Category Archives: Maghreb & Mashreq

Al-Baath Arab Socialist Party: Palestine will remain Syria’s central issue

Damascus, SANA – Regional Leadership of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party reiterated Syria’s permanent and principled stance in support for the Palestinian people’s right of self-determination, establish their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital and maintain the right to return Homeland.

In a statement on the 97th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Declaration, the Party’s leadership stressed that Palestine will remain the essence of the pan-Arab cause and the central issue of the Syrian people. Continue reading Al-Baath Arab Socialist Party: Palestine will remain Syria’s central issue

Lebanon: Who is smuggling money to the army kidnappers in Ersal?

The kidnappers of the Lebanese army soldiers on the outskirts of Ersal do not seem to be in a rush. They continue to blackmail the Lebanese government and have their demands met. Money and medical and food supplies have allowed them to continue their occupation of the barren areas surrounding Ersal, while the government is unable to give any assurances or guarantees to the families of the abductees. Continue reading Lebanon: Who is smuggling money to the army kidnappers in Ersal?

Houthis issue puppet ruler ultimatum as Yemenis protest Zionist aggressions against Palestinians

In Yemen, as the powerful Houthi movement, known as Ansarullah, met with 30,000 tribal leaders and gave an ultimatum to the current US-backed regime to form a new government or face the consequences, thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest against the Israeli regime’s ongoing aggression against Palestinians in the occupied territories. Continue reading Houthis issue puppet ruler ultimatum as Yemenis protest Zionist aggressions against Palestinians

Syrian Army at the Gates of Khan Sheikhoun; Offensive in Al-Amariyya in Full Swing

by Leith Fadel, Al-Masdar News

The Syrian Arab Army’s offensive in southern Aleppo (at Al-‘Amariyya) is in full swing after bombarding Islamic Front (Jabhat Al-Islamiyya) positions near the Sheikh Sa’eed District. Earlier today, the SAA, backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF), captured the surrounding farms (Mazra’a Al-‘Amariyya) in northern Al-‘Amariyya, killing scores of Islamic Front fighters and destroying two vehicles loaded with doshkas. The SAA will attempt to capture Al-‘Amariyya in order to open a new supply route to troops entrenched in Aleppo. Continue reading Syrian Army at the Gates of Khan Sheikhoun; Offensive in Al-Amariyya in Full Swing

Egypt blows up houses for Sinai buffer zone

Egypt has started work on a controversial buffer zone by destroying homes along its border with the Gaza Strip, following some of the worst attacks on the army since President Mohamed Morsi was ousted last year.

Bulldozers began destroying several abandoned houses along the frontier on Wednesday, just days after armed men attacked an army post killing 31 soldiers in the area.

Egypt has declared a state of emergency in the Sinai Peninsula and indefinitely closed the Rafah crossing, the only non-Israeli passage for Gazans. Continue reading Egypt blows up houses for Sinai buffer zone

Lebanese military, Hizbullah and Syrian Arab Army Stop Nusra Infiltration

Lebanese security forces have exchanged fire with al-Qaeda-linked militants in the Bekaa Valley near the border with Syria.

Local sources said the clashes erupted outside the towns of Deir al-Ghazal and Qusaya on Wednesday when al-Nusra Front militants tried to infiltrate into Lebanon from Syria.

The Lebanese army, supported by Syrian soldiers on the other side of the border, halted the terrorists’ advance, with Hezbollah fighters also giving a hand to prevent their infiltration. Continue reading Lebanese military, Hizbullah and Syrian Arab Army Stop Nusra Infiltration

Two CIA-Mossad-backed Cults Team Up To Terrorize Region

by Wayne Madsen, The Wayne Madsen Report

WMR’s sources in Turkey and Iran are confirming that links have been established between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Iranian exiled terrorist group Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) through Central Intelligence Agency and Israeli Mossad interlocutors. Continue reading Two CIA-Mossad-backed Cults Team Up To Terrorize Region

Syrian Arab Army Captures Strategic Checkpoint in Deir Ezzor

by Leith Fadel, Al-Masdar News

The 104th Airborne Brigade of the Syrian Arab Army captured the strategic Feela Al-‘Ameed Checkpoint on Sakr Island (Hajeewa Sakr) in the Deir Ezzor Governorate after violent clashes with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham today. According to a military source, two dozen ISIS militants were killed during the clashes, including a field commander from Morocco. He also added that the 104th Brigade suffered 3 casualties during the operation to capture the checkpoint.

The Syrian Arab Army now controls 90% of Sakr Island and the two imperative suspension bridges that link the island to the mainland. Brigadier General Issam Zahreddine of the 104th Airborne Brigade is leading the operation on Sakr Island and all military activity in the Deir Ezzor Governorate. Continue reading Syrian Arab Army Captures Strategic Checkpoint in Deir Ezzor

Takfiri groups in north Lebanon admit to defeat in battle against the army

(EDITOR’S NOTE: A typically solid report from Radwan Mortada but we at Mouqawamah Music strongly object to the phraseology used here, i.e. the description of the depraved Takfiris as “Jihadis” and/or “Jihadists”. Indeed, we abhor and reject this phraseology generally speaking. Even many within the “resistance camp” and “alternative media” spew these words at will and it is both incorrect and an aberration of their true meaning. Hizbullah, the Qassam Brigades of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, etc., all refer to their disciplined, righteous, Islamic fighters as “Jihadis” and/or “Jihadists” because they are engaged in Jihad against the most shaytanic enemy known to mankind: World Zionism. Translated into English as “struggle”, Jihad is a Qur’anic-Islamic concept that is rooted in walking the path laid out for us by ALLAH (SWT), literally “struggling” in His (SWT) way. Jihad can be understood in perfect dichotomy as Jihad al-Akbar, “the greater struggle”, which is the struggle within one’s self against the ego, and Jihad al-Asghar, “the lesser struggle”, which can manifest itself politically, militarily, poetically, and numerous other ways, depending on the arena in which one is confronting the enemies of Islam. A Jihadi/Jihadist/Mujahid, truly defined, is one who has mastered Jihad al-Akbar, and since he/she has bested his/her ego in combat, he/she can now engage the enemy in Jihad al-Asghar. The Takfiris are too far disconnected from Islam to understand such things, and if they were around in the time of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.), they would undoubtedly be the ones clinging to the Jahiliyyah and fighting him.  With all this said, journalists, analysts and commentators must stop using Jihadi/Jihadist/Mujahid to refer to these demonic creatures doing the bidding of the Jewish gangster regime occupying Palestine and NATO, it’s an insult to real Jihadis like the brave men of Hizbullah. ~ Jonathan Azaziah) Continue reading Takfiri groups in north Lebanon admit to defeat in battle against the army

Syrian Arab Army Regains Control over Strategic Town in Eastern Ghouta

TEHRAN (FNA) – The Syrian army continued its advances in many areas of Damascus countryside in the Southern parts of the country and seized back control over a strategic town in there.

The army units regained full control over Housh Al-Fareh in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus on Tuesday.

Tens of militants were killed and dozens more injured in heavy clashes with the army.

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