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Monday, August 31, 2015

3 US Military Advisors Killed, Several Wounded in Yemeni Resistance Attack on Najran

An armed Yemeni tribesman from the Popular Resistance

TEHRAN (FNA)- Several US military advisors of the Riyadh government’s army were killed and wounded in heavy clashes with Yemen’s revolutionary forces in Saudi Arabia’s Najran region.

“The Yemeni revolutionary committee forces killed three US military advisors and wounded two others in the Southern province of Najran,” Abu Hessam, a senior Ansarullah commander, told FNA on Sunday.

He noted that seven Saudi military men were also killed in the clashes with Yemeni forces.
Abu Hessam did not disclose the names of the American military advisors.

On Saturday, media reports revealed that the US has invaded and occupied Yemen’s strategic Island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean and is now building up its biggest naval base there.

“Hundreds of workers from Asian countries have been deployed by the US navy to construct its biggest naval base on the island,” Arabic-language Al-Masyra TV quoted a Spanish-language newspaper as saying.

Socotra is a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean; the largest island, also called Socotra, is about 95 percent of the landmass of the archipelago. Socotra is located between the continents of Asia and Africa.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 158 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 5,535 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

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.

Yemeni Army, Popular Committees Pound Saudi Military Posts, Seize Vehicles in Jizan

Yemeni army, backed by the Popular Committees, continues to pound Saudi military posts in the border areas between the two countries.

Yemeni sources told al-Manar that several Saudi soldiers were killed an injured as the Yemeni allied forces shelled Jalah military base in the southwestern province of Jizan.
Meanwhile, the joint forces also managed to seize and destroy Saudi vehicles.

Yemeni allied forces destroyed the US-made tank, Abrams in the area of al-Khobe, the Military Media reported. They also carried off as booty a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), also known as Humvee, Yemen has been since March 26 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition.

Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.

Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to fugitive president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.

However, Yemeni army, backed by popular committees and tribal fighter has been responding to the aggression by targeting several Saudi border military posts and cleansing several areas across the country, especially the country’s south, from Hadi and al-Qaeda-linked militias.

Source: Al Manar TV

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Lebanon: Hezbollah Minister Voices Support for Anti-Corruption Protests


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As he voiced support to the “legitimate demands” of anti corruption protesters in Lebanon,

Hezbollah’s State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Mohammad Fneish, urged those protesters to have “clear and realistic demands,” in order to achieve the change they have been calling for in Lebanon.
State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Mohammad Fneish“It is the right of some to call for a change in the regime and a revolution, all these slogans are pretty; but, what is needed are the tools for change. That is why protestors must have clear and realistic demands, if they want some of these demands to be achieved," Fneish said during a funeral ceremony in south Lebanon.

Meanwhile, he stressed that those who are responsible for the corruption must be held accountable, refusing the dissemination of responsibility on all politicians.

"Generalizing responsibility means that we do not want to hold someone accountable," Fneish said, dubbing such an act as "lacking courage in pinpointing responsibility."

The Lebanese minister urged politicians to change their ways and stances, because the country could not handle any more corruption.

On the other hand, Fneish stressed that refusing partnership principle is the real reason behind the current crisis in Lebanon, where there have been presidential vacuum and parliamentary paralysis.

Source: Agencies
30-08-2015 - 12:29 Last updated 30-08-2015 - 12:29

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Yemen : The Battle for Sanaa – A Tale of a Resistance - Yemeni Army, Committees Pound Saudi Military Posts, Seize Vehicles in Jizan



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Yemeni army, backed by the Popular Committees, continues to pound Saudi military posts in the border areas between the two countries.

Yemeni sources told al-Manar that several Saudi soldiers were killed an injured as the Yemeni allied forces shelled Jalah military base in the southwestern province of Jizan.

Meanwhile, the joint forces also managed to seize and destroy Saudi vehicles, the video below shows.



Yemeni allied forces destroyed the US-made tank, Abrams in the area of al-Khobe, the Military Media reported. They also carried off as booty a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), also known as Humvee,

Yemen has been since March 26 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition.









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Yemen has reached a decisive crossroads in its fights against imperial Saudi Arabia. As communities, sects and regions have been pitted against each other to serve foreign powers’ agenda, the Houthi-led resistance movement might still carry a few arrows to its bow.
With oil-rich Saudi Arabia getting ready to launch what it hopes will be the last blow to the resistance movement, Yemenis are bracing themselves for what is to come; acutely aware that the northern city of Sanaa, could soon become the last stand against Al Saud, the ground were all battles are won or lost.
Now that the kingdom and its regional allies have established a stronghold in the southern seaport of Aden, thus securing both an opening onto the sea and a passageway into the mainland, military equipment and men have flooded in – everyday advancing further into Yemen territory, every day challenging the resolve of Yemen’s resistance fighters. But if losses were indeed suffered, if indeed towns and positions were abandoned before the fire power of the Saudi-led coalition, Yemen is far from done.
The real war for Yemen will be ultimately fought in its Highlands, a land which no conqueror could ever tame to its will. And though many tried: from the Romans to the Ottomans, the sons of Hamdan never could be made to submit. This time again, Yemen northern tribes could prove too much of a challenge, even before the combined might of Riyadh’s wealth and America’s military power.
Yemen, history remembers, does not look kindly on invaders!
And while most media have been only too keen to portray this war against the Republic of Yemen – the only democracy in the Arabian Peninsula – as a liberation campaign against the evil of the Houthis, on the premise they looked to Iran for support and political guidance, the jury is still out on what it is they have done to deserve annihilation.
In just five months Yemen has witnessed more devastation than Syria did in four years. One might even venture to say that if the “Allies” had shown as much resolve in breaking ISIS as the kingdom did in eradicating the Houthis; the world might be a very different place. But of course this would entail that terror is the real enemy, not the alibi.
While the Houthis have been demonized ad nauseam on account of their religious affiliation to Shia Islam as well as their desire to see rise in Yemen a popular democracy, one in the service of the people and not an oligarchy, they are far from alone in this fight.
Behind them, the northern tribes have rallied, offering both their arms and their political weight – all determined to break Al Saud’s imperial legacy, all only too aware that should North Yemen fall, the dormant threat of radicalism would awaken an unstoppable monster over Southern Arabia.
Although carefully censored out by an all too pliable Western press, reports have confirmed that Al-Qaeda has conveniently staged a comeback in Yemen’s southern provinces, coincidentally mapping its advances with that of Al Saud’s coalition.
With Aden as good as gone, Sana’a is a city waiting for war – barricaded behind the walls of its surrounding mountains, trenches at the ready.
And though Riyadh continues to rain lead on the capital city, hoping to lay waste the caches of weapons and hinder the inflow of fighters to the city, Sanaa will never open its doors to Al Saud; its people will stand and fight, defend and protect – until they can no more.
For should Sanaa fall, North Yemen will burn and with it its people, its heritage, its history… Saudi Arabia’s warning that it would hunt down and bury all those who dared defy its rule have been burned into people’s mind. This fight is one of survival.
And if so far the so-called coalition has refrained from engaging the Houthis alliance where its stands the strongest, it is because it understands only too well the power of the tribes; the legitimacy they offer in their support of one camp or the other.
Sources in Yemen have already confirmed that President Hadi is looking to broker a tribal alliance against the resistance, aware that a frontal confrontation would only further divide the country and potentially lead to an erosion of the kingdom’s influence and standing in the region. For a theocracy which claims itself so grand and powerful, Yemen’s insurrection movement has become both a dangerous liability and an embarrassment.
More troubling yet for Riyadh, it has inspired others, to revolt against theocratic Al Saud.
And if the kingdom has plotted the demise of Northern Yemen based on bought alliances and political favors, the Houthis and their allies have been too busy organizing a grand resistance movement – one which does not know any borders.
Yemen might be in ruins but its people are not.
With nothing left to lose but their freedom, the northern tribes of Yemen are determined to do whatever it takes to strike deadly blows against the kingdom, starting with the disruption of the world oil route along the Bab Al Mandab strait and cross-border attacks against Saudi Arabia.
If the Saudis undoubtedly retain the military advantage in that their pockets are deeper and their technology superior, the resistance holds crucial geostrategic pressure points. Yemen’s resistance will not be easily defeated in its strongholds – not when it enjoys almost absolute popular support, not when its stand against the kingdom has become the stand of an entire nation against tyranny.
In this battle of will, Yemen might still come on top.
For all its political posing and grand statements, Saudi Arabia’s resolve against the Houthis is already wavering. So much so that talks of secession between north and south have been discussed in view of avoiding a drawn-out war – a means for the kingdom to establish a satellite Sunni-state and keep the Houthis locked in between two hostile Sunni regimes, while still claiming victory.
Only again, this could prove catastrophic for the kingdom since South Yemen has been a breeding ground of tribal instability and conflicting ambitions.
As we could soon learn to remember, Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen will be its own unraveling.
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Syrian Humanitarian Crisis Requires Urgent Political Solution







Al-Jaafari : Syria Will Cooperate with UN, Excluding Foreign Intervention

27 August، 2015

New York, SANA

Syria’s permanent Envoy to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari said on Thursday the Syrian government is ready to continue cooperation with the UN to deliver humanitarian aid to all citizens affected by the crisis in any region.

“The admission of aid should be done in accordance with the UN principles for the humanitarian aid in the states of emergency, on top, respecting Syrian sovereignty, territorial integrity and in light of commitments resulting from the response plans signed with the Syrian government,” al-Jaafari said in a speech at a UN Security Council session to discuss regular report of the UN Chief on implementing resolutions 2193, 2165 and 2191.

He added that it is impossible to deal with the painful humanitarian situation in Syria apart from “the backgrounds of foreign economic, military and political intervention in the Syrian scene” as this intervention was the reason behind the emergence, feeding and the spread of terrorism in Syria and the region.

Al-Jaafari warned against that intervention as it is the main reason of the emergence of the humanitarian crisis in some Syrian areas, yet, it is not possible to improve the humanitarian situation remarkably and truly without halting the foreign intervention.

“The national reconciliations in Syria have proven once again that the Syrians are capable of sitting along with each other and solve their problems if the foreign intervention in their own affairs stopped, and if governments of countries which sponsor terrorism were forced to stop their bloody polices,” al-Jaafari said.

He considered that it is not probable for some countries, including Security Council members, to hide behind the so-called “moderate armed opposition” to justify their use of terrorists and extremists as tools to carry out their political agendas in Syria.
Al-Jaafari wondered why some sides legitimize the existence of what they call “moderate armed opposition” in Syria only other than many countries, and why they dedicated the Syrians with this innovation while we witness a campaign in the western media to market for armed groups in Syria.

He affirmed that it is of the Syrian government’s national and constitutional duty to protect its citizens from the plague of terrorism and extremism, and it is impossible for the Syrian government or any government in the world to fail to take actions while terrorists target the safe civilians with random shells as in Damascus, Aleppo and other Syrian cities.
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Israeli, Jordanian Officers Killed among Al-Nusra Commanders in Syrian Airstrike



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Syrian helicopterThe Syrian air force killed a large number of Takfiri militant commanders, including senior Israeli and Jordanian officers, in airstrikes on terrorists' positions in the Southern province of Daraa, FARS news agency reported Saturday.

At least 42 Al-Nusra Front Takfiri terrorist commanders, including 3 Israeli and Jordanian officers, were killed in the Syrian warplanes' air raids in Daraa.

Military sources said that the Syrian airstrikes on al-Nusra Front positions incurred heavy losses on the Takfiri terrorists.

In similar operations on Friday, over 100 militants of al-Nusra Front were killed by the Syrian fighter jets in Daraa.

The sources said that, over 100 terrorists, most of them from al-Nusra Front, were killed in a series of army airstrikes that targeted their gatherings in Dael town in the countryside of the southern Daraa city.

On Thursday, the Syrian army troops killed 46 terrorists in military operations in Aleppo city.
The terrorists were killed in al-Sayyed Ali area.

Meanwhile, the army killed terrorists of al-Nusra Front, and destroyed their arms at the Western neighborhood of Bosra al-Sham in the Eastern countryside of Daraa.

Source: Agencies
29-08-2015 - 18:41 Last updated 29-08-2015 - 18:41

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Syrian Army Targets al-Nusra in Daraa, Strikes ISIL in Homs



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Syrian army eliminates takfirisUnits of the Syrian army on Saturday continued to tighten the noose around the Takfiri terrorists across the country through launching wide-scale military operations against their dens and positions, killing scores of them and destroying their arms and ammunition, state-run SANA news agency reported.

In Daraa, an army unit targeted a terrorist group driving three vehicles equipped with machine guns in the surroundings of al-Sheikh Hussein and Khleif hills near the border between the provinces of Sweida and Daraa.

A military source told SANA that one of the vehicles was damaged and a number of the group’s members were killed or injured, while the rest managed to flee.

Another army unit killed 10 terrorists and destroyed their weapons and ammunition as it targeted their positions in Bosra al-Sham city in the eastern countryside of Daraa province.

Meanwhile, a number of al-Nusra Front terrorists were killed during army operations against their positions in separate areas in Daraa al-Balad neighborhood in the city of Daraa.

In Sweida, the popular defense groups killed a number of terrorists in the villages of Radimat al-Liwa and Lahtha in the northern countryside of Sweida and seized their weapons and ammunition.

A source in Sweida Province told SANA Saturday that the popular defense groups clashed with terrorists in Koa Hadar area between the two villages as they were attempting to infiltrate from al-Lajat area towards al-Abdias.

The source added that the clashes resulted in the killing and injuring of a number of terrorist s, confiscating their weapons, including various kinds of weapons, rockets , mortar shells and RBJ, while the rest fled.

In Homs, the army units destroyed vehicles of the so-called 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) takfiri group and killed a number of its operatives in the area surrounding Wadi al-Zakara in Tadmour countryside.

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The army air force raided the terrorist organizations’ hideouts in the villages of Qarqour and north of Kaniset Nakhleh in Jisr al-Shughour in the countryside of Idleb province.

A military source told SANA Saturday that a number of terrorists were killed and their vehicles, equipped with machineguns and ammunition were destroyed during the army operations.

The source added that the terrorists of the so-called Jaish al-Fateh organization were inflicted heavy losses in personnel and equipment, while their machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed in the army air strikes against their hideouts and positions in Ariha city in the southern countryside of the province.

Meanwhile, a number of terrorists, mostly of al-Nusra Front, were killed and injured in the army raids against their gatherings in the villages of al-Teraa and al-Shwaiha in Abu al-Duhour area in the southeastern countryside of the province.

The terrorist organizations admitted on their social media websites the killing of a number of their members, among them terrorist Radwan Hussein al-Ali.

In Aleppo, many al-Nusra terrorists were killed as the army targeted their gatherings and hideouts in Binyamin and Khan Touman villages in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo province.

Movements and hideouts of terrorists were also targeted in the surroundings of the Scientific Research Center’s building and in al-Mansoura village in the western countryside.

Army operations continued in the southern and southeastern countryside of Aleppo, with the army units targeting gatherings of terrorists in al-Wudeihi village and to the west of al-Nairab Airport.

An army unit destroyed terrorists’ supply routes across Turkey in Hreitan town in the northern countryside, leaving a number of them dead or wounded.

The army also destroyed ISIL hideouts and vehicles in the vicinity of the Air Force Academy, located on the international road linking Aleppo with the northeastern Raqqa province.

In Aleppo city, army units targeted positions in the neighborhoods of Bani Zaid, Karm al-Jabal and Tal al-Sheikh Saeed, killing many terrorists and destroyed a bulldozer they had been using for demolishing houses and digging tunnels.

In Lattakia, a number of the terrorist organizations’ members were killed; their vehicles were destroyed in army air force strikes against their hideouts at the surroundings of Kinsaba and Shalaf Castle in the northern countryside of the coastal province of Lattakia.

In Rabe’a to the north-eastern countryside of Lattakia, a field source told SANA that 6 terrorists at least were killed in clashes erupted between a unit of the army and terrorist groups.

Abdullah Omar, Mohanad Bikdash from the so-called “Liwa al-Asifah” terrorist organization in addition to Mohammad al-Jablawi were identified among the dead terrorists.

Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fuelled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 230,000 people, according to reports. New figures show that over 76,000 people, including thousands of children, lost their lives in Syria last year.

Over 3.8 million Syrians have left their country since the beginning of the crisis. According to reports, more than seven million Syrians have become internally displaced.

Source: Agencies
29-08-2015 - 17:54 Last updated 29-08-2015 - 17:58 

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The Wise Guardians

 Thursday, 27 August 2015 20:03

The Syrian State has the right to invite those who defend the Syrian people, said H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad in his recent interview with the Lebanese al-Manar Satellite TV, describing His Eminence Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah as the genuine, sincere, principled honest and transparent resistant Leader. The Syrians are indeed indebted to their Hezbollah brothers in blood and destiny.
When the wahabi Al-Qaeda affiliates and cannibals invaded the sacred Syria of tolerance, amity, secularity, the Syrians have been left a prey along with their culture, heritage, mosques, churches, synagogues and other worship places. Had it not been for the brave President, Army, Defense and Resistance Forces, Syria, the cradle of civilization and of monotheist religions could have been by now filled but only with ignorance, slaughter, extremism and non-humans! Thus, Syrians bow in respect for those heroes who brave every danger to save a child, church, mosque or whatever living, civilized.
This is what H.E. President Al-Assad underlined of the popular support and backing of the Syrians and the friends who support Syrian in the Middle East as well as in the world as the source of steadfastness. “We rely firstly on people, of course after relying on God, but if you don’t have public support then you cannot withstand. If you don’t have public support then there is no value for any political or national direction you adopt as a president or official or state. First, you rely on the people, and second on friends who stand firm alongside Syria and support in the region and in the world,” His Excellency said.
President Assad's relation with His Eminence Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is strong and dates back to more than 20 years ago, and is a relation characterized by honesty and transparency, as Nasrallah is absolutely honest, transparent, principled, and loyal to his principles and his associates and friends to the extreme. It is the relationship between a ''resistant state and a true resistant figure who gave his son in defense of Lebanon.”  Back in April 1996, as SANA journalist, I was an eye witness to the late President Hafez Al-Assad's masterminded international recognition of the Resistance, ''April Understanding''. Rest in Peace, father, your sons have indeed been honored to inherit all and every sacred of yours.
Hi Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah Leader, on April 6, 2015 declared:  "One of God blessings bestowed on Syria is Presidency of Bashar Al-Assad when the ongoing conspiracy took place… the steadfast brave President Al-Assad has proved through his courage and for all those who are near and far that Syria is an independent State…I call on you to appreciate and esteem the value of having President Bashar Al-Assad, who has indeed a huge popular backing, as the head of the Syrian State."
Yes, this is the leadership deeds and words of the brave and wise. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's June 15th, 2000 pledge as to complete the honorable process of the late President Hafez Assad have come true. During his meeting with Lt. Gen. Bashar Assad on that day to extend comfort to the Assad’s family, Nasrallah stressed that the Lebanese Resistance would be ‘’permanent following the steadfastness and struggle inclination of the late President Hafez al-Assad and to back his process. I am here to support the process and inclination of Dr. Bashar al-Assad due to his being perpetuity to his father.’’ It is the blessings of God to have the wise guardians for all of the humanity, nobility and justice.
Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim
 

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