Monthly Archives: August 2017

FSA planning gas use in Deraa, Syria

"On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the Shabab al-Sunnah militant group in Daraa has of chemical weapons and is planning to use them.“We have received worrying information. According to Russia’s information, the Shabab al-Sunnah armed group … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, Syria | 25 Comments

Open Thread – 31 August 2017


Posted in Open Thread | 35 Comments

Adversarial games

Anyone whom I think believes SST to be an adversarial game will be banned as a troll. pl

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US … Bombed ISIS Convoy Heading From Qalamoun To Deir Ezzor Province … SF

  "Few moments ago, the US-led coalition air power bombed  an ISIS convoy moving from the Qalamoun area to the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor under the deal with Lebanese security forces, according to local sources. No confirmed reports about the … Continue reading

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“US troops in northern Syria came under direct attack” – TTG

"(CNN) – US troops in northern Syria came under direct attack last week by Turkish-backed rebels, a military official with the coalition fighting ISIS told CNN Tuesday. The official said that while US troops returned fire there were no casualties … Continue reading

Posted in Syria, TTG | 14 Comments

IS continues to throw away reserves – 29 August 2017

  "Last night ISIS launched a large-scale attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and pro-government tribal forces in the southern Raqqah countryside. According to pro-militant sources, ISIS had deployed elite forces for this advance and even achieved some gains … Continue reading

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800 IS KIA at Ghanem Ali, Syria

  " …According to the statement, over 800 ISIS members, 13 battle tanks, 39 pickup trucks armed with large-caliber machine guns and 9 mortars and artillery guns have been destroyed during the clashes in the Ghanem al-Ali village area near … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, Syria | 64 Comments

MAYDAY KOREA! by William R. Polk

  America on the Brink of Nuclear War (Part 1) The US and North Korea are on the brink of hostilities that if begun would almost certainly lead to a nuclear exchange.  This is the expressed judgment of most competent … Continue reading

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“The Russian Campaign in Syria” Russian General Staff

  (The Kursk salient) Main efforts of SAA and Russian Armed Forces grouping are focused on the last ISIS stronghold near Deir ez-Zor.  The ISIS terrorists are concentrating their forces near Deir ez-Zor. Insurgents from Mosul and most battle-ready units … Continue reading

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A “forlorn hope” in SE Raqqa Province

"On August 24, ISIS launched a large counter-attack and recaptured the villages of al-Muqlah, al-Atshanah, Salem al-Hamad, al-Bu Hamad, Zor Shumr, al-Huwijah and Ghanem al-Ali in the southern Raqqa countryside. According to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq, ISIS killed 42 … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, Syria | 22 Comments