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Sunday, April 30, 2017

ISIS update 4/30/2017...Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds



Turkey's Erdogan says will ask Trump about U.S.-YPG cooperation in Syria




Thousands attend funeral for YPG/J martyred in Turkish airstrikes




U.S. troops patrol the border between Syria and Turkey



Syrian Kurds welcoming US troops






War in Syrian Kurdistan - Colonel Cassad



Despite the fact that the Americans demonstrated their flag on the Syrian-Turkish border in Róva, the clashes between the Kurds and the Turks continued, on both sides of the border. In Turkey, the army conducts regular operations in mountainous areas against the Kurdistan Workers' Party, reporting on the killed PKK members and the seized weapons. Kurds in turn report that attempts to ground the Turkish army in Africa resulted in losses from the Turks in the form of several destroyed and damaged units of armored vehicles (judging by video, the Turks have at least minus 2 M-60) and 17 to 24 killed and The wounded. Turkey yesterday also attacked the PKK bases on the territory of Iraq and reported that 14 people were liquidated. The shelling and shooting on the front line to the west and southwest of Azaz and Mare continued, and in addition to the Turks, the Turkish army controlled the Syrian Free Army.

At the same time, the Turks have not yet made any attempt to advance towards Tal Rifat, confining themselves to firing artillery and tanks. In the border regions with Rozhava and Afriyan, Turkey continues to concentrate troops, as well as the construction of a wall on the border with the Kurdish territories.



In general, Erdogan again actively sat down on his Kurdish skate, which allows him to exercise military activity in Syria and Iraq, using the fact that accusing the Kurds of terrorism, he unties his hands for military operations. The US at this stage publicly condemns such behavior of Erdogan, but can not convince him to stop this activity, as attempts to convince Ankara that PYD and YPG are not terrorists but US allies in the fight against IG do not find understanding among Turks. Therefore, the conflict continues, even despite the demonstration of the American flag first to the north of Manbige, and then on the Syrian border. Americans do not have much power, even to flag the border with their flags, and these troops are not needed here, but under Raccoigh, where the operation continues north of the city and the siege of Tabka. Therefore, the US is trying to resolve this conflict diplomatically by establishing a status quo that would allow them not to be distracted by Turkish antics, but to implement the general strategy.





............... In May, Erdogan will meet with Putin and Trump, where the topic of Syrian Kurdistan will most likely be discussed. Turkey's current activity allows it to demonstrate its military-political subjectivity and to charge itself a price before the meeting with the main actors of the Syrian war. The upcoming talks should clarify the situation in Northern Syria and determine whether the Kurdish-Turkish war in North Syria will be paused or we will see further escalation that will make its corrections to the overall course of the Syrian war.



Kurdistan
Heval Rojava





Kurdish party resumes armed struggle against Iran, third party to do so



'It's all about influence and domination in Syria' - Political analyst on US troops deployment




Russia: Moscow ready to cooperate with the US on Syria – Lavrov to Jordan FM






Hama: SAA+VKS continue offensive operation in the northern part of the province




VKS and Syrian Army Aviation carry out bomb strikes near Latamna town






ISIS Apologized To Israel For Attacking IDF Soldiers





In a curious incident that is certain to provoke questions about the proximity, not to mention fund flow, between Israel and ISIS the former Israeli Defense Minister, cited by the Times of Israel, said that Islamic State terrorists have on at least one occasion “apologized” to Israel for mistakenly attacking IDF soldiers in the occupied Golan Heights. The disclosure may also provide some insight into why after reportedly attacking virtually every religion and ethnicity in the region, there have been virtually no documented attacks by the Islamic State on Israel or its citizens.









Discussing the wider Israeli policy of “neutrality” in Syria, former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon accidentally admitted that Israel has an open communications channel with an Islamic State cell which operates in Gollan Heights.



“There was one case recently where Daesh opened fire and apologized,” Ya’alon said on Saturday, quoted by the Times of Israel.



Asked to expand on his controversial statement, Ya’alon’s office refused to elaborate. The IDF also declined to comment. Under Israeli law, any communication with terrorists is considered illegal, unless of course the Israel state covertly does not consider ISIS terrorists.



Ya’alon served as Israel's Defense Minister from 2013 until his resignation in May 2016, and his comments were reportedly referring to the first direct incident involving clashes between Israel and Islamic State terrorists. In that incident which took place last November, the Shuhada al-Yarmouk cell, which has pledged allegiance to ISIS, exchanged fire with Israeli forces after the IDF's Golani Brigade crossed the security fence with Syria to conduct an “ambush operation.”







While the official Israeli position is pursuing neutrality in the Syrian conflict, Tel Aviv has on several occasions engaged Syrian military targets in Syria - most recently on Wednesday - usually under the pretext of preventing the alleged transfer of weapons to Hezbollah, considered a terrorist group by Israel. Last month, Tel Aviv confirmed conducting airstrikes on several targets in Syria, after Damascus activated its air defense system against the IDF jets.



While Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has justified the repeated incursions, explaining that IDF planes targeted a Hezbollah weapons convoy, Damascus has said that the Israeli strikes only benefit the Islamic State and other terrorist groups. Earlier this month the Syrian President Bashar Assad once again blamed Israel of helping militants terrorizing his country.



"You can assume that these terrorists are fighting for Israel. If they aren't part of the regular Israeli army, they're fighting for Israel. Israel has common goals with Turkey, the United States, France, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other countries,” Ynet quoted Assad as as saying.



“Israel is working on helping these terrorists wherever the Syrian army is advancing. It attacks in one form or another to provide them with assistance, and to stop the Syrian army’s momentum in the face of the terrorists,” the Syrian leader added.



In light of Ya'alon's comments, Assad may have been right.





Iraqi army close in on Nur Mosque, where ISIS leader Baghdadi declared caliphate






The battle for Mosul. April 2017 - Colonel Cassad



A trip along the western part of Mosul, which is already liberated from the militants of the Caliphate. You can estimate the size of the destruction as a result of the bombing of American aviation and subsequent street battles.







The assault itself still boils down to the agonizingly long sweeps of the quarters of the north-western part of the city with a slow but inevitable advance. With an optimistic development of events, in May they should already finish. When pessimistic - until July, may drag on (repeating the scenario of Sirte, when the last hotbed of resistance on the coast finished off for 3 months), although as the stock of ammunition and explosives for suicide attacks is exhausted, the level of resistance of militants will weaken.



Battle for Mosul Day 194: ISIL's Chemical Attack in Mosul Defused





The comprehensive military campaign by Iraqi military forces to liberate the Northern city of Mosul from ISIL militants continued on Sunday, as local reports said Iraqi security forces arrested a group of ISIL members who were planning a chemical attack against army troops in Western Mosul.

ISIL's Plan for Another Chemical Attack in Mosul Defused by Iraqi Forces

Iraqi security forces arrested a group of ISIL members who were planning an attack with chemical weapons against army troops in Western Mosul.

Al-Sumariya News quoted an intelligence source saying on Sunday the group was arrested while [Iraqi] government troops were patrolling al-Sihha district in Western Mosul in Nineveh province, adding that amounts of toxic substances were found within the group’s possession.

The ISIL militants have used chemical weapons several times against the Iraqi soldiers and civilians in the city of Mosul, since the army troops started the special operation to recapture terrorist group's de facto capital.

Iraq's PMF Troops Launch Offensive to Liberate Villages Northwest of Hadher

Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces liberated the village of Im Shurak, Northwest of Hadher region, as they launched the military operation on Sunday to free villages still held by ISIL militants, the Iraqi army's media service said.

“The PMF forces liberated Im Shurak village and combed it in search for explosives,” the media service said in a statement, Iraqi News reported.

“Military operation was launched from al-Hajaf village in three directions to secure the defenses of the troops in the Northwest of Hadher.”

Iraqi Army Opening New Front in Western Mosul Eyeing Liberating 4 Last Districts

An Iraqi army officer said Iraqi government forces are opening new front in their battles against ISIL militants in Western Mosul, targeting the recapture of four last districts, local reports said.

The army colonel said the new front would be opened from the recaptured region of Badush, with the aim of charging at the districts of 17 Tamuz (July 17th), Harmat, Mesherfa and Hawi al-Kanisa in order to accelerate the liberation of the city, Iraqi News reported.

ISIL's Plan for Another Chemical Attack in Mosul Defused by Iraqi Forces

Iraqi security forces arrested a group of ISIL members who were planning an attack with chemical weapons against army troops in Western Mosul.

Al-Sumariya News quoted an intelligence source saying on Sunday the group was arrested while [Iraqi] government troops were patrolling al-Sihha district in Western Mosul in Nineveh province, adding that amounts of toxic substances were found within the group’s possession.

The ISIL militants have used chemical weapons several times against the Iraqi soldiers and civilians in the city of Mosul, since the army troops started the special operation to recapture terrorist group's de facto capital.

Erdogan Warns Baghdad against Liberation of Tal Afar

A senior Iraqi parliamentarian revealed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to hold back the Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi Mobilization) forces from any operation to liberate Tal Afar.

"Erdogan has in a message to Abadi warned that if Hashd al-Shaabi advances towards Tal Afar, the Turkish forces will also be deployed in the region," Nahleh al-Hababi was quoted as saying by al-Mouqef al-Iraqi news website on Sunday.

The Iraqi legislator, meantime, underlined that Hashd al-Shaabi has surrounded Tal Afar region from several fronts and would play the main role in the liberation operation.


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White Helmets Earn Large Amounts of Money from Making Fake Clips in Syria's Idlib
Syrian-Lebanese Forces Kick off Anti-ISIL Operation in Palmyra's Countryside
Syrian Army Laying Siege on Terrorists in Eastern Damascus
ISIL Suffers Heavy Casualties in Failed Attack on Syrian Army Positions in Southeastern Aleppo
Syrian Army Scores More Victories against ISIL in Eastern Homs

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