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
Moscow, SANA – Grand Mufti Sheikh Ahmad Badr-Eddin Hassoun stressed that Syria and Russia are “in the same ditch” because the chaos erupting in the world “targets all of us.”
The Mufti’s remarks came during his meeting with Head of Fair Russia Party and its parliamentary bloc in the Russian State Duma Sergei Mironov in Moscow on Wednesday.
He lashed out at the US and western countries who “have involved themselves in a new war” making the factors of race and religion its axis, recalling the wars in Yugoslavia and Chechnya and the attempts of inciting the communities who speak Turkish into calling for separation from Russia. Continue reading Mufti Hassoun: Syria and Russia are in the same ditch
by Qassem Qassem, Youssef Fares and Abdel Rahman Nassar, Al-Akhbar English
Necessity is the mother of invention. The Resistance has recently demonstrated its biggest achievements yet in the fight with Israel. Indeed, it is not an exaggeration to say that Gaza, and behind it Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah, had anticipated the day when the borders and the sea surrounding Gaza would be sealed off. Today, Egypt and Israel are stepping up their coordination to make the sea off limits to the resistance, while in the south, their armies are working to establish a buffer zone and even a water trench, in the hope of putting an end to the smuggling of rockets from the Iranian desert to the Mediterranean. Continue reading Gaza: How the Resistance manufactures its rockets with help from Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah
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
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
Damascus, SANA – Speaker of the People’s Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham received a solidarity letter from President of the National Assembly of Venezuela Diosdado Cabello-Rondon.
Al-Laham met on Wednesday the delegation of Fe-Arab organization and the Syrian community in Venezuela.
During the meeting, al-Laham described as “deep and strong” the relations between Syria and Venezuela, particularly the parliamentary ones, saying that terrorism to which Syria is exposed was supported by Western, Arab and regional governments in addition to the Turkish conspiratorial role. Continue reading Al-Laham receives a letter of solidarity with Syria from the Venezuelan people
Moscow, SANA – Syria’s Grand Mufti Ahmad Badr Eddin Hassoun said that Syria is fighting international terrorism on behalf of the entire world and is foiling all U.S.- western schemes.
During his meeting with head of the Central Committee for the Russian Communist Party, Gennady Zyuganov in Moscow on Tuesday, Hassoun said that the West is trying to punish Syria for its independent policy and stances. Continue reading Mufti Hassoun: Syria is fighting terrorism on behalf of the world
Syrian military forces have repelled an offensive by al-Qaeda-linked militants against the northwestern city of Idlib, a UK-based Syrian opposition group says.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday that the militants of Nusra Front, backed by other groups, attacked the city from all sides.
Syrian forces pushed them back after they had temporarily seized several government buildings including the governor’s office. Continue reading Syrian Arab Army repels Takfiri militants in Idlib