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Election Season In Syria As ISIS Tries To Lash Out

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It is presidential election time in Syria, despite the harsh attempts at disruption from its adversaries.

The date was set for May 26th, and candidates could submit their applications between April 19th and the 26th.

On the first day, two candidates – Abdullah Salloum Abdullah and Mohammad Firas Yasin Rajjouh submitted their applications.

President Bashar al-Assad hasn’t submitted his application yet.

Syrians living abroad will be “able to vote at embassies” on May 20, Parliament Speaker Hammouda Sabbagh said in a statement.

Those in the militant-controlled areas, such as Idlib will have no possibility to vote, as they are under the ire of the al-Qaeda-affiliated “moderate opposition”.

Taking into account the high level of support of Bashar al- Assad had in 2014, where he won with nearly 90% of vote; he would have chance to win, if he runs for re-election this year.

The other potential candidates must have lived in Syria continuously for at least 10 years to be able to run, which disqualifies many of the “moderate opposition” figures that left the country as soon as war broke out.

Meanwhile, Russia in assistance to the Syrian Arab Army continues to normalize the situation in the ISIS-infested central region.

On April 19th, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out airstrikes on an ISIS base northeast of Palmyra and killed at least 200 terrorists.

This operation impeded an attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s forces in an attempt to spread chaos after the elections were announced.

The airstrikes came alongside an operation by the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Corps with support of Russian Forces in Deir Ezzor and Homs.

This aims to contain ISIS in an even tighter space and secure a larger part of the central region, so that a partial normality can be restored leading up to the elections.

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces carried out two operations in Deir Ezzor, arresting 6 ISIS terrorists with assistance from the US-led coalition.

In Ras al-Ain, in the Hasakah province, clashes between various armed groups broke out, and casualties were reported on both sides.

Infighting amongst the many Turkish-backed factions are commonplace in the regions occupied by Ankara.

The elections also come at a time when there is an alleged hope for an actual ceasefire, as the UN Special Envoy to Syria Geir Pederson said he sees a rare “window of opportunity” to end the fighting there, 10 years after the conflict began.

Not because fighting has subsided, but because the frontlines aren’t shifting, and are rather static at this time.

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johnny rotten

What great fortune had the syria, when in the brutal aggression suffered by the terrorists of NATO and Zion, to guide it there was the figure intact and honorable of that great man who answers the name of Bashar al-Assad, a wish with everything the heart that also in the future is He driving the Syrian people.

Jens Holm

The makority of Syrian dont. One of three are not even in the country.

nyomarek

Dominion Voting Systems hopefully not. :D

Steve Standley

US leadership will dismiss the validity of these elections without evidence and out of hand, all the while having rigged the voting system in the US, and the majority of US citizens will believe them. So sad.

Hye

You assume the US mattered anymore, it’s just another 3rd world s### hole

Jens Holm

Hard any does. Your focus is biased propaganda. Thats no election.

<>

An election in Syria is even a bigger farce than our 4th elections during 2 years here. Atleast here we can finally have a change in the end.

Helen4Yemen

Syria and Israel

Go here for all links: https://bit.ly/3agSax1

2012 Exclusive: Obama authorizes secret U.S. support
for Syrian rebels — Reuters

2014 Exclusive: Israel Is Tending to Wounded Syrian
Rebels — Foreignpolicy

2015 REPORT: ISRAEL TREATING AL-QAIDA FIGHTERS
WOUNDED IN SYRIA CIVIL WAR — Jpost

2015 How Islamist rebels engineered Israel’s oil
grab in Syria — Middleeasteye

2015 INSIDE ISRAEL’S SECRET WAR IN SYRIA — Newsweek

2015 Israel’s exploitation of the Syrian war is laid
bare — The National

2015 Israel acknowledges it is helping Syrian rebel
fighters — TimesofIsrael

2015 Israel’s covert involvement in Syria conflict
to escalate — WSWS

2016 Israel’s Need to Take a Stand against the Assad Regime: A Moral
Imperative and Strategic Necessity — By Amos Yadlin

2016 Syria civil war: Assad regime accuses Israel of
being ‘al-Qaeda’s air force’ as conflict edges closer to shared border — The Independent

2017 ISRAEL SECRETLY PAYING SALARIES OF SYRIAN
REBELS ON GOLAN HEIGHTS BORDER: REPORT — Newsweek

2017 Israel ‘giving secret aid to Syrian rebels’,
report says — The Independent

2017 Israel Gives Secret Aid to Syrian Rebels — WSJ

2018 Inside Israel’s Secret Program to Back Syrian
Rebels — Foreignpolicy

2014 Saudi Arabia Offers Sophisticated Weapons to
Syrian Rebels — voanews

2015 Israel’s exploitation of the Syrian war is laid
bare — TheNational

2016 The State Department admitted that the Nusra
Front could be receiving U.S. arms — Mintpress

2017 How America Armed Terrorists in Syria — Americanconservative

2018 Israeli Army Admits to Arming Syria Rebels,
Then Censors Story — Antiwar

2018 IDF confirms: Israel provided light-weapons to Syrian rebels — Jpost

2018 Foreign report: Israel armed Syrian rebels to fight Iran proxy and ISIS
— Jpost

2018 Israel Is Now Arming Seven Rebel Groups in
Syria — Middleeastmonitor

2018 Israel admits 200+ strikes against ‘Iranian
targets’ in Syria over 18 months — RT

2018 Israel Admits to Giving Guns to Anti-Government
Extremists in Syria — Sputinik

2019 Israeli Army Chief Admits to Arming Syrian
Rebels in Golan Heights — Antiwar

2019 IDF chief finally acknowledges that Israel
supplied weapons to Syrian rebels via — TimesofIsrael

2019 Outgoing IDF chief: Israel has struck
‘thousands’ of Iranian targets in Syria — TimesofIsrael

Jens Holm

Compare like that makes no sense.

Compare should be about how things should be and aree many places in the world.

Israel are condemmed for several bad things too and for good reasons too. If You metion Israel Uou should mention many other states too even being worse.

Jens Holm

This time he will 110% and add PMs wih extra chairs for Hesbollah, Iranians and Russians.

cechas vodobenikov

jens, tommy, granny cornhole all upset they have no democracy and cannot vote to install killary clinton as Syrian prez

Jens Holm

Thats incorrect. You not even know what democrasy is.

This parlament is no parlament and why is it named as an arabic state. 30% are not arabs and Syria is no country and hasnt been for decades.

My hope for every country and part of it are able to change leadership and change things. Here they dont.

cechas vodobenikov

they allow internet in your rehab program?
in covid fascist Denmark drug addict votes for counselor
no covid fascism in Russia; for 1 million kroner you can come to Omsk and we will teach u about freedom/democracy

Jens Holm

It must be external teachers from other countries there.

Omsk seemes to be a part of the Russian Neocolonialsme too.

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