Elijah J. Magnier Published here: alrai.li/t2x2kql via @AlraiMediaGroup Damascus, by Elijah J. Magnier: @EjmAlrai There has been a lot of media coverage claiming that Russia has requested the Lebanese Hezbollah to leave […]
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Hello and welcome to the 100th installment of the SWD. Military events/news are listed below by the governorates: Aleppo: Syrian Arab Army made big…
The Ikhwan took particular interest in targeting their own blood relatives, whom they deemed unbelievers, before targeting strangers. The recent flare of ISIL members and sympathizers killing their brothers, parents, and cousins is a perfect duplicate of what the Ikhwan did to their own kin. And both groups were taught that the blood, the property and the women of the “unbelievers” are theirs to take and possess, so they went with great enthusiasm to kill the “enemies of Allah” and enrich themselves in the process.
Were Erdogan’s trips to India, Russia, Kuwait and China a message to the United States ahead of his meeting with Trump? Was Erdogan trying to show he has some strong trump cards? Or were the trips the sign of a genuine Eurasian drive? Is Turkey’s Eurasianist leaning driven by economic interests only, or does it signal a structural change in its foreign policy and strategic vision? And if Ankara is serious about a Eurasianist future, which of the four variants will ultimately prevail? How will the mounting power struggle between them affect the state apparatus? The first clues on these critical questions are likely to emerge in the coming weeks.
While the Saudis were buying weapons from the Americans, in Yemen, the Houthis raided the Sudanese mercenaries, whose occupants were hired to reduce losses of their own armed forces.
Prof. Dugin about Eurasian alliance of Moscow and Ankara / Astana negotiations / geopolitics of Turkey and kurdish factor.
The leader of the “Eurasian Movement” Professor Alexander Dugin delivered a lecture on the Fourth Political Theory, as well as the ideology of Eurasianism in the context of contemporary international relations and the realities of the Greater Middle East.
The Philippine Army still controls most army bases and government buildings inside Marawi and has set up checkpoints on its outskirts although ISIS controls most of the residential areas. For instance, the main hospital in the city remains under siege. Marawi is home to over 200,000 residents and is roughly the size of Raqqa in comparison.
The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) recent advances in the southern countryside of Syria has led them to recover a large portion of territory that has been out of their control for over three years.
Now Trump is making his first foreign tour. And again a surprise. The first foreign visit is this time not to Mexico and the countries of Latin America, which is the custom of American presidents, and not to Russia, for example, but to Saudi Arabia, the country that is the main sponsor of ISIS (banned in Russia) and Islamic terrorism. What logic we are dealing with here? Neither Trump number 1, nor Trump number 2. Who are You Mr. Trump?
There are reports that Russian special forces are deployed to the south of Syria to the Jordanian border, where not so long ago the struggle between the US and Iran for the control over the border areas intensified.
Fairly sloppy graphic, but very realistic, from the point of view of planning for the SAA for the summer campaign of 2017.
According to the active connection of the SAA to offensive operations, findings from an American attack was made and Damascus decided to increase the load on operation, in an effort to move towards the At-Tapu and take it, which puts US in an interesting position, as in the transition of the fighting in the area of At-Tanta in the intensive phase, retaliatory strikes by Syria and Iran would essentially be directed against American and British troops.
Updated data for the alignment of accessories the various factions involved in the Syrian war.
Interesting video from dress rehearsal of the Moscow military parade may 9, 2017. Video made in the format 360 degrees.