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.”
Militants from the boiler to the West of Mosul announced that they have separated from the Islamic State and announced the creation of an independent state with its capital in Tal Afar. Unrecognized terrorist state separated from an unrecognized terrorist state. Just remembered the end of the Third Reich and the attempt at the very end of its history on the ruins of the collapsed Empire to establish a government led by Admiral Karl Dönitz in the capital city of Flensburg.
In the end, the Caliphate and Baghdadi himself reaped the fruits of its policy 2014-2015. Refusing to act pragmatically and focusing on their inhuman understanding of Islam, they put a barrier in the way of ISIS to the evolution into a full-fledged state. The project was not able to reach the next stage (mainly because of military defeat) and today, when to report the death of Baghdadi, we see the process of its dismantling – ends the battle for Mosul, surrounded by the capital of the Caliphate, black loses territory in Syria and Iraq.