Syria prime minister pays first visit to Aleppo since start of unrest
Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi has arrived in the northwestern city of Aleppo to inspect the situation in the crisis-hit city for the first time after the outbreak of unrest in 2011.
Christof Lehmann – Insurgents attack Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus
Palestinian refugee camps throughout Syria have been attacked by the insurgents since representatives of the Palestinian factions and representatives of the camps declared that they would not join the foreign backed insurgents fight against the Syrian government and the Syrian Army.
Raja stated that the trick to provoke a response from the Syrian Army to protect refugees for then to use media to make it look as if the army had attacked refugees was by no means a new invention.
english.ruvr.ru – Syria ‘no country for peacekeeping’ – Moscow
According to Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov, Russia will continue to oppose designs to send UN peacekeepers to Syria as long as there is no peace to keep in this Middle Eastern country.
Speaking to the Interfax news agency Monday, Mr Gatilov also said that Russia is determined to block attempts to use UN personnel as an instrument of outside intervention in the Syrian crisis.
There have been media reports that the UN is considering plans to dispatch up to 10,000 peacekeeping troops to Syria. Any deployment of this kind is subject to approval by the UN Security Council.
english.ruvr.ru – Two Russians, an Italian abducted in Syria
Two Russians and one citizen of Italy have been abducted outside Latakia in Syria, Italian Sky TG24 reports.
A statement earlier released by Italy`s Foreign Ministry said that the three abducted men, including engineer Mario Belluomo, worked at a steel plant.
‘Foreign terrorists destroying Syria’s infrastructure’, Press TV’s News Analysis program has talked with Ala’a Ebrahim (Ebrahims del utskriven), freelance journalist from the Syrian capital city of Damascus, Mr. Haitham Alsibahie (Alsibahies del utskriven), member of the Syrian Social Club from London and Jihad Mouracadeh, political analyst from Beirut.