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Dec 08 15:02

Obama grants waiver for military support of foreign fighters in Syria – White House

President Barack Obama has ordered a waiver of restrictions on military aid for foreign forces and others in Syria, deeming it “essential to the national security interests” of the US to allow exceptions from provisions in the four-decades-old Arms Export Control Act.

Dec 08 10:44

With Assad On Verge Of Historic Victory, Syrian Rebels Request A Ceasefire

After nearly six years, Syria's civil war started under Hillary Clinton's watch in March 2011 during the Arab Spring protest, is finally coming to an end.

The battle for one of the most contested Syrian cities during the war, Aleppo - which was Syria's most populous city before the war - is almost over and the "rebel forces" who live in the city eastern part, realizing they are on the verge of losing, have finally come to the negotiating table but it is too late.

Dec 08 10:43

Lieberman: Israel Attacked Syria to Prevent Hezbollah Getting WMDs

Throughout Syria’s Civil War, Israel has repeatedly, despite insisting they are neutral, attacked Syrian military targets, launching several airstrikes and artillery attacks and Syrian military bases and convoys over the years. They virtually never make official statements on the attacks.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, however, isn’t a big fan of this official coyness about the strikes, and not only publicly confirmed the attacks, but claimed Israel had to attack Syrian military targets to try to prevent Hezbollah from acquiring weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).

Lieberman did not indicate what sort of WMDs he is talking about, and is likely just exaggerating the scope of the run-of-the-mill conventional weapons Hezbollah is always getting shipments of to prepare for the next time Israel invades southern Lebanon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope that whatever Russian influence exists over Israel will be used to get this kind of military grandstanding by Israel to stop, or that Russia will "teach Israel a lesson" which prevents it from doing this kind of military exercise in Syria again.

Dec 08 09:59

Assad Says Aleppo Victory Will Change Course Of War In Syria

The Syrian President said that a victory in the battle for the city of Aleppo will be “a huge step” toward bringing the war in Syria to an end.

Dec 08 09:10

President al-Assad: Failure of Western states and Turkey in the battle in Aleppo means failure of outside project and the transformation of the course of the war in Syria

President Bashar al-Assad asserted that all Western and regional states rely on Turkey in implementing their incendiary and destructive project in Syria and in supporting the terrorists, asserting that the failure of these states in the battle in Aleppo means a total transformation of the course of the war throughout Syria, and consequently the collapse of the outside project

Dec 07 15:49

Russian Sappers Begin Mine Clearing Ops In Areas Of Eastern Aleppo

A group of Russian sappers began mine clearance operations in the liberated districts of eastern Aleppo on Tuesday.

Dec 07 14:52

Syria blames Israel for overnight attack on a military airbase

Official alleges surface-to-surface missiles lobbed from Golan Heights; Hezbollah accuses IAF in separate bombing near Damascus

Dec 07 13:23

Buying Time For Militants? US Withdraws Aleppo Proposals, Says No Consultations Yet – Lavrov

ust as the US and Russia were preparing to discuss a solution for Aleppo, which was to involve free passage for all rebels from the part of the city still under their control, Washington abruptly withdrew its own proposal, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Dec 07 12:48

US Attempts to Rescue Spies from Eastern Aleppo City

The Arabic-language al-Hadas news website quoted unnamed informed sources as saying on Tuesday that the negotiations are meant to help US spies, including an intelligence officer involved in battle arrangement for the terrorists and an informant named Balal Abdel Karim, leave the Aleppo city.

Earlier on Tuesday, media sources disclosed that a large number of militants have been negotiating secretly with government officials in Aleppo to surrender themselves and leave the city.

The Arabic language al-Watan newspaper reported that continued defeats of Jeish al-Fatah and devastating advances of the Syrian army troops in the Eastern districts of Aleppo city have widen rifts amongst militant groups.

Dec 07 12:43

Can Trump Leash His Pentagon ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis?

President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Will the mad dog be leashed? Ron Paul Liberty Report weighs in:

Dec 07 12:38

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis and the Spirit of Trumpism

When it comes to foreign policy, the incoming Trump administration displays a split personality.

Mattis exemplifies the dual nature of the new administration.
This was readily apparent during the campaign, when, on the one hand, Donald Trump told us we were lied into the Iraq war, that NATO is “obsolete,” and that we have no business supporting regime change in Syria – and, on the other hand, he declared that he would crush ISIS, that it was a mistake to leave Iraq, and that we have to “rebuild our military,” as if we don’t already spend as much as the top ten defense spenders.

Dec 07 11:42

US Officials: Al-Qaeda’s Loss in Aleppo Is Also America’s Loss

The increasingly public re-branding of America’s war in Syria as a proxy war against Russia has suited a lot of officials, particularly in the Pentagon, who see a new Cold War as a ticket to a bigger budget. With Russia’s fighting focusing on al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front, this Russo-centric view has seen the administration realigning US interests more directly with al-Qaeda.

Embarrassing as America’s realignment toward al-Qaeda is, officials see the defeat of the al-Qaeda-dominated rebels in Aleppo as an even bigger blow, presenting the loss of Aleppo as Russia’s victory and America’s loss, in addition to being al-Qaeda’s loss.

This “loss” is being presented by current officials as potentially hindering President-elect Donald Trump’s policy choices going forward, though since Trump was not in favor of backing al-Qaeda, or backing Syrian rebels in general, it probably makes his go-to plan of moving toward fighting ISIS even simpler to sell to the public.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now, the alleged "bad guys", ISIS and Al-Qaeda, are the US government's friends and allies, in a continued, futile effort to regime change Damascus?!?

This is completely insane!!

Dec 07 11:18

BREAKING: Aleppo’s Old City Now Fully Liberated by Syrian Army, Remaining Terrorists in Retreat

In a stunning development today, 21WIRE has received reports from on the ground in Syria that remaining ‘rebel’ militants have fled the Old City of Aleppo, even leaving behind a substantial amount of equipment and weapons – as the Syrian Arab Army advances into the remaining terrorist-held neighborhood in the eastern part of Syria’s largest city.

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Dec 07 10:44

RT crew first to reach liberated area of Aleppo’s Old City (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Battles continue between pro-government forces and insurgents in Aleppo’s Old City, with Damascus slowly winning back territory. RT’s Lizzie Phelan and her crew were the first journalists to visit the neighborhoods just captured by the government.

“It is still not entirely safe here. The opposition forces are only a couple of hundreds of meters away. The area needs to be cleaned from unused weapons and mines left,” she reported by phone.

Dec 07 10:00

How Unfounded Syria Coverage Shapes Anti-Assad Sentiment

Because of nation-wide fighting in Syria for the past few years, journalists have had little access to the country. As a result, unofficial networks and sources have played a large role in relaying developments in Syria to the international community. Many of these groups have manipulated events in Syria to suit their own political agendas.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has emerged as the most widely used source with regards to the Syrian crisis. This group has bent facts to push its anti-Assad and anti-Russia agenda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A reminder that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights operates out of a house in Coventry, England, run by a man who sells t-shirts for a living and who has not actually been to Syria in at least 12 years!

Dec 07 09:58

News Accuracy Site: US Blamed Wrong Side for Syria Chemical Attack

The site, Rootclaim, uses a mathematics-based fraud-detection system often used by small business to remove human bias and discern the veracity of news. According to their study, there is a 92.3 percent chance that the chemical-weapons attack attributed to the administration of President Bashar Al-Assad was actually conducted by rebels opposing the Syrian president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The United Nations chemical weapons inspectors came to the same conclusion.

Dec 07 09:10

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – DECEMBER 7, 2016: WASHINGTON ATTEMPTS TO SAVE MILITANTS FROM TOTAL COLLAPSE

US Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Tuesday that he expects to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov later this week for further talks on a proposal for the rebels’ departure and is “not aware of any specific refusal” to follow the initially discussed agreement. Earlier on Tuesday Lavrov said that the US withdrew its initial proposal on militants withdrawal and wants to suggest new terms and conditions that the Syrian-Russian-Iranian alliance will have to follow in Aleppo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A bit late, John. Aleppo has been liberated.

Dec 07 09:04

Assad, Putin Closer Than Ever To Retaking Aleppo; Families Returning Home For First Time In 4 Years

Vladimir Putin spoke with Donald Trump on the phone six days after his victory on November 14th. Hours after their phone call was over, Putin proceeded to bomb the hell out of Aleppo and wage total war.

In just around two weeks time, Putin and Assad managed, in the words of the IB Times, to "bomb their way to victory" in Aleppo. Today, we learn they've reportedly retaken 35 districts in the city and corralled ISIS and other rebel terrorists into a remaining five.

They're now closing in on Aleppo's Old City and on the brink of retaking the entire region.

This is a massive victory for Assad, Putin and Donald Trump. That's why the lying media is pretty much ignoring the story.

Dec 07 08:13

SYRIAN TROOPS ARE CLOSE TO THE BIGGEST VICTORY IN THE WAR

Member groups Jaish al-Fatah and Fatah Halab militant coalitions announced that they are ready to withdraw from the city under a deal with the government.

A large group of militants already surrendered to government forces.

Dec 07 07:56

BREAKING: Syrian Army on brink of Victory, Jihadis surrendering across Aleppo

Reports from Aleppo confirm collapse of Jihadi resistance and mass surrender of Jihadi fighters to Syrian Arab Army. Surrendered Jihadi fighters being bused in green buses to an undisclosed destination.

Dec 06 19:14

Terrorist Rebels Secretly Negotiating Withdraw from Aleppo Syria

The Syria rebel commander has informed an Arabic news source off the record the terrorists are in secret negotiations with the U.N. to withdraw from Syria.

HNN has just been informed that an Arabic news source in communication with the Syria rebels has reported the rebels in Syria have decided unanimously to leave Aleppo.

According to the source the terrorists are secretly negotiating terms and a process to withdraw their forces through their U.N. representatives in Turkey.

Dec 06 15:52

Rebel commander in Aleppo say they have agreed to withdraw from Aleppo following talks btw people in Turkey & UN

Dec 06 15:37

BREAKING: Al-Qaeda commanders negotiating surrender in Aleppo, Jihadi stronghold collapsing

As three more previously Al-Qaeda held districts in eastern Aleppo fall to the Syrian army authoritative reports circulate that Jihadi commanders in the city are negotiating with the Syrian military to surrender.

Dec 06 13:50

Chemicals & Gas Cylinders In Schools: Following Bomb Disposal Units In Eastern Aleppo

Syrian government forces are retaking neighbourhood after neighbourhood in eastern Aleppo.

Dec 06 13:38

US-backed ‘Moderate Rebels’ Target Russian Humanitarian Field Hospital, Killing 2 Nurses and Injuring Others

The liberation of East Aleppo from “rebel” terrorist forces has triggered a desperate reaction by US and EU officials, along with their western media outlets – now going into propaganda overdrive, publishing an array of false accusations designed to marginalize both Moscow and Damascus. US Coalition officials are demanding a ceasefire – not to help humanitarian efforts, but to gove their “armed oppostion rebels” (terrorists) a chance to recover and re-arm. This obfuscation by western politicians and media is also designed to defect attention from atrocities being carried by against innocent residents by US Coalition-backed “rebel” militants…

Dec 06 13:01

Iranophobes on Parade – Philip Giraldi

Will Iran be the target of the Trump regime?

Hopefully someone will convince Donald Trump that the real answer to eliminating the “Iranian threat” is not war.

One of the most discouraging aspects of the filling out of the Donald Trump cabinet is the array of Iran haters that seem to be lining up in the foreign policy and national security areas.Trump has been personally advocating sensible policies relating to Russia and Syria but he appears to have gone off the rails regarding Iran, which just might be attributed to those who are giving him advice.

Dec 06 11:21

Did The US-Led Coalition Give The Coordinates Of A Russian Aleppo Hospital To Al-Qaeda For A Missile Attack

This is becoming a familiar pattern. Every time Lavrov and Kerry appear to be making some sort of progress on ending hostilities in Syria, an unwarranted, and oddly timed attack on forces sided with the Syrian government occur.

RT reported today that Russian doctors were killed in rebel shelling of a hospital in Aleppo…

A female Russian medical specialist has been killed and two more medics have been injured in a militant shelling of a mobile military hospital in Aleppo, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Some local residents attending medical appointments were also injured during the shelling that targeted one of the field hospitals set up in the government held part of the city, the ministry added.

Russian military medics have begun to consult the residents of Syrian Aleppo’s eastern districts liberated from militants. They opened a clinic, a medical ward for children, a surgery department, an intensive care department, a laboratory and an x-ray room.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't believe in "coincidence" anymore; it appears to me that this strike was deliberately timed to throw off negotiations between Kerry and Lavrov yet one more time, because the US doesn't want the war against Al Assad to end.

Dec 06 11:13

Fierce Clashes In Aleppo After Syrian Army Frees Several Districts In East Of City

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) claims its troops have recaptured the Karm al-Myasser and Karm al-Tahan neighborhoods of Aleppo as well as the al-Jazmati Roundabout and al-Halwania Roundabout, reaching the Hanano Road in the eastern part of the city.

Dec 06 10:53

Fearing abandonment by Trump, CIA-backed rebels in Syria mull alternatives

Three years after the CIA began secretly shipping lethal aid to rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, battlefield losses and fears that a Donald Trump administration will abandon them have left tens of thousands of opposition fighters weighing their alternatives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How about "retire with honor?"

Dec 06 10:46

FLASHBACK - Hillary Clinton: Destroy Syria for Israel: “The Best Way to Help Israel”

A newly-released Hilary Clinton email confirmed that the Obama administration has deliberately provoked the civil war in Syria as the “best way to help Israel.”

In an indication of her murderous and psychopathic nature, Clinton also wrote that it was the “right thing” to personally threaten Bashar Assad’s family with death.

In the email, released by Wikileaks, then Secretary of State Clinton says that the “best way to help Israel” is to “use force” in Syria to overthrow the government.

Dec 06 09:47

THE US SEEKS TO FREE ITS OFFICERS FROM THE DEATH-TRAP IN ALEPPO CITY?

US Secretary of State, John Kerry, made suggestions to Russia, which would ensure the withdrawal of “opposition forces” from eastern Aleppo.

But why does Kerry desire this?

Is this just a ploy intended to buy time for the militants to regroup and resupply?

Or is the Obama administration stalling for time to extricate US mercenaries and special service members from the Aleppo pocket?

Dec 06 09:46

Syria army closes in on key Aleppo district

Syrian regime forces were on the verge Tuesday of seizing a major rebel district of Aleppo as Moscow and Washington traded barbs over stalled efforts to end fighting in the battle-worn city.

After retaking control of about two-thirds of east Aleppo in recent days, forces loyal to President Bashar Assad were advancing Tuesday in the large residential district of Shaar.

Dec 06 09:44

BREAKING USA gave coordinates of the Russian army hospital to terrorists; US has bloody hands

Dec 06 09:40

The Bribe of the Century: EU will Give Assad Money if he Allows Al Qaeda to Rule Over Parts of Syria

Instead of helping EU citizens suffering from years of austerity, poverty and misery, the EU oligarchs ruling in Brussels prefer to give EU cash on hand to Al Qaeda and ISIS Wahhabi terrorists.

Yesterday The Duran reported on EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini, issuing a warning that the fall of Aleppo will not end the war in Syria.

Dec 06 09:38

A not so subtle threat from the Russian military (the “allies” better pay attention)

Dec 06 09:02

US withdraws Aleppo proposals, says no consultations yet – Lavrov

Just as the US and Russia were preparing to discuss a solution for Aleppo, which was to involve free passage for all rebels from the part of the city still under their control, Washington abruptly withdrew its own proposal, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Dec 05 18:13

Syria Urges NE Aleppo Residents To Return Home

The Syrian army has called on the displaced residents of liberated districts of northeastern Aleppo to return home as the Syrian forces advance against terrorists on the battlefield in the flashpoint city.

Dec 05 15:58

If Abandoned By US, Syrian ‘Moderates’ May Get In Bed With Jihadists, Report Warns

Armed groups in Syria previously vetted by the US to receive weapons through CIA channels may join jihadist forces if the Trump administration abandons them, the Washington Post warned.

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump questioned the Obama administration’s policy of secretly providing weapons to rebel groups in Syria, saying, “we have no idea who these people are.”

Dec 05 12:57

Russian FM Sergey Lavrov Calls John Kerry’s Bluff, Demands Concrete Proposals on Syria

US Secretary of State Kerry’s latest offer for all Jihadis to leave Aleppo appears to be an attempt to get the Russians to agree to a ceasefire in order to preserve the Al-Qaeda controlled pocket in eastern Aleppo until after Obama leaves the Presidency in January. However Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov called Kerry’s bluff by demanding that the US come up with concrete proposals and a definite timetable for the Jihadis’ withdrawal.

Dec 05 10:02

Russia: CIA Gave Terrorist Coordinates To Bomb Russian Hospital

The Russia Defense Ministry has issued an official statement claiming they intercepted western intelligence communications providing Syria terrorists with coordinates to bomb a Russian hospital moments before the attack began.

Dec 05 09:35

SYRIAN ARMY LIBERATES FROM AL-QAEDA-LINKED ‘OPPOSITION’ SIX DISTRICTS IN ALEPPO CITY

On December 3, the Syrian army and its allies liberated Tareeq al-Bab and al-Myassar Jazmati neighborhoods, and entered Sheikh Lutfi and Seihk Saeed.

On December 4, government forces seized Jurat Awad and Dahret Awad, and engaged militants in al-Qaterrji and al-Shi’ar.

On December 5, Jaish al-Fatah militants withdrew from Karm Tahan and al-Qaterrji neighborhoods and the National Hospital in al-Ballat neighborhood.

Dec 05 09:34

Bogus CIA-Backed NGO 'White Helmets' NAILED AGAIN in Shocking Fake Video (Video)

Just when you thought they were slowing down following their failure to win a Nobel Peace Prize in October, the US-UK backed ‘NGO’ dubbed the White Helmets, continue to produce an unprecedented amount of western-oriented war propaganda.

CNN’s latest White Helmet-supplied report seems to be more of the same – the appearance of staged rescue scenes, designed to discredit both the Syrian Government and the Russian governments for daring to try and flush out any US Coaltion-backed foreign Salafist insurgency, hell bent (literally) on ‘regime change’ in Syria.

Dec 05 08:09

BREAKING: Russia tells Aleppo Jihadis, ‘leave or die as terrorists’

Russia gives ultimatum to US and to Jihadis in Aleppo to withdraw immediately from the city or be attacked as terrorists.

Dec 05 05:05

Donald Trump: Thank you Ohio!

Awesome after Election rally.

Keep it up, Trump supporters! NO to Lobbyists! No to Regime Change Wars! No to the Neocons! We want a foreign policy that puts #AmericaFirst

Thank you Ohio! Together, we made history – and now, the real work begins. America will start winning again! #AmericaFirst

Full Speech: President-Elect Donald Trump 'VICTORY' Rally in Cincinnati, OH 12/1/16

Dec 04 13:07

Syrian Army On Assault To Retake Opposition-Held Tariq Al-Bab In E Aleppo

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched an offensive to re-take eastern Aleppo’s Tariq Al-Bab district from opposition forces, Saturday.

Dec 04 09:32

Congress authorizes Trump to arm Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles

The House voted for the first time today to explicitly authorize the incoming Donald Trump administration to arm vetted Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles.

While the language in the annual defense bill also creates restrictions on the provision of the controversial weapons, it represents a win for Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., a fervent advocate of helping the rebels resist President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies. The Senate is expected to pass the bill next week.

Until now, the transfer of man-portable air-defense systems, or MANPADs, had been implicitly authorized in the absence of an outright ban. Critics, however, view the new provision as tantamount to a policy recommendation for the president-elect.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Trump is as smart as I think he is, he will veto this deal, and work with Russia to end this war, as quickly as possible.

I would like to politely point out to Senator McCain that continuing to do the same this, over and over (as in, sending weapons to allegedly "vetted, moderate" Rebels"), yet expecting a different outcome (their getting their collective backsides whipped by the Russians an Syrians) is a classic definition of insanity.

Dec 03 10:09

RUSSIA: WITHOUT PROVIDING AID TO ALEPPO, UK MUST REFRAIN FROM SABOTAGING HELP

Russian daily delivers humanitarian aid to residents of the eastern neighborhoods of the Syrian city of Aleppo, while the UK has not allocated anything for all the time of the war in Syria, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said, commenting on a statement of a spokeswoman for British Prime Minister Theresa May, who said earlier this week that Moscow was allegedly stopping aid supplies to Aleppo because it would not agree to a ceasefire to allow its safe passage. “All this time, residents of eastern neighborhoods [in Aleppo] have been receiving daily humanitarian aid, medicine and warm clothing from the Russian Center for reconciliation and the Syrian government. The United Kingdom, in the course of all the years of civil war in Syria has not allocated a single gram of flour, a single pill or blanket to help civilians,” Konashenkov said on Saturday.

Dec 03 08:46

UK ‘did not send a gram of flour’ to Aleppo: Moscow refutes criticism over aid for Syria

The UK has not sent even one gram of flour or a single blanket to Aleppo since the Syrian conflict began, the Russian Defense Ministry said responding to a spokeswoman for Downing Street, who said Russia is stopping aid deliveries to the besieged city.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

According to survivors leaving Aleppo, what aid is sent in is being seized by the US-backed terrorists.

Dec 03 04:40

The Ongoing Media Propaganda War Against Syria

Thirteen months ago, I highlighted how, after the chaos of Iraq and Libya, the mass media began softening the public up for another illegal military intervention in another sovereign state – this time in Syria. Rupert Murdoch, who has a direct financial interest in regime change in Syria (see Israel & energy independence below) oversaw some of the more overt forms of anti-Syrian propaganda as the following two graphics show...

Dec 03 04:17

SYRIAN ARMY SETS FULL CONTROL OVER TAREEQ AL-BAB DISTRICT OF ALEPPO CITY

The Syrian army and its allies took control over the entire Tareeq al-Bab Neighborhood in Aleppo city after losing it to militants over 4 years ago. Now, government forces are securing the area in order to continue the advance into militant held eastern Aleppo. Offensive operations are also ongoing in the areas west of the Aleppo International Airport.

Dec 02 13:38

Russian field engineers take off for Syria to take part in Aleppo demining operation

According to the press service, the Russian field engineers will fly to the Hmeymin airbase in Syria to take part in a humanitarian demining operation in Aleppo. The ministry said that the center’s specialists took part in demining operations in Syria’s Palmyra. "The Russian military destroyed about 18,000 explosive objects and demined an area of 825 hectares. Apart from that, specialists of the Russian International Anti-mine Center demined 8,500 buildings," the ministry said.
Putin praises Hermitage Museum for its efforts in restoring Palmyra http://tass.com/society/916551

Dec 02 12:51

Eastern Aleppo: Chemicals found at Turkmen headquarters

Dec 02 12:26

‘Being shot on way out was better than staying’: East Aleppo family shares story of escape (VIDEO)

Some of the people light fires to try to keep warm, as it is freezing cold in the region at the moment. Cold, however, isn’t the only life-threatening issue – despite fleeing the terror, many suffer from severe malnutrition and most of the kids have yellowish skin and can barely move.

One of the mothers told RT that it was the rebels who took the food from them in eastern Aleppo.

“The prices for everything were so high! When the aid would come, they [the rebels] would take it and keep it for themselves. They stole it from us. None of my kids have eaten for three days, they are suffering, and the journey here was so difficult!” Majdolene said.

Dec 02 12:01

Lavrov: Those blocking militants’ pullout from Aleppo want terrorists to take over control

Those blocking militants’ pullout from Aleppo wanted the terrorists to retain control over city, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after holding talks with his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni. According to the Russian top diplomat, Moscow had supported the idea to provide the militants with an opportunity to leave eastern Aleppo although it was a controversial idea. "But those who wanted eastern Aleppo to remain under the terrorists’ control, prevented the militants from pulling out of the city"...

Dec 02 11:56

Militants surrender to Syrian forces in Khan al-Shih to southwest of Damascus

A total of 1,846 militants and 1,164 their family members were taken from Khan al-Shih by buses provided by the Syrian authorities between November 28 and December 1. In the coming days, the remaining 100 militants and 300 of their family members will be taken to Idlib, the ministry said... Khan al-Shih, located to the southwest of Damascus, had been controlled by the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham and Saif Al-Sham extremist groups since 2012. The militants bullied local citizens and shelled the nearby settlements and an international route, the ministry said. The Syrian forces launched the offensive in Khan al-Shih in October. After long talks, the militants agreed to withdraw from their positions, surrender their arms and military equipment and safely left the territory with their families in buses traveling to Idlib.

Dec 02 10:49

Pentagon Again Under-Reports Civilians Killed in Iraq, Syria Airstrikes

The latest in the occasional Pentagon statements on civilian deaths in the air war in Iraq and Syria has claimed 54 civilians slain between March 31 and October 22, continuing the trend of official figures being massively lower than those reported in the media.

This puts the official death toll at 173 civilians for the entire air war, which is far short of estimates from most groups, which put the death toll far higher over the course of the conflict. Amnesty International put the figure at around 300, and others have suggested it was in excess of 500. The Pentagon often declines to investigate reports of civilian deaths, arguing that they are “not credible.”

Even when they do finally manage to get the killings into their reports, the tolls are often dramatically lower than the evidence suggests. A July 18 airstrike north of the Syrian city of Manbij, for instance, was finally included in the report this time around, with “up to 24” killed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More "fake news" sold to you, courtesy of the US government and their presstitutes.

Dec 02 10:18

Assad cannot remain in power: Turkish FM

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu Friday said that Syrian President Bashar Assad cannot remain in power, speaking during a visit to Beirut.

Dec 02 10:00

Russia's top diplomat says he urged de Mistura not to delay intra-Syrian talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that he had called on UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, not to delay the intra-Syrian talks. "The time is ripe for the compromise," the minister said speaking at the "Mediterranean: Roman Dialogue" conference. "I spoke with Staffan de Mistura today and urged him once again not to delay the beginning of the peace process, not to wait for those who do not want Resolution 2254 to be implemented, which requires the beginning of the necessary political process with a view to approving the transitional government, adopting the Constitution and holding the elections six months later. There are certain forces, which say that they want (Syrian President Bashar) Assad to step down before they discuss these prospects, these issues," the minister noted. "In fact, by doing so they violate the UN Security Council resolution."

Dec 02 09:59

Pro-Regime Forces in Syria Respond to Trump's Election by Escalating Military Offensive

The only way to stop counterrevolutionary forces like the Islamic State is to end imperialist support for authoritarian regimes and foreign intervention in the region, says Joseph Daher

Dec 02 09:59

SYRIAN GOVT FORCES PROGRESS IN ALEPPO CITY FROM NOV. 17, 2016 TO DEC. 2, 2016

On November 17, Syrian government forces attacked Aqrab;

On November 20, the Syrian army and Hezbollah took control of the most part of Aqrab, seized Tal Zuhur, a number of points in Hanano Neighborhood and Old Sheikh Najjar Industrial area;

On November 21, Government forces are in control of about 90% of Aqrab

On November 22, government forces are in contol of al-Assad neighborhood, 1070 Apartment Project, Aqrab and Hikma;

On November 28, the army took control of Inzarat, Haydariyah, Ayn at-Tal, Ba’edin, Hellok, Jabal Badro, Sakhur and surrounded Sheikh Kheder. At the same day, Sheikh kheder was liberated;

On November 29, government forces are advancing in the neighborhoods of Turbet Lala and Tareeq al-Bab;

Dec 02 09:58

Russian Defense Ministry: UN stops delivering humanitarian aid to Aleppo

Special Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Jan Egeland said earlier that Russia and Syria had rejected the United Nations’ request for a humanitarian pause. "After the Syrian troops liberated more than 40% of the eastern districts of the city with a population of about 90,000, proposals on humanitarian aid delivery stopped coming. Unfortunately, local residents have not been receiving any UN aid. We don’t know what Egeland meant when he told Reuters that 27,000 to 30,000 people were receiving aid," Konashenkov said. He pointed out that the Russian Reconciliation Center’s officers had been delivering tons of food products, medicine and other essential supplies to Aleppo on a daily basis. "We expect Mister Egeland to start taking practical steps instead of making groundless statements on humanitarian aid delivery to eastern Aleppo".

Dec 02 09:49

Lavrov wonders why UN is not using Castello Road to deliver humanitarian aid to Aleppo

Moscow is curious why the United Nations has not yet started humanitarian deliveries to Aleppo via the Castello Road, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday. "The Syrian army, with our support, has taken control over some 40% of Eastern Aleppo," Lavrov said at the Mediterranean Dialogues forum. "The threat to the Castello Road has been removed. We said in Geneva that the humanitarian corridor via this road will be organized and open." "Previously, the United Nations used this road more than once," the Russian top diplomat noted. "Aid might have been sent to the city after that. We have no idea why the United Nations has not begun to act in this direction until now."

Dec 02 09:31

THE BATTLE FOR ALEPPO IS OVER, NOW THE REAL WAR HAS BEGUN

THE RESPONSES TO ALEPPO

Within hours of the news that the Sunni militant resistance in eastern Aleppo collapsed, the U.S. House passed House Bill 5732, authorizing an investigation into creating a No-Fly-Zone over Syria.

In other words, the U.S. House is looking for ways to start a hot war in Syria with Russia. This may just be more impotent sabre rattling by a fading group of back-bencher neoconservatives – think Lindsay Graham and John McCain– but it is something that bears witness all the same.

The goal of a No-Fly Zone is to implement the ‘Plan B’ strategy to break Syria up into two separate countries. Then they can create some form of Greater Kurdistan across parts of Syria, Iraq, Iran and eastern Turkey.

Russia’s deployment of S-300 and S-400 missile defense systems around Syria and delivering them as well to Iran is an important counter-move to this plan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember that we have mentioned, on this site, the possibility of an outgoing Obama administration "gifting" President-elect Trump with one, if not two wars, before he has had the opportunity to take the Oath of Office?!?

The time between now, and 20 January, when Trump does take the Oath of Office, is one of the most critically dangerous times in the history of this country.

I mention this because this is the time frame when the execution of a false flag operation, to get the US into a shooting war with Russia, may well take place, courtesy of many elements, inside and outside the US government.

Dec 01 14:06

What is behind the conflicts in the Arab world?

James Dorsey examines some of the key fundamental issues behind the conflicts and disintegration that have been wracking the Middle East and North Africa especially since the onset of the Arab Nightmare in 2011.

Dec 01 13:17

No Time For Aleppo Losers: NATO & Israel Abandon ISIS Proxy ‘Regime Change’ Army?

Syrian Army Liberates Key ISIS Controlled Areas in Aleppo City.

Dec 01 11:39

ALEPPO UPDATES: ‘Only Road’ to Deliver Aid to Eastern Aleppo, Castello Road – is Liberated

The momentum has shifted in Aleppo this week as the Syrian Army begin to advance, steadily driving out Western and Gulf-backed terrorist fighters under the command of Al Nusra Front – from their occupied enclaves in Eastern Aleppo.

Dec 01 09:23

CONFIRMED: Russia negotiates with Turkey for surrender of Jihadis in east Aleppo

Financial Times provides confirmation that as claimed by The Duran in early November Turkey is brokering talks between Russia and the Jihadis in eastern Aleppo for them to surrender the eastern districts of the city.

Dec 01 09:12

Moscow & Syrian opposition in secret talks to stop Aleppo fighting – FT

Leaders of the Syrian opposition are now holding negotiations with Russian representatives to end the fighting in Aleppo, the Financial Times has reported, citing four anonymous Syrian opposition figures. The US is allegedly not aware of the talks.

The talks are taking place in Ankara, brokered by Turkey, and Washington is not participating in the negotiations, the sources told the international daily.

Dec 01 09:08

Did Turkey Just Declare War On Syria?

By Brandon Turbeville

On Tuesday, ISIS supporter Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a speech that many have interpreted as a declaration of war on Syria. During a typical Erdogan rant, the Turkish Prime Minister stated, “Close to one million people died in Syria, and they continue dying. Where is the U.N.? What are they doing? We kept saying ‘patience, patience, patience’ but could not take it any more and entered Syria. We are there to bring justice. We are there to end the rule of the cruel Assad, who has been spreading state terror.”

This last sentence is the point of contention. After all, the original stated purpose of “Operation Euphrates” was to beat back ISIS, not to defeat Assad...

Dec 01 08:57

Operation in Syria only targets terror, Erdo?an clarifies

Turkey’s military operation in Syria is not against any country or person but terror groups in general, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has said, in contrast to earlier remarks that Turkey’s objective was to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad following.

“The aim of the Euphrates Shield Operation is no country or person but only terror organizations. No one should doubt this issue that we have uttered over and over, and no one should comment on it in another fashion or try to [misrepresent its meaning],” Erdo?an said at a 30th gathering with village chiefs at the Presidential Palace in Ankara on Dec. 1.

On Nov. 29, Erdo?an sought to explain the reason for Ankara’s military offensive into Syria, saying: “We entered there to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror. [We didn’t enter] for any other reason.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Erdogan just blinked.

And possibly, the wisdom of thinking about the impact of what he says before words come out of his mouth, has just occurred to him, in a blinding vision of light.

Turkey's military actions here are about preventing the formation of an independent Kurdistan on the Turkish/Syrian border.

Dec 01 08:55

Egypt’s Shifting Position May Tip the Scales in Damascus’ Favor

In recent days, a number of Arab media sources started speaking about Egypt’s growing involvement in the Syrian war. In particular, with a special reference to the Lebanese agency As-Safir, a number of Arab media reported that Egypt is allegedly sending troops toprovide assistance to Damascus. Moreover, we are being told now that Egyptian pilots are already flying sorties in the Syrian Hama. In particular, it has been stated that Egyptian jets and cargo planes have been deployed the province of Hama, and while fighters are bombing ISIS, Egyptian transport planes are helping the Syrian army to rapidly redeploy its cargo and personnel.

Nov 30 11:30

Syrian Rebels Shoot At Civilians As They Flee To Govt-Held Areas

In the Syrian city of Aleppo, over a third of rebel-held areas have been recaptured by the country’s military.

Nov 30 11:22

White Helmets Video and Supporters’ Demonstrations Confirm Lack of Credibility

By Brandon Turbeville

While the alternative media has done yeoman’s service in exposing the White Helmets as being nothing more than a terrorist support group (with special honors going to Vanessa Beeley), the White Helmets have done a good job of ruining their own falsely earned reputation as of late...

Nov 30 10:29

Guilty By Association: Politicians Call For Berlin To Put Sanctions On Russia Over Aleppo

The head of Germany’s foreign affairs committee has called for Berlin and the EU to impose sanctions against Russia over its alleged war crimes in Syria.

Nov 30 10:16

‘Trump Understands Need For New Vision In Syria – That Includes Russia’

The changing situation in eastern Aleppo is turning into a headache for the U.S. state department too, as Gayane Chichakyan found out.

Nov 30 09:11

Kremlin asks Turkey to explain Erdogan's remark about toppling Assad

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's statement that his forces in Syria were there to topple President Bashar al-Assad had come as a surprise to Moscow and that it expected an explanation from Ankara.

In a speech on Tuesday, Erdogan condemned what he said was the failure of the United Nations in Syria and cast Turkey's incursion in August, when it sent tanks, fighter jets and special forces over the border, as an act of exasperation.

"We are there to bring justice. We are there to end the rule of the cruel Assad, who has been spreading state terror," Erdogan said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Erdogan may have just been mouthing off. He has to know that any promised support by the US against Russia might well vanish when Trump takes office.

Nov 30 09:04

President Putin orders sending mobile hospitals to Aleppo to provide medical assistance to civilians

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Ministries of Defense and Emergency Situations to send mobile hospitals to provide medical assistance to residents of Aleppo and residential areas near it.

Nov 30 08:23

Kremlin asks Turkey to explain Erdogan's remark about toppling Assad

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's statement that his forces in Syria were there to topple President Bashar al-Assad had come as a surprise to Moscow and that it expected an explanation from Ankara.

"The announcement really came as news to us," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call.

"It is a very serious statement and one which differs from previous ones and with our understanding of the situation. We hope that our Turkish partners will provide us with some kind of explanation about this."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's encouraging that Reuters felt they finally had to cover this, but were 24 hours late on the story, compared to the independent media:

Erdogan declares war on Syria, 29 November 2016

Nov 30 08:11

Syria war: UN holds emergency meeting on Aleppo's 'descent into hell'

The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Wednesday on the dire humanitarian situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which a UN official described as a "descent into hell."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This hell would never have happened if the US Government had minded its own business and not tried to overthrow Assad for the last five years!

Nov 30 08:09

Assad, allies aim to seize all Aleppo before Trump takes power: official

Syria and its allies aim to drive rebels from Aleppo before Donald Trump takes office as U.S. President, a senior official in the pro-Damascus military alliance said, as pro-government forces surged to their biggest victories in the city for years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the spin in the headline. Assad will "seize" Aleppo! Aleppo is technically already his. It was the US-backed rebels who seized it in the first place!

Nov 30 08:06

Striking Syrian Forces Was An 'Unintentional Error,' US Says

The US Defense Department says mid-September airstrikes that killed dozens of Syrian soldiers in the country’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr was an “unintentional error” and did not violate international law.

Nov 30 07:21

Putin, Assad 'Bomb Their Way to Victory' in Aleppo

After Trump was elected, he had a private talk with Vladimir Putin. Hours later, Putin declared total war on ISIS in Syria.

Over the last two weeks, as the International Business Times reports, they've managed to "bomb their way to victory" in Aleppo.

Nov 30 07:15

Israel targets Hezbollah, Syria posts on Beirut-Damascus highway

An Israeli air raid hit a Syrian military post and a Hezbollah position early Wednesday near Beirut-Damascus highway, a security source told The Daily Star.

Nov 30 07:15

Russia hopes Syria’s Aleppo situation can be resolved by end of 2016

“We are hoping for this, yes, indeed. We need to force these terrorists out the same way as they need to be forced out of Mosul and Raqqa. It’s a common task,” Bogdanov said on Wednesday, as quoted by RIA news agency.

Nov 30 03:33

Turkey Has Declared War On Syria – Does This Mean That World War 3 Is About To Erupt In The Middle East?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has just announced that the only reason Turkish military forces have entered northern Syria is to “end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad”.

Nov 29 16:30

Erdogan: Turkey Entered Syria to ‘End the Rule of the Tyrant Assad’

On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared that his country’s armed forces were not just in Syria to battle ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorists (and, uncomfortably for U.S. policymakers, America’s Kurdish allies) but were on a mission to overthrow the Syrian regime.

Nov 29 16:29

URGENT: Turkey invades Syria to remove Bashar al-Assad

Turkey has been illegally running soldiers, artillery and infantry in and out of Syria for much of the duration of the present conflict. Now, however, the proxy and shadow war, which Turkey has been waging against the Syrian Arab Republic, has just become official.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has just announced that Turkish troops have entered Syria with the intention of removing President Assad from power. It is a formal declaration of war.

Nov 29 13:50

BBC News Caught Staging FAKE News Chemical Attack In Syria

Nov 29 13:47

Assad On Verge Of Biggest Victory Since Start Of Syrian War With Imminent Capture Of Aleppo

The battle for one of the most contested Syrian cities in the nation's long-running civil war, Aleppo, is approaching its climax. According to Reuters, the Syrian army and its allies announced the capture of a large swath of eastern Aleppo from rebels on Monday - by some estimates as much as 40% of the militant held part - in an accelerating attack that threatens to crush the opposition in its most important urban stronghold.

In a major breakthrough in the government's push to retake the whole city, regime forces captured six rebel-held districts of eastern Aleppo over the weekend, including Masaken Hanano, the biggest of those. On Sunday, the 13th day of the operation, they also took control of the adjacent neighborhoods of Jabal Badra and Baadeeen and captured three others.

Nov 29 13:43

West threatens Russia over Syrian Army advance in Aleppo: Russian DM

Western countries are urging to impose sanctions against Russia after 80,000 civilians were liberated in Syria’s Aleppo, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, said on Tuesday.

He recalled that, over the past 24 hours, the Syrian army had been able to liberate from militants almost half of eastern Aleppo where 80,000 civilians reside.

"Now it turned out that the release of over 80,000 Aleppo residents held hostage by gunmen was not part of the plans of the UK and French Foreign Ministries, the US Department of State and the German Bundestag. They even urged to impose new sanctions for that," the spokesman said.

Nov 29 13:12

Syria children send letters to UN in protest of terrorists attacks on schools

“We want to go to our schools without fears of a car bomb, we want to play without a surprise of shells or explosive devices,” the children wrote in the letters which were handed over to Hanaa Sinjer, UNICEF resident representative in Damascus. The children called for ending terrorism and halting the financing of terrorists who target the schools and cities. The terrorist organizations targeted al-Furkan school, on Nov.20, with a rocket shell, killing 8 pupils and injuring 20 others.

Nov 29 12:28

U.S. House Votes to Toughen Sanctions, Assess a No Fly Zone In Syria

By Brandon Turbeville

On November 15, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives convened a special session with the normal rules of order suspended and passed H.R. 5732, also known as the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act. The CSCPA passed unanimously with only forty minutes of “debate” on the floor. Because normal rules were suspended, only a few members of Congress were present for the vote and, conveniently, those members who were present were all warmongers.

The CSCPA, of course, is a bill that both toughens the sanctions on Syria and calls for the creation of a No Fly Zone.

In terms of the new sanctions, the bill would impose new penalties and sanctions on entities doing business with the Syrian government, military, and intelligence. The legislation also requires the President to report to Congress regarding the viability of a No Fly Zone over Syria...

Nov 29 12:10

Over 500 Militants Surrender, Leave Eastern Aleppo in Last 24 Hours

The Russian military said on Tuesday that in the past 24 hours 507 terrorists have left Aleppo and laid down their arms. The Syrian army and its allies seized full control of al-Sheikh Khezr, Bustan al-Pasha, Baeedin, Soleiman al-Halabi, al-Hallak, al-Anzarat, Sheikh Fares and Ayn al-Tal after they recaptured housing complexes in Hanano, Jabal Badrou, Arz al-Hamra and also driving a wedge along the Northern section of the Eastern districts of Aleppo city. The army units have taken back 20 square kilometers of the total 45 square kilometers of Eastern Aleppo after recapturing increasing number of regions.

Nov 29 11:37

ALEPPO UPDATES: Tears, Hugs and Smiles, the Relief of Escaping Imprisonment in East Aleppo

The momentum has shifted in Aleppo this week as the Syrian Army begin to advance, steadily driving out Western and Gulf-backed terrorist fighters from their occupied enclaves in Eastern Aleppo. 21WIRE will post new updates as we receive information…

Nov 29 11:25

Turkey entered Syria to end al-Assad’s rule: President Erdo?an

The Turkish military launched its operations in Syria to end the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said Nov. 29.

“In my estimation, nearly 1 million people have died in Syria. These deaths are still continuing without exception for children, women and men. Where is the United Nations? What is it doing? Is it in Iraq? No. We preached patience but could not endure in the end and had to enter Syria together with the Free Syrian Army [FSA],” Erdo?an said at the first Inter-Parliamentary Jerusalem Platform Symposium in Istanbul.

“Why did we enter? We do not have an eye on Syrian soil. The issue is to provide lands to their real owners. That is to say we are there for the establishment of justice. We entered there to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror. [We didn’t enter] for any other reason,” the president said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I nearly fell out of my chair, upon reading this, and thought, "Is this some horrific mistranslation?!? Has this guy utterly lost his reality licence?!?

But I googled the headline, and this came up in over 5 different times, in 5 different, credible resources, and yes, the headline is absolutely correct; Turkey has just declared war on the government of Syria.

There is however, a slightly different "spin" on this, courtesy of Russia Today (rt.com) In its coverage it added the following caveat: "However, many observers have said that Ankara aims to suppress Kurdish forces in Syria and prevent them from connecting three de facto autonomous Kurdish areas into one enclave south of the Turkish border."

Putin will not let a decap strike against Al-Assad happen.

So what's Erdogan's plan to avoid military conflict with the Russians, if regime change in Damascus is really his goal here?!?

Has President Obama, and NATO's Secretary General Stoltenberg given Erdogan some kind of covert promises to come in and assist, if the going gets rough against the Russian military (which it will)?!?

IF the answer to that question is in the affirmative, then the US government is on it's way to war with Russia and World War III even before Donald Trump gets to take the Oath of Office.

And what are the corporate presstitutes saying about this right now?!?

Absoflippinglutely NOTHING; zero, nada, zip.

Nov 29 10:50

Syrian Govt Forces Liberate Ten Districts Of East Aleppo From Rebels

More than 3000 civilians have left the eastern part of the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo in the last 24 hours, the Russian Center for Reconciliation said.

Nov 29 10:30

Congress Is Sneaking Through Legislation for a No-Fly Zone Over Syria

When Americans aren’t paying attention, sneaky things tend to happen. While we were all distracted by the aftermath of the election, the US Congress decided to get the war ball rolling with Syria.

On November 15, while cities across America were under siege from anti-Trump protesters and rioters, a handful of members of the House of Representatives quietly passed H.R.5732 – the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2016. Of course, they’re going to be “protecting” those civilians with a no-fly zone over the country.

Nov 29 09:25

Breakthrough in Aleppo saves 80,000 civilians, say Russian military

This week has brought a breakthrough for the Russian-backed Syrian operation to retake eastern Aleppo, allowing humanitarian relief to be brought to tens of thousands of civilians living in the captured districts, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

“Over the past few days, well-planned and careful action by the Syrian troops resulted in a radical breakthrough. Half of the territory previously held by the militants in eastern Aleppo has been de facto liberated,” Gen. Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the defense ministry, said.

“The most important thing is that over 80,000 Syrians, including tens of thousands of children, have been freed. Many of them at long last were able to get water, food, medical assistance at humanitarian centers deployed by Russia. Those Syrians served as human shields in Aleppo for terrorists of all flavors,” the general stressed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Government used those human shields to argue against Syrian and Russian efforts to retake Aleppo. With the civilians now released, Russia and Syria can really uncork on the remaining US-backed forces.

Hell is coming to breakfast!

Nov 29 05:45

Syrian forces liberate eastern Aleppo area with population of over 90,000

"By noon on November 29, a territory of the city, where more than 90,000 citizens of Aleppo live (some 310,000 dwellings), was fully liberated from terrorists," the center’s representatives said. All the citizens are receiving food and medical assistance. According to Russia’s military, dozens of tonnes of foodstuffs and medications have been delivered to provide assistance to Aleppo’s civilians and 150 field kitchens have been set up. Earlier reports said that by late Monday more than 80,000 civilians were liberated from terrorists in eastern Aleppo.

Nov 29 05:34

Germany wants to discuss Syrian issue with Russia in Minsk

"I believe we will use the talks in Minsk with the Russian side to make sure that there is an opportunity to send humanitarian aid there (to Aleppo - TASS) within the next few days". Steinmeier voiced the conviction that, even if Syrian government forces regain control over the whole of Aleppo, that will not end the conflict. "I do not share this hope," the minister said. "The conflict will not stop because of what is currently happening on the battlefield in eastern Aleppo," he said.

Nov 29 02:00

Russia supports declaring humanitarian pauses in Aleppo — deputy foreign minister

Moscow supports declaring humanitarian pauses in Aleppo so that humanitarian organizations may assist Russia in delivering aid to the city’s residents, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told reporters. "As of now, main efforts in the sphere of alleviating the humanitarian situation for residents of Aleppo and neighboring regions are made precisely by the Russian air group. The Russian side for the last several weeks, practically alone, without support, has been alleviating the situation for residents of this city by delivering appropriate humanitarian aid". The diplomat said that humanitarian organizations and structures "have so far demonstrated extreme caution and precise adherence to their own criteria or carrying out such operations. "This is their right, we respect this approach. However, it remains as it is — international organizations have not yet carried out the necessary amount of work".

Nov 29 01:58

Russian diplomat refutes allegations about bargaining on Aleppo blockade

"The essence of the agreements that are currently being worked on is not what the publication (The Washington Post) reported. The content of these agreements has a confidential character, and the generally accepted method of working on any agreements in diplomacy is as follows: nothing is agreed until everything is agreed, let alone such difficult issue as the settlement of the situation around Aleppo." So, in his words, "saying that the American side is seeking to bargain one thing for another in this concrete situation would be a blunt simplification of what is really going on." The Washington Post said earlier citing sources in the US Administration that "outgoing Secretary of State John F. Kerry is engaged in a furious if implausible diplomatic effort to strike a deal with Russia to end the siege of Aleppo" in exchange for separating the Syrian opposition from the Jabhat Fatah al-Sham terrorist organization (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra).

Nov 29 01:26

Syrian army continues offensive in Aleppo, 14 areas liberated over last 24 hours

"Over the last 24 hours, 14 neighborhoods in eastern Aleppo (around 300,000 residential quarters) were completely liberated from terrorists. Over 8,500 civilians, including around 4,000 children, left areas controlled by militants," the center said. The civilians that left the city were provided with hot food, temporary accommodation and medical assistance. "Over the last 24 hours, over 140 militants surrendered and left through humanitarian corridors. All surrendered militants are subject to amnesty by the Syrian president. City authorities provide them with necessary help and assistance," the Russian center said.

Nov 28 12:16

De Facto NATO “Invasion” of Syria? US, Turkey Military Operations in Syria Are Intervention

Turkish forces, backed by US-led coalition aircraft, began a military operation dubbed Euphrates Shield to clear the Syrian border town of Jarabulus and the surrounding area of the Daesh, outlawed in Russia and many other countries. As Jarabulus was retaken, the joint forces of Ankara, the coalition and Syrian rebels continued the offensive southwest.

“There is no coordination between us on the one side and Turkey and the United States on the other… We believe that the actions of these two countries in northern Syria are interference in our internal affairs, aggression and intervention,” Brig. Gen. Samir Suleiman, Head of the Media Affairs of the Syrian Army’s Political Office, said.

Nov 28 12:15

Syrian Army and Kurdish YPG Launch Joint Advance East of Aleppo, Confronting Turkish-Led Forces

The Syrian army and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) launched a joint military operation against the ISIS terrorist group east of Aleppo city on November 24. Their forces reportedly liberated at least 2 villages in the area: Sheikh Kife and Nirbeh. Pro-government sources also argue that they liberated Juba and Halisah, but they had alredy been in the hands of YPG. Clashes between pro-government force and ISIS were also reported near Tal Shair.

Nov 28 10:21

Russian Defense Ministry: Terrorists used chemical weapons in Oum Hosh village in Aleppo countryside

The Russian Defense Ministry affirmed that terrorists used mustard gas in Aleppo’s southern countryside, and that evidence confirms that terrorists have a regulated production cycle for producing chemical weapons.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the Ministry said that Russian experts gave to the Syrian side on November 16th soil samples from the crater caused by a shell fired by terrorists on civilians in Oum Hosh village along with samples from the mortar-shaped shell, noting that the shell was a handmade 240 mm shell containing in its fin assembly a plug used in manufacturing chemical containers.

Nov 28 08:50

Syria Roundup: Jihadi Fronts Fall Apart - Egypt Enters The Fight

The whole north of the Jihadist held part is liberated, some 40+% of the territory. A new map is here. Up to 10,000 civilians fled to the government areas. (This makes a joke out of the UN 250k claim.) The water pump works for all Aleppo are back in the hand of the government. Supply is to resume.

Nov 28 08:50

Syrian govt forces liberate about 40% of east Aleppo from terrorists – Reconciliation Center

More than 3,000 civilians have left the eastern part of the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo in the last 24 hours, the Russian Center for Reconciliation said. It later reported that about 40 percent of the militant-held part of the city has been liberated.

Nov 27 18:44

Trump Jr Wastes No Time Setting US Syria Policy

The president-elect’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. has reportedly met with a leading secular figure in the Syrian opposition to discuss ending Syria’s civil war.

Russia expects to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria with the help of the new US administration.

Trump Jr. met with Randa Kassis, a Syrian politician who strongly supports Russian intervention, at a high profile meeting in Paris last month and discussed a “way to cooperate with Russia” to stop the war in Syria, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Nov 27 09:12

US House Seeks Syria-War Escalation

Moving to trap President-elect Trump into a war escalation in Syria, the House rushed through a resolution promoting a U.S.-imposed “no fly zone” that could spark World War III, reports Rick Sterling.

Nov 27 09:09

Fake News Alert: CNN Finally Admits White Helmets Staged Fake Video

By Tony Cartalucci

CNN, among many other establishment media platforms, has long promoted the US-European funded “Syrian Civil Defence” also known as the “White Helmets.”

Yet on November 25, they published an article titled, “Syria’s White Helmets apologize for Mannequin Challenge video,” in which they admit:

"It’s a familiar scene: Syria Civil Defence, also known as the “White Helmets,” rushing to rescue a man covered in rubble, but unlike thousands of other videos from Aleppo, this one is staged." ...

Nov 27 08:23

MEDIA SILENT AS HOUSE PASSES RESOLUTION FOR SYRIAN NO-FLY ZONE — PROVOKING WAR WITH RUSSIA

Secretary of State Clinton was instrumental in the early days of Syria intervention, in 2010 making a series of demands for Syria to get in line behind the U.S. vision for the Middle East.

When Bashar al-Assad refused to roll over, regime change became the talking point of Washington think tanks and mainstream media echo chambers. Clinton promised during her campaign to ramp up action in Syria, to the delight of the same neocons who brought the Iraq invasion. She acknowledged that many civilians would die if the U.S. set up a no-fly zone.

Establishment of a no-fly zone is the next crucial step toward full-scale war. It would mean Syrian planes could not fly in their own airspace and would bring the disturbing prospect of U.S. planes shooting down Russian planes — which are operating there on invitation from Syria to help battle ISIS.

Nov 27 08:16

Syrian Military Forces Take Back More Districts from Terrorists in Eastern Aleppo

Syrian Army troops and popular forces inflicted major casualties on Jeish al-Fatah in the Eastern battlefields of Aleppo city, capturing two more districts and two key positions.

Nov 27 08:16

Militants in Eight More Towns Give up Battle against Syrian Gov't

The Russian Peace Coordination Center in Syria announced on Sunday that militants in eight more towns in the two provinces of Damascus and Lattakia have laid down arms and signed peace agreement with Damascus in last 24 hours.

Nov 26 11:38

Several Terrorist Commanders Killed by Unknown Attackers in Syria's Idlib

Over 18 militants, including commanders, from three main terrorist groups have been killed in a fresh wave of attacks by unknown assailants in the Northwestern city of Idlib in the last four days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama and Hillary are cleaning house by killing the commanders they smuggled weapons to.

Nov 26 10:36

Syria March For Peace: Hundreds Rally Near Damascus

Hundreds flood the streets of the city of al-Tal, on the outskirts of Damascus, on Friday, to protest in favor of peace.

Nov 26 10:18

Russia: US Should Stop Getting In the Way of Syria Fight

While European officials expressed a lot of uncertainty over reports that Russia may have shipped jet fuel to their own air force in Syria, docking in an EU port along the way, and potentially violating EU sanctions in doing so, the US State Department responded with a statement of condemnation against Russia.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov responded angrily, insisting that in the US doesn’t intend to fight terrorists in Syria they should at least get out of the way and let Russia do it.

Konashenkov went on to say that the US policy is to repeatedly hamper Russia’s ability to fight terrorism, as an effort to conceal their own failures. The US has repeatedly condemned Russia for carrying out airstrikes against al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front and its territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the most classic definitions of insanity is continuing to do the same thing over and over, yet expecting a different outcome; this is precisely what the US military is doing with it's Syrian "policy" of arming alleged "moderate rebels", (of whom there are none), and expecting that they will somehow overcome both Russian and Syrian military, destabilizing the country to the point of regime change in Damascus.

Such a policy has to be the "love child" of completely magical thinking, and the pathological inability to logically develop any scenario through to its logical conclusion.

Unfortunately, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov is absolutely correct when he talks about US governmental hypocrisy, in attempting to prevent Russia from doing what it promised the Syrian government it would do, which is to get rid of all the jihadists in Syria (including those the US has trained, armed, and funded.)

What is extremely dangerous here is the possibility that, now with US troops on the ground in Syria (we lost one the other day, to an IED), is that US and Russian forces may find themselves in a military confrontation, which would escalate the tensions in Syria exponentially; and please be assured, there are elements within the current government which would love nothing more than to get a hot war going - anywhere - and saddle Trump with it, even before he takes the Oath of Office.

Nov 26 09:15

Egypt shifts to open support for Assad regime in Syrian civil war

"Our priority is to support national armies, for example in Libya to exert control over Libya territory and deal with extremist elements. The same with Syria and Iraq." Sisi said.

Nov 26 08:59

Moscow may use Iran's airbase in absence of Admiral Kuznetsov

Russia could use Iran's Hamadan airbase in case the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier used for anti-terror strikes in Syria moves away from the Syrian borders for a new mission, the Russian upper house of parliament's defense committee chair said Saturday.

Nov 26 08:58

Dara'a Governor Terms Jordan Accomplice to Terrorists' Crimes in Syria

Governor of Dara'a Province Mohammad Khaled al-Hanous blasted the Jordanian government for providing safe passage to the terrorists to Syria, saying that the move has made his country more insecure and unstable.

Nov 26 08:52

SYRIAN TROOPS CAPTURE EAST ALEPPO NEIGHBORHOOD FROM REBELS

The Syrian army says troops have captured a neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo 10 days after the government resumed its offensive on the besieged rebel-held eastern part of the city.

Nov 25 13:26

US Soldier Killed In Northern Syria On Thanksgiving Day

The United States military says one of its service members has been killed in northern Syria as Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving Day.

The US military’s Central Command (CENTCOM) said the soldier succumbed to his wounds on Thursday after being wounded in an improvised explosive device blast in the town of Ain Issa, 50 km (30 miles) north of Raqqah.

Nov 25 10:14

Turkey’s “Unofficial” Invasion: Syrian Airforce Responds by Targeting Turkish Ground Forces in Northern Aleppo

Last night, the Syrian Air Force delivered air strikes on the Turkish Armed Forces near the ISIS controlled town of al-Bab in northern Syria, according to local sources in the Aleppo province.

The Turkish military confirmed that three Turkish soldiers and 10 others wounded (one of them seriously)were as result of an air strikes thought to be carried by the Syrian military. The wounded soldiers were taken to the hospital in the Turkish province of Gaziantep, bordering Syria.

Ankara added that the attack occurred at around 3:30 am (0030 GMT) in the course of the Turkish-led military operation (code-named Operation Euphrates Shield) in the area of al-Bab.

At the same, non-official Turkish and Syrian sources said that the attack resulted in killing over 5 Turkish soldiers and wounding of 16 others.
Meanwhile, intense fighting is ongoing between Turkey-led forces and Kurdish YPG forces in the province of Aleppo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder as to what the odds are of direct Turkish/Russian military confrontation in Syria, should things get very nasty very quickly here.

And at that point, what will the US government and military do?!?

Nov 25 09:29

Syrian Rebels Show Off New Anti-Aircraft Missiles

After months of the US assisting weapons smuggling to rebels in Syria but also trying to keep anti-aircraft missiles out of the country, the US-backed rebels in the south, including Ansar al-Islam forces have issued a video of their fighters parading around with anti-aircraft weapons.

The weapons shown in the video were 9k32 Strela-2 missiles, a Soviet design from the late 1960s which remains a popular shoulder-mounted anti-aircraft missile across the world. It is unclear where the rebels got them, but they claimed to have a “good number” of them.

Saudi Arabia has been keen to get anti-aircraft missiles into the hands of rebels for years, but had so far been blocked by the US. It is possible they were finally able to do so, and while the Saudis aren’t themselves users of that particular design of missiles, they are common enough on the export market.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if President Obama "greenlit" this in the closing days of his administration, to keep the war in Syria continuing against the Al-Assad government.

Nov 25 09:23

US Soldier Killed in North Syria IED

The small, if not always totally certain number of US ground troops in Syria has meant they’ve mostly remained off the front lines, embedded with the Kurdish YPG. The first death among US soldiers in the country was reported today near Kurdish-held Ayn Issa, north of Raqqa.

The soldier was wounded in an IED blast near Ayn Issa, and did not survive. Centcom confirmed the incident but did not offer any particular details on what the soldier was doing at the time. Kurdish forces are advancing southward from Ayn Issa toward Raqqa, however.

While the first US military death in Syria, it’s also the second death in as many months in anti-ISIS offensives, with another soldier killed near northern Iraq’s city of Mosul. In similar fashion, that soldier was killed in a roadside bomb while embedded with Kurdish troops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the hell is the US government doing, sending ground troops into Syria?!?

It is a blatant violation of Syrian national sovereignty, not to mention that the duly elected Al-Assad government has not invited the US government for help to get rid of the jihadists, battling his regime.

And of course, the reality that the US government has trained and funded many of these jihadists (the "moderate" guys, right?!?) is not helping the situation.

I have to wonder if our troops are in Syria to assassinate the heads of those units the US supported and trained, in order to regime-change Damascus, before they can blab to the world about who they really work for?!?

Nov 24 16:57

White Helmets’ Bizarre “Mannequin Challenge” In Syrian Warzone

The video that shows members of Syria’s White Helmets partaking in the popular ‘Mannequin Challenge’ with an injured man, was first posted online by the Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office (RFS), an anti-Assad media outlet. #MannequinChallenge was in the video’s title along with ‘edge of death.’

Nov 24 11:02

Turkey Claims Syria Attacked Its Soldiers; Claims Disputed By SOHR And Even ISIS

By Brandon Turbeville

Three Turkish soldiers were killed and 10 were wounded as a result of combat operations in Northern Syria on November 24. The Turkish military is blaming Syria but virtually every other observer has disputed those claims including the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a notorious anti-Assad propaganda outfit and even ISIS itself...

Nov 24 09:26

Invasion of Syria by NATO Member State: Turkey Establishes Second Military Base in Syria.

Turkey has set up a military base in Akhtarin in the province of Aleppo, according to local media activists. The Turkish army, Special Forces and intelligence agencies are expanding their presence in northern Syria amid ongoing clashes between pro-Turkey militant groups and the SDF over the possibility to seize from ISIS the key town of al-Bab.

On November 21, Kurdish forces attacked pro-Turkey militant groups in Sheikh Nasir and seized the village.

Earlier this year, reports appeared that the Turkish Armed Forces set up a military base south of al-Rai.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a very lousy development in the Western war against Syria, and may well put Turkey in direct conflict with Russian forces.

Nov 24 09:00

Trump loses half his transition team in purge of lobbyists

Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to ‘drain the swamp’ of Washington ...
The Trump transition team has lost nearly half its staff and volunteers in a matter of days since instituting a ban on registered lobbyists at the end of last week, the Daily Mail has learned.

‘All the lobbyists are gone,’ said one source familiar with the transition. ‘Lobbyists were the vast majority. Now, today you go in and you could count [them] maybe on one hand.’

The source estimated that the number of staffers and volunteers working on the transition plummeted from around 250 late last week to less than 125 on Tuesday.

Nov 24 08:57

West Already Weaponizing Fake News

Maybe the internet will not succumb to the latest Western crusade against “fake news”.
You really know that masses of people are living within a mind-control matrix when the greatest, most pervasive purveyors of fake news denounce others for the practice.

And yet they do so without the slightest hint of awareness about their own monstrous hypocrisy.

“Fake news” has become a hot issue following the surprise US election victory of maverick business tycoon Donald Trump. Supposedly serious Western media outlets have highlighted the spread of hoax stories purporting to be news reports as having swayed the presidential race in Trump’s favor against his rival, Democrat career politician Hillary Clinton.

Nov 24 08:55

The Upcoming War On The Alternative Media By The Deep State Mainstream Media

This declaration of war was typified by Google and FaceBook
The Mainstream Media (“MSM”), fully owned and co-opted by the Deep State Plutocrat/ Oligarch Elite, are extremely unhappy that Donald Trump won the 2016 Election.

They did not bank on this, and were completely and totally confident that their trillions of dollars of money issued by the Federal Reserve and international central banks, control of the National Security State as represented by the Military Industrial Complex, and bought and paid for representatives in the United States Legislature (Congress and Senate), Executive Branch, and Judiciary would have ensured their victory.

So what turned this election around, to upset the proverbial apple cart and deliver the Presidency to Donald J. Trump?

Nov 24 08:52

‘We are at war with Russia’: EU Parliament resolution to counter Russian media

The resolution is a sign of the “political degradation” of the western “idea of democracy” - Putin

For decades the EU has been lecturing Russia and touting freedom of speech as one of its core principles, but hypocritically dismissed it as an unnecessary luxury once their narrative was challenged, RT’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said.

“We of course are extremely disappointed, this is really outrageous,” Simonyan said on the subject of the EU’s so-called anti-Russia propaganda resolution.

Nov 24 04:21

Syrian forces regain control over highway from Damascus to Quneitra

The Syrian government forces have recaptured strategic heights Tellet al-Nakkar to the north of Quneitra (40 kilometers from Damascus), SANA news agency reported. Over the course of the military operation, the Syrian army ousted militants from Jebhat Fath al-Sham (former Jebhat al-Nusra, banned in Russia) from the area. Part of the Damascus-Quneitra highway frequently blocked by terrorist is located near the heights. Terrorist also blocked the line of defense set up by the government forces near the nearby settlement of Hodr. A commander told SANA that "using this highway has become safe now, thanks to returning control over Tellet al-Nakkar heights." He said Syrian servicemen will now "monitor all movements of the enemy and will not allow militants to get to the highway." Syrian government forces delivered strikes at terrorists in Qurum al-Kasha to the south of Hodr. Several military-transport equipment units were damaged, but no one was killed.

Nov 24 00:32

Syrian president extends law on amnesty for militants for three months

Syrian President Bashar Assad has extended the law on amnesty for militants for three months, Aleppo province governor Hussein Diab said in an address to residents of the eastern part of Aleppo controlled by terrorists. "Our dear friends and brothers in eastern Aleppo! I address you today with a brotherly advice. Return to your senses, to your Syria, to you patriotism and take this golden chance that might be the last. Syria never was a place for terrorism, and will never be," he said. "These foreign terrorists trade you on the international arena and do not allow you to leave so that they can use you as human shields. They also store large amounts of food, of which you get nothing. With the help of weapons, they terrorize, prevent you from exiting the eastern parts of the city," the governor said...

Nov 23 16:48

“Nothing Short Of A Slaughter”: 1 Million Syrians In Aleppo Under Siege With No Hospital, Food

As the United Nations says nearly 1 million Syrians are living under siege and the last remaining hospitals in eastern Aleppo have been destroyed, we speak with Syrian analyst Bassam Haddad and get an update from a physician in touch with medical personnel in Aleppo. Dr. Zaher Sahloul is founder of the American Relief Coalition for Syria and senior adviser and former president of the Syrian American Medical Society. He has visited Aleppo five times since the war began.

Nov 23 16:31

Chaos In Mosul: Locals Suffer Food & Water Shortages, Assault Aid Trucks

Half a dozen trucks sent by the Iraqi government took food to the residents of areas of Mosul recently liberated from Islamic State.

Nov 23 16:14

CNN As State Department Source? US Relies On Media To Blame Russia Over Syria

The US State Department blamed Moscow for alleged attacks on Syrian hospitals, insisting that all its information comes from credible sources.

Nov 23 16:11

Iran rejects UN plan to disintegrate Syria

Iran rejects UN plan to disintegrate Syria

Nov 23 14:02

US House Seeks Syria-War Escalation

Late in the day, on Nov. 15, one week after the U.S. elections, the lame-duck Congress convened in special session with normal rules suspended so the House could pass House Resolution 5732, the “Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act” calling for intensifying the already harsh sanctions on Syria, assessing the imposition of a “no fly zone” inside Syria (to prevent the Syrian government from flying) and escalating efforts to press criminal charges against Syrian officials.

Nov 23 12:36

Moscow Ready To Deliver Evidence Of Chemical Weapons Use By Rebel Forces In Aleppo

Russian specialists found that militants in east Aleppo used ammunition with poisonous substances, with the ammo targeting west Aleppo.

Nov 23 12:23

Syrian envoy says Eastern Aleppo has no opposition, only terrorists

Eastern Aleppo is under terrorists’ control, there are no opposition activists with whom talks could be held, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riayd Haddad said on Wednesday. Riyad Haddad said earlier that the Syrian government was ready to hold talks with the opposition but it would continue military activities against terrorists. Moreover, he said with confidence that Damascus was able to achieve a military victory in Aleppo. "We have no doubts we can achieve a military victory in Aleppo. We have been waging war against terrorists not the opposition. There is opposition in every country, it is normal. We have been holding talks with the opposition, particularly in Geneva," Haddad added. Damascus is ready to take part in intra-Syrian talks in any place, the ambassador stressed. "Syria is ready to take part in any intra-Syrian conference. We have no preconditions".

Nov 23 12:22

Damascus against proposals to create autonomous areas in Syria — envoy

"Staffan de Mistura (UN special envoy) made some proposals during his visit to Damascus, including on the creation of an autonomy in eastern Aleppo. All of them were rejected," Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said on Wednesday. "The Syrian government is opposed to any proposals on creating autonomous zones in the country". Haddad said Damascus rejects all initiatives that could assist the terrorists. "Ceasefire agreements that were made earlier did not help solve the problem and terrorists are using civilians as a ‘living shield’ and continue mortar attacks".

Nov 23 04:20

Reconciliation agreements signed with 4 more Syrian settlements. Ceasefire violations

Reconciliation agreements were signed during the day with representatives of four more settlements in Syria, two in Hama province and two in Latakia, the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria said in its regular daily bulletin posted on the Russian defense ministry’s official website on Tuesday. "The number of settlements joining the reconciliation process has reached 971," the center said. Talks on joining the regime of cessation of hostilities were continued with field commanders of armed opposition groups in the provinces of Homs, Hama, Aleppo and al-Quneitra, according to the bulletin. The number of illegal armed groups that declared their commitment to the ceasefire terms remains unchanged - 70, the center said. A total of 46 ceasefire violations by illegal armed groups were reported during the day in Syria, the Russian center said.

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