UNSC vetoes rival resolutions on Syria sponsored by Russia and France
Kremlin slams US accusations as “nonsense”
Churkin and Power clash at UNSC meeting – West still arming Al-Nusra in Syria, peace impossible
Syria Statement 8 Oct 16
………. Obama’s intended successor, Hillary Clinton, champions the imposition of a «no-fly zone» to shoot down the planes of Russia and Syria, in Syria — to shoot down the planes that have been successfully killing the jihadists who have been trying to overthrow and replace Assad. The U.S. is with the jihadists, who have been imported into Syria by, and paid by, the royal families of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and UAE.
Thus, for example, Hillary said, on 19 December 2015, «I am advocating the no-fly zone both because I think it would help us on the ground to protect Syrians; I’m also advocating it because I think it gives us some leverage in our conversations with Russia». She wants to order Russian planes out of Syria, and to order Syria’s only legitimate government to be replaced with an anti-Russian government. And she wants to do this not only «to protect Syrians» (who overwhelmingly blame the U.S. for the hell they’re now experiencing, the U.S.-Saudi proxy armies of imported jihadists) «because I think it gives us some leverage in our conversations with Russia».
Although there might still be some resistance remaining at the top levels of the U.S. military against the restoration and heating-up of the formerly Cold War against the USSR (now against only Russia and any head-of-state who isn’t hostile toward it), Obama has probably by now eliminated almost all of those people at the top level; and so virtually the only U.S. military personnel who oppose the increasingly hot U.S. war against Russia could be the troops who would be ordered to do the killing and dying in that war. They would face a choice of either resigning and losing their means-of-livelihood and much else, or of fighting and maybe dying for a cause that they think to be evil (allied with Al Qaeda)……….
EU’s response to Syrian conflict criticized
Turkey is Supporting ISIS-Daesh In Mosul And Raqqa
The leader and co-head of the Syrian – Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih Muslim, said Turkey is blocking the anti ISIS operation in Mosul, Iraq. The PYD leader’s statement on Friday coincided with the northern Iraqi Kurdish Democratic Party’s call to arrange a post-ISIS settlement between the federal government of Iraq and the semi-autonomous Kurdish northern Iraq.
PYD co-head Salih Muslim stressed that Turkey first blocked the liberation of Raqqa by invading Jarablus in Syria and that Turkey now is blocking the liberation of Mosul in Iraq by deploying Turkish troops into the Bashiqa district near the city of Mosul.
Earlier this month the Turkish parliament, unilaterally and without authorization from the Iraqi or Syrian government, prolonged the authorization of the deployment of Turkish forces to Syria and Iraq for another year.
Salih Muslim accused Turkey of cooperating with ISIS, saying that “The main goal of the Turkish move in Syria and Iraq is to support Daesh” (a.k.a. ISIS, ISIL, or Islamic State).
Forces of the armed wings of the PYD, the YPG and the all female YPJ, reportedly won’t head for Raqqa until the road to the besieged enclave of Efrin in northwestern Syria is open. The PYD maintains that neither Turkey, Islamist militants nor the Syrian government is currently interested in YPG / YPJ forces fighting ISIS in Efrin.
The PYD co-leaders statement comes against a complex backdrop involving various Kurdish parties and militants in the greater region as well as their respective allies. The PYD is being supported by the United States. The PYD is, however, also an ally of the Russian and Iranian – backed Turkish Kurdistan Worker’s Party – PKK, which is outlawed in Turkey, the USA and the EU.
Neither the PYD nor the PKK are closely allied to the northern Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) which is backed by the USA, nor of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Iran (KDP-I) which is a close ally of the Iraqi KDP. PYD leader Salih Muslim’s statement about Turkey’s obstructions of the liberation of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa coincided with demands by the KDP to reach a post-ISIS agreement between the federal government of Iraq and the Kurdish northern Iraq before the launch of the liberation of Mosul.
KDP leader and northern Iraqi Kurdish “president” Masoud Barzani, in August, said that Kurdish independence was the only remaining option. Clashes between the KDP-I and the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard in Iran have also increased significantly over the past months. The situation in Mosul, for its part, potentially pits not only Turkish troops and ISIS against each other, it also pits the KPP’s Peshmerga fighters against federal Iraqi troops and, maybe more importantly, Iranian-backed Iraqi militia.
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Battles for Aleppo | October 8th 2016
Syrian War Update – October 6 – 8, 2016: Syrian Army continues to advance in Eastern Aleppo
Syrian Army soldiers and popular forces continue to advance from the Northern districts of Aleppo towards the Eastern and Northeastern neighborhoods, driving Jeish al-Fatah out of the city position by position, military sources said on Sunday.
“Liberation of al-Oweijeh in the Northern outskirt of Aleppo city, has paved the way for the government forces to move faster towards Bostan al-Pasha from its Northern side,” the sources said.
“After seizing back a chunk of the highway in the Northern part of Aleppo city, the Syrian army soldiers and popular fighters have come much close to the Eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo,” they added.
Reports said earlier today that Syrian Army troops and National Defense Forces continued to push Jeish al-Fatah back from its positions in the Northern outskirts of Aleppo city following hours of fierce clashes.
Syrian government forces inflicted a heavy death toll on Jeish al-Fatah terrorists and drove them out of al-Oweijeh close to al-Jandoul square.
Syrian Army recaptures strategic district in east Aleppo
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Syrian Gov’t Forces on Verge of Another Major Victory in Aleppo City
Terrorists Withdraw From More Strongholds in Northern Outskirts of Aleppo City
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Terrorist Centers in Aleppo Receive Sever Blow in Russian, Syrian Airstrikes
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Over 80 Terrorists Killed, Wounded in Clashes with Syrian Soldiers in Dara’a
Four Drones of Terrorists Shot Down by Syrian Army in Northern Dara’a
Syrian Army Continues to Advance against Terrorists in Southwestern Damascus