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MintPress - 2019-06-17 - Original post - cached version

The Grayzone — The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) portrays itself as a neutral “monitor” of Syria’s bloody war. In recent years, the group has become a go-to source for corporate media outlets.

Major US newspapers, human rights organizations, and even governments have credulously...

Consortium News - 2019-06-17 - Original post - cached version

Corporate media relies on the Syrian Network for Human Rights for figures on deaths and detentions, never noting the group’s seamless connection to Syria’s opposition, and its public lobbying for U.S. military intervention. Max Blumenthal reports for The Grayzone. This…

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The Anti Media - 2019-06-16 - Original post - cached version

(ZH) — The Russian embassy in Syria has slammed CBS News for sending its reporters into Idlib province, which is controlled by the al-Qaeda group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), at a moment of a stepped up joint Russian-Syrian aerial assault campaign over the northwestern territory. Over the weekend...

Eva Bartlett - 2019-06-16 - Original post - cached version
While taking a break from writing yesterday, I wandered the lanes of old Damascus once again and came across a shop & its owner I hadn’t seen since 2014 [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTK58vuvwLo]. Back then, he spoke with certainty that peace would return to Damascus, ‘sooner or...
BSNEWS - 2019-06-16 - Original post - cached version

In April 2017 in Damascus, BSNews co-ed Alison Banville filmed the wall (above), commemorating the Syrian journalists killed while reporting on the conflict. Mike Raddie (co-editor) was being interviewed on Syrian national television that day and we both took the time to pay our respects to...

BSNEWS - 2019-06-16 - Original post - cached version

Syrians who fled the crimes of ISIS and other terrorist groups which invaded their towns in Homs eastern countryside and sought refuge at the US-controlled Rukban camp are living indescribable suffering like what they fled from. Dozens of families have managed to pay their way out of the Nazi-...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-15 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik

According to the report, the explosion occurred in a military area. Meanwhile, social media users have posted photos of black smoke over the Dummar district of the city, located in north-western Damascus.


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Strategic Culture - 2019-06-15 - Original post - cached version

Top media outlets turn to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) for figures on deaths and detentions, never noting the group’s seamless connection to Syria’s opposition, the support it receives from states that waged war on the country, or its open lobbying for US military intervention....

Down With Tyranny - 2019-06-15 - Original post - cached version

By trying to isolate Russia and Iran, the US is only isolating itself.

-by Reese Erlich

MOSCOW --

President Donald Trump won’t go to war with Iran. That was the prediction of Russian experts I interviewed in Moscow during the height of the US-Iran crisis in May....

Dissident Voice - 2019-06-14 - Original post - cached version

A defining feature of the propaganda system is that facts supporting the agenda of Western power are pushed to the forefront of the ‘mainstream’ media, while inconvenient facts are buried. A prime example is the shameful media silence in response to a devastating document leaked from the...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-14 - Original post - cached version

Idlib is burning. The last bastion of the Syria war, which is presently still in the hands of Turkish-backed Al Qaeda groups is slowly falling into the hands of the Assad regime. For many experts, this last scrap is seen as the final stage in the Syrian war which Assad has won, like the last...

Grayzone Project - 2019-06-14 - Original post - cached version

Top media outlets turn to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) for figures on deaths and detentions, never noting…

The post Behind the Syrian Network for Human Rights: How an opposition front group became Western media’s go-to monitor appeared first on The Grayzone.

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-13 - Original post - cached version

Interesting headline:  Turkey Turns to Russia and Not U.S. or NATO for Help in Syria

"Turkey turned to Russia for assistance on Thursday after a group of militants began shelling a Turkish observation outpost in the Syrian province of Idlib.

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Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-13 - Original post - cached version

Following up on...

Breaking: Russia (Initiated) & Turkey Broker Complete Ceasefire in Idlib

Will this latest limited fighting break the ceasefire? Or is this typical of the skirmishes that continue until the ceasefire takes full hold?

NYT's

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The Anti Media - 2019-06-13 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Following Syrian reports that they’d foiled an Israeli attack near the Golan Heights, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to launch even more preemptive attacks against Syria in the future. Netanyahu said Israel was facing “unending” tests, and that they would...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

The back and forth never ends in Syria
If you've not read all the news that's been covered in the 3 part post... why not?

Pt 3: Syria Hot and Hotter, Israeli Strikes and more Pt.2: Syria From Hot to Hotter Part 1: Syria's Northern Border- Hot Spot Getting Hotter The latest ...
Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

As stated yesterday.. there is lots to cover.  Including the latest Israeli airstrikes on Syria
To 'get' the bigger picture, regionally speaking, start with

Part 1: Syria's Northern Border- Hot Spot Getting Hotter Pt.2: Syria From Hot to Hotter Then continue reading below: 8-...
Aletho News - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – June 12, 2019 The US is ready to help Italy in Libya and on other fronts. But in return, they want to see an Italian mission in Syria, Senator Lindsey Graham told Corriere della Sera newspaper and then confirmed it officially through diplomatic channels. The author Fulvio Scaglione...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

Following up on: Part 1: Syria's Northern Border- Hot Spot Getting Hotter

Which contained the first news article covering the situation on the northern border. From west to east- Mediterranean to Iraq. 

2- Wheat: Damascus offering better price for wheat, of course, the Kurds won’...

BSNEWS - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

In the western media narrative, SAA-targeted underground bunkers and terrorist run prisons become ‘hospitals’. We should not allow ourselves to be collectively hypnotised into believing the media hype that would portray armed-group murderers as heroes, and the Syrian people and government...

Land Destroyer - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version
June 12, 2019 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - A concerted effort is being made to once again flood Western headlines with now familiar and long-since discredited war propaganda as Syrian forces and their Russian and Iranian allies move in on Idlib in northern Syria to liberate it from US-backed...
New Eastern Outlook - 2019-06-11 - Original post - cached version

A concerted effort is being made to once again flood Western headlines with now familiar and long-since discredited war propaganda as Syrian forces and their Russian and Iranian allies move in on Idlib in northern Syria to liberate it from US-backed...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-11 - Original post - cached version


The northern border of Syria seems to be in extreme turmoil- from the Mediterranean to the Iraqi border. Easiest way to address all that’s ongoing is to simply list numerically, but, spread it over a two part post- I've lots of ground to cover.

1- A Hot Spot Is Getting Hotter

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Strategic Culture - 2019-06-11 - Original post - cached version

Leaked documents from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) that were analyzed by MIT Prof. Theodore Postol about the 2018 chemical attack in Douma, Syria, contradict the official UN report.

MintPress - 2019-06-11 - Original post - cached version

DAMASCUS, SYRIA — If you’ve read the headlines about the death of “Syrian activist” Abdel Basset al-Sarout, you probably think he was a pretty cool guy. Headlines referring to him as a “Syrian footballer, singer and rebel” make him seem like he could have been the love child of Pelé and Freddie...

MintPress - 2019-06-11 - Original post - cached version

IDLIB PROVINCE, SYRIA (Report) — In recently liberated Qalaat Al Madiq — 500 meters from As Suqaylabiyah, a predominantly Christian town near Syria’s embattled Idlib province — the White Helmets, a controversial rescue group financed primarily by the U.K. Foreign Office, was found to have an...

Aletho News - 2019-06-10 - Original post - cached version

By Caitlin Johnstone | June 8, 2019 On Wednesday the alternative media outlet Southfront published an article titled “New Video Throws Light On Jaysh Al-Izza High-Tolerance To Al-Qaeda Ideology” about newly discovered footage showing the leader of a “rebel” faction in Syria cozying up with a...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-10 - Original post - cached version

Caitlin JOHNSTONE

On Wednesday the alternative media outlet Southfront published an article titled “New Video Throws Light On Jaysh Al-Izza High-Tolerance To Al-Qaeda Ideology” about newly discovered footage showing the leader of a...

Eva Bartlett - 2019-06-10 - Original post - cached version

As charming as these scenes are, I’ve had many tell me over the years, including recently, that holidays are tainted with massive sadness for those martyred and maimed by terrorists and in the fight against terrorism and to restore peace to Syria.

I always feel the need to note that...

BSNEWS - 2019-06-09 - Original post - cached version

Recent storylines from the Western press on the “Idlib” narrative, particularly the extraordinary spate of “on-the-ground” reports from Sky News reporter Alex Crawford, have failed to paint an accurate picture of the reality faced by Syrian civilians. Brett McGurk – the U.S. government’s Special...

Aletho News - 2019-06-09 - Original post - cached version

By Finian Cunningham | Strategic Culture Foundation | June 9, 2019 Remember when Donald Trump was running for president back in 2016, and he bragged he would “bomb the hell out of” terrorists in Syria. Now, in a reversal, Trump is calling on Syrian and allied Russian forces to stop bombing Idlib...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-09 - Original post - cached version

Remember when Donald Trump was running for president back in 2016, and he bragged he would “bomb the hell out of” terrorists in Syria. Now, in a reversal, Trump is calling on Syrian and allied Russian forces to stop bombing Idlib, the last redoubt of terror groups in Syria.

Trump urged...

MintPress - 2019-06-08 - Original post - cached version

Recent storylines from the Western press on the “Idlib” narrative, particularly the extraordinary spate of “on-the-ground” reports from Sky News reporter Alex Crawford, have failed to paint an accurate picture of the reality faced by Syrian civilians.

Brett McGurk – the U.S. government’s...

Eva Bartlett - 2019-06-08 - Original post - cached version
Jun 7, 2019 Most of the responses to videos I’ve uploaded showing scenes of peace and interesting Syrian life have been positive. Now and then I get a snarky comment about being a tourist… (ignoring that I am actually waiting for Eid to finish and the chance to move around Syria again). I...
MintPress - 2019-06-07 - Original post - cached version

On the 12th of May, 2019, Jaish Al Izza — an armed affiliate of Hayat Tahrir Al Sham (HTS) — an Al Qaeda rebrand that controls the majority of Idlib province and Northern Hama — targeted the Syrian Christian town of As Suqaylabiyah, situated on the border of terrorist-held areas.

The...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-07 - Original post - cached version

Over the weekend, President Trump tweeted a condemnation of Syria and Russia’s assault on the Idlib province. Yet even the US government special envoy for Syria admitted on video that Idlib is home to the largest concentration of al-Qaeda fighters. Are Trump’s advisors feeding him false...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-06 - Original post - cached version

Syrian Kurd Oil Deals and Tanker Attacks

Multiple media outlets were claiming that the US led coalition launched an airstrike at oil tankers while the Kurdish meida reported they participated in targeting the tankers with machine gun fire and anti tank missiles- mentioned below. The...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-06 - Original post - cached version

 Original Headline: IDF confirms failed rocket launch from Syria towards Israel

Changed to: Anti-aircraft missiles fired at Israel's Hermon, falls inside Syria

"Several anti-aircraft missiles were fired towards Mount Hermon from Syria on Thursday, the...
Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-06 - Original post - cached version

An interesting oped:

A smart doctrine for U.S. strategy in the Middle East is "do not confront Turkey and Iran at the same time."

  Do not confront Turkey and Iran at the same time. Considering Turkey is a NATO "ally" that's an odd idea, no?...

The Anti Media - 2019-06-05 - Original post - cached version

(MEMO) — A Russian fighter jet made a dangerous high-speed pass that put a US Navy surveillance aircraft at risk during an intercept over the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday, the US Sixth Fleet said, but Moscow said its pilot had behaved responsibly, reports Reuters. “While the Russian aircraft was...

Aletho News - 2019-06-05 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – 05.06.2019 DAMASCUS – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have detained a correspondent of Syria’s Ikhbariya state TV channel, Muhammad as-Saghir, and moved him to an unknown location, the TV channel said. “Muhammad as-Saghir was detained by the SDF at a checkpoint while returning from...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-04 - Original post - cached version

Eoin HIGGINS

The U.S.-led coalition that launched airstrikes against Iraq and Syria against ISIS admitted Friday that those attacks killed civilians, but the number they reported—1,302 deaths in a nearly five-year period—was immediately dismissed as too low by the human rights...

The Anti Media - 2019-06-04 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIWAR.COM) — After killing ten people in a flurry of attacks early Sunday, Israeli warplanes continued with a second round of strikes into the evening, killing at least five more, and bringing the death toll to 15. Overall, four Syrian soldiers have been confirmed killed in the attacks, while...

BSNEWS - 2019-06-04 - Original post - cached version

In March 2019 two law firms filed cases at the ICC against Syria’s President Bashar Al Assad and unnamed members of the Syrian government. Toby Cadman of Guernica Chambers and Rodney Dixon of Temple Garden Chambers were the protagonists in this latest attempt to criminalise the Syrian President...

The Saker - 2019-06-03 - Original post - cached version

Syrian War Report – June 3, 2019: Israeli Military Intensifies Attacks On Syria Overnight on June 2, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) carried out a missile strike on Syrian Arab

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-03 - Original post - cached version

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DAMASCUS: Syria on Sunday accused Israel of targeting an air base in Homs province, in the second such attack in 24 hours

10 Killed In Israeli Airstrikes Launched...
Grayzone Project - 2019-06-03 - Original post - cached version

The DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition (TENAC) attacked Americans defending Venezuela’s embassy from a right-wing takeover and clamored for US military…

The post Meet the DC tenants’ advocacy group taking a stand… for regime change and war appeared first on The Grayzone.

The Anti Media - 2019-06-03 - Original post - cached version

(MEMO) — US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged Russia and Syrian government forces to stop bombing Syria’s Idlib province, following a Friday Kremlin statement that signaled Moscow would continue to back a month-long Syrian government offensive there, Reuters reports. “Hearing word that...

The Anti Media - 2019-06-03 - Original post - cached version

(MEE) — Israeli strikes on positions in Syria killed 10 people on Sunday, including three Syrian soldiers and seven foreign fighters, according to an activist group, and they were later followed by further strikes in Homs province, state media said. According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory...

The Anti Media - 2019-06-03 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIWAR.COM) — On Friday, US warplanes attacked and destroyed three oil tankers that were traveling through Syrian Kurdish territory. At least four people were killed in the course of the attacks. Details are still scant, and the US hasn’t made a formal statement on what happened. The tankers...

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