US special operations forces dispatched to Tal Abyad in northern Syria | Military Times

According to Kurdish activists in northern Syria, U.S. special operations forces were recently dispatched to the Kurdish-controlled city of Tal Abyad, near the Syria-Turkey border, as tensions flare in the fight against ISIS.

Officials in Baghdad would not confirm or deny the reports, citing operational security.

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Russia prepared to deploy ground forces to Syria | Press TV

The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, revealed on Monday that the Russian special forces were ready to be deployed in the areas where Syrian troops were engaged in serious battles against the terrorist groups.

They further noted that the technical aspects of the plan had already been drawn up, and that it would be implemented once the Damascus government puts in an official request and Russian President Vladimir Putin issues the order.

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DAWN IN BOOTS | Alexander Dugin

God, how I’ve waited for this moment, when the blood and the pain, spasms and dirt will awaken the heart of our rage! Special services Eurasia created now. This new continental KGB. Meta-KGB. Knows no pity, ironic, in Golden gloves, with the Serbian longing, with crimson spark in his eyes. This time without the escort of cotton pants. The way it’s in the nightmares dreamed of the saxophone Clinton. Solar transcendental KGB. With leather wings of ancient flying beasts. With binoculars and a cane with a poison ring and a clockwork bomb. The KGB…

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Manbij blocked | Colonel Cassad

The United States also is not interested in Erdogan taking Manbij, so a few SOF units crossed the Euphrates and moved to the North from Manija to indicate where borders that Erdogan should not go.
Erdogan, however, has not left hopes to take Manbij, but the current situation puts him in a difficult position, as the active actions against Manbij can lead to clashes with SAA and Russian and American military. Certainly, the theme Manbij will be one of the most important in the discussion of the Syrian issue between Putin and Erdogan on March 9-10. Russia will certainly try to convince Erdogan that Manbij he does not need. Erdogan will listen to reason? We will see in a week.

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Euphrates shield. 6 months later | Colonel Cassad

The maps clearly demonstrate that the issue of the expulsion of the Caliphate from Northern Syria was dependent on the good will of Turkey, which after they stop their dalliances with the Caliphate and ran across to the camp of the Russian-Iranian coalition, helped to push the “black” from the Syrian-Turkish border. Of course, this was not done out of altruistic reasons, and in the framework of countering the threat of establishing an independent Kurdistan.

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