Saturday, 11 July 2015

Saudi Violates UN-Declared Truce in Yemen


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Shortly after a humanitarian truce went into effect in Yemen, Saudi warplanes struck several areas across the Arab impoverished country, violating the UN-sponsored ceasefire.

Al-Manar correspondent in Yemen reported that the Saudi-led warplanes hit Saada, Shabwa and Taiz, few minutes after the truce went into effect.

The warplanes also struck a house in Jabal Jarra, a truck loaded with food supplies in al-Arish city in Aden province, our correspondent said.

Saudi fighter jetThe relentless air campaign continued into the early hours of Saturday morning, with the Saudi-led warplanes hit Maalla, Khor Mikser and Ribat areas in Lahj province.

Earlier on Friday, the United Nations Security Council called on all sides of the Yemen conflict to observe the break in fighting, which is slated to run up to the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on July 17.

"All parties will need to suspend military operations during the pause," the 15-member UN council said in a unanimous statement, urging all sides “to exercise restraint in cases of isolated violations and to avoid escalation."

Also on Friday, leader of Yemen's Ansarullah movement Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said he was doubtful about the ceasefire.

"We do not have much hope for the truce to succeed," said Huthi in a televised statement on Yemen’s al-Masirah television.

The Saudi airstrikes targeted Sanaa on Friday and hit mainly central and southern cities overnight. On Thursday night, an airstrike hit a school housing refugees in the southern province of Lahj, killing nine people and wounding 14 others, residents said.

Yemen has been since March 26 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition. Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.

Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to Yemen’s fugitive President Abd Rabbu MansourHadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.

Last week, the UN declared Yemen a level-3 humanitarian emergency, the highest on its scale, with nearly half of the country's regions facing a food crisis.

More than 21.1 million people -- over 80 percent of Yemen's population -- are in need of aid, with 13 million facing food shortages.

Access to water has become difficult for 9.4 million people, according to the UN.

Source: Al-Manar Website
11-07-2015 - 10:13 Last updated 11-07-2015 - 10:13

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ماذا يحمل سعود الفيصل في حقيبة سفره إلى السماء؟؟


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هل صحيح رحل سعود الفيصل؟؟
خبر لا يستحق قطرة حبر.. لأنه لا يستحق دمعة واحدة.. ومن لا تقدر دمعة واحدة أن ترافقه إلى قبره لا يستحق قطرة حبر واحدة تشيعه لا ذمّا ولا ذكرا..

عادة الراحلين هي أنهم يدخلون الملكوت الأعلى والعيون تنثر على جثامينهم دموعها لتطهرهم تطهيرا ولتغسل من خطاياهم.. وكلما كثرت الدموع كانت رحمة الرب لأن كثرة الدموع تشهد أن الراحل كانت له أياد بيضاء في الحياة.. وأنه فعل الخير.. وكل دمعة يحملها الراحل معه للقاء الله تكون بمثابة شفاعة عند الله.. ولكن من سيبكي على أمير سعودي مثل سعود الفيصل؟؟ وكم دمعة ستذرف عليه وستكون شفيعته عند الله؟؟ وكم سيباهي هذا الرجل ملائكة الحساب برصيده من دموع الناس التي أسفت على رحيل أياديه البيضاء؟؟!..

أستطيع أن أراهن بعمري أن هذا الرجل لن يبكي عليه مخلوق واحد على هذا الكوكب.. ولن تترقرق بالدمع وتلمع به عين واحدة من المحيط إلى الخليج.. إن لم نقل إن كثيرا من دموع الفرح والراحة هي التي ستميز يوم رحيله.. وستفاجأ السماء أن سعود الفيصل هو الوحيد الذي يصل إليها دون أن ترافقه أو تشيعه دمعة رغم أن أعتى المجرمين يصلون إلى السماء ومعهم رصيد من دموعهم ومن دموع من يحبونهم.. إلا سعود الفيصل سيصل خالي الوفاض.. مفلسا من أية رحمة ودعاء بالعفو والغفران.. ومن أي دعاء صادق بالرحمة عليه.. وستحار السماء في كيفية استقبال هذه الروح القادمة العزلاء من أي شفقة عليها وشهقة حنين لأيامها ومن غير أن ترافقها دمعة واحدة ودعاء واحد وقطعة حزن وشظية من أسف وثمالة من عفو وسماح.. روح اغتبط حتى جسدها أنها غادرته وأراحته..

يصل سعود الفيصل إلى السماء كما يصل ملايين اللاجئين المسلمين إلى بلاد اللجوء في العالم من غير حقيبة ومن غير هوية لأن رجال سعود الفيصل ودواعشه ومجاهديه شردوهم من أوطانهم في أصقاع العالم بقوة الإرهاب الوهابي.. يصل هذا الرجل وحيدا شبه عار رغم أنه كان أميرا من أمراء بلاد المسلمين الأثرياء جدا.. ومن الذين عملوا في الوزارة عقودا طويلة لم يعملها رجل في التاريخ الحديث في بلد في العالم.. ومع ذلك فليس له من يذكره بكلمة طيبة ولن يأسف عليه قلب واحد ولن يهتز لفراقه صوت واحد ليتهدج..

حتى كل من عمل من أجلهم في إسرائيل وواشنطن لن تبكيه عين واحدة فيهما رغم أنه أسس لهما مدرسة عريقة في الخيانة والعمالة وصناعة المعارضين الخونة والتصريحات المخاتلة المراوغة.. والعملاء والفاسدين الأشرار.. وبسببه لن ينفد المخزون الإسرائيلي ولن يعاني نقصا في العملاء والخونة والمخاتلين.. فالمجهود الذي أسسه هذا الرجل في تأمين الخونة والمارقين والمجرمين في المؤسسات السعودية والعربية وتيارات لبنان والمستقبل يزيد عن حاجة إسرائيل لعقود.. وجميعهم سيتابعون مشواره..

ليس في حقيبة سفر سعود الفيصل التي سافر بها إلى السماء شيء.. حقيبة فارغة إلا من أعمال داعش وجبهة النصرة.. وجيوب ملأى بالمال وبالدم وأشلاء البشر.. ليس فيها عمل صالح ولا جذر للخلود الروحي والمعنوي الأبدي طيب الرائحة والعرف وليس فيها ايثار وفدائية.. لا أعمال خير.. ولا كفاح.. ولا إخلاص.. ولا إغاثة ملهوف.. ولا حتى دفاع عن النبي ولا عن المسلمين عندما احتاج النبي كلمة واحدة تدافع عنه في محافل العالم.. وليس في حقيبة سفر سعود الفيصل قصاصة ورق واحدة من فلسطين عليها اسم شهيد سعودي واحد.. أو رصاصة اشترتها السعودية من أجل فلسطين.. ولا توجد فيها توصية من المسجد الأقصى بالشفاعة له لأنه طالما استغاث الأقصى به في كل مؤتمرات العالم.. إلا أن الفيصل لم يهب لنجدة المسجد الملهوف ولم يطلب حتى مسح آثار جندي إسرائيلي عن بلاطة واحدة فيه..

ولكن سعود سيصاب بالدهشة عندما تصل سجلات آثامه إلى السماء ليدرك أن كل حقده الذي نثره لن يموت وكل الشر الذي بذره نبت في الآخرة سجلات تجرها عربات لانهاية لها.. تدفعها ملائكة العذاب التي تتعب وتتعرق من جر العربات الثقيلة.. حيث تحمل كل عربة كتبا ضخمة فيها تعداد لآثام هذا الرجل.. وفي كتبه وقواميسه الدم والجريمة وجهاد النكاح والزنا والغدر والخيانة والحقد والغل والكراهية القصوى وتمويل القتلة والأشرار.. وأسماء بملايين الشهداء الذين قضوا بسبب هذا الرجل الحاقد الذي حمل حقد عائلته بأمانة ونشره في العالم دون أي تقصير.. وأسماء بملايين المشردين والمنكوبين والثكالى واليتامى في العراق والشام ولبنان وفلسطين وليبيا والسودان والجزائر ومصر واليمن وباكستان وأفغانستان.. وسيكون الفيصل محاطا بملايين الأرواح التي تنتظر هذا اليوم وتتزاحم على أبواب السماء وقد عيل صبرها منذ زمن طويل لتشهد عليه ولتطلب القصاص دون تأخير أو انتظار..

لا أحد منا يعرف أين ستسكن روح سعود الفيصل بعد اليوم.. لأننا لا نقدر أن نستولي على قرارات السماء ونملي على الله ما نريد كما يفعل الإسلاميون والوهابيون الذين يمنحون الإيمان والغفران والعفو ويتكلمون باسم الله ويقرؤون عقل الله ومزاج الله وايحاءات الله وأسرار الله.. ولكننا على يقين أن السماء عادلة.. وأن السماء لا يمكن أن تتجاهل مشاعر الأرض التي جرحت كبرياؤها بصلف هذا الرجل وتكبره على الفقراء والضعفاء.. ولا يمكن أن يدخل خلود الجنة من رحل عن الأرض ولم يجد فيها عينا واحدة تبكي عليه.. فهل تقبل السماء أن يدخل الجنة من لم تحزن الأرض لفراقه.. ومن ابتهجت الدنيا لنزوله عن كاهلها..؟؟ إن من لم تبك عليه الأرض وأهل الأرض لن تكرمه السماء.. ولا رب السماء..

فيا رب السماء.. هل تسمعنا وتسمع قلوبنا وتنظر في عيوننا.. وتتلمس الشقوق في أرواحنا والجراح في صلواتنا..؟؟.


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Syria militants confess to receiving training in Turkey

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Jul 6, 2015, Press TV

A number of foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists, who have been arrested by the Syrian army, have confessed that they were trained in Turkey by the United States, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The Takfiri militants, who were caught recently in the northwestern Syrian city of Aleppo, confessed in interviews broadcast by the Syrian state TV on Sunday that military personnel from the US, Saudi Arabia and Qatar had trained them on Turkey’s soil.

One of the terrorists, identified as Ahmad Mustafa Mastari, said that he, along with other members of a terrorist group, had been sent to Aleppo after received military training in Turkey for 30 days.

He added that the foreign personnel had trained them for 45 days in the city of Salqin in the Syrian province of Idleb before the training in Turkey.

“I was among the force that attacked Jam’yat al-Zahraa in Aleppo, we were about 250 persons, but the operation failed and we were arrested by the army” Mastari said.
Another terrorist, called Mohammad Aqel Akk, said a group of terrorists, including himself, had been trained for 45 days in Salqin, adding that they were later sent to Turkey to complete their training.

He went on to say that besides receiving training, every trainee was given USD 200 in Turkey.

“We then returned to Aleppo and commenced a huge attack on army posts in Aleppo, but our operation was a failure and we got caught,” he added.

Qasem Abdullah, a terrorist who was caught by the Syrian army in Aleppo, said that he received five months of training in Turkey where he was receiving about USD 80 per month.
He added that he was among a group of 50 gunmen who took part in a failed attack in Aleppo.

“A number of us, including me, were injured in the attack and we decided to surrender to the army” he said.

Turkey is one of the main supporters of the Takfiri militancy against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with reports showing that Ankara actively trains and arms the militants operating in Syria, and facilitates the safe passage of would-be foreign terrorists into the country, which has been gripped by a deadly crisis since 2011.

Washington, along with its Western and Arab allies, has been among the major supporters of Takfiri extremists operating in Syria.

The US and Turkey signed a deal in February to train and arm militants in Syria.
On May 25, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said militants were being trained and equipped in the central Turkish city of Kirsehir under the joint Ankara-Washington program.

The mission, which officially started in June, will see more than 15,000 foreign-backed militants trained on the Turkish soil in a three-year time period.  Over 120 US soldiers are reportedly in Turkey to train the militants.

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Islamic State Coming to Balkans

 Elena GUS’KOVA | 09.07.2015 | 00:00

The waves of refugees from the Middle East hit Europe. It’s not something new for the continent and the Balkans. In the recent 25 years migration, including people evicted from homes and war refugees, has become routine. Serbs left Croatia, Kosovo, the Muslim part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croats left Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jews left Croatia and Bosnia. Last year Albanians unexpectedly went away from Kosovo. According to some reports 100 thousand of them crossed the Serbian border going to Hungary and other European countries. 

So many people suddenly left! It took Belgrade a long time to find explanation. The Kosovo authorities said the people left because of rumors that many vacant working places appeared in Germany. The Serbian government was prone to believe the people left homes due to aggravation of social problems. We believe that the unexpected flow of refugees was provoked to put more pressure on Europe and international organizations to make them recognize Kosovo. Kosovo Albanians get impatient waiting for recognition, so they start to act. They have intensified their activities in Macedonia, Montenegro and Greece. Even the statements coming from Tirana have become more radical. In these instances people moved from one place in Europe to another.


In recent years refugees from the Middle East (mainly from Syria, Iraq) and Afghanistan have come to settle down in the Balkans. According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), or the UN Refugee Agency, the refugees from these countries first arrived in 2008 with 77 asking for asylum in Serbia. In 2013 the number of people asking for asylum grew to 5 thousand to increase to 16 900 in 2014. 22 182 people crossed the Serbian border during the first 5 months of 2015. This is official data about refugees coming to Serbia across Macedonia from the war-torn regions of Middle East and Afghanistan. 95% of the refugees come from Syria and Afghanistan. There is a ground to believe that the real figures are much higher than the official ones.

The refuges from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Tunisia cross the territory of Turkey and then go by sea to Greece. The further route lies through Macedonia and then Serbia. They move toPresevo, a small town located near the border. Albanians account for 90% of its population. The International Federation of Red Cross and local authorities have established a headquarters to manage emergency situations and take care of incoming refugees. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Médecins sans Frontières set up tents and offer the first aid.

Some are legal immigrants while others use trails to enter the country illegally. They use trucks, freight cars and find ways to get around check points. 300-500 people in Presevo ask for asylum daily. In June 15 thousand immigrants got asylum in Serbia. Just think how many have already been settled in the country…

How many Middle East and Afghan Muslims have entered Serbia? Some sources say 10 thousand from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries came to the country during the first four months this year. Totally 30 thousand are expected to have come till the end of the year. Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic says 30 thousand have already entered Serbia with 1, 5 million moreconcentrated at the border between Syria and Turkey. As to our estimates, at least 60 thousand people had crossed the border till July.

According to Office of the United Nations High Commissioner, there are around 60 million refugees in the world with Syria (3, 9 million), Afghanistan (2, 6 million) and Somalia (1, 1 million) topping the list. Hans Friedrich Schodder, the head of the UNHCRRepresentation in Serbia, says the refugees from these countries are more frequently met on the streets, at bus stops and in the parks. It’s worth to pay attention on the UNHCR’s reaction to the refugees problem in Serbia. The organization had turned a blind eye on the issue. Now it has all changed with Schodder calling Serbia a democratic country in the heart of Europe praising it for keeping the border open. He promises to set up the infrastructure to receive refugees. The United Nations calls for doing away with all obstacleson the way of 15 million refugees from Syria and Iraq.

Planned or spontaneous refugee flows go through Hungary keeping away from the borders with Romania or Croatia. According to Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban, 40.500 people have asked for asylum in Hungary this year, 28.800 of them came from Kosovo. Others arrived from the Middle East. Europe was indifferent but Hungarians were not very happy about it. Budapest has made a decision to close the border and even erect a high wall along it. Croatia wants to follow suit. Europe is critical of Hungary but it has nothing to offer as an alternative solution. As a result, more people will stay in Serbia and Macedonia. Belgrade is engaged in hard talks on European Union membership. It wants to put its best foot forward and promises to host all the refugees from the East.

Some refugees stay in Macedonia,, some move to the south of Serbia where there are many Muslims-populated areas, while some of them get settled down in Serbia towns and villages on the way. The refugees come without any documents, they get IDs and other papers in Serbia where whatever they say is taken on trust. According to international and Serbian laws, war refugees are not illegal immigrants. That’s why Serbia takes care of them. Refugee camps or reception centers are set up in Banja Koviljaca, a popular tourist town and spa situated in the Loznica municipality, Bogovadia, a town located 70 km from Belgrade, Krnjaca, an urban neighborhood half an hour’s drive from central Belgrade, Senica, a town located in the south of the country, and Tutin, a town and municipality in the Raska region of Serbia – all under the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration.

Europe is slow in tackling the problem of refugees. The text of agreement on the issue is still being worked out. In two years European countries have given refuge to 60 thousand people coming from the Middle East with first stops in Italy and Greece. Nobody is willing to accept binding quotas. The Greek Orthodox countries of the Balkans will have to solve the problem on their own. Serbia faces the fallout from many years of wars. It is also hit by economic crisis. For 20 years it has been unable to solve the problem of Serbian refugees coming from Croatia, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The flows of immigrants create a heavy burden for the country to shoulder. But there is one more problem which is almost invisible.

Islamic State Coming to Balkans (II) (Not All Immigrants are Asylum Seekers



Nowadays one can meet young people on the streets of Serbian cities who don’t speak the language and don’t look like refugees. Physically fit, respectful and polite, they normally walk in groups of three trying not to attract attention. According to local media, the majority of immigrants settling down in Serbia are men younger than 27. Muslims account for 94% of the immigrants. 56% of refugees remaining in Serbia are single. They don’t likebeing photographed. Many of them are men of means, in some cases the money is sent by relatives.

It gives rise to concern. Well-trained Islamists with combat experience have an opportunity to enter the country posing as refugees. They go to all the corners of Serbia but mainly concentrate in the south. This is the force that could support the Muslim brothers in the Balkans. The feeling of anxiety is spreading around. Telegraph newspaper writes that terrorists do come along with refugees, especially in view that the majority of immigrants come from war-torn Syria. The newspaper believes that many of them come in organized groups. Some sources report that there are around 1000 Jihadists in the country. Around 200 of them are in Belgrade with others living inLedinci, Zemun, Palilula, Medakovic where they have their own mosques without minarets. Many of them come from Kosovo. Funds come from Vienna.

Zlatko Nikolic, a criminalist, believes that a sleeper agent can easily hide among real refugees. The terrorists vanish in the crowd and wait for the orders to come. Local Wahhabis from Prizren, Bujanovac and Gračanica are responsible for recruitment and coordination. Nikolic believes that many thousands of Muslim immigrants are militants. There are hundreds of thousands followers of Wahhabism in Serbia now.


A video clip is disseminated showing an Islamic State militant asking the Muslims residing in Bosnia and Herzegovina to fill the group’s ranks in the ancient land of Islam or start a fight in Bosnia and Herzegovina. “Plant sticky bombs under cars, explode houses, poison them, kill them everywhere – let it be Bosnia, Serbia or Sanjak. You can do it and Allah will help you!”, said Ridwan Khachifi, a Kosovo Albanian known for atrocities he committed in Syria. Retired General Momir Stoyaniovic, a former high standing security service official, said in June 25-28 that Kosovo terrorists planned to commit three terrorist acts in central and southern areas of the country.

Do the Balkan states realize how dangerous it is? To some extent they do. A collegium of Ministry of Internal Affairs took place on June 28 to consider the security situation, especially the problems related to immigration. In Macedonia they reacted more effectively by adopting a law in late June that forbids refugees staying in the country for more than 72 hours. That’s why around 600 people gathered by the end of last month at the border with Greece.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina security services are implementing an $800 billion project collecting biometrics data on foreigners staying in the country. The money camefrom the United States (?). 


Husein "Bilal" Bosnic, the leader of the Salafi movement in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) suspected of activities aimed at supporting the Islamic State (IS), is on trial in Sarajevo for allegedly recruiting BiH citizens to join IS fighters in Syria. Milorad Dodik, President of Republika Srpska, openly said that radical Islam poses danger and needs to be countered. According to him, 34 thousand apartments are being built in Sarajevo and Ilic to accommodate Arabs, 380 citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina are fighting in the ranks of Islamic State. There are 3400 people on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina who can perpetrate terrorist acts (none of them is Arab).

There are five ammunition producing facilities on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. These are potential targets for terrorists. Voislav Seselj, the leader of Serbian Radical Party, openly warns that Washington is preparing the operation Eagleto perpetrate terrorist acts in Serbia and intensify the activities of terror groups in Niš, Čačak, Kragujevac and Belgrade 29. According to him,the groups (1700 men strong formation in Belgrade and 20-30 strong groups in other cities)are waiting for a signal to take up arms. Terrorist acts in the crowded places of big cities will attract policemen. There will be much noise. At this moment Albanians in the south of Serbia will take up arms to accomplish their goal of unification. The Kosovo Albanians will move north to Kosovska Mitrovica. Tirana has always traditionally abstained from interference into the events taking place outside its territory. Now it admits that it is unable to control disgruntled Albanians in the Balkans, especially in Kosovo. Albanians may rise to unite the territories where they make up the majority of population.
The events in Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia provide enough grounds for making conclusions. On the one hand, the scenario of outside management is implemented in all these countries: regime change, the partition of territories, encouragement of extremist activities and suppression of strive for independence. The subservience of political elites is a factor to be used to advantage. Washington has failed to fully accomplish all the goals set. The process has been dragging on for dozens of years. The Republika Srpska still exists and even grows stronger, Macedonia is trying to defend its independence preventing the country from partition, Serbia does not recognize Kosovo and all these countries continue to pin their hopes on Russia and maintain close relationship with Moscow. 

On the other hand, radical Islamism has been gaining ground in the Balkans recently. Terrorist groups conduct theirs activities, for instance: Wahabia and Red Rose in the south of Serbia and Montenegro, Tarikat in Montenegro, Al Qaeda cells in the north of Albania. In Bosnia and Herzegovina radical Islamists recruit Islamic State militants and perpetrate terrorist acts. They advocate a united Muslim country to be part of the so called green transversal or “Green Corridor” – a Muslim state in Europe. Looks like we’re witnessing the final phase of the process.

The refugees flow to the Balkans increased in 2014 – the very same year the Islamic State was created. Today the Balkans is flooded with Muslim refugees many of whom get settled down in Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. 25 thousand young men, including soldiers with special operations training, are to take up arms at any moment. As we see it, the scenario could be as follows. Albanian radicals supported by Kosovars launch insurgencies simultaneously in Macedonia and in the south of Serbia – the Presevo Valley and Sanjak. 

The Kosovo police tries to occupy the Serbs-populated areas. A number of terrorist acts are committed in central Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to distract attention. Police in Macedonia and Serbia launch operations against armed formations of terrorists. Probably, Albanian civilians lose their lives as a result of provocations. Upon command the Islamists, who were peacefully waiting for the moment, rise up in arms to form combat units and rush to help the “perishing” Muslim brothers. Clashes increase in scope with unpredictable outcome. Combats of different intensity take place in Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Weakened, reformed armies and police find it hard to defend the territories of their states, especially Republika Srpska which is part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. NATO or new formations of Islamists come to manage the conflict. At all events the problem will never be solved in favor of Serbia, Macedonia and even Montenegro, which is on the way to NATO membership. We believe that the conflict will spark in late August – early September…

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Syrian Army is 3.5km from Palmyra: How did they do it?

Syrian Army at Mazra'a Al-Qadri

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It took the Syrian Armed Forces three months to regroup and refocus after the loss of Palmyra and its surroundings to the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham(ISIS) in April of this year; however, the devastating territorial losses to the aforementioned terrorist group has allowed for the Syrian Arab Army to reshuffle their brigade assignments in order to switch from the defensive to the offensive.
Part of this readjustment of brigade assignments was to move the Tiger Forces from the Idlib Governorate to the Al-Sha’ar and Jazal Mountains in northeast Homs; this not only alleviated the overstretched 550th Brigade, but also, brought in a group of soldiers (i.e. Tiger Forces) that possessed extensive experience in this desert terrain.

One month after their arrival to Jabal Al-Sha’ar (Poet Mountains), the Tiger Forces – alongside Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade) – secured these mountains and all of their gas wells, while also advancing south to the town of Jazal and the nearby government gas fields to the west.
Meanwhile, the Tiger Forces’ mobilization to Jabal Al-Sha’ar paid dividends for the Syrian Arab Army’s 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division, as this forced ISIS to transfer fighters from the Jubb Al-Jarrah front to the northeast mountains in order to combat the encroaching Tiger Forces and Desert Hawks from capturing the strategic town of Jazal.

For ISIS, this reshuffling of SAA brigade assignments became a thorn in their side, as the latter’s superior equipment and combat formations played an integral role in the capture of Jazal and the Jazal Gas Fields some ten days after the Tiger Forces and Desert Hawks took control of Jabal Al-Sha’ar.

ISIS attempted to counter at Jazal; however, this required them to transfer even more fighters from Jubb Al-Jarrah to the aforementioned town.
As a result of ISIS’ commitment to recapture Jazal, the SAA’s 67th Brigade split up: half the soldiers moved east to the town of Jubb Al-Ahmad and the other began their march to Palmyra alongside the National Defense Forces (NDF).

Two weeks later, the SAA’s 67th Brigade linked up with a unit from the Tiger Forces in order to recapture the eastern groves of Al-Bayarat and its surrounding hills.

Following the capture of Al-Bayarat, the Tiger Forces and the 67th Brigade split-up; this time, the Tiger Forces would lead the charge to capture the Abu Al-Farawees Farms, while the 67th Brigade lead the charge to capture the Al-Qadri Farms – both attacks were successful.

Currently, the Tiger Forces sit less than 5 kilometers from the Qassoun Mountains of Palmyra; meanwhile, to the south, the 67th Brigade sits less than 3.5 km from the last army checkpoint that leads into Palmyra.

In the coming days, the Syrian Armed Forces should advance to the outskirts of Palmyra, but the fear of ISIS destroying historical sites creates a moral dilemma for the SAA’s Central Command – if they attack, this could spell the destruction of Syria’s hidden gem in the desert of Homs.


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Sayyed Nasrallah: The Road to Al-Quds Passes through Qalamoun, Zabadani, Homs...


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Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said day after another the wisdom from Imam Ruhollah Khomeini declaration of Al-Quds International Day becomes clearer and the circumstances in our region also confirms the need for such day.


In a speech delivered at a ceremony commemorating Al-Quds day in Beirut, Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that today and despite all the difficult circumstances we find millions who answered a call of Imam Khomeini, in Iran and other Arab and Islamic countries in Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Jordan, Qatif, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Mauritania, Sudan, Turkey, Pakistan, European cities, and this is a very important indicator that there are still ones who remember Jerusalem and take out to the streets or raise their voices in support of this cause.

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His Eminence hailed the commemorations held by both Yemeni and Bahraini people, who despite the crises which hit their countries took the streets and voiced support to the Palestinian cause.



“The Yemenis came out in spite of the continued Saudi aggression and the airstrikes launched even on Sanaa, they went out with huge numbers, tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands.

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The Yemeni people feel that the Arab and Muslim world had abandoned him, however, this matter did not drive them to abandon Al-Quds and the Palestinian cause,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.

“What unites Yemen with Bahrain is the betrayal of the Arab and Muslim world, however, the Bahraini people came out to mark the Jerusalem Day to confirm his commitment to this central cause.”

The Road to Al-Quds

The S.G. said if Syria was lost to the Takfiri terrorists in Syria, then the Palestinian cause would be lost too.



"The road to Al-Quds does not pass through Jounieh. We’ve never said that. However, the road to Al-Quds passes through Qalamoun, Zabadani, Homs, Aleppo, Deraa, Hassakeh and Swaida, because if Syria was lost, Palestine would be lost too," Sayyed Nasrallah said.



His eminence reiterated Hezbollah’s support to Syria and the popular demands of the Syrian people for reform. “However, we are not with the destruction of Syria, its army and its institutions.”


He also underlined the impossibility of a military solution from either sides, expressing conviction that all Syrians want an end to the war.
"Put aside all the foreign fighters in Syria and ask the Syrians, real Syrians... all of them want a political solution to their country and know there is no military solution."
Praising the resistance fighters in Syria, he said:
"Every martyr falling for us in Syria and laid to rest here in Lebanon is a martyr for the sake of Syria, Lebanon and Palestine."
On the relation between Iran and regional issues, Sayyed Nasrallah said supporters of the Palestinian struggle can only be friends of Iran, because the country is “the only hope left for the liberation of Palestine and Jerusalem.”


“You cannot be with Palestine unless you are with Iran, and if you are an enemy of Iran, you are an enemy of Palestine and Jerusalem,” he added. “The only entity that Israel considers an existential threat is the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he said.

“Why is Israel not afraid of anyone but Iran? Why Iran? Isn’t this a question we should ask on Quds’ Day?” he wondered. “Why doesn’t Israel have the same feelings toward Saudi Arabia or any other Arab regime? Because they know that Arabs have made an official decision to sell Palestine.”
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“Because Iran represents a threat to Israel, military wars were waged against it in the past, and now it is facing a psychological, media and economic war, and Washington's allies in the region are taking part in these wars. If the entire nuclear deal hinges on the precondition of acknowledging Israel as a state, the Iranian republic and its people would never accept such a condition, because they would be renouncing their religion if they accept such a stance.”

He also lashed out at those who accuse Iran of having a "Persian, Shiite or Safawi agenda," in the region.
“Israel knows that the takfiri scheme, which is sponsored by some Arab regimes, is destroying the countries that it wants destroyed.”

Hezbollah’s Secretary General said the Zionist entity feared a victory for Yemen's Houthis against the Saudi-led coalition. “If Yemen becomes sovereign, free, independent and governed by the will of its people, it would become a resistant country that is part of the axis of resistance, which would pose a strategic threat to Israel.”


Thus, according to Sayyed Nasrallah, the war on Yemen was the biggest service Saudi Arabia could give to Israel. “They are enjoying it for free."

“Some Zionist leaders are trying to convince the world to officially acknowledge the annexation of the Golan into the usurper state of Israel.”

Concerning the Lebanese issue and the relations with the FPM party, his eminence said Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement have no interest in disrupting or overthrowing the national unity Cabinet. "Neither Gen. Michel Aoun nor any of his allies want to disrupt the Cabinet or overthrow it. We all know that if this Cabinet is overthrown for whatever reason, the whole country will enter a vacuum."

“Weeks ago, it was obvious that the country was heading towards a clash over the issue of government and the FPM is a key party in the equation,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.

Sayyed Nasrallah rebuffed claims saying the FPM and Hezbollah didn’t share the same stance accusing some parties of trying to “drive a wedge between the allies.”
“We are not giving up on any of our allies, and particularly not on Gen. Aoun and the FPM.”

His eminence commented on the absence of Hezbollah in the FPM Thursday’s protest, saying:

“Hezbollah's participation would not have been in Aoun's interest, because if we take part, a thousand accusations would be raised in our faces – Iran's nuclear program, Syria, a constituent assembly, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon -- and Aoun's demands would be lost. It is not wise for us to participate. Secondly, the man did not ask us to take part, because he understands the magnitude of responsibilities Hezbollah is assuming during this phase.”

He underlined that “neither Aoun nor his allies want to topple the government, because that would plunge the entire country into vacuum.”

“I call for serious dialogue, especially between Aoun and al-Mustaqbal movement. We have a chance till after the Eid (Eid al-Fitr) to figure it out. The Future Movement had made promises to Gen. Aoun, so they should go ahead and discuss them,” said Sayyed Nasrallah.

Source: Al-Manar Website
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