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Syria: Russian ‘Transparent Interests’ vs Murky US Claims – Kurdish Politician
The political settlement of the Syrian conflict is hardly possible without taking into account the Kurdish problem and for their part Syrian Kurds wants to further develop relations with Russia as a country that has clear goals in the crisis, Kurdish politician Salih Müslim, ex-chairman of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), said [...]
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Syrian Crisis: Russia ‘Turns the Tide’ of War While US ‘Plays a Double Game’
Russia’s engagement in the Syrian conflict has been very important, including a number of major victories both on the battlefield and on the diplomatic front. At the same time, the US involvement has done more harm than good to the situation, Australian political analyst Tom Anderson told Radio Sputnik. [...]
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‘Honest Broker’: UK Journalist Hails Russia’s Role in Syrian War
While airstrikes by the US-led coalition in Syria have only resulted in terrorists seizing ever new chunks of Syrian territory, the Russian military operation, launched in 2016 , has led to a huge military shift turning the tables against the jihadists, an independent British journalist told Sputnik. [...]
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Two Years of Russia’s Military Operation in Syria
September 30 marks the second anniversary of the Russian counterterrorism military operation in Syria. Unlike the efforts by the United States and its international coalition, the Russian campaign in Syria is fully legitimate. It was launched at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Sputnik presents a look into the resul [...]
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Washington Has Initiated Military Conflict With Russia
Russia has provided evidence that Washington is collaborating with ISIS in attack on Russian forces. In one Washington-directed attack, ISIS tried to capture 29 Russian military policemen. However, Russian special forces entered the fray, and the result was spectacular losses for ISIS. In another Washington-directed attack, Rus [...]
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Black Hawk Down II? Trump backs Afghanistan parody as Mattis takes fire
Don’t laugh or adjust your sets. Donald Trump really is going ahead with a new military campaign in Afghanistan, despite an army of experts telling him it will only worsen matters. All he needs now is a Hollywood scriptwriter and Alec Baldwin. [...]
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Russian military defies constant shelling to build bridge across Euphrates in Syria (VIDEO)
Russian military personnel have built a bridge across the Euphrates River, not far from the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, in less than 48 hours despite coming under constant shelling, a Ministry of Defense official said. [...]
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US special ops forces & hardware spotted at ISIS positions north of Deir ez-Zor – Russian MoD
The Russian Ministry of Defense has released aerial images which they say show US Army special forces equipment north of the town of Deir er-Zor, where ISIS militants are deployed. US Army special units provide free passage for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) through the battle formations of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ [...]
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‘Moment of triumph’: Deir ez-Zor governor speaks about his city’s liberation from ISIS (VIDEO)
The advances of the Syrian army that resulted in the lifting of the three-year siege of Deir ez-Zor marked a real "peak of excitement" both for civilians and the troops, its governor has told RT. Islamic State terrorists resisted harshly to not give access to the city, which was "suffering in darkness." [...]
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Hezbollah co-leader: US nurtured ISIS monster against Syrian govt, now has to fight them
The US had to step back from its policy of regime change in Syria after multiple failures, as the jihadists they allegedly hoped to use as a proxy began posing a threat, Hezbollah’s Deputy Secretary General, Sheikh Naim Kassem, argued in an interview to RT. [...]
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‘Loser superpower’:  Russian senators claim US campaign in Afghanistan ended in failure
Members of the Russian upper house have stated that the 16-year US military campaign in Afghanistan had ended in failure and reiterated a call for Washington to withdraw troops from that country. “George Bush Junior started the war, Barack Obama promised to end it but never did it. [...]
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Syria Calls on UN to ‘Stop US-Led Coalition’s Crimes’ in the Country
Damascus called on the UN Security Council to "stop the US-led coalition's crimes against Syrian citizens," a statement issued by the Syrian Foreign Ministry said. Syria calls again on the UN Security Council to fulfull its obligations for the sake of peace and security, and to stop the crimes of the US-led coalition a [...]
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Eyes Wide Shut: How US, UK-Made Toxic Agents Ended Up in Hands of Terrorists
The discovery of toxic agents manufactured by US and UK companies in the territories liberated from terrorists has once again revealed the hypocrisy of the US-led coalition, Ammar Waqqaf, a Middle East expert told Radio Sputnik, adding that it is not the first time jihadists have been spotted using poisonous substances in Syria. [...]
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‘No US warplanes over Syria’: Congress & Pentagon hit with 68k petition signatures
A CIA whistleblower and ex-Marine Corps captain are among the outspoken leaders of a campaign to stop the US bombing of Syria before a “nuclear apocalypse” erupts out of the conflict with Russia. The National Press Club in Washington, DC on Tuesday hosted a conference of five speakers opposed, morally and legally, to US inte [...]
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What a Twist! Why Washington Welcomes Moscow’s Role in Resolving Qatar Crisis
The US State Department has openly supported Russia's efforts in settling the diplomatic conflict between Qatar and the four Arab states led by Saudi Arabia. Numerous attempts by the United States to reconcile its Middle Eastern allies have not yielded results. What could be behind such a twist? [...]
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Law of War? Civilian Deaths in US Strikes in Syria, Iraq Soar Under Trump
It’s a nightmare: civilian deaths in Syria and Iraq in the ongoing war against Daesh are rising faster than local officials, and remote military intelligence gathering, can count, and the US-led coalition seems unwilling to do anything about it. [...]
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What Could Eventually Allow Russia Forcing US Out of Syria
The CIA director has recently said that Russia "has no plans to leave Syria and will continue to try to meddle in US affairs 'to stick it to' America." Political scientist Alexander Gusev reminded that nobody invited the US to Syria. The fact was admitted by the head of the US Special Forces, who said that it "could force the US [...]
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