Friday 30 December 2016 a ceasefire has come into effect across Syria after the Assad regime and the opposition agreed to a nationwide deal brokered by Turkey and Russia. It is hoped the fragile pact could mark a key turning point and usher in peace talks aimed at bringing an end to the six-year conflict that has killed nearly half a million people and displaced half of Syria’s population.
The deal came into force at midnight (10pm GMT) on Thursday and appeared to be holding early on Friday after reports of clashes early on.
The deal comes after a series of significant losses for the opposition and a shift in the war’s momentum in favour of the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
The rebels recently lost control of half of the city of Aleppo, the last major city in Syria in which they had a presence, their defence lines crushed in weeks of sustained attack.
They have also come under bombardment in the province of Idlib and in rural areas near Damascus. Elsewhere they have made no significant gains for much of the past year, their firepower blunted by Russia’s relentless air campaign.
This comes just two weeks after Syrian army accepted a Russian negotiated agreement that in exchange for evacuation of militants and their families from the Eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo after the militants released civilian hostages.
The agreement to evacuate thousands of militant groups from east Aleppo was being implemented. Dozens of green buses were stationed at the Ramousah crossing to transfer them to locations they have chosen.
The agreement was to remain in place until obtaining guarantees that oblige the terrorist groups to abide by all the agreement’s provisions, stressing on the Syrian side’s full adherence to the agreement and its keenness to end the bloodshed and restore security and stability to the entire city of Aleppo.
But, the terrorist groups breached the agreement as they smuggled heavy weapons, including TOW missiles, heavy machineguns and kidnapped people via the buses and cars transporting terrorists and their families towards the southwestern countryside of Aleppo city.
16 December 2016 Syrian Special Forces stormed the sector, guess what they found?
At Least 14 US Coalition Military (NATO) Officers Captured by Syrian Forces in East Aleppo Bunker.
- Mutaz Kanoglu – Turkey
- David Scott Winer – USA
- David Shlomo Aram – Israel
- Muhamad Tamimi – Qatar
- Muhamad Ahmad Assabian – Saudi
- Abd-el-Menham Fahd al Harij – Saudi
- Islam Salam Ezzahran Al Hajlan – Saudi
- Ahmed Ben Naoufel Al Darij – Saudi
- Muhamad Hassan Al Sabihi – Saudi
- Hamad Fahad Al Dousri – Saudi
- Amjad Qassem Al Tiraoui – Jordan
- Qassem Saad Al Shamry – Saudi
- Ayman Qassem Al Thahalbi – Saudi
- Mohamed Ech-Chafihi El Idrissi – Moroccan
(Sounds like a list 0f Clinton Foundation Donors)
After that decisive key and strategic Syrian Army victory for many rebels the writing on the wall was clearly written.
With the American working class rising up fueling Donald Trump’s unforeseen defeat of Hillary Clinton in the recent U.S. election, the time table to over throw Bashar al-Assad was frantically accelerated.
There was no way in hell they could achieve in 6 weeks what they failed to do in the previous 6 years.
NOT with the Russian Bear in the fight.
“We consider the ceasefire an important step to resolve the Syrian conflict,” said Ibrahim Kalin, the spokesman for the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “Along with the Russian Federation, we support this arrangement as a guarantor.”
Notably absent from the brokering of the deal was the US, which has moved to the sidelines in recent months as Moscow has stepped up military and diplomatic involvement in Syria.
Rebel groups, including the powerful Ahrar al-Sham Islamist movement and Jaysh al-Islam, which operates mostly near Damascus, signed up to the agreement after hours of negotiations in Ankara.
The Syrian military said it would cease combat operations except against terrorist groups including Islamic State and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, the former al-Qaida wing in Syria that has publicly severed ties with the global terror network.
On that same day Obama attacked Russia with sanctions.
Move Along Folks, Nothing Here To See
We Got Bigger Fish To Fry Like Russian Hacking!