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ISIS update 4/26/2016..State Dept never heard of Obama’s ‘no boots on the ground’ in Syria

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 9:58
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President Obama to send 250 US military personnel to Syria

State Dept: More US troops to Syria isn’t mission creep. 25 Apr 2016

White House Explains Why It Is Sending Another 250 Troops To Syria

The propagandic wordsmithery is becoming pathetic as the Obama administration desperately avoids having to admit that it is sending more “boots on the ground” to strengthen its invasion of Syria. Having admitted to “greatly increasing” its operations in the war-torn nation earlier in the month, Defense Department spokesman Peter Cook today outlined why 250 additional Special Forces operatives will be put – in his words – “in harm’s way” to “improve intelligence” carefully adding that “they will not be engaged in direct combat… though can defend themselves.” First President Obama explains…*OBAMA TELLS CBS SPECIAL FORCES TO TRAIN, ADVISE SYRIAN LOCALS

During a press conference with Merkel before the meeting, Obama acknowledged that the influx of migrants, the biggest since World War II, was politically challenging but said the German chancellor was on “the right side of history” for welcoming more than a million refugees into her country.

He also said he opposes proposals to impose a “safe zone” for refugees in Syria. “As a practical matter, sadly, it is very difficult to see how it would operate short of us being willing to militarily take over a chunk of that country,” Obama said Sunday. “And that requires a big military commitment” to protect refugees from attacks.

And then tells CBS’ Charlie Rose: “It represents what I’ve said from the start, which is that us dismantling ISIL is a priority, and although we are not going to send ground troops in to fight, we are going to try to find out what works and then double down. And one of the things that has worked so far is us putting Special Forces in for training and advising local forces but also intelligence gathering. One of the challenges of mounting the fight against a group like ISIL that embeds itself with civilian forces, they’re not isolated. They’re not out in remote areas where we can just hit them on their own. So, having people who develop relationships with local tribes, people who may be going in and out of places like Raqqa, us being able to distinguish between those who we can work with and those we can’t – all of that – is really important.”


“What we’ve seen is the small team that we put into Syria several months ago has been very effective in serving as a force multiplier because they are able to provide advice and support to the forces that are fighting against ISIL on the ground in Syria,” said Ben Rhodes, U.S. deputy national security adviser, using an acronym for the terror group. “We want to accelerate that progress.” So to sum up, just as Russia had been hinting at de-escalation (while in reality it was building up a military presence), now it is the US’ turn – sending 250 SpecOps warriors to “advise” Syrian locals… and to distinguish between those who we can work with and those we can’t.

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Syria: “Riyadh Delegation” Raises Threats to Attack in Aleppo, Damascus

Head of the Syria’s delegation to the Geneva talks Bashar Jafari said that the delegation informed UN Special envoy Staffan de Mistura that the Riyadh delegation had made the threat to carry out attacks in Syria before leaving Geneva talks.

Bashar Jafari, in a press statement, published by Syrian state news agency, SANA, following a meeting with the de Mistura in Geneva, added that the threats made by some members of “Riyadh delegation” before leaving Geneva have been practically translated into the form of terrorist attacks on Aleppo and Damascus provinces.

“The main aim of making such threats was the their failure in dialogue and following the orders of the masters of Saudi group to escalate situation, yet it is not strange that escalation in Aleppo came by terrorist groups, such as Ahrar al-Sham, run by Turkish intelligence, and escalation in Damascus came by the Jeish al-Islam run by Saudi intelligence,” Jafari added.

He went on to say that the message of Riyadh delegation before leaving Geneva was clear which was to break the cessation of hostilities agreement and attacking the Syrian army.

“The Syrian government has sent two identical letters to UN Secretary General and President of Security Council, calling on the Security Council to take immediate and urgent procedures to help the Syrian government fight terrorism according to relevant resolutions and hold states and governments which support terrorism responsible for such a bloody escalation which claimed the lives of tens of Syrian people,” Jafari said.

He added that the problem of terrorist attacks escalation in Syria had a political background and involves foreign interventions, saying “the story has begun when the Saudis attempted to sabotage the talks in Vienna by asking along side Jordan to prepare a list of those who are opposition and not, and to prepare a list on the terrorist organizations and the non-terrorist organizations… yet, the result was, of course, that both governments failed to do so which led to bringing the problem to Geneva and the participation of terrorists in a team, delegation or Saudi Arabia group.”

Syrian government delegation held two sessions of talks with de Mistura on Monday.

Syria: Russian Air Force Hits Terrorist Centers Badly across Aleppo Province

Gathering centers of al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham terrorist groups along their supply routes to the Northern city of Aleppo were heavily bombed by the Russian fighter jets, military sources said, adding the terrorists suffered a heavy death toll in the attacks.

“The Russian warplanes carried out several combat flights over the terrorist groups’ strongholds near the village of al-Mansoureh and Khan al-Assal in the Western part of Aleppo province, which ended in the killing or wounding of several militants,” the sources said.

“The Russian air fleet also bombed terrorists’ sites near the hilltop town of Tal al-Eis in the Southern territories of the province and inflicted major damage on the sites’ infrastructures,” they further added.

Military sources announced on Monday that the Syrian Army equipped its combat units with the Russian-Made BTR-82A armored personnel carriers to enable them to have more rapid and safer anti-terrorism missions in their large-scale operations in the Northern province of Aleppo.

“The Russian BTR-82A armored personnel carriers redeployed by the Syrian Army in the Aleppo province in preparation for an imminent large-scale operation there,” the sources said.

“The smart Russian BTR-82A carriers were transported from the Lattakia to Aleppo in the first wave of advanced arms shipment to Aleppo,” they further added.

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