MESOP MIDEAST WATCH:Nach Gefängnis-Angriff in Syrien: Gefechte treiben Tausende in die Flucht 

Von Euronews  mit dpa, AP •  23/01/2022 Nach dem Angriff auf ein Gefängnis in der syrischen Stadt Al-Hassaka gibt es weiterhin heftigen Gefechte. Kämpfer des sogenannten Islamischen Staats hatten am vergangenen Donnerstag die Einrichtung gestürmt, in der Tausende von Extremisten festgehalten werden. Außerhalb des Gefängnisses explodierte eine Autobombe

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MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: Syrian Monitor Says 28 Kurdish Forces, 45 IS Militants, Five Children Killed in Hasakah Clashes

BASNEWS 23-1-2022 ERBIL — The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday that 28 Kurdish internal security forces, 45 Islamic State (IS) militants, and five civilians were killed as a result of clashes in Hasakah over the past two days.

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MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: Kinderrekrutierung lässt Eltern im Nordosten Syriens untröstlich zurück

Die mit der PKK verbundene Revolutionäre Jugendbewegung hat ihre Kampagne der Kinderrekrutierung im Nordosten Syriens trotz der Bemühungen der lokalen Behörden und des SDF-Chefs Mazloum Kobane, die Praxis zu stoppen, fortgesetzt und eine Spur von verängstigten Eltern hinterlassen.Dan Wilkofsky AL MONITOR- 20. Januar 2022

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MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: Koçer: If we do not liberate occupied territories, Syria to be divided

 Hassan Koçer warned that the Damascus government’s continuation of its unilateral policies and its refusal to dialogue in light of the Turkish occupation of Syrian lands might eventually lead to the division of the country, and reiterated their readiness for a constructive dialogue with the Damascus government to preserve the country’s unity. ANF NEWS 19-1-2022 –

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MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: Qassas warns against “reconciliations”, describes them as traps

 The head of the Modernity and Democracy Party for Syria, Firas Qassas, considered that the so-called “settlements” carried out by the Damascus government are nothing but traps, warning that their goal is to restore Syria before 2011.17 Jan 2022, Mon  – ANF NEwS ( PRO PKK SOURCE)

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MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: PKK Abducts Another Child in Syrian Kurdistan

18-1-2022 ERBIL — An organization, affiliated with the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), has reportedly abducted another child in Syrian Kurdistan, a local source said on Sunday.

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KULTUR PELZURNE: DIKTATUR & FOLTER TOTAL GEIL !

Tourismus in Krisenländern : Reisen dorthin, wo es wehtut – 16.1.2022 Shane Horan vor dem Palast der Sonne in Pjöngjang

Nordkorea, der Irak und der Jemen gelten nicht gerade als klassische Urlaubsziele. Doch die Pandemie befördert den „dark tourism“. Ein Berliner bietet ab März sogar Reisen nach Syrien an.

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MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: LAVROV CONTRA PKK/PYD IN SYRIA & IRAQ

Russia’s foreign minister advises Rojava’s Kurds to emulate Iraqi Kurds

Rudaw 15-1-2022 – ERBIL- Russia’s foreign minister on Friday said that the negotiating committees in northern Syria (Rojava) “do not represent all the Kurdish components,”

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MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: BUNDESWEHR KÜNDIGT SYRIEN

Kampf gegen den Terrorismus : Grüne Augenwischerei

FAZ Nikolas Busse -14.1.2022 Die Bundesregierung nimmt Syrien aus dem Mandat für den Bundeswehreinsatz gegen den IS. Das ist auch eine Form von Kontinuität in der deutschen Außenpolitik.

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MESOP MIDEAST WATCH : Former Syrian Colonel Convicted in Landmark Trial

A German court sentenced former Syrian intelligence officer (WaPo) Anwar Raslan to life in prison for crimes against humanity, making him the highest-ranking former official from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government to be found guilty of such crimes. Raslan was accused of overseeing the torture of at least four thousand prisoners in Damascus in 2011 and 2012.

Germany’s justice system tried Raslan under universal jurisdiction, which is the principle that the gravest crimes can be tried anywhere. He fled to Germany in 2012 and was recognized by one of his victims, who reported him to police. Human rights advocates hailed the trial (AFP) as evidence that war crimes will not go unpunished, but also warned that atrocities in Syria continue (NYT).

Analysis
“For Germany, [the trial is] also historically the continuation of what we learned from the Nazi period and what we learned about the importance of the Nuremberg trials and the Auschwitz trials for the way we dealt with our past and ultimately for who we are today,” the Philipps University of Marburg’s Stefanie Bock tells the New York Times.

“Over the course of more than 100 days of proceedings since April 2020, the allegations against the defendants have been explored, but the case has also served as an indictment of the entire repressive and murderous system established under Assad’s rule,” Der Spiegel’s Christoph Reuter and freelance journalist Hannah El-Hitami write.

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