Saturday, 20 May 2017

Syrian War Report – May 17, 2017: US-led Block Starts Media Campaign Against Syrian Government


The new accusations against the Damascus government appeared amid a start of the new round of the peace talks in Geneva. According to reports, the government and the so-called opposition was set to discuss political transition, new constitution, elections and combating terrorism. Unfortunately, it is not clear how it’s possible to discuss combating terrorism with representatives of the opposition that directly cooperates with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and other terrorist groups as well as has al-Qaeda-style political program. Last weekend, President Assad said that “nothing substantial” would come out of the summit, which was “merely a meeting for the media”.



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Syrian War Report – May 18, 2017: Competition For Syrian-Iraqi Border


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 20th, 2017.]

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