U.S FIGHTER JETS FLEW INTO SYRIAN AIRSPACE THIS EVENING, JORDANIAN ARMY SAYS
“@RamiAlLolah: BIG! 6 #US air fighters reportedly violated #Syria airspace ‘mistakenly’ at 6pm #Damascus time & entered a distance of 5 km!”
6 U.S fighter jets ‘mistakenly’ violated Syrian airspace this evening near Daraa, Jordanian army says
AMMAN, Jordan — The U.S. military began laying the groundwork to arm and support Syrian rebels more than a week ago, using [...]
The British newspaper “Daily Star Sunday” reports that More than 350 Royal Marines from 42 Commando are on their way to Syrian border.
Both leaders looked tense and uncomfortable as they addressed reporters after about two hours of talks, with Putin staring mostly at the floor as he spoke about Syria and Obama only glancing occasionally at the Russian leader.
Just started watching – body language says a lot – look at Obama’s legs compared to Putin’s
U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke together at the G8 conference.
A PICTURE IS WORTH [...]
Syrian Rebels Unleash Unprecedented 6-Ton Car Bomb, Killing 60
An activist on the ground in Syria told Al Jazeera that the car bomb which reportedly killed at least 60 government soldiers in Syria was packed with 6 tons of explosives.
The target was a military complex near al-Douwairinah, Aleppo’s international airport, reports Al Jazeera.
The group suspected of orchestrating the attack was Jabhat Al-Nusra, an Al Qaeda affiliated militant organization that’s currently on [...]
Russia said on Monday it would not permit a no-fly zone to be implemented over Syria, following reports that plans for such a measure were being drawn up by the United States.
London, Jan 30 (ANI): The Obama administration gave green signal to a chemical weapons attack plan in Syria that could be blamed on President Bashar al Assad’s regime and in turn, spur international military action in the devastated country, leaked documents have shown.
A new report, that contains an email exchange between two senior officials at British-based contractor Britam Defence, showed a scheme ‘approved by Washington’.
As per the scheme ‘Qatar would fund rebel forces in Syria to [...]
DAMASCUS MILITARY AIRPORT ON FIRE AFTER LARGE EXPLOSION — WITNESSES
Explosion reported in Syrian capital, Damascus - @BBCBreaking
‘Still too early to say who is behind the attack or size of damage’says officer at Mezzeh airbase #Damascus
Jeff Gauvin ‏@JeffersonObama 1m
Syria`s Mazzah Military Airport near Damascus would be a key 1st target to prevent Iranian RG troops or Russian special forces from landing.
I’m getting reports that the explosion in Mezzeh Military Airport wasn’t [...]
UNAVOIDABLE because of insane world leaders. Another war is coming and we the people will be blamed by the world for our governments stupid decisions once again.
RON PAUL — His opinoin on Syria— Video
Its from June 14
Some 80 thousand military forces trained by Lebanese Hezbollah were preparing to launch a ground offensive to recapture Syria’s commercial city of Aleppo.
According to a report in the UK-based Sunday Times, a Hezbollah commander said the fighters belonging to Syria’s National Defense Force (NDF) have been taught “to fight street by street.”
The fighters were also trained by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the newspaper added.
AMMAN, Jordan Sunni extremists blew up a Shiite mosque in a village in eastern Syria stormed by rebels earlier this week, another sign of the sectarian hatred growing in the country’s civil war, activists said Sunday.
They said that the demolition was carried out by al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria and shows the determination of extremists to drive Shiites out of the village of Hatla in the Deir el-Zour region near Iraq. [...]
With Assad on the front foot in Syria what could he possibly have to gain from using chemical weapons? He’s already winning without using them and knows the west will only use it as more justification to intervene so why would he do it? The only group to gain from using chemical weapons to then blame it on Assad are obviously the jihadist ‘rebels’ who have already been caught in [...]
4,500 U.S. troops near Syrian border
“(RT) Multinational military exercise ‘Eager Lion’ has been launched in Jordan amid condemnation from neighboring Syria and its ally Russia. The US brings Patriot missile batteries to the Syrian border, which could remain deployed afterwards.
The exercises will last for 12 days, bringing together about 8,000 personnel from 19 countries, mostly Arabic, but also including the US and Europe. The maneuvers will also involve some 3,000 [...]
Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking in front of the military, announced plans to restore the permanent presence of the Russian Federation Fleet in the Mediterranean. Putin believes that such a move is not an act of “saber rattling.” The president said that Russia had its own interests in the Mediterranean that are related to the national security of the country. The region is strategically important to Russia, and the country [...]
World exclusive: Iran will send 4,000 troops to aid Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria
US urges Britain and France to join in supplying arms to Syrian rebels as MPs fear that UK will be drawn into growing Sunni-Shia conflict
The Independent on Sunday has learned that a military decision has been taken in Iran – even before last week’s presidential election – to send a first contingent of 4,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards to [...]
CAIRO, June 16 (RIA Novosti) – Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has announced the decision to sever of diplomatic relations with and to recall Egypt’s charge d’affaires from Damascus.
“We decided to break off relations with the current regime in Syria and to close that regime’s embassy in Cairo. We also intend to recall Egypt’s charge d’affaires [from Damascus],” Morsi said at the ‘Support for Syria’ rally that gathered thousands of people [...]
Egypt has decided to cut all ties with Syria, close the embassy in Cairo and withdraw the Egyptian envoy from Damascus, said Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. He also urged the international powers to impose a no-fly zone over Syria.
“We have decided to close down the Syrian embassy in Cairo,” said Morsi during a conference of Sunni Muslim clerics in support of the Syrian uprising at Cairo Indoor Stadium, according to local [...]
Multinational military exercise ‘Eager Lion’ has been launched in Jordan amid condemnation from neighboring Syria and its ally Russia. The US brings Patriot missile batteries to the Syrian border, which could remain deployed afterwards.
The exercises will last for 12 days, bringing together about 8,000 personnel from 19 countries, mostly Arabic, but also including the US and Europe. The maneuvers will also involve some 3,000 Jordanian and 500 British troops.
‘Eager Lion’ [...]
Syrian president has used chemical weapons, crossing ‘red lines,’ US says
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/13/assad-use-chemical-weapons-confirmed-us-officials-say/#ixzz2W9c0vwL7
WASHINGTON – The United States could make a decision as early as this week on whether to arm Syrian rebels, a US official said on Monday.
Syrian President Bashar Assad told Jordanian politicians that opening a front in the Golan against Israel is “a serious matter, the resistance will be well-planned and will draw the scene of conflict in a manner that will damage the enemy.”
Israel aims to stay out of Syria’s civil war, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said, despite its recent attacks on targets inside the country.
“Israel is not getting involved in the civil war in Syria, as long as the fire is not directed at us,” Netanyahu told his cabinet in broadcast remarks on Sunday.
His comments came a week after fierce fighting erupted between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and opposition rebels [...]
Hamas Threatens to Shutter Christian Schools in Hamas-Run Gaza
The Hamas government in the Gaza Strip is threatening to shutter five Christian schools for allowing boys and girls to study in the same classroom, according to reports.
Christian leaders in the Gaza Strip blew the whistle on Hamas’ threats earlier this week after the ruling terror group signaled that it would enact a ban on mixed-gender classrooms.
Syrian rebels threaten to attack Hama [...]
A jihadist leader in Jordan has called for an attack on Shi’ite Hezbollah, predicting a final showdown between Sunni Islamists and the Lebanese group in the near future, according to a report in the Arab daily Al-Hayat.
The Middle East’s Main Battle is Among Muslims, Sunni [...]
Syrian rebels lose strategic town in boost for Assad
Syrian government forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies seized control of the border town of Qusair on Wednesday, dealing a major defeat to rebel fighters battling to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.
Syria rebels lose battle for Qusair
Syria’s rebels have conceded they have lost the battle for the strategic town of Qusair, after the army claimed it had seized total control of it and [...]
Russia’s insistence that it will supply Syria with S300 missiles has heightened fears that they could fall into the hands of Hezbollah
BEIRUT— Thousands of Lebanese Hezbollah militants were massed around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday, according to rebels and a senior commander in the Lebanese Shiite movement, broadening Hezbollah’s backing of President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and stoking fears of an imminent assault on the city.
(CNN) – Syrian state-run television reported Thursday that forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed three Westerners, including an American woman and a British citizen, who they claim were fighting with the rebels and were found with weapons and maps of government military facilities.
Syrian TV identified the woman, releasing what it claimed were images of her Michigan driver’s license and U.S. passport. It also released what is said was the name [...]