In an article published here in November 2018, I referred to the statement of the UK representative of a UN organisation named the International, Impartial, Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011.

I will repeat that statement because it is relevant to the current situation in Syria. That person stated,

SDF bombards Turkish base as opposition infighting escalates MikeRivero Mon, 01/23/2023 - 07:05

A Turkish military base near the Bab al-Salama crossing north of Azaz, in the northern Aleppo countryside, was bombarded by missiles reportedly launched by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on 20 January, according to an Al-Mayadeen correspondent.

“The Turkish base near the Bab al-Salama crossing, north of the city of Azaz, was bombed with Grad missiles coming from the SDF areas,” the correspondent said.

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The United States have secretly armed its main proxy group in northern and eastern Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), with anti-tank and anti-aircraft missile systems, Sputnik reported on January 5.

The Russian news agency said that the U.S.-led coalition delivered BGM-71 TOW anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and unidentified man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADs), possibly FIM-92 Stingers, to the Kurdish-led group in mid-December.

The US base located in the Konico gas field, in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, was hit by a rocket strike, considered the most violent recorded to date, various media reported.

Unidentified gunmen launched more than 10 projectiles at the enclave; alarms went off and the sound of ambulances was heard, while reconnaissance planes and helicopters intensified their flights after the action, according to activists.

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The curtain is coming down on the brutal 11-year old Syrian conflict, which former US President and Nobel Laureate Barack Obama initiated, as the Arab Spring swept through West Asia two decades ago. The United States has suffered yet another big setback in West Asia as the year 2022 draws to a close. The unfolding Turkish-Syrian reconciliation process under Russian mediation is to be seen as a saga of betrayal and vengeance. 

News about the impending removal of foreign forces from Syria that you will not get…from Western mainstream

Happy New Year 2023 to one and all. With some luck we may all make it through the next 12 months intact.

Israel launched more missile strikes on Syria early Monday, targeting the Damascus International Airport and putting it out of service as Israeli strikes against Syrian airports have become more frequent.

According to the Syrian military, the missile strikes killed two Syrian soldiers, wounded two more, and caused material damage in a nearby location. Israel rarely comments on its operations in Syria and has not acknowledged the strikes.

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Russia, Turkey come together in Syria to Uncle Sams chagrin MikeRivero Mon, 01/02/2023 - 09:02

The curtain is coming down on the brutal 11-year-old Syrian conflict, which former US president and Nobel laureate Barack Obama initiated as the Arab Spring swept through West Asia two decades ago.

The United States suffered yet another big setback in West Asia as the year 2022 drew to a close. The unfolding Turkish-Syrian reconciliation process under Russian mediation is to be seen as a saga of betrayal and vengeance. 

Russian, Syrian, Turkish defence ministers meet in Moscow for first talks since 2011 MikeRivero Thu, 12/29/2022 - 08:19

The defence ministers of Russia, Turkey and Syria met in Moscow on Wednesday, the first such talks since a war broke out in Syria, the Russian defence ministry said.

It was also the first meeting between the defence ministers of Turkey and Syria since the start of the war in 2011.