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Apr 19 09:00

Staged suffering? Interview with boy in Douma video raises more doubts over ‘chem attack’

Russian broadcaster VGTRK said it found the boy in the video, who appeared to be 11-year-old Hassan Diab. His story differed from the one presented by the activists and later propagated by the mainstream media. He was in the basement with his mother, who said they ran out of food, when they heard some noise outside.

“Somebody was shouting that we had to go to the hospital, so we went there. When I came in, some people grabbed me and started pouring water over my head,” he told Evgeny Poddubny, a war correspondent from Russian broadcaster VGTRK. Hassan confirmed that he was the boy in the video, and was very scared when the whole situation unfolded. He is now fine and shows no symptoms of having experienced a chemical attack two weeks ago.

Apr 19 08:51

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – APRIL 19, 2018: JOURNALISTS FIND BOY FILMED IN STAGED VIDEO OF CHEMIAL ATTACK IN DOUMA

A group of Russian correspondents led by Evgeny Poddubny has found a boy filmed by the White Helmets in their video showing people “affected” by the alleged chemical attack in Douma on April 7.

According to Poddubny:

11-year-old Hassan Diab is fine;
He suffered no injures from the “chemical attack” because there was no attack (at least then and there);
The boy participated in the video for food (rice, dates and cookies).
Poddubny also contacted Hassan’s father – he also said that there was no chemical attack in the town.

The April 7 case was not the first time when the White Helmets and other pro-militant organizations used kids for propaganda purposes. During the battle for Aleppo in 2016, a photo of Omran Daqneesh after alleged strike by Russian warplanes became popular in the mainstream media (MSM) and then was used in a wide-scale campaign against the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance’s operation in the city.

Apr 19 08:15

Containers with chlorine from Germany, smoke bombs from UK's Salisbury found in E. Ghouta – Moscow

Containers with chlorine from Germany and smoke grenades produced in Salisbury, UK were found in the liberated territories of Syria's Eastern Ghouta, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has stated.

“In the liberated areas of Eastern Ghouta, Syrian government troops have found containers with chlorine – the most horrible kind of chemical weapons – from Germany, and also smoke grenades produced – please pay attention [to this] – in the city of Salisbury, the UK,” Zakharova told a news conference in Moscow on Thursday.

The findings undermine "the faith in humaneness” of some states’ leadership, who “give such orders and make such decisions," Zakharova added.

Apr 19 06:05

Chemical Attacks In Syria Proven To Be False

Apr 19 00:44

Source warns about possible chemical provocations in Syria

"To stage an offensive on government troops’ positions, Jabhat al-Nusra alone and affiliated units of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have pulled more than 12,000 militants and hundreds of hardware pieces, dozens of multiple missile launcher systems they received via corridors controlled by illegal armed groups along the border with Israel and Jordan," a military diplomatic source said on Thursday, adding that the offensive would be grounded by militants’ statements about alleged ceasefire violations of the Syrian army. "To magnify the effect, it is not ruled out than more provocations with the alleged use of improvised chemical weapons against civilians will follow," the source said. According to the source, the ultimate goal of the operation is to establish an autonomous territorial entity with a capital city in Daraa as is in the case of territories controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces in the northeast of Syria.

Apr 19 00:32

Syria hands over to Russia two unexploded cruise missiles found after US strike

Two cruise missiles found unexploded by the Syrian military after the US missile strike on April 14 have been handed over to Russia, a source in the Syrian defense ministry told TASS on Thursday. "Two cruise missiles that did not detonate during the US missile strike on Syria overnight to April 14 were found by the Syrian military. Both are in rather good condition. These missiles were handed over to Russian officer the day before yesterday (April 17)," the source said, adding that both "were sent to Russia by plane yesterday (April 18)." TASS has no official confirmation of this information from the Russian defense ministry.

Apr 19 00:17

Assad Is Popular and Enjoys Broad Support

Assad Is Popular and Enjoys Broad Support. Media Are Lying (as Usual) When They Say Otherwise

Many anti-war activists, even those who are against bombing Syria, have described President Assad's rule as a "dictatorship" and his government as a "regime".

Many are simply aping the mainstream media. The truth is that the president is well-liked by his people.
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“Despite mainstream media efforts to demonise Assad, he has the support of most Syrians. Questions about electoral fraud has arisen, says Antonopoulos, “but this overlooks that the elections were overseen by observers from over 30 countries including from post-colonial states like Brazil, India and Uganda”.

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Apr 18 22:33

Death by Hypocrisy and Demon Worship; the Israeli Way.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

Please forgive the use of bad language to punctuate bad behavior. There is no culture on Earth more evil and Satanic than that of Israel founded on the Nazi formula of Theodor Herzl and financed by the Satanic first family of arch-devils, Rothschild clan. The evil of the AshkeNAZI empire had its origin in the translation of the Ashkenazim into Khazar's. In the 9th century, King Bulan of Khazaria got hoodwinked by a filth peddling Talmudist. The Ashka-nimrods object to this linkage which is all the proof needed that it is so. If they say something is so, it is not and if they say something is not so, it is. This is a good rule of thumb to measure them by and it is always a spiritual affirmation to stick that thumb up your ass for emphasis and their version of an holy oil immersion process.

Apr 18 14:10

Bombshell: Professor Stuns MSNBC Panel On Syria

Apr 18 13:33

Why Do They Tell Us Transparent Lies?

US officials and the presstitutes tell us that the illegal US missile attack on Syria destroyed chemical weapons sites where chlorine and sarin are stored/manufactured. If this were true, would not a lethal cloud have been released that would have taken the lives of far more people than claimed in the alleged Syrian chemical attack on Douma? Would not the US missile attack be identical to a chemical weapons attack and thus place the US and its vassals in the same category as Washington is attempting to place Assad and Putin?

What about it, you chemical weapons experts? Do chemical weapons only release their elements when they explode from intended use but not when they explode from being militarily attacked?

There is no evidence in Syria of chemical residue from the chemical weapons facilities allegedly destroyed by US missiles. No dead victims. No reports of hospitals treating Syrian casualties of the American chemical attack. How can this be if such sites were actually hit?

Apr 18 12:29

Theresa May let off lightly after launching air strike without Parliament's permission

Stuart Littlewood reviews the UK parliamentarians’ feeble questioning of Prime Minister May – with a few brave exceptions – regarding her failure to consult the legislature before following President Trump and attacking Syria. >>

Apr 18 12:17

Senior Terrorist Commander Killed in Iraqi Forces' Operation at Border with Syria

Spokesman for Iraqi Forces' Media Center Colonel Yahya Rasoul said Sunday that the Iraqi popular forces kicked off a large-scale cleansing operation to purge the country's border with Syria and Jordan of ISIL terrorists. The Iraqi colonel reported that the popular forces of Hashd al-Shaabi and Tribal fighters have launched a large-scale operation under a joint command to root out ISIL terrorists from a very large area covering al-Mahlabiyeh region, South of Tal Afar region, Sinjar region, Um Jaris region at the international border up to al-Ba'aj al-Qirwan al-Karah. Rasoul further said that the General Command of Salahuddin Operation started its mop-up operation in regions South of al-Hadhar, North of al-Siniyeh and Wadi al-Ma'alef and North of Baghdad to hunt the remaining pockets of ISIL terrorists.

Apr 18 12:12

Turkish Army Starts Fresh Operation against Kurdish Fighters in Northern Syria

The Turkish Army troops and Ankara-backed militants have started an assault on the outskirts of the occupied town of Afrin in Northwestern Aleppo to hunt the Kurdish fighters that are carrying out sporadic attacks against them, militant-affiliated websites reported on Wednesday. The news websites reported that the Turkish soldiers and their allied militants have kicked off a fresh round of operation against the Kurds in a mountainous region, including Mound Hassan Dayereh, between Bolbol and Rajou region North of Afrin. The websites further said that the Turkish troops' operation is aimed at putting an end to the Kurdish fighters' sporadic attacks on the Ankara forces, adding that tens of Kurdish militias are still operating in the region. They went on to say that the Kurdish fighters have been launching surprise attacks on the Ankara-backed Free Syrian Army in Afrin region, and inflicted tens of casualties on the militants so far.

Apr 18 12:06

Popular Uprising against Tahrir Al-Sham Reported in Northwestern Syria

People in a region in Southern Idlib engaged in heavy fighting with Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) on Wednesday after the terrorist group arrested several locals. Tens of people in the village of Kafr Sajna in Southern Idlib demonstrated against Tahrir al-Sham and cut off the roads to the village after the terrorist group stormed their village. Tahrir al-Sham stormed Kafr Sajna and detained several villagers on charges of affiliation to Syria's Tahrir front that ended in eruption of clashes between the residents and Tahrir al-Sham terrorists. Field sources reported earlier today that more that 100 militants have been killed in clashes between Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) and Syria's Tahrir Front in Aleppo and Idlib provinces in recent days. The sources said that Tahrir al-Sham and Syria's Tahrir Front continued their clashes in the villages of Ajel and al-Sa'adiyeh in Western Aleppo.

Apr 18 12:01

Russian Military Finds Chemical Weapons Stockpile in Syria's Douma. Army Finds Traces of White Helmets, Saudis in Terrorists' Chemical Sites in Eastern Ghouta

Russian troops found a stockpile of precursors and other substances needed for the production of chemical weapons in Douma in Eastern Ghouta, a Russian media outlet reported, citing chemical defense specialist Alexander Rodionov. "The discovered substances, such as thiodiglycol and diethanolamine, are necessary for the production of sulfur and nitrogen mustard gas. In addition, a cylinder with chlorine, similar to the one used by the militants for the false-flag operation, was found in the warehouse. It can be concluded that this laboratory was used by illegal armed groups for the production of poisonous substances," Rodionov said the Russian language Zvezda TV channel reported...
The Syrian Army troops have found uniforms of members of the White Helmets Organization and several license plates registered in Saudi Arabia in terrorists' chemical workshops in Eastern Ghouta region, media reports disclosed on Wednesday... http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970129001266

Apr 18 11:58

Northeastern Syria: Kurdish Militias Reinvigorate Positions at Border with Turkey

The Kurdish fighters on Wednesday boosted their defense capabilities in their positions along the border of Syria's Hasaka province and Turkey as war is raving between Ankara's army and the Kurds. The Kurdish fighters reinvigorated their strongholds near the town of Tal Halaf West of the town of Ra'as al-Ein in Northern Hasaka at the border with Turkey. The Kurdish militias have dug long tunnels along the border as well as long trenches around the border passageway and near the silos of the town of Ra'as al-Ein. The Kurdish militants have also recently received a number prefabricated cement rooms made by the US-led coalition forces that they plan to place in a region between the town of Ra'as al-Ein in Hasaka and the town of Tal Abyadh in Northern Raqqa near the border with Turkey. Military analysts believe that the move by the Kurdish militias is in line with the US plan to create Kurdish border guards in Syria.

Apr 18 11:55

Mass Grave of ISIL's Victims Uncovered in Northeastern Syria

The Syrian Army troops uncovered a mass grave in Raqqa countryside on Wednesday with over 150 bodies believed to be executed by the ISIL terrorists. The army discovered the mass grave in the town of al-Wawai in Western Raqqa. The mass grave contained over 150 bodies of army soldiers and civilians that were executed by the ISIL when the region was under the terrorist group's control. Earlier today another mass grave was found in Damascus province, where the army discovered a mass grave of 30 victims of Jeish al-Islam, South of al-Jala Garden in Douma. In the meantime, the army men found a large workshop of Jeish al-Islam in Douma that was used for making mortar shells.

Apr 18 11:47

Foreign Ministry: Reconnaissance team from OPCW fact-finding mission entered Douma on Tuesday

The source told SANA that a reconnaissance team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) fact-finding mission for investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma has entered on Tuesday at noon upon the request of the mission to assess the security situation to pave the way for the entry of the mission to Douma. The fact-finding mission arrived in Syria after the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry asked the OPCW to send a team to investigate the claims about the alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma.

Apr 18 11:47

Thousands Of US Troops Amass On Syrian Border For Military ‘Drill’

Thousands of U.S. Marines arrived in Jordan at around the same time the United States, the United Kingdom, and France were organizing a direct military strike on Jordan’s neighbor, Syria. Shortly after the US-led bombing of Syria over alleged chemical weapons use, the Marine took part in military drills.

According to Antimedia, nearly 3,600 U.S. troops, including roughly 1,800 Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in Jordan for the start of an almost two-week training exercise known as Eager Lion.

Thousands of Marines and U.S. troops kicked off a major military training exercise that is reportedly set to include civilian evacuation operations, as well as chemical and biological drills. The drills followed the U.S.-led Anglo-alliance’s assault on neighboring Syria, which was allegedly in retaliation for a chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The situation between the US and Syria hasn't ended, by a long shot; I think that the US is waiting forwhat it believes is precisely the right time for another major strike against the country.

The questionsare, how long will Russia put up with this nonsense, and how will they respond?!?

Apr 18 11:41

“Jaish al-Islam” terrorists in al-Dmair continue to hand over weapons prior to leaving for Jarablos

“Jaish al-Islam” terrorists in al-Dmair town in al-Qalamoun area in Damascus Countryside on Wednesday continued to hand over their heavy and medium weapons as part of the agreement reached with the Syrian state. The agreement, which was reached on Tuesday, stipulates for the terrorists to leave the town to Jarablos and resolving the status of those who wish to remain, after handing over their weapons. An officer in the Syrian Arab army told SANA that the terrorists handed over 6 machinegun-equipped vehicles, two 32mm machineguns, two anti –craft missiles, two 14.5 machineguns, some individual and light weapons including rifles, PKC machineguns, FAL sniper rifles, medium pieces such as Dushka installed on ground positions, RPGs launchers, 82 and 60 mortar launchers, as well as various communication devices. SANA’s correspondent said that the number of terrorists that will leave al-Dmair is around 1,500 and their families, making the total number around 5000.

Apr 18 11:39

Terrorist shelling attack on Damascus causes material damage

A terrorist shelling attack on the neighborhoods of al-Zahera al-Jadedeh and Bustan al-Dour in Damascus on Wednesday caused only material damage. A source at Damascus Police Command told SANA that terrorists from Daesh (ISIS) positioned in Yarmouk Camp targeted with two mortar shells the neighborhoods of al-Zahera al-Jadedeh and Bustan al-Dour in Damascus, causing material damage to public and private properties, but no casualties were reported.

Apr 18 11:35

Widespread destruction in Raqqa bears witness to Coalitions’ barbarity

The tally from US-led Coalition’s strikes allegedly designed to eradicate Daesh (ISIS) from Raqqa city is estimated at hundreds of victims, tens of thousands of displaced persons and widespread destruction. As Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari put it during a UNSC’s session on to discuss situation in Qaqqa city, “the real achievements of the so-called Coalition have been killing hundreds of civilians using the most odious of weapons, including incendiary ones, the vast destruction of Syrian infrastructure and the total leveling of Raqqa city, all under the pretext of fighting Daesh.” Echoing these statements, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Vassily Nebenzya deplored the situation of the city, saying: “Currently the whole city is rigged with explosives, full of corpses of killed people, lacking water, electricity and any medical facilities.

Apr 18 10:58

Is Trump’s Broader War against Syria on Hold? A Member State of NATO is “Sleeping with the Enemy”: America is at War with both Syria and Turkey

However, there is an important element which has largely been neglected in recent independent media reports regarding Syria, which suggests that the US could take the decision NOT to engage in the conduct of a major military campaign at this particular juncture.

Why?

The structure of US military alliances is in crisis.

Military Strategy 101 tells us: you do not wage a major war when one of your key allies is “sleeping with the enemy”.

An understanding of the military structure of alliances including cross-cutting coalitions is absolutely crucial. So-called “enduring alliances” in support of America’s “Long War” can no longer be relied upon.

NATO is in crisis: The U.S. and several NATO member states are not only at war with Syria, they are also at war with Turkey which is fighting the US sponsored Kurdish rebel forces in Northern Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

NATO needs to figure out what it will do with its rogue member, Turkey; at the same time, Russia and China are drawing more and more countries into their orbits of influence, in terms of defense, economy, and geopolitics.

This, taken together, does not augur well for the waning influence of the US in these arenas; more and more, the US is presenting all the symptoms of an empire in deep decline.

Apr 18 10:55

‘We are NOT America’s lapdog!’ Stop the War denounces Syria strikes at Westminster rally

ANTI-WAR campaigners condemned Theresa May’s decision to approve military action in Syria at a demonstration in London today, accusing her of following orders from the United States instead of listening to the views of MPs.

Apr 18 10:55

Even western mainstream media is reporting that no chemical attack took place in Douma

We are being told that the coordinated missile strike, included over 100 missiles, including American Tomahawks, struck chemical weapons research and manufacturing facilities in Damascus, which apparently didn’t result in any dangerous banned chemicals or nerve agents being released into the surrounding area, which would have been utterly devastating to hundreds of people in the area, if not more.

Now, all of the sudden, after conducting a few interviews with witnesses from the site of the attack, even some mainstream Western invesigative journalists are questioning the narrative that has been published about a chemical gas attack in Douma.

Apr 18 10:54

Tucker Carlson exposes Syria false flag: ‘No chemical attack even happened’

Tucker Carlson interviews Peter Ford, a retired British diplomat who was ambassador to Bahrain from 1999–2003 and to Syria.

Ford references recent facts as reported by The Duran, detailing how western journalists on the ground in Douma, Syria have seen zero indication of any type of chemical attack taking place.

Apr 18 10:51

Weapons Attacks In Syria And A Warning To The Warmongers

On June 15, 2013 Global Research News reported on a “deleted January 29, 2013 British Daily Mail Online article” in an article titled, “Deleted Daily Mail Online Article: ‘U.S. Backed Plan for Chemical Weapon Attack in Syria to Be Blamed on Assad’.” What did the British Daily Mail Online article of January 29th say? In part: “Leaked emails have allegedly proved that the White House gave the green light to a chemical weapons attack in Syria that could be blamed on Assad’s regime and in turn, spur international military action in the devastated country. A report released on January 28, 2013 contains an email exchange between two senior officials at British-based contractor Britam Defence where a scheme [allegedly] ‘approved by Washington’ is outlined explaining that Qatar would fund rebel forces in Syria to use chemical weapons. Barack Obama made it clear to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad (in December 2012) that the U.S.

Apr 18 10:38

Independent Journalist Finds No Evidence of Chemical Weapon Attack In Douma

Pearson Sharp visited the war-torn town of Douma outside the capital of Damascus, looking for evidence of a chemical attack. However, residents there deny the claims of an attack, and say it was staged to help the rebels escape.

There have been no independent confirmations that the bombed sites had any connection to chemical weapons.

Apr 18 10:35

Reality Check: Lies Justify U.S. Air Strikes on Syria?

The U.S. seems to be stuck on repeat.
Our government and our media have been peddling lies to justify war, from WMDs in Iraq to humanitarian intervention in Libya.
The latest? A U.S.-led missile strike on Syria for the alleged use chemical weapons on civilians. This, just a week after President Trump said we were ready to get our troops out of that country.

Time and time again, history has proven that our government has made the wrong choice in its efforts to overthrow authoritarian governments in the Middle East, from Iraq to Libya, and now Syria.

But this time, the U.S. is meddling in a country where multiple countries are playing out a proxy war, including Israel, Saudi Arabia and Iran. Not to mention the heightened tensions from our president calling out Russia for its support of the Assad regime.

The big picture question: will we see this war escalate into a global conflict?

Apr 18 10:20

Missile attack reported on 2 Syrian army targets

Syrian media, officials report 6 missiles launched at Homs military airbase, 3 at base on Damascus outskirts, all intercepted; 'No US military activity in area at this time,' Pentagon says; IDF Spokesperson's Unit declines comment; early estimates say attacks carried out by rebel forces directed by a third party.

Apr 18 10:20

US Opens New Military Base In Former ISIS Stronghold

So much for President Donald Trump's promises to pull US troops out of Syria.

Despite the US's insistence that it intends to pull troops out of Syria (at some point, possibly in the distant future), local media report that the US has set up a new military facility in Eastern Deir ez-Zor - not far from ISIS's last major stronghold in Syria, which was crushed by the Syrian Army back in November shortly before they declared victory against ISIS. The region is also known for being rich in oil.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The President we got with Trump was absolutely not the President those who supported him during the campaign, thought we were getting, based on his campaign promises.

I consider myself a reasonably articulate woman; however, that being said, I cannot begin to verbally express the profound disappointment I feel, watching the degree to which Trump has been turned into yet another Ziowarhawk, regarding the Middle East, and I fear that he will turn this region into an even further zone of desolation, destruction, and despair for its people, upon the orders of Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu.

There are moments when the international agendas of Israel and the US government align; but there are far too many moments when they do not, and any President of this nation who is fit to lead, has to have the horse-sense to understand that.

Regime-changing Damascus, into a Western-centric, and Western-compliant country means that Israel can continue to illegally occupy the Golan Heights, and continue to sell that region's oil, rather than the profits from those sales going, legitimately, to the Syrian government.

And then, there is the issue of the 6,000 LB gorilla, draped over the Busendorfer grand, in the living room; that issue is just how much Western nonsence Russia, which has been invited by the Syrian government to help defend it against the Western-backed jihadis, is willing to tolerate.

Folks, we are looking at a potential, full-on war against Russia over Syria, and the US military may well lose this war, because it does not have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing; or the money to insure a positive outcome here.

I am so looking forward to this government making smarter choices than it has during this administration; unfortunately, with both Israel and the US
military/industrial complex in control, that may only happen...either when pigs discover they are aerodynamic, or when the US government loses a military conflict in the most horrific, embarrassing, and crippling way possible.

Apr 18 09:59

OPCW Head Says UN Security Team Shot at in Syrian Douma - Reports

OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu has told a meeting at the OPCW headquarters in The Hague that the UN security team was forced to retreat, delaying the arrival of chemical weapons inspectors due to visit the site.

The UN team had reportedly arrived in the town to see if it was safe enough to start investigating an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian government. When they were shot at, they decided to withdraw from the city, according to Uzumcu.

Earlier, Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Ja'afari stated the UN security team had traveled to the Syrian town of Douma on April 17 ahead of a planned visit by the international chemical weapons experts on April 18 to look into the suspected chemical weapons attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, who would do a thing like that!

Apr 18 09:53

Lavrov on S-300 Supply: After West's Attack, We Mull All Options to Defend Syria

Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry had stated that Russian-made air defense systems deployed by the Syrian forces managed to intercept 71 of 103 missiles, fired by the United States, France and the UK on April 14.

“Several years ago we decided not to supply S-300 systems to Syria at our partners’ request. Now, we will consider options to ensure the Syrian state’s security after this outrageous act of aggression from the United States, France and Great Britain,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the BBC.

Responding to the interviewer’s question whether the foreign minister was implying that the recent developments in Syria had made Russia rethink its stance on supplies of the S-300 long range surface-to-air missile systems, Lavrov said that Moscow was ready to consider any means to help the Syrian army curb further aggression.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The deployment of Russia's S-300 in Syria will be an absolute game-changer for any US/UK/French/Israeli plans of aggression against it.

Apr 18 09:46

PINK FLOYD FRONTMAN STOPS CONCERT TO EXPLAIN FALSE FLAG CHEMICAL ATTACK IN SYRIA

During a solo concert this week in Barcelona, Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters took a moment to address the audience about the recent bombing of Syria. Waters said he was approached by someone before the concert who wanted to get onstage and speak on behalf of the White Helmets about the alleged chemical attacks in Douma.

Instead of bringing the anonymous man onstage, Waters addressed the crowd on the issue himself, saying that he believes the White Helmets are a propaganda organization on a mission to justify Western intervention in the region. Waters said he believes that the person who wanted to make a statement was well-intentioned, but misled, and then offered his opinion to the audience.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This man's esteem, in terms of his humanitarian vision, and understanding of the optics here, has just risen tremendously for me, by his saying this.

Apr 18 09:43

Israel’s F-15 jets stay on alert at home, rather than at drill in the US

Plans shelved for fighter jets to take part in international exercise as IDF braces for Iranian revenge over last week's attack on air base in Syria

Apr 18 09:43

Erdogan, Rouhani agree to maintain Turkey, Iran, Russia cooperation in Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani agreed on Tuesday to maintain the cooperation between Turkey, Iran and Russia for a political solution to the conflict in Syria, a source in Erdogan’s office said.

Apr 18 09:42

Israel hints it could hit Iran's 'air force' in Syria

Israel released details on Tuesday about what it described as an Iranian “air force” deployed in neighbouring Syria, including civilian planes suspected of transferring arms, a signal that these could be attacked should tensions with Tehran escalate.

Apr 18 09:42

Saudi Arabia says open to sending troops to Syria under wider coalition

Saudi Arabia would be prepared to send troops into Syria as part of the U.S.-led coalition if a decision was taken to widen it, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday.

Apr 18 09:41

Germany can mediate with Moscow over Syria, foreign minister says

Germany has a special intermediary role allowing it to keep open the window for dialogue with Russia on the Syrian crisis, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday.

At a Berlin news conference alongside Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, Maas also said the stalled Syrian peace process would be discussed at the weekend’s Toronto summit of G7 foreign ministers.

“We have to use this moment to get the political process going again,” he said of the meeting, where Russia will not be present. “We also need Russia for this dialogue,” he added, suggesting Germany’s traditionally closer relationship with Russia could help facilitate this.

Apr 18 09:40

Robert Fisk’s Douma Report Rips Away Excuses for Air Strike on Syria

It seems that many who supported the weekend’s air strikes on Syria are overlooking the significance of Robert Fisk’s report today from Douma, the site of a supposed chemical weapons attack last week.

Fisk is the first western journalist to reach the area and speak to people there. One is a senior doctor at the clinic that treated victims of what a video purported to show were chemical weapons used by the Syrian government. The incident was used as the justification for the air strikes launched jointly by the US, the UK and France.

The doctor says the video was real, but did not show the effects of a chemical weapons attack. It showed something else. This is what the doctor is reported saying:

Apr 18 09:25

Western media cover tracks of Trump, May and Macron's war crime in Syria

With astounding double-think, the US and Britain accuse Russia of "tampering" with the alleged chemical-weapon attack site in Syria's Douma – just days after the US, UK and France barraged the county with over 100 missiles.

If anyone is guilty of tampering with the alleged crime scene, it is the NATO trio who rushed to bomb Syria just as inspectors belonging to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) arrived in Syria – invited there by the Syrian and Russian governments.

The frenzied Western media campaign to find Syria and Russia guilty of a war crime involving alleged chemical weapons is further highlighted by the reporting this week by award-winning British journalist Robert Fisk.

Fisk, who has been covering Middle East war zones for nearly 40 years, went to Douma city to file his report for The Independent. Credit goes to The Independent for publishing Fisk's investigative work.

Apr 18 09:23

Marine Le Pen Questions French Strike on Syria, Recalls Colin Powell's Tube

In an interview with BFMTV, the leader of the right-wing National Front has cast doubt on the credibility of the claims made by French authorities in relation to missile strikes on Syria in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta.

“First of all, the question is whether he [French President Emmanuel Macron] really bombed the factory, where chemical weapons had been produced and stored. I may not know much about it, but I go by national wisdom and common sense; when they bomb a factory where chemical weapons are stored, they run the risk of killing thousands of people living in the neighborhood,” Marine Le Pen told the broadcaster.

Apr 18 09:20

WikiLeaks Secret Cable: "Overthrow The Syrian Regime, But Play Nice With Russia"

Hours after the overnight US-led missile strikes on Syria, WikiLeaks republished a crucially important diplomatic cable through its official media accounts confirming that Saudi Arabia's long term strategy in Syria has been to pursue regime change "by all means available." According to the leaked internal Saudi government document, this is the kingdom's proposed end-goal even should the United States at any point show "lack of desire" due to the threat of Russian response and possibility of a 'great power' confrontation.

Apr 18 09:05

EVEN WESTERN MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS REPORTING THAT NO CHEMICAL ATTACK TOOK PLACE IN DOUMA

On April 7th, an attack was carried out in the town of Douma, just a few kilometers out of Syria’s capital, Damascus, which was occupied by radical terrorist forces. The attack was peddled as a chemical weapons attack using chlorine gas, and it was additionally reported to have included some unknown nerve agent (which apparently the White Helmet guys who were filming the incident were somehow immune to), which was then said to have killed at least 75 people, and, according to the UK Prime Minister Theresa May, also resulted in the deaths of 500 more, all based on social media postings, based on what is being revealed to the public anyway, by groups that have known links and coincidental interests with the very radical terrorists that Western governments are claiming to be fighting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the US government and their lackeys in the UK and Europe are, yet again, lying through their teeth, and maintaining that something happened, which never, actually did, as justification for an attack against Syria.

And they have threatened more of the same, as UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, has stated.

This administration, goaded/blackmailed by Israel, will be satisfied with nothing less than a full-on confrontation military confrontation with Russia in Syria, which the US may well lose, because it doesn't have the money; the weaponry; the manufacturing; or the troop strength, to insure a positive outcome here.

Apr 18 08:45

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – APRIL 18, 2018: SYRIAN ARMY ADVANCES IN RASTAN, REACHES DEAL IN DUMAYR

After the victory in Eastern Ghouta, the Syrian military turned its eyes to other militant-held pockets across the country.

On April 15, the Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces launched a military operation against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) in the Rastan pocket in northern Homs. They have have liberated a large number of points including Jarjisah, Ard Jasiyah, Ard Qabr Shaykhah, Zahrat Jibab and Tal Na’ourah.

By April 18, the militants had re-grouped and launched a counter-attack on Jarjisah. Clashes are ongoing there.

A reconciliation agreement has been reached in the town of Al-Dumayr in Eastern Qalamoun. On April 17, militants there started surrendering their heavy and medium weapons. About 1,000 militants and their associates are set to withdraw from the area. The rest will settle their legal status.

Apr 18 08:39

'I am the EQUAL of Putin' – Emmanuel Macron BOASTS over Syria airstrikes

EMMANUEL Macron seemed to boast he was the “equal of” Vladimir Putin and the airstrike against Syria was a way to show “part of this”, the French President declared after a revealing three-hour-long interview.

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Whom the gods would destroy they first make proud!

Apr 18 08:30

Alleged Douma Attack Not a Legal Justification for Trump's Syria Strikes

Ever since US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the US was going to be firing off missiles against Syria as a response to the alleged chemical attack in Douma, critics have questioned whether POTUS had a right to do so without congressional approval.

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Apr 18 08:05

Macron: Syria strikes ‘solve nothing’ but defend ‘honor’ of intl community

French President Emmanuel Macron admitted Tuesday that airstrikes in Syria “solve nothing,” adding that France, Britain and the US had been forced to step up and defend the “honor” of the international community. Addressing the European Parliament, Macron said the Western allies acted to defend global rules and accused Syrian leader Bashar Assad of being “at war with his people,” AFP said. “These strikes will resolve nothing but they will end a system… which is that, somehow, the right side has become the weak side,” Macron said. He insisted that the strikes were conducted “within a legitimate, multilateral framework, and in a very targeted way without any human victim, not a single human victim, to destroy three sites where chemical weapons were being produced or processed.” A group of MEPs held placards reading “Hands off Syria!” during Macron’s address.

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Honor?!?

Apr 18 08:05

MEPs protest Syria strikes during Macron’s call for EU unity

A group of MEPs held placards reading “Hands off Syria!” during Emmanuel Macron’s address before the European parliament on Tuesday, overshadowing the French president’s call for greater European unity on security issues.

In his speech, Macron laid out his vision for a “profound transformation” within the EU, by which member states would abandon their “selfishness and negativity” for “what brings us together.” He characterized the current political climate in the EU as a “civil war,” and called for greater unity in the face of emerging “authoritarian powers,” which seek to undermine the bloc.

However, Macron’s impassioned appeal for unity was coldly received by more than a dozen MEPs, who displayed signs that read “Hands off Syria!” and “Stop the War in Syria” in protest at joint missile strikes carried out by the US, Britain and France against Damascus on Saturday.

Apr 18 07:59

Washington forces its allies to accept a bipolar world

By firing missiles on Syria with its French and British allies, the strange President Donald Trump has managed to force the Western powers to accept the end of their unilateral domination of the world. The insignificant result of this demonstration of force drags NATO back to reality. Without having made use of its weapons, Russia now succeeds the Soviet Union in the balance of world power.

Apr 18 07:49

Maybe The Russians Did It...

If ever a military incident seemed to scream “false flag,” it’s the alleged chemical weapons attack on Douma. The Chief of Russia’s General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, predicted a staged chemical attack almost a month prior. If Syria launched such an attack, it did so a week after President Trump spoke of bringing American troops home, when Syria was clearly winning its war against myriad rebel groups, and knowing the attack would bring global condemnation and possible military action by the US and its allies.

The losing rebel groups have chemical weapons (chlorine gas can be produced by mixing ammonia and bleach). If Syria’s government was blamed, any retaliation by the US and its allies would aid the rebel cause and further the interests of Saudi Arabia and Israel, America’s putative allies who would dearly love to see Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad deposed.

Apr 18 07:48

State Senator Suggests Syrian Attack "False Flag"

Black says if Assad had chemical weapons, he'd use them on opposing armies. He wonders why these attacks always seem to ocur around people pushing strollers. The conservative Republican, who backs President Trump, also called U.S. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's comments to the security council "shrill."

Apr 18 07:39

THE US SECRET PLAN ON DAMASCUS FOILED: THE RUSSIAN ROLE BEFORE AND AFTER THE US/UK/FRANCE ATTACK REVEALED

But what is the real reason behind the US – UK – France’s attack? Is it the claim of the “chemical attack” on Duma? The Organisation for the prohibition of the chemical weapons is already in Damascus and its members visit Duma this Saturday to inspect the location where the claimed use of a chemical attack was alleged to have taken place. Why not wait for the results?

Sources in Damascus explain that the Syrian Army and its allies, supported by Russia, were carrying out a large attack on rural Idlib and had reached Abu al-Duhur airport when, all of a sudden, the military operation stopped. The entire spearhead force was moved to Ghouta. What happened?

Apr 18 07:38

"WHY Would He Do That??" Tucker is NOT Buying the Syria Narrative

Apr 18 07:36

I Am A Syrian Living in Syria: “It was Never a Revolution nor a Civil War. The Terrorists are sent by your Government”

Two years ago, “Majd” wrote these words on a Facebook posting:

” I am Syrian… living in Syria in the middle of everything. We have seen horrors. It was never a revolution nor a civil war. The terrorists are sent by your goverment. They are al Qaeda Jabhat al Nusra Wahhabi Salafists Talibans etc and the extremist jihadists sent by the West, the Saudis, Qatar and Turkey. Your Obama and whoever is behind him or above him are supporting al Qaeda and leading a proxy war on my country.

We thought you are against al Qaeda and now you support them.

The majority here loves Assad. He has never committed a crime against his own people… The chemical attack was staged by the terrorists helped by the USA and the UK, etc. Everyone knows that here.

American soldiers and people should not be supporting barbarian al Qaeda terrorists who are killing Christians, Muslims in my country and everyone.

Apr 18 07:29

On The Ground In Syria - With Special Guest Vanessa Beeley

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Apr 18 07:27

Arrival of chemical inspectors in Douma ‘delayed by gunfire’

A UN security team doing reconnaissance at the site of an attack in the Syrian town of Douma has come under gunfire, the head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has reportedly said, further delaying the arrival of chemical weapons inspectors.

The OPCW director general, Ahmet Üzümcü , told a meeting at the organisation’s headquarters in The Hague on Wednesday that the security team was forced to withdraw, sources present at the closed-door meeting told Reuters.

The delay in the inspectors’ arrival 10 days after the attack, will raise fresh concerns over the relevance of the OPCW investigation and possible evidence-tampering.

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Now, who would want to delay those inspectors, eh?

Apr 18 06:14

World War III: Are We Being Manipulated Into a Fight We Can’t Win?

Everyone is talking about World War III right now, and I hate to be the one to say this, but…all I can wonder is whether we’re being manipulated into a fight we can’t win. This is probably going to make some folks mad, but there are some facts, statistics, and unanswered questions that support my premise.

Apr 18 05:54

May, Macron try to justify strikes on Syria days later, meet with backlash

'Jupiter' Macron got a hard time at the EU.

Apr 18 05:22

The Entire Political Establishment Agrees On The War Against Assad

A strong, clear anti-war anti-interventionist stance is only among a minority in the USA.

Apr 18 03:51

Mattis Wanted Congressional Approval Before Syria Strike, Was Overruled By Trump

"Bolton and Mattis were said to be duking it out over the Syria strikes on Friday - with Mattis and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Dunford reportedly "concerned with managing escalation and preventing blowback on US troops," while John Bolton is known for getting very excited at the prospect of a good ole' fashioned regime change"

Bolton should not be allowed anywhere near Trump's brain. There is going to be a lot more death and destruction before he's removed.

Bolton and Trump control the 'Armageddon' nuclear strike button. These two men now hold the fate of the planet in their hands. How the f*ck did that happen?

Apr 18 03:17

Bolton in contact with Arab states to create regional force in Syria: Report

"The United States in particular is enlisting assistance from Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should the US significantly reduce its troops size in Syria."

So the US is expecting the Gulf Dictators to bring 'freedom and democracy' to Syria. If Nato and these Dictators stopped funding and arming the Takfiri the destruction of Syria would stop in days. Trouble is, if the takfiri head back to their home countries, with their weapons, the apostate 'Royals' will be reaping what they sowed.

This is the alliance that can't defeat the Houthis in Yemen. They will get smashed in the Syrian Cauldron.

Apr 18 02:23

Iran strongly determined to fight for Golan Heights

The Trump administration is looking for a replacement for the American military contingent in the north of Syria. If the United States agrees with Saudi Arabia, the situation in the south of the country will become a lot more intense as Iran and Israel stand on the brink of war. Does it all depend on Putin's decision, who still remains angered with the most recent bombings of Syria? On the night of April 17, Syrian Shayrat air base in Homs was shelled again. Pentagon officials said that the United States was not conducting military operations in the region. Iran held Israel responsible and threatened with "an appropriate response," Haaretz newspaper reported citing a statement from official representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Bahram Ghassemi.

Apr 17 17:57

The Smoking Gun Evidence in Douma, Syria that Should Bring the British Government Down

This article is about how Robert Fisk got his story.

Fisk was the best reporter on the Middle East for decades. He lived in Lebanon and knew all the players. His book "The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East" tells about the wars from the common peoples testimony.

Apr 17 15:55

UK Opposition Leader Blasts Govt. Attack On Syria

The leader of Britain’s Labour Party has once again criticized Prime Minister Theresa May for joining the United States and France in strikes against Syria without any parliamentary approval.

Apr 17 15:10

The Entire Political Establishment Agrees On The War Against Assad

A strong, clear anti-war anti-interventionist stance is only among a minority in the Political Establishment .

Apr 17 15:02

Saudi Arabia open to sending troops into Syria: FM

If Al Saud send troops in they won't be fighting their own terrorists.

Trump sells them $400 Billion worth of weapons then encourages them to attack Syria, the blood-lust is growing in the Bolton Whitehouse.

Apr 17 14:17

Syria air strikes: Theresa May says action 'moral and legal'

Theresa May has said it was "legally and morally right" for the UK to join air strikes against the Syrian regime to prevent "further human suffering".

Apr 17 14:11

UK PM’s Husband’s Capital Group Is Largest Shareholder In BAE, Shares Soar Since Syrian Airstrikes

Philip May, husband of the UK prime minister, works for a company that is the largest shareholder in arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, whose share price has soared since the recent airstrikes in Syria.

The company, Capital Group, is also the second-largest shareholder in Lockheed Martin – a US military arms firm that supplies weapons systems, aircraft and logistical support. Its shares have also rocketed since the missile strikes last week.

Apr 17 13:35

'Intellectual Dwarfs Who Created Narrative on Syria Should Be Ashamed' - Analyst

The US, UK and France have drafted their own resolution on Syria condemning the alleged chemical attack in Douma after the Russian-drafted initiative was rejected. Sputnik discussed the West's actions in Syria from the perspective of international law with Dr. Jan Oberg, director of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research.

Apr 17 13:33

Israeli defense minister claims right of 'total freedom of action' in Syrian airspace

Israel will not accept any limitations to its operations in Syrian airspace against 'Iranian threat', the defense minister said, expressing hope that "communication" lines with Moscow will help avoid any "friction" in the air.

On Tuesday morning, a series of missile strikes once again targeted Syrian military infrastructure. The Pentagon, which led the coordinated April 14 assault against Syrian targets with its British and French allies, denied its involvement in attacking a new set of targets. Israel, which struck Syria's Tiyas (T-4) airfield in Homs province on April 9, also failed to acknowledge bombing its neighbor.

Yet the new attack against Syria comes just hours after Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed to protect the country's national interests through breaching Syrian airspace if necessary.

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There is no "right" to invade other countries.

Apr 17 13:32

Syria strikes prove political bankruptcy of US, allies: Iran's Salehi

A senior Iranian official says the recent US-led missile attack against Syria proved the political bankruptcy of Washington and its allies.

The strikes against Syria were carried out under a pretext similar to that used by former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, which led to Washington's invasion of Iraq in 2003, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, told reporters on Monday.

During his presentation to the United Nations Security Council in February 2003, Powell claimed that Iraq might have tried to buy uranium from Niger in order to use it for non-peaceful purposes; however, after two years, it was proved that his documents were fake, Salehi added.

He noted that false US claims have made people all over the world vigilant and made them familiar with the "real nature of the aggressive countries."

It has become clear to people what an "unwise, cruel and savage policy" the US statesmen have applied to Syria, he emphasized.

Apr 17 11:55

ISIS attempts to capture key Syrian air defense base in southeast Homs

The Islamic State (ISIS) resumed their assault in the southeastern countryside of Homs this morning, striking the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions near the town of Muhasah.

ISIS began their attack by heavily shelling Syrian Arab Army’s positions near Muhasah, prompting the latter to respond with a barrage of missiles and artillery.

Intense clashes would breakout between the Syrian Army and ISIS terrorists shortly after the exchange of missiles and artillery, with the latter taking the offensive in a bid to capture the 16th Air Defense Regiment.

Apr 17 11:51

Russia cannot limit Israel's actions in Syria: Lieberman

Israel will not accept limitations on its "actions" in Syria from Russia or any other country, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday, a week after a deadly raid attributed to the Jewish state.

"We will maintain total freedom of action. We will not accept any limitation when it comes to the defence of our security interests," Lieberman said in a video interview with the Walla news site in response to a question on Russia's criticism of the recent strike.

"But we do not want to provoke the Russians. We have an open line of communication at the level of senior officers. The Russians understand us and the fact is that for years we have managed to avoid friction with them" in Syria.

Lieberman again accused Israel's main enemy Iran of seeking to entrench itself militarily in neighbouring Syria and threaten his country.

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Lieberman has a PhD ( Sh*t Piled Higher and Deeper) when it comes to these brazenly hubristic threats against Russia and Iran.

I would politely suggest that he may want to rethink his public dissing of Russia at this point; Russia understands how to respond asymetrically, and there will, most probably, not be a thing Tel Aviv will be able to do to prevent this.

Apr 17 11:22

Macron Reversal: Didn’t Change Trump’s Mind on Syria Troops

French President Emmanuel Macron is feverishly backpedaling Monday on his claims only a day prior that he had personally convinced President Trump to keep US troops in Syria. The White House has already denied this claim.

Now Macron is claiming he never meant to suggest he’d changed US policy, but rather that he and President Trump had seen eye-to-eye on Syria all along. He added that they both agree that US troops need to stay in Syria for “the long term.”

This isn’t a good story either. President Trump is still reported to want to withdraw the troops from Syria, even if he’s become resigned to keeping them in the country for the time being. Trump is said to have only agreed because of intense Pentagon pressure.

Apr 17 11:21

Senior IDF official admits Israeli responsibility for Syria T-4 strike

In a first-of-its-kind admission of responsibility, unnamed IDF source confirms to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman strike on drone base was carried out by Israel, 'first time live Iranian targets' were hit; Friedman reveals one of strike's casualties was commander of Quds Force's drone unit.

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Apr 17 11:15

Donald Trump asks SAUDI ARABIA and others to establish 'Arab ARMY' to replace US in Syria

DONALD Trump is looking to end US engagement in Syria by forming an Arab military force to replace the US presence in the region and to help stabilise the north-eastern part of the country following the defeat of so-called Islamic State, it has been reported.

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If ISIS is kicked out of Syria, why does there need to be any army at all inside Syria, other than Syria's?

Apr 17 10:43

Trump Locked and Loaded for Greater Aggression on Syria

It’s just a matter of time before it’s coming, false flag pretexts easy to stage, more virtually certain to come. They’re a longstanding US tradition.

Washington and its imperial allies have been waging naked aggression on Syria for over seven years, terror-bombing for four years this September – the rape and destruction of Raqqa the most heinous example, massacring countless thousands of civilians.

Overnight Friday, Trump escalated things further, dangerously pushing the envelope, based on a Big Lie, likely a warmup for more of the same to come.

Apr 17 10:36

‘Completely Bogus’: Syria Strike Indefensible Under US, International Law

US missiles raining down on Syria last Friday night were fired in violation of not only international legal precedents, but also in flagrant disregard for the United States’ own constitution, a Harvard-trained lawyer and renowned professor of international law told Radio Sputnik Monday.

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Apr 17 10:35

Breaking: Syrian Military Confirms Israeli Missiles Targeted Airbase in Eastern Homs

The Syrian military announced at approximately 1:10 A.M. (Damascus Time), the Israeli Air Force fired several missiles towards the Shay’rat Airbase and its surrounding area in the Homs Governorate.

According to the statement, the Syrian Air Defense managed to intercept several of the missiles, but there was no mention as to whether or not the Israelis scored any direct hits.

This attack by Israel tonight marks the second time in seven days that they have targeted the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate.

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