The UN permanent envoy in the UN Bashar al-Jafari said, “There is a hysterical obsess to target Syria and not to collaborate with Six Points’ plan”.
A British photographer who was captured by insurgents in Syria has said that his captors were foreign extremists including several Britons with “not a Syrian in sight”.
On July 19, freelance photographer John Cantile, alongside his Dutch colleague Jeroen Oerlemans, was kidnapped in northern Syrian and freed one week later.
Cantile said he was held in a camp by 30 foreign extremists including some from Britain and Pakistan. Continue reading
The American senators, John McCain, Joseph Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, said that the US should use its air force to protect areas controlled by the insurgents in Syria.
“This would not require any US troops on the ground but could involve limited use of our airpower and other unique US assets,” said the senators in an article in the US daily, the Washington Post, on Sunday without clarifying what they meant by the “assets.”
They also said that the insurgents in Syria should be supplied “directly and openly” with weapons, intelligence and training. Continue reading
The officers were arrested on Monday amid ongoing clashes between government troops and foreign-sponsored insurgents in the city.
Meanwhile, the Syrian media said on Monday an explosion rocked the third floor of the Syrian television headquarters in the capital, Damascus, causing yet unknown casualties. Continue reading
Britain is secretly providing the armed groups in Syria with the latest satellite phones that are designed to resist water, dust, shock, the British Daily Mail reported.
“The supply of the latest generation of handsets is part of the Foreign Office’s mission to mould militias into a coalition capable of governing the country”.
It highlighted that the communication devices supplied to the terrorists are used by the Ministry of Defense as they are “designed for rugged environments and are shock, dust and water resistant.”
The newspaper British government sources as confirming that the “Foreign Office is teaching negotiation and ‘stabilization’ skills to opposition leaders, and advising on how to address the Syrian people and international audiences,” a mission that “is complicated by the expansion of the conflict to all Syria’s major cities.” Continue reading
MOSCOW, (Source: SANA) – Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov regretted the Arab League’s decision to suspend the work of the Arab monitors’ mission, adding that sending a peacekeeping mission needs Syria’s approval in the first place.
In a joint press conference with his Emirati counterpart Abdullah Bin Zayed in Moscow, Lavrov stressed his country’s rejection of any foreign interference in Syria’s internal affairs.
He added that it is a must to seek solutions in Syria away from foreign interference in its internal affairs, in addition to supporting efforts to reach peaceful solutions.
He stressed the need to provide all support to conduct a comprehensive dialogue that satisfies all spectrums of the Syrian society.
Lavrov called for ceasing all forms of violence in Syria including the practices of the armed groups. Regarding the AL decision to send a peacekeeping mission to Syria, Lavrov said that Moscow requires the Arab countries to provide more clarifications in this regard. Continue reading