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Dozens killed in Syrian rocket attack

Agen Sabung Ayam

Updated December fourteen, 2015 01:24:56

Man carries baby through Syrian rubble Picture: A Syrian male carries a child through rubble pursuing air strikes on the town of Douma in the eastern Ghouta region. (AFP: Sameer Al-Doumy)
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Air and missile strikes on a school district and other areas in insurgent-held Damascus suburbs have killed at least 28 folks, including two kids and a university principal, a group monitoring the Syrian war claims.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Legal rights said unknown war planes strike the town of Douma, 15 kilometres north-east of the cash, and surface-to-floor missiles fired by the Syrian military also hit the bordering regions, such as Jap Ghouta.

The places have been underneath hefty bombardment in current months. The Syrian army has said its strikes target insurgents that have released assaults on authorities-held regions.

The Observatory, which gathers info from a network of contacts on the floor, explained at minimum 40 mortar bombs fired by insurgents in the japanese suburbs hit Damascus on Sunday, killing at minimum 1 little one and wounding a number of.

State news agency SANA mentioned three civilians had been killed and at the very least thirty wounded in mortar assaults focusing on household neighbourhoods of Damascus.

Most of the victims had been faculty pupils, it said, citing its reporter in the area.


Damage to Syrian city of Douma Picture: A street in Douma, in the jap Ghouta location, following the air strikes. (AFP: Sameer Al-Doumy)

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First posted December 14, 2015 01:twelve:28

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Syrian refugees in America concerned about anti-Muslim sentiment

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Posted December 13, 2015 13:22:twelve

The demise of Linda’s 7-working day-old baby boy changed every little thing.

He was killed in a hospital bombing in Damascus in 2012. He was the only boy amongst her six children.

Linda, her husband and 5 daughters fled to Lebanon.

There, they lived on UN meals stamps for two many years although going through the lengthy process of applying for asylum in the United States.

Sitting at a picnic desk, observing her daughters run about in the playground of a mosque in Baltimore, she said the process was complicated.

“What can I notify you? They questioned inquiries about your whole lifestyle since delivery — what did you do?” she stated.

“Not only you — about your family, about your dad and mom, brothers, sisters, uncles, all of your loved ones, the entire family historical past.”

Linda and her loved ones arrived in Baltimore in late 2014, amongst a handful of Syrian refugees to settle in the US metropolis in the previous couple of a long time.

Her partner functions as a shipping driver, her 5 daughters are in college and, for the very first time in her life, Linda has uncovered how to push.

“Of system I am content,” she stated, seeking at her eldest daughter, sixteen-yr-previous Faiyza sitting down next to her listening to tunes on her mobile phone via headphones.

While Linda has located friends at the regional mosque who have served her navigate her new lifestyle, America does not but really feel like the perfect home.

“Fifty percent of the modern society is okay in welcoming us, the other half is not,” she mentioned.

Muslim refugees greeted with resentment and dread

The Paris and California terror attacks unleashed a wave of anti-Muslim refugee sentiment in the United States.

A number of Republican presidential candidates pounced on fears that Islamic extremists could infiltrate the United States to carry out attacks.

Frontrunner Donald Trump this week known as for the United States to bar all Muslims from entering the nation right up until the nation’s leaders can “determine out what is heading on”, even though his rival Ben Carson likened Syrian refugees to “a rabid pet managing all around your neighbourhood”.

America’s peak Islamic entire body, the Centre for American-Islamic Relations, stated assaults on Muslim’s have sharply elevated in recent months.

Previously this 7 days, their headquarters was evacuated after staff obtained white powder in the mail with a be aware studying “die a agonizing dying, Muslims”.

Police ended up investigating a quantity of anti-Muslim acts across the country, including a pig’s head still left at a mosque in Philadelphia and a bullet-riddled Koran still left outside an Islamic clothing keep in California.

The Property Stability Committee exposed this week that people tied to terrorist teams in Syria have tried out to enter the United States via its refugee system.

US president Barack Obama mentioned last month that refugees who stop up in the United States had been the “most vetted, scrutinised, extensively investigated folks that at any time get there on American shores”.

Mr Obama wants to settle 10,000 Syrian refugees by next September, but a amount of states are striving to block their entry.

Baltimore opens its doorway to Syrians fleeing persecution

Amid the backlash, one particular US city is opening its doorways to individuals fleeing persecution in the Center East.

The metropolis of Baltimore’s populace fell by a third because the fifties and the mayor needs to increase it by welcoming more migrants.

“They open up organization, increase family members and add to our regional economy,” mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stated.

Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake Image: Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has welcomed refugees from the Middle-East to her city with open arms. (ABC)

Mayor Rawlings-Blake explained she desires ten,000 people to migrate to the town in the up coming 10 years, and hopes a lot of of them occur from the war-torn Middle East.

“Despite what we’ve witnessed in Paris, my passionate assistance for welcoming new Individuals to Baltimore stays unwavering,” she mentioned.

“I hope that refugees from Syria and locations of conflict will search to Baltimore as a potential spot to contact property.”

The town has established up education, employment and fiscal guidance programs for refugees and they are previously creating good results stories.

Two months back, 58-calendar year previous Togolese refugee Adote Akwei employed a specific financial loan from the regional government to buy a two-storey residence in Baltimore’s suburbs.

“We have been right here for the final two months, but until finally now it is a desire for me. I can’t believe it,” he stated, sitting in his the neat, sparsely furnished lounge area.

“Sometimes if you see me rolling on the carpet listed here, [I] just like to truly feel like it is true and it is true” he explained, hunting down at the gentle beige carpet below his chair.

Syrian refugee Linda anxieties what effect the anti-Muslim sentiment in the US will have on her daughters, but she hopes to keep in The united states and turn out to be a contributing member of society.

She hopes others like her will be given the same opportunity.

“I am one mother out of millions of Syrian moms who want assist, and people moms want to make sure their children have a foreseeable future too,” she stated.

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Car Bomb Kills at Least 16 in Syrian City of Homs

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BEIRUT—A car bomb exploded on Saturday in a government-held community in the central Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 16 folks and wounding dozens, point out media and an opposition monitoring team mentioned.

Condition news agency SANA mentioned the blast wounded more than one hundred people, even though the Britain-dependent Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said dozens had been harm.

The Observatory explained an military colonel, a policeman and girl were amongst the 16 killed in Homs, in which Governor Talal Barazzi said most of the 16 useless ended up females and youngsters. He explained fifteen of the wounded have been dealt with at hospitals and introduced.

Saturday’s blast arrived a couple of times soon after hundreds of rebels and their households remaining Waer, the final opposition-held community of Homs, as component of a regional truce that will bolster government manage of the town. The Observatory mentioned trucks carrying help entered Waer on Saturday, below the truce.

SANA and the Observatory explained the blast happened close to a hospital in the Zahra neighborhood. SANA additional the vehicle that exploded was rigged with some 330 pounds of TNT and that soon right after the blast, a fuel cylinder blew up in one particular of the close by outlets and wounded many policemen.

In northern Syria, the Observatory and the Local Coordination Committees, which is another opposition team that tracks the country’s civil war, said Russian airstrikes strike the rebel-held town of Atareb. The Observatory mentioned 10 had been killed in the airstrikes although the LCC explained 4 were killed.

Russia started its air marketing campaign on Sept. 30, declaring they ended up intended to weaken the Islamic Condition team and what it referred to as other “terrorists” in Syria. But Western officials and Syrian rebels say most of the strikes have focused on central and northern Syria, the place the Islamic Condition extremist group does not have a powerful presence.

Russia has been a single of the strongest supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since the commence of the disaster in March 2011.

Syria’s civil war has killed far more than 250,000 folks and wounded a million.

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Trudeau welcomes first of 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada

Agen Sabung Ayam

Posted December 12, 2015 07:45:27

Canada's PM Justin Trudeau welcomes Syrian refugees Photo: Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau (L) greets a young Syrian refugee at the Toronto Pearson International Airport. (Reuters: Mark Blinch)
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Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau has personally welcomed the first of 25,000 Syrian refugees Canada hopes to resettle over the next three months.

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  • Canada’s prime minister greets first of 25,000 Syrian refugees to arrive in the country
  • 163 Syrians arrived by plane in Toronto
  • Canada is hoping to resettle 10,000 Syrians by the end of the year
  • Unlike the United States, there has been little opposition to the resettlement program

Government and opposition MPs joined Mr Trudeau in greeting the refugees when they landed in Toronto.

“This is a wonderful night, where we get to show not just a planeload of new Canadians what Canada is all about, we get to show the world how to open our hearts and welcome in people who are fleeing extraordinarily difficult situations,” the prime minister said.

Mr Trudeau’s Liberal government scaled back the number of Syrian migrants it will accept by year end after the attacks in Paris sparked concern that the election promise to bring in 25,000 by December 31 would not allow enough time for security checks.

The plane carrying 163 Syrian refugees touched down in Toronto just before midnight on Thursday (local time) and will be followed by a second military airlift to Montreal on Saturday.

Mr Trudeau has said 10,000 will be resettled by the end of the year and a further 15,000 by the end of February.

As he met the military aircraft amid tight security at a special terminal, privately sponsored Syrian refugees were arriving on commercial flights at Toronto’s main terminal, greeted by sponsors and ordinary Canadians who had come to the airport to welcome the much-anticipated newcomers.

“They are very tired, but they are happy and hopeful,” said Soriya Dasir, a worker with Abraham Festival, a group that sponsored a single mother and three children who had been living in a camp in Jordan for two years, as she escorted them past waiting media.

Warm reception contrasts with US response

Canada's prime minister helps young Syrian refugee with jacket Photo: Mr Trudeau (L) helped a young Syrian refugee try on a winter coat after she arrived with her family from Beirut. (Reuters: Mark Blinch)

Toronto’s airport authority urged Canadians not to come to the airport to greet the refugees or drop off donations, saying: “We’re so proud that our community wants to help, but such a response would be very overwhelming for those arriving.”

The request did not deter Shai Reef, 20, who held up a sign that read: “Welcome to Canada” in Arabic.

“I’m here to show my solidarity for and support of the Syrian people going through genocide in Syria,” Mr Reef said.

“As Jews, we were also locked out, I know what it feels like.”

Toronto’s mayor tweeted a welcome, while the Toronto Star, the country’s largest newspaper, covered its front page with a “Welcome to Canada” banner headline in English and Arabic, along with an article explaining Canadian weather, ice hockey and slang.

The reception in Canada contrasted sharply with that of the neighbouring United States, where fear of Syrian refugees following the deadly November 13 Paris attacks spurred opposition to allowing them entry.

Some US governors said their states would not accept Syrian refugees, while Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the country.

With security concerns, immigration paperwork and the flight’s late-night arrival, refugees on the military aircraft were to be put up at a nearby hotel for the night before meeting their sponsors and resettlement agencies on Friday.


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Islamic State Says It Conducted Syrian Triple Bombings

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The militant team calling alone Islamic State on Friday took accountability for triple suicide bombings that killed at minimum 60 individuals in a Syrian town controlled by U.S.-backed Kurdish militiamen who have been battling the Sunni extremist team.

The assaults Thursday evening on the city of Tal Tamr included three explosive-packed vehicles driven by suicide bombers, in accordance to an Islamic Point out statement distributed online.

Islamic Point out stated it had specific bases of the Syrian Kurdish militia recognized as the People’s Safety Models, or YPG, a U.S. ground partner in the battle from Islamic State.

A spokesman for the YPG could not quickly be attained for remark the assaults or the demise toll.

Regional activists and the U.K.-based mostly opposition checking group Syrian Observatory for Human Legal rights explained at the very least 26 individuals have been confirmed useless and dozens remained lacking. They stated at least one hundred twenty other folks experienced been wounded.

The U.S. has since very last year provided the YPG with weapons and ammunition and has shared intelligence and supported its floor operations with in depth airstrikes.

Washington stated in Oct that it was sending some 50 U.S. specific operations troops to the region to support the Kurdish militia and fighters allied to it.

Tal Tamr is portion of a semiautonomous zone in northeast Syria ruled by the Kurds but also is property to teams which includes Arabs and Assyrian Christians.

Even now, Thursday’s bombings underline Islamic State’s ability to execute huge-scale assaults in Kurdish-majority areas of northeastern Syria, regardless of hefty stress from airstrikes carried out by the U.S. and its Western allies, as effectively as by a individual Russian marketing campaign.

The suicide bombings arrive following YPG fighters had recaptured numerous essential locations in the spot from Islamic Condition more than the previous calendar year. Hoger Ibrahim, an opposition activist in Tal Tamr, stated bodies have been even now getting pulled out from the rubble late on Friday.

Amongst the attackers’ targets had been a overall health clinic and a vegetable market place in the predominantly Assyrian Christian town, which located about sixty miles from Qamishli, the primary Kurdish-managed city in northeast Syria.

The assaults on Tal Tamr ended up carried out 1 working day right after Islamic Condition released 25 Assyrian Christians held hostage because February. That thirty day period, Islamic Point out attacked many Christian villages in close proximity to Tal Tamr in the region known as the Khabur. During that rampage, residences have been set ablaze, churches blown up and a lot more than 250 men and women kidnapped which includes girls and kids, citizens explained.

YPG and Assyrian fighters later managed to recapture the area.

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Syrian Opposition Groups Hold Talks in Riyadh

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Saudi Arabia hosted Wednesday one particular of the largest conferences of Syrian opposition groups and fighters, portion of endeavours to unite antiregime forces and shape a potential political settlement to stop the country’s protracted conflict.

The Syrian opposition talks, which began in the Saudi money Riyadh and have been envisioned to final 3 days, came as the Syrian regime and its allies strengthened their manage more than the central metropolis of Homs, with the evacuation of several hundred fighters from the previous rebel-held community.

The Riyadh assembly brought jointly publicly for the first time a lot more than 100 Syrian political figures. They consist of associates of the principal opposition umbrella team the Syrian National Coalition and the Western-backed rebel gathering acknowledged as the Free Syrian Army, as well as associates of some of the biggest Islamist rebel groups this sort of as Ahrar al-Sham and the Army of Islam.

Leaders of the Syrian Countrywide Coalition mentioned the aim of the talks was to get to consensus on a doc outlining a established of concepts that would type the foundation of a joint negotiating situation in talks with the routine scheduled to just take location in January.

Notwithstanding the challenges of uniting the Syrian opposition, Saudi Arabia hopes the talks will exhibit that like its regional arch-rival Iran it is a key player in the conflict but also ready to assist its Western allies in their quest to reach a political settlement.

“Saudi Arabia wants the worldwide local community to see it as actively playing a optimistic part,” explained a Western diplomat in Riyadh talking on problem of anonymity. “It would like to be noticed as impartial.”

Following month’s official negotiations are element of a street map agreed to very last month in Vienna by entire world powers like Russia and the U.S. as effectively as regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia. The U.S. and its Western allies are eager to reduce preventing between the regime and its opponents and launch peace talks as their priorities in Syria have shifted from toppling President Bashar al-Assad to destroying the extremist group recognized as Islamic State, which controls massive swaths of Iraq and Syria.

Users of the team carried out a sequence of attacks in Paris previous month that killed a lot more than one hundred thirty folks and the team is thought to have motivated at least one particular of the attackers in previous week’s shootings in California that killed fourteen men and women.

Even though the rising threat of Islamic Point out has added a perception of urgency to the latest Syria peace initiatives they experience some of the exact same hurdles that have confronted earlier attempts to stop a war that has killed more than 250,000 and displaced far more than 50 percent of Syria’s populace of about 22 million.

These include deep divisions among Mr. Assad’s opponents as nicely as the conflicting agendas and interests of regional powers and the query of Mr. Assad’s fate. Saudi Arabia along with other Sunni-led states in the location like Qatar and Turkey back the predominantly Sunni rebels preventing Mr. Assad whilst Shiite-led Iran and its allies have done everything to prop him up. Russia formally entered the war on the side of the regime at the end of September.

Distinctions amid Mr. Assad’s opponents surfaced even ahead of the start off of the conferences on Wednesday in Riyadh.

The Islamist rebel group Ahrar al-Sham issued a statement welcoming Saudi Arabia’s attempts but objecting to the participation of a number of opposition figures and signaling that its goal remains the full dismantling of the Assad routine.

“We were really stunned by the invitation of men and women who are much more like associates of the routine than the people and their revolution,” stated the statement.

Saudi Arabia needs the January peace talks to culminate in the departure of Mr. Assad, if not instantly then during a predefined interval. Iran and Russia say Mr. Assad is entitled to run in any potential elections.

Mr. Assad and his regime in the meantime aren’t generating significantly headway towards a compromise with the opposition, specifically soon after Russia’s intervention earlier this 12 months.

“They are more calm, they are not underneath risk,” mentioned yet another Western diplomat primarily based in Beirut. “Russia’s intervention turned the tables upside down”

On the floor the regime boosted its management Wednesday of the town of Homs, a essential area bordering Lebanon and tying the funds Damascus with Mr. Assad’s coastal stronghold in Western Syria.

About 800 men and women including numerous hundred Syrian fighters with the al-Qaeda-joined Nusra Entrance remaining the community of Al-Waer in a convoy of buses headed to rebel strongholds farther north in Hama and Idlib provinces, in accordance to Syrian officials and opposition activists.

The transfer was facilitated by the U.N. and is portion of a stop-hearth agreement between the routine and rebels in Al-Waer that came into effect 1 week back.

The community, which is property to at minimum a hundred,000 civilians, was subjected to a crippling siege by the Assad regime for far more than two a long time seriously restricting the offer of meals and drugs and motion of people. A related siege by the regime culminated in the exit of rebels from central Homs in May possibly 2014.

“We are leaving to go battle somewhere else because we reject any offer with the regime,” mentioned 1 of the fighters leaving Al-Waer.

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Syrian rebels begin evacuating last Homs district under peace deal

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Posted December 09, 2015 19:20:43

Syrian rebel forces have begun evacuating the last district they hold in the central city of Homs under a deal with Bashar al-Assad’s regime, a rights monitor says.

Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said three buses carrying about 150 civilians had left the district and more were to follow.

The deal was reached earlier this month and will see some 2,000 rebels and their families leave the besieged Waer district of Homs city, once dubbed “the capital of the revolution”.

The United Nations is presiding over implementation of the deal which was agreed directly between the Syrian sides.

External Link: Aid is delivered to the Waer district in Homs as part of the deal.

Humanitarian aid reached the Waer district of Homs last week under the terms of the agreement.

Mr Abdel Rahman said about 750 people were awaiting evacuation on Wednesday. That number will include scores of fighters and civilians, with priority given to women, children and the severely wounded.

“They all gathered at 4:00am [local time] in the streets, waiting to leave the city,” Mr Abdel Rahman told AFP.

Buses would head from Homs city to the Qalaat al-Madiq area of central Hama province, then onto the north-western province of Idlib, he added.

Idlib province is held by the Army of Conquest rebel alliance, which includes Al Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front and which would send some of its forces to escort the buses, according to Mr Abdel Rahman.

Earlier this month, Homs governor Talal Barazi said all rebels would leave Waer within two months, in return for the regime lifting its siege of the district and ending military operations there.

Government police — but not troops — will then re-enter the area.

Diplomats say local ceasefires between Syrians may be the most effective way of bringing peace to a country torn apart by conflict for nearly five years.

The Homs deal follows the stalling of a separate plan aimed at halting fighting between rebels and government forces near Damascus.


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Syrian Refugees Squat in Remote Desert, Waiting to Cross Into Jordan

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AMMAN, Jordan—Thousands of refugees are squatting in a distant desert border region ready to cross from war-torn Syria into Jordan as winter season bears down, the United Nations refugee agency mentioned Tuesday, appealing that they be allow by means of.

A group of 12,000 individuals was waiting around in makeshift camps at two border crossings from Syria into Jordan, triple the number that was there at the beginning of November, the UNHCR mentioned.

It attributed the influx, in portion, to an exodus activated by Russian airstrikes on rebel-held locations.

“We attraction to the federal government of Jordan to permit refugees stranded at the border to enter the place,” UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming stated at a briefing in Geneva. “If refugees are not admitted to Jordan and significant help not presented, the life of refugees will be at risk in the coming winter months.”

The refugees are split amongst two border crossings, with the greater part at Rutban, close to the intersection of the Syrian, Jordanian and Iraqi borders, gathered in makeshift camps of flimsy tents and exposed to more and more cold temperatures.

Jordan this 7 days allowed a little variety of Syrian refugees to enter, Human Legal rights Look at said.

The region hosts more than 630,000 registered refugees, in accordance to the U.N., straining its previously fragile economic climate, infrastructure and protection program.

Jordan, citing economic constraints and safety worries, started imposing limits on the movement of Syrian refugees in mid-2013.

Individuals constraints slashed the variety of registered arrivals from practically 310,000 in 2013 to some 82,000 previous year, according to the UNHCR. This year, just above 27,000 have arrived, it explained.

The price of refugee assist over the next a few a long time will strike almost $ eight billion, in accordance to the Jordan Response Program, a blueprint from a Jordanian government agency that operates with the intercontinental local community on addressing the influx.

That number accounts for the immediate support of displaced folks and the stick to-on economic results on the nation, including increased security expenses.

Govt spokesman Mohammad Momani explained Tuesday the variety of refugees at the border ended up exaggerated.

“Jordan has sovereignty and has protection concerns and is entitled to scrutinize who enters the country in search of refuge,” he stated. “We treatment about humanitarian cases, especially kids and girls.”

He explained the nation hosts one.four million Syrians, which includes hundreds of 1000’s of immigrants who are not registered with the U.N.

Ms. Fleming of the UNHCR stated Jordan nevertheless has ability to shelter men and women at the rural Azraq refugee camp, which presently properties some 26,000 people—half its overall capacity—and supplies assist companies like educational institutions and well being services.

Create to Ben Kesling at benjamin.kesling@wsj.com

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US-led coalition warplanes didn’t hit Syrian army camp: official

Agen Sabung Ayam

Updated December 07, 2015 23:34:58

US-led coalition warplanes did not strike a Syrian army camp, an envoy to US president Barack Obama claims, despite claims to the opposite from the Syrian authorities.

The Syrian govt claims that four warplanes from the US-led coalition specific a Syrian army camp in Deir al-Zor province, killing a few troopers and wounding 13 more.

“The Syrian Arab Republic strongly condemns this flagrant aggression by the US-led coalition forces, which blatantly violates the goals of the UN constitution,” the overseas ministry said in a letter to the UN Security Council and secretary common.

The ministry explained jets fired 9 missiles at the camp — positioned two kilometres from an IS stronghold — on Sunday evening.

A few armoured vehicles, 4 navy vehicles, a weapons cache and ammunition had been destroyed in the strikes, it explained.

“The Syrian international ministry needs the UN Protection Council act quickly in the face of this aggression and get acceptable measures to prevent its recurrence,” the letter included.

Brett McGurk, President Obama’s envoy to the US-led coalition targeting Islamic Point out, said there had been no coalition strikes inside 55 kilometres of the camp.

“Studies of coalition involvement are false,” he mentioned on Twitter.

No proof to support promises, spokesman claims

Coalition spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said there he experienced indication no proof to assistance the Syrian government’s statements.

“We’ve seen those Syrian studies but we did not perform any strikes in that portion of Deir al-Zor yesterday. So we see no evidence,” he mentioned.

The coalition’s only strikes in Deir al-Zor on Sunday had been south-east of the spot exactly where the troops ended up allegedly killed, around the city of Ayyash, he mentioned.

“We struck 55 kilometres away from the area that the Syrians say was struck. That was the only region in Deir al-Zor we struck yesterday,” he advised AFP.

The assertion from Syria’s foreign ministry came only hrs following president Bashar al-Assad slammed Britain’s becoming a member of the coalition, contacting it damaging and illegal.

“It will be damaging and illegal and it will support terrorism as occurred following the coalition began its procedure a calendar year or so [in the past],” Mr Assad mentioned.

Very last 7 days, British MPs voted to be part of the air strikes in Syria for the 1st time.

The Syrian federal government has routinely criticised the US-led strikes as ineffective and unlawful because they are not coordinated with regime forces, and the ministry mentioned the Deir al-Zor incident was even more evidence of the coalition’s failings.

“The US coalition lacks the seriousness and reliability to effectively battle terrorism,” the ministry mentioned.

Russia is waging its possess aerial marketing campaign in help of Mr Assad, which has hit some Islamic State targets, but the United States and its allies say most of the Russian raids have strike other international-backed rebel teams.


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US-led coalition hits Syrian army camp killing three soldiers: ministry

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Current December 07, 2015 twenty:fifty seven:28

The Syrian govt states that four warplanes from the US-led coalition targeted a Syrian army camp in Deir al-Zor province, killing 3 soldiers and wounding 13 much more.

Syria has labelled the incident an act of “flagrant aggression”.

“The Syrian Arab Republic strongly condemns this flagrant aggression by the US-led coalition forces, which blatantly violates the goals of the UN charter,” the overseas ministry stated in a letter to the UN Stability Council and secretary common.

The jets fired 9 missiles at the camp — located two kilometres from an IS stronghold — on Sunday night, Syria’s international ministry said in a statement shown on point out tv.

“The Syrian overseas ministry demands the UN Protection Council act instantly in the encounter of this aggression and just take suitable actions to stop its recurrence,” the letter extra.

It is the very first publicly declared incident of its variety because the United States and allied nations around the world began bombing Islamic Condition in Syria a lot more than a yr in the past.

The US-led coalition has denied its planes strike a Syrian military concentrate on.

“We have noticed those Syrian reports but we did not carry out any strikes in that portion of Deir al-Zor yesterday. So we see no evidence,” coalition spokesman Colonel Steve Warren explained.

He explained the coalition’s only strikes in Deir al-Zor on Sunday had been some fifty five kilometres south-east of the region the place the troops had been allegedly killed, close to the town of Ayyash.

“We struck fifty five kilometres away from the region that the Syrians say was struck. That was the only location in Deir al-Zor we struck yesterday,” he advised AFP.

Nonetheless, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a Britain-primarily based check, also reported the strikes, expressing four troops had been killed and 13 wounded.

SOHR stated it was the initial time a US-led coalition strike had killed Syrian government troops.

The statement from Syria’s overseas ministry arrived only hours soon after president Bashar al-Assad slammed Britain’s signing up for the coalition, contacting it harmful and illegal.

“It will be harmful and illegal and it will assistance terrorism as took place following the coalition started its operation a year or so [back],” Mr Assad explained.

Previous 7 days, British MPs voted to join the air strikes in Syria for the very first time.

The Syrian federal government has frequently criticised the US-led strikes as ineffective and illegal simply because they are not coordinated with regime forces, and the ministry stated the Deir al-Zor incident was additional proof of the coalition’s failings.

“The US coalition lacks the seriousness and reliability to effectively fight terrorism,” the ministry mentioned.


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Initial posted December 07, 2015 twenty:fifty four:24

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