After a decade of a bloody civil war, the process of rebuilding the Syrian military – which still faces pockets of rebels in various locations in the country – has begun. Russia and Iran are struggling for influence in this reconstruction process, and Syria’s military will presumably remain dependent on them in the coming years. As this has direct implications for Israel, how might Jerusalem address this situation?
Anat Ben Haim INSS Insight No. 1519, September 15, 2021 ISRAEL
14.9.2021 – Is it the Ankara occupied part of Syria, which is full of extremists, that is part of the Syria aspect?
UPDATE: #Afghanistan – US • Haines: Syria, Somalia Pose Greater Terror threat to US than AFG • US Intel capability “diminished” • Kirby: 08/29 Strike prevented “imminent attack” but no names • Saudi rescheduled Austin trip (DOD) https://thenationalnews.com/world/us-news/2021/09/13/syria-and-somalia-pose-greater-terror-threat-to-us-than-afghanistan-intel-chief-says/
Syria’s most powerful ally in the decade-long conflict, Russia’s Vladimir Putin denounced ‘foreign forces’ still fighting in the country.14 Sep 2021
Wednesday September 8th, 2021 by AL-HAL NET (Opposition website)
What HTS leader al-Joulani said in an interview with the Turkish language The Independent is a clear sign of his ‘Afghanization’ of Idleb, according to al-Hal.
New UN update on the humanitarian crisis in and around besieged Deraa al-Balad, reflecting the situation just before implementation of the new agreement began.
Sep 8Just out: Sitrep on Dar’a, Syria 36,000+ civilians remain displaced In Dar’a Al-Balad Limited access to food, health & water reported The humanitarian community continues to advocate for rapid humanitarian assistance https://reliefweb.int/report/syrian-
The Syrian army has now entered Deraa al-Balad, says SANA.
Turkey stepped up its attacks against Kurds in Syria, which raised concerns among the Kurdish forces over the US and Russian roles.
NEW THREAD as #ISIS insurgency entered the 3rd year in the Eastern #Syria|n desert (W. of #Euphrates). For details: –bit.ly/2z3mQlv (Homs) by @CalibreObscura – bit.ly/2XDdffo (all E. areas) by @GregoryPWaters Below schematic map showing main areas of IS attacks pic.twitter.com/evjZ7Atu0h
- #Syria: soldier on the left, from #Daraya, was also killed yesterday by #ISIS in #Palmyra desert. He served in 11th Armored Division. 5th documented death past ~24 hours.
QalaatM – Sep 5
#Syria: more pro-Assad fighters were killed past hours, without a front mentioned. First served in 11th Armored Division & was from #Daraya while second was from #Homs.
- #Syria: another soldier was killed by #ISIS, this time in area of Sukhnah in the E. #Homs desert. HE was from SE. Homs CS.
|Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi September 6, 2021|
Over the past several weeks, there has been a constant cycle of escalation and de-escalation in Syria’s southern province of Deraa, though events now have primarily become focused around Deraa al-Balad (the southern half of Deraa city). Agreements have been struck between those representing the interests of former opposition figures, insurgents and the local notables and inhabitants who lived under them (the ‘Central Committee’) on the one hand, and the Syrian government with Russian mediation on the other hand. These agreements though have quickly fallen apart, resulting in rounds of bombardment by Syrian government forces and armed clashes.
5.9.2021 – When Will Turkey Annex Northern Syria? By Rauf Baker Turkey controls nearly 5% of Syrian territory. 15,000 Turkish soldiers are stationed there w some 80,000 to 100,000 dependent, Sunni-Arab fighters. 300,000 Kurds have been expelled.
Turkish interior minister Süleyman Soylu, who in May of last year paid an unprecedented visit to Ra’i, stated that northern Syria “is part of the Turkish homeland in accordance with the Milli Charter of 1920.”
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Syrien: Dschihadisten-Chef will Afrin und Idlib unter einer gemeinsamen Verwaltung03. September 2021 HEISE NEWS
Die Türkei wird diesem Vorschlag keine Chance geben. Er zeigt, dass islamistische Extremisten wie der al-Qaida-Sprößling HTS nach dem Taliban-Erfolg ein größeres politisches Gewicht reklamieren