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Latest News Syria: dozens of terrorists eliminated

oktober 31, 2013

Oct 31, 2013

Provinces, (SANA) – Army units carried out intensive operations against terrorists’ gatherings, eliminating dozens of them and destroying their weapons and ammunition in different areas around the country.

Terrorists killed in Northern countryside of Lattakia

Units of the armed forces targeted terrorists’ dens and gatherings in Beit Sakhta, Beit Ablaq, al-Sawda and Marj Khukha villages in the northern countryside of Lattakia, killing and injuring scores of them.

A military source told SANA that among the dead terrorists were al-Moutasim Bllah from Chechen, Ahmad Kour Oglan and Maher al-Sabbagh.

Army units eliminate terrorists in Deir Ezzor

A unit of the armed forces carried out a special operation against an armed terrorist group’s members who were stationed in al-Sarawi Tower in al-Rshdiyeh neighborhood in Deir Ezzor, killing many of them, including a sniper.

An official source told SANA that the operation resulted in destroying a car equipped with heavy machinegun near the Tower and killing all terrorists inside it.

The source added that another army unit killed all members of an armed terrorist group in al-Haweiqa neighborhood and destroyed their weapons and ammunition.

Army units kill terrorists in Damascus countryside

Army units killed and injured numbers of terrorists, some of a Libyan nationality in operations against their hideouts in Barzeh neighborhood, eastern Ghouta and the northern countryside of Damascus.

An official source told SANA that a car equipped with a heavy machinegun was destroyed and an armed terrorist group eliminated in Barzeh neighborhood as an army unit clashed with terrorists, killing three of them east of the electricity company in Jobar neighborhood.

The source added that an army unit pursued terrorists east of the Police Hospital and south of Daya Co., killing numbers of them as the army operations continued on Zamalka axis, killing the terrorist Diab Mustapha al-Wazir and injuring others.

Deep into eastern Ghouta, an army unit clashed with armed terrorist groups in al-Kasemieh and Htaitet al-Turkman, killing several terrorists as other units carried out a series of qualitative operations, destroying terrorist hideouts in al-Mleiha and Zabdin.

The terrorist Mohammad Hassan Sreiwil was identified among the dead as a heavy machinegun was destroyed and the terrorist Mohammad al-Rashed was killed on al-Baharia farms axis.

Up to 20 terrorists have been killed and around 50 others injured during a qualitative operation by an army unit in al-Nashabieh, as other units pounded terrorist gatherings in Deir al-Asafir, Marj al-Sultan and Jisrin, killing many terrorists, among them Fouad Adnan Bobas and Mohammad Eid Bakkar.

A terrorist concentration was destroyed in Karm al-Rasas farms between Duma and Harasta. The terrorists Mohammad Ghazi Yousef was identified among the dead as another unit eliminated a terrorist group south of Sar factory in Adra.

An army unit clashed with an armed terrorist group near Ali Bin Abi Taleb Mosque in Daraya and killed four of its members.

An army unit killed several terrorists and injured others northwest of Maaloula, some of them non Syrians, among them the Libyan Abid al-Deis.

A military source told SANA that army units eliminated armed terrorist groups and destroyed mortar cannon in al-Ghanam bazaar in Adra, a factory for manufacturing explosives and a rocket launcher in Yabroud area in Damascus countryside.

 Protest against terrorists’ crimes in Yabroud, Damascus Countryside

Scores of Yabroud  city’s citizens protested in front of al-Hussein and al-Khudour Mosques against the acts of the armed terrorist groups in the city.

SANA reporter said that scores of citizens went out to streets against the acts of the armed terrorist and Takfiri groups in the city of killing, rape, steeling and sacrilege the worship places, calling on terrorists to get out of the city and end all acts of terrorism in Yabroud.

Arms cache discovered, terrorist groups eliminated in Hama, Homs and Idleb

The competent authorities seized an arms cache on the outskirts of Hama city as the army units eliminated armed terrorist groups in several neighborhoods and villages in Homs province. Several terrorists have also been killed during a clash between terrorist groups in Idleb countryside.

A military source told SANA that the competent authorities stormed a den for terrorists on Hama-Aleppo road, confiscating machineguns, automatic rifles, explosive charges, hand grenades and shells.

In Homs, an army unit eliminated terrorist gatherings near Abdullah Bin Masoud Mosque in Bab Houd neighborhood and west of Kafrnan and the villages of Rahoum and Um al-Rif, north of Jabal al-Nahdain near Sadad, al-Hazm al-Awsat, north of Hawarin and in al-Tibeh area in Palmyra countryside.

Army units destroyed dens for terrorists in the villages of al-Maland in Jisr al-Shughour, Kafranbel and al-Dar al-Kabira in Maaret al-Numan and south of Jabal al-Arbain in Idleb countryside.

Armed terrorist groups have been eliminated in an ambush by an army unit between Kafrlata and Maarbleid villages and near Jabal al-Arbain.

A clash between two armed terrorist groups erupted in Talaamar village in Salqin area during which big number of terrorists have been killed, among them Ahmad Haj Ali.

Terrorist killed in Hasaka countryside

An army unit killed a number of terrorists and injured others and destroyed their equipment in Tal Hamis area in the countryside of Hasaka, while another army unit destroyed a terrorists’ gathering in al-Dawajen area.

Residents in Qamishli villages confront infiltrating terrorists

In another context, residents of al-Jass’eh village in the countryside of Qamishli in Hasaka province repelled armed terrorist groups that tried to infiltrate their village and attack them and their properties.

An official source told SANA reporter that the residents courageously confronted the terrorists and killed three of them, while the others fled away.

Residents of Tal Majdal village also clashed with armed terrorist groups that entered their village and killed numbers of their members.

Army eliminates terrorists, destroys explosive devices manufacturing factory in Damascus Countryside

Army units destroyed a factory for manufacturing explosive devices to the north-west of Yabroud and weapons and ammunition cache in the western farms of Jairoud in addition to destroying terrorists’ vehicles in Jaba’din in Damascus Countryside, a military source told SANA Thursday.

Army units destroyed a factory for manufacturing explosive devices to the north-west of Yabroud and weapons and ammunition cache in the western farms of Jairoud in addition to destroying terrorists’ vehicles in Jaba’din in Damascus Countryside, a military source told SANA Thursday.

The army units also eliminated all members of armed terrorist groups to the east of Housh Arab, in al-Saqi street in al-Nabek and south of Sar cleaners factory in Adra.

Military operations target terrorists’ gatherings in Aleppo and Idleb 

Army units carried out operations against terrorists’ dens and gatherings in Aleppo and its countryside and Idleb provinces, eliminating armed terrorist groups.A military source said that an army unit confiscated a mortar launcher of an armed terrorist group that was fortifying in a building in the surrounding area of al-Sheikh Said neighborhood, killing all of its members.

The source added that terrorists’ gatherings were targeted in a intensive operation in the surrounding area of the Central Prison, al-Kindi Hospital and Daret-Ezza, in addition to destroying armed terrorist group’s missile and mortar launchers in al-Jdeideh and al-Kweiris villages.

In Idleb countryside, army units destroyed in intensive and swift operations cars loaded with weapons and ammunition on Bennish-al-To’owm road and the area surrounding Saraqeb, killing all the terrorists inside them.

Terrorists’ gatherings destroyed, terrorists killed in Homs

Army units destroyed several cars loaded with weapons and ammunition, and killed all members of armed terrorist groups in Homs and its countryside.

An official source said that an army unit destroyed five cars laden with weapons and ammunition to the west of elderly hospice in al-Saan area and terrorists’ gatherings in al-Rabiyeh, al-Msheirfeh and al-Habra al-Sharqiyeh in al-Mukharram area, Khalij Kiseen and al-Hazm area near al-Hawarin village.

The source added that an army unit confronted an armed terrorist group that attempted to attack a military checkpoint near al-Zara Bridge, killing many terrorists including Motasem al-Dandashi, the leader of the so-called “Jonoud Allah battalion”.

The source pointed out that members of an armed terrorist group were killed in the area between al-Khalediyeh and al-Zara villages, while army units inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists in operations against their gatherings near al-Walid Compound in Jurat al-Shayyah, Souk, al-Jaj and al-Qussour neighborhoods in the city of Homs.

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British spring: censorship about spying

oktober 31, 2013

British spring: censorship about spying

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British government moves to censor media coverage of spying operations

21 June 2013

The Guardian reported June 17 that UK Defence officials issued a confidential D-Notice (Defence Advisory Notice) June 7 to the BBC and other media organisations.

D-Notices are official requests to news editors not to publish or broadcast items on specified subjects on the grounds of “national security”. They are issued by the Defence, Press and Broadcasting Advisory Committee, which operates between government departments dealing with intelligence and national security, and the media.

The D-Notice was issued the day after the Guardian had exposed, based on leaks provided by former US National Security Agency (NSA) sub-contractor Edward Snowden, vast and systematic police-state surveillance conducted under the Obama administration by the NSA. Its purpose was to censor any further coverage.

The order is marked, “Private and Confidential: Not for publication, broadcast or use on social media” and reads: “There have been a number of articles recently in connection with some of the ways in which the UK Intelligence Services obtain information from foreign sources.

“Although none of these recent articles has contravened any of the guidelines contained within the Defence Advisory Notice System, the intelligence services are concerned that further developments of this same theme may begin to jeopardize both national security and possibly UK personnel.”

The same day that the Guardian revealed the existence of the D-Notice, and the G8 summit of world leaders opened in Northern Ireland, the newspaper broke a five-page story based on further documents made available by Snowden. It catalogued the way that the British government, through its Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) spy centre, had mounted an intensive spying operation on foreign politicians attending two G20 summit meetings in London in 2009.

It should be noted that the Guardian did not reveal the D-Notice’s existence until it had been in operation for 10 days and first made public on the British politics blog “Guido Fawkes.”

The Guardian claims “it is not clear what impact the warning has had on media coverage of Snowden’s revelations relating to British intelligence.” However, no other national newspaper has commented on the issuing of the D-Notice and Foreign Secretary William Hague, the minister responsible for GCHQ, was not asked about the Guardian ’s claims about the UK governments’ spying when he appeared on BBC radio’s flagship “Today” programme on the morning the article was published. A short item on the story appeared at the end of the “Today” programme but there has been no further mention, indicating that the BBC is fully on board with the D-Notice.

The Guardian ’s UK spying operation story was ignored by most national newspapers, including the Times and the Financial Times, in their coverage of the G8 summit. Others gave it scant attention. The Independent and the Daily Telegraph published short, almost identical articles, which sought to brush the story under the carpet. The Daily Telegraph merely noted that it had “the potential to embarrass the Prime Minister [David Cameron] as he hosts leaders from the world’s most powerful countries at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland”. It has since completely dropped the story.

Commenting on the failure to follow up the Guardian ’s story, Dominic Ponsford, the editor of Press Gazette, a magazine and web site for UK journalists, pointed to the anti-democratic basis of the D-Notice system, which has five separate, all-embracing standing notices in place ready to enforce.

Ponsford stated, “My understanding is that Monday’s Guardian coverage is seen as being in breach of DA Notice 5 [known as United Kingdom Security & Intelligence Services & Special Services]. This requests that editors seek advice from the DA Notice Committee secretary before publishing details of: ‘specific covert operations, sources and methods of the Security Service, SIS and GCHQ, Defence Intelligence Units, Special Forces and those involved with them, the application of those methods, including the interception of communications, and their targets; the same applies to those engaged on counter-terrorist operations’”

Whilst the overwhelming majority of the media have complied with the D-Notice and remain silent, the right-wing Daily Mail has launched an open attack on the Guardian and its exposures using explicitly anti-democratic and authoritarian arguments.

In an article published June 18 with the headline, “Shock horror! Britain spies on other nations”, columnist Stephen Glover writes, “Five pages of The Guardian newspaper were yesterday given over to what was presented as one of the most outrageous scandals of modern times. Horror of horrors, Britain has allegedly been bugging other governments.

“Whatever The Guardian, with its head in the clouds, may believe, the British government has an obligation to protect this country’s strategic and economic interests in a world in which foreign governments are ruthlessly pursuing theirs.”

Glover continued, “If our security services weren’t trying to find out the private thoughts of other key governments before important international meetings, they would be failing in their duty.”

Enthusing over the BBC’s silence over the reports, Glover wrote, “Even the BBC, which normally treats The Guardian as its house journal and guiding star, has so far not followed up the paper’s latest overblown revelations with as much enthusiasm as might have been expected.”

Glover concluded his piece by declaring that the interests of the British ruling class were all-important and were being directly threatened by the Guardian ’s exposures. “Don’t imagine the paper is being naïve: it is far too sophisticated for that. Treachery is too strong a word, but it is impossible to find any decent motive for what The Guardian has done. These supposedly world-shattering revelations were intended to damage the British government at the beginning of a crucial summit.”

A D-Notice was also served on the UK media in November 2010, two days prior to WikiLeaks beginning publication of 251,287 leaked US embassy cables. The cables exposed the real state of international relations, the undercover criminal activities of the US and other governments.

That D-Notice stated, “aspects of national security might be put at risk if a major UK media news outlet brought such information into obvious public prominence through its general publication or broadcast.” It asked editors to seek “advice before publishing or broadcasting any information drawn from these latest WikiLeaks’ disclosures” and warned of the “potential consequential effects of disclosing information which would put at risk the safety and security of Britons working or living in volatile regions where such publicity might trigger violent local reactions, for example Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.”

The message was clear. The press were under orders not to say or do anything to jeopardise the illegal and criminal wars of aggression in which the UK was involved.

As well as the draconian D-Notice’s preventing the publication of stories deemed detrimental to the “national interest”, the British ruling elite presides over a legal system that includes “super-injunctions” that allow wealthy individuals to do the same without anyone knowing of it. Britain also has some of the most punitive libel legislation in the world. What is being defended by such means is the “right” of the ruling class to conceal their illegal and criminal practises from the population.

In the UK as in the US, the mainstream media as a whole is playing its assigned role. The response of media outlets to the June 17 D-Notice is ample proof that rather than exposing government criminality, their own self-censorship serves to abet this criminality.…