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Turkey Only a Few Mistakes Away from Confrontation with NATO Allies

Ankara (GPA) –  With Turkish threats to move on US positions near Manbij and France contemplating deploying more soldiers to aid Kurdish forces in Northern Syria, there is a growing likelihood Turkey may end up confronting one or both NATO allies. The situation on the ground in Syria may always be changing rapidly but this week has been […]

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US and Turkey Agree to Occupy Syria Together

Damascus (AHT) – While Syria makes progress in freeing areas of the country from foreign-supported terrorist groups, with invaluable assistance from Iran and Russia, the United States is seeking alternate ways to maintain its own presence there. The defeat of ‘rebel’ groups is not good news for the U.S., since it arms and supports them, and has […]

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Media Erase US Role in Syria’s Misery, Call for US to Inflict More Misery

Washington D.C. (FAIR) – In the Guardian (2/10/18), Simon Tisdall described the US and its Western partners as “hovering passively on the sidelines in Syria,” and “restricting themselves to counterterrorism operations and vain calls for peace.” ABC’s Conor Finnegan (2/26/18) expressed concern that “the US will remain on the sidelines” in the country. However, America currently controls 28 […]

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Downing of Russian Jet Exposes Turkey’s Ties to al-Qaeda [Video]

Damascus (GPA) – A Russian jet was shot down above the Idlib deescalation zone over the weekend by rebels connected to Al Qaeda. Saturday afternoon saw the downing of a Russian Su-25 by Tahrir al-Sham, a rebel group tied to the Turkish-backed faction of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) as well as elements of the Al-Qaeda affiliate Tahrir […]

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“Operation Olive Branch” Continues as Turkish Troops Enter Syria

Ankara (GPA) – Turkish troops began crossing the border near Afrin on Sunday as a part of a campaign deemed “Operation Olive Branch.” After over a week of cross-border shelling by Turkish artillery and then a flurry of airstrikes that allegedly took out 153 Kurdish targets, Turkey has finally begun sending ground troops across the Syrian border into […]

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Al Qaeda Allegedly Uses US Missile to Down Syrian Jet

Damascus (GPA) – Several terrorist groups in Syria claim to have shot down a Syrian jet, likely using a US missile system. Tahrir al-Sham (the Syrian branch of al Qaeda), and the Free Idlib Army (an offshoot of the Free Syrian Army) took responsibility for shooting down a Syrian jet yesterday and likely killing two […]

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Intercept Withheld NSA Doc That May Have Altered Course of Syrian War

Washington D.C. (MPN) – If this document had been published sooner, it could have dramatically changed the course of the war by exposing the true face of the “moderate rebels” — and potentially saved tens of thousands of lives. That didn’t happen, and no reason has been given by the Intercept for its delay. On […]

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Syria Demands Withdraw of Turkish Troops From Idlib

Damascus (GPA) – In an effort to protect their “moderate rebel” friends, Turkey has launched a new military operation in; violating the national sovereignty of Syria. Last week, Turkey deployed troops into the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib. According to Ankara, the operation is meant to ensure the area’s status as a “deconfliction zone.” The other unofficial status […]

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Syrian Government Asks UN to ‘Dismantle’ US-Led Coalition

Damascus (TLS) – The request comes a day after a U.S.-led airstrike claimed the lives of 43 civilians residing in Raqqa, Syria. The Syrian Foreign Ministry repeated their request that the U.S.-backed coalitionbe disbanded by a U.N. Sunday, citing crimes committed against civilians in their bid to put an end to U.S. involvement in Syria’s six-year long […]

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Pentagon and CIA: Don’t Be Fooled, the CIA Was Only “Half the Problem” in Syria

Damascus (GR) – The news that President Trump has halted the CIA program to arm and train rebel groups in Syria should be viewed with caution, as the CIA program only represented half of US involvement in Syria. Even if we take this information as completely accurate, and the CIA will cease to be involved in any covert programs in Syria, there […]

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