Russian embassy in Damascus comes under mortar fire

May 19, 2015
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  MOSCOW, May 19. /TASS/. Russia’s embassy in Damascus came under mortar fire on Tuesday, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said. “The embassy was shelled presumably from the Jobar district controlled by illegal armed groups,” he said. “One mine went off 15 meters off the main entrance gate of our diplomatic mission. Another mine […]

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Defying “The Vulture Consensus” on Syria

May 18, 2015
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Gathered from facebook by Eva Bartlett – In Gaza *Tim Anderson graphic Interesting FB discussion, prompted by Eric Draitser (StopImperialism.com ) sharing an article [Syrian Regime is Going Down in Flames] and asking, particularly from Syrians, for feedback. He gave his own critque of the artilce afterwards. Max Syrian (a Syrian analyst living IN Damascus, […]

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A Tale of Two Nakbas : Hezbollah, Syria, and Historical Memory

May 18, 2015
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By Eric Draitser Last week, millions around the world marked the 67th anniversary of the Nakba – literally “the disaster” or “the catastrophe” in Arabic – commemorating the seizure of Palestinian land and transformation of historic Palestine into modern Israel. Naturally, there is little ambiguity among pro-Palestine activists that the Nakba represents the opening salvo […]

Saudi Coalition Used Banned Plane-Dropped Cluster Munitions in Saada

May 18, 2015
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Renewed Fighting in Yemen Should Not Mean Renewed Violations HRW The ruins of a residential house in Saada that was struck in an aerial attack on May 6, 2015, which killed 27 members of one family, 14 of them children © 2015 Ole Solvang/Human Rights Watch A five-day ceasefire in Yemen ended last night and […]

Gulf Monarchs Snub Camp David Summit

May 18, 2015
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By Walter Smolarek On May 14, senior leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council states met with President Obama in a high-profile summit at the Camp David presidential retreat. The GCC is an alliance composed of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman, all governed by absolute monarchies that play key roles […]

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Saudi Announced Truce Non-existent in Yemen

May 18, 2015
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War of aggression leaves many dead, injured, displaced Abayomi Azikiwe Syria 360° Although Riyadh backed by the United States State Department announced a pause last week in the bombing of Yemen, the fighting is escalating. On May 16 dozens were killed in clashes across the southern port city of Aden. Tank shells were fired back […]

SyAAF Conduct 16 Airstrikes on ISIS Targets

May 17, 2015
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SyAAF attack bombers conducted 16 airstrikes on ISIS convoy while retreating east from Palmyra. Syrian Arab Army *** Syrian Arab Army units dealt with the last ISIS position in Tadmur (Palmyra), in al-Amirea district, the surrounding hills, and the Old city. While retreating East, SyAAF raided ISIS convoy, and dealt with their convoy. *** Syrian […]

Sayyed Nasrallah: In Heart of Qalamoun… Victory Coming

May 17, 2015
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If State Fails to Take Its Responsibilities… People will Do Zeinab Essa Hizbullah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered Saturday a televised speech in which he tackled a number of internal and regional topics, particularly the Resistance’s victories in Qalamoun. In the beginning of his speech, His Eminence denied all fabricated rumors regarding […]

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Nasrallah: Battle of al-Qalamoun is a major victory on the ground

May 16, 2015
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16 May، 2015 Beirut, SANA Secretary General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said that the battle of al-Qalamoun is a major victory on the ground and a great and very significant military achievement, as terrorists there suffered a resounding defeat and were chased out of all engagement zones. In a televised speech broadcast on […]

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US Special Forces Assassinate ISIS Commander in Syria

May 16, 2015
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President Bashar Assad has repeatedly pointed out that the US military operations in Syria are an illegal intervention, violating the sovereignty of the country, as it has not been authorized by a UN Security Council resolution. US special operations forces have conducted a military operation in eastern Syria, targeting a senior Islamic State (IS, formerly […]

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Turkish Jet Shoots Down Syrian Aircraft

May 16, 2015
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Two Turkish F-16s has shot down Syrian aircraft that allegedly violated Turkey’s airspace in the southern province of Hatay. Syria says the target was a small unmanned surveillance plane, while Turkey claims it was a helicopter. According to Turkey’s Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz, a helicopter went seven miles into Turkish territory, for a period of […]

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PFLP : 67th anniversary of Nakba, ‘we reject the colonization of Palestine, uphold national and historic rights’

May 16, 2015
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Today we mark 67 years on the great crime of the modern era, when the Zionist gangs in full view of the world uprooted the Palestinian people from their ancestral homeland to impose a state of oppression, racism and colonization on the ruins of the Palestinian homeland. From that day until today, our people continue to […]

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US commanders kill 12 ISIL, including head of oil operations

May 16, 2015
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US forces have launched an operation inside Syria, without coordination with the Syrian government, claiming to have killed a senior ISIL commander. An American military official said the man killed by US Special Operations forces along with several other militants early on Saturday in Syria was the ISIL terrorist group’s head of oil operations in […]

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Let Us Help The Yemeni People!

May 15, 2015
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A Message from Caleb Maupin onboard the “Iran Shahed” Rescue Ship in the Persian Gulf By Caleb Maupin I have just heard what the US officials have said, and I must say that I and all the other peace activists aboard the Iran Shahed are filled with burning outrage. Why should we drop the goods […]

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Dubious Data, Biased Sources – Eight Problems with Amnesty’s Report on Aleppo Syria

May 14, 2015
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By Rick Sterling In 1990 Amnesty International made a horrendous mistake in the midst of the media campaign leading up to Gulf War 1. While U.S. military action was being debated and the public was significantly opposed, it was reported that Iraqi troops were stealing incubators from a Kuwaiti hospital and leaving babies to die […]

The Evil Within : The Truth We Dare Not See About Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen

May 14, 2015
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By Catherine Shakdam On the 70th anniversary of the fall of Nazi Germany, fascism is far from dead. As Yemen bleeds under Saudi Arabia’s grand war, it is really the annihilation of one people we are seeing play out – the Zaidis of Yemen. If Saudi Arabia, a regional super-power strong with its trillions of […]

Syria : A Battle in Fourth Generation Warfare Unleashed by West

May 12, 2015
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Sputnik | Opinion The Syrian conflict is just a battle in a much broader third World War unleashed by Washington and its allies through the use of fourth generation warfare, proxies, mercenaries, economics, and information, Tony Cartalucci pointed out. The US influential think tank Brookings Institution has confirmed that Washington and its Middle Eastern allies […]

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Iran’s Foreign Ministry Brands Saudi-Led Campaign in Yemen ‘Genocide’

May 11, 2015
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Middle East Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham called the Saudi-led campaign against the Houthi insurgency in Yemen genocide. “Such actions … go counter to the international conventions,” the spokeswoman said, adding that the coalition uses “unconventional weapons intended to increase the number of the casualties.” Afkham called on the United Nations to put an end to the airstrike campaign and let humanitarian […]

Houthis Claim Responsibility for Downing Moroccan Aircraft

May 11, 2015
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According to the Houthis’ news channel al-Masirah’a broadcast, anti-aircraft weapons had downed the Moroccan F-16 jet fighter over the northwestern province of Saada. Yemen: Saada Tribal Fighters Down Fighter Jet, Seize New Posts in Saudi’s Jizan Local Editor Yemeni tribal fighters downed a warplane belonging to the Saudi-led coalition, as they seized control of two new Saudi posts in the […]

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United States Manufactured F-16 Moroccan Fighter Plane Shot Down Over Yemen

May 11, 2015
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Saudi-GCC alliance bombing goes own despite announcement of humanitarian pause By Abayomi Azikiwe Syria 360° Al-Massirah television station in Yemen which supports the Ansurallah Movement (Houthis) broadcast news reports on May 11 showing civilians standing around a downed F-16 bomber utilized by Morocco in the alliance currently waging war on this Middle Eastern state. The […]

US “Operation Rooms” Backing Al Qaeda in Syria

May 11, 2015
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US policy think-tank Brookings Institution confirms that contrary to propaganda, US-Saudi “moderates” and Turkey-Qatar “Islamists” have been coordinating all along.  Tony Cartalucci The war in Syria continues to drag on, with a recent and renewed vigor demonstrated behind an opposition long portrayed as fractured and reflecting a myriad of competing foreign interests. Chief among these […]

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The Erdogan-Salman Pact Over Syria Creates Islamic State 2

May 8, 2015
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By Andrew Korybko Regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Turkey have temporarily put aside their differences in order to support a new anti-Assad coalition in Syria. The so-called “Army of Conquest” has been ravaging northern Syria in the past couple of weeks with a ferocity unseen since the global rise of ISIL last year. The difference between then and now, however, is that the […]

The Final Push : Splitting Up Iraq

May 8, 2015
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By Mike Whitney “Iraq’s fate was sealed from the moment we invaded: it has no future as a unitary state … Iraq is fated to split apart into at least three separate states…This was the War Party’s real if unexpressed goal from the very beginning: the atomization of Iraq, and indeed the entire Middle East. Their goal, […]

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