Israeli Minister Elkin: Syrian S-300s will be attacked if Israeli military or commercial planes hit
Nov 6, 2018 @ 11:31 Israel-Russia, S-300, Syria, Zeev Elkin – debka files Israel-Israel warned publicly for the first time that its air force would strike Syria’s S-300 air defense weapons supplied by Russia and Russian personnel could be in jeopardy. On Monday, Nov. 6, Ze’ev Elkin, minister for Jerusalem affairs and the environment said that Israel will attack Syria’s new Russian S-300 air defense systems if they are used against Israeli jets, Addressing Russian media in a rare briefing, Elkin, who is co-chair of the Russia-Israel Intergovernmental Commission, criticized Moscow, saying: “We consider the very fact of shipping S-300 to Syria a big mistake. The Syrian military are not always capable of correctly using the hardware transferred to them. In case of improper operation, civilian aircrafts may be harmed,” he said.
MESOPOTAMIA NEWS ARGUMENT BY AARON STEIN – FOREIGN POLICY
The two countries are trying to work together in Manbij, and it isn’t going well. – By Aaron Stein FOREIGN POLICY – | November 5, 2018,
Last week, the United States and Turkey started joint military patrols in the Syrian town of Manbij. The patrols are part of the second phase of the so-called Manbij Roadmap, an agreement the two countries signed this year to try to lessen tensions between them in Syria. Despite some progress, the plan hasn’t really worked, and what happens in the city could further undermine an already strained U.S.-Turkish relationship.
Kheder Khaddour – CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT – By integrating pro-regime armed groups into state structures, the Assad regime has created a hybrid military order. November 05, 2018
As Syria’s war winds down, much discussion today centers on how to demobilize the paramilitary forces that have proliferated in the country during the seven years of conflict—a process often referred to as DDR, or “disarmament, demobilization, and rehabilitation.”
An effective DDR effort that aims to prevent a continuation of the conflict must be based on an awareness of the porous boundaries between Syria’s regular and irregular forces. Given the manner in which the Syrian regime has already begun integrating militias into its regular forces, the United Nations or other states are unlikely to have much of a say, if any, in carrying out DDR on their own terms.
Nicholas A Heras @NicholasAHeras 5 Nov 2018 – Not good for the US post-#ISIS stabilization mission in #Syria…if #Manbij is ground zero for #Turkish-backed, former #Syrian rebel murder teams to go after local leaders who work with the #SDF/#CJTFOIR, that directly works against the #Trump team’s goals in N/E Syria. Bad news.
Shino Can @CanShino
#Turkey deaths squads are back in north east #Syria, following one day of prominent tribal leader assignation in Raqqa. @coalition @brett_mcgurk @amnesty @POTUS https://twitter.com/MovementQiyam/status/1059113243157950466 …
International Volunteers Report
Important clarification of the YPG and Kurdish position in north Syria becoming part of a future Syrian Army and state. 5 Nov 2018 –
International Volunteers Report @VolunteerReport
Recently there was a lot of misinformation about what General Mazlum Kobane had said about a potential agreement with the regime. Here is a short clip translated by @Mekut_Mallet.
Arab tribes under
#SDF/ #PKK becoming increasingly publicly dissatisfied. Temperature has been rising in #Raqqa for months; seems to be spreading. Difficult to see a solution; the @Coalition hope was to bring in more locals, but the PKK does not know how to share power. #Syria
MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : ABSCHIEBUNGEN NACH SYR EIN DEMNÄCHST MÖGLICH ? Regierung offenbar vor Neubewertung der Sicherheitslage in Syrien
Von Manuel Bewarder – DIE WELT – 4 Nov 2018 – Der innenpolitische Sprecher der Unions-Bundestagsfraktion, Mathias Middelberg, fordert eine Neubewertung des Abschiebestopps für Syrer. Nach der Gruppenvergewaltigung einer 18-Jährigen, ist die Debatte über die Rückführung Krimineller neu entfacht.
Nach der Vergewaltigung in Freiburg werden Forderungen nach einer Rückführung von Straftätern lauter. Nach Syrien gilt aber bis Ende 2018 ein Abschiebestopp. Die Regierung bereitet dafür eine Neubewertung der Sicherheitslage vor. Die Bundesregierung steht offenbar vor einer Neubewertung der Sicherheitslage in Syrien. Aus dem Auswärtigen Amt hieß es gegenüber WELT, man habe „auf Anfrage des Bundesinnenministeriums eine Neubewertung der politischen Situation in Syrien in Aussicht gestellt“.
“Under Secretary Hale expressed concerns about recent events in northeast Syria, called for a halt of exchanges of fire in the area, and underscored the need for stability in northeast Syria to ensure the enduring defeat of ISIS.” More via www.mesop.de
Kyle Orton – Verified account @KyleWOrton 3Nov 2018 – Slightly “off” piece: treats the #PKK occupation of Tel Abyad as if it’s a natural situation and the local population is fine with it, neither of which is actually true.
As to whether #Turkey moves against the town, seems unlikely with the U.S. there. More via www.mesop.de
Kyle OrtonVerified account @KyleWOrton 3. Nov 2018 – In Deir Ezzor, eastern #Syria, the West’s anti-IS partner force, the #SDF/#PKK, tortured 18-year-old Abdullah al-Suwaydan and then shot him dead because he had been smuggling oil to try to make some money in the scarce conditions of the province.
In cold blood .. Syria’s Democratic militias kill a young man in front of his father after being tortured
1 Nov, 2018 20:43 Nedaa Syria: On Thursday, Syria’s Democratic militia killed a young man in cold blood in front of his father after torturing him in the northern town of Saijar in the northern suburb of Deir al-Zour.
That the leader of the militias, “Abu Leila” ordered the torture of the young man Abdullah al-Suwaidan, 18, and then shot him dead, explaining that the cause of the killing is due to his work on the transfer of oil on his motorcycle from the field of oil al-Bark, local sources said.
The sources added that “Abu Laila and Dahman” had earlier ordered the arrest of some of the people of the villages of “Tayyip al-Fal” and “al-Sajer” and “Thiban” and tortured them, for their work to transport oil, which young people are forced to do because of the spread of poverty and unemployment.The areas under the control of the Kurdish protection militias in northeastern Syria are witnessing widespread abuses and harassment against the residents of the arrests, taxation and forced recruitment of young people and schoolchildren.It should be noted that the Kurdish protection militias in the city of Raqqa on Monday killed a civilian and wounded an elderly man by shooting at his car; which led to popular protests against them, which faced with firing and wounded five people, including a girl.