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

Russian – Turkish – Kurdish – Syria (Sochi “Agreement”)

Tydens samesprekings in Sochi het die Russiese president Vladimir Poetin en sy Turkse eweknie Recep Tayyip Erdogan op 17 Oktober 2019 'n ooreenkoms gesluit oor die lot van noord-Sirië om 'n nuwe status quo in die streek te skep.  Was die "ooreenkoms" slegs om die Koerde hieruit te kry sodat die Turke daar oor kon… Continue reading Russian – Turkish – Kurdish – Syria (Sochi “Agreement”)