Turkey should be kicked out of NATO, the only ally we should be backing are the Kurds, with a call for a Kurdistan in the region once Assad and the very Islamonazi groups/regimes are defeated.
Outside of the marxist faction within Kurdish movement/resistance, they are the only ones worth rooting for.
After breaking Aleppo siege, Syrian rebels threaten to attack Kurds
Kurdish female fighters of the YPJ in Sheikh Maqsoud district of Aleppo. Photo: ARA News
ALEPPO – Major Yasser Abd al-Rahim, Commander of the rebel group of Fatah Halab Operations Chamber in Aleppo, said on Tuesday that they will attack the Kurds in Aleppo, after the mainly Islamist rebels broke the siege of the Syrian regime on Aleppo city. On the other hand, Kurdish officials told ARA News they expect a long war to take place in Syria.
The rebel commander accused the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) of helping the regime, and said that their forces will not leave the al-Castello road under control of either the Kurds or the regime.
Earlier, Syrian regime troops managed to cut off the main supply road for opposition rebels –known as Castello road– and imposed a full siege over the city of Aleppo, however Syrian rebels eventually were be able to break the siege after getting reinforcements from other regions like Idlib.
Abd al-Rahim said that the Syrian opposition militias will take ‘revenge’ for the Syrian rebels that were killed by YPG, after they attacked YPG positions, vowing that Kurds “will not find a place to bury their dead in Aleppo”.
In the meantime, YPG official Siamand Rojava rejected the accusations, suggesting that the ‘radical groups’ of the opposition continue to attack and kill unarmed civilians in the Kurdish neighbourhood of Sheikh Maqsoud by artillery shelling.
More here. H/T: YV
The irony being that they’re still covered head to toe in black chadors, and still oppressed by islam…..
Burn the burkas! Syrian women take to the streets to celebrate freedom from ISIS as terror group’s key stronghold is re-taken
A Syrian woman burns her burka to celebrate the liberation of the city of Manbij, after it was re-taken from under ISIS control
- Delighted crowds of women and children poured into streets to celebrate
- One woman seizes a lighter and sets her burka ablaze in city of Manbij
- US-backed Syria Democratic Forces took control of the key ISIS stronghold
- Push saw ISIS defeated in the city, which was under regime since 2014
Syrian women celebrating being liberated from the ISIS regime have burned their burkas in the street.
Crowds of delighted women and children took to the streets in the northern city of Manbij after a months-long military push saw the terror group finally defeated.
As the crowds cheer and clap, one woman borrows a lighter from a bystander to set her burka ablaze.
In cities under the ISIS regime, women are forced to wear a burka or niqab and are brutally punished if they refuse
So those WMD chem weapons resurface after all……….
Rescuers Say Toxic Gas Dropped on Syrian Town Where Russian Helicopter Shot Down
By REUTERS AUG. 2, 2016, 8:27 A.M. E.D.T.
BEIRUT — A Syrian rescue service operating in rebel-held territory said on Tuesday a helicopter dropped containers of toxic gas overnight on a town close to where a Russian military helicopter had been shot down hours earlier.
The opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) accused President Bashar al-Assad of being behind the attack. Assad has denied previous accusations of using chemical weapons.
A spokesman for the Syria Civil Defence said 33 people, mostly women and children, were affected by the gas, which they suspect was chlorine, in Saraqeb, in rebel-held Idlib province.
The group, which describes itself as a neutral band of search and rescue volunteers, posted a video on YouTube apparently showing a number of men struggling to breathe and being given oxygen masks by people in civil defense uniforms.
“Medium-sized barrels fell containing toxic gases. The Syrian Civil Defence was not able to determine the type of the gas,” said the spokesman.
The Syrian government and its Russian allies were not immediately available for comment.
Later, state news agency SANA said rebels had fired rockets armed with toxic gas on the government-held old quarter of Aleppo city, killing five people and causing eight breathing difficulties. It gave no further details. Rebels have denied previous accusations of using chemical weapons.
The irony and deep disgust in having to be thankful to Assad.
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad drew up a kill list of 25 Britons who had joined ISIS and now 14 of them are dead
Muslim convert Sally Jones, a mother-of-two from Kent who is known as ‘Mrs Terror’ has hinted she may become ISIS’ first female suicide bomber
- President Assad drew up the kill list of more than two dozen Britons
- It listed targets for some 25 Britons accused of joining Islamic State
- Fourteen on the list, including Jihadi John, have already been assassinated
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad drew up a ‘kill list’ which listed for assassination dozens of Britons accused of joining ISIS.
And the list included some 25 Britons – 14 of whom are already dead.
President Assad is reported to have handed his dossier of killings to two Conservative MPs – David Davis, the former shadow home affairs spokesman, and Adam Holloway, according to The Telegraph.
Among those thought to be named in the list include Reyaad Khan, 21, from Cardiff, who was killed by a US drone last year.
Those named on the ‘Kill List’, from left: Sally Jones, Reyaad Khan and Mohammed Emwazi – or ‘Jihadi John’
Yet another example of what comes into your country when you have open borders.
Syrian jailed in Sweden over Facebook beating video
Published: 11 May 2016 17:27 GMT+02:00
Mouhannad Droubi, 29, had become the first Syrian convicted in Sweden for crimes committed in his country’s brutal conflict when acourt handed him a five-year sentence in February 2015 over the filmed attack.
But the war crimes conviction was scrapped after it emerged that the victim was not a pro-regime soldier as previously thought, but a member of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) like Droubi himself.
On Wednesday, the court in Huddinge near Stockholm, handed Droubi a longer sentence despite the lesser charge. It also ordered him to be deported as soon as his jail term is up and banned him from the country for life.
Droubi, who has lived in Sweden since 2013, posted the video on Facebook in 2012 to prove his FSA credentials.
The clip shows at least five men – of whom only Droubi has been identified – attacking an injured man tied to a chair with his hands and feet bound. He was beaten with a truncheon and a whip, according to court documents.
At the time of Droubi’s first conviction, the court believed the victim was a regime soldier, which made the beating a violation of the Geneva Convention and thus a war crime.
Why in the world aren’t they taking these men of fighting age who flood our countries, and train them, make fighting units out of them, and then send them back to fight for their own country?
Oh but wait, the West is too concerned about human rights of these men, and refuse to hold them accountable for heading for the hills.
Norway to send 60 soldiers to train Syrians fighting Isis
Published: 03 May 2016 09:16 GMT+02:00
Regardless of what flavor of Islam is in question, it most certainly will maintain its key identifying feature with the rest, …….blood-lust.
Aleppo must be ‘exterminated’, says Assad’s top cleric after he issues fatwa against civilians in the eastern parts of the rebel-held city
The fatwa was passed by the tyrant’s top Alawite cleric, Ahmad Badr al-Hassoun, (pictured) against ordinary Syrians living in the eastern parts of Aleppo which is under the control of opposition forces
- Fatwa passed by the tyrant’s top Alawite cleric, Ahmad Badr al-Hassoun
- Bombs and missiles have rained down on residential areas for nearly 10 days
- At least 27 people died when a hospital was hit last week
- Since breaking ceasefire, regime has launched more than 260 airstrikes
Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad’s top cleric has issued a chilling fatwa calling for the ‘extermination’ of civilians in the city of Aleppo.
His bloodthirsty demand came after air strikes and shelling have caused ‘daily massacres’ in the besieged rebel stronghold.
The fall of Aleppo would strike a devastating blow against those opposed to Assad in Syria’s five-year civil war.
The fatwa was passed by the tyrant’s top Alawite cleric, Ahmad Badr al-Hassoun, against ordinary Syrians living in the eastern parts of Aleppo which is under the control of opposition forces.
He said: ‘I call upon the Syrian Army to show us its rage and I also call upon our leader to show us their rage in exterminating those criminals.’
Bombs and missiles have rained down on residential areas for nearly 10 days, killing more than 250 people including at least 40 children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Some 30 airstrikes took place on Saturday, although there was less shelling reported yesterday.
The Kremlin, which backs Assad, has rejected calls to rein in its ally although it said it was ‘working to freeze fighting’.
‘No, we are not going to put pressure on (Assad) because one must understand that the situation in Aleppo is part of this fight against the terrorist threat,’ declared Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov.
At least 27 people died when a hospital was hit last week, leaving a delicate truce negotiated in February hanging by a thread.
Since breaking its ceasefire nine days ago, the regime has reportedly launched more than 260 airstrikes, 110 artillery strikes and 18 missiles, and has dropped 68 bombs.
A brush with Islam 101’ers (Post-Hijra Islam, which abrogates the Meccan period) will always leave a bade taste in the mouth.
Face it, Palmyra was no paradise, it’s just that Islamic State jihadis accentuated the Islam already present in that society. They’ve always had honor murders, treating of minorities with contempt, corrupted courts and street vigilantism, just not that the amount unleashed by the pious followers of Islam who were bringing reform.
‘Palmyra was a paradise’: Heartbreak as Syrians return home briefly to collect belongings from ancient city following devastation caused by ISIS militants
Soldiers walk through a devastated part of the city, which was taken over by ISIS fighters nearly a year ago
- Hundreds returned in government buses this week to check on their homes
- Residents managed to salvage carpets, blankets and family mementos
- There is no water or electricity in city, which was recaptured last month
- Historic city was taken over by ISIS fighters nearly a year ago
Hundreds of residents have returned to the Syrian city of Palmyra, following the devastation caused by ISIS militants.
Families came in government buses from Homs to check on their homes and salvage any belongings they could.
There is no water or electricity, and it will be at least a few months before anyone can return to stay.
Hundreds of residents returned to Palmyra to check on their homes and salvage what they could. The citadel is seen in the background as families load their belongings onto a bus in the town
Maha Abderrazak was among tens of thousands of terrified civilians who fled west, many escaping with just the clothes on their backs and the few belongings they could carry by hand.
The 22-year-old is among the residents trickling back to Palmyra to salvage items such as carpets, blankets, a fridge or a few family mementos.
The emotional scenes of people hurriedly carting away belongings highlights Palmyra’s present-day human tragedy that has been largely sidelined by the magnitude of the destruction inflicted by IS militants on the world famous Roman-era ruins that stand just outside the town.
Here’s something worth mulling over…….
Will the Syrian Ceasefire Last?
by Jonathan Spyer
The Jerusalem Post
March 13, 2016
Originally published under the title “Is a Ceasefire in Syria the Endgame or Brief Respite?”
The cease-fire that came into effect in Syria on February 27 is a partial success. Humanitarian convoys have begun to get through to some of the areas besieged by government forces.
The death toll is sharply down. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the civilian death toll in Syria fell by 90 percent last week. This was accompanied by an 80% decline in deaths among combatants on all sides.
“Proximity” talks between the sides are set to commence in Geneva on Wednesday. The government has announced it will attend. The opposition High Negotiations Committee has yet to make a final decision but will probably also be there.
So does the cease-fire in Syria represent the beginnings of an endgame in the long and bloody civil war that has racked the country since mid- 2011? This is a war in which, according to a recent report by the Damascus-based Syrian Center for Policy Research, up to 470,000 people have died. Fully 11.5% of the population have been killed or injured, and 45% have left their homes.
Assad soon looking for an exit…….
Russian Withdrawal Could Set Stage for Assad’s Exit
Friars showing the spine of steel vacant from the multitudes of fighting aged men flowing into Europe.
After serious deliberation, the Franciscan Friars of the Custody of the Holy Land, a group of monks living in territory occupied by the Islamic State in Syria, have made the decision to stay on despite the dangers, insisting that a good shepherd never abandons his sheep.
In recent days, the Prior of the community, Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, took a survey among his confreres asking whether whether in the face of new risks of violence and persecution it was better to stay on with the few remaining Christians or to move to safer territory.
The number of local Christians in the parishes of the Syrian villages under the control of Islamist forces continues to dwindle as many leave on their own or are driven out. Moreover, outright persecution against the Christians has also increased. Not long ago, one of the Franciscans, Father Dhiya Azziz, was abducted by Islamist militants, and only released after 12 days of detention.
There are no good sides in this war.
All the more need to have left both sides alone in the fight, and wait to see who’s left standing. Then after the fighting has ended, take them out, and install a faction that will pose no threat to the West, and with a not so subtle warning, behave or else.
Exclusive: U.S. Allies Now Fighting CIA-Backed Rebels
Not long ago, U.S. jets and Shia militias worked together to battle ISIS. Today, those militias are trying to take down American proxies in Syria.
Iraqi militias who once fought ISIS with U.S. help are now working with Russian and Iranian forces to crush American-backed rebels in the strategic Syrian city of Aleppo, two defense officials have told The Daily Beast.
At least three Shia militias involved in successful battles against ISIS in Iraq—the Badr Brigade, Kata’ib Hezbollah, and the League of the Righteous—have acknowledged taking casualties in fighting in south and southeast Aleppo province. U.S. defense officials confirmed to The Daily Beast that they believe “at least one” unit of the Badr Brigade is fighting in southern Aleppo alongside other Iraqi militia groups. Those groups are backed by Russian airpower and Iranian troops—and all of whom are bolstering President Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian Arab Army.
Reports on social media say the Iraqi militias in Syria are armed with U.S. tanks and small arms they procured on the Iraqi side of the border. Those reports could not be independently confirmed.
Islam, it’s a never ending blood sport……
At least 60 killed and dozens wounded in Syria attack as ISIS suicide bombers target military bus outside Damascus near revered Shiite shrine
Syrian security forces and residents gather at the site of suicide bombings in the area of a revered Shiite shrine in the town of Sayyida Zeinab, on the outskirts of Damascus
- Dozens killed in suicide blasts near the Shiite shrine of Sayyida Zeinab, south of Syrian capital Damascus
- ISIS claimed responsibility for attacks that killed 25 Shiite fighters, among the others, and wounded dozens
- Sayyida Zeinab contains grave of a granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed and is Shiite pilgrimage site
- Explosions tore a massive crater in the road and was so powerful that it scorched the facade of a six-storey building
- It comes as representatives of Syria’s government and its divided opposition meet in Geneva for peace talks
- See more of the latest news on the Islamic State suicide bombing in Syria
Bombings claimed by the Islamic State group have killed at least 60 people, including 25 Shiite fighters, and wounded dozens near Syria’s holiest Shiite shrine outside the capital Damascus.
The first blast was caused by a car bomb that went off at a bus station by a public transport garage near the Sayyida Zeinab shrine.
Two suicide bombers then set off their explosive belts when people gathered at the scene, according to official SANA news agency.
Here in Finland jackasses paid by the state bloviate on how that’s so unlikely here.
Germany is facing a Paris-style massacre by its own citizens who return ‘completely brutalised’ after fighting in Syria, leaked government report warns
Bodies lie in the street outside Le Carillon restaurant in Paris after a series of suicide bomb and gun attacks by ISIS militants on November 13. Germany’s interior ministry has produced a report saying the country can expect an attack on the scale of the Paris massacre by ‘completely brutalised’ returnees from the Syrian war
- Interior Ministry report says Germany is a ‘declared target’ for fanatics
- Warns of attack on scale of Paris using suicide bombers and gunmen
- 850 Germans have joined radical groups including ISIS in Syria and Iraq
- More than 300 have returned and are considered ‘hardened and brutalised’
Germany can expect a terror on the scale of the Paris massacres by ‘completely brutalised’ returnees from the Syrian conflict, a government report has warned.
The confidential internal report by the Interior Ministry was leaked by Bild newspaper.
It says Germany is a ‘declared target’ for fanatics who want to copy the bomb and gun attacks of November 13 last year on the streets of Germany.
Specifically, the report warns of attacks in the style of the Paris outrage using bombs, firearms and explosives.
It states: ‘Germany is declared an actual target of Jihadist motivated violence which can come at any time in the form of acts of violence against state and civil institutions as well as civil servants and civilians’.
Read more: H/T: Buck
Head of major Syrian rebel group and several leaders are killed in Damascus airstrike
Zahran Alloush, (second left) the head of Jaysh al Islam, one of the strongest insurgent faction in the rebel-held suburbs of Damascus, was killed in an air raid that targeted his group’s headquarters
- Zahran Alloush and five commanders from Jaysh al-Islam killed in Syria
- The powerful rebel group’s headquarters was targeted in Damascus suburb
- Local media claim the attack was caused by a deadly Russian airstrike
The leader of one of Syria’s most powerful rebel groups is thought to have been killed yesterday in a Russian airstrike near Damascus.
Zahran Alloush, the head of Jaysh al Islam, one of the strongest insurgent faction in the rebel-held suburbs of Damascus, was killed in an air raid that targeted his group’s headquarters.
They said a secret headquarters of the group, which is the largest rebel faction in the area and has thousands of fighters, was targeted by what they described as Russian planes.
Something that Democrat supporters of Obama can relate to.