• Several Saudi Forces Killed in Yemeni Attack on a Border Site
    23 Mar 2017 11:38 Several Saudi Forces Killed in Yemeni Attack on a Border Site

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    The Yemeni army and popular committees launched Zelzal rocket onto a Saudi military site in Najran and stormed Mesyal border position, killing a number of zionist Saudi regime soldiers.

    Two Military Vehicle Bombed in Asir, Najran, Jizan

    The Yemeni army and popular forces shot dead a Saudi soldier and bombed two military vehicle in Asir and Najran provinces, a military official told Saba on Wednesday.

    The soldier was killed in al-Makhruqa military site and gatherings of Saudi soldiers were hit in a numbers of the military sites of Akafah camp, al-Hamadah, al-Shurfah and Nahiqah in Majran province.

    Moreover, the national army bombed the two military vehicle in Raqabat Nashmah military site in al-Rabu’eh area of Asir province, the official said.

    Meanwhile, the artillery of the army and popular forces shelled also other soldiers’ groups in military sites of al-Kars, al-Sudanih and al-Matan in Jizan province, the official added.

    Yemen has been since March 26, 2015 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition.

    Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.

    Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to fugitive ex-president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.

    Source: Al-Manar Website and SABA

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  • Terrorists massacre civilians in Syria’s Hama
    23 Mar 2017 11:37 Terrorists massacre civilians in Syria’s Hama

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    A coalition of terrorist groups has overrun the government forces in the northern countryside of Hama, making huge gains and posing a serious threat for the provincial capital

    Led by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) – formerly known as Jabhet al-Nusra, the ultraconservative militants launched their full-scale offensive yesterday on several positions for the Syrian Army and local fighters.

    The 24-hour battle has yielded well for the terrorists as they managed to take over several towns and villages including Soran and Khattab.

    Hours earlier, the media wing of HTS reported that its fighters stormed Ma’ardis after a suicide bomber detonated his BVIED inside the village.

    Scores of government troops – including officers – have been reported dead during the battles.

    The insurgents expanded their assault and attacked the predominantly-Christian city of Mahardah, shelling it with mortar shells and homegrown rockets and cutting off the road linking it to the provincial capital.

    Reports came in that jihadi rebels massacred up to 30 civilians – mostly women and children – in the Alawite-populated village of Majdal.

    In May 2016, insurgents killed 19 civilians after capturing the predominantly-Alwaite village of al-Zara located in the western countryside of Homs.

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  • Video- Syrian Army captured Fabric Factory in Jobar
    23 Mar 2017 11:36 Video- Syrian Army captured Fabric Factory in Jobar

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    The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) recaptured the strategic Fabric Factory in northern Jobar today after losing this site to the jihadist rebels on Tuesday.

    Led by the 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army broke-through the jihadist front-lines this afternoon and seized the Fabric Factory after a short battle.

    Video footage of the Syrian Arab Army’s advance and subsequent capture of the Fabric Factory was released by the Syrian Ministry of Defense this afternoon:

    The Syrian Arab Army is now attacking the Sadkop Soap Factory in the Al-Qaboun suburb in a new bid to capture this site from the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sha.

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  • Video- Syrian Army hammers ISIL in Deir Ezzor
    23 Mar 2017 11:35 Video- Syrian Army hammers ISIL in Deir Ezzor

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    The Syrian Arab Army continued their field operations in the Deir Ezzor countryside on Wednesday, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIL) positions around the town of Muqabar.

    Led by their 104th Brigade of the Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army pounded ISIL’s positions inside Muqabar, inflicting heavy damage on the terrorist group’s defenses on Wednesday.

    Video footage of this assault was released by the Syrian Ministry of Defense; it would show the 104th Brigade and other army units striking ISIL in Muqabar.

    Recently, the Syrian Arab Army has stepped up their attacks in the Deir Ezzor Governorate in order to apply more pressure on the Islamic State terrorists in eastern Syria.

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  • Zahhar: Hamas will not give up resistance
    23 Mar 2017 11:34 Zahhar: Hamas will not give up resistance

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    Senior Member of Hamas’s political bureau Mahmoud al-Zahhar has affirmed that the Movement would not renounce its armed struggle against the Israeli occupation and would never fight a battle outside Palestine’s borders.

    In a speech during the general conference of the Islamic Bloc in Gaza City on Wednesday, Zahhar said that Hamas would never surrender and would continue to resist the occupation until its removal from Palestine.

    He stressed that Palestine is not Gaza or the West Bank alone, adding that Palestine extends from the Lebanese-Syrian borders to the Egyptian borders and from the (Mediterranean) sea to the (Jordan) river.

    The Hamas official also highlighted that the national reconciliation cannot be a mixture of security collaboration with the Israeli occupation and resistance.

    Talking about the late co-founder of Hamas Movement Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, he said that the wheel-chaired martyr and leader had given the Arab and Muslim nations a lesson that any physical disability could not be a pretext for them not to work for their own causes and concerns.

    “The generation that Sheikh Ahmed Yassin had brought up succeeded in changing the Zionist security system from offense to defense, and it is able to liberate Palestine, God willing,” Zahhar said.

     

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  • Hamas denies claims on pressures to recognize Israel
    23 Mar 2017 11:33 Hamas denies claims on pressures to recognize Israel

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    The Hamas Movement has strongly denounced some media outlets for claiming it was exposed recently to pressures in order to recognize the Israeli occupation state.

    In a press release on Wednesday, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum denied such claims and described them as “unfounded lies.”

    Barhoum added that everyone knows well the Movement’s position on the issue of recognizing the occupation, calling on the media to be accurate and professional and refrain from spreading such fabricated news intended to discredit Hamas.

     

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  • +5 killed, 40 injured in attack outside UK Parliament -Video
    23 Mar 2017 11:33 +5 killed, 40 injured in attack outside UK Parliament -Video

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    At least five people were killed and 40 others were injured outside the UK Parliament in London after an assailant plowed a car into pedestrians and stabbed a police officer, an incident that Metropolitan Police declared a terrorist incident.

    One police officer and two pedestrians were among those killed during Wednesday’s attack on Westminster Bridge near the House of Parliament, said Scotland Yard’s top anti-terror officer Mark Rowley.

    Rowley added that three police officers were among those injured, two of whom were in serious condition.

    Britain’s Press Association reported that a car barreled into pedestrians along the sidewalk of Westminster Bridge, causing multiple “catastrophic injuries.”

    Police said they assumed the assailant had been “inspired by international terrorism.”


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    Driving a large SUV, the assailant slammed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge near Parliament, killing two people and injuring dozens, before crashing into a fence.

    After the crash, the driver left the vehicle and approached Parliament, where he stabbed an armed police officer to death and was fatally shot by the police.


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    It appeared to be the most serious such assault in London since the deadly subway bombings in 2005.

    No group or individual has so far assumed responsibility for the incident.

    The Metropolitan Police said law enforcement personnel were called to the scene at around 2:40 pm, local time.

    Police have arrested seven people in association with the attack and were investigating their possible ties to the assailant, who was identified as a reported Daesh sympathizer.

    Daesh supporters on social media celebrated the deadly attack, with one user warning that “our battle on your land is only just beginning.”


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    The House of Commons session was suspended and members of parliament who were in the chamber were told to remain there.

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May was rushed into a vehicle and spirited back to her office at 10 Downing Street.

    She held a meeting of the government’s emergency committee and issued a statement on Wednesday night from her official residence condemning “the sick and depraved terrorist attack on the streets of our Capital this afternoon.”


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    May also said that “the full details of exactly what happened are still emerging,” but she confirmed that the attack had been carried out by a lone male assailant.

    US President Donald Trump offered his condolences to May over the deadly attack.

    The president further pledged “the full cooperation and support” of the US government “in responding to the attack and bringing those responsible to justice,” according to the White House.

    The Westminster incident took place on the first anniversary of attacks in the Belgian capital Brussels that left over 30 people dead and more than 300 others injured.

    Leader of the UK opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn slammed the terror attack on Wednesay, promising the deepest possible inquiry into the incident.

    Corbyn said everybody, including those inside the parliament and outside, must be kept safe. He added that the attack was a raid on normal and completely innocent people.

    The London mayor has also commented the assault, saying Londoners won’t be cowed by the terrorists. Sadiq Khan said the reason behind the attack was the terrorists’ intolerance of London’s democracy, civil liberties and human rights.

    He urged all Londoners and possible visitors to the city not to be alarmed by the attack, noting that London will remain one of the safest cities in the world.

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  • Zionist Saudi regime carrying out ‘open-air massacre’ in Yemen
    23 Mar 2017 11:32 Zionist Saudi regime carrying out ‘open-air massacre’ in Yemen

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    Aid groups say Saudi Arabia is carrying out an “open-air massacre” of Yemeni civilians facing famine amid Riyadh’s two-year-long military campaign against the impoverished country.

    “The bombs that rain down every day in Yemen show an absolute disdain for civilian life,” Jean-Pierre Delomier of Handicap International said in a joint statement with five other humanitarian aid groups on Wednesday.

    “Every day our teams, when they manage to reach people, see the physical and psychological distress of the traumatized civilians,” he said, adding, “This open-air massacre is intolerable and unworthy of our era.”

    The humanitarian aid groups said about 19 million Yemenis, or 60 percent of the country’s population, are suffering food insecurity. Of those, they said, three million women and children are grappling with severe malnutrition.

    The war-hit Arab state is “one of the countries… where humanitarian groups have the most difficulties,” said Helene Queau, the operations chief of Premiere Urgence Internationale, at a Paris press conference, adding that the Saudi air raids have “partially or totally destroyed” transport infrastructure and “complicated” access to ports and airports.

    She went on to say that the presence of the al-Qaeda terrorist group in Yemen has posed a major security threat for the Arab country.

    Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has strengthened its foothold in Yemen in the wake of the Saudi military campaign against its impoverished neighboring country.


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    Saudi Arabia has also imposed a sea and land blockade on Yemen to prevent aid supplies from reaching civilians across the country.

    “We call on the international community and the belligerents to step up efforts to improve access,” Queau said.

    The joint statement also condemned the Riyadh regime for the indiscriminate targeting of civilians using internationally-banned cluster bombs in the deadly military aggression on Yemen.

    The NGOs, including Doctors of the World and Solidarites International, said in their statement that Yemen’s health infrastructure faces imminent collapse.


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    It said that since October last year, about 20,000 had contracted cholera and that about 100 of them had died due to the disease.

    According to the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, the Saudi military campaign has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 Yemenis and left 40,000 others wounded.

    Local Yemeni sources have already put the death toll from the Saudi war at over 12,000, including many women and children.

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  • Palestinians hold funeral for teen killed by Israeli fire in Gaza
    23 Mar 2017 11:31 Palestinians hold funeral for teen killed by Israeli fire in Gaza

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    Palestinians have laid to rest a teenager who lost his life when the Israeli military fired artillery shells into the Gaza Strip in yet another brutal assault against the blockaded territory.

    Wednesday’s funeral procession started from Youssef Abou Azra’s family home in al-Shabura refugee camp in Rafah in southern Gaza to the al-Awda mosque, where mourners performed a final prayer for the teen before heading to a nearby cemetery to lay him to rest.

    Earlier in the day, the Israeli military shelled a gathering of Palestinian youths in Nahdha neighborhood to the east of Rafah, killing Azra, 15, and injuring two others. Initial reports had said the victim was 18.

    The Ministry of Education in Gaza denounced “the Israeli crime,” urging the international community and all human rights organizations to “stand in the face of Israeli aggression.”

    It also emphasized “the necessity of prosecuting the Israeli occupation for its crimes that violate all international laws and regulations.”


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    The Israeli military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip, with civilians being the main target of such attacks.

    In the latest such raids, military aircraft launched three airstrikes in the northwestern part of the Gaza Strip on March 18 only hours after the regime’s battle tanks shelled the Palestinian strip.

    Last month, the Gaza-based Al Mezan Center for Human Rights expressed concern about Israeli airstrikes, saying the rise in the attacks could be leading up to another wide-scale military offensive.

    It called on the international community to “act promptly against Israel’s military escalation.”

    Azra became the fourth Palestinian killed by Israeli forces in Gaza since the beginning of 2017, according to the Palestinian Ma’an news agency.

    The Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli siege since June 2007. The blockade has caused a decline in living standards as well as unprecedented unemployment and poverty.

    Israel has also launched several wars on the Palestinian sliver, the last of which began in early July 2014. The Israeli military aggression, which ended on August 26, 2014, killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians. Over 11,100 others were also wounded in the war.

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  • Yemen retaliatory raids kill, injure 100 on Saudi military targets
    23 Mar 2017 11:30 Yemen retaliatory raids kill, injure 100 on Saudi military targets

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    Yemen’s army, backed by popular forces, has killed and injured at least 100 Saudi soldiers and mercenaries in less than two days of retaliatory attacks against military positions in the kingdom’s southwestern regions.

    According to a report by Yemen’s al-Masirah TV, some half of those killed in Saudi Arabia’s border regions of Jizan, Najran and Asir in the last 36 hours were Saudi soldiers.

    In Jizan, a military source said the Yemeni troops stormed the Saudi military bases of al-Dafina, al-Kars, al-Qarn, Qaem Zubaid and al-Bahtit, killing and injuring at least 40 military men, including officers.

    The source added that seven American-made Bradley fighting vehicles were also destroyed during the attacks.

    Yemeni forces fired a number of Zelzal-1 and Katyusha missiles on Saudi military positions in the same region.

    Meanwhile, the Yemeni soldiers also killed and wounded many Saudi mercenaries during the operations that started Tuesday in the Alib mountain range near al-Khadra border crossing in Najran. An unspecified number of mercenaries were also captured.

    Yemeni snipers also shot dead a soldier in al-Makhrouq base in Najran.

    In Asir, the Saudi army also suffered heavy losses as the Yemeni forces targeted their military positions.

    The Yemeni troops stormed the region’s al-Masial military base and Alib command post, leaving many soldiers dead. They later destroyed the command

    Yemeni artillery shells also hit a gathering of Saudi army troops in al-Rabou’a as well as al-Hajer military camp in Asir.

    The attacks come in retaliation for Saudi Arabia’s destructive military campaign against Yemen that has started since March 2015 to reinstate former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and crush the Houthi movement.

    The campaign has seriously damaged the country’s infrastructure. Local Yemeni sources have put the death toll from the Saudi war at over 12,000, including many women and children.

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