Al-Qaeda militants crush ex-partners in Aleppo

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Al-Qaeda-linked armed groups have fought rival Syria militants near the country’s borders with Turkey in an outbreak of violence driven by the divisions between factions battling to rise to power in the Arab country.

The fighting illustrates the volatile situation in Syria as a team of chemical weapons experts start the process of eliminating the country’s chemical weapons stockpile, with inspections expected to begin next week.

The Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) took control of the northern border town of Azaz last month, kicking out their former partners and prompting Turkey to shut the crossing about 5 km away.

ISIS, which wants to merge Syria into a larger state ruled by their own law, has maintained control of the town since then and clashes have periodically erupted between it and fighters of the Northern Storm brigade, which they had expelled to its outskirts.

The latest fighting broke out Tuesday night after a deadline ISIS had set for Northern Storm fighters to surrender their weapons came to an end.

“There are very fierce clashes on the outskirts of Azaz. ISIS cut all roads leading to Turkey and the situation is very tense,” said one militant source, speaking from Turkey.

Another activist from Azaz said ISIS had seized two checkpoints and a base from militant Northern Storm and had advanced toward the border. He said some ISIS fighters had been killed, but he did not know how many.

“What is happening in Aleppo is clearly a massive terrorist war, aimed at toppling a government, and not by its own people,” Al-Alam reporter said.
He added, “International organizations inaction over the brutal war which is claiming more lives each passing day is more questionable than ever”.

“al-Qaeda linked armed groups not only take victims from their opponents, but also there are many young people who are professionally brainwashed into putting their lives in danger for al-Qaeda to gain more power in Syria,” he said.

As the Syrian army has been fighting a massive foreign-sponsored war, fueled by regional and Western countries, the United States and its allies have not stopped their support to the leaders of the insurgency.

CIA operatives have been training Syria militants in Jordan borders while providing them with military support, according to reports, as huge amounts of money are being flushed into the hands of militants and al-Qaeda-linked groups from several countries such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

US Senator McCain, who has called for American military aid to militants, visited Azaz in May and was photographed alongside Northern Storm militants.

A US threat to bomb Syria over conflicting reports of a chemical attack on August 21 near Syrian capital was averted by Russia’s mediation that proposed to put Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons under international supervision to avoid further use of illegal weapons.

Syrian government, which has proposed the UN with evidence that reportedly indicate militants were behind the August 21 attack, welcomed the initiative and helped a UN disarmament team to enter the country and start their mission.

The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when 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.
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Report: 500 Terrorist Groups Fighting Syrian Gov’t

TEHRAN (FNA)- Over 500 terrorist cells and groups are now fighting against Bashar al-Assad’s government in different parts of Syria, media reports disclosed on Tuesday.

The Palestinian Almanar weekly quoted informed sources as saying that the size of these networks and the number of their members varies depending on who is sponsoring them.

The sources, who asked to remain anonymous in fear of their life, added that over 85% of these criminals are non-Syrians who have come from different continents and have been recruited by Saudi and Qatari spies and later trained in special training camps in Turkey.

The weekly added that these networks are receiving Israeli made weapon cargos paid by Persian Gulf Arab Sheikhs.

The sources also said that these terrorist cells and groups are paid salaries for operations in Syria.

The Syrian crisis began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

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 militants are foreign nationals.

In an interview broadcast on Turkish television in April, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that if the militants take power in Syria they could destabilize the entire Middle Eastern region for decades.

“If the unrest in Syria leads to the partitioning of the country, or if the terrorist forces take control… the situation will inevitably spill over into neighboring countries and create a domino effect throughout the Middle East and beyond,” he added.

Source: Fars news

Main al-Nusra Front commander killed in Qusayr clashes

Syrian troops celebrate as they take control of the village of Haydariyah, some 7 km outside al-Qusayr on May 20, 2013.

The main commander of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front has been reportedly killed in clashes with the Syrian army in the western city of al-Qusayr.

According to Syria’s national television, top al-Nusra Front commander identified as Abu Omar was killed in al-Qusayr on Tuesday as clashes between Syrian troops and foreign-backed militants in the border town entered their third day.

The Syrian army says it is now in control of more than 70 percent of the strategic city, which connects the capital city of Damascus to the Mediterranean port of Tartous.

Intense fighting is reported to be still under way in some parts of al-Qusayr, about 30 km southwest of Homs, with the Syrian army making advances on terrorist groups fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

According to Syria’s official news agency, SANA, scores of militants were killed in clashes with government forces on Tuesday. Syrian troops also defused several explosive devices in the city.

Syrian troops entered al-Qusayr from several directions on May 19 after weeks of clashes with militants. Syrian sources say over 100 militants have been killed in the military operation to clear al-Qusayr of militants.

On Monday, Syrian army confiscated an Israeli military vehicle used by foreign-backed militants in al-Qusayr. A number of military uniforms as well as wiretapping and jamming equipment were found in the vehicle.

Source: Press TV

Free Army Commanders: We’d Great Expectations… We’re collapsing

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Three weeks after, the armed rebels entered the northern town of Aleppo, ammunition supplies had dwindled to 600 bullets and six rockets, resulting in a very bloody stalemate with Assad’s forces.

But despite a ‘rotten’ process, supplies are finally on their way

The rusting green Mercedes truck could have been mistaken for a removal lorry.

It was parked in a narrow street outside a luxurious villa a short distance from the Turkish border, and the arms and legs of chairs and tables protruded from the tarpaulin that covered the back.

Beneath the furniture, however, were 450,000 rounds of ammunition and hundreds of rocket-propelled grenades destined for the armed rebels in Aleppo. Continue reading

High figure of FSA defects to engage in dialogue with government

Damascus – The Colonel Khalid Abed al-Rahamn al-Zalem, founder and commander of several armed groups, and several officers announced about their defection from Free Army and cooperation with Syrian authorities to resolve conflict through dialogue. The announcement comes amid a Conference for the Syrian Opposition in Damascus.

Source: Syria 24 English

Syria’s Zoabi: We Can End Crisis in Hours, But That Would Be Disastrous

Syrian Information Minister Omran Zoabi announced that thousands of well-equipped militants entered Syria through its borders, especially through Turkey.

In an interview with Al-Manar TV, Zoabi said Syria “capable of putting the crisis to an end in few hours, but that may result in heavy losses to Syria and its people.” “So, we’re launching qualitative operations against militants,” this minister added.

“There’s nothing called Free Syrian Army but separate armed groups joined altogether with the Western-israeli scheme in Syria,” Zoabi pointed out.

On the other side, Zoabi said the falling of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ‘imminent’, adding that “his [Erdogan] positions concerning the falling of the Syrian regime worth no reaction from us.” Continue reading

IED Goes off on Old Fairgrounds Road in Damascus, 1 Citizen Martyred…Army Units Kill Large Number of Terrorists in Aleppo

PROVINCES, (SANA)-An improvised explosive device, planted by an armed terrorist group, went off on the pedestrian bridge on the old fairgrounds road in Damascus. One citizen who was passing by the place was martyred.

An official source told SANA that the device, which weighed 1 kg, also caused material damage in the area.

Army Units Kill Large Number of Terrorists in Aleppo

The armed forces on Sunday cleared the area of Qasr al-Wali restaurant in al-Sayyid Ali in the city of Aleppo form the mercenary terrorists.

SANA reporter learned that the terrorists had been using the restaurant as a center for carrying out their terrorist operations.

A unit of the armed forces targeted terrorists’ gatherings near Orwa al-Barki Mosque in Hanano area, and others near al-Isharat area in Bustan al-Basha in Aleppo, inflicting heavy losses upon them. In Aleppo countryside, the armed forces carried out a qualitative operation killing a large number of terrorists who attacked army units in al-Atareb area.

Sniper Yousef Deya was killed while trying to escape from al-Arkoub area and two DShK-equipped cars were destroyed in al-Khazzan area in Aleppo. Continue reading

Mass Grave in Damascus… 1000 Gunmen to rescue al-Khaledia militants

The Units of Syrian Arab Army have inflicted huge losses upon the ranks of militants when the last have attacked a checkpoint for the Syrian Army in the Sheep Souk, situated near Dair Ba’lba.

A military source in Homs confirmed in an exclusive statement to Breaking News Network that around 1000 gunmen have come from Talbeseh and al-Rastan, as they attacked at the same time the very area.

The Syrian Army forces confronted that attack and left more than 150 insurgents killed.

No information has recorded any causalities or injuries among the Syrian Army ranks.

The Source affirmed to Breaking News Network that the militants’ attack was aimed to unblock besiege that’s imposed on the armed men in al-Khaledia. Continue reading

US-Backed Terrorists Murder US’ Own Ambassador in Libya

Murdered US Ambassador exposes Libya “progress” propaganda – provides a warning against US meddling in Syria.
by Tony Cartalucci ( Land Destroyer )

September 12, 2012 – “I have met with these brave fighters, and they are not Al-Qaeda. To the contrary: They are Libyan patriots who want to liberate their nation. We should help them do it.” –Senator John McCain in Benghazi, Libya April 22, 2011.

Senator John McCain in the terrorist rat nest of Benghazi after marshaling cash, weapons, and political support for militants tied directly to Al Qaeda. McCain’s insistence that the terrorists he helped arm and install into power were “not Al Qaeda” runs contra to the US Army’s own reports which state that Benghazi’s terror brigades officially merged with Al Qaeda in 2007. McCain’s “Libyan patriots” have now killed US Ambassador Stevens with RPG’s most likely procured with cash and logistic networks set up by NATO last year, part of a supranational terror campaign that includes violently subverting Syria – a campaign McCain also supports

McCain’s “Libyan patriots” have now murdered US Ambassador John Christopher Stevens in the very city McCain spoke these words. An assault on the American consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi, the epicenter of not only last year’s violent subversion and destruction of sovereign Libya, but a decade’s old epicenter of global terrorism, left Ambassador Stevens dead along with two of his aides. Continue reading