WW4/Middle East Files: Turkey shoots down unidentified UAV in sovereign airspace, US official says drone probably Russian but Moscow denies claim; meanwhile Syrian army, backed by Iranian troops, Hezbollah, Russian Air Force, open new front against ISIS, Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front S. of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city divided between regime, rebel forces; Assad’s troops, with Russian air cover, also press offensives against US-backed rebels in Latakia, Homs, Hama provs.; Russian General Staff: Air force has flown more than 600 sorties since campaign began on Sept. 30; Putin lauds “impressive” results of airstrikes, says “Dozens of control facilities and ammunition depots, hundreds of terrorists and a large number of weapons have been destroyed,” alleges 5,000 to 7,000 militants from FSU fighting for Islamic State, blasts US “weakness,” “lack of any kind of agenda” vis-à-vis ISIS; Twitter pics show Iran’s Quds Force cmdr Maj. Gen. Soleimani rallying Iranian troops, Hezbollah in Syria’s Latakia prov.; White House expresses doubts about reports of Cuban troops in Syria, Kremlin’s Sputnik News agrees, cites Cuban embassy staff in Damascus, even as Capitol Hill Cubans website reminds readers of ties between Putin, Assad, Castro; Red China denies rumors of plans to send warships to defend embattled Assad regime

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Historic Flashback: Fidel Castro Deployed 4,000 Troops to Syria during Yom Kippur War, Cubans Reportedly Engaged in Combat against IDF (source)

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One response to “WW4/Middle East Files: Turkey shoots down unidentified UAV in sovereign airspace, US official says drone probably Russian but Moscow denies claim; meanwhile Syrian army, backed by Iranian troops, Hezbollah, Russian Air Force, open new front against ISIS, Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front S. of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city divided between regime, rebel forces; Assad’s troops, with Russian air cover, also press offensives against US-backed rebels in Latakia, Homs, Hama provs.; Russian General Staff: Air force has flown more than 600 sorties since campaign began on Sept. 30; Putin lauds “impressive” results of airstrikes, says “Dozens of control facilities and ammunition depots, hundreds of terrorists and a large number of weapons have been destroyed,” alleges 5,000 to 7,000 militants from FSU fighting for Islamic State, blasts US “weakness,” “lack of any kind of agenda” vis-à-vis ISIS; Twitter pics show Iran’s Quds Force cmdr Maj. Gen. Soleimani rallying Iranian troops, Hezbollah in Syria’s Latakia prov.; White House expresses doubts about reports of Cuban troops in Syria, Kremlin’s Sputnik News agrees, cites Cuban embassy staff in Damascus, even as Capitol Hill Cubans website reminds readers of ties between Putin, Assad, Castro; Red China denies rumors of plans to send warships to defend embattled Assad regime

  1. mah29001 October 17, 2015 at 4:29 am

    I think the Reds’ targets are both ISIS and Israel. It’s just like the Yom Kipper War, except we have ISIS there.

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