vrijdag 16 november 2012

Nasrallah: Israeli Occupation Entity Benefits from Events in Syria to Wage War on Gaza

BEIRUT, (SANA) – Hizbullah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said that the Israeli occupation entity is benefiting from conflicts in the region and Syria to wage its aggression on Gaza, regretting remarks made by the political leaderships in some Arab countries that the war against Gaza aimed at diverting attention away from Syria.

Nasrallah remarks came during in his speech marking Ashura.

He wondered that "does it make sense that Binyamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak wage a war against Gaza to divert attention away from Syria since their objectives are clear?"

"Today’s aggression is happening in a different context from 2008. In 2008, the Resistance axis was more capable of extending support to Gaza and the resistance there and this was the case before 2008 and after 2008. One of the supply channels to Gaza has now been suspended and that is Syria. It can no longer provide logistical support, although it can still take a political stance in support of Resistance," he added.

Secretary General of Hizbullah said that "Israel is taking advantage of the events in Syria, the reversal of priorities and the transformation of enemies into friends and friends into enemies. It considers this as a good opportunity to restore its deterrence and to strike at missile capabilities in Gaza, which Israel is aware, will be hard to replace in light of the situation in Syria."

Nasrallah said that the Israeli aggression on Gaza is an episode of the episodes of the bloody, historic and decisive confrontations between the Resistance and the Zionist enemy and those behind it that will decide the destiny of Palestine, the region and the whole nation.

He said that the “main bet” is on the will of the people in Gaza and the will of the resistance there.

Hizbullah Secretary-General condemned the Israeli aggression, urged the Arab and Muslim governments, countries and people as well as all free people in the world to support Gaza and its people and resistance.

Nasrallah called upon the Arab and Islamic countries to supply Gaza with weapons and use oil to pressure the U.S. and Europe into ending their support for Israel.

zondag 11 november 2012

Weapons Smuggler: Turkish Weapons, Funded by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Are Being Smuggled to Syria

ANKARA, (SANA) – Abu Abdo, weapons smuggler who channels weapons and money from Turkey to Syria, said that the government of Development and Justice Party (AKP) is playing the major role in facilitating weapons smuggling and opening the borders for terrorists to cross to Syria.

AFP quoted Abu Abdo as saying that "If Turkey tightens the security on the Syrian-Turkish borders, then the 'repels' will lose in ten days."

Abu Abdo added that he has information that confirms that Turkish weapons have been purchased by Saudi and Qatari money as to be smuggled to Syria.

Abu Abdo confessed to smuggling communication devices, vests, weapons and munitions to the so-called 'free army', adding that lots of goods, including food, medicine and other basic materials, are being brought to Syria from abroad because of the international sanctions imposed on the county.

M. Nassr/

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donderdag 8 november 2012

Lavrov: The West Is Reconsidering Its Stance towards the Syrian Opposition

Nov 08, 2012

MOSCOW, (SANA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the West is reconsidering its stances towards the Syrian opposition.

He added in an interview with the Russian RIA Novosti news agency and the newspapers of Moskovskiy, Russia in Global Affairs and Novosti, published on Thursday, that he has an impression that for the past few weeks the West's stance towards the Syrian opposition has started to change remarkably.

Lavrov attributed this change to the frustration over the failure in unifying this opposition on the one hand and the growing fears of the domination of new powers other than those on which the West was betting on the other hand.

The Russian Foreign Minister continued to say that Moscow believes that it is essential and crucial that the opposition gets unified around the Geneva Statement, pointing out that up till now attempts to unify the opposition groups have been done on the ground of working against the Syrian government, which is wrong.

Lavrov stressed that Russia is continuing its efforts in this regard, as it has been meeting representatives of the various opposition groups to enhance the idea of dialogue between them and the Syrian government.

Ryabkov : Moscow Convinced that Geneva Statement Still Vital, Countries of Influence on Syrian opposition Don't Use their Influence to Find Solution to Crisis
Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Thursday said Moscow is convinced that Geneva Statement is still vital. Itar-Tass News Agency quoted Ryabkov as saying that and that countries which have influence on the Syrian opposition don't not use their influence to find solution to the crisis in Syria.

"Western players who have influence on the Syrian opposition don't not do their job well," he said, adding that this thing is likely to be intentional. He made it clear that Russia do everything to stop the violence and begin a comprehensive political process in Syria.

"We are not confident that the Syrian government's unilateral concessions will be the way to settle the situation, it is impossible for the ceasefire to be a unilateral," the Russian official said.

Ryabkov stressed that Moscow's position depends on the correct reading and unquestionable standards of the interpretation law. " However, we do not lose the hope as there are still opportunities to find a solution to the crisis in Syria,"

He said: " Talks with the Syrian opposition is continued," adding: " A number of representatives of the Syrian opposition came to Moscow to hold talks with the Russian officials and this work is continued on a daily basis as there is still a possibility that should be exploited."

Lukashevich: Moscow exerts more Efforts to stop violence in Syria
Spokesman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich affirmed that Moscow will exert more efforts on all levels to halt violence in Syria, saying that improving the humanitarian situation in Syria would not be realized except by a political solution to the crisis.

At a press conference, Lukashevich said that the humanitarian situation in Syria is deteriorating due to the unilateral sanctions imposed on Syria by some countries.

"The true criterion to evaluate any meeting for the Syrian opposition lies in the participants' readiness to find a peaceful resolution to the crisis in the country by virtue of the Syrians only, without any foreign intervention and through dialogue." Lukashevich added.

dinsdag 6 november 2012

Eleven Citizens Martyred, Tens Injured as Terrorists Blow up Booby-Trapped Car and two Explosives at al-Worod Neighborhood in Damascus

DAMASCUS, (SANA)-Terrorists blew up a booby-trapped car and two explosives at al-Worod neighborhood in Damascus, claiming the lives of 11 martyrs and injuring tens of the innocents in the area, some of them in critical condition.

A source in al-Muasaa Hospital told SANA that the hospital received 6 bodies of the martyrs and 29 others injured due to the terrorist explosions, most of them children and women. The source added that some of the injured were in critical condition and they were given the first aid.

A source in Yousef al-Azma Hospital stated it received 5 martyrs in addition to 28 persons injured, their conditions range between middle and critical. SANA reporter at the site of the explosions declared that the terrorist act led to grave damages in the houses of citizens, destruction of a number of cars, shops' facades in addition to huge damages in the infrastructure, service, telephone and electric networks.

H. Sabbagh/ Mazen

Also see: http://syria-sana-backup.blogspot.nl/2012/11/eleven-citizens-martyred-tens-injured.html

zaterdag 3 november 2012

Ambassador Abu Saeed: Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey Responsible for Every Drop of Blood Spilled in Syria

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BEIRUT, (SANA) - Ambassador of the International High Commission for Human Rights in the Middle East, member of the International Parliament for Safety and Peace, Haitham Abu Saeed (image), held the countries supporting terrorism responsible for every drop of blood spilled in Syria.

In an interview with Syrian TV on Friday, Abu Saeed pointed out to the involvement of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey in what is happening in Syria, saying "the involvement of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in what is happening in Syria is plain and clear and they declare this through the media .. we regret this and condemn it.

"We have asked them to stop this immediately, and we add our voice to the voice of Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon in demand not only from Qatar and Saudi Arabia, but also from Turkey which may be involved more than others, to stop supporting militants… we hold them fully responsible yesterday, today and in the future for every drop of blood spilled in Syria."

Abu Saeed described the position of Ki-moon on the need to stop supporting armed groups in Syria as being serious, explaining that this position is based on the facts that indicate the presence of terrorist organizations in the Syrian interior which work to undermine security and the Syrian society.

He noted that the International High Commission for Human Rights demanded the cessation of arming the opposition, saying "we were optimistic regarding the need to limit arming in Syria since the beginning of the events… we have referred to these topics since the beginning and we had accurate information that we listen to through the International Investigations Office belonging to the International Parliament for Safety and Peace and the International High Commission for Human Rights, which provides us with all the security and intelligence information about topics that are assigned to it."

Abu Saeed pointed out that European sides gave documented that only five percent of the so-called armed opposition are Syrians and the rest are of multiple non-Syrian nationalities.

Abu Saeed said that the opposition exploits the massacres it commits prior to international conferences on Syria, stressing that the International High Commission for Human Rights relies in its reports on concrete evidence and objectivity, not emotions and political whims.

He explained that the opposition accuse the Syrian government of massacres, while the Commission carried out investigations, discovering that sides in the opposition benefited from these massacres and exploited them.

Abu Saeed also condemned Turkey's hijacking of the Syrian plane and later the Armenian plane, describing such acts as Mafia-like and violating international aviation laws.

He went on to stress that change in Syria cannot come through violence, but rather through ballots, noting that the international community is aware of the strength and popularity of President Bashar al-Assad and is afraid of this, as they are aware that if a democratic choice were to be made as they claim then the Syrians will choose their leadership, and more specifically they will choose President al-Assad.

Regarding the mission of UN Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Ibrahimi, Abu Saeed affirmed that the Commission supports Ibrahimi and is prepared to offer anything that could ensure the success of his mission.

H. Sabbagh

donderdag 18 oktober 2012

Putin: No-One Has the Right to Tell Russia How and to Whom it Exports Weapons if Exports Don't Contradict UN Sanctions

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MOSCOW, (SANA) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said that no-one has the right to tell Russia how and to whom it may export weapons if the exports don't contradict UN sanctions.

In a speech on Wednesday, Putin said that Russia only signs agreements to export weapons and military equipment with legitimate authorities to boost the defensive capabilities of independent countries after careful study of the situation in the region in question, noting that not all exporters of weapons are so methodical.

Putin also said that unilateral or group sanctions outside the framework of the UN, particularly politicized sanctions, do not represent a rule for international law.

He also called for increasing the level of technical military cooperation among Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and Vietnam.

H. Sabbagh

donderdag 11 oktober 2012

Syrian Passenger Plane, Forced to Land by Turkish Authorities, Arrives in Damascus

DAMASCUS, (SANA)- The Syrian Airbus 320 passenger plane coming from Moscow, which was forced by the Turkish authorities to land in Ankara Airport on Wednesday, arrived in Damascus at 05:10 am Thursday dawn.

Director of the Syrian Arab Airlines, Ghaida Abdullatif, stressed in a statement to SANA that the Turkish authorities assaulted the crew before allowing the plane to take off from Ankara Airport because the crew members refused to sign a document saying that the plane made an emergency landing.

"Turkish F-16 warplanes forced the Syrian plane to land to be searched, doing so in violation of the international procedures in terms of not formerly notifying neither its pilot nor the Turkish civil airline, which almost caused an air accident due to warplanes coming close at an uncalculated distance," said Abdullatif.

She stressed that the Syrian plane was not carrying any illegal materials and that the cargo was in compliance with the international laws and systems having a legal bill of landing.

Abdullatif assured that all the passengers are in a good health condition, however suffering a very bad psychological state.

The Director of the Syrian Arab Airlines considered what happened as "an inhumane act" that indicates a flaw in dealing with the rules and laws stated in the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation.

"Added to that," Abdullatif said, "the long hours during which the passengers were locked without being provided any services or even informed of what was going on, which left them in a state of panic and a very bad psychological condition."

She noted that the Syrian Arab Airlines will file a protest to the International Union of Aviation and the Arab Aviation Union as well as all the international and humanitarian organizations against the inhumane treatment the plane's crew and passengers were subjected to.

She called for separating the political side from the civil aviation in all countries of the world as the civil aviation is a way of communication among peoples.

Russia Asks Turkey for Explanation

The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed its concern over the risks which the passengers of the Syrian plane, including 17 Russians, were subjected to being locked for 8 hours on board.

A statement by the Ministry on Thursday stressed that the Turkish side did not inform the Russian Embassy in Ankara of the presence of Russian citizens on board the plane, adding that "we only knew about that through electronic media."

The statement said Russian consulate staff and a doctor were denied permission to see the Russian passengers without giving explanations despite the Russian Embassy's asking for permission from the Turkish authorities.

"This came in violation of the bilateral consular agreements," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in its statement, stressing that the Russian passengers were not allowed over 8 hours to come down to the Airport building and were not provided any food, as they were only given permission to go down to the Airport land for a short while.

The statement stressed that the Russian side insists on getting an explanation of such acts by the Turkish authorities towards the Russian citizens and on taking measures that prevent the repetition of such incidents in the future.

A source at the Ministry also said the Russian Embassy in Ankara immediately called the Turkish Foreign Ministry and asked for an explanation about what the Syrian plane was subjected to in the course of its flight from Moscow to Damascus, calling upon the Turkish authorities to assume their responsibilities for the safety of the Russian passengers who were on board.

In the same context, a high-ranking source at a Russian weapons export institution dismissed the existence of any type of weapons or military technology devices and systems on board the Syrian plane.

The source highlighted that "Russia has not halted its cooperation in the field of military technologies with Syria and will provide Syria with any type of military technologies in case of need according to the rules followed and not secretly, particularly via a passenger plane."

Diplomatic Source in Moscow: Russia's Ambassador in Ankara Visited Turkish Foreign Ministry Concerning the Syrian Civilian Aircraft Incident

A diplomatic source in Moscow announced on Thursday that the Russian ambassador in Ankara visited the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

The source indicated that the visit was related to the incident of forcing the Syrian civilian aircraft to land in Ankara airport, which in fact was on a regular flight from Moscow to Damascus with 17 Russian passengers on board, among them 7 children.

The Russian authorities expressed concern over the incident, considering that it threatened its nationals and was a violation of international conventions in treating civilian passengers.

There have been no further information on the visit of the Russian ambassador.

Foreign and Expatriates Ministry stressed in a statement earlier in the day that the Syrian civilian aircraft was carrying no weapons or prohibited goods, considering the hostile Turkish behavior an additional evidence on the aggressive policy adopted by Erdogan's government, taking into account the training, harboring and facilitating infiltration through its borders and bombing the Syrian territories.

H. Said/M. Ismael

maandag 8 oktober 2012

Forum of NPF Parties and National Powers: Comprehensive National Dialogue Based on Syria Sovereignty

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DAMASCUS, (SANA) – Activities of the political forum organized by the coalition parties of the National Progressive Front (NPF) and national and progressive powers under the title of "Political Dialogue and National Reconciliation: Path to Restore Stability and Security" kicked off on Monday at the Damascus-based Dama Rose Hotel.

In a speech during the opening of the Forum, Secretary General of the Arab Socialist Union Party, Safwan Qudsi, said that Syria is facing a massive conspiracy, some parts of it international, others are regional and some are Arab, all of which seeking to cancel Syria and erase it from history, but Syria showed its ability to stand fast and confront the conspiracy which it will foil.

In turn, Secretary General of the Socialist Unionists Party, Fayez Ismael, voiced his party's rejection of any foreign interference in Syria, asserting that Syria will be victorious and lauding the role of the Syrian Arab Army in defending the country with the people's support.

He said that most of those who are involved in the events don't know why they're fighting, and that part of them are outsiders fighting in a strange land who are armed by the US others.

Similarly, Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Syrian Communist Party, Ammar Bekdash, said that the forum shows the insistence of national parties and forces to defend Syria in the face of the attack waged by imperialist and Zionist forces and regressive regional regimes, with Syria's enemies employing every possible method including embargos, media warfare, vandalism, mass murder and assassination.

Bekdash pointed out to the deep roots of the escalating conspiracy against Syria, calling for dealing with the manifestations of the crisis through the principle of "words and opinions are faced with words and opinion, but vandalism and terrorism are faced with the rule of law," in addition to dealing with the economic and social conditions that fostered conspiracies.

He also stressed the need for the main goal of economic and social policies to be improving the living standards of citizens, saying that his party presented a memo earlier this year presenting ideas for boosting the economic and social aspects of national steadfastness.

For his part, Secretary General of al-Ahed (Pledge) National Party, Ghassan Abdelaziz Othman, said that the crimes, destruction and targeting of national economy that are witnessed in Syria have nothing to do with any legitimate demands, affirming that external forces exploited the reality created by some policies that affected the majority of the people, usurping the public's legitimate demands.

He said that the conspiracy against Syria reflects the instability of the region, which the west views through colonial eyes that only want to preserve their interests.

In turn, Secretary General of the Syrian National Social Party, Issam Mahayri, denounced all the suspicious calls for summoning an external solution and distorting the reality of the crisis deliberately, affirming that dialogue is a healthy state and the path to foiling the conspiracy and improving political discourse in Syria.

He also stressed that it's the duty of the state and its establishments and forces to cooperate with the army and armed forces to confront terrorism, denouncing all those who support, participate in, and defend terrorism.

Mahayri also asserted that what is happening in Syria aims at undermining the resistance, saluting all the allies and friendly forces who stood alongside Syria in the face of the conspiracy targeting it.

In a similar speech, Secretary General of the Arab Socialists Movement, Ahmad al-Ahmad, pointed out that despite the scale of the conspiracy against Syria, the west and its Arab servants failed to achieve their goals, noting that this came about due to the unity of the Syrian people and the heroism of the Syrian Arab Army.

For his part, Secretary General of the Democratic Socialist Unionist Party, Fadlallah Nassereddin, said that what is happening in the Arab world poses a threat to pan-Arab and national security, with the Arab-Israeli conflict being the most intense crisis and the one that threatens world security and peace due to the attempts by the US-led western forces to control the region in coordination of Israel.

In turn, Secretary General of the Syrian Unified Communist Party, Hanin Nemr, said that nationalist Arab forces realize that the Arab-Israeli conflict sums up all the conflicts in the region, and that Syria has been involved in it since the 1950s, foiling one conspiracy after the other and paying the price in thousands of martyrs, along with the pressure, siege, threats and direct attacks it suffered as a result of its positions.

Nemr affirmed that the road to correcting mistakes and negative aspects is through peaceful methods approved by the new constitution and political parties law, and that those who chose the path of violence must realize that their path is blocked and leads nowhere, while dialogue is wide open for national opposition that isn't bound to foreign forces.

He also stressed that the time has come for internal dialogue, but it cannot be useful as long as weapons and mercenaries are flowing into Syria, adding that foreign interference hinders any political solution to the crisis.

Similarly, Secretary General of the Arab Democratic Union Party, Ghassan Ahmad Othman, said that Syria is being targeted, as it always has been, due to its progressive pan-Arabic stances and its role in the resistance in the Arab region, stressing the need to support the Syrian people's legitimate demands by transitioning into a pluralist, civil and democratic Syria.

The two-day forum tackles the topics of political dialogue, the army as the shield of homeland, combating terrorism, rejection of foreign intervention, national reconciliation and protecting the state and institutions.

NPF Parties, National and Progressive Forces Alliance Forum: National Dialogue based on Syria's Sovereignty and Rejection of Foreign Interference

The political forum which is being held by the National Progressive Front (NPF) parties and National and progressive forces continued on Monday its activities under the theme of "Political Dialogue and National Reconciliation are the Means to Restore Security and Stability".

Secretary-General of the Arab Socialist Union Party, Safwan Qudsi, pointed out in a speech that holding this forum by the NPF parties and the national and progressive forces would pave the ground for a national, popular and party situation that raises awareness about what was standing in the Syrian daily life and about the necessity of maintaining it.

He stressed that Syria is facing a huge conspiracy, adding that the conspiracy will fail and Syria will stay strong, active and influential.

For his part, Secretary-General of the Socialist Unionists Party, Fayez Ismael, stressed his party's rejection and condemnation of any foreign interference in Syria, adding that today's war is unparalleled because of the number of terrorists from various nationalities involved in it.

Ismael said that the Arab reactionary countries and the Arab League Secretary-General, particularly Saudi Arabia and Qatar are allied with the US in the conspiracy against Syria, pointing out that the US is selling arms to the criminal killers from the US base in Incirlik in Turkey and Saudi Arabia and Qatar are paying the price.

Secretary-General of the Central Committee of the Syrian Communist Party, Ammar Bikdash, said that this forum highlights the persistence of the national forces and parties to defending Syria in face of the fierce attack launched by the imperialism and Zionism in addition to other regional reactionary regimes.

Secretary-General of the National Covenant Party, Ghassan Abdul-Aziz Othman, stressed that the criminal acts and destruction and sabotage in addition to targeting the national economy can never be related to any legitimate demands, adding that the political movement was clear from the beginning to be the first step to a war against Syria.

For his part, Secretary-General of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party, Isam al-Mahayri, condemned all suspicious calls for a foreign solution and the deliberate distortion of defining the crisis in Syria.

He stressed that the political dialogue is a sustainable healthy situation and it is the way to curb and foil the conspiracy and conspirators.

Secretary-General of the Arab Socialist Movement, Ahmad al-Ahmad, said that in spite of the volume of conspiracy hatched against Syria and its repercussions, the colonial west has failed to achieve this conspiracy which has strategic dimensions and threatens security and stability in the region.

He added that the west has failed by virtue of the Syrian people's unity and the sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army.

Chairman of the General Federation of Trade Unions, Mohammad Shaaban Azzoz, pointed out that Syria's army, people and leadership are targeted because of the national stances which reject a compromise on the Palestinian Cause and naturalization with the Israeli occupation.

He stressed the importance of dialogue with all sides except for those who called for foreign interference and arms, adding that the labor class has lost more than 500 workers who were martyred in line of duty.

For his part, member of the political bureau of the Socialist Unionist Party, Khaled al-Abboud, considered the Front Parties and the national and progressive forces alliance as having many tools to orchestrate a political struggle against another political team trying to attack the state and the society.

He pointed out to the importance of political dialogue as an exit from the crisis in Syria.

English Bulletin

zaterdag 6 oktober 2012

Yurt-Newspaper: Erdogan's Government Handed over the Mortars to Armed Groups in Syria which shelled Akcakale Town

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Oct 06, 2012

ANKARA, (SANA)-Turkish Yurt Newspaper said that the government of the Development and Justice Party has to take a neutral stance on the events in Syria instead of supporting the groups of the so-called the armed opposition.

"Turkey was inevitably affected by the events in Syria… so it was very necessary for it to adopt new polices and be aware that instigating others will bring nothing but more damages.. The Turkish government was wrong at seeing the whole region through a sectarian vision," Journalist Ali Sirmen wrote in an article published by the Newspaper.

He added that the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan was carrying out the policies of the US in Syria and the region, bearing the political and martial burden of this policy .

The Newspaper also revealed that the bomber which was used to launch the mortar on the Turkish Akcakale town is only used by NATO.

In an article by its Editor-in-Chief Merdan Yanardag, Yurt clarified that it had information from a reliable source saying that Turkey was the side which sent the mortars to the members of so-called ''the free army".

"Those information affirm that the Government of Erdogan's wrong policy was behind the falling of the mortar in the town that claimed the lives of 5 Turks." Yanaradag added.



Also see: http://iraansnieuws.blogspot.nl/2012/10/navo-granaten-afgevuurd-vanuit-syrie-op.html

The Army Heroes Eliminate Mercenaries and Terrorists in Qudssaiya

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DAMASCUS COUNTRYSIDE, (SANA)- After a chain of qualitative operations over three days, the Syrian Arab Army eliminated the majority of the mercenary terrorist groups in Qudssaiya city in Damascus Countryside.

During these operations, the army units destroyed many dens of terrorist groups, killed large numbers of their members and arrested several others, in addition to seizing their weapons.

Citizens of Qudssaiya seem now able to feel some of the calm and tranquility they lived in before mercenaries and terrorist groups decided to fire their hatred with their sniper shots and mortar shells on the houses of citizens, forcing many of them to leave the city in fear for their lives.

Besides residential buildings and private properties, government institutions were not spared the terrorist practices. These included mainly Qudssaiya Municipality building and the Primary Health Care Center among other state facilities.

A number of shops were also destroyed by the terrorist groups, in addition to al-Omari Mosque in the middle of the city, which was also a target to the mercenary gunmen who burned it down.

The armed forces' operations in Qudssaiya city resulted in releasing a number of citizens who had been kidnapped by the armed terrorist groups after being used as human shields.

The residents expressed happiness and relief over the entry of the Syrian Army to their city and appreciation of its efforts to eliminate the terrorists and restore security and stability to Qudssaiya.

H. Said

vrijdag 5 oktober 2012

UN Security Council Condemns Terrorist Bombings in Aleppo

 Oct 05, 2012
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NEW YORK, (SANA) – The members of the UN Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Aleppo, Syria on 3 October, causing dozens of deaths and over one hundred civilians injured, the responsibility for which was claimed by the Jebhat al-Nusra group affiliated with Al Qaeda.

They expressed their deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the families of the victims of these heinous acts and to the people of Syria.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any act of terrorism is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.

The members of the Security Council reiterated their determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.

The members of the Security Council reminded States that they must ensure that the measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.

In a statement issued on the day of the terrorist bombings, the Syrian Interior Ministry said that terrorist groups in Aleppo province carried out a series of bloody terrorist bombings on Wednesday, October 3rd, at a time when people are heading to work and schools in Aleppo city, claiming the lives of 34 martyrs and injuring 122, both civilians and military personnel. Three terrorists died in the bombings as well.

The statement also said that the bombings caused extensive damage to public and private properties, state establishments, hotels and homes, and wrecked 250 private and state-owned cars.

M. Nassr/ H. Sabbagh

Popular Event to Stress national Unity and Fraternity in Homs

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HOMS, (SANA) – Inhabitants of Baba Amro neighborhood in Homs organized a popular walk towards al-Nuzha roundabout where the inhabitants of al-Nuzha and Ekremeh neighborhoods met them with throwing rice and releasing white doves in the air in an expression of amity fraternity and unity against the enemy and all attempts to sow sedition.

Governor of Homs, Ahmad Muneir Mohammad, said that the event aimed at stressing the amity among the Syrians and their national unity.

Mohammad addressed the inhabitants saying that they defeated terrorism and proved that they are Syria's strong people.

The governor listened to the citizens' demands, stressing that the state is following up on citizens' affairs to help them return to their houses and work.

He indicated to the efforts of the national reconciliation committees to release the kidnapped people, calling upon those who are bearing arms to lay them down and return to their homeland.

The inhabitants said that the walk is a step towards achieving reconciliation among all Homs neighborhoods, getting rid of fears and rebuilding amity bridges to restore life to Homs city.

A participant from Baba Amro neighborhood said that this event came after one year and a half of separation to reunite the people on basis of amity and tolerance.

Imam of Ali Mosque, Sheikh Mehi Eddin Salloum said that exchanging visits between inhabitants of Homs neighborhoods proves that the conspiracy ended and that the Syrian people cannot be defeated.

R. Raslan/ M. Ismael

maandag 1 oktober 2012

Al-Moallem: Key to Make Brahimi's Mission a Success is in the Hands of Countries which Fund and Arm Terrorists in Syria

Minister of Foreign Affairs Walid al-Moallem

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Oct 01, 2012

NEW YORK, (SANA) – Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem affirmed that the key to make the mission of UN Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi a success lies having Syria's neighboring countries, other countries and the west cease their support and harboring of terrorists, warning that the US and all those who support terrorism are bound to get a taste of its poison.

In an interview on al-Mayadine TV broadcast in full on Monday, October 01, 2012 al-Moallem voiced confidence that the tolerant and patriotic Syrian people will overcome the crisis by engaging in a comprehensive national reconciliation that would reconstruct the Syrian social fabric and build a better future for Syria and its children.

The Minister pointed out that the positions of countries that Syria considers sides in the conspiracy against it haven't changed based on what he witnessed during the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly, noting that there were other grey positions that have now shifted to supporting Syria, demanding ending violence and finding a polticial, peaceful solution to the situation in Syria through comprehensive national dialogue.

On the calls of the Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Arabi for implementing Chapter VII of the UN Security Council against Syria, al-Moallem said "the reason for his obsession with Chapter VII could be his jealousy from his predecessor and his work in Libya."

Al-Moallem said that al-Arabi should remember that more than 100 resolutions were issued by the UN and the Security Council against Israel and none of them were under Chapter VII. adding "I don't know why he insists on chapter VII when he knows that it will be exploited to wage a military action against Syria."‬

Responding to a question on "loss of legitimacy," al-Moallem said that those who talk about this are either ignorant and need to cement their own legitimacy, or members of the conspiracy against Syria who infringe upon the Syrian people's right to determine their own future, adding that even Security Council resolutions affirmed that the people alone have the right to decide their own future.

"No-one in the world can decide who leads Syria other than the Syrian people… this is a delusion they need to abandon unless their goal is to extend the crisis, which I believe to be the most likely," he added.

On his meeting with Ibrahimi, al-Moallem said that Syria supported the Envoy's mission and was optimistic due to his considerable diplomatic experience, stressing that there are guidelines which constitutes rights for Syria; first of them is maintaining sovereignty and territorial integrity and preventing foreign interference, and second is acknowledging the Syrian people's right to deice their own present and future.

"No-one can overcome this truth… other than that, we cooperate with Ibrahimi in any way that can lead to the success of his mission," he said.

Al-Moallem said that one of the keys to the success of Brahimi's mission a success is in Damascus while another is abroad; specifically in the hands of Syria's neighboring countries which are harboring, arming and supporting the armed terrorist groups in Syria with funds and media, adding "if Brahimi didn't get real commitments from neighboring countries, and before that from the USA which is running the entire game, then he will face the same problems that faced Kofi Annan… I am confident that Ibrahimi has good intentions and determination to succeed in his mission, and we in Syria will provide all that could lead to its success."

More to come…

donderdag 27 september 2012

Putin: Our Western partners are creating Chaos in Syria

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MOSCOW, SANA_ Russian President Vladimir Putin said the West is now spreading chaos in Syria as it did in a lot of countries.

" Our Western partners are creating chaos and can't stop. Having wreaked havoc in many areas, they continue the same policy in other countries, including Syria," Putin added in a meeting with residents of the Russian province of Ryazan (200 km south-east of Moscow) on Thursday.

About his position on the events in the Middle East, including Syria the Russian President said:" "Our position is to encourage change for the better in all countries. We are not imposing, especially by force, what we believe in, but we want to stimulate the internal development," said Putin.

He went on to say "We have warned that we must act with caution, without imposing by force in order not to cause chaos. And what do we see today is a chaotic condition."

vrijdag 21 september 2012

Situation in Syria is Now Better than any Previous Day of Conspiracy says Al-Zoubi (Sept 21, 2012)

Sep 21, 2012

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DAMASCUS, (SANA)- Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi stressed that the situation in the country is now better than any previous time in the course of conspiracy against Syria, and that in terms of security, the crisis is almost over.

In an interview with the Syrian TV on Friday, al-Zoubi said the scene in Syria has become clear as everybody now knows the identity and place of the enemy as well as its military and political support channels, external backers and internal tools.

"When we speak of victory, we mean the victory for Syria through foiling the external conspiracy and its internal tools," the Minister said.

He warned of Qatar's policy of supporting terrorists in Syria as posing a danger to the international security and peace, noting that most of Qatar's rulers are affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda.

Al-Zoubi said that Qatar has been turned into an exchequer for al-Qaeda to carry out a subversive scheme against Syria as well as against the region and the world.

The Information Minister wondered "for whose sake are Qatar's rulers doing so?" considering that those rulers do not have the political ability, experience or understanding to have their own political project.

Al-Zoubi added that "When Qatar prepares sleeper cells in UAE and speaks of turning Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah into independent Islamic emirates, that threatens not only these areas' regimes but also the stability of their people, their identity and the international peace and security in the region which is considered the core of the economic world.

"They are only the funder or the cashier of the conspiracy, while the order of disbursement comes from another place. They are mere tools in the service of the Zionist project in the region," al-Zoubi added.

On the policies of the Turkish government, Minister al-Zoubi stressed that the Turkish government is providing enormous service to Israel.

As for the statements of the Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi, al-Zoubi said that Egypt had always been and still is Syria's partner in all historic stages, adding that if Egypt restored its pan-Arab role, it will find that the extension of that role is in Damascus, and not in other Arab capitals.

Answering a question on Syria's stance towards the quartet initiative, the Minister reiterated that Syria welcomes any effort that serves the interest of the Syrian people and stops the conspiracy, wondering about the intentions of the countries participating in the initiative.

Regarding Iran's stances, al-Zoubi said "The Iranian stance has been clear since the start of the crisis… Tehran stands by the Syrian people and state. This stance is identical with the stances of Russia and China and all friendly countries."

He stressed that Saudi Arabia and Turkey constitute a part of the aggression on Syria, "therefore if their intentions are good, they must halt providing the gunmen and terrorists with funds and weapons and stop media incitement against Syria as a demonstration of good will."

Al-Zoubi called upon the countries and foreign parties participating in the aggression on Syria to halt this conduct and seize the political opportunity to back down on it.

"If they think they can achieve victory in Syria, they are deeply mistaken because in Syria only the Syrian people will win," he reaffirmed.

The Minister stressed that the Syrian people will defeat the conspiracy and thwart its project on the ground thanks to the wisdom of the Syrian leadership and the heroism of the Syrian armed forces.

On whether President Bashar al-Assad has recently given an interview to an Egyptian newspaper, al-Zoubi stressed that the President has not made any statement or given any interview to any Egyptian newspaper or magazine.

He explained that what has been circulated in media is parts of a chat that took place between President al-Assad and a 9-member Egyptian media delegation in the framework of a personal visit.

Al-Zoubi stressed that the conversation was not recorded at all as it was not meant to be an interview, but what seems to have happened is that one of the visitors took out of context and gathered parts of the conversation which "was not prepared in the first place and should not be analyzed or built on or considered as political stances whether what came in it was true or untrue."

The Information Minister stressed that "when President al-Assad decides to say something or declare a political stance he's got the media tools and will say it with courage as we know him."

On the statements that there is an international struggle on Syria, al-Zoubi stressed that the basic issue is the steadfastness of Syria in the face of the conspiracy, adding that all countries were surprised by the ability of the Syrian people and leadership to overcome the plot.

The Minister said that the statement of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in which he compared Al Qaeda to a regular army is odd, adding that "Ki-moon should not have made such a stance, as the Syrian Arab Army is an army of a sovereign state and was established by the constitution of this state, while Al Qaeda is an extremist terrorist organization funded by intelligence agencies."

On Saudi Arabia preventing Syrians from participating in Hajj pilgrimage, al-Zoubi noted that this is the first time such an action was taken by anyone other than Israel, stressing that the actions of Al Saud's regime constitutes a violation of the religious duties it must uphold.

Answering a question about the Syrian economy, the Minister replied that the Syrian economy had been targeted since the first day of the crisis, adding that Syria is capable of confronting the crisis regardless of its duration without suffering fragmentation or economic downfall.

Regarding the issue of refugees and the violations they suffer at the hands of some countries and their exploitation in some international circles, al-Zoubi said that this issue has been exploited politically in an amoral and illegal manner by these countries, noting that Syria hosted millions of Arabs out of commitment to moral duties.

He called upon Syrians abroad to return to their homeland, saying "it's true that the circumstances were difficult and they had to leave, but no-one closed the door behind them.

H. Said/ M. Nassr/ M. Ismael / H. Sabbagh

100 Afghani Terrorists killed in Aleppo (Sept 21, 2012)

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PROVINCES, (SANA)- The armed forces on Thursday carried out a qualitative operation in Bustan al-Qasr in the city of Aleppo in which they killed more than 100 Afghani terrorists who were stationed near al-Fidaa al-Arabi school.

SANA reporter said an army unit targeted centers of armed terrorist groups in the areas of Bustan al-Qasr and Hanano in the city killing and injuring large number of terrorists.

A unit of the armed forces took control of the schools of Suleiman al-Halabi, Mouaz bin Jabal and Ahmad Shawqi in the city of Aleppo.

Tens of mercenary terrorists who used these schools as bases for their terrorist attacks against citizens were killed.

Another army unit clashed with a terrorist group in al-Fatayes quarter in al-Jadideh area killing seven terrorists including a sniper.

A unit of the armed forces killed a large number of terrorists in the framework of pursuing terrorist groups in al-Arqoub area. The terrorists' weapons were seized.

Another army unit targeted gatherings of terrorists in the area of Qadi Askar roundabout and inflicted heavy losses upon their ranks.

A unit of the Army clashed today with terrorists at Bustan al-Basha in Aleppo, killing a number of them, including 5 snipers.

Meanwhile, another Army unit destroyed 4 bulldozers during an attempt for terrorists to open roads in order to infiltrate to Aleppo through the industrial region of Kfar Hamra.

Units of the armed forces targeted centers of terrorists in al-Sheikh Reih area, al-Assi Center in Bustan al-Basha, the Agricultural Secondary School in Hanano, Children Hospital in al-Hawouz area and al-Marjeh.

15 DShK-equipped Cars Destroyed, Terrorists' Center Targeted in Aleppo Countryside
In Aleppo countryside, the armed forces on Thursday conducted qualitative operations targeting cars equipped with DShK machineguns for terrorists.

The reporter said 15 cars were destroyed on the axes of al-Bab-Aleppo, Ekhtrin-Aleppo and Azaz-Aleppo.

Army units also targeted centers of armed terrorist groups near Fodder Institution in Maskaneh, the Agricultural Scientific Research Center and Karfour Mall in Hreitan, Public Road Traffic Center in Manbij and the Municipality in Sajdan.

The operations resulted in inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists' ranks.

Another army unit destroyed a weapons and ammunition warehouse for terrorists in Marei inflicting heavy losses upon terrorists.

Armed Forces Destroy 30 DShk-equipped Cars
The armed forces also destroyed 30 DShK-equipped cars in al-Mansoura, Maaret al-Artiq, Besqateen, Marei, Tal Refa'at and Ekhtrin in the countryside of Aleppo.

A source in the province told SANA reporter that a unit of the armed forces carried out qualitative operations near a department for al-Baath Party in Qebtan al-Jabal, the building of Teachers' Syndicate in al-Bab in the countryside of Aleppo.

The operations resulted in the killing and injuring tens of terrorists.

Clashes between Syrian Terrorists and Mercenary Terrorists
A source told SANA reporter that clashes took place between Syrian terrorists and mercenary terrorists in B'eidin following the killing of a number of the injured mercenaries who got wounded at the hands of the armed forces in various areas in Aleppo.

Authorities Pursue a group of terrorists in Sultaniya, Homs countryside
The competent authorities today pursued a group of terrorists near Abdul-Rahman al-Doumani school in Sultaniya in Homs countryside.
A source in Homs said that the clashes with the terrorists led to the killing and injuring a number of them.

100 Terrorists Arrested in Damascus

In Damascus, the armed forces on Thursday carried out a qualitative operation in al-Yarmouk Camp and Palestine Camp in which they arrested 100 terrorists.

Terrorists' Dens Raided in al-Hajar al-Aswad, Damascus Countryside
The armed forces continued pursuing the armed terrorist groups in al-Hajar al-Aswad area in Damascus Countryside, killing a number of terrorists and arresting others.

A unit of the armed forces raided a den for terrorists in al-Ghazali neighborhood in al-Hajar al-Aswad in Damascus Countryside and killed a number of them. A field hospital for the terrorists was found in the area.

Another den near Tishreen neighborhood in the area was raided by the armed forces. A number of terrorists were killed and weapons and military uniforms were seizedin the operation.

DShK-equipped Cars, Center for Terrorist Groups Destroyed in Homs

A unit of the armed forces destroyed 4 cars equipped with DShK machineguns and a microbus used by terrorists in Talbiseh town in the countryside of Homs province.

SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that a large number of terrorist were killed in the operation.

On Wednesday night, an army unit destroyed a leadership center for the armed terrorist groups in Tal Sarqajeh village in al-Qseir countryside.

SANA reporter said the operation resulted in killing six of the terrorists who were using the center for planning to attack citizens and security personnel and commit sabotage acts.

The authorities clashed with armed terrorist groups in the neighborhood of Bab Hood and Bab al-Turkman in Homs City, killing and injuring tens of terrorists.

A source in the province told SANA reporter that the authorities confronted an armed terrorist group which tried to attack the law-enforcement forces, the citizens and the passing cars near al-Nqeira town in the countryside of Homs, Killing three terrorists and injuring six others.

Terrorists' Attempt to Cross Border from Lebanon Foiled
A terrorists' attempt at infiltrating into Syria from across the Lebanese border on Wednesday night was foiled after clashes with a unit of the armed forces.

SANA reporter said the terrorist groups tried to cross the border several times at the sites of Halat, Edlin and Bayoun in Talkalakh in Homs city, noting that the clashes resulted in killing and injuring many terrorists, while the rest fled back into the Lebanese territories.

Head of Production Department at the Military Housing Establishment in Hasaka Assassinated

An armed terrorist group on Thursday morning assassinated head of Production Department at the branch of the Military Housing Establishment in Hasaka city, Marwan al-Husein.

SANA reporter said that 4 terrorists opened fire at al-Hussein outside his house in Masaken Marsho neighborhood as he was heading to his work, causing his immediate martyrdom.

The terrorists stole the head's car.

Director of Awqaf Directorate of Daraa and Sweida Kidnapped in Daraa City
An armed terrorist group on Thursday kidnapped Director of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) Directorate of Daraa and Sweida, Muammar al-Shahadat, in front of the Directorate in the city of Daraa.

SANA reporter cited a source in the province as saying that terrorists driving a car kidnapped al-Shahadat and took him to an unknown destination.

Armed Forces Inflict Heavy Losses upon Terrorists in Raqqa
A unit of the armed forces inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists who tried to attack citizens in Tal Abiad in the countryside of Raqqa.

SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the armed forces killed tens of terrorist including one of their leaders.

In the same context, the reporter said that the authorities clashed with an armed terrorist group which was setting up barriers on roads and terrifying citizens near al-Rashid farm and Skeiro village in the countryside of Raqqa.

English Bulletin

woensdag 5 september 2012

Crackdown on Terrorists Continues in Several Provinces, Terrorists Murder Citizens in Homs Province (Syria, 5 September 2012)

Sep 05, 2012

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PROVINCES, (SANA)- The armed forces targeted the terrorists in the areas of al-Halk, Sheikh Said, al-Nayrab, Bustan al-Qasr and Hanano in Aleppo, killing scores of them and destroying their DShK-equipped cars.

Armed Forces Seize Workshop for Making Explosives, Destroy 8 Cars Equipped with DShK in Aleppo
The Syrian armed forces stormed a workshop for making explosive devices and a warehouse for weapons and ammunition at al-Fedaa School in al-Kalaseh neighborhood in Aleppo.

The authorities also destroyed five cars equipped with DShK machineguns and killed the terrorists in them in al-Safira area in Aleppo. The armed forces carried out qualitative operations against terrorists in al-Jandol roundabout in Aleppo, inflicting heavy losses upon them. The armed forces also destroyed three cars equipped with DShK machineguns with all the terrorists inside them in Khanaser area in Aleppo countryside.

On Tuesday, the armed forces targeted terrorists near the Sports Institute and Mohammad Saleh al-Sabbagh School in Bustan al-Basha and in the Northern area of Ein al-Tal in Aleppo.
The operation resulted in the killing of a number of terrorists and destroying their cars equipped with DShK machineguns. The authorities arrested a sniper and two terrorists in Baron Street in Aleppo.

In al-Qanater district, western Aleppo, an explosive device went off as terrorists were planting it causing the killing of several gunmen. In al-Zarbeh district, Aleppo southern countryside, military engineering units dismantled 5 explosive devices set to be detonated near Kinsreen Bridge.

Meanwhile, rehabilitation works started in Mizar Street, al-Molat neighborhood, Talat Nahas and al-Hariri Hospital in Seif al-Dawlah district after clearing them of armed terrorist groups.

The armed forces also cleared al-Sayyed Ali neighborhood and Souq al-Hal in Aleppo from terrorists and destroyed their hideouts. In Sleiman al-Halabi neighborhood, the armed forces carried out a qualitative operation against terrorists hideouts near al-Hajar Mosque and killed several terrorists and injured others.

Terrorists Killed in Clash with Authorities in Yelda, Damascus Countryside
The authorities clashed with an armed terrorist group in Yelda area in Damascus countryside, resulting in the death of a number of terrorists and the injuring of others. An official source told SANA that among the dead terrorists was the group's leader Yasser Saad, aka Abu Hazem.

An armed forces unit pursued terrorists in the area between al-Mleha and Zabdin in Damascus Countryside, canvassing the fields in cooperation with locals and uncovering a workshop for manufacturing explosive which had a tunnel containing a number of explosive devices, explosives and other materials used for making explosive devices.

Terrorist Group Massacres Four in al-Houleh, Homs Countryside
An armed terrorist group massacred four citizens, including a mother and her two children, in al-Houleh area in Homs countryside. An official source at the province told SANA's correspondent said that the terrorists intercepted a car which was transporting a family from the village of al-Moua in Hama countryside to Damascus as the car was passing by al-Houleh, attacking the family and the driver, murdering them, mutilating their bodies with sharp implements, then burning the car to cover up their crimes.

The source said that the victims are Rabah al-Saleh and her sons Sleiman (15 years old) and Siwar al-Saad (13 years old) and the driver Zuheir Miya.

5 Citizens Martyred in Terrorist Attack in al-Qseir in Homs
An armed terrorist group attacked the town of al-Ghassanyeh in al-Qseir area in Homs countryside. Five citizens were martyred in the attack. A source in the province told SANA reporter that the terrorists also kidnapped 17 citizens from the town, adding that the relatives of the kidnapped persons fear that the terrorists are planning to kill them.

The armed forces inflicted heavy losses upon groups of armed terrorist who tried to attack al-Midan Police Station in Aleppo city.

Armed Forces Inflict Heavy Losses on Terrorists in Homs
With the residents' cooperation, a unit of the armed forces on Wednesday tracked and clashed with an armed terrorist group riding in 4WD cars equipped with DShk machineguns between the neighborhoods of Bab al-Sba'a and Bab al-Turkman in Homs. An official source in the province told SANA that scores of terrorists were killed in the clash and the cars were destroyed.

An armed forces' unit stormed into a terrorists' hideout near Esh El-Warwar in al-Qseir countryside and clashed with its members, killing and injuring several terrorists. An official source told SANA that the hideout was used as a center and operations' room by leaders of terrorist groups to plan attacks against citizens and law-enforcement members.  In the same context, an armed forces' unit clashed with terrorists that terrorized citizens near al-Jani farm in al-Qseir countryside, killing and injuring its members.

The armed forces repelled an armed terrorist group that attacked citizens in al-Ghassanieh in Homs countryside and destroyed 3 DShK-equipped cars along with the terrorists inside.

An armed forces unit destroyed an ammunition warehouse in the town of al-Bouyada al-Sharqiya in al-Qseir countryside, while a number of terrorists who were attacking law-enforcement forces and blocking roads near the village of al-Daba'a in the same area were eliminated.

Engineering units dismantled two explosive devices, each weighting around 30 KG, planted by terrorists near the village of Snaida on the Homs-Salamiya road.  

Armed Forces and Authorities Eliminate Terrorists, Destroy Their Weapon Warehouses and Vehicles in Deir Ezzor
After receiving information from locals, the authorities confronted and killed two terrorists, Jamal al-Shebl and Ahmad al-Rahil, who were in a taxi opposite al-Maliya roundabout in Deir Ezzor city. The authorities also destroyed a pickup truck full of terrorists near al-Bassel Square in the city, killing a number of terrorists including Aziz al-Bdeir and Hakim al-Haj.

Following investigations, an armed forces unit destroyed a van full of weapons at the entrance of the town of Mohasan in Deir Ezzor countryside, killing the terrorists inside it including Mohammad al-Homsi and Qassem al-Hamid.

The authorities also clashed with a terrorist group in a Jeep in Deir Ezzor city, eliminating all its members, including Munir al-Mashaal, Abdelrazzaq al-Baher, and Saleh al-Sadeq.

After receiving information from locals, the authorities raided a terrorist hideout In the neighborhood of Sheikh Yassin in Deir Ezzor city, killing the terrorists inside it including Wes al-Karim and Fouad al-Abdullah. An armed forces unit destroyed a weapon warehouse used by terrorists in al-Salihiya neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city, killing resulting in the death of terrorist and weapons merchant Khalaf al-Atiyah. The authorities also destroyed a pickup truck used by terrorists in al-Hamidiye neighborhood in the city, killing the terrorists Mikdad al-Ali and Nasser al Besher.

Terrorists Killed During Attempt to Attack Law-Enforcement Forces in al-Haffeh
An armed forces unit confronted a terrorist group which attacked law-enforcement forces in al-Haffeh area in Lattakia province, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists. An official source told SANA's correspondent that the incident resulted in the death of a large number of terrorists, while the remaining members of the group fled, leaving their weapons behind, adding that a number of cars used by terrorists were destroyed along with those inside them.

Terrorist Suicide Bomber on a Bike Kills Himself Near Law-Enforcement Forces Checkpoint in Idleb
A terrorist suicide bomber using a bike equipped with explosives blew himself up on the Idleb corniche road near a law-enforcement checkpoint, killing him instantly and inflicting minor wounds on one of law-enforcement member.

dinsdag 4 september 2012

Nasrallah: They Want Syria to Change into a Country of Renunciation

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BEIRUT, (SANA)-Secretary General of Hizbollah Hassan Nasrallah underlined that the stance of national resistance in Lebanon towards events in Syria is different from what has happened in other countries, as it confronts the US-backed Zionist project , supports resistance and shows readiness for dialogue and reforms.

"They want Syria to shift into an Arab country of renunciation.. for that, they send weapons and money into Syria and issue fatwa of killing," Nasrallah said in a speech to al-Mayadin TV broadcast on Monday.

Nasrallah called for the halt of violence in Syria, start dialogue in order to make a political settlement in light of the presence of a guaranteeing counties like Russia and Iran, protect Syria from chaos and destruction.

He ruled out any western military intervention in Syria, saying the reason is the existence of a problem in the capability as the European countries can't interfere without the USA which left Iraq and as the repercussions of such intervention are open for any accounts.

"Syria admitted some mistakes and showed readiness for dialogue and reforms, but we see that the opposition abroad calls for an international military interference though this one has killed thousands of people in Iraq," Nasrallah stressed.

Nasrallah stressed that Iran, as a president of the Non-Aligned Movement, exerts genuine efforts and shows cooperation with any regional and international effort to find a solution for the crisis in Syria as it works on the formation of a serious and genuine 'contact group' to reach an end for the crisis in Syria.

Mazen Eyon


More from Nasrallah on Iran and Israel at http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/09/04/259738/israeli-raid-to-meet-iran-great-reply/

zondag 2 september 2012

Authorities Kill Terrorists in Aleppo, Damascus Countryside, Homs, Daraa, Hama and Idleb (Syria, September 1, 2012)

PROVINCES, (SANA)- The armed forces on Saturday continued chasing the fleeing terrorists in the province of Aleppo and killed many of them. The security forces on Saturday dawn carried out a qualitative operation against terrorists behind Souq al-Hal area and killed a number of them.

The authorities ambushed terrorists near Kfar Hamra and destroyed their cars while they were trying to enter Aleppo. Authorities clashed with a number of terrorists in Bab Antakya in the old city of Aleppo and killed a number of them. A leader of an armed terrorist group called Nabhan al-Nabhan, in al-Marjeh neighborhood in the city of Aleppo.

A unit of the armed forces clashed with terrorists near Jamal Mosque in al-Kallaseh Neighborhood in Aleppo. The clash resulted in the killing and injury of a number of terrorists.

A number of terrorists, including one leader of the terrorist groups, were killed in Saif al-Dawla district in Aleppo. Armed Terrorist Group Massacres Five Persons from al-Merei Family in Aleppo

An armed terrorist group, led by terrorist Abdullah Hussein al-Takkal known as the Captain, massacred five persons from al-Merei family at al-Marjeh neighborhood in Aleppo.

A source in Aleppo told SANA reporter Saturday that Ali al-Merei, 50 years, his brother Khaled, 42, and their 3 sons under 17 were massacred by the terrorists.

On Friday, the authorities destroyed a number of cars equipped with DShK machineguns for terrorists in Aleppo countryside.

Terrorist Car Bomb Explodes in al-Sbaineh, Damascus Countryside, Claiming 15 Lives
A car bomb left by terrorists in the area of al-Sbaineh, Damascus Countryside, exploded on Saturday evening, resulting in the martyring of 15 citizens and injuring others. The car, a Suzuki, was parked by terrorists near Muaz Bin Jabal Mosque near a Palestinian refugee camp in al-Sbaineh.

An official source told SANA's correspondent that the bodies of the martyrs were blown to pieces due to the intensity of the explosion which also caused material damages to private properties and houses in the blast radius.

Armed Group Assassinates Doctor Taher Sbeira in Rukn Eddin, Damascus
An armed terrorist group today assassinated Brigadier General, Doctor Taher Sbeira in front of his house in Rukn Eddin, Damascus.

An official source told SANA reporter that the armed group stuck an explosive under the car of the doctor and detonated it while he was getting on the car heading for his work.

Armed Forces Pursue Terrorists in Damascus Countryside
An armed forces unit continued to pursue terrorist groups in the farms of Zamalka and Hazza in Damascus Countryside, clashing with the terrorists and killing many of them. The operation resulted in the confiscation of weapons, ammo, explosives, satellite broadcast equipment and stolen medical supplies.

Authorities Repel Attack by Terrorists in al-Qseir, Homs
The authorities in Homs province repelled an attempt by a terrorist group to attack citizens in the town of al-Qseir, with the clash resulting in the killing and injuring of a number of terrorists.

Authorities Clash with Terrorists, Canvass Areas in Daraa Province
The authorities clashed with an armed terrorist group in the town of Tafas in Daraa countryside, killing and wounding a number of terrorists, with one of the dead terrorists who were killed identified as Qussai Mohammad al-Zoubi. The authorities also continued to canvass the areas of Heit, Wadi al-Yarmouk, Waar al-Lajat, al-Mathniya and Daraa city, arresting many terrorists and confiscating landmines, explosives and IEDs.

On a relevant note, terrorists assassinated Dr. Issa Ajaj from Sahm al-Joulan while he was driving by the Panorama roundabout in Daraa city.

Large Number of Terrorists Killed in Qualitative Operation in Hama
In Hama, a unit of the armed forces conducted a qualitative operation against terrorists in the framework of pursuing armed groups in the western countryside of the province. SANA reporter quoted an official source in Hama as saying that the army members clashed with the terrorists between the areas of Shahranaz and al-Hweiz and killed a large number of them.

The terrorists Samer al-Daour and Mustafa Ahmad Youssef, nicknamed al-Tayer, were identified among the dead, while the injured terrorists included Mohammad Munir Dabbous and his brother Ahmad.

Terrorist Arrested, Another Blown up in Idleb Countryside

In Idleb, the authorities arrested a terrorist who was transferring batteries used for explosive devices to the armed terrorist groups in the town of Saraqib in the countryside of the province.

An explosive devices exploded in March 8 Street in the city of Jisr al-Shughour in Idleb blowing up the terrorist Hadi Subhi al-Jiblawi while he was planting the device.

Armed Forces Repel Terrorist Groups in Harem, Idleb Countryside
The armed forces repelled armed terrorist groups that attacked citizens in Harem city in Idleb countryside.
An official source told SANA that the armed groups killed a number of terrorists and are pursuing others, while the rest fled inside the Turkish territories. The source added that Omar Zaiter, Mohammad al-Doush, Abdullah Jamali, Mohannad Saifeddin and Mohammad Ghaleb Hammadi were among the killed terrorists.

The armed forces targeted terrorists' hideouts in Korkanya and Koknaya in Barisha Mountain in Idleb countryside and inflicted heavy losses on them.

The armed forces continued cleaning Ariha in Idleb countryside of terrorists, pursued them in Jabal al-Arba'in and killed and injured many.

English Bulletin


also see Syria Real News Roundup: September 2, 2012

woensdag 29 augustus 2012

Terrorists Slaughter Citizens in Zamalka to Incite World Public Opinion against Syria (August 29, 2012)

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DAMASCUS COUNTRYSIDE, (SANA)- A group of mercenary terrorists in Zamalka, Damascus Countryside detained a number of citizens including men and women and slaughtered them in front of the citizens.

A source in the province said that the terrorists accumulated the bodies of the victims in Sheikh Askar Mosque and booby-trapped the Mosque.

The source added that the terrorists are planning to launch mortar shells on the Syrian Army to force the army to respond, asserting that whether the army respond or not the terrorists will blow up the mosque to accuse the army of committing a massacre to turn the world public opinion against Syria on the eve of the ministerial meeting scheduled to the Security Council.

H. Zain/ al-Ibrahim


Terrorists Suffer Heavy Losses at the Hands of Armed Forces in Several Areas, Syria - August 29, 2012

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PROVINCES, (SANA)- The authorities on Wednesday clashed with an armed terrorist group on Aleppo-Raqaa highway that has been committing acts of killing, abduction and robbery against the citizens and killed two persons.

SANA reporter quoted an official source in Aleppo province as saying that the clashes resulted in the killing of all the members of the armed group, including two terrorists from Deir Ezzor: Salem Ali al-Shibli and Abdul-Karim Najem al-Abdullah.

Army Units Seize Large Amounts of Ammunition and Weapons in Aleppo

Meanwhile, the authorities seized a large amount of ammunition and weapons in Salah Eddin, al-Ameriyeh, al-Hashkal, and Tal al-Zarazir neighborhoods in the city of Aleppo.

SANA reporter said that the seized weapons included 2 mortars, 3 PKC machineguns, DShK machineguns, RPG launchers, Nato sniper rifles, pump-action machineguns and hand grenades.

The source told SANA reporter that the authorities carried out a qualitative operation in Saif al-Dawla neighborhood in the city, killing two terrorists and injuring three others.

A machine gun, a rifle and bombs were confiscated during the operation.

A unit of the armed forces cleared Children Hospital in the aforementioned neighborhood from the terrorists who have used it as a base for perpetrating their crimes against civilians.

The army members clashed with the terrorists and inflicted heavy losses upon them. They also seized a number of explosive devices inside the hospital.

Terrorists' Centers Destroyed in Several Neighborhoods in Aleppo

Army units destroyed centers for armed terrorist groups in al-Eis village, al-Shaar, Biyanon and al-Sakhour districts in Aleppo, in addition to destroying 17 cars equipped with DShK machineguns. In al-Sweiqa neighborhood, several terrorists were killed in a qualitative operation carried out by the army units.

Another qualitative operation was conducted in al-Sayyed Ali neighborhood in the city of Aleppo that resulted in killing a number of terrorists and destroying their bases.

Army Unit Destroys 500 m long Tunnel for Terrorists in Ariha, Idleb, Seize Various Weapons

In the framework of clearing Ariha city in Idleb province of the armed terrorist groups, an army unit carried out a qualitative operation in the city that resulted in destroying a hideout of terrorists and killing a large number of them.

An official source in the province told SANA reporter that after receiving information from the residents in Ariha, the authorities seized a hideout for terrorists in the shape of a 500-meter-long tunnel connecting Ariha with Bzabor area.

The source added that clashes resulted in the killing of the terrorists who were hiding in the tunnel and seizing 200 hand grenades, RPG launchers, machineguns and 30 explosive devices, each weighed 100 kg.

A number of printers stolen from state institutions and cars used by the terrorists in their attacks were also seized in the hideout.

Border Guards Dismantle 5 Explosive Devices in Idleb Countryside
The Border Guard personnel dismantled 5 explosive devices planted by terrorists at the area of Harem Kafar Houm in the countryside of Idleb.

The explosive devices weighed between 30 and 50 kg.

The authorities in the province clashed with an armed terrorist group in Kfar Nubel in Idleb countryside, killing all the members of the armed group.

Authorities Raid Terrorists' Dens in Bab Hood Neighborhood, Homs

After receiving calls from the residents, authorities stormed into a terrorists' den in al-Khandaq Street in Bab Hood neighborhood in the city of Homs and clashed with the terrorists, killing six and injuring others.

An official source told SANA reporter that the authorities also stormed into a terrorists' den near al-Walidiyeh school in the aforementioned neighborhood , killing more than twenty terrorists and injuring others.

The authorities ambushed an armed terrorist group that was attacking citizens and law enforcement forces in al-Qseir city in the province where six terrorists were killed according to the source.

Army Unit Foils Infiltration Attempt from Lebanon into Syria

An army unit foiled an attempt of an armed terrorist group to infiltrate from the Lebanese territories into Syria in Tal-Kalakh city in the countryside of Homs.

SANA reporter said that terrorists riding four DShK-equipped vehicles tried to infiltrate from Lebanon to Syria, and they were repelled by the Syrian armed forces.

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dinsdag 28 augustus 2012

Al-Moallem: We Believe that the USA is the Major Player against Syria and the Rest are Its Instruments

Aug 28, 2012 - original at:

LONDON, (SANA) – Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem affirmed that he believes the USA is the major player against Syria and the rest are its instruments under its control.

In an interview with the British newspaper the Independent conducted by journalist Robert Fisk, al-Moallem said that America is behind Syria's violence, and that he doesn't understand its slogan of fighting international terrorism when it's supporting terrorism in Syria.

He pointed out that over 60% of the country's violence comes from abroad, specifically from Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, with the United States exercising its influence over all others, adding "When the Americans say, 'We are supplying the opposition with sophisticated instruments of telecommunications', isn't this part of a military effort, when they supply the opposition with USD 25 million?"

Al-Moallem pointed out that the goal of what is happening in Syria is to pressure it regarding its relations with Iran and resistance movements in Palestine and Lebanon, saying "We were told by some Western envoy at the beginning of this crisis that relations between Syria and Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, Syria and Hamas are the major elements behind this crisis. If we settle this issue, they will help end the crisis."

He went on to say that the Americans succeeded in frightening the Gulf countries about Iran's nuclear capabilities, persuading them to buy arms from the US and fulfilling Franklin Roosevelt's 1936 dream of maintaining bases for oil transportation.

Regarding the European positions towards the Syrian crisis, al-Moallem said "I tell the Europeans: I don't understand your slogan about the welfare of the Syrian people when you are supporting 17 resolutions against the welfare of the Syrian people."

As for Qatari-Syrian relations, al-Moallem noted that Qatar was the one who reneged on these relations, saying that he met Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani in Doha in November 2011 when the Arab League launched its initiative which led to sending observers to Syria, pointing out that during this meeting, Hamad told him "If you agree to this initiative, I will change the attitude of Al Jazeera and I will tell Sheikh Yusef al-Qaradawi to support Syria and reconciliation, and I have put down some billions of dollars to rebuild Syria."

He added that he asked Hamad about having had very close relations with Muammar Gaddafi and why he sent his aircrafts to attack Libya and be part of NATO, with Hamad responding by saying simply "Because we don't want to lose our momentum in Tunis and Egypt."

Al-Moallem stressed that the crisis started with legitimate demands subsequently addressed by legislation and reforms and even a new constitution, but then came foreign elements who used these legitimate demands to hijack the peaceful agenda of the people.

"I don't accept as a citizen to return back centuries to a regime which can bring Syria backwards. In principle …no government in the world can accept an armed terrorist group, some of them coming from abroad, controlling streets and villages in the name of jihad," he said, adding that as a Syrian citizen, he is sad to see what's happening in Syria, compared with how it was two years ago.

"There are many Syrians like me – eager to see Syria return to the old days when we were proud of our security," he concluded.

H. Sabbagh

zondag 26 augustus 2012

Libyan Terrorist Relates Details of How Terrorists are Trained in Libya with Funding from Arab Gulf Countries and Sent to Syria

Aug 26, 2012

original at:

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – In confessions broadcast by the Syrian Arab TV on Sunday after the 8:30 PM news, Libyan terrorist Ibrahim Rajab al-Farajani said that societies and organizations funded by Arab Gulf countries and affiliated with Al Qaeda train terrorists in Libya then send them to Syria via Turkey.

Al-Farajani, a Libyan from the city of Benghazi born in 1993, said that he joined a militant group after the events in Libya, and that during his time with this group he became aware that its members were in contact with people in al-Zantan area where Qatari and Emirati planes loaded with weapons, Toyota SUVs and Qatari officers who trained militants in the use of AK-47 rifles and machineguns of various calibers and gave them monthly payments of 2000 Libyan dinars.

He revealed that sheikhs from Qatar and the Emirates funded Jihadists in order to establish an Islamic emirate in Libya, while some mosque Imams in Libya urged people to bear arms and go to places like Chechnya and Algeria to take part in their version of Jihad.

Al-Farajani said that eventually he joined a battalion affiliated with Al Qaeda which trained Syrians in the use of rocket launchers and grenades then sent them to Syria gradually to fight the Syrian army.

He pointed out that the battalion made a passport for him without even telling him that he was to be sent to Syria, then he was sent to Turkey by plane and arrived in Antioch, where a Syrian took them to a house containing people from Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and Syria, all of them wearing masks and well-trained.

One of these men, a Syrian from Damascus referred to as Abu al-Bara'a, showed them videos and gave them books to prepare them mentally for fighting in Syria, then al-Farajani was sent into Syria along with people from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, arriving in a house in the village of Atma in Idleb which contained RPG launchers and PKC machineguns, with a car equipped with a DShK machinegun parked outside.

Afterwards, al-Farajani accompanied four terrorists into the town of Saraqeb in a pickup truck to where a group of Syrians were using a girls' highschool to train in the use of DShK and PKC machineguns and RPG launchers.

He went on to say that he went with two terrorists into the a number of towns then headed towards Aleppo, ending up in Tel Rifa'at in Aleppo countryside where they met Syrian militants hiding in a school, and later met terrorists from Kuwait, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan and Syria in a house in the town of Mare'a.

He concluded by saying that he left that house with the terrorists and was given weapons and USD 50,000 to be given to people in Damascus and its outskirts.

zaterdag 25 augustus 2012

Developments in Syria - August 25, 2012

original at: (while the original sana.sy is still unreachable for weeks in a row)

PROVINCES, (SANA)- The armed forces set an ambush in al-Jandoul and al-Jesser roundabout in the city of Aleppo killing a number of terrorists and destroying 7 cars equipped with DShK machineguns and a bus for the terrorists. A source in Aleppo province told SANA reporter that the army seized the terrorists' weapons including BKC machineguns, ammunition and 4 boxes of charges and bombs.

Meanwhile, a unit of the armed forces clashed with terrorists near the Cutural Center in Aleppo.

The clash resulted in killing and wounding a large number of terrorists. Leader of one of the armed terrorist groups, terrorist Mohammad Yaser Karandal, was killed and his weapons were seized in Saif al-Dawla area in Aleppo.

In Seif al-Dawleh neighborhood, the Syrian armed forces cleansed the area of terrorists and killed a large number of them. The armed forces also killed the members of an armed terrorist group near the shopping mall in Saif al-Dawla area.

Armed Forces Clear Town of Darayya in Damascus Countryside from Terrorists
The armed forces cleared the town of Darayya in Damascus Countryside from terrorists, pursuing them up to Ashrafiyet Sahnaya area and eliminating a large number of them. The armed forces confiscated a large amount of weapons, including a car belonging to an international organization which was equipped with a DShK machinegun, C4 explosives, remote detonators, and several large improvised explosives devices (IEDs), in addition to military uniforms and IDs stolen cars, and stolen medical equipment and supplies (1).

In al-Lawan neighborhood in the fields of Darayya, the authorities chased down a group of terrorists and eliminated them, confiscating their equipment which included a car equipped with a DShK machinegun, RPG launchers and rounds, rifles, and ammo, in addition to stolen cars and fake license plates.

In the town of al-Tal in Damascus Countryside, the authorities uncovered a workshop which had been used for manufacturing IEDs, confiscating a large amount of IEDs and equipment and supplies used for making them.

Authorities Clash with Terrorist Group, Raid Hideout in Deir Ezzor
In Deir Ezzor, the authorities clashed with an armed terrorist group that attacked citizens and committed acts of sabotage in the neighborhood of Deir al-Atiq. SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the clashes resulted in killing and injuring the group's members.

The authorities also raided a hideout for terrorists in al-Wadi street in the neighborhood of al-Joureh and clashed with a terrorist group killing the terrorist Youssef Darrouj. The authorities arrested five other terrorists and seized their weapons which included machineguns, RPG shells and a number of communication devices.

Also in Deir Ezzor, the authorities clashed with terrorists who were using a microbus, killing 13 terrorists and destroying the minibus. The authorities also clashed with three terrorists in a car and killed them.

In Ghassan Abboud roundabout, the authorities destroyed two pickup trucks equipped with DShK machineguns with the terrorists inside them.

Authorities Pursue Terrorists in Daraa Countryside
The authorities canvassed al-Yarmouk valley in Daraa countryside in pursuit of terrorists, killing many of them and confiscating their weapons along with passports and wireless communication devices.

In Bosra al-Cham, the authorities pursued a terrorist group and eliminated many of its members, including Hamza Haitham al-Oudeh, and arrested other members of the group and confiscated their weapons, communication devices and cameras.

Near the village of Mahajje, the authorities sprang an ambush on a terrorist group, eliminating several of its members and confiscating their weapons which included automatic rifles and sniper rifles.

In al-Yadouda area, the authorities raided a gathering of terrorists who were attacking locals and setting up roadblocks, with the terrorists ending up dead or injured.

Armed Forces Clash with Terrorists in Ariha, Idleb Countryside
Armed forces units continued to clear the town of Ariha in Idleb countryside from terrorist, surrounding one group of terrorists in the industrial area, inflicting heavy losses upon them and destroying their vehicles which were equipped with DShK machineguns.

An armed forces unit also intercepted a terrorist group which was coming from al-Zawiye mountain to assist the terrorist in Ariha, killing and wounding the group's members.

Armed Forces Chase Down Terrorists in Homs, Kill Leader of Terrorist Group
An armed forces unit chased down a group of terrorists in Jouret al-Shiyah in Homs, eliminating most of its members including its leader who is known as al-Siba'ee.

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Own comment:
(1) The results of the Darrya killings of the armed gangs can be seen in the following video below. Very graphic material portraying a lot of dead people. This is all very sad. Why did they take up arms in the first place? Why couldn't these people have invested in dialogue with the Syrian Government? You can't expect to run around with guns, killing people who disagree with you, and then survive.