Syria Daily: Regime Demands UN Action Over Israel’s Strike on Chemical-Missile Complex

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Fire at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center after Israeli airstrikes in Hama Province, September 7, 2017

The Assad regime has demanded a UN response to Thursday’s Israeli airstrikes inside Syria on a complex involved in the regime’s chemical weapons and ballistic missile programs.

The Israeli raid targeted the facility of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center, which has overseen chemical and missile development, near Maysaf in Hama Province. The regime’s military has not acknowledged any connection to specialized programs, but has said two troops were killed in the strikes.

See Israel’s Warplanes Strike Regime “Chemical Weapons Center” in Syria

The regime’s Foreign Ministry sent a note to the UN Security Council later Thursday, declaring “the catastrophic consequences of such attacks which complement the ISIS crimes and practices”.

The Ministry also did not refer to the nature of the SSRC, referring only to “one of the Syrian military positions”. It maintain Israel’s motive was upset over “the great achievements made by the Syrian Arab army and its allies in their war against terrorism”, including this week’s breaking of the Islamic State siege of Deir ez-Zor city in eastern Syria.

Without providing evidence, the Ministry claimed Israel is seeking to protect both ISIS and the jihadists of Jabhat al-Nusra, now known as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham and part of the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham bloc.

Israel does not officially confirm its periodic airstrikes, which have included attacks on warehouses and convoys with advanced weapons for the Lebanese organization Hezbollah and the killing of Hezbollah and Iranian officers near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

However, former head of Israeli military intelligence Amos Yadlin said Thursday that the strike on the SSRC included the targeting of “precision missiles which will have a significant role in the next round of conflict”.

He continued, “The attack sent three important messages….Israel won’t allow for empowerment and production of strategic arms….Israel intends to enforce its red lines, despite the fact that the great powers are ignoring them….The presence of Russian air defense does not prevent airstrikes attributed to Israel.”

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  1. US blocking of ISIS busses – “This forced six buses to turn back toward the city of Palmyra — and the protection of the Syrian army and Hezbollah.” — and we were told here that the Assad regime fights ISIS. But here we see that ISIS is seeking protection from the Assad regime.

    This puts the lie to those who claim the SAA is fighting ISIS. It is obvious that they are making deals with the SAA which lets them go free – probably to join HTS in Idlib and to fight secular SDF.

  2. Syria protests the meddling of the UN human rights council into investigation of chemical attack
    http://sana.sy/en/?p=113485
    “It is within the competence of fact-finding teams formed by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to announce the final results after its ongoing investigations are over.”

    The OPCW has confirmed the use of a sarin-like substance in Khan Sheiykhoun, but has yet to attribute blame or even declare how the agent was deployed. Independent weapons inspectors have dismissed the “finding” of the UN council (itself based on an earlier report by Human Rights Watch) claiming that the munition responsible for dispersing the agent was an off-the-shelf sarin aerial bomb produced in the Soviet Union. Most analysts regard it as being an artillery rocket. It was previously described on this site as a “missile”.

  3. The first Congress of #Syria’s Women with 150 Kurdish, Arabic, Syriac/Assyrian delegates took place today in the city of #Manbij (ANHA) https://t.co/KKFYhCaFwQ
    https://twitter.com/dersi4m/status/906193292613832704 9/8/2017

    “Kongreya Star is a confederation of women’s movements through out the region of Rojava, a predominantly Kurdish area of northern Syria, also referred to as West-Kurdistan. Kongreya Star was founded in 2005 and originally called Yekîtîya Star. Under the fierce oppression of Bashar Al Assad’s Ba’th regime, women in towns and villages across the northern areas of Syria began to come together and organise themselves, creating a strong basis for the confederated women’s movement. Kongreya Star plays an active role in organising women across all areas of life: education, culture and arts, economics, self-defence, social affairs, problem-solving and justice, politics, local government, ecology, press and media and international relations”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2l6kiI7fjA
    https://www.facebook.com/flintsparc/posts/10155604449189664 8/11/2017

    TEV-DEM (Movement for a Democratic Society) Executive Council member Aldar Xelîl spoke at an assembly with the martyrs’ families at the Martyr Delîl Sarûxan Cemetery in Qamişlo. The meeting focused on the latest political and military developments in Syria.

    Cizîrê Canton’s Finance Council Co-chair Remziya Mihemed and dozens of families of martyrs from the Qamişlo Canton attended the meeting, which was organised by the Martyrs’ Families Council.

    The meeting started with a minute of silence, followed by a speech of TEV-DEM Executive Council member Aldar Xelîl who spoke about the role of martyrs in the Rojava-Northern Syria Revolution and said: “We owe everything and all diplomatic, political and military gains we have achieved to our martyrs played a primary role. We are living free today thanks to the fighters of the YPG and YPJ who are battling ISIS on the very front lines and in the so-called capital of those gangs and are liberating the city Raqqa from them inch by inch.

    Xelîl stressed that the resistance put up by Northern Syria’s youths of both genders equally has finished off the ISIS gangs and said: “The resistance of our warriors dissolved the ISIS gangs and destroyed the morale of Erdoğan’s gangs.”

    Xelîl also mentioned the latest developments in Northern Syria and said: “We are entering a new stage now. The system of governance will change. Now the federal system is being built and everyone can proffer their opinion and take part in the administration.”

    At the end of his speech, TEV-DEM Executive Council Member Aldar Xelîl called on all citizens living in the region to go to the polls and elect their own representatives.
    https://anfenglish.com/rojava/aldar-xelil-northern-syria-is-heading-towards-a-new-stage-21979 9/8/2017

    • “The resistance of our warriors dissolved the ISIS gangs and destroyed the morale of Erdoğan’s gangs”

      Lol that´s false!. The Empire saved their asses. They were literally on the brink of extermination.

    • Xelîl stressed that the resistance put up by Northern Syria’s youths of both genders …” — Hmmn, this must sound suspiciously binary, discriminatory and hence damnable to SJW ears. Anyhow, surely the “Screaming Rainbow Queens’ Brigade” was most responsible for the demise of ISIS?

      • That language is part of their propaganda to seduce western liberals. In fact, there was no revolution at all nor any epic resistance, just a leftist group in the brink of extintion wich the US decided to military support.

        • Yes, that’s now, but there was a revolution insofar as the PKK more or less inherited large chunks of Northern Syria from then-shrinking Assad, while effectively besting their Turkish/Barzani-controlled Kurdish competitors, and certainly they bravely resisted ISIS [and NATO’s JI-Joe pets] with what little they had until, with Tayyip assiduously blocking their retreat, about to be dealt a crushing defeat at Kobane.

          It was at this point that the Barzani faction revived itself by begging the Yanki aerial intervention, and the PKK could not complain too much about being saved from a grisly but perfectly directed HD-fate on a set by Jihadi John, at which point they became a strange political amalgam, on alternating days talking like their old selves and the next like Barzani-style Quislings expanding his colony.

          However, the Pentagovernment has repeatedly assured their nervous Turkish understudy that the co-operation with PKK in Syria is merely tactical, i.e. for the purpose of using them as cheap and disposable BotG to spare the still traumatised Yanki cannon-fodder from having to face ISIS directly, something they had gotten a memorable bellyful of against its progenitor in Iraq from 2003-11.

          It follows that the current Yanki plan post-ISIS is to abandon PKK [including in N.Iraq] to be dismembered by Iran, Turkey and Syria, or, at risk of exploding NATO, to go ‘full NeoCon’, double-crossing Tayyip by staying in occupation, and hoping to redirect PKK’s indisputable talent into another proxy war against Iran in the near future. However, methinks the appearance of Rooskie spoilers on scene, now in close military collaboration with Iran, must have severely dimmed the natural allure of this latter plan.

          Der Tяump☭nFührer, torn between His McMaster’s Voice, Chabad Lubovitch and Breitbart, will have to answer this sticky question fairly soon, after having whimsically switched his preference 5 times in the interim, according to Bannon’s availability.

  4. OIR Spokesman: SDF, our battle-tested and proven partners, with tribes from DaZ province are prepared to seize their villages and towns from ISIS.
    https://isis.liveuamap.com/en/2017/8-september-oir-spokesman-sdf-our-battletested-and-proven 9/8/2017

    SDF ready to announce new operation against IS in north of Deir-al-Zor province
    http://theregion.org/article/11503-sdf-ready-to-announce-new-operation-against-is-in-north-of-deir-al-zor-province 9/8/2017

    Take an hour out of your day and watch Born From Urgency – Faces from the Frontline Against ISIS by @joeyldotcom – https://t.co/mFXyRGqf69
    https://twitter.com/FinnHarries/status/906355087567720448 9/9/2017

  5. Wahhabism and Zionism working together. Religious extremists working together. Should we be surprised the two are allies? Apartheid South Africa’s last remaining ally……… Apartheid Israel.

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