Ahmed Abu Kholeh, head of the Deir al-Zor military council which fights under the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), speaks during a press conference in the village of Abu Fas, Hasaka province, Syria, September 9, 2017 © Rodi Said / Reuters

US-Backed Forces on Collision Course with Syrian Army in ‘Race for Deir ez-Zor Oilfields’

The race between legitimate Syrian government forces and the US-backed SDF umbrella group to control the oil rich Deir ez-Zor province has intensified following the lifting of the blockade by Syrian troops last week and risks turning into direct confrontation. Last Tuesday, the Syrian military backed by the Russian air force finally broke the IS …

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Syria, Turkey and the Kurds: A Devil’s Triangle That Only Russia Can Navigate

Throughout the conflict in Syria, the Syrian Arab Army and its Russian/Iranian and Hezbollah allies have tended to operate in different regions vis-a-vis the Kurdish led US proxy army known as the SDF. Over the last year however, this has increasingly changed. As Syrian forces along with their allies continue to liberate Deir ez-Zor city …

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RS-24 Yars system. © Global Look Press

Russia Fires Yars ICBM At Test Target 6,000 km Away

Russia has successfully completed a test launch of a new-generation RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile from a silo at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. “The main purpose of the launch is to confirm the reliability of rockets of the same class. The warheads successfully reached their target – the Kura testing range in Kamchatka. …

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The Disturbing Aftermath of 9/11

The day will live in infamy, the attacks planned well in advance. Bin Laden and so-called “crazed Arabs” had nothing to do with destroying the twin towers and striking the Pentagon. The Big Lie persists. Most Americans no longer believe the 9/11 whitewash commission’s official account of what happened. Bin Laden was an unwitting CIA …

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The American Military Uncontained – Out Everywhere and Winning Nowhere

When it comes to the “world’s greatest military,” the news has been shocking. Two fast U.S. Navy ships colliding with slow-moving commercial vessels with tragic loss of life. An Air Force that has been in the air continuously for years and yet doesn’t have enough pilots to fly its combat jets. Ground troops who find …

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An Israeli F-15 fighter jet takes off during an exercise at Ovda Military Air Base, southern Israel, May 16. (c)REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Will Russia Tolerate Israeli Actions in Syria?

On Sept. 8, a Syrian government factory for producing precision missiles came under aerial attack. The target is close to the village of Masyaf, in western Syria. The foreign press attributed the airstrike to the Israeli air force, but Israel has not accepted responsibility and has not responded. On the heels of the assault, and …

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