Battles Continue Between the Insurgents and the Syria Army

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Damascus (the world) 09/21/2013 clashes continued between the so-called State of Iraq, Syria and Islamic Brigades, the armed groups in Deir ez-Zor and Raqqa and Aleppo. The Syrian army took control of the neighborhood Bowl and west of peace and east peace in Homs, and in the neighborhood of Barzeh progress in Rural Damascus.
News coming from combat zones According Bahtdam, the battles between militants Daash or what is known as the state of Islam in Iraq and the Levant, and the so-called Free Army in Azaz fancy door Aleppo countryside and class in the city of Raqqa, amid reports confirm the killing of dozens of gunmen from both sides.
In Homs Official Almassard confirmed the control of the Syrian forces on the villages Bowl, west and east peace in Homs after fierce battles with insurgents.
In the countryside of Latakia, Syrian army took control of large quantities of arms, ammunition and bombs and some medical equipment and pharmaceutical in Grove neighborhood, and arrested a number of wanted.
And Syrian forces say they have seized control of a number of buildings that were located where armed groups in neighborhood Almsills and who is considered the last insurgent strongholds in the Barzeh district of Damascus countryside.
He said one of the elements involved in the Syrian Army operations in a statement to Channel: We carried out several operations quality in Barzeh and controlled the areas were under the control of insurgents and the establishment of God in Barzeh will return soon as it was safe and the return of the people to it.
In the southern areas Syrian army targeted according to military sources, concentrations of insurgents in Husseiniya and Alveabih to still sporadic clashes spin the in town Almyahyh, to the east.
Under the interrelationship between political reality and in the field, it seems that armed groups in all its forms and factions reached an impasse, as in politics, which move these groups to fight and rivalry for the implementation of foreign agendas working to prevent the convening of the Geneva Conference two, at a time to achieve the Syrian army clear progress in arenas of confrontation to strengthen political attitudes.Watch video http://youtu.be/0OeDbpRCFyE

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Turkey supports terrorists against Syria Kurds – YouTube

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Turkey supports terrorists against Syria Kurds – YouTube.

A retired Lebanese army general says Turkey is supporting terrorist groups against the Kurds in Syria as Ankara is fearful of their union with the Kurdish state of Iraq, Press TV reports.

“There is no doubt that Turkey is supporting the al-Nusra and al-Qaeda and all of the Jihadist groups against the Kurds because Turkey is really afraid that this region of the Kurds will later move into a mini-state and will be connected to the Kurdish state of Iraq and also it will present a major and real threat to the unity of Turkey,” Hisham Jaber said.

He added that the Kurds are currently united and seek to achieve self-governance in their region and drive out all extremist Jihadists.

Jaber noted that the Kurds’ fight against al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front does not target the Syrian government.

Arabic-language al-Alam News Network reported early this month that the foreign-backed militants fighting the Syrian government attacked Tal Abyad district of Raqqa governorate in Kurdish-populated northern Syria, killing 330 women and elderly men as well as 120 children.

The massacre came a week after al-Nusra militants attacked two Kurdish villages in Aleppo and took around 200 civilians hostage.

Fighting between Kurdish militia and al-Qaeda-linked groups has been escalating in north and northeastern Syria after Kurdish fighters, who are opposed to foreign interference in Syria, managed to push back militants from several positions in the area.

On July 30, a powerful Kurdish militia said it is mobilizing against al-Qaeda-linked militant groups in northeastern Syria after a Kurdish opposition leader was killed in the area.

Jaber further ruled out the possibility of Israel’s attack on Syria due to its “catastrophic” consequences.

“I do not think that Israel will interfere physically or militarily besides some airstrikes that they used back in some time, and they may make it later but they will not invade Syria in any circumstances because it will be catastrophic for them,” Jaber said.

A report published by Russia Today on July 15 revealed that the Israeli regime used a Turkish military base to launch one of its airstrikes that targeted depots in Syria’s port city of Latakia on July 5.

On May 5, Syria said the Israeli regime had carried out an airstrike targeting a research center in a suburb of Damascus, following heavy losses of al-Qaeda-affiliated groups by the Syrian army. According to Syrian media reports, Israeli rockets struck the Jamraya Research Center.

The Tel Aviv regime has launched attacks on Syria several times since the beginning of 2013.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. According to reports, Western powers and their regional allies – especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey – are supporting the Takfiri militants operating inside Syria.

According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and a total of 7.8 million displaced in Syria due to the violence.

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Dozens Split in Free Syrian Army due to “loss of legitamacy”

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In the largest split witnessed by the  so-called Free Army, announced today several battalions and armed factions belonging to them split in a video posted on the site YouTube a so-called “mountain Shield Brigade” in Idlib province.

He announced these, totaling dozens, they “defected from a brigade shield mountain worker in the province of Idlib,” arguing that “loss of legitimacy.”

said the statement photographer, said that “battalions and groups that announced انشقاقها Major General mentioned are the battalion Marzaf Battalion, Alturnbh Battalion, Liberation Battalion, Loew, battalion Kfranjd, shield سراقب, shield المعرة, Saraya Mntaf, secret bee, secret مصيبين, secret Kvrlata and confidential Kjdlaa. ”
and the statement, according to the TV news that the reason for the split is due to carry the banner shield the mountain using heavy weapons against the civilian population in villages Marpleyt and Kvrlath. While indicated other information to the schism caused by that “these battalions had held an agreement with the so-called State of Iraq and the Levant, the Islamic Al Qaeda-linked where he is to be working in one frame under the command of the organization without being elements directly in it.”
and the statement emphasized that “the Major General said has become a “loss of legitimacy” and must prosecute his leadership and accountability. ”

and this split is the largest in terms of number, after the pilot declared dissident Khaled Issa earlier bolting with all members of his battalion for the army free.

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Al-Qaeda cell producing Sarin Gas busted in Iraq

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Iraq’s defense ministry has broken up an Al-Qaeda terror gang that was working to produce poison gas for their attacks within the country as well as in Europe and North America.

The group of five people built two facilities in Baghdad to produce sarin and mustard gas, using instructions from another Al-Qaeda group, ministry’s spokesman Mohammed al-Askari told a news conference on Saturday.

The members of the cell were prepared to launch attacks domestically, and also had a network to smuggle the toxins to neighboring countries, and further afield to Europe and North America, Askari said.

The arrest of the cell members was possible because of cooperation between Iraqi and foreign intelligence services, he added.

The United Nations said last month that sarin nerve gas was used by militants fighting against the government in neighboring Syria.

Iraq and Syria share a 600-kilometre (375-mile) border, and officials have warned that Al-Qaeda-linked militants opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the government in Baghdad have set up camp in Iraq’s western desert region.

Al-Qaeda front group the Islamic State of Iraq is still active in the country, launching regular attacks on government and civilian targets.

So far, the group has largely refrained from waging violence outside Iraq, but earlier this year it publicly said it was linked to al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front, an extremist group fighting the Mr. Assad’s government.

Iraq in ruins: Post-war life overshadowed by crumbling infrastructure, corruption, poverty

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Despite Iraq being rich in natural resources and the US pouring money into its economy for over a decade, Iraqi infrastructure is constantly failing and the people are forced to beg, as RT’s Lucy Kafanov reported from the war-torn country.

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In spite of billions of dollars spent on reconstruction following the decade-long conflict, many neighborhoods lack sewerage systems and trash collection services. In some settlements, there are barely any streets. Water is also a big problem, locals pointed out.

“Nobody drinks the city water because we know it’s not clean. Since the war, I’ve had to rely on bottled water. What comes out of the tap is contaminated and makes us sick. How can we drink it?” local resident Umm Muhammad indicated.

Central power is another issue, with the system sometimes on for as little as two hours a day.

Electrician from Baghdad Abu Meria is sure the new government is to blame for the chaos that reigning in his homeland.

“It’s the citizens who suffer in the end, not the government. The services are so bad and the power system has really deteriorated. There were billions spent on fixing the grid but there’s little to show for it.”

Abu Meria now earns four times more than before the war due to the frequent failures and blackouts all over the city.

As RT’s Lucy Kafanov also discovered, the crumbling infrastructure is closely entangled with rampant corruption.

Transparency International group has ranked Iraq as the eighth most-corrupt state in the world. In the latest scandal, the country’s Electricity Ministry was involved in a $1.7 billion fraud case.

On the backdrop of this, most Iraqis remain impoverished, struggling to make their ends meet. In the Al Tajiat landfill, on the outskirts of Baghdad, people are actually forced to live — without any proper living conditions.

“There are no schools for the kids here, no electricity, no real houses. To get a drink of water we have to travel 4km. It’s very difficult to live here.” Watch RT’s Lucy Kafanov’s full report.

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