Taking into account possible escalation in Iraq at the end of September, this military activity looks like a pre-preperation “just in case”, though perhaps the Turkish General staff has a more serious agreement with the Iranian military on the subject of action to prevent the dismemberment of Iraq. The official explanation from the Turkish military emphasized that the military exercises are aimed at practicing cooperation in fighting terrorism. As DAESH is long gone from the area, it is quite clear who the Turks mean.
Turkish “proxy” attacked the US infantry from the 75th Ranger regiment to the North of Manbij. The Americans returned fire, and then fled from the area. The US complained to Turkey about the behavior of her minions. It is not yet clear whether it was a local initiative of the insurgents or the Turks with their hands “proxy” overtures to the US position, preparing their traditional “knife in the back”.
The next bifurcation point is access to Deir-ez-Zor, Raqqa’s capture and holding of the Kurdish referendum in Iraq, then we will see further clarification of the pattern and the General configuration of the conflict around the Kurdish self-determination, which is in fatal conflict with the territorial integrity of Syria and Iraq.
Yesterday on the border of Iraq and Syria near Al-TANF (from the Iraqi side, on the territory of Anbar province), the militants of the Caliphate has made a powerful attack on the Iranian proxies (referred to as the 14th Iraqi brigade).
Magnier explains how the U.S. is aiming to partition Syria and Iraq by placing permanent bases in northeast Syria and why, despite a potential ally in the Syrian and Iraqi Kurds, the U.S. is unlikely to be able to cut off Bashar al-Assad from the rest of Mesopotamia for long.
The humanitarian situation is catastrophic – cleaning of the bodies will take several weeks, debris removal, clearance and cleaning of unexploded ordnance will take several months
One of the key shopping areas of Mosul. Before and after the capture of Mosul by the Caliphate and American “precision” bombing. And remember, about a year ago, the Western media screaming about “the crimes of Assad in Aleppo.”