Category Archives: Syria

US is using vaguely worded legal documents which obscure Syria as billions dollars’ worth of weapons’ final destination

The Pentagon has relied on an army of contractors and sub-contractors – from blue-chip military giants to firms linked to organized crime – to supply up to US$ 2.2 billion worth of Soviet-style arms and ammunition to Syrian rebels fighting a sprawling war against the Islamic State (ISIS).

Arms factories across the Balkans and Eastern Europe – already working at capacity to supply the Syrian war – are unable to meet the demand. In response, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has turned to new suppliers like Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Ukraine for additional munitions while relaxing standards on the material it’s willing to accept, according to an investigation by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).

Reporters have pieced together the Pentagon’s complex supply line to Syria using procurement records, ship-tracking data, official reports, leaked emails, and interviews with insiders. This program is separate from a now-defunct CIA effort to arm rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

The Pentagon is buying the arms through two channels: the Special Operations Command (SOCOM), which oversees special operations across all services of the US military, and the Picatinny Arsenal, a little-known US Army weapons facility in New Jersey.

The munitions are being transported by both sea and air from Europe to Turkey, Jordan and Kuwait. They are then distributed to US allies in northern and southern Syria by plane and truck. (See: Black Sea Route)

Reporters discovered that the US is using vaguely worded legal documents which obscure Syria as the weapons’ final destination – a practice experts say threatens global efforts to combat arms trafficking and puts the Eastern European governments who sell the weapons and ammunition at risk of breaching international law. Others raise the issue of who, exactly, is using the arms and what will happen to them once ISIS has been defeated.

Read More At:

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/09/12/the-pentagon-is-spending-2-billion-running-soviet-era-guns-to-syrian-rebels/amp/

https://www.occrp.org/en/makingakilling/the-pentagon-is-spending-2-billion-on-soviet-style-arms-for-syrian-rebels

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Israeli forces reportedly enter Beer Ajam, Quneitra Governorate, Syria

On September 8, Israeli troops entered a militant-held area in the eastern part of the Golan Heights, according to sources loyal to Syrian pro-government sources.

Israeli troops allegedly advanced 200 meters inside the area controlled by the so-called Syrian moderate opposition and reached the village of Beer Ajam.

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Read More At:

https://maps.southfront.org/israeli-troops-enter-militant-held-area-of-beer-ajam-in-golan-heights-reports/

More US reinforcements have arrived north of Raqqa, Syria. Report says 40 trucks loaded with military equipment including MRAPs

A key political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the US-led coalition of seeking to fragment Syria, saying the plan will fail.

“The targeting of civilians in Raqqa (the de facto capital of the Islamic State group) and the crimes committed against them… is something that sparks questions and it’s most likely that the US is trying to terrorize the Arab citizens in Raqqa into leaving their areas to establish a suitable ground for federalisation or the (creation of) Kurdish entity” in northern Syria, Bouthaina Shaaban said on Thursday.

The US will fail to fragment Syria “because the Syrian people are one”, she said.

Her remarks came as the US-led coalition is throwing a heavy support behind the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is fighting the IS in Raqqa.

However, the killing of civilians on a daily basis pushed the Syrian government to condemn the US-led coalition’s “crimes” in Raqqa and urge the UN to dissolve the coalition.

While the SDF is advancing inside Raqqa, the Syrian army and tribal forces are advancing against the extremists in the countryside, coming close to the last IS-held town in the eastern Raqqa countryside.

The army forces and allied troops have already reclaimed the western and southern countryside of Raqqa.

http://wap.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/damascus-accuses-us-led-coalition-of-trying-to-fragment-syria-117081800987_1.html

US continues to pepare its military overseas operation, this time from Beaumont, TX East Coast. (🛳️ Ro-Ro Cape Victory)

US Military overseas operation ongoing on daily basis, hard to say where these vehicles will be transported, too many options open, just wait and check Ro-Ro Cape Victory AIS updates on Marine Traffic.

Officially these vehicles are bound for Europe, Atlantic Resolve operation.

Eyewitness says Israel keeps sending reinforcements into Golan Heights

Russia’s foothold in the Mideast grew bigger on Tuesday with the deployment of military police to monitor two safe zones being established in Syria, including an observation post near the Israeli Golan Heights.

The move came despite Israeli opposition to the arrangement made between the U.S., Russia and Jordan, which could endanger Israeli security by allowing an Iranian-backed military presence close to its border.

Read More At:

http://hamodia.com/2017/07/25/russia-deploys-military-police-safe-zones-eight-miles-israeli-border/

US is developing one of its biggest military base in Southern Syria surrounded by various smaller outposts

US is developing one of its biggest military base in Southern Syria, including an airstrip, surrounded by various smaller outposts.

Recently we see consistent progress about US presence in Syria mainly near At-Tanf, but this latest finding confirms US serious intention to take control of that area.

Soon you will get coordinates update here and/or on Twitter @m3t4_tr0n

US developed another small military outpost near al-Tanf, Syria’s southern border with Jordan and Iraq

During the last months US developed several garrisons in Syria’s southern border with Jordan and Iraq,

official reason still unknown, what we know is pro-Syrian government forces pushing to take back the area building their own military outposts,

and Obama administration trained Syrian rebels in Jordan for years, it means southern Syria is important for US and its allies, hard to believe they will leave it so easily after Raqqa/ISIS’s fall.