(EDITOR’S NOTE: Utterly deplorable that Al-Arabiya, the most prominent mouthpiece of the House of Saud, would “report” that these nuclear engineers were murdered in cold blood by “unidentified assailants”, when all evidence points to the usurping Zionist entity. As Professor As’ad AbuKhalil bluntly put it back in the summer of 2012, when the first such assassinations had occurred, “The assassination of scientists whose knowledge and expertise bother Israel clearly proves a link between the Israeli terrorist state and Free Syrian Army. This does not even require analysis.” Then again, as reprehensible as it is, it’s quite typical, as Al-Arabiya has been parroting hasbara for as long as one can remember. Recently, the Saudi royalist propaganda channel echoed “Israeli” language when discussing Jewish aggressions against Al-Aqsa and if we go back to the genocidal nightmare of Operation Cast Lead, Al-Arabiya’s coverage was so horrific and biased towards the illegitimate “Israeli” regime that Arabs began calling it Al-Ibriyya, “The Hebrew”. In military terms, this latest Mossad-Takfiri assassination has clearly been carried out in response to the rapid gains of the Syrian Arab Army and its allies across the country. International Zionism is frustrated over its failure in Bilad al-Sham and is therefore lashing out in the only way it knows how: through pure terrorism. ~ Jonathan Azaziah) Continue reading Activists say five nuclear engineers murdered in Syria
Occupied Jerusalem, SANA – The Israeli occupation forces transported three wounded terrorists from Syria to the north of occupied Palestine to provide the required treatment to them.
Israeli Walla website said “The Israeli army brought three wounded Syrians to Poriya Hospital in Tiberias on Monday morning,” indicating that the hospital has treated 117 wounded up till now. Continue reading Yet Again: Zionist entity treats injured terrorists fighting in Syria
The army soldiers made major advances in the areas of Nawa and al-Khuder in the countryside of Daraa, and claimed the lives of scores of the rebels.
The Syrian Arab Army frustrated Takfiri terrorists’ attempt to infiltrate into Assal al-Ward in Qalamoun in the Damascus countryside, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
The Syrian Arab Army also regained control over the orchards of Bala town in Eastern Ghouta in the Damascus countryside, killing and injuring a large number of militants. Continue reading Syrian Arab Army Repels Terrorist Infiltration in Qalamoun, Advances in Eastern Ghouta
BEIRUT (The Daily Star) – Syrian President Bashar Assad believes the time is right for military cooperation between Lebanon and Syria, Lebanon’s former General Security chief Jamil al-Sayyed said Sunday after meeting with the Syrian head of state.
“Current conditions have made it more appropriate to confront terrorism that is crossing borders between Lebanon and Syria,” Sayyed quoted Assad as saying according to a statement posted to the National News Agency. Continue reading Assad wants Lebanon military cooperation: Jamil al-Sayyed
by Ayham Merhi, Al-Akhbar English
The Syrian crisis has altered the demographics of areas witnessing changes from the war. More than half of the Syrian Assyrian community has left their main city – Tel Tamr in al-Hasaka’s countryside – to neighboring Arab states and other countries. But those who remain are still holding on to their land, refusing the temptation of emigration.
The situation in the city of Tel Tamr in the western countryside of al-Hasaka seems unreal.
Tel Tamr is no longer crowded with its residents, who used to breathe life into the city. The city was famous for being the capital of tourism in Hasaka and the homeland of Syria’s Assyrians, in effect becoming their main city. People from all over the district used to travel tens of kilometers “to eat the local burghul at Umm Hani’s in the village of Tel Nasri or the grilled fish in Tel Jumaa or Tel Jazirah.” This is in addition to the droves of people from al-Malikia, 200 kilometers away, who spend their holidays at the banks of al-Khabour river. Continue reading Tel Tamr, Syria: Assyrians cling to their homeland despite threats
by Leith Fadel, Al-Masdar News
The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) has had a rough week in eastern Syria, as the loss of ground and men have demoralized their forces in the Homs, Al-Hasakah, and Deir Ezzor Governorates. The recent losses for ISIS marks the first time since ISIS’ emergence in Syria that they are on the defensive against both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in certain areas; this has also caused issues for their militants fighting Iraq due to their forces stretching too thin. Continue reading ISIS Suffers Devastating Losses in Eastern Syria This Week
The army soldiers attacked the hideouts of the rebels in al-Madajen, Tal Mazhara, al-Bohouth, al-Elmiyah, and Rasm al-Khawaled areas in Quneitra and killed huge numbers of them during a series of operations.
by Leith Fadel, Al-Masdar News
The 18th Tank Brigade of the Syrian Arab Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, backed by the National Defense Forces and Liwaa Al-Qalb Al-Suqour Sahra’a (Syrian Arab Army Special Forces), have captured the remaining gas fields of Jabal Al-Sha’ar (Poet Mountains) in east Homs. This marks the 2nd time in 4 months that this mountain area in the Homs Governorate has been recaptured by SAA and their allies. Continue reading ISIS Suffers Their Biggest Setback in Syria; Jabal Al-Sha’ar Captured by the Syrian Arab Army
by Nahed Hattar, Al-Akhbar English
Ever since Washington put together an international anti-ISIS coalition, the situation in Syria and the region has become more ambiguous and blurry. The Syrian position has been to accept US airstrikes against the terrorist group as a fait accompli, while Iran continues to object to them and Moscow criticizes them sharply. What is happening inside the Russian-Iranian-Syrian alliance?
The question would disconcert most diplomats, let alone Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, who usually weighs his word very carefully. But, to my surprise, the minister spoke unreservedly, and at the end of our meeting, he told me, “Publish whatever you see fit from what I said. I will let you judge the situation.” Thus, I will have to choose what may be published from a long conversation with Syria’s top diplomat that was not meant for publication, but for “comprehension.” Below is what I judged to be appropriate to publish. Continue reading Syrian foreign minister: our diplomatic priorities are to ensure resilience, secure more arms