It seems to me that the US is making the big push to take all of the eastern territory once and for all. And I don't mean fight ISIS. I mean finally push all the resident Arab civilians out to be replaced by the Kurds. As the area is Kurdified/Israelified and US'd to continue the occupation and employ/ensure the forward base needed to attack Turkey and Iran.
- Again from November 26/2018: Is The US Pivoting the Fight In Syria Toward A War With Iran? YES!
More on this subject in yesterday's post:
A comment exchange from last week:
Canthama at Syper Actually calling rumour and wild speculation "confirmation" (same as Moon of Alabama, btw)
Yours truly pointing out
“Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has allegedly given Iraq approval to conduct attacks inside Syria without his government’s approval, Iraqi News reported on Sunday”
If Assad did that, he just okayed the US targeting Syria via Iraq.
As long as the Iraqi government approves it. Open season on Syria.
And your passing this off as a good thing?
I doubt very much very much because Assad would do that. He is more savvy then that.
Al Masdar is clearly stated this is alleged. Not confirmed
I doubt very much, very much, that Assad would do that. He is more savvy then that. Russia may as well pack up and go because according to Canthama, Assad has just made it open hunting season on Syria to “fight ISIS” with out (corrected) consent– Which is exactly what the American’s have been doing all alongThe US targeting Syria through Iraq.... Open season. Obfuscated by a lie. A rumour in the rumour mill. Disinformation it's a real problem.
More accurately Israel created the conditions to have the cargo plane shot down, but, they communicated with Russia after the fact. Right? You see "open lines of communications' are just more of those meaningless empty words that sound nice, but, are useless. It's beyond me how people take this stuff as if it's significant? There have to be agreed upon protocols etc., not just the touchy feely claims of an open communication meme.keeping an open line of communication is meaningless gibberish- what passes for firing brain cells here is beyond me
This is the equivalent of Israel saying to Russia- oh yah, we shot the cargo plane down, after the fact. But we did keep an open line of communication
As I'd suggested last week this nonsensical permission bullshit had to have been a cover for coalition airstrikes
Today what seemed obvious last week has been verified for me.
The Intercept U.S. Ramps Up Bombing of ISIS in Eastern Syria Following Trump Withdrawal Announcement
The U.S. military ramped up its bombing campaign against the Islamic State’s remaining territory in the eastern part of the country, according to sources on the ground and photographs we obtained. The fiercest attacks in the past week have occurred in Al Kashmah, a village on the Euphrates River near the border with Iraq, according to three sources in eastern Syria. Amid U.S. airstrikes and artillery fire by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, civilians and family members of ISIS fighters fled to villages to the south, the sources said.Just more of that ethnic cleansing... That's been occurring for years now. This isn't ISIS. It's ordinary people.
There are about 50,000 to 60,000 people who remain in those areas, according to a civilian activist in Deir al-Zour who documents rights abuses and asked not to be named out of safety concerns. “The civilians in these areas have no place to go or hide from the U.S. bombardment of their villages,” the activist said
The increased intensity of the bombings, however, belie claims by Trump and others that ISIS has been defeated or that the U.S. war in Syria, which has largely been carried out from the skies, is over. It remains unclear whether U.S. airstrikes will continue once the troops leave.
During the final days of 2018, the U.S. campaign bombed villages up and down the Euphrates, focusing primarily on Al Kashmah. On the night of New Year’s Eve, the bombs relentlessly assaulted Al Kashmah, leaving the village largely destroyed by the next morning,
The coalition against ISIS appears to be targeting internet cafes, according to two sources on the ground. Internet cafes in the villages are used by civilians and ISIS fighters alike. They are not part of ISIS’s tactical communications infrastructure, according to sources, but the militants typically use them to communicate with the outside world, especially their families in other countries.
“They just like to disrupt and mess everything up,” an ISIS fighter said in an interview. “They bombed the places where they sell gasoline for the motor, or they sell cooking oil, or where they filter the water — they bomb all these places. Not just the ‘net, they bomb everything just to make your life horrible.”
The risk of civilian casualties from bombings in Deir al-Zour is high because the rural villages have become densely populated with the families of ISIS fighters and civilians fleeing in recent months from more densely populated cities and towns that have fallen to Kurdish-led forces.
“No building is empty here,” the ISIS fighter said, referring to the remaining ISIS-controlled villages in Deir al-Zour. Fighters and civilians in the villages have reportedly been describing the U.S. bombing campaign as a scorched-earth policy, using an Arabic term that translates to “burn the ground.”Ethnic cleansing and displacement of the populace- It's been the agenda/objective for years now.
On Sunday, the U.S. military admitted that it’s killed 1,139 civilians in Iraq and Syria since the start of its campaign against ISIS in 2014. That number is significantly smaller than the estimates of civilian casualties put out by monitoring groups, like Airwars, which says that between 7,308 and 11,629 civilians have been killed.UPDATE January 04/2018:
Reports of US airstrikes killing civilians in the occupied East of Syria:
More Civilians Killed in Fresh US Air Raids in Eastern Syria
Friday January 04/19
A sum of 11 members of a family were killed in a fresh round of air raids on residential areas in the small town of al-Shafa'ah in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.More about the US/Kurdish ethnic cleansing of the area: Under the guise of targeting ISIS
11 Civilians from one family including children were reportedly killed due to airstrikes launched by the US-Led Coalition warplanes eastern Syria.Once the civilians have fled the US aerial bombing and SDF terror, the "SDF" aka Kurdish YPG/PKK will make sure their victims will be directed into the refugee camps the UN pays them to run. All of this has been previously reported on here at the blog.
The Syrian democratic forces SDF militant group – backed up by the US-Led Coalition - could capture Abu Hassan town and Kashma area followed to Sha’fe town on Thursday in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor
SDF captured the area following violent battles against ISIS, the battles expanded to Sha’fe town’s outskirts where the town witnessed artillery and air strikes.Meanwhile, thousands of people fled to Sha’fe town due to the shelling on the area, local media sources said that a huge batch of besieged civilians in Sosa and Sha’fe towns held by ISIS fled towards SDF held areas.
SDF captured Abu Khater town on Wednesday after one week of capturing Hajin city, which was ISIS headquarter in Syria.