Last Five Days of Reports on Military Operations in Syria
Syria Free Press
“Despite the terrorist attacks against the Syrian armed forces, their Allies, and against the Civilian Population, despite the hostile actions of Turkey, Saudi and American allies, despite the knocking media propaganda that mystifies every heroic operation carried out against international terrorism (accusing our armed forces and Allies for crimes they never committed), the brave Syrian army and the heroic Syrian people, together with Russians, Iranians and Hezbollah friends, continue the advance to regain the entire Syrian territory from the hands of the foreign-backed mercenary-terrorist, which are eliminated by the hundreds all over Syria.
13 June 2016 ~ Syrian Arab Army units on Monday eliminated a number of Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS terrorists and injured others in several areas around the country.
A field source said that an army unit, in cooperation with popular defense groups, clashed with groups of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists which attacked a military post in Tal al-Hamiriya to the south of Hadar village.
The clashes ended up with killing and injuring a number of al-Nusra terrorists, forcing others to flee and destroying the weaponry in their procession.
It is beginning to look like the Iraqi as well as the Syrian Kurds have now aligned themselves with America…
The US and Israel have long had a goal of “balkanizing” Syria, that is to say of slicing it up into smaller statelets, as envisioned decades ago in the Yinon Plan, and it looks like the Kurds are now becoming the “wild card,” as it were, in their efforts to try and achieve that objective. But like everything else that seems to have backfired over the past five years of trying to engineer a regime change in Syria, this too seems to pose some potential problems.
A Few Simple Reasons Why Kurdish PYD/YPG Claim to Federal Autonomy and Attempts to Annex Syrian Land Are Illegitimate, Undemocratic, and Can Lead to Genocide
Syrian Free Press
1. Kurds are not a majority in the Area PYD/YPG are attempting to annex
The region of Al Hasakah, which the Kurdish Nationalist Party (PYD) and its military wing YPG have declared a Kurdish federal state, does not have a Kurdish majority. Al Hasakah Governorate is a mosaic of Assyrian Christians, Armenians, Turkmen, Kurds and Bedouin Arabs. Of the 1.5 million population of Al Hasakah, only 40% are ethnically Kurdish. Moreover, parts of Al Hasakah Governorate, such as Al Hasakah district, is less than 15% Kurdish (!). Among the other large minorities in the area the Arabs and Assyrian Christians form a majority. Declaring a small area with a wide array of ethnic groups as belonging to a specific ethnic minority is a recipe for oppression.