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In early November, Fares Shehabi, a member of the Syrian parliament from Aleppo, organized a trip to Aleppo for 13 Western journalists, including myself, with security provided by forces in the Syrian Arab Army.While I had traveled to Aleppo independently as recently as July and August, for many others in the delegation, it was their first visit to the city or their first visit since the war on Syria began in 2011.
On previous visits to Aleppo, I met with the Aleppo Medical Association and saw a maternity hospital…
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has offered felicitations to the Arab nation on the liberation of Aleppo city from foreign-backed militants amid an ongoing mission to take out the remaining armed men and civilians from the embattled northwestern city.
*Aleppo citadel. © Eva Bartlett
(republished at Global Research )
The northern city of Aleppo has been one of the most grossly misreported-on cities in the Syrian Arab Republic, with Western and Gulf media and NGOs continuously ignoring the realities of life in this city of over 1.5 million civilians, instead launching coordinated propaganda campaigns against the Syrian government and army (SAA), and in favour of terrorists labeled as “rebels”, and ignoring their firing of an array of missiles, rockets, Hell Cannon-fired gas canister bombs, explosive bullets, and more onto the civilians of greater Aleppo.
Terrorist factions occupying areas of Aleppo include Jabhat al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham, the so-called “Free Syrian Army”, and child-beheading Nour el din Zinki mercenaries.
In July and in August, 2016, I travelled by car to Aleppo, to meet with doctors and ordinary…
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Speaking to the press from Moscow, on Monday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova slammed the recent comment of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, who accused Russia of ‘barbaric’ actions in Syria.
Transcript from Russian, Maria Zakharova, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson : “Regarding the statement about barbaric actions by Russia in Syria, you need to understand that American officials do not understand the meaning of the words that they use, if you are speaking from a historical context. If we assume that they are doing it for such figurative effect, some symbolism, then they certainly use those words. It is hard to imagine anything more barbaric than the US policy towards Iraq or the position and policy of some illegal coalitions within Libya. In the region it is difficult to do this. This is why everything we see is a show but apparently they are not able…
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Photojournalist Andrew Quilty was awarded the 2016 Nikon-Walkley Photo of the Year for an image showing the devastation inside a hospital that was attacked by an American gunship on the Medecines Sans Frontieres Kunduz Trauma Center, in which 42 staff, patients and patient carers were killed in Afghanistan, back in October 3, 2015.
(SputnikNews) ~ The Syrian intelligence possesses an audio recording of conversation between Daesh terrorists and US military prior to the Washington-led coalition’s airstrikes on the government troops near Deir ez-Zor on September 17, the speaker of the People’s Council of Syria said Monday.
“The Syrian Army intercepted a conversation between the Americans and Daesh before the air raid on Deir ez-Zor”, Hadiya Khalaf Abbas said as quoted by the Al Mayadeen broadcaster.
US warplanes hit Syrian government troops near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor on September 17, leaving 62 military personnel killed and a hundred wounded. The Pentagon said initially that the airstrike was a mistake and targeted Daesh militants.
The head of the Syrian parliament, added during her visit to Iran that after the coalition’s airstrikes on the government troops US military directed terrorists’ attack…
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In this article you will find some of the reasons why Americans are again bombing Libya to the present day: Daesh (ISIS) is a USA creature, and as such is used to destabilize and then have the excuse to intervene in Syria as in Libya , as everywhere (SyrianPatriots)
There were various moments during NATO’s destruction of Libya that were supposed to symbolically crown Western supremacy over Libya and its institutions (and, by implication, over all African and Arab peoples): the ‘fall of Tripoli’ in August 2011; Cameron and Sarkozy’s victory speeches the following month…
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The Russian warships in Syria’s coastal waters targeted and destroyed a foreign military operations room in Dar Ezza region in the Western part of Aleppo near Saman mountain, killing over two dozen Israeli and western intelligence officers.
Yemen’s war campaign has ended the rumors reports by pro-Saudi media about the fall of the Sirwah region by Saudi mercenaries in Yemen, Al-Alam News Network reports.
Military sources disclosed that the Yemeni army has fired several missiles and artillery shells at strategic military positions of Saudi Arabia in the Southern parts of the kingdom.
The Yemeni Army Rocket Battalion flooded the southern countryside of Saudi Arabia with a number of scud missiles today, causing severe damage to several military posts in the Jizan Region.
Leader of Yemen’s Houthi Movement Abdelmalik al-Houthi blasted the US for providing cover-up for Saudi Arabia in Yemen’s attacks.
Video Shows Houthi Ansarallah Fighters and Yemeni popular committee forces Attacked and Seized Saudi Base in Qalal Al Shabakah in Asir and Najran province. 12
Video Shows Houthi Ansarallah Fighters and Yemeni popular committee forces Attacked and Seized Saudi Base in Qalal Al Shabakah in Asir Province and killed several Saudi Arabian mercenaries.
On 28 June 2016, ten days before the start of the NATO Summit in Warsaw, hackers from an international collective known as Anonymous published a photocopy of a confidential report by Ukraine’s First Deputy Defence Minister, Ivan Rusnak, entitled «On the implementation of information and psychological operations in 2015». The document, which is addressed to the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine, Alexander Turchinov, contains, among other things, data on information warfare operations carried out by the Ukrainian military against a number of European countries (including those with which Ukraine is bound by the terms of the EU Association Agreement).
The document is written in Ukrainian, so European audiences are largely unaware of it, although it deserves the utmost attention. According to the document, targets of the information and psychological warfare being conducted by the Ukrainian military in Europe include «the…
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The US financial media has once again provided a political cover for the vilest crimes committed by the ‘new managers’ as they launch their offensive against labor and in favor of the foreign and domestic financiers.
To understand the dynamics of the empire’s new vassal managers, we will proceed by identifying (1) the illicit power grab (2) the neoliberal policies they have pursued (3) the impact of their program on the class structure (4) their economic performance and future socio-political perspectives.
Vassals as Managers of Empire
Latin America’s current vassalage elite is of longer…
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*June 8 interview