Press TV – Russia urges Damascus to open dialogue with Syria opposition
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday, “We actively encouraged… the Syrian leadership to maximally put into action its declared readiness for dialogue with the opposition.”
He made the remarks in response to questions about his meeting with the Syrian deputy foreign minister in Moscow on Thursday.
Lavrov added that Russia had urged the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to “underscore that they are open to discussing the widest range of items in line with the agreements reached in Geneva on June 30.”
Press TV – Blast in northwestern Syria kills several civilians
Several Syrian civilians have been killed in an explosion in the northwestern province of Idlib, as militant groups continue their attacks on the Syrian government.
Russia Today – Russia hopes ‘reasonable’ Syrian opposition will seek dialogue
Moscow hopes that the Syrian opposition will substantially size up the situation in the country and search for ways to begin a political dialogue with President Bashar Assad’s government, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Russia pushes for a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis that has been going on for almost two years and urges the conflicting sides to get to the negotiating table
english.ruvr.ru – Syria ready to see peacekeepers
The Syrian government and the opposition are ready to see international peacekeepers deployed in the war-torn country.
Briefing reporters in Damascus on Thursday UN and Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi underscored the need for the quickest possible end to violence, which he said is something international peacekeepers can do.
He added, however, that a final decision on the matter was still pending and required a special resolution by the UN Security Council agreed by Russia, China on the one side, and the US, France and Britain on the other.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Tahsin al-Halabi, political commentator from the Syrian capital city of Damascus
Tony Cartalucci – UN Syria ”Peace Plan” a Fraud
Michel Chossudovsky – Hidden US-Israeli Military Agenda: “Break Syria into Pieces”
A timely article in the Jerusalem Post in June brings to the forefront the unspoken objective of US foreign policy, namely the breaking up of Syria as a sovereign nation state –along ethnic and religious lines– into several separate and “independent” political entities.
US-NATO-Israeli Agenda: Syria to be Subdivided into “Three Weaker States”
Egyptian media pundit Tawfik Okasha, owner of the Egyptian opposition TV channel al-Fara’een, blamed the Mainstream Media of being complicit with the Muslim Brotherhood in feeding the Egyptian people lies about the Syrian crisis.
Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey – Syrian Opposition uses chemical weapons, backed by US and NATO
The commander of the Syrian Presidential Guard confirmed to PressTV that seven Syrian soldiers were murdered by the Free Syrian Army terrorist forces on Saturday using a chemical weapon which produced a yellow toxic gas.
guardian.co.uk – Syrian rebels sidetracked by scramble for spoils of war, Looting, feuds and divided loyalties threaten to destroy unity of fighters as war enters new phase
”It is extremely sad. There is not one government institution or warehouse left standing in Aleppo. Everything has been looted. Everything is gone.”
Captured government vehicles and weapons have been crucial to the rebels since the start of the conflict, but according to Hussam and other commanders, and fighters interviewed by the Guardian over a fortnight in northern Syria, a new phase has been reached in the war. Looting has become a way of life.
”Spoils” have now become the main drive for many units as battalion commanders seek to increase their power.
friendsofsyria.wordpress.com – Al Qaeda FSA Terrorists Shoot at a Civilian Airplane Mid Air