chief for siding with ‘aggressors’ in Idlib
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said in the statement that there were “growing risks” of a humanitarian disaster in the northwestern province in case of a military operation. The area has become the last safe haven for al-Qaeda and Nusra terrorists after Syrian troops won back most of the country.
Guterres made a reference to Russia, Turkey and Iran – the so-called Astana group of Syrian peace guarantors – urging them to step up efforts to find a peaceful solution to the situation in Idlib, the last remaining de-escalation zone.
In turn, Syria’s envoy to the UN Bashar Jaafari hit back Thursday at Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for taking the side of countries attacking Syria in his assessment of the crisis in Idlib.
“Here we are talking about our surprise with the statement aligning its position [with] those countries targeting my government and my country… and referring to the threats expressed by the delegates of the US, Britain and France,” Jaafari told reporters.
He accused the three allies – permanent members of the Security Council – of being the ones threatening peace and security in Syria, rather than maintaining it.
“The Syrian government with its allies is the only party that is implementing UN Security Council resolutions pertaining to combating terrorism. Nobody else is fighting ISIS [Daesh] in Syria but the Syrian army supported by our allies,” he said.



※ Fares Shehabi MP @ShehabiFares氏の2018/8/30のツイート
There are about 100k al-Qaeda terrorists in #Idlib, among them 15k from central Asia. Thousands more from the MENA region. What should we do with them? Offer them our country or share with them our government?! To those who don’t want us to liberate our land: SHUT UP!
・・・イドリブにはアルカイダのテロリストが10万人いるとしています。

※ Gemma Fox @gemmafoxTDS氏の2018/8/31朝のツイート
#Syria today:
•FM #Moallem says forces will go “all the way” in #Idlib to defeat Nusra, but would not use chemical weapons
•De Mistura proposes humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians to gov areas
•#HTS doesn’t rule out possibilty of disbanding as talks w/#Turkey continue
シリア外務大臣がヌスラ打倒のためにシリア軍は最後まで行くと発言。国連特使ミツラが市民の避難で人道回廊を提案、ヌスラとトルコとの交渉が続く中ヌスラの解体の可能性は排除されない。
ここで"disbanding"の意味が重要です。降伏、和平、退出を意味するのか、単に別のグループに移って名前を変えるだけなのか。トルコは、ヌスラに降伏せずに生き残るための道があると説得しているはずです。ヌスラのテロリストの掃討にはならない。イスラエルが黙っているのは、ヌスラのテロリストが温存されるからではないでしょうか。

※ Hossein Aghaie @Haghaie氏の2018/8/31のツイート
Buckle up for a #Douma scenario redux in #Idlib!
Though the stakes are high, the SAA & #Russia prep for a phased assault on S & W side of the rebel enclave in order to destroy #HTS.
> #Turkey & RUS have agreed to distinguish between rebels & HTS.
> US warns of #ChemicalAttack!

※ Endi Zentarmi @EndiZentarmi氏の2018/8/30のツイート
#Turkey has sent 224 commando units to the invaded #Syria, in #Idlib area. These soldiers don't go to fight against the Syrian Army. The most likely, is that #Turkey and its #TFSA jihadists will collaborate with #Russia, #Hezbolah and #SAA against Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham #HTS

※ Charles Lister認証済みアカウント @Charles_Lister氏の2018/8/31のツイート
Tensions ratcheting up in NW #Syria today:
- Talk of regime attack to begin in 24hrs
- New fleet of #Turkey APCs & tanks arrived into #Idlib
- #HTS negotiating intensively w. #Ankara on mutually-acceptable deal
- #Russia calls the area a “festering abscess” needing “liquidation"

※ Jorge Chavez @jorgechav49氏の2018/8/31のツイート
Dr. Hussam Dabis the Director of #Idlib Surgical hospital, was kidnapped today by an unknown group from near his house in Idlib. #Syria #HTS #NLF #HaD

※ Riam Dalati認証済みアカウント @Dalatrm氏の2018/8/31のツイート
Source:
Major town in #Idlib province reached agreement to turn against #HTS at 'right moment', trapping them vs advancing #SAA. In return, #Russia promised town will be spared and regime forces will not enter until end of offensive.
Deal reminiscent of #EasternGhouta #Misraba

#HTSは Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) 「ハヤト・タハリール・シャム」


FARSNEWS2018/8/30
Hundreds of Tahrir Al-Sham Terrorists Defect in Northern Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Over 800 members of Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorist group defected to another al-Qaeda-affiliated but smaller organization as rifts are widening among the militants in Northern Syria.
Sources affiliated to the terrorists reported on Thursday that commander of Tahrir al-Sham in Jabal al-Zawiyah region in Idlib province along with 800 militants defected from the terrorist group and joined Horras al-Din group that is a smaller alliance of al-Qaeda groups and operates in Southern Idlib and Northern Hama.
They also underlined that gaps are widening among Tahrir al-Sham members on keeping or dissolving the terrorist coalition.
Reports from Ankara claim that the Turkish army is attempting to dissolve Tahrir al-Sham coalition to claim absence of Al-Qaeda terrorists in the North and prevent the Syrian army's military operations in Idlib.
Media reports said on Monday that Ankara had called on Damascus to delay military operation against terrorist groups in Idlib province.
The Arabic-language Sputnik quoted a Russian military source as disclosing that Turkish officials have called on their Syrian counterparts via Russian channels to delay military operation in Idlib until September 4.
It further said that Ankara is trying hard to dissolve Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at, adding that Russia has informed the Syrian government of the Turkish officials' commitment to the dissolution of Tahrir al-Sham and other militant groups or a reconciliation deal between the terrorists and Damascus.
The report further said that the Syrian Army has continued dispatching more forces and equipment to Idlib, Hama and Northeastern Lattakia in spite of Turkey's attempts to delay the upcoming operation.

2018年08月26日 トルコはイドリブを手放すつもり?に書いた次の観測はそれほど的を外してはいませんでした。

「トルコはシリア北部トルコ国境に近い地域の実効支配を固めたい。ところがシリア政府が次々とテロリストを送り込んでくるのでテロリスト間の衝突が絶えない。国際的にテロリストと認定されているアル・ヌスラなども手なずけて実効支配の形をとり、シリア軍の侵攻を市民に犠牲が出るから止めろと言いたいところだが、テロリストは傘下に入ることを拒否し、シリア政府の和平交渉も拒否。」

アルヌスラなどは、合従連衡を繰り返して名前も変えています。今の連合体を解いたからと言ってアルカイダはいないということにはならないと考えますが、トルコは本気でその理屈が通ると考えている?

FARSNEWS2018/8/30
Tens of Turkish Army Forces, Affiliated Militants Killed, Wounded by Kurds in Afrin
TEHRAN (FNA)- Tens of Turkish army forces and affiliated militants have been killed and injured in the Kurdish militias' military operations in Afrin in Aleppo province in the past two days.
The Kurdish units reported in a statement on Thursday that they engaged in clashes with Ferqat al-Hamzeh terrorists in the village of Ba'iyeh in Sharan region in Afrin, killing 10 militants.
Meantime, the Kurdish forces detonated a bomb during a gathering of militants affiliated to the Turkish army in Ba'iyeh, killing 5 terrorists and destroying their vehicle.
Also, explosion of two bombs on the road linking Ba'iyeh and Kafr Nabu in Afrin killed 4 Ankara-backed militants, including a commander of Faylaq al-Sham terrorist group.
According to the report, several other militants supported by the Turkish army were also wounded in the operations.
Relevant reports said on Sunday that the Ankara-backed militants continued to fuel tensions in Northwestern Aleppo after they seized people's farms and gardens in Jandaris.
The Ankara forces captured a large farmland with thousands of olive trees in Jandaris in occupied Afrin.
In the meantime, the Turkish troops and their allied militants destroyed and set fire at residential units in the village of Qarkouleh in Bolboleh region after looting the units.
Also, terrorists set fire at residential units in the village of Sarya in Mobata region.
Meantime, local sources reported that the Ankara forces continued arresting civilians in Afrin, adding that the terrorists received 50 mln Turkish lira as ransom for releasing a civilian in al-Mahmoudiyeh al-Zeidiyeh neighborhood in Afrin.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 17:01| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ウクライナ情勢 毎年百万人が国を去り労働力危機に直面

ウクライナから大量の人口が流出しています。以前からですが、残るのは?? 国がおかしくなるとこうなるという見本です。

RT2018/9/4
Ukraine facing labor ‘catastrophe’ as millions of citizens flee country
Nearly a million Ukrainians are leaving the country every year, according to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin, warning the country will face severe labor shortages in the years to come.

“We are really in a catastrophic situation with a million Ukrainians leaving every year,”
the minister said in an interview with Ukrainian ICTV.

Klimkin said that Poland alone has received around 1.4 million Ukrainians recently, and that nearly 30 percent of the population of the western Polish city of Wroclaw now speaks Ukrainian.

According to Ukraine’s foreign ministry, about three million Ukrainian migrants currently live in Russia, and up to two million in Poland.

Kiev reportedly sees labor migration as the second biggest threat to the country’s national security. According to a poll carried out by Research & Branding Group last June, 33 percent of Ukrainians were ready to leave the country for good and move to another country for permanent residence.

Labor migration from Ukraine has been growing over the past five years. Apart from Russia and Poland, Ukrainians are moving to Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Spain.

The current situation is expected to worsen in the years to come, according to Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Social Policy Olga Krentovska. In April, she said the current labor migration would lead to labor shortages that will put Ukraine’s economic stability at risk in just a couple of decades.

Kiev has appealed to Ukrainians leaving the country, attempting to persuade them to choose European countries over migrating to Russia. Last week, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said that Kiev may sever all remaining public transport links with Russia, which includes passenger trains and buses, due to national security concerns.

Ukraine's population has seen a dramatic decline since the country declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. From its 1993 peak of more than 52 million people, the country's population had decreased by nearly 10 million by the end of 2016, according to official figures. That's a net 18 percent drop.

※ The Duran @TheDuran_com氏の2018/9/2のツイート
The stunning assassination of Aleksandr Zakharchenko may be the end of the Minsk Agreement. (Video)
http://theduran.com/who-was-behind-the-assassination-of-aleksandr-zakharchenko-video/https://gab.ai/TheDuran/posts/33809115

The Duran Published 18 hours ago on September 2, 2018
By Alex Christoforou

Who was behind the assassination of Aleksandr Zakharchenko?
In a statement issued by the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his “deep condolences”to the relatives and the loved ones of the DPR leader Aleksandr Zakharchenko.

The Russian President called Zakharchenko “a real people’s leader” and “a brave man.”

He also said that this incident shows that “those, who chose the path of terror, violence and intimidation, do not want to seek a peaceful…solution…and engage in a real dialog with the people living in south-eastern [Ukraine].”

Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said that there is “every reason to believe” that Zakharchenko’s murder was orchestrated by Kiev, which “has repeatedly resorted to such methods to get rid of dissidents and undesirables.”

“Instead of abiding by the Minsk Agreements and seeking ways to resolve the internal [Ukrainian] conflict, the Kiev warmongers opted for a terrorist scenario, thus exacerbating an already tense situation in the region.”

The Ukrainian security service (SBU) has denied involvement in the killing of Zakharchenko.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and International Affairs and Security Analyst, from Moscow, Mark Sleboda discuss the stunning assassination of Aleksandr Zakharchenko, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, who was killed in an explosion that took place in a cafe in Central Donetsk city.
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Israel reportedly bombs strategic Syrian town

AMN2018/9/4
Israel reportedly bombs strategic Syrian town
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – Minutes ago, a military source in western Syria told Al-Masdar that several explosions rocked the strategic town of Masyaf in western Hama.

According to the source, an Israeli warplane was spotted flying along the Syrian-Lebanon border before crossing into the Homs Governorate.
The source added that five missiles struck the Wadi Al-‘Ayoun area.

No further details were released at this time.

Masyaf was the location of the July assassination of a Syrian scientist; it was believed Israel was behind this.



AMN2018/9/4
Video footage of Israeli attack on strategic Syrian town
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US will do whatever it takes to stop Assad from freeing Idlib – Syrian general

AMN2018/9/4
US will do whatever it takes to stop Assad from freeing Idlib – Syrian general
Russia’s ongoing large-scale training exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, held by the country’s navy and aerospace forces, support Syria against potential Western aggression, retired Brigadier General Ali Maqsud, a Syrian military strategy analyst, told Sputnik Arabic.

According to the analyst, Syria is being targeted by both regional and international forces. Currently, the Syrian Arab Army, backed by its allies, is advancing in southern Syria and preparing for an all-out Idlib operation.

Naturally, jihadists and their sponsors are dissatisfied with the developments on the ground, he highlighted, adding that they would do whatever it takes to prevent the government troops’ offensive. Maqsud believes that the US and its Western allies are getting ready for a strike on Syria.

“Under these conditions, the true goal of the Russian drills in the Mediterranean Sea is to deal a blow to the impending aggression. The arrangement and conduct of the [military] exercises implies cooperation on the political and diplomatic levels between Russia and its allies. The result of these drills will be stability in the region,” the retired brigadier general said, adding that the White Helmets and other rebel groups would not be able to carry out a chemical provocation in Syria.

“The countries of the region have boosted relations and improved coordination,” he explained. “Iran confirmed through Russian intermediaries that it is working and will work to establish stability and peace in the region.”

According to Maqsud, the US has backpedaled on its initial offensive plan.

“The Americans have deployed radar defense systems in Al-Shaddadah, a town in al-Hasakah Governorate in the north of Syria. This system is meant to protect the base from air attacks. I think they are preparing to defend themselves,” the analyst suggested.
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2018年09月04日

US Prevents Implementation of Military Agreement between Lebanon, Russia

FARSNEWS2018/9/4
Paper: US Prevents Implementation of Military Agreement between Lebanon, Russia
TEHRAN (FNA)- A leading Lebanese newspaper reported that Washington has barred implementation of a military agreement between Beirut and Moscow.

"Washington has managed to prevent a military agreement between Lebanon and Russia," a Russian diplomatic source told the Arabic-language al-Jomhouriyah newspaper on Tuesday.

He added that the draft of the agreement was written in February after several joint meetings between the Russian and Lebanese officials, saying that the agreement included 10 paragraphs, the most important of which was exchange of military experiences between the two armies, support for the Lebanese army and providing the ground for Lebanon to receive loans to purchase Russia-made weapons.

Lebanon's Daily Star newspaper reported in July that the agreement came after then-Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s September 2017 visit to Moscow, which took place before elections that designated him prime minister once again. In Moscow, Hariri called for Russian support for the Lebanese Army and increased cooperation between the two states.

Russia’s Interfax news agency reported that the agreement – approved by President Vladimir Putin – would call for Lebanon to temporarily open air and sea facilities to the Russian military, but a Lebanese official denied this, it added.

The official also denied that the Russians offered a credit line in the agreement for the Army to purchase Russian weapons, according to Daily Star.
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Assad sent secret letter to Obama about Golan Heights – Kerry

Assad sent secret letter to Obama about Golan Heights – Kerry
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad sent his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama a secret letter about the resumption of peace talks on the occupied Golan Heights, John Kerry said, as reported by the Haaretz.

According to the Haaretz article, Obama then conveyed the secret letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The newspaper referred to Kerry’s recently published book titled Every Day is Extra, in which he, in particular, explained that “Assad asked me what it would take to enter into serious peace negotiations, in the hope of securing the return of the Golan Heights, which Syria had lost to Israel in 1967.”

“I told him that if he were serious, he should make a private proposal. He asked what it would look like. I shared my thoughts. He instructed his top aide to draft a letter from Assad to President Obama,” Kerry wrote.

He noted that in the letter, Assad specifically called on Obama to support renewed peace talks with Israel, signaling “Syria’s willingness to take a number of steps in exchange for the return of the Golan from Israel.”

Shortly after the meeting with Assad, Kerry visited Israel and shared the information with Netanyahu, who Kerry said “was surprised that Assad was willing to go that far, significantly further than he’d been willing to go [previously].”

Israel has occupied the Golan Heights since the Six Days War in June of 1967.




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シリア情勢大詰めです

シリア政府とヒズボラが欧米から攻撃があれば応戦するとの前例のない決定をしたと伝えられています。これまではミサイルは迎撃していましたが、戦闘機を追いかけて撃墜することまではやっていませんでした。

ときにはっきりとモノを言う仏外務大臣のインタビューによると、「仏は今月の国連総会の場をシリアの平和的な解決を求めるために使う考えで内戦後アサドが政治的な交渉を持つようロシア、トルコ、イランが影響力を行使するようこれらの国との交渉に参画している」と述べています。

米英仏は、シリアの「政治的な変化」をなお強く追求しており、化学兵器使用を口実とした大規模なシリア攻撃の姿勢を強めています。

これに対し、シリア政府はイドリブのテロリスト掃討を断行する姿勢で他国からの攻撃には応戦すると宣言していますし、ロシアはシリアでの迎撃ミサイルの増強や地中海への艦船集結などの手を打っています。

米国、イスラエル、サウジ、UAE、トルコはテロリストを降伏させろ!

私たちは今歴史の大きな変わり目にいます。どんなドラマよりも血なまぐさく、残酷極まり、恐怖と憎悪の限界状況。他方で人々の勇気と善意、そして悲しみが私たちの心を打ちます。じっと見つめましょう。時間を置いて私たちにも必ず影響があります。

情勢が安定するまで速報体制、英字のままの記事を増やします。

ご参考:このブログをGoogleの作ったブラウザー Chrome で見ると英語の記事も画面全体を日本語に直して意味をとることができます。ただし、翻訳の正確さには問題が残りますし、何を見ているかという個人情報がGoogleに吸い上げられる恐れがあります。Googleの作ったスマホ用OS、アンドロイドは「AppleのiOSよりも10倍多くデータを収集している」とされています。弊害や限界を知ってお使いください。

海外のサイト閲覧にはGoogleのChromeをブラウザーにするとよいらしい
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イドリブでISISとアルヌスラなど#HTSの抗争激化

イドリブなどシリア北部でテロリストグループの指揮者クラスの暗殺が続いています。かなり戦闘能力の高い者によるものです。狙いをつけた者の行動をよく調べていますから組織的な情報網を使っています。シリア政府軍かあるいはそれに近い組織による計画的な暗殺ではないでしょうか。

指揮者も決して軍事行動に経験を積んだ者ではありませんし、指揮者の配下はさらに素人です。指揮者が斃れればその配下の動揺は大きく、士気は大きく低下します。それによりテロリストの離散を進める、そしてテロリストの掃討に要する時間を短縮でき、ひいては民間人の犠牲を少なくするという効果が望めます。

これらの作戦に従事する者のリスクは極めて高く、人並外れた注意力と体力、戦闘能力を有しているはずです。いつかその作戦部隊員の実態が明らかになるかもしれません。

と書きましたが、次の記事ではHTSがISISのコマンダーをとらえたと報じています。アルヌスラなどテロリストのコア部分とISISの抗争が暗殺頻発となっているんですね。

AMN2018/9/2
HTS captures ISIL’s chief of assassination operations in Idlib
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham announced on Monday that their security forces had captured a high ranking Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) commander in the Idlib Governorate.
According to the jihadist group’s media wing, HTS’ security forces captured the Islamic State’s chief of assassination operations in the Idlib Governorate.

えっ、えっ? ですが、次の情報もあります。



テロリストグループごとにスポンサーが違いますが、スポンサーの足並みはばらばら、意向が届きにくくなっているようです。

AMN2018/9/2
Two senior rebel commanders assassinated in Syria’s Idlib
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:00 P.M.) – More rebel fighters are assassinated in Idlib as the Syrian Army amasses forces to storm the jihadi-held province.

The bodies of two senior Ahrar al-Sham commanders were found somewhere in Nahlaya town, south of Idlib city.

Abu Wassef al-Askari and Abu Maria al- Idari; two filed commanders from Ahrar al-Sham movement were shot in the head two days after they were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen.

AMN2018/9/1
Powerful explosion rips through rebel-held town near Turkish border
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – A powerful explosion ripped through the rebel-held town of ‘Azaz in northern Aleppo, today, after car bomb was detonated outside of a mosque.

According to local activists, the car bomb was detonated outside the Maytham Mosque in ‘Azaz.

At least three people were killed as a result of this bombing, with another dozen or so wounded, the activists added via social media.

No group has claimed responsibility for this latest bombing.

・・・AZAZはアレッポの北、トルコ国境通過点に近くテロリストの物資集散拠点。

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – Another explosion has been reported from rebel-held northern Syria, today, after a car bomb was detonated inside Idlib city.
According to pro-opposition activists via social media, a bomb was detonated from Kia Rio inside Idlib’s city-center.
No casualties have been reported as of yet.
No group has claimed responsibility for this attack.
This is the second car bombing to target a rebel-held city in northern Syria, today, with the first taking place in ‘Azaz.

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アフガン関連 2018/8/21〜

RT2018/9/3
US service member in Afghanistan killed in 'insider attack' - NATO

FARSNEWS2018/8/28
Moscow, Kabul Agree to Postpone Peace Conference
TEHRAN (FNA)- Moscow said on Monday that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have agreed to postpone a peace conference on Afghanistan that was planned for September.

The peace conference was set to take place in September in Moscow, but during a phone call with Lavrov, Ghani proposed postponing it due to the need to develop Afghanistan’s consolidated position on this issue, Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, published on its official website, Anadolu Agency reported.

"The president of the IRA [Islamic Republic of Afghanistan], supporting in principle the idea of a Moscow meeting, proposed postponing it due to the need to develop Afghanistan’s consolidated position on this issue, taking into account the ongoing personnel changes in the leadership of the Afghan ruling bloc," it said.

Lavrov and Ghani agreed to set a new date for the meeting through diplomatic channels.

In the official statement from Kabul, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani was said to have hailed Moscow for its efforts for peace in Afghanistan, but also emphasized that any talks must be an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led process.

“In the telephonic conversation, the president of the country hailed the efforts made by Afghanistan’s regional and international friends, especially the Russian Federation towards lasting peace in Afghanistan and said that the peace plan which was presented at the second Kabul Process conference had been outlined in consultation with various segments of society and with the support of the international community and the plan has defined all basic principles for sustainable peace in the country,” it noted.

“In the telephonic conversation, it was decided to postpone the Moscow conference so that the two countries can coordinate on further preparations and effectiveness of the process,” it added.

FARSNEWS2018/8/23
Afghanistan Will Not Attend Peace Talks in Russia
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Afghan foreign ministry announced that Kabul will not attend multinational peace talks hosted by Russia early next month, a decision that could make Moscow reconsider its plan to invite the Taliban.

"The peace process definitely needs to be carried out under the leadership of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. We will not participate in the Moscow talks," Sibghat Ahmadi, the spokesman of Afghanistan's foreign ministry, said, TOLOnews reported.

Ahmadi also told Sputnik on Thursday that "we are not going to attend [the Moscow conference]… The peace process should be led by Afghanistan only, only by the Government of the Republic of Afghanistan".

Ahmadi added that it was an independent decision that had nothing to do with Washington.

The spokesman also said that the government already had its own peace council that was working on negotiations with the Taliban.

"Of course we will lead the peace process, but by the way, we have very close relations with Russia and Russia is a big country and a powerful country in the region and one of our friends. And we have very good relations with Russia," Ahmadi concluded.

Separately, an Afghan official working with the foreign ministry in Kabul told Reuters news agency that the government had "decided against attending the Moscow conference", noting that they will "hold direct talks" with the Taliban, without the direct involvement of foreign powers.

The Taliban movement has accepted Russia's invitation to attend the Moscow format of Afghan reconciliation talks scheduled for September 4. Russia has invited 12 countries, including the United States, to the talks, but Washington has declined the invitation. It is unclear whether the Afghan officials' statements on Wednesday will affect Moscow's decision to invite the Taliban.

It comes after the Taliban militant group’s leadership has reportedly rejected the call by the government for a ceasefire during Eid Al-Adha, according to Khaama Press.

In June, the militant group observed a government ceasefire for the three-day Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. The ceasefire, the first in more than 15 years, ended after the Taliban rejected the government’s offer to extend it beyond three days.

FARSNEWS2018/8/23
Moscow: Russia Registers Helicopters, Delivering Arms to Afghan Militants
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian Foreign Ministry revealed that Moscow registered unidentified helicopters that were delivering weapons to Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) and other militants in Afghanistan.

"We draw attention again to the flights of unidentified helicopters in the north of Afghanistan, delivering weapons and ammunition to local Daesh militants and Taliban fighters, who are cooperating with the Daesh terrorist group. According to the statements by the Afghan media and local residents, such flights have recently been recorded in the province of Sari-Pul," Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday, Sputnik reported.

She also noted that neither the Afghan military nor the NATO forces address those flights, which are carried out close to the borders of the Central Asian countries.

"There is a question – who is behind those flights, who provides weapons for the terrorists and creates their bases close to the Southern borders of the CIS countries, and why does this occur in Afghan airspace controlled by NATO forces?" Zakharova added.

The information on the issue comes on the threshold of the Moscow-format consultations on Afghanistan, which are slated to be held in September.

※ The Moscow Times Aug. 22 2018 - 09:08
Taliban to Take Part in Moscow Talks on Afghanistan in September
The Taliban plans to take part in Afghanistan peace talks in Moscow on Sept. 4, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency on Tuesday.

Lavrov's ministry said in a statement that Russia had invited 12 countries, including the United States, to international talks, which come as Moscow is taking a more prominent role on Afghanistan.



Moscow supported an Afghan government offer of a three-month ceasefire, and regretted that the Taliban rejected the offer on Monday, the ministry said.

Foreign Ministry official Zamir Kabulov was cited by Interfax on Monday as saying Moscow had invited the Taliban, which is banned in Russia and considered a terrorist organisation.

Abdul Kayum Kuchai, Afghanistan's ambassador in Moscow, welcomed the Taliban's involvement in the talks, the RIA news agency reported.

Russia conducted international talks on Afghanistan in April last year, but the United States did not attend, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.



RT2018/8/21
Massive missile attack launched at Presidential Palace in Kabul
At least a dozen missiles have been fired in Kabul, with some targeting the Presidential Palace and diplomatic zone in the capital of Afghanistan. The attack came as President Ashraf Ghani was speaking at an Eid prayer ceremony.

The attack on the palace and the diplomatic zone occurred early on Tuesday, according to Tolo news. The outlet said, citing officials, that at least 12 missiles exploded in the area, adding that locals say there might have been more than 20.

The first rocket hit somewhere near the presidency, the second near a NATO compound and the US Embassy in Kabul, AP reported citing a police official. Black smoke was seen rising from the buildings as military helicopters were flying above the city, where clashes are reportedly ongoing.

Two people were wounded, AFP reported citing an interior ministry spokesman.

The area where the rockets hit is one of the most secure parts of Kabul, where embassies and Afghan government buildings are located. The quarter is heavily fortified, surrounded by high cement blast walls.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far, but it comes just two days after Ghani declared a ceasefire with the Taliban ahead of Eid celebrations.

But on Monday the group ambushed three buses, kidnapping the passengers, in an apparent violation of the ceasefure that was supposed to have taken effect.

Afghan security forces have reportedly freed nearly 150 people kidnapped by the Taliban on Monday.

The group is still holding some military personnel hostage.
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US, French forces carry out archeological excavations in Syria’s Raqqa

US, French forces carry out archeological excavations in Syria’s Raqqa
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:00 P.M.) – American and French forces began excavations in an archeological hilltop near the northern city of Raqqa, local activists reported.

A local activist released a photo which purportedly features heavy machineries for the US-led coalition in al-Mansoura hilltops of Raqqa western countryside.

Mohab Nasser, originally from the city of Raqqa, said that similar excavations have been underway for months in the west and northwest countryside of Tabqa; particularly near Ja’bar, Al-Jarniyah and al-Kreen.

AMN hasn’t yet been able to verify this claim.

The eastern and northeastern region of Syria – commonly known as al-Jazeera – is home for several ancient civilizations and therefore rich in antiquities and artifacts.

The Islamic State, which at one stage controlled most of the area, has made a fortune from illegally selling antiquities in black markets.
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2018年09月03日

イランのシリア残留が決まりイスラエルは狂乱状態

RT2018/9/5
The Israeli military has admitted that over the past 18 months it carried out more than 200 strikes in Syria, which it claims destroyed hundreds of alleged Iranian targets, local media report.
Accusing Tehran of constants attempts to gain a foothold in Syria, and potentially deploy tens of thousands of soldiers on the ground, the IDF on Tuesday said that it carried out attacks against at least 202 “Iranian targets” on its neighbor’s soil. Overall, 792 bombs and missiles were launched at Syria since 2017, the IDF said on Tuesday during a special briefing with military correspondents.
Israel admits 200+ strikes against ‘Iranian targets’ in Syria over 18 months
Summarizing the achievements over the past year, after Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot issued a “highly confidential” report to the political echelon about the “Competence and Preparedness of the IDF,” the military stressed that Iran is still determined to smuggle in weapons and establish air bases as well as intelligence capabilities in Syria.
The IDF also noted that Iran’s proxy, Hezbollah, remains a threat but currently has no capabilities to launch precision strikes against Israel. The army said that Iraq is more important to Iran than Lebanon where Israel’s arch enemy is being accused of arming Shia militias. The IDF also said it is aware of the fact that missiles are being transferred from Iran to Iraq and from there to Syria.
Israel rarely acknowledges carrying out raids in Syria, but Damascus repeatedly accused the Jewish state of violating its sovereignty and aiding the terrorists. On Tuesday, Syrian air defense systems responded to an attack on targets located in the Hama and Latakia provinces. The raid, which Sana news agency pinned on Israel, left one dead and at least four others wounded.
Previously, Tel Aviv was accused of striking targets in other parts of Syria, including the outskirts of Damascus and on the border with the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

FARSNEWS2018/9/3
PM Asks for Iranian Firms' Partnership in Reconstruction of Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Prime Minister Imad al-Khamis in a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called for Iran's cooperation in the reconstruction of Syria in regions cleansed of terrorist groups.
"We will pursue reconstruction in partnership and cooperation with the friendly states, specially the Islamic Republic of Iran and Russia and their private companies," Khamis said during the meeting in Damascus on Monday.
Zarif, for his part, welcomed Khamis' invitation, stressing the need for the Iranian and Syrian embassies to facilitate presence of Iran's companies in Syria.
The two sides also underlined exchange of economic delegations and efforts to increase cooperation between the two countries' private sectors.
Before meeting Khamis, Zarif had held talks with his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Muallem in Damascus.
During the meeting on Monday, Muallem asked Iran to continue support for his country in efforts to annihilate the terrorist groups, praising Tehran's past assistance.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed the latest developments in bilateral ties and Syria, the issue of the Syrian refugees, the peace talks in Astana, increased economic cooperation and Iranian companies' partnership in reconstruction of Syria.
Zarif, for his part, underscored Iran's support for Syria in the fight against terrorist groups, noting that the Astana talks and the upcoming trilateral summit among the Iranian, Russian and Turkish officials in Tehran will pursue the political process in Syria.
Zarif traveled to Damascus on Monday for talks with high-ranking Syrian officials.
Last week, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami had traveled to Damascus and signed an agreement for defense cooperation between the two countries with his Syrian counterpart.

AMN2018/9/3
Iranian FM arrives in Damascus for talks with Syrian leadership
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00,P.M.) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Damascus, today, to begin his talks with the Syrian leadership.
Zarif is expected to meet with the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and Foreign Minister Walid Muallem during his brief visit to Damascus.
The Iranian Foreign Minister’s talks with the Syrian leadership comes just a week after Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami attended a meeting with Assad in Damascus.
・・・急きょ訪問のようですが、よくわかりません。

次のニュースもすごい!
AMN2018/9/1
Iran to supply Syria with new warplane and domestic-made S-300: report
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 A.M.) – Iran is preparing to supply the Syrian Armed Forces with their new domestically-made warplane and S-300 missile system, a military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News last night.

According to the source, the Iranians are planning to supply the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) with their newest warplane, which is dubbed the “Kowsar.”

Furthermore, the Iranian military is planned to supply Syria with their own version of the S-300 missile defense system.

No date was given regarding this transfer.

The Iranian military receive their first batch of S-300 missile defense systems last year after they purchased them from the Russian government.

Iran often produces their own domestically-made military equipment that is modeled after U.S. and Russian manufactured weapons; this has been a concern for Israel, as they fear these weapons will be transferred to their allies like Hezbollah.

RT2018/8/31
New Israeli missiles could target places further away than Lebanon – analyst to RT
Israel is developing a new missile system, capable of striking anywhere across the Middle East. It’s not about targeting terrorists, analyst Ammar Waqqaf told RT, but about maintaining superiority.
The system, developed by state-owned Israel Military Industries (IMI) will be ready in “a few years,” and will “allow precise hits...on every point in the region,” Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday.

The announcement is about maintaining “Israeli superiority and ability to hit anywhere in the Middle East” Waqqaf, managing director of British think tank Gnosos, told RT. “This is basically a psychological sort of advantage that they try to keep as much as possible.”

According to Lieberman, the project will cost “hundreds of millions of shekels,” and is, on the surface, a reaction to recent rocket attacks from Hezbollah forces in Lebanon, and from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force in Syria. At present, Israel does respond to these attacks but is often limited to using imprecise artillery fire, or airstrikes, which are costly and more dangerous than launching a missile from inside Israeli territory.

“Israel always tries to impose and maintain its deterrence in the region. So far over the past decade, they’ve focused on developing their air force,” said Waqqaf.

However, Russian anti-aircraft weapons have made maintaining this deterrence more difficult in recent years. Iran uses the Russian-made S-300 anti-air missile system, as do Egypt and Syria. The newer S-400 system protects Russian forces in Syria; and the governments of Iraq and Qatar have expressed interest in acquiring it for themselves. Meanwhile, Turkey is pressing ahead with its decision to buy the S-400, despite objections from the United States.

Rather than countering poorly-armed Hezbollah militants across the Lebanese border, the new Israeli missiles are designed to counter more sophisticated adversaries.

“Hezbollah could be targeted easily and significantly in a large measure by artillery,” Waqqaf explained. “Hezbollah doesn’t have sophisticated air defense systems.”

“This would be more targeted at or against forces that are far away from Israel, where a clear line of aerial bombardment needs to be possible, with sophisticated air defenses and so on.”

“Israel already has surface-to-surface missile capability, but this announcement signals their intent to overcome the new countermeasures purchased or being purchased by their current or possible future opponents,” he continued. “This is about more far away places than Lebanon.”

次のニュースもまたイスラエルを刺激します。イランは覚悟を決めていますね。とことんやるでしょう。イラクが否定していますが。
AMN2018/9/1
Iraqi official denies Iran moved missiles to Iraq
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – An Iraqi official has denied the Reuters report regarding the alleged movement of ballistic missiles to the Hashd Al-Sha’abi forces in Iraq, Al-Hayat reported.
“Such reports are not precise. There is a mistake in what has been said. The missiles are produced by Hashd al-Shaabi and they were unveiled during ceremonies to celebrate victory over the ISIL,” an unnamed Iraqi official told the Arabic-language al-Hayat newspaper on Saturday.
He added that the range of the missiles is no more than 50km, stressing that they are no threat to the neighbors.
The Iraqi official voiced concern that such allegations could pave the ground for targeting certain Iraqi groups or figures who opposed the US deployment in Iraq.
A report by Reuters on Friday claimed that ballistic missiles had been transferred from Iran to Iraq over the past few months to threaten Iran’s enemies in the region.

AMN2018/8/31
Iran moves missiles to Iraq amid turmoil with West
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – Iran has reportedly moved its ballistic missiles to their on the ground allies in Iraq, the Reuters News Agency reported today.

According to the Reuters report, Iran sent these missiles to its allies in response to the U.S.’ increased sanctions against the Persian Gulf nation.
Reuters said that three Iranian officials told them of this recent move; it was also confirmed by two western intelligent sources.

“The logic was to have a backup plan if Iran was attacked,” one senior Iranian official told Reuters. “The number of missiles is not high, just a couple of dozen, but it can be increased if necessary.”

The Iraqi government and military both declined to comment.

FARSNEWS2018/8/30
Iran Deplores Netanyahu's "Shameless" Threats
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's "shameless" threats against Iran.

"Iran, a country without nuclear weapons, is threatened with atomic annihilation by a warmonger standing next to an actual nuclear weapons factory. Beyond shameless in the gall," Zarif wrote on his twitter page on Thursday.

Speaking at the nuclear research facility in Dimona during a ceremony, Netanyahu noted that Israel remains ready to counter throats from adversaries both near and far.

Israel has never acknowledged possessing nuclear weapons, instead maintaining a policy of “ambiguity.” Western reports, however, have put the size of Israel’s nuclear arsenal in the hundreds of weapons.

The UN nuclear watchdog IAEA has on several occasions verified peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program under the JCPOA, to which Iran has remained committed since it went into force.

Zarif on Wednesday underlined his country's insistence on the necessity for the creation of a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone in the region, describing Israel as an obstacle.

"As world marks Int'l Day against Nuclear Tests, let's remember that only nuclear bombs in our region belong to Israel and the US; the former a habitual aggressor and the latter the sole user of nukes," Zarif wrote on his twitter page.

"Let's also remember that Iran has called for Nuclear Weapon Free Zone since 1974," he underscored.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:55| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

9/2は英国のひげの日?

※ Dan @SuffolkDan
It’s #NationalBeardDay so rude not to...


この方、まだ若いしなかなかハンサムですよね。髭のほうが髪の毛より濃いけど、堂々としているところがよい。

日本人男性は身体も相対的に小さいし、体毛が少ないので永久脱毛などはやらないほうが良いです。外国の人は、そういう毛のない青白い成人男性を「中性指向」を見ることがあります。

そういう指向を意識して示しているのであれば、余計なお節介ですが。

こんな記事もありました。
AMN 2017-12-20
‘Beardless men look like girls and provoke gay thoughts,’ says Muslim preacher
An Islamic preacher in Turkey launched a scathing attack on clean-shaven men, claiming that they “look like women” and provoke “indecent thoughts”.
Murat Bayaral’s intervention, made on a religious TV channel on 16 December, has highlighted the increasing Islamisation of Turkey under President Recep Erdogan.
“Men should grow beards. One of the two body parts that separate men from women is the beard,” Bayaral said.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:06| Comment(0) | 国際・政治