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UNSC urges Turkey to 'comply with intl law' in Syria after Russia requests meeting
This situation is starting appear as a split between NATO and Turkey?
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Current situation in Syria:
International Military Review - Syria, Feb. 17, 2016 (Arab Subs)
Some more Tweets from Syria and others:
direct hit on ISIS truck
Russia faces an uphill task in Syria but it will be able to achieve its objectives. Syria is very critical for Russia. Russia needs a route to the mediterranean as black sea ports can be hemmed in.
The Caspian sea route to Iran and then overland will give Russia access to the Persian gulf as well as Mediterranean.
Russia's military industry will get a big boost by supplying to the Shia side in the Shia-Sunni divide. Other States will also buy Russian arms in large quantities. We are seeing an interesting situation where Russian economy will develop on the strength of military production rather than oil production.
Russia needs ports to send its goods to export customers.
Saudi/Turkey combination will fall short in Syria. Only USA has the means to prevail but USA does not look interested in an invasion.
Looks like a large Su-30 deal with Iran is imminent.
NATO will sell any weapons that Turkey needs but why would USA/Europe invade Syria? What objective is served?
Turkey wants to be the military boss of the Sunni world. Now is the time to prove it.
Turkey is invading to pr serve their territorial integrity Kurds already asking for separate Kurdistan. EU is involved 5 million refugees head d their . USA could not are less as you
Mentioned more arms sales also to SA
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Whatever happened to the 800 odd ISIS jokers trapped in the cauldron? I hope they have been turned into fertilizer.
Excellent video. Salute to the brave soldiers and militiamen fighting the evil.
Writings left behind by ISIS includes this in Cyrillic Alphabet, most likely by Chechen or Dagestani terrorists.
Report: Putin Threatens Turkey With Tactical Nukes
Award-winning Iran-Contra journalist Robert Parry has been told by a source close to Vladimir Putin that Russia has threatened Turkey with the use of tactical nuclear weapons if it launches a joint invasion of Syria with Saudi Arabia.
Writing for Consortium News, Parry warns that the risk of the United States and its allies escalating the conflict in Syria to rescue rebels who are now on the verge of defeat could spark “World War III”.
“If Turkey (with hundreds of thousands of troops massed near the Syrian border) and Saudi Arabia (with its sophisticated air force) follow through on threats and intervene militarily to save their rebel clients, who include Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front, from a powerful Russian-backed Syrian government offensive, then Russia will have to decide what to do to protect its 20,000 or so military personnel inside Syria,” writes Parry.
“A source close to Russian President Vladimir Putin told me that the Russians have warned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Moscow is prepared to use tactical nuclear weapons if necessary to save their troops in the face of a Turkish-Saudi onslaught. Since Turkey is a member of NATO, any such conflict could quickly escalate into a full-scale nuclear confrontation.”
Parry’s background suggests the information should be treated seriously. He covered the Iran-Contra scandal for the Associated Press and Newsweek and was later given a George Polk award for his work on intelligence matters.
According to Parry, although President Obama has “sought to calm Erdogan down and made clear that the U.S. military would not join the invasion,” he has been “unwilling to flatly prohibit such an intervention”.
Moscow’s alleged threat to repel a Turkish invasion of Syria with nuclear weapons follows comments by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in which hewarned of a new world warif the United States and its allies send ground troops into Syria.
Turkey and Saudi Arabia have both signaled they are considering a ground invasion of Syria in order to aid refugees and so-called “moderate rebels” fighting against the Assad regime.
Last week, Turkish officialscalled fora “safe zone” to be established within Syria to allow refugees to flee Russia’s advance, although the United States argued that such a corridor could not be set up without a no fly zone.
Saudi Arabia iscurrently conductingthe biggest wargames the region has seen for a quarter of a century. Northern Thunder involves 150,000 troops from 20 countries and is viewed by some as a precursor to a possible invasion of Syria.
Earlier this month, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeirtold CNNthat President Bashar al-Assad will have to be removed “by force” if the political process fails.
Despite official denials that the kingdom possesses nuclear weapons, Saudi political analysttold RT’s Arabic networklast week that the Saudis have indeed obtained the bomb and that tests will be conducted soon.
Liberation of Bashura Latakia 'Desert Falcons'
Vladimir Putin: Special Statement on Cessation of Hostilities in Syria starting Feb. 27th
Joint Statement of the United States and the Russian Federation, as Co-Chairs of the ISSG, on Cessation of Hostilities in Syria
Russia seems to have the upperhand in negotiations
key point is here
1. To take part in the cessation of hostilities, armed opposition groups will confirm – to the United States of America or the Russian Federation, who will attest such confirmations to one another as co-chairs of the ISSG by no later than 12:00 (Damascus time) on February 26 2016 – their commitment to and acceptance of the following terms:
To full implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2254, adopted unanimously on December 18, 2015, ‑ including the readiness to participate in the UN-facilitated political negotiation process;
To cease attacks with any weapons, including rockets, mortars, and anti-tank guided missiles, against Armed Forces of the Syrian Arab Republic, and any associated forces;
To refrain from acquiring or seeking to acquire territory from other parties to the ceasefire;
To allow humanitarian agencies, rapid, safe, unhindered and sustained access throughout areas under their operational control and allow immediate humanitarian assistance to reach all people in need;
To proportionate use of force (i.e., no greater than required to address an immediate threat) if and when responding in self-defense.
This means including SAA the Hezbollah and Shia millitia are safe too, however the ceasefire does not apply to UNSC recognized terrorist groups like JAN & ISIS which is like majority of syrian opposition.
ISIS captures the strategic village of Khanasser in northeast Hama
https://www.almasdarnews.com/articl...tegic-village-of-khanasser-in-northeast-hama/ | Al-Masdar News
(there is something wrong with SAA..)
If SAA focus on Dayr Hafir and captures it , so they can extend the safe area around the airport of Shekh Ahmed, this air port can be used to transfer rapid supplies and troops to Aleppo area.
Sultan Erdogan's ambitions might backfire, like this:
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