By Elijah J. Magnier – @ejmalrai Donald Trump has climbed down from the tree he climbed up a few days ago when he gathered a large military force and firepower similar to “operation desert storm” (but without ground forces). “Plan A” consisted of a destructive attack on Syria to destroy its army, presidential palace, command and […]Read More The US secret plan on Damascus foiled: the Russian role before and after the US/UK/France attack revealed
Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=d65d4323-2f55-4e40-8ca3-abc952347544 Damascus by Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai For the first time since he is in office, the US President Donald Trump has launched a clear threat in the direction of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin saying “he will pay a price”. This menace is related to the claim that the Syrian army had launched a […]Read More The two superpower countries are walking on the edge of the abyss in Syria
Damascus by Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai “The war is Syria is over but the US forces and the consequences of their dangerous presence remain. The regime change is no longer feasible and the Syrian regime is solid more than ever and no force can alter the situation on the ground today. It is time to […]Read More Three leaders in Ankara: the Syrian war is over but the US remains dangerous
Damascus by Elijah J. Magnier – @ejmalrai High ranking officer working alongside the Syrian Army believe “it is difficult for the Israeli Air Force to stay out of the sky of the Levant”. According to the source, “last February, Russian radar showed two Israeli jets shot down the day the Syrian air defence fired in direction […]Read More Not One but Two Israeli jets were downed in February: Israel won’t leave the Syrian sky alone and Damascus is ready for confrontation
Damascus – from Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai With the end of al-Ghouta battle and the defeat of Jihadists, Moscow is reaching its objectives in the Levant. Despite the US, the EU and the mainstream media gathering to attack him and try to demonise his policy, the Russian President Vladimir Putin can now say:”veni, vidi, vici”. The […]Read More Will America accept its defeat or will it challenge the Russian Bear and the Chinese Dragon? (2/3)
Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=c2abe3a8-77b4-4cd9-aabf-25e709f53240 via @alraimediagroup Damascus – from Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Following the liberation of eastern Ghouta from the jihadists, and their departure to the northern city of Idlib under al-Qaeda and Turkish control, the city of Duma is now engaged in negotiations with the Russian side to find a way out for the militants of […]Read More Will America accept its defeat or will it challenge the Russian Bear and the Chinese Dragon? (1/3)
Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=b412ffaf-7feb-45be-85ed-b67e704fd911 Damascus by Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Almost two months after the beginning of the operation “Olive Branch” – as President Recep Tayyeb Erdogan called it – to occupy the north-west Kurdish-Syrian Afrin enclave, the city has fallen without any visible resistance of the “People’s Protection Units” (YPG), who signally failed to protect the population. […]Read More Why Afrin has fallen: US/ Turkish/ Russian/ Kurdish roles
Will Syria be the cause of all-out war between Russia and America? * Information on the gathering of forces of Syria’s allies, including Hezbollah, in Daraa in preparation for future military operations Beirut – from Elilah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Today, Ghouta and tomorrow Daraa … This is not about Syria nor about the war on its […]Read More The regional-international demarcation line in Daraa is approaching flashpoint
Published here: هل انسحب «حزب الله» من سورية… «المُقسَّمة»؟ https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=3b9cfe46-6a9f-4f08-b771-5c1a54d6ad78 Damascus by Elijah J. Magnier – @ejmalrai Hezbollah has decided to pull out its forces from several provinces in Syria and to keep others (by request of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad) related to the security of Lebanon and the struggle against Israel. However, this redeployment indicates […]Read More A divided Syria: Hezbollah withdraws some forces
Pubished here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?i Damascus – from Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Russia has decided to eliminate al-Qaeda in Syria by attacking the jihadist organisation and its allies on several fronts in the northern countryside of Hama, Idlib, Homs and Damascus, and with the intention of attacking other fronts soon in the south of Syria. Russia has taken this […]Read More Russia decides to eliminate the splintered al-Qaeda in the Levant
Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=badc81d0-b87a-404f-9108-2a55257eefe5 Damascus by Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Eastern Ghouta seems to be a turning point and a most strategic fight for both Moscow and Damascus. Many reasons motivated this alliance to control it and take it away from the jihadists and rebels. On the other hand, such determination implies similar willpower in the opposite camp […]Read More Ghouta is the most important battle for Syria and Russia: what next?
Damascus – from Elijah J. Magnier: A global war in Syria is taking place between the United States and Russia, entitled “The Humanitarian Situation in Ghouta”, east of the Syrian capital, Damascus. It is a dirty war in which any hit under the belt is permitted and the gloves are off, so that any of […]Read More It is not a war against Ghouta but a “cold” war between the USA and Russia, dividing Syria
Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=736d17dc-fece-4757-a21e-7f5525b99da6 Damascus by Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai The Syrian Army will take control of the Kurdish Syrian city of Afrin…. the Syrian Army won’t take control of Afrin? Finally, hundreds of Syrian popular forces (Liwa’ al Baqr – original name refers to Mohamad Bin Ali bin al-Husein al-Baker, the fifth of the twelve Shia […]Read More The “Olive Branch” is breaking: Afrin pays the price of the US-Russia struggle and Turkey is part of it
Published here: https://twitter.com/ejmalrai/status/964735616603885568 https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id Damascus – from Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Negotiations between the Syrian state and the central administration in the Syrian-Kurdish city of Afrin have entered their final stages. One issue remains pending and should soon be resolved. If so, it will prevent the destruction of the canton under the blows of the Turkish army […]Read More The US is observing the return of Afrin into the arms of Damascus with great concern
By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Imad Mughnnieh was a young man who possessed a very developed sense of security. There are very many stories about him: some, of course, are imagined and far from reality. However, right from his youth his remarkable intelligence made him stand out. During one of my trips to Tehran, I was […]Read More A taste of my book on Hezbollah: Imad Mughnnieyh and the CNN’s missed scoop
Damascus, by Elijah J. Magnier: Decision makers in Damascus said “Syria and its allies have decided to move more harshly against Israel, replicating Hezbollah’s strategy in those days (the 90’s), before the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon. For every violation of Lebanese airspace over the capital Beirut, Hezbollah would fire heavy artillery above the Israeli villages […]Read More When Red Lines are crossed in Syria, expect Israel to be shaken.
Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=bbc27d63-9db4-418f-9813-4d8ec12bca7a Damascus – from Elijah J. Magnier : @ejmalrai Damascus air defence downed its first Israeli jet (F-16) ever, at a stroke changing the rules of engagement (ROE) with Israel and sending a clear message that it is ready for war and will no longer be silent on violations of its airspace. This clash has […]Read More Syria Does Not Fear War With Israel: The Rules Of Engagement Have Changed
Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=3006ee23-e4ba-4197-b58e-02316722050b By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai In November 1989, the Lebanese Parliament approved and rectified the Taif Agreement, putting an end to 15 years of civil war. The Lebanese population believed for many years that the shadow of war had gone forever. Nevertheless, the dynamic of the internal politics in the country these last days […]Read More Is Lebanon Protected From Another Civil War?
Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=b57af47c-9ecd-4a11-9762-b14da69f09f5 By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman pushed the Lebanese government into the arms of Hezbollah when he launched his menace against Lebanon’s oil and gas resources during his talk at the think-tank Institute for National Security Studies’ (INSS) 11th Annual International conference in Tel Aviv. Lieberman’s request for international energy […]Read More Israel pushes Lebanon into the arms of Hezbollah
Published here: alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=efaf0511-a3a1-48e6-ac9a- Baghdad, by Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai The Baghdad-Tehran relationship is going through difficult moments. Iran is losing its influence in Mesopotamia. This has nothing to do with replacing the Iran relationship with increased closeness in the US-Iraq or Gulf-Iraq relationships, but everything to do with the way the now famous Iranian General, Qassem […]Read More Iran is Losing Influence in Iraq: Is Qassem Soleimani the Right Person?
Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=95117f99-a921-4885-bc0e-0804d7a16b7e … By Elijah J. Magnier – @ejmalrai Syrian peace talks have taken off in the Black Sea resort of Sochi: around 1400 Syrian representatives from government and opposition groups – all with different views, political agendas and goals – have agreed on 12 principles and strategic resolutions, to the intense dislike of the US and […]Read More From Sochi: the Syrian Caravan is on its way- and the US and Israel are angry
Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=874b5e93-0443-4de3-a769-9ff19ef3086f … via @alraimediagroup By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai The military operation initiated by Turkey at the beginning of the week under the code name “olive branch” is suitable for several players in the Syrian arena and has the potential to embarrass them at the same time. The biggest losers remain the Kurds, who failed to […]Read More Ankara extends the “olive branch” to Damascus that is waiting to pick up the unfortunate Kurds
Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=c2ce8236-9ab9-44c4-afd1-d4cbc90d4072 … By Elijah J. Magnier – @ejmalrai In 2014, the US led a coalition of 59 countries to contain the “Islamic State” (ISIS) group’s expansion but not to eliminate it. For almost a year, and in contrast to Russia, this coalition carried out limited air attacks against the terrorist group without crippling its main source […]Read More Is the US staying in Syria for ISIS or to stand against Iran? Has it learned from history?
Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=f5c00f05-81b5-40ab-a251-9fb80c38acea … via @AlraiMediaGroup By Elijah J. Magnier – @ejmalrai Turkey today launched the “Olive Branch” military operation against the Kurdish region of Afrin, north-west of Syria. The code name was released by the Turkish Chief of Staff who explained that the operation aims to prevent the spread of the People’s Protection Units and the Democratic Union Party […]Read More Russia is offering the US a Turkish “olive branch” in Afrin.
Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=f8352490-5a3b-452d-95be-3437a81088fe … Elijah J. Magnier – @ejmalrai “The US forces will remain in Syria until they are forced to pull out”. This is what a high ranking source in Syria (a decision maker) said, in response to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who revealed the intention of the US operating in the north-east of […]Read More US forces will remain in Syria until they are forced to pull out