Turkey’s Broken Agreement on Syria’s Idlib

For the first time since hostilities ceased in Syria's Idlib province last March under an agreement between Russia and Turkey made under pressure from the UN Security Council (as far as I remember), a combined Russia/Turkey military patrol of the M4 highway (which marks the ceasefire line) has been carried out successfully.  Previous attempts have... Continue Reading →

Turkey Pays Heavy Price For Supporting Terrorism

"Syrian Opposition Supporters Intercept, Assault Their Turkish Allies On M4 Highway (Videos)" - Southfront   "Combat Footage: Kurdish Forces Storm Turkish Position In Southern Afrin (18+)" - Southfront "IED Attacks Killed Militants, Turkish Soldiers In Northeast Syria: SOHR" - Southfront  In the days leading up to the current shaky ceasefire in Syria's Idlib province it seems... Continue Reading →

A Quick Note On Idlib Ceasefire

About the new ceasefire agreement in Syria's Idlib.  One thing is very clear yet remains largely unstated.  The war on terrorism goes on, and quite rightly so. So if you see reports about what the press calls the 'Assad forces' or similar, meaning the legitimate Syrian government military, army and air force and their allies... Continue Reading →

An Uneasy Settlement

There can be no peace arising from the latest ceasefire in Syria's Idlib province. The new Idlib ceasefire buffer zone is a purely temporary measure that can not possibly stand for any great length of time, if at all.  Perhaps just long enough for all sides to lick their wounds and regather to finish the... Continue Reading →

Temporary Ceasefire in Idlib

"Russia reinforces Syria before Putin-Erdogan talks - flight and shipping data" - Reuters Fresh evidence of a Russian build-up in Syria before the Putin-Erdogan talks, held yesterday.  Today, I have so far not seen a sane and balanced report of the outcome of those joint Russian/Turkey talks (so I will not share any of them... Continue Reading →

Syria Report: Russia On The Front Foot

"FIRST VIDEO SHOWING RUSSIAN MILITARY POLICE IN SARAQIB APPEARS ONLINE" - Southfront That's better.  Some meaningful Russian ground presence, staking Syria's claim to hard won territory.  Good to see.  Not only this (and the renewed presence of Russian aircraft on the Idlib front line) but Russia has taken issue with Turkish propaganda on millions of... Continue Reading →

Russia Comes Good – Syria On The March Again

"SYRIAN TROOPS ADVANCE WEST OF SARAQIB AMID LAMENTATION AND WEEPING OF AL-QAEDA SUPPORTERS" - Southfront I may have been a little over-critical of Russian efforts in Syria's Idlib.  There are reports of Russian aircraft in the skies again today and Syrian forces have retaken Saraqib and are moving forward again.  They have also turned back... Continue Reading →

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