Syraq SITREP 59: SAA and Iraqi PMU Get Hit by Israeli Strike Near Abu Kamal, Syrians Clash with U.S. Proxies Near Al-Tanf

Syraq SITREP 59: SAA and Iraqi PMU Get Hit by Israeli Strike Near Abu Kamal, Syrians Clash with U.S. Proxies Near Al-Tanf

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched Operation Basalt this week. The liberation of southern Syria’s Da’ara and Quneitra provinces is going forward despite U.S. threats and Israeli attempts to slow it. Israel hit pro-Damascus forces and Iraqi Shi’a allies in the border town of al Hari in Deir Ezzor province. The Israeli suspected drone strike carried out Sunday night, initially blamed by Syrian media on the Americans (likely because IAF jets were once again detected by the Russians squawking on IFF/radar as American F15Es rather than IAF F15Is) struck the meeting near the Euphrates River city of Abu Kamal, killing scores of SAA and PMU fighters from Iraq.

Undaunted by Israeli aggression against a nominal US ally, the Iraqi PMU have bolstered their support for the SAA this week. Officers of the Iranian-backed militia are reportedly joining Syrian government forces assault on the jihadists in Quneitra this weekend. SAA T55, T72 and modern T90 battle tanks were transported by flatbed trucks to southern Syria, with artillery and Russian-supplied Urugan and Smerch rocket fire pounding jihadi positions, cutting militants off from the rest of the Da’ara pocket.

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Syraq SITREP 26: CIA MIA in Syria, Langley's 'Bin Laden' Abbottabad Docs Dump Conveniently Points to Iran After Putin's Visit to Tehran

Syraq SITREP 26: CIA MIA in Syria, Langley's 'Bin Laden' Abbottabad Docs Dump Conveniently Points to Iran After Putin's Visit to Tehran

While Washington obsesses over Robert Mueller's legal witch hunt and Jesus vs HillarySatan memes supposedly produced by Russian troll farms, revealing admissions and likely preparations for a second Israel-Hezbollah war are unfurling in the Middle East.

This week Israel's Air Force struck what Israeli media say was a copper plant used for munitions manufacturing inside Syria, firing missiles as usual from Lebanese air space and reportedly notifying the Russians who control most Syrian air space about the attack. Last week the U.S./UK media largely did their best to downplay if not completely ignore the admission by Qatar's former foreign minister that the Gulf emirate may have 'inadvertently' financed Al-Qaeda's Syrian branch, while emphasizing that Doha only did this with the blessing of the same Saudi government which later hypocritically accused the Qataris of 'sponsoring terrorism'.

The ex-Qatar FM's press conference was far from the only bombshell confirming that the 'conspiracy theorists' of the alt or new media were correct that Washington's Gulf allies supported Al-Qaeda if not ISIS directly in their war against the legitimate Syrian government. Another confirmation of indirect U.S. support for the jihadists if not Washington's avowed enemies in the 'global war on terror' came late Thursday night, after experienced Mideast reporter Elijah J. Magnier's sources in Damascus notified him that the CIA was seeking the Syrian government's assistance in locating American intelligence officers missing inside the country. Whether the CIA agents were abducted by the nominally 'moderate rebels' they worked with, ambushed by ISIS, or found themselves at the wrong place at the wrong time for a Russian Kalibr missile strike, has yet to be revealed.

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