voiceofrussia.com – International inspectors, Damascus work together to protect sites where chemical weapons will be destroyed – UN spokesman
A group of international inspectors is working together with the Syrian authorities to protect the sites where chemical weapons are going to be scrapped, UN official spokesman Martin Nesirky told a briefing on Wednesday.
prisonplanet.com – Mother Agnes Mariam Attacked…By Human Rights Watch!
When the Russian effort to head off a US attack on Syria — which would no doubt have killed far more than it was claimed were killed by poison gas on August 21 — was finalized by a UN resolution providing for the destruction of the Syrian government’s chemical weapons and facilities, one would think a human rights group would cheer that diplomacy triumphed over war. No so Human Rights Watch. The organization’s UN representative Philippe Bolopion blasted
the agreement, stating that it “fails to ensure justice.”
At that point, even President Obama was happy to have avoided a military conflict in Syria. Not Human Rights Watch.
theguardian.com – Syria: massacre reports emerge from Assad’s Alawite heartland
In spite of their proximity to the Turkish border, across which rebel fighters are armed and financed, farmers continued their lives as normal, even though as Alawites allied to the Shia sect to which President Bashar al-Assad belongs they could have been obvious targets.
At dawn on 4 August their peace was shattered. Armed rebels, led by local jihadis as well as members of Jabhat al-Nusra and the al-Qaida linked group, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, left their headquarters in the largely Sunni town of Salma. They sneaked into the al-Akrad mountains, taking control of five Alawite villages. The rebels called it Operation Liberation of the Coast and the aim was to send the government a message that even the Alawite heartland was no longer safe.
Rumours of massacres spread as some 25,000 Alawite villagers fled to Latakia.
Interview of Arrested Chilean Woman Who Was With FSA in Syria
almanar.com.lb – Russia: Syria War No More with Gov’t, Opposition Groups Fighting Each Other
almanar.com.lb – Al-Manar Shoots Syrian Army Advance in Homs Operations
voiceofrussia.com – Aleppo hit by blackout after militants destroy transformer