Insurgents kill 30 Syrian civilians in Idlib

Members of the terrorist Free Syrian Army (File Photo)

Insurgents fighting against the Syrian government have killed at least 30 civilians in the northwest city of Idlib, as they continue their deadly attacks across the country.

The violence took place in the Idlib countryside Harem on Sunday. The accident comes days after a video posted online showed insurgents beating and executing a group of soldiers in Idlib province. The UN and Amnesty International have said that the killings could be the evidence of a “war crime.”

According to Syria’s official news agency SANA, government forces have also clashed with foreign-backed insurgents in Idlib countryside of Maarat al-Noman, killing dozens of terrorists and seizing a large amount of weapons, including RPG rocket launchers.

There are also reposts of clashes between the Syrian army and armed groups in Dayr al-Zawr and Damascus suburbs of Hasrata and Hijera.

Meanwhile, at least 11 people were injured after a car bomb exploded near a government-run labor union and a hotel in the heart of the Syrian capital of Damascus.

“An explosion caused by terrorists went off near to the Dama Rose hotel and the union federation, which left a number of people wounded and causing damage to the area,” Syrian TV said.

The area is close to several security centers and Syrian military headquarters. The Dama Rose hotel in the past was used by UN observers visiting Syria.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the violence.

Syria accuses Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey as well as some Western countries of fanning the flames violence in the country.

Source: Press TV

Analysts: Syrian army in no danger of collapsing from rebel assaults

A destroyed tank overlooks the main highway on June 17, 2012, running through Rastan, Syria from Damascus to Aleppo

By David Enders | McClatchy Newspapers

ANTAKYA, Turkey — Though degraded by a war of attrition against increasingly capable guerrilla militias, the Syrian military remains a cohesive force capable of continuing its operations for the foreseeable future, according to independent military analysts.

The assessment that the Syrian military remains a potent force contradicts months of suggestions by Obama administration officials that defections and the pace of the increasingly violent conflict is overstretching the military, a theme that’s been voiced repeatedly for months in official State Department briefings.

“We think that the army is increasingly overstretched. We think that the economy is under increasing strain. And we think the rebels are getting stronger,” State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said Aug. 9 in one typical comment.

Yet despite a bombing in July that killed four of President Bashar Assad’s closest advisers – including his minister of defense – Syrian military strategy has changed little from six months ago: using the highly mechanized army – built to fight the Israeli army – to surround rebel-held areas and pound them with artillery and airstrikes before making incursions with infantry and paramilitary forces. Continue reading

‘US defeat in Syria would be end of US hegemony in Middle East’

The United States is doing everything possible to salvage ‘operation Syria’ and in doing so hedging all their bets on its success, says Eric Draitser, geopolitical analyst from stopimperialism.com. But that strategy, Draitser believes, will fail.

Earlier, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the US no longer sees Syria’s foreign-based National Council as a leading opposition force, due to its lack of support on the ground.

The Syrian opposition consists of various rebel militias, many of which have been infiltrated by radical Islamists linked to Al-Qaeda.

A new 51 member “National Initiative Council” is due to be unveiled in Doha next week, and will include only 15 seats for the SNC.

Meanwhile, the SNC is planning to base itself inside Syria, in an attempt to prove its relevance to skeptical international backers. But as Eric Draitser told RT, these efforts may be too little too late to fit into US plans for the region.

RT:Washington’s already suggesting names to represent a new opposition leadership, with the Syrian National Council to have just a few seats – why this shift now? Continue reading

US plans to establish new Syrian opposition force in Qatar meeting

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

The US has launched an aggressive campaign to re-establish a new Syrian opposition force with its Secretary of State rejecting existing opposition leaders as “a bunch of out-of-touch exiles” that should be replaced by a group representing active insurgents.

“We’ve made it clear that the SNC (Syrian National Council) can no longer be viewed as the visible leader of the opposition,” said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday during an official visit to Croatia.

She further declared, “That opposition must include people from inside Syria and others who have a legitimate voice that needs to be heard.”

Clinton’s assertions clearly confirm the leading role of the American government, the closest Israeli ally, in fueling the anti-Syria insurgency aimed at removing the pro-resistance government of President Bashar Al-Assad.

The development comes as hundreds of opposition figures plan to gather in Doha, Qatar, next week in an attempt to establish a new insurgency group, presumably under the auspices of the Arab League but organized in effect by the US government.

Clinton, meanwhile, affirmed that she had been heavily involved in planning the Qatar gathering, including recommending individuals and organizations to include in any new leadership structure, according to a New York Timesreport.

According to the report, “some analysts are expecting that the United States could become more deeply involved by supplying weapons, including antiaircraft weapons, to the opposition.” Thus far, it adds, the US has insisted that it has only supplied nonlethal aid, “although it has been directing weapons from other states to favorite groups.”

Although the US and its allies are making great efforts to bring out military commanders from Syria for the Qatar meeting next week, there was no guarantee that the overall effort would succeed, the report says, adding that prior attempts to establish a more unified opposition have ended in “spectacular failure, with a similar meeting in Cairo last June descending into acrimonious shouting and fisticuffs.”  Continue reading

Video shows Syrian insurgents (TERRORISTS) execute soldiers

An insurgent takes aim at a position held by pro-Syrian government troops in the Bustan al-Bashar district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (File photo)

A grisly video footage circulated on the web shows foreign-backed insurgents killing Syrian soldiers execution-style at a checkpoint in the crisis-hit country.

The video, whose authenticity cannot be verified, was posted on the video-sharing website YouTube and is believed to be the tip of the iceberg of the killings of 28 Syrian soldiers on three checkpoints in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib on Thursday, AFP reported.

In the footage, which was reportedly filmed at Hamisho checkpoint west of the northwestern city of Saraqeb, the insurgents beat about 10 soldiers before executing them with automatic rifles.

The latest escalation of violence in Syria coincided with a claim by the so-called Syrian National Council (SNC) that the West and its allies instigate radicalization in the crisis-hit Arab country.

Earlier in the day, a number of armed men were killed during intense clashes with Syrian troops in the central town of Hama. The insurgents were planning to attack al-Jeed, al-Aziziyeh and Jisr beit al-Raas villages in the al-Ghab area of Hama province.

On the same day, Syrian soldiers launched an offensive against insurgents near the village of Kherbet al-Masasneh, killing scores of them.

The Syrian Army also seized a large amount of weapons and destroyed a car used by insurgents.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed in the turmoil.

The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the insurgents are foreign nationals.

Source: Press TV

Syria: Harem under heavy neo-ottoman invasion

Harem is a Syrian town located in green Idleb. It is an ancient town known with its unique archaeological sites like (Harem Castle). Harem is located at the borderline with Turkey, it was under the so called “Free Syrian Army” attack for several months under the full coordination of the Turkish army and intelligence.

The residents of Harem appealed the Syrian government

 to send military enforcement because they are under heavy neo-ottoman invasion.

We hope the Syrian Arab Army will arrive in time otherwise Erdogan’s thugs will destroy the town and occupy it.

The international community and the hypocrite Western governments should act over this dangerous developments.  Continue reading

Un journaliste turc révèle que les rebelles syriens (ASL) font du trafic d’organes

L’Armée syrienne libre (ASL) serait impliquée dans un horrible trafic d’organes des civils syriens qu’ils ont enlevé puis assassiné, rapporte les médias.

Selon le journal turc Yourte, ils venderaient les organes à des trafiquants, cela, à des prix élevés. Le correspondant du journal en Syrie a fait la lumière sur les événements atroces et les violations concernant le trafic d’organes par des terroristes : «La plupart des Syriens enlevés par les groupes armés sont tués, puis ils enlèvent les reins, les yeux, et le foie. Le journaliste révèle qu’on lui a proposé de l’argent en échange d’un corps: «Des inconnus m’ont contacté pour m’offrir 300.000 livres syriennes en échange d’un des corps aux mains des terroristes ».

En Syrie, si vous perdez la vie, désormais, vous perdez aussi vos organes.

L’ASL est financée par les pays occidentaux qui leur ont promis le pouvoir (Comme en Libye) en échange de leur service, dans le but de faire tomber Bachar al-Assad pour récupérer le gaz et ainsi ne plus dépendre des russes.

damiens Lanxade pour WikiStrike

Galloway: Global War on Syria Similar to War on Egypt in 1956… Syrian Leadership Will Not Be Defeated

BEIRUT, (SANA) – British MP George Galloway affirmed that the global war currently being waged on Syria is similar to the one waged against Egypt in 1956, voicing confidence that Syria will be victorious over this war under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad similar to the victory of the late Jamal Abdelnasser.

During a meeting with former Lebanese President Emil Lahhoud in Beirut on Tuesday, Galloway stressed that the Syrian leadership will not be defeated, underlining the need for the plan launched by former UN Envoy to Syria Kofi Annan to bear fruit and for countries to stop providing military support to the Syrian opposition.

H. Sabbagh