The American–Saudi Arabian Civil War in Syria

June 20, 2013 - ‘Syrian Rebels: We’ve Received Heavy Weapons from Saudis’:
The first delivery of heavy weapons has arrived on Syria’s front lines following President Barack Obama’s decision to put Western military might behind the official opposition, rebels told the British Daily Telegraph. More have now arrived, confirming reports that the White House has lifted an unofficial embargo on its Gulf allies sending heavy weapons to the rebels. “We now have supplies from Saudi Arabia,” a rebel source said. “We have been told more weapons are on their way, even higher-end missiles.” European Union foreign ministers agreed at the end of May to lift an arms embargo in order to supply weapons to Syrian rebels, but British Foreign Secretary William Hague said at the time that “no immediate decision” would be made on sending arms to the rebels.  ”Terrorists will return to Europe with fighting experience and extremist ideologies,” President Assad told the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

November 7, 2013 - Saudi Arabia to spend millions to train new rebel force – Syrian, Arab and western sources say the intensifying Saudi effort is focused on Jaysh al-Islam (the Army of Islam or JAI), created in late September by a union of 43 Syrian groups. Diplomats and experts warned that there are serious doubts about its prospects as well as fears of “blowback” by extremists returning from Syria. The Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, is also pressing the US to drop its objections to supplying anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles to the JAI. Jordan is being urged to allow its territory to be used as a supply route into neighbouring Syria. (The Guardian)

November 10, 2013 - ‘The CIA is Leading Massive Arms Deliveries to Rebels in Syria, Saudi Arabia is Training Terrorists’:

November 30, 2013 - Terror Actions in Syria – Saudi Colonel Captured by Syrian Army:
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December 6, 2013 - Pentagon approves $1.1 billion Raytheon missile sale to Saudi Arabia:

December 12, 2013:
'No one is expecting a tank invasion of Saudi Arabia anytime soon, but the kingdom just put in a huge order for U.S.-made anti-tank missiles':

Saudi Arabia receives just $9,000 in foreign aid from the US a year, though the US does sell it a lot of military hardware. In 2010, the US made the largest arms sale in its history, selling $60 billion’s worth of jets and attack helicopters to the Arab kingdom. Saudi Arabia is also a major exporter of oil to the US, though its highly unlikely OPEC would support a slow down or boycott over the kingdom’s political gripes with the US.  Israeli personnel in recent days were in Saudi Arabia to inspect bases that could be used as a staging ground to launch attacks against Iran, according to informed Egyptian intelligence officials…


In his film "Fahrenheit 9/11," Michael Moore explored the complex ties between Bush administration officials and associates, the Saudi Royal family, and those believed to have carried out the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Today, Moore is backing former Florida governor and senator Bob Graham’s call for President Obama to reopen the investigation into 9/11 after new information emerged about the possible role of prominent Saudis:

The Wall Street Journal recently revealed new details about how Prince Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud — Saudi’s former ambassador to the United States — is leading the effort to prop up the Syrian rebels. Intelligence agents from Saudi Arabia, the United States, Jordan and other allied states are working at a secret joint operations center in Jordan to train and arm hand-picked Syrian 'rebels'. The Journal also reports Prince Bandar has been jetting from covert command centers near the Syrian front lines to the Élysée Palace in Paris and the Kremlin in Moscow, seeking to undermine the Assad regime. He’s reprising a role that he played in the 1980s when he worked with the Reagan administration to arrange money and arms for mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan and also worked with the CIA in Nicaragua to support the Contras.

How Saudi Arabia is losing the battle for Damascus:

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West Makes Ukraine A Battlefield In New East-West Conflict

Xinhua News Agency

December 13, 2013

Commentary: Western powers should respect Ukraine over domestic affairs

BEIJING: Western powers have attempted to manipulate the opinions of the Ukrainian people over whether the country should sign a key trade and association pact with the European Union (EU).

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland flew to Kiev and offered support to protesters in Independence Square, joining the league of the opposition demanding the fall of democratically-elected President Viktor Yanukovich.

Nuland is far from the only Western politician who has gone to cheer on the protesters. German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle toured the heart of the protest camp with two opposition leaders, telling them that “Ukraine should be on board with Europe.”

Meanwhile, U.S. lawmakers warned of sanctions, while EU’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton told reporters in Kiev that Yanukovich had promised a solution within 24 hours...


Photo: European Union Trade Commissioner Catherine Ashton delivers a speech during the conference on ''BusinessEurope - Going Global: the Way forward'' at the EU Commission in Brussels October 28, 2008

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Operation Enduring Freedom


US’s chemical weapons stockpile is three times more than that of Syria

Three decades after the United States started destroying its own chemical weapons, the nation’s stockpile stands at more than 3,000 tons — about three times what the U.S. now says Syrian President Bashar Assad controls.

A total of 20 million gallons of dioxin-containing herbicide was sprayed by U.S. aircraft on at least 10 percent of what was once South Vietnam over 3.6 million acres, much of it populated, even heavily populated.


Photo: Agent Orange victims Vietnam


Generation Orange: Heartbreaking portraits of Vietnamese children suffering from devastating effects of toxic herbicide sprayed by US Army 40 years ago.

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Peace Talks Syria: the enduring lies of the American government

15,000 anti-tank missiles to Saudi Arabia

Chuck Hagel announced during the weekend forum that the US has no intention of scaling back its military presence (read: arms sales) in the Persian Gulf despite the recent diplomatic detente with Iran. «Diplomacy, must be backed up with military power,» Hagel told delegates. The Pentagon chief also disclosed that the US was going ahead with the sale of 15,000 anti-tank missiles to Saudi Arabia worth $1 billion. These missiles will probably end up in the hands of Al Qaeda militants waging a war of terror against Syria for the Western-backed objective of regime change in that country. Ironically, and ludicrously, the British Foreign Secretary William Hague warned delegates that «extremists» operating in Syria (with the covert support of the US, Britain and Saudi Arabia among others) present a grave security threat to the Middle East region and Europe.”


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Saudi Arabia receives just $9,000 in foreign aid from the US a year, though the US does sell it a lot of military hardware. In 2010, the US made the largest arms sale in its history, selling $60 billion’s worth of jets and attack helicopters to the Arab kingdom. Saudi Arabia is also a major exporter of oil to the US, though its highly unlikely OPEC would support a slow down or boycott over the kingdom’s political gripes with the US.  Israeli personnel in recent days were in Saudi Arabia to inspect bases that could be used as a staging ground to launch attacks against Iran, according to informed Egyptian intelligence officials


Latest News Syria: Kurds

Salih Muslim, co-president of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), speaks during an interview in Marseille, southern France, on December 1, 2013. AFP Photo

Syria’s Democratic Union Party (PYD) hopes to create an autonomous Kurdish region in a federal Syria, PYD leader Saleh Muslim has told Agence France-Presse in an interview.

Speaking during a visit to France, Muslim confirmed that a commission was in the process of preparing a Constitution for the northeastern and northwestern regions of Syria that are majority Kurdish.

“The [Syrian] Kurdistan region will be divided into three autonomous provinces: Kobani [center], Afrin [west] and Qamishli [east],” he said, speaking through a Kurdish-French translator. “The goal is not to secede, but the Kurds want a federal system in Syria.”

Syria’s Kurds make up around 15 percent of the population and are mostly concentrated in the northeast and northwest of the country, along the Turkish and Iraqi borders. They have walked a careful line during Syria’s uprising, declining to actively join either the government or the rebels, and instead focusing on building autonomy in Kurdish-majority regions.

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Photo: Salih Muslim, co-president of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), speaks during an interview in Marseille, southern France, on December 1, 2013. AFP Photo

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Latest News Syria: Slovakia


December 6, 2013

Prague, (SANA) - Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak said it is important that the West and Europe defend the principles and work course regarding the crisis in Syria, which he added is being manifested in setting a date for the international Geneva 2 conference.

In an interview with the Czech Paper Pravo, published Friday, Lajack highlighted the importance of putting pressure on the main players concerned with the situation in Syria to sit around the dialogue table.

He criticized the “wrong” stances adopted by the west regarding Syria in the past two years.

“In a situation like in Syria, it’s always wrong to play the role of active supporter and lawyer on behalf of one of the sides of the crisis,” Lajcak said.

The international conference due on Syria has been scheduled to be held on 22nd of next January.

B. Mousa/ H. Said

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Latest News Syria: operations against terrorists

December 6, 2013

Provinces, (SANA) - Terrorists' gatherings and equipment, including cars and weapons, were targeted in several areas around the country on Friday, with several terrorist groups being wholly eliminated.

Army foils terrorists' attack on military checkpoints in Homs

A military source told SANA  the army units destroyed terrorists' dens in Bab Hud, al-Qusour and al-Hamidiyeh neighborhoods in Homs city and in al-Rastan city in the countryside.

The source added that other army units clashed with terrorists who were attempting to attack a military checkpoint in Tal al-Ghar near Ein Hussein village in the countryside, killing and injuring scores of them.

Army units eliminate terrorists, dismantle explosive devices in Damascus and its Countryside

An official source said that the army units killed all members of armed terrorist groups to the west of al-Nabek city and progressed in the area surrounding Rima farms.

Among the dead terrorists were Ahmad al-Adib, Firas Khaled and Zaid al-Fleitani. 

The source added that army units dismantled scores of explosive devices weighing between 15-50 Kg planted by terrorists in the streets and citizens' houses in the western neighborhood of al-Nabek city, while other army units clashed with terrorists in Maaloula city and the area surrounding it, killing and injuring scores of them.

In the eastern Ghouta, other army units stormed terrorists' dens and gatherings in al-Dalbeh town and al-Qarieh al-Shamiya, killing many of them, including Adnan Jaradeh and Ahmad al-Takla.

In Deir Salman farms, the army units destroyed a terrorists' den and killed all terrorists inside them, including Jihad al-Batahesh.

Meanwhile, the army units destroyed a terrorists' cashe along with the weapons and ammunition inside it in Ein Tarma, in addition to killing many terrorists, including Mahrous al-Hanash and Yusuf al-Hanash.

The source pointed out that an army unit clashed with an armed terrorist group near al-Thanawiyeh roundabouts in Harasta in the countryside and killed many of them, including Khalil Hamza and Mohammad Darwish.

Another army unit pursued terrorists in Joubar neighborhood in the countryside and killed a number of them, including Rfaat Khudr.

In the southern countryside of Damascus, the army units destroyed terrorists' dens along with the weapons and ammunition in Yelda and Babila towns, killing many terrorists, including Abdulrahman al-Buqaai.

Other army units carried out operations against terrorists' gatherings in al-Jamiyat neighborhood and al-Alali area in Darayaa city in the countryside, killing a number of terrorists and destroyed their weapons and ammunition.

In the same context, the army units continued hunting terrorists in al-Qaboun and Barzeh neighborhoods in the city and killed many of them, including Majed Badran, Yusuf Hsaian and Wasim Dwra.     

Meanwhile, another army unit killed all members of an armed terrorist group in al-Sheer al-Ahmar in al-Rhaibeh in Damascus Countryside.

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Saudi-arabian jihadists kidnapped 50 Kurds

Jihadists in northern Syria have kidnapped more than 50 Kurds in the past three days, in the second such case of mass hostage-taking since July, a monitoring group said Thursday...

December 5, 2013

The kidnappings come months into major battles for control of several parts of northern Syria that have pitted Kurdish fighters against jihadists, chiefly the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

"In the past three days, ISIL has kidnapped at least 51 Kurds in the towns of Minbej and Jarablus," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Among the hostages were nine children and a woman, said the Britain-based group, adding that there was no information on where they had been taken.

Voice of Russia, AFP




'Signs are increasing that Ankara is gradually, albeit somewhat reluctantly, giving up its support for the radical Islamist group known as Jabhat al-Nusra, which it once promoted as the most effective force in Syria againts Bashar al-Assa.'

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Nelson Mandela is dead

December 5, 2013 (20 minutes ago)

South African President Jacob Zuma announced that Mandela, "the founding president of our democratic nation, has departed," adding that he "passed on peacefully."

"Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father," Zuma said.

"Our thoughts are with the millions of people who embraced Mandela as their own and who saw his cause as their cause.… This is the moment of our deepest sorrow.”


"The time comes in the life of any nation when there remain only two choices - submit or fight. That time has now come to South Africa. We shall not submit and we have no choice but to hit back by all means in our power in defence of our people, our future, and our freedom."


Latest News Syria: A message of Hope

Syrian olive oil no longer faces problem regarding export

December 5, 2013

The International Olive Council has agreed not to regard the issue of the high delta-7-stigmasterol value in the Syrian olive oil as a problem anymore, according to Director of the Olive Office in Syria Muhannad Malnadi.

This, Malnadi told SANA, will qualify the product to enter international markets and reflect positively on a large number of workers in the olive oil sector.

Olive oil produced in the Syrian coast only used to suffer from this issue, but as it is no longer a problem, this will help open new export markets in the future for this kind of oil.

The value of the total production of olive sector reaches SYP 90 billion, while the net revenue amounts to SYP 30 billion, Malnadi noted.

He added that it is expected that olive production this year will reach 950,000 tons. Around 165,000 tons will be allocated as edible olives, while 165,000 tones will be used for producing oil. Amounts of olives and oil will be exported.

Syria was ranked first among the Arab countries and forth internationally in olive oil production last season, while it came second on the Arab countries' level and forth on the international level in edible olives production.


Latest News Syria: Saudi colonel killed

December 5, 2013

Provinces, (SANA)- Army units continued to smash terrorist groups' dens and gatherings in intensified operations carried out in various areas across the countryside during which heavy weaponry carried in cars were destroyed and a large number of terrorists were eliminated, including group's leaders and foreigners. 

Arab terrorists killed in Damascus Countryside

A series of concentrated operations were carried out against terrorists' gatherings in different areas in Damascus countryside in which the army units killed non-Syrian terrorists, including Jordanians and Somalis.

SANA reporter quoted an official source as saying that army units destroyed several terrorists' dens in Rima farms and the eastern and northern farms of al-Nabek city, killing all terrorists inside them.

Ahmad Harro and Abdul-Mawla al-Ghazal were identified among the dead.

An army unit chased fleeing members of terrorist groups and killed many of them in the farms of Qara city, which has recently been brought under the army's control. Jordanian terrorist Tarek al- Ereiji, leader of a terrorist groups was among the dead, in addition to a number of his group's members.

The source told the reporter that a number of terrorists were also killed in the farms of al-Abbadeh, including Mahrous Ward from the so-called "Ansar al-Shariah Battalion" and another one nicknamed Abo Ali, who is the leader of the os-called "Saif al-Islam Battalion".

Army units clashed with terrorist groups in the farms of Deir Salman and the surrounding of al-Qarieh al-Shamiyeh. The clashes resulted in the killing of Khalid Barakat and scores of other terrorists.

Other units of the armed forces destroyed an armed terrorist group's den that contained an amount of weapons and ammunition in Alieh farms in Douma area.

A number of the terrorists, some of them are of Arab nationalities, were killed in the operation, including Sami Abdullah Ahmad from Somalia.

Members of an armed terrorist group were killed in al-Rihan town, including Jamal al-Masri and Hisham al-Hanash.

Meanwhile, Zamalka-Erbin axis witnessed a number of operations that resulted in the killing of several terrorists in Erbin town, including Rajab Obeid, while Ahmad Hreir was identified among the dead in Zamalka town.

An army unit clashed with an armed terrorist group near al-Corniche area, killing most of its members.

In the southern countryside of Damascus, a unit of the armed forces killed a number of terrorists and destroyed their weapons and equipment in Yelda town. Terrorists Eido Ghandour and Walid Ali were among the dead.

Clashes erupted between army units and terrorist groups to the east of al-Sayyeda Zainab shrine and the bakery roundabouts in Daraya city in which 3 terrorists were killed and others were injured.

Another army unit ambushed members of an armed terrorist group in the eastern mountains in al-Zabadani city, killing many of them, in addition to destroying their weapons and ammunition. Among those were Shaher Khaito and Bilal Awad.

Three terrorists were killed by an army unit near al-Hassan Mosque in al-Qaboun neighborhood in the city of Damascus.

Army kills terrorists including foreigners in Lattakia, Saudi colonel among the killed

Units of the armed forces killed a number of terrorists, injured others in the village of al-Wadi in Rabi'a, in Lattakia countryside and destroyed terrorists' cars loaded with rockets, RPG launchers, machineguns, a military source told SANA.

Terrorists Ahmad al-Tabji, nicknamed Abu Omar, Amer al-Hamzawi, nicknamed Abu Hatim al-Yamani, Abdul-Rahim Damerji, nicknamed Abu Youssef al-Homsi and Ahmad al-Sabih, nicknamed Abu Omar al-Idelbi, the source added.

Another army unit killed 12 terrorists and injured others in the village of Zahiyeh, among them Mahmoud Mustafa al-Sweid, nicknamed Abu Mustafa al-Homsi, leader of the so-called Ahrar al-Sham Battalions and Jaber Mahmoud, nicknamed Abu Ahmad al-Bakistani, in addition to destroying 6 cars equipped with heavy machineguns and a car loaded with ammunition.

A number of terrorists were eliminated in the villages of al-Khadraa and al-Rihaniyeh, among them Abdul-Elah al-Haiyani and Samer Kalash. Two cars loaded with locally-made rockets, ammunition and a car loaded with mortar rounds, were destroyed.

Units of the armed forces eliminated a big number of terrorists, among them Ahmad Kalouh, Samer Bash Mili, Mohammad Nassan, Amer Qarali, Abdel-Rahim Mousa, Mazen al-Asafiri, Hassan al-Boushi and Egyptian terrorist Mohammad Ashouri. The army also destroyed locally-made rockets.

The source said that other army units killed a number of terrorists in the village of Kastal Ido, among them terrorists Abo al-Kassem al-Tunissi, Abu Azzam al-Marakishi , Mohammad al-Sayyed Omar, Riyad al-Qasem, Mohammad Hamed and Mua'taz al-Rashed.

The army also destroyed a number of cars loaded with rockets, launchers and devices.

18 terrorists were eliminated, others were injured and a car loaded with launchers, 3 cars equipped with heavy machineguns were also destroyed in al-Aliya village, The source added, asserting that terrorist Abu Mahmoud al-Jesri and Turkish terrorist Osman Nor-Eddin, in addition to 3 Danish snipers were identified among the dead.

Units of the armed forces killed and injured a number of terrorists in the villages of Tirtiyah and Eyen al-Samour, among them Sulieman al-Hajji, Mahmoud Darwish, Ahmad al-Khaled, Mohammad al-khaled, abdul-Rahim Hamdo, Abu Sulieman al-Hritani affiliated to the so-called Ahrar al-Sham battalions.

The source said that 46 terrorists, among them a Saudi connection colonel named Abu Daifallah al-Saudi and a French and two British terrorists, were killed.

Terrorists' cars loaded with ammunition, Grad rockets and other cars equipped with various heavy machineguns in addition to a sophisticated communication car were destroyed.

The source added that army units killed and injured terrorists in Salma and Rabi'a villages and destroyed a locally-made warehouse and a number of cars equipped with heavy machineguns.

Terrorists Mohammad Hamdo, Ahmad Khaled al-Sheikh, Mohammad al-Sarraj, Ahmad al-Kishek, Abdul-Qader al-Hamandar, nicknamed Abu Zahran al-Halabi, Omar al-Hayyani, Abu Kamel al-Sudani, Abdel –Aziz al-Wahoud and Ramez Hamido, were identified among the dead.

An army unit confronted armed terrorist groups' attempt to attack the village of Kherbet Solas, killing and injuring a number of terrorists, among them the leader of the attack Abu Omar al-Turkumani, from Turkey and his two assistants Abu Mohammad al-Omari and Abdel-Rahman al-Shami from Palestine and terrorist nicknamed Abu al-Aynain al-Maqdisi.

Army foils terrorists' attack on al- Kindi hospital in Aleppo

A military source said that all members of armed terrorist groups who were looting and attacking the citizens in al-Dbait street, the vegetables souk in al-Ashrafiyeh neighborhood, Salah-Eddin and Bustan al-Kasser neighborhoods and the old city of Aleppo, were eliminated and injured.

The source told SANA that an army unit confronted an armed terrorist groups' attempt to attack al-Kindi Hospital and foiled terrorists' attempts to detonate two cars bomb in the area surrounding the hospital, killing and injuring scores of them.

The source added that a big number of terrorists were killed and injured in an operations by the army against the terrorists' hideouts in Talet al-Ghali, al-Nakarin, Biyanon, al-Sheikh Said, Maqtaa al-Bakkarah, the area surrounding Aleppo central prison and al-Kastillo.

English Bulletin 

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Latest News Syria: Brazilian delegation

November 29, 2013

Damascus, (SANA)- Members of the visiting Brazilian delegation visited on Friday the Syria Arab Army's wounded personnel in Martyr Yusuf al-Azmeh Hospital in Damascus.

Comprising academic, media, cultural, youth and legal figures representing various institutions, parties and organizations in Brazil, the delegation has been on a visit to Syria to express support to its people against the imperialist attack waged against them.

The delegation members said the visit aims to express solidarity with the Syrian army in its confrontation against imperialism.

20131129-141135.jpgThey considered the victories achieved by the Syria army as a victory for all the peoples who struggle for justice around the world.

The Brazilian supporters voiced their organizations' readiness to offer all forms of support to Syria's people and army in defending their country against terrorism that is backed by global Zionism.

Secretary of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party in Brazil Hassan Abbass noted that Syria is facing a global conspiracy aimed at destroying its civilization, pointing out that the Brazilian people are supporting Syria in confronting terrorism because defending Syria contributes to restoring international security and stability.

H. Said

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Latest News Syria: tourism cooperation with Iran

November 28, 2013

Tehran, (SANA) – Minister of Tourism, Bishr Yazigi, on Thursday stressed that the bilateral relations between Syria and Iran are solid, deeply-rooted and built on principles not interests, stressing the importance of cooperation between the two countries in the field of tourism.

Yazigi clarified in a statement to SANA that his visit to Iran comes with the aim of participation in 'Treatment Tourism Conference' held in the city of Mashhad, as it also aims at broadening tourism relations between the two friendly countries.

"We would like to broaden this relation to include the treatment tourism, particularly that the two countries enjoy joint nature and civilization, particularly in light of the presence of specialized medical cadres," the Minister added.

He stressed the importance of rehabilitating the tourism sector in Syria and rebuilding what has been destroyed by the armed terrorist groups.

In a similar statement, Iran's Assistant Vice President for tourist affairs, Rahmani Muahed, expressed hope that religious tourism would turn back as it was in the near future, stressing that Syria will triumph over terrorism, and life and tourism will go back to normal.

Discussing means of mutual cooperation, Muahed said "We could set training courses for tourism administrators of both countries with the presence of distinguished specialists."

Muahed highlighted the importance that Iranian investors participate in the tourism sector in Syria to invest in the infrastructure in a way that consolidates friendly relations between the two countries.

R. Milhem / Ghossoun

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Latest News Syria: Representatives of the Jordanian writers’ Association

November 18, 2013

Damascus, (SANA) Representatives of the Jordanian writers’ Association affirmed that resistance is the only way to restore the Arab rights and protect the Arab nation and wealth, adding that the enemy, whether it was external or internal, in an enemy, pointing out that all those who carried weapons, trained terrorists and financed them are enemies.

Syrian and Jordanian intellectuals, writers held a symposium on Monday at the Arab Writers’ Union HQ in Damascus in cooperation with the Popular Committee for Supporting Syria.

The Jordanian writers issued a statement in support of Syria and the right against killing and terrorism, pointing out that defending Syria is defending the Arab nation and its causes, particularly the Palestinian cause.

In a statement to SANA, member of the regional leadership of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party, Khalaf al-Miftah said that the stance of some Jordanian writers and intellectuals was clear from the beginning which recognizes the reality of events in Syria and the attempts of the foreign sides, particularly the US, Zionist entity and some Gulf countries to make Jordan a tool and a threat of national security in Syria.

The participants said that this cultural event forms an integration, unity between the Syrian and Jordanian intellectuals in support of the brave stances of the Syrian Arab Army.

B. Mousa/ Mazen


American diplomacy: 'Peace Talks'








November 10, 2013 - 'Israeli cabinet approves Avigdor Lieberman's return as foreign mininster'

November 12, 2013  - Israel plans ‘unprecedented’ settlement expansion, 20,000 new units in the West Bank:

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Walk on the Wild Side

German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with President Obama in the White House in 2009. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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Everyone wants to be a 'hero'

November 14, 2013 - 14:56

Jejoen Bontinck remains in cell

After a conversation of half an hour, the Belgian Youth Court decided today to release a seventeen year old Antwerp Syria fighter who last week returned to Belgium.  He fought three months actively on the side of Isis, the most violent terrorist movement in Syria, which also sent threatening emails to Belgium.

But fortunately not everyone is immediately released again.

During a closed session this afternoon, the Court decided that the Syrian fighter Jejoen Bontinck stays in prison. Lawyer Kris Luyckx don’t wish to comment on the news.

Jejoen Bontinck was detained after his voluntary return from Syria to Belgium.  On the day of his return, he was arrested at his mother’s home.

The Belgian salafists are lucky that they can come back home while the Syrian population is victim of the ongoing fighting in Syria.


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Obama refuses to respect Iran rights

Netanyahu calls for more pressure on Iran


Mar 20, 2013 - 'How Obama Became Netanyahu'

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America lawlessness

US president  and Edward Snowden


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Latest News Middle East Peace Process Talks: John Kerry’s remarks


Remarks on the Middle East Peace Process Talks

John Kerry, Secretary of State, July 30, 2013

'We all appreciate – believe me – we appreciate the challenges ahead. But even as we look down the difficult road that is before us and consider the complicated choices that we face, we cannot lose sight of something that is often forgotten in the Middle East, and that is what awaits everybody with success. We need to actually change the way we think about compromise in order to get to success. Compromise doesn’t only mean giving up something or giving something away; reasonable principled compromise in the name of peace means that everybody stands to gain. Each side has a stake in the other’s success, and everyone can benefit from the dividends of peace.'

'We can envision a day when Palestinians can finally realize their aspirations for a flourishing state of their own, and the groundbreaking economic initiative that we’ve been working on the with the Quartet and with Tony Blair and others, with the help of the private sector, can help transform the Palestinian economy and build up unprecedented markets and unblocked waves of foreign investment. And we shouldn’t forget that the new jobs, the new homes, the new industries that can grow in a new Palestinian state will also benefit Israelis next door, where a vibrant economy will find new partners.'

'The Israeli Government has recognized this, which is why it will be taking in the next days and weeks a number of steps in order to improve conditions in the West Bank and in Gaza.'

'The parties have agreed here today that all of the final status issues, all of the core issues, and all other issues are all on the table for negotiation. And they are on the table with one simple goal: a view to ending the conflict, ending the claims. Our objective will be to achieve a final status agreement over the course of the next nine months. The parties also agreed that the two sides will keep the content of the negotiations confidential. The only announcement you will hear about meetings is the one that I just made. And I will be the only one, by agreement, authorized to comment publicly on the talks, in consultation, obviously, with the parties. That means that no one should consider any reports, articles, or other – or even rumors – reliable, unless they come directly from me, and I guarantee you they won’t.'

'The United States will work continuously with both parties as a facilitator every step of the way. We all understand the goal that we’re working towards: two states living side by side in peace and security. Two states because two proud peoples each deserve a country to call their own. Two states because the children of both peoples deserve the opportunity to realize their legitimate aspirations in security and in freedom. And two states because the time has come for a lasting peace.'

'The Israeli and Palestinian people understand their common interests, and that’s why they continue to take positive steps on the ground to improve relations between themselves. I also want to point out that the Arab League understands this too, which is why it has reaffirmed the Arab Peace Initiative and provided vital statements of support for this process.'

'So many things are already happening. When somebody tells you that Israelis and Palestinians cannot find common ground or address the issues that divide them, don’t believe them. Just look at the things they are doing together and trying to do together. There are many reasons why we need to solve this conflict, but none more important than the security and dignity of the next generations of Israelis and Palestinians, Jews, Muslims, and Christians, and the generations who will follow them and benefit from these negotiations hopefully.'



April 14, 2004 - 'Arafat Warns U.S. Could Kill Middle East Peace'

November 15, 2010:  U.S. President Barack Obama praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for urging his cabinet to accept a U.S. proposal to extend a freeze on West Bank settlement building for 90 days. Under the plan, Washington would block UN resolutions critical of Israel, and supply Israel with fighter jets worth $3 billion. The US government also promised Israel that after the 90-day moratorium, they would not seek an extension, and settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem (all of which is illegal under international law) could continue unabated.

February 2011: More than 100 nations voted for a U.N. resolution that would have condemned illegal Israeli settlements and halted any new construction. The United States vetoed it.

February 19, 2011:  Israel said it was deeply grateful to the United States after it vetoed a United Nations resolution put forward by the Palestinian leadership condemning Israeli settlement activity.

October 27, 2011: Israeli jetfighters engaged in aerial bombing of the Palestinian city of Khan Yunes in the Gaza Strip.

November 2011 - 'Israel’s Bunker Mentality -How the Occupation Is Destroying the Nation'



November 10, 2013 - 'US could kill Middle East Peace'

November 12, 2013  - Israel plans ‘unprecedented’ settlement expansion, 20,000 new units in the West Bank: http://mondoweiss.net/2013/11/unprecedented-settlement-ex...

November 13, 2013: Abbas: 'Cancel Building or Peace Talks Over'

November 13, 2013 - Middle East peace process nears collapse

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Latest News Syria

Nov 11, 2013

Provinces, (SANA)- Army units on Monday carried out military operations against terrorists' gatherings and dens, eliminating terrorists and destroying their weapons in several areas around the country.

Terrorists killed in Daraa countryside

A unit of the armed forces killed all members of the so-called terrorist group "al-Jihad Battalion" in Atman town in Daraa countryside.

A military source told SANA that among the dead terrorists were Rustm al-Masri, Munzer al-Masri, Muham=nad al-Shalabi, Maher al-Nabilsi and Zakariyeh Yusuf. 

Two tunnels discovered in Barzeh

Units of the armed forces discovered two tunnels in Barzeh neighborhood and killed many terrorists in Damascus and its countryside.

A field commander told SANA that the army units stormed terrorists' dens and gatherings in Talet al-Mustah and near the Pharmacist's Building in Barzeh neighborhood in Damascus.

He added that the army units discovered two tunnels used  by terrorists for movement and storing weapons, the first is 70 meter long and the second 150 meter long, in the farms to the south of Tishreen Hospital.

Meanwhile, other army units killed two terrorists near al-Omari Mosque and seized a car loaded with weapons and ammunition  near Syronics company in al-Qaboun neighborhood.

In the same context, an army unit killed 4 terrorists in Joubar neighborhood in Damascus countryside.  

Terrorist groups eliminated, their weapons destroyed in Daraa

Army units eliminated armed terrorist groups, some members of which belong to Jabhat al-Nusra, destroying their weapons and ammunition in Daraa.

An official source said that an army unit killed members of an armed terrorist group in al-Manshiyeh neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad, adding that Jordanian terrorist Omran Tamimi, nicknamed 'Abi al-Baraa' was among the killed terrorists.

A military source said that terrorists' gatherings and dens were destroyed in al-Hammadin neighborhood, al-Mokhaiyam and the villages of Tafas, Nawa and Izra with all weapons and ammunition inside.

The source pointed out that an army unit destroyed a Pickup loaded with weapons and ammunition in Atman town, killing the terrorist Zakariya Younes al-Subeihi.

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Latest News Syria: Canada

November 9, 2013

OTTAWA, Canada, (SANA) – Canada on Friday announced that it listed Jabhat Al-Nusra as a terrorist group under the Criminal Code.

AFP quoted a statement issued by Canadian Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness as saying , "Jabhat Al-Nusra is an organization that has claimed responsibility for nearly 600 terrorist attacks, including car bombings and suicide attacks that have killed scores of innocent Syrian civilians," adding that listing this terrorist entity, which has publicly sworn allegiance to Al-Qaida, is an essential part of the Canadian government's efforts to combat terrorism.

Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Steven Blaney said "The safety and security of Canadians is a priority for our government, and the listing of terrorist entities sends a strong message that terrorist activity will not be tolerated."

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri announced in a voice message the cancellation of the so-called ' the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham' to arrange terrorism under two new names of 'the Islamic State of Iraq' and 'Jabhat al-Nusra for People of Sham'.

Last year, the USA designated al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra as a terror group.

R. Milhem / Ghossoun

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Terror-acts in Damascus and Boston

Terrorist Explosion in al-Midan district in Damascus causes tens of victims most of them are civilians

Photos: 1) Caucasus and Chechen jihadists in Syria to fight against the government of Bashar al-Assad 2) terrorist attack in Damascus 3) terror-attack in Boston

November 9, 2013

Paris, (SANA)- Georges Malbrunot of Le Figaro newspaper revealed how the US, Saudi Arabia and Jordan have been supplying tons of weapons to the armed terrorist groups operating inside Syria, according to the Iranian Press TV.

The French reporter has provided details on how the US Central Intelligence Agency CIA is leading “massive arms deliveries” to the gunmen in Syria in coordination with Saudi Arabia and Jordan, in completion of his investigative reports proving the three countries’ involvement in supporting the terrorists fighting in the country.

The (CIA), and Saudi Arabia and Jordan have supplied about 600 tons of weapons in 2013 alone to the armed groups in Syria.

“The Americans hold the key to these arms deliveries. Without them, they couldn’t happen. CIA agents lead convoys of arms deliveries joined by the Free Syrian Army and Jordanian secret services,” Malbrunot said.

“The Saudis work behind the scene in charge of financing and arranging arms deliveries from eastern Europe to Jordan,” he added.

Malbrunot learned from sources that the weapons convoys are escorted by “unmanned aircraft guided from a CIA-led command center in Jordan”, according to the Press TV report released Saturday.

Last month, Malbrunot recounted the details of this operation in Le Figaro quoting a terrorist he met as saying that there is a direct contact between the gunmen and CIA officials in coordination with Saudi Arabia and a number of countries of the so-called “Friends of Syria”.

According to terrorist Anwar, convoys of cars carrying CIA and Jordanian intelligence agents and others fully loaded with weapons set off from Jordanian borders in the evening and head into the Syrian territories.

Once 3 km inside Syria, the American and Jordanian agents go back, while the convoy goes on towards Damascus Countryside at night on a Syrian army checkpoint- free road with U.S. surveillance drones flying over to warn against the presence of the Syrian army.

Malbrunot revealed in his report that 15 tons of weapons reach the terrorists operating in Damascus suburbs each week, while other convoys head for Daraa.

The weapons convoys include Kalashnikovs, rocket launchers, rifles and anti-aircraft and anti-tank guns, mostly funded by Saudi Arabia and sent onboard Saudi aircrafts to secret military airports in southern Jordan.

H. Said


A rising number of extremists with Western passports are traveling to Syria, raising fears among American and European intelligence officials of a new terrorist threat when the fighters return home:

Report: Spike of Western, Caucasus jihadists enter Syria:

The Ties That Bind Washington to Chechen Terrorists:

The Wall Street Journal of June 26, 2013 - ‘U.S. Begins Shipping Arms for Syrian Rebels – CIA Aims to Vet and Train Fighters With New Weapons for Deployment by August; Saudi Antiaircraft Missiles Expected’:

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Latest News war on Syria

November 7, 2013

Provinces, (SANA) – Members of armed terrorist groups continue to suffer severe losses at the hands of the army soldiers as dozens of them are getting killed and their weapons destroyed, in addition to foiling their infiltration attempts and other attempts to transfer ammunition in boats.

Several citizens injured, including  5 children, in terrorist mortar shells in Damascus and its countryside

A number of citizens were injured, including five children, in terrorist mortar shells in al-sayda Zainab, al-Qassa and Bab Touma neighborhoods in Damascus and its countryside.

A source at the Police Command told SANA reporter that two mortar shells fell in al-Qassa neighborhood causing the injury of seven citizens and material damage to the shops and cars nearby.

The source added that terrorists attacked with mortar shells Umaya High School in Bab Touma causing material damage and injuries among students, while a mortar shell fell near March 8th Complex, causing material damage to 4 cars.

A mortar shell launched by terrorists fell on the Shrine of al-Sayda Zainab in Damascus countryside, causing the injury of 10 citizens, including 5 children, in addition to material damage to the building.In Jaramana city.

the source pointed out that three mortar shells fell the city causing the injury of four citizens and material damage to the shops and cars nearby. 

Citizen martyred in blast of bomb attached to his car in Damascus Countryside

A citizen was martyred Thursday in a blast of an explosive device terrorists had earlier attached to a car at Deir Ali intersection in al-Keswa area in Damascus Countryside.

A source at the Police Command in the province told SANA reporter that terrorists detonated the explosive device once the driver got on the car, which caused his immediate death.

The car was completely burned, the source added.

Terrorists' infiltration attempt into al-Ensha'at area foiled in Damascus Countryside

An army unit confronted an armed terrorist group's infiltration attempt from Dahrat al-Mistah in Bazeh into al-Ensha'at area in Damascus countryside.

A military source told SANA reporter that most of the terrorists were killed during the operation.

A military source told SANA that a unit of the army eradicated an armed terrorist group and destroyed 6 cars equipped with heavy machineguns and loaded with weapons and ammunition in al-Dumir area in Damascus countryside.

Entire groups of armed terrorists were eliminated by the hard blows of the Syrian Arab Army units in a number of villages and towns in Damascus countryside.

An official source told SANA reporter that an army unit clashed with a terrorist group in al-Maliha town and killed all its members, while another unit eliminated a number of terrorists in al-Aleih farms and destroyed their weapons and ammunition.

The source added that a factory for making explosive devices was destroyed with local rockets inside in Marj al-Sultan town, in addition to eliminating 11 terrorists most of them are foreigners.

In Harasta, the army units pursued armed terrorist groups and killed two members, while 5 terrorists were killed in Irbin town.

Progress achieved in pursuing terrorists in Aleppo countryside

Army units made further advancement in pursuing armed terrorist groups in Tal Arn village in al-Sfeira countryside, killing and injuring terrorists in a number of towns and villages in Aleppo.

A military source told SANA that an army unit tightened control on around 60 per cent of Tal Arn village, which is the second gathering area for terrorists in Aleppo southeastern countryside after al-Sfeira to which the army restored security and stability last week.

Cars loaded with weapons and ammunition were destroyed in Seifan village northwest of Aleppo central prison, the Industrial City in Sheikh Najjar, Heilan, Khan al-Asal and on al-Mansoura-Daret Azza road.

The source added that an army unit thwarted an attempt by terrorists to infiltrate to the safe areas from al-Atareb-Khan al-Asal axis, killing many terrorists, among them leader of "Noureddin al-Zinki Battalion".

The source pointed out that an army unit clashed with an armed terrorist group on the outskirts of al-Sayyed Ali area, killing most of its members.

In Idleb countryside, a number of cars loaded with weapons and ammunition were destroyed in Saraqb city, and large numbers of terrorists' concentrations were destroyed.

Citizen martyred in terrorist attack in village in Homs

Meanwhile, a citizen was martyred and his wife was injured in a terrorist attack by rocket shells on Ein al-Dananir village in al-Mishrfeh area, east of Homs.

Army eliminates terrorists in Homs countryside

A unit of the armed forces on Wednesday eliminated scores of terrorists, seized 4 boats and destroyed others loaded with ammunition in al-Rastan lake in Homs countryside.

An official source in the province told SANA reporter that the terrorists were using the boats to smuggle ammunition to the armed terrorist groups in al-Rastan and al-Hula areas.

The source added that a machinegun shooter was killed in the framework of hunting armed terrorist groups in Bab Hud neighborhood in Homs city.

Army units tighten control over al-Hamira-Mahin road in Homs

A military source told SANA that units of the army eradicated armed terrorist groups on the way between al-Hamira town in Damascus countryside and Mahin town in Homs countryside and tightened control over the road.

The source added that tightening control over the road is a hard blow to the armed terrorist groups in the area as it constitutes a main road for the terrorists' supplies.

The source pointed out that entire armed terrorist groups were eliminated in al-Dar al-Kabira, Taldaw and Burj al-Rifai.

In Homs city, army units killed and injured several terrorists in Bab-Hud and al-Qusour neighborhoods.   

Army units eliminate terrorists in Hasaka countryside

A unit of the army eliminated four terrorists and injured others in an operation carried out in Tishreen oil field in Hasaka countryside.

An official source told SANA reporter that a unit of the army inflicted heavy losses on the terrorists in al-Tweineh area in Hasaka countryside and Abu Qasaib and al-bajarieh areas in al-Qamishli countryside.  

Military source: terrorist groups eliminated in Idleb countryside

A military source said that units of the army eliminated members of terrorist groups and destroyed their weapons and ammunition in Maarat al-Nouman and Nahleh and Bizabour villages in Ariha district in Idleb countryside.

The source added in a statement to SANA that terrorists Khaled Zaidan and Abdul-Karim al-Shahad were identified among the dead terrorists.

English Bulletin

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Israel ‘furious’: Delivery of Osprey helicopter-airplanes to Israel

November 1, 2013,

Israel is fuming with the White House for confirming that it was the Israeli Air Force that struck a military base near the Syrian port city of Latakia.

Israel has not acknowledged carrying out the strike, one of half a dozen such attacks widely ascribed to Israel in recent months, but an Obama administration official told CNN on Thursday that Israeli warplanes had indeed attacked the Syrian base, and that the target was “missiles and related equipment set for delivery to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Israel’s Channel 10 TV on Friday night quoted Israeli officials branding the American leak as “scandalous.” For Israel’s ally to be acting in this way was “unthinkable,” the officials were quoted as saying.

A second TV report, on Israel’s Channel 2, said the leak “came directly from the White House,” and noted that “this is not the first time” that the administration has compromised Israel by leaking information on such Israeli Air Force raids on Syrian targets. It said some previous leaks were believed to have come from the Pentagon, and that consideration had been given at one point to establishing a panel to investigate the sources.

Channel 2′s military analyst, Roni Daniel, said the Obama administration’s behavior in leaking the information was unfathomable. Daniel noted that by keeping silent on whether it carried out such attacks, Israel was maintaining plausible deniability, so that Syria’s President Bashar Assad did not feel pressured to respond to the attacks. But the US leaks “are pushing Assad closer to the point where he can’t swallow these attacks, and will respond.” This in turn would inevitably draw further Israeli action, Daniel posited, and added bitterly: “Then perhaps the US will clap its hands because it will have started a very major flare-up.”

Satellite footage of alleged missile base in Latakia, Syria (photo credit: Wikimapia)

Satellite footage of alleged missile base in Latakia, Syria (photo credit: Wikimapia)


Channel 2 speculated that the US might have leaked word of Israel’s attack as a warning to Israel to desist from such actions. Alternately, it might be seeking to signal that it was part of the tough policy designed to prevent a flow of sophisticated weaponry to Assad. But these and other possible explanations simply didn’t justify the leak, which the TV report described as “illogical” and “foolish.” 

On Thursday, the US ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, reiterated America’s commitment to thwarting Iranian nuclear weapons ambitions. “Let me be absolutely clear: President Obama is determined to ensure that the Islamic Republic does not acquire a nuclear weapon,” Power said at the Anti-Defamation League’s centennial conference held Thursday in a Manhattan hotel. Addressing the subject of nuclear negotiations with Iran, she said the Obama administration considers a bad deal worse than no deal and that the administration will not accept a bad deal. 

Later Thursday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that the US will fast-track delivery of six advanced Osprey helicopter-airplanes to Israel. “Israel will get six V-22s out of the next order to go on the assembly line, and they will be compatible with other [Israeli defense] capabilities,” Hagel said, anticipating delivery in two years time. NBC News said Israel requested that the delivery of the Ospreys be expedited "because of threats from Iran and Syria". Hagel added that “the Israeli and American defense relationship is stronger than ever, and it will continue to strengthen.”

Nonetheless, the ADL’s national director Abraham Foxman, who has close ties to the Israeli leadership, told the conference that American wariness of foreign military involvement is making it seem “weak and retreating.” In unusually bitter comments, 

Foxman declared that, “The combination of America’s unsatisfactory involvement in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, together with the financial crisis at home, have generated a broader opposition to American military involvement overseas.” 

Citing among other things the recent congressional resistance to authorizing a strike on Syria, Foxman said: “America is being seen as weak and retreating… 

The world looks at our choices, looks at our public opinion polls, looks at congressional reactions, looks at the paralysis in Washington on budgeting matters and wonders.” 

Source: http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-furious-with-white-house-for-leak-on-syria-strike/

The metamorphosis of tiny Israel to a giant

October 31, 2013

'White House leaks that Israel bombed Latakia base'

CNN is reporting that a White House official has confirmed that Israeli warplanes struck a military base near the Syrian city of Latakia this morning.

Israeli officials have refused to comment.

The metamorphosis of tiny Israel from a midget to a giant is in the making:

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Latest News Syria: People's Assembly



November 6, 2013

Damascus, (SANA)_ The People's Assembly referred the bill on the state's budget for the fiscal year 2014, estimated at SYP 1390 billion, to the Budget and Accounts Committee for scrutiny before being brought back to the Assembly for approval.

The MPs called , during today's session chaired by the Assembly Speaker, Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, for prioritizing the provision of basic foodstuffs to citizens, restoring security and stability, giving attention to the martyrs' families and the reconstruction process, with focus on the agricultural sector, reducing exchange rate and curbing prices rise, among other issues.

Minister of Finance, Dr. Ismael Ismael said the government has no intention to abandon the policy of subsidization under the current conditions.

He stressed the importance of rationalizing public expenditure, pointing out that the public sector should be given great attention due to the major role it played under the crisis.


The minister said the ''2014 budget is not deflationary'' and is, at the same time, not one of an expansion of expenditure under the current conditions, but is one that is close to reality within the available resources.

He pointed out that the palpable improvement in the SYP exchange rate will contribute to an expansion of expenditure next year.

He added that the 2014 budget is oriented towards restoring security and stability, providing the citizens' needs and speeding up the production wheel.

M. Ismael

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Latest News Syria: Washington - Qatar


1° The Qatar Foundation International plans to open a centre dedicated to teaching Arab culture and the Arabic language to American pupils as part of a massive development project in Washington

2° U.S. military base in Qatar used for the war in Afghanistan

3° Qatar's weapons deliveries to terrorists and the so called 'Free Syrian Army' in Syria

4° August 2, 2013: The Airpower Summary" posted on the official website of the United States Air Force (USAF) announced, "An Air Force B-1B Lancer dropped guided bomb unit-31s on enemies hiding in a tree line near Baghran (Afghanistan). The bomb drop was reported to have good effects." But, on the ground, reality was rather different: Gul Wali, 18, was among the wounded. "Bombs were falling everywhere from the sky into the trees, and I saw pieces of flesh and bone. The villagers had just come to the mela [outdoor traditional weekly market] to buy food for their families. Instead, they ended up looking for their loved ones among piles of bodies." In the absence of normal shops, most communities mount a weekly trade fair, bringing handicrafts, livestock, farm produce and clothing along to barter or sell. 

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Nec Spe, Nec Metu

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Nec Spe, Nec Metu
Without hope, Without fear
Giovanni Battista Crespi (Il Cerano), The Risen Christ, c. 1602-4

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