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Syria will respond through all legitimate means to Turkish aggression: Assad

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October 17, 2019 - 6:11 PM News Code : 983319 Source : Press TVLink: 

Syria will respond through all legitimate means to Turkish aggression: Assad

 

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the Damascus government will respond through all legitimate means available to the ongoing ground offensive by Turkish soldiers and allied Takfiri militants against Kurdish forces in the northern part of the war-battered Arab country.

During a meeting with visiting Iraqi National Security Advisor Falih al-Fayyadh in Damascus on Thursday, Assad said foreign schemes in the Middle East region have been foiled throughout history, and the Turkish criminal aggression, launched by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration, on Syria falls within such plots.

“No matter what false slogans could be made up for the Turkish offensive, it is a flagrant invasion and aggression. Syria has frequently hit (Turkish-backed) proxies and terrorists in more than one place. Syria will respond to the assault and confront it anywhere within the Syrian territory through all legitimate means available,” the Syrian leader said.


The meeting was also attended by Syrian Ambassador to Iraq, Sattam al-Dandah.

Assad's remarks came after an unknown source in the Syrian Foreign Ministry earlier on Thursday strongly condemned the ongoing ground offensive by Turkish forces and their allied militants against Kurdish regions of the country.

The source said, “This treacherous Turkish aggression is the outcome of the expansionist ambitions and illusions of Erdogan’s regime, and it affirms that the regime is classified among terrorist groups to which it has provided all forms of support. The offensive deals a heavy blow to the efforts aimed at finding a solution to the crisis in Syria. It makes, therefore, the Turkish regime lose its position as a guarantor of the Astana peace process as its aggression completely contradicts the principles and decisions of the process.”

Iran supports Syria’s security, stability: Larijani

https://en.abna24.com/news//Iran-supports-Syria’s-security-stability-larijani_983858.html

October 21, 2019 - 5:18 PM News Code : 983858 Source : IRNALink: 

Iran supports Syria’s security, stability: Larijani

 

Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Monday that Iran is to support Syria's territorial integrity, security and stability.

Pence: Turkey, US agree to temporary ceasefire in Syria

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October 18, 2019 - 10:17 AM News Code : 983358 Source : Press TVLink: 

Pence: Turkey, US agree to temporary ceasefire in Syria

 

Turkey has agreed to end the military offensive in northern Syria after Kurdish fighters withdraw from a safe zone, US Vice President Mike Pence has said.

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PBS News Hour, 22Oct19 reported that the Russians for Turkish military will patrol a "safe zone" 4X larger than initially stated by Turkey.

228,000 Kurds fled from Syria into lraq before the current evacuations started.

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Assad: Idlib battle basis for ridding Syria of terrorism (+Photos)

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October 22, 2019 - 3:59 PM News Code : 984026 Source : SANALink:  Assad: Idlib battle basis for ridding Syria of terrorism (+Photos)  

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met Syrian Arab Army personnel on frontlines of al-Habit town in Idleb countryside.

During the meeting, President al-Assad said ” Erdogan is a robberHe has robbed the factories, wheat and oil, and today he is robbing the land.”

“All areas in Syria have the same importance, but what governs the priorities is the military situation on the ground,” President al-Assad added.

President al-Assad added “Idleb has been an outpost, and the outpost is usually on the frontline, but in this case the battle is in the east and the outpost is in the west to disperse the forces of the Syrian Arab Army.”

“We have always said and we still say that Idleb battle is basic for ending chaos and terrorism in all the Syrian areas,” President al-Assad said.

He added “When we face an aggression or robbery, we should stand by each other and should coordinate between us, but some Syrians haven’t done that, particularly over the first years of the war… We told them not to bet on the abroad, but on the army, the people and the homeland….Yet they didn’t listen, and currently they are betting on the US.”

President al-Assad said “The first act we have done when the aggression started in the north is to communicate with different political and military forces on the ground, and we said that we are ready to support any group that would resist, and it isn’t a political decision, but a constitutional and national duty, and if we don’t do that, we don’t deserve the homeland.”

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Forced Returns, Amnesty Int'l

https://dw.com/en/amnesty-turkey-forced-syrian-refugees-back-into-war-zone/a-50978424 

Amnesty Int'l reoprts that 315,000 "voluntary" returnees are walking back into the Syrian war zone, a few bused back while tied up.

These are some of the war refugees that Europe refused to help.

 

Meanwhile: edit was previously "too long" ? So, citations are lost.

From the militarytimes.com, dw.com and npr.org

US troops were redeployed to northern lraq with the Kurds and oil fields;, lraq says the US troops can only stay "4 more weeks";, the Syrian gov't army "clashed" with Turkish troops "and their jihadis" outside the Tal Tamr.

 

 

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Turkish aggression violates UNSC resolutions, Astana understandings: Al-Jaafari

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October 25, 2019 - 2:46 PM News Code : 984394 Source : SANALink: 

Turkish aggression violates UNSC resolutions, Astana understandings: Al-Jaafari

 

Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Dr.. Bashar al-Jaafari renewed Syria’s strong condemnation of the Turkish aggression on its territories, and its categorical rejection the attempt of Erdogan regime to justify its hostile acts under any pretext.

“The aggression violates UN Security Council resolutions and Astana understandings and Sochi conference outcomes which affirm respecting Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Al-Jaafari said at a UNSC session on the situation in Syria.

He added that the Turkish aggression led to the occupation of Syrian lands, the martyrdom and injury of hundreds of civilians, among them children and women, it also forced thousands of others to leave home.

Al-Jaafari went on to say that the Turkish regime violated Adana agreement signed between the two countries in 1998, adding ” It brought, supported, trained and armed thousands of terrorists, among them those foreigners who came from more them 100 states according to UN reports, facilitating their infiltration through borders.”

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https://sputniknews.com/us/201910231077130615-Trump-says-will-remove-sanctions-on-turkey-/

Trump Says US Will Remove Sanctions on Turkey

The restrictions were imposed by Washington last week after Ankara launched Operation Peace Spring in Syria, which aimed to clear the US-backed Kurdish militants from near its borders.

US President Donald Trump stated on Wednesday that he would lift the sanctions against Turkey after Ankara announced that the ceasefire in northern Syria is permanent. The decision includes lifting sanctions from Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez, and Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.

Trump noted, however, that the White House will reinstate sanctions if the Turkish forces break their obligations.

"We've saved the lives of many, many Kurds", he stressed, explaining the US actions in the region, adding that his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan "is doing the right thing for his country".

The US president stressed that both Turkey and Syria must ensure that Daesh* doesn't reclaim any territory.

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The Syrian Army has surrounded the Turkish one in the border town of Ras al-Ain in north Syria, where Ankara has launched a military operation, and the Turkish forces are soon to withdraw from that area, member of the Syrian parliament, Jansit Kazan, said on Sunday.

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201910211077102685-turkish-army-surrounded-by-syrian-army-in-ras-al-ain-soon-to-leave-syrian-lawmaker/

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Trump says Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi blew himself up as U.S. troops closed in <---- Baghdadi dies for the 7th time now over the years at the hands of his employer

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/Trump-says-Islamic-state-leader-Abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-blew-himself-up-as-us-troops-closed-in/

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On 10/15/2019 at 3:55 AM, hasanhh said:

Tribal militias have massed south of Raqqa and apparently a massacre is going on inside the city.

 

On 10/16/2019 at 5:04 AM, hasanhh said:

l figure this is the better thread to place these articles under:

http://justworldnews.org/  for 19Sept19  Helena Cobban

---deceptive NGO sales pitches

---next article is about the raise of hatred towards rebel groups and NGOs by the Syrian people

I didn't read there after. Palestinian article included

This vice.com article has a lot of mulling-the-options, but it has real info on the tribes and forming a multi-tribal army with US backing in eastern Syria to 'deal with' lran. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kz4ypa/this-could-be-trumps-next-disaster-in-Syria 

Something l persoanlly think what may happen, is with al-Baghdadi killed while under Nusra/al-Qaida protection near the Turkish border while the rank-and-file fought or were languishing in prisons, many lS jihadis will now join with the tribes in some way or another.

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11 minutes ago, hasanhh said:

Something l persoanlly think what may happen, is with al-Baghdadi killed while under Nusra/al-Qaida protection near the Turkish border while the rank-and-file fought or were languishing in prisons, many lS jihadis will now join with the tribes in some way or another.

I'm hoping the Sufyani shows and takes his place. Perhaps some Arab prince will decide to take matters in his own hands.

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8 hours ago, Darth Vader said:

Why not? :furious:

Because the Sufyanni will be sick-in-the-heads and act as such.

For someone who lists his relgion as peace-nik, l am surprised you write this.

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Iran's President felicitates Turkey on Independence Day

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October 31, 2019 - 4:49 PM News Code : 985337 Source : President.irLink: 

Iran's President felicitates Turkey on Independence Day

 

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran sent a message to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey to offer him and the people of the country on the Independence Day of the Republic of Turkey.

Liberating northern Syria from Kurds 'ultimate goal': Assad

The Syrian head of state said he did not intend to call Turkey an "enemy"و but Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and many Turkish political elite were enemies of Syria because of their hostility towards the Arab neighbor.

"We must ensure that we don't turn Turkey into an enemy and here comes the role of friends" such as Russia and Iran, he said.

"Erdogan and his group are enemies, because he leads these policies, but until now most of the political forces in Turkey are against Erdogan’s policies," he argued.

Assad noted that Iran and Russia, as state-guarantors of Syrian peace efforts, have been negotiating with Turkey over the past year.

https://en.abna24.com/news//liberating-northern-Syria-from-kurds-ultimate-goal-assad_985415.html

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France, Israel wanted a 'terrorist state' in Syria: Turkish FM

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November 2, 2019 - 5:40 PM News Code : 985646 Source : Press TVLink: 

France, Israel wanted a 'terrorist state' in Syria: Turkish FM

 

Turkey has accused France and Israel of seeking to establish “a terrorist state” within Syria where they are reportedly assisting Kurdish separatists in the Arab country's north.

Iran, Russia condemn US military presence around oil fields in Syria

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October 30, 2019 - 7:03 PM News Code : 985195 Source : Press TVLink: 

Iran, Russia condemn US military presence around oil fields in Syria

 

Iran and Russia have lashed out at US President Donald Trump's plans to keep some American troops in Syria to seize control of the country’s oil reserves.

Separately, Fahrettin Altun, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s communications director, stressed Syria’s right to its own oil reserves, saying, “Syria’s natural resources belong to Syrians.”

“Oil or other types of revenue should be used for reconstruction efforts including local infrastructure, support for civilians, IDPs (internally displaced persons), and refugees. Just as Syrians should be able to determine their own political future, they should also be allowed to decide how the resources of their own land should be spent,” he tweeted.

On Sunday, Trump announced that US troops would remain in Syria to “secure” oil reserves and even put up “a hell of a fight” against any force that tried to take them.
 

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Turkey kills senior PKK terrorist in northern Iraq

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November 4, 2019 - 7:54 PM News Code : 986068 Source : Press TVLink: 

Turkey kills senior PKK terrorist in northern Iraq

 

Turkish forces have killed one of the most wanted members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group during a counter-terrorism operation in Iraq’s northern semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.

A security source, requesting not to be named, said on Monday that Musluh Ike, better known by the nom de guerre Tekoser Zagros, was “neutralized” in a a joint precision operation by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) and Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in Metina region of northern Iraq.

The Turkish military generally uses the term "neutralize" to signify that the militants were killed, captured or surrendered.

Ike was reportedly in charge of Metina region. He joined the PKK in the 1990s, and was the mastermind of many acts of terror in the Semdinli and Cukurca districts of Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari.

 

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White Helmets found dead near his home in Istanbul

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November 11, 2019 - 4:24 PM News Code : 987273 Source : Press TVLink: 

White Helmets found dead near his home in Istanbul

 

The founder of the White Helmets in Syria has been found dead in Istanbul, it has been confirmed.

Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): 

James Le Mesurier, who was a former British army officer, had come under increasing scrutiny lately over alleged links to terrorist groups in Syria.

Only three days ago, Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, called on Britain to “clarify” Le Mesurier’s precise role, asking whether he had links to “al-Qaeda”.

Zakharova also asserted what is widely known, namely that Le Mesurier had previously served in the UK’s “foreign intelligence” service, a thinly-veiled reference to MI6.

Formed in 2014, the White Helmets is an intensely controversial organisation. It purports to be a civil defence group but critics and neutral observers alike have accused it of close links to multiple terrorist groups in Syria, including the local branch of al-Qaeda.

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Turkish, Russian presidents discuss northeast Syria

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November 10, 2019 - 2:42 PM News Code : 987024 Source : ReutersLink: 

Turkish, Russian presidents discuss northeast Syria

 

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed Turkey’s military offensive in Syria in a phone call on Saturday, Turkey’s presidency said.

Erdogan later agreed a separate deal with Moscow, which also called for the YPG to withdraw at least 30 km (nearly 20 miles) from the border, but has since said that neither Washington nor Moscow has been able to deliver on the deals.

The Turkish statement on Saturday said Erdogan and Putin confirmed their commitment to the accord they struck at a meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi which also paved the way for joint Russian-Turkish military patrols inside Syria.

It said the two men also discussed bilateral trade, but gave no further details.

The Turkish president is due to hold talks with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on Wednesday.

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Iranian, Turkish FMs meet on ECO meeting

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November 9, 2019 - 4:48 PM News Code : 986819 Source : IRNALink: 

Iranian, Turkish FMs meet on ECO meeting

 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif on Saturday held talks with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Antalya on the sidelines of the 24th Economic Countries Organization (ECO).

Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): 

The meeting took place before inauguration of the ECO Economic Council of Foreign Ministers meeting.

The two sides discussed issues of mutual interest and regional developments and cooperation within ECO.

Zarif thanked Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan for his enlightening remarks on the developments in Iraq.

In response to a question about recent developments in Iraq, Erdogan pointed out that the aim was to disrupt law and order in the Muslim states and drive them to rivalry and deadly conflict.

Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is a regional economic organization comprising 10 countries which was established by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey in 1964.

Adherence to firm principles, most important strength factor in fight against terrorism: Assad

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November 15, 2019 - 11:15 AM News Code : 987987 Source : AlmanarLink: 

Adherence to firm principles, most important strength factor in fight against terrorism: Assad

 

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday received Chairman of National Security and Foreign Policy Committee at the Iranian Shura Council Mojtaba Zonnouri and the accompanying delegation.

President al-Assad clarified that adherence to firm principles is the most important strength factor of the axis of combating terrorism.

He said that we and our friends will continue to confront the ambitions of the West and its colonial states by hitting their agents and mercenaries who have been defeated in many areas.

President al-Assad pointed out that Syria supports any attempts to find a solution to the situation in it.

‘Attempts are being made to suggest that the solution to the war would be achieved through the committee of discussing constitution, and that is not true because the war in Syria did not arise because of disagreement or division regarding the Constitution but began because there are terrorism that began to kill, intimidate and sabotage; and therefore the war ends when terrorism ends,” President al-Assad explained.

For his part, Zonnouri congratulated Syria’s leadership and people over the victories achieved against terrorism, affirming that what combines Iran and Syria is beyond tactical issues on the ground, it is one destiny and a common honorable history.

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On 11/13/2019 at 12:51 AM, Ashvazdanghe said:

James Le Mesurier, who was

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world-Europe/james-le-mesurier-death-white-helmets-Syria-russia-propaganda-a9204896.html 

--a suicide, had been treated for depression

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Bomb attack kills 17 in Syria's Hasakah: Turkey

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November 27, 2019 - 8:57 AM News Code : 989580 Source : SANALink: 

Bomb attack kills 17 in Syria's Hasakah: Turkey

The deadly bomb explosion struck a local market in the Turkish-held village of Tel Halef, west of the city of Ras al-Ayn, on Tuesday, the Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement, blaming the attack on suspected members of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a Kurdish militant group.

 

At least 17 people have lost their lives in a car bomb attack in a border village in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah, Turkey’s military says.

Erdogan calls for solidarity day against Islamophobia

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November 27, 2019 - 4:57 PM News Code : 989728 Source : AnadoluLink: 

Erdogan calls for solidarity day against Islamophobia

 

The Turkish president on Wednesday called on the UN, international and regional organizations to designate March 15 as International Solidarity Day Against Islamophobia.

"Those who claim defending democracy and human rights play ostrich when it comes to Muslims, and migrants are abused in their own lands,” Erdogan said.

On March 15, at least 50 Muslims were killed and as many injured when a terrorist shot worshippers in cold blood at two mosques in New Zealand.

Erdogan said Israel is not respecting Palestinians’ right to life, property and work, and jeopardizing future of all world together with regional countries.

“Those who are trying to turn Jerusalem, which is a sacred city for three religions, into a center of their beliefs by looting it are making a big mistake,” Erdogan said.

The Turkish president stressed that the Western countries were “spoiling Israel knowingly or unknowingly”, which was just fueling tensions.

“Turkey is resolute to continue defending the rights of our Palestinians brothers and sisters in all platforms,” he added.

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