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November 26, 2012 Leave a comment

 

Turkey hits targets inside Syria after border deaths


 October 4, 2012

 The shelling of Akcakale provoked fear and anger

 Turkish artillery has fired on targets in Syria after shells from across the border killed five Turkish nationals.

Several Syrian troops were killed by Turkish fire, activists from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Turkey’s border town of Akcakala was shelled, apparently by Syrian government forces, on Wednesday, killing a woman and three children.

The UN Security Council is due to meet later on Thursday to condemn Syria’s actions.

Ankara’s response marks the first time it has fired into Syria during the 18-month-long unrest there.

Turkey also asked the UN Security Council to take “necessary action” to stop Syrian “aggression”.

The request was made by Turkish envoy to the UN, Ertugrul Apakan, in a letter to the current president of the 15-member Council, Guatemalan ambassador Gert Rosenthal.

Meanwhile, Nato envoys held an urgent meeting in Brussels at the request of Turkey, who is a member of the military alliance.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19822253

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August 24, 2012

‘No Fly Zone’ War for Syria: Replicating The ‘Libya Scenario’

August 20, 2012 2 comments

Monday, 20 August 2012

‘This is a clear-cut intention to repeat the Libyan scenario,” Dolgov says, referring to Clinton’s recent statement on a possible introduction of a no-fly zone over Syria, something that he says is little more than a call for an armed interference in Syria’s internal affairs. The no-fly zone stipulates destroying missile defense systems and launching air strikes, and it, in fact, means an armed invasion of Syria which can only be fulfilled without being endorsed by the UN. All the more so that Russia and China several times blocked the UN Security Council resolutions which paved the way for resolving the Syrian crisis through the Libyan scenario.”

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Newspaper Uses Photoshop To Make Syria Look Even Worse Somehow


Tuesday, 31 July 2012

‘The Kronen Zeitung is Austria’s largest newspaper, with a daily readership of around three million people. Yesterday, those readers were treated to the image on the left of war-torn Aleppo, bombed out and desperate. Except, as one sharp-eyed Redditor points out, that wasn’t the scene at all. It was just another Photoshop job.’

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Chinese Destroyer Enters Mediterranean via Suez


Monday, 30 July 2012

‘A Chinese destroyer sailed through Egypt’s Suez Canal into the Mediterranean Sea, Egyptian daily Al-Shuruk reported on Sunday. The destroyer could be on its way to the Syrian coast, the Egyptian newspaper reported, adding that the warship is planning to hold naval maneuvers in the area.’

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Turkey Deploys Ground-to-Air Missiles on Syria Border: Report


Monday, 23 July 2012

‘According to a Sunday report by the Turkish Anadolu Agency, Ankara also deployed troop carriers along the border with Syria. A train convoy transporting several missile batteries arrived in the southeastern province of Mardin on Sunday. The report comes at a time when relations between Ankara and Damascus have deteriorated.’

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US, Israel Plotting to Overthrow Assad: Report


Friday, 20 July 2012

‘The New York Times reported on Wednesday that US officials worked on contingency plans for a collapse of the Syrian government, focusing particularly on the chemical weapons that “Syria is thought to possess.”

The talks focused on whether Israel might move to “destroy Syrian weapons facilities,” two US administration officials said.

An unnamed White House official also said US President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, Thomas Donilon, was in Israel over the weekend to discuss the Syrian unrest.’

Read more: US, Israel Plotting to Overthrow Assad: Report

Russian Warships Dispatched to Syria: Report


Wednesday, 11 July 2012

‘Russia has reportedly sent a naval flotilla led by destroyer-class warship Smetlivy to Syrian Mediterranean port of Tartous on a training mission. According to Russian military sources, the flotilla, including two destroyers and three amphibious landing vessels, started their mission from the Russia’s Arctic port of Severomorsk to Tartus’

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Another US Warship Arrives in Persian Gulf to Join Fifth Fleet

July 8, 2012 2 comments

Sunday, 08 July 2012

‘The USS Ponce – previously slated for decommissioning – arrived at the base on Thursday, a fleet spokesman in Manama said, Reuters reported.

“Ponce’s primary mission is to support mine countermeasures operations and other missions, such as the ability to provide repair service to other deployed units,” added the spokesman, whose name was not mentioned in the report. This is the fifth US navy ship that has joined the US base in Bahrain since late June.’

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