Eliminating ISIS is top priority for Damascus and its allies: The Military operations in Iraq and Syria are being harmonised

  Published here: http://alrai.li/xwvsqyl  via  @AlraiMediaGroup Key words: Syria, Iraq, Russia, USA, Iran, Turkey, Hezbollah, ISIS, ISIL By Elijah J. Magnier: @EjmAlrai Just as military activities have quieted on most fronts between the soldiers of Damascus and the Syrian rebels supported by al-Qaeda (Hay’atTahrir al-Sham) following the Astana agreement imposed by Russia, Turkey and Iran, more than 40,000 […]

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Has Russia asked Hezbollah to leave Syria?

  Published here: alrai.li/t2x2kql  via @AlraiMediaGroup Damascus, by Elijah J. Magnier: @EjmAlrai There has been a lot of media coverage claiming that Russia has requested the Lebanese Hezbollah to leave Syrian territory, speculation initiated following Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s announcement of the withdrawal of his men from the Lebanese border, with the exception of the outskirts […]

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The US-Russia race in Syria: towards a military confrontation?

  Military operations on the Iraqi-Syrian borders will close all roads to ISIS Published here: alrai.li/klhg3nh  via @AlraiMediaGroup Key words: USA, US, Russia, Moscow, Washington, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Iraq. By Elijah J. Magnier – @EjmAlrai Moscow and Damascus prepare their respective forces – and those of their allies – to initiate aggressive multi-objective battles directed towards the […]

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US and Russia compete in Syria on “reducing escalation” and “safe zones”

The “Shiite Crescent” will not break at Al-Tanaf and al-Bu Kamal border crossing Published here: alrai.li/5zc3cpc  via @AlraiMediaGroup Damascus By Elijah J. Magnier: @EjmAlrai There is no doubt that the main players (Russia and America) are competing in Syria to secure their interests and the interests of their allies in a country that was once, before 2011, […]

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Israel believes the “Islamic State” is an easier neighbour than Hezbollah on its border: is this pragmatic approach justified?

    Key words: Syria, Iran, Russia, Israel, Hezbollah, ISIS, Al-Qaeda Published here: http://alrai.li/l4kxxcr  via @AlraiMediaGroup By Elijah J. Magnier: @EjmAlrai Former Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon says the “Islamic State” (ISIS) had fired at Israel once, but immediately apologised for the shooting. It seems many Israelis have learned to live with ISIS as a new neighbour: […]

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