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US Rejects Saudi/UAE Plea To Support Assault Upon Key Yemeni Port City

In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, fighters against Shiite rebels known as Houthis gather at the road leading to Al-Anad base near Aden in the southern province of Lahej, Yemen. The capture of the Al-Anad base was a significant victory for the forces allied to Yemen’s exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in their battle to reverse the gains of Houthis. (AP Photo/Wael Qubady)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 A.M.) – One week after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia sought the U.S.’ military support to capture the strategic Yemeni port-city of Hodeideh, the latter has issued a warning to the two Gulf states about carrying out such an offensive.

“In terms of an operation on Hodeidah, we’ve been quite clear that we want to engage on the political track,” a Western official said on condition of anonymity, adding that U.N. envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths “now has the best chance of anyone in quite some time of getting it moving.”

“This is a point that we’ve made at the top level,” the official added. “The Saudis and Emiratis have made clear that they would not move without a joint understanding from their friends and partners of what the next steps are – what the day after will be – if there were an assault on Hodeidah.”

However, despite the ‘understanding,’ the UAE and Saudi-backed forces have continued their offensive to capture Hodeideh from the Houthi forces.

“The United States has been clear and consistent that we will not support actions that destroy key infrastructure or that are likely to exacerbate the dire humanitarian situation that has expanded in this stalemated conflict,” said the spokesperson to Reuters, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter and asked not to be named.

“We expect all parties to abide by the Law of Armed Conflict and avoid targeting civilians or commercial infrastructure,” the spokesperson said.

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Zionist Colonizer Forces Plotting Massive Invasion of Stolen Golan Heights

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:25 A.M.) – Israel’s Deputy Minister Michael Oren told Arutz Sheva on Wednesday that his government is mulling the idea of massively expanding their presence inside the occupied Golan Heights region.

“We’ve been settling the Golan for more than 50 years now, but there are just 22,000 Israeli citizens there,” Oren stated.

“The Golan is an inseparable part of the character of the State of Israel, and we must develop the area,” he said on the 51st anniversary of Israel’s victory during the 1967 Six Days War.

According to Oren, expanding Israel’s presence in the occupied Golan Heights is not only a moral issue, but also, a security one, as he accuses Iran of purposely displacing the local Sunni population.

“This is not just a demographic or moral issue, but a serious security threat. Iran is working to replace the local Sunni population with Shi’ite forces [on the Syrian side of the Golan], and to establish itself militarily in Syria in order to turn the Golan into a new front with Israel. We have a window of time that is critical to take advantage of – our presence there is important to the security of the State of Israel, the Middle East, and the world,” he added.

Israel captured the Golan Heights during the 1967 Six Days War; they would later annex the region 1981.

In response to Israel’s refusal to hand back the Golan Heights, the United Nations passed Resolution 497, which recognized the region as a part of Syria.

While Israel claims just 22,000 citizens in the occupied Golan Heights, the remaining population is Syrian Druze, who refuse to accept Israeli citizenship.

Erdogan/Trump Strike Deal To Relocate Northern Kurdish Forces To Anti-Assad Southern Front

Russia says teams up with Turkey for first time to bomb Syrian militants

“Russia said its war planes had joined forces with Turkish jets for the first time on Wednesday to target Islamic State militants holding the town of al-Bab in northern Syria.”

Kurds left in the cold as US & Turkey agree on ‘roadmap’ for Syrian city pullout

“The city of Manbij would be secured by both Turkish and US forces, he said, and the roadmap will be implemented in other parts of Syria as well.”

YPG confirms withdrawal from Syria’s Manbij after Turkey-US deal

Satellite images show US expanded Tanf base as battle for Syria’s south looms–[report below]

 

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 P.M.) –

Over the last week, the rebel forces in the provinces of Dara’a and Al-Quneitra have been mass mobilizing their troops in preparation for the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) upcoming offensive, a military source told Al-Masdar News from Damascus.

According to the source, the rebel forces have increased their number of fighters near the towns of Al-Samdaniyah and Al-Hamidiyah in the Al-Quneitra Governorate, along with several axes in the Dara’a Governorate.

In particular inside the Dara’a Governoate, the rebel forces have greatly increased their personnel strength in the provincial capital, which is a major target for the Syrian Arab Army.

Furthermore, pro-opposition activists have released footage of large convoys heading to the battlefronts, with many of these units linked to the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) Southern Front Brigades.

With both the Syrian Army and rebel forces mobilizing their troops in southern Syria, this battle is likely to be the biggest of the year and quite possibly the war.

Satellite images show US expanded Tanf base as battle for Syria’s south looms

 

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:35 P.M.) – The US military has reportedly expanded its base in Tanf area as the Syrian government forces amass more troops for final battle in Daraa province.

Recently-published satellite images show several buildings and barricades have been added to the base during the past three months, as well as heavy military equipment including at least 30 technical vehicles.

According to latest reports, the US military shall hand over the Tanf base to the Syrian forces under the Daraa offensive expected to be launched an moment, in exchange, Russian guarantees that no attacks will be waged by the Syrian Army against the US-backed forces in eastern Syria.

Meanwhile, more reinforcements pour into the southern battleground of Daraa for the upcoming major offensive.

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