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Post by blindpig » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:29 pm

In the Western Media Narrative, SAA-Targeted Underground Bunkers and Terrorist-Run Prisons Become “Hospitals”
We should not allow ourselves to be collectively hypnotized into believing the media hype that would portray armed-group murderers as heroes, and the Syrian people and government struggling to expel them from their country as the villains.

by Vanessa Beeley

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June 10th, 2019

IDLIB PROVINCE, SYRIA (Report) — In recently liberated Qalaat Al Madiq — 500 meters from As Suqaylabiyah, a predominantly Christian town near Syria’s embattled Idlib province — the White Helmets, a controversial rescue group financed primarily by the U.K. Foreign Office, was found to have an established presence in a network of tunnels. The tunnels zigzagged under a former wheat factory that had since been converted into a headquarters of Nusra Front/HTS — Al Qaeda in Syria.

Syrian army finds yet another "White Helmet" and "al-Nusra" joint headquarters
Video by Russian war correspondent Oleg Blokhin pic.twitter.com/ambtRijaDS

— R&U Videos (@r_u_vid) May 12, 2019

This has been a pattern repeated in many of the areas liberated from extremist groups in Syria: a White Helmets presence alongside the Nusra Front, or whichever extremist group happens to dominate specific districts of the occupied territories. Invariably, the majority of the White Helmet operatives departed upon the seemingly endless stream of green buses that carried the various cadres of armed groups from liberated regions of Syria into Idlib.

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Underground hospital in Zamalka, Eastern Ghouta; April 2018. (Photo: SANA)

In Eastern Ghouta, many of the temporary medical centers, which provided treatment almost exclusively to extremist armed factions, were also built underground. I visited a number of them after Eastern Ghouta was liberated in early 2018. They were linked by a vast maze of tunnels that snaked below most of the districts controlled by the armed groups, providing cover for the fighters during SAA military campaigns.

A recent video from occupied Northern Hama, neighboring Idlib, shows members of Jaish Al Izza, an armed terrorist organization, gathering in a series of underground tunnels and caverns used as meeting rooms. The video shows Jaish Al Izza General Commander, Major Jamil al-Saleh, congratulating a group of fighters on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. At least one of the fighters is wearing an Al Qaeda armband in the video, which was apparently later doctored to conceal the Nusra Front affiliation.

Despite Jaish Al Izza’s well-established affiliation with Al Qaeda, South Front, a website that provides extensive coverage of the Syrian conflict, revealed that when Jaish Al Izza was established in 2013 it was initially listed among a group of “moderate” rebels eligible for U.S support through the CIA’s Timber Sycamore train-and-equip program, which was approved by then-U.S. President Barack Obama:

The group received loads of weapons from the U.S. including Grad rockets, as well as Fagot and TOW anti-tank guided missiles [ATGMs]. … Jaysh al-Izza’s ‘special relationships’ with HTS and its high-tolerance to al-Qaeda ideology confirms the radical views of the group’s fighters and leader. Jaysh al-Izza members are not even making much efforts to hide this after the suspension of the U.S. support in 2017.”

(VIDEO AT LINK)

The hospital masquerade
This use of underground facilities as makeshift medical centers for fighters and the conversion of existing hospitals into Sharia courts, military centers, prisons and torture chambers was demonstrated in East Aleppo and Eastern Ghouta prior to the Idlib campaign.

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A wing of the Ibn Khaldoun mental health hospital in Aleppo, occupied by a succession of armed groups including Nusra Front and Free Syrian Army. (Photo: Vanessa Beeley)

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Ahmad Aldayh, prisoner of the armed groups in the former Eye and Childrens hospital complex in East Aleppo. (Photo: Vanessa Beeley)

In May 2017, I interviewed Ahmad Aldayh, who had been imprisoned by Jabhat Al Shamiya, another of Syria’s myriad anti-government extremist groups and an Al Qaeda affiliate, in the Eye and Children’s Hospital complex in East Aleppo. Aldayh described a hospital that had been converted into a Sharia court, prison and torture chambers and was simultaneously being used as a military center by the succession of armed groups that took control of the complex during the five-year occupation of East Aleppo. Aldayh gives a detailed account of the brutality and savagery of the armed groups towards civilians detained in the former hospital buildings.

(Much more at link)

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Re: Syria

Post by blindpig » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:03 pm

SYRIA: Bodies don’t lie
vanessa beeley / 10 mins ago
23rd July 2019

During my last but one trip to #Damascus, I had the privilege of interviewing the Director of Forensics, Dr Zaher Hajjo, in Damascus.

Here are just a few of the statements he gave me during our meeting. Hajjo is a genuine patriot who endures the horrific aspects of his job because he feels profoundly that he can bring some relief to the people of Syria who are waiting for news of their loved ones.

He did tell me that he is “haunted” by what he has witnessed, suffers from recurring nightmares but nothing will deter him from his mission to bring some clarity to the confusion sown by the pure evil that has been given life inside Syria – by Western governments and their cohorts in the Gulf States, Turkey and Israel.
“The bodies I have to inspect tell their own stories of torture, dismemberment, rape and abuse. It is a very painful part of my work but it does bring relief to relatives waiting a very long time for information re loved ones

White Helmets are more dangerous than terrorists. They enable terrorist crimes.They can kill anyone & are immune from condemnation. They can carry guns but not be punished. They are criminals with a fake identity responsible for huge crimes against Syrian people.

“Terrorists or so-called “rebels” murder civilians twice effectively. After people are executed, bodies are hidden, buried or burned & mutilated & IDs stolen or destroyed. This is deliberate to add to suffering of relatives, makes ID almost impossible.

Jisr Al Shughour massacre of Syrian Arab Army soldiers on the 5/6/2011 – Urum al Jawz. “110 soldiers were assassinated during the time of the so-called “peaceful demos” – they were murdered by professional assassins, the guns had a 600m range and all the SAA were killed by one shot to head or heart in one hour as they were on their way to help comrades under siege in Jisr Al Shughour.

“Moderate rebels” – “in 2011, Sarmine, Idlib – a prisoner of the “moderate” terrorist groups begged his wife to pay the demanded $ 40k ransome – not to free him but for terrorists to kill him, the torture was so unbearable for him, he wanted it to end”
Photo: Discovery of mass graves in Raqqa – murdered by US-sponsored proxy forces SDF and ISIS.
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Re: Syria

Post by blindpig » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:54 pm

US-backed forces torture, urinate on Arab family in Syria

July 29, 2019 at 12:37 pm | Published in: Asia & Americas, Middle East, News, Syria, Turkey, US

Shocking video footage has emerged showing militants from the Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) beating, torturing and urinating on an Arab family in the city of Manbij which it occupies in northern Syria.

The group, which controls large swathes of territory in the north and east of the war-torn country along with other Kurdish militant groups such as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), is backed, funded and armed by the United States (US).

The graphic video, which went viral on Twitter yesterday, shows the YPG militant dragging the Arab family out of a van into a courtyard and proceeding to kick them while they lay on the ground, pulling off the woman’s headscarf, and then standing over them and urinating on them. As he beats the two men and one woman who were allegedly caught after fleeing mandatory military service in YPG-held territory, the group’s flag can be seen at the edge of the courtyard.

Forced military recruitment, torture, extrajudicial killings, and the oppression of local civilian populations have commonly been solely ascribed to the likes of Daesh, opposition groups, and the Syrian army, while the YPG and the Kurdish militias overall have largely maintained the image of being peaceful and ethical amongst Western audiences.

Throughout the Syrian conflict, for example, numerous Western individuals and military personnel have travelled to the country to fight alongside the YPG and SDF, with little to no charges or prosecution over their decision once they return to their home countries. The US and certain EU member states have also made the decision to arm and back the groups over the years due to the perception of them as the most reliable force to eliminate Daesh. This has angered neighbouring Turkey which views the YPG as the Syrian wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which it outlawed as a terrorist group.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190 ... -in-syria/

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Kurds mobilise forces in Syria, militants flee amid fear of Turkey invasion
July 26, 2019 at 2:07 pm | Published in: Europe & Russia, Middle East, News, Syria, Turkey

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Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) head a convoy of US military vehicles in the town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, Syria 28 April, 2017 [Rodi Said/Reuters]

The Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG), the Syrian wing of the internationally-recognised terrorist group the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) in Turkey, is preparing its forces ahead of what it fears is a Turkish military operation in the region.

Local sources in the area east of the Euphrates River reported on the deployment and mobilisation of the militia troops in the city of Ras Al-Ain in Hasakah province and the surrounding rural areas on Wednesday. The mobilisation has also reportedly been followed by raids into the nearby towns and villages, causing the widespread displacement of civilians from areas such as Tal Barak.

This is part of the state of confusion the YPG is reportedly undergoing following the breakdown of talks between the United States (US) and Turkey on a proposed new safe zone in Syria, which Ankara demanded must exclude the YPG and other Kurdish militias. Turkey subsequently threatened to conduct a military operation into the Kurdish-held territories if the safe zone was not agreed upon.

The talks between Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and US Envoy to Syria James Jeffreys, which were held as talks between US military officials and the YPG were also underway, ended on Wednesday with no agreement having been concluded.

The fear of the looming Turkish military operation has severely lowered the morale of the group and has reportedly caused incidents of militia members and officials defecting and fleeing the area. The YPG-led Kurdish security and intelligence agency Asayish allegedly conducted arrests of men of military-age from the city of Raqqa for the purpose of forced recruitment, and raided the village of Al-Jamous near Tal Abyad in search of five militia members who defected from the group.

YPG customs official Rasho has also fled the territory east of the Euphrates, taking millions of dollars of the militia’s funds with him.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190 ... -invasion/
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Post by blindpig » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:51 pm

U.S. IS LOOTING OIL FIELDS IN NORTHEASTERN SYRIA: RUSSIAN MOD

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US forces, accompanied by Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters, drive their armoured vehicles near the northern Syrian village of Darbasiyah, on the border with Turkey on April 28, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / DELIL SOULEIMAN

U.S. forces are looting oil fields and farmlands in the northeastern region of Syria, head of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operational Department Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi said at a Defense Ministry briefing on July 29.

The Russian commander added that the number of U.S. private military contractors deployed in northeastern Syria’s oil fields has surpassed 3,500.

“Syrian oil is extracted and sold from the fields of Conico, al-Omar and al-Tanak located on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River. There is a criminal scheme to transport Syrian oil across the border,” Col. Gen. Rudskoi said.

Northeastern Syria is currently controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the U.S. main proxy in the war-tron country. The group’s Kurdish-dominated self-administration has full control of all natural resources in the region.

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Last month, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, revealed that the U.S. has been increasing the number of private military contractors deployed in northeastern Syria.

Several reports had accused the self-administration in northeastern Syria of engaging in illegal oil trade. However, it remains unclear if U.S. private military companies are taking a part in these activists in a way or another.

https://southfront.org/u-s-is-looting-o ... ssian-mod/
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Re: Syria

Post by blindpig » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:30 pm

The West has waged war against Syria – a war of terror and an economic war
vanessa beeley / 1 hour ago
Syria: what the people have seen cannot be unseen.

When I was last in Damascus and interviewed George and Jean Ibrahim about their horrific experience during a terrorist shelling of Jean’s school in April 2014 – I also had the privilege to interview Ghassan Al Issa, the Principal of Al Noor secondary school who talked to me in the courtyard of the Al Manar elementary school that was the target on that day in April 2014.

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The entrance of Al Manar school leading to the playground that was targeted, by terrorist groups, in April 2014. (Photo: Vanessa Beeley)

Ghassan reinforces what almost all Syrians in Syria will tell you – the terrorists are promoted and sponsored by the West and have waged war against Syrian civilians for almost 9 years, murdering children and innocent people in crowded residential areas.

Ghassan talks about the “black day for this school” when “the courtyard and corridors were covered in blood”.

“Western media always conveyed the exact opposite of truth. The State would never target its citizens and students.”

“Western media, even Arabic media conspired against Syria”.

Ghassan talks about the “steadfast Syrian Arab Army” that has endured such suffering and has made such sacrifices for the people of Syria.

He also talks about the “oppressive economic sanctions”, the hidden war being waged against Syria by the governments in the West.

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Entering Al Manar school in the narrow residential streets of Bab Touma, the Old City, Damascus – regularly targeted by terrorist groups embedded in East Ghouta before 2018 and sponsored by the U.S Coalition. (Photo: Vanessa Beeley)

All these Syrian voices speak in unison. They are not prompted or coached by the hidden hand of the Syrian state as Western media hacks would have us believe. They are united behind the truth, the truth they have been aware of and have spoken of since the first days of this filthy war but their voices have been utterly discarded by Governments and aligned state-media in the West because they are the “inconvenient truth”.

Please listen to Ghassan, he speaks on behalf of Syria and all Syrians who have all endured the trauma and horror of a war they did not want.

Watch the full interview here:



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Re: Syria

Post by blindpig » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:22 pm

Aug 5 at 5:20am
SYRIA: On the frontline against international terrorism

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There is something about this photograph that captures the biblical nature of the Resistance against international terrorism in Syria. It brought tears to my eyes when I saw it yesterday and this morning, I am expressing the emotions it brought to the surface.

Both men with their feet rooted in the ancient stone of their land, the vast, rolling landscape behind them, the gathering clouds billowing across the endless skies. A moment of humour between these two commanders of their Resistance soldiers as they defy the monsters that have been introduced into the land of the Prophets.

The stone they are standing on has withstood centuries of invasion and hostility and has survived intact - these two men are fighting to defend this history and to ensure a future of peace for their people.

On the left is Nabel Alabdalla, leader of the volunteer National Defence Forces in Al Sqeilbiyyeh, a hero to the people of his town and a man who, with his soldiers, has given everything to defend his homeland, his history and his people. Adored and respected by his fighters, Nabel retains a humility and humanity in the face of the evil he has confronted on a number of campaigns across Syria.

Nabel has often spoken of "holding the candle of peace and love in one hand, with the other hand on the trigger of the gun" - this is the spirit of these Syrian soldiers who fight for peace and the return of love and unity to this land.

(My interview with Nabel after a terrorist attack on the town of Al Sqeilbiyyeh - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfzD7abEzOU )

On the right is Liwa Zaid Saleh one of the most charismatic Generals in the Syrian Arab Army. I first met General Zaid in Aleppo, December 2016, during the final battles to liberate East Aleppo from the terrorist gangs that had occupied it for almost 5 years. The General accompanied us to one of the districts in the final throes of liberation, the industrial area of Sheikh Saeed. War planes were still roaring overhead and smoke plumed skywards from areas only very recently cleansed of their terrorist occupants.

We stood on the rooftop and surveyed the devastation that is the criminal footprint left behind by these U.S Coalition terror groups. Young soldiers, many from the Liwa Al Quds (Palestinian) brigade gathered around us, giving victory signs to the camera and holding up the Al Qaeda banners and flags that had flown from these buildings before the Syrian Arab Army drove them out. General Zaid spoke movingly to the media contingent, describing the SAA determination to end terrorism, not only in Syria but in the world.

I hear this statement from almost every Syrian soldier, regardless of rank. They understand that they are fighting and dying not only for Syria but for us all, for all Humanity.

I later met General Zaid with Nabel in Al Sqeilbiyyeh when the General described his ongoing campaign to offer amnesty and reconciliation to Syrian fighters who had turned against their own people.

The General showed me videos of his speeches to these former "rebel" fighters and described to me how many of them had responded when he spoke. Thousands of them rejoined the Syrian army and are now fighting international terrorism alongside their former "enemies" who are now, once more, their brothers.

I heard the same thing in Al Waer, Homs when we were observing the evacuation of "rebel" fighters from the area - on the green buses to Idlib. The Governor of Homs described how he had entered the buses and spoken to the Syrian citizens that he believed were confused and misled... he told us that many of them had also wept, some had got off the buses and had been allowed to return home. Many who left for Jarablus and Idlib asked to return a few weeks later, life in the extremist hell hole that is Idlib was not what they expected. They were welcomed home.

This is Syria - forgiveness is in their nature, it is embedded in their psyche. I remember also when Eastern Ghouta was liberated, a friend of mine in Damascus said to me:

"The war is finished, but now we have the most difficulat war - the war of forgiveness"

It is a war that all Syrians will win because they know, instinctively, that it is the best way to protect their own humanity and their homeland from any future destabilisation. They know that Humanity must learn to forgive in order to survive and to progress. The Syrian people are light years ahead of the so called "civilised" West.

As Dag Hammarskjold, first Secretary General of the U.N said:

"The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned."

Syria will never be defeated. A country with such a history, culture and civilisation will never kneel, it will always rise and be victorious, perhaps even in ways we cannot yet imagine.

God bless you all for your steadfastness and resilience, we owe you a forever debt of gratitude for preserving what humanity should really stand for.

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