22/10/2013

Latest News Syria: European liberals supporting terrorists

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Press Release of the European liberals

11/9/2013

On the situation in Syria, ALDE President Guy Verhofstadt said today the efforts to put chemical weapons under international control is commendable but what is needed is an end to bloodshed and the criminal regime of Al Assad. Assad is using delaying tactics by accepting to put chemical weapons under international control and said "Carrots need sticks, Assad will only react to a credible threat of force".

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On the situation in Syria, ALDE President Guy Verhofstadt said today the efforts to put chemical weapons under international control is commendable but what is needed is an end to bloodshed and the criminal regime of Al Assad.   Assad is using delaying tactics by accepting to put chemical weapons under international control and said "Carrots need sticks, Assad will only react to a credible threat of force".

Guy Verhofstadt continued "I  am very sceptical about the proposal on the table to take chemical weapons out of the equation.   It is a delaying tactic by Al Assad who is merely buying time to recover strength.  His regime has massacred over 100,000 people using conventional weapons yet we only take steps to act when he crosses a red line on 21 August and starts killing using chemical weapons.   This is immoral, hypocritical and irresponsible of the international community."

He continued "What we are effectively saying to Assad is that - put chemical weapons under international control then you can get back to massacring your people using conventional methods.  We have a historic responsibility to stop the continued suffering of the Syrian people."

He concluded "If Assad is allowed to continue to use his airplanes, airports and helicopters to massacre his people the only effective credible deterrent is a comprehensive military strategy which includes a no fly zone"

http://www.alde.eu/press/press-and-release-news/press-release/article/guy-verhofstadt-on-syria-carrots-need-sticks-42017/

Photo: Georges Bush and Verhofstadt

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Verhofstadt, a spokesman for the Belgian-European arms and oil industry

Verhofstadt became president of the Flemish Liberal Student’s Union (1972–1974) while studying law at the University of Ghent. He quickly became the secretary of Willy De Clercq, who was at that time the president of the Flemish liberal party (Party for ‘Freedom and Progress, PVV). In 1982, at age 29, he became president of the party.In 1985 Verhofstadt was elected into the Chamber of Deputies, and became Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Budget under Prime Minister Wilfried Martens. Because of his economic views and his young age, he became known as “Baby Thatcher“. Another nickname from that era is “da joenk“, a Brabantian dialect expression meaning “that kid” (in a pejorative sense, referring to his rather iconoclastic and immature style).In 2004, Verhofstadt was suggested as a candidate to replace Romano Prodi as the next President of the European Commission.

In the 2009 European Parliament election, he was elected a member of the European Parliament for the term 2009–2014. He also has been put forward as the possible candidate for replacing José Manuel Barroso as the president of the European Commission by a coalition of greens, socialists and liberals.
On July 1, 2009 he was elected President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group in the European Parliament.
Verhofstadt is also a member of the Club de Madrid, an organization of more than 80 former statesmen. The group works to promote ‘democratic governance and leadership worldwide’.

Since 2012 is Verhofstadt a Board Member of the Brussels-based, Brussels-quoted Sofina holding (petroleum gas and oil platforms). He can look forward to a fee which is in line with that of the other directors, who last year received an amount between 42.000 134.000 euros. The Belgian industrialist Viscount Etienne Davignon is Honorary Director of Sofina.

Current directorships and offices held by Davignon: Chairman of Compagnie Maritime Belge, Compagnie des Wagons-Lits, Recticel, Sibeka, SN Airholding and Palais des Beaux-Arts (Belgium), Vice-Chairman of SUEZ-TRACTEBEL (Belgium), Director of Accor (France), Cumerio, Real Software, SN Brussels Airlines (Belgium), and Gilead (United States).
He is Chairman of the Bilderberg Group and of CSR Europe.
According to the Suez website, Davignon holds 11,111 Suez shares, which are currently worth more than 350,000 euro.

Verhofstadt pleads actually for supply of heavy weapons to the so called ‘Free Syrian Army’. It is part of Verhofstadt’s idea of a Greater Europe with its own army. On 20 February 2009 the European Parliament voted in favour of the creation of Synchronised Armed Forces Europe (SAFE) as a first step towards a true European military force. SAFE will be directed by an EU directorate, with its own training standards and operational doctrine. There are also plans to create an EU “Council of Defence Ministers” and “a European statute for soldiers within the framework of Safe governing training standards, operational doctrine and freedom of operational action”.

http://diversmorkhoven.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/guy-verhofstadt-a-wolf-in-sheeps-clothing/

Photo: Guy Verhofstadt, MEP and President of ALDE Group; Mr Jacques Delors, Founding President of ‘Notre Europe’ and Etienne Davignon.

08/10/2013

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French postcard showing Kaiser Wilhelm II biting into the world (1915)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_government

11/09/2013

Mass censorship over Syria: Facebook

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Sep 8, 2013

Apparently, it’s somehow against Facebook’s policy to speak out against illegal wars of aggression.

Anti-Media, who helps plan “No War With Syria” rallies, and contains posts that speak out against the United States’ proposed military operations in Syria, is now being censored.

Two reports from users confirming problems with both commenting and even “liking” anything on the page were reported to the page’s administrator, Nick Bernabe. Evidence was also presented showing that posts mentioning Syria were “restricted in their reach”, meaning the posts weren’t showing up on any of the fans’ news feeds.

http://truthfrequencyradio.com/facebook-engaging-in-mass-censorship-over-syria-comments/

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By Sheree Geo

http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Obama-slams-GOP-budget-plan-at-Facebook-forum-2374901.php

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02/09/2013

Latest News Syria: Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, South Africa, Iraq

Russia says US proof of chemical attack in Syria 'unconvincing' as international opposition to US strike mounts

Sep 2, 2013

 

Capitals, (SANA) –Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed support to the Russian Parliament's initiative to send a parliamentary delegation to discuss the crisis in Syria with the U.S. Congress.

"There is no better way than direct dialogue and presenting attitudes publicly," Russian Itar Tass news agency quoted Putin as saying on Monday.

Chairman of the Russian Duma Council, Sergei Naryshkin, and President of the Russian Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, asked President Putin to use parliamentary ties between Russia and the US to encourage dialogue with Washington on Syria. 

Lavrov: Military strike against Syria will delay international conference, hinder resolving crisis

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov affirmed that directing a military strike against Syria will delay holding an international conference on the crisis in Syria and hinder its resolution.

In a joint press conference with South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Lavrov said that if the operation announced by the US President, then the international conference will be delayed for a very long time if not forever.

He said that the political solution will prevail in the end, but the more we forestall it and the more those who influence the opposition delay, they will find that they will be unable to coerce the opposition to participate in the conference, and there will be more civilian victims.

Lavrov hoped that the proponents of the military solution for the crisis in Syria will take into consideration the answers provided by experts on the baseless allegations of the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons in Syria.

He pointed out that the agenda of the upcoming G20 summit in St. Petersburg doesn't include discussing the Syrian issue, but any participating president can pose any issue, and Russia is prepared to discuss the crisis in Syria during the summit.

Lavrov stressed that Moscow is committed to the agreements reached during the G8 summit, and that it affirmed that the use of chemical weapons in Syria by any side is unacceptable, but all information on its used must be investigated and the results must be submitted to the Security Council, noting that despite recent statements, Washington hasn't abandoned the international conference on Syria.

He warned that any attempt to legitimize the violation of international law will lead to chaos and destroy international legitimacy, saying that if some people think that chaos would eb better than international law, the Security Council and the UN, then Russia cannot agree with this at all, asserting that Russia will do its best to defend international law, the UN charter and the Security Council's role.

Lavrov said that the situation in Syria in the Middle East affects Russia's interests directly, and that the negative effects of the growing international terrorism has been felt for a long time, asserting that the situation in Syria affects other countries' national security, adding that terrorists have increased their activities recently and have become very comfortable.

He stressed that the common priority in national security must be preserving citizens' lives, taking precedence over procuring oil and gas.

Lavrov: US evidence on Syria's alleged use of chemical weapon intangible, unconvincing

Earlier, Lavrov Lavrov stressed that the evidence presented by the US to Russia on the Syrian authorities' alleged use of chemical weapon "are intangible and did not convince the Russian side."

Lecturing at the International Relations University affiliated to the Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday, Lavrov said "Yes, they presented some things but they do not contain any tangible things and do not contain geographical coordinates and names and there is no evidence that the samples were taken by professional specialists."

He added that what our US, British and French partners have previously and recently offered for us absolutely didn't convince us as there are no facts but a mere talk about what we surely know and if you asked them about a detailed evidence they say that it is characterized by secrecy, asserting that it means that there are no such facts.

He said that the foreign players are applying double standard policy regarding the events in the Middle East and North Africa.

He reiterated that Russia and China agree on the need of solving the crisis in Syria through dialogue.

The Russian Minister expressed doubts over the possibility of convincing the Syrian opposition to participate in the upcoming international conference on Syria if a strike was directed against Syria.

Lavrov described the statements of his US counterpart, John Kerry, as "odd" regarding what Washington said that it had offered "irrefutable evidence" to Moscow on the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

He pointed out that Russia seeks to hold a conference for the establishment of zones free of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East, asserting that Syria was one of the countries which called for the establishment of a zone free of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.

Russian Foreign Ministry: Western attempts to justify potential strike against Syria 'rejected'

The Russian Foreign Ministry's envoy for human rights, Konstantin Dolgov, criticized as 'flawed' the US attempts to justify a potential aggression on Syria to ''protect civilians''.

''This kind of argument is flawed by all accounts,'' Dolgov said on his Twitter page on Monday, citing previous interventions in in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya proved in the past, which proved invalid.

Dolgov said that the best way to safeguard human rights is through a political settlement process based on negotiations and dialogue.

''We can see this kind of 'protection' in Afghanistan where the warplanes are snuffing out hundreds of lives, which they dub as collateral damage,'' he pointed out.

China emphasizes importance of respecting UN Charter in any military action against Syria

China affirmed that any measure about Syria must respect the UN Charter and the principal rules of international relations, expressing grave concerns over US threats of taking a unilateral military action against the country.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hong Lei, was quoted as saying that China is gravely concerned about a possible unilateral military action against Syria. ''Any measure should avoid causing more complications to the Syrian issue and more catastrophes in the Middle East," he pointed out.

There should be no rushing to prejudge the results of the UN investigation into an alleged chemical weapons use in Syria, Hong pointed out, calling on the UN to conduct an independent and professional probe into CW use allegations.

UN, Iran stress need to political solution to crisis in Syria

Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, expressed rejection of any military intervention in Syria, asserting the necessity of finding a political solution to the crisis in Syria.

In a phone call with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday, Zarif expressed his country's readiness to reach a peaceful solution to get out of the crisis in Syria.

He condemned the use of chemical weapons.

For his part, Ki-Moon reiterated the need for finding a political solution to the crisis in Syria.

Iran denies as "distorted" statements attributed to Rafsanjani on using chemical weapons in Syria

Iranian Foreign Ministry refuted as " distorted" the statements attributed to head of the Expediency Council Hashemi Rafsanjani about the use of Chemical weapon in Syria.

"Rafsanjani's statements have been distorted and the issue has been rejected by his office as well,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said in a statement on Monday quoted by ISNA News Agency.

Afkham said that the head of the Expediency Council has always described Syria as a ‘firm stronghold’ to confront Zionist regime which is seeking strike on Syria under the pretext of using chemical weapons.

Earlier, some tendentious mass media, as part of their campaigns which rely on disinformation and fabrication, quoted statements attributed to Rafsanjani in which he said that the Syrian government has launched chemical attacks against the population.

The statements were issued the Iranian Labour News Agency.

Venezuela rejects military strike against Syria

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called upon US counterpart Barack Obama to resort to peace and not take any military action against Syria

In a letter sent to Obama, Maduro affirmed that his country joins the forces which oppose any military attack by the US against Syria.

On a relevant note, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua Milano and Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif affirmed during a phone call their opposition to the use of force and waging war in Syria instead of resorting to political methods and dialogue.

Cuba denounces any US attack on Syria, calls for protests to prevent it

The Cuban Foreign Ministry issued a statement condemning any military action the US may take against Syria, saying that such an action violates international law and the UN charter, will cause further bloodshed and destruction, and escalate the crisis in Syria.

Cuba called upon the Security Council to prevent any such violation, demanding that the UN General Assembly convene urgently to prevent any aggression against Syria.

The statement hoped that the US Congress will follow the example of the British House of Commons, calling on opinion leaders in the US to be reasonable and refrain from launching illegal attacks against other countries.

Cuba also called upon religious, youth, student, labor, artistic and intellectual activities and all those who reject war in Syria to organize protests to stop this war, stressing the need to respect Syria's sovereignty, independence and safety and Syrians' right to self determination, affirming the need for supporting a peaceful solution through dialogue without further violence.

South Africa stresses role of UN in solving crisis in Syria

President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, criticized the US threats to launch a military aggression on Syria, adding that the UN is the sole side authorized to intervene militarily in any country in case all other means have been exhausted.

In a speech before the 59th session of the Commonwealth parliamentary conference, Zuma said "we believe that the UN Security Council cannot be misused to carry out agendas for other country, referring to the US threats to launch a military aggression on Syria.

He stressed that the UN is the only side authorized to military interfere in any country.

Iraq reiterates support to political solution to crisis in Syria

Iraqi Foreign Ministry reiterated Iraq's stance in supporting the political solution to the crisis in Syria through the international conference due to be held in Geneva.

In a statement released on Monday, the Ministry stressed that the Iraqi delegation to the ministerial meeting of the Arab league had reservation and opposed many parts of the resolution draft on Syria, particularly the ones regarding the foreign intervention.

Baghdad reiterated Iraq's stance in support of the will of the Syrian people and calling for a political solution to the crisis in the country.

Earlier on Sunday, Iraqi representative to the Arab League, Qais al-Azzawi, stressed his country's rejection of any military aggression on Syria.

He stressed that "It is wrong for the Arabs to give a green light to a military strike on Syria. Iraq will never allow using its soil to launch a strike on any Arab country."

English Bulletin 

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2013/09/02/500518.htm

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26/08/2013

Attaques chimiques Etats-Unis : Iran

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26 août 2013

Les Etats-Unis continuaient à renseigner Bagdad dans les années 80 alors qu'ils savaient pour les armes chimiques, révèle «Foreign Policy», documents de la CIA à l'appui.

Les Etats-Unis ont renseigné l'Irak sur des préparatifs d’offensives iraniennes pendant la guerre Iran- Irak dans les années 1980 tout en sachant pertinemment que Bagdad y répondrait par des attaques à l’arme chimique. C'est ce que révèle ce lundi Foreign Policy, magazine américain spécialisé dans les affaires étrangères, en s’appuyant sur des documents déclassifiés de la CIA et des témoignages d’anciens responsables. Une information qui résonne avec l’actualité syrienne de 2013.

 

D'après le magazine, les États-Unis savaient dès 1983 que l’Irak opérait des attaque au gaz sarin ou de tabun. Le site de Foreign Policy relaie un document de la CIA rapportant l’année suivante que l’Irak «avait commencé à utiliser de l’agent neurotoxique sur le front de Bassorah». 

Fin 1987, la CIA repère, grâce à des images satellites, une brèche dans la défense irakienne à hauteur de Bassorah. A la même époque, l’Agence du renseignement de la défense américain (DIA) prévient dans un rapport que l’offensive de printemps de l’Iran allait être plus importante que les précédentes. Si Bassorah tombait, les forces armées s’effondreraient et l’Iran gagnerait la guerre.

Pour le président de l'époque Ronald Reagan, informé, «une victoire iranienne est inacceptable». La DIA est alors autoriseé à divulguer des informations à l’Irak sur les positions et sur les mouvements de troupes iraniennes, mais également sur la localisation de points stratégiques et sur ses défenses anti-aériennes.

Le gaz sarin et le gaz moutarde est utilisé avant quatre attaques militaires début 1988, organisées grâce aux renseignements américains. A chaque fois elles sont coordonnées avec un feu d’artillerie nourri pour déguiser les effets des agents neurotoxiques. La CIA n’est pas sûre du nombre de victimes. Le bilan pourrait se situer entre «plusieurs centaines» et «plusieurs milliers».

Seringues d’atropine

Selon la CIA, les deux-tiers de toutes les armes chimiques utilisées lors de la guerre l’ont été dans les derniers 18 mois. La guerre a duré de 1980 à 1988 et a fait plusieurs centaines de milliers de morts selon les sources.

«A partir de 1988, le renseignement américain parvenait sans obstacle aux forces armées de Saddam Hussein. En mars de la même année, l’Irak lançait une attaque de gaz neurotoxique sur le village kurde d’Halabja dans le nord du pays», relève Foreign Policy. L’attaque avait fait 5 000 morts.

L’article rapporte également les propos d’un officier retraité de l’Air Force, Rick Francona, attaché militaire à Bagdad en 1988. Il explique avoir visité la péninsule de Fao juste après l’attaque, «il a trouvé un champ de bataille jonché de seringues auparavant remplies d’atropine, le médicament couramment utilisé pour traiter les effets létaux du sarin». Il ajoute : «les Irakiens ne nous ont jamais dit qu’ils comptaient utiliser des gaz neurotoxiques. Ils n’ont pas eu à le faire, on le savait déjà».

http://www.liberation.fr/monde/2013/08/26/armes-chimiques-contre-l-iran-washington-en-savait-trop_927190

http://fr.scribd.com/doc/163048832/CIA-Confirms-Iraq-Used-Nerve-Agent

Chemical weapons U.S.: Iraq used Nerve Agent

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http://fr.scribd.com/doc/163048832/CIA-Confirms-Iraq-Used-Nerve-Agent

Etats-Unis: Attaques chimiques contre l'Iran

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La CIA a aidé Saddam Hussein à mener des attaques chimiques contre l'Iran en 1988. C'est ce qu’affirme Foreign Policy, documents déclassifiés et témoignages de hauts-gradés américains à l'appui.

Des rapports jusqu'à présent secrets, qui prouvent que, dès 1984, les renseignements américains savaient que leur allié officieux de l'époque, l'Irak de Saddam Hussein, en guerre contre l'Iran de 1980 à 1988, détenait un stock d'armes chimiques, composé de gaz moutarde et de sarin. Deux substances létales, dont l'usage est interdit par le protocole de Genève, ignoré par l'Irak, mais ratifié par les Etats-Unis dès 1975.

"Les Irakiens ne nous ont jamais dit qu'ils comptaient utiliser des gaz neurotoxiques. Ils n'en avaient pas besoin. Nous le savions déjà", a confié à Foreign Policy le colonel retraité Rick Francona, spécialiste du Moyen-Orient pour les renseignements américains.

http://bigbrowser.blog.lemonde.fr/2013/08/26/secret-defense-la-cia-a-aide-sadam-hussein-a-gazer-les-troupes-iraniennes/

Photo: Queue body of Iranian student victims by Iraqi Bombers Attack to a school in Borujerd at 10 January 1987.
فارسی: سالن ورزشی آیت‌الله طالقانی در بروجرد. اجساد دانش‌آموزان ایرانی که بر اثر حملهٔ هواپیماهای عراقی در ظهر ۲۰ دی ۱۳۶۵ شهید شدند.

16/08/2013

Respect the national sovereignty !

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'Those who attack Egypt will never leave Egypt alive. We shall fight a regular war, a total war, a guerrilla war. Those who attack Egypt will soon realize they brought disaster upon themselves. He who attacks Egypt attacks tile whole Arab world.'

President Gamal Abdel Nasser - 15 September 1956

Latest News Syria

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Augustus 16, 2013

Units of the armed forces on Friday seized full control of al-Qarieh al-Shamiyeh in the Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside.

Heavy weapons, including rocket launch pads, destroyed in Aleppo

In the meantime, units of the armed forces eliminate a number of armed terrorist groups with all their members in the neighborhoods of Bustan al-Qasr and al-Rashdin and in al-Kallaseh Square in the city of Aleppo.

An official source told SANA reporter that all the terrorists' weapons were destroyed, including heavy and medium machine guns.

The source added that an army unit destroyed terrorists dens and weapons, including rocket launch pads, to the east of Kweiris village, while numbers of terrorists were killed on al-Maslamiyeh road and in Khan al-Assal and Atareb areas in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo.

The source mentioned that weapons and ammunition loaded in a care were destroyed to the north of al-Nairab camp.

Members of armed terrorist groups who had been committing acts of looting and blocking roads on al-Kastillo-al-Jandoul road and al-Daneh road were killed.

Units of the armed forces also killed and injured members of terrorist groups on al-Atareb-Aleppo road and in al-Zurbeh area in the southwestern countryside.

The army targets terrorists' gatherings in Idleb

Meanwhile, units of the armed forces inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists' gatherings in several areas in Idleb countryside.

SANA reporter quoted a military source as saying that army units carried out a series of operations targeting terrorists' gatherings in Barzeh, Ein al-Ghazal, al-Maraneh, al-Qanieh and al-Janoudiye in the countryside of Jisr al-Shughour.

Other army units, the source added, targeted dens for terrorist groups in the areas of Maaret al-Numan, Kfarrouma, Armanaia, Maartamsarin, Binnesh, Tall al-Daman, al-Halouiyeh, al-Baraghithi, Tall Salmo and Abo al-Dhuhour.

Many terrorists were killed and scores of others were injured in the operations, in addition to the destruction of their weapons.

Terrorists killed in Lattakia

In Lattakia, the source an army unit targeted several terrorists' dens in Kinsaba in the countryside and killed many terrorists.

H. Said

http://sana.sy/eng/337/2013/08/16/497539.htm

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12/08/2013

Syria: Bilderberg Group

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Belgian former Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt who is actually president of the European Group of Liberals, dreams of a federal European superstate: “A federal EU is the only option. The EU should have its own president, foreign minister, army and prosecutor” – Verhofstadt on Lybia: “The weak position of the EU makes me sick” – Verhofstadt on Syria: “The time for peace talks is over, we need action now. If the UN doesn’t react, then NATO should.”

In 2004, Verhofstadt was suggested as a candidate to replace Romano Prodi as the next President of the European Commission.
In the 2009 European Parliament election, he was elected a member of the European Parliament for the term 2009–2014. He also has been put forward as the possible candidate for replacing José Manuel Barroso as the president of the European Commission by a coalition of greens, socialists and liberals.
On July 1, 2009 he was elected President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group in the European Parliament.
Verhofstadt is also a member of the Club de Madrid, an organization of more than 80 former statesmen. The group works to promote ‘democratic governance and leadership worldwide’.

Since 2012 is Verhofstadt a Board Member of the Brussels-based, Brussels-quoted Sofina holding (petroleum gas and oil platforms). He can look forward to a fee which is in line with that of the other directors, who last year received an amount between 42.000 134.000 euros. The Belgian industrialist Viscount Etienne Davignon is Honorary Director of Sofina.

Current directorships and offices held by Davignon: Chairman of Compagnie Maritime Belge, Compagnie des Wagons-Lits, Recticel, Sibeka, SN Airholding and Palais des Beaux-Arts (Belgium), Vice-Chairman of SUEZ-TRACTEBEL (Belgium), Director of Accor (France), Cumerio, Real Software, SN Brussels Airlines (Belgium), and Gilead (United States).
He is Chairman of the Bilderberg Group and of CSR Europe.
According to the Suez website, Davignon holds 11,111 Suez shares, which are currently worth more than 350,000 euro.

Photo: Etienne Davignon, Jacques Delors, Guy Verhofstadt, general Idris

31/07/2013

Latest News Syria: Aleppo

 

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Army units restore security and stability to Tallet Maragha in Aleppo countryside 

July 31, 2013

An official source told SANA that units of armed forces restored security and stability to Tallet Maragha village in Aleppo countryside, after destroying the last terrorists dens and gatherings.

B. Mousa / M. Ismael

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/07/31/495121.htm

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30/07/2013

Latest News Syria: Iran ink banking arrangements agreement

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July 30, 2013

A banking arrangements agreement for implementing a $ 3.6 billion oil credit line was inked in Tehran between Iran's Central Bank and the Central Bank of Syria.

The agreement included the Syrian side to pay the value of oil, which is supplied from Iran, through Iranian investments in Syria in various fields.

Earlier, Minister of Oil Suleiman Abbas and his Iranian counterpart Rostam Ghasemi discussed following up the implementation of the inked agreements in the fields of gas, oil and petroleum products and supplying it to Syria and carrying out the related credit line.

Both sides also reviewed means of working together to overcome the economic sanctions and the fierce war which the Syrian people are exposed to.

Governor of the Central Bank of Syria, Adib Mayaleh and Governor of Iran's Central Bank Mahmoud Bahmani signed the agreement.

Ghossoun /

http://sana.sy/eng/24/2013/07/30/494882.htm

Latest News Syria: Infiltration attempt from Lebanon

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Infiltration attempt from Lebanon thwarted, terrorists killed in many areas

July 30, 2013

Units of the armed forces on Tuesday killed and wounded members of armed terrorist groups in Aleppo and its countryside and confronted attempts by terrorists to infiltrate into safe areas.

SANA reporter quoted an official source as saying that an army unit targeted vehicles carrying weapons and ammunition for terrorists on Atareb-Daret Ezzeh- Orum al-Sughra in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo.

The source noted that the weapons were bound to provide back-up to the terrorists in Khan al-Assal area.

Another army unit, the source added, destroyed several gatherings for terrorists in Atareb and the journalists residential compound.

SANA reporter said numbers of terrorists who had been committing acts of looting and blocking roads were killed on the roads of al-Raqqa and al-Bab-Aleppo and in Ein Daqna, Tall Raf'at, Deir Hafer and Mar'anaz. The terrorists' weapons and equipment were destroyed.

Units of the armed forces eliminated terrorists' gatherings in the western countryside of Aleppo, while another army unit clashed with terrorists who infiltrated into Dahret Abdrabbah in al-Lairamoun neighborhood and killed others in al-Ma'amel area.

Meanwhile, an army unit repelled terrorists' attack on Aleppo Central Prison, while other units destroyed terrorists' gatherings in Hilan, al-Jbeili farms, Talet al-Madafeh and al-Khoulandi gas station.

A number of terrorists' dens in al-Alqamiyeh and Minnegh villages were destroyed.

Terrorists infiltrating into safe areas in Aleppo repelled

Units of the armed forces thwarted attempts by terrorists to infiltrate into safe areas in the neighborhoods of al-Rashdin, Salh-Eddin, al-Amiriyeh and Bustan al-Qasr in the city, killing and injuring scores of the terrorists.

Many terrorists killed in operationsin Damascus Countryside

In the meantime, the army units carried out a series of operations against the terrorists' gatherings in the Eastern Ghouta and a number of towns in Damascus Countryside.

An official source told SANA reporter that units of the armed forces clashed with terrorist groups in several areas in Harasta city, killing and injuring many terrorists, among them mohammd Nour Khashaneh was identified.

An army unit also destroyed a terrorists' gathering to the east of Masraba town in Harasta, killing a number of terrorists including Mohannad al-Saour.

Several terrorists were killed with their weapons and equipment destroyed in Erbin town, according to the source.

The source added that army units hunted down terrorist groups in Adra al-Balad town and killed many of their members. Jaber al-Sheikh was identified among the dead.

A chain of operations were carried out in the farms surrounding the towns of Deir Salman, al-Mansoura and Sakka in which many terrorists were killed and others were injured, including Mahdi al-Qajma'i.

Army units clashed with terrorist groups in al-Ghezlaniyeh area. The clashes resulted in destroying heavy machineguns and various types of weapons after killing a number of terrorists.

In the southern countryside of Damascus, army units continued pursuing terrorist groups and targeting their gatherings in the areas of al-Sayyeda Zainab, al-Ziyabiyeh and Hijjeira.

Mohammad Hamada and Bashir al-Dgheim were identified among the killed terrorists in al-Sayyeda Zainab, while the Jordanian terrorist Ahmad Khairat was identified among those killed in al-Ziyabiyeh.

Clashes in Hijjeir, however, resulted in killing a number of terrorist groups' members, including Hani Mitleq.

Infiltration attempt from Lebanon thwarted

An army unit foiled a terrorist group's infiltration attempt from Arsal in Lebanon into the Syrian territories through Khirbet Hamam site in the southern countryside of al-Qseir in Homs.

A military source told SANA that our armed forces killed 6 terrorists, wounded others and arrested terrorists Mohammed Bassam Al-Abedel Qader Barkkawi and Bassam Hamdi Taj ed-Din, nicknamed Gulam.

Terrorists' dens targeted in Homs

Several dens and gatherings for terrorists were destroyed in the neighborhoods of al-Qarabis, al-Warsheh, Bab Hood, al-Abraj, Jouret al-Shayah, al-Waer, Wadi al-Sayeh and al-Hamidiyeh in the city of Homs.

An army unit repelled armed terrorist groups that tried to infiltrate from al-Dar al-Kabira and al-Ghasbiyeh areas towards the villages of al-Dweir and al-Muhajjarin in northern Homs, leaving many of their members dead and injured.

In another context, an official source in the province said an army unit destroyed a number of terrorists' gatherings in Talbiseh, al-Rastan, al-Ghanto and al-Dar al-Kabira, killing many terrorists.

Among the terrorists killed in Talbiseh were Adnan Shahoud, leader of a terrorist group, Mohammad al-Mahmoud and Mahmoud al-Deikh.

13 roadside bombs dismantled on Palmyra-Homs highway

In another context, engineering units foiled an attempt by an armed terrorist group to detonate 13 roadside bombs in Hannoura area in the city of Palmyra.

SANA reporter quoted an official source as saying all the roadside bombs, which had been planted on Palmyra-Homs highway, were dismantled, noting that the bombs weighed 35-50 kg and were to be detonated via cell phones.

Terrorists targeted in several villages in Idleb

Army units, in a series of operations carried out yesterday, inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists in Idleb countryside.

A military source told SANA that several headquarters for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and a factory for manufacturing rockets were destroyed as a number of terrorists killed in Ma'arrat al-Nu'man in Idleb countryside.

The source added that an army unit eliminated gunmen in Kafrshillaya and foiled terrorists' attempt to detonate 62 explosive devices planted on the roads of the town.

In the same context an army unit destroyed weapons including 14.5 mm machine guns in Mara'ian town while another unit killed a number of terrorists in Blashtoon and al-Maghara and destroyed their criminal equipment and weapons.

Terrorists linked to Jabhat al-Nusra were eliminated in Kansafrah town and weapons used by gunmen in their attacks on the people in the region were destroyed.

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24/07/2013

Latest News Syria: Daraa countryside

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Army units restore security and stability to  towns in Daraa countryside

 

Jul 24, 2013

Units of the armed forces restored security and stability to Kharba, Snain, al-Abdali and Ein Zakar towns in Daraa countryside, after destroying the last terrorists' dens and gatherings in the towns.

An official source told SANA that the army units restored security and stability to Kharba, Snain, al-Abdali and Ein Zakar towns in Daraa countryside, after destroying the last terrorists dens and dismantling scores of explosive devices planted by terrorists in the towns' streets, in addition to seizing a 82mm caliber mortar, which was used by terrorists in their acts of terrorism.

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World War III: American War Options

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Top U.S. Military Commander Presents Syrian War Options

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July 22, 2013

In letter to Congress, Dempsey outlines Syria options
By Chris Carroll

WASHINGTON: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey has laid out in a letter to Congress the range of options he said the U.S. military is prepared to carry out in Syria if given the go-ahead by civilian leaders.

In his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services committee last Thursday, Dempsey, who was nominated to his second term as the nation’s top military leader, declined to testify on the options and advice he had given to President Barack Obama on Syria.

That led a frustrated Sen. John McCain, ranking Republican member on the committee and an advocate of greater U.S. support of the Syrian opposition, to threaten a hold on Dempsey’s nomination. McCain and committee chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., last week sent Dempsey a letter again asking for his views on Syria, as well as a range of other topics, including prospects for U.S. success in Afghanistan.

Dempsey outlined five options for U.S. military action in the Syrian conflict:

* The least involved – a train, advise and assist mission – would require no U.S. troops to be directly involved with fighting as they delivered supplies and training to opposition fighters, Dempsey said.

* A second option, limited stand-off strikes, would target “high-value regime air defense, air, ground, missile, and naval forces as well as the supporting military facilities and command nodes,” with strikes launched from beyond Syrian borders. “Depending on duration, the costs would be in the billions,” Dempsey wrote.

* A third option, establishing a no-fly zone, would go further, taking out Syrian air-defenses to control the skies throughout the country. Because U.S. aircraft would be required to fly over Syrian airspace, the risk to U.S. troops would be higher, Dempsey said.

* The U.S. military could also establish buffer zones to protect Turkey’s or Jordan’s borders, or to protect Syrian civilians, Dempsey wrote. Doing would require partial no-fly zones and carry many of the same risks and costs.

* The fifth and most complex option Dempsey outlined, controlling chemical weapons, would require a no-fly zone, air and missile strikes, and thousands of troops on the ground.

Dempsey’s response, released on Monday, focused on Syria, stressing that the decision on military action is not his to make.

“The decision over whether to introduce military force is a political one that our Nation entrusts to its civilian leaders,” he wrote. “I also understand that you deserve my best military advice on how military force could be used in order to decide whether it should be used. “

And, Dempsey warned, the U.S. should be prepared to deal with the aftermath of any military action.

“Once we take action, we should be prepared for what comes next,” he said. “Deeper involvement is hard to avoid.”

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20/07/2013

Syria: Many terrorists killed in clashes and operations

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July 20, 2013

Army units killed leaders of terrorist groups in eastern Ghouta and Damascus southern countryside, destroying heavy machineguns and various weapons and ammunition.

An official source told SANA that numbers of terrorists were killed and others injured in a series of operations against their hideouts in al-Qaboun and Jobar neighborhoods, among them a leader of a terrorist group, in addition to destroying ordnance, weapons and ammunition in Jobar and Haramlah.

The source added that an army unit clashed with a terrorist group south of Shammout automobile company and near the schools in al-Baidar neighborhood in Harasta, killing most of its members, as another unit destroyed a den for an armed terrorist group in al-Eb farms in Douma and killed all the terrorists inside, among them the group's leader.

Most of two terrorist groups' members were eliminated in Deir Salman town in eastern Ghouta, including their leaders, as another army unit destroyed a den for terrorists with the heavy machineguns inside and killed all inside it in al-Sayyida Zeinab area.

In Damascus southern countryside, army units carried out a series of qualitative operations in al-Hajar al-Aswad, Babbila and Hijjera that led to the destruction of terrorists' concentrations and dens with the weapons and ammunition inside, also eliminating a terrorist group called 'Ababil Horan Battalion.'

Locals in al-Misherfeh town in al-Nabek repelled Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists who tried to enter the town, killing and injuring a number of them.

Army units destroy Jabhat al-Nusra weapons in Aleppo city and countryside

Army units killed and injured Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and thwarted attempts by them to infiltrate into safe areas in Aleppo city, also destroying heavy weapons and ammunition in several areas in rural Aleppo.

An official source told SANA that terrorists were killed on the roads linking Hreitan, al-Castillo and Andan, adding that weapons and ammunition loaded in 4 cars were destroyed.

An army unit destroyed weapons and ammunition for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists near al-Zira's building and in the area surrounding Aleppo central prison and near the entrance of the industrial city in Sheikh Najjar, killing many, the source pointed out.

The source indicated that terrorists' concentrations were destroyed in Mayer and Minnegh villages in addition to destroying heavy and medium machineguns, as an army unit killed terrorists who were driving cars loaded with weapons and ammunition south of Khan al-Assal in Aleppo southwestern countryside.

In Aleppo old city, army units clashed with armed terrorist groups that tried to infiltrate into the safe areas in the city, killing and injuring many of their members, as other units foiled attempts by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists to infiltrate into al-Rashidin, al-Sheikh Maksoud and al-Khalidieh neighborhoods, destroying their weapons and ammunition.

Terroristskilled in army operations in Hasaka

Units of the armed forces Saturday carried out a series of qualitative operations against the armed terrorist groups in Hasaka province, inflicting heavy losses upon them.

An official source told SANA reporter that the operations resulted in killing and injuring a number of terrorists and destroying their weapons in the areas of al-Siha, Twineh, al-Khamael, Qana and al-Karmeh and al-Saad al-Janoubi area in Hasaka countryside.

Another unit of the armed forces destroyed terrorists' gatherings and big amounts of their weapons in Deir Ezzor and its countryside.

The source said that 8 terrorists were killed others injured near al-Siyaseh Bridge in Deir Ezzor and their weapons and ammunition were destroyed.

Clashes with terrorists smuggling stolen crude oil to Turkey in Deir Ezzor

The source added that a unit of the armed forces clashed with a number of terrorists who were trying to smuggle 15 tanks full of stolen crude oil to Turkey, destroying their heavy machineguns in al-Ssa'wa village in Deir Ezzor countryside.

Army kills terrorists in Lattakia countryside, among them non-Syrians

Meanwhile, Units of the army destroyed two warehouses of munitions and weapons of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Lattakia northern countryside, killing many terrorists, some of them of Jordanian, Libyan and Somali nationalities.

A military source told SANA that the army destroyed missiles and heavy machineguns inside the dens of the terrorists in al-Qasatel, Saqyiat al-Qart, killing a number of terrorists, among them the two Jordanians Dureid al-Ashtar, Abdul-Razak Dasto, Libyan Saleh al-Mihiliq, Ahmad Hatem, ali Hashem and Yaseen Andron.

The source added that another army unit destroyed two warehouses of weapons for Jabhat al-Nusra in Mazyan, Beit Awan and al-Sukariya. It said that among the terrorists killed were Somalis.

Terrorists targeted in their dens in Homs

Units of the armed forces repelled a group of terrorists who tried to attack a military point inside the city of Palmyra in Homs countryside, killing and injuring all of the terrorists, an official source told SANA reporter.

The source added that an army unit clashed with an armed terrorist group in al-Waer neighborhood, inflicting heavy losses upon its members.

Another army unit, the source said, destroyed dens for terrorists in the neighborhoods of Jouret al-Shayah and Bab Hood, along with the weapons and ammunition inside them.

Gatherings and dens for terrorists were destroyed in the villages and towns of Taldo, al-Hosn, Talbiseh and al-Rastan. The weapons and ammunition the terrorists had with them were destroyed.

Terrorist groups' leaders killed, workshop for making bombs destroyed in Idleb

The army units destroyed a workshop for making explosive devices and a number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists' dens in several villages, towns and cities in Idleb countryside.

SANA reporter quoted a military source as saying that numbers of terrorists were killed and injured and their weapons were destroyed in the towns and villages of al-Bareh, Shanan, Frikeh, Kfarroum, Maaret al-Numan and Nahleh.

The source added that a unit of the armed forces destroyed a workshop for making explosive devices in the city of Saraqeb, killing and injuring all of the terrorists inside the workshop.

Another army unit eliminated terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra who were inside a den in Saraqeb.

The source told SANA reporter that two dens for leaders of armed terrorist groups affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra were destroyed in the city of Binnesh. Ten terrorists were killed in the operation.

In another context, units of the armed forces foiled attempts by terrorists to detonate 11 explosive devices, weighing 10-50 kg, and 5 anti-tank mineson al-Rami-Kfarshalaya road in Ariha city.

Large numbers of terrorists killed in Daraa

In Daraa, units of the armed forces carried out a number of operations targeting terrorist groups affiliated to jabhat al-Nusra in different towns and neighborhood in the city.

According to a military source, several dens and gatherings for terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra were destroyed in the city of Nawa.

Many terrorists were killed I the operations, including Walid Fawzi al-Subhi, leader of an armed terrorist group. Terrorists Mohammad Raed al-Bqeirat, Anwar Qassem al-Deiri, Mohammad Issa al-Ta'ani, Raed al-Jahamani, Hamzeh Issa Abo Orra, Ammar al-Sweidani and Mohammd Meri al-Shablaq were identified among the dead.

The source told SANA reporter that army units eliminated terrorists in several operations carried out in the towns of Mahajjeh, al-Mleiheh al-Gharbiyeh and Said. The terrorists' weapons and ammunition were destroyed.

Terrorist Mohammad al-Ghouthani was identified among the dead.

The army seizes control over building blocks near Daraa National Hospital

In the meantime, a unit of the armed forces seized control over a number of building blocks in the surrounding of the National Hospital in the city of Daraa after it killed the terrorists who had been stationed at the buildings.

Other army units clashed with terrorists in al-Hamadin neighborhood in the city, killing many of them including Khalid Kasouheh and Ahmad al-Rifae'.

Jabhat al-Nusra den destroyed in Hama countryside

An army unit destroyed a den for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists who were using it as a training center northeast ofal- Habit town in Hama countryside.

An official source told SANA that all the terrorists inside the den were killed, some of them non-Syrians, in addition to destroying weapons and ammunition for them.

The source added that an army unit foiled terrorists' attempt to detonate a 75-kg explosive device near Janan town on al-Salamiyeh-Hama road.

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16/07/2013

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13/07/2013

Latest News Syria: special operations against terrorists

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Army confronts terrorists, ambushes others infiltrating from Jordan

13.7.2013

Army units carried out a series of special operations against terrorists' gatherings and dens in eastern Ghouta and the southern and southwestern countryside of Damascus, killing and injuring many terrorists and destroying their weapons.

An official source told SANA that army units gained control over several building blocks near the educational satellite TV channel headquarter in Barzeh, having eliminated the terrorists inside them. Sayyah al-Habboul was identified among the dead terrorists.

The engineering units neutralized 4 explosive devices in the area ranging in weight between 15-25 kg rigged for remote detonation, as several terrorists were killed and wounded in al-Qaboun neighborhood, among them the terrorist Ali al-Sayyed.

The source added that clashes erupted to the east of the sports hall in Jobar, resulting in the deaths of several terrorists, among them Ammar Jom'aa and Mohammad al-Kaswani.

Army units also continued mopping-up operations in the buildings along Damascus-Homs road to the east of al-Eiman Mosque and the water establishment in Harasta.

A terrorists' concentration was also destroyed in Alia farms in Douma area, killing and injuring several terrorists, among them Yehia Zaitoun and Khaled Halawa, as other terrorists were killed in al-Rihan and Erbin towns.

In Deir Salman town and the surrounding area in eastern Ghouta, clashes continue between army units and terrorists. Several terrorists were killed, among them Iyad Shahin and Mohammad Hneidi.

In Damascus southern countryside, the source said that a mortar shell and heavy machinegun were destroyed in a string of special operations in Hijjera town, killing a number of terrorists, among them Samer al-Najem and Iyad Turkmani.

Another unit killed a number of terrorists after destroying their vehicles in al-Alali area in Darayya city. A terrorist nicknamed Abu Amin was identified among the dead.

Army units also targeted terrorists' gatherings in Khan El-Sheih and its farms and Beit Jinn in Damascus southwestern countryside.

A unit of the armed forces ambushed an armed terrorist group south of al-Dmair city in Damascus Countryside infiltrated from the Jordanian border.

A military source told SANA that the army killed 3 terrorists and seized the terrorists' weapons and tools.

The source added that the weapons seized included B10 mortar, RPG launchers, 10 automatic rifles, a sniper rifle and big amounts of various ammunition, masks and sophisticated telecommunication devices, in addition to seizing their car.

Armed forces units clashed with a terrorist group which had been committing robberies near Parliament roundabout in Jobar area, eliminating the group's leader Omar Yousef Makki along with several group members including Ammar Ahmad Juma'a, Mohammad Ali Salah, Muwaffaq Rateb al-Dimas, Mohammad Abdelwahab Omaira, and Khaled Mohammad Asali.

Army units repel terrorist attack against Aleppo prison

Army units repelled several attempts by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists to attack Aleppo central prison, killing 9 terrorists who were trying to cross the prison's wall from the northern side.

Numbers of terrorist groups' members were also killed in the area surrounding the prison, al-Zira'a building, MTN tower, al-Madafa hill, the glass factory and to the east of al-Blacka restaurant, destroying vehicles and 57-mm machinegun.

A military source told SANA that army units destroyed weapons and ammunition arriving from Turkey in Daret Azzeh city in Aleppo northwestern countryside, also targeting a huge concentration for terrorists who stationed at Tal Rif'at police station.

In Aleppo southwestern countryside, the source added that the army units killed several terrorists during clashes near Indomie factory and in the farms surrounding Khan El-Assal, also killing 10 terrorists near al-Asfari building in the area.

Clashes continue in al-Rashidin neighborhood in Aleppo city as the army units killed terrorists who tried to infiltrate into the safe areas in Aleppo city, also targeting a gathering for them near Africano restaurant, killing and injuring many.

An army unit eliminated a terrorist group affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra in near Salaheddin Mosque in Salaheddin area, also killing and injuring terrorists during an operation against their den near Zaki Jom'aa Mosque in al-Sukkari neighborhood. 

Army eliminates terrorists in Homs

Army units inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists in a series of special operations against their gatherings and dens in Homs city and countryside, destroying equipment and weapons for them.

A military source told SANA that terrorists were killed and others injured in the farms surrounding al-Marwaha village, al-Abbasieh and the farm of the Kuwaiti sheikh Salman in Homs countryside.

The source pointed out that another unit discovered a den for terrorists that they used for manufacturing explosives, as another unit killed terrorists in al-Rastan, Talbiseh, Harbanafseh, Eyoun Hsein and Kissin.

In al-Abbasieh, a number of cars and motorcycles for terrorists were discovered in al-Abbasieh resort, according to the source.

Army units carried out accurate operations against terrorists' dens and gatherings in Jorat al-Shayyah, al-Khaledieh, Bab Hood, Wadi al-Sayeh and Bab Sba'a, killing numbers of terrorists and destroying weapons and equipment for them.

Units of the armed forces continued pursuing the armed terrorist groups in the villages of al-Zara and al-Hosn in Homs, killing and injuring a big number of terrorists and destroying their criminal tools.

A military source told SANA that units of the armed forces targeted terrorists' gatherings in al-Kousur, al-Masabegh and Bab Hud, Bait Swais, al-Mshjjar al-Janoubi towards Talbeiseh ,al-Karabis, al-Hamidiyyeh, al-Warsheh, al-Ghanto, al-Rastan, Eyoun Hussein, Bait Hajjo and al-Ameriyeh, killing and injuring a big number of terrorists.

Another unit of the armed forces confronted an armed terrorist group's attack against a military checkpoint in Homs countryside, killing and injuring a number of its members.

An army unit targeted a terrorists' concentration in Talbiseh in Homs countryside, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.

SANA quoted a source in the province as saying that Azo Mustapha Sweis and Mohammad Ali al-Hussein were identified among the dead terrorists.

The source added that another unit killed and wounded members of an armed terrorist group in al-Rastan city, among them the Saudi Abdullah al-Qasimi, Mohammad al-Takas, Marwan Mansour and Samer Ayyoub.

Another unit killed leader of a terrorist group, nicknamed Abu Islam, along with most of his group's members in the orchards surrounding al-Zara town in Talkalakh countryside, among them Abdul-Razzak al-Amiri.

Another unit destroyed a den with the terrorists and weapons inside it in Bab Hood neighborhood in Homs city, the source said.

Army Targets Terrorists' gatherings in Daraa

Meanwhile, army units targeted armed terrorist groups' gatherings in the area surrounding the National Hospital, Abdel-Aziz Aba Zaid mosque, al-Hammadin neighborhood, al-Sad Road and al-Bahar neighborhood and west of Bilal al-Habashi mosque in Daraa, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.

A military source told SANA that terrorists Abdel-Aziz Mansour abu Tayyep, the leader of the so-called al-Tawhid brigade battalion, nour Ali al-Omari, Maher Mohammad Qutaifan and Ibrahim Isam al-Falouji, were identified among the dead.

Units of the armed forces targeted terrorists' gatherings in Da'el, Nahj, Sahem al-Golan, Tafas, al-Naseriyeh, Tsil, Hit, Nafaa and al-Shajara in Daraa countryside, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their weapons, among them heavy machineguns.

A unit of the armed forces dismantled 25 explosive devices on Nimr-Jassem hospital road.

Army units target terrorists in Idleb countryside

An army unit targeted a terrorists' concentration near the industrial area northeast of Binnesh city in Idleb countryside.

A military source told SANA that the operation left 7 terrorists dead, among them Khaled Abdul-Hamid Smesem, and 8 others were injured.

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08/07/2013

U.S. National Security Agency - German intelligence service

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Snowden reveals NSA partnership with German intelligence service: report

BERLIN, July 8, 2013 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) worked closely with the German intelligence service, whistleblower Edward Snowden told German magazine Der Spiegel in a recent interview.

He alleged that German intelligence knew more about NSA activities in the country than previously known.

Snowden said NSA was "in bed together with the Germans" as well as most other western states, adding that NSA's "foreign affairs' directorate" was responsible for partnerships with other countries.

The interview, published on Sunday, was carried out before he fled to Hong Kong in May.

Germany's foreign intelligence service (BND) confirmed a partnership with the NSA in providing "analysis tools" for the BND's monitoring of foreign data in Germany.

Snowden said government decision-makers were protected by these cooperation programs which are organized in a way so that authorities in other countries can "insulate their political leaders from the backlash" if it becomes public "how grievously they're violating global privacy."

A recent report by Der Spiegel, citing classified documents disclosed by fugitive Snowden, said Washington was monitoring phone calls and Internet data connections in Germany as well as spying on the headquarters of the European Union and its offices in Washington and the United Nations in New York.

The report sparked widespread outcry in privacy-sensitive Germany. The German government has said that Berlin felt surprised and "alienated" by media reports of cold-war-style U.S. spying on European nations. "We are no longer in the Cold War," a government spokesman said.

U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed last Wednesday to hold a high-level bilateral meeting over U.S. surveillance programs.

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V-2 missiles were shipped off to the United States

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On April 11, 1945, American agents discovered the secret underground factory in Germany where thousands of V-2 missiles had been built. Because the region was in part of Germany that was to become Russian territory after the war, American forces removed what they could: hundreds of trainloads of V-2s and their parts, which were then shipped off to the United States along with Germany's chief rocket scientist, Wernher von Braun, and more than one hundred of his engineers. The V-2s were used in rocket tests in the States; meanwhile, von Braun and his colleagues set about to design a new breed of missile. Over the next few decades, their efforts, building on the design of the V-2, produced the Redstone, Jupiter, Jupiter-C, Pershing, and Saturn rockets (which launched the Apollo spacecraft and Skylab into orbit).

The V-bomb factory, two miles northwest of Nordhausen, was two miles in length, with two large tunnels approximately fifty feet in width and height, connected laterally by forty-eight smaller tunnels. From 1943 until 1945, 60,000 prisoners had toiled here in production of V-1 and V-2 bombs. Of these, 20,000 had died from various causes including starvation, fatigue and execution. The SS was in charge of the factory and the camp, with German criminals as strawbosses. Workers were executed at the slightest suggestion of sabotage. No workers had ever been allowed to leave the camp and when they became too weak to work, they were abandoned to die and their bodies burned at the crematorium within the grounds. Reports indicated that approximately one hundred bodies were cremated per day, and there were about thirty corpses piled on the ground awaiting such treatment when the American 104th "Timberwolf" Army Infantry Division arrived. These bodies showed many signs of beating, starvation and torture. There were several camps in the area (Mittelbau Dora and Nordhausen Concentration Camps) that fed prisoners into the V2 production facility as required, as well as concentration camps for politcal prisoners.

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04/07/2013

Egypt's rights and sovereignty

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'Those who attack Egypt will never leave Egypt alive. We shall fight a regular war, a total war, a guerrilla war. Those who attack Egypt will soon realize they brought disaster upon themselves. He who attacks Egypt attacks tile whole Arab world. They say in their papers the -whole thing will be over in forty-eight hours. They do not know how strong we really are.'

President Gamal Abdel Nasser15 September 1956

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Official Source : Fall of Brotherhood Type reiterates incapacity of political Islam to manage the state 

July 4, 2013

An official source said that Egypt yesterday witnessed a historic shift that reflects the deep awareness and presence of our people in Egypt, their commitment to Arabism, rejection of the foreign intervention in their internal affairs and their opposition to any prejudice to Egypt's rights and sovereignty.

In a statement on Thursday, the source, added that our people in Egypt confirmed once again Egypt's leading role and depth of their belonging to Arabism and their ability to defend their interests, civilization and humanitarian history.

The source stressed that the fall of the Brotherhood type reiterated again incapacity of the political Islam forces to manage the state, protect the cultural and civilized diversity and to build an expressive type of the history of the national state.

The source added that the Syrian leadership, people, and army express deep appreciation of the national popular movement in Egypt, which has produced a great achievement, stressing that what is taking place is a radical shift that reflects a firm will to preserve democracy, diversity and the right of being different and practicing the political work and pluralism, and rejecting the Brotherhoodization of the state as a project, entity and institutions, not only in Egypt but also in the Arab and international arenas.

The source added that ''Egypt has always been an example to follow throughout its great history, as we believe that it is important that other nations would follow this transformation to foil these futile attempts which are sins against Islam, nation, history and mankind.

The source added that Syria congratulates the Egyptian army and people in all their social spectrums, political and national powers and calls the brotherly people of Egypt, who are the Syrians' brothers and partners in development, construction and destiny, to hold on to this victory and defend it, as Syria also stresses its standing by the brothers in Egypt.

R.Milhem/M. Ismael/Ghussoun 

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Latest News Syria: terrorists killed - weapons destroyed

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Who only follows the western news is daily brainwashed with American war propaganda.
It is for this reason that it's interesting to look also for other information...

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Terrorists killed, their weapons destroyed in several areas

July 4, 2013

Army units killed a number of terrorists, among them of non-Syrian nationalities, and confiscated weapons and modern communication devices in a series of operations against terrorists' gatherings in the eastern Ghouta and Damascus northern and southern countryside.

An official source told SANA that a den for terrorists was destroyed with the weapons and ammunition inside in Hejjira town in Damascus southern countryside, with many of its members killed, including the Iraqi terrorist Ahmad Fawwaz al-Amir, Mohammad al-Homsi and Omran Youssef.

The source added that an army unit killed Abdul-Majid al-Ayyoubi, leader of a terrorist group along with a number of his group's members, among them Mohammad Arafa, east of Tameco medicine company in al-Mleiha in the eastern Ghouta, as another unit carried out a qualitative operation west of al-Shifounieh, killing Iyad al-Shalet and Mahmoud al-Barghouth, leader of the so-called ''Shabab al-Huda Battalions'' terrorist group.

The source added that terrorists were killed and others injured in Deir Salman farms in the eastern Ghouta, among them Khaled Mohsen and Mohammad al-Ahmad.

An army unit confiscated weapons and ammunition, including hand-grenades, machineguns and modern wireless communication devices in the northern countryside of al-Nabek, killing and injuring terrorists, among them Omar Turkmani and Ahmad Madkhaneh.

Storehouse for manufacturing explosives, tunnel for storing up weapons discovered in al-Qaboun

Army units discovered a storehouse for manufacturing explosive devices and a tunnel that the terrorists were using in their movement and for storing up weapons and ammunition, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.

An official source told SANA that a 250-meter-long tunnel extending from the Araghil building in al-Qaboun towards Joubar, just one day after discovering two tunnels linking between Joubar, al-Qaboun and Zamalka, and other tunnels with explosive devices inside.

The source added that an army unit discovered a warehouse for manufacturing explosive devices with scores of devices inside, in addition to hand-grenades, missiles and modern communication devices, and big amounts of raw materials used for manufacturing explosives. The source said that an army unit also killed terrorists in al-Qaboun area, among them Ramzi Shaaban and Mohammad al-Nasser.

Terrorists killed, their weapons destroyed in Aleppo city and countryside

Army units killed members of armed terrorist groups in Aleppo city and countryside, destroying three mortar cannons, heavy machineguns and ammunition.

An official source told SANA that scores of terrorists were eliminated north of Aleppo central prison, al-Kholandi fuel station, the entrance of the industrial city, the carpet factory and al-Kindi Hospital.

The source added that army units clashed with terrorist groups near al-Manasher and Harsho Hotel and south of Ibrahim al-Khalil Mosque, al-Kleirieh, al-Sabah fuel station Moller factory and the farms surrounding Khan Al-Assal, killing many of their members.

The source said that an army unit killed terrorists near al-Zarbeh and Zaido fuel station on Aleppo-Idleb road, and destroyed heavy machineguns and big amounts of ammunition.

In Aleppo western countryside, scores of terrorists were killed near the fuel station in al-Mansoura town, Barakat factory and Hamza Mosque in Maaret Artiq, in addition to destroying dens for armed terrorist groups in al-Layramoun area.

The source added that an armed terrorist group was eliminated near the clinics in al-atareb town in Aleppo southwestern countryside, as other units destroyed terrorists' gatherings near the agricultural center in Minnegh village and east of the municipality building in Mayer and near the Mosque in al-Ziyara village in Aleppo northern countryside.

In Aleppo city, violent clashes took place between army units and armed terrorist groups in al-Rashideen and al-Sheikh Khodor neighborhoods that resulted in killing scores of terrorists and destroying two mortar cannons and confiscating big amounts of weapons.

An army unit also destroyed mortar cannon near Bab Al-Hadid roundabout that the terrorists were using in their criminal attacks, the latest of which was when they targeted the vegetables Souq with a mortar shell on Wednesday causing the martyrdom of two citizens and the injury of several others.

Army units eliminate terrorists in Homs and its countryside

Units of the armed forces carried out operations against terrorists' gatherings in Palmyra and several neighborhoods of Homs, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorists, in addition to destroying their weapons and ammunition.

A military source told SANA that an army unit tightened control over a number of buildings in Bab Houd neighborhood in Homs old city, after killing scores of terrorists who were stationed there.

The source added that the army units destroyed terrorists' dens and gatherings near al-Amal hospital in Jourat al-Shyah, al-Qosour and al-Khalidyeh neighborhoods, killing and injuring all terrorists inside them.

The source pointed out that other army units destroyed terrorists' heavy machineguns on Talbisa-al-Sa'ein road in the northern countryside of Homs.

Another army unit killed a number of terrorists near al-Ghajar village in al-Rastan countryside. Tamim Obaid, leader of an armed terrorist group  and Ahmad Satuf Kdad were identified among the dead terrorists.

In Palmyra countryside, another army unit destroyed "AL-Islam Brigade" terrorists' warehouse  in al-Tayba village, killing and injuring several terrorists, while another army unit repelled terrorists' attempt to attack  military checkpoints in al-Zyraa, al-Mouthaf and al-Braikat, inflicting heavy losses upon them.

Meanwhile, other army units hunted the armed terrorist groups in al-Mashajer al-Janobi, Taldo, al-Zafarana and Talbisa in Homs countryside, killing and injuring scores of them. 

Non-Syrian terrorists killed in Idleb countryside

Units of the armed forces killed and injured several terrorists in a number of Idleb' towns and villages, including non-Syrians, and destroyed their weapons and equipment.

A military source told SANA that an army unit destroyed a terrorists' den in Korin village in Ariha area, killing all terrorists inside it.

The Jordanian terrorists  Abduwahid al-Tayib, Khalil Amash, Shikhoun Khitami and the Saudis Sbai'a al-Khalid, Khalid Abu al-Abid, Subhan Nouri, Sadoun al-Sheikh and the Libyan Damoush Abu Nmoura were identified among the dead terrorists. 

The source added that the army units destroyed a terrorists' warehouse in Abu Dohour and killed several terrorists in Bsanqul, Kafr Shlaya, Jabal al-Arbain, Matram, Sarja, Kafr Ruma, al-Maghara and Mari'aian villages and towns.

Meanwhile, another army unit clashed with an armed terrorist group which was perpetrating acts of terrorism at the entrance of Arab Said village, killing most its members.

Terrorists killed due to dispute on dividing stolen materials

Fierce clash erupted between two terrorist groups, one of them affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra, due to a dispute on dividing the stolen materials in Afais town in Idleb countryside.

A military source told SANA that the terrorists used different kinds of machineguns and grenades  which resulted in the killing and the injury of several terrorists.

The source added that among the dead terrorist were Wasim Ghnaim, Suleiman Hallak, Ahmad Zaydan, Mohammad Zaydan, Mohammad Abd al –Barid, Mohammad Ghazal and Mahmoud Ahmad Ghazal who were affiliated to the so-called "A bdo Hajj Ghazal Brigade" linked to Jabhat al-Nusra. 

Terrorists killed in Hama countryside

A military source told SANA that an army unit carried out a special operation against terrorists and destroyed a warehouse for them in al-Badria farm in al-Ghab area in the western countryside of Hama.

The source told SANA that the operation resulted in the killing and the injury of all terrorists inside the warehouse.

Army units destroy terrorists equipment in Lattakia countryside

Units of the armed forces destroyed terrorists' dens and gatherings in al-Rabi'a and Joub al-Ahmar in the northern countryside of Lattakia, along with the weapons and ammunition inside them.

A military source told SANA that among the dead terrorists were Wisam Tilo, Hussam al-Rahal and the Jordanian Hamdan Abu Arif and the Saudi Bakri al-Hamid.

The source pointed out that the operations resulted in destroying advanced communication-sets, a number of heat-seeking rockets and heavy machine guns. 

English Bulletin 

http://sana.sy/eng/337/2013/07/04/490794.htm

03/07/2013

Latest News Syria: Egyptian President Morsi

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Jul 3, 2013

Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi continued insistence on ignoring the demands of the Egyptian people who frankly demand him to resign, claiming that the Egyptians have chosen him in free elections.

In a televised speech addressed to the Egyptian people on Tuesday, Morsi said that he had been voted for in a free and fair elections and it was his job to safeguard the legitimacy that brought him to power.

In a sign of Morsi’s rejection to step down and respond to his people’s demand, he added “I have no choice except to shoulder responsibility ..I was , still and will shoulder responsibility,” pledging to protect his “constitutional legitimacy” with his life.

He said “legitimacy is the only guarantee to prevent bloodshed,” ignoring that legitimacy is derived from the people, who demand him to “go”.

Earlier Morsi called on the Egyptian army to withdraw its 48-hour ultimatum directed to him on Monday to respond to the people’s demands.

Tamarod (rebel) Movement spokesman described Morsi’s speech as “naive”, pledging that millions of Egyptians will pour into streets on Wednesday to topple him.

A Health Ministry spokesman said that 16 protesters were killed and 200 others were wounded in clashes near Cairo University following Morsi’s speech.

National Salvation Front Spokesman Khaled Dawwoud said “”This is an open call for a civil war … The President continues to deny the demands of the Egyptian people to resign.”

Tamarod Movement called on the Egyptian Republican Guards to arrest Morsi .

Since June 30, millions of Egyptians amassed in Tahrir Square and cities across the country demanding Morsi to step down.

Egyptian military sources stressed that Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhoods’ gangs carnival on the crisis in Syria and their calls for jihad along with the armed terrorist groups in Syria and for foreign military intervention constituted a turning point to the military institution regarding Morsi’s way and approaches in running the state.

The sources added the army was concerned over the way Morsi is ruling the country after attending a gathering calling for jihad in Syria in June15.

They expressed astonishment that Morsi himself called for the foreign interference in Syria.

H. Zain / Ghossoun

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2013/07/03/490501.htm

02/07/2013

Latest News Syria: Iran and Russia

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Iran, Russia presidents to negotiate Syria, Caspian Sea in Moscow

June 30, 2013

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to discuss regional issues, including the Syrian crisis, with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin when he travels to Moscow on Monday.

Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday that the negotiations between Ahmadinejad and Putin will also focus on the ongoing developments in Central Asia and Caucasus as well as the Caspian Sea.

Araqchi noted that Iran and Russia have persistently held “constructive” talks in different domains.

Araqchi also expressed hope that the Iranian president’s upcoming visit to Russia will further deepen Tehran-Moscow relations.

President Ahmadinejad will head to Russia at the head of a high-ranking delegation to attend the second summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) on July 1. The two-day summit will kick off on the same day in the Grand Kremlin Palace and will be chaired by the Russian president.

On June 24, Kremlin’s top foreign policy aide, Yuri Ushakov, said the first day of the summit will be devoted to leaders’ meeting and bilateral discussions are planned to be held among experts from the member states on the second day of the event.

The first GECF summit was held in the Qatari capital, Doha, in 2011, bringing together 12 permanent members and three observer countries. The Islamic Republic is to host the third summit of the organization, according to Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi.

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum is an intergovernmental organization comprising Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.

The GECF was founded in 2001 in the Iranian capital, Tehran, and its members control over 70 percent of the world's natural gas reserves, 38 percent of the pipeline trade, and 85 percent of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) production.

The three largest reserve-holders in the GECF - Russia, Iran and Qatar - together hold about 57 percent of global gas reserves.

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30/06/2013

Latest News Syria: Sit-in outside Egyptian embassy in Damascus

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June 30, 2013

Scores of citizens organized a sit-in outside the Egyptian embassy in Damascus on Sunday in solidarity with the Egyptian people in their movement to withdraw confidence from the Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi and demand the departure of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The participants chanted slogans of solidarity with the Egyptian people, condemning the Muslim Brotherhood rule and rejecting Morsi's attempts to break the bonds between the two countries.µ

They raised placards demanding shutting down the Israeli embassy in Cairo and stressing the unbreakable bonds between the Syrian and Egyptian people against Zionism and its tools in the region.

The participants said the sit-in comes to express full support to the Egyptians in their rejection of the Brotherhood rule, affirming the deep Syrian-Egyptian relations.

They saw that backing the Egyptian people in their struggle to recover their freedom from Morsi and his group is a duty, stressing that the Egyptians are facing the same powers which are waging a war against the Syrian people.


M. Ismael

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/06/30/490072.htm

Latest News Syria: Army units destroy terrorist gatherings

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June 30, 2013

Army units killed numbers of terrorists in a string of operations against their gatherings in eastern Ghouta and Damascus southern countryside, among them leaders of terrorist groups affiliated to the so-called ''Liwa al-Islam.''

An official source told SANA that terrorists' dens were destroyed near al-Jalaa Park in Douma city, adding that the terrorist Hatem Abdul-Raouf, a ''Liwa al-Islam'' leader and Yehiya al-Sa'our were killed, in addition to members of an armed terrorist group affiliated to the so-called ''Douma Martyrs Brigade,'' among them Ali Fayyad.

The source added that an army unit also destroyed a weapons' cache for terrorists near al-Thanawiyah roundabout in Harasta city, killing and injuring all the terrorists inside, among them Abdul-Latif Ghbeis, as other units clashed with terrorists in Deir Salman and al-Khamisieh in eastern Ghouta, killing Omran al-Misrabi, a leader of a terrorist group in Deir Salman and a number of his group's members.

4 terrorists were also killed in al-Khamisieh.

In Damascus southern countryside, a terrorists' den was destroyed with the weapons and ammunition inside in al-Ziabieh, killing a Jordanian terrorist nicknamed Abu Baker, and the terrorists Fouad Abdul-Salam and Kaser al-Mitwari.

The source added that army units pursued armed terrorist groups in al-Qaboun and Barzeh neighborhoods, as other units are besieging terrorists' hideouts in a number of buildings in Barzeh neighborhood having tightened grip on al-Sweideh quarter and most of Tallet al-Mistah.

The armed forces carried out several operations against the armed terrorist groups in the areas of al-Nabk, Rankous, Qara and Adra.

A military source told SANA that scores of terrorists were killed and injured in the operations, adding that rocket launchers, heavy machineguns and vehicles were destroyed.

10 citizens injured in bomb blast in Damascus countryside

A number of citizens were injured as an explosive device that terrorists attached to a private car went off in al-Kisweh town in Damascus countryside.

An official source told SANA that the blast caused the injury of ten citizens who sustained wounds of varying severity and huge material damage to the citizens' properties in the area.

Terrorists launch rockets on al-Ghab, Hama

Terrorists launched 6 rockets from Jabal al-Zawyeh into Joureen town in al-Ghab in Hama Province, causing fires and damage to houses and fields.

An official source told SANA that a fire erupted in two houses, adding that 40 hectares of olive fields and vast areas of oak forests were burnt.

Meanwhile, an army unit clashed with an armed terrorist group affiliated to Jabhet al-Nusra terrorist organization in the area of Morek, killing and injuring scores of the terrorists.

An army unit seized two explosive devices weighing 300 kg each at a house in Hilfaya town.

Army takes control over buildings in Aleppo

Army units continued operations against terrorists' dens and gatherings in Aleppo old city and the towns and villages of Minnegh, Mayer, Orm al-Kubra, Abtin and the vicinity of the central prison.

An official source told SANA that a terrorist attempt to attack Aleppo central prison from al-Blacka restaurant, al-Saif factory, MTN tower and al-Zira'a building was repelled. Scores of terrorists were killed in the operation.

The source added that army units destroyed terrorists' dens and gatherings in al-Babli farm in Mayer and Minnegh, as another unit killed terrorists who stationed inside an inn in Orm al-Kubra village and near the gas station in Abtin.

The source added that an army unit tightened control over a number of buildings in Saif al-Dawla and al-Zibdieh neighborhoods, having eliminated the terrorists who were stationed there.

In Aleppo city, an army unit clashed with armed terrorist groups in the local Souq and Sami Dahhan School in Kadi Askar area and killed their members, while another unit killed terrorists near the Umayyad Mosque and the Justice Palace in Aleppo old city.

Terrorists killed in Homs 

Units of the army destroyed terorist gatherings in a number of Homs neighborhoods and its countryside.

A military source told SANA reporter that a number of terrorists were killed and their weapons and ammuniton were destroyed in Khalidyieh neighborhood where the army made major advances.

The source added that scores of terrorists were killed in Qusour, Qarabis, Jouret al-Shayah, Bab Hud, al-Dar al-Kabira, al-Ghanto, al-Rastan and Talbiseh.

The army discovered large amounts of mortar shells and explosive devices in the farms surrounding al-Qaryatin city.

Army units eliminate terrorists in Deir Ezzor

A unit of the army confronted a terrorists' attempt to attack a military checkpoint in al-Mri'a village in Deir Ezzor countryside and eliminated the majority of the terrorists.

An official source told SANA reporter that three leaders of armed terrorist groups were among the terrorists who were killed.

The source added that units of the army clashed with armed terrorist groups in Hweika, Hamidiyeh, Sinaa and Aridi areas and eliminated several terrorists near Siasiyeh square in Deir Ezzor city.

Clashes between terrorist groups kills many members in Deir Ezzor, Daraa

Fierce clashes erupted between two armed terrorist groups as they disagreed on their shares of the loots in al-Mayadin city in Deir Ezzor province.

An official source told SANA reporter that the clashes resulted in killing and injuring scores of terrorists.

The source added that the terrorists used machineguns and various grenades, causing the destruction of their den completely.

In Daraa Province, intense clashes erupted between two armed terrorist groups in diagreement over the loots in al-Mseifra town in Daraa countryside.

A military source told SANA reproter that the two sides used various machinguns and rifles, causing the killing of 20 terrorists and injuring tens others.

Terrorists, some Jordanian, killed in Daraa countryside

Army units continued operations against terrorists' gatherings and dens in Jassem farms, Jlein and al-Nasserieh, al-Naziheen camp, Saissoun, al-Shabraq and al-Shajara in Daraa countryside, killing and injuring many.

A military source told SANA that army units killed a number of terrorists in Jassem farms, Jlein and al-Nasserieh, among them Eid Mohammad al-Ahmad, in addition to destroying terrorists' dens and gatherings in the vicinity of al-Quds mosque in al-Nazihin camp, killing all the terrorists inside them, among them Suleiman Awad al-Qarrad, Ali al-Arabi and Mansour Talla'a.

The source added that an army unit killed the Jordanian terrorist Zouhair al-Khaled and a number of his group's member in Saissoun village, as another unit destroyed terrorists' dens and weapons in al-Sahbraq and al-Shajara towns and killed the terrorists inside, among them Thabet Abdul-Jaouni, Hayyan Khaled al-Mohammad, Mohammad Ahmad Badawa and Abdul-Salam Abdo al-Mohammad.

Army units kill leader of terrorist group in Lattakia countryside

An army unit carried out a qualitative operation in Lattakia countryside, killing the Libyan terrorist nicknamed Abi al-Labbad, leader of the so-called ''Al-Muhajerin ila Allah'' (Immigranst to Allah) battalion and most of his group's members in Durein village in Lattakia countryside.

A military source said that the operation also resulted in destroying a car loaded with huge amounts of various explosives.

Army units eliminate terrorists in Idleb countryside

Units of the armed forces destroyed terrorists' dens and gatherings  in several towns and villages in Idleb countryside and dismantled explosive devices planted by terrorists on al-Mastouma road.

A military source told SANA that the army units killed a number of terrorists in Binish, al-Bouiti, Sarjat al-Barda, Maar Dabsa and Kfar Ruma.

The source added that an army unit killed and injured all members of an armed terrorist group who were perpetrating acts of terrorism in Kfar Shlaia and destroyed their weapons and equipment.

The source pointed out that another army unit foiled terrorists' attempt to detonate 3 explosive devices weighing 20 kg for each, planted on Idleb- al-Mastouma  to be detonate remotely.

Army units destroy terrorists' dens and gatherings in Hasaka countryside

Units of the armed forces destroyed terrorists' dens and gatherings in several areas of Hasaka countryside, killing and injuring scores of them.

An official source told SANA that the army units carried a series of operations against terrorists' dens in al-Krama, Khana and al-Arisha villages in the southern countryside of Hasaka, destroying their weapons and ammunition, in addition to killing large number of them.

The source added that other army units destroyed terrorists' equipment in Khrab Askar area in al-Qamishli and killed several terrorists. 

Authorities arrest terrorists while transporting weapons to Jabhat al-Nusra in Hama countryside

Units of the armed forces arrested terrorists in Zour al-Sous and Jinan in Hama countryside who were transporting weapons to Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Talbisa and al-Rastan in Homs.

An official source told SANA that the army units arrested 5 terrorists, including an armed terrorist group leader, and seized their weapons.

English Bulletin

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/06/30/489988.htm

Latest News Syria: law on penalties for involving children in combat activities

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June 30, 2013

President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday issued law no. 11 for 2013 which adds a new article to the penal code to cover involving children in combat activities.

The new article stipulates for a penalty of a sentence of penal labor for 10-20 years and a fine of SYP 1-3 million to individuals who recruit a child under 18 for the purpose of involving them in combat activities or other related activities.

The sentence is extended to of penal labor for life if the recruitment results in a permanent disability to the child or of the child suffers sexual assault or is given narcotics or any mind-influencing substances, and the sentence is extended to the death penalty if the child dies.

The updated penal code punishes everyone who recruits a child under 18 for the purposes for involving them in combat activities, carrying and transporting weapons or equipment or ammunition, planting explosions, standing watch at checkpoints or carrying out surveillance or reconnaissance, acting as a distraction or human shield, or assisting or serving the perpetrators in any way or form.

The penal code now punishes those who force another person to have intercourse through violence or threats with a life sentence of penal labor, and the punishment becomes the death sentence if the crime is against someone under 15 and/or if the crime is carried out with the victim at gunpoint.

H. Sabbagh

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/06/30/490101.htm

29/06/2013

Silence about Israeli use of chemical weapons

 

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Silence breeds impunity - investigations are needed

23 August 2006

First there were allegations of illegal tactics. Now it is the illegal use of certain weapons. Such allegations are hardly new. Israel has for years been accused of both in its systematic dispossession, oppression and killing of Palestinians. However, the continued silence on the part of the international community has sent a dangerous message to Israel that it need not feel restrained in either the methods or weapons it uses in its military operations, and so it has set the bar of violence ever higher.

Following repeated allegations of Israel’s disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force, reprisals and collective punishment against civilians in Lebanon and Gaza, all of which are grave violations of international law, one could only have expected outrage from the international community.

And the outrage came, though slowly.

It first came from citizens all over Europe, Canada, United States and South Africa, who took to the streets to express their anger at Israel’s attacks against Lebanese and Palestinian civilians. Demonstrations are still taking place, including at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport and Scotland’s Prestwick airport in protest at the transit through these airports of weapons from the United States, destined for Israel’s military.

Top UN officials Louise Arbour and Jan Egeland also came out early with strong statements criticising the behaviour of both sides. However, given Israel’s complete disregard for international law and apparently deliberate attacks on UN installations, it was unavoidable that their criticisms mostly focussed on Israel’s violations. The latest Resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council confirms this.

Meanwhile, the US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice simply dismissed Hezbollah as a “terrorist organisation”, while Israel was politely urged to “exercise restraint in exercising its right to self-defence”. Such arguments came across as hollow as the US continued to pound Iraq, ignoring the UN Security Council if it didn’t “co-operate”, exercising little restraint itself either in its choice of weapons or tactics and dismissing the Geneva Conventions as “inapplicable”.

Supported by its benefactor, a confident Olmert smiled before the cameras, not being asked to justify Israel’s justifications for its continued military aggression in Lebanon and Gaza. The final reckoning, however, may yet come, including from Israel’s increasingly mutinous military.

The new level of disregard for international law displayed by the Israeli leadership not only prompted a massive escalation in its hostilities against Lebanon and Occupied Gaza, it also granted tacit permission to Israel’s war commanders to experiment with a vast and sophisticated arsenal of deadly weaponry. An arsenal, it must be noted, that is supplied through United States and European arms companies, paid for with billions of dollars provided each year by the American taxpayer.

The New York-based organisation Human Rights Watch has come out strongly against Israel’s use of cluster bombs, which it argued were indiscriminate weapons. The bombs released multiple “bomblets”, which did not distinguish between soldiers or resistance fighters (or “combatants”) and civilians.

Although cluster bombs are not (yet) banned under international law, it is illegal for any military to use weapons or tactics that do not make such a distinction. It is therefore not the weapon itself, but Israel’s use of these weapons in such an indiscriminate way, in civilian areas, which have amounted to potential war crimes.

Towards the end of July, Human Rights Watch also began investigating gruesome reports by medical doctors of bodies that had been blackened, but had not been burnt. According to a medical doctor in Beirut, such injuries were consistent with the use of unconventional weapons, such as white phosphorous.

These were confirmed by Italian scientists of the International Peace Bureau, who on the 9th of August issued an urgent appeal. Referring to these and other “countless” reports from hospitals and journalists, the appeal claimed that “new and strange symptoms are reported” that are consistent with the use of banned weapons, including “chemical and/or biological agents”. Similar allegations were reported by doctors in Gaza.

Allegations of the use of white phosphorous by Israel came in the wake of earlier allegations of its use by US armed forces in Iraq. The US military had also notoriously used this substance as a weapon in Vietnam, referring to it as “WP” or “Willy Pete”.

Similar to cluster bombs, while white phosphorous as a substance is itself not (yet) banned in international law, the way in which it is used is heavily restricted. Like other incendiary devices, such as napalm, the use of any offensive weapon against civilians, or in circumstances where civilians are likely to be the victims of an attack is banned in international law.

As reported by the American Society of International Law, its renewed use in Iraq has generated a worldwide debate, not only because of the indiscriminate (i.e. illegal) way in which it is used, but because of the particularly nasty nature of the injuries that it causes. As such, there is currently a debate as to whether white phosphorous ought specifically to be banned as a chemical weapon in international law.

Read more at: http://electronicintifada.net/content/silence-breeds-impunity-investigations-are-needed/6380

Israel used chemical weapons against Lebanon and Gaza

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Israel used White Phosphorous rounds against Southern Lebanon in 2006.

On January 3, 2009, the Israel artillery was shelling the people of Northern Gaza with White Phosphorous rounds.

They are indiscriminate killers, as that the gas released from the explosion, burns exposed flesh, and the lungs of the victims, whichever way the wind blows. 

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Israel's 'chemical weapons campaign' against Syria, as a justification for providing direct U.S. military aid to the so called 'Free Syrian Army'.

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