(LAHORE, Pakistan.) #Honour Killing Report: Palestinian Authority Pardons or suspended sentences for murders as Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic murderers, who get off lightly now after another woman is hacked to death with an axe #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.13: #Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings…………………..Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.” ……..Until the encouragement Islamic law gives to honor killing is acknowledged and confronted, more women will suffer:

Pakistan: Muslim hacks his sister to death with an axe for contracting a love marriage

“Woman axed to death over love marriage,” Express Tribune, June 11, 2020 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

OKARA: A man axed to death his sister for contracting love marriage……………….The deceased woman was living in Lahore and she had come to visit her parents………………………Police claimed to have arrested the accused an hour later and seized the murder weapon as well………………Reportedly, Saima Bibi, a resident of Baman Zirin village of Ravi got married to a young man named Azam on which her brother Shafqat got upset.He was unhappy with his sister’s marriage….

On Tuesday, Saima Bibi had come to the village from Lahore to visit her parents where her brother Shafqat took the opportunity to kill her with an axe and then fled away….…………………..Police arrested the accused an hour after the incident.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: June.13: 2020:

(BAGHOUZ, Syria.) LATEST: US-backed SDF forces attacked the last #Daesh stronghold amid what they are calling a final push to clear the jihadist group from the war-torn country with airstrikes targeting weapons depots after 500-fighter surrendered on Tuesday #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Mar.11: A CNN team in Syria witnessed airstrikes, explosions and mortar fire in Baghouz after the operation by the Syrian Defense Forces began about 6 pm local time: SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali said on Twitter Sunday that its forces were engaged in “direct violent clashes” and that its planes were targeting weapons depots.

Men suspected of being ISIS fighters wait to be searched by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces after leaving Baghouz last month.

Men suspected of being ISIS fighters wait to be searched by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces after leaving Baghouz last month: 

Earlier Sunday, Bali tweeted that “the timeline … for ISIS to surrender themselves is over” and that SDF forces were ready to “finish what is left in ISIS hands.” 

At its height, ISIS controlled huge swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq: The US-led coalition has been working for years to oust the group from cities and towns: It was not clear Sunday how many fighters and civilians remained in the half-mile-square pocket under ISIS control in Baghouz.

Before the recent offensive started last month, SDF officials estimated that 1,500 civilians and 500 ISIS fighters remained, but as the assault got under way it became clear that the actual number was much higher: On Tuesday about 500 ISIS fighters surrendered to SDF forces. The militants were among a wave of people fleeing fighting in the village, near the Iraqi border, which has been pummeled by US-led coalition airstrikes in recent weeks.

Syria: medical and rescue centers were targeted at least 8 times tonight by SyAF in town of Saraqeb. 3 of them are damaged. Just 6 days ago Al-Hayat Hospital hit tonight gave birth to triplet #Syria https://syria.liveuamap.com/en/2019/9-march-syria-medical-and-rescue-centers-were-targeted-at – CNN’s Kareem Khadder, Scott McWhinnie and Adam Dobby contributed to this report Published: March.11:2019: 

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(ANKARA, Turkey.) JUST IN: US LEAVING #Syria Erdogan MOVES IN as heightened activity starts in postponed military operation on the Kurdish YPG Turkey Demiroren News Agency (DHA) reported on Sunday, adding that some 100 vehicles including mounted pickup trucks and weaponry had made their way to the area #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Dec.23: The heightened military activity comes days after President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would postpone a planned military operation on the Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria after the United States decided to withdraw from Syria; DHA said the Turkish convoy, headed toward the border district of Kilis, located in the southern province of Hatay, included tanks, howitzers, machine guns and buses carrying commandos: Part of the military equipment and personnel are to be positioned in posts along the border while some had crossed into Syria via the district of Elbeyli, DHA said #AceNewsDesk reports 

Turkish Foreign Minister: Ankara welcomes the decision of Washington to withdraw its troops from Syria #Syria https://t.me/liveuamap/4937

Elbeyli is located 45 kilometers (27.96 miles) from the northern Syrian town of Manbij, which has been a major flashpoint between Ankara and Washington. In June, the NATO allies reached an agreement that would see the YPG ousted from the area but Turkey has complained the roadmap has been delayed: Reuters could not independently verify the reason for the reinforcements and Turkish officials were not immediately available for comment. 

Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey will take over the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria as the United States withdraws its troops, adding that the planned operation would target the YPG, as well as Islamic State: Ankara considers the U.S.-backed YPG militia a terrorist organisation and an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency in Turkey since the 1980s.

Turkey has carried out two operations in Syria, dubbed “Euphrates Shield” and “Olive Branch”, against the YPG and the Islamic State in northern Syria. 

Reuters: Reporting by Yesim Dikmen; Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Kirsten Donovan: BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The Turkish military will fight the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) after the U.S. military withdraws from Syria, the Associated Press reported, citing unnamed US and Turkish officials, that Donald Trump had decided to withdraw American troops from Syria after a phone conversation with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkish President Recep […]Source: AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – The Arab Source via AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز http://bit.ly/2GCdzo0
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#SyriaCrisis #IslamicState group killed at least 40 U.S.-backed Syrian fighters, captured several alive and regained areas they lost earlier this month in eastern #Syria near the Iraqi border in some of the most intense fighting in weeks, a war monitor and an agency linked to IS said Saturday #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Oct.28: Members of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have been on the offensive since early September under the cover of airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition to capture the last pocket held by IS in SyriaFriday’s fighting that lasted until the early hours of Saturday began when IS, taking advantage of a sandstorm, launched a counteroffensive against SDF positions east of the Euphrates river in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour that borders Iraq, activists said #AceNewsDesk reports 

Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition, said they have no confirmation of exact figures “as both sides are taking casualties.” He called it a “difficult fight.” “The sandstorm allowed an ISIS counterattack, which was surprising given the conditions, but now the air is clear and the Coalition will continue to increase air and fire support to assist our partners,” Ryan said using a term to refer to IS.

Rami Abdurrahman who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that since Friday IS has killed more than 60 SDF fighters, wounded others and captured at least 20: He added that some 100 SDF fighters have fled the battlefield as the extremist group has carried out suicide car bomb attacks.

The Observatory and the Deir Ezzor 24 activist collective said IS fighters captured the village of Sousa that they had lost control of earlier this week: The IS-linked Aamaq news agency said that more than 40 SDF fighters were killed and posted a video of six gunmen captured alive.

An SDF official did not immediately respond to inquiries sent by The Associated Press: The Observatory said that the fighting continued until early Saturday and that IS gunmen attacked SDF positions on the eastern banks of the Euphrates river in east Syria…………………The last pocket held by IS in Syria is home to thousands of civilians caught in the crossfire with nowhere else to go.

Brett McGurk, the White House envoy for the war against IS, told a conference in Bahrain on Saturday that “the military mission in Syria is the enduring defeat of ISIS.” He said he expected IS would be defeated over the coming months……….“It is very difficult because we are in the last stages, where almost every ISIS fighter is a suicide belt,” McGurk said. “It’s very difficult fighting but we will get it done.”

Last week, U.N. humanitarian official, Jan Egeland said in Geneva that some 15,000-people including IS fighters and their families live in the area: “A lot of civilians there are being attacked from all sides,” Egeland said.

McGurk said that the U.S. and the SDF are holding some 700 foreign fighters in Syria, adding that they are determined that “these people cannot get out of Syria to threaten our homelands or yours: He said the coalition is working with some countries to make sure that “we could try to repatriate these people.”

While the process is underway, McGurk added, the U.S. is working to ensure that they are housed in a facility inside Syria that meets international standards “so that these people cannot commingle and repeat any of the problems that we’ve seen in the past.”

SDF spokesman Kino Gabriel told the Kurdish ANHA news agency on Friday that an international tribunal should be set up to try the foreign IS fighters his group is holding: He said that the SDF has apprehended more than 700 non-Syrian IS fighters in addition to their families.

Sources: N. Syria: Turkish artillery shelled this morning area of Zur Maghar, E. of Jarabulus (SDF-YPG-held territory). NE. Aleppo. #Syria https://t.me/liveuamap/4678 – https://t.me/liveuamap/4676A Turkish military convoy of 20 heavy and armored vehicles enters Idlib, northern Syria, to the Turkish military base in Morek, north of Hama. #Syria Youssef reported from Cairo. Via FoxNews.Com/ 

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Press Review: US & Russia eye Iran retreat in #Syria and Russian mogul seeks Rothschild aid and may become one of the key issues for discussion during a full-fledged meeting between Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump, Nezavisimaya Gazeta says #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Experts believe a good impetus for the meeting may be an agreement on southern Syria: How things unfold in this area would indicate that here the positions of Russia and the United States coincide, the paper writes #AceNewsDesk reports

Top stories in the Russian press on Tuesday

Sources from the Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper say the US is ready to pull out the opposition from the southern areas and even dismantle its Al-Tanf base in exchange for the withdrawal of Iranian and pro-Iranian forces. The point of contention is how far the forces controlled by Tehran should retreat:

If no full-fledged summit between the two presidents is held, they will have a chance to briefly meet in Buenos Aires this fall at the G20 forum, Maxim Suchkov, an expert at the Russian International Affairs Council and head of the Moscow bureau of Al-Monitor, said. One of the major problems is the presence of US forces to the east of the Euphrates River, the expert noted.

“As far as I understand three key issues have been announced – Syria, Ukraine and strategic stability, this means extending or not extending the treaties on reducing strategic offensive weapons, and short-and intermediate- range missiles. It will be more difficult to agree on Ukraine as well as on strategic stability,” Suchkov stressed. It is unclear whether the Americans will enter talks with a joint stance, according to the expert.

Another problem is whether Iran is ready for a compromise. It remains an enigma if Russia has secured Iran’s guarantees that the forces loyal to Tehran will leave Syria’s southern areas, the paper says.

RBC: Sanctioned Russian tycoon seeks Rothschild’s assistance

Oleg Deripaska’s En+ group, which controls assets from energy to aluminum and mining, has hired French-British investment bank Rothschild to find investors who could buy the assets of the holding owned by the sanctioned Russian billionaire.

Hiring Rothschild as an agent to find a buyer of En+ assets is a demonstration that Deripaska is ready to make concessions to the US, partner of NAFCO Law & Tax Advisers company Irina Mostovaya told RBC.

The participation of an international agent as an independent party makes it possible to lower the risks of noncompliance with the US Treasury Department’s demands that Deripaska should be deprived of control in the company, and ensure that persons and companies affiliated with the tycoon do not become new owners of the assets. Meanwhile, Rothschild shoulders serious reputational risks in this deal, Mostovaya cautioned.

It’s hard to imagine an investor, who could have the guts to buy shares from Deripaska now, Corporate Ratings Group Director at ACRA analytical rating agency Maxim Khudalov told the paper. He did not rule out that the Kremlin could make a political decision to lure an investor.

Khudalov expects that Deripaska won’t meet the deadline to sell off his share in En+ by August 5, but it won’t be a problem for the US Treasury Department to extend the deadline. “Now, we see that US sanctions against Russian businesses aren’t getting unanimous support from the Europeans anymore, especially after President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the EU,” Khudalov said. Rusal’s foreign clients may step up pressure on the US Treasury Department because they do not want to lose lucrative business. However, it may take nearly a year to lift the sanctions against Deripaska’s companies, he noted.

Kommersant: No breakthrough expected at Singapore-hosted US-North Korea summit

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has announced its readiness to launch inspections at North Korea’s nuclear facilities within several weeks if an agreement on these checks is reached at the June 12 meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore.

Russian and Korean experts told Kommersant that the parties are expected to achieve some sort of an agreement, but no major breakthrough is expected.

Vasily Kashin, senior research fellow at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told the paper that the June 12 meeting would become “an introduction to endless talks.”

Most likely, the sides will ink a symbolic document that the Korean War has ended de jure, said Vladimir Khrustalev, an expert in non-proliferation. “This is a beautiful project allowing everyone – Pyongyang, Washington and Seoul – to declare themselves as winners,” he told the paper.

Expert of South Korea’s ASAN Institute for Policy Studies Go Myong-Hyun believes that Kim Jong-un should meet Donald Trump halfway, otherwise the domestic political climate in the US won’t permit a second meeting. “If Kim makes concessions, Donald Trump will declare his victory and may allow South Korea and China to provide North Korea with humanitarian assistance.” According to the expert, this will ease the economic situation in North Korea.

“Sanctions will remain in force, but maybe the US will stop blacklisting those vessels which smuggle goods into North Korea,” he said.

Izvestia: Foreign investors return to Russian market

Panic among foreign investors over new US sanctions against an array of Russian companies did not last for long, Izvestia writes. In early April, foreign investors rushed to pull 19 bln rubles ($306.7 mln) out of the Russian stock market, but by the end of the month non-residents brought back more than 60% of their investments (12 bln rubles, $194 mln). According to the experts, interviewed by the paper, this was attributed to the calming of sanctions rhetoric and simultaneous oil price growth.

Fundamentally, the Russian market is attractive and that’s why foreigners quickly regained their positions, Darya Zhelannova, an analyst at Alfa Capital, told Izvestia. When the US Treasury Department explained the terms for lifting sanctions against Russian aluminum giant Rusal, investors understood that this was a single measure, she explained.

Foreign investors are behaving rather pragmatically, Head of the analytical department at Loko-Invest Kirill Tremasov told the paper. Most investments were poured into the shares of raw materials exporters, whose revenues grew alongside oil prices while the ruble continued depreciating, he noted.

The interest in Russian assets will continue rising provided that there are no external shocks, Zhelannova noted. Foreign investors still prefer Federal Loan Obligations (OFZs), Russia’s sovereign Eurobonds and shares of oil and gas companies, the expert said.

Izvestia: Moscow suggests UNSC reforms meet developing world’s interests

The United Nations Security Council should meet modern-day realities and more countries should become permanent members, Gennady Gatilov, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva, told Izvestia. There is no consensus on this issue among members now, he said, noting that any reform should ensure that all world regions are represented.

“The Security Council’s reform is a vital issue, but the solution to it demands the agreement of 100% of the permanent members of the Security Council. Now, none of the proposed options have been supported,” the diplomat elaborated.

An imposed decision, which won’t be backed by a significant number of countries, would split the global community, Gatilov noted.

“Of course, we should prevent this since our goal now is to unify efforts in the Security Council to solve important issues facing the international community. Until now, no decision on expanding the Security Council which would suit all countries has been found,” he emphasized.

One reform proposal is the cancellation of veto rights by the UNSC permanent member-states. The French Foreign Ministry told Izvestia that Paris is calling on all five permanent members to give up their veto right if mass crimes are concerned. However, Russia is against this option.

Moscow has been calling for its BRICS partners, India and Brazil, to be granted permanent membership, but not everyone backs this proposition, former UN Deputy Secretary General Sergey Ordzhonikidze told the paper.

TASS Press review: US, Russia eye Iran retreat in #Syria and Russian mogul seeks Rothschild aid https://t.co/5LEKjeJNnv © EPA/STR https://t.co/z44oNn7HZD: TASS is not responsible for the material quoted in the press review

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#Brittius says keep a watch if Syria lights up, Russia, Syria, North Korea, Iran, all are involved: China remains an open problem however, North Korea, and Iran could be involved: That would mean that China jumps in, to the axis the rest of the world forces on two fronts, leaving the US southern border and Alaska open, as it was, during WW2 #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Apr.11: This is a News & Views on todays #Syria situation developing minute by minute and we have added a ‘ Live Feed ‘ on here: AceTwitterNews.WordPress.Com/ publishing as it happens when it happens and what the world is saying #AceNewsDesk reports

#Brittius says ……..Keep watch on that. If Syria lights up, Russia, Syria, North Korea, Iran, all are involved. China remains an open problem however, North Korea, and Iran could be involved. That would mean that China jumps in, to the axis: It splits the rest of the world forces on two fronts, leaving the US southern border and Alaska open, as it was, during WW2. China is too serious a threat. China has unlimited manpower to throw into any fight…………..The UN remains mute and impotent…………….The International Court, too, is a bunch of buffoons: China knows that and will look to exploit it to the maximum…………I believe President Trump is ill advised, and lacks the intelligence to adequately handle the matter should things go hot and become a shooting war ……Editor says more updates soon but don’t forget check out the ‘ #Syria Live Feed ‘

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#TonyTran2015 says USA is now facing the age old tactics by China: Understanding the Strike-then-Consolate Tactic #AceNewsDesk reports

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#SyriaCrisis WHO says 500 patients showed symptoms of gas attack in Douma over the weekend BUT did not CONFIRM OUTRIGHT that a ‘ Chemical Weapons Attack ‘ had taken place but cited reports: AND OPCW plans what they term as a ‘ fact finding mission ‘ as a number of countries voice opinions w ithout facts to back them and Eurocontrol warns passenger airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Medite rranean region due to the possible launch of airstrikes on #Syria within the next 72 hours.— Haidar Sumeri #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Apr.11: A delegation set to consist of 10 experts will soon head to Syria to investigate the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, the head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) told Turkish media on Wednesday: Local sources and NGO’s working in the area said that at least 70 people were killed and dozens of others were injured in Saturday’s alleged chemical attack by Assad regime forces in the eastern Ghouta town of Douma near Syria’s Damascus #AceNewsDesk reports

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director General Ahmet Üzümcü speaking during a news conference in The Hague October 9, 2013. (Reuters Photo)
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director General Ahmet Üzümcü speaking during a news conference in The Hague October 9, 2013. (Reuters Photo) DAILY SABAH WITH DPA ISTANBULOPCW’s Douma probe could take a month to materialize, chemical watchdog head says Published 22 hours ago

The results of the investigation could take a month to materialize, Ahmet Üzümcü, a Turkish career diplomat and the director-general of the OPCW, said in an interview with Turkish broadcaster NTV.

The experts on the mission will conduct interviews with the alleged victims and collect samples to be examined at the OPCW’s laboratories.

Üzümcü said that the OPCW initially looked into the seriousness of the chemical attack claims after the attack and concluded that they are serious.

At first there were claims of chlorine gas use in the attack, and then allegations on nerve agent use emerged, Üzümcü said, adding that they have been setting up a team and preparing to ask for permission for a probe in the area when the regime invited them to Douma.

After the WHO says 500 patients showed symptoms of gas attack in Syria: The U.N. health agency says reports from its partners indicate some 500 patients showed signs of exposure to toxic chemicals following shelling on the Syrian town of Douma over the weekend: The World Health Organization says patients at health facilities showed “signs of severe irritation of mucous membranes, respiratory failure and disruption to central nervous systems of those exposed.”

A WHO statement Wednesday did not confirm outright that a chemical weapons attack had taken place: WHO also cited reports about the deaths of more than 70 people who sheltered in basements, saying 43 of those people who died had shown “symptoms consistent with exposure to highly toxic chemicals.”

Eurocontrol warns passenger airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean region due to the possible launch of airstrikes on #Syria within the next 72 hours.— Haidar Sumeri (@IraqiSecurity) April 11, 2018:

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(LONDON) Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh Case: Two Britons accused of being Islamic State members and suspected of killing at least 27 and torturing many more in Syria & Iraq have complained they will not get a fair trial because the UK government has stripped them of their citizenship and it puts them at risk of ‘ rendition and torture ‘ as the argument goes on about which country will finally bring them to justice #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Mar.31: Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, from west London, were captured in #Syria in January: They are accused of being the last two members of an IS foursome dubbed ‘the Beatles‘ because of their UK accents………..The pair also said the murder of IS hostages was “regrettable” In an interview with Associated Press from northern Syria, Elsheikh said the “illegal” withdrawal of their UK citizenship put them at risk of “rendition and torture”. Being taken to any foreign land and treated in any way and having nobody to vouch for you,” he said………”When you have these two guys who don’t even have any citizenship… if we just disappear one day, where is my mum going to go and say where is my son?”……..He said he could have “no fair trial when I am ‘the Beatle’ in the media” #AceNewsDesk reports

Reuters Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh were captured by Syrian Kurdish forces

Murder of Hostages

US officials believe ‘the Beatles’ IS cell beheaded more than 27 Western hostages and tortured many more…………Kotey told the Associated Press that he “didn’t see any benefit” to the killings………..”It was something that was regrettable,” he said………He also said many people in IS would have opposed the murders “on the grounds that there is probably more benefit in them being political prisoners”……….The other two cell members – also from west London – were Mohammed Emwazi, nicknamed “Jihadi John”, and Aine Davis.

Mohammed Emwazi, Aine Davis, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikhunknown/HO via Met Police, Kotey, HandoutLeft to right: Mohammed Emwazi, Aine Davis, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh

Emwazi, who was the alleged ringleader and appeared in videos showing hostages being beheaded, was killed by a drone strike in 2015.

Davis was convicted of being a senior IS member and was jailed in Turkey last year.

Among the captives thought to have been killed by the cell were British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, who were beheaded.

Last month, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the two remaining suspects in the ‘Beatles’ gang should go on trial.

She said the US and UK are in talks about what to do with the two men.

Seven known victims murdered by IS jihadist group

Both Kotey and Elsheikh are designated terrorists by the US, which says they have used “exceptionally cruel” torture methods.

UK defence minister Tobias Ellwood said he believed the men should be tried in an international criminal court.

The families of some of the victims also said the pair “should face trial”.

Bethany Haines, David Haines’ daughter, said she hoped they die a “slow, painful death”.

Two British men accused of being in the Islamic State ‘Beatles’ gang say they will not get a fair trial: BBC News https://ift.tt/2E8q1Fm

Original story of their capture as reported in February: The American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces captured two notorious British members of an Islamic State (ISIS) insurgent cell commonly dubbed “The Beatles” and known for beheading hostages, a U.S. military official said Thursday: The official said that El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey were captured in early January in eastern Syria……………..The two men are among four members of the ISIS cell that captured, tortured and beheaded more than two dozen hostages including American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and American aid worker Peter Kassig. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to provide details of the Syrian capture:

The State Department has imposed sanctions on both men: They are believed to be linked to the British terrorist known as Jihadi John, the masked ISIS militant who appeared in several videos depicting the graphic beheadings of Western hostages…………..Their capture was first reported by the New York Times.According to the U.S., Elsheikh traveled to Syria in 2012 and first joined al-Qaida’s branch there, and then later joined IS. The State Department, in imposing sanctions on Kotey last year, said he likely engaged in executions and torture, including electronic shock and waterboarding, and recruited several British nationals to IS………………….According to military officials, the two men represent just a small portion of the hundreds of foreign-born IS terrorists from a number of nations that SDF fighters have captured or killed since October 2017.U.S. officials did not provide any other details of the capture, but said the U.S. government with its coalition partners on the disposition of detainees held by the SDF……………….They said those discussions are private and no additional information would be given.Sotloff was kidnapped in August 2013 after crossing into Syria from Turkey. He was killed on Sept. 2, 2014, and a video was distributed around the world documenting his death. Foley, another American journalist, had been killed a month earlier by the Islamic State. Kassig was an American aid worker captured by Islamic State militants in 2013 while delivering relief supplies to refugees in Syria: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/08/us/politics/britons-detained-american-hostages-syria.html

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#SyriaCrisis (10:42 A.M.) – On Saturday morning, another Turkish military convoy entered northwest Syria bringing with it the forces and equipment required to set up yet another observation base #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Mar.17: According to sources, the new Turkish Army military site will be established just north of Aleppo city atop the mountain of Jabal Anak near the small rebel-controlled city of Anadan: Turkish forces began establishing military observation points in northwest Syrian at the beginning of 2018 as part of a deescalation scheme brokered between Moscow and Ankara aimed at reducing violence across the region #AceNewsDesk reports

The establishment of such sites by the Turkish military come immediately after the Syrian Army concluded its Idlib-Aleppo operation against ISIS and other militant groups: Turkish forces begin to set up new base just north of #Aleppo city https://t.co/Kfeh5sMNgX #Syria #Turkey Al-Masdar News March 17, 2018

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(BEIRUT, LEBANON.) JUST IN: (11:10 P.M.) – Minutes ago, Jaysh Al-Islam published a statement claiming that their forces struck a Syrian Army chopper over the East Ghouta region of Damascus #AceNewsDesk report s

#AceNewsReport – Mar.16: According to the statement, Jaysh Al-Islam fighters fired an anti-aircraft missile from their OSA system, scoring a direct hit on the Syrian Army chopper #AceNewsDesk reports

However, the Jaysh Al-Islam statement did not clarify whether or not the Syrian Army chopper went down – the Syrian military has not confirmed corroborated these claims:

The OSA surface-to-air system was captured by Jaysh Al-Islam in 2013, when their forces managed to capture a Syrian Air Defense base in the East Ghouta.

More details to come…Jaysh Al-Islam claims anti-aircraft missile struck Syrian chopper in East #Ghouta https://t.co/3AMy512b4O #Damascus #Eastghouta #Syria Al-Masdar News March 16, 2018

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#SyriaCrisis Report: Two children reach army points after their parents were martyred by terrorist forces while leaving Ghouta via a Russian humanitarian backdoor due to continuous attacks civilians cannot leave the this corridor FM Zaharova said Friday: The terrorist organizations on Saturday prevented civilians from leaving Ghouta via safe corridor established during the period of the truce between 09:00 a.m. and 02:00 p.m. in a step by terrorists to use the families as human shields #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Mar.04: Civilians cannot leave the region through a humanitarian corridor created by Russia because of continuous attacks, she said speaking at a news conference in Moscow: Four five-hour humanitarian pauses called by Russia began today in Eastern Ghouta at 9 a.m. (0600GMT) A full-scale military operation in Eastern Ghouta is inevitable and necessary, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zaharova said on Friday #AceNewsDesk reports

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Official Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, March 2, 2018 http://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/3106032BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:47 P.M.) – 03/03/18: Moments ago, vanguard forces of the Syrian Army scored a major advance inside rebel-controlled areas of Damascus’ East Ghouta region, seizing the militant stronghold towns of Uataya, An-Nashabiyah and Hazrama: The victory was achieved after an entire day of heavy clashes between the Syrian Army and rebel forces of the Jaysh al-Islam faction near to and inside Uataya.

In the end, superior firepower in the form of tanks, artillery and airstrikes would propel Syrian troops to overrun all militant defense lines and strong-points within the town…….By this advance, the Syrian Army virtually isolated the towns of An-Nashabiyah and Hazrama from all other militant-held areas within East Ghouta and de facto split to the insurgent pocket into two……..However, when the Syrian Army entered An-Nashabiyah and Hazrama, it found the towns to be completely bereft of insurgent fighters who had fled both settlements in the final hours of the Uataya battle to avoid being encircled:

Two children reach army points, their parents martyred while leaving Ghouta
Damascus countryside, SANA- Terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra and other groups affiliated to it targeted with shells and bullets the safe corridor, established to allow civilians top leave Ghouta: The terrorists prevent civilians from getting out of Eastern Ghouta in order to keep them hostage and exploit them as human shields.

SANA reporter in al-Wafidin Camp said that the terrorist organizations fired two mortar shells and bullets against the safe corridor after two hours of the start of the truce between 09:00 a.m. and 02:00 p.m., asserting that no civilian has left from the passage till now: For the fifth consecutive day, a truce between 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. has started to allow the civilians to leave Ghouta as units of the Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with authorities, have adopted logistic preparations to receive the families and transport them via ambulances and public vehicles to the pre-accommodated make-shift centers in al-Dweir in Damascus Countryside.

The terrorist organizations targeted on Friday the safe corridor during the truce with a number of shells and prevented any civilian from leaving, while two children managed to escape from Ghouta despite shooting them by the terrorist groups as they reached the army points and doctors and psychologists are treating them:

The two children said that their parents were martyred after the terrorist organizations shot them while they were escaping Douma towards the safe corridor to al-Wafidin Camp, but they managed to reach the army points and were transported to the make-shift center in the Camp: Terrorist organizations still prevent civilians from leaving Ghouta via safe corridor of al-Wafidin Camp: Last night, a boy and a girl managed to escape #EasternGhouta through a humanitarian passage under severe fire of “moderate terrorists” lionized by British media. Retweet to spread the truth! pic.twitter.com/bBRJx1lzIj Russian Embassy, UK March 3, 2018

The terrorist organizations on Saturday prevented civilians from leaving Ghouta via safe corridor established during the period of the truce between 09:00 a.m. and 02:00 p.m. in a step by terrorists to use the families as human shields

SANA reporter in al-Wafidin Camp said that the period of truce started at 09:00 a.m. for the fifth consecutive day to allow the civilians exit the area: The report added that units of the Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with authorities, have adopted logistic preparations to receive the families and transport them via ambulances and public vehicles to the pre-accommodated make-shift centers in al-Dweir in Damascus Countryside: H. Zain/ Mazen

Syrian Army seizes 3 rebel strongholds across east #Damascus in one fell swoop during massive all-out assault https://t.co/tSAA8DOfbo #SAA #Syria— Al-Masdar News March 3, 2018: #Nusra recaptures 50 towns in #Idlib and #Aleppo from rival Islamist militia amid huge counter-offensive – Map update https://t.co/yagokYmHet #Syria— Al-Masdar News March 3, 2018

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REPORT: New Face of Terrorism: A new report has found out that at least 5,600 #Daesh (ISIL) terrorists have returned to their countries, including the US and UK, as the terror group loses ground in Syria and Iraq #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Oct.25: 5,600 #Daesh terrorists return to their countries, including US, UK: Report: As they are ousted from #Syria and #Iraq they come home ….God help the countries accepting them back #AceNewsDesk reports

PressTV: http://ptv.io/2Ttj The US-based think tank Soufan Center published a report on Tuesday saying that those returning home will be a security challenge for years to come……They include half of the estimated 850 people that left the UK to join ISIL and also 400 of the 3,417 fighters from Russia; 760 of the 3,244 from Saudi Arabia; 800 of the 2,926 from Tunisia; and 271 of the 1,910 from France…….This is while Moscow announced on Tuesday that less than five percent of the Syrian territory remains under the grip of #Daesh terrorists as government forces, backed by Russian air power, press ahead with an offensive to drive the Takfiri outfit out of its main stronghold in eastern Syria……….The Soufan Center’s report says the flow of foreign fighters came to a virtual standstill in late 2015, as the terrorist group began to suffer defeats and states implemented better measures to prevent travel……“Although there is disagreement over the threat that returning foreign fighters may present to their countries of residence or origin, or to other countries they pass through,” the report says…….Returnees may be particularly vulnerable to contact from people who were part of the network that recruited them, or appeals for help from ex-comrades in arms……“In addition to losing large swathes of its occupied lands in Syria, Daesh has also been pushed out of Mosul, Iraq’s third largest city”.……..Thirty-three US states have reported returns over the past two years………..The UK has also been hit with a series of terrorist attacks over the past few months……..London announced in January last year that around 800 Britons had gone to fight with Daesh or other terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq………..#Daesh took control of swathes of land in Iraq and Syria over the past three years with some 20-thousand foreigners joining the terrorist group in the two countries………The head of the UK Security Service, MI5, reported toBBC last week that fewer than expected of the 800 Britons who joined ISIL had returned recently and that at least 130 had been killed……….Those who were still in Syria and Iraq might not now attempt to come back because they knew they might be arrested, Andrew Parker said……….The US and European countries are also believed to be the main suppliers of arms and other assistance to the terrorists, effectively feeding terror that is returning to affect themselves #AceNewsDesk reports are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News

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MOSCOW: MOD: Planes from Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, armed naval ships preparing to strike #Syria militants on #Aleppo outskirts – Interfax – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Oct.08: Monitors of marine traffic say Russian Navy’s flagship Admiral Kuznetsov, carrying 15 aircraft, has arrived in eastern Mediterranean – Independent http://ind.pn/2eAD2L3

Russian defense ministry source: Planes from Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, armed naval ships preparing to strike Syria militants on Aleppo outskirts – Interfax

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#SYRIA War has its price for the civilians of Aleppo with no homes, water or food they can leave the city under a hail of bombs from our so called coalition fighters but the cost from those ready to make money out of misery is 150,000 Syrian liras or approximately $300, Tass reported on Wednesday – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Nov.02: Aleppo Terrorists Promise to Let civilians out of City for $300: TASS // Al-Manar TV Lebanon

Terrorists in Aleppo have announced a price, which civilians have to pay for exit to the humanitarian corridors.

In leaflets, the so-called “Supreme Military Council” of “Jaish al-Fateh” insurgent coalition said that any civilian who would like to get out of eastern Aleppo has to pay – 150,000 Syrian liras or approximately $300 Militants promise to let civilians out of Aleppo for $300 // TASS reported on Wednesday …

Our leadership realizes the level of suffering endured by the city’s peaceful civilians because of the bombardments and the blockade of Aleppo neighborhoods by the Syrian army. After consultation with our brothers, we will let the residents aged under 14 and older than 55 out of the city if each of them pays 150,000 Syrian liras for an opportunity to leave in order to support our brothers fighting on the fronts,” the leaflets said.

This is a racking sum for most people remaining in eastern Aleppo. They do not have food or water.

Where can we find 150,000 liras … and what if a person does not have the money? Does it mean that he or she should die?! We want to get out of here. We have nothing here to survive…,” the local residents said, according to TASS.

To prevent civilian casualties, the Syrian and Russian military have created 8 humanitarian corridors, which both the civilians and the militants can use to get out of the surrounded neighborhoods in eastern Aleppo. The corridors are working round the clock.

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#SYRIA Kurdish YPG to join the US-led coalition into freeing Raqqa of the #Daesh it U.S. military commander in Iraq said on Oct. 26 – Hurriyet Daily News – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Oct.27: Syrian Kurdish YPG will be part of coalition effort to isolate Raqqa, says US commander

Fighters of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG), the military wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), which Turkey regards as a terror organization, will be included as a part of the force to isolate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)-held Syrian city of Raqqa, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq said on Oct. 26.

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SYRIA: Before the ‘ Dust of War ‘ settles in liberated parts of the country rules are being drawn up by leaders forces fighting to free the Syrian people from the #Daesh on who gets what – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Aug.31: Kurdish PYD will not be allowed into ‘liberated areas’ in Syria

Co-chairman of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) Salih Muslim directed accusations against Iran, Turkey and Syrians on uniting despite their conflicts and rifts for the sole purpose of Kurds, amid a suspicious US-Russian silence.

Salih Muslim considered that the oppressive nature of the three countries has naturally allied to face the typical democratic and secular system founded by the PYD in Syria.

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Featured: Video #CROATIA: #Update ‘ Closes seven of its eight border crossings to #Serbia as huge surge of #refugees turned away from #Hungary ‘

#AceNewsReport – Sept.18: Croatia has closed seven of its eight border crossings with Serbia overwhelmed by a huge surge of refugees turned away by Hungary. PM said Croatia will not accept or accommodate asylum seekers any longer.

Some of the refugees appear to be stuck on the border between Croatia and Hungary. Reuters reported on Thursday that a convoy of more than 10 buses which was heading towards the Croatian city of Osijek was turned towards the Hungarian border. Refugees were offloaded at the Croatian border village Beremend, according to a Reuters reporter at the scene. Hundreds of migrants were also witnessed on Friday at a petrol station by a road in the Croatian border town of Beli Manastir.

Scuffles between refugees erupted on Friday at the Croatian Beli Monastir train station as the people were boarding the trains bound for Zagreb. Some were injured and received first aid.

Some were injured and received first aid.

Dozens of refugees staged a silent sit-in protest at the Serbian-Hungarian border near the town of Horgos on Friday. They held placards which read: “We don’t have houses anymore. We will live here,” and “This is shame for Europe.”

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The site was a scene of violence on Tuesday, when police used water cannon and teargas to push back refugees attempting to enter Hungary.

 

Milanovic said on Friday he has called a session of Croatia’s National Security Council. Interior Minister Ranko Ostojic told N1 Television that “it’s a matter of time” before Croatia closes all borders.

Columns of asylum seekers were expected to turn to Slovenia, however the Interior Ministry said on Friday that Slovenia does not intend to open a corridor for the refugees heading to Western Europe to pass through.

“At the moment we have no basis on which we could form a corridor,” Interior Ministry state secretary Bostjan Sefic told reporters.

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#FOIA MOD Documents Reveal Coalition Forces Bombing Syria without Democratic Sanction ‘

#AceNewsReport – SYRIA:July.17: British combat pilots embedded with American and Canadian coalition forces have bombed targets in Syria without democratic sanction, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request has revealed.  Ministry of Defence (MoD) documents obtained by UK human rights group Reprieve on Thursday indicate that British air forces have been covertly involved in military airstrikes over Syria for some time RT Reported via Sources.  

This revelation makes “current debate over whether Britain should carry out such strikes somewhat obsolete,” staff lawyer at Reprieve Jennifer Gibson said in a statement on Friday.

It is alarming that Parliament and the public have been kept in the dark about this for so long,” she added.

An extract from the MoD response to Reprieve’s FOI request says: “UK military personnel embedded with the USA, French and Canadian armed forces have been authorized to deploy with their units to participate in coalition operations against ISIL [Islamic State]

These personnel include pilots flying ISR and Strike missions against ISIL targets using the equipment of those units. Of these three nations only the USA and Canada are operating in Syrian airspace.

The admission says that “UK Embeds operate as if they were the host nation’s personnel, under that nation’s chain of command,” bringing into question the legal basis from UK personnel’s apparently long-running involvement in airstrikes on Syria.

The revelations have created immediate dissent in the government, with Tory MP John Barron telling the BBC that Parliament had said “no to military intervention.

Those troops or individuals should be withdrawn from the embedded program whilst this vote holds sway, while it stills hold authority, until we vote again.

While the UK has been involved in airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq since September 2014, UK MPs voted against military intervention in crisis-ridden Syria in August 2013. The outcome of the vote caused considerable embarrassment to Prime Minister David Cameron, who openly backed the move. 

Responding to a question put by then-Labour Leader Ed Miliband at the time, Cameron vowed to seek another vote before extending combat operations to Syria.

Following June’s terror massacre in Tunisia which left 30 British tourists dead, senior political and military figures in the UK have once again started to push for airstrikes in Syria. In 2013, Britain’s proposed military intervention in the war-torn state was aimed at overthrowing Syrian President Bashar Assad. Recent debate on UK airstrikes in the region has focused on obliterating IS militants operating there.

UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon recently said the extension of British bombing operations to Syria was a logical move. Speaking at an airpower conference held in London on Thursday, he compared IS to Nazi fascists from the 1940s.

The Labour party has called for an explanation from the MoD by Monday morning.

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#ISLAMIC STATE ‘ Attacks on cities in North West #Syria Displaces 60,000 People ‘

#AceNewsReport – June.26: Islamic State attack on the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka has displaced 60,000 people, the UN office in Syria said on Friday.

It warned that up to 200,000 people may eventually try to flee, as cited by Reuters.

IS launched an assault on government-held areas in Hasaka on Thursday, capturing at least one district in the southwest of the city.

The government and a Kurdish administration run separate zones dividing Hasaka, which lies in the northeastern corner of Syria bordering Turkey and Iraq.

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IRAQ: ‘ Minister Slams Islamic State for turning Jonahs Tomb into a Park ‘

#AceNewsReport – IRAQ:June.20: An Iraqi minister on Saturday slammed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) plans to turn the site of the tomb of the Prophet Younis (Jonah) in Mosul – which it destroyed last year – into a park as a “crime” perpetrated against the country’s heritage, a local news outlet reported.

Qais Hussain, the deputy minister of Antiquities and Tourism told the local al-Sumaria News that “there are reports about ISIS’s intention of transforming the tomb into a park and fun city which is another crime against Iraqi heritage.”

Hussain also said the ministry has “a plan after liberating conquered cities from ISIS,” adding that there is “a committee that is currently working to minimize damages being done to heritage sites.”

The site of the tomb is located in the northern city of Mosul, which ISIS seized in June last year. So far the Iraqi government, already backed with Shiite volunteer fighters known as the Popular Mobilization units, has not been able to recapture the city, which has become the group’s stronghold in the country.

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