10-06-13

Latest News Syria: 20-year-old Belgian killed

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A Belgian Involved in Fighting with Terrorist Groups Killed in Syria 

Jun 10, 2013

Italian news agency AKI said a twenty-year-old Belgian youth has been killed in Syria after entering Syrian and joining the armed terrorist groups in it.

The agency quoted local sources as saying that the youth, named Tariq, is a brother of a young man who has just been arrested on his return to Belgium from Syria last week.

There is uncertain information proving that the two brothers are belonging to a newly dismantled extremist cell called "a Sharia for Belgium." According to the agency.

Earlier, Belgian officials exchanged accusations over the phenomena of young Belgians going to fight alongside the armed terrorist groups in Syria.

A number of ministers of the current Belgian government have faced sharp criticism for doing nothing in this regard. Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders criticized the refusal of Belgian Interior and Justice Ministries to provide him with information about the youth who went to or preparing themselves to go to Syria.

The issue of the Europeans who went to fight in Syria under the name of Jihad and finding more effective means for tackling this issue was repeatedly reviewed by the European Ministers but in vain.

It is supposed that 80 to 100 Belgians, mostly extremists and underage, have joined the armed terrorist groups in Syria.

Ghossoun /  

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2013/06/10/486727.htm

09-06-13

Is the planet shaking or is it just me ?

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In 1820, caffeine was first isolated from coffee by the German chemist Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, apparently at the behest of Johan Wolfgang von Goethe. The following year, the French chemist Pierre Joseph Pelletier, coined the word ‘cafeine’ after the French derivation for the word coffee; café. However, it was not until the end of the 19th century that its complete chemical structure was discovered by Hermann Ermil Fischer, who was the first person to achieve its total synthesis. Fishcher was later awarded the Nobel Prize in 1902 for his work in this field of organic chemistry.

http://www.beanonabike.com/index.php/2011/01/

08-06-13

Freedom of thoughts: U.S. Internet Spying

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June 7, 2013

The American federal government has been secretly collecting information on foreigners overseas for nearly six years from the nation’s largest Internet companies like Google, Facebook and, most recently, Apple, in search of national security threats, the director of national intelligence confirmed Thursday night.

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

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Jun 8, 2013 - Google: 'Internet spying threat to freedom'
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/internet/Google-Internet-spying-threat-to-freedom/articleshow/20489728.cms

07-06-13

Latest News Syria: Syrian army

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Army Units Restore Security and Stability to Villages in al-Qseir Countryside

Jun 7, 2013

Army units on Friday restored security and stability to al-Mas'udieh and al-Salhieh villages in al-Qseir countryside.

An official source told SANA reporter that units of our armed forces are continuing their missions in pursuing the terrorists' remnants and inspecting operations.

The units dismantled a number of improvised explosive devices were planted by terrorists in the two villages.

A military source said that the army is searching the farms of al-Husseinyeh and al-Dumaineh al-Sharqyeh as to clean them of terrorists.

The source said that the army destroyed weapons and ammunition while they were transported to al-Houla and Hur Binafsouh areas.

An army unit targeted terrorists' gatherings in al-Husn and Housh Hajjo in Talbeseh and Palmyra and eliminated and injured scores of terrorists.

http://sana.sy/eng/337/2013/06/07/486241.htm

UN Watch: spokesman of White House and UN Human Rights Council

U.S. condemns Syrian membership on U.N. human rights committee as it meets in Paris

April 10, 2013 in human rights council (unhrc).

GENEVA, April 10, 2013 – UN Watch welcomed U.S. condemnation today of Syria’s membership on a 30-country United Nations human rights committee that is meeting in Paris this week, part of a two-week UNESCO Executive Board session that opened today.

UN Watch, a Geneva-based human rights NGO, heads a global campaign of more than 50 parliamentarians, human rights and religious groups that has repeatedly called for Syria’s expulsion and urged action by US, the EU and the UN.

“Having the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad as a global judge of human rights is like appointing a pyromaniac to be a firefighter,” said Neuer. “UNESCO is allowing the Assad regime to strut in Paris as a U.N. human rights arbiter — it’s immoral, indefensible and an insult to Syria’s victims.”

Syria is an elected member of the UNESCO executive board, and in 2011 was also elected — after the Assad regime’s massacre of its citizens already began — to two of its human rights committees: the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations, which rules on individual human rights complaints against governments, and meets today and tomorrow; and the 23-member Committee on Non-governmental Partners, which oversees the work of human rights groups, and meets tomorrow.

David Killion, U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO, in response today to a question by UN Watch, said that “the Syrian regime’s actions are an affront to the dignity and human rights of the Syrian people, and it is not fit to sit on this body.”

Ambassador Killion reaffirmed the U.S. government’s strong objection to Syria’s participation in the UNESCO Committee on Conventions and Recommendations stating, “It is indefensible for the Syrian regime to be allowed to stand as a judge of other countries’ human rights records while it systematically violates the human rights of its citizens, commits acts of sexual violence against women and children, and murders its own people.”

UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer saluted the U.S. for speaking out, and urged France, Germany, the UK, and the EU to similarly condemn Syria’s “obscene” membership on the committee, and to take concrete action to remove it. Neuer also called on UN chief Ban Ki-moon and UNESCO director Irina Bokova “to use their moral voice to spur action.”

“Now that both the OIC and the Arab League have removed Assad’s regime from their organizations, there is simply no longer any excuse — morally or politically — for UNESCO to insist on keeping Assad’s regime on a human rights committee that is charged with helping victims worldwide. It’s time for UNESCO to stop legitimizing a government that mercilessly murders its own people,” said Neuer.

Ambassador Killion also told UN Watch that “The Assad regime has repeatedly acted to silence the voice of the Syrian people and to repress independent media attempting to report on its misdeeds. The regime’s brutality has sparked a humanitarian crisis, causing innocent suffering and senseless tragedy. This is a regime willing to exact collective punishment on innocent communities, import fighters from Iran and Hizbollah to help carry out its evil deeds, and destroy the country and its heritage for the sake of its own survival.”

After UNESCO elected Syria to its human rights committee in November 2011, UN Watch launched a campaign to reverse the decision, prompting the US and Britain to initiate a March 2012 debate at UNESCO. However, while a resolution was adopted censuring Syria’s violations — a welcome first for UNESCO — the promised call to oust the regime from UNESCO’s human rights panel was excised.

Last year UN Watch received notice from the British Foreign Office that it would seek to cancel Syria’s “abhorrent” membership. In an email to UN Watch, the UK said it “deplores the continuing membership of Syria on this committee and does not believe that Syria’s presence is conducive to the work of the body or UNESCO’s reputation. We have therefore joined with other countries in putting forward an item for the first meeting of the Executive Board at which we will seek to explicitly address Syria’s membership of the body.”

The UK also expressed hope that other members of the executive board will join London in ending what it called“this abhorrent [and] anomalous situation.”

Paris insiders say that UNESCO diplomats from non-democratic regimes are afraid to create a precedent of ousting repressive governments.

“However, now that the Arab League recently removed Assad’s regime, we must take advantage of the new political momentum. It’s time for Britain to uphold its pledge and demand Syria’s expulsion,” said Neuer.

“The Assad regime’s ongoing membership calls into question the credibility of UNESCO’s mission to promote human rights, and Syria’s membership is a lingering stain upon the reputation of the UN as a whole.”

http://blog.unwatch.org/index.php/2013/04/10/u-s-condemns-syrian-membership-on-u-n-human-rights-committee-as-it-meets-in-paris/

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The U.N. World Watch campaign against Syria:

May 29, 2013: 'Israel ready to reengage with UN Human Rights Council':
http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-to-reengage-with-un-human-rights-council/

06-06-13

Latest News Syria: Google censorship

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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…

'Latest News Syria - Syrian Press Agency Sana'

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    Syrian refugees in Sana'a

    The Yemen Times-03 Jun 2013Share
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    Syrian troops attack rebel-held town

    Irish Times-19 May 2013
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    Syria urges nationals to avoid travel to Turkey

    The Daily Star-02 Jun 2013
    Syria urges nationals to avoid travel to Turkey: SANA ... its nationals avoid travel to Turkey given recent protests against Prime Minister Reccep ...
     
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    Austria announces withdrawal of peacekeepers from Golan Heights ...

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    Syria Army Retakes Key City, Dealing Blow to Rebels

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    Al-Qaida leader calls on Sunnis to fight in Syria

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    Iran denies it has forces in Syria

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    Ayman Al Zawahri, Al Qaeda Leader, Calls On Sunnis To Fight In Syria

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    Syrian TV journalist killed near Qusair: SANA

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Sana: http://sana.sy/index_eng.html

United Nations Human Rights Council: Washington's toy

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1) United Nations Human Rights Council: Lybia - March 1, 2011

'UN General Assembly Suspends Libya's Human Rights Council Membership'

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC

The United States applauds the move by the UN General Assembly to suspend Libya’s membership rights in the Human Rights Council in Geneva. We continue to demand an immediate halt to the violence perpetrated by the Qadhafi government against its own citizens. The General Assembly today has made it clear that governments that turn their guns on their own people have no place on the Human Rights Council.

Today’s historic action is the first time that any country serving on the Human Rights Council, or the Commission before it, has ever had its membership suspended. The international community is speaking with one voice and our message is unmistakable: these violations of universal rights are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

Two years ago, the United States announced that we would seek to join the Human Rights Council with a commitment to reform the Council from within. The actions the Council has taken over the last few days, setting the stage for today’s decision, is the latest example that our engagement is paying dividends, even as we keep pressing for further reforms.

The United States will continue to work with the international community on additional steps to hold the Qadhafi government accountable, provide humanitarian assistance to those in need, and support the Libyan people as they pursue a transition to democracy.

http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2011/03/157526.htm

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2) United Nations Human Rights Council: Syria - June 5, 2013

'Russia: Use of UNHRC to Benefit Extremist Opposition Hinders Resolving Syrian Crisis'

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that using the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to support one side of the crisis in Syria creates an obstacle for preparing the international conference to resolve the crisis due to be held in Geneva.

A statement published on the Ministry's website on Wednesday said that the use of the UNHRC to benefit one side of the crisis in Syria, specifically the extremist opposition, does not help find a way out of the Syrian crisis.

The statement pointed out that the bias of the report submitted at the UNHRC was exploited by some countries' delegation to once again assign blame for what is happening in Syria to the Syrian government, all while neglecting the many crimes and human rights violation committed by armed terrorist groups.

The Foreign Ministry said that the experts who submitted the aforementioned reported didn't bother to listen to the victims and witnesses to violence perpetrated by extremists, although these experts admitted that the growing numbers of extremists among gunmen in Syria are committing summary executions, torture, abduction and employ children in aggressive actions.

The statement also noted that the committee in charge of the report once again decided not to include bombings committed by armed groups in Syrian cities in the list of terrorist acts; it even refused to describe them as terrorist acts!

The Ministry said that the atrocities committed by extremists are being condoned through remaining silent over them, especially rape and violence against women.

H. Sabbagh

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2013/06/05/485907.htm

04-06-13

Brussels: formidable

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Arms exports to Israel from EU worth €200m

 

Brussel 7.1.09

European Union member states authorised the export of €200 million in arms exports to Israel in 2007, the latest figures from Brussels disclose, with France far and away the Jewish state's biggest European weapons supplier.

According to the EU's 2008 report on arms export licences, published in December for the 2007 calendar year and consolidating the accounts that member states must annually submit, 18 member states authorised a total of 1,018 such licences to Israel worth €199,409,348.

France, Germany and Romania were the top three exporters. France issued export licences worth €126 million, Germany authorised €28 million and Romania €17 million, the EUobserver can reveal.

In response to calls from opposition politicians that the UK government halt its arms exports to Israel and push all other EU member states to do the same, a British foreign office spokesperson said: "We do not approve any defence related exports if we judge that there is a risk that they will be used for external aggression or internal repression.

"We routinely refuse export licences where we believe that there is a risk of this. Any application relating to Israel is considered on this basis," the spokesperson continued.

EU arms code of conduct

The EU has maintained an arms export code of conduct since 1998, but it is overseen at the member state level, not in Brussels, so if Mr Brown were to push for such a move, he would have to convince the 26 other member states.

In 2007, €12 million in small arms and ammunition were exported to Israel by Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, Romania and the UK.

Another €23.5 million in "light weapons," meaning those that require two to three people to operate them, such as bombs, torpedoes and explosive devices, were supplied by the Czech Republic, Germany, Romania and Slovenia.

Belgium, France and Romania also sent Israel €18.5 million worth of aircraft and related material. Paris is responsible for €10 million of this sum.

In a fourth, very broad category of armaments in the EU's consolidated report, "electronic equipment" - referring to electronics specifically modified for military use, navigation and guidance equipment, and satellite jamming systems, some €94 million was exported by France (€89 million) and Germany (€5 million).

The rest of the €200 million consists of weapons that fall into other minor categories beyond small arms, light weapons, aircraft and electronics.

Italy, traditionally a major arms exporter, only supplied Israel with €0.5 million in weapons in 2007. Spain, also a leading trader in the sector also sold Tel Aviv just €4.5 million worth of armaments.

Sweden, another major European weapons producer, along with eight other EU member states, delivered nothing to the Jewish state.

Across the EU, only 28 export licences were refused as a result of human rights, internal security or regional stability reasons.

Kaye Stearman, of the UK-based Campaign Against Arms Trade, told this website: "The UN and impartial observers have regularly documented how Israeli military actions have violated international humanitarian law.

"Although the UK's own Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria is supposed to assess the impact of arms sales on regional peace, security and stability, and the country's human rights record, it seems that this is ignored in the case of Israel."

"Britain must immediately stop selling arms, including arms components, to Israel and also stop buying arms from Israeli companies - arms that have been 'tested' in the laboratories of the occupied territories."

http://euobserver.com/foreign/27359

Photo: Nato-buildings Brussels

03-06-13

Crackdown on peaceful protesters in Istanbul: Noam Chomsky

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Outspoken American linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky has condemned the brutal police crackdown on protesters denouncing the demolition of Taksim Gezi Park, saying it recalled "the most shameful moments of Turkish history."

"I would like to join Amnesty International and others who defend basic human rights in condemning the brutal measures of the state authorities in response to the peaceful protests in Taksim in Central Istanbul," Chomsky said in a written statement June 1.

"The reports of the past few days are reminiscent of some of the most shameful moments of Turkish history, which, it seemed, had been relegated to the past during the progress of the past years that has been welcomed and praised by all of us who wish the best for Turkey and its people," he added.

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality had planned to replace the little green patch surrounded by multi-storey hotels with a reproduction of the Artillery Barracks ("Topçu Kışlası") that used to occupy the sight. According to the project revealed by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the barracks would be converted into a shopping mall and could also serve as a residence with social facilities.

However, the plans stirred huge debate among Istanbul locals, who objected to the conversion of one of the last green areas at the heart of the city into yet another shopping mall.

Latest News Turkey: What is happening in Istanbul?

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What is happening in Istambul? By İnsanlik Hali

3 June 2013 — Global Research

To my friends who live outside of Turkey:

I am writing to let you know what is going on in Istanbul for the last five days. I personally have to write this because most of the media sources are shut down by the government and the word of mouth and the internet are the only ways left for us to explain ourselves and call for help and support.

Four days ago a group of people most of whom did not belong to any specific organization or ideology got together in Istanbul’s Gezi Park. Among them there were many of my friends and students.  Their reason was simple: To prevent and protest the upcoming demolishing of the park for the sake of building yet another shopping mall at very center of the city. There are numerous shopping malls in Istanbul, at least one in every neighborhood! The tearing down of the trees was supposed to begin early Thursday morning. People went to the park with their blankets, books and children. They put their tents down and spent the night under the trees.  Early in the morning when the bulldozers started to pull the hundred-year-old trees out of the ground, they stood up against them to stop the operation.

They did nothing other than standing in front of the machines.

No newspaper, no television channel was there to report the protest. It was a complete media black out.

But the police arrived with water cannon vehicles and pepper spray.  They chased the crowds out of the park.

In the evening the number of protesters multiplied. So did the number of police forces around the park. Meanwhile local government of Istanbul shut down all the ways leading up to Taksim square where the Gezi Park is located. The metro was shut down, ferries were cancelled, roads were blocked.

Yet more and more people made their way up to the center of the city by walking.

They came from all around Istanbul. They came from all different backgrounds, different ideologies, different religions. They all gathered to prevent the demolition of something bigger than the park:

The right to live as honorable citizens of this country.

They gathered and marched. Police chased them with pepper spray and tear gas and drove their tanks over people who offered the police food in return. Two young people were run over by the panzers and were killed. Another young woman, a friend of mine, was hit in the head by one of the incoming tear gas canisters. The police were shooting them straight into the crowd.  After a three hour operation she is still in Intensive Care Unit and in  very critical condition. As I write this we don’t know if she is going to make it. This blog is dedicated to her.

These people are my friends. They are my students, my relatives. They have no «hidden agenda» as the state likes to say. Their agenda is out there. It is very clear. The whole country is being sold to corporations by the government, for the construction of malls, luxury condominiums, freeways, dams and nuclear plants. The government is looking for (and creating when necessary) any excuse to attack Syria against its people’s will.

On top of all that, the government control over its people’s personal lives has become unbearable as of late. The state, under its conservative agenda passed many laws and regulations concerning abortion, cesarean birth, sale and use of alcohol and even the color of lipstick worn by the airline stewardesses.

People who are marching to the center of Istanbul are demanding their right to live freely and receive justice, protection and respect from the State. They demand to be involved in the decision-making processes about the city they live in.

What they have received instead is excessive force and enormous amounts of tear gas shot straight into their faces. Three people lost their eyes.

Yet they still march. Hundred of thousands join them. Couple of more thousand passed the Bosporus Bridge on foot to support the people of Taksim.

No newspaper or TV channel was there to report the events. They were busy with broadcasting news about Miss Turkey and “the strangest cat of the world”.

Police kept chasing people and spraying them with pepper spray to an extent that stray dogs and cats were poisoned and died by it.

Schools, hospitals and even 5 star hotels around Taksim Square opened their doors to the injured. Doctors filled the classrooms and hotel rooms to provide first aid. Some police officers refused to spray innocent people with tear gas and quit their jobs. Around the square they placed jammers to prevent internet connection and 3g networks were blocked. Residents and businesses in the area provided free wireless network for the people on the streets. Restaurants offered food and water for free.

People in Ankara and İzmir gathered on the streets to support the resistance in Istanbul.

Mainstream media kept showing Miss Turkey and “the strangest cat of the world”. ***

I am writing this letter so that you know what is going on in Istanbul. Mass media will not tell you any of this. Not in my country at least. Please post as many as articles as you see on the Internet and spread the word.

As I was posting articles that explained what is happening in Istanbul on my Facebook page last night someone asked me the following question:

«What are you hoping to gain by complaining about our country to foreigners?»

This blog is my answer to her.

By so called «complaining» about my country I am hoping to gain:

Freedom of expression and speech,

Respect for human rights,

Control over the decisions I make concerning my on my body,

The right to legally congregate in any part of the city without being considered a terrorist.

But most of all by spreading the word to you, my friends who live in other parts of the world, I am hoping to get your awareness, support and help!

Please spread the word and share this blog.

Thank you!

http://williambowles.info/2013/06/03/what-is-happening-in-istambul-by-nsanlik-hali/

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Photo: A wounded woman lays on Taksim Square after clashes with riot police on May 31, 2013 during a protest against the demolition of Taksim Gezi Park, in Taksim Square in Istanbul. Protesters tried to prevent the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality from demolishing the last remaining green public space in the center of Istanbul as a part of a major Taksim renewal project.

Turkey: Manifestations anti-gouvernementales

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Le 28 mai 2013, des manifestations débutent en Turquie. Ces mouvements de protestations sont initialement menés à Istanbul par des écologistes et des riverains s'opposant à la destruction du parc Taksim Gezi. Ce parc qui est l'un des rares espaces verts du centre d'Istanbul doit disparaitre dans le cadre du Projet de piétonnisation de la place Taksim. Ce projet immobilier prévoit la reconstruction de la caserne de Taksim, un bâtiment historique démoli en 1940 devant accueillir un centre commercial. Les manifestations s'intensifient suite à la violence de la charge de la police pour déloger un groupe occupant du parc. L'objet des protestations s'est ensuite élargi en des manifestations anti-gouvernementales. Les manifestations se sont également étendues à d'autres villes en Turquie, ainsi que dans d'autres pays ayant d'importantes communautés turques.

Les manifestants ont pris le contrôle de la place Taksim à Istanbul et de rues de la capitale, Ankara8 ainsi que Bursa, Eskisehir, Izmir, Mersin, Adana, Izmit, Konya, Samsun, Trabzon et Bodrum. Certains des manifestants s'identifiaient sous le tag #OccupyGezi.

Les protestataires viennent d'horizons divers. On retrouve des partisans de droite aussi bien que gauche, des nationalistes turcs mais aussi kurdes. Les revendications des manifestants vont des préoccupations environnementales locales initiales à des questions telles que les limitations de vente d'alcool, l'interdiction des baisers dans les transports publics à Istanbul, et la guerre en Syrie. Ces affrontements sont l'un des événements les plus difficiles que le premier ministre Recep Tayyip Erdogan a à traiter en dix ans de mandats.

Le 31 mai 2013, la police a réprimé les manifestants avec des gaz lacrymogènes. 60 personnes au moins ont arrêtées et des centaines ont été blessées. L'action de la police a été largement relayée sur Internet. Des milliers de manifestants se sont rassemblés sur l'avenue Istiklal dans la nuit du 31 mai.

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifestations_du_parc_Taksim_Gezi

Latest News Syria: Many terrorists killed

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The Army Foils Infiltration Attempt into al-Qseir, Kills Many Terrorists in Other Areas 

Jun 2, 2013

A unit of the Syrian army foiled on Sunday a terrorists' infiltration attempt  from Lebanon into al-Quseir countryside and inflicted direct injuries among the terrorists.

An official source told SANA reporter that a number of terrorists were killed, including three Lebanese terrorists, Nedal Subh, Firas Shalha and Ahmad Kisher, while the rest of terrorists were forced to flee into the Lebanese territories.

In al-Quseir city, a unit of the army destroyed a number of terrorists' dens and concentrations which included arms and ammunition in the northern and western neighborhoods in the city.

Army Destroys Arms and Ammunition Bound for Terrorists in al-Qseir 

Units of the armed forces inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists in a series of operation carried out against their hideouts in Homs countryside.

A military source told SANA that a number of terrorists were killed in al-Bouida al-Sharqia in al-Qseir countryside and their weapons and ammunitions were destroyed.

The source added that a unit of the armed forces destroyed 3 trucks with all the weapons and ammunitions inside them, killing all terrorists inside them northwest of al-Dhirij bound for from al-Husinieh farms to al-Qseir.

Another unit of the armed forces killed a number of terrorists in Kherbt Gmrah and Zaher al-Kadib ,south of Tal al-Khish and near al-Mahmoud Mosque in al- Rastan city. The unit also destroyed a rockets launcher.

Units of the armed forces killed a number of terrorists and injured others in several operations in al-Abbasieh resort and al-Kuwiti and al-Nakhil Farms in Palmyra.

Meanwhile, units of the armed forces continued their operations against terrorists, killing a number of them in Aqrab, Burj Ka'ae, al-Dar al-Kabira, al- Ghanto and Talbeiseh in Homs countryside.

Jabhat al-Nusra Terrorists Killed in Damascus Countryside

Meanwhile, units of the armed forces killed and injured many Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists, most of them are non-Syrian, in a series of special operations targeting their gatherings in a number of towns in Damascus Countryside.

An official source told SANA reporter that a number of terrorists affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra were killed in the framework of an operation carried out by an army unit in Hijeira town.

The Tunisian terrorist Habib Motani was identified among the dead, in addition to terrorists Mahmoud al-Rifaei and Khazem Shana'eh.

The source added that a unit of the armed forces pursued a terrorist group from Jabhat al-Nusra in Madaya area and inflicted heavy losses upon its members.

Another army unit, the source said, destroyed a gathering for terrorists in Yelda town and a heavy machinegun they had been using in targeting the residents of the town. Among the killed terrorists were Ziyad al-Hindi and Fahd Tayyareh.

SANA reporter quoted the source as saying that units of the armed forces pursued terrorist groups in the farms surrounding Deir Salman area in Eastern Ghouta and killed a number of their members, including Mohammad al-Khatib and Hossam al-Aqraa.

In the same context, a unit of the armed forces killed a number of terrorists from the so-called 'The Capital's Shield Brigade' along al-Mleiheh town, including Osama Qallaa and Maher al-Shaar.

Another army unit killed leader of the so-called 'The Capital's Shield Brigade', Hisham Shalla, a number of his group's members who were targeting passersby and cars on Damascus-Homs road in Harasta area.

An army unit pursued members of terrorist groups that were targeting the residents and sabotaging infrastructure in the areas of Beit Jin farms and Khan al-Sheikh. Many of the terrorists were killed and injured.

Another army unit destroyed a mortar and den for an armed terrorist group affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra near al-Kuwaiti Building in Yabroud area.

In the farms west of the town of al-Shifouniye in Douma, Army units destroyed a gathering of terrorists, injuring a number of terrorists and killing others including Abu Zuheir al-Mkabtal.

The Army also eliminated terrorist snipers near Haramala tunnel west of Zamalka, while another unit pursued a terrorist group around Beit Sahm, injuring a killing its members including Mohammad al-Salahi.

Mass Rally in Douma Calls for Expulsion of Terrorists from the City and Eastern Ghouta

Hundreds of Douma  resident went out in a rally calling for expelling the armed terrorist groups from Douma and all cities and villages of the western Ghouta in Damascus Countryside.

The participants told SANA reporter that hundreds of Douma resident gathered  in the Municipality roundabout and challenged the armed terrorist groups, telling them to leave the city and stopping their terrorist acts against citizens and properties.

The participants stressed that the terrorists are to blame of the deteriorating security conditions and the shortage of  basic materials in the city.

Army Continues Operations against Terrorists in Aleppo Province

Army units eliminated a number of terrorist groups which had been committing robberies on al-Maslamiye road in Aleppo province.

Army units also destroyed terrorist gatherings near the iron warehouses, the agriculture department, al-Khoulandi gas station, and Tallet al-Madafeh in the areas around Aleppo Central Prison.

Other units clashed with terrorists in Khan al-Asal area and on the Kafrnaha road, killing and injuring a number of them.

In the villages of al-Ziyara, Mennegh and al-Alqamiya in the area around Mennegh airport, Army units eliminated many terrorists in a series of operations targeting terrorist hideouts and vehicles, while another unit clashed with terrorists on the Hayyan road, leaving them dead or injured.

In Aleppo city, Army units continued operations against terrorist hideouts in the areas of Karm al-Mayser, al-Ameriye, Bustan al-Qaser, and near al-Layramoun factories, destroying the hideouts along with the weapons and munitions inside them.

Army Units Restore Security and Stability to Khafer Hamra Farms in Aleppo Countryside

An official source said that Army units restored security and stability to Khafer Hamra farms in Aleppo countryside, establishing full control over the farms.

The source added that the terrorists burnt the farms surrounding this area.

Army Kills Terrorists in Idleb Countryside

An army unit destroyed on Sunday two weapons' caches for terrorists and killed numbers of them, among them non-Syrians, during operations against their gatherings in Idleb countryside.

A military source told SANA that terrorists' dens and heavy machineguns were destroyed near Abu al-Dohour airport in Idleb countryside, eliminating all the terrorists inside.

The source added that an army unit destroyed two weapons' caches in the vicinity of Taftanaz airport, killing numbers of terrorists, among them Hassan al-Mughir, Ahmad al-Matir, the Saudi terrorist Ahmad al-Soufi, the Jordanian Issam Abu Shalaiekh and the Lebanese Hatem al-Bardouni.

Army units also killed and injured terrorists in Bennish, Kmeinas, Saraqeb, Maartmesrin, Hass, Kafrouma and Maarshamshah towns in Idleb countryside.

Army Eliminates Terrorists, Destroys Their Equipment in Lattakia Countryside

Arny units carried out a series of operations targeting terrorist hideouts in the villages of Shurouq and al-Khadra'a in Lattaka countryside, destroying the hideouts along with the terrorists inside them.

Iyad al-Shaherli, Muhanad al-Maasarani, Ammar Bakri, Muayad Shirawi, Mahmoud al-Soufi, Hussein al-Matiri and Mohammad Daghmash were identified among the dead terrorists.

Other units targeted terrorists in the village of Jeb al-Ahmar, destroying their weapons and munitions and leaving a number of them dead or injured.

English Bulletin

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