Documents Expose Lafarge’s Funding of ISIS in Syria

Al Mayadeen According to documents obtained by Anadolu Agency, French company Lafarge funded ISIS and other terrorist organizations – and the French intelligence services enabled and benefited from it. Lafarge, a French cement company that has stretched its tentacles in war-ridden areas like Syria and Iraq, has been reported to have funded ISIS with 13…

Complicity in Terror

Patrik Paulov In the second of a two-part series, PATRIK PAULOV examines how two court cases highlight the role of Sweden and Britain in supporting extremist groups in Syria In the  autumn of 2015, a trial in the Swedish city of Gothenburg received a lot of attention. Two men from Gothenburg were charged with terrorist…

Sweden’s Terror Links

Patrik Paulov The stream of travellers from Sweden to terrorist organisations in Syria and Iraq had begun early. According to the Swedish Security Service a total of 300 people had travelled there from 2012 to 2019 — when Isis began to lose its territory toward the end of 2015, the number of travellers decreased dramatically….

Was Syria’s Post-WWII PM a Zionist Spy?

Ilya Tsukanov Jamil Mardam Bey Portrait Israel is known to have sent a number of agents to Syria during the post-war period, the most famous of them was previously thought to be Eli Cohen, an Egyptian-born ‘superspy’ who the Mossad claims could have become Syria’s president had he not been discovered and executed. Now, a…

After Tragic Beirut Explosion: Imperialist Vultures Pounce on Lebanon

Greg Butterfield A powerful explosion ripped through the port of Beirut, Lebanon’s capital, on Aug. 4. At least 171 people have died and thousands were injured, including many Syrian and other non-Lebanese workers. Hundreds of thousands were made homeless by the disaster. Beirut is the country’s main port. For Lebanon’s nearly 7 million residents, the…

US, French, British Armies Continue Withdrawal from Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- New batches of American, French and British troops on Tuesday withdrew from areas in al-Jazeera region in Syria towards Iraq. Official news agency SANA reported that 40 US, French and British military servicemen on Tuesday evening pulled out from Rhaibeh Airport in the countryside of al-Malkiya in Hasaka province and headed for Iraq….

France Torches Lafarge Cement Plant in Syria

On 16 October 2019, the International Coalition set fire to the French-owned Lafarge Cement Factory in Jalabiyeh (on the Turkish border, north of Aleppo) before the arrival of the Syrian Arab Army in the area. Thus, the traces of a secret operation of crucial importance have literally gone up in smoke. The plant had delivered…

EU Warns Turkey Operation in Syria Will Harm Civilians

The European Union on Monday warned that a threatened Turkish offensive against a Kurdish militia in northeast Syria would harm civilians and cause a “massive displacement” of people. “The renewed armed hostilities in the northeast will not only exacerbate civilian suffering and lead to massive displacement but will also risk severely undermining current political efforts,”…

Khamenei’s Three Directives

Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai The Middle East is heading for “maximum danger” following the “maximum pressure” imposed on Iran by US President Donald Trump who, unilaterally and unlawfully, withdrew over a year ago from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known as the nuclear agreement, and imposed harsh sanctions on Iran that Tehran considers a declaration…

Iran and the EU: Divorce Proceedings Underway

Elijah J. Magnier As promised, Iran is partially pulling out of the JCPOA nuclear deal. This can be called a “phase one withdrawal” since other phases are expected to follow in the coming months. The basis for this act is not limited to the actions of US President Donald Trump – who shredded the JCPOA…