Bashar sets up shop in Hasakah

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    What wonderful news for Syria. The Syrian army has entered the city of Hasakah in what that could be the prelude of a major rapprochement of the Syrian government and the Kurds.
    The Kurds will certainly benefit from this in form of increased US supply but in the end, the US foothold is too weak to divide Syria.

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    "The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) raised the flag of the Syrian Arab Republic over a district that was once controlled by the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG).

    According to a military source in Al-Hasakah, the Syrian Army raised their flag over the Nishwah District in the provincial capital on Tuesday.


    The Nishwah District was previously controlled by the YPG and the Kurdish Asayish forces after the pro-government National Defense Forces (NDF) retreated from the area in 2015.

    This move by the Syrian Army comes just days after government officials met with a Kurdish delegation inside of Qamishli city in northern Al-Hasakah.

    While Kurdish officials deny any agreement with the government, the Syrian Army has brought in a number of military convoys and setup new points around Hasakah city.

    In addition to this, the Kurdish forces have taken down their photos of ‘Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)."

    Syrian Army raises flag over Hasakah district formerly controlled by Kurdish forces


    SAA and YPG have fought against ISIS offensives against the city successfully but later the YPG has violently driven out the Syrian army forces as a thank you. Since then, the army has been deployed in bases outside the city. In Qamishli, the army is still present and controlls the traffic hubs: Main road, border, airport.

    Read here abut the big battle:
    ISIS in "Kobani" and al-Hasakah
     
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    Bad news for Mr. Yinon.
     
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    Why haven't we nuked Syria yet?
     
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    Actually, you did.

    One year after the battle for Raqqa:

    "Scores of corpses are still being dug up from the ruins of Raqqa, one year after its US-backed liberation from IS, but the West is seemingly in no rush to help the community recover. RT takes a look at the city’s plight.

    Once a prosperous and vibrant place, Raqqa emerged from the 2017 liberation operation with 90 percent of its buildings blasted into ruin. The city suffered almost complete destruction as US-backed coalition airstrikes pounded Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) forces holed up in it. A year on, the fighting has stopped, but streets lie in ruin and dead bodies are still being dug up daily from beneath the rubble and mass graves.


    “In this grave there are people of all confessions. Militants, civilians, children, the elderly… They were from all parts of society. Some of them were killed in the fighting, some – from the airstrikes. Others were killed by snipers. All causes of death can be found here,” pathologist Asaad al-Mashudj, who is part of the first response team, told RT Arabic.

    Asaad and his colleagues spent the last seven months digging up corpses with picks and shovels. In the few hours before talking to RT, they recovered 80 bodies. But as he and his team are struggling to do more, they are lacking heavy equipment, financing and proper safety gear, just like the other first responders in Raqqa.

    Despite numerous appeals from humanitarian organizations and rights groups, such as Human Rights Watch (HRW), those who were quick to bomb Raqqa are now doing little to help it heal the scars of war and return to normal life.

    “Unfortunately, progress appears to be slow, and the resources necessary for it to be completed do not seem to be in place,” Sara Kayyali, a Syria researcher at HRW’s Middle East and North Africa Division, told RT. She said that one of the main obstacles to exhuming the bodies are the landmines the militants left behind.

    “The process of de-mining is very slow. There needs to be more support, not just financial but also in terms of technical assistance and forensic expertise.”"



    Corpses still rot under Raqqa rubble after US-backed liberation – but West nowhere to be seen | Muraselon
     
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    Otherwise known as bombed and buried! ;biggrin:
     

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