Category Archives: Syria

First Mosul then Raqqa. How Washington targets civilians


White phosphorus causes terrifying effects: contacting a human skin, it burns it to the bone, and if a person inhales the gas released during the burning, he would start choking and literally burn from the inside. It also ignites high temperature fires that are difficult to extinguish. First Mosul then Raqqa. How Washington targets civilians Yesterday, a monitoring group Raqqa is

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Financial Times: America Cannot Hide the Economic Causes of the Airstrike


FT argues in the video it is the establishment of the control over the area is the reason for the U.S. to enter the battle. On the eve the coalition led by the United States struck a blow at the Syrian pro-government forces near the At-Tanf area. “US special forces are training allied Syrian rebels to fight the jihadi group

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Sophie Mangal: ESCALATION IN SYRIA: Erdogan I – The Phantom Menace of NATO


ESCALATION IN SYRIA: Erdogan I – The Phantom Menace of NATO   Deputy Spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State, Mark Toner, during a regular briefing on April 25 said that the U.S. expresses serious concern over Turkey’s aggression in Syria and Iraq. It should be mentioned that in the morning, April 25 the Turkish Air Force struck the positions of

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Safe zones in Syria: Astana’s key to political settlement – by Sophie Mangal


Not so long ago the U.S. put up an initiative to create “no-fly zones” and “safe zones” in Syria while Turkey offered to set up refugee zones along the Syrian-Turkish border. However, there were concerns that Washington and Ankara may support the Syrian opposition under the pretext of a humanitarian operation.

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S. MANGAL: US-led Coalition Airstrike On Assad’s Forces in Syria Was Not Accidental


So, what’s the true reason of such aggressive actions of the US-led international coalition this time? A number of Syrian military analysts believe that the U.S. Air Force main task was to hamper Syrian pro-government forces and to slow down their further advance towards Deir ez-Zor rather than to ‘protect’ U.S. ‘partners’. Their actions are motivated by the fact that

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Sophie Mangal: LafargeHolcim’ CEO Can be Resigned Because of Cooperation with ISIS in Syria


The source close to company states it’s not fully agreed what are the conditions under which the head of the company Erik Olsen is to leave the office. The company does not comment on this information too. Le Monde and Bloomberg reported earlier the leadership of one of the company’s plants located to the northeast of Syria had financed ISIS

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Al-Tabqa: More than 20 IS Fighters were Killed in Combat – Sophie Mangal


…24 ISIS fighters were liquidated in combat with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the city of Al-Tabqa to the north of the country this day. …The U.S. participation in the operation for the liberation of Al-Tabqa, U.S. SOF, never-ceasing air strikes and constant losses of life among civilians cause huge protests of the official Damascus, which has repeatedly stressed

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