(LONDON) Woolwich Crown Court Report: A man who attempted to travel to #Syria to engage in terrorism has been jailed, for 12yrs following an investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.07: Appearing at the Woolwich Crown Court on Thursday, 6 January, Rashid was sentenced to 12 years and three months’ imprisonment with an extended five-year licence period.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Mamun Rashid, 28 (27.01.93) travelled from the UK to Istanbul in the summer of 2018 with the intention of crossing the border into #Syria and joining the armed conflict against government forces: He was arrested close to the Turkey-Syria border in early 2019, and later deported back to the UK: He was arrested by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command on his return.

[JAILED]: Mamun Rashid, 28

Commander Richard Smith, who leads the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said:

Rashid spent months attempting to get into Syria via Turkey so he could fight against government forces.

“This case makes clear that anyone who goes to Syria or other conflict zones with the intention of committing terrorist acts can expect to be investigated by UK police and face prosecution on their return.”

Rashid flew to Istanbul from London Stansted in July 2018. Prior to that he had enrolled on a university course, and detectives believe that he had no intention of completing his studies, and instead planned to use the student loan he received to fund his travels.

The court heard that he had expressed his desire to die in the cause of Allah, and be a martyr.

Text messages recovered by officers showed that he spent months trying to arrange a border crossing into Syria.

He was arrested by Turkish police on 5 February 2019 in a district close to the Turkey-Syria border. He was held in custody until his deportation back to the UK on 14 November 2019. Upon arriving back in the UK, he was arrested and later charged.

On 12 July 2021 at Woolwich Crown Court, Rashid, of east London, changed his plea and pleaded guilty to preparation of terrorist acts (contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006).

+ Communities defeat terrorism, and information from the public is vital to counter terrorism investigations. If you see or hear something unusual or suspicious and think someone may be engaging in terrorist activity, trust your instincts and act by reporting it in confidence at gov.uk/ACT or, in an emergency, dial 999.

Visit the ACT Early website at www.actearly.uk to find out how you can seek help and support for anyone who you suspect has been radicalised, or is vulnerable.

#AceNewsDesk report ….Published: Jan.07: 2022:

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(FINLAND) JUST IN: Finnish teacher who secretly taught #IslamicState children in Syrian camps by text #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.12: Every day at 09:00, Ilona Taimela greeted her students and explained their assignments

#AceDailyNews says according to BBC News Report: Her daily routine lasted about a year from May 2020 and in common with many other teachers she was working remotely: Except Ms Taimela’s students were being taught in a detention camp in north-eastern Syria – a world away from her desk in Finland.

By Joshua Nevett
BBC News

Ilona Taimela sitting at her laptop at home
GETTY IMAGES: Ilona Taimela designed a unique teaching programme for Finnish children living in a Syrian displacement camp

In messages sent via WhatsApp, she taught subjects ranging from mathematics to geography in both Finnish and English.

Her pupils were 23 Finnish children living in al-Hol camp, a vast city of tents for people linked to the Islamic State (IS) group. About 60,000 people live there, the vast majority of whom are women and children from dozens of countries, including Europe.

Some of those children were Ms Taimela’s students.

“Whoever the children are, they have a right to education,” she told the BBC.

Before Ms Taimela’s lessons, they could only access informal education at makeshift schools run by charities. Following the territorial defeat of IS in Syria in early 2019, the camp became their prison and US-backed Kurdish-led forces their jailers.

For years children of all nationalities have been held there as their home countries assess the security risks of repatriating their mothers, who they fear may still be in thrall to extremist ideology.

Meanwhile, the children have been growing up in dire conditions, condemned as inhumane by rights groups.

A BBC investigation found many foreign children of IS supporters face a lifetime in prison in Syria

In late 2019, Finland’s centre-left coalition government mooted the idea of bringing home the 30 Finnish children at the camp.

The controversial move touched a nerve politically and exposed the legal quandary of separating children from their mothers. To resolve this dilemma, the government appointed a special envoy, Jussi Tanner, who led negotiations with the Kurdish-led authorities managing the camp.

The process was an arduous one. As weeks turned into months, Mr Tanner started considering interim measures to safeguard the rights of these children under Finnish law.

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced schools to close in March 2020, Mr Tanner had a brainwave. If students could be taught remotely in Finland, could the same be done for the Finnish children of al-Hol?

About 60,000 people are being held by Kurdish-led forces at the al-Hol camp in northern Syria

Finland’s government backed the idea and commissioned the Lifelong Learning Foundation to develop a distance teaching programme.

In Ms Taimela, who has experience in multicultural teaching, the foundation had the ideal candidate.

She was contacted by Tuija Tammelander, head of the foundation’s school of distance education.

Within weeks, Ms Taimela and another teacher had designed a specialist curriculum. By sending the children daily lessons, she aimed to improve their competence in core subjects and prepare them for life in Finland.

Unusually, WhatsApp was to be her only means of communication with her pupils.

“We had never done anything like this before,” said Ms Tammelander, who suggested the programme may have been the first of its kind.

The pupils could only participate with the consent of their mothers, who were approached by Mr Tanner.

With the mothers of 23 children on board, the first messages were sent in May last year.

“Good morning! Today is Thursday the 7th (seventh) of May 2020. The first day of distance school!,” the first message read.

She used a picture with sunglasses and a scarf on her head, and a broad smile. She introduced herself as Saara, a pseudonym to protect her identity.

Most of her messages were written in Finnish and for some tasks, emojis were used instead of data-intensive images.

Finnish language and mathematics formed the bedrock of her curriculum, which tailored the assignments according to the age and ability of each child.

Ms Taimela said she witnessed improvements over time. Eventually, one six-year-old could read full stories in Finnish, while older students could grasp more complex elements of the language.

The children’s progress was the product of engagement with hundreds of text and voice messages. Because the mothers were banned from owning mobile phones, these messages had to be kept secret from Kurdish authorities and the Finnish public.

Still, Ms Taimela suspected they were being read by the guards. Sometimes, the mothers did not respond for weeks, raising concerns for their safety.

By spring this year, Ms Taimela had lost contact with most of the families. As more of them were repatriated or moved to the nearby al-Roj camp, where supervision is stricter, the lessons were shelved.

Mr Tanner said 23 children and seven adults had been repatriated, while about 15 Finns remained in Syria.

Back in Finland, the repatriations have proved politically contentious. The nationalist Finns Party has been a vociferous critic of the policy, which they say could threaten national security.

When asked about the teaching programme, the opposition party’s leader, Riikka Purra, said she wished the government “would be as interested in safeguarding the security of the Finns”.

The children of IS fighters “are of course innocent”, she told the BBC. But she said she was perplexed by the “length the Finnish state has gone to accommodate the needs” of IS militants’ families.

Mr Tanner said opposition to repatriations had “become much more muted” and reaction to the teaching programme had been overwhelmingly positive.

Finland’s Lifelong Learning Foundation asked Ms Taimela to run the distance teaching programme

For now, Ms Taimela’s school is in recess anyway. Even if they are all repatriated, her students will mostly remain strangers to their secret teacher.

So far, she has only been in contact with one of the mothers, who she met at a reception centre in Finland, along with some of her pupils.

This time, WhatsApp was not necessary.

“They knew me by voice,” she said. “At first they were very shy, but at the end, they started coming to my lap. We were reading and looking at the phone together.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Dec.12: 2021:

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(SYRIA) JUST IN: A military base in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr used by American troops and their allied Takfiri militants has been hit by a series of large explosions, a week after an attack on the al-Tanf base housing US forces in southeast #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.01: It was not immediately clear what caused the explosions. No American troops stationed at the base were apparently injured or killed: This is the latest in series of attacks on US-run military bases in the eastern half of Syria.

#AceDailyNews says according to PressTV Report: Massive explosions rock base housing US occupation troops in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr Sabereen News, a Telegram news channel associated with Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units, better known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, reported that four blasts were heard at the US base inside the Conoco gas field on Saturday evening.

Sunday, 31 October 2021 6:55 AM  [ Last Update: Sunday, 31 October 2021 6:59 AM ]

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

The Conoco base, where Kurdish militants with the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are also stationed, last came under attack in July with mortar shells and rockets. No reports of casualties or material damage emerged in the aftermath of that attack.

On October 20, the US-run al-Tanf base in southern Syria was hit by drones and rockets, in an attack that Pentagon spokesman John Kirby described as “complex, coordinated and deliberate.”

United States officials said they believe the attack on al-Tanf involved as many as five drones laden with explosive charges, and that they hit both the US side of al-Tanf base and the side where US-backed militants reside.

Bomb fragments had also been found in areas where US forces had been sleeping and stationing.

The US military trains anti-Damascus militants at al-Tanf base, which is situated near Syria’s borders with Iraq and Jordan. 

US occupation forces continue to smuggle Syrian oil to Iraq: SANA

US occupation forces continue to smuggle Syrian oil to Iraq: SANASenior US officials admit that oil was the main reason that kept American troops in Syria.

Washington has unilaterally declared a 55-kilometer “de-confliction zone” around the facility, and frequently threatened to target Syrian forces within the area.

Syria air defenses down two missiles fired by Israel

Meanwhile, the Russian military says Syrian air defense units have successfully intercepted and shot down two missiles launched by Israeli aircraft at military facilities near the capital, Damascus.

“On October 30, four F-16 tactical fighter jets of the Israeli air force launched eight Delilah guided missiles between 12:25 p.m. local time (0925 GMT) and 12:28 p.m. at Syrian air defense facilities west and northwest of Damascus,” Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit, deputy head of Russia’s Reconciliation Center for Syria, told reporters on Saturday.

He added that Russian-made Buk-M2E surface-to-air missile systems, which are in service with the Syrian Armed Forces, destroyed two missiles at the time.

Kulit added, “The Israeli strike left minor damage at the targeted sites. Two servicemen of the Syrian Armed Forces were also wounded as a result.”

Syria says air defenses repelled daytime Israeli aggression on Damascus countryside

Syria says air defenses repelled daytime Israeli aggression on Damascus countrysideSyria says its air defenses have intercepted missiles fired from the direction of Israeli-occupied territories at Damascus countryside.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups that are wreaking havoc in the country.

Israel frequently targets military positions inside Syria, especially those of the resistance movement Hezbollah which has played a key role in helping the Syrian army in its fight against the foreign-backed terrorists.

The Tel Aviv regime mostly keeps quiet about its attacks on Syrian territories which many view as knee-jerk reaction to Syrian government’s increasing success in confronting terrorism.

Israel has been a main supporter of terrorist groups that have opposed the government of President Bashar al-Assad since foreign-backed militancy erupted in Syria more than a decade ago.

#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: Nov.01: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) CENTCOM REPORT: Army Maj. John Rigsbee, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said in a statement that al – Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar was killed by a drone strike #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.24: Initial reports said the attack appeared to include two drone strikes and a small number of rockets. One official said one of the drone strikes hit the U.S. side of the al-Tanf garrison, while one may have hit the side where Syrian opposition forces are based.

#AceDailyNews says according to NBC U.S. Military Says It Killed Senior al-Qaida Leader in Drone Strike in Syria: U.S. and coalition troops are based at al-Tanf to train Syrian forces on patrols to counter #IslamicState group militants.

Associated PressOct. 21, 2021, 9:21 AM UTC / Updated Oct. 21, 2021, 1:16 PM UTC

The attacks were targeted at a small remote U.S. military base in al-Tanf, Syria.

Attack hits Syria base that houses US troops; no U.S. injuries

A military outpost in southern Syria was hit by a coordinated attack on Wednesday, but U.S. officials said no American troops stationed there were injured or killed.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss military operations.

In a statement, Central Command spokesman Capt. Bill Urban confirmed “a deliberate and coordinated attack. Based on initial reports, the attack utilized both unmanned aerial systems and indirect fire.”

“All U.S. personnel have been accounted for, and we are not aware of any injuries to U.S. personnel at this time. We continue to work with our partners to confirm whether they suffered any casualties as a result of this deliberate attack.”

“We maintain the inherent right of self-defense and will respond at a time and place of our choosing.”

U.S. and coalition troops are based at al-Tanf to train Syrian forces on patrols to counter Islamic State group militants.

It is the only position with a significant U.S. military presence in Syria outside the Kurdish-controlled north.

The garrison was first set up when ISIS fighters controlled eastern Syria bordering Iraq but since the militants were driven out, it is seen as part of the larger U.S. strategy to contain Iran’s military reach in the region.

The base is also located on a road serving as a vital link for Iranian-backed forces from Tehran all the way to southern Lebanon and Israel.

Initial reports said the attack appeared to include two drone strikes and a small number of rockets. One official said one of the drone strikes hit the U.S. side of the al-Tanf garrison, while one may have hit the side where Syrian opposition forces are based.

The officials said there was no information on whether local Syrian forces were injured or killed in the attack. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss military operations.

U.S. and coalition troops are based at al-Tanf to train Syrian forces on patrols to counter Islamic State group militants.

It is the only position with a significant U.S. military presence in Syria outside the Kurdish-controlled north.

The garrison was first set up when ISIS fighters controlled eastern Syria bordering Iraq but since the militants were driven out, it is seen as part of the larger U.S. strategy to contain Iran’s military reach in the region.

The base is also located on a road serving as a vital link for Iranian-backed forces from Tehran all the way to southern Lebanon and Israel.

Army Maj. John Rigsbee, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said in a statement that Abdul Hamid al-Matar was killed by a drone strike.

Rigsbee said the killing of al-Matar will disrupt al-Qaida’s “ability to further plot and carry out global attacks threatening U.S. citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians.” He said al-Qaida “uses Syria as a base for threats reaching into Syria, Iraq and beyond.”

The drone strike came two days after a U.S. military outpost in southern Syria was hit by a coordinated attack that included drones and rockets. U.S. officials said no American troops stationed there were injured or killed.

SOURCE: The Associated Press

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Oct.24: 2021:

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(TURKEY) #SyriaCrisis Report: Erdogan has raised the specter of a new Turkish military campaign against Kurdish forces in northern #Syria following the killing of two of the special force police in a rocket attack on a convoy in the region #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.20: We have run out of patience regarding certain areas in Syria that have been the source of terrorist attacks on our country. We are determined to eliminate the threats originating from those areas,” Erdogan said Oct. 11, referring to Kurdish-held Tell Rifaat, which lies to the south of Marea, where the attack took place the day before…..

#AceDailyNews says according to Al Monitor reports Erdogan threatens fresh military campaign in #Syria …….The state-run Anatolia news agency named 11 villages around Tell Rifaat where, it said, “the terrorists” had deployed heavy weapons such as multiple rocket launchers and TOW, Katyusha and Grad missiles and were using them to “frequently strike Azaz, al-Bab, Marea and Afrin.”

Tell Rifaat
A Turkish-backed Syrian fighter holds a position in the village of Tal Malid, about 12 kilometres east of Tell Rifaat, in the north of Aleppo province on Dec. 22, 2018. – NAZEER AL-KHATIB/AFP via Getty ImagesOctober 15, 2021

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu charged that Russia and the United States held responsibility for the attacks as well, vowing that Turkey “will do whatever it takes to cleanse the terrorists.”

According to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, the attack on the Turkish convoy was carried out by the Afrin Liberation Forces, and the Turkish military responded by firing artillery shells and rockets on villages where Kurdish forces were stationed.

Tell Rifaat is a corridor between multiple frontlines. Lying 21 kilometers south of the Turkish border province of Kilis, 22 kilometers  east of Afrin and 27 kilometers  north of Aleppo, the town has been in Turkey’s crosshairs since Kurdish forces seized it in February 2016.

Turkey sought to bargain over the area — first with the United States and then with Russia — as part of its Operation Peace Spring in northeastern Syria in October 2019. A Turkish-Russian deal reached in Sochi that month limited Turkey’s intervention to a border strip between Tell Abyad and Ras al-Ain, but contained a provision that “all YPG (Kurdish People’s Protection Units) elements and their weapons will be removed from Manbij and Tell Rifaat.”

In what has become a pattern since then, Ankara would bring up Tell Rifaat and Manbij whenever Moscow reminds Ankara of its commitment under a separate deal to eliminate terrorist groups in Idlib and reopen the M4 and M5 highways. In the meantime, Russia has allowed the deployment of Syrian government forces in Tell Rifaat and Manbij, in addition to Russian military police.

Besides the complex balance of power on the ground, a key question here is whether Erdogan and Putin reached some understanding on the issue at their Sept. 29 meeting in Sochi, which ended without a public statement. What could be Erdogan hoping for by threatening a military operation without a deal with Putin?

The leading Syrian daily al-Watan sees renewed Russian operations in Idlib as an indication that Putin and Erdogan failed to resolve their differences in Sochi. The Syrian foreign minister’s calls on Turkey to withdraw from Syria come across as a further sign that Damascus believes the Putin-Erdogan meeting ended without a compromise. Turkey’s establishment of a new military outpost in the Jabal al-Zawiya area in southern Idlib also points to ongoing differences, as do Russia’s intensifying air raids in the province.

Erdogan may trying to gain room to maneuver and bargain. Most Turkish analysts believe that Erdogan could hardly order a large-scale military operation and risk a major escalation without getting guarantees from Russia to use Syrian airspace. Reports that five Turkish commanders in charge of Syria-related missions sought early retirement last month have fueled speculation of rising discontent in the army over operations in which Turkish troops lack adequate protection.   

For others, the prospect of a new operation in Syria is hard to dismiss because of Erdogan’s growing political and economic woes at home, which could push him into another military adventure to distract the public and stoke nationalist sentiments. 

The perception that Ankara is setting the stage for a military campaign was also fueled when five mortar shells fired from Syria by unknown perpetrators landed in the Turkish border town of Karkamis, causing no casualties. The incident brought to mind an audio recording leaked in 2014, in which Turkey’s intelligence chief purportedly described how he could stage a missile attack on Turkey from Syria to provide a pretext for war.

Erdogan’s outburst is a response also to US President Joe Biden, who last week charged that Turkey’s actions in Syria threatened US national security and interests. By arguing that Turkey is under attack, Erdogan is seeking to turn up pressure on Washington to end support for the Syrian Kurds as he prepares to meet with Biden in the margins of the G-20 summit in Rome later this month.

In sum, the Tell Rifaat card appears to be a tool for Erdogan to preserve the status quo in Idlib. Yet such maneuvering cannot fend off Idlib-related pressures for good. Russia has shown no willingness to trade off Tell Rifaat and Manbij for Idlib and is unlikely to approve a new Turkish offensive. From Damascus’ perspective, the issue is highly critical because of the following considerations:

  • The seizure of Tell Rifaat by Turkish forces could make Aleppo vulnerable to attacks again.
  • The connection of forces in the Turkish-controlled Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch pockets with the Tell Rifaat corridor could expand the anti-government front.
  • Turkey might seize Manbij as well, which would amount to Turkish control in the entire region west of the Euphrates in northern Syria.
  • Turkish control of Tell Rifaat might jeopardize the Shiite settlements’ access to Aleppo, meaning that Hezbollah and other Iran-backed Shiite groups are likely to resist such a move.
  • With Tell Rifaat under Turkish control, multiple strategic gains of the Syrian government might be at risk, and removing Turkish forces from the region could become even more difficult.

In another scenario, Turkey might get a green light for a limited operation in Tell Rifaat that would not impact the control on the ground in return for its withdrawal from the M-4 route in Idlib. Given the importance Damascus and its allies place on Tell Rifaat, any backstepping there would probably require a major step by Erdogan that would significantly alter the situation on the ground.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………….Published: Oct.20: 2021:

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(DAMASCUS) JUST IN: A bomb attack on an army bus has killed at least 14-people Wednesday in the bloodiest such attack to strike the Syrian capital in four years, the SANA state news agency reported #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.20: There was no immediate claim for the bombing but moments later shelling by government forces killed eight people in the Idlib region controlled by groups that have claimed such attack in the past.

#AceDailyNews says according to SANA at least 14-people have been killed in a ‘Rare Damascus Army Bus Bombing’ A terrorist bomber using two explosive devices targeted a passing bus” at a key bridge in the capital, the news agency said, reporting that 14 people had been killed and at least three wounded……

Images released by SANA showed first responders searching the charred carcass of the bus and what the news agency said was a bomb squad defusing a third device planted in the same area.

by Naharnet Newsdesk 17 minutes ago

A military source quoted by the state agency said the bomb had been planted on the bus itself and was detonated as it passed near the Hafez al-Assad bridge, close to the national museum in the heart of the capital.

Damascus had been largely spared such violence in recent years, especially since troops and allied militia retook the last significant rebel bastion near the capital in 2018.

The attack is the deadliest in the capital since a bombing claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group targeted the Justice Palace in March 2017, killing at least 30 people.

Around an hour after the Damascus attack, Syrian regime shelling struck the war-ravaged town of Ariha, in the northwestern region of Idlib.

  • Idlib carnage –

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the rockets struck a busy area at the time children were heading to school.

Three children were among those killed, the Britain-based war monitoring group said.

An AFP reporter saw at least five dead bodies as first responders treated the wounded and scenes of chaos filled the streets of Ariha.

“At 8 am (0500 GMT) we woke up to the bombardment. The children were terrified and were screaming,” said Bilal Trissi, a father of two who lives nearby.

“We didn’t know what to do or where to go and we didn’t see anything because of all the dust around us,” he told AFP.

“They bombed us in our neighborhood and in the market. There are children who died and people who lost their limbs… We don’t know why, what are we guilty of?”

The Damascus bombing will challenge the government’s assertion that the decade-old war is over and stability guaranteed for reconstruction efforts and investment projects to begin in earnest.

The government of President Bashar al-Assad has been striving to claw itself out of international isolation and had been making inroads in recent months.

The conflict that erupted with the brutal repression of unarmed protests demanding regime change in 2011 has left around half a million people dead, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

  • Conflict on standby –

It also led to the largest conflict-induced displacement since World War II, with half of Syria’s pre-war population of 22 million forced to flee their homes at one point.

Assad’s position once held by a thread, with his forces and their allies controlling barely a fifth of Syrian territory, but Russia’s military intervention in 2015 marked the start of a long and bloody fightback.

Also backed by Iran and its proxy militias, government forces have recaptured nearly all key cities in the country, with US-backed Kurdish forces still running the northeast.

The Islamic State’s once-sprawling caliphate, that straddled swathes of Iraq and Syria, inexorably shrank to its death, which came in eastern Syria in early 2019.

Since then, the Syrian government’s main focus has been the northwestern region of Idlib, where many of the rebels forced to surrender in other parts of the country have gathered.

The area is dominated by the jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which includes leaders of Al-Qaeda’s former Syria franchise and over which Turkey has some sway.

HTS has not claimed attacks in Damascus in years however.

The remnants of IS in eastern Syria have gone underground but continue to harass government and allied forces, mostly in desert areas, in hit-and-run attacks.

A truce deal brokered by Turkey and Russia, the two main foreign players in the Syria conflict, has effectively put fighting in Idlib on standby.

Sporadic flareups have kept the egion on edge, however, and Wednesday’s shelling of Ariha was one of the most serious violations of the truce deal.

Assad insists he remains committed to reconquering all the territory lost to rebels at the beginning of the war, including the Idlib region.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Oct.20: 2021:

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(SYRIA) JUST IN: An Israeli missile strike on an airbase in the centre has killed at least two Damascus-allied foreign fighters and wounded several service personnel, monitor said on Saturday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.10: An Israeli missile strike on an airbase in central Syria has killed two Damascus-allied foreign fighters and wounded several Syrian service personnel, a Britain-based war monitor said on Saturday.

#AceDailyNews says that according to the Monitor
// en its reported that two people were killed in an Israel strike on Syria base on Saturday

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the two foreigners were killed in the raid on the T4 airbase late Friday, but their nationality was not immediately clear.

The official Syrian news agency SANA earlier said that, ‟at around 9:00 pm (1800 GMT), the Israeli enemy… fired a volley of missiles towards the T4 military airport.”

‟The aggression wounded six soldiers and led to some material damage,” it added.

The Observatory said the attack targeted a drone depot at the base.

Contacted by AFP, an Israeli army spokesperson said the military did not comment on foreign media reports.

Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011, Israel has routinely carried out air strikes inside Syria, mostly targeting Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah forces allied to the Damascus regime, as well as Syrian government troops.

The Israeli army rarely acknowledges individual strikes but has said repeatedly that it will not allow Syria to become a stronghold of its arch-foe Iran.

#AceNewsDesk report ………………Published: Oct.10: 2021:

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(POLAND) #Migrant Crisis Report: Poland sends thousands of texts to illegal migrants at Belarus border telling them to go back home #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.07: Poland declared a state of emergency at the border with Belarus earlier this month and revealed that some of the migrants “had radical Islamic propaganda in their possession.” The jihadist infiltration through unvetted refugee streams has been a major threat to the security of Western countries across the board, although globalists refuse to acknowledge this.

#AceDailyNews says that back in August, Poland deployed hundreds of troops along the Belarus border and erected barbed wire to stop the influx of illegal migrants. According to ABC News, “Most of the migrants trying to cross over from Belarus are originally from Iraq, with some from Afghanistan and Syria.”

Also:

Some of the migrants are also said to have possessed child pornography and images of bestiality on their mobile devices, which led to a bizarre fact-check by left-wing journalists as to the correct species of animals in the pornography in question.

Poland has remained steadfast in upholding the rule of law and protecting itself from invasion, even under longstanding EU pressure to accept open-door mass migration. Only now there has been a shift in the face of a new challenge from Belarus. European Union Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson accused Belarus President  Alexander Lukashenko of luring “people from the Middle East, Asia, and Africa to the border of Europe.”  She added: “We must never be weak towards Lukashenko. He is desperate.”

Any Western nation in fact that appears (and is) “weak” and unknowledgeable about jihadists, their lies and their manipulations, is contributing to the destruction of its own civilization from within.

Turkey, on the other hand, which would be a more religiously and culturally compatible place for Muslim refugees to settle, has been deporting hundreds of Afghan refugees.

“‘Go home’: Poland sends thousands of text messages to migrants at its border with Belarus,” translated from “”Rentrez” : la Pologne envoie des milliers de SMS aux migrants à sa frontière avec la Biélorussie,” FranceInfo, September 29, 2021:

This is not a welcome message. Poland says it has sent nearly 31,000 text messages to foreign telephones along its border with Belarus on Tuesday, September 28, in an attempt to deter migrants there from entering its territory. “The Polish border is closed. The Belarusian authorities lied to you. Go back to Minsk!”, Read the message in English.

The text messages also contained a link to a site in English, French, Arabic, Russian and Polish warning migrants that crossing the border illegally “can lead to jail.” “Deteriorating weather conditions can endanger your life and health,” the site added. “Any attempt to hide and sleep irregularly (outdoors, unsheltered) can end tragically.” Six migrants recently died on the border between the EU and Belarus.

Immigration orchestrated by Minsk and Moscow?

Poland has deployed thousands of troops to the 400 km border in recent weeks, built a barbed-wire fence and declared a state of emergency that prohibits the press and NGOs from approaching it. With the drop in temperatures, associations spoke of a humanitarian crisis among migrants and asked for access to provide medical assistance.

Poland accuses Russia and Belarus of being at the origin of this wave of illegal immigration at its land border, with nearly 10,000 entry attempts since early August. The European Union sees this as a form of reprisal for the sanctions imposed by the EU against Belarus following the repression of the opposition by the Minsk regime.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Oct.07: 2021:

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(SYRIA) Refugee Crisis Report: Top diplomat advise refugees to return to their homeland as Amnesty International warns of consequences for this action #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.02: Syria (MNN) — Syria’s top diplomat encourages refugees to come home, while experts and aid groups advise the opposite. United Nations Commissioner Karen Koning AbuZayd warned earlier this week, “The war on Syrian civilians continues.

#AceDailyNews says according to MMN on Friday nearly six million Syrian refugees remain in neighboring countries, making this the world’s largest refugee crisis. Nonetheless, hope remains. “We’ve been able to send two couples back into Syria,” Heart for Lebanon’s Tom Atema says.

Header image depicts Muslim-background believers at a church service in Lebanon. Heart for Lebanon reaches Syrian refugees in Lebanon with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (Photo courtesy of Heart for Lebanon)

But according to Amnesty International, Syrian refugees who returned home faced torture at the hands of security forces. One former refugee said a Syrian official told him, “You’re a terrorist … Syria is not a hotel that you leave and return to when you want.”

MMN By October 1, 2021

The Syrian couples fled to Lebanon years ago as refugees. They met Lebanese believers through Heart for Lebanon’s access ministry.

“These two couples [are] the first official two couples that have been through our whole program; starting with food packages, all the way through Bible studies,” Atema says.

“Now they’re reaching Syria with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Although Syria is an Islamic nation, “many Muslims have come to Christ as Christians have reached out with acts of compassion and practical assistance,” The Voice of the Martyrs USA reports. Like the couples trained by Heart for Lebanon, Christian refugees who return to Syria often find unique Gospel opportunities.

Heart for Lebanon’s focus on holistic, relational, and unconditional ministry allows believers to reach and engage Syrian refugees in a relationship.
(Photo, caption courtesy of Heart for Lebanon)

“One of the couples [has] led two people to the Lord already. They’ve started a house church, and they’re helping people in the community rebuild and do what they need to do to sustain life,” Atema says.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Oct.02:2021:

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(PARIS) Court of Cessation Report: France’s top court on Tuesday overturned a decision by a lower court to dismiss charges brought against cement giant Lafarge for complicity in crimes against humanity in Syria’s civil war #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.10: The ruling by the Court of Cassation marks a major setback for Lafarge, which is accused of paying nearly 13 millions euros ($15.3 million) to jihadist groups including the Islamic State (IS) to keep its cement factory in northern Syria running through the early years of the country’s war.

#AceDailyNews report on cement corporation Lafarge paid $15,300,000 to jihad groups to keep Syria factory running and loses ruling in Syria ‘crimes against humanity’ case,” by Eleonore Dermy and Clare Byrne, AFP, September 7, 2021:

Lafarge’s lawyer refused AFP’s request for comment.

Lafarge, which merged in 2015 with Swiss group Holcim, has acknowledged that its Syrian subsidiary paid middlemen to negotiate with armed groups to allow the movement of staff and goods inside the war zone.

But it denies any responsibility for the money winding up in the hands of terrorist groups and has fought to have the case dropped.

The Paris Court of Appeal had in 2019 dismissed the crimes against humanity charge, saying it accepted that the payments were not aimed at abetting IS’s gruesome agenda of executions and torture.

It however ruled that the company be prosecuted on three other charges — financing terrorism, violating an EU embargo and endangering the lives of others.

Eleven former employees of Lafarge Cement Syria (LCS) challenged the decision at the Court of Cassation, with the backing of NGOs.

Quashing the lower court’s finding on complicity, France’s highest court of appeal ruled Tuesday that “one can be complicit in crimes against humanity even if one doesn’t have the intention of being associated with the crimes committed.”

“Knowingly paying several million dollars to an organisation whose sole purpose was exclusively criminal suffices to constitute complicity, regardless of whether the party concerned was acting to pursue a commercial activity,” it added.

The judges added that “numerous acts of complicity” would go unpunished if courts adopted a more lenient interpretation….

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Sept.10: 2021:

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(LONDON) Old Bailey Court Report: A British man who went to #Syria to join the #IslamicState group has admitted sharing beheading videos #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.02: Stefan Aristidou was arrested at Heathrow Airport on 3 February by counter terrorism officers……

Man admits sharing #IslamicState beheading videos Stefan Aristidou, 27, entered guilty pleas to four terrorism offences at the Old Bailey and will be sentenced in September BBC research reveals he is the 14th person convicted of terror charges out of hundreds who returned from #Syria after joining jihadist groups…….

By Daniel De Simone
BBC News

The research shows only 3% of returnees have been convicted of such offences.

Aristidou, from Enfield in north London, travelled to Syria in April 2015 with Kolsoma Begum, whom he had married shortly before. 

The pair were reported missing by concerned family members. 

Aristidou, who is of Cypriot origin, is a convert to Islam.

The couple spent time living in Raqqa – then the “capital” of Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate – and had a baby while living in Syria.

Turkish sentences

They were later arrested crossing into Turkey in April 2017.

Both were convicted in a Turkish court in October 2018 of being part of IS.

ReutersThe Islamic State group urged Muslims to migrate to their new “caliphate”

They were each sentenced to more than six years in prison, although Kolsoma Begum was convicted in her absence having already been returned to the UK with their child.

Aristidou was deported in February this year and arrested on arrival at Heathrow airport.

He had a phone with him which had not been used since before his arrest in Turkey in April 2017.

It contained text exchanges with his wife, ending with him saying he was “giving self into Kuffar” – or non-Muslims.

The four offences Aristidou has now admitted were committed in 2014 before he went to Syria, when he had sent other people IS videos depicting public executions and beheadings.

He pleaded not guilty to three similar offences and prosecutors will ask for these charges to be left to lie on file.

Few prosecutions

The case highlights the challenge of prosecuting people for their actions in Syria.

The government has previously said more than 900 people from the UK went to Syria to join jihadist groups.

A senior MI5 official said this year that about half have since returned to the UK, equating to about 450 people.

The government has given shifting figures to Parliament on the number of returnees prosecuted:

  • In 2016, it said the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) had prosecuted 35 cases involving 54 defendants who were suspected of having fought in the region, with 13 ongoing prosecutions involving 30 defendants.
  • In 2018, a Home Office minister said approximately 40 people had been prosecuted, either because of activities in Syria or links to the conflict there. 
  • In 2019, the government clarified these 40 people had been charged with a range of offences not limited to those covered by terrorism legislation – and in some cases, might not even realise they had been investigated for non-terror offences because of their engagement in terrorism.

The government has never confirmed how many of these people have actually been prosecuted for terror offences. 

Last year, in response to a freedom of information request from the BBC, the Home Office said it “does not hold the information”.

The CPS also says it does not have the figures.

Few convictions

However, research by the BBC which has examined all recent terrorism prosecutions, has found that only 14 people who crossed into Syria have been convicted of terror offences after returning to Britain.

The first case was in 2014, with Aristidou the most recent.

The figures mean that approximately 3% of 450 returnees have been convicted of terror offences.

Five people in total have been convicted of IS membership, but only two of them are returnees from Syria. 

The other three people had joined the group in the UK, meaning individuals are more likely to be charged with IS membership if they never went to Syria.

Kurdish militia

Separately, four people who fought against IS with the Kurdish YPG militia were charged with terror offences after returning to Britain.

The number who went to join the YPG has been placed as low as 30, suggesting a higher proportion of YPG fighters were charged with terror offences despite receiving western military support in their campaign against IS.

No one who returned to the UK after joining jihadist groups has been charged with offences under war crimes or torture legislation, which provide an avenue of prosecution for crimes committed outside UK borders.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.02: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) JUST IN: U.S. diplomats and troops in Iraq & Syria were targeted in three rocket and drone attacks in the past 24 hours, U.S. and Iraq officials said on Wednesday, including at least 14 rockets hitting an Iraqi air base hosting U.S. forces, wounding two American service members #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.11: While there were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attacks – part of a wave targeting U.S. troops or areas where they are based in Iraq and Syria – analysts believed they were part of a campaign by Iranian-backed militias.

Iraq/Syria were targeted by a number of attacks by ‘rocket & drones’aimed at U.S. Personnel on Wednesday that left two American service members wounded

Military vehicles of U.S. soldiers are seen at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq January 13, 2020. REUTERS/John Davison

Military vehicles of U.S. soldiers are seen at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq January 13, 2020. REUTERS/John Davison

Iraqi militia groups aligned with Iran vowed to retaliate after U.S. strikes on the Iraqi-Syrian border killed four of their members last month.

Two people were slightly wounded in the rocket attack on the Ain al-Asad air base in western Iraq, said coalition spokesman U.S. Army Colonel Wayne Marotto. The rockets landed on the base and its perimeter. He said earlier that three people were wounded.

U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the two personnel injured were U.S. service members. One suffered a concussion and the other had minor cuts, one of the officials added.

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Source: Reuters, Ahmed Rasheed, Suleiman Al-khalidi

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: July.10: 2021:

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(LONDON) #Children Not Soldiers Report: Trained child to become a soldier and recounts that from age 8 – 13yrs-old how #IslamicState taught him and others to use a gun at aged 8 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.07: A 13-year-old boy who was taught to use a gun by ISIS fighters aged eight is locked up at a prison for ‘Caliphate Cubs’ and says he wants to come ‘home’ to Britain.

Caliphate Cub: The chilling story of 13-year-old locked up in prison for child jihadi fighters who claims to have been dragged from UK to #Syria and now wants to come ‘home’ and recounts how the #IslamicState taught children the Qur’an and how to use a gun at aged 8: by Richard Ashmore and Andrew Drury, MailOnline, July 1, 2021:

Abdullah, who says he is a fan of Chelsea and McDonald’s, claims he grew up in London with his family, who are originally from Pakistan.

When he was eight, his mother and father took him to live under the Islamic State in Syria, along with his younger sister and two brothers. They are all now dead.

Most of his family were killed at Baghouz, the final stronghold of ISIS which was obliterated by US airstrikes in the last days of the so-called ‘caliphate’ in March, 2019.

He is now being kept at the Kurdish-run Hori Centre, a rehabilitation facility for boys accused of carrying out atrocities on behalf of ISIS, in the northeastern town of Tal Marouf.

Abdullah, who speaks good English with a slight accent, said he had been in Syria for less than a year when he was taught how to use an AK-47 assault rifle.

He claims to have never used it, but that ISIS wanted him and other children to do so.

Abdullah is one of scores of children ISIS sought to indoctrinate as ‘Caliphate Cubs’ to further their twisted ideology in a similar model to that used by the Hitler Youth.

He said: ‘The first day I go to school they learn me how to use the weapons.

‘And then I tell my mum, I can’t do these kind of things, and then my mum tell me go to second school. And the second school they learn me like the Quran and this kind of thing….

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: July.07: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) Press Release Statement Report: The US has carried out air strikes against Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.28: President Joe Biden would “act to protect US personnel”, it added: The Pentagon did not provide any information on casualties. But a monitoring group reported that five militia fighters were killed in Syria.

Statement by the Department of Defense: June 27, 2021: (Attributable to Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby)

WASHINGTON: US air strikes in Iraq and Syria target Iran-backed militias and Sunday’s strikes hit “operational and weapons storage facilities”, in response to drone attacks on US forces, the Pentagon said in a statement.

Fighters from the Iran-backed militia Kataib Hezbollah parade through Baghdad, Iraq. File photo
The US has designated Kataib Hezbollah a terrorist organisation since 2009

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said several more fighters were wounded “in an attack by US warplanes”.

Syrian state news agency Sana meanwhile reported that a child had died and at least three other people were wounded.

This is the second round of air strikes President Biden has authorised against Iran-backed militias since taking office in January. 

US forces based in Iraq have been targeted several times in recent months by drone attacks. Iran has denied any involvement.

About 2,500 US troops are based in the country as part of an international coalition fighting the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group.

According to the Pentagon, the “defensive precision air strikes” hit two targets in Syria and one in Iraq. It said several Iran-backed militia groups, including Kataib Hezbollah and Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada, used these facilities.

Since 2009, the US has designated Kataib Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation, accusing it of threatening the peace and stability of Iraq.

The US took “necessary, appropriate, and deliberate action designed to limit the risk of escalation – but also to send a clear and unambiguous deterrent message”, the statement said.

Getty Images: It is the second round of air strikes President Biden has ordered against Iran-backed militias (file photo)

Iran’s influence over Iraq’s internal affairs has grown steadily since the US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003.

The strikes come as Iran has been holding talks with world powers including the US about reviving a 2015 nuclear deal, which lifted sanctions against the state in exchange for stopping some nuclear work. 

Foreign powers suspect Iran has ambitions to build a nuclear bomb – something Iran strongly denies.

Former US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from the agreement in 2018 and reimposed sanctions. Iran’s nuclear programme: What’s been happening at its key nuclear sites?

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Jun.28: 2021:

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(IRAQ) Repatriation Report: What do they know in Mosul that they don’t know in Europe? European countries have brought back #IslamicState families without the slightest hesitation AND families fear repercussions #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.06: The return of dozens of Iraqi families suspected of links to the #IslamicState (IS) group from Syria to Mosul has sparked fears among residents who survived the horrors of IS rule.

IRAQ: #IslamicState families return, ‘They are a time bomb’ Fear in Iraq’s Mosul as IS families return from Syria,” Middle East Eye, May 30, 2021:

Around 300 people from some 90 families left the Kurdish-run al-Hol camp in northeast Syria on Tuesday under Iraqi army escort, a Kurdish administration official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

It was the first repatriation of Iraqi families from the camp, which is home to more than 60,000 people, including relatives of IS fighters, and came as part of an agreement between Baghdad and the multinational coalition battling the jihadists.

But the move has stirred up nightmares for many Mosul residents.

For three years, Mosul was the heart of IS’s self-proclaimed “caliphate”.

IS fighters imposed a strict interpretation of sharia law, banning music and smoking and meting out brutal punishments, including public beheadings, for those who violated their rules.

“We are totally opposed to their return,” said Omar, a 28-year-old soldier, whose father was killed by an IS fighter.

“Our future is dark and dangerous because the jihadists will live near us,” said Omar, who declined to give his surname for security reasons.

“They are a time bomb.”…

Ali al-Bayati, a member of Iraqi’s human rights commission, said the residents’ fears stemmed from a “lack of transparency”.

“Nobody knows if these people have been interrogated or if they were subject to an investigation,” he said.

“Before accepting them, [the authorities] should have ensured that none of them were charged or had committed crimes.”

Omar al-Husseini, a human rights activist from Mosul, expressed scepticism.

“The government must be cautious” because the families have spent years in the al-Hol camp under the influence of jihadists, he said….

For Omar the soldier, life with the returnees will be “impossible”.

“They have kept their extremist ideas,” he said.

#AceNewsDesk report …..Published: June.06: 2021:

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(LONDON) MOD Update Report: On Tuesday 11 May, Iraqi security forces encountered a group of #Daesh terrorists in a strong defensive position some twenty five miles south west of Mosul #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.19: On Tuesday 11 May, Iraqi security forces encountered a group of Daesh terrorists in a strong defensive position some twenty five miles south west of Mosul:

GOVUK Update Report: ‘Air- strikes as the RAF are continuing to take the fight to #Daesh in Iraq and Syria: Tuesday 11 May – Typhoons struck terrorists engaged in a firefight with Iraqi forces in northern Iraq’

Detail

Coming under heavy small arms fire from the terrorists, the Iraqi troops requested air support from the global coalition, and a pair of Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4s responded promptly. Liaising closely with the Iraqis, our aircraft attacked the Daesh terrorists with two Paveway IV precision guided bombs. The bombs hit the target and eliminated a number of the Daesh extremists. The Iraqi forces were then able to assault the position successfully and overwhelm the few remaining terrorists.

Previous update

On Sunday 4 April, an RAF Reaper, armed with Hellfire missiles, identified a small group of Daesh terrorists in northern Syria, some fifty miles west of Al Hasakah. Having checked that there were no civilians nearby, the Reaper’s crew attacked the terrorists, striking the target successfully.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.19: 2021:

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(BERLIN, Germany.) JUST IN: An intellegence report says Iran, Syria & Pakistan are producing weapons of mass destruction according to the Jerusalem Post #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.02: A German intelligence agency for the state of Bavaria said last week in its new report that the Islamic Republic of Iran has not ceased its drive to obtain weapons of mass destruction during 2020.” Iran has never slowed down, and no deal will stop it:

German intelligence: Iran, Syria, and Pakistan are producing weapons of mass destruction: The Jerusalem Post reviewed the 380-page intelligence document which contains 28 references to the Islamic Republic. The report lists additional threats to Bavaria’s democracy.

“Iran still seeks mass destruction weapons – German intelligence report,” by Benjamin Weinthal, Jerusalem Post, April 28, 2021:

The German intelligence agency for the state of Bavaria said last week in its new report that the Islamic Republic of Iran has not ceased its drive to obtain weapons of mass destruction during 2020.

“Proliferation-relevant states like Iran, North Korea, Syria and Pakistan are making efforts to expand their conventional arsenal of weapons through the production or constant modernization of weapons of mass destruction,” wrote the Bavarian Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the formal name for the domestic intelligence agency.

“In order to obtain the necessary know-how and corresponding components, these states are trying to establish business contacts to companies in high-technology countries like Germany,” said the Bavarian intelligence report in its section on weapons of mass destruction.

The German agency is the rough equivalent of the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency).

The intelligence report defines proliferation as “the unauthorized spread of atomic, biological, chemical weapons of mass destruction or the products used for their manufacture as well as the corresponding weapon carrier systems, including the necessary know-how.”

With respect to the section of the report on the Islamic Republic’s espionage activities, the intelligence document stated that “Germany remains in the focus of intelligence activities. This includes information from foreign and security policy as well as business and science. An additional focus [of Iran’s intelligence services] is the observation of, and fight against, opposition groups domestically and abroad.”

Hezbollah, the Iranian regime’s chief strategic ally in the Middle East, has 30 members in Bavaria….

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.02: 2021:

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((BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – On Friday, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that its forces and their Turkish counterparts carried out a joint patrol for a record distance in northeastern Syria, as it extended more than 100 km into the Al-Qamishli District of Al-Hasakah #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.02: The joint convoy covered a distance of more than 100 km in the first operation of its kind by the forces of the two countries in Syria, and included 10 towns that are not under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Russian and Turkish forces carry out record long patrol in northeast Syria: ‘The commander of the Russian forces convoy, Brigadier General Andrei Titov, said: Today a new joint Russian-Turkish patrol was carried out from the Sharq crossing. The peculiarity of this patrol is the long distance of the route, as it included a large number of towns.” Video footage of alleged Russian strikes on HTS training camp

Titov added, “The patrol took place in an orderly manner, and the combination of troops and military equipment succeeded in carrying out the mission. The local residents in most of the towns welcomed the convoy.”

60 soldiers from the forces of both countries and more than ten of military vehicles participated in the patrol, accompanied by helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces.

Turkey has extended its control over an area that extends about 30 kilometers south from the Turkish-Syrian border in northeastern Syria, since the launch of its military operation “Peace Spring” on October 9, 2019, against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, which Ankara considers a terrorist and an arm of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.02: 2021:

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(NEW YORK) Justice Dept Report: A man has pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support and resources to the #IslamicState of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and the al-Nusrah Front, both designated by the U.S. Department of State as foreign terrorist organizations #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.25: Redzepagic has admitted to travelling overseas to try to join and provide material support to ISIS and the al-Nusrah Front, two foreign terrorist organizations that were engaged in fighting in Syria,” said Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers for the Justice Department’s National Security Division. “The threat from these terrorist organizations has not ended, and we will continue to work to stem the flow of fighters and bring to justice those who provide material support to these groups.”

Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Provide Material Support to Foreign Terrorist Organizations: ‘According to court documents, Elvis Redzepagic, 30, of Commack, New York, began communicating in early 2015 with an individual he believed to be both the commander of a battalion in Syria and a member of ISIS or the al-Nusrah Front, and made attempts to join that individual’s battalion to engage in violent jihad. In July 2015, Redzepagic traveled to Turkey and made multiple unsuccessful attempts to cross the border into Syria. Unable to enter Syria from Turkey, Redzepagic traveled to Jordan in August 2016, but was stopped and deported by Jordanian authorities’

Defendant Planned to Travel to Syria to Wage Violent Jihad: Redzepagic, a Long Island resident, admitted that he attempted to travel to Syria on several occasions to wage jihad on behalf of ISIS and other organizations dedicated to violence and mass destruction,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Mark Lesko for the Eastern District of New York. “This Office is committed to preventing the spread of terrorism by stopping individuals like the defendant in their tracks and prosecuting them before they are able to harm the United States and its allies.” Acting U.S. Attorney Lesko praised the outstanding efforts of the FBI’s New York Joint Terrorism Task Force, which consists of investigators and analysts from the FBI, the NYPD, and over 50 other federal, state, and local agencies.

In Facebook messages from October 2015, Redzepagic explained that “jihad” is when “you fight for the sake of God” and “die for the sake of Allah.” Redzepagic stated that he traveled to Turkey to “perform Jihad and join Jabhat Al-Nusra.” He predicted, “there will come a time where people will only know to say Allahu Akbar.” In subsequent interviews with law enforcement, Redzepagic admitted that at the time he attempted to enter Syria, he was prepared to strap a bomb to himself:

Redzepagic pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The FBI’s New York Field Office is investigating the case.

Trial Attorney Stephanie Sweeten of the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Saritha Komatireddy and Artie McConnell are prosecuting the case.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Apr.25: 2021:

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(DAMASCUS) SANA REPORT: Despite the difficult situation that Syria is going through, we have stood committed to our membership in the Chemical Weapons Convention,” Syria’s official news agency quoted Mekdad as saying in a meeting with ambassadors and heads of diplomatic missions on Thursday evening #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.17: He added, “Syria and many other countries have acknowledged that the states which supported and funded armed terrorist groups in Syria, particularly the United States, France, Germany and Britain, will use the Syrian chemical file and the OPCW to achieve their hostile goals against Syria.”

FM Mekdad: US, allies have turned OPCW into a tool to pursue anti-Syria objectives: BUT Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faisal Mekdad has categorically dismissed the new report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), stating that the United States and its allies have turned the international watchdog into a tool to pursue their political goals against Damascus’

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US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

Mekdad noted that Syrian government forces continue to score remarkable victories in their battles against the Takfiri terrorist groups, emphasizing that the troops have never used chemical warfare even in toughest operations against the foreign-sponsored militants.

OPCW likely to repeat claims about chemical weapons use in Syria: Russian diplomat

OPCW likely to repeat claims about chemical weapons use in Syria: Russian diplomatA senior Russian diplomat warns against attempts to incriminate the Damascus government and Syrian army troops at the OPCW over alleged chemical weapons use in the war-ravaged country.

He went on to say that certain Western countries have established the OPCW’s so-called Investigation and Identification Team (IIT) in order to produce reports, which best suit their anti-Syria agenda.

“The French-Western draft resolution, which is to be presented at the 25th meeting of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons later this year, is a new chapter in the series of conspiracies against Syria,” Mekdad pointed out.

The top Syrian diplomat finally called on the OPCW member states to support Damascus and counter the politicization of the organization’s activities by some Western countries.

A report by the OPCW’s so-called investigative arm claimed on Monday that Syria’s air force had dropped a chlorine bomb on a residential neighborhood in the terrorist-controlled Idlib region.

The report further asserted no one was killed when the cylinder of chlorine gas, delivered in a barrel bomb, hit the al-Talil neighborhood in the city of Saraqib in February 2018.

The Syrian foreign ministry, in a statement published on Wednesday, said the OPCW’s “misleading report,” written by “an illegitimate and incredible team,” fabricates “facts” to incriminate the Damascus government.

Syria rejects ‘fabricated’ OPCW report on alleged 2018 gas attack in Saraqib

Syria rejects ‘fabricated’ OPCW report on alleged 2018 gas attack in SaraqibSyria dismisses as “false and fabricated” the results of a probe by the OPCW into an alleged chemical attack in Saraqib in February 2018.

“This report has included false and fabricated conclusion which represents another scandal for the OPCW and the inquiry teams that will be added to the scandal of the reports of Douma incident in 2018, and Ltamenah in 2017,” it said.

Moscow and Damascus have on many occasions said members of the so-called White Helmets civil defense group stage gas attacks in a bid to falsely incriminate Syrian government forces and fabricate pretexts for military strikes by the US-led military coalition.

The group claims to be a humanitarian NGO but has long been accused of collaborating with anti-Damascus militants.

On April 14, 2018, the US, Britain and France carried out a string of airstrikes against Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack on the city of Douma, located about 10 kilometers northeast of the capital Damascus.

'External pressure behind OPCW altering facts on Douma attack'

‘External pressure behind OPCW altering facts on Douma attack’Retired US army colonel Lawrence Wilkerson says international organizations such as OPCW at times come under pressure from certain countries to “alter the facts.”

Washington and its allies blamed Damascus for the Douma attack, a charge the Syrian government rejected.

Western governments and their allies have never stopped pointing the finger at Damascus whenever an apparent chemical attack takes place.

This is while Syria surrendered its stockpile of chemical weapons in 2014 to a joint mission led by the United States and the OPCW, which oversaw the destruction of the weaponry. It has consistently denied using chemical weapons.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Apr.17: 2021:

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