"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Saturday, June 10, 2017

Syrian soldiers push through ISIL, 'reach Iraqi border'- Al-Jazeera

State media says government soldiers and allied forces reach border area for first time since 2015.

Syrian troops and allied forces fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, known as ISIS) group have reportedly reached the Iraqi border for the first time since 2015, advancing close to a strategic area that has been at the centre of tensions between Damascus and Washington. 
State news agency SANA, citing a military source, said that "army units in cooperation with allies managed to arrive at the border ... with Iraq" on Friday, and "set up positions in an area northeast of At-Tanf".