The Syrian Army Defends Civilians in Northeast

by Steven Sahiounie, published on Mideast Discourse, November 4, 2019 Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have continued to pull back as agreed, while the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Russian military allies have taken positions through much of the northeast of Syria, to counter the Turkish invasion.  There are clashes sporadically, and the Turkish backed sectarian militias have committed[…]

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Trump Shifts from Ending “Forever Wars” to Sending Tanks into Syria’s Oil Fields

By Bill Van Auken , published on World Socialist Website, 26 October 2019 US Defense Secretary Mark Esper Friday confirmed that Washington would leave military forces in Syria to maintain control of the country’s principal oil and gas fields. The Pentagon is “considering how we might reposition forces in the area in order to make sure that we secure the[…]

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US Has Backed 21 of the 28 ‘Crazy’ Militias Leading Turkey’s Brutal Invasion of Northern Syria

By Max Blumenthal, Published on The Grayzone, October 16, 2019 Former and current US officials have slammed the Turkish mercenary force of “Arab militias” for executing and beheading Kurds in northern Syria. New data from Turkey reveals that almost all of these militias were armed and trained in the past by the CIA and Pentagon. Footage showing members of Turkey’s[…]

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