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Syrian Army Targets Militants' Gatherings in Homs
« Reply #3440 on: January 21, 2014, 02:34:24 PM »
Syrian Army Targets Militants' Gatherings in Homs

Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:58
source: http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13921101001287



TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian army units killed dozens of militants and destroyed their dens, gathering and weapons in the villages and towns of Homs.

According to a military source, the army units clashed with militant groups on the axis of al-Abboudieh, eliminating dozens of its members and destroying their weapons including a 106 mm gun and 12 SUV cars in the vicinity of Tel Hanash, in al-Qseir South countryside.
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Syria army seizes warehouse full of weapons
« Reply #3441 on: January 21, 2014, 02:54:12 PM »
Syria army seizes warehouse full of weapons

Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:27PM GMT
source: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/21/346981/syria-army-seizes-warehouse-full-of-arms/


Weapons and ammunition confiscated from foreign-backed militants in Syria (file photo)

The Syrian army says it has seized a warehouse full of weapons and ammunition used by foreign-backed militants near the capital Damascus.

On Tuesday, the army raided the depot in Darayya farms in the Damascus countryside and captured a large quantity of mortar launchers, machineguns, rifles, night vision goggles, and explosive devices, the official SANA news agency reported.

The Syrian army has recently conducted successful clean-up operations across the country, inflicting heavy losses on the militants.

The Syrian army has seized large amounts of weapons from militants across the country, since the fighting began in 2011.

Damascus says the militants receive the arms from some Western as well as regional countries, namely Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey.

The Syrian army is battling out the insurgents to push them out of the cities and other areas. It has managed to liberate key regions in recent months.

In an interview with Argentina’s Clarin newspaper in May 2013, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said militants from 29 different countries were fighting against the government in different parts of the country.

A British defense study showed that about 100,000 militants, fragmented into 1,000 groups, are fighting in Syria against the government and people.

The extracts of the study by defense consultancy IHS Jane's were published on September 16, 2013.

IHS Jane's estimates that some 10,000 militants are fighting for groups affiliated with al-Qaeda and the rest fight for different militant groups.

The analysis also said that a large number of extremists from foreign countries are active in Syria.
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Syria Kurds Declare Autonomy Ahead of Geneva II
« Reply #3442 on: January 22, 2014, 07:55:53 AM »
Syria Kurds Declare Autonomy Ahead of Geneva II

Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:33
source: http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13921102000485



TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Kurds reportedly declared an autonomous provincial government in the country’s Northern territory just ahead of the Geneva II peace talks.

Reports say a municipal council will run the territory’s affairs from one of three administrative districts. The body - The Cizire Canton of West (Syrian) Kurdistan - will have its own president and 22 ministries, including foreign affairs, defense, justice and education. Kurdish, Arab, and Assyrian representatives will be appointed to each ministry. Kurdish, Arabic, and Syrian have been designated as the canton’s official languages. Elections will be held in four months, Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Kurds have used the confusion and chaos of the Syrian conflict as an opportunity to assert more control over the Northeastern area of the country.

The announcement came following a meeting of the Legislative Assembly of the Democratic Autonomous Government of Western Kurdistan, "attended by all members of the Assembly which is made up of 52 parties, civil society organizations, youth and women’s movements and 15 independent individuals," Firat news agency reported.

The formulation of an autonomous governmental body follows requests - which were ultimately denied - for a Kurdish delegation at the Geneva II peace talks in Switzerland, separate from the Syrian government and opposition.

The dominant political party in Kurdish Syria, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), blamed regional powers like Saudi Arabia and Turkey, as well as the United States, for blocking its attempts to take part in the convention, which seeks to smooth tensions between warring factions fighting in the country.

In Syria, Kurds make up around one-tenth of the population. Since the outbreak of conflict in 2011, Kurds have largely had to fight on their own, as the Syrian government has focused on fighting against militants and extremist groups.

Some Kurdish parties will attend the Geneva talks as entities of the western-backed National Coalition, though the PYD rejected adhering to any resolutions that are reached in Switzerland.
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Syrian Army Takes Control of Strategic Region in Eastern Ghouta
« Reply #3443 on: January 22, 2014, 08:01:32 AM »
Syrian Army Takes Control of Strategic Region in Eastern Ghouta

Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:57
source: http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13921102000444



TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army took control of a strategic region in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside.

The army units regained control of Al-Zamaniya town in Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday.

The Syrian army has staged massive operations in Eastern Ghouta in recent days and killed many militants, including non-Syrians.

Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian army targeted and destroyed one of the biggest commander centers of a militant faction in Daraa countryside in the Southern parts of the country.

The Syrian air force pounded several bases and concentration camps of the rebel Al-Mosana Al-Islamieh Movement and several more bases of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in Daraa Al-Balad town in Daraa countryside, FNA dispatches said Tuesday.

Tens of terrorists have been killed and dozens more injured during Syrian air force airstrikes on Daraa Al-Balad.

Meantime, a Saudi terrorist who was in the most-wanted list of the Interpol and several other countries was killed by the Syrian army in Aleppo countryside in the Northern parts of the country.

Abdallah Suleiman Saleh Al-Zobah nicknamed Abu Ali Al-Qossaimi was killed in a Syrian army rocket attack in Al-Bab region in Aleppo.

Saleh Al-Zobah was in the most-wanted list of the Interpol since 6 years ago.

Saleh Al-Zobah and nine other terrorists who were accompanying him were all killed during a chasing operation and in a rocket attack by the Syrian army.

Also, terrorist groups continued attacks on a Christian town on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus.

The foreign-baked militants on Monday targeted Cherubim Monastery, which is located on the top of a mountain in Qalamoun region.

The armed militants continuously attack the monastery from Rankus village in an effort to reach and take over the town of Saidnaya.

Meantime, Syrian army units continued operations against militants' dens and gatherings in several areas around the country on Tuesday.

Elsewhere, the Syrian army killed dozens of militants in Erbeed, Kweires, al-Jadida, al-Amryeh, Mayir, al-Baik Farms and near Aleppo Central Prison and the Infantry School, the state news agency reported.

A military source told SANA that the army targeted and destroyed militants’ hideouts in the areas of Deir Hafer, Hreitan, al-Widehi, Rasm al-Abboud, Balat, Haylan, Babees, Yaqed al-Adas and Deir al-Jamal.

In Aleppo city, the army clashed with militants who tried to infiltrate the neighborhood of al-Sayyed Ali and killed and injured many of the assailants.

The army units eliminated all members of many militant groups in the neighborhoods of Salah Eddin and Bustan al-Qasr.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs and terrorists against both the army and civilians.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed since terrorist and armed groups turned protest rallies into armed clashes.

The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
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Syrian Army Makes Major Advances in Aleppo Countryside
« Reply #3444 on: January 22, 2014, 08:18:17 AM »
Syrian Army Makes Major Advances in Aleppo Countryside

Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:58
source: http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13921102000496



TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army made major advances in the Southern parts of Aleppo countryside and purged vast areas of militants.

The army units continued their advance in Azizeh town in Southern Aleppo countryside on Wednesday.

Meantime, other army units targeted and destroyed several command centers of the armed rebels in Deir Hafer, Haritan and Al-Vazihi in Aleppo countryside.

The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when sporadic pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.

As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.

Washington has remained indifferent to warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.
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« Reply #3445 on: January 22, 2014, 11:21:22 PM »
UPI 1/22/14
Tense beginning to Syria peace talks
http://www.upi.com/blog/2014/01/22/Tense-beginning-to-Syria-peace-talks/7831390400097/

At the start of the Geneva II International Conference on Syria in Montreux, Switzerland on Wednesday, the opening remarks presaged the tense discussions to follow.

Geneva II International Conference on Syria in Montreux, Switzerland on Wednesday, the opening remarks presaged the tense discussions to follow.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon assigned the "primary responsibility" for ending the Syrian conflict to the "Syrians themselves."

As for the international community, their "duty... is to do everything within their power to help." Ban emphasized Geneva II's goal as the establishment of "a transitional governing body with full executive powers, formed by mutual consent” that includes both military forces and intelligence services.

United States Secretary of State John Kerry stated plainly that the required "mutual consent" for a transitional government rules out the continued presence of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in leadership. "Bashar Assad will not be part of that transition government. There is no way -- no way possible in the imagination -- that the man who has led the brutal response to his own people could regain the legitimacy to govern."

Kerry levied strong condemnation at the Assad regime for meeting peaceful demonstrations with "ever-increasing force" that led to a three-year conflict and more than 130,000 dead.

Kerry called the "tough and complicated negotiation" to come a "test" of international solidarity and Syria's future.

The UN convened the two-part conference, with the U.S. and Russia serving as co-hosts. Wednesday marked the beginning of a one-day international summit. On Friday, direct talks between delegates from the Assad regime and the opposition Syrian National Coalition will begin in Geneva, with UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi serving as the organizer.


Kerry takes his shot at putting the blame for Syria's plight completely on the gov't side, as if this were as 'obvious' as yellow cake and WMD in Iraq circa 2003.   He excludes a real transitional arrangement and has nothing to say about elections.  He distances US position from Moon intro to the effect that this is for Syrians themselves to decide.

When Assad refuses to submit to his eviction notice being called a peace conference, war may well escalate to remove him by force and leave Damascus in the hands of brutal combatants, millions more refugees who had hoped things would calm down will want relocation. Otherswon'tlike the return from bordering areas.   

It will be another example of US helping out it's friend in the Middle East ... no peace in the future for Syria ... either.


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« Reply #3446 on: January 23, 2014, 03:57:57 AM »
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Kerry takes his shot at putting the blame for Syria's plight completely on the gov't side, as if this were as 'obvious' as yellow cake and WMD in Iraq circa 2003.   He excludes a real transitional arrangement and has nothing to say about elections.  He distances US position from Moon intro to the effect that this is for Syrians themselves to decide.

When Assad refuses to submit to his eviction notice being called a peace conference, war may well escalate to remove him by force and leave Damascus in the hands of brutal combatants, millions more refugees who had hoped things would calm down will want relocation. Otherswon'tlike the return from bordering areas.   

It will be another example of US helping out it's friend in the Middle East ... no peace in the future for Syria ... either.


The Jew's downgraded offer is threefold:

1.) Allow free access for "humanitarian aid" to the mercenaries. (re-arm them)

2.) Return the Jew's mercenaries(prisoners) before they start showing up on Russian and Iranian TV saying who exactly hired them.

3.) Allow the Jews to control(partition) 1/3 of Syria ala Yugoslavia/Sudan.

That's the Jew's ultimatum and if the Russians refuse there will be a full scale invasion of Syria. The price for the Russians will also be more jew terror bombings, and they have already started freezing Ukrainian bank accounts to exert pressure for the Ukraine to eventually leave Russia and allow nukes on their soil aimed at Russia.

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« Reply #3447 on: January 23, 2014, 09:07:56 AM »

Kerry takes his shot at putting the blame for Syria's plight completely on the gov't side, as if this were as 'obvious' as yellow cake and WMD in Iraq circa 2003.   He excludes a real transitional arrangement and has nothing to say about elections.  He distances US position from Moon intro to the effect that this is for Syrians themselves to decide.

When Assad refuses to submit to his eviction notice being called a peace conference, war may well escalate to remove him by force and leave Damascus in the hands of brutal combatants, millions more refugees who had hoped things would calm down will want relocation. Others won't like the return from bordering areas.   

It will be another example of US helping out it's friend in the Middle East ... no peace in the future for Syria ... either.

This is the politics of the thirties playing all over again. The path to war through the the false presentation of just who is doing what to whom and making demands that, if satisfied, spell surrender. Can we expect our Nobel Peace Prize winner Obama to step in as our modern Chamberlain? Stay tuned as the spin turns.

Syria is a mess but the people there have persevered and stand firmer with Assad than ever before. Whatever shortcoming he may have had he cannot be faulted for selling out his people by going to bed with the zionists and getting with their program, unlike Long John who is nothing more than a mouthpiece for Israel and all those who support her drive to control and own the Levant. Furthermore the Syrian Army has stood firm against the mercenary forces sent in by John Kerry and Co. The delay to Geneva II has emptied the military threat that John Kerry carried in his pocket. The ground war in Syria has failed. Israel's belligerence has internalized into their usual psychotic display of tantrum against those they can defeat... the demoralized men, women and children that still insist that Palestine is theirs.
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Syrian Army Destroys Militants' Weapons, Hideouts in Homs
« Reply #3448 on: January 23, 2014, 09:10:10 AM »
Syrian Army Destroys Militants' Weapons, Hideouts in Homs

Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:9
source: http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13921103000536



TEHRAN (FNA)- Units of the Syrian armed forces on Thursday eliminated all members of a militant group in al-Qusour and al-Hamidiyeh neighborhoods in Homs and destroyed their weapons, a military source said.

The source added that another army unit confronted militants who tried to infiltrate from the village of Um Sahrij into the village of Tloul al-Hawa in al-Mukharam area, killing 7 militants and destroying a car equipped with heavy machinegun, SANA reported.

All members of militant groups were killed and wounded while they were trying to attack the military checkpoints in Karag al-Darwish, Bait al-Nabhan, al-Talleh, near Obeid fuel station, Um Sharshouh and al-Gherbal in Talbiseh town.

An army unit destroyed rockets launcher in Ein Hussein in Homs Countryside, while another army unit killed 15 militants and injured 25 others in Masil al-Abboudiyeh on the Southern countryside of al-Qseir.

Army units destroyed militants' hideout in the village of Asileh in al-Rastan countryside and also destroyed a car equipped with heavy machinegun in Taldao village, killing a number of militants, among them Mohammad Bakkour, Midhat Bakkar, and Baraa al-Ekish and injuring the leader of the militant group, Abdullah Halaq.

Meanwhile, militants targeted with rocket shells the citizens' houses in Abu al-Alaya village in al-Mukharam area, causing material damage to the citizens’ properties.
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FSA Militants Defect Ranks to Join Syria Army
« Reply #3449 on: January 23, 2014, 09:12:28 AM »
FSA Militants Defect Ranks to Join Syria Army

Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:11
source: http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13921103000615



TEHRAN (FNA)- Militants from the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) have defected from their ranks and joined the forces of the Syrian army, new footage coming out of Syria showed.

The FSA defectors say in a video released by the British television channel, ITV news, that they had been deceived into joining the fight against the Syrian government, Al-Alam reported.

Reports say the video was filmed in and around the Syrian capital, Damascus.

The defectors reveal that weapons supplied to foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government were smuggled into the country through Jordan and were paid for by Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

They also depict the streets of the Syrian capital as the grounds where rival militant groups are engaged in infighting for food, weapons and territory.

According to the FSA militants, numerous foreigners have joined the militancy in Syria during the past year.

In an interview in May 2013, President Assad said militants from as many as 29 different countries were fighting against the government in different parts of the country.

Assad stated that foreign intervention is the most important factor aggravating the situation in Syria.

A British defense study showed that about 100,000 militants, fragmented into 1,000 groups, are operating inside Syria.

The extracts of the study by defense consultancy IHS Jane’s were published on September 16, 2013.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since March 2011. According to reports, the western powers and their regional allies -- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey -- are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.
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Militants Killed, Attempt to Detonate Explosive Devices Thwarted in Aleppo, Idli
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Militants Killed, Attempt to Detonate Explosive Devices Thwarted in Aleppo, Idlib

Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:12
source: http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13921103000650

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian army units foiled militants' attempt to blow up three explosive devices on al-Mastomah road and destroyed a number of militants' hideouts and cars with all weapons and ammunition inside them in Aleppo and Idlib.

A military source told SANA that militants were killed as their tools were destroyed in the villages of Binnish, Kfar Jales, Ard al-Doseh, Ein Martin, al-Shoiha and North Abu al-Dhor airport in Idlib countryside.

The source added that militants' attempt to detonate three explosive devices, weighing about 25 kg for each, on al-Mastomah road was foiled.

A number of militants were killed and wounded in the neighborhoods of al-Kallaseh, al-Maysir, old Aleppo city, Hanano and the area around Aleppo Central Prison.

A truck for militants loaded with large quantities of ammunition in the village of Ma'aret al-Artik was destroyed with all militants inside it.
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Syrian Army Makes Major Advances in Idlib Countryside
« Reply #3451 on: January 25, 2014, 10:14:35 AM »
Syrian Army Makes Major Advances in Idlib Countryside

Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:48
source: http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13921105000309



TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army made major advances in several areas in Idlib countryside in the Northwestern parts of the country.

The army units destroyed a number of gathering centers of the militants in Bensh, Kafr Jales, Arz al-Dousseh and Martin along Idlib-Saqlin road on Friday. The army killed tens of terrorists and injured dozens more in the clashes in Idlib countryside.

Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian army thwarted the militants’ attack on a military zone near Al-Qasemieh town in Damascus countryside. More than 30 terrorists have been killed in heavy clashes.

The army units also made major advances towards Al-Nashabieh town Damascus countryside.

Elsewhere, the Syrian army conducted several military operations in Ankhal town and Ankhal-Jassem road in Daraa countryside.

The Syrian air force targeted and destroyed the gathering centers of militants of Ahrar Al-Sham Movement and Free Syrian Army (FSA) in surrounding farms of Ankhal-Jassem road in Daraa countryside.

Meantime, nearly 1,400 foreign-backed insurgent have thus far been killed in Syria ever since the eruption of infighting among rival militant gangs fighting against the Syrian government.

The so-called Observatory for Human Rights said that clashes between the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other militant groups have claimed 1,395 lives since January 3.

Also, militants from the FSA have defected from their ranks and joined the forces of the Syrian army, new footage coming out of Syria showed.

The FSA defectors say in a video released by the British television channel, ITV news, that they had been deceived into joining the fight against the Syrian government.
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Syria government, opposition meetings not fruitful: Brahimi
« Reply #3452 on: January 25, 2014, 11:44:56 AM »
Syria government, opposition meetings not fruitful: Brahimi

Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:45PM GMT
source: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/25/347722/syria-govtopposition-talks-not-fruitful/



UN-Arab League Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi says two face-to-face meetings between delegates representing the Syrian government and the foreign-backed opposition in Geneva have not achieved much.

"We haven't achieved much but we are continuing," Brahimi said after three hours of talks with the two sides on Saturday.

The UN envoy said the second meeting, held on Saturday afternoon, focused on humanitarian affairs in the Arab country.

He added that they had "discussed at length the situation in Homs" and "tomorrow morning we will discuss the issue of prisoners, [and] people that have been kidnapped."

Brahimi stated that he hopes a convoy carrying humanitarian aid would reach the western city of Homs on Monday.

Delegates from the Syrian government and foreign-backed opposition are meeting amid fundamental differences.

The Geneva II conference on Syria kicked off in the Swiss town of Montreux on January 22. It is aimed at finding a political solution to the crisis in the Arab country.

The opposition and its Western supporters insist that President Bashar al-Assad must step down and a transitional government be formed in Syria.

However, Damascus has rejected the demand, arguing that the foreign-backed coalition does not represent the Syrian opposition.

The United Nations says more than four million Syrians will be forced out of their homes in 2014 by the escalating conflict in the country that has displaced millions so far.
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UN documents war crimes on both rebel and govt side as Syria crisis persists
« Reply #3453 on: January 25, 2014, 10:15:43 PM »
UN documents war crimes on both rebel and govt side as Syria crisis persists

Published time: January 25, 2014 15:51
source: http://rt.com/news/un-syria-war-crimes-195/


A picture taken on January 12, 2014, shows a destroyed neighborhood in the city of Daraya, southwest of the capital Damascus (AFP Photo / LCDC)

More tortures and murders, committed by both the rebels and government forces, were revealed by UN war crimes specialists in Syria. The UN believes these crimes could successfully be taken up by the International Criminal Court.

A fourth and confidential list of war crimes suspects has been compiled since July, said Karen Koning AbuZayd, an American expert serving on the UN independent commission of inquiry.

In particular, foreign insurgents in Syria have their "own agenda", she stated, which includes founding sharia courts that hand down sentences and carry them out on the spot.

"Civil wars can be pretty bad, but people coming in from outside with radical agendas really don't give a damn what they do to things or people in that wonderful country that Syria was," AbuZayd told Reuters.

In September, the UN specialists said that the militants stepped up killings, executions and abuses in the north.

"Since there is tension between and among the various opposition groups, we're getting more information about opposition groups from other opposition groups. So there is more information on both sides now," AbuZayd pointed out.

Russia has warned about the insurgents’ actions many times. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told RT, in an exclusive interview, that the militant groups only worsen the plight of the war-torn country.

“In reality the humanitarian crisis is getting worse mostly because of the militants, because of those groups which many countries have officially recognized as extremist and terrorist. So we do need to address humanitarian issues, but instead of fighting symptoms we should root out the cause of the crisis,” Lavrov said. “And the root cause of the crisis is that the terrorist threat is extremely serious in Syria today.”

“Another concern is that we see among the rebels an increasing number of jihadists who pursue extremist objectives. They want to set up a caliphate and impose sharia laws, and basically they are already terrorizing minorities,” he added.

In December, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said that evidence collected by the investigators implicates President Bashar Assad. But she later denied that she had direct knowledge of the report.

AbuZayd only said the lists went up to "higher levels" of the Syrian government, but did not elaborate.

On the other hand, the UN experts could not so far confirm earlier reports by CNN and the Guardian, implicating Assad’s government in the torture and deaths of about 11,000 detainees. The news outlets said they possessed some 55,000 pictures, allegedly taken by a Syrian military police photographer, showing the mutilated bodies of the purported victims.

"For us of course it is also a single source, which we wouldn't use because it is only a single source," AbuZayd stressed.

All in all, the researchers’ team of more than 20 investigators interviewed 500 refugees, defectors and people still in Syria since July, bringing the total number of testimonies gathered to 2,600 since September 2011, Reuters reported.

Over 130,000 people are believed to have died since the country’s civil war broke out in 2011. Nearly a third of Syria’s 22 million residents have been forced to flee their homes, and half are in need of international aid, according to Reuters.

RW - The UN claims 'both' sides based on a report from the USG side in which the militants, the insurgents, the opposition fighters, the terrorists et al are mentioned but nothing implicating Assad or the Syrian Army. Both sides indeed.
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Syria: Dozens of Families Back to Their Houses in Barzeh
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Syria: Dozens of Families Back to Their Houses in Barzeh

Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:51
source: http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13921106000281



TEHRAN (FNA)- Dozens of families went back to their houses in Barzeh neighborhood in Damascus after accomplishing national reconciliation.

Those families had run away leaving their houses in Barzeh neighborhood due to the acts of the terrorist groups, Al-Manar reported.

The families entered their houses after the competent authorities in Damascus province restored all services and repaired the infrastructure.
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Syria: Twelve Citizens Injured by Terrorist Attack in Jaramana
« Reply #3455 on: January 26, 2014, 08:49:37 AM »
Syria: Twelve Citizens Injured by Terrorist Attack in Jaramana

Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:21
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TEHRAN (FNA)- Twelve citizens were injured by terrorist mortar shells that fell on residential areas in Jaramana in Damascus Countryside.

A source at the Police Command said that many shells fell on the residential areas of al-Wahda, al-Baath, al-Janayen, al-Rawda and al-Jam'yat, adding that the attack caused injures to 12 citizens, among them a child and a number of women, in addition to material damage to the properties in these areas, SANA reported Saturday.
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ISIL Ringleader Killed in Northeastern Syria
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ISIL Ringleader Killed in Northeastern Syria

Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:25
source: http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13921106000583



TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Kurds announced that they have killed a wanted and notorious Al-Qaeda commander in Hasaka countryside in the Northeastern parts of the country.

Abu Islam Al-Idlibi was killed in fierce clashes with the Syrian Kurds’ Popular Support Committees in Ras Al-Ain town in Hasaka countryside on Saturday. 

The Syrian Kurdish fighters have intensified their attacks against the Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in the past two months.

The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when sporadic pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.

As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.

Washington has remained indifferent to warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.
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Syrian Army Repels Militants' Attack on Military Center in Idlib Countryside
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Syrian Army Repels Militants' Attack on Military Center in Idlib Countryside

Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:7
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TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army thwarted militants' attacks on a strategic military center in Idlib countryside in Northwestern Syria.

The army units pushed back the terrorists from Basida town in Ma’areh Al-Nauman countryside in Idlib countryside and prevented them from attacking a nearby military center.

Scores of militants have been killed and many more injured in the army's attack in Idlib countryside.

On Saturday, the Syrian army made major advances in several areas in Idlib countryside.

The army units destroyed a number of gathering centers of the militants in Bensh, Kafr Jales, Arz al-Dousseh and Martin along Idlib-Saqlin road on Friday. The army killed tens of terrorists and injured dozens more in the clashes in Idlib countryside.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs and terrorists against both the army and civilians.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed since terrorist and armed groups turned protest rallies into armed clashes.

The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
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Kurds, Assyrians push ISIL back in Syria: Observatory

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In this image posted on a militant social media account by the Al-Baraka division of the ISIL on Tuesday, February 24, 2015,
a militant aims a sniper rifle during fighting in the town of Tal Tamer of the Hassakeh province in Syria (AP photo).


Kurdish fighters backed by local Assyrians have reportedly pushed terrorists of the ISIL Takfiri group back in northeastern Syria.

On Saturday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported fighting around the town of Tal Tamer, which it said was coming under ISIL artillery fire.

Observatory director Rami Abdurrahman said the ISIL militants initially made gains but the Kurds forced them back.

The so-called  Observatory said at least eight militants and an unknown number of Kurds were killed.

The Takfiris attacked a number of Christian villages in Syria’s northeast on Saturday, triggering heavy fighting with Kurdish forces and their local allies.

According to activists, the attacks, which started around dawn, hit at least three villages near Tal Tamer along the Khabur River in the Hasakah province.

Osama Edwards, the director of the Sweden-based Assyrian Network for Human Rights, said the center of the clashes was villages on the northern bank of the river as the ISIL terrorists are seeking to take the strategic town, some 35 kilometers (20 miles) from the city of Hasakah.

The ISIL terror group kidnapped over 220 Christians from several villages near Tel Tamer last month.  Terrorists have been trying to capture the town, which is the corridor to the eastern border of Iraq.



Also last month, Kurdish fighters liberated some 20 villages in the Hasakah province.

Hundreds of Assyrians --  indigenous Christian people who trace their roots back to ancient Mesopotamia -- have already abandoned their villages to avoid bloody clashes.

The ISIL militants, with members from several Western countries, control parts of Syria and Iraq, and have been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all ethnic and religious communities.

‘ISIL local leader killed’


Meanwhile on Saturday, Syrian state media said government airstrikes this week killed a local leader of the ISIL in the central province of Hama.

It identified the slain militant as Deib Hdeijan al-Otaibi, also known as Abi Ammar al-Jazrawi, and said a convoy of vehicles was also destroyed in the air raids.

Abdurrahman also said al-Jazrawi had been killed, along with at least 25 other ISIL militants.
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