23-11-13

Latest News Syria: Education of children

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While Western powers only think of their own interests and are delivering weapons for bomb attacks in Syria, the Syrian government organizes projects for children...

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November 22, 2013

Damascus, (SANA) - Massar project of Syria Trust for Development on Thursday inaugurated Massar exploration adventure as the first initiatives of project "Massar Flower" at the old Fairgrounds in Damascus.

The event comes in the framework of the project's efforts to ensure an environment that guarantees the education of children, providing them with skills and information to develop their personality, boost their growing-up as individuals and deepening their belonging to their homeland.

The families, their sons can visit the adventure daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Massar is one of the projects of Syria Trust for development launched in 2009 on Damascus old fairgrounds in order to encourage children and their families to take part in Massar programs which include music, arts, handicrafts, ruins excavations, drama, Internet, volunteering and other acvities.

Mazen Eyon  

http://213.178.225.235/eng/29/2013/11/22/513808.htm

19-11-13

Latest News Syria: International conference

November 18, 2013

Damascus, (SANA)- The activities of Extraordinary Session of the Arab Parties' General Conference kicked off in the Damascus-based Dama Rose Hotel on Monday.

The conference is scheduled to discuss the political scene in Syria in light of the war waged against it by Arab, regional and international forces.

A number of party's representatives from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Morocco, Yemen, Tunisia and Bahrain are participating in the Conference.

The Conference's chairman, Safwan Qudsi said the conference is convened at an ''intricate political juncture'' that is the result of a major conspiracy intended to fracture the Arab world and restructure it according to the US interests.

The conspiracy started with the wars launched in Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine, Qudsi said, and ''has today resurfaced through adopting a misleading concept: moderate Islam'' that was popularized by the so-called 'Arab Spring.'

Member of the regional leadership of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party, Youssef Ahmad said that meeting of the Arab parties is an opportunity for thrashing out ideas on the Arab causes, crises and concerns.

The tough crisis in Syria notwithstanding, al-Baath Party has not absolved itself, as leader of the stat, of responsibility for wrongs and shortcomings that happened at a particular stage and "created loopholes in the state and society,'' Ahmad pointed out.

The participants saw that some Arab regimes who are speaking about democracy, elections and regime change in other Arab states are ''silencing the voice of the opposition in their own countries and oppressing change.''

They hailed the Syrian army, state and people who stood fast against the aggression, voicing confidence that Syria's victory over the conspiracy is close at hand thanks to the sacrifices of Syrian army.

Syria will outline the features of a new Arab regional system, the participants stressed, affirming that the conspiracy is aimed at destroying the Syrian state, army and infrastructure but ''is doomed to failure.''

H. Zain/ M. Ismael/Ghossoun  

http://213.178.225.235/eng/21/2013/11/18/513116.htm

Latest News Syria: sacrifices of workers

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November 18, 2013

Damascus, (SANA) – General Federation of Trade Unions on Monday honored 647 workers for excellence in productivity.

The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi, Assistant Regional Secretary of al-Baath Party Hilal al-Hilal, a number of ministers, members of al-Baath Party Regional Leadership, Governors of Damascus and Damascus Countryside, and party, union and vocational figures.

In a statement to journalists, Premier al-Halqi said that the working class is the most important pillar of the achievements made under the Correctionist Moving, and that this class is becoming more productive under the leadership of President al-Assad.

He lauded the efforts of Syria's workers who helped bolster Syria's steadfastness by building, producing and protecting their facilities, resulting in many of them being killed or injured at the hands of terrorists.

Al-Halqi appreciated the role of workers, particularly in the electric power sector, in preserving the dignity, sovereignty and independence of Syria alongside the Armed Forces, voicing hope that Syria will witness more security, stability, construction and achievements.

He said that the history of the working class in Syria is an honorable one marked by knowledge, faith, creativity and innovation, and that this class is still the basis of building national economy and achieving comprehensive development.

In turn, member of al-Baath Party Regional Leadership and head of the General Federation of Trade Unions Mohammad Shaaban Azzouz said that the sacrifices of workers, Armed Forces, security forces and the masses will pave the way to victory, noting that throughout the crisis in Syria, there have been more than 3,500 workers who died working and defending their facilities from terrorism.

Azzouz said that the Syrian people's steadfastness and support for the Syria Army forced mercenaries and conspirators to surrender, asserting that the Syrian people are the only one who may choose who leads them.

H. Sabbag

http://213.178.225.235/eng/21/2013/11/18/513141.htm

18-11-13

Terrorism sponsors: UN must prevent

UN must prevent terrorism sponsors in Syria: Stone
http://www.syriasolidaritymovement.org/2013/11/12/un-must-prevent-terrorism-sponsors-in-syria-stone/

Former Belgian Prime Minister and President of the European Liberal Democrats Guy Verhofstadt is pleading for weapons supplies to the 'opposition groups' and the so called Free Syrian Army. Verhofstadt: “The time for peace talks in Syria is over, we need action now. If the UN doesn’t react, then NATO should”.
http://brusselbruxellesbrussels.skynetblogs.be/archive/2013/11/18/foreign-backed-terrorists-in-syria-7989879.html

Turkey Has Let Foreign Supported Terrorists from 83 Countries Enter Syria to Topple Government:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/turkey-has-let-foreign-supported-terrorists-from-83-countries-enter-syria-to-topple-government/5357112

Syria sends letter to UN about foreign arms supplies to Terrorists:
http://www.syrianews.cc/syria-sends-letter-un-foreign-arms-supplies-terrorists/

US Weapons Deliveries to “Terrorists in Syria” a Systematic Violation of the Convention against the Use of Mercenaries:
http://nsnbc.me/2013/03/26/us-weapons-deliveries-to-terrorists-in-syria-a-systematic-violation-of-the-convention-against-the-use-of-mercenaries/

Photo: Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders (left), after a dinner in Brussels with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, accompanied by Prince (King) Philip and his colleague of Defence Pieter De Crem.

Foreign backed terrorists in Syria

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1) FN Herstal Belgium 

2) Former Belgian Prime Minister and President of the European Liberal Democrats Guy Verhofstadt pleading for weapons supplies. Verhofstadt: “The time for peace talks in Syria is over, we need action now. If the UN doesn’t react, then NATO should”. 

3) Guy Verhofstadt together with general Idris of the so called Free Syrian Army, after an agreement for arms supplies

4) Bomb attack in Syria

5) Bomb attack in Syria

6) Sharia4Belgium that had been recruiting and sending terrorists to Syria under the name of "jihadists"

7) Bomb attack in Boston

17-11-13

Syria: project to build 50.000 housing units

November 12, 2013

Damascus, (SANA) - Minister of Housing and Urban Development Hussein Mohammad Farzat stressed the Ministry's efforts to overcome the obstacles derailing constructing new residential projects.

During a meeting with the Director of the General Housing Establishment and branches' chairmen, Minister Farzat announced that said that the project to build 50.000 housing units is underway, noting that the project will be the springboard for similar future projects.

For his part, Director of the General Housing Establishment Suhail Abdul-Latif said that the establishment is working on securing the lands for the 50.000 units that will be constructed in many provinces.

About 32,698 housing units are currently being constructed, of which 22,652 allocated for youth housing projects- 2,856 loan-based housing projects- 2,968 public housing units and 4,174 workers housing projects.

M. Nassr/ H. Said

http://213.178.225.235/eng/24/2013/11/12/512141.htm

Foreign backed terrorism in Syria

Nov 17, 2013

Damascus, (SANA)- Terrorist mortar attacks continue to claim more innocent lives in Damascus as a number of mortar shells hit Sunday various areas in the city and countryside and caused the martyrdom of 8 citizens and the injury of scores of others.

A source at Damascus Police Command said a mortar shell that landed near al-Sheikh Raslan Mosque in Bab Touma neighborhood killed three citizens and wounded 15 others, including children, referring also to seventeen other citizens who were also injured by a mortar shell that hit their bus in al-Sheikh Raslan area.

A citizen was martyred by a mortar shell that fell near al-Farouq school in Bab Sharqi, which also injured two other citizens, while material damage was caused by another shell that hit a house behind bab al-Salam.

The source added that two other citizens were martyred, 6 others were injured as six mortar shells landed in Baghdad Street.

Five other citizens, including a female school teacher, got wounded by two mortar shells that targeted Lubaneh al-Hilaliyeh school and the area between the French Hospital and al-Tahrir Square in al-Qassaa.

A citizen was martyred and two other citizens got injured by a shell that landed in al-Abbassiyeen bus garage.

Three citizens were also injured by shrapnel of a mortar shell that fell in al-Soufaniyeh square in Bab Touma area.

Citizen martyred in Jaramana, Damacsus Countryside

Jaramana city in Damascus Countryside was also targeted by the terrorists as a citizen was martyred and four others got injured in an attack with three mortar shells that hit al-Rawdeh neighborhood and the main square in the city of Jaramana.

The attack also caused material damage to a number of houses, shops and cars.

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H. Said

http://213.178.225.235/eng/337/2013/11/17/512897.htm

Terrorism in Syria is backed by the U.S., Saoudi Arabia and Qatar

16-11-13

Syria: French authorities dismantle network that sent terrorists

French authorities dismantle network that recruited and sent terrorists to Syria

Nov 16, 2013 Paris, (SANA) – French authorities dismantled a network that had been recruiting and sending terrorists to Syria under the name of "jihadists" to fight alongside terrorist groups.

An informed source said that the French authorities arrested four men aged between 22 and 35 have been arrested on Tuesday in Paris as part of an operation to dismantle this network.

One of the arrested men who is suspected to be the leader of the network was arrested in Vitry-sur-Seine by counter-espionage detectives as part of investigation that started in summer, as this man has been in contact with elements that facilitate the transport of the jihadists.

Investigations revealed that at least two of the other men went to Syria to fight alongside the Al Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra. Three of the arrested individuals were born in France and the fourth was born in Morocco, but their nationalities haven't been specified.

A woman was also arrested briefly and released later.

A source close to the case said that French authorities have information on around 440 people from France who either are currently fighting in Syria, planning to go and fight in it, or had recently returned from it.

The source added that around half of these terrorists are still in Syria, and that around 12 of them have been killed and 2 were arrested in Syria, while around 50 to 60 returned to France.
 
H. Sabbagh

http://213.178.225.235/eng/22/2013/11/16/512710.htm

Latest News Syria: Russia supports Syrian people's will

November 15, 2013

Damascus, (SANA)- President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday received a phone call from Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in which the latter stressed Russia's support for the Syrian people's will.

The conversation touched upon the efforts being exerted to find a solution to the crisis in Syria particularly as far as the proposed Geneva conference is concerned, with President Putin expressing his appreciation of the Syrian government's stance seeking to make a success of these efforts.

The Russian President voiced hope that all other sides take constructive positions in this regard, expressing his concern over the acts of violence committed by the extremists against the Syrian civilians.

He applauded the Syrian people's steadfastness in the face of what they are being exposed to, stressing Russia's support for the Syrian people's will whom he affirmed are the only ones to decide their country's future.

President al-Assad, for his part, expressed thanks to Russia for its supportive stance towards the Syrian people and for its rejection of the continued attempts at foreign intervention in their internal affairs , emphasizing the importance of bolstering bilateral relations between the two countries in the interest of their two friendly peoples.

Both Presidents stressed their common interest in continuing cooperation and coordination between the two sides.

H. Said

http://213.178.225.235/eng/21/2013/11/15/512539.htm

15-11-13

Tunisia arrests salafists recruiting mercenaries to fight in Syria

The Tunisian security forces arrested Friday eighty-six salafists working to recruit militiamen in order to send them to the Syrian Arab Republic and fight for Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra terrorist group.

In the meantime, local authorities stated that six thousand young men have been forbidden from travelling to Syria, after plots revealed they were planning to fight for Al-Nusra Front against the national military.

Moreover, the arrest of the military commander of the so-called Ansar al-Sharia organization Mohammad al-Awadi enabled Tunisian security to access important information about terrorist operations and assassinations that was planned by the organization, media sources reported.

The sources pointed out that the organization was planning to assassinate Prime Minister Ali Al-Arid and Secretary-General of the Labor Union Hussein Abbasi.

Al-Shorooq newspaper quoted posted on its website confessions of Mohammad al-Awadi , known as Tawil (Long), one of the most dangerous terrorist members in Tunisia and the military commander and the second-man in charge in the banned Ansar al-Sharia who was arrested in the western suburbs of the capital.

Awadi admitted that he was the main supervisor of the planned assassination of three important figures of Sousse: the writer Olfa Youssef, the political Kamal Marjan and the journalist Um Ziad.

He also admitted that six salafist militants belonging to Ansar al-Sharia were to implement the murder.

Politically, Ennahda Islamic movement agreed upon the new road map to get country out of political crisis, providing for a first national dialogue session in the presence of the President, the Speaker and the Prime Minister, as well as officials of political parties.

http://www.almanar.com.lb/english/adetails.php?fromval=2&...

Photo: Leader of the so-called Sharia4Belgium organization recruting mercenaries to 'fight' in Syria

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The Syrian government in mid-May 2013 issued a letter to the United Nations giving the name of 26 arrested jihadis and alleged members of al-Qaida. Nineteen of them were Tunisian.

Aug 7, 2013 - EU: 'Salafi Fighters in Syria Not Allowed to Return to Homelands in Europe'
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13920516000657

14-11-13

Everyone wants to be a 'hero': Belgian salafists in Syria

November 14, 2013 - 14:56

Jejoen Bontinck remains in cell

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

But fortunately not everyone is immediately released again.

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

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

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

Source: http://www.vandaag.be/binnenland/140125_jejoen-bontinck-b...

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28 September, 2013 

Leader of Belgian radical Salafist organization killed in Syria

The leader of Sharia4Belgium radical Salafist organization has been killed in Syria.

Ahmed Dijah fought alongside the anti-government extremist groups. He was the tenth Belgian killed in Syria. His death was documentarily confirmed.

Read more at: http://indian.ruvr.ru/news/2013_09_28/Leader-of-Belgian-radical-Salafist-organization-killed-in-Syria-6000

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Aug 7, 2013 – EU: ‘Salafi Fighters in Syria Not Allowed to Return to Homelands in Europe’
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13920516000657

Latest News Syria: Belgium supports terrorism

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Former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt is a fierce advocate for military intervention.

On July 1, 2009 he was elected President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group in the European Parliament.

In  2011, he pleaded in the European Parliament in a demagogic way for a multi-state military intervention in Libya (“The weak position of the EU makes me sick”).

In 2013, he pleaded in the European Parliament  in a demagogic way for a military intervention in Syria ( “The time for peace talks is over, we need action now. If the UN doesn’t react, then NATO should”). At the same time he invited the so called Libyan opposition in the European Parliament and he promised them arms supplies.

Verhofstadt is a Board Member of the Brussels-based, Brussels-quoted Sofina holding (petroleum gas and oil platforms). 

On September 11, 2012, the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, in Libya, was attacked by a heavily armed group. Weapons they used during the attack included rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), hand grenades, AK-47 and FN F2000 NATO assault rifles, diesel canisters, mortars, and heavy machine guns and artillery mounted on gun trucks’.

The FN F2000 is a 5.56×45mm NATO bullpup assault rifle, designed by FN Herstal in Belgium and made its debut in March 2001 at the IDEX defence exhibition held in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates.

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‘Tracking Belgian Weapons in Libya’
http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/28/tracking-belgia...

‘FAL Rifles in Libya’
http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/fileadmin/docs/R-SANA/SANA...

‘FN Herstal: Gunmaker is explosive asset for the region’
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/78874cf4-f042-11df-88db-00144fe...

‘FN-FALs In The Libyan Civil War
http://onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.be/2013/07/fn-fals-in-li...

“In Libya, the two most common rifles in rebel possession are the FN Herstal FAL and a mix of Kalashnikov variants.”
http://damspleet.com/post/14257838510/in-libya-the-two-mo...

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