2020-02-13: News Headlines

RT (2020-02-13). UNSC endorses 55-point road map for Libya, Russia doubts it can be implemented. rt.com The UN Security Council has endorsed a 55-point road map for ending the war in Libya, and condemned the recent increase in violence in the oil-rich North African country. | The vote on the British-drafted resolution was 14-0 on Wednesday. Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said he abstained because of "serious doubts" about whether the resolution can be implemented and end the war between rival governments "in the way we'd like to see it." | Referring to the conference on Libya held in the German capital on January 19, Nebenzia said the Berlin plan "has one defect… and that is a lack of clearly expressed co…

Susan Price (2020-02-13). European left and green MPs support Kurdish struggle. greenleft.org.au

yenisafak (2020-02-13). Germany urges Russia to stop attacks in Idlib, Syria. yenisafak.com "These attacks must be stopped," German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an exclusive interview with the German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung."We are now witnessing another dramatic escalation of the situation in Idlib and it is reaching the level of a humanitarian catastrophe," he warned.Almost 1.5 million Syrians have moved near the Turkish border due to intense attacks in recent months, sparking fears of a new refugee influx towards Europe.Germany's top diplomat, during his recent conversations with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, said that he conveyed his government's concerns and expectations."Assad doesn'

yenisafak (2020-02-13). Turkey will use force against 'radicals', others who violate Idlib ceasefire. yenisafak.com Turkey will use force against those violating a ceasefire in Syria's northwestern Idlib region including "radical" groups, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday, according to state media.Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that his military would strike Syrian government forces by air or ground anywhere in Syria if another Turkish soldier was hurt, after 13 troops were killed by Syrian forces in a week.Akar also said Turkey was sending additional reinforcements to its positions in Idlib to ensure a ceasefire in the region is maintained and to "control" the region, state-run Anadolu…

sputniknews (2020-02-13). Syrian Parliament Unanimously Recognises Armenian Genocide as Tensions With Turkey Rise — Report. sputniknews.com The overwhelmingly symbolic move comes in the wake of a serious deteriorated situation in northwestern Syria, where Turkish and Syrian troops have been trading fire in the rebel-held province of Idlib.

RT (2020-02-12). Young man killed in US-Syrian skirmish, further escalation stopped 'only' due to Russian mediation — Russian MOD. rt.com A 22-year-old Syrian was killed while another man was injured during an altercation between US troops and locals in northern Syria, the Russian military said. The showdown happened after a US convoy diverged from its patrol route. | Editor's note: This article has been corrected to reflect the young man killed was 22, not 14 as initially reported. | The incident took place near the village of Khirbet Amo, east of the town of Qamishli on Wednesday. Clashes broke out after the American patrol veered off its expected route and was stopped at a Syrian Army checkpoint, the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation r…

Sarah Abed (2020-02-12). US Ambassador Sends Strong Message to Netanyahu: Patience, Young Grasshopper, You'll Annex the West Bank Soon. globalresearch.ca On January 28th, United States President Donald Trump accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and top advisor/son-in-law Jared Kushner unveiled the much anticipated so-called "Deal of the Century" also referred to as the "Mideast Peace Plan". The deal greenlighted …

Steven Sahiounie (2020-02-12). War or Peace: Turkish backed Terrorists, Erdogan's Decision on Idlib. globalresearch.ca Turkish backed terrorists, following Radical Islam, which is a political ideology, have shot down a Syrian military

teleSUR (2020-02-12). US Forces Clash With Civilians in Northeast Syria. telesurenglish.net A Syrian civilian was killed on Wednesday in northeast Syria when U.S. forces opened fire on protesters blocking their path in the Al-Hasakah province, state-owned SANA reported. | RELATED: | The civilian, who was reportedly participating in the protest, was shot by the U.S. forces inside the village of Khirbat Ummo near Al-Qamishli city. | The report said the Syrian army stopped four U.S. military vehicles at the…

South Front (2020-02-12). Video: Turkey Fights Back Against 'Assad Aggression' in Idlib. globalresearch.ca The PR department of the Turkish Defense Ministry dealt a crushing blow to forces of the Assad regime that had once again treacherously attacked innocent Turkish personnel in the province of Idlib. At least 5 Turkish soldiers were killed and …

Stephen Lendman (2020-02-12). Turkey Sends Reinforcements to Protect ISIS-Daesh in Idlib, Syria. globalresearch.ca Throughout nine years of preemptive US war in Syria, Turkey supported ISIS other jihadists, pretending otherwise. | Earlier in the war, Ankara colluded with ISIS in transporting, refining and selling stolen Syrian oil — Erdogan and other regime officials profiting hugely….

Whitney Webb (2020-02-12). Scuffle Between Syrian Civilians and US Soldiers Reflects Increasing Hostility to US Troops. mintpressnews.com Though today's incident in Qamishli is a rare occurrence, it is likely a harbinger of the region-wide push that has seen countries like Syria and Iraq take a firmer posture towards the presence of US troops in their countries.

Yves Engler (2020-02-12). Canadian Embassy: Militarily Supporting Israeli Apartheid. dissidentvoice.org Canada is celebrating the agents of Palestinian misery. Last month the Canadian Embassy in Tel Aviv held an event to celebrate Canadians fighting in the Israeli military. They invited all 78 Canadians in the IDF to the ambassador's residence to demonstrate their appreciation. Referring to non-Israelis who join the IDF, ambassador Deborah Lyons told the …

RT (2020-02-12). Scott Ritter Explains Warring in Syria WMD Lies. dissidentvoice.org Leaked documents from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) suggest that high-level officials manipulated or ignored the findings of those actually on the ground to investigate the alleged chemical attack that killed dozens of people in Douma, Syria in 2018. Former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter shares his insights. He argues that …

Arabi Souri (2020-02-12). The Syrian Arab Army Secures Fully Control of the Damascus — Aleppo Highway. globalresearch.ca The Syrian Arab Army SAA has completed its main task within the current military operation by securing the Damascus — Aleppo Highway aka M5 after weeks of heavy clashes and fast maneuvers. | This is the first time since 2012 the …

Aaron Maté (2020-02-11). Exclusive: New leaks shatter OPCW's attacks on Douma whistleblowers. thegrayzone.com Facing accusations that it issued a doctored report alleging a chemical attack in Syria, the OPCW has released an inquiry…

Middle East Eye (2020-02-07). Russia Says Israel Used Civilian Plane as Human Shield During Syria Strikes. theantimedia.com Russia accused Israel of "making a total mockery of the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians."

Middle East Eye (2020-02-06). Turkey Gives Assad Deadline to Pull Back or Face Military Action. theantimedia.com Turkey has given the Syrian government until the end of this month to withdraw from recently seized territory in Idlib province.

Ben Norton (2020-02-04). HuffPost UK editor works with gov't censorship program while smearing anti-war scholars as tools of Russia. thegrayzone.com HuffPost UK ran yet another hit piece smearing academic critics of the dirty war on Syria as Russian stooges. The…

Medea Benjamin (2020-02-02). Why aren't Americans rising up like the people of Chile and Lebanon? zcomm.org The tinder for a revolutionary movement is everywhere…

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