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Post by blindpig » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:07 pm

Idlib, SyriaMilitants Surrendered to Syrian Army Say Were Trained on US Military Base

19:16 GMT 15.04.2020(updated 19:38 GMT 15.04.2020)Get short URL412014

The surrendered militants said that US instructors had been preparing them for terrorist acts and sabotage at oil and gas and transport facilities, according to the information provided by the Russian military's centre for the Syrian reconciliation.

A group of 27 militants who surrendered to the Syrian army said they had been trained at the US military base, Rear Adm. Oleg Zhuravlev, the head of the Russian Defence Ministry's centre for the Syrian reconciliation, said during a briefing on Wednesday.

The US also provided them with weapons and vehicles, he added.

"As a result of the clash, the militants who broke through lost three pickups, 27 people escaped, they are currently under the protection of Syrian government forces in Palmyra. They surrendered dozens of small arms, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns, including Western-made ones", Zhuravlev said.
On the night from 13 to 14 April, a group of militants, who were trained at the US forces' base in the vicinity of the Rukban camp, tried to get out of At-Tanf area. The militants planned to surrender to government and return to civilian life, Zhuravlev said. On the border of the 55-kilometer security zone, they were attacked by a detachment of the US-backed Jaysh Maghawir al-Thawra ("Revolutionary Commando Army") radical group.

"According to the testimony of the members of the illegal armed groups who surrendered to the government, the Americans provided them with pickup vehicles and weapons. US instructors trained them to carry out sabotage at oil and gas and transport infrastructure, as well as organise terrorist acts in the territory controlled by the Syrian government forces", he said.
The armed conflict between the Syrian government and opposition groups, including terrorists, began in 2011. By 2016, terrorist forces were significantly subdued, while the government and opposition concluded a ceasefire, with Russia, Iran, and Turkey acting as its guarantors.

Militants remain in control of a small pocket of areas in the Idlib province in northwest Syria.

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Post by blindpig » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:20 pm

Armed groups working for the US hands over its weapons and equipment to Syrian Army

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17 April، 2020

Palmyra, SANA – Following planning and coordination that took more than four months, the authorities secured the exit of an armed group from al-Tanf area near the Syrian-Iraqi borders, with the militants handing over their weapons and vehicles to the Syrian Arab Army.

A source from the authorities involved in this process told SANA’s reporter that 28 militants and 6 drivers from the so-called “Jaish Maghawir al-Thawra” group, which works under the supervision of the US occupation forces, arrived at Palmyra city where they handed over all their weapons and equipment to take advantage of the amnesty decrees.



The source said 8 vehicles, some of which are equipped with heavy machineguns, have been turned in, in addition to 5 machineguns, 3 sniper rifles, 7 M16 rifles, 8 Russian rifles, 2 RPG launchers, and a grenade launcher, along with assorted ammo, regular and night-vision binoculars, and communication devices.

Ghannam Samir al-Khedair, aka Abu Hamza, who was the leader of the group, told SANA’s reporter that he and his fellow militants had been displaced from the east of Sweida to Daraa by Daesh (ISIS), and after that they went to Jordan and trained there after coordinating with the leader of “Ahrar al-Ashaer,” and then they were sent to operate at al-Rukban Camp.

He said that at one point, they discovered that most of relief supplies were being sold to Daesh, and after joining “Jaish Maghawir al-Thawra” they discovered that this group also supports Daesh, so they no longer trusted any of the groups and decided to turn themselves over to the Syrian Army.



Al-Khedair said that there are other armed groups in al-Tanf that want to turn themselves over, but they’re waiting for a suitable opportunity, noting that he and his group came under attack when they left the area.

For his part, Khaled Samir al-Khedair, who was a member of a recon team in al-Tanf, said there are several groups armed with high-tech weapons and drones that are being trained by the US occupation in al-Tanf area, and these groups are tasked with attacking Syrian Arab Army sites, petroleum and gas fields, and infrastructure.

Salah Rashid al-Zaher, aka Abu Odai, said that while he was at al-Tanf base, he saw military vehicles transporting militants from al-Rukban to the base to receive training, and afterwards they would be sent to other areas to carry out acts of sabotage against oil and gas wells and army positions.

He also said that while he was in al-Rukban camp, he saw that large amounts of aid would be delivered to the camp, but most of it ended up being sent to Daesh by armed groups affiliated with the US forces, while other amounts were handed over to certain individuals who would sell it at exuberant prices to displaced people in the camp.

Hazem Sabbagh

https://www.sana.sy/en/?p=190136

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More Turkish logistic equipment, weapons to al-Dawoudia village Northern Hasaka

20 April، 2020

Hasaka, SANA- In a new violation of the International laws and norms, Turkish occupation forces continue to bring logistic equipment and weapons into the villages and towns which Turkey and its terrorist mercenaries occupy in the countryside of Hasaka.

Local sources told SANA reporter that “a convoy of 40 trucks carrying terrorists of Turkish occupied mercenaries moved on Monday morning from southern of al-Dweira village to Ras al-Ayn city then to the Turkish territories”.

Earlier, the sources said that Turkish occupation forces brought 3 big vehicles through Sukaria village to al-Dawoudia village of Abu Rasin town northern countryside of Hasaka loaded with rocket-propelled grenades and logistic equipment”.

On Sunday, a convoy of 9 buses arrived in the city of Ras Al-Ayn in Hasaka northwestern countryside coming from Tal-Abyad city of carrying a number of Turkish occupation soldiers, within Turkey’s plans to fortify its occupation points and supporting its mercenaries in the region.

Yara Ismail/Gh.A.Hassoun

https://www.sana.sy/en/?p=190261

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President al-Assad to Zarif: Coronavirus crisis exposed the failure and immorality of Western regimes

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20 April، 2020

Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the accompanying delegation.



At the start of the meeting, President al-Assad offered condolences to Iran and its people over the victims of the Coronavirus, voicing regret that this pandemic has become a subject of political investment by some states in the West, mainly the United States which continues to impose sanctions on states despite of these exceptional humanitarian circumstances.

His Excellency said the Coronavirus crisis has exposed the failure of the Western regimes as well as their immorality, because the pandemic showed that these regimes only serve a select few of individuals with vested interests, instead of serving their peoples.

Meanwhile, Zarif said the US administration, with its continuing refusal to lift the blockade on Syria and Iran, has revealed its inhumane nature to the world.

The meeting tackled the latest political developments, including the constitutional committee, the Astana process, and the developments in the north of Syria in light of the continuing transgressions by Turkey against Syria’s sovereignty and territory, whether through direct occupation of territory or by increasing the number of what it calls observation points which are actually military bases.



President al-Assad said Turkey’s actions on the ground exposes its true intentions, with its lack of commitment to the agreements it entered whether in Astana or Sochi, all of which stipulate for recognizing Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Zarif denounced the West’s current attempts to re-exploit the issue of “chemical weapons” in Syria, saying that it is shameful that this pretext would be used again in light of the situation around the world, not to mention all the doubts and inconsistencies that emerged regarding this issue recently.

The meeting also touched on means to develop bilateral relations, including economic relations and encouraging joint investments to benefit the two countries’ peoples.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem, Presidential Political and Media Advisor Bouthaina Shaaban, and Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad.

In the same context, Minister al-Moallem discussed with Zarif and the accompanying delegation the historical relations between the two countries and means to improve and bolster them, stressing the need to build upon the distinguished strategic levels of these relations in all fields, particularly in light of the mutual challenges facing the two countries’ peoples.

They underlined the importance of constant coordination and exchanging data and expertise among the relevant sides in the two countries to strengthen the ability to confront the threat and repercussions of the Coronavirus and to provide the requirements for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

The two sides also discussed developments on the regional and international arenas, expressing matching viewpoints regarding all the issues that were discussed.

Hazem Sabbagh

https://www.sana.sy/en/?p=190268
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Post by blindpig » Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:16 pm

3 civilians martyred, 3 others injured due to the Israeli missile aggression

27 April، 2020

Damascus, Countryside, SANA – Three civilians were martyred and three others were injured due to the Israeli missile aggression on civilians’ houses in al-Hujaira and al-Adliya towns in Damascus southern countryside.

While inspecting the damage caused by the attack in al-Hujaira, Quneitra Governor Humam Debiyat told journalists that the Israeli attack on civilian homes in the town claimed the lives of a husband and his wife, and injured three others, one of them a child.

For his part, Damascus Countryside Governor Alaa Ibrahim said the Isreali attack damaged a house belonging to a displaced family from al-Quneitra city who were living in al-Hujaira, while a woman was martyred due to the attack in al-Adliya.

A military source had announced at dawn that the Syrian Arab Army’s air defense systems intercepted an Israeli missile attack launched by warplanes from over Lebanon, with the defenses shooting down most of the missiles.

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Gh.A.Hassoun / Hazem Sabbagh

https://www.sana.sy/en/?p=190623

Here we see 'terrorism' in it's pristine, state-sponsored form. The nonchalance of this sort of strike speaks of their arrogance and utter disregard for the rest of humanity.
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Post by blindpig » Fri May 15, 2020 1:37 pm

Three Daesh terrorists confess to perpetrating a number of operations in cooperation with US occupation forces in al-Tanf

14 May، 2020

Damascus, SANA-Through a security operation, that was launched in cooperation with Syrian citizens in al-Badyah (Syrian semi-desert), an ambush has targeted a group from Daesh terrorist organization, including 6 persons.

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The security operation ended up with killing three of the groups and arresting the three others. Their names are Salah Jaber al-Zaher, known as Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Salafi, Ali Salim Yahya, known as Abu al-Bara’a al-Homsi and Amer Abd al-ghafar Nemah, known as Abu Sawan.

The three terrorists, in a program broadcast on the Syrian TV on Thursday, confessed to perpetrating different terrorist operations, inducing acts of killing, execution, abduction, acts of sabotage and destruction of public and private properties.

They confessed that a number of the operations were done in coordination between leaders of Daesh terrorists and the US occupation forces positioned in al-Tanf area on the Syrian-Jordanian borders.

Mazen Eyon

https://www.sana.sy/en/?p=191696

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Moscow: Western countries, OPCW fear from discussing activity and goals of the investigation team in Syria

14 May، 2020

Moscow, SANA-Russian Foreign Ministry affirmed on Thursday that countries of the west and the Organization for the Prohibition of chemical Weapons (OPCW) fear from discussing the activity, goals and missions of the so-called “Investigation and Identification Team” whose conclusions, which are hostile to Syria, are made in an unprecedented way.

“It was supposed that a session for the UN Security council would be held on May 12th through Video Conference about Syria with the participation of the Director General of the Technical Secretariat of the Organization, and the western counties had the intention to continue imposing their fabricated conclusions included in the first report of the Investigation team formed by OPCW,” Spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said in a press conference through video.

She added that Russia wants to have accurate clarifications from the OPCW secretariat about all suspected conditions of collecting and storing the samples until the minute of submitting them to the Investigation team related to the use of chemical weapon in Syria.

Zakharova called on OPCW to show the actual reasons, not the fabricated ones, behind the technical secretariat’s abstention from accepting Syria’s invitation to send experts to Ltamenah town, where it was claimed that the chemical weapon was used there in March 2017.

Russia and China boycotted a closed-door meeting on Tuesday through video at the UN Security Council about the western claims of the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

New leaks obtained by “the Grey Zone “independent journalism stressed that the experts who have contributed to preparing and editing a report which was released on April 8th, 2020, by the so-called “the Investigation and Identification team” had said that the report was politicized, misleading and incomplete.

Mazen Eyon
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