Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, the spearhead of last year’s campaign to oust Muammar Gaddafi, has called for rapid international action on Syria, comparing the current crisis with the situation in Libya.
Sarkozy has spoken with the Syrian opposition leader, Abdulbaset Sieda, and both agreed there is a need for foreign intervention in Syria in order to stop the ongoing crisis, Reuters reports.
“They noted a total convergence in their views on the seriousness of the Syrian crisis as well as the need for rapid action by the international community to avoid massacres,” said a statement signed by Sarkozy and Sieda, the president of the Istanbul-based Syrian National Council. “They agreed that there are great similarities with the Libyan crisis,” said the statement. Continue reading
LONDON, (SANA)- The British Guardian newspaper revealed that groups of what they call themselves ‘Jihadists’, many with al-Qaeda sympathies and sharing its ideology, have infiltrated into Syria from Turkey in the past two weeks and are planning to joint the terrorist groups in Aleppo.
The newspaper’s correspondent in Beirut, Martin Chulov, reported in an article published on Monday that “scores of foreign jihadists have crossed into Syria from Turkey.”
Quoting Syrian residents and a Turkish smuggler the Guardian said that “many of the men have come from the Caucasus, while others had arrived from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Gulf Arab states.”
It added that leaders of armed terrorist groups inside Syria have admitted that “about 15-20 foreign fighters have been crossing each day since mid-July, trying to join up with an estimated 200-300 foreigners in Syria,” and connect with the groups inside Syria “who at least partly share their ideology.
Members of the so-called Free Army admitted, according to the Guardian, that “at least four groups not aligned to them” are fighting in Syria including a Libyan guerilla brigade.
Indicators stress that the actual number of these foreign groups is likely to be higher which are “especially active in detonating roadside bombs against regime targets,” among them are Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham groups, who have acknowledged that they adhere to the al-Qaeda views.
Source: New America
The Western-backed overthrow of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi likely provided huge stocks of heavy weapons to terrorist groups and criminal organizations operating in the Sahel region of North Africa, the United Nations confirmed January 26 in a report. Among the groups benefiting from the arms are al-Qaeda and the deadly Islamic terror organization Boko Haram, which is currently on a killing spree in Nigeria.
The UN report explained that “due to the Libyan upheaval … governments in the region are faced with the return of millions of economic migrants, the smuggling of weapons from Libyan stockpiles, terrorist activities, youth unemployment, trafficking in drugs and human beings, and a surge in criminality,” the international body summarized in a press release on its findings.
But the international body carefully ignored its own obvious role in creating the tragedy. The UN, of course, first called for the “no-fly zone” over Libya and all measures necessary to “protect civilians” in March of last year. Western powers including the U.S. government promptly interpreted the international resolution as a green light for military strikes and eventually regime change.
Almost incredibly, the UN and some of its member governments are now calling for even more international intervention. To deal with the fallout crisis created by the previous round of failed intervention, a collection of regimes in the region seeking to quash rebel groups joined forces with various UN officials to seize on last week’s report, demanding more support from the international body and the regional African Union (AU). Continue reading
Hundreds of Syrians have been brutally murdered by US trained terrorists, here are some of those images which the media refuses to show, these are the terrorists who cause the bloodshed, then the US propaganda outlets claim Syrian Security Forces kill protesters. They can’t hide the truth even though Youtube is trying hard to keep removing the videos