Syria conflict: US urges ‘grace’ as Aleppo’s fall nears

A man on a wheelchair flees with others into the remaining rebel-held areas of Aleppo, Syria on 9 December 2016Image copyrightREUTERS
Image captionMany elderly and sick people have been trapped for weeks because of the fighting

The US secretary of state has called on the Syrian government and its Russian backers to “show a little grace” as their forces close in on the remaining rebel-held area of the city of Aleppo.

John Kerry was speaking after a meeting in Paris of governments that back the Syrian opposition.

Latest reports from the city say the rebel enclave is being hit by repeated air and rocket strikes.

Civilians are said to be streaming out of the city in large numbers.

The Paris meeting on Syria was attended by officials from the US, Europe and some Arab countries.

They renewed calls for the Syrian government and Russia, whose forces are backing the government of President Bashar al-Assad, to allow people to leave Aleppo.

Russia says the exodus from the rebel-held eastern parts of Aleppo is growing amid the push by the Syrian army to regain control of the whole city.

About 50,000 civilians have fled the rebel enclave over the past two days, a Russian defence spokesman said.

He added that more than 1,000 rebels had laid down their arms as pro-government forces closed in.

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Mr Kerry said: “Russia and Assad have a moment where they are in a dominant position to show a little grace.

“I believe there could be a way forward but it depends on big, magnanimous choices from Russia.”

His British counterpart, Boris Johnson, said: “Although the deterioration of the situation in Aleppo will be a setback for the Syrian opposition, it will not change the fundamentals of the conflict.

“There can be no military solution in Syria. We must keep pushing for a return to a political process with the credibility necessary for all parties to commit to an end to all the fighting.”

The BBC’s Hugh Schofield in Paris says the language suggests the US government and its allies are resigned to an imminent Syrian government victory in Aleppo, and can do little more than plead for it to allow safe passage out of the city for opposition fighters.

The Russian military says the Syrian government now controls 93% of Aleppo.

The intensification in fighting in recent weeks has forced tens of thousands to seek refuge in government-controlled territory.

On Friday the UN estimated that up to 100,000 people had been squeezed into an “ever-shrinking” rebel pocket in eastern Aleppo with little or no access to food or medical care.

Syria’s government has said it is ready to resume dialogue with the opposition but without “external intervention or preconditions”.

Smoke rises from a rebel-held area of Aleppo, Syria on 9 December 2016Image copyrightREUTERS
Image captionEastern Aleppo has been encircled by government-backed forces since July

Aleppo was once Syria’s largest city and its commercial and industrial hub before the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in 2011.

It has been divided roughly in two since mid-2012. But in the past year, Syrian troops broke the deadlock with the help of Iranian-backed militias and Russian air strikes.

Elsewhere in Syria, militants from the so-called Islamic State group have been advancing on Syrian government positions in the countryside around the ancient city of Palmyra.

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Russia’s “Permanent Military Base” in Syria: Moscow just tipped the Balance of Power in the Mediterranean

russia-syria-flag-400x250Though there has been remarkably little discussion of the subject in the Western media, Russia last week quietly acquired for the first time in its modern history a proper permanent base in the Mediterranean.

That the Syrian government has wanted to grant the base to Russia on a permanent basis has been known for some time.  From the Syrian point of view the Russian base not only guarantees Russia’s support for the present Syrian government but also provides Syria with a measure of protection it has never had before from Israeli air incursions.  These have been a continuous reality for decades with Syria lacking the capability to prevent them.  The Russians do have that capability and the Syrians will be hoping that because of the presence of the base they will now use it to protect Syria from Israeli air incursions.  As it happens reports suggest that the number of Israeli incursions of Syrian airspace have fallen off significantly since the Russian Aerospace Forces deployed to Syria last autumn, with the Israelis now careful to keep the Russians informed of their flights. Continue reading “Russia’s “Permanent Military Base” in Syria: Moscow just tipped the Balance of Power in the Mediterranean”

China Sides With Russia In Syrian War, Will Provide “Aid And Military Training” To Assad

Ever since the return of the Syrian war in 2015, which has seen both US alliance forces and as – of last – September, Russian forces too, jousting for political influence in the region under the guise of fighting ISIS while in reality either seeking to oust or preserve the Assad regime, one major player was missing: China.

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Rear Admiral Guan Youfei

That is about to change as the last major superpower enters the world’s most volatile – and dangerous – region.

Beijing and Damascus have agreed that the Chinese military will have closer ties with Syria, and provide humanitarian aid to the civil war torn nation, a high-ranking People’s Liberation Army officer said, adding that the training of Syrian personnel by Chinese instructors has also been discussed, according to Xinhua.

As has been historically the case, China tends to leave Middle Eastern diplomacy to the other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, namely the United States, Britain, France and Russia, while relying on the region for oil supplies. But lately, for unknown reasons, China has been trying to get more involved, including sending envoys to help push for a diplomatic resolution to the violence there and hosting Syrian government and opposition figures according to Reuters.

Continue reading “China Sides With Russia In Syrian War, Will Provide “Aid And Military Training” To Assad”

Escalation, Naval Deployments and Geopolitical Conflict in the South China Sea

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On July 12, 2016 the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague ruled in favor of the Republic of the Philippines in its arbitration case against The Peoples Republic of China. The intervening weeks have seen a marked escalation in military deployments, activities and political rhetoric from China, the United States, Japan and quite interestingly, Vietnam. The Philippines has made efforts to deescalate the highly charged situation since its legal victory at the PCA.

China has instituted the practice of regular combat patrols over the disputed islands in the South China Sea, beginning with the first such patrol carried out on July 18th. In addition, China has dispatched numerous maritime surveillance vessels and civilian fishing fleets to the waters around Scarborough Shoal. These combat air patrols are to continue into the foreseeable future. China continues to develop its manmade islands’ military capabilities and continues to launch powerful naval vessels at breakneck speed.

The United States has heralded the PCA ruling as the definitive ruling on the dispute and has called on China to accept the the will of the international community and abide by international law. This, quite hypocritically, coming from one of a handful of nations that has refused to ratify the treaty. The U.S. has taken the unprecedented measure of stationing THAAD missile systems in South Korea, ostensibly aimed at defending this country from North Korean ballistic missiles. China has seen this move as one that changes the strategic situation in the region, and putting it at a distinct disadvantage. The U.S. announced the deployment of additional B-52 Stratofortress bombers to Guam on August 12th. More importantly, the additional deployment of B-1 and B-2 strategic bombers to the island was also announced. This marks the first time these nuclear-capable strategic assets have been deployed to Guam.

Vietnam quietly deployed defensive rocket artillery systems to a number of islands that it has occupied in the Spratly Archipelago. China almost immediately announced that Vietnam’s actions were a “terrible mistake”. It is hinted that the rocket artillery batteries will target the airfields built on Chinese occupied islands in the Spratlys. Continue reading “Escalation, Naval Deployments and Geopolitical Conflict in the South China Sea”

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