U.S. INTELLIGENCE ENTITIES HAVE BEGUN INTENTIONALLY LYING TO U.S. MASS-MEDIA OUTLETS, CLAIMING SYRIA'S PRESIDENT ASSAD HAS PERSONALLY GIVEN APPROVAL FOR CHEMICAL WEAPONS ATTACKS IN IDLIB PROVINCE, SYRIA. THESE BOLD-FACED LIES ARE BEING DUTIFULLY REPORTED BY USEFUL IDIOTS LIKE DION NISSENBAUM AT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AND ELSEWHERE.
Assad is winning the war in his country and has no need whatsoever to resort to using Chemical Weapons. The US/UK and France, however, see that their proxy fighters are now trapped in Idlib, and they need a FALSE FLAG chemical attack to justify another major attack upon Syria to thwart the Syrians from cleansing their country of terrorists and rebels.
The fact that US Intelligence officials are now blatantly lying to the media is proof they intend to launch a false-flag chemical attack, blame it on Syria and start a war over it. We need to find out who these Intelligence people are and put a stop to them by any means necessary before they get us all killed in World War 3.
UPDATED 8:17 AM EDT (Sunday) -- See time stamped updates toward bottom of story . . . .
U.S. FORCES IN SYRIA HAVE FIRED ARTILLERY AT RUSSIAN FORCES IN SYRIA !!!
----- Begin original coverage of this story from 1:31 PM EDT Saturday, Sept 8, 2018 ----
I intentionally delayed this reporting for several hours because the last time, things stopped almost immediately after starting. This time, I waited for video, photos of dead bodies, and such. I can now confirm . . . it has actually begun: The battle for Idlib, Syria.
Officially code named "Operation Idlib Dawn" missiles are flying. Artillery is firing. Aircraft are dropping bombs. The dead bodies are beginning to pile up.
The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) battle for Idlib has begun after several weeks of speculation and military buildup.
According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian and Russian air forces unleashed a massive assault across the Hama-Idlib axis, hitting a number of sites controlled by the jihadist rebels.
Artillery is firing:
GRAD Missile Barrages being fired:
The source added that the Syrian Arab Army has yet to storm any areas in the Idlib and Hama governorates; the ground attack is likely to commence in the next few day.
Russian aerospace forces and Syrian airpower mission objectives are the striking of Al-Qaeda affiliate Hayyat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) positions across Idlib province.
Rebel media published a video footage showing the latest airstrikes conducted on the northern countryside of Hama and southern Idlib.
These massive air-raids come prior to large, wide-scale offensive led by Syria's Tiger Forces, according to military sources.
Militants Underground tunnels where Russian aircraft bombed
Here is video of the Russian air strike:
“There are more than 30 terrorist factions in Idlib, most notably the Nasra Front, The number of terrorists estimated to more than 50,000”, The Russian delegate to the Security Council.
Sources tell the Hal Turner Radio Show that Syrian helicopters kicked-off the offensive this morning by targeting militant positions in Hama and Idlib provinces. The air attack was backed by shelling from Syrian Army rocket and howitzer units.
Here is video of one such helicopter attack:
Syrian army helicopter attacks Tel As in Idlib— Ali Özkök - علي أزكوك (@Ozkok_) September 8, 2018
Russian airpower is also taking part in the attack alongside Syrian helicopters and artillery forces by bombing positions and movements of Nusra Front terrorists in the towns of Khan Sheikhun, Al-Latamanah, Ghernaz, Skik, Tel Skek and surrounding villages and hamlets.
Sources added that the ground assault, when it does come, will take place on several fronts at once. The immense air and artillery bombardment currently taking place is being done to soften up insurgent positions for infantry and armored storming forces.
Syria’s permanent representative to the UN Security Council has confirmed Damascus’ willingness to secure safe passage for civilians in Idlib, if terrorist groups allow them to leave.
While things in Syria are breaking loose into widespread fighting, Iran upped-the-ante by launching barrages of Ballistic Missiles into . . . IRAQ!
While this is taking place, A #USAF RC-135 got too close to the Russian Navy exercises zone near the Syrian Coast and it was "forced to retreat."
(HT Note: It's things like THIS that open the door to a direct confrontation between the US and Russia which would explode like mad once a single mistake takes place. We are literally on the doorstep of actual military fighting between the US and Russia, right now, TODAY.)
America’s top general on Saturday said he was involved in “routine dialogue” with the White House about military options should Syria ignore U.S. warnings against using chemical weapons in an expected assault on the enclave of Idlib.
Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said no decision had been made by the United States to employ military force in response to a future chemical attack in Syria.
“But we are in a dialogue, a routine dialogue, with the president to make sure he knows where we are with regard to planning in the event that chemical weapons are used,” he told a small group of reporters during a trip to India. Dunford later added: “He expects us to have military options and we have provided updates to him on the development of those military options.”
This story will be updated throughout today. Updates to appear below.
*** WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO ***
The video below shows exactly who the Syrian Army is trying to oust from Idlib and other areas of their country. This Syrian Army security convoy was brutally attacked, with numerous Syrian soldiers killed. This video shows ACTUAL DEAD SOLDIERS and readers are cautioned the scenes are very disturbing to see.
MORE: Huge bombardment in Idlib right now, over 60 different locations targeted. Shelling all along the front lines of North Hama also.
The Russian Defense Ministry says terrorists in the rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib have almost completed their preparations for a provocation involving chemical weapons.
The US is ready to put forward its own plan to effectively fight terrorism in Syria and it is not going to cooperate with Russia on the issue, the Pentagon said in a statement.
"US military officials believe there is a more effective way to do counter-terrorism operations than major conventional operations in Idlib. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the United States was not talking about cooperating, but about using US capabilities to spot the terrorists — even in an urban environment — and take them out with a minimum of civilian casualties," the US Department of Defense said, citing Gen. Joseph Dunford.
RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF DEFENSE: TERRORISTS, WHITE HELMETS ARE MEETING RIGHT NOW TO PREPARE CHEMICAL WEAPONS FALSE-FLAG PROVOCATION IN IDLIB.
US-led hostile strike against the SYRIAN ARAB ARMY (SAA) is highly expected within the next 48 hours.
Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) says "White Helmets" from US/UK/France moving now to carry-out FALSE FLAG CHEMICAL ATTACK to provide excuse for US/UK/FRANCE attacks upon Syrian Army. Russia MoD says American-led attacks expected within 48 Hours. "Such attacks will not go undefended or unanswered."
(HT Note: This could be "it" folks. The moment when US and Russian military forces commence direct battle against each other. Pray for peace.)
A notorious commander of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorist group was KILLED BY A HIT TEAM OF ASSASSINS in Idlib amid increased tensions and insecurities in the province.
Field sources in Northern Syria reported on Saturday that a group of unknown assailants killed Tahrir al-Sham’s security commander Abu Hajar al-Ansari in a gun attack in Jabal al-Zawiyeh region in Idlib.
They added that al-Ansari was responsible for protecting Tahrir al-Sham’s Mufti Abu al-Yaqzan al-Misri.
Meantime, a bomb was detonated in the town of Ma’arat al-No’eman in Southern Idlib, killing several militants.
Also, explosion of a bomb near a court building in the town of Salqayn in Northwestern Idlib killed and wounded a number of terrorists.
In a relevant development last Sunday, at least five senior commanders of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at were killed in a chain of blasts in the Northwestern province of Idlib, local sources reported.
Ahmad Fo’ad Dayb, a commander of Tahrir al-Sham, was killed after a bomb, planted in his vehicle, went off in the town of Saraqib in Idlib.
In the meantime, local sources reported that four blasts in the towns of Samin, Salqin, Qah and al-Dana near the border with Turkey killed at least five commanders of Tahrir al-Sham.
Also, a number of terrorists were killed after a bomb-laden vehicle went off in Tahrir al-Sham’s base near al-Ehsan Hospital in the Southern part of the town of Saraqib that is one of the most crucial strongholds of Tahrir al-Sham in Southeastern Idlib.
SAA units commenced a sweeping OP from Zilaqiat northwards & from Tal Milih towards Wadi Hasmin in northern Hama in response to militants targeting w/ mach8ne guns & artillery.
Sources in jisr al-shouhor say a CHEMICAL WEAPONS & MISSILE SPECIALIST escaped from the town to Turkey after disarming the missiles! This fits perfectly with earlier declarations by the Russian Ministry of Defense that it is TERRORISTS planning to use chemical weapons and have it blamed on Syria! ! ! !
SOURCES REPORT THE MISSILES ARE STILL LOADED WITH TOXIC GAS and as soon as the groups in-possession can repair the sabotage, the chemical weapons will be launched! ! ! ! !
Russia and Syria are moving teams in to try to capture the missiles before they are launched in order to track who made the missiles and who supplied them. This would potentially reveal who has ACTUALLY been responsible for the so-called "Chemical Weapons" in Syria.
Russian and Syrian air forces launched over 100 airstrikes in the last 24 hours, hitting jihadist trenches, bases, and hideouts in the process.
Among the several sites targeted by the Syrian and Russian air forces were the towns of Khan Sheikhoun, Taman’ah, Sukeek, Kafr Zita, Al-Lataminah, Zakat, Alayweh, Ma’arat Al-Nu’man, Jisr Al-Shughour, Qal’at Al-Madiq, and Ma’arat Al-Nu’man.
The Syrian and Russian forces will continue their heavy bombardment throughout the night and early into tomorrow, as their ground troops make their final preparations before launching a ground assault.
Turkish Military Convoys on the move in Idlib:
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Additional updates to appear below . . .
TURKEY CONVOY BRINGING TANKS, ARTILLERY, WEAPONS ---- TO DEFEND IDLIB FROM SYRIA AND RUSSIA ! ! ! ! !
A massive Turkish military convoy entered the Idlib Governorate from the Hatay Province, tonight, opposition activists reported.
According to the Syrian opposition activists, the Turkish military convoy consisted of more than 300 vehicles, including tanks, MLRS launchers, and BMPs.
The Turkish military convoy reportedly entered Syria through the Kafr Losen Crossing; it was heading towards the rebel front-lines in the Idlib and Hama governorates.
Some opposition activists have claimed that the Turkish military was heading to the Idlib Governorate with manpads, which are man-carried, surface-to-air missiles. The ONLY entities using aircraft over Idlib are the Syrian government and its ally, Russia. So why is Turkey bringing shoulder-launched anti-aircraft weaponry into Idlib???? The only possible answer would be that they are preparing to down aircraft flying over their positions. The only aircraft they would be able to fire on are Syrian and Russian and if Turkish forces fired upon those, it would mean instant war.
Turkey appears to not be backing down from the Syrian government forces, despite the fact that the latter is backed by Ankara’s allies: Iran and Russia.
We are looking at a scenario now, where elements of the Turkish Army are inside Syria without permission, and may now use weaponry to defend the terrorists in Idlib against the ongoing Syria/Russian offensive TO CLEAN OUT THOSE SAME TERRORISTS! This would put Turkey (NATO) in direct confrontation with Russia and Syria ---- WORLD WAR 3 MAY BEGIN WITHIN HOURS !
United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nicki Haley says:
"We consider any assault on Idlib to be a dangerous escalation of the conflict in Syria. If Assad, Russia & Iran continue, the consequences will be dire."
*** ALL UPDATES BELOW HERE ARE ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 ***
US Sends 200 Marines to its Syria Base (Al-Tanf) Amid Moscow's Alleged Attack Warnings – Report
"The development comes amid US media reports claiming that the Russian military had allegedly warned Washington of its plans to attack militants near America’s al-Tanf military base in Syria."
More -- After a lull of several hours, the Russian Air Force (RuAF) and the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) resumed air strikes against targets inside Idlib and nearby Hama.
Israeli war planes are now in the air over Lebanon heading north; Believed to be heading to attack targets inside Syria.
Folks: There are several things taking place that I have NOT yet reported. The reason I have to withhold these particular reports has to do with the highly sensitive (and in some cases EXCLUSIVE) sources of the information. If I publish some of this stuff, it would expose the source. If a source gets exposed, it's trouble for them and for me, so some details about the Syria situation cannot be published . . . yet. I say that, to say this: Please start telling your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers about this story so they can read it and know what is taking place and how close we are to the breakout of war between the US and Russia. The more people who see the writing on the wall, the more of them can prepare if things go really bad . . . and the things I am yet unable to report . . . indicate things ARE going really bad. People need to know that WW3 may breakout and if it does, they need to be as prepared as they can be to survive. I know that's blunt, but sadly, it's true. Updates will continue below this notice as info becomes available. -- HT
US Marines stationed in Syria have fired air and artillery shots into a desert area in south to send Russian forces a warning.
US Forces in southern Syria used artillery fire aimed to "send a strong message to Russia," two US defense officials CONFIRM.
The message we want to convey to Russia is to not send your forces inside a restricted area near an American military outpost in southern Syria, they said.
Earlier, the Russian military command had, on two occasions, coordinated with the Americans that it intended to launch a military operation against militants in southern Syria near the At Tanf garrison where US special operations forces are located. Both times, American forces declined to cooperate with the Russian command. Americans have now fired artillery shots toward Russian Forces.
Unknown U.S. Units arriving is Syria
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