Russian soldier Anton Yerygin died of heavy injuries sustained during an insurgent attack in Syria’s Homs province, a spokesman of the Khmeimim base reported on May 11.
Anton Yerygin was escorting Russia’s Hmeymim reconciliation center vehicles, when the convoy was shelled by terrorists earlier this week.
“Performing tasks to escort vehicles of the Russian center for reconciliation of opposing sides in Syria’s Homs province, Russian soldier Anton Yerygin received serious wounds in shelling opened by militants,” the spokesperson said.
The soldier was rushed to a Russian military hospital. But Russian medics were unable to save his life. Yerygin has been recommended for a state award posthumously.
According to our sources from Syria, The National Defense Force, a well-equipped paramilitary force fighting alongside the Syrian Army against Nato backed ISIL and Enosra Front will have the opportunity to use the T-90 S main battle tank in combat in Syria.
The Syrian Armour units are still using T-55’s, T-62’s and T-72 S’ MBT while new T-80’s tanks dispatched by Russia are known to be used since December 2014 by the third Syrian Army Brigade in Southern Damascus within the Capital Defence Force.
Initially, Moscow has stationed its first T-90’s at the Syrian Forward Operation Base in Latakia. But many reports NDF are starting to receive first batches of new tanks. In one occasion, one Russian cargo aircraft was hit by rockets launched by rebels and many T-90’s were damaged by the blasts.
Who will operate the T-90’s on the battlefield?
Open sources media outlets are talking about 2,000 Cuban military Advisers being sent to Syria to drive the new Syrian Battle Tanks but some sources claim more and more North Korean and Iranian military ‘advisers’ are already doing the job.
The North Koreans sent to Syria are said to be very enthusiastic to fight since one Mikoyan Mig-29 Fulcrum North Korean pilot managed recently to wreak havoc near the Turkish Airspace, harassing the Turkish Air Force F-16’s.
America’s 3000 man contingent inside Iraq, is managing combat operations for ISIS and al Nusra in combination with Israeli forces.
The report below was received from Syria and Lebanon this morning. I will bullet point what I believe are the salient points.
ISIS chief, al Baghdadi, was removed from his position 4 months ago because the CIA is putting command of ISIS in the hands of Chechen and Russian jihadists who are both trusted and better trained.
This move was resisted and the Chechen forces, numbering 15,000, withdrew to Mosul.
This is being done to resist Iranian and Russian involvement both directly and through the new Baghdad intelligence coordination center which is threatening to end the war, something the CIA and Mossad cannot allow.
US Special Forces, on the ground in both Syria and Iraq, working out of Deir Ezzur, al Mayaden and Ramadi and receiving logistic support from America’s 3000 man contingent inside Iraq, is managing combat operations for ISIS and al Nusra in combination with Israeli forces.
The American assault on Deir Ezzur to “capture” an imaginary “oil official” of ISIS was staged to exfiltrate an American field commander who had been identified by Syria and was about to be captured by Syrian Speznatz.
All CIA and Mossad operations with al Nusra (the real Free Syrian Army) and ISIS are directly tied at every level to operations, both military and political, in Ukraine.
Original Arabic text by Naheed Al-Hussainy from Damascus, Syria
ناهد الحسيني – دمشق
أكدالسفير الدكتور هيثم بو سعيد أمين عام المنظمة الأوروبية للأمن والمعلومات انّ الاتحاد الاوروبي بات امام معضلة صعبة في القضية السورية ولا حلّ الا من خلال انتهاج نمط التهدئة في الخطاب السياسي الذي قد يوحي الى رغبة في اعادة الأمور الى طبيعتها تدريجياً مع الحكومة السورية، وهذا ما عَمِلت عليه وتعمل المنظمة الأوروبية للأمن والمعلومات منذ فترة مع الحكومات الاوروبية، نظراً لخطورة الوضع، مشيرا الى أن الغرب بدء بإرسال إشارات في عدّة اتجاهات، خصوصاً بعد دخول اسرائيل على المسرح السوري جراء قصفها لمواقع للجيش بعد بدء العمليات الجوية الروسية ضد تنظيم الإرهابي داعش. والتدخل الاسرائيلي يُعتبر بمثابة رسالة دعم للجماعات التكفيريةً وخاصة جبهة النصرة ومتفرعاتها التي تلقى دعم علني من اسرائيل وغضب الأخيرة جراء قصف الطيران الروسي لمواقع داعش.
كما أعلن السفير بو سعيد انّ محاولة قصف موكب ابو بكر البغدادي في منطقة بيجي هو ادعاء صحيح، الاّ انّ البغدادي لم يكن من ضمن الأشخاص الذين أصيبوا جراء القصف الجوي للتحالف الدولي. والغرض من هذا السيناريو هو التحضير لإشاعة مقتله بعد ان تمّ الكشف عن إزاحته منذ اكثر من أربعة أشهر بعد ان كانت هناك مجموعة من الموساد الإسرائيلية ومجموعة أمنية تقوم بحمايته على رأسهم مسؤول اللجنة الأمنية للتنظيم أبي سعد الكربولي قبل حوالي خمسة أشهر، حيث مصيره منذ ذلك الحين بات لغزاً عجزه او وفاته لاحقاً.
وأوضح السفير ابو سعيد الى انّ الخلاف الذي أدّى الى إقصاء البغدادي عن منصبه جاء بعد خلاف بينه وبين القيادة الاستخباراتية الاميركية المحلية من اجل دفع الشيشانيين الى واجهة التنظيم الإرهابي الاَّ انه بقيت السيطرة العراقية على رأس هذا التنظيم مما أوجب صدع كبير في منطقة بيجي في حينها أدى الى خروج حوالي خمسة عشرة الف (١٥،٠٠٠) من الشيشانيين الى الموصل. مشيرا الى ان المعلومات المتوفرة تشير الى ان الهدف من تسلم واجهة القيادة لهذا التنظيم المحظور دوليا هو لاستعماله ورقة ضغط
أميركية على روسيا في الاحداث الجارية في أوكرانيا
وأوضح السفير ابو سعيد الى انّ الخلاف الذي أدّى الى إقصاء البغدادي عن منصبه جاء بعد خلاف بينه وبين القيادة الاستخباراتية الاميركية المحلية من اجل دفع الشيشانيين الى واجهة التنظيم الإرهابي الاَّ انه بقيت السيطرة العراقية على رأس هذا التنظيم مما أوجب صدع كبير في منطقة بيجي في حينها أدى الى خروج حوالي خمسة عشرة الف (١٥،٠٠٠) من الشيشانيين الى الموصل. مشيرا الى ان المعلومات المتوفرة تشير الى ان الهدف من تسلم واجهة القيادة لهذا التنظيم المحظور دوليا هو لاستعماله ورقة ضغط أميركية على روسيا في الاحداث الجارية في أوكرانيا.
وهناك معلومات تفيد بانه يتم تحضير مجموعات من الأصول الاسلامية التكفيرية للقيام بأعمال أمنية وعسكرية ضد الجيش الروسي وحلفائهم بغية تحجيم الامتداد الروسي وهذه المجموعات موجودة حاليا في الموصل
Secretary General of the European Department for Security and Information Haissam Bou Said stated that the European Union is facing a difficult dilemma visa-a-vie the Syrian issue, noting that there is no solution except through the adoption of a truce in the political discourse pattern which may suggest a desire to restore things to gradual normality with the Syrian government.
“This is what the Department has worked and is working on for a while with the European governments because of the seriousness of the situation,” Bou Said commented.
He noted that the West begins to send off signals in several directions , especially after Israel entered the Syrian theater by bombing army positions in the wake of Russian air operations against the terrorist organizations, namely ISIS, Al- Nusra and subsidiaries , which are now overtly backed by Israel.
A reliable source told VT that the Israeli element in the Syrian scene was present from the outburst of the Syrian crisis, via aiding the insurgents with logistics to topple the regime of Bashar al Assad.
The Russians are coordinating now with the Israelis to avoid any collusion incidents in Syrian spaces, and the Syrian army moved now from defensive to offensive strategies, benefitting tremendously from the Russian air cover which is protecting the movements of Syrian military.
The European position is still confused on Syria, because of the Israeli lobby leverage exercised on Top-notch European politicians and governments.
Bou Said also said that the bombing attempt of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi procession in “Baiji” is true , but al-Baghdadi was not among the people who were injured during the aerial bombardment of the international coalition . The purpose of this scenario is to prepare for the rumor of his death after the revelation that he was removed from his position four months ago. A group of Mossad, together with the security committee head of the organization Abu Saad al-Karbouli were guarding Al Baghdadi, whose fate since then has become a mystery.
Ambassador Bou Saeed explained that al-Baghdadi was excluded after the dispute which erupted between him and the local US intelligence command regarding pushing the Chechens to the forefront of the terrorist organization, but the Iraqi top control remained, leading to a crack in the organization in “Baiji.” About fifteen thousand ( 15,000 ) of Chechens left as a result and headed for Mosul .
Bou Said indicated that that the reason behind giving the Chechens the upper hand in the organization is to use them as a bargain chip against Russia in the ongoing events in Ukraine. The intelligence available to the DESI clearly indicates that groups of extremists are being prepared now to take military actions against the Russian army and their allies in order to curtail the Russian sprawl . The groups are positioned in Mosul now, waiting for a signal to move ahead.
Late last year, Germany’s broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) investigated what turned out to be hundreds of trucks a day carrying billions of dollars in supplies, flowing across the Turkish border into Syria and directly into the hands of the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS).
The border crossing near the Turkish city of Oncupinar, approximately 100km west of the Syrian city of Kobani, is apparently only one of many such crossings where ISIS fighters, weapons, and materiel move directly under the watch and apparent assistance of NATO.
The attacks also came after the group [ISIS] suffered a series of setbacks over the past two weeks, including the loss last week of the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad — one of the group’s main points for bringing in foreign fighters and supplies.
Tal Abyad, a Turkish-Syrian border crossing east of Kobani, is now a second, confirmed point of entry into Syria used by ISIS to supply its ongoing campaign within the country.
Reports of confirmed, extensive logistical networks passing through NATO and US-ally territory, into Syria, contradict the current prevailing narrative that ISIS is an « indigenous » terrorist organization, funded and self-sustaining within the territory it currently holds in both Syria and Iraq. The Western media has attempted to claim with little evidence that ISIS’ immense, global operations are somehow underwritten by « ransom payments » and « black market oil » it has seized in eastern Syria.
Clearly, not only are these reports as untenable as they are untrue, the Western media itself has reported precisely how ISIS has been sustaining its impressive fighting capacity – with billions of dollars of state-sponsored aid flowing through NATO territory, directly to their front lines.
Were the supplies flowing over the Syrian-Iraqi border, it may be possible to argue plausible deniability – with the governments of either nation unable to control either side of the border. However, Turkey, a NATO member since 1952 and host of the United States Air Force’s Incirlik Air Base, has full control of its borders meaning that ISIS-bound convoys not only pass over its borders with the apparent approval of Turkish border guards, but are assembled somewhere within Turkey itself before arriving at the edge of Syrian territory.
No effort has been made to stem the flow of supplies to ISIS from NATO territory, with the Turkish government officially denying the trucks DW videotaped and reported on even exist. This indicates clear NATO complicity in the arming and supplying of ISIS and other Al Qaeda affiliates who are in fact invading Syria from NATO-territory, as well as from US-ally Jordan.
For the West, which feigns indignation in the wake of recent ISIS attacks on France, Tunisia, and Kuwait, while posing as the primary force engaged in war with ISIS directly, it would be a simple matter to close the Turkish-Syrian border with NATO troops to ensure ISIS was shut off completely from the supplies it depends on to maintain its fighting capacity. That the borders are intentionally left open for this extensive daily torrent of supplies, weapons, and fighters to pass over unopposed, is proof positive that ISIS is and has been from the beginning a proxy force intentionally created to stoke fear and support at home for unending war abroad.
Without the threat of ISIS and the chaos it is creating across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the ability for the West to wage war on its enemies and justify extraterritorial meddling would be severely limited. In fact, the very ISIS forces clearly being armed and supplied by NATO directly, are being used as a pretext by US policymakers to execute recently laid plans to incrementally invade and occupy Syria with US military forces.
The Brookings Institute from which these plans originated, recently used an ISIS assault on Kobani to call for « US boots on the ground » in Syria, an assault which would have been logistically impossible were it not for the daily torrent of supplies the US and its NATO-ally Turkey have themselves intentionally enabled for years to cross into Syria.
To defeat ISIS, its supply lines must be cut – a simple matter to perform that requires only Turkish and other NATO troops to move in and disrupt overt ISIS logistical networks running within their own territory. Instead, the US State Department and US-operated NGOs have even gone as far as condemning what little attempts have been made to control Turkey’s border with Syria. The US State Department’s Voice of America in their article, « Turkish Border Crackdown Imperils Syrian Refugees, » used the pretext of « human rights » to condemn Turkey for what meager control measures it has attempted to put in place.
The fact that the US, with a military base in Turkey itself, has elected not to call for or attempt to implement stricter border security to stem the flow of ISIS supplies, and instead has gone as far as bombing Syrian territory in feigned efforts to « fight ISIS, » proves that the terrorist organization is both a proxy and a pretext. No serious military campaign would be launched against an enemy without identifying and cutting off its supply lines, especially when those supply lines run through that military’s own territory.
The general public across the West, if they truly desire an end to ISIS and its atrocities, will demand what least the West can do – shutting the borders of Turkey and Jordan and ending the flow of supplies to ISIS. This will never happen, thanks to both elementary but effective « divide and conquer » rhetoric miring the Western public in endless circular debate, and the fact that the average Westerner’s understanding of modern warfare and military logistics is derived from Hollywood and television, not maps, history, and basic knowledge.
Tony Cartalucci, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, especially for the online magazine“New Eastern Outlook”.