Devs April 24 >Yarmouk; SAA reports 4th mech and NDF capture Al-Jorah Orchards inside Al-Qadam district, giving them fire control over Al-Jorah >In Hajjar al-Aswad SAA claim they have broken IS front lines for first time in years >AMAQ claims; 37 SAA killed on southern front, 29 SAA killed and 2 tanks destroyed in al-Qadam, release execution vid of 2 SAA troops >Republican Guard and Palestinian units capture Al-Baradi and Al-Baradat streets around Da’boul axis >Israeli MoD states if Syria uses Russian defense missiles against Israeli military they will act >Hama; SAA resumes offensive near Homs, around ‘Ayn Hussein, Hamrat, Salim, claim to have fire control over Salim >Hama cont; Jaysh al-Tawhid stated they repelled 3 SAA attacks on Salim front, killing 17 SAA and capturing 5 along with a Shilka >Aleppo; HTS/JTS clashes ongoing, JTS caps Bisrtoun, Ajel, Al-Abizmu, Taqad, Balanta, Al-Habat, Abad al-Rahman, reopens road to Al-Atarib >DeZ; IS reportedly execute 3 of their own members charged of attempting to create division within ranks >Yemen; Houthis vow “crushing response” to KSA/US coalition in response to killing of top official
= NGO’s and hybrid warfare: https://youtu.be/ro1byfe5vUM = >WikiLeaks: Turkish oil minister links to Isis oil trade - wikileaks.org/berats-box/article Top aide to Hillary Clinton: :Al-Qaeda is on our side in Syria - wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/23225
@IvanSidorenko1 24m24 minutes ago More #Syria #Damascus #SouthDamascus #SouthernDamascus Yarmouk Camp : Death of 9 fighters from Jaish Al-Islam on the outskirts of Yelda and injury of Abu Baraa, one of their officials, as a result of a barrel bomb explosion. https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/status/988843411909369860
#Syria #Damascus #SouthDamascus #SouthernDamascus South of the capital The army advances to the north west of the fridge factory with a width of 1 and half kilometer and depth of hundreds of meters #SRG #SAA #NDF & Allied Forces #YarmoukCamp #Qadam #Hajar_alAswad https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/status/988851151461343233
Video inside >Boy clinging to his dead father won't become face of Yemen war for millions in the West
A harrowing image taken after the Saudi-led bombing of a wedding party in Yemen last Sunday showed a young boy clinging to his dead father’s body. But it’s a safe bet he won’t become the face of the war in the mainstream media. Photos and footage were taken after the bombing, which happened in a remote village in the northwestern province of Hajjah. Appearing to be aged seven or eight, the boy tightly grasps the body of a man, grabbing his shirt and repeating “no, no, no” as rescuers try to take him away. People on the ground told Ruptly the boy insisted his killed father was just sleeping, and would soon wake up and take him to their home village not far from the one that was bombed.
He most probably remained there for hours, judging by how some of the images were taken at night and some in the morning. A Ruptly cameraman said the father’s body was the last one to be removed from the scene, and the boy stayed with it until the very end.
>France wants to work with US on new nuclear deal with Iran - Granny fucker Macron
The French leader said he was aware that Trump considers it a “bad deal” and that he is willing to take on board the US president’s concerns and criticisms as they work toward a “new” deal.
Granny fucker Macron said the two leaders had had a “very frank discussion” on Iran and that the nuclear issue was not the only topic concerning Iran, but that the country's ballistic missile program posed another threat. In February, Granny fucker Macron said Iran’s ballistic missile program must be put under international surveillance.
The French president said he believed the Iran deal as it stands should not be torn apart, but that it can be changed and added to.
“It's not a mystery we did not have the same starting position,”Granny fucker Macron told Trump. “Neither you nor I have a habit of changing our stances or going with the wind.”
It was a surprising turnaround for Granny fucker Macron, who was expected to use his visit to Washington to push Trump into remaining in the Iran deal, which was signed in 2015.
>Italy’s high court rejects German group’s request to release migrant rescue boat Italy’s highest court has rejected a request by a German group to release its migrant rescue boat seized eight months ago by prosecutors. They are investigating allegations that non-governmental organizations colluded with migrant smugglers. Prosecutors say the ‘Iuventa’ was seized based on three episodes in which crew members had contact with migrant smugglers. The German group, Jugend Rettet, said Tuesday that it was devastated by the Cassation Court’s ruling, adding that it “will fight for the right to rescue people in danger at sea,” AP said. According to Doctors Without Borders, the ruling sends a signal that Europe will continue “to criminalize humanitarian organizations conducting search-and-rescue operations… rather than strengthening capacities to save lives at sea.”
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/04/24/world/europe/ap-eu-europe-migrants.html >Israel plan to forcibly deport illegal African migrants ‘no longer on agenda’ – govt The Israeli government is abandoning a plan to forcibly deport African migrants who have entered the country illegally. The government had been working on a plan to deport thousands of mostly Eritrean and Sudanese men to a third country. However, it said in a written response to the Supreme Court on Tuesday that it was no longer pursuing that option, Reuters said. Israel’s immigration authority still wants to find options to deport migrants voluntarily, while their forced removal “is no longer on the agenda,” according to officials.
>Trump calls nuclear accord with Iran ‘insane’ US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Iran would face bigger problems if Tehran restarts its nuclear program. He also called the nuclear accord with Iran “insane,” Reuters reports. “They will have bigger problems than they have ever had before,” Trump said of Iran. He was speaking at the start of a White House meeting with French President Emmanuel Granny fucker Macron, who told reporters he wants to contain Iran in the region. Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said earlier on Tuesday that Tehran might withdraw from the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if Trump scraps the nuclear deal Tehran and world powers signed in 2015
https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/04/24/trump-calls-iran-deal-insane-in-meeting-with-frances-macron.html >3 suicide attacks kill 6 police in Quetta, Pakistan - officials Three suicide bombers attacked Pakistani police and paramilitary soldiers in the southwestern city of Quetta on Tuesday, killing six police and wounding 15, according to officials. One bomber detonated his explosives near a police truck. “It is a suicide attack,” provincial police chief Moazzam Jah Ansari told Reuters. Two suicide bombers tried to attack a paramilitary checkpoint on the city’s outskirts half an hour earlier. The troops had opened fire at the attackers, who detonated their explosives, wounding eight soldiers, a paramilitary officer said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks.
>Erdogan ‘to campaign in a European city’ for Turkey’s June elections Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expecting to hold a campaign rally in a European city next month ahead of June elections despite a ban by some Western countries on Turkish politicians campaigning abroad. The first meeting could be held in a closed sports hall in a European country, the president said on Tuesday in a speech to members of his ruling AK party. “All preparations are complete,” he added, according to Reuters. Erdogan has called snap parliamentary and presidential elections for June 24. Turkey will switch to a new executive presidency system that was narrowly approved by a referendum last year. After Erdogan announced the elections last week, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the president would be barred from “trying to exploit” Europe’s Turkish communities.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-politics-europe/turkey-tells-council-of-europe-to-mind-its-own-business-on-elections-idUSKBN1HV1KP?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews >Top Houthi civilian leader killed in Saudi-led airstrike last week - Yemen group A Saudi-led coalition airstrike last week killed the top civilian leader in the Houthi movement in Yemen, the group said. Saleh al-Samad, the most senior official to be killed by the Western-backed alliance in the three-year war, held the post of president in the Houthi-backed political body that runs most of northern Yemen, Reuters said. The group’s leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi said in a televised statement that Samad was killed on Thursday in the port city of Hodeidah, on Yemen’s west coast. Several strikes reportedly killed six others in his retinue. Al Arabiya TV said the alliance had killed Samad after “precise monitoring” of his movements. The coalition has not commented on the reports.
>German military gets bids from Airbus, US govt for Tornado fighter jet replacement The German Defense Ministry on Tuesday received bids from Airbus and the US government, which represents Lockheed Martin and Boeing, for the replacement of its fleet of 90 ageing Tornado fighter jets. The planes were developed in the 1960s. The competition is worth billions of dollars to the winning bidder. It also could have consequences for a separate, fledgling Franco-German program to develop a next-generation Eurofighter that will eventually replace the Eurofighter Typhoon, Reuters reported. Airbus is pitching the Eurofighter, a joint program with Britain’s BAE Systems and Italy’s Leonardo, and says it could take over the Tornado missions when that aircraft is phased out, starting in 2025. The German ministry plans to give priority to the European warplane to continue use of a proven system. However, the military has also asked for information about Lockheed’s F-35 fighter jet and the F-15E and F/A-18E/F jets built by Boeing.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-airshow-fighter/german-defense-ministry-gets-bids-for-tornado-fighter-jet-replacement-idUSKBN1HV16O >EU, UN, donor states seek aid boost at 7th annual conference on Syria The EU and UN on Tuesday began a two-day push to drum up fresh aid pledges for Syria and reinvigorate the faltering Geneva peace process, AFP reports. Donor countries, aid organizations and UN agencies are gathering in Brussels for the seventh annual conference on Syria’s future as the conflict in the country enters its eighth year. EU officials hope to beat the $6 billion pledged at last year’s gathering. The UN has warned that its own appeal for money for humanitarian work in Syria this year is less than a quarter funded, receiving less than $800 million of the $3.5 billion needed.
>Tehran might withdraw from NPT if US scraps nuclear deal – senior official Iran might withdraw from the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if US President Donald Trump scraps the nuclear deal Tehran and world powers signed in 2015, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said on Tuesday. Ali Shamkhani told reporters in Tehran that the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran was ready for some “surprising actions” if the nuclear deal was scrapped. Shamkhani made the statement before departing for Russia, Reuters said. Answering a question about the possibility of Tehran withdrawing from the NPT, the official said that this is one of three options that Tehran is considering.
18 killed, 13 injured by Saudi-led coalition’s airstrike in Yemen – report At least 18 civilians were killed and 13 were injured by airstrikes by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia in northwestern Yemen, TASS said, citing a Houthi-run Al-Masirah television report on Tuesday. It said a gas station was hit in the Abas district of the Hajjah governorate. Yemeni officials said earlier that an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition had killed more than 20 people at a wedding party late on Sunday night. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned that attack and urged all parties in Yemen’s war to observe international laws established to protect civilians in armed conflicts. He also called “for a prompt, effective and transparent investigation,” according to a UN spokesman.
>>143135 found also this >SCO supports stepping up fight against extremism in Afghanistan – Lavrov The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has spoken out in favor of stepping up activities to fight extremism and prevent conflict situations in Afghanistan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on the sidelines of the SCO foreign ministers’ meeting. “We are all concerned over the strengthening position of extremists, first and foremost, members of the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) who are coming to the country from Iraq and Syria, trying to gain a foothold in Afghanistan,” he said. Lavrov also said that the participants of the meeting in Beijing had agreed there was a need to begin talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban movement in the near future, TASS said.
>>143135 >Again them laying down their weapons and joining the peace process is quite suspicious yeah, just as we discussed the last time this happened. Also it was turned into a convenient photo/propaganda opportunity.
>>143152 >"Guise I am really worried about Suheil, these pictures of him all look different" >"oh and he is totally not gay, quit falling for FSA propaganda!" >"now excuse me, it is time for my daily sexercise"
>>143156 I agree with the article, ISIS has resumed guerilla style attacks in Iraq and Syria in places where they haven't struck in months. They hit near Palmyra not long ago and I am sure you've seen that the Iraqis now have a deal with the Syrian government to carry out airstrikes (of which they have done several already) near Abukamal. You may have been lurking yesterday when I asked our resident jihadist Osama al-Maghrebois, to expand on his claim that the same mistakes are being made and that ISIS will come back stronger than ever. When you get him out of shitposting mode he does raise some good points, and I can't say that they are all bullshit. He says that Bin Salman's attempt to westernize the KSA could be a factor in pushing the "jihad salafiya" into action. He also mentioned sleeper cells in KSA as well.
>143171 >They hit near Palmyra not long ago and I am sure you've seen that the Iraqis now have a deal with the Syrian government to carry out airstrikes (of which they have done several already) near Abukamal I remember the Palmyra attack and the Iraqis saying they will target ISIS in Syria. Is there any footage from it? >to expand on his claim that the same mistakes are being made and that ISIS will come back stronger than ever Well he is not wrong, if you remember the article about how ISIS governed areas under its control and how Iraqis are fucking it up along how families are being 10 minute trails to prove their innocence, there is going to be blowback. >He says that Bin Salman's attempt to westernize the KSA could be a factor in pushing the "jihad salafiya" into action. He also mentioned sleeper cells in KSA as well. Again he isnt wrong there. >>143174 nigga you best not be pulling a stunt like the pic.
>>143177 >Is there any footage from it? I think almasdar had some grainy footage but I may be mistaken. >if you remember the article about how ISIS governed areas under its control and how Iraqis are fucking it up Exactly this, and if the US coalition keeps driving Iraq closer to Iran these Iraqi Sunnis who feel marginalized already will continue to feel bitterness if their needs aren't addressed, its no secret these northern Iraqis have lost no love on Iran based on past history, plus the arrogant kurds around Kirkuk won't leave these Arabs feeling any better either. It is a powder keg that will blow again one day. To paraphrase Maghrebois who said this to another burger yesterday, "your government and military continue to make the same mistakes as in Iraq and Afghanistan and claim victory long before it is over, while the people you fight against play a different game." >nigga you best not be pulling a stunt like the pic kek, no m8, I might be on lists already because of /sg/, I don't want to be on any more.
>>143185 >I think almasdar had some grainy footage but I may be mistaken. I see will check it out. >Exactly this, and if the US coalition keeps driving Iraq closer to Iran these Iraqi Sunnis who feel marginalized already will continue to feel bitterness if their needs aren't addressed, its no secret these northern Iraqis have lost no love on Iran based on past history, plus the arrogant kurds around Kirkuk won't leave these Arabs feeling any better either. It is a powder keg that will blow again one day. To paraphrase Maghrebois who said this to another burger yesterday, "your government and military continue to make the same mistakes as in Iraq and Afghanistan and claim victory long before it is over, while the people you fight against play a different game." Agreed. >kek, no m8, I might be on lists already because of /sg/, I don't want to be on any more. Well that is good to hear. Keep yourself safe and have a good time mate. Good night.
>>143185 Speaking of lists… I remember when one of the PL flag posters came to /sg/ and started to ask questions about me, Padre, French-Bolandi and other Poles. I think that it was, unironically, an agent from one of our 3-lettered agency. Tbh not the best way to collect intel.
>>143323 >here, or cripplechan Anything but cripplechan, those people are insufferable. >>143325 What is Macron even thinking anymore, I know he wants France to be relevant again but he keeps making such contradictory statements and decisions >>143331 all of 4chinz has been down for about 30 minutes now. Why, I have no idea. >>143214 nuke /soc/ too, and while you're at it nuke all of /pol/ other than /sg/ in general
Devs April 25 >Yarmouk; SAA claim they entered Al-Midaniyah district, breaking IS lines in Al-Asali neighborhood, intense clashes ongoing >4th Div struggles to advance through SE Hajar Al-Aswad, liberating a few buildings but taking heavy losses >SAA captures Joura Orchards, AMAQ claims ISIS repelled SAA attack in Qadam, killing 24 troops, destroying a BMP >Tiger Forces expected to begin Yarmouk operations soon, possibly today >RF makes official announcement on new air defense systems to be delivered to Syria, S-300 not mentioned by name, but assumed as such >S Idlib/N Hama; SAA claims rebels are massing along front lines for possible large offensive, RF running multiple airstrikes in area >RF MoD; OPCW has confirmed that no CW present at Barzeh research facility in Damas >Sources state that the US has set up a new military base in Hasakah and that French military convoys were sent there >SAA officially in control of E Qalamoun as final rebels depart Al-Nassariyah and Jaroud >Idlib; Allegedly HTS reached ceasefire agreement with JTS and Suqour al-Sham, both will keep regions under their control, free detainees, open roads
>>143377 nice find, the article weapons of the Islamic State is a good one as well. I especially loved the following portion, >"Unauthorized retransfer…is a significant source of ISIS weapons and ammunition. The United States and Saudi Arabia supplied most of this materiel without authorisation, apparently to Syrian opposition forces." Not saying anything we didn't know but at least it is put into print.
>>143394 I gotta give the motherfucker credit, if you get him out of shitposting mode and more serious discussion there isn't much that he has said that is false. He is careful however to avoid putting out a definite position on some issues so he can say "I never said that" if the situation is unclear. I have been able to get him talking a bit more seriously as of late because he is all fired up about the Yarmouk ISIS battle. Also saved the OC.
>Today a number of buildings have been captured in al maadiniya district in hajar al aswad where terrorist groups were fortifying their positions from the northern axis west of albaradat(refrigirators), hardware factory and its surroundings has been captured also https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/status/989221873404796928
>>143351 >>143390 Naw, I think they are missing the point there. The speech was rite with contradictions to any sane person. Only under a American/western supremacist point of view it was maybe coherent. As even then his remark about wanting to avoid a new war is just virtue signaling.
Micron first of all gave the congress and the American supremacist worldview a luxury hooker blowjob. Tenderly caressing the ballsack of American arrogance.
Fucking pretending anything they do is for values and then implying freedom has to be brought to other countries wether they want it or not. He might as well call himself Napolean at this point. The so called disagreements are just about small unimportant shit, overall he expressed that he is totally supportive of the de facto policies Trump put out till now. The climate deal is also just a small blip, and MIcron conceded that for now he won't even really fight for it and just gave some word salad for carbon reduced modern life.
I think those takes on ti who think Micron had a speech against Turmp policy willingly close their eyes to the actual foreign policy turmp put out till now and they only listen to what Trump says in some rally.
Fucking Bayern, always chocking when it comes to playing with actual teams and not literally who-ones… and Lewy at his usual level. I cannot fucking wait for the >rape of my beloved national football team in june. Oh and Ghouta wasn't that bad in terms of KIA's for SAA. "only" 544. https://twitter.com/GregoryPWaters/status/989194910011019264
>>143477 That's the other thing tho. And yeah that's why I've started working out. But the usual shit going down =/= race war. That might be the follow up. Unless Greece will finally pay all the debtz. >>143476 >t.
>>143481 Well, might be our (((greatest allies))) will eventually decide for manual control. Oh and in case of WWIII we are nothing more than a fucking testing ground for any kind of new weapons, so yeah. That's that.
>#Syria #Damascus When a group of #ISIS #Daesh tried to block the advance of the #SRG in Al Joura Farms in Qadam a Terrorist popped up from the rubble and began yelling Allahu Akhbar he was showered with bullets other terrorist tried to pull him out but a Tank Ruined their chances https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/status/989252863032483842
>>143485 meh i still believe for the possibility of a non nuclear scenario it's plausible that shyness from european nato members to join in a minor border conflict in order not to escalate or become the target of a potential nuclear stike may allow russia to liberate some territories also aside from USA, nato members are only good to bully third world countries look at the bright side, you might be reunited with lithuania :^)
i think the greeks had a good idea only equpping those with votings rights who served society and had objectively high value within it.
a voting system where literal retards, the homeless, the unemployed and other cretins are allowed to vote breeds a ruling system that, eventually, destroys the foundation the state was erected upon. This state of cancerfication can be attributed to the idealistic egalitarian movement.
>Main points of 'Panmunjom declaration': - Koreas proclaim there will be no more war on Korean Peninsula and open an era of peace - Develop and improve inter-Korean relations in all areas, with the intent of reunification in the future - The Koreas will determine their own destiny https://twitter.com/josungkim/status/989793106609373186 >- Will work to establish peace agreement - To improve ties, will hold high-level talks in all areas, increase cooperation and exchange in various fields, culturally and economically - Will hold joint celebrations for special holidays - Resume family reunions, aim for August https://twitter.com/josungkim/status/989793597884002309 >- Stop provocations in all areas, including propaganda speakers and leaflets - Have the same goal of denuclearizaing the Korean Peninsula (fully) - Will need international cooperation for denuclearization and hold 4-way talks with China and US https://twitter.com/josungkim/status/989793996938493952
>Saudi Air Defenses Down Yemeni Rebels' Missile - Reports Saudi Arabia air defenses have downed missile launched by Yemeni Houthis towards the city of Jizan, state-run Al-Ekhbariya TV channel said. The attack took place several days after Houthis' second-in-command was killed in an air raid by an airstrike conducted by the Saudi-led coalition. https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201804271063960316-saudi-arabia-houthis-missile
>France To Increase Support To International Coalition In Syria – Macron France plans to increase its support to the international coalition in Syria to complete the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group, President Emmanuel Macron said during a press conference in Washington D.C., TASS reports.
“We will increase our commitment within the frames of the international coalition”, the French President said. “We will work jointly to strengthen security in the region”.
>>144148 Sure, if we want all the world to be unleashed upon us with "antisemite Poles and their death camps" shit, sure. >tfw german Neo-Nazis will protest and say that those were camps made by their ancestors not some slavniggers Also, recently US Congress approved & passed Act of Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today will fuck us in the ass even more.
>>144149 >Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Jesus, fuck when will (((they))) stop bitching about something that happened over 70 years ago? Lets hope it backfires on them, plenty of US firms and politics at the time that can get some blame from the Jews.
>First Video of MASSIVE explosions at Iranian/Hezbollah military base in #Syria after local sources reports Israeli warplanes in Syrian Airspace and confirm a hostile strike has taken place https://twitter.com/ELINTNews/status/990696739542917120 >Video in link >#Syria #Hama #Tiger_Forces Reporter Says the Fire Fighters Center which is on Salhab road is also used for the Allies of Syria #Iran and 47th Brigade is which over 45 KM from the Fire Fighter Center is Also for & used by #Iran and BOTH WERE TARGETED so its not a coincidence. https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/status/990705122119487489
>#Syria #Hama #Aleppo Syrian Army Soldiers Tonight : Three Spots Targeted by #Israel #Israeli Aggression tonight Atleast 2 of the Spots are Iranian Bases - 47th Brigade - Fire Fighters Center on Salhab Road - The Third strike targeted Aleppo Region and is unknown at the moment.
>>144323 For fucks sake, I hope the US man up and say "Fuck it, you are on your own Israel". But this is wishful thinking. Best one can hope for is that the Israeli planes gets shot down. >Israel has repeatedly hit Iranian-backed militia outposts in Syria. This month it a struck a Syrian air base, killing seven Iranian personnel, Israel has warned it could hit Iranian bases in the war-torn country should tensions with Tehran escalate. http://archive.is/hUeec >bomb Iranian bases, say they will bomb more Iranian bases if Iran complains
>>144329 Both of them want Iran out of Syria and apparently the Russians are ok with this as long as Assad stays in power I guess. >#US and #Israel are pushing #Iran to two options: Retaliate and risk a large scale war against Iran. Or etreat from #Syria, cut the direct support to Hezballah which was massively increased after the Iranian presence in Syria during the war, this option is preferred by #Russia https://twitter.com/WaelAlRussi/status/990714718020165632
>>144336 Shit, I really need sleep (best explanation I can come up with). Not sure how I managed to do it but mixed Turkey's invasion in south with Iran. I have no idea how I managed that. >I'll stay in the corner for a while (could not find pic to relay my shame)
>>#Syria #Hama #Aleppo - two different comments from two different #SAA #SyrianArmy #SyrianArabArmy Soldiers 2 Hours ago : - They hit an Afghan Center in Salhab - Salhab Mesyaf Aleppo - Coalition airstrike theres Iranian and Afghan Barracks https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/status/990736633174601729 Why do I get the feeling that the dead are Iranis and instead of declaring their own casualties they are saying its the shia militias from other countires.
>>144352 Ahh I was confusing the location with Hama. >Would you send your own men to the high risk location, engie? Depends on the mission really but still there is bound to be some IRGC people managing the base there.
>>144350 >Wow, I predicted this. The cuckchan is down because Jews. I just wanted to shitpost my best larp: Q
Yo I *smacks lips* Predicted this an *is trump* Am starting a grasroots *is trump intel agency* Movement an sheet. *is on trump campaign* Cuz we wuz new government silent revolution boomer bloc an sheeeeeeet Q
Devs April 30 >RF deploys improved Su-25SM3 jet to the Hmaymim Airport >SAA claims to have entered NW corridor of al-Aswad, in Yarmouk a few buildings were seized, intense clashes at all axes ongoing >Missile strikes target bases in Hama and Aleppo, Israel refused to comment, some reports claim 40 dead >Rebels in Yarmouk Camp agree to turn over positions to the SAA in exchange for transport to Idlib >Homs; RuAf perform multiple strikes on rebels in Al-Rastan, ‘Ezzeddine, ‘Ayn Hussein, Talbiseh, and Deir Fool >DeZ; SAA/militias reportedly capture Al-Hisan, Al-Junaynah, Al-Jaya, Shuqra, Maishiyah, and Al-Ulyan from SDF before being repelled >Idlib; 20 buses enter besieged towns of Fouaa and Kafraya to evac civs, in exchange deal between govt and rebels in Yarmouk >Large amount of NATO weapons seized by RF from E Qalamoun >Kabul; ISIS claims responsibility for twin suicide bombings near foreign offices, at least 29 dead, including 6 journalists >Taliban spring offensive "Al Khandaq" in full swing, 300 attacks in 1st 3 days, multiple locations and checkpoints taken, high govt casualties
>>144454 Kek, it was an obvious LARP, he posted a pic of his US Embassy Damascus shirt weeks back, I called him out because we closed our embassy there in 2012, plus he claimed he was in Deir Ezzor, which didn't add up. He also claimed to know Arabic, yet never showed that he knew any. Another thing was his "sources" were Live UA map and Twitter screenshots, and by his posting style he was a happening fag, you would have to assume if he really was a DoS employee, he would be in at least his 30's and be a bit more mature, obviously risking his career by shitposting on /sg/ with a majority of people who are hostile to the US would not be a good career move, he also mentioned things that were anti-US himself. Finally 4chan isn't a secure website for someone to be browsing in a region where operational security would be a top priority.
>>144458 after he said this>>144459 he also made sure to post "from Iraq" when he was "on his way" to Syria to complete the LARP. He was a happening fag through and through, and once the happening fizzled out he went somewhat quiet, now that another happening might be brewing he started posting a lot more again
>>144473 >Besides, Yamrouk quite silent today,aye? Doubtful there will be much good news for the SAA to report, I am expecting heavy SAA losses over the next coming days as they get further into the meat grinder. So far I called ISIS' strategy last week and it is going just as I thought. They are conceding the open areas like Joura, and pulled a tactical withdrawal from Qadam as there is a big open area in between there and Hajar al-Aswad which is not worth defending. They are consolidating in the more compact zones of Aswad, you'll notice the 4th Mech Divsion has still yet to get very far in there yet. This is going to be a fight as comparable to Mosul's Old City as we can get, hopefully we get some more ISIS videos, the last one was OK but I was hoping for more.
#Syria #Homs Leaflets dumped over Northern Homs Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi : Jouha execute the suicide operation and ill give you 100 beautiful women, jouha says, no sir,can my donkey here do the operation instead of me and only one beautiful woman will be enough for me.
>>144492 It really is. I remember when rebels were bragging that they killed one of the Tiger's officer, really cool&cheerful older dude. Turned out to be complete bs. But it didn't stopped him from making a picture of himslef in the coffin with a smile on his face and a can of beer. There is also video when he is performing some sick dancing moves.
>>144499 Looks like Israel have initially failed to convince the EU (not that I think Israel will stop trying and ignoring what the EU says) >First of all, it can only be a preliminary reaction, because, obviously, we need to assess the details of the statement Prime Minister [of Israel, Benjamin] Netanyahu has made, look at the documents, and first and foremost get the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency]'s assessment, because the IAEA is the only impartial, international organisation that is in charge of monitoring Iran's nuclear commitments. >What I have seen from the first reports is that Prime Minister Netanyahu has not put into question Iran's compliance with the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] commitments, meaning post-2015 nuclear commitments. >The JCPOA, the nuclear agreement, is not based on assumptions of good faith or trust - it is based on concrete commitments, verification mechanisms and a very strict monitoring of facts, done by the IAEA. The IAEA has published 10 reports, certifying that Iran has fully complied with its commitments. >And in any case, if any party and if any country has information of non-compliance, of any kind, it can and should address and channel this information to the proper, legitimate, recognised mechanisms, the IAEA and the Joint Commission [of the JCPOA] for the monitoring of the nuclear deal that I chair and that I convened just a couple of months ago. We have mechanisms in place to address eventual concerns. >Again, I have not seen from Prime Minister Netanyahu arguments for the moment on non-compliance, meaning violation by Iran of its nuclear commitments under the [nuclear] deal. And again, the deal was put in place exactly because there was no trust between the parties, otherwise we would not have required a nuclear deal to be put in place. http://archive.is/IetCu
>Devs May 1 >SAA makes slight advance through farms between Al-Qadam and Hajar Al-Aswad, have not reached IS' front lines in Aswad yet >SAA/Palestinians begin Yarmouk Camp offensive, clear a few buildings overlooking Martyr's Graveyard near Al-Taqadom, intense clashes ongoing >US coalition kills over 20 civs in airstrike in Al-Hasakah province in the town of Tal Jaber >Idlib; Rebels release 42 hostages from Alawite town of Estabraq per Yarmouk agreement >SDF announces operation against ISIS to resume in Deir Ezzor >Rebels in N Homs pocket allegedly agree to surrender, request RF mil police and Sy security forces instead of SAA to enter town >NE Aleppo; Video of French mil convoy entering Manbij emerges >Aleppo; Al-Jaysh al-Watani al-Suri and Faylaq al-Thalith arrested 7 YPG members in Maarisa al-Khatib, reportedly part of 15 member cell >Israel invites Russian experts to study documents on Iranian nuclear program >US says Bibi’s presentation proves Iran had ‘robust’ nuke program, Tehran calls it ‘childish’
Looks like the US have backtracked on the Iran statement. They blame it on an clerical error where one letter was wrong. Old statement: >Iran has a robust, clandestine nuclear weapons program. Updated statement: >Iran had a robust, clandestine nuclear weapons program http://archive.is/MhSFX
>>144722 >>144718 >1 expulsion of all terrorist from northern homs countryside and south of hama >2 terrorist must hand over their heavy and medium weapons, equipment and ammo maximum 2 days after the signing of the agreement >3 compliance to the agreement of the militant willing to reconcile (ie accept the treaty)
>>144727 >4 entry of SAA in northern country side (homs) and return of all state institution and department (as in state property/buildings) >5 all terrorist who refuse the treaty will go with their families to Jarablus and Idlib within 3 days >6 opening of the homs hama road within 3 days after the signing of the treaty after SAA secures it (ie checking for IED and mines (guess they learned after the druze beast)) >7 terrorist hand over map of tunnels and weapon/munition/equipment caches
>>144735 Continuing our discussion from 4/sg/ last night. >but this doesn't affect the people that have their insurance paid by their employer, right? Depends on your employer contribution, it is rare in this day and age for your employer to provide 100% paid coverage, usually it is just a portion of the insurance total bill, so as the cost of insurance goes up you still have to pay the difference. For instance my employer provided insurance has steadily increased every year since Obamacare went into effect, this year I dropped my work insurance and we just put the money that we would be spending each month away if we need to go to the doctor, as my family is fairly healthy doctor visits are rare for us, and if a catastrophic incident occurred then most healthcare providers will allow you to use a payment plan, at a much reduced cost as opposed to if you have insurance as well. Americans who have insurance are financially penalized for being responsible, if you have insurance your costs are greater, if you don't have insurance or use Obamacare then your medical costs are under a different price bracket. This is a little known fact but it is true. In regards to your question about open competition amongst insurance companies… >is this really going to tackle the problem of companies that only accept people that they know wont make them cash out too much money (ie healthy young people) and leave out the elderly that they know will sink them financially? Not completely, but the competitive nature of my idea would still result in lower costs than what you currently have a choice of, plus the elderly have Medicare here so that alleviates a lot of costs for them. In regards to your question about the shared fund co-op insurance…. >is it really popular with all the "i don't want to pay for someone else's healthcare" people that seem numerous in america? This is different from paying someone else's insurance, you pay a flat fee into the shared fund, and use it as you need it. Here in Florida for instance my electric provider is a co-op, so all of us customers are actually considered owners in the share, which results in much lower costs and even rebates for us if we use less electric than planned for each month. When I used to live in city limits my electric bill was 200, sometimes 300 more dollars than where I live now. So this same concept applied to insurance companies results in an overall savings, pending of course on how many people pay in, like I said there are a few insurance companies who use this style of business, and the cost of insurance is much lower, unfortunately these companies are few and far between. In regards to your question about pharmaceutical companies… >is there a way of doing it without the "muh literally communist" fags go on an autistic screech because shlomo shekelberg can't set up whichever price he wants for his opioids? A mixed bag, most Americans would agree that pharma companies are literally price gouging and they may support a clamp down on the pharma companies, but you would have some dissenters who would raise concern of the government directly controlling private company prices, however if a bill was passed regulating price gouging by big pharma instead of an open ended bill that could be used against other businesses you could avoid that dissent imo.
>Fresh devs May 2 >N Hama; RuAf conduct multiple strikes, deploy a bunker bomb on underground base of Jaysh Al-Izza >SAA claims to have captured western farms of Hajar Al-Aswad and the Al-Alaf area >Sultan Mohammad Al-Fateh forces attack Al-Montaser Bilah in 3 towns in Afrin region over disputed loot in residential bldg, killing several >E Aleppo; SAA uncovers mass grave in Wadha, believed to hold SAA bodies from Al-Jarrah Airbase, executed by FSA in 2013 >Reports; More US/French troops moved near Sajour River, and in al-Bab reportedly deployed between Kurds and Euphrates Shield forces >N Homs; Govt and rebels conclude agreement, rebels legal status to be restored, those who don't reconcile will be evacuated >Raqqa; Gunmen assassinate SDF commander, PYD official killed by IED near Ayn ISSA, another SDF official killed with poison chocolate at SDF meeting >Libya; Militants and suicide bomber storm electoral commission offices in Tripoli, killing 7 >Several Sudanese MPs urge president to withdraw troops from Yemen >Nigeria; Bombings near a mosque kill 20 during afternoon prayer, most likely a Boko Haram attack
>>144876 yes I saw it, I think you linked the burger who posts the Nzivnet articles and gets first post a lot. I actually posted a TV1 Afghanistan article about it earlier before you showed up. Thought it was pretty funny.
Devs May 3 >Damas ISIS pocket split, SAA link up from east and west axes, full control of cemetery, stadium, Bilal al-Habashi Mosque >SAA reportedly liberated all farmlands in the west of al-Aswad >Breakthrough in Hajar al-Aswad started with SAA in the east securing Younis Hospital and nearby communication center >Rebels in north Homs hand over weapons ahead of mass evacuation >N Homs; Tigers set to deploy on rebels in Al-Ghanto, Deir Fool, and ‘Ayn Hussein that refused govt deal >Douma; Syrian sappers defused 1,200 mines, 1.5 tons of explosive material, 4,000 IEDs >Idlib; Rebel infighting continues, 4 killed from Faylaq al-Sham when vehicle hit IED, car bomb kills 10 in al-Dana >Su-30 crashes off of coast of Latakia, believed to have struck birds >Anbar, Iraq; ISIS launches attack on Al-Hashd al-Shaabi unit near Albu Faraj, claim they killed 22 and wounded 10 >Lavrov; US is training militants near Jordanian border at al-Tanf despite ceasefire de-escalation zones >Lavrov calls on Israel to provide data on Iran’s nuclear program to IAEA if it has any
>>145047 The second article is amazing, and confirms everything we have been seeing over the last several years. You have to wonder when enough will be enough? With statistics like this you can't reasonably see why this would be allowed to continue, but nothing that comes from my government surprises me.
>>145054 >when enough will be enough? Afghanistan is too important to be just abandoned like that and with the increasing Russian and Chinese outreach there. I dont think the US will ever be comfortable with leaving without a complete loss of control of there situation there. Though SIGAR is an official US inspection team and has recently been forced by the Pentagon into not releasing data about under Gov or Tali control they still release some interesting info from Afghanistan. Do follow https://twitter.com/SIGARHQ
>>145057 That isn't the case though, opium profits net about 4 billion dollars a month, and most of this goes to Taliban needs and locals, the US has spent over a trillion dollars in Afghanistan since 2001 alone, so that explanation holds no weight. If you are suggesting the US is somehow reaping the profits that opium provides this isn't the case based on the cost of the war effort and the actual income of annual opium production. The opium profits are primarily going to the Taliban and local smuggling rings, and secondly to many of the US backed government officials. The CIA knowingly colluded in the 80's and 90's with opium trafficking via the mujahideen, but this is entirely different from the current conflict. True the Taliban outlawed poppy as the pic you posted showed, but a drought in the country had ravaged that year's poppy crops, and Afghanistan was able to bring in humanitarian money from the US and a few other countries by banning it. Had the war in Afghanistan never started then I think we could assume that the Taliban would have kept poppy illegal, but the American invasion necessitated the return to its cultivation. A pretty decent article on opium production and the war in Afghanistan. http://archive.is/5hgzt
>>145058 Eventually I hope for a hurried withdrawal from Afghanistan reminiscent of the Fall of Saigon, with the Taliban victoriously rolling into Kandahar while our choppers depart. If it happens it won't happen soon, but eventually a market crash here that would plunge us into an economic crisis could be the trigger to pull out.
>>145106 The market crash would have to be 1929 bad, we have been on the brink before, and a big enough crash combined with Russia and China gaining influence in Afghanistan might be the right recipe for this to occur.
>>145112 Np m8, ID change because of phone posting rn, I will add one thought that I forgot. The US military industrial complex potentially avoided stamping out opium production for many years because it helped to ensure longevity in Afghanistan imo. As long as the poppies grow the Taliban can count on income, and this gives the people who want to stay in Afghanistan the excuse to do so
>>145106 >>145108 I will like to discuss this with you in detail and hear your thoughts on a post US Afghan situation and how the regional nations will deal with it. But its 4 am here and I need to sleep. Good night mate.
>>145310 Modern or past? 1st one, nothing but unironical socialists, useful idiots combined with ye oldie commies that slipped into the new reality. 2nd, useful foreign tool, traitors, sell-outs, should be hanged alongisde people of previous system. Round Table was nothing but a play.
>Devs May 4 >SAA and Palestininan allies claim they are close to liberating Hajar al-Aswad >SAA discover sizeable ISIS weapons cache in Hajar al-Aswad from liberated areas >RuAf resume airstrikes near Turkish border, targeting areas held by the Turkestan Islamic Party in Jisr Al-Shughour District >Harry Truman strike group begins air ops from the Med against ISIS targets in Syria >OPCW announces their investigation in Douma is complete, results may take 3 to 4 weeks to come in >Dara’a; SyAf begins airstrikes in Tal Al-Harrah for 1st time in months ahead of upcoming op >Egyptian FM; Egypt has no plans to send troops to Syria >N Homs; Rebels hand over 2 tanks and 2 BMPs to the SAA, a shortage of buses has delayed rebel evac until Monday >US State Dept; Support for the White Helmets is “under active review”, have not sent group funds for several weeks >Hariri slams Nasrallah, says his political party rescued Lebanon from ISIS and that Hezbollah is funding extremism >RF MoD Shoigu discusses Middle East security with Libyan commander Haftar in video conference call
>Devs May 7 >N Hama; Sy/Ru air forces continue airstrikes against rebels as SAA offensive is prepared >Yarmouk; SAA reportedly captured more residential blocks, bringing S front to main street >SAA moves more units into Yalda as rebels evac, look to open E front against IS >SW Aleppo; Gunmen assassinate rebel commander of Halaf Nusra Al-Islam near Um ‘Atbah >SDF continue op against ISIS, capture 18km of territory near Iraqi border, including Mt Jabal Baghouz, IS retreat to town of Baghouz >Jaysh al-Islam completing evac from Yarmouk today, a few rebels did not take deal and hold territory along with IS in S Damas >Sources state ISIS preparing offensive against SAA in DeZ, allegedly gathered large group of fighters in western part of Badiyeh >Yarmouk; Wassim Issa, the SAA soldier who also reports from the front was hit by mortar shell, both legs needed amputation >Israeli security officials believe Iran is preparing retaliation in response to strike on T-4 airbase last month >Hezbollah and allies projected to take over half of the seats in Lebanon’s parliament based on preliminary results
An interesting allegation made by Hekmatyar, >Hekmatyar says Iran helps "infiltration of Daesh in #Afghanistan". He says three types of Daesh are operating in #Afghanistan and that the group enters Afghanistan from Iran. https://twitter.com/TOLOnews/status/992303743323422722
>>145903 >>145904 Damn, spring offensives keeping both IS-K and Taliban busy, I saw 2 few of these claims from both sides on Jihadology.net, there is a new Taliban video on there but I haven't checked it out yet. Thanks for the additional info Pingu.
>>145929 the playboard is stacked for a major confrontation iran+lebanon+syria if iraq gets pro iran next election it sure is going to be an interesting year just need the spark: Thrackerzodstein unilaterally drop the iranian deal without approval of european states
>>145932 Morocco has always been a close allies to the gulf niggers as they share the same interests at keeping their monarchies in place and they always follow them in their geopolitical meddlings (muh assad must go, muh gadaffi must go, participation in the yemen war alongside KSA). Morokikes are trying to exploit the anti iran bandwagon and try to shift their quarrel with western sahara on the "muh ebil iran" to gain more traction and perhaps a support from JewSA (more political support and more military equipment in their fight against shia militias in a place where there is virtually no shia) I wouldn't be surprised if they also "find" a link between Algeria and Iran even though the relations are very bad since Iran funded islamist in Algeria during the 90's All in all the sole supporter of polisario has always been Algeria. the Iranians have no horse in this race
>>145935 I see so they are playing the me too game. In your opinion will this amount to any considerable support from at least the Gulf countries let alone the US or will they just receive an "attaboy". I ask this because a few days ago the weebroccon at the other place was saying that the US will support Morocco due it having the largest reserves of phosphates. >All in all the sole supporter of polisario has always been Algeria Based Crescent and Starflag bros, always fucking shit up.
Devs May 8 >N Homs; 2,800 rebels and family members depart, another large group slated for departure today >Yarmouk; SAA reports advances near Al-Shafi Mosque, Republican Guard attacks with missiles from 30th Street axis and Al-Taqadam >After beginning assault from Yalda the SAA claims control of the Japanese Hospital and some nearby residential blocks >W Aleppo; After RF warns Turkey about rebels continuously breaking ceasefire, Turkey sets up new observation point near SAA lines >Iraqi intelligence head claims reports of Baghdadi's whereabouts are fresh, group of Ru, Sy, and Iranian forces tracking him down >W DeZ; SAA and allies launch assault on ISIS, target pocket in Badiya region, claim to push IS 50 km away from Al-Mayadeen >RF confirms both pilots of the Ka-52 chopper that crashed in E Syria were killed and have recovered their bodies >Netanyahu accuses Iran of deploying ‘very dangerous weapons’ in Syria >E Ghouta; SAA discovers another large rebel weapons and ammo cache in Jobar >S Aleppo; HTS member kills Hurras al-Deen’s legal official at checkpoint after his vehicle failed to stop, HTS detained the shooter
>Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
WASHINGTON — President Trump told President Emmanuel Macron of France on Tuesday morning that he plans to announce the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, according to a person briefed on the conversation.
Mr. Trump’s decision unravels the signature foreign policy achievement of his predecessor, Barack Obama, isolating the United States among its allies and leaving it at even greater odds with its adversaries in dealing with the Iranians.
The United States is preparing to reinstate all sanctions it had waived as part of the nuclear accord — and impose additional economic penalties as well, the person said.
A second person familiar with negotiations to keep the 2015 accord in place said the talks collapsed over Mr. Trump’s insistence that sharp limits be kept on Iran’s nuclear fuel production after 2030. The deal currently lifts those limits.
Mr. Trump is planning to formally announce his decision at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the White House.
Mr. Trump’s decision, while long anticipated and widely telegraphed, plunges America’s relations with European allies into deep uncertainty. They have committed to staying in the deal, raising the prospect of a diplomatic and economic clash as the United States reimposes stringent sanctions on Iran.
It also raises the prospect of increased tensions with Russia and China, which also are parties to the agreement.
The decision fulfills one of Mr. Trump’s oft-repeated campaign promises, and came despite intense personal lobbying by European leaders and frantic attempts to craft fixes to the deal that would satisfy him.
The president’s own aides had persuaded him twice last year not to take this step.
But Mr. Trump made clear that his patience with the deal had worn thin, and with a new, more hawkish set of advisers — led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the national security adviser, John R. Bolton — Mr. Trump faced less internal resistance this time.
>>146108 >>146120 >secret agreement between SAA/Russia and israel to throw the iranians under the bus to appease netanyahou? I have a theory, more for the lulz, but there may be truth in it. Recently I started wondering if the Russians could be a Trojan horse if you will. Iran keeps their military strength under wraps for the most part, as much as is possible in the modern world, the only outside actor who now has likely gained a lot of the knowledge on their troop numbers and positions and movements is Russia as they are embedded with many of them. The Russians are good goys, there is no doubt in this, and they rarely criticize Israeli strikes, and if they do, nowhere near with as much conviction as they criticize US coalition strikes, usually they just "summon the Israeli ambassador" for a private meeting. I haven't said this on 4/sg/ because the cult of personality around Putin and thinking outside the box will have you shouted down as a kike shill.
@SaladinAlDronni 4h4 hours ago More After two arrests of suicide bombers in recent week, this time a whole suicide team seems to have made it through the counter-terrorism corridor. Situation in Kabul unclear.
@ismaelshahamat 4h4 hours ago More Group Attack on a Police Station in Kabul: Kabul Police confirms a group attack near a police Station in PD13 in west of Kabul saying gunfire is continuing. Another blast is reported in Shahr e Naw area of Kabul.
Devs May 9 >Next round of Astana peace talks set for May 14-15 >W Aleppo; Turkish convoy arrives in al-Rashideen to set 10th of 12 planned checkpoints established by Astana process >Daraa; HTS claims responsibility for Monday attack on SAA that killed 7 troops near Sweida-Dara’a Highway >Despite claims of ‘unusual Iranian activity’, Israel says its safe for residents to return to work in Golan >Homs; Rebel evac through Al-Rastan corridor continues, another large group of militants and families departed today >8 Iranians allegedly killed in Israeli airstrike in SW Damas last night >DeZ; SAA 5th Legion claims to have secured Al-Mayadeen, driving IS back another 10km west, now 60km from Mayadeen >SAA claims addtional advances against IS in Yarmouk, liberate more buildings in Aswad and launch missile/artillery assault in Yarmouk Camp >Damascus; ISIS launch missiles at Bourj Dimashq/Sahat Maysat areas, killing and wounding 10+ civs >Rouhani; Iran will stay in nuclear deal despite US withdrawal >Houthis launch missiles at “economic targets” in Riyadh, KSA claims 2 intercepted >Kabul; IS-K launch several suicide attacks against govt and Shi'ite areas, clashes ongoing
>>146192 true, i have my suspicions too but not because putin is a good goy but more because he doesn't care about iran and doesn't takes part in the iran/israel proxy war his only concern is SAA so when Iranian positions get hit he won't start making a big fuss about it since he doesn't want to be associated with a theocracy, he already has enough on his plate being associated with assad and all the bogus gaz attacks as we saw it in yemen where they threw the iranians under the bus by giving intel to KSA
Russia may be an ally to syria because it has geopolitical interest at stakes, but it sure as hell isn't Iran's friend
>>146209 >Russia may be an ally to syria because it has geopolitical interest at stakes, but it sure as hell isn't Iran's friend Exactly this. I can't fault Russia for playing both sides, nobody does it better than Putin. I wish my government would try to emulate this instead of dealing with everything as an absolute "I must have my way" like fucking 8 year olds. But in the long run this may end up biting Russia in the ass as it can be said (with abundant proof) that they do nothing to help their allies when the shit hits the fan.
>>146213 >dealing with everything as an absolute "I must have my way" like fucking 8 year olds >dealing with everything as an absolute "I must have my way" like fucking 8 year olds the american political establishment still hasn't noticed that the days of "america the sole world power" are waning.. they still think that i's 1992 and eastern power have no reach >But in the long run this may end up biting Russia in the ass as it can be said (with abundant proof) that they do nothing to help their allies when the shit hits the fan. But again if a traditionally russia oriented country feels that russia would shove them under the bus for their own benefits, what could it do? turn toward the eternal backstabbers that are the USA? Russia know that China doesn't get involved in the ME proxy wars and can afford such moves. After all his deal was with bashar, not hezbollah or rouhani so they shouldn't act surprised
>>146214 >if a traditionally russia oriented country feels that russia would shove them under the bus for their own benefits, what could it do? turn toward the eternal backstabbers that are the USA? Agreed, Russia is really the only option, and they know this. Vlad is the original Nintendo64D chess master
>>146192 > haven't said this on 4/sg/ because the cult of personality around Putin and thinking outside the box will have you shouted down as a kike shill. remeber when I complained about the echo chamber mindset and you told me that it wasn't true
>>146236 >remeber when I complained about the echo chamber mindset and you told me that it wasn't true Don't think it was me m8, I remember you saying it, and I remember you and I having a few discussions about it in fact. I am in 100% agreement with you on it.
The Ir*n sub-humans make it too easy. One day they'll react to us then they'll find themselves CRUSHED. I wish we isolated Syria instead, so we can target the SyrTiger forces. Imagine the entire group dying in hellfire. Gets me diamonds. They'd probably broadcast it on socmedia like how they broadcast their locations for us to strike.
>>146239 too many /soc/ tier poster that are only here to socialize and meme about the conflict (akin to the awoo poster that get utterly triggered if you mention that trump not upholding his promises)
>>146243 yep, you see it all the time, posts like >based Assad >Israel BTFO >Assad will win shallow statements they regurgitate, but ask them if they know any current offensives, front lines, hot spots, etc and most will have no clue.
>>146253 >iranian deal is shut down by usa >oy vey let's use this momentum to get the iranians to attack us and escalate the situation so we can get USA to rid us of khommies in syria >keep attacking IRGC positions >after one day of constant provocations SAA start retaliating with shelling (arty and MLRS) >apparently (unconfirmed) Putin gave netanyahoo green light to attack SAA position containing Iranian proxies but set the red line at attacking SAA positions without iranian proxies >possibility of SAA attacking from positions without proxies to counter bait IDF
Might look like Israel is pushing hard to build up a narrative where they can attack Iran and go into Syria… >Iranian forces stationed in Syria fired about 20 rockets or projectiles at Israeli military positions in the Golan Heights just after midnight on Thursday, Israel’s defence forces (IDF) said. >“So far we are not aware of any casualties, any IDF casualties,” he said, adding that Israeli forces had “responded”. >The attack, if confirmed, would mark the first time Iranian forces had fired rockets in a direct strike on Israeli forces in the occupied Golan Heights. The area has been on high alert since the US president, Donald Trump, announced he planned to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. >“The IDF views this Iranian attack very severely,” Conricus said. “This event is not over.” >Israel has warned it will not permit Tehran to establish a permanent military presence in Syria, accusing Iran of moving drones and missiles into its Arab neighbour. Iranian forces have been sent to aid the Syrian government in a devastating seven-year civil war against insurgents. http://archive.is/7Kf0d
>>146255 Some news on the joint Taliban/ISIS attacks in Kabul yesterday, interesting portion in it about the Afghan government claims. >In an unusual public statement, the National Directorate for Security, the Afghan intelligence agency, blamed the Haqqani Network, a guerrilla group linked to the Taliban, for both attacks.
@IvanSidorenko1 9m9 minutes ago More #Syria #Damascus #SouthDamascus South Damascus The militants are burning all their headquarters inside Yalda and Babila and Beit Sahem before they and their families leave
@Pashtunist May 9 More Reports of heavy clashes between ISIS Khorasan & Pakistani group Lashker Islam in Achin district of #Nangarhar. They were allies in the past but IS Khorasan seek more then just alliance. Casualties on both sides reported. https://twitter.com/Pashtunist/status/994124053727367168
@Pashtunist May 9 More ISIS commander Hamza in Jowzjan province (AFG) defected to Taliban with a dozen of his men. He says was fooled by ISIS slogans of caliphate. All defectors pledged to support TB until death & never to cooperate with ISIS again. https://twitter.com/Pashtunist/status/994123620740947968
@bsarwary May 9 More #AFG At least 15 members of ANDSF killed. At least 100 members of ANDSF missing after Tala Barfaak district in Baghlan province fell to Taliban yesterday. Taliban seized weapons and armored Humvees, Baghlan MP Mohseni tells me. https://twitter.com/bsarwary/status/994178630438871040
@IvanSidorenko1 23m23 minutes ago More #Syria #Damascus One of the civilians stuck in Yarmouk camp : The situation is very dire for the #ISIS #Daesh fleeing #Hajar_alaswad . And their people are looting what's left of the abandoned homes. I don't know where they're planning to go with their loot damn them. https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/status/994547969763442689
@IvanSidorenko1 32m32 minutes ago More #Syria #Homs #NorthHoms The removal of terrorists and their families from the northern Homs countryside & southern Hama countrysie continues today. The number of people who left in the first and second convoys have reached around 6000 people, among them 2300 terrorists.
@IvanSidorenko1 3m3 minutes ago More #Syria The hero martyr honorary Major Ayham Habib from the sons of Salamiyah city, martyred today as a result of the Zionist #Israel #Israeli aggression on Damascus. Glory and immortality to the martyrs
@IvanSidorenko1 5m5 minutes ago More #Syria #Damascus Reporter Oleg : The tankmen who work in Yarmouk & Hajar Aswad are just amazing. They, together with Shilka teams are often the first to enter #ISIS controlled areas to clear the way for the infantry. Almost all tanks, shilkas and BMPs are getting hit by #Daesh
@IvanSidorenko1 7m7 minutes ago More #Syria #Damascus Reporter Oleg : The tankmen who work in Yarmouk & Hajar Aswad are just amazing. They, together with Shilka teams are often the first to enter #ISIS controlled areas to clear the way for the infantry. Almost all tanks, shilkas and BMPs are getting hit by #Daesh
Devs May 10 >Assad latest interview; France, UK, US, KSA, Turkey, and Qatar are fully responsible for the war as they supported terrorism >Iranian official; SAA, not Iran, struck Israel in response to Israeli aggression >WH statement; "Washington condemns the provocative rocket attack from Syria against Israel" >WH cont; "IRGC bears full responsibility for consequences of its reckless actions" >RF MoD; 28 Israeli jets fired about 60 rockets in strikes >MoD cont; 70 projectiles hit Iranian targets and Syrian AD systems in southern Sy >Cont; “Syrian AD systems shot down more than half of the rockets as they repelled the Israeli attack.” >IDF bombed targets in Sy for 2 hours straight under pretext that IRGC Quds allegedly fired 20 rockets at Golan IDF positions >IDF claims all aircraft returned safely, and Iron Dome intercepted 4 IRGC rockets, says rest landed in Sy >RF deputy FM; RF urges de-escalation of Iran-Israel tensions, has contacts with all parties >Moscow; 4,000+ Russians fighting on side of terrorists in Sy, upon return will be prosecuted >Deputy IRGC head; Europe can’t save nuclear deal after US move
>>146357 Aye I have been reading about all of this. they can blame whoever they want fact is they have lost all control. The Taliban have captured two more districts aside from the Badakashan one, making it three districts falling to the Taliban in a span few days. >In Baghlan Province, the Taliban took Tala Wa Barfak, which has long been the object of heavy fighting, according to Zabihullah Shoja, a spokesman for the provincial police department.* >In Faryab Province, the center of Bal Chiragh district and the area’s government buildings fell to a Taliban attack Tuesday night, according to Jamil Sediqi, the governor of that district. The rest of the area had already been under Taliban control.** Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/world/asia/afghanistan-attack-kabul.html https://www.tolonews.com/afghanistan/district-faryab-falls-taliban
>>146384 >use the first pic for next bread please, I would have made a request at the other place but im banned again great minds think alike, I had already saved it with the intention of doing so. How the fuck did you get banned again? Is it a rangeban or something? > Also ISIS bamboozling niggas in Iraq again Kek, I really don't think they will ever get rid of ISIS. The shadow war they plan on running over the next several years will keep both Iraq and Syria always on high alert.
>>146385 > How the fuck did you get banned again? Message says my ISP/Country is banned. Buy a user pass to bypass the ban. >I really don't think they will ever get rid of ISIS. Aye, they are in for the long haul and no matter what the Iraqis do they just keep coming back. Also what is your assessment on the Israeli airstrikes and the Syrian response from yesterday.
>>146389 >Message says my ISP/Country is banned. yep, fucking range banned. You could try to reset your IP, sometimes I get the same message and if I reset IP it works afterwards. >Also what is your assessment on the Israeli airstrikes and the Syrian response from yesterday Well I give the Syrians credit for actually responding for once, but I feel they took the bait and should have avoided it. Although no real damage reports have come out yet it doesn't seem to me that much was accomplished by either side, other than entertaining autists like us. There are reports of more movement of tanks and artillery by Israel in the Golan today, we might see some more action tonight.
@SaladinAlDronni 12m12 minutes ago More After a month of silence, ISKP released a claim related to Darzab in #Jowzjan. Besides that, anti-Taliban and anti-gov activities/battles in Kunar, where the main focus of their operations significantly changed from Nangarhar. Curiously, nothing against Kabul. https://twitter.com/SaladinAlDronni/status/994617972755968000
>>146391 > You could try to reset your IP, sometimes I get the same message and if I reset IP it works afterwards. I have tried that a few time hasnt worked so far. >Well I give the Syrians credit for actually responding for once, but I feel they took the bait and should have avoided it. Although no real damage reports have come out yet it doesn't seem to me that much was accomplished by either side, other than entertaining autists like us. I see. >There are reports of more movement of tanks and artillery by Israel in the Golan today, we might see some more action tonight. Another night of happeningfags I guess. That reminds me has that embassy fellow posted again?
>>146396 >That reminds me has that embassy fellow posted again? Kek, fuck no. Ever since the Ukrainian busted him LARPing with the VPN he quit. He posted once or twice in that particular thread to deny it then he just gave up.
>>146492 Very far. I mean, yaeh sure our racism and shit keeps all the subhumans in check, but economically we're fucked. Salaries are low af, and unless you are not working for foreign companeis, forget about living with dignity. Overall taxes are around ~70% of pension incl. vat & other taxes. Environment could use a fix too. Air is shit because most of country is poor as fuck and cannot afford proper fuel for warm so they use what they can to warm their houses, especially in the south. In the north we have one big ass of a phosphorus heap that sinks into the sea, and Baltic is already fucked beyond redepmtion - do not swim in it. I am thinking about making honest thread how things are in here socially, economically and politically but this will take me a bit to put together.
>>146493 >Overall taxes are around ~70% of pension incl. vat & other taxes. I find it hard to believe it's worse than sweden >Baltic is already fucked beyond redepmtion - do not swim in it welp and here we have fish from baltic sea being sold in supermarkets > I am thinking about making honest thread how things are in here socially, economically and politically but this will take me a bit to put together. you should go ahead, i'm really interested in knowing more about Poland anyways thanks for the insights
>Military Cites Broad Failures in Deadly Niger Ambush, but Assigns No Direct Blame >WASHINGTON — A Defense Department investigation of a Special Forces mission in Niger released Thursday found widespread problems across all levels of the military operation, but concludes that “no single failure or deficiency” led to the deaths of four American soldiers who were among a team of Green Berets ambushed last fall by fighters aligned with the Islamic State.
>>146498 >The investigation found that the Green Beret team had not undergone key training as a unit before it deployed to Niger that fall because of “personnel turnover” and had not rehearsed its counterterrorism mission before leaving the base in Ouallam on Oct. 3. It said two junior officers had “mischaracterized” the mission in a required planning document filed before the American soldiers departed.
>>146499 >And it found that wounded soldiers — at least two Americans and three Nigeriens — were not evacuated from the attack site for more than four hours, far longer than the Pentagon previously acknowledged. But the executive summary did not directly address why the team was relatively unequipped, including traveling in an unarmored S.U.V. that was not carrying a mounted machine gun. It did not specifically fault stark failures by the Army, the United States Africa Command and the Special Forces community for fatal gaps in training and oversight.
>>146513 since you're here i got a few question to ask you how's the average mutt POV about a US invasion to Iran? does the memory of Iraq will make it impopular enough to prevent it? or will they drink the kool aid again?
>>146514 >how's the average mutt POV about a US invasion to Iran? This can be answered on a few different levels, depending on your interpretation of the "average mutt", as I have told you before don't take the average burger on /pol/ as the average burger. No one who posts on /pol/ could be described as genuinely "average" so the types of people who post there don't provide an accurate assessment of the typical American. The majority of average Americans do not follow politics or foreign matters closely, if at all. Most Americans really just don't care about anything but personal matters, I would say that most of them don't even really follow the news, maybe on a local level but local news doesn't go in depth on foreign matters and mostly centers around local crimes and weather reports, with brief mention of what Trump is doing but again, no depth. Actually I would say most Americans get more "news" from clickbait style shit they see on Facebook, but as they are more interested in their personal lives they rarely pay attention. If I asked anyone who works for or with me at my job about Iran they wouldn't be able to formulate an opinion of their own, and I guarantee they would not really care, if they are a hardcore Trump supporter they will support it based on soundclips they have heard him say about it but will not know why they support it outside of the fact that "they are muslims, they should be bombed." Many of these same people may even see Saudi Arabia as an enemy as well, only due to the fact that KSA is Islamic, most of them would not even be aware of the level of monetary, military, and logistical support we provide them with. But all in all I would say the "average American" doesn't support an Iran invasion, because most Americans are at least aware that government spending is out of control, and they see no real victory in the ME, but I also think they would be lackluster in their opposition either because of lack of knowledge, lack of concern on foreign matters, lack of concern in general because they don't care about foreign policy, or the blackpilled type who realize the government will do what it wants and there is nothing they can do about it so they just carry on with their lives. >does the memory of Iraq will make it impopular enough to prevent it? There would be protests if a ground invasion occurred, even from a small amount of Republican voters for sure, but you and I both know protests probably won't do shit. Although, if a false flag attack was pulled off and could be blamed on Iran, there could be a surge of US civilian support a la 9/11.
>Devs May 11 >Peskov; The refusal to supply S-300 system to Syria is not linked with Bibi's visit to Moscow >SAA raises Syrian flag in Babila, Yalda, and Beit Sahm after final rebels departed >Pro-govt fighters defending Kafraya and Fouaa towns repel attempted rebel attack >France, Germany want to stick to Iran deal, vow pushback against U.S. sanctions >Israeli MoD to Assad: "Throw Iranians out of your country…They are not acting in your interest, they are only hurting you" >Turkey detained, deported wanted ISIS leader to Iraq who was responsible for security in the “Euphrates Vilayte.” >SDF opened fire on an unidentified “aggressor” near Deir Ezzor yesterday after it was fired upon by artillery, which was destroyed >IDF posts images of alleged Iranian positions hit in Syria >Idlib; HTS arrests a sleeper cell of 3 women they claim have ties to Syrian/RF intelligence and had performed assassinations >SAA continue slow advance against ISIS, have not entered Yarmouk proper, are expecting heaviest casualties once inside >Iranian minister; 'Iran will ‘level Tel Aviv and Haifa if Israel acts foolishly’
>>146579 I see, but regarding the vietnam war, although the government can start a war without the public support, they can't keep it up if the casualties are too high, which bring me to this question If there is a preparation for an invasion (which implies the heavy presence of US ships in the persian gulf and Iran decided to pre emptively launch a nuke on a US battleship formation), to stop the americans dead in their track resuting in the death of 10 of thousands what would the american public opinion be? would it be a muh pearl harbor/911 tragedy (even thought the americans were on the offensive) which will embolden the supporters of the war or would it be a vietnam flashback which will see mutiny amongst the US army and a very low support of the public which may engender the career of pro invasion politicians??
>>146621 >would it be a muh pearl harbor/911 tragedy Yes, it would be seen as this even had we been on the offensive. >would it be a vietnam flashback which will see mutiny amongst the US army and a very low support of the public which may engender the career of pro invasion politicians?? Enough lives lost then yes possibly public support could go down the shitter. A key difference in attitude toward Vietnam as opposed to today would take a few factors into account. 1- demographic changes in the US as opposed to the 60's, we aren't as white or patriotic anymore, so there is a lot less unity in both being pro or anti war 2- Information control by the media is a key to public opinion. During Vietnam our media hadn't been completely subverted by the kikes so we actually had fairly decent reporting, fast forward to today and you won't see daily reports from either Afghanistan or Iraq, unless something huge happens you wouldn't even know we are there 3- Forced conscription during Vietnam was another key to public opposition, when the draft was reinstated this caused a lot of public objection 4- The 60's were characterized by mass public awakening and protests against the states and government in general. Civil rights niggers were marching and rioting, the psychedelic counter culture was in full swing, the idealistic 50's were becoming a thing of the past and the American people were pissed off from both the right and the left
There are a few other factors but these are the largest ones. Most Americans as a whole have become fat, lazy, and apathetic to what the government does. Reinstate a draft in today's America though, expect a nigger chimp out like you have never seen, and if the govt were to cater to the niggers and avoid their communities and instead force whites or Asians into a war instead and you could spark a civil war.
>>146669 It's almost like putin doesn't give a shit about syrian integrity and was only here to protect russian interests (bases, oilcontracts and eradicating ISIS) and he has no problem with making huge concessions as long as the status quo in ME is kept but hey what do I know, i'm just a nalvany shill am i right?
>>146741 Aye districts are falling quickly. Best to remember most of the areas were already contested between the Taliban and government forces. For example in the case of Farah province reports have been emerging of its defenses being near collapse and a threat of complete take over by the Taliban since January of this year. In March they captured the Anardarah district before retreating back to the country side when a government forces arrived*. Now the areas reported to be under complete Taliban control are 14 districts which is 4 percent of the country while they roam around freely in the countryside of 263 districts (66%), while the government controls 121 districts out of a total of 398 districts. Just like Farah province the Taliban regulalry attack and over run check posts and police stations after looting and burning they retreat back in these contested districts continuously exhausting the ANA and Afghan police[4.]*. Plus the airstrike by the Afghan airforce on the madrassa in Kunduz has proved to be quite a PR campaign for the Taliban resulting defections in the government forces to the Taliban. Though I still think they should be cautious and should not over extend themselves.
>Saudis ordered a Turkish ship on its way to the port of Al Hudaydah in #Yemen to undergo inspections in Saudi Arabia after an explosion or a missile hit the ship. Saudis apparently suspect that the Turks,in the form of humanitarian aid, are transferring weapons to #Houthi rebels. https://twitter.com/Jtruzmah/status/995173285183668225
>>146763 nice >>146763 >>146748 also what are thoughts this >>146669 (aside from suicide that is). Do you think the mad sultan will allow a kurdish controlled area near the border in light of his recent remarks about another operation against Kurds?
>>146767 probably >>146766 honestly i have no idea as the game hasn't ended yet and the supposed plan on balkanization is unlikely to stay stable as the political scopes of the different actors about the future of syria are radically different and thus the possibility of a change of plan is high especially for the iranians who invested themselves too much in syria and sure as hell won't accept being blue-balled like that (see the iranian demand to the syrian gov to ignore russian orders to stand down against israel) but for this particular configuration i highly doubt that turkey is in measure of taking on the whole SDF by itself without triggering a hard response from USA
>>146769 I see. In your opinion will groups like the Harkat al qiyam and others in the SDF controlled areas become a real threat to the Kurds or will they only nuisance to them? Apologies for the late reply had to go out for a bit. >>146773 I thought you didnt like the sunny people?
>>146778 Best chance at taking down SDF (for both assad and erdogan) would be exploiting the tensions between arabs and kurds either by appealing to the arabs especially the ones with islamist tendencies by using the sunni aspect (better move for erdogan to try to use the image of T-FSA since the SDF arabs are still anti Assad and see Erdogan as the sunni khomeini in the region and maybe getting them to integrate it) or the arab aspect (which is more of a Assad move to use the pan arabist rethoric since if the arab SDF has more reasons to hate the kurds and their encroachment on what they see as quintessential arab territory) and getting defection or even better a civil war inside SDF since the probability USA can keep the arabs on a leash is non existent taking on SDF head on is asking for USA intervention since they know the kurds can't fight for shit and they're their last chance of having a legitimate opposition presence in syria, using proxies is inefficient for such a big territory maybe it will weaken them on some front but it wont get huge results
>>146790 no problem btw pic is cambodian cutie flushing her genes with favela hue monkey which reminds me of that time when i was in line at the supermarket and had to restrain myself at the sight of literally le 56% babies from french roasties thank god i had a pouch of snus to calm me down
>#Syria #Hasakah Report by a Civilian : The Kurdish militias are digging tunnels in #Hasakah City. And according to the reports multiple tunnels were dug towards the security square in order to fully take control of Hassaka… We wish our leadership will deal with this matter. https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/status/995397104032997377 >Pics in link
>Syria's Central Bureau of Statistics just published the first official set of data since the war started. Most of the actual data (15 tables) are for end of 2016. GDP at current prices is now seen to have fallen from $61.7b in 2011 to $12.4b in 2016 (drop of 79% in 5 years) http://www.cbssyr.sy/index.htm
>#SouthernDamascus Happening Now : Night operation through heavy vehicles performed by 10th Division & #NDF on the Cultural Center building & the Athletic city on #YarmoukCamp Front starting from the Japanese hospital surroundings from Yalda front https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/status/995407258392711170
>#Syria #Damascus #SouthDamascus Moata Agency Claims 30 #SAA were killed and a Shilka destroyed after an attack by the fighters of #ISIS #Daesh Islamic State in Hajar al-Aswad and an Inghimasi operation & Claim #SAA Attempts to advance in Yarmouk camp and Tadamon were repelled https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/status/995420117415710725
>#Syria Words from TWO #Tiger_Forces #Tigers_Men Soldiers - Tigers Campaign to Hajar al-Aswad Another Soldier told me - "We are ready to go anywhere that our leader the tiger and the operations room orders but this news is confirmed" #Damascus #SouthDamascus #SouthernDamascus https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/status/995430256185049088
>Massive explosion rocks Idlib city, 12 killed BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 A.M.) – A massive explosion rocked the provincial capital of the Idlib Governorate on Saturday, killing and wounding scores of people.
According to pro-opposition activists in Idlib, the explosion was a rest of a car bomb near the courthouse building used by the jihadist group Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham in the provincial capital.
At least 12 people were killed by the car bombing, with another 25 bystanders badly wounded from the explosion, local monitors reported.
The car bomb was not detonated by a suicide bomber, but rather, an unknown assailant while the vehicle was parked near the municipal building of Idlib. https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/massive-explosion-rocks-idlib-city-12-killed/ >Syrian Army inflicts heavy damage on ISIL’s last defenses in Yarmouk Camp The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reportedly continued their operations in militant-held Yarmouk, south of Damascus on Saturday evening.
The Syrian Army’s ground forces and tanks heavily shelled the Islamic State’s positions along the 30th Street axis, inflicting severe damage on the terrorist group’s defenses.
Furthermore, the Syrian military’s allies from Liwaa Al-Quds have begun storming the area around the Assad bin Furat School, which is located near 30th Street.
>Mysterious assassinations continue in jihadist-held Idlib BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 A.M.) – Another string of assassinations have been carried out inside the jihadist-held areas of the Idlib Governorate recently, prompting groups like Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham to increase their security measures around the province.
According to a recent report by pro-opposition activists in the province, at least one Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham field commander was killed and three of his comrades were wounded after a roadside bomb targeted his vehicle in the town of Ariha.
In addition to this attack, a group of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham fighters came under attack inside the town of Kafr Nubl when masked men opened fire on their vehicle.
>Syrian government forces liberated eastern Yarmouk: Russian MoD A total of 9,368 militants and their relatives have been relocated from Syria’s Homs de-escalation zone since Monday, Maj. Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko, the commander of the Russian reconciliation center for Syria, said Saturday.
“The reconciliation center and the Russian military police have spent four days organizing the relocation of the militants belonging to illegal armed groups and their relatives from Homs de-escalation zone… A total of 9,368 militants and their relatives have left Homs de-escalation zone since May 7,” Yevtushenko said.
According to Yevtushenko, 3,387 people have passed through the crossing next to the city of Rastan in the province of Homs and have been brought to the Qalaat Mudiq settlement in Idlib de-escalation zone.
At the same time, 187 people have returned to their homes in Homs in the last 24 hours, while 111 have come back to their homes in Eastern Ghouta.
Meanwhile, the Syrian government forces regained control over the eastern neighborhoods of the district of Yarmouk located south of Damascus, Maj. Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko said Saturday.
“The Syrian government restored control over the eastern neighborhoods of the district of Yarmouk located south of Damascus, which was earlier under control of the illegal armed groups,” Yevtushenko said.
The Syrian law enforcement will team up with the Russian military police to ensure the security of civilians in the suburbs of Yalda, Babbila and Beit Sahm, according to Yevtushenko.
Fifteen houses and nearby territories have been de-mined in the city of Douma in the last 24 hours, 25 explosive devices were found and neutralized, the head of the reconciliation center said.
Representatives of the center have met with the regional authorities and police representatives of the settlement of Ein Tarma and set the objectives, including the return of people to their homes they had to leave because of the conflict.
>Syrian airstrike eliminates entire militant gathering in northern Hama BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – Drone footage released on Saturday showed the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) eliminating an entire militant gathering in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate.
According to a report attributed to the drone footage, the Syrian Air Force spotted a gathering of Jaysh Al-Izza fighters near the town of Al-Lataminah this weekend.
The Syrian Air Force would then carry out a powerful airstrike that destroyed a couple of pickup trucks, while also killing at least a dozen of the Jaysh Al-Izza fighters in the area.
>#Kurdish parties erupt in gunfire after disagreements over voting. #PUK gunmen attacked #Gorran voters after alleged rigging of outcome, this comes despite international monitoring. #PUK Party maintains an armed #Peshmerga military wing as does #KDP party. https://twitter.com/AlSuraEnglish/status/995483488265453570
>>146951 >with RPG Would not be the first time >During an attempt to insert SEALs who were riding in one of the MH-47 helicopters, one of Ahmad Shah's men fired an RPG-7 rocket-propelled grenade, which struck the transmission below the rear rotor assembly, causing the aircraft to immediately plummet to the ground, killing all eight 160th Army Special Operations Aviators and crew, and all eight Navy SEALs who were passengers. Both commanders of the 160th, Ground commander LCDR Erik S. Kristensen, of SEAL Team 10, and aviation element commander Major Stephen C. Reich, were killed in the shootdown. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Red_Wings >On 6 August 2011, a U.S. Boeing CH-47 Chinook military helicopter, Call Sign "Extortion 17," was shot down while transporting a quick reaction force attempting to reinforce an engaged unit of Army Rangers in Wardak province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan.The resulting crash killed all 38 people on board—25 American special operations personnel, five United States Army National Guard and Army Reserve crewmen, seven Afghan commandos, and one Afghan interpreter, as well as a U.S. military working dog >the helicopter was fired upon and shot down by a previously undetected group of Taliban fighters. The group fired 2–3 RPG rounds from a two-story building from a location some 220 meters south of the helicopter. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Afghanistan_Boeing_Chinook_shootdown
>>146955 Aye but supplying them with manpads and atgms would have caused the US to attack their patrons also since the appearnce of IS-K and defections from the taliban with these weeapons could have a really negative effect.
>>146957 >supplying them with manpads and atgms would have caused the US to attack their patrons silly pingu, do you even 4D chess? Sell atgms and manpads to the afghan government by bribing some official to sign the deal since they normally wouldn't accept as they have no use for them. wait for the natural course of things in afghanistan: taliban raid some weapon depot/bribe some soldiers to give them weapons/military defector of ANA bring weapons with them as they defect etc
>>146962 >I doubt the Northern Alliance dominated government would have allowed such an deal to pass in the first place. Better scenario would have been if India sold them to the ANA, which by the way might happen soon enough. i don't quite get it, you're saying this as if ANA is independent from the government
>>146963 What I meant was the your proposed scenario would be have worked better if the Indians(with whom the Afghan government enjoys good relations with) were to sell ATGMS to the Afghan government which in turn would have been given over to the Afghan National Army(I guess you got confused by me using ANA instead of government, sorry about that) which in turn would have ended up in Taliban hand incase of a defection or tali raid on a depot. I should mention that a raid or defection itself are not necessary because the Afghans are already sell their weapons and equipment on the black market. http://www.newsweek.com/2015/05/29/arming-enemy-afghanistan-332840.html
>>146965 >What I meant was the your proposed scenario would be have worked better if the Indians which is why i precised the use of bribes, now I really wonder which government in the region will benefit the most from it… you should become a weapon sales representative for pakistan :^)
>>146967 I get your point mate but I think Im failing to communicate my point to you. We gave these cunts $1 billion for development(though it can be argued Pakis sent them money just to keep up appearances of "dindu nuffin, we good bois"), we bribed of their officials too. But it never bought goodwill for us in their government. They still back the TTP to create problems for Pakistan in order to take over our Khyber Pakhtunkahwa province. Selling them military equipment would have proven to be more counter productive to our own interests like Paki soldiers being killed by TTP using Paki made ATGMS and MANPADS(the lack of which really helped us out in retaking the FATA areas from TTP) which they would have gotten from Afghans. Why I propose its Indians (other than the fact Indian equipment caught in TTP hands would have been a real PR victory for Pakis) rather than Pakis supplying them, it frees up our supply chain for better use which infact we did use for good effect. While this war was going on there was another one raging in Sri Lanka between Indian backed Tamil Tigers and the Sri lankan government to which we were supplying military equipment(it wasn't just equipment though we were sending our officers to guide their entire war[5a] resulting in a Sri lankan victory in 2009, securing Paki influence there and now their president sucks our dick[5b]). Your point about about selling them weapons which would have inevitably ended in our proxies hand due to Afghan incompetence and corruption while pocketing some nice cash for ourselves is a good one but I believe the risk was too great than the reward.
2. >these militants operated under different brands, mainly under the umbrella of the ever-loosening Tehrik-e Taleban Pakistan (TTP). The bulk of these militants had been arriving in Nangarhar since 2010 mainly from the Orakzai, North Waziristan and Khyber tribal agencies. According to local residents, the first groups of Pakistani militants arrived in Nangarhar from Orakzai following an operation by the Pakistani army that year. >Hoping to use them against Pakistan, the Afghan government started to woo some of these fighters, according to influential tribal elders involved in helping relation-building from the districts that sheltered the guest militants. >The most well-known case of these militants finding a welcoming home in Nangarhar is that of the Lashkar-e Islam group led by Mangal Bagh. >The Afghan government’s support to Mangal Bagh’s men is an open secret among residents of the Spin Ghar districts near the Durand Line. Source: https://www.afghanistan-analysts.org/the-islamic-state-in-khorasan-how-it-began-and-where-it-stands-now-in-nangarhar/
3. >Western officials dismissed Pakistani claims of Kabul's support for Pakistani Taliban as little more than a conspiracy theory. That changed last month after a U.S. raid captured the deputy leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Latif Mehsud, on a highway south of Kabul—traveling in an Afghan government convoy. Afghan officials acknowledged they had reached out to Mr. Mehsud as a possible intermediary in their efforts to seek peace talks with the Afghan Taliban, an explanation that some Western diplomats have found disingenuous. Source: https://archive.li/3xcdf
>#Syria #Damascus #SouthDamascus Activist Earlier today : Huge reinforcements have arrived from the Al-nakhba forces (Elite Forces) of the SAA, to Qadam & the Batikha roundabout to completely finish off the southern Damascus front ASAP, and after that to head straight to Daraa." https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/status/995743076298698753
>>147050 >Qadisiyah : Fateh. Sairoon. Nasr. Hikma. SOL. https://twitter.com/Observer46664/status/995780152616419328 >Ninawa: 1. Nasr 2. Wataniyah 3. PUK 4. Ninawa Is Our Identity 5. Fatih >Salahuddin: 1. Qal'at Al-Jamaheer Al-Wataniyah 2. Fatih 3. Wataniyah 4. Nasr 5. Iraqi Choice >Kirkuk: 1. PUK 2. Arab Alliance 3. Turkmen Front 4. Nasr 5. Fatih >Maysan: 1. Sa'iroun 2. Fatih 3. Hikma 4. Nasr 5. SoL >Najaf: 1. Sa'iroun 2. Fatih 3. Nasr 4. Hikma 5. SoL >Erbil: 1. KDP 2. PUK 3. New Generation 4. CDJ 5. Gorran >Sulaymaniyah: 1. PUK 2. Gorran 3. New Generation 4. Kurdistan Islamic Group 5. KDP >Duhok: 1. KDP 2. Kurdistan Islamic Union 3. CDJ 4. PUK 5. New Generation https://twitter.com/IraqiSecurity/status/995784059623264257
>Erdogan slams Israel for attacks on Syria, Palestine Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of using unnecessary aggression in Syria and blamed Tel Aviv for pushing the entire region toward full-scale war.
In an interview with BBC Arabic on Sunday, Erdogan said that Israel is “sowing fear and pushing” the Middle Eastern “region to war.”
The Turkish leader also denounced an Israeli airstrike on Syria that took place three days ago, calling it an attack on the sovereignty of the beleaguered nation, now in its seventh year of civil war.
Erdogan also criticized US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal, Ynetnews.com reported.
Erdogan has consistently criticized recent actions by both the US and Israel. Last week, he told CNN that the US Israeli embassy’s move to Jerusalem was a “huge mistake.” He repeated his position that “east Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine” and that “when a Palestinian state will be established,” a Turkish embassy will open there.
According to Erdogan, Trump’s decision further isolates the US diplomatically. He said that by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the US stands to “lose allies.”
In late March, the Turkish leader “strongly” condemned an “inhumane attack” by Israeli soldiers on unarmed Palestinian demonstrators on the of the Gaza Strip border, a day after the Israeli military killed 16 other unarmed Palestinian protesters. As of May 13, the death toll stodd at 53 people, including the elderly, children and journalists.
“Have you heard any noteworthy objections to the massacre by Israel that happened yesterday in Gaza from those who criticize the Afrin operation?” Erdogan asked during his March 31 speech in Istanbul, referring to a Turkish military invasion against Kurds in northern Syria.
Netanyahu has for years on Twitter accused Erdogan of “bombing civilian populations indiscriminately.”
Speaking to supporters in the province of Adana, Erdogan said to the Israeli Prime Minister:
>>146875 I've got a theory on some, not all, of these "mysterious assassinations. I do believe Russian intel and Syrian mukhabarat along with some Turkish security are doing many of these, but I think we shouldn't rule out Al-Qaeda as well. I will have to search for the article but AQ is attempting to consolidate power among the fractured groups that were once Al-Nusra and company, the article doesn't mention assassination but I highly suspect AQ is doing some of these in the hopes of forging an alliance of these groups again. It comes right out of ISIS' playbook when they first went into Syria, first they established a presence and then they started taking out militia and other jihadist group leaders systematically to consolidate power.
Devs May 14 >Iraqi AF eliminates IS command center in eastern Syria, strike was ordered by Abadi >N Homs; 6th batch of rebels evacuated, 5,071 departed yesterday, bringing total number to 18,801 >Hama; Turks set up another observation point per Astana, rumors state Turks working to found a new rebel group to control region >RuAF increases airstrikes in Yarmouk, Hajar Al-Aswad, and Al-Tadamon against IS as SAA attempt slow advance >SAA claim they captured municipal building, Al-Quds School, and power station in Aswad, in Yarmouk Al-Roos Roundabout was captured >SDF claim to have captured most of Baghuz from IS, Iraq coordinated with them as they moved along border, IS regroup in NW hills >Houthis launch ballistic missiles at Saudi Aramco oil tanks, and report they downed a Saudi drone in KSA Jizan region >KSA offensives stalls in Nijran when ambushed by Houthis, lost APC and left several vehicles, meanwhile in Jalaj KSA failed to advance >US Embassy will open Jerusalem office today, Arab League plan Wednesday meeting on embassy move >46 Gaza protesters killed ahead of US embassy opening in Jerusalem
Devs May 15 >Yarmouk; SAA facing heavy IS resistance on 30th st axis, IS was able to push govt troops back with heavy SAA losses >In the NE sector of Hajar al-Aswad intense clashes continue, and heavy SAA casualties have been incurred there as well >N Aleppo CS; RuAF performs multiple airstrikes on jihadist positions in retaliation for mortar attack on civs >N Homs; Izz Deen, Salim, Hamarat, Qunitrat, Hamees, Hamemah now under govt control after evac of 27,000 >Reports; US is allegedly building a new base near Badiyeh al-Sha’afa, sources state will have “advanced military tools and systems" >Idlib; Turkish security shoot and kill 8 Sy refugees, 4 of them children, in Kherbet Eljoz, as they crossed Turkish border >N Aleppo; SAA has been given orders for large-scale mobilization of troops as rebel groups continue breaking ceasefire >7 ISIS militants who escaped from a JTS prison have been captured, 28 remain free >Death toll in Gaza rises to 60 >Afghanistan; Taliban on verge of capturing Farah, have warned civs to stay inside as clashes continue
>>147065 You see this yet mate? This development has turned out just as I theorized, with a trusted member of Qari Hekmat's IS-K faction taking the reins of leadership. A few key points of the article. >Still under the IS’s Black Flag: Qari Hekmat’s ISKP island in Jawzjan after his death by drone >After Qari Hekmat’s killing, the group’s decision-making council appointed Mawlawi Habib Rahman as his successor. Hekmat had established the council, which consists of 14 loyal commanders, although its exact composition is not known. With its military and administrative structures, the council serves as the core management body for the local ISKP branch (more AAN reporting here). It discusses and decides on military, public outreach, finance and security issues every month. >Unlike Hekmat, 31 year-old Mawlawi Habib Rahman is a relative newcomer to the Jawzjan insurgency and not a local. The Uzbek from Sholgara district in Balkh province joined Hekmat’s forces in 2016. Previously he had served as the head of the group’s shadow judiciary and as a member of the decision-making council (read AAN’s previous analysis here). He had thus demonstrated his capacity to serve in a relatively high position within the group under Hekmat’s command. Despite his young age, limited local knowledge and military experience, his appointment seems to have happened without dispute and largely due to the fact that he is a religious scholar and was Hekmat’s close aide in the early stages of the pro-ISKP formation.
And keeping in line with my earlier theory…. >The killing of Qari Hekmat has not led to a visible weakening of the military position of the group in either of the districts they control. This has been confirmed to AAN by various sources. In the eyes of Sher Muhammad, an Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander in Darzab district, the killing did not have “any negative impact” on the group or its grip over the two districts. He told AAN “The Daesh front line is only 500 metres away from the Afghan security force’s base in Darzab district centre.” The district governor of Qush Tepa, Aminullah Amin, confirmed this to AAN. According to him, Daesh continues to occupy most parts of Qush Tepa and Darzab. While the exact number of ISKP-affiliated fighters in Jawzjan is unclear, Amin further told AAN they were strong enough to defeat the local Afghan security forces. Local sources close to the group told AAN that Mawlawi Habib Rahman currently leads 300 to 400 fighters that include some Central Asians.
>>147300 Not sure about your question about my theory. A few months back the IS-K commander that is mentioned here >>147298 was DRONED.com and Pingu and I were discussing about the IS-K faction in this region, it is fairly isolated from the other IS militants but have been able to still fend off the Taliban and ANA. The commander who got droned was formerly Taliban and had defected to IS-K and drawn from his local experience to pull in more recruits and knowing the terrain was able to hold everyone off. As to my theory, when Pingu first shared the news of his death we were thinking of possible scenarios for this particular IS faction, without their leader Qari Hekmat it could be assumed that this faction could lose influence with the local, my theory was they probably had a trusted man to take Hekmat's spot without losing much, if any, influence or territory to the Taliban, at least in the initial takeover transition. The new commander's lack of military experience may not be as much of a detriment as Hekmat's closest military commanders are surely there to support him in his new role. The ANA really thought they could have this IS faction on their heels, but so far this doesn't seem to be the case.
On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, the Free Army of the Azza Army completed the 14th training course on the Syrian-Turkish border north of Idlib province. The course lasted for a month and a half and included 25 fighters during which they received military and security training, after the security chaos in the area, according to the camp commander of the army of pride, Abu Shaima. The "Army of Glory" ended last April, the thirteenth training course after a two-month course. Figures by appearance: 1 - Camp officer in the army of pride, "Abu Shaima" 2 - one of the graduates of the training course. >syrian-turkish border north of Idlib Wow, we fucking got played nice. No wonder it was impossible to find it. If some1 wants, pass the word to 4/sg/.
>>147303 Ah, I see which theory you are talking about. I didn't mean that IS was allowing itself to be infiltrated, but that AQ was taking a tactic from IS by taking out leaders of former AQ rebel groups like al-Nusra. When IS first broke through in Syria they came in pretty small numbers initially, and forged alliances with local leaders of FSA and other rebel factions, just setting up little offices in towns but all the while gathering info on these leaders at the same time. Once fairly established they started taking out these leaders and other religious leaders, wealthy backers etc. Recently there was word that Zawahiri was sending AQ operatives to mend fences with rebel groups in Idlib and the surrounding areas, not long ago a ceasefire between HTS and one of the other groups (JAI or JTS, can't remember which one) and there are attempts at getting these groups to unite as the infighting is making them eat themselves. As I said, I do believe that Syrian Mukhabarat, RF intel, and Turkey are taking out some of these rebel leaders, but I also believe AQ has a bigger hand in this than anyone realizes, and I think many of these assassinations are being performed by AQ hit squads to help ensure these attempts at unity are easier facilitated. Zawahiri knows that these former AQ groups are still seen as fairly legitimate "rebel" entities in the eyes many western governments, and as AQ tries to fill the void in the Levant again this could be a last ditch effort to salvage what they once had.
>>147310 >forged alliances with local leaders of FSA and other rebel factions, just setting up little offices in towns but all the while gathering info on these leaders at the same time. Once fairly established they started taking out these leaders and other religious leaders, wealthy backers etc. which reminds me of what maghreboi said about the recent truce/deescalation between AQ and ISIS. would be pretty funny seeing them loosing to their own game but i hardly doubt this would work very well if AQ doesn't adapt to ISIS methods. as maghreboi pointed out ISIS is next gen terrorism, the new kind more brutal and more daunting which leaves old AQ in the dust to the eyes of potential recruits
>>147321 jewgle translator fucks up most of the time, I suggest you wait for official translation like the ones above. >mercenaries they probably mean afghan forces bear in mind they use puppets and hirelings too when talking afghan forces as in pic
>>147304 Pretty interesting situation for these guys, seems like things could get tense with HTS at times but they seem to be able to hold it together all these years. It sounds foolish of HTS to not allow them to participate without a pledge of allegiance, but at the same time I can't blame HTS in the hostile climate they are in with many of their own members jumping ship and changing sides, although Harakat have clearly proven themselves surviving and participating in battles in the region for this long.
>>147323 that one you linked might be in dari (as jewgle say persian fits better for translation)basically the same as farsi with some differences. Al irani can probably help out. While the translated tweet I linked was first posted in pahsto according to jewgle and I shit you not this is the jewgle translation of it:
The enemy and his supporters spread the propaganda of the Ukrainian propaganda that some of the enemy forces had reached the Farah city, now under control. He did not care about the forces that took us away from the city in the morning and wept.