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New Analysis Of Rocket Used In Syria Chemical Attack Undercuts U.S. Claims

 

Modified Grad missile

 

” A series of revelations about the rocket believed to have delivered poison sarin gas to a Damascus suburb last summer are challenging American intelligence assumptions about that attack and suggest that the case U.S. officials initially made for retaliatory military action was flawed.

  A team of security and arms experts, meeting this week in Washington to discuss the matter, has concluded that the range of the rocket that delivered sarin in the largest attack that night was too short for the device to have been fired from the Syrian government positions where the Obama administration insists they originated.

  Separately, international weapons experts are puzzling over why the rocket in question – an improvised 330mm to 350mm rocket equipped with a large receptacle on its nose to hold chemicals – reportedly did not appear in the Syrian government’s declaration of its arsenal to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and apparently was not uncovered by OPCW inspectors who believe they’ve destroyed Syria’s ability to deliver a chemical attack.”

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Iran Revolutionary Guards Commander Killed In Syria

 

 

(Reuters) -”  A commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has been killed in Syria after volunteering to defend a Shi’ite shrine in Damascus, the Iranian Mehr news agency said on Monday.

Commander Mohammad Jamalizadeh of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the southeastern province of Kerman was killed in the last few days by “Wahhabi terrorists”, the agency said, giving no more details.”

 

 

Try as we might , we can’t find any down side to this news .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

استهداف دبابة النظام لأحد الاعلاميين في حي جوبر- فيديو مميز جداً

   According to Google Translate the above reads : Targeting tank system to a media Jobar neighborhood – a very special video

Published on Oct 29, 2013

فيديو وضح استهداف دبابة النظام لأحد اعضاء المكتب الاعلامي للواء البراء اثناء رصده لدبابات النظام في حي جوبر الدمشقي

 

المكتب الاعلامي للواء البراء

And here is the translation for the description :

” Video broad target tank system to one of the members of the Information Office of the Bara Brigade during the monitoring of the tank system in the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus

 

Information Office of the brigade Bara”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Weapons Reaching Syrian Rebels

 

 

” The CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, ending months of delay in lethal aid that had been promised by the Obama administration, according to U.S. officials and Syrian figures. The shipments began streaming into the country over the past two weeks, along with separate deliveries by the State Department of vehicles and other gear — a flow of material that marks a major escalation of the U.S. role in Syria’s civil war.

The arms shipments, which are limited to light weapons and other munitions that can be tracked, began arriving in Syria at a moment of heightened tensions over threats by President Obama to order missile strikes to punish the regime of Bashar al-Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons in a deadly attack near Damascus last month.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Syria: Muslims Break Into Christian Homes, Murder Three Christians

 

 

 

 

” Good thing we are rushing to the aid of these people, eh? The jihadists, that is, not the Christians.

“Maaloula: rebels break into the village homes, kill three young Christians,’ from Asia News, September 9 (thanks to C. Cantoni):

Maaloula (AsiaNews) – The bodies of Christians killed lie abandoned by the side of roads; houses and churches have been destroyed and plundered,” this is Maaloula today, a village about 60 kilometres north of Damascus that was recently invaded by Islamist insurgents.”

Genocide In Syria As 1,300 People Including Hundreds Of Women And Children Are Wiped Out In Nerve Gas Attack Say Syrian Rebels

 

 

” The world has looked on in horror today as graphic images emerged showing the aftermath of a dawn poison gas attack in the suburbs of Damascus that wiped out 1,300 people as they lay sleeping in their beds.

Syrian activists accused President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of launching a nerve gas attack earlier today in what would be by far the worst reported use of poison gas in the two-year-old civil war.

Activists said rockets with chemical agents hit the Damascus suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar before dawn.

While these pictures of dead children are graphic, disturbing and undoubtedly the worst so far to have emerged from the conflict, MailOnline has made the decision to publish them in order to raise awareness of the plight of innocent people.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.N. Has Testimony That Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Gas: Investigator

 

 

 

 

 

” U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria’s civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday.

The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law, said commission member Carla Del Ponte.

“Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated,” Del Ponte said in an interview with Swiss-Italian television.

“This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities,” she added, speaking in Italian.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Syrian State TV: Israel Strikes For Second Time In As Many Days

 

 

 

” Large explosions rocked Damascus early Sunday morning, just barely 48 hours after an Israeli strike hit the country, Syrian State TV reported. The Assad regime’s news service is holding Israel responsible for the rocket strike, which targeted a military research center on Mount Qassioun.

A senior U.S. official has told NBC News that Israeli jets bombed a military research facility north of Damascus. There is no confirmation from Israeli sources.” 

 

 

 

Assad Confirmed Dead: Iran Attempts To Control Syria

 

” Jerusalem, Israel — March 24, 2013 … Russian media sources have confirmed that Syria President Bashar Assad was shot by an Iranian bodyguard Saturday night.

“The lone assassination pumped several bullets at point-blank range  into Assad,” said the source. “Assad was rushed to Al-Shami Hospital in Damascus in critical condition. He died on the operating table from heart failure resulting from massive blood loss.”

An Israeli security analyst believes the report to be accurate.

“In the last 24 hours have we seen Assad? Any photographs or video? No. Nor will we see any as loyalists who are closest to Assad  have been threatened if any leaked photos or reports reach Western  media. Iran is attempting to take control of the Syrian army and its wealth of weapons as Syrian solders are now deserting in mass. I don’t believe that the West will allow any Iranian control of Damascus.”

 

” Assad. Is assassinated by a bodyguard? [Photo: AP]
On – according to Arab media reports that have been verified – officials assassinated by his bodyguard of Syrian President life heavy security around the hospital a – my mother in Damascus and in-hospital
+ IDF patrol fired from Syria
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Arab media reported the assassination of Syrian President Bashar Assad. On – reportedly not yet been validated and have not yet received echo Western media, Assad fired one of his bodyguards.

This is an Iranian officer named Mehdi Jacoby, who was attached to Assad on – by allies of the Syrian president in Tehran.

Various reports published that Assad al-Shami was rushed to the hospital and in serious condition. Also reported the big fuss that has developed around the hospital and that all roads leading to the hospital were blocked – by the Syrian army. Also reported large military forces are in the hospital.

Syrian television broadcasts were discontinued. Syria apparently inhibits the official report on the assassination until it became clear whether the president would live or die.
Date: 24/03/2013 | Updated: 24/03/2013
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An IDF patrol was shot from Syria

Border ‘hot’ than ever [Photo: Flash 90]
IDF patrol vehicles operating in the border region of Israel – Syria on the Golan Heights, were injured Saturday night (3/23/13) on – by bullets fired from the Syrian side of the border.

The fatal event occurred in the southern Golan Heights, near Tel Fares. Immediately following the incident power absorbed away from the shooting and reported the incident commanders in the area. It is not clear whether the fire directed at IDF patrol or is it a stray shot. Army spokesman said that several vehicles were damaged and that none of the soldiers inside was hurt. It was reported that the incident is under investigation.

Three weeks ago, mortar shells hit area near the village level fulfill Tel Fares. So was estimated that the shooting stray Syrian army aimed to hit the rebels. But since rebel groups managed to get close to the border fence. Some of these organizations linked to al – Qaeda global and very hostile to Israel. Therefore, it may well be deliberate fire at IDF forces.

A senior IDF official said that despite the shooting and despite the firing of mortars at Israel from Syria, the IDF will continue to secure the border and overcome the forces – to the shooting No Izlog’, literally, into the State of Israel.

Earlier published Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a statement claimed that the fragile situation in Syria is a factor he called Prime Minister of Turkey and apologized to him for the killing of Turkish citizens during the takeover of the Mavi Marmara ship three years ago.
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Fsss. A military source said that although
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Assad was shot by an assassin?
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It is an area we took during frost
We gave Syria | 25/03/13 9:04 p.m.
Further developments riots in Syria

Damascus bombing death toll rose to 42

One of the most senior clerics in Syria, Shaykh Muhammad Alawi Al Botti, was killed in a suicide bombing in a mosque in Damascus. Else killed 41 people in the attack and 84 were wounded.
22.03.2013 | Isaac Wolf

West will require the UN to investigate reports of chemical weapons

Western countries request the Secretary-General to send a delegation to Syria to examine the reports of the use of chemical weapons against civilians.
21.03.2013 | Isaac Wolf

Netanyahu: I need a military threat on Iran

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeats (Thursday, 3/20/13) that has to accompany the sanctions on Iran a real threat to use military tools to prevent her from getting nuclear weapons.
20.3.2013 | Itamar Levin

Obama: There is time for diplomacy with Iran

U.S. President Barack Obama, repeatedly said (Wednesday, 3/20/13) that he believes there is still a way to prevent Iran from diplomacy to obtain nuclear weapons, though all options are on the table.
20.3.2013 | Itamar Levin

Russia: Rebels fired chemical weapons

Russian Foreign Ministry today joined the regime allegations and claimed that the rebels are the ones who fired a missile with a chemical warhead in milk. The – According to the report of the Syrian official news agency were killed about 25 and about 100 people were injured.
19.03.2013 | Isaac Wolf
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Original Hebrew language article :

 

” אסד. האם חוסל בידי שומר הראש? [צילום: AP]
על – פי דיווחים בכלי תקשורת ערביים שלא אומתו על – ידי גורמים רשמיים התנקש שומר ראשו של נשיא סוריה בחייו אבטחה כבדה סביב בית החולים א – שאמי בדמשק ובתוך בית החולים
+ סיור של צה”ל נורה משטח סוריה
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כלי תקשורת ערביים מדווחים על התנקשות בחייו של נשיא סוריה, בשאר אסד. על – פי הדיווחים, שטרם אומתו וטרם קיבלו הד בכלי תקשורת מערביים, ירה באסד אחד משומרי ראשו.

מדובר בקצין אירני בשם מהדי יעקובי, אשר הוצמד לאסד על – ידי בעלי בריתו של נשיא סוריה בטהרן.

בדיווחים השונים פורסם כי אסד הובהל לבית החולים אלשאמי וכי מצבו קשה. עוד דווח על מהומה גדולה שהתפתחה סביב לבית החולים וכי כל הדרכים המובילות אל בית החולים נחסמו על – ידי צבא סוריה. עוד דווח על כוחות צבא גדולים שנמצאים בתוך בית החולים.

שידורי הטלוויזיה הסורית הופסקו. ככל הנראה מעכבת סוריה את הדיווח הרשמי על ההתנקשות עד שיתברר האם הנשיא יחיה או ימות.
תאריך: 24/03/2013 | עודכן: 24/03/2013
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סיור של צה”ל נורה משטח סוריה

גבול ‘חם’ מאי פעם [צילום: פלאש 90]
רכבי סיור של צה”ל, שפעלו באזור גבול ישראל – סוריה ברמת הגולן, נפגעו במוצאי השבת (23/03/13) על – ידי קליעים שנורו מן הצד הסורי של הגבול.

האירוע החמור התרחש בדרום רמת הגולן, סמוך לתל פארס. מייד לאחר הירי התרחק הכוח שספג את הירי ודיווח על התקרית למפקדי הגזרה. לא ברור האם מדובר בירי מכוון לעבר הסיור של צה”ל או שמא מדובר בירי תועה. דובר צה”ל מסר כי כמה כלי רכב ניזוקו וכי אף אחד מן החיילים שהיו בתוכם לא נפגע. עוד נמסר כי האירוע נמצא בבדיקה.

לפני כשלושה שבועות פגעו פצצות מרגמה באזור היישוב רמת מגשימים הסמוך לתל פארס. אז הייתה ההערכה שמדובר בירי תועה של צבא סוריה שכיוון לפגוע במורדים. אולם מאז הספיקו ארגוני מורדים להתקרב אל גדר הגבול. חלק מאותם ארגונים קשורים לארגון אל – קאעידה העולמי ועוינים מאוד לישראל. על כן ייתכן בהחלט שמדובר בירי מכוון לעבר כוחות צה”ל.

גורם בכיר בצה”ל ציין כי למרות הירי ולמרות ירי מרגמות מסוריה לעבר שטח ישראל ימשיכו כוחות צה”ל לאבטח את הגבול ואף יתגברו את הכוחות על – מנת שהירי לא ‘יזלוג’, כלשונו, לשטח מדינת ישראל.

מוקדם יותר פרסם ראש הממשלה, בנימין נתניהו, הודעה שבה טען כי המצב השברירי בסוריה הוא הגורם לכך שהתקשר לראש ממשלת טורקיה והתנצל בפניו על הרג האזרחים הטורקיים בעת ההשתלטות על הספינה מרמרה לפני כשלוש שנים.
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פששש. גורם צבאי אמר כי למרות
NHH | 03/24/13 8:32
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אסד נורה בידי מתנקש?
ioramm | 24/03/13 1:17 p.m.
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זה שטח שכבשנו במלחמת כפור
מסרנו לסורים | 25/03/13 9:04 p.m.
התפתחויות נוספות מהומות בסוריה

מניין ההרוגים בפיגוע בדמשק עלה ל -42

אחד מאנשי הדת הבכירים ביותר בסוריה, השייח’ העלאווי מוחמד אל בוטי, נרצח בפיגוע התאבדות במסגד בדמשק. מלבדו נרצחו בפיגוע 41 בני אדם ו -84 נפצעו.
22/03/2013 | איציק וולף

המערב ידרוש מהאו”ם לחקור הדיווח על נשק כימי

מדינות המערב יבקשו ממזכ”ל האו”ם לשלוח לסוריה משלחת שתבחן את הדיווחים על שימוש בנשק כימי נגד אזרחים.
21/03/2013 | איציק וולף

נתניהו: יש צורך באיום צבאי על אירן

ראש הממשלה, בנימין נתניהו, שב ואומר (יום ה ‘, 20/03/13) כי יש ללוות את הסנקציות על אירן באיום ממשי לשימוש בכלים צבאיים כדי למנוע ממנה להגיע נשק גרעיני.
20/03/2013 | איתמר לוין

אובמה: יש זמן לדיפלומטיה מול אירן

נשיא ארה”ב, ברק אובמה, שב ואומר (יום ד ‘, 20/03/13) כי להערכתו יש עדיין אפשרות למנוע מאירן בדרכים דיפלומטיות להגיע לנשק גרעיני, אם כי כל האופציות על השולחן.
20/03/2013 | איתמר לוין

רוסיה: המורדים ירו את הנשק הכימי

משרד החוץ הרוסי הצטרף היום לטענות המשטר הסורי וטען כי המורדים הם אלה שירו ​​טיל בעל ראש נפץ כימי בעיר חלב. על – פי הדיווח של סוכנות הידיעות הרשמית בסוריה נהרגו במקום כ -25 -100 בני אדם וכ נוספים נפצעו.
19/03/2013 | איציק וולף
רשימות נוספות
המורדים מכחישים: לא ירינו טיל כימי / איציק וולף
המורדים השתלטו על בסיס מודיעין ליד ישראל / איציק וולף
הארכיון של אסף שווכאת מוצע למכירה / איציק וולף
ניקיון פסח / אריאל י. לוין
סביבה אסטרטגית חדשה / מרדכי קידר
טרור פה, טרור שם / אר”

 

 

 

Syria Rebels Free 21 UN Rapists Peacekeepers

” BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels freed 21 U.N. peacekeepers on Saturday after holding them hostage for four days, ending a sudden entanglement with the world body that earned fighters trying to oust President Bashar Assad a flood of negative publicity.

The episode is bound to prompt new questions about U.N. operations in war-torn Syria. The peacekeepers were part of a force that has spent four decades monitoring an Israeli-Syrian cease-fire without incident.

The Filipino peacekeepers crossed from Syria to safety in Jordan on Saturday afternoon, said Mokhtar Lamani, the Damascus representative of the U.N.-Arab League peace envoy to Syria.”