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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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16 comments

  1. johnny rotten says:

    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.

    1. Jens Holm says:

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

  2. nyomarek says:

    Dominion Voting Systems hopefully not. :D

  3. Steve Standley says:

    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.

    1. Hye says:

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

    2. Jens Holm says:

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

  4. <> says:

    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.

    1. Helen4Yemen says:

      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

      1. Jens Holm says:

        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.

    2. Bobby Twoshoes says:

      Why do you think 4 elections in 2 years that have changed nothing implies that you are capable of change? If you can see the future to know what will happen in Syrian elections and that Israel will somehow get their shit together counter to the observed evidence then you should be gambling not shit posting. Here’s my baseless assertion to counter your baseless assertions; the only change you’ll see in the “end” is the “end” of Israel when Yank money dries up.

      1. Jens Holm says:

        Thats a very stuid question. Israel in her own context is doing well. Hardlyh no Jews makes violence and that against thier Governess. They are safe as they want to.

        Parts pof the rest is pretty bad. Danes just have made another complaint. We have given the Palestinians help for almond fields and some riot settlers has destroyed many trees.

        Im sure Your version of solutions most like will never happen.

        Im a kind of DONT care. UN and by that little me too has paid since 1949 and there has been no results in negosiations. Why pay then.

        At least USA pays for the Jewish quagmire.

        The USA support will not stop. And You of course forget they inside some limitations are supported by Russia as well.

        Yours always ignore Russai has their own agenda and they have their own aganda and Assads are not commanders of the Russian army.

        I see those Jews has no where to go and all fill out a small doit in the whole muslim world. So can never agree in any vital changes.

        The only one might be building the whole area with basements and they share those and the housing above it using tunnekls and escalators.

    3. Jens Holm says:

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

  5. cechas vodobenikov says:

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

    1. Jens Holm says:

      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.

      1. cechas vodobenikov says:

        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

        1. Jens Holm says:

          It must be external teachers from other countries there.

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

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