Syria: Assad’s Army promised military Intervention from Russia

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Ifrane – “This Is Wafi Abdouss Blog” Returns after nearly one month of activity absence. We comeback with an explosive but short article about Syria, because as many might know, the US is preparing to attack yet another Arab country.

Accusing Assad of using chemical weapons, The US and its allies called for military actions against Assad but the pace of “military intervention” soon faded as US allies including its key ally the UK announced they will not take part in any attack against Syria. The US however, is sticking to its position and remains deadlocked to strike Syria. On the other hand, we can exclusively report that sources from within the Syrian government have confirmed that Russia promised to provide strong military support in order to keep rebels from taking advantage of the supposed strike. The source adds that Russia is committed to protect its interests in the Mediterranean sea.

More is coming, more news is being prepared from different categories to make you an addict of this blog 🙂

By Wafi,

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Syrian Rebels Seize Khan Al Assal

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Aleppo – Syrian forces loyal to president Assad’s government may have lost control of a strategic town south of Aleppo in another blow to the government in the north.

Khan Al Assal is a district situated in the west of Aleppo and has been, until recently, one of the very few strongholds of the government in the north. The district is just few kilometers away from the government-controled West Aleppo. The government of Mr. Assad is still in control of western Aleppo (about 45% of the city) but it remains nearly besieged from all sides by the rebels who control the rest of the city and much of the countryside.

The fight for Aleppo began about a year ago when rebels attacked the northern commercial hub in a bid to transform Syria’s largest city into a “Benghazi of Syria”, however, the government soon sent reinforcements and entrenched itself in the opulent parts of Aleppo, targeting the rebel-held and poor neighborhoods with heavy weaponry, tank fire and airstrikes.

50,000 Syrian Government Soldier Killed since 2011

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Saidia – BBC Arabic reports today that sources close to the Syrian ministry of defense told them that some 50,000 regular army soldiers were killed since the beginning of the Syrian unrest.

President Assad’s government has been relying on its military capabilities to fight back rebels trying to oust President Assad, and after nearly 2 years and a half, 95000 killed and nearly 3 Million refugee scattered in neighboring countries. The Syrian Arab Army is to say the least weakened by the ongoing conflict and sources tell BBC Arabic that 50,000 soldiers and militiamen were killed between 2011 and 2013 (to date) while 200 tanks and 440 other heavy weaponry destroyed, damaged or lost.

Even with 50,000 killed, the armed forces of Syria are believed to number to as much as 250,000 soldier and reports suggest that out of that number over 120,000 are hardcore loyalists to Assad. On top of the regular army, Assad’s government relies on militias and armed brigades loyal to Assad numbering to as much as 130,000 fighter. All of this without mentioning Hezbollah’s current 15,000 elite fighters stationed and participating in Syria as well as Iranian revolutionary guards and Iraqi fighters sympathetic to Assad (reports).

President Assad Forces Regain Full Control of Al Qaboun District

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Saidia – Syrian government forces announced today that Government forces have regained control of 95% of the strategic Qaboun district near the capital Damascus.

Yesterday, government troops backed by tanks and artillery moved into Qaboun after breaching rebel defenses. Opposition activists claimed Republican Guards troops detained hundreds of people in public places to prevent rebel fighters from hitting their forces while government sources claimed that they’re in control of as much as 95% of the district with few pockets of resistance left inside the district.

If the fall of the district is actually confirmed, it will serve as yet another blow to efforts by the opposition to siege the capital.

Syrian Rebels abandon their stronghold in Homs City

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Saidia – After nearly 2 weeks, government forces are still to fully regain control over whats left of the once rebel-held areas in Homs city, as rebel forces continue to resist in some parts of Al Khalidiya district and old city.

The Australian reports that the last opposition-held areas of Homs are set to fall within days to the Syrian army after rebel forces decided to “sacrifice” their areas in the country’s third-largest city to the government, according to diplomats and opposition sources.

The fall of Homs will represent a strategic victory for the government following a previous breakthrough in the border town of Qusair. The victory once reached will not only showcase the government forces as the upper hand in the battlefield, it will also help president Assad’s forces to strengthen its grip on the route linking Damascus to the Mediterranean coast.

The rebels have apparently chosen to consolidate their hold on areas in the north near the Turkish borders, while their strongholds in central, southern and around the capital seem to be on the verge of totally falling to government forces.

President Assad: The fall of Morsi’s regime wasn’t a surprise for us!

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Berkane – Syrian president Bashar Al Assad announced today that his government predicted the fall of “Political Islam” sooner or later says the embattled syrian president.

Assad, who is facing a 2 year-old civil war against an ill-armed and foreign-supported rebels, seemed to be gloating adding that Morsi’s regime falling down didn’t come as a surprise. I think Assad is definitely gloating seeing that Morsi was just a couple of weeks ago announcing the end of all relations between Damascus and Cairo.

All this comes as Assad’s forces seem to gain the upper hand in the conflict after making strategic gains for the past few weeks.

by Wafi Abdouss

Syria’s Assad: The President unveils the “Martyrs” Statue in Damascus University!

Syria’s strongman president Bashar Al Assad made a second appearance this week when he visited Damascus University to unveil the “Martyrs” statue to pay tribute to all those university students who died during the bloody and 2 year-old civil war.

Assad’s first public appearance this week was at a power plant. This comes as the Syrian government shows continuing and surprising confidence and defiance which not surprisingly going hand in hand with the Army’s latest victories as Syria’s armed forces engage in a counter-offensive in Damascus suburbs capturing many rebel-held areas and gaining back control over towns in southern and central Syria. Rebels have been calling for the past weeks the international community and especially the USA to intervene citing that “Chemical Weapons” have been used by government forces against the rebels and civilians.

However, the US and its allies are fearful of a possible intervention as Syria’s staunchest allies Iran, Russia and Hezbollah have shown no sign of seizing the support to Assad