Tagged: army

Army: 266 Syrians detained at Shalateen while attempting illegal immigration across the border

Spokesman for the Armed Forces, Tamir al-Rifa’i, said in a statement published Tuesday that border guards in the southern military district had detained 266 Syrians who were attempting to illegally migrate across the border in the region of Shalateen.

Attempts by Egyptians and foreigners to illegally migrate via Egypt’s borders and coastline have increased recently, due to political persecution and rising unemployment levels in the Middle East.

The spokesman also stated in a post published on the official Facebook page that border guards in the second field army had destroyed 12 tunnels along the border in northern Sinai.

The armed forces, in collaboration with the Ministry of the Interior have launched a security campaign across northern Sinai, aimed at arresting militants and destroying the tunnels which are used to target members of the army and the police.

Translated by Conor Fagan

Original article can be found here.

‘Houthi gunmen fire missile at military unit in Hamdan, hours after ceasefire announcement,’ Al-Masdar Online (Yemen), 4 June 2014

Just hours after the announcement of an immediate ceasefire between Houthi rebels and the Yemeni army, there are reports of gunmen firing at a military unit just north of the capital Sana’a. Continue reading

‘Ministry of Defence announces ceasefire in Amran,’ Al-Watan Al-Yemenye (Yemen), 4 June 2014

After more than three days of fighting between government forces and Houthi rebels in the northern province of Amran, an immediate ceasefire has been announced by Yemen’s Ministry of Defence. Continue reading

‘The effects of the Egyptian army’s operations in Sinai,’ Al-Jazeera (Qatar), 30 March 2014

See video transcription and translation below. Continue reading

“Free Syrian Army vows to respond to al-Qaeda after the Assassination of One of their Leaders”, Al-Bilad (Lebanon), 12th July 2013

مقاتلو الجيش السوري الحر  - Fighters of the Free Syrian Army (source: al-Bilad)

مقاتلو الجيش السوري الحر
– Fighters of the Free Syrian Army (source: al-Bilad)

الجمعة 12 تموز 2013 13:50

أكد مقاتلو الجيش السوري الحر إن اغتيال متشددين تربطهم صلات بتنظيم القاعدة قائداً كبيراً في الجيش السوري الحر يعتبر “إعلاناً للحرب”، متوعدين قادة مقاتلي المعارضة بالرد.
وقال قائد كبير في المعارضة طلب عدم ذكر اسمه “لن ندعهم يفلتون بهذا لأنهم يريدون استهدافناً”، مضيفاً “أن متشددين تربطهم صلات بتنظيم القاعدة أبلغوا مقاتلي الجيش السوري الحر بأنه لا مكان لهم في محافظة اللاذقية” حيث قتل القائد كمال حمامي.

وذكرت مصادر أخرى في المعارضة أن القتل جاء بعد نزاع بين قوات حمامي وتنظيم الدولة الإسلامية حول السيطرة على نقطة تفتيش استراتيجية في اللاذقية.
من جانبه، قال المرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان “إن اشتباكات عنيفة وقعت بين الجيش السوري الحر والدولة الإسلامية في مناطق كثيرة بسوريا على مدى الأسابيع القليلة الماضية مما يشير إلى العداء المتزايد بين معارضي الأسد”.

وقال مدير المرصد رامي عبد الرحمن “قتلت الدولة الإسلامية يوم الجمعة الماضي مقاتلا من الجيش السوري الحر في محافظة إدلب وفصلت رأسه عن جسده. ووقعت هجمات في العديد من المحافظات”، مضيفاً أن اثنين من رجال حمامي أصيبا في هجوم أمس الخميس.



Free Syrian Army vows to respond to al-Qaeda after the Assassination of One of their Leaders

Friday 12th Jul2 2013

Fighters from the Free Syrian Army confirmed that militants with links to the Al-Qaeda organization assassinated a senior leader in the Free Syrian Army is considered to be “a declaration of war”, opposition fighters vowed to respond and a senior leader in the opposition, who requested not to be named, said “we will not let them get away with this, because they want to target us”, adding “that the militants with links to the Al-Qaeda organization told the fighters of the Free Syrian Army  that there is no place for them in the province of Latakia” where they killed Kamal Hammami.

Other sources in the opposition note that the death comes after a dispute between Hammami’s forces and the Islamic State Organization over control of strategic check points in the south of Latakia. The Syrian Human Rights Observatory said that violent clashes between the FSA and Islamic State (الدولة الإسلامية) in a large area of Syria over the last few weeks, which points to increasing hostility between Asad’s opposition.

Director  of the Observatory Rami Abd al-Karim said “Islamic State killed, last Friday, a fighter from the FSA in the province of Adab and decapitated him. The attacks took place in several provinces, he said, adding that two other soldiers were wounded in the attack on Hammami.

Original article here.