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Here it comes: Syria

Old 18th Apr 2022, 16:09
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While pushed off of the front page, there are still things going on in Syria ...(The picture with the article shows M2A3 Bradlys: so 'boots on the ground' in Syria remains a reality if those are still there (reported to have been delivered in January of this year, off loaded from C-17's. <= Aviation Content! ).
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The U.S. military says explosions earlier this month on a base in eastern Syria that injured several U.S. service members were not, as it originally reported, caused by artillery or another form of indirect fire. Instead, it is now believed the April 7 attack was carried out by the “deliberate placement of explosive charges” by one or more individuals at an ammunition holding area and shower facility on the base, according to a statement issued Thursday by Combined Joint Task Force – Inherent Resolve, the command that oversees U.S. military operations against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq...The reference to “deliberate placement” of explosive charges on the base appeared to raise the prospect of infiltration and a lapse of base security, or perhaps even to an insider attack.
The U.S. has several hundred troops in eastern Syria as part of its effort to counter the Islamic State group.
"Clever saboteurs" or "inside job"

Saw a few other items on the web about the Russians slowing or canceling their troop rotation in Syria thanks to their attack into Ukraine. That would (oddly) mean that an area for cooperation between Russia and 'The West" as regards Islamic State (who are not quite done in Syria, if the linked article is accurate) gets scuppered (if true) in the near term.
Granted, I am not sure how much cooperation has been ongoing of late between 'the West' and Russia in Syria, but I would have thought that DAESH/ISIS/IS (whatever you wanna call them) would be a common foe regardless of how much one likes, or dislikes, Mr Assad.
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Old 6th Jun 2022, 07:11
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Erdogan isn’t calling a “special military operation”, but you get the idea…

There are Unconfirmed reports that the renewed Turkish Invasion of Syria has begun, Armored Columns being supported by Air Assets and Artillery are Claimed to have crossed the Turkish Border into Northern Syria moments ago, Kurdish Forces are reportedly moving to intercept.

There are also reports that Kurdish and Syrian Military Forces have created a Unified Command in order to Hold-Off a Turkish Invasion, this creates a worrying situation since Russia supports the Syrian Government, this could put Turkish and Russian Troops in Open Hostilities.…


Russia Raises Military Alert in Syria Over Turkish Operation


Turkey Calims to have “Neutralised” 16 “terrorists in Northern Syria
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Old 3rd Jul 2022, 22:46
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Heard this on the radio Friday morning, have seen very little coverage since.
Israeli jets did a daytime raid along the Syrian coast just north of the border between Syria and Lebanon.
No comment from Israel what they were shooting/bombing a"largely controlled by Russia"
There was no comment from the Israel Defense Forces, in line with its policy of not generally commenting on air raids in the country.

Quoting a military source, SANA said the missiles were launched by Israeli fighter jets over the Mediterranean Sea, west of the north Lebanon city of Tripoli, at the Syrian town of al-Hamidiyah, south of Tartus. According to SANA, “poultry farms” were targeted in the airstrike, and two civilians were hurt. Their conditions were not immediately clear. Damage was also caused to the site. Syria often claims targets of Israeli strikes as being non-military.
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Old 4th Jul 2022, 09:23
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Someone was launching drones aimed at the offshore oil drilling rig (s) over the weekend
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Old 21st Nov 2022, 19:11
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Turks have launched air strikes into Syria and Northern Iraq, with the usual target - Kurds- as their object.
Rationale: bomb attack in Istanbul last week.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey launched airstrikes over northern regions of Syria and Iraq, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Sunday, targeting Kurdish groups that Ankara holds responsible for last week’s bomb attack in Istanbul. Warplanes attacked bases of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, and the Syrian People’s Protection Units, or YPG, the ministry said in a statement, which was accompanied by images of F-16 jets taking off and footage of a strike from an aerial drone.

The ministry cited Turkey's right to self defense under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter in launching an operation it called Claw-Sword late Saturday. It said it was targeting areas “used as a base by terrorists in their attacks on our country.” Turkey said it was seeking to prevent attacks, secure its southern border and “destroy terrorism at its source.”
The airstrikes came after a bomb rocked a bustling avenue in the heart of Istanbul on Nov. 13, killing six people and wounding over 80 others. Turkish authorities blamed the attack on the PKK and its Syrian affiliate the YPG. The Kurdish militant groups have, however, denied involvement.
Ankara and Washington both consider the PKK a terror group, but disagree on the status of the YPG. Under the banner of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the YPG has been allied with the U.S. in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria.
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