On August 8, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Australia and Belgium signed a non-disclosure agreement pertaining to data obtained during the investigation into the causes of the crash of Malaysian Airlines MH17
In the framework of the 4-country agreement signed on 8 August between Ukraine, the Netherlands, Belgium and Australia, information on the progress and results of the investigation of the disaster will remain classified.
This was confirmed at a briefing in Kiev under the auspices of the office of the Prosecutor General Yuri Boychenko. In his words, the results of the investigation will be published once completed only if a consensus agreement of all parties that have signed the agreement prevails.
Anyone of the signatories has the right to veto the publication of the results of the investigation without explanation.
Following the signing of this agreement, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine ratified the agreement and allowed for the participation of Malaysian staff to participate in the investigation.
International experts admit that for the survey of the wreck Malaysian Boeing 777 will take several weeks.
The second phase will involve searches pertaining to the remains of the victims of the crash of flight MH17.
Thus, it is safe to assume the results of the investigation are actually classified and the final expert opinion will not be released. (or only after a few years, when the political causes of the disaster will lose their relevance).
The conclusion is simple – the intermediate results of the investigation directly prove the innocence of Russia and/or the Donesk militia.
The Syrian Army forces continued their operations in Damascus countryside, after the communication and Internet broke yesterday after the Free Army insurgents bombed the Spatial Internet line in Duma.
Military sources said to Breaking News that the fighter jets of Syrian Air force hit several positions for the insurgents on the orchards of al-Sheifounia in Duma.
The sources added that more than100 gunmen were killed in the airstrikes of the Syrian Air force.
In Daria, Breaking News Sources said that the Syrian Army artillery has bombed locations for the gunmen in the orchards of Daria city.
The units also raided on several dens in the neighborhoods of Daria.
The sources pointed out to Breaking News Network that the bodies of killed insurgents are all over the city.
The fighter jets of Syrian Air force also targeted several positions for the gunmen in the orchards, situated near Suhnaya.
The Special Forces of Syrian Army carried out very important operations in Beit Sahem, Aqraba, Zamalka, Erbin areas and the orchards of Harasta, what resulted in more than 40 deaths of the armed men.
Sources for Breaking News Network revealed that the Syrian Army forces carried out an operation against a gathering for the militants at Jaramana junction in al-Muleiha, causing the death of 50 gunmen. Continue reading
Syrian security guards said on Friday that the bomb explosion occurred near Press TV’s office in Damascus after a man was caught on camera sticking something to a car.
According to reports, he escaped the scene of the attack minutes before the blast.
However, the bomb attack did not cause any casualties.
On September 26, militants in Damascus attacked Press TV staff, killing the Iranian English-language news network’s correspondent Maya Naser, and injuring its Damascus Bureau Chief Hosein Mortada.
Syria has been the scene of unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of security forces, have lost their lives in the turmoil.
The Syrian government says foreign-backed “terrorists” are responsible for the killings, and that certain Western states, especially the United States, and their regional allies are fueling the turmoil.$
Source: Press TV
PROVINCES, (SANA) – Units of the Armed Forces on Sunday continued their national mission in pursuit of al-Qaeda terrorists who are perpetrating acts of killing and looting in Daraya, Hejjeira and al-Dhiyabiyeh in Damascus Countryside and destroyed a number of their vehicles and tools used in targeting the residents and their properties.
An official source told SANA reporter that an army unit clashed with al-Qaeda linked terrorist group and killed some of its members near al-Forn roundabout in Daraya city.
An army unit discovered weapons and ammunition including Israeli-made bombs, DShK bullets, PKC machineguns and military uniforms in terrorists’ hideouts in Cornice area in Daraya.
An official source told SANA reporter that the ammunition and weapons were hidden in particular holes dug by the terrorists in plantations in Daraya farms.
The source added that several mines were dismantled, after they were planted by terrorists in the residential houses in Corniche area in the city.
A unit of the Armed Forces clashed with an armed terrorist group, affiliated to al-Qaeda, near the eastern entrance of Daraya city, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.
An official source told SANA reporter that the army seized large amounts of weapons and ammunition, including machineguns, sniper rifles and a 82-mm mortar launcher, inside a terrorists’ hideout in the city.
The source added that another unit of the armed forces killed a number of terrorists at Fayez Mansour and al-Akshak streets in Hejjeira town in the countryside of Damascus.
One of the most dangerous terrorists, Moa’az Numeiri was identified among the dead, the source said. Continue reading
HAVANA, (SANA)-A message from President Bashar al-Assad to President Raul Castro of Cuba, conveyed by Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal al-Mikdad to the Cuban First Vice President José Ramَn Machado Ventura who renewed his country’s support to Syria.
During the meeting held in Havana on Tuesday, Ventura affirmed that Syria steadfastness is a guarantee for the states which defend their independence and sovereignty all over the world.
Ventura expressed President Castro’s thanks for President al-Assad’s message and the information that included a brief on the situation in Syria, showing Cuba’s readiness to offer help and support to Syria during the difficult stage it is passing through.
He appreciated Syrian people’s struggle and their steadfastness which foiled the western plots.
For his part, al-Mikdad briefed Ventura on the developments Syria has passed through during the latest months and the US-Western conspiracy to which it is exposed aiming at affecting its national stances in the face of the US and western polices to control the region. Continue reading
An explosive device that weighted about 100 has exploded near a bus for Syrian Army on al-Mastouma road of Edlib countryside, what resulted in 10 martyrs of Syrian Army officers.
In Damascus countryside, our reporter stated that the Syrian security forces found a torture location that was used by insurgents near Town Center mall on Damascus – Daraa highway.
The correspondent added that the Syrian Army hit a position for insurgents in Ghbeir square of Erbin city, what resulted in 10 deaths of militants at least
Our correspondent in Daria city pointed out that terrorists have booby-trapped al-Tawbeh mosque and bombed scores of houses, preventing the Syrian Army from chasing them. Continue reading
Jamil said on Monday that the meeting is also a positive step towards strengthening negotiations among Syrian groups and could yield significant results.
Jamil made the remarks on the sidelines of the two-day meeting between the Syrian government and opposition groups in Tehran which began on Sunday.
Nearly 200 participants, including Syrian scholars, tribal and religious leaders, representatives of different ethnicities, minorities and the opposition as well as representatives from other countries are participating in the meeting.
The Syrian official said all groups participating in Tehran’s meeting stress the necessity of finding a comprehensive political solution to Syria’s crisis and preventing foreign interference in the Arab country.
Jamil added that the National Dialogue meeting was effective in brining the views of member states of Syria contact group closer together. Continue reading
France raised the prospect on Thursday of providing Syria’s rebels with weapons as Turkey joined it and the Gulf Arab states in recognizing the newly unified opposition.
France said it would discuss its proposal to ease the European Union arms embargo on both sides in the 20-month-conflict with its partners in the 27-nation bloc but Russia said any such move would be a violation of international law.
In Paris, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said he would raise the idea of excluding weapons for the rebels from the current blanket EU embargo.
“For the moment, there is an embargo, so there are no arms being delivered from the European side. The issue… will no doubt be raised for arms,” Fabius he told RTL radio.
“The issue will be raised because the (opposition) coalition has asked us to do so,” he said, adding: “This is something that we can only do in coordination with the Europeans.”
According to agencies, French President Francois Hollande is to hold talks on Saturday with the head of the new opposition so-called National Coalition, Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib, his office said.
In Moscow, Russian foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said “promises are being made from a number of capitals of massive supplies of modern weapons.” Continue reading