Press TV – Mortar shells hit Damascus University, kill 15 students
At least 15 students have been killed in Syria after foreign-sponsored militants targeted the Damascus University with mortar shells, Press TV reports.
The projectiles landed inside the canteen of the university’s Faculty of Architecture on Thursday. More than 20 other students sustained injuries in the attack.
Meanwhile, two civilians were killed and another injured when gunmen opened fire on a passenger minibus with machine guns near Jdeidet Artouz – a suburb southwest of Damascus.
Mortal Combat: Bloodshed in Syria ramps up, no peaceful solution to crisis, journalist Abdullah Mawazini joins RT studio from Damascus
english.ruvr.ru – LAS summit decisions on Syria mean refusal from peaceful settlement there – Lavrov
The decision of the League of Arab States (LAS) to recognize the Syrian opposition as a legitimate representative of Syria means that the LAS has given up the course to a peaceful resolution of the Syrian conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
”To tell the truth, we perceived the results of the LAS summit in Doha with regret. We view the essence of the decision made there in the fact that the League of Arab States refused a peaceful resolution,” Lavrov told a news conference on Thursday.
Press TV – ‘Russia to confront Syria opp. at UN’
Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin says his country will strongly oppose any attempt to give Syria’s UN seat to opposition forces.
“We will oppose it very strongly, but … I don’t think it is going to happen,” Churkin said on Thursday.
“They (UN states) value this institution, they understand that if something of the sort were to happen, that would really undercut the standing of the United Nations,” he added.
nyhetsbanken.se – BRICS varnar USA
I fråga om Syrien sa BRICS att ”en syrisk-ledd politisk process som leder till en övergång endast kan uppnås genom en bred nationell dialog som uppfyller legitima strävanden hos alla delar av det syriska samhället och respekt för Syriens oberoende, territoriella integritet och suveränitet. ”
BRICS-länderna motsätter sig utländsk intervention i Syrien och anklagar väst för att försöka tvinga fram en regimförändring.
Press TV – More arms being sent to Syria militants, report says
A senior Arab official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a carefully prepared covert operation involving Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, and Qatar was arming the foreign-backed militants in Syria, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.
The official added that the operation was being carried out with the consultation of the United States and other Western governments and that all the parties involved held veto power over where the arms shipments were being directed to.
The Arab official also stated that the number of arms airlifts to the militants had doubled over the past weeks, as they are moving forward with a “master plan” to seize Damascus.
Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey – The Arab League’s historic mistake
So, the Arab League openly takes a page out of NATO’s book and proposes to break international law by taking sides in an internal conflict in a sovereign state, Syria. The Arab League leaders probably do not notice it in their haste to lick the boots of the western masters who have always kicked their people, but we do. Read on…
Tony Cartalucci – Syrian Conflict: The Price of Defying the West, Haaretz piece reveals Syrian conflict is direct punitive result of Assad defying West, obstructing US-Israeli attack on Iran
The article is titled, ”Assad’s Israeli friend,” appears at first to be a ham-handed attempt to portray Syrian President Bashar Al Assad as somehow allied with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Instead, it actually reveals that Israel had attempted to execute verbatim, the strategies prescribed in the Brookings Institution’s ”Which Path to Persia?” report, where Israel was to lure Syria away from Iran ahead of a US-Israeli strike and subsequent war with Tehran.
Syria obviously did not fall into the trap, and as a result, has been plunged into a destructive, spiteful war of proxy aggression by the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia and their regional allies.
Scott Creighton – Fake “Dead Assad” Photo and Disinfo from Israel News Agency Exposed
Russia Today – Outsiders are killing Syrian People, destroying Churches and mosques – Christian Bishop
worldmathaba.net – World War: Jihadists from over 30 countries fight in Syria (PHOTOS)