Qassim Soleimani – Syria – Iran – Turkey – Russia

  Qassim Soleimani’s death may force a change in the Russian calculus involving Syria, Iran and Turkey.    Iranian General Qassim Soleimani, killed last week by a U.S. drone in Baghdad, has been credited with persuading Russian President Vladimir Putin to intervene militarily in Syria in 2015, a claim the Kremlin denies. Regardless of the truth… Continue reading Qassim Soleimani – Syria – Iran – Turkey – Russia

Russia/Turkey on joint patrols in NE Syria

  Russia and Turkey launch joint patrols in northeastern Syria.    Maria Khodynskaya-Golenishcheva, a senior adviser to the Russian Foreign Ministry, recalled that the negotiated ceasefire with the United States in eastern Aleppo in September 2016 lasted for just two weeks, because both powers had ignored regional players. 31 October 2019 Fighting has intensified near the northeast Syrian town… Continue reading Russia/Turkey on joint patrols in NE Syria

US and Syria – oil fields

  The US push to claim Syrian oil fields is "banditry," the Russian Defense Ministry has said. A US military convoy was heading towards oil fields at Syria's Deir el-Zour, where Washington already maintains a small force. * On 25 October 2019 , the  U.S. Defense Department said that it planned to increase up its… Continue reading US and Syria – oil fields

Turkey – USA (Kurdish conflicts)

  Die gevegte is alreeds sowat 8 dae aan die gang en nog meer sanksies gaan/kan volg .... Eight days already gone into war of flames - heavy fighting continues as Turkey presses on with its military operation,  against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria.  Turkey's president,  Erdogan said the military action aims to remove the Kurdish-led forces from the border… Continue reading Turkey – USA (Kurdish conflicts)