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Latest News From the Syrian Conflict 23.12.2012.

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posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 09:18 AM
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Here's the latest news from Syria to keep some of you who are interested in the Syrian conflict updated on current events, as it's notoriously hard to get information from inside Syrian as nearly all news is blocked from the west.

#General Command of the Army and Armed Forces: An Army Unit Repels Terrorist Attack on Technical Battalion in Damascus Countryside.

#Damascus: Mass is held at the St. Mary's Church for peace in Syria.

#Information Minister: There Is Unprecedented Media Escalation Campaign against Syria, Most News Baseless & Untrue.

#Premier al-Halqi: Construction Process Moves Forwards Along with Confronting the Enemies of the Homeland.

#Terrorists Killed, Vehicles Destroyed, Explosive Device Dismantled, Several Tunnels Discovered.



So it seems the SAA have recaptured the northern city of Aleppo, and have made it secure for some of the Aleppo residents to return home.
Also confirmed deaths of alleged FSA leaders, and also in this Syrian news clip residents of Aleppo talk of the FSA who raided there homes and stole there home contents, and claim most were foreign fighters.

Also it Syrian Minister Al-Zoubi talks about fighting religious terrorists for the Syrian people.




posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 09:44 AM
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LOOT is a big part if Jihad....but nobody seems to care about that........
thanks for the news



posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 10:02 AM
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I hate to be one of those "doom and gloomers" but the situation in Syria is spiraling out of control and it's only a matter of time before it escalates beyond Syria and the border areas where the odd squirmish has occured.

There are also reports of a second chemical weapons test being done by the rebels and that the rebels have even used these weapons on the Syrian army, I cannot say this has been confirmed though.

I do not endorse what is claimed in the video or article since I cannot prove or disprove it.


Armed rebels released a second film on the Internet which shows them testing a poisonous chemical agent on an animal in Western Syria, media reports said

The footage shows terrorists testing a chemical substance on a rabbit in the coastal city of Latakia, the Lebanese television al-Manar reported.

In related development, the armed rebels used chemical weapons in their attacks against the Syrian army in Darya district of Reef (outskirts of) Damascus earlier today.

"The terrorists have already thrown three cube-shaped plastic bags towards the (Syrian) army's forces that killed seven forces due to the gases emerging from the bags," a commander of the Syrian Presidential Guard told the Iran-based Arab-language Al-Alam news channel.

The commander noted that a yellow button is installed on the bags and by pushing that a yellow gas came out and those who inhaled it died after nearly one hour.

Since several weeks ago, different media had reported about the presence of chemical weapons in Syria and the possibility of its use by armed rebels.


english.farsnews.com...



Terrorists from NATO sponsored Al Qaeda FSA 'Screaming Wind Chemical Battalion' carries out their second experiment on rabbits, this time by forcing a rabbit to drink a contaminated water mixed with a lethal mixture, they called it Sunnah 2, their first experiment was also on rabbits but by contaminating the air, and warn they'll contaminate Latakkia's main fresh drinking water Alssin spring with their lethal mixture.

On a closer look at the terrorist, wait.. Isn't that a NATO issued uniform he's wearing?!


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posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 10:56 AM
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I was just reading about the chemical weapons attack on press TV.


Foreign-backed militants have repeatedly threatened to use chemical weapons against the army and pro-government civilians in recent days.

They have also threatened to contaminate Syria's drinking water supply in a bid to kill all Alawite Shias and the supporters of President Bashar al-Assad.
Source


I know when Syrian govenment was accused by the west of using or about to use chemical weapons, it was because the SAA wanted to flush out FSA rebels hiding, they loaded up a few helicopters with tons of flower, and flower bombed the rebel enclaves were they were hiding out, making the rebels run from hiding, and into the SAA guns, and a embedded russian journalist was witness to this.

Of course the FSA used this to say the SAA was using chemical weapons that the western media rolled with, and when no evidence of chemical weapons were proven, they said the SAA was getting ready to use them, and when the Russians produced evidence it wasn't a chemical weapon attack but infact just common Flower, the western media just dropped the story without telling people the truth.


Also news just in is that, Syrian troops have just found tunnels used as arms depot by rebels in Daraya.



posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 11:22 AM
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Thanks for the updates the pair of you, it seems there is a media blackout right now and all the focus has been shifted to domestic gun issues for now..



posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 11:39 AM
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The Assad regime must remain in power to help Iran retaliate, if Israel strikes Iran's nuclear facilities.

Assad forces allegedly have the capabilities to take out Israeli air/missile defenses, and Iran can strike back.

It may change from a retaliatory threat to an offensive threat if the Assad regime's fall is certain.

NATO, Israel/USA cannot confront Iran as long as Assad remains in power.....

Draw in Russia and China as opposition and it all can get ugly in a hurry..... Pray for peace if you are so inclined, this "civil war" has much broader possible implications for the region, and perhaps the world.

Merry Christmas



posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 12:14 PM
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Russia has said that Assad is not welcome in Russia. They also say if anybody esle wants to take him they should do so as soon as possible. During the post Assad regime they will say we never supported Assad, he was just a client. And now you can be as well. Although most of the weapons of the rebels were brought to them by Syrian Army defections I would put money that Russians have been selling weapons to the rebels as well.



posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 01:00 PM
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The Russians don't want Assad in exile in Russia because whoever takes him in (if anyone will) will become a prime target for terrorist attacks. They also need to protect their interests in Syria, regardless of what happens to Assad.



posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 01:26 PM
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Originally posted by ausername
reply to post by MrSpad
 


The Russians don't want Assad in exile in Russia because whoever takes him in (if anyone will) will become a prime target for terrorist attacks. They also need to protect their interests in Syria, regardless of what happens to Assad.


Exactly Assad is a client. Now he has outlived his usefulness Russia will move on to the next one. This has always been the case which is why all the ATS talk about Russia intervetion has been so completely off base. Just as off base as people thinking NATO wants anything to do with getting involved in Syria. A civil war is a civil war and while both side have small groups of foriegn volunteers they are nothing in the big picture.



posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 02:26 PM
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That is just cold and crule,
up to a hour to die, man, i could not imagine
what they are going through, those 7 had to
be suffering.

Sadly i think all chemical and biological weapons should
be done away with and not allowed by anyone.

There is war and there is evil. To torture someone
for a hour dying a slow death just is not right.

I would hope they do not make it to the water
supply, or many many more could suffer.

just dont see anything that is looking like good or
better news coming out of that region any more,
it all seems to be going down hill.
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posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 07:44 PM
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Just curious to know...isn't it just as likely that since the Russians have a stake here...couldn't they just as easily kill Assaud and blame it on the rebels or British or Israeli's or American's?



posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 10:34 PM
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No peace in Syria until Assad and the christians and catholics are dead and the muslim brotherhood inserts their puppet into power and establishes Sharia law over the nation. It's the muslim brotherhood backing the FSA, funded by american tax payer dollars via Obama and Hillary Clinton. The MB has been after Assad for a long time because he wouldn't Jihad and a ruler who will not Jihad must be deposed and executed.



posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 09:55 AM
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Here's the latest footage from Syria, by a embedded journalist with the SAA.

50 mins from the 23rd of december.
Destruction of foreign mercenaries


Here's a quick view translation of the footage


In the beginning there isn't much interesting or audible conversation going on...

As they start their stroll about the recaptured alleyways, they explain that a large terrorist group is completely surrounded nearby and have been trying to break out in small groups periodically without much success.

At the 16:00 with the burned bodies, they explain that these are foreign fighters that the terrorists burned and tried to bury to cover up their identities.

They go on to show the heavily shot up intersection where the terrorists had one of their bases set up, then showing the building across - from which the militia assaulted the intersection.

The journalist then asks the local militia commander: "What is the situation in this area - who is in control of the area? When were the terrorists cleared out? Casualties?" etc etc Commander replies that the SAA is in control, mainly shabeeha (the national volunteer militia) - and these streets were only cleared yesterday. He claims they had only one casualty on their side in the fighting.

He again explains that the bodies of the terrorists were burned before they could capture those streets and that it is quite common for the terrorists to burn the bodies of mercenaries to hide their ID.

He then says that within the next 10 days or so they will move to capture the remaining streets, but for now are only conducting "special ops". The terrorists morale is shattered - he explains that they are taking pain-killers and the few that were taken alive couldn't feel a thing.

The sounds of battle audible in the background throughout that part of the video are explained as skirmishes with the terrorists trying to break out from being surrounded.

At 35:00 they show a few bags of the pain-killers mentioned before, the Russian journalists reply that "it's just like in Chechnya". The logos on the bags appear to be of Al-Jazeera they note.

The fat kid explains that the terrorists put a car bomb next to the school, and that the army and militia defused it thus restoring school service and that they are bringing them food, as well as having restored electricity/water.

The old guy with the warm hat says the terrorists were looting and burning apartments and the militia chased them out.
They then visit a militia checkpoint, they mainly talk about where the enemy snipers are shooting from. The journalist's translator narrates as the refugees flee the area that the militia is helping them and all that.



posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 10:01 AM
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Thanks for the vid, I don't have time to watch it now but I plan to later.

I never thought I would be taking sides but I honestly hope Assad can stop these madmen somehow.

Even if he were to somehow survive this foreign backed coup, he is still a tyrant, but is still much better than what he would be replaced with.

There certainly is no shortage of rebel extremist terrorists though, they are reported to be coming from all over the place. If the price is right?



posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 10:13 AM
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From Iranian news:

www.presstv.ir...


Describing the United States as the main cause of insecurity in Syria, Naqavi said, “Washington is not qualified to pass comments on democracy because the Americans are an obstacle to the realization of democracy in Syria.”

“The Americans have failed in Syria and their insistence on spreading insecurity in Syria will certainly lead to the US’s diplomatic isolation.”


From the Guardian:

www.guardian.co.uk...



Russia, along with Iran, provides Bashar al-Assad's regime with weapons and ammunition, and supports it politically, therefore the citizens of these countries present legitimate targets for militants in Syria.

The opposition coalition rejected Maleh's remarks in a move welcomed by Human Rights Group.

But after the Guardian revealed that Russian military advisers are manning some of Syria's more sophisticated air defences, Maleh, head of the Syrian opposition legal committee, stood by his remarks.

He told the Guardian:

What I said that there are a large number of Russian consultants and experts who are helping the Assad regime even though they might be civilians.

Those are legitimate direct target for the Free Syrian Army according to the Geneva Convention because they are aiding the regime against the Syrian people will.

Russia has contingency plans for evacuating more than 5,000 Russian in Syria.


From Russia:

english.ruvr.ru...


Russian foreign ministry’s spokesman Alexander Lukashevich has pledged help to Russians wishing to evacuate from Syria and said evacuation routes have already been mapped out.
“As you know, there is a road map for every country that describes how to act in case of an emergency,” Mr. Lukashevich said. “Of course, we’ve drawn up a plan on how to help our citizens in Syria, which will be put in place if they need any assistance, such as an emergency evacuation,” he added.



posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 11:45 AM
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None of the two sides in Syria seem to be making any progress.They are literally stuck and the only outcome of this insanity is the death of innocent people....Iran had a comprehensive solution to the matter a while a go but coming from Iran it automatically got dismissed by the parties involved!.....That solution basically says that,LET THE PEOPLE OF SYRIA DECIDE WHAT THEY WANT FOR THEMSELVES....A real democratic vote by the Syrians would easily solve the case, if truly required.



posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 01:10 PM
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I never thought I would be taking sides but I honestly hope Assad can stop these madmen somehow.


I've been trying to stay impartial in this Syrian conflict, but the more i see and read, the more i find myself detesting these FSA animals as that what they are illitrate religious lunatics.

The stuff i've seen these FSA rebels do is beyond evil, and i really really can not stand these FSA idiots SCREAMING SNACKBAR with every shot and thing they do and see.

As much as i agree after 40 years of one man in power, there needs to be change and reform if a nation is to progress for the better, but not to these religious caveman animals.



posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 02:47 PM
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When you can witness pro Assad fighters walking among the population, being praised, even evacuating civilians, it jus goes to show that the western MSM are nothing but liars. I agree with snapperski, the more I see the more I root for the Regime



posted on Dec, 25 2012 @ 08:31 AM
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Mark my words, and mark them well:
Assad is a monster, BUT, if the rebels ever take control of the country, WW3 will be just a few months or years away.
If you have been paying attention to the people on both sides and their connections, and if you have eyes to see and ears to hear, everything becomes clear.

For the clear mind, a half word is enough to understand.
Andro



posted on Dec, 25 2012 @ 08:34 AM
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Assad may be a monster, but it doesn't change the fact that the SAA are looking out for their people and doing a good job at that.





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