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From Mr. Britling Sees It Through (1916)
If you think that these two boys have both perished, not in some noble common cause but one against the other in a struggle of dynasties and boundaries and trade routes and tyrannous ascendancies, then it seems to me that you must feel as I feel that this war is the most tragic and dreadful thing that has ever happened to mankind.
He sat thinking for some minutes after he had written that, and when presently he resumed his writing, a fresh strain of thought was traceable even in his opening sentence.
If you count dead and wounds this is the most dreadful war in history; for you as for me, it has been almost the extremity of personal tragedy…Black sorrow…
He was no longer…
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June 20, 2015
Saakashvili presenting Odesa region’s investment opportunities in U.S.
Odesa regional administration head Mikheil Saakashvili has departed for the U.S. to present the region’s investment opportunities to international investors.
“I am presenting the Odesa region’s investment opportunities to international investors in New York. Odesa has a lot of advantages, in particular, a very well-educated and talented population and an amazing tourism potential, and we will guarantee investors’ protection from extortions and racket, which has obstructed economic growth so much until lately,” Saakashvili said on Facebook on Friday.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had granted Ukrainian citizenship to his adviser and former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and appointed him head of Odesa Regional Administration in May.
New York, SANA – Syria slammed the “complete ignoring of facts” flawing a UN report on the situation of children in Syria.
During a Security Council’s session on “Children and Armed Conflicts” held on Thursday, Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari said the report on Syria overlooks the true roots behind the crisis in it and abstains from recognizing the role of the countries in aiding the spread of terrorism and multiplying its grave impact on Syria’s children.
He criticized the “suspicious” disregard by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui and her office of the dozens of documented correspondences and letters sent by the Syrian government providing evidence against the many allegations included in this recent report and others before it.
Al-Jaafari referred to the lists of thousands of incidents with the date, place and names documented, where schools and hospitals were attacked and children were killed at the terrorists’ hands, which were sent to Zerrougui’s office since the beginning of the crisis.
Yet, despite the government’s close cooperation with Zerrougui and her office, not even one of those documented incidents and proofs was heeded in the report, said al-Jaafari.
“Whoever is in charge of writing those reports, they have turned into a tool in the hands of some influential member states of this international organization to smear the Syrian government’s image, ” al-Jaafari said.
This fact, he added, explains the “unjustified rejection” of a demand for listing the Israeli occupation in the report’s attachments as a party responsible for the killing of thousands of Palestinian children in occupied Palestine and the suffering of Syrian children under occupation in the Syrian Golan.
Syria’s Ambassador dismissed all the attempts at “demonizing” the Syrian government and blaming it for terrorism while ignoring the role of the terrorism-backing countries, referring to the camps set up in Syria’s neighboring countries for recruiting children as young as four, which “have taken unprecedented bloody forms”.
He cited video tapes published by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization showing children of no more than 10 years of age carrying out mass executions against captives through shooting or decapitating them.
Al-Jaafari also highlighted the terrorists’ approach of educating children in a Takfiri Wahhabi educational system and closing hundreds of government-run schools and turning them into bases for them and centers to store their weapons and ammunition.
The Syrian Representative to the UN reiterated call upon the United Nations to take efficacious measures to bring to account the countries supporting terrorism and enforce the Security Council’s resolutions on countering terrorism, the latest was resolution 2199.
He also called on the UN to support the Syrian government’s efforts towards rehabilitating affected children and integrating them into society and take a stand to stop the war on Syria from being continuously fuelled, which, he warned, would threaten more generations inside and outside Syria who are growing up to the images of blood and violence.
Damascus, SANA – The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry on Tuesday sent two identical letters to the UN Secretary-General and the head of the Security Council regarding the terrorist attacks that targeted Aleppo city on Monday, claiming the lives of scores of innocent civilians.
The letters said that Aleppo and its peaceful people were targeted by another heinous crime on Monday at the hands of terrorist organizations which are called “moderate armed opposition” by their supporters, with these terrorists firing more than one hundred rocket shells blindly and indiscriminately at the neighborhoods of al-Sirian, al-Sirian al-Jadideh, al-Aziziye, al-Rashdin, Salaheddin, al-Ismailiye, Nile Street, the surroundings of Sheihan Hospital, and al-Sabil housings in city.
The Ministry said that these attacks claimed the lives of 36 civilians, 12 of them children, and injured more than 120 others, most of them women and children, and the death toll is likely to increase due to the critical nature of some of the injuries the victims sustained, adding that the attacks also caused massive material damage to residential buildings and public and private properties.
The letters said that this new massacre is the latest in a series of methodical terrorist acts that have been targeting Syria for over four years, and that they constitute a vindictive act of revenge against the people of Aleppo who stood against terrorism and refused to abandon their homes.
The Ministry said that the terrorists of the so-called “moderate armed opposition” aren’t the only sides responsible for this crime, as responsibility falls on the regimes in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Turkey, and Israel that support, fund, harbor, train, and arm them, with these regimes turning a blind eye to the Security Council resolutions on counterterrorism while other Security Council members and the international community remain suspiciously silent to a degree that borders on complicity with these terrorist groups and shows that some continue to employ policies of double standards when it comes to counterterrorism.
The Ministry said that the ongoing politicization of the crisis in Syria and the double standards employed in this context are no longer acceptable now that everyone has become aware of the barbarism and brutality of terrorist organizations and their crimes against Syria and its people, civilization, and culture, adding that the false allegations about the presence of “moderate armed opposition” that some are seeking desperately to promote are also unacceptable.
The Ministry went on to say that the international community must stand as one to cooperate and coordinate with the Syrian government which has been fighting terrorism for years on behalf of the people of the region and the world and in defense of human existence, and the values of justice and freedom, adding that all Security Council resolutions on counterterrorism, specifically resolutions nos. 2170, 2178, and 2199, must be put into effect.
The letters concluded by saying that that the Syrian government is committed to continue its battle against terrorism in Syria and to defending its people as per its constitutional responsibilities, and that it calls on the Security Council and the UN Secretary General to denounce the recent terrorist attacks in Aleppo, refer to things by their proper and real designations, and take fundamental deterrent steps against terrorist organizations and the states that support and sponsor them.
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June 19, 2015
US, Russia edging toward nuclear catastrophe: Anti-war activist
“The threat posed by the post-Cold War revival and the expansion of the NATO cannot be overestimated,” said Rick Rozoff.
The United States and its NATO allies are edging toward a high-risk military standoff with Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, a situation that may lead to the worst catastrophe in history, an anti-war activist in Chicago says.
“The threat posed by the post-Cold War revival and the expansion of the NATO cannot be overestimated,” said Rick Rozoff, a member of Stop NATO International.
“It has the potential quite literally to lead our planet and its people towards the worst catastrophe in history, which would be a nuclear war,” Rozoff told Press TV on Friday.
Over 2,000 troops are taking part in the Noble Jump 2 war games, the first exercise of NATO’s new rapid response…
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The U.S., Saudi Arabia and al Qaeda are on the same side in the wars in Syria and Yemen. Indeed, the “international jihadist network owes its very existence to the United States,” which “created the global infrastructure of terror” in Afghanistan in the late 1970s. However, jihadist and imperialist interests are ultimately irreconcilable. In the end, the U.S. will be expelled from the region, and the Saudi royalty will lose their heads.
“Al Qaeda and the U.S. are on the same side in Yemen, just as they are in Syria.”
In Yemen, in Syria, in Iraq and in Libya, the United States is playing out the last bloody chapters of its attempt to dominate the energy basin of the world, through terror. Washington’s policy in the Arab and Muslim world has always been terror: the terror of shock and awe invasion of Iraq, in 2003; the constant terrors inflicted by the “51st State,” Israel, which has waged endless war against its neighbors with impunity for almost 70 years under the U.S. military and diplomatic umbrella; the totally unprovoked terror that rained NATO bombs over Libya for seven months, in 2011, allowing the dark night of jihadism and ethnic cleansing to descend on what had been Africa’s most prosperous country, and then sending these jihadists to commit a similar bloodbath in Syria. The international jihadist network owes its very existence to the United States, which, in a joint venture with Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, spent billions creating the global infrastructure of terror with its headquarters in Afghanistan, starting in the late 1970s.
More than three decades later, the U.S. and its filthy rich royal Arab allies in the Persian Gulf have become totally dependent on the jihadists they have unleashed on humanity. Washington’s virtual sponsorship of the Israeli state, and America’s own epic crimes in the Middle East means the United States has no natural allies among the people. Plus, America’s deep-rooted racism renders it unfit to competently negotiate the services of Islamic jihadists to fight imperialism’s battles. For this – and to pick up a portion of the tab – the U.S. needs the Saudis and other wealthy Arabs.
The Arab kings and emirs are also dependent on the jihadists, since their own armed forces are comprised mainly of mercenaries. The Muslim politician, Erdogan, who runs Turkey also relies on the jihadists to fight his war against Syria, since he would risk bringing chaos to his own country – and being ousted from office – if he directly attacked Syria.
The Americans and the Saudis believed they could buy the jihadists’ services, and then discard them when no longer needed. Instead, they have created a Frankenstein, whose Islamic State component has already declared its intention to sweep away the Arab monarchies – along with the Great Satan, the U.S. The other al Qaeda branches will also turn against their creators, when the time is right. Who, then, will be left to defend the U.S. empire’s interests in the region?
The CIA recently sent a drone to kill al-Qaeda’s top guy in Yemen, in the town of Mukalla. Mukalla’s airport is the only one in Yemen that Saudi Arabia hasn’t bombed, because the Saudis are allied with al-Qaeda in their war against the Houthis. In fact, they depend on al Qaeda, because the Saudi army is incapable of occupying Yemen. The U.S. is also a critical ally of Saudi Arabia in the Yemen war. Al Qaeda and the U.S. are on the same side in Yemen, just as they are in Syria. But, of course, in the long run, their interests are irreconcilable. In the end, the jihadists, who have grown exponentially stronger, will remain a force in the region, the U.S. will be expelled, and royal Saudi heads will roll.
BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com.
18 June 2015 22:47
عناصر من اللجان الشعبية اليمنية The Yemeni army and popular committees continued on Thursday advancing in various provinces, striking Qaeda terrorists. In this context, the Yemeni forces liberated Qaeda camp of Labenat in al-Jawf province, seizing Saudi weapons left by the militants. The Yemeni army and popular committees also targeted Saudi bordering sites, inflicting heavy losses upon their guards. In response, the Saudi…
18 June 2015 22:45
The indirect peace talks between the two Yemeni delegations in the Swiss capital of Geneva continued on Thursday as a humanitarian truce was reached and scheduled to be announced in the coming hours. UN envoy to Yemen, Ismail weld Sheikh Ahmad, kept holding separate meetings with the representatives of the various Yemeni factions and wit those of Saudi-backed fugitive president Abedrabbu…
18 June 2015 22:42
ISIS Claims Responsibility for bombing Sana’a in th Day of Ramadan Car bombs killed or injured at least 50 people near mosques and the headquarters of Yemen’s dominant Houthi group in Sana’a on Wednesday 17 June, in coordinated attacks claimed by so-called “Islamic State”. The four blasts rocked the capital as Saudi-led forces conducted more air strikes against Houthi bases across…
18 June 2015 22:40
Turkey, France Aim to Avoid Agreement in Geneva Talks on Yemen Ankara and Paris are making attempts in Geneva to prevent any agreement between participants in the talks on Yemen. Al-Mayadeen TV reported that the Turkish and French diplomats present in Geneva are rocking the boat to block any progress in the talks between the Yemeni groups. Other reports said that the…
18 June 2015 22:28
The head of the Ansarullah delegation in the Geneva consultations says Saudi Arabia is committing genocide in Yemen and using banned weapons in its ongoing military aggression against its impoverished southern neighbor, Press TV reports. “We have images of complete genocide being committed against the Yemeni people, we have practice of genocide against our people,” Hamza al-Houthi told Press TV’s correspondent in…
18 June 2015 22:22
َA senior Saudi officer has been killed in a landmine explosion near border with Yemen amid the ongoing Saudi airstrikes against its neighboring state. Lieutenant Colonel Abdullah al-Balwi was killed on Wednesday “as a result of the explosion of a landmine in Twalig mountain” in the Saudi border district of Jizan, according to a report published by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on…
18 June 2015 19:25
Car bombs killed or injured at least 50 people near the headquarters of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement and mosques in the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a.
18 June 2015 17:46
Yemeni political factions have agreed to a humanitarian ceasefire during the holy fasting month of Ramadan as consultations continue in Geneva for the settlement of the crisis in the Arab country, a UN spokesman says. “The parties of the Yemeni interlocutors with the United Nations agreed to declare a humanitarian truce with the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan,” Ahmad…
18 June 2015 8:39
Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says the recent ISIL bomb attacks in the impoverished Arab country may be another strategy by the Saudi regime to derail the intra-Yemeni peace talks, Press TV reports. “Maybe Saudi Arabia started to use another strategy” to deal a blow to the ongoing negotiations between different Yemeni groups in the Swiss city of Geneva, Ali al-Emad, a…
TEHRAN (FNA)– Yemeni sources close to the UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva revealed that the meeting is about to fail even before it starts as the world body and Saudi Arabia have asked Ansarullah to surrender to all their conditions.
“The UN has called on Yemen’s revolutionary committees to withdraw from the country’s cities, surrender their weapons and don’t respond to the Saudi attacks,” an Ansarullah leader accompanying the movement’s delegation in the Geneva talks told FNA on Tuesday.
“The UN says that the best way to fight the al-Qaeda in Yemen is cooperation with Saudi Arabia and preventing (what they called as) Iran’s interference,” the Ansarullah leader who called for anonymity said.
He said the Ansarullah delegation has, meantime, underlined the necessity for an end to the Saudi regime’s strikes against Yemen and its interference in the country, and described Riyadh as an accomplice to the terrorists’ savage crimes against the Yemeni nation.
“The Ansarullah delegation has stressed that the Saudi regime is required to be punished for its aggression against Yemen, suppression of the peaceful revolution and massacre of the innocent people,” the Ansarullah leader said.
Noting that Saudi Arabia doesn’t want any political solution to the crisis in Yemen, he complained, “The Yemen peace talks in Geneva are under the UN supervision only in word and not in action; as a matter of fact this is Saudi Arabia that is controlling the talks and that’s why the negotiations shouldn’t be credited politically.”
“The UN wants truce in Yemen, but the Saudi side lays emphasis on continuing its barbaric aggression against the Yemeni nation,” the Ansarullah official added.
He said that Ansarullah has strong evidence to prove the Wahhabi Saudis’ role in Yemen’s conflicts which includes not only Riyadh’s political and economic support for the terrorists and militia supporting fugitive president Mansour Hadi, but also dispatch of equipment and terrorists from Syria to the battle grounds in Yemen.
Representatives of Yemen’s Ansarullah Movement arrived in the Swiss city of Geneva on Tuesday to attend UN-brokered peace talks.
The plane of the Yemeni delegates landed in Geneva on Tuesday with one day delay after it was not allowed to cross into Egyptian airspace.
The plane left Djibouti for the Swiss city late on Monday after it was barred from entering Egyptian airspace.
According to reports, Egypt did not allow the Yemeni plane to enter its airspace, forcing it to have a long stop in Djibouti.
The reports added the Egyptian move came as a result of pressure from Riyadh.
The UN-brokered peace talks are aimed at ending the Saudi aggression against the Arab country.
Ansarullah will neither recognize Hadi’s government nor talk with its representatives
العدوان السعودي يشن غارات على مدينة صعدة وعدد من المديريات
Continued Saudi Attack on Yemen while so called peace talks occur
16 June 2015 21:40
The Yemeni army, backed by popular committee forces, launched 40 rockets at a military base in Saudi Arabia’s Dhahran Asir region on Tuesday. According to reports, the Yemeni troops launched as many as 40 missiles and artillery shells against al-Amish military camp in Saudi Arabia’s Dhahran Asir and left scores of Saudi troops dead and injured. There has been no…
16 June 2015 21:34
The leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, says resistance in the face of plots by the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia will culminate in victory for Yemenis. He said Yemeni people are steadfast in the face of the injustice they are being subjected to amid Saudi military aggression. Al-Houthi said the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia form a “criminal group,”…
16 June 2015 11:02
Saudi warplanes have reportedly used internationally banned cluster bombs in its fresh air raids on two Yemeni provinces, as UN-backed talks are underway in the Swiss city of Geneva to find a solution to the crisis in the war-torn state. On Monday, Saudi fighter jets used cluster munitions to bombard the Yemeni city of Haradh in the northwestern province of Hajjah as…
16 June 2015 8:27
Photos- Saudi Coalition, the protector of Israel and enemies of Islam, attacks on a public market in al-Jauf. Turkey is giving logistic support to this coalition.
16 June 2015 8:20
TEHRAN (FNA)- The tribal people living in the Saudi border city of Najran in a statement voiced opposition to Riyadh’s strikes on Yemen and declared war against the Saudi regime. “The Najran tribes in a statement declared war against the occupying Saudi regime, stressing that the House of Saud represents corruption on the Earth and sheds the bloods of innocent people…
TEHRAN (FNA)– The tribal leaders in the border city of Najran said they detach from Saudi Arabia and join the Yemenis in their war on Saudi Arabia.
Sheikh Fouzi Akram, the leader of Yaam and Walad Abdullah tribes in Najran told FNA on Monday that the city’s tribes have immediate plans for separation from the Central government in Riyadh.
“The Saudi army fires mortar shells and missiles at Najran region and then blames the Houthis of Yemen for it,” he said, adding that a number of tribes in Southern Najran have already had meetings with the Yemeni army on how to fight back at the Saudi army.
Sheikh Akram underlined that the Yemeni tribes’ demands for independence were raised after the Saudi regime’s savage aggression against Yemen and the presence of the Saudi military men in Najran.
“All Yemeni tribes are threatened by Saudi Arabia and we are ready for martyrdom for Allah’s cause,” he added.
His remarks came after the tribal people living in Najran in a statement voiced opposition to Riyadh’s strikes on Yemen and declared war against the Saudi regime.
“The Najran tribes in a statement declared war against the occupying Saudi regime, stressing that the House of Saud represents corruption on the Earth and sheds the bloods of innocent people across the globe in a very routine and normal manner,” activist Abdulaziz Farid told FNA on Monday.
According to Farid, the statement also added that “the seditionist Saudi regime wants to turn the Najran region into the forefront of war against its brothers and neighbors and has used this region for artillery attacks against Yemen since the second week of the war” on the Yemeni people.
He underlined that the tribes in Najran will rise against the Saudi regime for its aggression against Yemen and will fight against the Saudi forces.
His remarks came after Saudi Minister of the National Guard Mutaib bin Abdullah sent gifts, worth several millions of Rials, to the Arab sheikhs in Najran in the Southeastern parts of the country to dissuade them from hosting and supporting Yemen’s Ansarullah movement.
Yemen’s Khabar news agency reported last week that Mutaib has paid 1mln Saudi rials (approximately 250,000 US dollar) to each tribal leaders and sheikhs in Najran along with an appreciation letter to keep them on Riyadh’s side.
The Saudi activists have released documents showing one-million-rial checks sent for Hossein Mahdi al-Haidar, Massoud Bin Mahdi al-Haidar, Sal Ibn Naji and others who are among the Nijran leaders.
The Najran tribes’ statement in opposition to using the region as a frontline to attack Yemen showed that their leaders have not accepted the checks.
Also yesterday reports said that a large number of Saudi nationals are on the verge of starvation as a result of intensified attacks by the Yemeni forces on the border regions and the Riyadh government’s lack of attention.
“As the clashes between the Yemeni revolutionary forces and Saudi forces have intensified in Najran province in Southwestern Saudi Arabia and near the border with Yemen in recent days, hundreds of residents of border regions who have fled the fighting are facing famine due to an acute shortage of foodstuff,” Talal Ahmed, a Saudi political activist, told FNA on Sunday.
He underlined that a large number of families in the border regions of Saudi Arabia cannot meet their daily needs, and complained that “the Saudi army has looted the houses of these people”.
15 June 2015 22:01
‘Yemen Will Never Be Alone’ conference was held on Sunday in Mashhad with the public and officials in attendance. A member of Yemen’s Ansarullah participating at the event noted the aggressors would fail in Yemen, adding “it is true that the economic blockade is being imposed on more than 25 million Yemenis, but we are hopeful that Muslim people around the…
15 June 2015 21:59
Caricature: Saudi Arabia has brutally attacked innocent and defenseless Yemenis on pretext of bringing democracy to the country.
15 June 2015 21:43
Yemenis have taken to the streets of the capital Sana’a to protest the relentless Saudi aggression against the country. The protest comes as Saudi jets continue targeting different parts of the country killing civilians mostly women and children.
15 June 2015 21:23
Yemeni army forces coupled with fighters from Popular Committees have managed to drive al-Qaeda terrorists out of a military base in in the central Yemeni province of Ma’rib amid ongoing Saudi airstrikes. On Monday, Yemeni troopers and allied forces expelled the extremists from the base in the province’s northwestern district of al-Suhail, located more than 120 kilometers (74 miles) east of…
15 June 2015 20:55
Warning: Graphic Images 7 dead among them women and children in Taiz after coalition jets bombed them while they were transporting wood on donkey carts in order to sell it for their livelihood. These are Saudi Arabia’s “military targets”!
15 June 2015 20:49
15 June 2015 20:40
Yemeni Hezbollah allied with tribes and Army hit 3 Zionist Saudi American military bases with 16 grad missiles and killed tens of Saudi soldiers. İslami Davet
15 June 2015 18:51
Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian departed for Saudi Arabia on Monday, IRNA reports. Amir-Abdollahian is to attend the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation’s emergency ministerial meeting on Yemen. The day-long meeting will be held in the Saudi city of Jeddah. Coincident with this emergency meeting, the Yemen peace talks are planned for today in the Swiss city…
15 June 2015 11:20
A senior leader of Ansarullah movement blasted Saudi Arabia for attacking the innocent Yemeni people with prohibited weapons and massacring them, specially children. “Saudi Arabia has in most cases bombed non-military centers and over 61 medical centers have been bombed so far, resulting in the death an injury of over 10,000 people,” Mohammed al-Moqbeli, a member of Ansarullah’s Central Council said,…
15 June 2015 10:53
The death toll from the latest Saudi airstrikes on Yemen’s provinces of al-Jawf and Ta’izz has risen to 35. According to official figures, Sunday’s attacks killed 18 people and wounded dozens more in al-Hazm, the capital of the northern province of al-Jawf. Saudi warplanes also targeted residential areas south of the Yemeni southwestern province of Ta’izz, killing 17 people, including five women. The…
15 June 2015 10:46
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has termed the situation in Yemen as deplorable, urging regional and Muslim countries to reinforce their unity to end Saudi Arabia’s aggression against Yemen. “All countries in the region and the Muslim world must make efforts to end these difficulties through their unity,” Zarif said in a farewell meeting with Sudanese Ambassador to…
15 June 2015 7:26
The representatives of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement have headed for the Swiss city of Geneva to attend the UN-brokered peace talks aimed at ending the deadly conflict in the Arab country. According to reports on Sunday, the Ansarullah delegation left the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a for Geneva aboard a UN plane. Two other Houthi representatives are also expected to arrive in…
TEHRAN (FNA)– A senior leader of Ansarullah movement blasted Saudi Arabia for attacking the innocent Yemeni people with prohibited weapons and massacring them, especially children.
“Saudi Arabia has in most cases bombed non-military centers and over 61 medical centers have been bombed so far, resulting in the death an injury of over 10,000 people,” Mohammed al-Moqbeli, a member of Ansarullah’s Central Council said, addressing a gathering to support the Yemeni people in Iran’s holy city of Mashhad on Sunday night.
Noting that 30% of the wounded and killed Yemenis are women and children, he said Yemen is also under a Saudi siege and the power cut is one of the major problems in Yemen.
“Saudi Arabia uses weapons which are prohibited globally and many people, specially children, have directly or indirectly been injured or killed by them,” Moqbeli said.
Yemen’s Ministry of Public Health complained on Saturday that Saudi Arabia had used internationally banned weapons in its air raids on Yemen.
The Public Health Ministry Spokesman Tamim Shami said that some of the injured Yemeni people have symptoms indicating that they were exposed to prohibited weapons dropped by Saudi warplanes during the Persian Gulf kingdom’s war on Sana’a.
Shami also said that Yemen is facing an escalation of humanitarian situation due to the shortage of medical supplies.
He said more than 5,000 people are currently suffering from dengue fever and Malaria.
Saudi fighter jets have also reportedly destroyed drug containers used by the charity organization, Oxfam, to fight deadly viruses in Sa’ada province.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 82 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
The Monarchy’s attacks have so far claimed the lives of at least 4,595 civilians, mostly women and children.
Syrian Army reinforcements rush to the Al-Tha’la Airbase as SAA and PDC continue to comb the area for remnant rats.
DER’AH: More good news with more dead rats. I have been informed that these were just killed in the area of Umm Walad:
Usaamaa Ibn Khaleef
‘Ali Ahmad Al-Shukr
Ahmad Muhammad Al-Hassan Al-Zu’bi (He reportedly died in a Jordanian Veterinary Hospital staffed by quacks)
DAYR EL-ZOR: Wow. Whatever happened to the BBC-trumpeted assault on this provincial capital?
Al-Muree’iyya: SAAF struck with 9 sorties destroyed 5 pickups with 23mm cannons and killing an estimated 20 rodents belonging to ISIS.
Al-‘Urfi Neighborhood in the city: SAA blasted ISIS destroying a car with 5 rodent inside on their way to a 3 Day/4 Night vacation in Erebus.
Al-Sinaa’ah Quarter: Same kind of news. No details.
Huwayjat Al-Muree’iyya: More SAAF sorties with little details.
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Fighter jets of the US-led coalition once again struck the Iraqi forces in the Western province of Anbar on Saturday.
The US-led coalition warplanes hit a position of the Iraqi army in Anbar province. The US has repeatedly struck the popular forces’ positions in different parts of Iraq.
In early June, the US-led coalition warplanes hit the bases of Iraqi army’s Hezbollah battalions in Fallujah in Anbar province, killing 6 soldiers and injuring 8 others.
In early May, the anti-ISIL coalition forces struck the position of Iraq’s popular forces near Baghdad, killing a number of volunteer forces.
The US-led coalition warplanes hit an arms production workshop of the popular forces near the Iraqi capital, destroying the workshop and its ammunition completely.
Two members of Iraq’s popular forces were killed in the attack.
On March 29, the US fighter jets struck the positions of Iraq’s popular forces during their fierce…
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450 more US troops are currently being deployed to Iraq, while Britiain is said to be planning a deployment of an additional 125 military trainers
The Muslim Scholars Committee in Iraq condemned on Friday US and British plans to send additional military trainers to the country, stressing this is “not a useful measure”, Quds Press has reported.
On Wednesday, Reuters said that President Barack Obama has ordered the deployment of 450 more US troops to Iraq’s Sunni heartland to advise and assist fragile Iraqi forces being built up to try to retake territory lost to ISIS. Britain, it was reported, planned to deploy an additional 125 military trainers.
Several other countries, including France, Australia, Sweden and Norway have already sent advisers for the same purpose.
The scholars’ statement said that such international efforts have no beneficial effect because they “turn around the real reasons for…
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IDLIB: There is a news blackout in Jisr Al-Shughoor and the Waadi Al-Ghaab/Al-Zaawiya Mountain areas. The news I have to share with you is what involves the deployment of new SAA forces from Al-Shulfaatiyya (Latakia) and Bayt Faaris including the new arrivals (20,000) by ship from Iran. We can also confirm that Russian supply ships are docking on a daily basis at both Tartous and Latakia. Judging by the increase in Air Force activity, this would indicate that the Russians are sending the advanced air-to-ground missiles we discussed before including large quantities of jet fuel. The Iranian general, Ghaassem Solaymaani, is in the Latakia area in the eastern mountains and is said to be coordinating action at Jisr Al-Shughoor – the primary target. Talk of Iranians executing Syrian officers is pure nonsense and lends itself to the same propagandistic narratives of what took place supposedly before the resignation of Lt. General Rafeeq Shihaada and the death of Maj. Gen. Rustum Ghazaala. Iranians have not been given command of Syrian Forces in the Idlib Theater.
The Front at Idlib is indistinguishable from the same one at Hama. We will be covering these two areas as though they were one because the coordinated military action crosses the administrative borders of both provinces.
SAAF has been reported to have killed 300+ Nusra/Alqaeda rodents and affiliated Jaysh Al-Fath vermin during the last 48 hours in increasingly heavy bombing over Jisr Al-Shughoor and Idlib City. Of these 300 killed, close to one half were killed today in Hama at the Zayzoon Dam, Tal Al-A’war, Al-Kufayr, Tal Khattaab and the Sugar Factory where the Jaysh Al-Fath murderers were massing for a knockout blow to SAA defenders there. I cannot emphasize enough the cooperation of the local people here in spotting and monitoring the movement of rats. We also have been informed that the SAA is now using a kind of improved homer device with long-lasting battery power that has become crucial to the SAAF in finding its targets on the ground and delivering messages regarding movements of rats. These homers can be positioned both manually and from the air.
In 2000, my wife and I were invited by Dr. Muhsin and his wife to a wonderful lunch at a café overlooking Qastoon, Zayzoon and the dam. It was wonderful. Sadly, so many of these beautiful sites have been destroyed by the presence of Devil-worshiping Zionist-slave Islamist rodents whose days are numbered.
Idlib City: The SAA-SF killed these foreign rodents:
Usaamaa Bin Turki (SAUDI ARABIAN RABIES CARRIER)
Sayfuddeen Al-Turkestaani (TURK PIG SPUTUM)
Another grouping was confirmed hit but no assessment could be performed.
Kafr ‘Uwayd: A meeting of Jaysh Al-Fath degenerates here was reported to SAA-MI who gave the SAAF the coordinates to strike. Inside were over 40 rat field commanders. The Sukhoi bombers struck with precise lethality killing everyone inside including:
Abu Ahmad Al-Darweesh (rat leader. Id pending)
It is reported to us that a homer was placed inside the apartment where the meeting took place.
Heavy fighting reported here: Muhambal, Sanqaara, Al-Muqaabala, ‘Ayn Al-Hamraa, Basanqool, Kinsafra, Kafr Shalaayaa, Al-Faasida, Jinaa Al-‘Ilbaawi, Al-Nu’ayma, ‘Uqayrabaat.
Abu Dhuhoor Airbase: 4 Nusra/Alqaeda vehicles including a pickup truck with 23mm cannon were all incinerated by the SAAF as SAA cannoneers gave additional support with heavy artillery breaking a concentration of rodents trying for the 400th time to enter the perimeter of the base. No official assessment, but, Wael reports scores of rats dotting the countryside.
Al-Majaass: SAAF, once again, flying with impunity over the mass of rats here. New Russian ait-to-ground missiles devastating the filthy, syphilis-carrying Islamist garbage reducing them to crushed rat-Spam. MANPADs which are known to be in the possession of the Alqaeda terrorists and provided by the United States, France and Britain, are useless against the high-flying bombers with the new jamming countermeasures technology.
Umm Jareen: SAAF in action again killing grouping of rodents. No other details.
North of Khushayr: Ditto.
NEWS AND COMMENT:
John Esq. sends this insightful analysis of Iran’s battle with Western and Zio-propagated propaganda by Flint Leverett and his wife, Hillary, who count as real experts on SyrPer’s list:
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in Saudi Arabia:
Read more at http://www.syrianperspective.com/2015/06/idlibhama-syrian-air-force-softens-up-terrorist-positions-as-syrian-army-readies-for-d-day.html#cgX0xsevYG7Dw3Iv.99
It starts out simply enough. Rodents who claim to be a part of the Operation Al-Qisaass (Chatisement) at Brigade 52 espy a group of SAA soldiers whom they claim were escapees. As they approach our soldiers, one rat warns the others: “this might be an ambush”. And it was. The tape was disseminated by other rodent organizations who subsequently erased the scenes where the vermin were shot down like rats in a maze. Very uplifting. Thanks to my wife, Aida, for sending it to me so our readers could enjoy it too.
by Ziad Fadel /14 June 2015
DAMASCUS: Oh, wow! Whatever happened to that big push on the capital? Geez, it seems to have gotten bogged down in something called defeat. Watch this:
Marj Al-Sultaan and Dayr Salmaan Orchards: A pickup truck carrying an hybrid mixture of filthy, heretical rodents was put to the torch by SAA and PDC heroes. That caused the foot-rats alongside it to run straight into an ambush set by the SAA. It was a turkey-shoot fit for a Coney Island gallery. The first group killed was from Liwaa` Al-Islam (yawn):
‘Abdul-Haleem Al-Waa`ili (QATARI HOG BOIL)
Nabeel Huwaysha (LEBANTEEZIAN LEMUR DROPPING)
And now the second group which belonged to Nusra/Alqaeda:
‘Umar Fustuq (He was nuts!)
May they all roast in Hell.
‘Irbeen – Zamaalika Axis: East of the by-pass highway, SAA snipers dropped these rodents as SAA infantry moved in for the extermination. All belonged toLiwaa` Al-Islam:
Sattaam Muhammad ‘Issa Al-Shihri (SAUDI SCARABIAN SNAKE SPUNK)
May they all spend eternity in Satan’s “George Foreman Grill”.
‘Aaliya Farms on the northern fringes of Doumaa where ‘Alloosh used to spend his happy moments: 10 confirmed rat deaths at the hands of the SAA. No names.
Jawbar: At the now-demolished Teachers’ Tower near the Al-HallaabaNeighborhood, the SAA killed 2 rats and took 7 prisoners.
Al-Zabadaani: Nests of remnant rodents destroyed at the Al-Jam’iyyaat Quarter west of the Bakery. No other details.
NEWS AND COMMENT:
John Esq. sends us more inspiring stories of the SAA straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak. I do believe there is a mistake in the essay. I believe the general in charge was M. Tawfeeq Al-Juhni. My memory could be failing me:
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Why was the Syrian 11th armored division formed, and why it was given this designation number “11th”?
July 11, 1982 – Battle of Sultan Ya`qoub in Southern Lebanon between the Syrian forces and Zionist occupation.
Brigadier General Tawfiq Majed Jalloul commander of the 81st brigade of the 3rd armored division was given direct orders from late commander in chief Hafiz al-Assad to stop the Zionist advancement toward Beirut, and to make sure they do not secure the Damascus – Beirut highway.
Brigadier General Tawfiq Majed Jalloul and the units he commanded from the 81th brigade of the 3rd armored division and 91st brigade of the 1st division, and two Spec-Ops companies who were known later by Syrian Tank Hunters managed to stop the Zionist advancement by ambushing them in Jab al-Jneen area in Southern Lebanon.
The Zionist forces reached the Syrian ambush at sunset, the Tank Hunters took out the first and last tanks, then attacked the convoy. Soviet made T-72 tanks were used for the first time in that battle.
Brigadier General Tawfiq Majed Jalloul’s units managed to capture 12 Zionist tanks, one M48 Patton of which was burned and destroyed on route to Syria.
11 captured Zionist Tanks arrived, and for that, late Commander in Chief Hafiz al-Assad instructed of construction a new armored division, with the number designation 11. The 11th armored division is not a part of any Army Corps, it was a reserve armored division and one of the best armored divisions of the Syrian Army. It was placed in active duty during the crisis.
Syrian casualties was one Tank Hunter.
The tanks are on display today in Syrian military museums.
TEHRAN (FNA)– A news website of the UAE – a member of the Saudi-led coalition in the war on Yemen – said in an analytic report that Riyadh and its allies will likely come to recognize Ansarullah as an invincible power that will rule Yemen from now on, following their defeat in the war.
According to the analysis written in the UAE’s Eremnews, Saudi Arabia and its allies didn’t see a possibility for ground operations to support the weak local groups which still fight against Ansarullah in Aden, Taez, Zale and Marib and, therefore, Riyadh will soon be forced to accept “the undesirable option of admitting Ansarullah’s power and control over Sana’a and come into terms with the popular movement”.
It also underlined that the other option facing Saudi Arabia is continued war against Yemen which will lead to further tension and will turn into a permanent danger to Saudi Arabia’s security.
The website said Riyadh’s political and military victory is fading away in Yemen, but Saudi Arabia still imagines that its military strikes against the Arab nation can be justified by alleging that it is fighting back Iran’s growing influence in the region.
Saudi Arabia has been bombing Yemen in the last 80 days to bring its ally, fugitive president Mansour Hadi, back to power.
The airstrikes have so far claimed the lives of more than 4,561 civilians, mostly women and children.
According to a recent report by Freedom House Foundation, most of the victims of the deadly Al Saud campaign are civilians, including a large number of women and children.
Thousands of residential buildings have been destroyed, and hundreds of civil and public facilities were reduced to rubble as a result of the bombardments by Saudi warplanes on the Yemeni cities and towns, the group said.
The UN-sponsored peace talks with the aim of achieving a political solution to the crisis in Yemen is due to be held in Geneva on June 24.
TEHRAN (FNA)– The Saudi-led coalition, which has been conducting an air campaign against the Yemeni people in the past 79 days, has so far claimed the lives of more than 4,534 civilians as it continues bombing the country using banned weapons. [PHOTOS]
The sources said that at least 20 civilians were killed and some more wounded in the Saudi fighter jets attack on the Yemeni bus.
Saudi Arabia has been bombing Yemen in the last 79 days to bring its ally, fugitive president Mansour Hadi, back to power.
The airstrikes have so far claimed the lives of more than 4,534 civilians, mostly women and children.
According to a recent report by Freedom House Foundation, most of the victims of the deadly Al Saud campaign are civilians, including a large number of women and children.
Here is a scene from the catastrophic disaster suffered by the fake-Muslim infidels of Al-Qaeda/Nusra on Wednesday after their degrading withdrawal from the combat zone in Al-Tha’lah when the SAAF and SAA poured liquid fire on them. Early reports, all from lying England, claiming the Al-Tha’lah Base was taken over by the rats turned out to be completely false and pure propaganda.
SUWAYDAA`: The rodents came mostly from the west in columns of vans, pickups with 23mm cannons, armored transports and many passenger cars. They tried to surround the base by taking positions west of the town. They were able to enter the base on the eastern periphery only after which time both the SAA and local units of the Popular Defense Committees stopped the rodents cold in their tracks. While all this was going on, impulsive rat leaders were sending out completely false assessments to their headquarters in Amman, Jordan, claiming they had taken over the base. The British liars at MI6 gave that information to SOHR, arguably the least reliable source of information ever to darken the doorsteps of Western propaganda machines. The West was hungry for any datum confirming the advances of the terrorist Alqaeda group. French, British and German “news” sources quickly swallowed the folderol and soon terrorist supporters and cannibals (some of SyrPer’s readers, too) were spouting the nonsense, humiliating themselves like drunks vomiting over their own bibs.
The amount of time the rats were in Al-Tha’lah base was about 10 minutes after which time the firepower deployed against them forced a ruinous, anarchic withdrawal. The Syrian Army has completed a thorough assessment of the scene and counted 111 carcasses belonging to mostly foreign rodents from Chechnya, Turkey and Jordan. Their carcasses will be ground into fertilizer.
DO NOT BELIEVE THE WEST’S EMBARRASSED EXPLANATION THAT THE RATS DID GET INTO THE BASE BUT WERE EVENTUALLY PUSHED OUT IN A COUNTER-ATTACK. NOT TRUE. THEY NEVER ENTERED THE BASE EXCEPT AT THE EASTERN PERIPHERY FOR A VERY SHORT TIME. THE COUNTER-ATTACK CAME ON THURSDAY MORNING WHEN ENTRENCHED RODENTS WERE ROUTED IN A JOINT SAAF AND SAA ASSAULT THAT TORE THEIR RANKS INTO SHREDS.
A RAT BY THE NAME OF “ABU FAADI” WAS SHOUTING INTO HIS CELLPHONE TELLING HIS HANDLERS IN BROKEN ARABIC THAT THE ATTACK COULD NOT CONTINUE AND THAT THEY NEEDED OVER A THOUSAND REINFORCEMENTS TO STAY IN THEIR POSITIONS. HE THREATENED TO DEFECT TO ANOTHER ORGANIZATION IF NO HELP WAS COMING. My source tells me that this Abu Faadi character was found dead, half his carcass charred like burnt rat feces. The SAA reports that he was a Palesteezian veteran of the Afghan theater well-known to the SAA-MI.
OBITUARY: (Thanks, John Esq.)
Jun 11 at 11:48 AM
Hero & Martyr. Read his story.
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Our heroes do not fall, they rise to the glory of sacrificing their lives for their homeland.
Captain Morhaf al-Khateeb was born in the town of Talbesea, Homs.
In 2011, he was enlisted in the Syrian Armed Forces, graduated the Syrian military academy as a Lieutenant.
His family pushed him to defect from the Army ranks, but he refused. 5 of his brothers joined the terrorists organization known as FSA. Yet, he refused to defect.
He fought his first battles in Duma, was injured, and after recovery, he went back to the fight.
He participated with his Republican Guards unit in Liberating Qalamoon in 2014, specifically in Yabrood and Dair Atyea.
He fought terrorists in Aleppo, in Salah al-Deen neighborhood.
He was dispatched with his unit to Hesakea, where he defended his homeland against ISIS, participated in retaking SAA positions in Hesakea, and stopping ISIS’ attacks, where he was martyred in action.
Morhaf hadn’t talked to his family in 5 years, his unit was his family.
Captain Morhaf al-Khateeb was one of the most trusted officers, one of the bravest in his unit.
Captain Morhaf al-Khateeb, one of many, who chose their homeland over everything else.
Rest in Peace hero, martyr and a brother in arm, and in blood.