Aiming to support Kurdish offensives against the last few ISIS towns in Eastern Syria, the US has been conducting heavy airstrikes against those towns near the Iraqi border. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, this is killing a lot of civilians and non-combatants.
In addition to ISIS fighters, the observatory reported that Wednesday US strikes against al-Shafa also targeted a hospital, a prison, and several civilian homes. They reported 40 killed in those strikes, mainly prisoners, with the toll continuing to rise as more bodies are found in the rubble.
Further US airstrikes on al-Shafa on Friday were reported by Syrian state media, who put the death toll on those strikes at 30, including some civilians and combatants. The exact split, as is so often the case, was unclear.
This has been a recurring problem with strikes against these towns. ISIS has a lot of fighters within, but the US has little information on where they are, and are often striking despite cloud cover, hitting virtually random parts of the cities, and killing a lot more civilians than ISIS.
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Here we go again. Everywhere we bomb, there must be some obligatiry ISIS “presence”. Who exactly is fighting who? These towns thew off Kurdish overlords or they have left towards Turkish border. But if we want to control the Syruan border with Iraq and preventing the two countries to establish jurisdiction over their birders — then random bonbingvwill do. So, a suspected ISIS.individuals must be somewhere, or else how to justify bombing of borders. Even Iraq has made a point by insuring control of borders, but US somehow cannot do it? There is ISIS in US controlled area — but it is well known where they are. Surrounded — they are still well supplied. Why just not say — US wants permanently to control Syria-Iraq, Syria-Turkey and Syria—Jordan borders. There. Blick them permanently from regional infrastructure, energy and general trade. We will fight somebody, whoever, continuously. Point us to stay, like Afghanistan. Qui bono? Tiresome, boring.
And then Reuters reports how US backed forces captured an assistant to ISIS leader. His name Osama something. How many more times will HS and Western vassals kerp using Osama bin Laden winning formula? By now, they eliminated so many leaders to staff a full size division. And who are the mythical US backed forces? Kurdish YPG only. Arab component dies not exist or else they would trot them up in news. There are probably few illeterate k es working for salary — as anybody with reputation to protect has either already fled to Government areas in fact whole detachments along with commanders did. Others are hanging in to their towns and villages, counting on Kurds having to leave sooner or later.
So, it helps to tout a success — another keader, another news cycle. Then forgotten. With nobody to suppkrt but Kurds — and only YPG among Kurds — it is unsustainable strategy, gambling on something to happen. As YPG is dwindling — US is now by jts lonesome self digging in in Turkish border, and bombing anybody in sight on Iraqi border. It is simple — for as long as it lasts. YPG needs a boost, as it is not getting support from population for their galavantjng in areas with no Kurdish populace just to keep the pretense of controlling the area with majority Arab population, so Syrian Army cannot enter. US will bomb instantly — even though there is nobody on the ground that wants US control. Not that our media would care to examine the reallity. It is so much easier to talk generalities then to come down to the earth — and see who is there, what is that they want. After all — years and years of Syrian saga still did not generate interest in knowing more what is really going on. So when Trump folded on his stated objective to leave Syria — nobody really questioned it. Back to establishment staying the course. Hope Trump has a deadline for experimentation, and call someone accountable for stalemates on too many fronts.
More push button war crimes from the most cowardly national military ever assembled.
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