Russia announced that the US forces at the US base in the Tanf area of Syria, must leave the area immediately and close their camp Rikban . . . fast!

Developing . . . check back for updates.


Al-Tanf, sometimes referred to as "At Tanf" is a military base of the US-led international coalition with a declared purpose of countering the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

It is located 24 km to the west from the al-Tanf border crossing between Syria and Iraq in Homs Governorate.

The military outpost was established by the United States Armed Forces in early 2016 to train anti–ISIs fighters of the New Syrian Army, which changed its name to the Revolutionary Commando Army in December 2016.

The US refers to the group as part of the "Vetted Syrian Opposition". According to the US, these fighters are only permitted launch offensives against ISIL and not the Syrian Armed Forces by the US, though clashes did occur.

In May 2015, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants captured the border checkpoint at al-Tanf, thus obtaining control over the full length of the Iraq–Syria border.

The US-backed New Syrian Army captured the al-Tanf post on the Syrian side of the border in early March 2016, and in early August, the al-Waleed checkpoint on the Iraqi side of the border was recaptured by pro-government Iraqi tribal militias backed by US-led forces. 

In August 2016, the BBC published photographs taken in June that year, which it said showed British special forces soldiers apparently guarding the perimeter of the New Syrian Army's base, at al-Tanf in Syria's Homs Governorate.

In March 2017, fighters of the US-backed Revolutionary Commando Army re-opened the border point, resuming cross-border civilian traffic; a group referred to as the Army of Iraqi Tribes was said to control the Iraqi side of the crossing. 

In April 2017, the US special forces outpost at al-Tanf was reported to be engaged in combat. 

On 18 May 2017, US fighter jets struck a convoy of pro-Syrian government forces advancing towards the Tanf base. Shortly thereafter, Syrian government forces were reported to continue their advance in a direction that suggested their intent might be to outflank and isolate the US and Revolutionary Commando Army base at al-Tanf; the government forces appeared to use advanced Russia-made weapons and were supported by Russian helicopters, a report acknowledged on May 26 by the Russian Defense Ministry′s media outlet.

On 17 June 2017, the Iraqi Armed Forces announced that the Iraqi army and Sunni tribal fighters, supported by US-led coalition aircraft, had dislodged ISIS from the al-Waleed border crossing.

In September 2017, Russian government-owned media outlet RIA Novosti reported, with a reference to unnamed military and diplomatic sources, that the US had voiced readiness to leave al-Tanf but did not say when.

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    Sk · 21:45 10/04/2018
    abdudelsalaman, either you are a complete idiot ' or troll from telaviv
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      Kevin Burger · 03:03 10/05/2018
      Or your just an asshole lol
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        Raspootin · 03:52 10/11/2018
        Well the Bolshevik zionist CHABAD mafia that runs Russia has sabotaged the Arabs- AGAIN. those pos

        S 300s which are junk on their own? Have have had their performance even further degraded by supplying them w/ inferior and not quite compatible missiles. This time, instead of Poodle Pootin giving Israel the codes to disable them, they have deployed the wrong ordnance which only goes about 50 miles
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    Alan · 20:43 10/04/2018
    Trump can get something here. He is not one to give up a bargaining chip without gaining more than what he is being asked to give. Whether or not he agrees with the Al-Tanf mission that he inherited (it is at best a dubious mission, although the position is very good strategically to a point), it is leverage to be used for an advantage of some sort or another. If we leave, there will be an advantage gained greater than what was given, whether we ever know about it or not. If we stay, then look for significant Syrian and Russian embarrassment, as it was with the silly attempt by Putin earlier this year with the unaffiliated, non-government Russian contractors/mercenaries accompaniment of Syrians on an attack resulting in hundreds of dead Russians. This will not go well for them, if they attack even with Russian "official" air and ground support. So....let's make a deal!!! Just Saying.
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    Frank Brady · 17:31 10/04/2018
    They must be withdrawn immediately. The U.S. has absolutely no business in Syria.
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      abdulelsalaman · 17:54 10/04/2018
      Russia has a lot of business in Syria stealing it's oil gas and minerals.
      every bad thing Russia is doing over the world its under the claim of "fight against Terror"...

      I was born in Al-Tanef and see what Russia's mercenaries are trying to do, Do you think we Syrian people will sell our land to Russia because our so called president Assad is willing to?
      the majority of people in Syria do not belong to Assad's ethnic group, when we tried to say "No More" back in 2011 he started to slaughtered us by the back of Russia and Iran. I was lucky leaving on 2015 to Germany, but some of my family left there and I'm afraid for their life.

      and he call us terrorists, his own people, Syrians that was born in Syria for ages...
      You hypocrite!
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        N-49 · 20:08 10/05/2018
        If you were born in Syria, you are a coward for not staying for your cause. I think you are a low life troll
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        Jim · 10:46 10/05/2018
        U.S was not invited by the govt. to be there hopefully Russia runs their ass off it is a joke they are arming and training terrorists to cause chaos and needless killing the U.S. should be brought up on charges for this.
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        Kevin Burger · 02:56 10/05/2018
        That’s how it is here. Say one thing people don’t agree with and the try to run you out or shut you down like a bunch of internet tough guy, snowflake, libtard, Antifa pukes.
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        mani · 23:41 10/04/2018
        Dear abdulsalem,
        Before writing just think over it. Can you tell who is behind ISIS . Now u say its russia.
        Remember Assad is better then ur so called tero** wahabi saudi(israel agent)
        Shame on you.
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        Frank Brady · 23:04 10/04/2018
        Nice try, but the fact is that Assad's Alawite Syrian government is the only one in the region protecting religious minorities from the murderous Sunni thugs with which the U.S. has chosen to align itself. You wouldn't be one of those thugs, would you Abdul? I'm betting you are.
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        selah · 21:47 10/04/2018
        Get out of here jewbag troll
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        HotPot · 21:41 10/04/2018
        Hey, Abdul why don’t you bring your mom to US sometimes. I would like to check out what kind of a vagina gives birth to such a scumbag hypocrite sell out Muslim like you.
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        Not our problem · 19:26 10/04/2018
        Not our problem, abdul.
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    Sherlock · 17:22 10/04/2018
    America is committing a War Crime putting a base inside Syria ... even just ONE Troop. What if Mexico decides to build a base in California?
    We have not been attacking ISIS anyway .... we are training & arming them.
    ISIS never runs out of ammunition or explosives. .............. WHY?!
    ISIS never, ever, attacks ISISrael ....................................... WHY?!
    ISIS is completely surrounded by supposed enemies.
    Everyone of the countries surrounding ISIS is SUPPOSEDLY an ally of the USA.
    Time for the USA to take a good hard look at it's "allies".
    Our "intelligence" agencies should have identified and destroyed those who are supplying ISIS but have not ...... WHY?!
    "our" Generals have not destroyed those who are supplying ISIS ............ WHY?!
    You know DAMN WELL WHO supplies their weapons, that kill American Troops.
    The FIRST thing a general that WANTS TO WIN a war does ..... is cut off enemy supplies. Time to clean out the Traitors.
    The chaos in Syria was winding down. The TRAITORS in the Pentagon had spent 24 months at $10MILLION a DAY bombing sand. ISIS continued to hold miles long parades of OUR equipment complete with flags on clear, dry, sunny days, and the TRAITORS in the Pentagon "could not seem to HIT them with any of those thousands of bombs". ..

    Then the Russians came in and blew the ISIS asses off.
    Did you notice the parades ENDED.
    ISIS has ZERO antiaircraft abilities. the TRAITORS in the Pentagon could have dropped bombs from HOT AIR BALLOONS or BIPLANES ....... We KNOW who the Pentagon is working for and it is NOT America.
    That would be a "tragedy" for Turkey and Israel who are BOTH genocidally flooding White, CHRISTIAN Europe with muslum invaders ............. that war had to get going again .....
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      Patriot556 · 18:26 10/04/2018
      Your stuck in the past brother. Wake up, we are repairing what past admins fucked up.
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        Bring troops home · 19:27 10/04/2018
        US should not be there! Bring troops home.
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        Greg Sager · 19:09 10/04/2018
        Its all about the oil pipeline. That is why US is attempting to consolidate regime change in the OIL RICH eastern half of Syria. If you don't give it what it wants, it steals it by force. They must either leave all of Syria, or they will get their butts burnt and blasted out of it.
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          bo · 03:54 10/11/2018
          Its not about the oil pipeline. Its about ISRAEL being hegemon of M.E- from Nile to Efrat. Pipelines are easily routed around obstacles and Syrian oil is nearly depleted.
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        Mike · 18:58 10/04/2018
        You're dreaming. What do you make of the white helmets and the regularly occurring false flag chemical weapon attacks?

        Meet the new US regime, same as the old US regime.
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    William Henderson · 17:18 10/04/2018
    I'm with you, Sk.

    It's way past time the US went home
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    Robert R · 16:55 10/04/2018
    Hal you are killing your subscribers/readers here with massive question marks. If you may please can you divulge what was it that got Cabal Forces knickers in wedgy that they would so openly blatantly carryout a cyber attack against yourself and 3 radio stations? Ever since last Thursday-Friday many of your posted stories have become more cryptic and posted pieces have at times been longer in between. Now I don't believe its because there is a shortage of AHOLEs in the world. So something else is definitely up.....
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      Megan · 17:53 10/04/2018
      2nd that.
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        Guy Patterson · 23:04 10/04/2018
        I agree with the 2 above ( and many others I'd guess).
        From discussions about your BOL to get prepared & ready and now the cyber attack?!?
        Something is afoot. If there's more information please find a way to share it. Alot of us look to you for answers we can't get anywhere else.
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    autonomous · 16:16 10/04/2018
    The US troops stationed at al-Tanf are sitting ducks surrounded by hostile forces with the only supply route being airlifts that are tracked by S-300 and subject to EW measures.
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    John Robert Mallernee · 15:39 10/04/2018
    Regardless of what Russia says, or how a sudden American military withdrawal may appear to public opinion, United States Armed Forces should indeed immediately evacuate the entire Levant, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and even Europe, for we have no legitimate national security interests even being there.

    Those troops are needed here, to defend this land, and to train local state militias.

    (No, not the "National Guard", but the STATE GUARD, which is your true "Minuteman" volunteer militia.)

    In my military experience, I have honorably served in the regular United States Army, the Utah National Guard, and the Utah State Guard (which was trained by FEMA and the United States Army, using National Guard facilities).

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      Louise · 21:12 10/04/2018
      I truly honor your service of our country but know that if we will cease to be the dominate voice at all of this places we will isolate ourselves by all means. And mostly we will start to be translated to economically influence. We must fight the evil in this world. Although it seems sometimes that we are wasting our resources but when we fight for our values we believe these values are making us the people we are!
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    Sk · 15:38 10/04/2018
    I hope they mean it
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