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Russian-backed Palestinian ‘Al-Quds Brigade’ kills Assad security forces in attack on Iran-linked Deir el-Zour checkpoint: report

Jun 23, 2020

Gunmen affiliated with the Russian-linked Palestinian ‘Al-Quds Brigade’ militia on Monday carried out an attack on an Assad regime Military Intelligence Division checkpoint south of Deir el-Zour, killing and wounding a number of regime personnel.

Call Syria reported that the militiamen attacked the Hreibsha checkpoint on the Damascus-Deir Al-Zour highway after military intelligence personnel stationed there stopped an ambulance carrying Al-Quds Brigade personnel who had been wounded earlier in a landmine explosion in the southern rural area of Deir el-Zour countryside.

The Caesar Act and what awaits Syria

By Ali Cinar, TRT World

As the world continues its fight against Covid-19, the suffering in Syria, and some of the bloodiest years in the Middle East, do not abate. We are facing the fact that half a million people have been killed by Assad, and 6.5 million Syrians have been forced into displacement by the conflict.

Neither the United Nations nor the European Union has been able to take the desired steps for the Syrian crisis. Several countries thousands of kilometers away have tried to divide Syria for their own agendas.

Trump was worried about striking Russian forces in Syria: Bolton

The former U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton has claimed that President Donald Trump was concerned about possible losses among Russian military personnel if a U.S. strike was launched against Syrian regime facilities in April of 2018.

In his memoirs about serving under Trump, Bolton described the meetings that took place in the White House after a chemical attack by the Assad regime in Syria.

Bolton said Trump was worried about accidentally hitting the Russian forces with missiles intended to target Syrian regime installations and troops.

Dozens of youths from Suwayda recruited to fight as mercenaries in Libya by Russia, Assad regime: report

Jun 22, 2020

The local Suwayda 24 network has published an investigation, including detailed information and documents, revealing operations to recruit dozens of young Syrians from the Suwayda governorate, who are being conscripted in order to be transferred to Libya where they’re used as mercenaries alongside Haftar’s militias.

The Syrian and Lebanese meltdowns go hand-in-hand as the race to collapse continues in Venezuela and Iran

By Raghida Dergham

All roads lead to Tehran according to the pattern of American sanctions extending from Venezuela to Syria through Lebanon - but this does not negate the importance of targeting senior figures in these nations, led by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Syrian Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah.

Revolutionary factions thwarts infiltration attempt by Russian militias on Jabal Zawiya axis in S. Idlib

Jun 21, 2020

The National Liberation Front thwarted an infiltration attempt by Russian militias on Saturday night to advance on the axis of Jabal Al-Zawiya in the southern Idlib countryside following hours of heavy fighting.

"The militias tried just after midnight to move towards Benin fields on the eastern axis of the Jabal Zawiya area," a military source in the National Front told Call Syria, adding: "However, our fighters stationed on the axis were able to discover the attempt and repelled the advance groups."

A Conspiracy Made in America May Have Been Spread by Russia - NY Times

Jun 16, 2020

The night of the Iowa caucuses in February, Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager, logged into Twitter to find the hashtag #RobbyMookCaucusApp trending across the country. Pundits on both sides of the aisle accused him of developing a mobile app to rig the Democratic primary against Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Soon his phone was buzzing with calls from reporters demanding to know what role he had played in creating the app, a flawed vote-reporting system that delayed caucus results for days.

Russia Takes Palmyra Airbase From Assad Regime: Report

Jun 16, 2020

Military sources told Zaman al-Wasl that Russia has taken full control of Palmyra Military Airbase in the Syrian desert from regime forces, making it the fifth Russian military base in Syria.

A Russian military delegation took official control of the airport at a meeting with a delegation of Assad regime officials headed by the commander of the 22nd Air Force Brigade, Maj. Gen Tawfiq Muhammad Khaddour in early June. The airport has now been evacuated from all Iranian presence and from all regime-related military and logistical forces, a private source said.

Has Assad Really Liberated East Ghouta? - Ahmad Dimashqi

The Assads' pictures at the entrance to a children's playground  in Douma

"All the terrorists have left Douma, the last of their strongholds in eastern Ghouta," announced the official state-run Syrian news agency SANA in 2018, quoting an army spokesperson, who used the term “terrorists” in the regime way to refer to rebels and dissidents. Eastern Ghouta had been "completely eradicated of terrorism," added the spokesman in a statement broadcast on television.

The reality is very different; according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the heavy fighting and devastating bombing in Douma killed more than 1,700 civilians.

"I’ve learned what it means for a human being to be truly free." An Exclusive Interview with Syrian Revolution Icon Hadi Abdullah

Apr 06, 2016

'I’ve learned what it means for a human being to be truly free. We’ve continued for five years, and I lived…I’ve lived as a free person. Before the revolution, I never felt this, although I was a teacher at a university, and my situation was excellent in comparison to other young men. However, I never used to feel this idea of freedom of thought. I didn’t even have this perspective. I hadn’t yet had the slightest experience, or slightest life-changing experience, that we are living right now.

So, for me, despite everything, I see better and positive developments, in general.

In terms of the revolution, it is going through its natural “labor pains.” That’s my opinion.'

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