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.

Saudi Arabia to Block/Ban “Skype” and “WhatsApp” … TODAY

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Saidia – Authorities in Saudi Arabia are moving towards banning yet another internet services … Skype and WhatsApp!

Following a string of rumors concerning banning Skype and WhatsApp, young peoples worst nightmare in Saudi Arabia may be knowing there door. Al Arabiaa, a pro-Saudi pan-Arab news channel reported today via its website that the Communications and Information Technology Commission in Saudi Arabia has decided to ban both “Skype” and “WhatsApp” without giving any extra details beside mentioning that the two services did not meet Saudi standards and rules of communication.

This comes as comments under the article blasted the decision, while some wondered why is Al Arabiya reporting about Assad’s dictatorship in such a negative manner while deliberately ignoring what authorities in Saudi Arabia are doing.

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.

Assad Forces advance in Homs as Blasts rock Hezbollah’s stronghold

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Saidia – Syrian government forces continued advancing in the Khalidiya district in central Homs seizing what government sources described as 40% of the rebel-stronghold.

Without arms, rebels inside Homs won’t be able to stand much longer in the face of Assad’s tank fire, artillery attacks and continuing attempts to storm the districts. The situation is becoming bad to the point that rebels are threatening to blow themselves inside the ancient Khalid Ibn Al Walid mosque which is the scene of major skirmishes between regular and rebel forces. As military operations in Syria is swinging in favor of the government militarily and politically (US and EU postponing arms deliveries indefinitely according to RT), Hezbollah’s stronghold in southern Beirut was struck by a major blast that took the lives of more than 50 instantly.

Unlike Gaddafi, Assad enjoys the support of major states and militias and while his opponents thought him to be weaker than Libya’s slain leader, Assad has proven that the real force in the battle field is in the hands of his troops and of his strong Hezbollah ally.

The Most Amazing City: DUBAI

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Saidia – Dubai, stop and focus on this word. Dubai is an Arab city in the heartland of one of the world’s most positively driven people with great sense of hospitality.

Most of my fellow Arabs on the other hand, like to call people from the Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia (golf countries) all sorts of negative and envious words, I was surprised to meet a Dubai-native through Facebook whose niceness and open-mind made me go on a journey through the web to see what the Emirates is all about and for you guys, I think its wise to do the same before labeling anyone but reading this article won’t be for vain because during my “journey” I picked the most amazing photos on the web and you get to see them in one place…. only on “This Is Wafi Abdouss” (sounds like a TV ad I know).

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SYRIA: Fresh Bombings In The War-Torn Country’s Capital

This is a follow-up video to the article I posted about the bombings by the “Free Syrian Army” in Syria’s capital city and seat of Assad’s rule.

For More Information: https://wafiabdouss.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/damascus-in-flames-car-explodes-in-assads-seat-of-power/