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ISIS DEFENSE COLLAPES ON MULTIPLE FRONTLINES IN DEIR EZZOR UNDER GOVERNMENT FORCES PRESSURE (MAPS)

Click to see the full-size map Syrian government forces have liberated 4 more villages northwest of Deir Ezzor city from ISIS as the terrorist group’s defense collapses on multiple frontlines in the city countryside. According to pro-government sources, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies liberated Hawi, Zughayr, Hamad and Shumaytah villages and set a foothold for advancing on the nearby oil wells. Earlier today, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that Syrian forces have crossed the Euphrates River east of Deir Ezzor and liberated some villages on the eastern bank of the river. Click to see the full-size map

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS: AN ECONOMIC LESSON FOR CHINA AND RUSSIA

Is there anyone in Trump’s government who is not an imbecile? After years of endless military threats against Russia—remember CIA deputy director Mike Morell saying on TV (Charlie Rose show) that the US should start killing Russians to give them a message, and Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley threatening “We’ll beat you harder than you have ever been beaten before”—now the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin threatens China. If China doesn’t abide by Washington’s new sanctions on North Korea, Mnuchin said the US “will put additional sanctions on them [China] and prevent them from accessing the US and international dollar system.”
https://www.rt.com/usa/403118-usa-china-sanctions-north-korea/ Here is the broke US government $20 trillion in public debt, having to print money with which to buy its own bonds, threatening the second largest economy in the world, an economy on purchasing power parity terms that is larger than the US economy. AP File Photo Take a moment to think about Mnuchi…

US-BACKED SDF BLAMES TURKEY FOR COOPERATION WITH SYRIAN-IRANIAN-RUSSIAN ALLIANCE, APPEALS TO “IDLIB PEOPLE” TO STAND AGAINST OCCUPYING FORCES

FILE IMAGE: en.hawarnews.com The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have found who is guilty in the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advance against ISIS on the eastern bank of the Euphrates.(MORE DETAILS HERE) Now, the SDF is blaiming Turkey for cooperation with the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance and solding (sic) Idlib province to “the Syrian regime and its allies”. On Monday, a hardcore pro-Kurdish SDF-linked media outlet “Hawar” released a short interview with Abu Araj, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Jaish al-Thuwar [a part of the SDF]. Abu Araj directly blamed Turkey for participating in the Syria talks in the Kazakh capital Astana with Syria, Russia and Iran and said that Turkey sold Idlib province and many other areas and “to the Syrian regime and its supporters”. According to the SDF commander, Ankara is guilty in participating in a de-escalation agreemtents effort that has allowed to reach a ceasefire in many areas across Syria, especially in the recent effort aimed at establishin…

FAKE NEWS ATTACK: MULTIPLE REPORTS ABOUT SYRIAN WARPLANES, HELICOPTERS ‘DOWNED BY ISIS’ NEAR DEIR EZZOR

The last few days of battle for Deir Ezzor were marked by mutliple fake news reports about Syrian aircraft allegedly downed by ISIS near Deir Ezzor city. On September 17, media activists and media outlets supporting the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as well as the so-called moderate opposition (sic) reported that ISIS “likely” downed a Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) warplane. The incident allegedly took place near Deir Ezzor on September 16. No photos of the crash site have been provided. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights posted this (LINK): Click to see the full-size image However, the photo posted by the SOHR was made in Libya in 2016 (LINK). A smoke in the photo below is likely a result of an air or artillery strike: Rami@RamiAILoIah