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A former Lebanese legislator blasted the Zionist (IsraHell) regime for trying to intensify tensions in Syria, and said IsraHell had an operations room in al-Qusseir city, which was the scene of heavy clashes between the Syrian army and rebel groups in recent weeks.

“A number of foreign experts, including IsraHell experts, were present in al-Qusseir,” Nasser Qandil said, at a conference in Lebanon.

“IsraHell had an operations room in Al-Qusseir, because it believed that the presence of terrorists in al-Qusseir and managing the scene in Syria from that city, could help lay siege on the Lebanese resistance in Harmal region (in North-eastern Lebanon and near the border with Syria),” he added.

The Syrian army announced in May, that it found an IsraHell military vehicle, during its wide-scale attack in the central city of al-Qusseir.

According to the report, the vehicle was found along with tapping and jamming devices in al-Qusseir, where the Syrian army has taken full control over the entire Eastern part of the strategic city near the border with Lebanon.

The Syrian Arab News Agency and the state-TV, ran footage of the vehicle, reiterating the government’s accusation that the latest IsraHell raid against Damascus aimed at weakening the abilities of the Syrian army, and giving a hand to rebels in al- Qusseir and elsewhere in the country.

They said that the discovery proves that the Free Army and the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front are “just titles for an entity that is being led by IsraHell, Turkey and Qatar.”

Early in May, IsraHell rockets struck the Jamraya research centre, in the vicinity of the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Syria said, the IsraHell regime had carried out an air-strike, targeting a research centre in a suburb of Damascus, after heavy losses were inflicted on al-Qaeda-affiliated groups by the Syrian army.

Syria’s Foreign Ministry sent letters to the United Nations and its Security Council, stating that IsraHell aggression shows the links between Tel Aviv and terrorist groups operating in Syria, including the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front.

Syrian Information Minister, Omran al-Zoabi, told reporters in Damascus at the time, that Syria had the right and the duty to defend its people by all available means, and it would not give in to IsraHell acts of aggression.

The IsraHell attacks on Syria have made the Middle-East more dangerous, the Syrian information minister said.

Also, a senior Syrian military source told ‘Russia Today’ that the Zionist entity used depleted uranium shells in the strike in Syria.

“When the explosion happened, it felt like an earthquake, and then a giant golden mushroom of fire appeared. This tells us that IsraHell used depleted uranium shells,” the source said.

The IsraHell aggression was Tel Aviv’s second strike on Syria in three days, and the third in the last five months.

The Jamraya facility was also targeted in an IsraHell air-strike in Jan.– NNN-NNA


Underreported Struggles: Tahoe Resources security chief ordered assassination of Indigenous activists


Underreported Struggles #74 May 2013

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In this month’s Underreported Struggles: a shocking report on Genocide in Brazil reappears after being ‘lost’ 40 years ago; Tahoe Resources security chief is ‘caught on tape’ ordering the assassination of Indigenous activists; The Gwich’in Nation speaks out against Alaska Governor’s $50 million dollar drilling proposal in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Guatemala’s Public Ministry revealed wiretapping evidence that identified a Tahoe Resources security chief giving direct orders to assassinate indigenous opponents of the Escobal mining project. For months, Tahoe Resources claimed to have no part whatsoever in the murders and kidnappings of Xinca community members who were working to stop the Escobal silver mine. Days after the revelation, a second Tahoe employee was implicated in the violence.
Citizens of the Secwepemc, Ahousaht and Tla-o-qui-aht Nations joined up with members of the Wilderness Committee, Friends of Clayoquot Sound, Clayoquot Action and others to confront Imperial Metals at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Vancouver, British Colombia. Among the many concerns raised at the protest were two controversial mining projects that Imperial wants to build in two different Indigenous territories within the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
After being ‘lost’ for more than 40 years, a shocking report into genocide, torture, rape and enslavement of indigenous peoples during Brazil’s military dictatorship has re-surfaced, raising fresh questions about whether the government has made amends and punished those responsible. The 7,000-page Figueiredo report–believed to have been destroyed by a fire at the agriculture ministry–reveal hundreds of severe crimes and many of its perpetrators. The report is now being examined by the National Truth Commission, which is investigating human rights violations between 1947 and 1988.
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FSA Terrorists using kids in their war against The Syrian Army

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Summary of Mideast Provisions in the 2014 NDAA


The House Armed Services Committee marked up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2014 fiscal year last week. The bill (H.R. 1960) was reported out of committee with a 59-2 vote and included several provisions relating to the Middle East. Among these provisions is a Sense of Congress which reaffirms U.S. interests in Egypt despite lingering concerns regarding the Muslim Brotherhood’s commitment to “a pluralistic, democratic Egypt.” Section 1242 also expresses support for continued military assistance to Egypt and requires a comprehensive report from the Department of State that outlines details for said support.

Section 1205 states that the Secretaries of Defense and State “may provide assistance to the military and civilian response organizations of Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Turkey, and other countries in the region of Syria in order for such countries to respond effectively to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction in Syria and the region.” Assistance is defined as supplies, training and equipment. Section 1251, which also pertains to Syria, urges the President to “fully consider all courses of action to remove President Bashar al-Assad from power,” and requires President Obama to consider “the provision of lethal aid and relevant operational training to vetted Syrian opposition forces.” The Department of Defense should also analyze the risks of the provision of such aid and training.

With regards to Iran, section 1232 recognizes that “maintaining only one aircraft carrier battle group in the Arabian Gulf constrains United States’ options and could put at risk the ability to have diversified platforms from which to defend the Arabian Gulf and, if necessary, to conduct military operations to prevent Iran from threatening the United States,” or its allies with nuclear weapons. Therefore Congress finds that the U.S. should construct and sustain a fleet of 11 aircraft carriers, battle force ships, and “at least a two aircraft carrier battle group presence in the Arabian Gulf.” The provision also states that the U.S. should finalize agreements with key countries in the Gulf to support the Defense of the Arabian Gulf. Section 1231 also requires a report on the efforts to improve the interoperability of United States-Gulf Cooperation Council countries missile defense systems.”

The bill also repeals section 1203 of the 2013 NDAA which provides the Department of Defense with the authority to enhance counterterrorism capacity in Yemen.

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Zionist McCain meets leaders of terror brigade in Syria. The NGOs that made it happen



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by Phil Greaves, source

The recent furore surrounding US senator John McCain’s illegal trip inside Syria, and the supposed ‘rebels’ he was seen posing with alongside Supreme Military Council (SMC) Chief Salim Idriss, have shed further light on what appears to be another corrupt ‘NGO’ enterprise.

After the worldwide publication of the photographs, McCain was quick to try to dispel rumours that the Syrian ‘rebels’ were the very people responsible for the kidnapping of 11 Lebanese pilgrims inside Syria, who still remain in captivity to this day. Contrary to McCain’s – and his media apologists – desperate attempts to refute the claims; many reports suggested it was indeed the kidnappers he was seen posing with. Furthermore, in one report in Lebanon’s Al Akhbar, it is claimed McCain even went so far as to ask the kidnappers to hold some of the captive pilgrims, as they are suspected members of Hezbollah. According to a source who had previously been in contact with the kidnappers, McCain was allegedly there “to obstruct the efforts… to secure the release of the hostages.” Lebanon’s the Daily Star also reported on the “crossing of paths” between McCain, Mohammad Nour and Ammar Al-Dadikhi (a.k.a. Abu Ibrahim), who are members of ‘rebel’ group the Northern Storm; alleged to be holding the 11 Lebanese pilgrims.

In a report by Josh Rogin of the Daily Beast, it is claimed the ‘rebels’ McCain was seen posing with were not those responsible for the kidnapping, stating: (my emphasis)

The man said to be Nour by the Lebanese press never identified himself to McCain or to anyone else and that man was not inside McCain’s meeting with the rebels, two American NGO workers who were there on the scene told The Daily Beast on Thursday.

The first of these American ‘NGO’ workers responsible for setting up the McCain meeting and illegal trip into Syria is one Mouaz Moustafa, who is named as the Executive Director of ‘non-profit’ organisation the ‘Syrian Emergency Task Force.’ (SETF). Moustafa has previously worked as a staffer at the US House of Congress and Senate. He was also an ‘activist’ during the US/NATO- led illegal war in Libya and overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. Moustafa is listed as an ‘expert’ at the Wasington Institute for Near East Policy, (WINEP), the sub-branch of the huge Israeli lobby: the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee AIPAC; which regularly lobbies for US militarism and ‘intervention’ in the Middle East to uphold Israeli ‘interests’.

Moustafa, in his ‘expert’ role, has also recently addressed a WINEP conference on the Syrian conflict. (since these suspicious links were highlighted by an investigative reporter they have been removed from WINEP’s website.) Anyone with a passing knowledge of Israeli/Syrian relations and the power and influence these lobbying groups hold in Washington and within corporate US media, knows these affiliations are dubious to say the least. In a report by investigative journalist Maidhc Ó Cathail on the Passionate Attachment blog, it is also revealed:

Even more intriguingly, one of the web addresses for Moustafa’s nonprofit is “” The “” URL belongs to the Torah Academy of Boca Raton, Florida whose academic goals notably include “inspiring a love and commitment to Eretz Yisroel.”

The second ‘NGO’ worker quoted in the Daily Beast is one Elizabeth Obagy, named as Political Director of the same ‘NGO’ the SETF. The name Elizabeth Obagy immediately rang alarm bell’s. Obagy is also a “Syria analyst” at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). The ISW in its mission statement describes itself as: (my emphasis)

The Institute for the Study of War advances an informed understanding of military affairs through reliable research, trusted analysis, and innovative education. We are committed to improving the nation’s [the US] ability to execute military operations and respond to emerging threats in order to achieve U.S. strategic objectives. ISW is a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy research organization.

Upon reading ISW’s Board of Directors and donors from their 2011 annual report, it becomes rather obvious as to what the ISW is designed for and whose ‘objectives’ it is designed to propagate. A quick glance of the ISW’s main donors for 2011 is telling; the list of military (defense) contractor’s donors include:

General Dynamics, (General Dynamics is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat vehicles and systems, armaments, and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and mission-critical information systems and technology.) CACI, (CACI provides information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian clients. A member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies and the Russell 2000 Index, CACI provides dynamic careers for approximately 15,000 employees working in over 120 offices worldwide.)

DynCorp International, (DynCorp International is a global government services provider in support of U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives, delivering support solutions for defense, diplomacy, and international development.)

Palantir,(Our products are built for real analysis with a focus on security, scalability, ease of use and collaboration. They are broadly deployed in the intelligence, defense, law enforcement and financial communities.)

Northrop Grumman, (Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.)

These companies represent just a few of the huge US corporate military contractors, ranging from hardware and logistics, to telecommunications and intelligence software that are primary donors of the ISW. The ISW describes its Corporate affiliations as a “Corporate Council”: (my emphasis)

Many of America’s top corporations are members of ISW’s Corporate Council. Corporate Council members believe that an advanced understanding of military issues results in significantly better national security policy. They recognize the relevance, accuracy, and impact of ISW’s research and analysis. Corporate Council members receive a number of benefits, including exclusive briefings with ISW’s leadership, advance publications, access to our network, tailored analysis, increased corporate visibility, and invitations to exclusive events and discussions with national security leaders.

So the ISW is providing “tailored analysis” for its Corporate clients, and also provides “exclusive briefings with ISW leadership”. Does this sound like a ‘non-profit’ organisation? Does providing “tailored analysis” for military contractors include raising the ‘need’ for such equipment and contracts? And do military contractors make money in any other way than profiting from war? One would find it difficult to put these things together and not see a conflict of interest from this alleged ‘objective’ research NGO.

The board of Directors at the ISW is also somewhat telling as to its political and corporate affiliations, some of the distinguished board members include such humanitarian adherents as founder of ISW Kimberly Kagan (Supported US ‘surge in Iraq, husband is resident scholar at Neo-Con ‘think-tank’ the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), brother is the husband to State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland) Liz Cheney, (daughter of war-criminal Dick) and leading Neo-Con mouthpiece and US militarist William Krystol, who all sit alongside many fellow US-militarism proponents, retired US Army Generals, and policy planners.

It seems that at least one of the organisers for McCains trip: Elizabeth Obagy, named as a “Political Director” of the Syrian Emergency Task Force, is also a “Syria specialist” at what appears to be a Neo-Con led US ‘NGO’ that propagates US militarism on behalf of huge military contractors and ‘defense’ corporations. So why would Liz Obagy be organising illegal trips for US Senator John McCain into Syria in her role as “political director” at the SETF, whilst also claiming to offer ‘balanced’, ‘neutral’ and ‘objective analysis’ on the Syrian conflict? One doesn’t have to be a rocket scientist to realise there is a massive conflict of interest here. When approached on Twitter, Moustafa of the SETF, which is based in Washington DC, claimed their funding comes from American Syrian doctors and expatriate donors. The mission statement of the SETF is as follows: (my emphasis)

To organize, mobilize and empower the Syrian American community, and our partners in order to play a positive role in public policy regarding Syria and the Middle East, supporting the democratic aspirations of the Syrian people, improving the lives of average Syrian people, strengthening the rule of law, and helping in transitioning Syria into a viable, inclusive, diverse, democratic state.

Without delving too far into Moustafa’s ties to the US Government through his previous work experience and former ‘activist’ work; it becomes clear that his current duties are at the behest of the US State Department. In a recent press release the SETF personally thanked the State Department: (my emphasis)

Washington, DC–The Syrian Emergency Task Force would like to thank all those involved in making Senator McCain’s trip to Gaziantep and to Syria a success, particularly the U.S. Department of State….It was a pleasure working with the Department of State in ensuring that the Senator’s visit went safely and flawlessly,” said SETF Executive Director Mouaz Moustafa.

Employing “political Directors”, that are affiliated with Neo-Con, and military contractor funded ‘NGO’ the Institute for the Study of War, seems somewhat contradictory to “improving the lives of average Syrian people”, and “supporting democratic aspirations” in the Middle East. Has it occurred to Moustafa and Obagy, that the vast majority of Syrian people want nothing to do with war criminals and pushers of all things US/Israeli militarism under the guise of “freedom and democracy”? One thinks this is out of the equation, and Moustafa’s ‘Syrian Emergency Task Force’ outfit is nothing more than a State Department/Neo-Con/Israel lobby initiated, propaganda outfit.

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Ahmadinejad: “Chavez is always alive to his friends



Iranian President Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made the remark during a meeting with new Venezuelan ambassador, Amenhotep Zambrano, on Monday. He also told Zambrano that today Latin American nations have become familiar with the path of Bolivar Revolution which is the path to honor and resistance, adding this path will certainly lead them to victory.

Our friendship and brotherhood is beyond diplomatic relations and will continue forever,” Ahmadinejad added.

Hugo Chevez built very close relations with the anti-Israel ‘Axis of Resistance’ (Iran, Hizbullah, Syria and Hamas). Chavez was against French-NATO war on Libyan president Qaddafi. Chavez was a personal friend of Ahmadinejad and called him “brother”. Ahmadinejad met Chavez in Caracas four times during his 8-year presidency. In addition, Ahmadinejad travelled to Caracas to attend Chavez funeral and Maduro’s inaguration ceremony in April 2013.

In June 2012, Chavez announced that Venezuelan engineers trained in Iran, have built country’s first three drones.

After Hugo Chavez, the Jewish press continue demonizing Chavez lieutenent Nicolas Maduro. Last month, Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA) and several other Jewish media outlets claimed that Maduro had admitted of his Jewish family roots. In 2009, British Jewish Daily Telegraph, claimed that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s family converted from Judaism to Islam. The claim, later, was rejected by Iranian-born Israeli writer and analyst, Meir Javedanfar in daily Guardian on October 5, 2009.

Last week, John Kerry held a 40-minutes meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart, Elias Jaua, on the sidelines of Organization of American States (OAS) meeting (June 4-6) in the Guatemalan city of Antigua. In the meeting Kerry thanked Venezuelan government for releasing US documentary filmmaker or CIA-Mossad agent, Timothy Hallet Tracy, 35, recently accused of espionage and terrorism during presidential election. However, according to Venezuela’s Minister of the Interior Miguel Rodriguez Torres, Tracy was “expelled” from the country.

After the meering, Kerry told reporters that the United States and Venezuela have agreed to take steps towards establishing a “constructive” relationship between the two countries that will “soon” allow for the normalization of diplomatic relations.

Kerry’s hypocrisy is laughable. I’m sure Kerry knows that his backers, the Jewish lobby groups, will never let this happen until Chevez successor, president Nicolas Maduro distance himself from the new Iranian President to be elected on June 14, 2013.

After the death of president Hugo Chevez, Israel lobby, American Enterprise Institute (AEI), published its post-Chavez checklist for US policymakers on March 5, 2013. One of the 4 pre-conditions, was the dismantling of Iranian and Hizbullah networks in Venezuela.

Relations between Caracas and Washington have been at the charge d’affaires level since 2010, when the late President Hugo Chavez refused to recognize Larry Palmer as US Ambassador to Venezuela for Palmer’s criticism of Venezuelan Army and accusing Chavez for harboring Colombian rebels. In 2009, Chavez expelled Israeli ambassador in protest to Israeli bombing of Gaza Strip.

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Kuwaiti teacher given 11-year sentence for Twitter criticism of Zionist Amir


Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah (AFP Photo / Yasser Al-Zayyat)
Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah (AFP Photo / Yasser Al-Zayyat)

A teacher in Kuwait has been given an 11-year sentence for offensive tweeting against the country’s monarch, calling for his ouster. This comes amid increasing tightening of internet freedom laws across the Gulf region.

Huda al Ajmi, 37, faces three separate charges, which together amount to the longest sentence for a crime of such a nature in Kuwait, according to the country’s political opposition groups.

The charge for insulting the Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah, whom the constitution describes as ‘immune and inviolable’, alone, carries one year. The other terms were both five years, given for encouraging a rebellion against the regime and for breaking the law on public discussions.

Huda al Ajmi will be able to appeal her three sentences.

This type of government crackdown on online activity has been on the rise in Kuwait, despite the country priding itself on being generally more liberal state than its neighbors.

Although managing to land an appeal, last year, a former MP had been served a five-year sentence for insulting the Emir, when he gave a speech saying the ruler would not succeed in “taking Kuwait into the abyss of autocracy.”

Kuwaiti citizen checks his Twitter feed. (Reuters / Stephanie McGehee)
Kuwaiti citizen checks his Twitter feed. (Reuters / Stephanie McGehee)

As for the Gulf Arab region as a whole, it has also been seen as collectively acting to limit internet freedoms. The measures a lot of them have taken include restricting content on social media sites, making “offending” posts punishable by extensive jail sentences.

Aside from Kuwait: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have all tightened controls on Internet freedoms recently, targeting social media and phone applications alike in their effort to stifle freedom of speech.
Across the Gulf, dozens of journalists and social media users have been arrested since the beginning of the year for being in violation of the uncompromising national laws. Kuwait has arrested at least six since the beginning of 2013.

However, women serving time for such crimes are not a common sight in the Gulf state. Two female activists have recently narrowly escaped jail by having their sentences suspended.

Of all the Arab states in the region, Kuwait has suffered the least amount of anti-government violence and uprisings, but the number of people speaking out over Facebook or Twitter and being arrested for it is no lower than elsewhere.

The most recent political unrest in the country has erupted in December 2012, after the Emir had introduced a controversial change to electoral law, and was widely blamed by opposition groups for attempting to deny them a majority.

Kuwait has been a member of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) since 1996, which protects the right to freedom of expression, including peaceful criticism of public officials.

Source: RT

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UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian HR takes Slaughterer IsraHell to task at UN forumH


Rapporteur takes Israel to task at UN forum

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestinian Human Rights has condemned the Israeli regime for its long-time occupation of Palestinian territories and violation of the human rights of the Palestinians.

Richard Falk made the remarks on Monday while presenting his latest report at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

“Forty-six years ago today Israel’s occupation of Palestine began. Six days of war has turned into 46 years of occupation,” Falk told the Geneva forum.

He described the treatment of “thousands of Palestinians detained or imprisoned by Israel” as being “extremely worrisome,” and called for an international inquiry into the situation of Palestinians in Israeli prisons.

He said there are 5,000 Palestinians in Israeli custody at the moment and 750,000 Palestinians have gone through detention in Israeli jails since the regime’s occupation of the Palestinian territories began in 1967.

The Israeli violations were happening on a “massive scale,” and included detention without charges, “torture and other forms of ill, inhumane and humiliating treatment,” solitary confinement and the denial of family visits, the UN rapporteur said.

Falk, who visited Gaza in December 2012, also called on the Tel Aviv regime to end the blockade of Gaza, which he said is a “collective punishment of 1.75 million Palestinians.”

“With 70 percent of the population dependent on international aid for survival and 90 percent of the water unfit for human consumption, drastic and urgent changes are urgently required if Palestinians in Gaza are to have their most basic rights protected,” he added.

The representatives of the Israeli regime and the United States were absent as the UN rapporteur made his comments.

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BREAKING NEWS Army Has Sprayed Citizens with Radioactive Particles!

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NATO Preparing Psy-Op in Syria


A teenage boy from the Syrian city of Aleppo is reported to have been executed in front of his family by an Zio-NATO Islamist group, which accused him of blasphemy.

Graphic images of 15 year-old Mohammad Kattaa, a coffee seller in the war torn city, appeared on the internet yesterday. They appeared to show that the boy had been shot in the mouth and through the neck.

Several reports suggest that he was found arguing with another boy on Saturday, during which he used the name of the Prophet Mohammed flippantly. One report suggested that the other boy had attempted to get a free coffee, leading to Mr Kattaa to say that, “even if Muhammad comes down, I will not give it as debt.”

He was later said to have been detained by an extremist group in the area, beaten and then shot when his mother and father had been found so that they could be forced to witness the execution.

“An unidentified Islamist  rebel  group shot  dead a 15-year-old  child who worked as a coffee seller in Aleppo, after they accused him of blasphemy,”  said MIF UK Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman.

“They spoke classical Arabic, not Syrian dialect. They shot the boy twice, once in the mouth, another in his neck, in front of his mother, his father and his siblings,”he said.

Later reports suggested that the group that is said to have carried out the killing had links to a number of al-Qa’ida cells operating in Syria.

According to the AFP news agency, Syrian government forces are likely to target the area around Aleppo after taking the rebel-held town of Qusair last week. With support from the Lebanese militant group, Hezbollah, Syrian forces have made significant gains in recent weeks and now have rebel strongholds in the north of the country in their sights.

“It is likely the battle for Aleppo will start in the coming hours or days, and its aim is to reclaim the towns and villages in the province,” the source told AFP.


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