Syria Arab Army Units on hold to start the final battle of Aleppo

Aleppo, during the past few hours, has witnessed a cautious calm, in terms of armed conflicts.

The Syrian Arab Army is likely to wage qualified operations within the few coming days.

Sources reported to al-Miadeen Channel that Syrian Army is on two fronts, where in the west the Syrian Army has made progress as it controlled over the first defence lines of Free Army militias in Salah el-Din neighborhood.

On the eastern front, the Syrian Arab Army has mobilized military enforcements around al-Sakhour and Hanano neighborhoods, in which the gangs of Free Army militia spread in, al-Miadeen reported.

The area surrounding Aleppo Citadel and Police headquarter had witnessed armed clashes yesterday. Continue reading

Armed rebels commit horrific crimes against civilians: Syria

The Syrian government says the rebel armed groups backed and funded by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey are committing “horrific crimes” against civilians in the capital, Damascus, and the city of Aleppo.

In two letters addressed to the head of the UN Security Council and the UN secretary general, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said the rebels backed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey are using civilians in Aleppo as human shields, and killing anyone who does not support their crimes.

A large number of mercenaries are gathered in Aleppo, whose entry to the city has been facilitated by Turkey, the letters pointed out.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry further denounced the Western states’ reluctance to urge armed opposition groups to end their attacks in the country.  Continue reading

‘British-born jihadists fighting Assad in Syria’ – captured photographer

Armed members of the Free Syrian Army are seen in the western border town of Zabadani in this undated still image taken from amateur video obtained by Reuters (Reuters / Reuters TV)

Radical Islamists with “British accents” are among the coalition forces looking to topple Bashar Assad, says Jeroen Oerlemans, a photographer who was held hostage in Syria for a week. The UK Foreign Office has launched an investigation.

Oerlemans, a famous Dutch photo journalist, and John Cantlie, another photographer from the UK, were captured by a group of between 30 and 100 anti-Assad fighters when crossing the Syrian border from Turkey last week. They were then blindfolded.

One of the black jihadists freaked out and shouted: ‘These are journalists and now they will see we are preparing an international jihad in this place.‘” Oerlemans told NRC Handelsblatt newspaper. He said that none of the fighters was Syrian. Continue reading