SYRIA Jul 23, 2017 16:14:45 GMT
Post by Shep on Jul 23, 2017 16:14:45 GMT
Syria Shia op against Sunni ISIS
July 22, 2017 DEBKA - Assad-Hizballah and the Lebanese* Shia armies combined for a Syria-Lebanon operation against jihadist strongholds. It focuses on Arsal north of the Beqaa Valley and Fleita, Syria in the Qalamoun Mountains. Syria refugees sheltering there have been deeply penetrated by ISIS. Hizballah tanks and Syrian air force support. The Lebanese army is charged with keeping ISIS from escaping.
* Hellzballah-Assad are Shia, ISIS is Sunni. The Lebanese army could be just Hellzballah or some catholics also. Lebanon is called 'catholic' but Hellzballah take part in govt. Assad has favored Catholics so I dont think they are in danger from him.
July 22, 2017 - Raqqa, Syria liberation, children overwhelmed by joy.
Children long to embrace freedom, some Raqqa children missed their school, and some were obsessed with reaching SDF’s points for protection, while some told the tragic story of their family burned. Salma age 12, expressed her joy at getting liberated and reaching SDF safety. Salma said, we wanted you to save us, we suffered a lot. Thousands of Raqqa civilians were used by ISIS as human shields.
CIA Op in Syria
July 23, 2017 - The USA has an overt military operation in Syria and a covert one, to oust / kill ISIS-Daesh and to topple President Bashar al-Assad. Of course, our CIA also wants to topple U.S. President Donald Trump. American CIA trained and supplied ISIS aka moderate rebels in Syria since 2013.
July 23, 2017 - Syrian military declares ceasefire near Damascus in Eastern Ghouta. The agreement was reached in Cairo. Ghouta is one of the last strongholds of rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad. Syrian warplanes strike Ghouta near Damascus despite ceasefire. There was to be a full ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta, no government forces would enter the area and aid would be allowed in.