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Posted: January 1, 2013 in News


Foreign-backed militants in Syria (file photo)


Chairman of Iran’s Armed Forces Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi says the United States and Israel are major players in the Syrian crisis.

“The United States and the Zionist regime [of Israel] play the main role in Syria unrest because Syria was calm but after the victory of the Egyptian revolution, the [global] arrogance made a new plan to give this occupying regime [of Israel] new breathing room, and they chose Syria for this purpose,” Firouzabadi said on Saturday.

The Iranian commander further noted that based on some accurate information, Syria is in the hands of the country’s army and popular forces and the Syrian government is in control of the borders.

“The number of terrorists in Syria, compared with the people and the popular army of this country, is not high and they are weak. However, they have been…

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by Nick Fagge
Mail Online
December 31, 2012

  • Christian Andrei Arbashe, 38, was kidnapped and beheaded by rebel fighters in northern town of Ras Al-Ayn on the Turkish border
  • News came as pro-government forces celebrated their victory against rebels near Aleppo Airport

Syrian rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to dogs, according to a nun who says the West is ignoring atrocities committed by Islamic extremists.

The nun said taxi driver Andrei Arbashe, 38, was kidnapped after his brother was heard complaining that fighters against the ruling regime behaved like bandits.

She said his headless corpse was found by the side of the road, surrounded by hungry dogs. He had recently married and was soon to be a father.

Sister Agnes-Mariam de la Croix said: ‘His only crime was his brother criticised the rebels, accused them of acting like bandits, which is what they are.’There have been…

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The Extinction Protocol

December 31, 2012COLOMBIAMild ash explosions continue to occur sporadically at the volcano, such as recently seen on 29 Dec. For the month of December, this is the 6th time ash emissions were observed (although more could have occurred and gone unnoticed during times of bad weather). In comparison, there have been 2 emissions observed in November, 12 in October, and 5 in September. The volcano’s last major eruption occurred in 2010. –Volcano Discovery
                                                     20 missing after landslide in Colombia – AP News

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