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US chemical blame-game: Well-timed PR stunt or trick to justify military presence in Syria?

By boldly blaming Russia for all the chemical weaponry-related incidents in Syria, the US may be seeking to ramp up tensions and jeopardize the peace process in the country, while diverting attention from its own destructive role. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has named Russia ultimately responsible for each and every chemical attack in Syria, regardless of whom actually ...

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US rejects Moscow-proposed UN mechanism to probe Syria chemical attacks based on facts

The US has firmly rejected a Russian-drafted Security Council resolution seeking to establish an objective investigative mechanism to probe all allegations of chemical attacks in Syria “based on impeccable and irrefutable data.” “We want to rise above the differences and propose [the] creation of a new international investigative body,” tasked with establishing facts and seeking those responsible for the use ...

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US blames Russia for new reported chemical incident in Syria, regardless of who actually did it

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pointed the finger at Syrian President Bashar Assad for the reported chemical incident in East Ghouta, while ultimately blaming Russia for it, regardless of who actually committed the attack. Tillerson produced his accusations against Moscow while speaking at a conference in Paris, designed to a create the ‘International Partnership against Impunity for the Use ...

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Turkish actions in Syria distract from efforts to defeat ISIS – US defense secretary

Turkey’s operations in Syria are distracting from efforts to ensure the defeat of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and risk “exacerbating the humanitarian crisis” in the country, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. He noted that Ankara’s operation against Kurdish fighters in Afrin, northern Syria, also risks worsening the humanitarian crisis in the area, as well as in other parts of ...

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Kurds & Turks face off in violent brawl at Hannover Airport over Ankara’s op in Syria (VIDEO)

A mass brawl between Kurds and people reported to be Turks broke out at Hannover Airport on Monday. Fists flew as demonstrators protested Turkey’s military action against Kurdish fighters in Syria. According to preliminary police figures, the fight involved up to 180 Turks and Kurds, amid Ankara’s operation to drive out YPG units from Afrin, Syria, local Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung ...

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Turkish Army extends Syria operation to Azaz district, east of Afrin – state media

Published time: 22 Jan, 2018 11:35 Edited time: 22 Jan, 2018 11:51 Turkish armed forces have advanced into the Azaz district of Syria, east of the Afrin region, state Anadolu agency reported. This comes as Operation Olive Branch against Kurdish forces enters its third day. he Turkish military have thus continued their operation’s ground phase, which began on Sunday. Ankara ...

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Turkey fires barrage of missiles on Kurdish-held targets in Syria (VIDEO)

Video footage has emerged showing an intense Turkish missile assault on Kurdish-held positions in Afrin, Syria as part of Ankara’s ‘Operation Olive Branch.’ The footage, posted online by RT’s agency Ruptly, shows missiles flying over military vehicles, leaving behind heavy clouds of smoke. Sunday’s ground-to-ground strike forms part of a broad attack on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria launched on ...

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Last thing Syria needs after beating ISIS is another conflict – German FM on Turkish op

Germany’s foreign minister has spoken out about the Turkish operation in Afrin, saying the last thing Syria needs after its fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) is a new military confrontation. “We have been monitoring the developments in northern Syria with concern. The military confrontation between Turkey and the Kurdish forces carries risks that are inestimable,” Sigmar Gabriel said, ...

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Investigate chemical incidents in Syria instead of blaming Damascus & distorting our views – Moscow

Russia has called for an investigation of all chemical incidents in Syria, as the US has ignored all evidence of terrorist involvement while portraying the allegations against Damascus, based on shady sources, as the truth. “All the ongoing attempts by the US to accuse the Syrian government of using chemical warfare agents in combat against the so-called “opposition” are based ...

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Russian MoD accuses US of stirring up tensions in northern Syria with arms supplies

The US is fuelling the crisis in northern Syria and the ongoing Turkish military operation against the Kurds through reckless weapon supplies to pro-American rebel groups, Russia’s Defense Ministry has said. “The Pentagon’s uncontrolled deliveries of modern weaponry to the pro-US militants in the north of Syria, including, according to our information, contributed to the rapid escalation of tensions and ...

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