F-15s Bombed US-led Coalition HQ In Syria. So It Doesn’t Fall To Syrian Army

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F-15s Bombed US-led Coalition HQ In Syria. So It Doesn't Fall To Syrian Army

The Lafarge Cement Factory. Click to see full-size image

Two US F-15 fighter jets carried out an airstrike on a US munitions storage bunker at Lafarge Cement Factory, located between Kobani and Ain Issa, Syria.

“On Oct. 16, after all Coalition personnel and essential tactical equipment departed, two Coalition F-15Es successfully conducted a pre-planned precision airstrike at the Lafarge Cement Factory to destroy an ammunition cache, and reduce the facility’s military usefulness,” US Army Col. Myles Caggins, a spokesman for the US-led military coalition fighting ISIS, said in a statement.

The pre-planned airstrike was likely needed because US troops were fleeing the battlefield so fast that they had no time to evacuate all their equipment and destroy facilities.

In addition, US troops vacated Raqqah and Tabqah. The withdrawal is going full-steam, despite US Congress holding a rhetoric against it.

The Turkish side also confirmed the strikes, shortly after the Syrian Army entered the town of Kobani near the US military facility.

The US side maintains that the Lafarge Cement Factory was “the headquarters of the de facto Defeat-ISIS coalition in Syria” prior to its being vacated.

Caggins said that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces “set fire to, then vacated, its facilities and equipment” as “Turkish-backed militias advanced towards the Lafarge Cement Factory.”

On the same day, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to Parliament and said that the Lafarge Cement Factory was “a breeding ground for terror groups.”

In a speech he condemned the vast amount of ammunition and heavy weapons provided for the YPG by Turkey’s allies, particularly the U.S.

“We are seeing 90 kilometer-long tunnels in northern Syria. How do they build these tunnels? Where is the cement to construct them coming from?” the president asked. “The cement for the tunnel construction comes from Lafarge’s plant in the region, a French firm,” he said, demanding an explanation from France, another one of Turkey’s allies in NATO.

According to data provided by Daily Sabah, the French company Lafarge had been providing funds and facilities to the YPG (People’s Protection Units), which is what the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) calls itself when it’s on Syrian soil.

Lafarge operated its factory even during the war, as it was first under protection from the Syrian Arab Army, under President Bashar al-Assad and then it paid ISIS and subsequently the YPG for protection.

“According to a Lafarge internal inquiry, between 2011 and 2013, the group paid around $5.5 million to terrorist groups such as the YPG, Al-Nusra Front and Daesh [ISIS] in order to guarantee Jalabiya’s cement production and supply in the region. According to a judicial inquiry by French courts, Lafarge gave around $15.3 million to various militias between 2011 and 2015.”

Since October 13th, the Turkish embassy in the US has been releasing statements on its official Twitter account, describing what the YPG are, and how they are connected to the PKK, furthermore revealing the hypocrisy of the US in supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), whose core is the YPG.

Furthermore, YPG us under the command of a PKK member, who is even targeted under the “Reward for Justice Program” of the US State Department.

Finally, the praised General Mazloum, who commands the SDF is actually Ferhat Abdi Şahin, according to the Turkish side.

He allegedly killed 41 civilians and wounded upwards of 400 people in his 28 years as part of the PKK.

Since Operation Peace Spring began on October 9th in northern Syria, the Turkish National Defense Ministry provides daily updates of its progress.

As of October 17th, a total of 673 YPG/PKK members have been “neutralized,” meaning they were either killed or detained (surrendered or captured).

The Turkish advance appears to be largely successful and there seems to be little standing in their way, especially with Russia reportedly assisting in separating the Syrian Arab Army from the Turkish forces.

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  • Rodney Loder

    Russia is not going to help Syria regain the Golan, but Turkey will.

    • Saso Mange

      Syria can manage by themselves. Israel = 8 mil people. Syria (if things stabilize and people return) = 24 mil people.

      Since the war game has changed and Israel doesn’t have enormous technology superiority anymore i believe that manpower will decide.

      • Rodney Loder

        The power of man was divested into the Messiah Event long before history was invented, i alone am the only.man that has ever defied gravity and floated while holding on to a bed sheet made of tiny stars, i decide everything simple as that.

        Now about israel what I’ve decided ; – since I maintain about which there is nothing with least importance and I am the fastest Prophet ever on 2 wheels ; – unless israel can come up with a faster Prophet by tomorrow 8 am Nowra Motoplex racing circuit then israel is defunct .

        Be there with your racing Prophet if you are extraterrestrial like myself or be square smashed into a round a — e hole same as what happened to the homosexual Freemason Sid Loder.

    • Willing Conscience (The Truths

      Erdogan is the greatest anti Zionist of all for sure, and if he could he would give the Golan heights back to Syria, but he’s been in the process of destroying Syria for the last 8 years, so I’m not sure Syria would want his help anymore, even to get the Golan heights back.

      • Saso Mange

        I do not really think that Erdogan is either pro or anti Zionism. He plays a different kind of the game and where that fits it’s still hard to say, for me at least.

        • Willing Conscience (The Truths

          Erdogan is about the most vocal anti Zionist around bar none, he’s been the biggest thorn in Israel’s side for a decade now, no one even comes close to doing the same amount of damage he’s done to Israel, not even the Iranians and Hezbollah.

          • Saso Mange

            I do not know for sure mate. Relaxation of ties with Israel, even after humanitarian fleet raid is one of the events which make me have my doubts.
            Another aspect of his Israeli relations, one which shadows Erdogan’s true intentions is that he does talk about human right violations but he never address Zionism as the essence of this problem. Not one single time. Not to mention isolation of Hamas after 2006 elections. This shit goes deep.
            Also, no one can compare with Hezbollah as they are the only force in the region which managed to defeat Israeli expansionism.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            It’s Erdogan’s terrible rhetoric about Israel and his vocal defence of the Palestinian cause that I read most in Turkish news, he gets pretty vocal in damning them on a regular basis.
            Here’s a few articles from other sources but Turkish news is the best to read,
            https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/erdogan-hits-back-netanyahu-is-a-terrorist-israel-a-terror-state-1.5963819
            https://www.france24.com/en/20190504-erdogan-condemns-israeli-gaza-bombing-turkish-news-agency-offices

            This line in particular spells out what Erdogan thinks of the Zionists,

            “I am using all means available to end Israel’s occupation in Palestine and restore peace and tranquility in the region,” the Turkish leader was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu Agency”.
            http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-02/02/c_137795605.htm

          • Saso Mange

            That was just abuse of good tactic. Populism moves everything these days. Rhetoric rarely reflects ones political reality.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            Erdogan’s good at exploiting situations for his own advantage true, but this is a cause dear to his heart as well so I’m sure he wasn’t just pretending.
            Here’s part of an article that tells us what the Israelis really think of Erdogan,

            “you have become arguably the most virulent anti-Israel leader in the world, spewing dangerous rhetoric for political gain and inciting the Turkish population to violence against the Jewish people”
            https://disq.us/url?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.arabnews.com%2Fnode%2F1395271%3ASE7xl1y8MJemsj7sOAdHqYjyzqU&cuid=3606370

            Both Trump and Erdogan are accused of exploiting the populism vote but that’s a misconception, in fact both leaders often do the opposite, they lead their countries in directions that no one would’ve ever considered popular, leaving the voters to make up their minds afterwards. But of course every politician in the world exploits the populism vote, that’s how you get elected, you can’t get elected proposing things the voters don’t agree with you on. But once you’re elected you get to do what both Trump and Erdogan are doing, creating new issues for people to think about and to vote on, not what the MSM tells the people is important, the perceived populism vote.
            These two leaders seem to ignore the populism vote when they can and create their own agendas, their rhetoric doesn’t mimic their msm news, they creates the news, most other National leaders just parrot what their local msm says every evening on the 6.00pm news, but Erdogan and Trump don’t, they break the news no one was expecting, that’s not what I’d call populism moving everything nowadays.
            These two politicians create populism with their new ideas and directions, they aren’t just slaves to it, neither of them are very good politicians/diplomats but they are good leaders, and good leaders don’t need to appease the voters, they need to bring them on board with new ideas and directions, sadly Erdogan’s direction means a lot more people will have to die so I’m on Trumps side concerning Erdogan and the Muslim Brotherhood, Sharia law in Shia Iran is bad enough but Sharia law in all the Sunni Islamic countries in the middle east would be even worse still, so he has to be stopped at all costs. When I say good leader I’m not referring to moralistically good, I just mean charismatic and inspirational, Erdogan’s a good leader but totally evil.

          • Saso Mange

            Most zionist oriented Israelis see Erdogan as Antichrist even tho many know where the devil is hiding.

          • DaBoiiiii

            What is this drivel.

            The Turks have had diplomatic ties to the Israelis for ages. He is vocal, but on terms of action he has done nothing against the Zionists. Hell, he has aided them by almost destroying Syria. Had Syria been defeated, Israel’s position against it’s real enemies, Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran would be much better.

            You described him well. “Vocal”. Nothing else.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            Are you kidding me, what planet are you from, Erdogan still wants to continue hostilities against Syria, Assad and the Kurds, but the Israelis want him to stop, read some Israeli and Turkish news. The Israelis have consistently been saying Assad can remain in power since June 2018, and Erdogan’s been saying the opposite. Yes you can remind me what happened 8 years ago but that was 8 years ago, back then, Israel, the US, the EU, Turkey, and the Arab League all took part in the attempted ousting of Assad, but things have changed since 2011, now Israel, the US, the EU, and the UN all say Assad can remain in power, and the Arab league are not just saying Assad can remain in power, they’re demanding that Assad remains in power, and they’re also demanding that all Turkish forces should be removed from Syria and all other Arab territories [Libya, Iraq] too, but Erdogan up until yesterday has consistently been sayin Assad as to go.

            “A decade after we gave you our award, you have become arguably the most virulent anti-Israel leader in the world, spewing dangerous rhetoric for political gain and inciting the Turkish population to violence against the Jewish people.”
            https://www.arabnews.com/node/1395271
            https://ahvalnews.com/turkey-israel/turkey-opposed-anyone-stands-israel-says-erdogan
            https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190917-palestinian-developments-are-straining-turkey-israel-relations/

            You think Erdogan’s a toothless tiger do you, all talk and no action hey, but the Muslim Brotherhood doesn’t agree with you, and up until 2 years ago they would’ve told you Erdogan was practically their world leader, but not anymore they won’t, now that Trumps trying to have them put on the designated terrorist list, now they don’t even mention Erdogan anymore, and Erdogan’s distancing himself from them too, but we all know the truth already, at least most of us do.
            2015/16 Isis was making inroads into Egypt and Jordan thanks to Erdogan’s Muslim Brotherhood meddling, and if the war in Syria was allowed to continue both those countries could’ve possibly ended up just like poor old Syria nearly did, you may not read Arab news but I do, both countries were at the brink of exploding with Isis due to the MB’s help.
            Hence the Arab league’s change of heart, Assad had to remain in power to combat the Muslim brotherhood [Isis], if Assad fell and Syria fell, Jordan and then Egypt would’ve been next possibly.
            But the Arab league managed to convince both Israel and the US that Assad should be allowed to remain in power to combat Erdogan, the Muslim Brotherhood [MB], and Isis [all the same thing], and that’s why in June last year all parties agreed Assad could remain in power, the Arab League, Israel, the US, most of the EU, and the UN, but Erdogan, the Muslim Brotherhood [MB], and Isis still say he can’t remain in power.
            The Arab League stopped the war in Syria way back in June last year, and they got all the other parties on board by pointing out exactly where Israel lay on the map, and asked Israel if they’d like the MB and Isis as 3 of their neighbours, and no they didn’t like that idea at all, so they all changed their mantra’s from “Assad has to go” to “Assad can stay”.
            Erdogan wants to change the whole middle east and the rest of the Muslim world into a Sunni version of the Iranian political system, just swap Sunni for Shia and you have all the Muslim Brotherhoods and Erdogan’s dreams come true, which would be a nightmare for Israel, the leaders of all the Arab countries and most of their populations.
            You may think Erdogan’s a toothless tiger but that’s only because you don’t read enough Arabic news, Erdogan’s trying to take over the whole Muslim world and you call him a toothless tiger. The Ottoman empire, Erdogan and the MB aren’t just a worry for just Syria and Iraq, the whole Arab world sees them as their new mortal enemies and tells everyone what they really are.
            Erdogan has become one of the most powerful men in history and you’re calling him a toothless tiger, “Vocal”. Nothing else”, but the EU knows what sort of power Erdogan has, Erdogan directs huge blocks of voting EU Muslims to vote and lobby for the things he and the MB want, Sharia law in not just Muslim countries ,but areas of countries like France and Britain where it would also be respected and obeyed.

            Everything I’ve read for the last decade concerning the Erdogan/Israeli relationship is more or less like the articles I linked, all bad, but if you’ve found something nice they’ve had to say about each other please let me know, I must have missed it.
            I’ll repost just a part of the last article again,

            “you have become arguably the most virulent anti-Israel leader in the world, spewing dangerous rhetoric for political gain and inciting the Turkish population to violence against the Jewish people.”

            “The pen is mightier than the sword”, and so is rhetoric and ideology, and Erdogan has mastered the use of both, but you say “Vocal”. Nothing else”, I completely disagree, I think he’s the most dangerous man alive today.

          • DaBoiiiii

            Wow. You have typed a lot but said very little.

            Yes you are correct, due to their failure in Syria, the Turks and the Arabs and US have had their differences. And therefore they have decided to shift their priorities, and the Arabs don’t like Turkeys influence increasing, hence they support Sisi against Morsi, and hate Qatar and want to return to relationship with Assad to make sure Turkey is not the only nation with influence in Syria.

            However, your hysteria is simply a product of this Arab News you are reading. This propaganda the Arabs are spewing is based on truth, but over exaggerated. Yes, he wants to increase his influence. They idea that he can pull off what you are saying is ridiculous.

            He failed to install friendly government in Egypt, his main Arab ally Qatar has been ostracized, and his proxies in Syria will soon also be gotten rid of. And he is yet to achieve his goals of friendly government in Libya and Tunisia.

            Failure upon failure, and you speak as if he is this superpower.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            40 nukes in the backyard of a madman who ignores all international norms of diplomacy and decency, a known Collaborator with Isis according to damning Russian evidence, and up until 2 years ago the biggest supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood bar no one, and you say he’s a failure and no threat, LOL I don’t.
            And the MB aren’t that big a deal eather hey, that’s why the Russians have the MB on their designated terrorist list, and Trumps trying to do the same, they don’t see them as a threat do they.
            The Arab League did stop the war in Syria back in June 2018, Erdogan just rekindled it again for his own purposes, but I suppose you have a better reason to explain the abrupt change in attitude towards Assad and the fact that all parties except for Erdogan started saying Assad can stay in power back in June 2018, and all the Arab countries made a bee line straight to Assad’s door straight afterwards, even the Saudis are trying to repair diplomatic ties with Syria.

            “What is this drivel”
            “Wow. You have typed a lot but said very little”

            You’re wrong, Turkey and Israel don’t enjoy good diplomatic relations at all, they’re at the lowest point they’ve been for over a decade now.
            Here’s what the wiki has to say, I suppose you’re going to call this drivel as well.

            “During his speech in Vienna on 1 March 2013 at a United Nations event, Turkish Prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan devoted to dialogue between the West and Islam, decrying the rising racism in Europe and the fact that many Muslims “who live in countries other than their own” often face harsh discrimination. Erdoğan described Zionism as “a crime against humanity” saying, “It is necessary that we must consider—just like Zionism, or anti-Semitism, or fascism”

            “In August 2013, the Hürriyet reported that Erdoğan had stated to a meeting of the AKP’s provincial chairs that Israel was responsible for the recent military coup in Egypt which overthrew Mohammad Morsi. Erdoğan reportedly stated “Who is behind this? Israel. We have evidence” – specifically, Erdoğan cited a video posted online of Tzipi Livni speaking with French intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy”.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel%E2%80%93Turkey_relations

            You’re not really too bright are you, maybe that why you said this “Wow. You have typed a lot but said very little”, but the Wicki agrees with me and not with you, and so does Erdogan, which means you’re totally wrong about everything, don’t you feel silly now, but that’s what you get for being a DUMB troll.

          • DaBoiiiii

            You’ve actually said nothing, again.

            What you are saying is not wrong, you are however over exaggerating his hatred of Israel and his power based on things he has SAID and not DONE. Which was my original point. He has done nothing to show he is some dude primed to be one of the most powerful men in the world. Muslim brotherhood lost everywhere they went. That doesn’t mean they aren’t terrorists. They are designated terrorists because they are terrorists, not because they are scary.

            Turkeys relationship soured with all its previous allies because it believes they had a part in the coup. This includes Israel, USA, Europe and the Arabs. Erdogan doesn’t like them anymore, though he is not a staunch enemy of Israel like Iran or Hezbollah. When Morsi went to power, he did nothing about the Camp David agreement.

            But who cares about all that, right? What matters is that Erdogan said some scary things, and the Arabs are frightened.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            The MB is powerful because it isn’t on everyone’s designated terrorist list, not the UN’s or the EU’s or most nations, and that’s because of Erdogan influences on the politics of some EU countries stop it, so they have to deal with the MB as a political entity, while the MB does exactly the same thing it did in Egypt before it took over [elected in]. In Egypt now you could probably skin a MB follower alive on the street and get away with it, in the international courts too, only joking LOL. No threat hey, but the world turns a blind eye to what’s going on in that hell hole Egypt has become now the MB were booted out of office with no objections.
            You do realize that the Shia crescent isn’t very influential on the Sunni Muslim world don’t you, but Erdogan is, and he wants the same system as the Iranians have, democracy but with Sharia law as the central pillar that all the other tiers are subservient to, practically exactly the same system the Iranians have.
            Just watch what the Arab league does next, i predict they’re going to come out swinging soon, with ultimatums of their own to the US and UN and EU, and they have all the cash and oil, the Turks don’t.
            The Israeli’s, USA, Europe and the Arabs probably did try to kill Erdogan, he’s probably right about that, and I think they’d all still be happy to put a bullet in his head even now, maybe they might before this is all over.

        • FlorianGeyer

          Erdogan plays the game of ‘ Me First ‘ and will drink blood with anyone who recognises that.

    • Garga

      New picture, cool.
      Rodney, you look much more handsome, wise and sage than before. What’s your secret?

      • BMWA1

        Trump juice

    • EveryoneIsBiased

      You still that ISIS supporter?
      Even your beard grows longer.
      But still sucking Erdogan cock. No wonder.

      • Rodney Loder

        IS are the slaves of Allah (swt) the people Allah (swt) loves the best.
        The wars of attrition are the wars of devotion, Allah (swt) knows best.
        Only I the second last Prophet of Divine manifestation can communicate with IS, and by the way someone of your resemblance will die because of what you posted, to me.

        I have done everything possible to stoop my Brothers acting like that, but they won’t listen to me they think I’m only kidding .

        • EveryoneIsBiased

          Yeah, i do remember right.
          You know why your muslim brothers dont listen to you?
          Because, that that “Every muslim is equal under the word of Allah” is BS. It is not in their heart, only in their propaganda.
          In the truth, the western Jihadis were used for the worst jobs, suicide missions, while the leadership positions, best jobs and spoils all belong to the Arabs.
          They use Islam as a way for power, spoils.
          Just like you believe your childish death threat. Your Caliph can suck my dick.
          Just like you would suck Arab dick when your “brothers” would lay hands on you. For them, you are a white clown acting like a muslim. Nothing more. And in that alone, i can agree with them.
          In-shallah.

          • Rodney Loder

            None of that means anything because I’m real and your not, I never supported the Caliphate everything I have ever said on or off the internet is recorded, what I said was the Caliphate was a temporary institution put in place by Allah (swt) to draw down al-Zawahiri, most of my Muslim brothers and sisters do listen to me since I am acknowledged as the pretended Messiah by al-Nour that means I have the opportunity to state my case in Damascus.

            It’s not my fault Assad wants to stymie Islam, I can’t be all things to all Muslims some Muslims feel the truth of my mission needs some forthright bone breaking, I can’t help that, and besides I am also talented in other artistic endeavours that Allah (swt) takes great pleasure in, so I have many other duties to attend too.

            If Middle East Muslims can’t organize my attendance in Damascus and my witness on the internet causes blasphemy and careless denigration of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) I will be forced to abandon any peace initiative, in which case the Freemason swine and Christian traitors will have at their disposal the power of God until the privations caused by their usurpation of my intellectual property become a manifestly obvious.

            Some Muslims say that only the center part in the cranium can prevent that inevitability, but I’m happy to let Allah decide.

    • Albert Pike

      Why don’t you look at the ambitious map of the Turkish Minister of Defence for the new Ottoman Empire, called the ‘Turkish United States’ – there is nothing going on Syria or the Golan Heights, which would restrict the Yinon Plan:

      https://www.facebook.com/MSB.HulusiAkar/posts/2454256784845900h

      • Rodney Loder

        Haven’t got time at the moment, but all thst is changing, look at me I’m RTfriend on OPP communicating with the power brokers, Gadaffi said Libya’s best bet was to tie up with the people without significant International authority and the give Sarkozy help i think it’s better to tie up with people who have authority and bleed the Freemason swine.

        Brother Erdogan if he wasn’t a politician we wouldn’t know him today and he wouldn’t be able to pull the ground out from under their Zino stinking feet like he’s doing right now.

      • tonia

        The page might be removed, for it says “page not found”. :(

        • Albert Pike

          He must have removed it during the day. Hal Turner posted the link first, I thought it was miss information but the facebook site was real…

  • Johan

    They made an agreement, Trump, Erdogan and Putin to cheat on every one els. Russia and Erdogan do not have any consideration toarts humanity. Erdoğan declared on Sunday: “I am not interested in whether they are Kurds, or this or that. They are not human in the first place. Terrorists. We see terrorists and humans differently.”
    And for Trump and Putin they chose for the 30 pieces of silver instead of morality humanity and honour . Why els there is still no no-fly zone.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Or maybe the ammunition cache was old and dangerous and too difficult to move, and even more unbelievably the US didn’t want members of the SAA to get killed when trying to move or dispose of it, so they just did it themselves to avoid accusations of booby traps, -scoff, BS, troll-, no I’m being serious, THE US IS PULLING OUT, if that’s become possible perhaps my proposed scenario is also possible too.

    • Bill Wilson

      The US forces forces didn’t have the time to bring in trucks to haul off the ammo so probably allowed the SDF to grab what they could use before bombing the depot. It probably held artillery shells and mortar bombs that could be used in the Turk’s NATO weapons.

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        Since the US is being so cooperative latey anythings possible.

  • AM Hants

    I wonder what they needed to hide?

    • Vitex

      The phrase ‘dead men tell no tales’ comes to mind.

      • AM Hants

        No doubt, the US are also hoping they leave no DNA as well.

    • northerntruthseeker .

      A LOT of the dead bodies from the victims that they genocided during their horrific “ethnic cleansing” operations of last year and earlier this year, most probably!

  • antoun

    GVT french and lafargue love it el quaida daesh and kurds!!

  • Ivanus59

    Turks and their “FACTS” lol, where’s the fact about iSIS and Al Qaeda and other Saudi, Israeli, UK, USA’s and French supported “FSA” jihadists using Turkey as a launch pad and rearm point for their invasion of Syria for over 8 years of the war?
    We remember how when SAA was fighting terrorists near the border with Turkey the Turks would provide artillery support against SAA to the terrorists (at Latakia front).