International Christian Concern 2021-09-16
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has installed military artillery in the Assyrian village of Um Waghafa (Tal Tawil) in Al-Hasakah Governorate, nearby the village church, according to Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights.
17.9.2021The dominoes keep falling in southern Syria: Mohammed al-Ahmed reports in
that Tafas has accepted a new agreement with the Syrian government, after Mzeirib, Yadoudeh, and Deraa al-Balad.
Small towns, villages, and other wrinkles aside, the Tafas capitulation would, if sustained, mean that the army has reached the limit of the ex-rebel areas that saw agreements brokered by Russia in 2018. The area due west is the former Islamic State enclave in the Yarmouk Basin.
On why Yadoudeh and (especially) Tafas were priority goals in the Syrian government’s campaign in the western Deraa countryside.
New article! 17.9.2021 – In a short backgrounder, I look at the Assad regime’s ongoing campaign to shore up control in Deraa and across southern Syria, where its control is still wobbly three years after major fighting ended. Read it at
Aron Lund 16.9.2021
UN aid boss Martin Griffiths on Syria: “I think I’m right in saying that early recovery assistance is about 10 per cent of the overall Humanitarian Response Plan, and this needs to be increased if the essential access to basic services is to be met.”
continue to secure NE Syria & clear pockets of terrorists who are trying & failing to exploit the area to maintain a foothold. We are dedicated to the continued work w/the SDF to deny Daesh any chance of resurgence. #StrongerTogether
We are proud of what we and the international coalition @OIRSpox have achieved during first half of this month in arresting more ISIS terrorists in NE Syria, prevent their terrorist activity. next steps will be more decisive to rid the region, the world of remnants of terrorism .
Khaled al-KhatebSeptember 14, 2021 AL MONITOR – ALEPPO — The Turkish army has intensified its attacks against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeast Syria over the past few weeks.Turkish airstrikes have targeted for assassination prominent field commanders, while Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions have launched heavy artillery and missiles at SDF-held areas.
Transcript of public remarks by Putin and Assad, in English: http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/66678
Assad was in Moscow yesterday, met Putin. Meqdad and Shoigu also involved. https://tass.com/politics/1337399
More via www.mesop.de
Die Risiken eines Militäreinsatzes in Syrien erschienen Europäern und Amerikanern immer zu hoch. Rückblickend wäre es aber besser gewesen, sie hätten eingegriffen. Daran ändert auch das Scheitern der Intervention in Afghanistan nichts.Ulrich von Schwerin NEUE ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG 15.9.2021
MENA WATCH : UN report adds to claims that Turkish-backed militias are committing war crimes in Syria
15.9.2021 ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – A new report issued on Tuesday by the United Nations’ Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria suggests that Turkish-backed groups in the embattled Middle Eastern nation have “committed torture, cruel treatment and outrages upon personal dignity, including rape and other forms of sexual violence, which constitute war crimes.”
Nach einem Jahrzehnt eines blutigen Bürgerkriegs hat der Prozess des Wiederaufbaus des syrischen Militärs begonnen, das immer noch mit Rebellen an verschiedenen Orten des Landes konfrontiert ist. Russland und der Iran kämpfen um Einfluss in diesem Wiederaufbauprozess, und Syriens Militär wird vermutlich in den kommenden Jahren von ihnen abhängig bleiben. Da dies direkte Auswirkungen auf Israel hat, wie könnte Jerusalem diese Situation angehen?
Anat Ben Haim INSS Insight Nr. 1519, 15. September 2021 ISRAEL