Witnesses of the alleged chemical attack in Douma, including 11-year-old Hassan Diab and hospital staff, told reporters at The Hague that the White Helmets video used as a pretext for a US-led strike on Syria was, in fact, staged.
“We were at the basement and we heard people shouting that we needed to go to a hospital. We went through a tunnel. At the hospital they started pouring cold water on me,” the boy told the press conference, gathered by Russia’s mission at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague.
Hassan was among the “victims” seen being washed by water hoses in a video released by the controversial White Helmets group on April 7. The boy and his family later spoke to the media and revealed that Hassan was hurried to the scene by men who claimed that a chemical attack had taken place. They started pouring cold water on the boy and others, filming the frightened children.
“There were people unknown to us who were filming the emergency care, they were filming the chaos taking place inside, and were filming people being doused with water. The instruments they used to douse them with water were originally used to clean the floors actually,” Ahmad Kashoi, an administrator of the emergency ward, recalled. “That happened for about an hour, we provided help to them and sent them home. No one has died. No one suffered from chemical exposure.”… … …
that is to say: “they have bombarded the places where it would be clear the evidence that chemical weapons were not existing…”
UN: BASHAR AL JAFAARI’S SPEECH AT THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL
Bashar al Jafaari’s speech at the United Nations Security Council… Launching an attack by the three aggressors without a UN’s mandate… Bashar Al-Jaafari: What we ask now of you, who are committed to international legitimacy and the Charter, is to invite the United States, Britain and France to read the provisions of the Charter and its provisions on respecting the sovereignty of States and refraining from the use of force in international relations…
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SYRIA:SCENES OF THE “EVIL” SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH COMPLEX IN BARZEH AREA IN DAMASCUS
Institute of Scientific Research… Scenes of the Institute of Scientific Research specialized in pharmaceutical industries in the area of Barzeh residential housing in Damascus, which was targeted by the triple aggression and destruction completely… مشاهد لمعهد البحوث العلمية المختص بالصناعات الدوائية في منطقة برزة السكنية بدمشق, والذي إستهدفه العدوان الثلاثي ودمره بالكامل….
Informed and reliable local sources said that the attempt of the terrorist organizations in Eastern Ghouta to accuse the Syrian Arab Army of using the chemical weapon came in the frame of completing the desperate attempts of some western countries at the UN Security Council and the UN Human Rights Council to rescue the terrorists from their inevitable end at the hands of the Syrian Arab Army.
The sources added that the victories achieved by the army against terrorists in Ghouta made the terrorists and their sponsors repeat their common lies and fabricate allegations to stop the advance of the army and protect the terrorists, in addition to using those allegations as a pretext to launch aggression against Syria.
The Syrian Government has warned at the UN sessions against that campaign through which the terrorist organizations are preparing for this scenario… … …
The U.S. is furious over the collapse of terrorists in the Syrian capital’s subrub of Eastern Ghouta.
U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley just threatened that the US will strike Syrian government forces if they don’t start their operation against terrorists in the area.
“We also warn any nation that is determined to impose its will through chemical attacks and inhuman suffering, most especially the outlaw Syrian regime, the United States remains prepared to act if we must,” Haley said.
The comment was made after the US diplomat said that the previous UN ceasefire resolution on Syria had “failed” accusing the Syrian government, Russia and Iran of this.
Meanwhile, Russian ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzia accused militants in Eastern Ghouta of using chlorine gas.
“According to information at our disposal, on March 5, Al-Nusra [Hayat Tahrir al-Sham] militants used chorine substance in Eastern Ghouta, which injured 30 civilians. All this is done to prepare the grounds for unilateral military actions against sovereign Syria,” Nebenzia stated. “The suburbs of Damascus cannot remain a hotbed of terrorism. And it is being used for continued attempts by terrorists to undermine the cessation of hostilities.”
Nebenzia went further and said that the Syrian government has every right to eliminate terrorists near Damascus… … …
Russia’s envoy to the UN Vassily Nebenzia has accused militant groups in Eastern Ghouta of using chlorine gas, while stressing that the Syrian government has every right to eradicate the “terrorism hotbed” near its capital.
Nebenzia has defended Syria’s government and the ongoing anti-terrorism operation in Eastern Ghouta, asserting that it has “every right to try and remove the threat to the safety of its citizens.”
“According to information at our disposal, on March 5, Al-Nusra militants used chorine substance in Eastern Ghouta, which injured 30 civilians. All this is done to prepare the grounds for unilateral military actions against sovereign Syria,” Nebenzia stated.
“The suburbs of Damascus cannot remain a hotbed of terrorism. And it is being used for continued attempts by terrorists to undermine the cessation of hostilities.”
The Syrian Army troops carried out mop-up operations in Eastern Ghouta and found a workshop used by the terrorists for making chemical weapons, a Russian media outlet reported on Monday.
The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted Syrian Army Colonel Feras Ibrahim as saying that the army men seized a workshop that was used by the terrorists to build chemical weapons near the small town of Aftaris.
He further told Sputnik that the seized chemicals would likely be used to launch a false-flag chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta to later accuse the army of the attack… … …
These infos are not intended to be sensationally shocking or to glorify violence in any way. These articles are for educational purposes only, for documenting and try to explain the backdrop of a historical ruthless and bloody war, whose characteristics and details are routinely distorted and smothered by the dominant media.
The CBS show ‘60 Minutes’ is winning praise for its coverage of the Saudi-led war in Yemen. And yet the 13-minute segment didn’t mention the United States’ role in fueling the nearly three-year conflict. Robert Naiman, policy director for Just Foreign Policy, discusses how CBS managed to miss that key fact with RT America’s Anya Parampil.
(Published on Jan 28, 2017)
The United Nation’s aid chief has warned that Yemen is facing the risk of all-out famine this year…
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In the first few days of their work in Deir Ezzor, the Russian sappers managed to disable more than 1,500 IEDs, inspected 8 kilometers of roads, 8 buildings and about 3 hectares of land in the area.
Russian sappers along with their counterparts from the Syrian Arab Army started the demining of public facilities in Deir Ezzor city, east of Syria. Most of the city was liberated and the siege by ISIS was lifted by the SAA and allies with assistance from the Russian forces.
More than 15 square kilometers, 150 million square meters, will be scanned and de-mined in the city. ISIS terrorists with their US sponsors were busy not only making life near impossible to the besieged civilians in the city but also to make the city impossible to live in long after they leave.
Russian sappers along with their counterparts from the Syrian Arab Army engineering units have worked hand in hand to clean the entire liberated Eastern Aleppo districts from mines and IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) planted by the FSA, al-Nusra and other mercenary-terrorist gangs before they left. (…read more…)
The chairman of the Supreme Security Council of Iran, Ali Shamkhani, said that the airstrikes of the US-led coalition in Syrian Raqqa reduce security in the region and strengthen terrorism.
On Saturday, the Syrian news agency SANA reported with reference to the deputy head of the local Red Crescent branch that an international coalition led by the United States carried out an airstrike using phosphorous bombs on a hospital in Raqqa.
At a meeting with Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis in Tehran, Shamkhani accused Washington of violating human rights and stressed that the coalition operates in the country without the consent of the Syrian government or the UN mandate.
“Instead of fighting terrorist elements, Western countries and the US take suspicious measures in line with strengthening terrorism and worsening insecurity in the region”, the chairman of the Supreme Security Council of Iran, Ali Shamkhani, said, warning that the harmful effects of such moves “will lead to the spread of terrorism in the world”………………..
The U.S.-led coalition has allegedly struck a hospital in Syria’s Raqqa with phosphorus bombs, Sana news agency reported citing the deputy head of the local brach of the Red Crescent.
Deputy Director of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent “SARC” Branch in Raqqa Dina al-Asa’ad said as cited by Sana that the shelling of the National Hospital in Raqqa by the coalition with phosphorus bombs occured on Thursday night.
“The hospital was also shelled with more than 20 shells which targeted the electricity generators, the ambulances and a number of departments inside the hospital,” Sana reported citing al-Asa’ad.
According to the Red Crescent representative, the bombed Raqqa hospital provided services for over 100 people, while Daesh terrorist group has its own hospitals and private medical centers.
Al-Asa’ad emphazided that there were no terrorists in the Raqqa hospital targeted by the US-led coalition………………………..
The US-led war in Syria is not against terrorism, but to damage Syria’s vital infrastructures.
U.S.-led Coalition Strikes ‘Aish Hospital’ in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor. The warplanes of the US-led international coalition perpetrated a new massacre, claiming the lives of 6 civilians and injuring 10 others in Abu Kamal city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
Local sources said on Saturday that the warplanes of the coalition shelled Aish Hospital, al-Nadi, and al-Shuhada’a roundabout in Abu Kamal city, killing 6 civilians, among them women and children, and injuring 10 others, in addition to causing material damage to the infrastructure.
During the same month, on July 18 and 27, airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor claimed the lives of dozens civilians and many more injured. Eyewitnesses specified that the attacks also damaging houses and local infrastructure…………….
The moment before Russian president Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Donald Trump locked palms has been compared to a scene from the popular political drama ‘House of Cards.’
A special channel between the Russian and American presidents will be established to further push for a settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, Russia’s Foreign Minister Lavrov has announced following the Putin-Trump meeting.
“I have a feeling that it has been confirmed that both the Russian and American presidents are driven by their national interests, which they see primarily in looking for mutually beneficial agreements rather than by trying to play out some confrontational scenarios”, Lavrov added
Lavrov said that there’s confirmation to the US and Jordan’s commitment to the unity and integrity of Syrian territory, adding that Russian military police will preserve security around de-escalation zones…………………………
The constant call for Russia to reform is actually a liberal and Western propaganda hoax aimed at denigrating the present achievements and the leadership of Putin. Under Putin Russia has reformed beyond belief all aspects of the economy and social life. After some initial major reforms undertaken in the first half of the first decade of 2000s, Russia has been in a mode of constant reforms by reacting year by year to the challenges and opportunities that have been revealed.
Usually the catchphrase for this hoax is a call for “structural reforms,” especially beloved by the Russian liberal economists and the Russian business press. The problem with these structural reforms is that nobody ever spells out what they would in actual fact signify, obviously because they simply cannot identify any areas of policy that would in essence merit the dramatic name of reform. Having analyzed that patter for years, our conclusion is that what it all boils down is regime change, “structural reforms” is code for “Putin must go.”
Another popular Russia bashing version of this goes “Russia is a gas station with nukes.” The good thing is that they at least remembered about the nukes, but with this report we take the opportunity enlighten them with the fact that Russia is a diversified self-sufficient economy, an industrial powerhouse…with nukes. The realization of this – not forgetting about the Russian bear’s de facto alliance with the Chinese panda – should come as a shocking wake-up call to all those who still toy with ideas to reach absolute global hegemony at the expense of the Russian people.
“The real danger lies in whether the Christian world loses the last early Christians…the last ancient souls of the earth.”
Such is the dire prediction by one writer regarding the ongoing exodus of Arab Christians from the Middle East – an exodus triggered by Western neo-colonialism and Zionist expansion that suits the military-industrial complex……………..
“The terrorists will not comply with this resolution, that is of a ceasefire or stopping the launch of mortars. No, they would not. It is because they are not Syrians. For if they were Syrians, all of this wouldn’t have happened. They are not Syrians, they are from outside Syria”.
Naser Ahmed, resident of Harasta suburb of Damascus (Arabic): “This agreement is good, generally speaking. We hope it will be a good omen for the country. We, here, as the Syrian state, the inhabitants of Al-Assad Suburb, have suffered so much from mortars which came from Eastern Ghouta. Thank God for they did not hit, violating the agreement which came into effect since yesterday night. We hope it will be a good omen to prevent the bloodshed of people. The government used to take care of everyone. The reconciliations are good for the situation. We live in this country”.
Ali Mohamed, resident of Harasta suburb of Damascus (Arabic):“I don’t trust the terrorists whatsoever, for we saw nothing from them but deceit. Nevertheless, we are optimistic. The government is more ethical than them. They [the government] would have demolished the whole area if they wanted to, but we are more ethical than them. We are seeking the last of the bloodshed; this is why this reconciliation is very good”.
Basel Slalom, resident of Harasta suburb of Damascus (Arabic):“Actually, this agreement gives us great hope to reduce what we call ‘the light military operations’ inside the city. It would reduce mortars a bit from falling on citizens, so that they would be able to move and continue working. More generally, it would be an aid to the Syrian Arab Army, allowing for the army to concentrate on fighting IS in distant areas, in order to finish them”.
Basel Slalom, resident of Harasta suburb of Damascus (Arabic):“We suffered a lot from mortars. We are close to Douma, Harasta, and other areas in Ghouta. Many mortars used to fall several times a day. There are a lot of martyrs, especially children and women. They are civilians who did nothing, they were not carrying arms or shooting, and they suffered a lot. There are public utilities, cars, and houses which were damaged, and a lot of people were wronged by these mortars. And that was no good in the end. What have the terrorists achieved? They have only managed to shed more light on them as terrorists, and assert that they adhere to no commitments or promises”.
Mona Khalil, resident of Harasta suburb of Damascus (Arabic):“The terrorists will not comply with this resolution, that is of a ceasefire or stopping the launch of mortars. No, they would not. It is because they are not Syrians. For if they were Syrians, all of this wouldn’t have happened. They are not Syrians, they are from outside Syria”.
23 corpses of children were stolen [before the chemical attack] from an hospital in Idlib, to allow the White Helmets to arrange another theatrical production under a false flag. Al-Jazeera TV experts channel operators were present there.
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Recently Fort-Russ-News reported that militants and “White Helmets” rounded up civilians in order to stage a chemical weapons film in Syria’s Idlib.
Today, this information was confirmed by all major Russian media and many publications in the Middle East.
A reminder, that a Syrian military intelligence source earlier this week, said that militants rounded up civilians and filmed one or more fake chemical attacks. Furthermore it has been revealed, that Al Jazeera channel was present there.
This is according to information published by Tass, RIA Novosti and a number of other media outlets in Russia and abroad.
“23 bodies of children was recently stolen from a hospital in Idlib. It seems that the “White Helmets” are going to arrange another theatrical production under a false flag soon. Maybe another chemical attack in order to link it with President Assad, “- added the journalists of Russia’s “First Channel.”
RIA Novosti clarified that the idea of staging repeat chemical attacks is a PR move, which can lead to a missile attack by the United States on Syria……………..
“U.S. Trying to Destroy Syria’s Critical Infrastructure”: A top Russian general claims that the U.S. is trying to “completely destroy critical infrastructure in Syria and complicate post-war reconstruction as much as possible”
On April 7, from 3.42 to 3.56 (MSK), two destroyers of the US Navy (USS Ross and USS Porter) made a massive strike with 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles from the area near Crete Island (Mediterranean Sea) against the Syrian Shayrat Air Base (Homs province).
According to the objective monitoring data, 23 missiles reached the Syrian Air Base. As a result, an equipment depot, a training building, a mess, six MiG-23 aircraft in repairing hangars as well as a radar station were destroyed. The runway, taxiways and aircraft of the Syrian Air Force at parking places were not damaged.
According to the information received from the Air Base Command, two Syrian servicemen are missing, 4 were killed and 6 got burning wounds during firefighting. Therefore, the combat effectiveness of the American massive missile strike on the Syrian Air Base is extremely low.
These actions of the American party are considered as a serious violation of the Memorandum on prevention of incidents and providing security during operations in the air space of Syria signed in 2015.
All the accusations against Damascus that it had violated the Chemical Weapons Convention of 2013 given by the USA as reasons for the strike are groundless. The Russian Defence Ministry has repeatedly explained that the Syrian troops had not used chemical weapons. The Russian military department is looking forward to receiving explanations from the USA concerning the existence of irrefutable proof that the Syrian army had used chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun.
It is to be stressed that in the years 2013-2016 the Syrian government undertook all measures to eliminate chemical weapons, its delivery systems, production facilities. All chemical weapons stocks have been eliminated. The components for their production have been transported from the Syrian Arab Republic to the enterprises of the United States, Finland, Great Britain, and Germany where they have been destroyed.
The US administrations have changed but the methods for unleashing wars have remained the same since bombardments of Yugoslavia, Iraq, and Libya. Allegations, falsifications, grandstand playing with photos and test-tubes with pseudo results in international organizations became the reason for aggression initiation instead of an objective investigation…… ……… ….. ……..
Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned NATO’s attempt to “constantly provoke” Russia, through expansion and the placing of weapons “across national borders,” during an address to the Federal Security Service, in Moscow on Thursday.
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Russian):“Good afternoon, dear comrades. Our meetings in the framework of the annual board of the Federal Security Service allow us to analyse deeply and summarise the work of the department over the last year, it is also a good opportunity to comprehensively discuss the most important questions of national security generally.”
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Russian):“Over the past year the situation in the world has not become more stable, has not improved. It is the opposite, many of the existing challenges and threats only worsened. There has been intensified military-political and economic competition between global and regional centres of influence and individual countries. If you look bloody conflicts are continuing in several are continuing bloody conflicts Middle Eastern, Asian and African countries. International terrorist groups are actively involved in them and in fact a terrorist army is receiving hidden and even explicit support from some states. At the NATO summit last July in Warsaw for the first time since 1989, Russia was named the main security threat to the Alliance, and dealing with it [Russia] was officially proclaimed as the new NATO mission, and the further expansion of the block is being undertaken with this particular aim. In fact, it was carried out before, but now they have found another argument, that seems more serious to them. The have sped up the process of the placement of strategic and conventional weapons across national borders. We are being provoked all the time. In plain words, they constantly provoke and tend to try to draw us into a confrontation. And attempts to interfere in our internal affairs, aimed to destabilise the social and political situation in Russia, do not stop. We also saw a serious escalation of the situation in the south-east of Ukraine recently. The aim of this escalation is clear: to abort the Minsk agreements. The current government in Ukraine is definitely not ready for a peaceful solution to this complex problem and rely on a military solution. Moreover, they are speaking in public about terrorist organisations, subversive activities, including in Russia. It could not, not disturb us. The events and circumstances mentioned, require particular attention and concentration of force from special and targeted structures in Russia, above all the Federal Security Service, primarily in the fight against terrorism.”
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Russian):“The activity of terrorist groups should be identified and blocked, their financial base should be liquidated, as well as the activities of emissaries from abroad, their subversive activities on the internet should be suppressed, at the same time consider, of course, the Russian and international experience in this field.”
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Russian):“We should take our anti-terror cooperation with foreign partners to the next level, in spite of all the difficulties, which are being formed in various areas of international life. First and foremost, of course, we have to strengthen our work with our partners in such organisations as the UN, the CSTO [Collective Security Treaty Organisation] and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. Our common interest is the restoration of a dialogue with the intelligence services in the United States, of other countries and members of NATO. It is not our fault that it was broken and does not develop. It is obvious that in the counterterrorism area all the responsible states and international associations should cooperate, because even a simple information exchange on the sources and channels of terrorists funding, on the people involved or suspected of involvement in terrorism, seriously increases the effectiveness of our joint efforts.”
Footage emerged on Tuesday of two Russian airplanes being loaded with humanitarian aid that will be delivered from Yerevan to Syria. ~ On the instructions of Armenian President Serj Sargsyan, approximately 40 tonnes of food, clothing and other essentials are to be transported to those affected by the conflict in Syria. ~ Russian transport was used as they have the necessary infrastructure to both deliver and issue humanitarian assistance. ~ It is the second time that Armenia has sent aid to Syria following a delivery in autumn 2016.
The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, received a medal from the CIA for his distinct intelligence-related counter-terrorism work and his contributions to ensure international peace and security.
The medal, named after George Tenet, was handed to him by CIA Director Micheal Pompeo.
Crown Prince Abdulaziz al-Saud received CIA Director Micheal Pompeo in Riyadh on Friday (10, 2017) in the presence of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman al-Saud, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense……………….
Heavy fighting continued between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and jihadist-mercenaries in Harasta, Eastern Ghouta Region outside Damascus. After repelling an offensive launched by terrorist gangs last week, the SAA took measures to carry out several attacks to expand its control over the region.
In an interview with Sputnik Arabic, field commander of the Syrian Arab Army in Deir ez-Zor Brigade General Issam Zaheralden confirmed that two senior Daesh commanders, including Abu Muhammed al-Adnani who was in charge of the group’s drone attacks, were killed in an airstrike near the city of Deir ez-Zor.
Brigade General Issam Zaheralden said that civilians lost access to the airport, their only source of food, medicine and fuel, due to the latest terrorist attack on the city, prompting the Syrian Arab Army to launch an offensive along the 3-kilometer-long (1.8-mile-long) frontline.
As part of this campaign, the Syrian Arab Air Force conducted airstrikes near an area known as hill 14, killing 15 terrorists, Brigade General Issam Zaheralden detailed, adding that Abu Muhammed al-Adnani and Abu Walid al-Tarablusi were among them………………
The advance of the Syrian army on Daesh positions in the east of Aleppo province caught the terrorists by surprise. Sputnik Arabic reports that the Syrian infantry successfully overcame three barrier boundaries which were put up by Daesh on the outskirts of al-Bab. ~Read more
On Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army advanced in the area of western Deir ez-Zor, aiming to knock out mercenary-terrorists of Daesh (ISIS, ISIL). Syrian troops succeeded to capture a factory and were able to liberate the local airport from the militants. However, some of the roads are still infested by armed criminals, whose hours are counted.
Syrian Army and Syrian Armed Forces units continued targeting Daesh (ISIS, ISIL, IS) mercenary-terrorists in several areas in Damascus Countryside, Deir Ezzor, and Homs provinces, destroying a number of their vehicles and inflicting losses upon them.
Damascus Countryside ~ An army unit carried out concentrated strikes against movements and infiltration points of ISIS terrorists to the east of al-Sein airport in northeastern Damascus Countryside.
A military source said that the army unit killed a number of ISIS terrorists in the strikes and destroyed a tank and a vehicle equipped with a machinegun used by the terrorists.
Deir Ezzor ~ Army units, in cooperation with supporting forces and with aerial support, targeted ISIS gatherings and positions in the surroundings of Deir Ezzor city.
Local reporters in Deir Ezzor said that any army unit used a guided missile to destroy a machinegun-equipped vehicle for ISIS in the surroundings of the supplying brigade south of the city.
He added that the Syrian Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes on ISIS positions in the surroundings of the graveyards area, Jenaid battalion, and the supplying brigade south of the city, which inflicted losses in personnel and equipment upon the terrorists.
Homs ~ A military source said that army units established full control over a large area about 15 km long and 25km wide which includes Fidda well, Fidda farm, and al-Hayr al-Gharbi castle to the south of T4 Airport 25 km in the countryside of Homs province, inflicting heavy loses in personnel and equipment upon ISIS terrorists.
Earlier, a military source said that army units destroyed 6 machinegun-equipped vehicles for ISIS in Ayed al-Hassoun hill and Oum al-Kheir hills in the eastern countryside of Homs province.
Russian Tu-22M3 bombers destroy command sites and ammunition depots for Daesh in Deir Ezzor ~ Russian Defense Ministry announced on Monday that Russian Air Force bombed new sites for Daesh (ISIS, ISIL, IS) mercenary-terrorists in Deir Ezzor Syrian province as in the framework of its participation to the war on terrorism at a request of the Syrian government.
Syrian Army units, backed by the supporting Forces, established full control over the 3rd deserted Battalion in Palmyra and continued advance towards Tal al-Dabe’ in the countryside of Homs and Damascus.
A military source told SANA Sunday that the army units established full control over the 3rd deserted Battalion north of Elab al-Tayas hills in Palmyra area in the eastern countryside of Homs province after eliminating a number of ISIS terrorists and destroying their weapons.
The source added that the army units continued pursuing the ISIS terrorists towards Jehar Roundabout in the east direction.
Earlier today, the army units eliminated scores of ISIS terrorists and destroyed their weapons and ammunition after targeting their fortifications and movement axes on the direction of al-Nasiriyeh-al-Qaryateen towns in the eastern countryside of
Damascus and southeastern countryside of Homs province.
The source added that the army units in cooperation with the supporting forces continued their operations against the ISIS terrorist organization and chased its members who fled away, achieving advance towards Tal al-Dabe’ al-Sharqi in the area.
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The Russian sappers have demined more hectares in Aleppo city of mines and explosives planted by terrorists in the eastern neighborhoods before they had been expelled out of it.
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Damascus Countryside Governor Ala’a Ibrhaim said that engineering units in the Syrian Arab Army are working on dismantling IEDs and mines inside al-Figeh spring now that the army has reestablished control over……………………….
Soros has provided funding to at least 56 of the march’s “partners” including “key partners” such as the National Resource Defense Council, which opposes President Donald Trump’s environmental policies, and Planned Parenthood, which opposes Trump’s stance on abortion.
Touted by the mainstream media and its organizers as a spontaneous, grassroots demonstration in support of female rights and other progressive causes, the Women’s March on Washington drew over 500,000 to the streets of the US capital on January 21.
It’s likely few if any of the assembled knew that over 50 of the groups involved in forming the march have received funding from billionaire activist George Soros.
Preliminary research conducted by the alternative media indicates Soros has provided funding to at least 56 of the march’s “partners,” including “key partners” such as the National Resource Defense Council, which opposes President Donald Trump’s environmental policies, and Planned Parenthood, which opposes Trump’s stance on abortion.
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For instance, activist Harry Belafonte is named as an honorary co-chair. Belafonte sits on the board of the Advancement Project, which received significant funding of four primary recipients of money from electoral reform group the Election Administration Fund. The Fund received at least US$5.1 million from the Open Society Institute. Belafonte also founded the Gathering for Justice group, the recipient of numerous grants from Soros’ Open Society Foundations ever since.
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Other groups include the American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Constitutional Rights, CODEPINK, Green For All, NARAL Pro-Choice, People for the American Way, the Southern Poverty Law Center and 350.org, many of which have received Soros money……………..
Six Russian long-range Tu-22M3 bombers launched airstrikes on Daesh arms and ammunition depots in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry added that all targets have been destroyed.
Russia has received coordinates of Daesh targets in Al-Bab, Aleppo Province, from the US via the ‘direct line,’ the Russian Defense Minsitry said Monday.
The United States has provided coordinates of the terrorists’ targets in the city of Al-Bab in Aleppo province for Russian airstrikes. After the reconaissance check, Russia and two coalition jets have conducted joint airstrikes on the Daesh targets in the region.
“On January 22, the Russian command center at the Hmeymim airbase has received coordinates of Daesh targets in Al-Bab, Aleppo province, via the ‘direct line’ from the US-led coalition headquarters. After further data verification with the assistance of unmanned aircraft and space reconaissance, the Russian Aerospace Forces and two jets of the international coalition have conducted airstrikes on the terrorists’ targets,” the statement said.
In the last few years, the US secret services stepped up their efforts to recruit Russian diplomats, Lavrov said. ~ “We have not made public the full statistics on this matter. But recently, in the past few years and especially during Obama’s second stint, the number of such unfriendly actions directed at our diplomats have grown,” Lavrov said at a press conference wrapping up last year.
“The war may be stopped, and the rights of Christians, Muslims and other people who have lived all their life in Syria, in other regional countries, may be ensured first of all through the use of force, because it is necessary to beat terrorism ruthlessly and beat it completely,” Lavrov told reporters. ~ “That is what we are doing, helping the Syrian army and the militia, who jointly with the Syrian army are involved in the fight against terrorism.” ~ He pointed out that the US wanted to use Daesh and al-Nusra Front terrorist organization to topple Syria’s President Assad.
He stressed that Moscow welcomes Trump’s assertions that counterterrorism will be one of his priorities. Lavrov assessed that previous statements made by Trump and his team show that they will not use double standards in the war on terror. Russian Foreign Minister further said that Moscow shares Trump’s view that each country should be responsible for their own development.
The seemingly endless war in Syria has claimed hundreds and thousands of lives and left millions injured. There are many Syrian Army soldiers among the casualties. For severely wounded servicemen, life changed forever after sacrificing both limbs and health in battle. Now they must return to civilian life, try to fit in, find a job and provide for their families.
RT Doc meets former servicemen determined not to allow their injuries hold them back in life. Taxi driver Somar Fauzi Al Amuri lost an arm and leg in an explosion. Even so, he sat behind the wheel as soon as he was discharged from hospital. Despite being unable to walk, shop keeper Maisam Majed Al Jerdi runs his own business. The city is far from being a disabled friendly place.
Instead of raging against their fate, because so many fellow soldiers died in battle, they think of themselves as the fortunate few. Survivors support each other and try hard to stay positive about the future. They say their bodies may be damaged but their spirit remains strong. Despite all odds, they soldier on, determined to live life to the full.
A powerful explosion has rocked the Syrian capital, Damascus, killing up to 7 people, Reuters reports, citing state TV. The blast was caused by a suspected suicide bomber, Reuters says. ~ It reportedly hit the Kafr Sousa neighborhood, which is a heavily guarded area with Syria’s key security installations located there, Reuters adds. (…read more…)
The [Syrian Air Forces] Mezzeh airport near Damascus was rocked by multiple explosions. The Syrian Arab Army has warned that there will be repercussions for Israel for the ‘flagrant attack’ on the military base. It also linked the alleged strike to Israel’s ‘support of terrorist groups.’
The propaganda about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction was one of the most blatant examples of “fake news” in American history.
Now, many of the same idiots who pushed the Iraq war lies are stirring up hysteria about Russia.
For example, the Washington Post’s editorial page editor Fred Hiatt cheerleaded for the Iraq war. Now, the Washington Post under Hiatt’s leadership has been the main source of the most breathless anti-Russian hysteria.
ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd – chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney ’04 presidential campaign – was a big booster for the Iraq war. Now, Dowd Tweets that you’re only a patriot if you blindly accept what President Obama and the intelligence services claim without any proof.
George W. Bush’s speechwriter David Frum – who pushed many of the biggest lies about the Iraq war – is now trying to ridicule anyone who doesn’t accept the evidence-less claims that Russia hacked the Democratic party as a Kremlin stooge.
Similarly, Jonathan Chait championed the Iraq war. And now he’s ridiculing those asking for evidence before jumping headlong into anti-Russia hysteria.
These guys all have a track record of pushing false stories which get us into disastrous wars … why should we listen to them now?…………………..
Christmas is celebrated on the 7th of January in the Gregorian Calendar. This date is observed by Orthodox Christians from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Greece, and a minority of Christians in African and Middle Eastern countries. This year, President Putin attended Christmas services at Yuriev Monastery, outside Novgorod. Every year, he attends a rural church of his choosing for this purpose. Meanwhile, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow held the official Orthodox Christmas ceremony at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, in Moscow. (We thanksInessa Sinchougova for the translation)