08/05/2013

Syria is going ahead in its war against foreign backed terrorism

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Defense Minister: Syria is going ahead in its war against Terrorism

May 8, 2013


Deputy Commander-in-Cheif  of the Army and armed forces, Minister of Defense Fahd Jasem al-Freij on Wednesday paid a field visit to one of the air bases, accompanied by a number of the General Command officers, where he met the military brave pilots.

"It became crystal clear to anyone that targeting Syria was because of its basic role in the resistance axis and in confronting the US-Zionist project in the region," al-Freij said, adding that the Israeli latest aggression proves the volume of involvement in the events in Syria as a desperate attempt to raise the moral of the armed terrorist groups who receive heavy strikes by the Syrian army.

He affirmed that Syria is going ahead in its war against terrorism and its supporters, adding "the armed forces are in full readiness to deter all forms of aggression.

Defense Minister appreciated the brave, high moral spirits the Syrian soldiers and pilots are enjoying.

Mazen

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/05/08/481186.htm

Syria: Washington seeking a 'peaceful' solution ?

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As a reminder

July 20, 2012

'Washington not seeking a peaceful solution for Syria crisis'

Washington has no desire to find a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis and has opted for a forced government change in the country, an American political analyst tells Press TV.
Lawrence Freeman, who works with Executive Intelligence Review, said in an interview on Friday that by arming and funding terrorist groups fighting against the Syrian government, US and other Western countries are trying to force government change.

He also accused Washington of following former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's policy of overturning sovereign nations under the so-called principle of “responsibility to protect” any time the West decides.

''So the US has no policy, has no vision for the future or to help the Syrian people. They are going for (former British premier) Tony Blair’s regime change policy and, by the way, Tony Blair, the author of this policy back in the 90s is now an adviser to [US] President [Barack] Obama,'' Freeman said.

The US analyst also said that Russia and China are opposing forced government change in Syria not only because of their ties with Damascus, but also because they want to stop this policy, since it might be aimed against them as well.

After Libya "the Russians, in particular, realize that this policy of overturning sovereign nations is also going to be aimed at them. China has a similar concern so they are going to fight this out. Not because of any immediate interest in Syria per se, although they have one, but because of a larger principle of stopping this policy," Freeman said.

Freeman's remarks came after Moscow and Beijing vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution against the Syrian government, which called for new sanctions against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad under Chapter VII of the UN Charter.

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/07/20/251891/us-not-after-peaceful-solution-in-syria/

 

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Photo: Israeli airstrike on Syria.  Obama on May 4, 2013: 'Israel has the right to defend itself'

Syria: Does Washington seeking a 'peaceful' solution ?

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May 8, 2013

The United States and Russia have agreed to push both sides in Syria to find an end to the bloodshed, offering to hold an international conference in search of peace.

UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi on Wednesday "warmly welcomed" the agreement, a statement from his office said.

"This is the first hopeful news concerning that unhappy country in a very long time," it said. "The statements made in Moscow constitute a very significant first step forward. It is nevertheless only a first step."

"We agreed that Russia and the United States will encourage both the Syria government and opposition groups to find a political solution," Lavrov told reporters at a concluding news conference that ended after midnight.

Hopefully by the end of May the two ministers working together could convene an international conference to build on the Geneva accord agreed by world powers last June for a peaceful solution in Syria, they said.

Al Jazeera's James Bays, reporting from the UN headquarters in New York, said that the meeting between Kerry and Lavrov was 'significant because for the first time both countries were on the same page with regards to the political solution for Syria'.

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A peaceful solution ?

On May 5, 2013, Israeli airstrikes hit Syrian key military installations and were the second by Israel in as many days...

Latest News Syria: Algerian ambassador, Mutual Cooperation

 

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Al-Halqi Discusses with Algerian Ambassador Mutual Cooperation

May 8, 2013
 
Prime Minister, Dr. Wael al-Halqi underlined the importance of enhancing economic , trade and development relations between Syria and Algeria and improving them to match up with the deep-rooted historical relations between the peoples in both countries.

During his meeting on Wednesday with the Algerian ambassador in Damascus, Saleh Bousha, al-Halqi hailed Algeria's standing by Syria at international forum and its understanding of the nature of the conspiracy targeting it.

Later, al-Halqi gave a thorough political review highlighting the scope of the conspiracy against Syria that targets the structure and fabric of the Syrian state and national economy, as the armed terrorist groups led by Jabhat al-Nusra and the Zionist entity, backed by the US and Arab states, are carrying out terrorist and vandalism acts on the Syrian soil.

He added that Syria is paying the price for its stances in defense of the Arab nation, condemning some Arab regimes which are squandering their peoples' resources in conspiring against Syria.

He also highlighted the victories and achievements of the Syrian Arab army in pursuing terrorist groups, indicating that the people and army are determined to restore security and stability to Syria.

Al-Halqi affirmed that Syria will emerge soon from the crisis and the Syrian people will always remember the support of friends, indicating that Syria is heading towards finding a peaceful solution to the crisis through national dialogue in which big strides have been made.

The Algerian ambassador underscored the support of the Algerian people to the Syrian people and leadership, stressing Algeria's rejection of meddling in the Syrian internal affairs.

Means of increasing the trade exchange volume between the two countries through enforcing the signed agreements and inking new ones were discussed during the meeting.

The two sides also discussed cooperation mechanisms in the fields of transport, textile and cotton industries, oil and others.

M. Ismael

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/05/08/481166.htm

Latest News: Syria is back on the Internet !

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May 8, 2013

President al-Assad: Israeli Aggression Unveils Involvement of Israeli Occupation, Countries supporting it in Event in Syria

President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday said that the latest Israeli aggression on Syria unveils the volume of involvement of the Israeli occupation, regional and western countries which support it in the current events in Syria.

"The Syrian people and their brave army which gain important achievements in combating terrorism and the Takfiri groups are able to confront the Israeli risks which constitute one face of this terrorism which targets Syria daily," President al-Assad who received Iranian foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said.

Talks during the meeting dealt with the latest developments in the region and the dangers threatening it after the Israeli aggression on Syria.

The Iranian Foreign Minister expressed his country's strong condemnation of the Israeli flagrant aggression on Syrian territories, affirming Iran's standing by Syria in the face of the Israeli attempts to destabilize the region and weaken the resistance axis.

He added that time has come for deterring the Israeli occupation from carrying out such aggressions against peoples of the region.

The talks also tackled cooperation between Syria and Iran and the commitment of both countries to boost them in all domains.

The delegation accompanying Salehi, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem, Presidential Political and Media Advisor Buthaina Shaaban, Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minster Fayssal Mikdad attended the meeting.

In statements to journalists after the meeting, Salehi said his meeting with President al-Assad was good, and that they discussed bilateral relations, regional developments and the crisis in Syria, adding "we discovered that things are going well in Syria, and that the valiant Syrian Army reclaimed many areas… Syria will recover in the near future."

Salehi affirmed that bilateral relations between Syria and Iran are continuing in all fields, voicing readiness to increase aid to Syrians and provide the basic necessities of the Syrian people.

"We are fully confident that Syria will emerge victorious from the crisis because the Syrian people have right on their side as does the Syrian government because it emerged from the will of the people and there's considerable harmony between them," he said, adding that without the steadfastness of the Syrian people for two years and their support for the Army and the government, no government could have withstood such a vicious attack.

Salehi asserted optimism over the future of Syria which he said is moving in the right direction towards victory, stressing that Iran will not accept any external interference and that the Syrian people are the only ones who may decide upon their own future.

He said that the Israeli aggression on sites in Syria revealed to the world the truth of the false allegations of the mercenaries fighting the Syrian Army and how this aggression was timed with their murdering of innocents.

"Now matters are clear… how Israel shows solidarity with mercenaries and how mercenaries put their hands in the hands of Zionists… we said since the beginning of the crisis that Syria is a main ring in the chain of resistance, which is the cause of these pressures," Salehi said, noting that despite how clear matters have become, some sides refuse to acknowledge them.

In turn, Minister al-Moallem said that Salehi conducted a productive meeting with President al-Assad, with the two sides' viewpoints being in agreement due to the ongoing coordination and consultation between the two leaderships in the current circumstances.

In response to a question on concerns over a war on Syria, al-Moallem pointed out that Syria has been facing an internal war for two years which is also a regional and international war targeting the Syria people, adding "we're used to this… we're not concerned but we're prepared to defend ourselves and our people and we will not abide by aggression."

On the possibility of activating the mutual shield agreement with Iran, al-Moallem said that everyone must know that before the crisis in Syria and during it, Iran's leadership and people stood alongside Syria to a degree that surpassed the mutual defense agreement, adding that the two countries are cooperating in all economic and political fields and have identical positions.

Mazen / H. Sabbagh

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/05/08/481063.htm

PS. After the Israeli attacks, Syria was cut off from the internet for several days. Washington was blocking regularly the website of the Syrian Press Agency SANA. It was also responsible for the bombing of the Serbian and Libyan TV-buildings. Even the Chinese embassy in Serbia was bombed 'by mistake'...

Boycott Israel: Professor Stephen Hawking

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May 8, 2013

British cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking has announced his withdrawal from an Israeli conference in Jerusalem, prompting reports that he is supporting an academic boycott on the country.

Hawking was due to appear at the conference, hosted by Shimon Peres, the Israeli president, but his name was recently dropped from the list of speakers.

A statement on the website of the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine said: "We understand that Professor Stephen Hawking has declined his invitation to attend the Israeli Presidential Conference, Facing Tomorrow 2013, due to take place in Jerusalem on 18-20 June.

"This is his independent decision to respect the boycott, based upon his knowledge of Palestine, and on the unanimous advice of his own academic contacts there."

Agencies reported that the University of Cambridge, where Hawking works, confirmed the statement had been approved by the professor.

Israel Maimon, chairman of the Israeli Presidential Conference, said on Wednesday that Hawking's decision was "outrageous and wrong".

"The use of an academic boycott against Israel is outrageous and improper, particularly for those to whom the spirit of liberty is the basis of the human and academic mission," he said.

"Israel is a democracy in which everyone can express their opinion, whatever it may be. A boycott decision is incompatible with open democratic discourse."

Numerous figures from the world of art and entertainment have also refused to perform in Israel in recent years as part of an effort to promote the Palestinian cause, including musicians Elvis Costello and Stevie Wonder, and actors Dustin Hoffman and Meg Ryan.

Israel has also been boycotted by athletes, with basketball star Karem Abdul-Jabbar cancelling a trip in 2012 and Tunisian fencing champion Sara Besbes refusing to take part in a competition in Italy rather than face an Israeli fencer.

07/05/2013

Latest News Syria: Heavy losses upon Israeli backed terrorists

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7.5.2013

Terrorists Receive Severe Blows in Several Areas

PROVINCES, (SANA) – The Armed Forces on Tuesday continued operations against the armed terrorist groups in several areas, inflicting heavy losses upon them Read more
 

Woman Injured in Mortar Shell Launched by Terrorists in al-Qassa Neighborhood in Damascus:

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – A woman was injured on Tuesday by a mortar shell launched by terrorists in al-Qassa neighborhood in Damascus city Read more 

The Army Restores Security to Areas in al-Qseir and Aleppo:

HOMS/ALEPPO, (SANA) – The Armed Forces on Tuesday restored security and stability to the town of al-Salloumiyeh and the surrounding farms in the northern countryside of al-Qseir in Homs Read more

Iran, Jordan Stress Need to Find Political Solution to Crisis in Syria through Dialogue

AMMAN, (SANA)- Iran and Jordan stressed the need to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria that maintains Syria's territorial integrity and the unity of its people through comprehensive dialogue involving all components of the Syrian people Read more

PM Instructs All Ministries to Remain in High Readiness to Provide Basic Needs to Citizens:

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – In a session chaired by Prime Minister, Dr. Wael al-Halqi, the Cabinet stressed on Tuesday that the Martyrs' Day is a minaret for the coming generations in Syria Read more

Mass Rally in Yemen in Solidarity with Syria:

SANAA, (SANA)- A mass rally took place in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Tuesday to express solidarity with Syria and condemnation of the Israeli aggression against Syria sites Read more

Interior Ministry Cadres Donate Blood for Injured Military and Security Colleagues:

DAMASCUS, (SANA)- The Interior Ministry on Tuesday carried out a blood donation campaign in which officers and members from the Internal Security Forces and civilian workers at the Ministry took part Read more

Condemnations of Israeli Aggression on Syrian Sites Continue

CAPITALS, (SANA)- Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, expressed Venezuela's strong condemnation of the Israeli aggression on Syrian sites last Sunday Read more

Media Delegation from Latin America Visits Wounded Soldiers: 

DAMASCUS, (SANA)- A media delegation from Latin America on Tuesday went to Martyr Yusuf al-Azmah Hospital in Damascus to visit the soldiers who were injured by the terrorist groups' acts and the Israeli aggression against Syria sites on Sunday Read more

Golan People Stress Faithfulness to Syria's Martyrs' Souls:

QUNEITRA, (SANA)- People of the occupied Syrian Golan reiterated their commitment to their national identity, deep adherence to their homeland Syria and faithfulness to the martyrs' souls Read more

Asian Parliamentary Assembly Council Condemns Israeli Aggression on Syria:

TEHRAN, (SANA)- The Executive Council of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly denounced the Israeli aggression on Syrian sites and called upon the UN Security Council to condemn these attacks that constitute a flagrant violation of the international law Read more

The Armed Forces Commemorate Martyrs' Day:

Damascus, (SANA) – The Armed Forces commemorated the Martyrs' Day who sacrificed their souls for the dignity of the homeland Read more

Al-Moallem to Lavrov: Syria Has Right to Respond to Israeli Aggression:

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moalled discussed in a phone call with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Monday the volatile situation in the region following the Israeli aggression Read more

Tehran… Israeli Aggression on Syrian territories is "Playing with Fire"

TEHRAN, (SANA)-Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi condemned the Israeli aggression on the Syrian territories, describing it as "playing with fire." Read more

Martyrs' Day Commemorated…Martyrs Protected Syria's Unity and Sovereignty: 

PROVINCES, (SANA) – In appreciation of the martyrs' sacrifices for the sake of the dignity of the homeland, families of the martyrs across Syria were honored as Syria's top officials visited the Martyrs' monuments Read more

Media Source: Erdogan's Statements Scornful of Religious, Human and Ethical Values:

DAMASCUS, (SANA)_A media source said that Erdogan's statements which coincide with the Martyrs' Day make light of the religious, human and ethical values, adding that they prove his government's involvement alongside Israel Read more

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‘NileSat, Arabsat Suspend Broadcast of Syrian Satellite Channels’

5-9-2012

SYRIA – News Home Page

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – NileSat Company suspended broadcasting the Syrian satellite channels in a unilateral procedure unjustifiably violating terms of the contract signed with the Company and the Media Code of Ethics, Ministry of Information said on Wednesday.

This procedure contradicts principles of media work in an unacceptable and blatant way within the framework of the campaign targeting Syria, the statement added.
The Ministry stressed its condemnation of this violation and considered it as direct evidence on its administrators’ bias to the side of the plot launched against the Syrian state and people, adding that this behavior serves the Zionist scheme.

The Ministry called upon the NileSat Satellite Company to refrain from its behavior and adhere to the legal regulations in this regard.
In a similar statement, the Ministry of Information announced that the Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) cut broadcasting the Syrian satellite channels in line with NileSat Company which has already carried out its role in the Zionist project that aimed at silencing the voice of the homeland and contributing to the deception, fabrication and the falsification of facts.

The Ministry condemned this behavior which violates the simplest rules of the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) law and Syria’s rights which should be preserved according to these rules.
The Ministry considered this procedure as flagrant violation of media code of ethics and principles of journalistic work, calling upon the Arabsat administration to refrain from its decision and commit to the law and morals of media.

The Ministry called upon Syrian citizens to watch the Syrian channels on the terrestrial channels and the Eutelsat and Hotbird on the following frequencies:

The Syrian TV Satellite Channel Eutelsat 11680 horizontal.
The Syrian al-Ikhbariya TV Channel Eutelsat 11390 vertical.
Addounia TV Channel Eutelsat 10922 vertical.
The Syrian TV Satellite Channel Hotbird 12015 horizontal.

On a relevant note, the Information Ministry said that the live feed of the Syrian Satellite Channel and Al-Ikhbariya TV can be viewed online at the General Organization of Radio and TV website
at http://live.rtv.gov.sy/ while Addounia TV can be viewed online on its website at http://addounia.tv/index.php?page=live

Union of Syrian Journalists Denounces Suspending Broadcast of Syrian Satellite Channels as Media Piracy

Union of Syrian Journalists denounced the NileSat administration’s decision to suspend the broadcast of Syrian satellite channels as media piracy against national media and the freedom of the word.
The Union said in a statement on Wednesday that this step came in implementation of the decision of the Council of the Arab Foreign Ministers which called upon the NileSat and Arabsat administrations to stop broadcasting the Syrian satellite channels which is unexpected since these organizations signed contracts and had legal obligations regarding the Syrian channels.

The statement added that the union addressed all Arab journalist unions and the International Federation of Journalists to condemn this move and to call upon the administration of NileSat to refrain from their decision in accordance with the minimum level of moral principles and international conventions, particularly the UN Charter on the freedom of opinion and expression.
The union concluded that the Syrian national media with all its institutions and cadres which confronted the conspiracy is able to find ways that help it continue conveying the truth to the Syrian people and the Arab and international public opinion.

National Media Council: NileSat, Arabsat Decision to Suspend Syrian Channels Illegal

The National Media Council stressed that the NileSat and Arabsat decision to suspend the broadcast of the Syrian satellite channels is illegal and condemned as it came under the war against Syria.
The Council considered these procedures as completion of criminal acts that targeted the Syrian media institutions and the journalists, stressing that such terrorist acts aimed at silencing the voice of the Syrian media which presented to the local and international public opinion the reality of what is taking place on the ground exposing the campaign of lies and fabrications led by Arab and western media.
The Council added that it reserved its right to take necessary legal procedures to prosecute the two companies and all media outlets that violate rules of the journalist work.

It added that all attempts targeting the Syrian media will fail as it belongs to the Syrian people and convey the reality, stressing that the national media will preserve its professionalism to expose the fabrications of other media.

R. Raslan/ R. Milhem / Mazen

Israel declares war on Syria: Moscow

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May 7, 2013

Kerry in Moscow to press US agenda against Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Moscow in a high profile bid to press top Russian officials against backing the Syrian government amid the recent US-backed Israeli aggression against the nation.

Issues surrounding Israeli aerial and missile strikes against Syrian installations are widely expected to be the top agenda in the talks as the US has announced a major effort to begin providing military aid for foreign-backed militant gangs, trying to remove President Bashar al-Assad from power, press reports said Tuesday.

Russia has already expressed major concerns over the Israeli attacks and warned that such acts of aggression threaten to expand tensions to neighboring countries.

Despite growing US-led pressures on Moscow to halt its support for the Syrian government, Russia has so far resisted efforts by the US and its allies to wage a direct military intervention against Syria, insisting that the crisis will have to be resolved diplomatically.

Kerry will meet with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, although the two greatly disagree on the events in Syria and the future of President Bashar al-Assad.

This while the Obama administration has recently said it does not rule out providing arms for the militant gangs in Syria which include al-Qaeda-linked terrorist elements.

Ahead of Kerry's visit to Moscow, Russia's foreign ministry called on the West to stop politicizing the issue of chemical weapons in Syria,.

This is while Carla Del Ponte, a member of the UN commission probing the alleged use of the nerve gas sarin in Syria, announced on Sunday that the country’s opposition forces, and not the Assad regime, were behind the use of chemical weapons.

There are "strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof" of sarin gas being used "on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities," she reportedly told a Swiss-Italian television outlet.

Following his visit to Russia, Kerry is to travel to Rome to meet with Italian, Israeli and Jordanian officials to discuss Middle East issues, including the Syrian situation.

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‘NileSat, Arabsat Suspend Broadcast of Syrian Satellite Channels’

5-9-2012

SYRIA – News Home Page

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – NileSat Company suspended broadcasting the Syrian satellite channels in a unilateral procedure unjustifiably violating terms of the contract signed with the Company and the Media Code of Ethics, Ministry of Information said on Wednesday.

This procedure contradicts principles of media work in an unacceptable and blatant way within the framework of the campaign targeting Syria, the statement added.
The Ministry stressed its condemnation of this violation and considered it as direct evidence on its administrators’ bias to the side of the plot launched against the Syrian state and people, adding that this behavior serves the Zionist scheme.

The Ministry called upon the NileSat Satellite Company to refrain from its behavior and adhere to the legal regulations in this regard.
In a similar statement, the Ministry of Information announced that the Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) cut broadcasting the Syrian satellite channels in line with NileSat Company which has already carried out its role in the Zionist project that aimed at silencing the voice of the homeland and contributing to the deception, fabrication and the falsification of facts.

The Ministry condemned this behavior which violates the simplest rules of the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) law and Syria’s rights which should be preserved according to these rules.
The Ministry considered this procedure as flagrant violation of media code of ethics and principles of journalistic work, calling upon the Arabsat administration to refrain from its decision and commit to the law and morals of media.

The Ministry called upon Syrian citizens to watch the Syrian channels on the terrestrial channels and the Eutelsat and Hotbird on the following frequencies:

The Syrian TV Satellite Channel Eutelsat 11680 horizontal.
The Syrian al-Ikhbariya TV Channel Eutelsat 11390 vertical.
Addounia TV Channel Eutelsat 10922 vertical.
The Syrian TV Satellite Channel Hotbird 12015 horizontal.

On a relevant note, the Information Ministry said that the live feed of the Syrian Satellite Channel and Al-Ikhbariya TV can be viewed online at the General Organization of Radio and TV website
at http://live.rtv.gov.sy/
while Addounia TV can be viewed online on its website at

http://addounia.tv/index.php?page=live

Union of Syrian Journalists Denounces Suspending Broadcast of Syrian Satellite Channels as Media Piracy

Union of Syrian Journalists denounced the NileSat administration’s decision to suspend the broadcast of Syrian satellite channels as media piracy against national media and the freedom of the word.
The Union said in a statement on Wednesday that this step came in implementation of the decision of the Council of the Arab Foreign Ministers which called upon the NileSat and Arabsat administrations to stop broadcasting the Syrian satellite channels which is unexpected since these organizations signed contracts and had legal obligations regarding the Syrian channels.

The statement added that the union addressed all Arab journalist unions and the International Federation of Journalists to condemn this move and to call upon the administration of NileSat to refrain from their decision in accordance with the minimum level of moral principles and international conventions, particularly the UN Charter on the freedom of opinion and expression.
The union concluded that the Syrian national media with all its institutions and cadres which confronted the conspiracy is able to find ways that help it continue conveying the truth to the Syrian people and the Arab and international public opinion.

National Media Council: NileSat, Arabsat Decision to Suspend Syrian Channels Illegal

The National Media Council stressed that the NileSat and Arabsat decision to suspend the broadcast of the Syrian satellite channels is illegal and condemned as it came under the war against Syria.
The Council considered these procedures as completion of criminal acts that targeted the Syrian media institutions and the journalists, stressing that such terrorist acts aimed at silencing the voice of the Syrian media which presented to the local and international public opinion the reality of what is taking place on the ground exposing the campaign of lies and fabrications led by Arab and western media.
The Council added that it reserved its right to take necessary legal procedures to prosecute the two companies and all media outlets that violate rules of the journalist work.

It added that all attempts targeting the Syrian media will fail as it belongs to the Syrian people and convey the reality, stressing that the national media will preserve its professionalism to expose the fabrications of other media.

R. Raslan/ R. Milhem / Mazen

06/05/2013

Israel declares war on Syria: Russia

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Al-Moallem to Lavrov: 'Syria Has the Right as Per International Law and UN Charter to Respond to Israeli Aggression'

May 6, 2013

Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moalled discussed in a phone call with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Monday the volatile situation in the region following the Israeli aggression on Syria which took place on Sunday.

Minister al-Moallem pointed out that the criminal Israeli aggression on Syrian sites shows the nature of the goals that link Israel with the armed terrorist groups in Syria.

He also said that the aggression confirms Israel's involvement along with its supporters in the US and western Europe in shedding Syrian blood and preventing a cessation of violence and terrorism, all of which aims to weaken Syria and undermine its regional and international standing.

Al-Moallem stressed that Syria has the right to respond to such aggressions as per international law and the UN Charter.

For his part, Lavrov affirmed Russia's commitment to Syria's stability, voicing concern over the violation of its sovereignty and territories and warning over the increasing chances of developments that cannot be controlled in the region.

Lavrov also briefed al-Moallem on the communiqués made by Russia to halt the deterioration in the region caused by the Israeli raid on Syria, affirming that international and regional efforts are joined in preventing escalation of tension.

The two Ministers concluded their talks by agreeing to continue communiqués to deal with any potential developments.

Bogdanov Discusses with Ambassador Haddad Latest Developments in Syria

MOSCOW, (SANA) - Russian President's Special Representative to the Middle East, Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov discussed with Syrian Ambassador in Russia Riyad Haddad the latest development in Syria and region.

In a statement issued on Monday, the  Russian Foreign Ministry said that the two sides discussed the latest developments in Syria, adding that the Russian side stressed the necessity of respecting Syria's sovereignty and territorial  integrity.

The statement also stressed on finding immediate solution to the crisis in Syria on base of the national dialogue among the Syrian themselves.

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05/05/2013

Latest news Syria: Syrian army

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Army Units Continue Chasing Armed Terrorist Groups, Crush Their Hideouts

May 5, 2013

Army units on Sunday continued pursuing the armed terrorist groups in several provinces, inflicting heavy losses upon them.

A military source told SANA reporter that units of our armed forces targeted a terrorists' gathering in Adra and caves of the Prophet Lewis, northeast Rankous in Damascus countryside leaving scores of its members dead or injured.

In Moadamyat al-Sham, an army unit clashed with an armed terrorist group and killed and injured all of its members.

A military source told SANA reporter that terrorists' weapons and ammunition were destroyed in the operation, adding that scores of terrorists were also killed in Daraya city in Damascus Countryside. The source said that the army clashed with terrorists in Jubar and destroyed terrorists' hideouts and gatherings.

The army eliminated scores of terrorists and destroyed their vehicles and weapons in the area of Barzah neighborhood.

The army pursued a terrorist group in Harasta city and inflicted heavy losses upon the terrorists. 

Armed Forces Eliminate Terrorists in Aleppo and its Countryside

Our armed forces inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists, crushed their dens at al-Haidariya roundabout, al-Meslmieh, Menng and al-Liramon and destroyed their weapons and ammunition.

An official source told SANA reporter that a number of terrorists were left dead or wounded al-Haidariya roundabout as their dens were crushed with all weapons inside including heavy machineguns and ammunition.

The source mentioned that units of the armed forces clashed with terrorists near the glass factory, Hilan, al-Jubaila in al-Meslmieh, killing a number of them.

Another unit destroyed a mortar and a number of terrorists' dens in villages of al-Alqamieh, Tunaibeh and Menneg in Aleppo countryside.

In factories area in al-Liramon, a number of terrorists' gatherings were eliminated as their weapons were destroyed.

Armed Forces units clashed with terrorists near the glass factory in al-Maslamiye area, eliminating a number of them and injuring others.

A mortar launcher and a number of terrorist hideouts were destroyed in al-Madafeh area and near the Mennegh gas station, in addition to killing and injuring a number of terrorists, some of them snipers.

In a special operation targeting a terrorist hideout in Hailan village near Aleppo Central Prison, an Armed Forces unit destroyed a mortar launcher and a heavy machinegun.

Army Continues Operations in Daraa

The Armed Forces continued operations against the armed terrorist groups in Daraa countryside, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists.

A military source told SANA reporter that scores of terrorists were killed in the area of Khirbat Ghazaleh, adding that among them were Izzat Mamdouh al-Rashed, Ahmad Mohammad Mousa Barghouth, Qasem Theeb al-Ghothani, Moheeb Fawzi Fayyad al-Haj Ali and Ahmad Abdul-Rahman Fayez al-Nwairan.

The source added that the army also targeted terrorists' hideouts in the areas of Nafe'a, Sahim, al-Shajara, al-Shabraq and Jasem and killed scores of terrorists, among them were terrorists of non-Syrian nationalities.

The source said that terrorists Mahmoud Ahmad al-Tabtawi of the Jordanian nationality, Yahya Abdullah Abu Said and Abul-Mahmoud al-Satoufi of the Libyan nationality, and Khaled Ismael al-Sharqawi of the Egyptian nationality were identified among the dead.

The source said that the terrorists burned about 50 corpses of non-Syrian nationalities' terrorists in the area of Da'el after the people of Ibta' town refused to bury them in their town.

Terrorists Eliminated In Idleb Province

An Armed Forces unit destroyed a terrorists' hideouts in the vicinity of Taftanaz Airport and on the road between Sermin, Binnish and Abu al-Dhuhor in Idleb province, killing a number of terrorists.

The army also eliminated terrorist groups which had been blockading roads and committing robberies on the Idleb-Harem road and the Aleppo-Idleb Highway and in the areas of al-Nayrab, Bakfalon, Maartamsrin, Ein Sheb, Tal Salmo, and al-Tura'a.

Army units destroyed a number of terrorist hideouts in Ein al-Soda, al-Janoudiye turnpike, Haj Hammoud farm, Tal al-Dahab and Gatroun areas in Jisr al-Shughour countryside.

Terrorists Eliminated, Weapons and Munitions Warehouse Destroyed in Homs

In Homs city, an Army unit targeted armed terrorist groups in al-Warsha neighborhood and inflicted heavy losses upon them, in addition to confiscating machineguns, an RPG launcher, munitions, medical supplies and communication devices in al-Qarabis fields while terrorists were trying to sneak them into the neighborhoods of Jouret al-Shiyah and al-Khalidiye.

The Army also inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists in al-Qsier, southwest of al-Husseiniya.

In the village of al-Majdal east of al-Rastan, a warehouse containing weapons, munitions and missiles was destroyed.

An Armed Forces unit clashed with terrorists in al-Sayeh valley, eliminating a number of them, while another unit eliminated Khaldoun Diab, the leader of a terrorist group belonging to Jabhet al-Nusra, along with most of his cohorts.

Engineering units dismantled 65 explosive devices weighing between 25-30 kg each planted by armed terrorist groups in al-Jusiyeh in al-Qsier countryside.

Army Kills Terrorists' leader, Dismantles IEDs in al-Qseir

The engineering units dismantled 45 explosive devices planted by terrorists in the western farms of al-Qseir city in Homs countryside.

A source in the province told SANA reporter that the explosive devices were planted to prevent the army from advancing and pursuing the terrorist groups.

The source added that an army unit killed terrorist Mohammad Othman al-Bika'e, the leader of a terrorist group affiliated to the so-called "al-Farouq Battalion" along with 11 terrorists of his group in the town of al-Sallomyeh in al-Qseir countryside.

Army Eliminates Terrorists in Deir Ezzor

An army unit clashed with an armed terrorist group in the al-Sina'a neighborhood in Deir Ezzor and killed 9 terrorists and injured others.

A source in the province told SANA reporter that terrorists Adham Nayef al-Junaid and Samer Nabil al-Furati were identified among the dead.

The source said that another army unit eliminated a terrorists' gathering in Jam'yat al-Hizb neighborhood and destroyed a Mortar in the area, adding that among the killed terrorists was Hamada al-Omari.

Authorities Raid Terrorist Hideout, Confiscate Weapons in Hama

In Hama countryside, the authorities raided a terrorist hideouts west of the road to Aleppo, confiscating large amounts of weapons including NATO sniper rifles, assault rifles, RPG launchers and rounds, PKC machineguns, magazines, satchels, military uniforms and communication devices.

Ghussoun / H. Sabbagh

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Syrian army eliminates terrorists: Israel declares war on Syria

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The Army Tightens Grip over Jabhat al-Nusra Strongholds in Ghouta

May 4, 2013

A military source announced that the armed forces on Saturday tightened grip over the towns of al-Abbadeh and Tall Ghreqeh in the Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside.

The source noted that two towns are considered strongholds for the takfiri terrorists affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra in the Eastern Ghouta.

The source added that the army gained control over al-Abbadeh and Tall Ghreiqeh as a result of a special operation the army unit carried out in the area, in which large numbers of terrorists were killed and their equipment and weapons were seized.

The Army Gains Control over al-Mashtal Area in al-Qseir

Meanwhile, the army restored security and stability to al-Mashtal area on the outskirts of the city of al-Qseir after having destroyed the terrorists' dens in the area.

A military source told SANA that units of the armed forces gained control over al-Mashtal area after destroying the last gatherings and dens of the terrorists.

The source added that the army units dismantled scores of explosive devices planted by terrorists on the main roads, with all the terrorists were killed.

H. Said

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Cardinal Mar Bechara al-Rahi: Political solutions for Syria

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Patriarch al-Rahi Reiterates Necessity of Ending Incitement to Violence in Syria

May 5, 2013

SAO PAULO, (SANA) – Cardinal Mar Bechara al-Rahi, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East of Maronite Church, stressed the necessity of  ending incitement to violence and the crisis in Syria, calling on the countries which are inciting violence instead of peace to help all sides in Syria to find political solutions to the crisis.

In a speech during a ceremony held by the Maronite Charity in his honor in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Patriarch al-Rahi said, "It is time we understood that we are the victims of arms trade," adding that God has given humankind enormous treasures to live in cultural development, not to live in war.

In the same context, Patriarch al-Rahi called on the countries involved in kidnapping Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo and Iskenderun, Bishop Paul Yazigi, and the Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo, Bishop John Ibrahim to work for releasing  them.

F.Allafi 

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2013/05/05/480637.htm

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Latest news: Israel declares war against Syria

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Explosions Hit Scientific Research Center in Jamraya Caused by an Israeli Rocket Attack

May 5, 2013

Several explosions hit al-Hameh area in Damascus countryside on Sunday.

Initial information indicated that the explosions took place in Jamraya and targeted the Scientific Research Center there causing casualties.

The information also indicated that these explosions have been caused by Israeli rocket attacks.

The new Israeli aggression is a clear attempt to raise the gunmen morale after the painful blows they received at the hands of our valiant army in several places and after the achievements which were realized on the ground by our armed forces to restore security and stability to Syria.

The new Israeli aggression shows the direct involvement of the Zionist entity in the conspiracy against Syria and the relationship that links the armed terrorist groups with the Israeli hostile schemes backed by the Western, regional and some Gulf states.

Senior Israeli Official Admits Aggression on Jamraya Center

Meanwhile, a high ranking Israeli official admitted that Israel launched an aggression on Syria early Sunday.

AFP quoted the Israeli official, who asked not to be named, as saying that Israel launched an air attack early Sunday morning on sites in Damascus Countryside using "Iranian weapons" as a pretext.

The Israeli official added that Israel's air force is at a very high level of readiness to face any possibility.

US President Barack Obama reiterated in a statement on Saturday thatIsrael has the right to work to defend itself.

Earlier, the Jamraya site was the target of an Israeli strike on January 30.

Ghossoun /H. Said

http://sana.sy/eng/337/2013/05/05/480617.htm

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04/05/2013

Syria: President Assad visits Damascus University

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President al-Assad Inaugurates Memorial of Syrian Universities' Martyrs 

May 04, 2013

President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday participated with thousands of students in the inauguration of the memorial of Syrian Universities' Martyrs at Damascus University.

After the inauguration ceremony, President al-Assad talked with the families of the martyrs and a group of students, stressing that the  terrorist groups targeted university students and institutions because of their obscurantist ideology.

President al-Assad added that these groups which are fighting the Syrian people  and their regional and western supporters could not bear the statue of Abu al-Alaa al-Maarri or the Suspension Bridge of Der Ezzor, which is a cultural monument, so they will not bear the idea of Syrian youths who are armed with knowledge to confront their obscurantism and criminality.

President al-Assad asserted that Syria gave the alphabet to the world which enabled the whole humanity to start writing, and Syria gave science, literature and architecture to the whole world, pointing out that as it was, Syria will remain.

The students stressed that they will continue defending Syria through pursuing knowledge and protecting the infrastructure of their universities.

The inauguration ceremony started with observing a moment of silence for the souls of the martyrs, and then the national anthem was played. 

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/05/04/480515.htm

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Israel bombs Syria: intelligence chief of Israel was in Washington

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AS A REMINDER

‘Just what the Middle East needed — an attack on Syria by Israel’

January 31, 2013

It was surely no accident that the intelligence chief of Israel was in Washington, for talks at the Pentagon, on the same day that the Israel’s attacks on Syria happened.


Israel launched an air attack on its neighbour Syria on the night of Tuesday and Wednesday this week. When Israel bombs another country then it’s big news. And it’s rarely coincidental.
So it was surely as they say no accident that the intelligence chief of the Israeli army, the IDF, Major-General Aiv Kochavi, landed in Washington on the same day that the attacks happened, for talks at the Pentagon with the US chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Martin Dempsey.
The US was told of the attack in advance but has so far made no condemnation or criticism of the action. This has been left to the Russians, allies of the Syrian government, who have said that the attack violates the UN charter.
Its foreign ministry said “If this information is confirmed, then we are dealing with unprovoked attacks on targets on the territory of a sovereign country, which blatantly violates the UN charter and is unacceptable, no matter the motives to justify it.”
The target of the attack was a plant near Damascus and convoys of weapons heading to the Lebanese border. The narrative put by the Israelis was that these were quantities of anti aircraft weapons being transported to safety from Syria’s civil war into the hands of Hezbollah in Lebanon. There is once again talk of the need to defend against Syria’s alleged possession of chemical weapons.
Iran, a close ally of Syria and Hezbollah and itself under constant threat of an Israeli attack, has already said that it considers an attack on Syria as on itself. Both countries are saying there will be retaliation for the air raid, possibly on Tel Aviv.
This latest escalation of war in a Middle East country can worsen an already extremely dangerous situation. Israel has long threatened an attack on Iran’s nuclear installations, and has talked about this summer as the optimum time to do so. And although Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu did much worse in the recent elections than he thought, he must gamble on gaining support through such a move and facing little opposition politically.
The special relationship with the US may be put under some strain by Israel’s tactics, but there will be grudging acceptance at least of Israel’s actions.
The calculation is that in such an event, Israel will need to deal with Iran’s allies in the region. Hence the attacks on Syria. Israel has become increasingly worried at the civil war in Syria and at weapons ‘falling into the wrong hands’. Yet the paradox here is that groups have been armed and funded by Middle East and western regimes that want to overthrow Assad in Syria.
Meanwhile in another part of the war zone, David Cameron is doing a tour of North African capitals to drum up support for the latest military adventure in the ‘war on terror’. Following his visit to Algeria (to talk about war and terrorism) he then landed in Libya, where we were told “the security situation has deteriorated” since his last intervention there in 2011.
Then the air strikes there killed an estimated 30,000 but solved none of the basic problems and divisions. The country is still war torn and split, and British citizens were told to leave Benghazi last week because of threats to their security.
It takes a millionaire Old Etonian whose previous job was in PR to have the brass neck to sell another intervention — this time in Mali — following so fast from the failed one in Libya. David Cameron is determined to join with France, the other major former colonial power in this part of Africa, in a war supposedly to eradicate Islamic terrorism but which takes its urgency from the need to protect and control the wealth and resources so central to European energy supplies.
The troops now being sent may be symbolic. But that was what the US thought when it intervened in Vietnam over 50 years ago. The geographical reach of the war is widening. And both sides are beginning to join up the dots.

http://stopwar.org.uk/index.php/middle-east-and-north-afr...

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Washington and Tel Aviv want the full control over the Middle East

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April 20, 2013

The so called ‘Syria’s opposition forces’ and their main international allies met in Istanbul where the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, announced that the US will double its non-lethal military aid (US$123 million). Meanwhile the ‘Syrian opposition’ called on it’s international supporters to deploy drones in Syria and carry out “surgical strikes” on launch sites used by government forces.

April 23, 2013
Israeli general: Syrian ‘regime has used and is using chemical weapons’
Military intelligence chief’s assertion puts pressure on US over its pledge to intervene…
Israel’s top intelligence analyst on Tuesday accused the Syrian regime of using lethal chemical weapons in an assertion that puts pressure on the US over its pledge to intervene should Damascus cross what it has described as a “red line”.
Brigadier-General Itai Brun, head of military intelligence research at the Israeli Defence Forces, told a security conference in Tel Aviv that the lack of international response to the use of a chemical suspected to be the nerve gas sarin was a “very worrying development”.
He said: “There’s a huge arsenal of chemical weapons in Syria. Our assessment is that the [Assad] regime has used and is using chemical weapons.”
Although the Pentagon and state department insisted on Tuesday there was no appetite for intervention in Syria, the US secretary of state, John Kerry, speaking at a Nato meeting in Brussels, called on the alliance to make preparations to respond in the event of chemical weapons endangering one of its members, Turkey.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/23/syrian-regime...

April 29, 2013
‘World’s intelligence agencies know full well that Assad used chemical weapons’Top Israeli official says the evidence is indisputable; former Israeli defense minister claims weapons of mass destruction are already leaking to Hezbollah…
Israeli and foreign intelligence agencies have hard and definitive evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad has used chemical weapons against rebel forces, a senior Israeli official said Monday amid rampant speculation about the West’s next move.
The senior official, speaking on condition of anonymity, added that international intelligence agencies possessed hard evidence of the charges against Assad and that Israel’s information to this effect was shared with “all the intelligence agencies.”
http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-has-proof-assad-used-...

May 1, 2013
Former Israeli IDF Chief Gabi Ashkenazi said that ‘Syria chemical weapons must be met with response’. Ashkenazi said ‘it would be’It would be wrong message not to respond if Assad regime is indeed using chemical weapons, suggests aiding opposition in more ‘concrete’ ways such as weapons provision.
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/former-idf-...

May 3, 2013
US officials: Israelis launch airstrikes into Syria…
Israeli warplanes launched airstrikes against targets inside Syria on Friday, U.S. officials told NBC News.
It’s believed the primary target was a shipment of weapons headed for Hezbollah in Lebanon, they said. A senior U.S. official said the airstrikes were believed to be related to delivery systems for chemical weapons.
An Israeli spokesman in Washington said that Israel would not comment specifically on the reports but said that “Israel is determined to prevent the transfer of chemical weapons or other game-changing weaponry by the Syrian regime to terrorists, especially to Hezbollah in Lebanon.”
It wasn’t clear whether the Israelis alerted the U.S. before the attack. White House officials referred all questions to the Israelis.
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/03/18043900-us...

May 4, 2013
Israel launches air strike on Syria…
The early morning strike on Friday targeted “game-changing” weapons believed to be long-range missiles, an Israeli official told the Associated Press.
This is the second Israeli strike on a Syrian arms target this year. After the bombing of weapons convoy carrying long-range missiles to the Lebanese border in January, Israel warned it would not hesitate to act again to prevent the transfer of chemical or any other advanced weaponry from Bashar al-Assad’s massive arsenal to terror groups in Lebanon.
The Israeli government has called on the United States to take steps to safe guard the Assad regime’s chemical weapons store, which is believed to be among the largest in the world.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/isra...

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Google manipulation Syria

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May 2, 2013 - Google Alerts: 1 new result for latest news Syria SANA:
Syria accuses rebels of exposing people to unknown liquid in Idlib
People's Daily Online

Quoting a source in the province, SANA said that after the two people died, the housewife and her children went out to the street frightened, and an "armed terrorist group" gave them protective masks and brought three people they had previously ...
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May 3, 2013 - Google Alerts: 1 new result for latest news Syria SANA:
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In the Syrian civil war's latest alleged mass killing, activists said Friday that regime troops and gunmen from nearby Alawite areas beat, stabbed and shot at least 50 people in the Sunni Muslim village of Bayda.

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The link to Sana is:
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03/05/2013

Syria: foreign backed terrorists suffer heavy losses

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Terrorists Suffer Heavy Losses under the Army’s Strikes 

May 3, 2013

Units of the Armed Forces on Friday destroyed a number of terrorists’ dens and gatherings in several areas, killing and injuring many terrorists, including terrorists affiliated to “Jabhat al-Nusra”.

The Army Repells Terrorists’ Attack on Abo Duhour Airport in Idleb

A military source told SANA that the Army units repelled an armed terrorist group who was attempting to attack Abo Duhour Military Airport in Idleb countryside, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists.

The source added that the Army units killed and injured scores of terrorists who launched the attack on the Airport, in addition to destroying their equipment and cars equipped with heavy machineguns.

The Army units also destroyed terrorists’ gatherings in al-Janoudia, Maartamsarin, Kminas, Binnish and al-Tara’a in the countryside of Idleb.

Army Units Inflicte Heavy Losses upon Terrorists in Homs

Army unit killed and injured a number of terrorists in al-Rastan, al-Jousieh, al-Nezarieh and al-Ein al-Sakhineh in Homs countryside.

SANA reporter quoted a source as saying thatthe Army units continued pursuing the armed terrorist groups in al-Karabes, al-Khaldiyieha and Wadi al-Sayeh neighborhoods in tyhe old city of Homs, killing scores of terrorists.

Terrorists’ Dens Destroyed in Hama Countryside

Meanwhile, an Army unit carried out a special operation against terrorists’ dens in the northern countryside of Hama, destroying the dens completely, in addition to killing and injuring all terrorists inside them. Among the dead terrorists was Khalidiyeh al-Hanu, known as Abo al-Lail.

IED Making Workshop Destroyed, M16 Machineguns Seized in Damascus Countryside

Units of the Armed Forces destroyed a workshop for making improvised explosive devices (IED) with all equipment and high explosive materials inside it and killed numbers of terrorists near the Sport Club in Joubar neighborhood in Damascus Countryside.

An official source told SANA reporter that terrorists Issa Eleiwi and Mustafa al-Halabi were identified among the dead.

The source mentioned that an army unit seized during chasing terrorists in Hteitat al-Turkman in the Eastern Ghouta 6 RPGs, a number of US-made M16 machineguns and two cars loaded with weapons and ammunition.

The source added that three terrorists were killed in the operation, while three others were arrested.

Meanwhile, the Armed Forces tightened the ring around the terrorists in al-Abbadeh town in the Eastern Ghouta and eliminated many of them, including Imad Watfeh and Ahmad Ghazal.

Units of the Armed Forces clashed with terrorists in the neighborhoods of al-Shaiyah and al-Jamiyat and in the surrounding of al-Sayyeda Sukaina and the National Hospital in Daraya city.

Several terrorists were killed and others were injured. Among the injured terrorists was Abo Jamal, leader of the so-called “Daraya’s Martyrs Battalion”.

In the meantime, a military source said the Army units repelled terrorists who tried to attack a military outpost in al-Qaboun area in Damascus and killed many of them.

Terrorists Mohammad Abdul-Hamid Habboul and Moussa Abdul-Wahid were identified among the dead.

Weapons including a Mortar, a B 10 Canon, Destroyed in Aleppo

Units of the Armed Forces carried out a number of operations targeting terrorists’ dens and gatherings in al-Maslamiyeh and al-Ma’amel in al-Lairamoun and Masaken Hanano and Khan al-Assal in Aleppo and its countryside, destroying their weapons, including a mortar.

An official source told SANA reporter that an army unit confronted an armed terrorist group that tried to sneak into the military engineering outpost in Khan al-Assal area in the countryside of Aleppo.

Most members of the terrorist group were killed and injured and their ammunition and weapons were seized, the source added.

Meanwhile, an Army unit eliminated several terrorists in al-Maslamiyeh and the surrounding of al-Jbeileh School and destroyed a B 10 cannon.

In al-Lairamoun area, an Army unit destroyed a mortar in al-Mazare’ area and killed numbers of terrorists and injured others in al-Ma’amel area. All ammunition and weapons belonging to the terrorists were seized.

In the same context, heavy losses were inflicted upon terrorists who were committing acts of killing and looting near the Post in Masaken Hanano.

English Bulletin

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Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque: 'Inviting to Jihad in Syria is treachery'

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3 May 2013

'The Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque says inviting to Jihad in Syria is treachery'

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)

The Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque stressed the point that those who call themselves Ulamas and issue Fatwas (religious decrees) inviting for Jihad in Syria, are liars and traitors. According to Al-Alam, Salahudeen Abu-Arafeh one of the Imams of Al-Aqsa Mosque in an interview with Al-Mayadeen Television Network said Jihad amongst followers of the same religion is meaningless. He asked how come some see the gates of paradise as Damascus whilst in Syria’s neighbourhood the Palestine, Gaza and Al-Quds are under Israeli occupation and no one has declared Jihad in Palestine so far.

Abu Arafeh attacked those who issue Fatwas for Jihad in Syria and asked if these people are truthful why they have not lifted a finger to free the occupied Palestine for more than 60 years. He said Fatwas and invitations for Jihad on behalf of the so called Ulamas are lies and fake and their aim is to make enemies of Islam happy. The Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque explained that the groups fighting in Syria under Islamic banner are extremely distant from Islam because anyone who is after shedding the blood of a Muslim and violating his/her dignity is a traitor and liar.

http://en.shafaqna.com/shafaq/item/16380-shafaqna-exclusive-the-imam-of-al-aqsa-mosque-says-inviting-to-jihad-in-syria-is-treachery.html

Shrines of Prophet Mohammad: Foreign backed terrorists' attack

 

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Mosque Preachers Condemn Terrorists' Attack on Shrines of Prophet Mohammad's Companions 

May 3, 2013

Mosque imams and preachers on Friday condemned the terrorists' attacks on houses of worship and shrines of Companions of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), the latest was destroying the shrine of Companion Hujr Bin Oudai in Adra city in Damascus Countryside.

In their Friday sermons, the imams and preachers said this terrorist act is "a flagrant attack on the true tolerant Islam and the sanctity of all Muslims."

They also expressed strong condemnation of the terrorist bombings which took place in Damascus few days ago and claimed the lives of several citizens, stressing that such criminal acts rejected by all holy religions and international conventions.

These acts, the preachers added, indicate the scale of the conspiracies and plots hatched by Syria's enemies, topped by the US and the Zionist entity, and carried out by their mercenaries and agents in the region.

H. Said

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/05/03/480442.htm

02/05/2013

Syria: Revolutionary Youth Delegation visits injured army members

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Revolutionary Youth Delegation Visits Injured Army Members

May 2, 2013
 
A delegation of the branches of Damascus and Damascus Countryside of the Revolutionary Youth Union on Thursday visited injured army members at Martyr Youssef al-Azmeh Hospital in Damascus.

The delegation members gave flowers and gifts to the injured personnel at various wards in the hospital expressing their thanks and gratitude to them for their sacrifices in defending the homeland.


"This visit is a simple expression of gratitude for those who are offering their blood every day in order for Syria to achieve victory and build the future of its youth," said Fadi Hassan, Secretary of Damascus Branch of the Union.

He stressed that the Syrian Army members are the example to achieve victory.

For his part, Fatima Rashid, Secretary of Damascus Countryside Branch of the Union, said the visit to the injured army members comes within a series of activities carried out by the Revolutionary Youth Union which include honoring families of martyrs, visiting army checkpoints and tree planting campaigns at the Martyrs' Cemetries.

She pointed out that the aim of these activities is to stress the unity between the youths and their society and the role played by the youth in the framework of confronting the conspiracy targeting Syria.

Youths in Homs Stress Support for Syrian Army

In the same context, a delegation of Homs branch of the Revolutionary Youth Union visited wounded army personnel at a number of hospitals in the province to express appreciation of their sacrifices and achievements in the confrontation against the terrorist groups.

The participant youths voiced their happiness over standing by the injured army members who are defending Syria's land, stressing that the Syrian youth will always support the Syrian army and offer whatever they can to restore normal life back to all over Syria.

H. Said

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Syria: World Health Organization

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WHO Representative Stresses Cooperation with Health Ministry to Deliver Aid to Affected People

May 2, 2013

World Health Organization Representative in Syria, Elizabeth Huff, has stressed that the organization will exert all efforts to help the Syrian people and to deliver the medical aid to all areas.

During a field visit to some hospitals in Homs on Wednesday, Huff pointed out to "the standing cooperation with the Health Ministry through sending aid to all provinces."

Earlier, Huff met Homs Governor , Ahmad Munir Mohammad, and discussed the humanitarian, relief and health situation in the province.

Governor Mohammad highlighted the necessity of cooperation among all relief programs in Homs province as to speed up their work and achieve their goals.

F.Allafi

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Syrian army eliminates American backed terrorists

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May 2, 2013

The Army Continues Crackdown on Terrorist Groups

Units of the armed forces on Thursday carried out qualitative operations against terrorists' gatherings and hideouts, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorists in several provinces.

A military source told SANA that a unit of the armed forces confronted an armed terrorist group which attacked a military checkpoint in Harasta in Damascus Countryside, killing a number of its members.

Other army units carried out a number of special operations in the surrounding of the Water Establishment, the Court and al-Thanawiya roundabout in Harasta.

The operations resulted in destroying a heavy machinegun and other equipment and killing several terrorists, including Khalil Shiha and Ahmad Mkhalalati.

Another unit of the armed forces killed and injured all members of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group which was perpetrating sabotage and looting acts in Adra area and in Housh al-Fara roundabout.

Meanwhile, an army unit chased down an armed terrorist group in Barzeh and killed a number of its members, among them Moussa Abdul-Wahid and Mahmoud Kharateh were identified, according to an official source.

The source added that units of the armed forces clashed with terrorist groups at al-Manasher roundabout and near the Sports Hall in Joubar, killing large numbers of their members and destroying their weapons and equipment.

A Libyan terrorist called Jaed al-Ajari was identified among the dead, in addition to terrorist Ahmad Qaqish.

15 Shops Turned into Explosive Device Making Workshops Destroyed in Douma

In the same context, a source told SANA reporter that an army unit carried out a special operation in which it destroyed 15 shops in the Industrial Area in Douma turned by the terrorists into workshops to make explosive devices and mortar rounds. Several terrorists were killed in the operation, including Ibrahim Khabieh and Mohammad Dakkar.

A Citizen Injured in Explosive Device Blast in His Car

A citizen injured in the explosion of an explosive device was attached by terrorists to his car in Bernieh Street in Rukn Eddin in Damascus.

A source in the province told SANA reporter that the explosion caused the injury of the driver of the car who was admitted to the hospital and material damage in the cars parked in the place.

Army Carries out Qualitative Operations against Terrorists in Aleppo

In Aleppo, a unit of the armed forces destroyed, in a qualitative operation against terrorists, a mortar near al-Fadilah shool in Bab al-Hadid.

An official source told SANA reporter in the province that the operation resulted in the killing of a number of terrorists and the injury of others.

The source added that a unit of the armed forces clashed with terrorists on the outskirts of Salah-Eddin neighborhood near Shoroukh oil station, killing and injuring a number of them.

Aother unit of the armed forces killed a number of terrorists during a clash in al-Jebieleh in Aleppo countryside.

An army unit killed and injured members of an armed terrorist group during clashes at al-Ma'amel area in al-Lairamoun in Aleppo.

SANA reporter quoted an official source as saying that large amounts of machineguns and ammunition for terrorists were confiscated during the clashes.

The source added that another army unit destroyed a den for armed terrorist groups to the west of Bani Zeid area in the countryside of Aleppo and eliminated all terrorists inside the den.

Army Destroys Two Mortars and Heavy Machineguns in Idleb

In Idleb the army units also inflicted heavy losses upon the armed terrorist groups, killing and injuring a number of their members in al-Janodieh, Mishmishan, Ein al-Asafir in Jisr al-Shughour and al-Nirab, Hmisho farm, Maarat Misrin, Idleb road, Taftanaz, kafr Rouhin, Abu al-Dohour, al-Baragithi and Khashir in Idleb countryside.

The source added that another units of the armed forces destroyed two mortars and heavy machineguns and killed a number of terrorist among them snipers in Abo al-Duhour surroundings.

A 200 kg Roadside Bomb Dismantled on Ariha-Jisr al-Shughour Road, Idleb

Engineering units dismantled a 200 kg roadside planted by an armed terrorist group on Ariha-Jisr al-Shughour highway in the countryside of Idelb.

SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the road on which the bomb was planted witnesses heavy traffic, noting that the bomb was set to be remotely detonated.

Weapons Seized, Jabhat al-Nusra Terrorists Killed in Daraa Countryside

A unit of the armed forces seized big amounts of weapons and ammunition after raiding a terrorists' hideout in Kherbet Ghazaleh in Daraa countryside.

Among the seized weapons were a 23-mm anti-aircraft gun and B-90 gun.

An official source told SANA that a number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were killed during the raid, among them Mohammad al-Turkmani, leader of the so-called ''Al-Tawhid Battalions.''

The source added that a car loaded with big amounts of mines and explosive charges exploded in the farms of al-Qinieh village in Daraa northern countryside, killing two terrorists who were inside.

Terrorists Killed, Weapons Seized in Banias Villages

A unit of the armed forces seized two weapons' warehouses in a raid against terrorists' dens in al-Bayda village in Banias, Tartous.

An official source told SANA that the seized weapons included machineguns, automatic rifles and RPG charges, a pump-action and up-to-date communication devices and ammos.

The source added that units of the army killed numbers of terrorists in al-Marqab and al-Bayda villages and Ras El-Nabe' neighborhood in Banias city.

Explosive Device Warehouse Destroyed in Homs

In Homs, a source said that units of the armed forces destroyed an explosive devices warehouse and killed and injured a number of terrorists in al-Khaldieh and al-Rastan.

Workshop for Manufacturing IEDs Seized in Homs

An army unit seized a workshop for manufacturing IEDs near al-Amal Hospital in Wadi al-Sayeh in Homs city.

An official source told SANA that raw materials for manufacturing explosive devices, detonators and high explosive materials were found inside the workshop.

Terrorists Attack Deir Ezzor's Suspension Bridge with Rocket-Propelled Grenades

Terrorists attacked the suspension Bridge in Deir Ezzor province with rocket-propelled grenades and mortar shells, causing destruction to large parts of it.

An official source told SANA reporter that the suspension bridge, one of the most important historical monuments in the province, was badly damaged by the terrorist attack.

The source added that a unit of the army clashed with an armed terrorist group in Der Ezzor city and eliminated scores of terrorists.

English Bulletin

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On 3.14.2012, America’s Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google

US, Israel and Saudi Arabia propping up al-Qaeda in Syria

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May 2, 2013

From the beginning, it was clear to geopolitical analysts that the conflict in Syria was not "pro-democracy" protesters rising up, but rather the fruition of a well-documented conspiracy between the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia to arm and direct sectarian extremists affiliated with Al Qaeda against the Syrian government. 

This was documented as early as 2007 - a full 4 years before the 2011 "Arab Spring" would begin - by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh in his New Yorker article titled, ""The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism?" which stated specifically (emphasis added): 

To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has cooperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda. 

For the past two years the US, UK, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, and Turkey have sent billions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons into Syria along side known-terrorists from Libya, Chechnya, neighboring Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq... 

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/04/28/300707/us-israel-...

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Buying oil from al-Qaeda, deep scar on EU, US:

America’s unspoken civil war:

Lest we forget, Muslims had no role in 9/11:

West WMD lies fray as Syrian Army overruns terrorist proxies:

Stupidities of US government about Iran:

Pappe's discomfort with history of Zionism:

U.S.: More weapons to terrorists 'because of they are effective'

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Brussels, May 2th, 2013

U.S. officials said intelligence agencies are seeing signs that Syrian 'opposition forces may be distancing themselves from the al-Qaida-linked group there' - chipping away at one of the key arguments against giving lethal aid to terrorists and extremists.

Yet, at the same time, the terrorist groups are among the most effective against the regime. 

Officials insisted Wednesday that no decisions have been made but said arming the terrorists is seen as more likely and preferable than any other military option. One U.S. official described a new "reconsideration" within the administration of the military options. The officials, who all spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss publicly the options under consideration, said most U.S. leaders prefer that the 'Syrians determine their own fate', so arming opposition groups and terrorists is more palatable than direct U.S. intervention.

The administration announced last week that it 'believes' Assad has used chemical weapons but said the intelligence wasn't clear enough to be certain that the regime has crossed President Barack Obama's announced "red line" of definite chemical weapons use that he said would have "enormous consequences" for Assad's government.

Some senior leaders, including Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are skeptical about the wisdom of providing arms to terrorist groups and (foreign) extremists. But officials say there is a growing realization that, 'under increasing pressure from Congress and other allied nations, the U.S. might soon have to do more'...

Photos: terror attacks in Boston and Damascus

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Israeli pressure to arm terrorists in Syria:

'Former IDF Chief: Syria chemical weapons must be met with response'

Gabi Ashkenazi says it would be 'wrong message' not to respond if Assad regime is indeed using chemical weapons, suggests aiding opposition in more 'concrete' ways such as weapons provision.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/former-idf-...

01/05/2013

Syria, Iran, Lebanon: Israel puts U.S. under constant pressure

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The rumours about the 'use of chemical arms' by the Syrian army came from the Israel’s top military intelligence last week. The service claimed that ‘elements of the Syrian Army loyal to President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against rebels and to murder civilians in Aleppo’...
 
April 23, 2013  - 'Israeli intel: Damascus used chemical weapons against rebels'
 
April 26, 2013  - U.S.-Israel sign new arms deal, but Obama team refuses to sell bunker buster bombs.
 
April 26, 2013 - 'Close confidante of Netanyahu warns “it’s now or never” for military strike on Iran'
 
April 26, 2013  - 'U.S. says Syria used chemical weapons: Countdown to military action against Damascus?'
http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/u-s-says-syria-used-chemical-weapons-countdown-to-military-action-against-damascus/

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Syria: Google censorship

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Google has very long blocked the news of the Syrian news agency Sana.

That seems to change a bit, although the articles of Sana are well selected and so the news about Syria is still manipulated.

There are only 7,870 search results for 'latest news syria sana' and there is no direct link to the news agency Sana. 

For 'latest news syria' there are 494,000,000 results and on the first page there is a direct link to Sana (http://sana.sy/index_eng.html). Sometimes this link has been deactivated.

Let us hope that Google is more interested in a political solution for Syria rather than just to spread American war propaganda accompanied with the continuous discussion about the 'risk of the use of chemical weapons' which was used as a pretext for the war against Iraq and Libya.

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Google Alerts - 1 new result for latest news Syria SANA:

Obama tells Putin concerned over Syria chemical arms - The Straits Times
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In this Tuesday March 19, 2013 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian victims who suffered an alleged chemical attack at Khan al-Assal village according to SANA, receive serum treatments, at a hospital in Aleppo, Syria ...
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29/04/2013

Latest News Syria: Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov

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April 29th, 2013

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, warned of the gravity of using the pretext of the chemical use to fulfill geopolitical interests for foreign powers and states against Syria.

In a press statement in Moscow on Monday, Lavrov renewed the Russian stance that calls for solving the crisis in Syria through dialogue and halting violence.

Lavrov said that there are states and foreign powers that consider all means are good for toppling the regime in Syria, but the issue of using weapons of mass destruction is very dangerous and unacceptable.

The Russian Foreign Minister stressed that such geopolitical game hinders investigations of the use of chemical weapons near Aleppo on 91th March, blaming the states that want the UN Secretary-General not to reply directly to the demand raised by the Syrian government to the UN to investigate the issue of a terrorist group's launching a missile loaded with chemicals in Khan al-Asal near Aleppo.

On the western demands of investigating in other areas in Syria, Lavrov stressed "the supporting evidence of such allegations were not given to any side or by any side in whatever time before, but rather intelligence circles including ours talked about the non- existence of any facts that support these allegations."

" No change has taken place in the Russian stance regarding the crisis in Syria," he said replying the allegations published by some Lebanese media outlets after Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov's visit to Lebanon on a change in the Russian stance.

He clarified that his country has worked since the very beginning on calling everybody and all those who have influence in the situation not to support any particular side, as it also asked all parties to halt violence and start deliberations without any pre-conditions, reminding that this stance was present in Geneva Statement.

R. Milhem / Ghossoun

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2013/04/29/479772.htm