As expected, the “truce” in Syria was only partial on a number of fronts, the intensity of the fighting has decreased, on the other – the fighting continued. This reflects primarily the limited extent of Turkey’s influence on the conglomerate groups of the “moderate opposition”. Where the level of control and influence higher – there is the intensity of the fighting below. And Vice versa. Therefore, against the background of a partial ceasefire, continued fighting in Wadi Barada and East ghouta, the SAA and rebels accuse each other of disrupting the truce. There is in fact nothing new – exactly the same thing was observed in the framework of the us-Russian deal on Syria.
The work of the “Syrian Express”. The second half of 2016 – beginning of 2017. Black sea ports – Tartus. There and back again.
More photos of Russian sappers in Aleppo.
The insurgency of the Kurdish PKK and its armed wing HPG (Hêzên Parastina Gel, People’s Defence Force, in Turkey) has intensified throughout 2016 in southeastern Turkey, causing a tightening of the Turkish government’s military and administrative repression. They regained control of cities like Cizre, Nusaybin, Sirnak or Diyarbakir at the price of major destruction. Many mountainous and rural areas, however, are under de facto control of the insurgency.
Originally posted on Russian and Eurasian Politics:
by Gordon M. Hahn Two can play at almost any game. Russia is now accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S presidential election…
Only after numerous outlets called out the Post’s changes did the newspaper finally append an editorial note at the very bottom of the article more than half a day later saying “An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid. Authorities say there is no indication of that so far. The computer at Burlington Electric that was hacked was not attached to the grid.”