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21WIRE's archive of one of the most under-reported areas of Middle East geopolitics, and yet one of the most crucial in terms of charting the future of the region. Here you will find in-depth and timely analysis not found anywhere else.

Russian Special Forces Eliminate Entire Ahrar Al-Sham Terrorist Unit in Idlib, Syria

South Front | Western-backed terrorists sustained major set-back this week in northern Syria.

Lavrov: Syrian Army’s Liberation of Khan Sheikhoun Doesn’t Violate Any Agreement

21WIRE | Russian minister reiterates that ceasefire provisions never applied to terrorists.

US & Turkey Still Actively Protecting Al Qaeda, ISIS: Battle Map Update for Syria – August 22, 2019

21WIRE | It’s been a difficult week for NATO and Gulf state-backed terrorist militants in Syria.

Geopolitical Collusion: Turkey and US Work to Control Northern Syria

Stephen Lendman | Is Turkey really harboring territorial and energy extraction ambitions in Syria?

Syrian Government Forces Drive Terrorists from Stronghold in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib

21WIRE | The tide has now turned sharply in favour of the Damascus, as Syria battles to liberate terrrorist-occupied Idlib.

A New Turkey for the 21st Century: Tayyip Erdoğan’s Career and Deniz Baykal’s Role

Dr. Can Erimtan | As the country’s centenary approaches, the New Turkey is gradually becoming Islamic state in all but name.

Damascus Rejects US-Turkish ‘Safe Zone’ in Northern Syria

AMN | Syrian government officials argue that ‘safe zones’ violate the country’s sovereign and territorial integrity.

SouthFront: Syrian Military Vows to Resume Operations Against Militants

SouthFront | The new ceasefire agreement designed to cease hostilities in northwestern Hama and southern Idlib has just collapsed.

What’s Really Behind US-Turkish Conflict Over Russian S-400 Missile Defense

South Front | The US is desperately playing catch-up to Russia in the area of missile defense.

Turkey’s NATO Status Will Be ‘Unaffected’ by Acquisition of Russian S-400 Missile System

21WIRE + AP | Ankara further defies Washington as it moves closer in its defense ties with Moscow.

Washington is Aiding in the Theft of Syrian Oil

Stephen Lendman | Trump continues to arm both Arab and Kurdish fighters, working closely with them to traffick stolen Syrian oil.

Why the US is Pushing Back on Turkey Over S400 Delivery

21WIRE | US officials believe that Turkey’s move will give Russia access to NATO defense secrets.

İstanbul Election Re-Run: The Culmination of an AKP Policy of ‘Sunnification’

Dr Can Erimtan | The recent Instanbul election was billed as a ‘loss’ for Erdogan, but in many ways it has helped reinforce the AKP’s transition towards a more neo-Ottoman Islamist Turkey.

SYRIA: Turkish ‘Observation Post’ Comes Under Fire in Northwest Hama

AMN | Potential flashpoint here, but no reports of casualties from Turkish military yet.

SYRIA: Russian Forces Repel Massive Rocket Attack on Hmeimim Airbase

21WIRE + South Front | Today’s shelling came from Idlib’s so-called ‘de-escalation’ zone which is actually being held by Al-Qaeda terrorists.

Turkish Army, ‘Rebels’ Launch Offensive to Capture Two Towns in Northern Aleppo

AMN | the Turkish Army and their ‘rebel’ allies are attempting to seize two towns from YPG near town of Tal Rifa’at.

Lawyers tasked with derailing internal Syrian peace process and the failure of ‘international justice’

John Laughland | The ruling on Myanmar and Bangladesh illustrates everything that is wrong with international justice.

New Zealand Censoring Internet Users, Threatening Jail for Sharing Video of Mosque Attack

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | This story will continue to take bizarre twists and turns.

Pentagon Says Multinational Force to Establish ‘Safe-Zone’ in Northeastern Syria

SouthFront | U.S. troops to remain in northeastern Syria after the supposed pullout.

Updated Syria Briefing from Peter Ford: US Withdrawal, Safe Zones, Sanctions, Idlib, ISIS & Israel

GNS | Updated situational briefing from the former British Ambassador to Syria.