Aliko: Assad Serves External Forces At The Expense Of Syrians

Member of the political committee Fuad Aliko said that the Israeli, Russian and Iranian shielding of the Assad regime against falling reveals the regime’s decades-long claims about resistance to the Israeli occupation.

“While this propping up of the Assad regime exposes its ugly face, it proves that its only task is protecting the interests of international and regional powers at the expense of the Syrian people, their freedom and wealth,” Aliko said.

“We sent a letter to the United Nations and the Arab League explaining that the Russian direct military intervention in Syria violates international law and an occupation, which requires a firm position at the UN Security Council and the United Nations.”

“Though Syrians have been fully aware that the Russians and the Iranians will not hesitate to politically and militarily support Assad since the outset, they have never been dissuaded from working to achieve the goals of their revolution. Syrians are determined more than any other time to get rid of all forms of occupation, whether it was Russian, Iranian or Israeli, and nothing will deter them from restoring freedom and dignity.”

(Source: Syrian Coalition / 25.09.2015)

Prisoners Exchange between the rebels and the Assad regime in Daraa

The rebels in the southern region, on Friday, enabled to release a number of prisoners in the regime’s prisons in exchange with Assad’s forces in Daraa.
Field sources reported that a prisoners exchange took place between the rebels and the forces of Assad, where the latter was released three detainees from the people of the city of Deraa in exchange for three Trucksfor traders from the Alawite sect, it has been previously detained in Naseeb crossing.
It is noteworthy that a prisoner exchange process has last July in the town of Busra al-Harir east of Daraa, and under the supervision of the Amoud Horan bridge which is operating in the region, the process has led to release eleven women and thirteen men, most of them residents of the town of Busra al-Harir displaced to the city of Izraa , mostly entire families, were arrested in the military security branch in Izraa, and that was for sixty-five bodies from the bodies of Assad’s forces.

(Source / 25.09.2015)

Russian Army starts destroying Islamic State in Syria

Russian Army starts destroying Islamic State in Syria. Russian troops in Syria

The army of Bashar al-Assad has reportedly started crushing Islamic State militants that had previously seized the cities of Palmyra and Homs. Western experts and journalists believe that the Syrian troops receive substantial military assistance from Russian military men at the base in Latakia.

In addition, Russia has deployed modern weapons, including air defense, missile systems and aviation, having turned the area of ​​the Russian base into a strong fortress. To crown it all, Russia still ships weapons to the government of Bashar Assad under previously concluded contracts.

Also read: Washington wants Russia to have another Afghanistan in Syria

Russia’s TV channel “Zvezda” (“Star”) reports that the Syrian army forced ISIS militants to retreat from Palmyra, although they hide in residential areas and use ancient monuments as a cover.

“The militants, who had been keeping the city under control and destroying priceless ancient monuments for months, are being killed in the air raids of the Syrian Air Force. During the most recent attack, 40 terrorists were destroyed in the province of Homs,” Zvezda reporters say. It was also said that many militants of the Islamic State lay down their arms and surrender.

“On September 20, in the village of Kanaker (province of Damascus) more than 500 fighters of the Islamic State and so-called moderate opposition laid down their arms,” Syrian agency SANA reports, adding that there is a video of ISIS militants yelling to government troops. The militants were said to be mercenaries from Iran, Turkey and Sudan. They received weapons from Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Lebanon. There are also many US-made weapons and heavy equipment,  reporters say.

The US does nothing to destroy ISIS in Syria. Why?

Representatives of the central command of US armed forces said that there were 70 fighters sent to Syria to fight against Assad and the Islamic State together with selected opposition groups. Previously, it was reported that the United States was providing military assistance to the Syrian opposition and ISIS militants to overthrow the Assad regime, similarly to how the US was supporting al-Qaeda during Soviet times to suppress Soviet troops in Afghanistan.

Many experts and journalists say that ISIS is a “product of the USA.” Many recall the notorious reply that President Obama gave to the question of “Who are we bombing in the Middle East?” “That’s not quite right, but that’s OK,” Obama said. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also wonders why the USA does not destroy ISIS, even though the US knows everything about the whereabouts of ISIS bases.

The Russian military have deployed a layered defense system and continue fulfilling contracts for the delivery  of modern weapons to Syria. That’s all I can say officially. I have no right to either deny and confirm whether the Russian aviation is involved in the military actions,” a high-ranking source in the General Staff of the Russian Federation told He added that Russian troops have already repulsed terrorists’ attacks before, quite successfully.

Russia has already deployed multi-purpose Su-30CM fighter aircraft, Pantsir-S1 mobile missile complexes, Mi-24 attack helicopters, multi-purpose Mi-17 helicopters, as well as Sukhoi Su-24M bombers to Syria.

Also read: Third World War to be launched in Latakia?

Over the past few weeks, a large number of military advisers have arrived in Syria. Syria has received six MiG-31 jets – these are the best interceptor aircraft in the world. For the first time, the Russian army has provided satellite intelligence data to Syria. Previously, Jihadists managed to avoid attacks from government forces because NATO was providing them with satellite information on time. Now, it appears that NATO no longer shares the intelligence data with the Islamic State, although the alliance still continues providing this information to Frente al Nosra, Russian publications said.

Russia and Iran have achieved agreements on joint activities in Syria. Should Iran officially start a  military operation in Syria for the destruction of the Islamic State, many predict complete destruction of the terrorists and mass destruction of Syrian opposition fighters.

Israel has already held high-level talks with Russia to exclude possible collisions between Russian and Israeli troops. To crown it all, US officials declared readiness for immediate negotiations with Russia on Syria, although they previously excluded such a possibility.

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(Source / 24.09.2015)



Assad’s Torture Machine on Display in London in Early October

In collaboration with the Syrian Association for the Missing and Prisoners of Conscience, the Syrian Coalition will organize Caesar a photo exhibit in London on October 6 to showcase photographs documenting the crimes committed by the Assad regime against Syrian detainees.

The photo exhibit will also feature a panel of discussion to discuss the reality that Syrians flee and ways to ensure justice and accountability for war criminals.

In July, a year long analysis by the FBI concluded that the 55,000 photographs showing the torture of 11,000 Syrian political prisoners are authentic, providing powerful new evidence to support charges of the Assad regime’s extensive human rights violations.

The photographs were smuggled out of Syria by a defector military photographer code-named Caesar over two years ago, show no evidence of being manipulated and “appear to depict real people and events,” the FBI concluded in a report compiled at the request of the State Department.

The FBI report is “very significant,” said Mouaz Moustafa, the executive director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force, a Washington-based group that helped smuggle the photos out of Syria. “It verifies that the Syrian regime is engaged in genocidal massacres in its jails. These are still going on today — and we’re not doing anything about it.”

The Syrian Coalition said that the photos provide compelling evidence that the Assad regime is the arch-terrorist in the region and can never be a partner in the battle against terror. “We call on the international community and human rights organizations to take immediate steps to bring perpetrators of these crimes to account. Keeping silent over these atrocities taking place inside Assad’s prisons is tantamount to participating in them.

It is worth noting that these photos previously went on display at the United Nations in New York, in the US Congress, the Holocaust Museum in Washington, and at the European Parliament in Brussels.

(Source: Syrian Coalition / 22.09.2015)

Putin’s Master Stroke In Syria

THERE ARE MANY WAYS to die in Syria, but fighting Putin is not one of them.

In spite of the Jews crying for a “no fly zone,” Putin vows he won’t allow it. And besides, US jets don’t want to be targets of Russian anti-aircraft missiles supplied to Syria.

For when Russia’s embassy in Damascus was recently bombed by ‘rebels,’ Putindemanded that “concrete action” be taken by the “foreign sponsors” who he blamed for the attack.

Those are fighting words and Jewmerica got the message.

With a Russian military canton deployed to Al Assad International Airport with an air bridge from Russia involving military aircraft, such as Antonov-124 Condor transport flights, any attempt at a “no fly zone” will be met with a quick ruski reply.

“The tables are turning on those who conspired against Syria,” boasts Syria’s foreign minister, Walid al-Moallem.

“Russia’s participation in fighting ISIS and al-Nusra in Syria will show that the US never had a real strategy for fighting terrorism in Syria,” he added.

Of course, Jewmerica’s real strategy has been to topple Assad and install a Zionist-friendly puppet. It’s not working. Putin outsmarts any country led by Jews.

Obama’s warning to Putin that his deployments in Syria are “doomed to fail” and that he has to “get a little smarter” was met by a shrug, letting Jewry’s ’schwartza’ squawk away.

For with Iran now unfettered due to the nuclear deal, Putin is providing Syria with satellite intelligence, digital communications, code-breakers, drones, and non-combatant personnel with their own defense forces.

Iran is also underwriting military spending to Russia’s defense industry for both themselvesand their decades-old ally Syria.

But what’s turning the tide is Russia’s satellite intelligence system now deployed in Syria.

Syria’s army is getting ‘real time’ military intelligence and feedback on their operations, and is able to coordinate wide operations and simultaneous attacks under a more concentrated command and control system with sustained success.

They can monitor the Takfiri movements much better and the terrorists are no longer able to travel with impunity.

Within the past few days, the Syrian Armed Forces, Hezbollah, and Iranian paramilitarysquads, in various combinations, have performed many different sorties across western Syria with hundreds of the terrorist bastards dead. Syria should soon get Palmyra back.

SYRIAN SOLDIERS are particularly motivated because one of their latest martyrswas the pacifist, father-figure, Syrian archaeologist, Khaled Asaad, who’d been working to preserve Palmayra all of his life.

Not only did ISIS destroy his carefully preserved and curated ancient ruins, they torturedhim to death.

Who benefits from this bloodbath? Jews, not America.

All blocking of the Zionist quest for a Greater Israel the Jews are determined to crush despite the carnage.

Can the US government be cleansed of its own bloodstained hands?

Only the blood of deep repentance and restitution can wash away their sins.

(Source / 22.09.2015)

US Sends 75 Trained Rebels To Syria After First Group Was Quickly Defeated

The fighters crossed over from Turkey on Friday and Saturday and are now located in areas north of the city of Aleppo, said the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.


Syrian rebels aim during a weapons training exercise outside Idlib, Syria

Though there hasn’t been an official announcement from the US on the deployment yet, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that some 75 more US-trained rebels entered Syria Friday by way of the Turkish border and are somewhere near Aleppo.

This is the second round of rebels from the Pentagon scheme to create a “pro-US” faction on the ground in Syria. Back in July, the first class of rebels was sent. There were 54 of them to start, and last week officials confirmed there were “four or five” left.

While the deployment was sooner than expected, the number is also fewer than was expected, as only last week Centcom was telling Congress that the next “class” of rebels would be 100-125 strong. Throughout this endeavor, however, the numbers have gotten worse and worse.

Exactly what the new rebels are doing is unclear, but last week officials revealed that the plan is to stop having the tiny, ineffectual force fighting ISIS directly, and instead aims to have them “embed” with other factions to provide targeting information for US airstrikes.

(Source / 21.09.2015)

Assad forces kill dozens of civilians in Syria’s Aleppo

At least 32 civilians are killed in the attack that targeted the Al-Shaar neighbourhood in Aleppo city’s east.


A witness said dozens of people were wounded and others were still trapped under the rubble [AFP]

A witness said dozens of people were wounded and others were still trapped under the rubble

Heavy bombardment by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have killed at least 32 civilians in the northern city of Aleppo, sources told Al Jazeera.

Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said that the attack on Monday, targeted the Al-Shaar neighbourhood in Aleppo city’s east, which is controlled by the opposition.

Rahman said 18 civilians were killed, but sources told Al Jazeera that the fatalities were as high as 32.

“A surface-to-surface missile hit the Al-Shaar neighbourhood. People started gathering, and that’s when the army fired more missiles at the same area,” he said.

Related: Death of Aleppo

Abdel Rahman said dozens of people were wounded and others were still trapped under the rubble.

Images posted online showed screaming men carrying wounded civilians from collapsing buildings.

“The civil defence came here to pull people out of the rubble, put out fires and save people,” one emergency worker told AFP news agency.

A man standing next to a destroyed car held his head in his hands as he stared into the lobby of a partly destroyed building littered with debris.

“This is a public market and all of these people were shopping. Every time he (Assad) suffers a defeat, he takes it out on civilians,” a resident said.

Russian drones over Syria

Aleppo, once Syria’s economic powerhouse, has been devastated by fighting since 2012.

Bomb run Aleppo

The city is now divided between government control in the west and opposition control in the east.

Much of Aleppo has been left in ruins as regime forces carry out aerial attacks and rebels retaliate, despite criticism of both sides from humanitarian organisations.

Meanwhile, two US officials told Reuters news agency that Russia has started flying surveillance missions with drone aircraft in what appeared to be Moscow’s first military air operations in Syria, since staging a rapid buildup at an airfield there.

The US officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, could not say how many drone aircraft were involved in the surveillance missions.

The Pentagon declined to comment.

(Source / 21.09.2015)

Maleh: Russian Intervention in Syria Makes It an Occupying Country

Head of the Legal Committee Haitham al-Maleh said that the Russian military intervention in Syria is aimed at expanding its influence in the region in coordination with the Iranian regime, pointing out that Russia has become an occupying country after its increasing military build-up in Syria.

He stresses that the Russian military intervention in Syria violates international law and its responsibilities as a permanent UN the Security Council member, warning that Russia will bear the results of their actions in the future.

He described the reported regime’s request for Russia to directly intervene in Syria as illegal and made by a regime that has lost legitimacy to rule after launching a brutal war on the Syrian people for over for years.

Vice President Hisham Marwa stated that this intervention would undermine the political process, especially that article 12 (Item B) of the Geneva I Communique stipulates that members of the work groups oppose any escalation in militarization of the conflict.

Marwa stresses that the Syrian Coalition will reject engaging Assad in the transitional period or in the political future of Syria, adding that the transitional governing body is the only body capable of combating terrorism.

(Source: Syrian Coalition / 21.09.2015)

Putin to Netanyahu: Syrian Army too Busy Saving Country to Threaten Israel

Zionist PM Benjamin Netanyahu (L), Russia President Vladimir Putin (R)Russian President Vladimir Putin told the visiting Zionist prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Zionist concerns that Syria would provide advanced weapons to the Lebanese Resistance movement of Hezbollah are exaggerated, considering that the country is fighting for survival.

Netanyahu was in Moscow on Monday to discuss the security situation in the Middle East and clarify Russia’s position.

“Israel and Russia have common goals – to ensure stability in the Middle East,” Netanyahu said, claiming that Damascus and Tehran are working to “create a second terrorist front in the Golan Heights.”

“The Israeli concerns are exaggerated,” Putin assured Netanyahu.

“We have always condemned the rocket attacks on Israel, but as far as I know those rockets are home-made,” Putin said. “As for Syria, we know and understand that the Syrian army and the country in general are not in a condition to open a second front. The Syrians are busy fighting for their own statehood.”

Netanyahu’s visit comes amid media hype over alleged intensification of Russian military support of Damascus. Some reports suggested that Russia delivered military hardware and troops to Syria to prop its government.
Moscow insists that nothing extraordinary is happening compared to the regular supplies of arms that Russia has been doing for years under previous contracts with Syria.

(Source / 21.09.2015)

Bashar al-Assad: Cause of Syrian Civil War Is ISIS & Western Propaganda, Intervention

In a rare interview with Russian media, including RT, Syrian President Bashar Assad opened up about terrorism, the refugee crisis, and Western propaganda. He went back in history, saying the US invasion of Iraq had set the scene for Syria’s unrest.

bashar al assad RT

On the cause of the Syrian civil war

The Syrian president said it might come as a surprise if he mentioned the “crucial juncture” in what happened in Syria, saying it is “something that many people wouldn’t even think of.”

“It was the Iraq war in 2003, when the United States invaded Iraq. We were strongly opposed to that invasion, because we knew that things were moving in the direction of dividing societies and creating unrest. And we are Iraq’s neighbors. At that time, we saw that the war would turn Iraq into a sectarian country; into a society divided against itself. To the west of Syria there is another sectarian country – Lebanon. We are in the middle. We knew well that we would be affected. Consequently, the beginning of the Syrian crisis, or what happened in the beginning, was the natural result of that war and the sectarian situation in Iraq, part of which moved to Syria, and it was easy for them to incite some Syrian groups on sectarian grounds.”

He went on to mention that the West “officially” adopted terrorism in Afghanistan in the early 1980s, calling the terrorists“freedom fighters,” and that it didn’t fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) when it appeared in Iraq under American sponsorship in 2006.

“All these things together created the conditions for the unrest with Western support and Gulf money, particularly from Qatar and Saudi Arabia, and with Turkish logistic support, particularly since President Erdogan belongs intellectually to the Muslim Brotherhood. Consequently, he believes that, if the situation changed in Syria, Egypt, and Iraq, it means the creation of a new sultanate; not an Ottoman sultanate this time, but a sultanate for the Brotherhood extending from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and ruled by Erdogan.”

“All these factors together brought things to what we have today. Once again, I say that there were mistakes, and mistakes always create gaps and weak points, but they are not sufficient to cause that alone, and they do not justify what happened. And if these gaps and weak points are the cause, why didn’t they lead to revolutions in the Gulf States – particularly in Saudi Arabia which doesn’t know anything about democracy? The answer is self-evident, I believe.”

On ISIS and terrorism

Assad said that Syria is “at war” with terrorism which is supported by foreign powers, and that political forces should unite around what Syrians want – which is security and safety for everyone.

“That means we should first unite against terrorism. That is logical and self-evident,” Assad said.

He stated: “There are forces fighting terrorism now alongside the Syrian state, which had previously fought against the Syrian state. We have made progress in this regard, but I would like to take this opportunity to call on all forces to unite against terrorism, because it is the way to achieve the political objectives which we, as Syrians, want through dialogue and political action.”

When asked about making the border area with Turkey an area free of Islamic State, Assad said that notion implies that terrorism is allowed in other regions. “That is unacceptable,” he said.

“Terrorism should be eradicated everywhere; and we have been calling for three decades for an international coalition to fight terrorism.”

On the refugee crisis

Referring to the refugee crisis currently underway in Europe, the Syrian president said the West is “crying for the refugees with one eye and aiming at them with a machinegun with the second one.”

Elaborating on that statement, Assad added: “If you are worried about [refugees], stop supporting terrorists. That’s what we think regarding the crisis. This is the core of the whole issue of refugees.”

He added that Western propaganda is reporting that the refugees are fleeing the Syrian government – which media outlets call a “regime” – even though they are actually fleeing terrorists.

That “propaganda” will only lead to more refugees for the West, the Syrian president said.

“…Now [the West says] there is terrorism like Al-Nusra and ISIS, but because of the Syrian state or the Syrian regime or the Syrian president. So, as long as they follow this propaganda, they will have more refugees.”

On Western propaganda blaming Assad for the civil war

Assad accused Western propaganda of oversimplifying the Syrian crisis and reporting that “the whole problem in Syria lies in one individual.” He added the consequence of that rhetoric is for people to say “let that individual go and things will be alright.”

He also said the West will continue to support terrorism as long as he is in power “because the Western principle followed now in Syria and Russia and other countries is changing presidents, changing states, or what they call bringing regimes down. Why? Because they do not accept partners and do not accept independent states.”

He said that in Syria, the president comes into power through the people and through elections – and if he goes, he goes through the people. He stressed that a leader doesn’t go “as a result of an American decision, a Security Council decision, the Geneva conference, or the Geneva communiqué.”

“If the people want [a leader] to stay, he should stay; and if the people reject him, he should leave immediately. This is the principle according to which I look at this issue.”

On a political solution to the Syrian crisis

Assad said that Damascus needs to continue dialogue between “Syrian entities” and “political entities or political currents,”while simultaneously fighting terrorism, in order to reach a consensus about the country’s future.

“We have to continue dialogue in order to reach consensus as I said, but if you want to implement anything real, it’s impossible to do anything while you have people being killed, bloodletting hasn’t stopped, people feel insecure. Let’s say we sit together as Syrian political parties or powers and achieve a consensus regarding something in politics, in economy, in education, in health, in everything. How can we implement it if the priority of every single Syrian citizen is to be secure? So, we can achieve consensus, but we cannot implement unless we defeat the terrorism in Syria. We have to defeat terrorism, not only ISIS.”

On cooperation with Russia & Iran

The Syrian president said Damascus would be prepared to cooperate with “friendly countries” in its fight against terrorism, particularly Russia and Iran.

Calling the relationship between Syria and Iran an “old one,” Assad said the alliance is “based on a great deal of trust.”

“Iran supports Syria and the Syrian people. It stands with the Syrian state politically, economically and militarily,” he said, adding that Iranian support has been essential for Syria during “this difficult and ferocious war.”

However, he laid to rest claims by Western media that Tehran has sent an army or armed forces to Syria.

“That is not true. It sends us military equipment, and of course there is an exchange of military experts between Syria and Iran. This has always been the case, and it is natural for this cooperation to grow between the two countries in a state of war,”Assad said.

As for Russia, Assad said “there is a good, strong and historical relation between Moscow and Damascus.”

But Assad also said that Syria has “no veto” on any country, “provided that it has the will to fight terrorism and not as they are doing in what is called the ‘international coalition’ led by the United States.”

“Countries like Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Western countries which provide cover for terrorism like France, the United States, or others, cannot fight terrorism. You cannot be with and against terrorism at the same time. But if these countries decide to change their policies and realize that terrorism is like a scorpion, if you put it in your pocket, it will sting you. If that happens, we have no objection to cooperating with all these countries, provided it is a real and not a fake coalition to fight terrorism.”

However, he stressed the Kurds “are not allies at this stage, as some suggest.”

“There are many fallen Kurdish soldiers who fought with the army, which means they are an integral part of society. But there are parties which had certain demands, and we addressed some at the beginning of the crisis. There are other demands which have nothing to do with the state, and which the state cannot address. There are things which would relate to the entire population, to the constitution, and the people should endorse these demands before a decision can be taken by the state. In any case, anything proposed should be in the national framework. That’s why I say that we are with the Kurds, and with other components, all of us in alliance to fight terrorism.”

He added that once the terrorists are defeated in Syria, Kurdish demands “expressed by certain parties” can be discussed nationally.

(Source / 19.09.2015)