Map Update: Military Situation In Ras Al-Ayn Area In Northeastern Syria


Map Update: Military Situation In Ras Al-Ayn Area In Northeastern Syria

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The area south of Ras al-Ayn remains the main point of tensions in northeastern Syria. A series of clashes between Turksh-led forces and the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces erupted there during the past few days.



  • RichardD

    It’s always frustrating when a video like the one above neglects to name who the oil is being smuggled to. Which is almost certainly Iraq. Both the Kurds and Iraqis are thieves stealing Syria’s oil with the US. The Iraqis have been central to waging the war against Syria in the NE for it’s entire duration. Particularly after the defeat of the Zionist’s Isis sock puppet terrorists ended any fig leaf excuse for allowing the US to use Iraqi territory against Syria. The US needs to get out of both Iraq and Syria.

    • Im pretty sure the oil is going to ‘Israel’ by way of Iraqi Kurdistan…

      • RichardD

        You may be right.

      • Jens Holm

        And ISIS digged a tunnel for it ???

        • There are two border crossings into Iraqi Kurdistan, at least one is a pontoon bridge. No tunnels necessary.

          • Jens Holm

            A market is needed. Iraq and Iran are totally – so to speak – overcrowded by cheep oil. It make no sense to send any oil or fuel to there. They hardly can store, what they take up.

            By that the markets only can be Assads and Turkey incl. smugling to there.

    • PZIVJ

      Appears most of the oil would be smuggled from Jbessa oil fields in S Hasakah (ENE of AL Shadadi) into Iraq. Area has two road routes 716 and 715 into Iraq. Output is greater than beaten up Omar fields. Syrian govt needs to establish border checkpoints on these two roads !

      • RichardD

        They’d be attacked. The SADF and the Russians need to extend the no fly zone over the NE so that they’re not attacked. And the Iraqis need to get a government in place that will implement the US withdrawal legislation passed by parliament.

        “Parliament passed a resolution in March 2018 “to petition the government to set a clear timetable for the withdrawal of all foreign forces,” but the government ignored the resolution.”

        – The Stalled Effort to Expel U.S. Troops From Iraq –

        • LR captain

          in terms of no-fly zones its usually a first come first serve basis, Where Russia understands a US established no fly zones.

          The US will never understand an no fly zone established by russia they will always see it as contested zone. this is how he US plans to take control of syria in the long term. this is also why SDF need to be disbanded.

          They use with drawn SDF units as pawns Lets a group 200 YPGs member moves into the government control territory. Soon there would be reports of SAA try to forcibly disband YPG members. Then before you know it the US air forces declares that area part of a no fly zone and in its spheres of influence and will start striking the SAA to force it out.

          What needs to happen now is the turks need to get their heads out of their asses and start helping the SAA put pressure on dissolving the Kurdish groups. because as along the Kurds hold territory and US can move freely with in that territory.

    • Jens Holm

      Of course its not Iraq. Those as well as Iranians has big problems sending out their oil themselves.

      And again. I see no replacements for whats is leadership in Bagdad as well as Damaskus, but I see both of them as well as a lot of other things should be changed.

      No normal person as well as know how is allowed. Actually any change is forbidden. Thats why we again see the same sign by demonstrations in Lebanon as well as Bagdad. We also see them inside the different zones in Syria.

      Change is no option. So I agree in, we should never be there as “wersterns and Jews”. By that You You can continue Your own chaos and have no more excuses for doing nothing.