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The genealogy of the Kurdish question, by Thierry Meyssan

The unanimous international community multiplies its condemnation of the military offensive in Rojava and watches helplessly as tens of thousands of Kurds flee, pursued by the Turkish army. However, no one intervenes, considering that a massacre may be the only possible way to restore peace, given the inextricable situation created by France and the crimes against humanity committed by Kurdish combatants and civilians.

France torches Lafarge cement plant in Syria

On 16 October 2019, the International Coalition set fire to the French-owned Lafarge Cement Factory in Jalabiyeh (on the Turkish border, north of Aleppo) before the arrival of the Syrian Arab Army in the area. Thus, the traces of a secret operation of crucial importance have literally gone up in smoke. The plant had delivered 6 million tons of cement to jihadists for them to build underground fortifications from which to wage a war of position against Syrian government forces, drawing (...)

Russian army occupies US military bases

October 6, 2019 - 12:00 GMT — The Russian army has moved in to take several US military bases abandoned by retreating US forces in North Eastern Syria. Allegations of clashes between the Russian and Syrian armies have all been put to rest, as have the rumors of supposed hostilities between the Russian and Turkish armies. In Manbij, the Russian military police had to arbitrate between Syrian and Turkish forces. The Turkish regular army invaded the 32-kilometer border area into Syria, while (...)

Mild US sanctions against Turkey

In the course of a telephone conversation, President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan agreed that the Turkish army would not take Ain al-Arab, a Syrian border town known in the West under its German (and not Kurdish) name of Kobane which has since become a symbol. At the end of 2015, a battle between the YPG and Daesh was waged in front of television cameras located across the Syrian-Turkish border. Much of the city was in ruins and Daesh had withdrawn. This (...)

PKK/YPF terrorism, a border-based definition

The YPG (People's Protection Units) portray themselves as a Syrian political organization linked to the Turkish PKK. However, the majority of its leaders are not Syrian, but Turkish, suggesting that the YPG are, in fact, the Syrian branch of the PKK. During the Cold War, the PKK was a revolutionary party, with ties to the Soviet Union. It spearheaded an armed struggle against the Turkish dictatorship for the recognition of Kurdish culture. However, the PKK started to fall apart after its (...)

PKK/YPF terrorism, a border-based definition

The YPG (People's Protection Units) portray themselves as a Syrian political organization linked to the Turkish PKK. However, the majority of its leaders are not Syrian, but Turkish, suggesting that the YPG are, in fact, the Syrian branch of the PKK. During the Cold War, the PKK was a revolutionary party, with ties to the Soviet Union. It spearheaded an armed struggle against the Turkish dictatorship for the recognition of Kurdish culture. However, the PKK started to fall apart after its (...)

Syrian and Turkish armies scurry to occupy the ground

14 October 2019 - 17:30 GMT. — North-Eastern Syria is in the throes of a Blitzrieg-like offensive Multiple and contradictory reports all arriving at the same time make verification very difficult. Only those States deploying aerial or satellite surveillance are able to do so in real time. The Turkish army and its Turkmen militias (alternately branded "Free Syrian Army" or "Syrian National Army") are attempting not only to invade the 32-kilometer border strip, but to penetrate the entire (...)

French soldiers trapped in Syria

In the late evening of 13 October, President Emmanuel Macron convened a Defense Council at the Jupiter Command Post in the Elysée Presidential Palace to assess the situation of the military and civilian forces deployed in Northern Syria . • President Macron had secretly added eight military bases to the one already set up by his predecessor President Hollande. All nine are illegal under international law. Their mission was to bolster the dismantling of Syria and the creation of a new (...)

The Hmeimim Agreement

In the evening of 13 October 2019 the Russian army brokered an agreement between the Kurdish YPGs and the Syrian Arab Republic. The parties met on the Hmeimim Air Base operated by Russia in Syria. The Kurdish YPGs swore allegiance to the Republic and abandoned the French mirage of a Kurdish "Rojava" on Assyrian and Arab lands entailing the forced expulsion of the autochthonous population. Having acknowledged the reconciliation, Syria pledged to protect her Kurdish nationals and (...)

The 15 camps of Daesh prisonners in « Rojava »

As at 6 October 2019, Kurdish mercenaries in "Rojava" were guarding, on behalf of the United States, seven detention camps for captured Daesh combatants, plus eight different camps for their wives and children. According to YPG sources, the camps contained 14,800 jihadi fighters and several hundred thousand civilians related to them. Today, we can reveal that the Syrian secret services had asked foreign countries concerned to take back their jihadi nationals made prisoners by the Syrian (...)