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You can really "defeat" terrorists because Joe Damn could decide tomorrow to join ISIS. Or he could decide to join ISIS in twenty years, even if the group itself has "dissolved".  It's the dissolution of the group that's important.


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US-backed Syrian force declares victory over ISIS in its former 'capital,' Raqqa

 

http://abcnews.go.co...ory?id=50605976

 

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A U.S .-backed Syrian force declared victory over ISIS in the terror group's former de facto capital of Raqqa.

 

 “We proudly announce today from the heart of the city of Raqqa the victory of our forces in the major battle to defeat the ISIS terror organization, which we defeated in the capital of its alleged caliphate," the Syrian Democratic Forces said in a statement in Arabic on Friday.

 

Raqqa, nestled on the northern bank of the Euphrates River in Syria, fell into the hands of ISIS militants in 2014 and became the heart of their self-declared Islamiccaliphate.

 

 

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This Oct. 19, 2017 made from drone video shows damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria two days after Syrian Democratic Forces said that military operations to oust the Islamic State group have ended.


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Somewhat surprised that Issam Zabrehddine's death wasn't posted here..... the guy basically saved the Syrian governments ass by being in control of their only real offensive units.



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Somewhat surprised that Issam Zabrehddine's death wasn't posted here

 

Well, i wanted to post, but then i thought this is not a proper place. Nobody knows him, nobody cares...

 

the guy basically saved the Syrian governments ass by being in control of their only real offensive units.

 

The deed of his life was the defence of besieged Deir-ez-Zor when the task seemed impossible. And such a silly death after the victory! Anyway, he was the true warrior and a living symbols of unbreakable Syrian spirit.

 

"All men die, only a few will be remembered..."

 

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Major terrorist stronghold Deir ez-Zor liberated from ISIS – Syrian state media

 

The Syrian army says it has liberated the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, the terrorists’ last stronghold on the west bank of the Euphrates River, from the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), SANA news agency reported.

 

The next and last of main targets is Abu Kamal near iraqi border. And after its fall, the war against ISIS will be over. IMHO the next stage of war will be either elimination of remaining enclaves of "moderate rebels" (no one promised them that ceasefire will last forever) or crossing Euphrates and offenseve against Kurds to push them back to their mountains.


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Burying the dead in Syria's Yarmouk camp

 

http://www.aljazeera...2121649788.html

 

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(Al Jazeera) Yarmouk camp remains open to the dead and closed to the living.

 

This is the ironic reality in the southern Damascus camp for Palestinian refugees, which has been under partial or total siege since late 2012, barring most residents from exit and re-entry.

 

Yarmouk has all but emptied since then, with multiple attacks causing mass displacements. Hundreds of Palestinians have died in and around Yarmouk in recent years, either as a result of starvation or a lack of access to medical supplies. 

 

But through a complex bureaucratic process, those who died outside of the camp have been able to secure burial within its borders.

 

For nearly two years, Syrian and Palestinian officials have been helping to facilitate the process of returning bodies to Yarmouk for burial. In Damascus, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) arranges for the bodies to be transferred to Yarmouk, while a Syrian security agency approves a permit allowing them to be brought across a checkpoint separating regime-held and rebel-controlled areas of Damascus. A local organisation, known as the Palestinian Civil Committee, then liaises with Syrian opposition groups in areas bordering Yarmouk to handle funeral arrangements.

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Yarmouk camp in southern Damascus remains under the control of armed fighters

[File: Moayad Zaghmout/Reuters]


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Can Syria's Kurds avoid their Iraqi brethren's fate?

 

http://www.aljazeera...2194030498.html

 

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Kurdish local elections in northern Syria are likely to succeed despite potential opposition from the central government, analysts say.

 

Organised by Kurdish authorities, the vote on Friday to elect local council representatives is the second part of a three-phase process that began in September, when voters elected leaders for about 3,700 "communes".

 

The attempt to gain greater autonomy is aimed at establishing new governing institutions to shore up regional sovereignty. The final phase will conclude in January with an election for an assembly that would act as a parliament for a federal system of government, as part of a decentralised Syria.

 

Although the central government in Damascus opposes the ambitions of Kurdish groups, Aron Lund, a Syria expert and Century Foundation fellow, said there is no imminent threat facing the country's Kurds.

 

"They have already created institutions, and there's nothing to stop them from developing these further," Lund told Al Jazeera.

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The attempt to gain greater autonomy is aimed at establishing new governing institutions to shore up regional sovereignty

[File: Al Jazeera]


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The next and last of main targets is Abu Kamal near iraqi border. And after its fall, the war against ISIS will be over.

 

Last ISIS stronghold in Syria, Abu Kamal, totally liberated – Syrian Army

 

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The Syrian Army has liberated the city of Abu Kamal, destroying the last Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) stronghold in Syria. Abu Kamal’s fall signals the end of IS as a terrorist group, army commanders said.


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Putin, Trump agree political solution needed for Syria, Kremlin says

 

https://www.msn.com/...=ob-fb-enus-280

 

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(MSN) DANANG, Vietnam - Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed a joint statement on Syria on Saturday that said they saw no military solution to the conflict and a political one was needed, the Kremlin said.

 

The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the Kremlin announcement or the conversation the Kremlin said took place on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the Vietnamese resort of Danang.

 

The Kremlin said the statement on Syria was coordinated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson especially for the meeting in Danang.

 

With Islamic State having suffered losses in Syria and beyond, greater attention is turning to the broader conflict between President Bashar al-Assad's forces and rebel factions.

 

Putin and Trump had agreed to continue joint efforts to fight Islamic State, the Kremlin statement said.


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Syrian government holds off on joining peace talks

 

https://www.msn.com/...ID=ansmsnnews11

 

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(AFP) Syrian peace talks set to open in Geneva this week hit a roadblock when President Bashar al-Assad's government refused to confirm it was attending and instead told the United Nations that no delegation would be arriving on Monday.

 

The eighth round of talks scheduled to begin on Tuesday are seen as an opportunity to achieve progress toward ending the devastating six-year war after the opposition sent a united delegation to Geneva.

 

UN envoy Staffan de Mistura however told the Security Council that during weekend talks with his deputy, "the government did not yet confirm its participation in Geneva but indicated that we would be hearing from them soon."

 

"Last night, we received a message that the government would not travel to Geneva today," De Mistura said via videoconference from the Swiss city.

 

The envoy stressed that Assad had said following a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week that he was "ready for dialogue."

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Secretary-General's Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura in Old City of Homs.

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Israel 'targets Syrian military base'

 

https://www.msn.com/...ID=ansmsnnews11

 

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(BBC) Israeli warplanes launched missiles at a military installation outside the Syrian capital Damascus overnight, Syrian state TV reports.

 

The attack caused damage but two missiles were intercepted, it added.

 

The Israeli military has not confirmed it carried out the strike.

 

UK-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier reported explosions near Damascus, which it said were caused by a suspected Israeli missile attack.

 

The extent of the damage is not yet clear although the TV report spoke of "material losses" at the base.


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The Sunni-Shia Divide

 

https://www.cfr.org/...nni-shia-divide

 

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(Council on Foriegn Relations) An ancient religious divide is helping fuel a resurgence of conflicts in the Middle East and Muslim countries. Struggles between Sunni and Shia forces have fed a Syrian civil war that threatens to transform the map of the Middle East, spurred violence that is fracturing Iraq, and widened fissures in a number of tense Gulf countries. Growing sectarian clashes have also sparked a revival of transnational jihadi networks that poses a threat beyond the region.

 

Islam’s schism, simmering for fourteen centuries, doesn’t explain all the political, economic, and geostrategic factors involved in these conflicts, but it has become one prism through which to understand the underlying tensions. Two countries that compete for the leadership of Islam, Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran, have used the sectarian divide to further their ambitions. How their rivalry is settled will likely shape the political balance between Sunnis and Shias and the future of the region, especially in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Yemen.

 

Alongside the proxy battle is the renewed fervor of armed militants, motivated by the goals of cleansing the faith or preparing the way for the return of the messiah. Today there are tens of thousands of organized sectarian militants throughout the region capable of triggering a broader conflict. And despite the efforts of many Sunni and Shia clerics to reduce tensions through dialogue and counterviolence measures, many experts express concern that Islam’s divide will lead to escalating violence and a growing threat to international peace and security.

 

Sunni and Shia Muslims have lived peacefully together for centuries. In many countries it has become common for members of the two sects to intermarry and pray at the same mosques. They share faith in the Quran and the Prophet Mohammed’s sayings and perform similar prayers, although they differ in rituals and interpretation of Islamic law.

 

Shia identity is rooted in victimhood over the killing of Husayn, the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson, in the seventh century, and a long history of marginalization by the Sunni majority. Islam’s dominant sect, which roughly 85 percent of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims follow, viewed Shia Islam with suspicion, and extremist Sunnis have portrayed Shias as heretics and apostates.


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I was waiting this, but not that fast:

 

Pentagon called the merit of the US the liberation of Syria from the militants

 

The Pentagon said that the rapid release of Syria from terrorists – merit the United States, while there they noted that the Syrian and Russian sides “did not demonstrate a serious approach or obligations to defeat the Islamic state (IS).”

 
“The Syrian regime and the Russian Federation have not demonstrated a serious approach or obligations to defeat the IS. They carried out only a small part of the operations against the IS, and most of the territory liberated in Iraq and Syria was liberated thanks to the efforts of the global coalition and its partners,” the Pentagon reports.
 
Pathetic, but predictable...
 
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