#Syria|Deir Ezzor| Jaish Maghawir alThawra Statement: calls on tribes and the IC to collaborate with its initiative to defend the province

The MaT invites the @CJTFOIR & the local tribes to support them to enter #DeirEzZor porvince, E of #Euphrates, to protect the region from #Iran minions, ISIS & Assad’s militias, after the #YPG/#SDF withdrawal from these locations.

FSA Jaish Maghawir alThawra (Revolution SF Army) that is based in Tanaf and works with the int’l coalition, says in a statement published on 09/04/2018:

The retreat of YPG forces from Raqqa, East of Deir Ezzor, Manbij and Tal Rifaat, has created a security vacuum that encourages Daesh and Regime forces and sectarian militias to make unexpected progress towards the Euphrates areas.

Jaish Maghawir alThawra (Revolution SF Army) that works with Int’l Coalition to secure Tanaf area from Daesh and regime forces and its sectarian militias, and because it is attached to the revolution principles and don’t want to see more areas to fall to regime control as it is happening in other part of Syria.

And following families’ members and people requests in the Eastern Area, Jaish Maghawir alThawra (Revolution SF Army) is ready to defend Deir Ezzor from any outside attack either from Daesh or Iranian militias and Assad’s forces, ask as well the tribes to participate to secure those areas as the Int’l Coalition to participate to this operation.

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Source : 24Badia and EuphratesPost

Update from Raqqa via Raqqa_SL

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#Raqqa the strategy of taking Raqqa by #SDF Which are managed by #YPG push a lot of people to join #ISIS to Defense for their city #Syria
#Raqqa Warplanes targeted Raqqa city with Airstrike #Syria
1-#ISIS make religion lessons for 38 village who Located on the front line with #SDF north #Raqqa 2250 people attended …#Syria #ISIL
1-#ISIS make religion lessons for 38 village who Located on the front line with #SDF north #Raqqa 2250 people attended …#Syria #ISIL

We should ask why Russia is providing air…

We should ask why Russia is providing air support to the YPG in northern Aleppo. Whatever one’s thoughts as to the existence of an alliance between Assad & the PYD it would be very hard to imagine the PYD voluntarily handing territories it controls back to Assad or to any other Syrian authority.

So why should Putin be helping the PYD carve out its own territory? Why is he not helping the Assad regime, which he is supposed to be defending, extend its control to the border in Aleppo?

I think we have to look at this within the context of Putin’s efforts to weaken NATO. A Kurdish Rojava will find itself in a highly vulnerable position stretched out between a hostile Turkey and a Damascus government seeking to reassert its control over the entire country. It is therefore a perfect entity to be used by Putin for his own purposes in return for Russia’s protection.

Putin’s desire to harm NATO could be excellently served through Russian backing for a massively escalated PKK campaign in Turkey. Operating from Russian protected bases in Syria and with Russian weapons and money the PKK would, at the very least, be able to create bloody chaos in SE Turkey and what would very likely be a crippling and politically destabilizing conflict for Turkey. New floods of refugees fleeing the war zone would create further problems for Turkey and the EU.

Turkey would, of course, want to launch cross border operations against the PKK, and as that would entail conflict, and maybe full scale war with Russia, Turkey would seek NATO support which, on the evidence of the last few years, would most likely be denied. It is hard to see where such a refusal would lead, but it is almost certain that the consequences would be very much to Russia’s advantage.

So for a minimal cost Putin would be able to deal a severe blow to NATO and Turkey, and perhaps via a new refugee flood, to the EU. And that, in my opinion, is why Putin is helping the PYD in northern Aleppo.

#aleppo, #putin, #pyd, #russia, #turkey, #ypg

Syrian Kurds annex Arab town

Arab-majority Tal Abyad in northern Syria, which was seized from the Islamic State group by Kurdish militias earlier this year, will be placed under Kurdish regional control.

Syria’s Kurds have expanded their semi-autonomous region in northern Syria, announcing Wednesday a new administration in a majority Sunni-Arab town they seized from the Islamic State group this summer.

The announcement falls short of declaring Tal Abyad a separate region, but prepares it for such a step if the current experiment is successful, said Kurdish official Omar Alloush, who is part of the umbrella group administering the Kurdish semi-autonomous region.

  • See more at: http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2015/10/22/syrian-kurds-annex-arab-town#sthash.2VjLqRPg.dpuf

#arab, #islamic-state-group, #kurdish-militia, #kurdistan, #northern-syria, #syria, #syria-war, #tal-abyad, #ypg

#Syria, "Under A Scorching Sun” – A Report on the Recent Events in Raqqa Tell Abiad via VDC_Syria

Excerpts
1. The military forces of the People’s Protection Units and Euphrates Volcano Joint Operations Room, which conquered Tell Abiad city and its neighboring areas in June 2015, are responsible for the looting of dozens of houses, mostly owned by civilians with no connection to ISIS, namely in Ayn Issa, for supposed ties to ISIS and their alleged role in the looting of Kurdish  homes in 2013. Witnesses stated to VDC that most of those who were victims of the recent looting were civilian non-combatants with no military affiliation. In the rare case that a member of a family was known to have joined ISIS, this led to the punishment of the whole family.

2.People’s Protection Units and a number of other factions have arrested dozens of civilians under various pretexts, on top of which was alleged collaboration with and/or joining ISIS.  However, in dozens of cases, there was no mention of the reason for the arrest. Most de tainees were taken to Bawabah Prison in the city of Tell Abiad. A number of news sources  reported that the prison’s detainees are being transferred to the city of Ayn Arab/Kobanî for interrogation, but VDC was unable to verify the claim from other independent sources.

3.In Zahleh, near the villages of Shirean and Kherbet al-Rez, the joint forces gathered more than 180 people, all women and children, according to eyewitnesses and other sources.  The residents returned to their villages twenty days later after the joint forces had initially displaced them, forcing them to reside in neighboring villages like Buz al-Khanzir.

4.Several displaced residents have been prevented from returning to their villages due to the ongoing clashes beginning the end of June 2015. Villages include: Salouk, Abdi Kawi, al-Kalbah (al-Thawrah), Abu Kharaza  and some other villages to the west of Tell Abiad. Until  the time of writing this report, the joint forces controlling Tell Abiad Crossing, namely the  People’s Protections Units, were still preventing residents from returning to their villages and  cities. Turkish borders guards, for their part, said that they are ready to secure the way for the return of people, but Kurdish forces continue to refuse.

5.The joint forces, led by the People’s Protections Units, requested the residents of Doghaniya  to leave their homes as ISIS fighters approached their village (which consists of around 100  homes). The residents, accordingly, fled to another village controlled by ISIS.

6.The fighting between the Euphrates Volcano Joint Operation Room and the Islamic State  on the one hand, as well as air strikes by the US-led international coalition, which preceded  the deployment of those forces on the other hand, were the main reasons for most of the displacements in the eastern suburbs, the Salouk area and the city of Tell Abiad. Thousands of Arab citizens fled their villages  prior to the arrival of the forces, pushing the number of displaced to more than 23,000. However, it appears that the inciting media campaigns that preceded the battles also played a vital role in increasing the number of displaced. These campaigns were run by people affiliated with the YPG who were responsible for publishing wanted lists” in addition to threats to residents of certain villages, and/or by ISIS members  who warned residents of an advancing ‘infidel’ force hell-bent to slaughter and rape. Some  sources also reported to VDC that Kurdish units displaced a number of people from several  cities and villages, specifically at the beginning of July 2015. However, our center could not contact any resident in these villages, nor meet with any witness. Therefore, VDC may release another summary report in the event any witnesses become available.

7.Many of those interviewed by VDC spoke of the displacement of civilians from the predominantly Turkmen village of Hammam al-Turkmen. A large number of civilians (around 150) who were displaced from the village were being temporarily housed in a building in Akçakale. VDC attempted to speak with these people about their experiences, but was prevented from doing so by an influential group in Akçakale. However, the two witnesses who were met by our center denied that any party had displaced them. The witnesses also added that they fled their village due to the intensified clashes and air strikes of the US-led international coalition forces. Notwithstanding, several public sources have confirmed that hundreds of Turkmen families were forcibly displaced. Unfortunately, VDC could not verify this informa tion from the residents themselves.

The full pdf report

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#fsa, #burkan-al-furat, #civilians, #daesh, #displaced, #isis, #joint-forces, #pyd, #raqqa, #tal-abyad, #vdc, #violations, #ypg