Tagged: Homs

‘Syrian crisis: Implementation of Homs truce delayed for logistical reasons,’ BBC Arabic (London), 6 May 2014

Reports out of Syria say that the implementation of a truce and the exit of fighters from the Old City of Homs has been delayed. Continue reading

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‘Syrian regime accused of chemical attack on Harasta,’ Al-Jazeera (Qatar), 11 April 2014

Almost eight months after the deadly chemical weapons attack perpetrated by the Syrian regime, which led to over 1000 deaths, activists are reporting another attack using poisonous gasses in the town of Harasta in the Rif Dimashq governorate. The August 21st, 2013 attack led the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to begin a program for the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles, but regime forces have continued to strike opposition-held towns and cities hard with barrel bombs. The regime says it maintains its commitment to destroying its chemical weapons. Continue reading

‘The United Nations announces three day extension of the Humanitarian Truce in Homs’, Akhbar al-Khaleej (Bahrain), 10th February 2014

Humanitarian Crisis in Homs, Edinburgh Arabic InitiativeConflicting parties agree to a United Nations sponsored ceasefire in the Old City of Homs.

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‘Syria: First batch of besieged Homs residents leave city,’ CNN Arabic (UAE), 7 February 2014

The evacuation of the Old City of Homs has begun after a UN-negotiated ceasefire was agreed upon between Syrian regime and opposition forces. In addition to allowing women, children under 15 and adults over 55 to leave the besieged city, food and medical aid will be allowed to those citizens who remain in the city.

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1873 Palestinian refugees have been martyred in Syria since the beginning of events until the end of last year, Al-Quds (Palestine), 3 January 2014

Since the outbreak of the civil war in Syria, nearly 2000 of Syria’s Palestinian refugee population have been killed.

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What role does Hezbollah play in Syria?, BBC Arabic (London), 22 April 2013

حزب الله ينفي مشاركته في القتال

This BBC report from April, when Hezbollah fighters were confirmed to be involved in Syria, explains the groups early activities on the ground and poses questions to readers about the role Hezbollah will play in the conflict, and how there involvement could shape the situation.

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Washington Post: Syrian army continues its advance against the armed opposition around Damascus and in the north of the country ahead of peace talks, Al-Quds (Palestine), 16 November 2013

The Washington Post has published a report detailing recent Syrian regime army gains in Damascus and northern Syria against the armed rebellion. These victories have raised questions about whether the opposition can be convinced to participate in Geneva II peace talks.

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Homs Countryside: destruction of tank during mujahideen’s resistance of a convoy connected to regime forces after its attempt to advance towards the offensive area, Ahrar Ash-sham (Syria), 9 November 2013

ريف حمص : تدمير دبابة خلال تصدي المجاهدين لرتل تابع لقوات النظام بعد محاولته التقدم نحو منطقة مهين

الجبهة الإسلامية السورية | حركة أحرار الشام الإسلامية | ريف حمص

تدمير دبابة خلال تصدي المجاهدين لرتل تابع لقوات النظام بعد محاولته التقدم نحو منطقة مهين , وبفضل الله تم دحر الرتل بعد أن أوقعوا  العديد من القتلى والجرحى في صفوف العدو , يُذكر أن عصابات الأسد حاولت إرسال عدة أرتال باتجاه المنطقة بالتزامن مع غطاء جوي كثيف , ولكن ثبات المجاهدين وصمودهم أجبرهم على التراجع

الفصائل المشاركة

حركة أحرار الشام الإسلامية و آخرون

السبت

٧ محرم ١٤٣٥ هه

9/11/2013

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Translation

Homs Countryside: destruction of tank during mujahideen’s resistance of a convoy connected to regime forces after its attempt to advance towards the offensive area

Syrian Islamist Front – Ahrar Ash-sham Movement – Homs Countryside

A tank was destroyed during the mujahideen’s resistance of a convoy connect to regime forces after its attempt to advance towards the offensive area. Thanks to God, the convoy was overpowered after several deaths and injuries were inflicted amongst the enemy’s ranks. It is reported that Assad’s gangs tried to send several convoys in the direction of the area at the same time, under heavy air coverage, but the persistence of the mujahideen and their resilience forced them to retreat.

Factors participating:
Ahrar Ash-sham movement and others.

Saturday
6 Muharram 1435 AH
9/11/2013

Translated by Kevin Moore.

Article available here.

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Al-Nusra Front: Statement No. 398, Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syria), 15 September 2013

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

جبهة النصرة – البيان رقم 398

ضمن سلسلة غزوات العين بالعين
(14)
الهجوم على قرى مكسر الحصان وجب الجراح والمسعودية النصيرية
ودكها بوابل من القذائف والصواريخ
في الريف الشرقي لحمص

الحمد لله الملك المتعال، الذي أمرنا أن نحكم بين الناس بالعدل، وشرع لنا الرد على الاعتداء بالمثل، والصلاة والسلام على الضحوك القتال، نبيِّنا محمَّد صلى الله عليه وسلم، وعلى جميع الصحب والآل، أمَّا بعد؛

ثأرًا لأبناء المسلمين ونسائهم الذين قتلوا بدم بارد في الغوطة الشرقية، واستجابةً لأمر الفاتح/ أبي محمد الجولاني -حفظه الله-؛ هبَّ إخونكم في جبهة النصرة -أعزَّها الله- بالاشتراك مع حركة أحرار الشام الإسلامية للهجوم على قرى مكسر الحصان وجب الجراح والمسعودية النصيرية في الريف الشرقي لحمص ومحاولة اقتحامها، وتقع هذه القرى بجوار قرى أهل السنة التي دائمًا ما يصيبها القصفَ من هذه القرى النصيرية والحواجز المتمركزة على مشارفها، ناهيك عن الاعتقالات العشوائية لأبناء السنة الأحرار

فأعد الإخوة العدة واتخذوا القرار، وتوكلوا على العزيز الجبار؛ وبعد أن قاموا بالرصد وجهزوا عتادهم، اجتمع فيهم المسؤول الشرعي وخطب وحرض على قتال النصيريين أعداء الله، فانطلق الإخوة في الساعة 3:30 من فجر يوم الثلاثاء 4 من ذي القعدة 1434هـ، الموافق 10/ 9/ 2013 واتخذوا مواقعهم في انتظار إشارة البدء بالاقتحام، وما هي إلا ساعة حتى تمكن الإخوة في محور مكسر الحصان من دخولها والسيطرة عليها بعد تمشيطها، بالتزامن مع المحاور الأخرى حيث قام المجاهدون بدك قرية جب الجراح وبلدة المسعودية بالهاونات عيار 120مم، وصواريخ (غراد) ومدفع 57مم و23مم، بالإضافة إلى صواريخ محلية الصنع

وقد تمكَّن الإخوة -ولله الحمد- من السيطرة على مكسر الحصان لمدة 10 ساعات ولكن نتيجة للقصف الشديد والأرتال الكبيرة التي آزرتهم من منطقة المخرم الفوقاني، اضطر الإخوة للتراجع إلى مواقع الرباط الاعتيادية بعد أن دمروا جب الجراح والمسعودية بالهاوانات وقذائف 57مم ولله الحمد

وقد كان من نتائج الغزوة مقتل أكثر من 30 من النصيرية واغتنام 10 بنادق روسية والعديد من الذخيرة والسيارات والمعدات، وكان من بين القتلى قائد المؤازرة المقدم/ رائد الحسن في مكسر الحصان، وقد كُسر حاجز الخوف عند الناس حيث أنها المرة الأولى التي تُقتحم فيها هذه البلدات ويُقتل منهم هذا العدد، ولله الفضل والمنَّة

Al-Nusra Front: Explaining the plan for the invasion to the brothers.

Al-Nusra Front: Observing the village of Maksar al-Husan

Al-Nusra Front: Observing the village of Jeb al-Jarrah.

Al-Nusra Front: The invaders just before setting off to invade the Alawite villages.

Al-Nusra Front: Observation of the army barrier at the beginning of the village of Al-Masaudia.

Al-Nusra Front: Shelling of the Alawite villages with a 23 mm cannon.

Al-Nusra Front: Shelling of the Alawite villages with a 57 mm cannon.

Al-Nusra Front: Storming of the viallage of Maksar al-Husan.

Al-Nusra Front: Rising plumes of smoke from the village of Jeb al-Jarrah.

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Translation

In the name of Allah, the Most Genevolent, the Most Merciful
There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his Messenger
Al-Nusra Front
Statement No. 398

Series of eye for an eye invasions
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The attack on the Alawite villages of Maksar al-Husan, Jeb al-Jarrah and Al-Masaudiah and their devastation by a barrage of shells and missiles in the eastern countryside of Homs.

Thank God, the Most High, who commanded us to govern the people with justice, and started for us the response to the assault likewise. Prayers and peace be upon the constant fighting,  upon our prophet Mohammed (SAAS) and upon all his righteous companions.

In revenge for the Muslim sons and their women who were killed in cold blood in East Ghouta, and in response to the command of Al-Fateh / Abu Mohammed Al-Julani – God preserve him – and grant your brothers in Al-Nusra Front – God cherish them – in conjunction with the Ahrar ash-Sham Movement to attack the villages of Maksar al-Husan, Jeb al-Jarrah and Al-Masaudiah Al-Nasiriah in the eastern countryside of Homs and attempt to storm them. These villages are located in the vicinity of the villages of Sunnies, who are constantly being injured by bombings from these Alawite villages and the barriers stationed at their outskirts. Not to mention the indiscriminate arrests of free Sunnis.

The brothers prepared equipment, made the decision, and trusted Al-Aziz Al-Jabaar; after undertaking observation and stocking their equipment, the legitimate official gathered with them, spoke to them and incited them to fight the Alawites, the enemies of God. The brothers set off at 3:30 AM Tuesday, November 4, 1434 AH (October 9 2013 BC), and took their positions, waiting for the signal to begin the invasion. It was only an hour until the brothers managed to reach the centre of Maksar al-Husan and control it after combing through it in, while other groups of mujahideen simultaneously demolished the village of Jeb al-Jarrah and the town of Al-Masaudiah with 120 mm mortars, Grad rockets, 57 mm and 23 mm cannons, in addition to handmade rockets.

Thanks be to God, the brothers managed to control Maskar al-Husan for 10 hours but as a result of heavy shelling and the large convoys which strengthened the opposition in the region of Mukharram al-Fawqani, the brothers were forced to retreated to their routine positions after destroying Jeb al-Jarrah and Al-Masaudiah with mortars and 57 mm shells, thanks be to God.

As a result of the invasion, more than 30 Alawites were killed, 10 Russian rifles, much ammunition, equipment and several vehicles were seized. Among the dead were commander Raed al-Hussein in Maskar al-Husan. The barrier of fear among the people was broken when, for the first time, these villages were stormed and people were killed in this number, praise be to God.

Translated by Kevin Moore.

Statement available here.