An Iranian official offers money to fighters in Deir Ezzor!

 MESOPOTAMIA NEWS LATEST FROM DEIR EZZOR (SYRIA)

23 Febr 2020 – DEIR EZZRO NEWS – Sources told Deir Ezzor 24 network that the so-called “Hajj Dahkan” has recently distributed sums of 50,000 Syrian pounds to the Iranian militias’ fighters who married in 2019, and the fighters who had new babies in 2019.

According to the sources, this kind of providing financial grant is a way used by the Iranian militias to lure their elements, especially the locals, with money.

Hajj Dahkan is a leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard militia and an Iranian official in Deir Ezzor. It is noteworthy that the Iranian militias have recently raised the salaries of their fighters.

MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : ERDOGAN’S ATTACK IN SYRIA DELAYED

 

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Turk analyst at Institute of Strategic Studies: Erdogan avoid big attack n Idlib w/o Russian OK & wont act before March 5 mtg in Istanbul w Putin, Macron & Merkel. Hopes 2 Euros will join pressure on Russia. Meanwhile, Syrian govt continues “slow advance” w/o major attack itself.

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محلل تركي يكشف لـ”ستيب” تأثير القمة الرباعية على #إدلب.. وإلى أين ستتجه الأمور العسكرية https://stepagency-sy.net/2020/02/23/%d9

 

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : PYD/PKK CONTRA KURDISH ENKS IN SYRIA / PYD: Çavuşoğlu, ENKS’ meeting in order torpedo initiative of national unity

The General Council of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) pointed out that the meeting between ENKS and the Turkish Foreign Minister aims to destroy the initiative of national unity, calling on the people to be vigilant against the tricks and conspiracies hatched against him by fascism, and work to ensure the rights of the people in the future Syria.

POLITICS 22 Feb 2020, Sat – 11:43 2020-02-22T11:43:00 NEWS DESKTelegram

The Democratic Union Party (PYD) today issued a statement to the public opinion about the recent meeting between the Kurdish National Council (ENKS) and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

<The statement read:

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS REPORTING : In north Lebanon, protest vigilante groups take on Syrian smuggling networks – THE NATIONAL  22 Febr 2020

Bypassing the state, activists have begun to stop trucks smuggling vegetables in from Syria despite the risks

In north Lebanon’s impoverished agricultural province of Akkar, there are two popular options for those who can’t make a living in the fields: sign up to the military or turn to smuggling.The remote region rarely gets visitors, but it is a major conduit for the brightly coloured hand-painted trucks to ply the routes smuggling Syrian goods across the border.

Despite the ongoing civil war across in Syria, the trade is alive and well. Tonnes of vegetables enter Lebanon illegally every month. At this time of year, they mostly carry tomatoes.This has angered local farmers for years. They say that it drives prices down in Lebanon and hurts their business.

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US unable to trace $716 million worth of weapons given to Syrian rebels

MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : OBAMA’S HERITAGE IN SYRIA

February 21, 2020 by Joseph Fitsanakis  inte-org-news

The United States government is unable to account for nearly $716 million in weapons it gave to various Syrian groups during the war against the Islamic State, according to a Department of Defense audit. The weapons were procured under the Counter Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Train and Equip Funds (CTEF) program, which was administered by the US Pentagon in 2017 and 2018. The CTEF program cost the US taxpayer a total of $930 million.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : You need to read this: Report of NEW sinkhole in Iraq with a 1,000 bodies of ISIS CRIMES

MESOPOTAMIA NEWS INSIGHT : The truth about Turkey and US decisions that led to the breaking point in 2019: The Ash Carter article

MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : WHO IS MORE PROFITABLE FOR  PKK/PYD KURDS – RUSSIA OR WASHINGTON ?

Is Russia cozying up to Syria’s Kurds amid rift with Turkey?

READ IN:    Türkçe  – AL MONITOR – Fehim Tastekin February 20, 2020 – Article Summary

The United States has reportedly cautioned the Kurds not to fight Turkey in any potential escalation in Syria, but Russia appears to have moved closer to the Kurds, as suggested by Kurdish collaboration with the Syrian army in areas along Idlib’s boundaries with Afrin.

The escalation in Idlib has left Turkey vacillating between Russia’s tough options and the United States’ enticing prodding, as it maintains its menacing posture to force the Syrian army’s retreat to now-defunct cease-fire lines in the rebel stronghold. Amid the standoff, the Syrian Kurds are becoming a key factor in both US and Russian calculations to sway Turkey’s attitude.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS LATEST SYRIA IDLIB CONFLICT : US says Russia violating “de-confliction” in eastern Syria

There is a pattern of Russian harassment of US forces, leading to increased tensions between the two.

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN   – JERUSALEM POST – FEBRUARY 20, 2020 18:11

Russians are violating “de-confliction” protocols, the spokesman for the Coalition against ISIS said on Thursday.

A video that emerged on Wednesday showed a US patrol in eastern Syria, and Russian military vehicles trying to pass the US convoy. The Russian vehicle appeared to swerve to get around the American vehicle and a civilian had to jump out of the way.“On February 19, 2020, a Russian patrol violated the de-confliction protocols and did not adhere to the de-confliction measures, and was escorted out of the area of U.S. operations,” Col. Myles B. Caggins, Spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force, Operation Inherent  Resolve, told The Jerusalem Post in a written statement.

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THE END OF PKK/PYD ROJAVA / THE BIGGEST LOOSERS ! (SYRIA)

 

Tamr Hussein   20. Februar 2020 ·

Do the Kurds trust the Russians more than they trust the United States? Abdi told us that, for now, “Moscow is working on a solution between the Kurds and the Syrian regime.” But he and other prominent Kurds know Russia and Turkey made a bargain over Rojava that benefited the Syrian government.

“Initially, Russia ‘gave’ Afrin to Turkey in exchange for Homs, Ghouta, and a small part of Idlib for the Syrian regime. Then it ‘ceded’ Ras al-Ayn and Tell Abyad to Turkey in exchange for another bit of Idlib.”

The Kurds could be the biggest losers in these trades.

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