12-04-14

Syria: western censorship

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Military source refutes media claims of terrorists seizing Air Force Intelligence building in Aleppo

Provinces, (SANA) [Update] The Syrian Arab Army on Saturday continued upholding its national duty of pursuing armed terrorist groups in different regions

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Mikdad: Opening door for nomination to presidential elections reflects Syria's sovereign decision

Beirut, (SANA) Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad affirmed Saturday that Syrian state's announcement to open the door for nomination to Presidential elections came as a...

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Two civilians killed in terrorist mortar attacks on Aleppo city

Aleppo, (SANA) Two civilians were killed and 13 others were injured by mortar rounds fired by terrorists at neighborhoods in Aleppo city...

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Rally in support of Syrian Arab Army in Sweida province

Sweida, (SANA) A rally was organized on Saturday in the village of al-Ufaineh in Sweida province to express support for the Syrian Arab Army and to celebrate April holidays...

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Lattakia Governor receives delegation of International Peace Activist Group

Lattakia, (SANA) Lattakia Governor Ahmad Sheikh Abdul-Qader said that the Syrians are introducing astonishing examples of high national sense through the martyrs they are providing...

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Shaaban dismisses statements attributed to her allegedly criticizing friendly media outlets

Damascus, (SANA) Presidential Political and Media advisor, Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban dismissed statements attributed to her by the London-based al-Hayat newspaper which purported it quoted

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Mikdad: Opening door for nomination to presidential elections reflects Syria's sovereign decision

Beirut, (SANA) Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad affirmed Saturday that Syrian state's announcement to open the door for nomination to Presidential elections came as a...

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http://sana.sy/index_eng.html

13-02-14

Syria: Ordinary murderers

http://youtu.be/kYAZj2Ae58Q

09-02-14

Latest News Syria: U.S. undermining Geneva 2

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2014-1-29 - 'Syria gov't slams U.S. rearmament of rebels as undermining Geneva II':
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-01/29/c_126076477.htm

06-02-14

Latest News Syria: food packages for Palestinians

Palestinian official: Up to 5,000 food packages entered al-Yarmouk camp

Damascus, Feb 5, 2014 (SANA) _More than 5, 000 food packages have been distributed in al-Yarmouk Refugee Camp as part of an ongoing operation that has been on for the 7th consecutive day, Ambassador Anwar Abdul-Hadi, Director of the Political Bureau of the Palestinian Liberation Organization said.

An average of 800-1,000 food packages enters the camp daily.

The ambassador told SANA that about 2, 800 humanitarian cases, including patients and university students, have been evacuated from the camp, with the critical cases sent to Syrian hospitals and some to makeshift residential centers.

He indicated that the delivery of foodstuffs to the camp's residents will continue despite hindrances.

Abdul-Hadi held the gunmen responsible for starving the camp's residents and aborting earlier initiatives to get aid convoys inside the camp, blaming them for ''embroiling the Palestinian refugee camps in the Syrian crisis that the organization has repeatedly declared non-interference in.''

The ambassador stressed support to Syria in case of an aggression, hailing its hosting the Palestinian refugees who have always felt at home, despite their commitment to their right to return.

Abdul-Hadi affirmed that the breakthrough in delivering humanitarian aid was not possible had it not been for the support of the Syrian government that offered all necessary facilitations.

He urged the countries backing terrorists to put pressure on gunmen to evacuate the camp.

M. Ismael

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2014/02/05/526375.htm

(The website of the Syrian News Agency SANA is regularly blocked by the western countries)

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Feb 6, 2014 – Homs-UN agreement on departure of innocent civilians from old city of Homs:
http://sana.sy/eng/386/2014/02/06/526528.htm
(Information de l'agence de presse SANA , régulièrement bloqué par l'Occident 'démocratique')

27-01-14

Geneva 2 Syria: blocked by the U.S. and its allies

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Coalition delegation of so-called "opposition" rejects a political communiqué containing principles submitted by official Syrian delegaiton

Geneva, Jan 27, 2014 (SANA delegate) – The Syrian Arab Republic's official delegation to the Geneva 2 Conference presented a "basic elements of a political communiqué" containing principles which the coalition delegation of the so-called "opposition" rejected.

The communiqué affirms respecting Syria's sovereignty, restoring its usurped lands, preserving its establishments, and abandoning all forms of extremism, fanaticism and takfiri ideas.

The communiqué rejects all forms of interference or foreign dictation, with the Syrians deciding upon their country's future using democratic methods, in addition to asserting that that it's not permissible to relinquish any part of Syria.

The communiqué stresses that the Syrian Arab Republic is a democratic country based on the basis of political pluralism, the rule of law, independence of the judiciary and citizenship, and protecting national unity and cultural diversity of the components of the Syrian society and protecting public freedom, and the Syrians are the ones who have have the right to choose their political system withoutout compromising on any subject unacceptable to the syrian people from any imposed formulae.

The communiqué asks all countries to prevent supplying weapons or training or harboring terrorists, and also stopping all kinds of media hatred incitment to perpetrate terrorist acts in accordance with international resolutions relevant to combating terrorism.

The communiqué also noted that the state establishment cost people money and hard work and therefore must be preserved, in addition to stressing the need to preserve and protect all state establishments and utilities, infrastructure, and public and private properties.

Sources close to the Syrian official delegation to Geneva asserted that the delegation was and still is open to discussing all points, but it proposed these principles which no patriotic Syrian would reject in order to find common ground, yet the coalition delegation of the so-called "opposition" rejected them.

English Bulletin

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2014/01/27/524586.htm

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14. January, 2014 - Geneva II – Washington’s Plan B for Regime Change in Syria http://www.intifada-palestine.com/2014/01/geneva-ii-washingtons-plan-b-regime-change-syria/

Jan 22, 2014 - Geneva II: Iran nixed proves US fixed - There is a good reason why Iran has been blocked from attending the Geneva II conference on Syria – because the meeting is not about finding a peaceful settlement. Rather, it is merely an American mechanism for engineering regime change in Syria.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/21/346914/geneva-ii-iran-nixed-proves-us-fixed/

Jan 20, 2014 - Geneva II conference: US and allies, not Iran, are major obstacles to peace in Syria
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/16374000-geneva-ii-conference-us-and-its-allies-are-the-major-obstacle-to-peace-in-syria-not-iran

Photo: President Obama and his friend, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The United States is responsible for supplying arms to saudi arabia and terrorist groups in Syria.

Syrie: la Chine propose un cessez-le-feu par étapes

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PEKIN, 31 octobre 2012

La Chine appelle toutes les forces impliquées dans le conflit syrien à cesser progressivement les hostilités, a déclaré mardi le ministre chinois des Affaires étrangères Yang Jiechi lors d'une rencontre avec le représentant spécial de l'ONU et de la Ligue arabe Lakhdar Brahimi en visite à Pékin.
Selon un communiqué mis en ligne sur le site de la diplomatie chinoise, Pékin a formulé un plan de quatre points visant à régler le conflit en Syrie.
Ce document prévoit notamment une "cessation efficace des hostilités, effectuée graduellement et par étapes". Il s'agit de stopper d'urgence les affrontements dans différentes régions syriennes pour élargir progressivement la zone du cessez-le-feu à l'ensemble du pays. Cette solution permettrait d'opérer un "désengagement des parties" et, finalement, de "mettre un terme aux hostilités et aux violences".
Toutes les parties en conflit seront invitées à désigner des représentants chargés de concevoir une "feuille de route politique" sous médiation de M. Brahimi et de mettre en place une "structure gouvernementale de transition".
Selon le porte-parole de la diplomatie chinoise Hong Lei, la nouvelle initiative de Pékin est fondée sur le "plan Annan", les résolutions du Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU et le communiqué de la conférence de Genève sur la Syrie. Cette initiative prend également en compte les récents développements de la situation dans ce pays.

http://fr.ria.ru/world/20121031/196483667.html

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Moscou et Paris hostiles à l'éclatement de la Syrie

PARIS, 31 octobre 2012

Moscou et Paris coïncident sur la nécessité d'empêcher l'éclatement de la Syrie et d'endiguer la propagation du terrorisme dans la région sur fond de crise dans ce pays, a estimé mercredi à Paris le ministre russe des Affaires étrangères Sergueï Lavrov.
"Quant à la Syrie, nos approches et positions sont proches, notre désir étant de ne pas tolérer l'éclatement de ce pays, sa division ethnique et confessionnelle", a déclaré M.Lavrov lors d'une conférence de presse à l'issue d'une réunion du Conseil de coopération franco-russe sur les questions de sécurité (CCQS).

http://fr.ria.ru/world/20121031/196482715.html

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La Chine exhorte les parties belligérantes en Syrie à entamer la réconciliation politique

MONTREUX (Suisse), 22 janvier 2014 (Xinhua) -- Le ministre chinois des Affaires étrangères Wang Yi a rencontré mercredi à Montreux, en Suisse, les représentants du gouvernement et de l'opposition de Syrie en marge de la conférence de Genève II, tout en exhortant les deux parties à travailler sérieusement à la réconciliation politique.

Après avoir été informé séparément par le vice-Premier ministre et ministre des Affaires étrangères syrien Walid Mouallem, et le président de la Coalition nationale syrienne (opposition) Ahmad Al-Jarba, M. Wang a indiqué aux deux parties que le règlement politique est la seule voie pratique et viable pour résoudre la crise syrienne qui dure depuis trois ans.

Il a rappelé que le fait que les parties belligérantes se soient réunies pour la première fois représentait un exploit en soi. Bien qu'elles aient des positions nettement contradictoires, les deux parties devraient saisir cette opportunité et avancer étape par étape vers une réconciliation politique.

http://french.xinhuanet.com/chine/2014-01/23/c_133069054....

24-01-14

Latest News Syria: Dr. Buthaina Shaaban, a woman with a vision

Shaaban: we came to Geneva to stop terrorism, bloodshed in Syria

Geneva, Jan 24, 2014 (SANA) - Presidential political and media advisor Dr. Buthaina Shaaban, Deputy Chairman of Syria’s official delegation taking part in Geneva 2 conference said on Friday that no force on land would be able to touch a little bit of Syria’s soil or target the dignity of any Syrian citizen.

Dr. Shaaban added in a statement to journalists in Geneva “We came to Geneva for the sake of our country, people and to stop terrorism, bloodshed through a political track that would be determined by the Syrians themselves, and we will not retreat”, clarifying that “because we believe that our army and people are the only ones who determine… and we represent them and the decision wouldn’t not be except for Syria and the Syrians ,”

She pointed out that “what is confirmed till today is that the coalition called /opposition/ has no issue of a homeland or people.

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2014/01/24/524089.htm

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A woman with a vision

Buthaina Shabaan was born in 1953 in a small town called Am-Massoudiah, which belongs to Homs. Graduating as the top student in Homs and receiving the fourth highest score in Syria for the secondary school exam in 1971, she met the new leader of Syria, Hafez Assad, who awarded her a scholarship to complete a university degree. Even though her familly was strict, her father, an Arabic teacher, allowed her to study at Damascus University. She was the first female student to major in English, and she received another grant to continue her studies in Britain. In 1977, she earned an MA degree from Warwick University, where she also finished her PhD degreee. Her PhD dissertation was on the English poet Shelley, who is well-known for his revolutionary political and poetic visions as in his poem 'Revolt of Islam,' about someone who has 'a resolution to confer the boons of political and intellectual freedom on his fellow-creatures'.

Demonstrating a great deal of fearlesness and independence, she maried, against the will of her family, an Iraqi national whom she met during her doctoral study in Britain.

After graduation, Shabaan taught for two years (1982-1984) in Algeria, before going back to Damascus to start a career as a professor in comparative women's literature and a writer exposing and agitating against the hindrances of women.

Shabaan's high achievements in school and her membership in the Ba'ath party from an early age attracted the attention of President Hafes Assads, who invited her to do a simultaneous translation for his meeting with former US Secretary of State, Warren Minor Christopher.

Dr. Assaad Al-Saleh is an Assistant Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at the Department of Languages and Literature & Middle East Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

18-01-14

Latest News Syria

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The articles of the website of the Syrian News Agency Sana has been blocked for us after we published the news 'Syrian-Russian views identical on making Geneva 2 a success'...

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Terrorists suffer heavy losses in various provinces


Provinces, (SANA) - Units of the armed forces carried out operations against terrorists' dens and gatherings in several areas on Friday during which they foiled inflitration attempts and destroyed several terrorists' dens and car convoys...

Russia condemns mass executions carried out by terrorist groups in Syria


Moscow, (SANA) – The Russian Foreign Ministry voiced concern over the reports provided by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday regarding mass executions carried out by armed terrorist groups in Syria...

Zarif: Geneva 2 must lay down groundwork for dialogue among Syrian sides


Tehran, (SANA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the international conference on Syria "Geneva 2" must lay down groundwork for dialogue...

Zebari: Only political solution to crisis in Syria acceptable


Ankara, (SANA) - Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said that a political solution to the crisis in Syria is the only acceptable solution, adding that there cannot be a military solution...

Grand Mufti stresses joint work to confront takfiri thinking at Islamic Unity Conference


Tehran, (SANA)- Grand Mufti Ahmad Badr-Eddin Hassoun stressed the importance of unity among the Muslims and denouncing discord to better serve the issues of the Islamic nation...

Sit-ins in Rome, Vienna and Amman protesting Saudi regime’s support for terrorists in Syria


Capitals, (SANA)- (Update) Italy branch of the National Union of Syrian Students and the Syrian community staged a sit-in outside the Saudi Embassy in Rome protesting AL Saud regime’s support for terrorism in Syria...

Patriarch Laham: Success of Geneva 2 would bring peace to all Arab countries


Beirut, (SANA)- Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Gregory III Laham called upon all Islamic spiritual leaderships to exert efforts as to make the international conference on Syria “Geneva 2” a success...

Syrian Cultural Center in Tehran documents crimes of terrorists in Syria


Tehran, (SANA) – On the sideline of the 27th International Islamic Unity Conference currently being held in Iran, the Syrian Cultural Center in Tehran organized an event...

http://sana.sy/index_eng.html

10-01-14

Latest News Syria: Lebanese Foreign Minister

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Lebanese FM: Lebanon’s attendance of Geneva 2 conference serves its interest

Beirut, Jan 10, 2014 (SANA)- Lebanese caretaker Foreign and Expatriates Minister Adnan Mansour stressed that Lebanon will attend the international Geneva 2 conference on Syria and has a clear vision and firm position regarding the conference.

Lebanon received last Tuesday an official invitation to attend the conference.

In a radio interview published Friday, Mansour said it is none of Lebanon’s business if others are annoyed about its participation in the conference, stressing that his country has a clear vision and firm position that serves its interest in the first place by attending the conference.

Mansour earlier expressed a clear stand in rejection of the aggression on Syria.

H. Said

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2014/01/10/521629.htm

Latest News Syria: Leader of ISIS killed

Scores of terrorists, including leader of ISIS, killed in Army crushing operations

Provinces, Jan 10, 2014(SANA)- The army on Friday carried out sweeping operations in variosu areas around the country during which it killed leader of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham among scores of terrorists and destroyed heavy machineguns and a rocket cache.

Terrorists from “Islam Brigade” killed in Damascus Countryside

Numbers of terrorists were killed and others were injured, some affiliated to the so-called “Islam Brigade” in a chain of military operations carried out in various areas in Damascus and its countryside.

SANA reporter quoted sources as saying that 4 terrorists were killed and 3 others were wounded, while their weapons were destroyed in Joubar neighborhood in the countryside.

A unit of the armed forces razed a terrorists’ gathering in Douma, killing a number of them, while another unit destroyed several gatherings for terrorist groups affiliated to the so-called “Islam Brigade” in the farms of Alieh and al-Hejjariyeh.

Other army units clashed with terrorist groups in al-Alali area and in Daraya city, killing and wounding many of their members.

Meanwhile, an army unit clashed with a group of terrorists and killed two of them in the surrounding of al-Omari Mosque in al-Qaboun neighborhood in the city of Damascus.

Leader of ISIS killed,  rocket cache destroyed in Lattakia

A military source told SANA that an army unit destroyed a cache full of rockets and 4 cars equipped with heavy machineguns in Salma village, killing scores of them, including Fadel al-Tarkawi from Saudi Arabia, Khalid al-Rashwani from Egypt and Abu Safuan al-Zaidi from Libya.

The source added that among the dead was an Iraqi terrorist nicknamed Abo Mihjem, leader of the so-called The Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) that is linked to al-Qaeda, in addition to Fadih al-Khalaf and Ahmad al-Khalafan al-Sayyed terrorists from Qatar and two other terrorists from Saudi Arabia nicknamed Abo al-Nour and Abo Maarouf.

The source pointed out that other army units killed tens of terrorists in Kilis and Naouara villages, including Abu Mazen al-Kafi from Libya, Ahmad Kareh Ahmad, Ra'aef Younso, Majed Ablaq, Mohammad Maryam, Omar Shekho, Slama al-Salim and Mahmoud Yusuf, in addition to destroying a rockets launcher and a number of cars loaded with Grad rockets.

Meanwhile, another army unit killed 13 terrorists in Khrab al-Jouz village, including Abu Hamdo al-Abbasi from Iraq, Abu Mazen al-Shoubi, Safuan Akra and Abdulrahman AL-Assaf, in addition to destroying two cars loaded with weapons, ammunition and explosive devices.

Read more at: http://sana.sy/eng/337/2014/01/10/521591.htm

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Jan 10, 2014 - Terrorist attacks claim lives of 27 civilians:
http://sana.sy/eng/337/2014/01/10/521420.htm

December 6, 2013 - Pentagon approves $1.1 billion Raytheon missile sale to Saudi Arabia: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/06/us-raytheon-saudi-missiles-idUSBRE9B50SF20131206

December 12, 2013: ‘No one is expecting a tank invasion of Saudi Arabia anytime soon, but the kingdom just put in a huge order for U.S.-made anti-tank missiles’:http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/12/12/why_is_saudi_arabia_buying_15000_us_anti_tank_missiles_for_a_land_war_it_will_ne#sthash.otwdA4hc.dpbs

December 17, 2013 - Saudi Arabia Will Go It Alone “Saudi Arabia has global responsibilities and we will act to fulfill these responsibilities, with or without the support of our Western partners” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/18/opinion/saudi-arabia-will-go-it-alone.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=0

03-01-14

Latest News Syria: non-Syrian terrorists

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Dozens of Terrorists Killed in Syrian Arab Army Operations in Several Provinces

January 2, 2014

Army units on Thursday destroyed terrorists’ gatherings and several cars, killing many terrorists and injuring others in a number of areas in Homs province.

A military source said that an army unit killed many terrorists and injured others in an operation carried out against their dens in Bab Hood and al-Qosour neighborhoods in Homs city.

The source added that army units destroyed cars for transferring terrorists and weapons in the villages of Talf and kafar Laha in al-Houla area and killed many others in the villages of al-kahalediyed and al-Ghassibiyeh, in addition to killing many others in the villages of Keseen and kazyiet al-Ghajar in al-rastan area.

It pointed out that an army unit killed members of an armed terrorist group and destroyed their weapons in al-Aksaa Farm in al-Rastan area, while another unit destroyed a car, killing all the terrorists inside in Wadi bayoun in al-Quseir countryside, adding that many terrorists were killed during an infiltration attempt from al-Ghanto village into Beit Sweis and Beit al-Nabhan in Talbisa area.

The source noted that another army unit killed many terrorists who attempted to attack Abu al-Alaya village in Jub al-Jarrah area, destroying a pickup equipped with a machinegun.

Army units kill non-Syrian terrorists in Damascus Countryside

Units of the armed forces carried out operations against terrorists’ dens and gatherings in several areas of Damascus Countryside, killing and injuring many terrorists, including non-Syrian terrorists.

A source told SANA that the army units killed and injured 50 terrorists and destroyed their weapons and ammunition, including a 23 mm anti-aircraft, a mortar launcher and shells in al-Zabadani.

Yaseir Abdullah from Kuwait and Bassam Ja’ani from Qatar were identified among the dead terrorists.

The source added that an army unit destroyed a terrorists’ warehouse full of weapons, ammunition, 5 rockets and their launch-pad in Barada valley.

The source pointed out that another army unit clashed with terrorists in the area surrounding the mills in Adra al-Balad and killed 5 terrorists.

Meanwhile, an army unit killed all members of an armed terrorist group near al-Fateh Mosque in al-Mleiha town and destroyed their equipment.

In Douma, a number of terrorists were killed and injured in a special operation for the army in Alya farms.

In the same context, other army units clashed with terrorists in the area surrounding al-Sayyeda Sukaina Shrine  in Darayaa city and killed 4 terrorists, in addition to injuring 10 others.

Read more at:

http://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/syrian-arab-army-eliminated-dozens-of-terrorists-in-military-operations-in-several-provinces/

30-12-13

Syria condemns terrorist acts hitting Russian city

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Syria condemns terrorist acts hitting Russian city, expresses concern over the spread of terrorism internationally

Damascus, Dec 30, 2013 (SANA) – Syria on Monday vehemently condemned the two terrorist acts which hit Volgograd city, southern Russia.

An official source at Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a statement to SANA that Syria strongly condemns the two terrorist blasts rocking the Volgograd city, southern Russia, yesterday and today.

"Syria offers condolences to the friendly people and leadership of Russia for the causalities who were either killed or injured due to the blasts, expressing solidarity with and condolences to the families of the victims," the statement added.

The official source continued to say "Syria also expresses deep concern over the spread of terrorism internationally and the brutal crimes it causes to innocent citizens", urging the international community to combat this phenomenon, which has started to expand.

The source called upon countries supporting terrorism to comply with the international resolutions and provisions of the international law, and to stop supporting this phenomenon.

Two terrorist blasts targeted a railway station and a bus within two days in the aforementioned city, claiming the lives of tens and injuring many others.

R. Milhem / Ghossoun

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/12/30/520041.htm

Photo: Boston terrorist attack

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July 17, 2012 – USA and Al Qaeda: Holy Alliance:
http://www.strategic-culture.org/pview/2012/07/17/usa-and...

June 25, 2013 – Saudi Arabia: ‘Syrian rebels must be armed’:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/25/saudi-arabia...

November 7, 2013 – Syria: Saudi Arabia to spend millions to train new rebel force:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/07/syria-crisis-saudi-arabia-spend-millions-new-rebel-force

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