"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)

Lübnan Marunîleri / Yasin Atlıoğlu


Friday, January 31, 2020

Syrian Army expands operations in southern Idleb, liberates more villages west of Aleppo/Hama international highway- SANA

Idleb, SANA_ The Syrian Arab Army units on Friday expanded their operations west of Aleppo / Hama international highway and liberated Hayysh town and a number of villages in the area between Khan Sheikhoun and Maarat al-Numan, inflicting losses upon terrorists in personnel and equipment.
SANA reporter said that the army units operating in Idleb countryside engaged in fierce clashes with terrorist groups west of Aleppo / Hama international highway, south of Maarat al-Numan.
The reporter added that the clashes resulted in liberating Hayysh town and the villages of al-Amiriyah, Kafr Mazdah, Tabish, al-Bala’a. Jebala, and Tal Armanai, killing and injuring a number of terrorists and destroying their weapons.
The army units continued pursuing the remnants of terrorists fleeing the lines of engagement amid a state of collapse and chaos in their ranks as a result of successive victories of the army.
On Thursday, the army units liberated Tal al-Sawater, and al-Hartmiya village on the direction of Abu al-Duhpur and the villages of Maradbas and Khan al-Sabil on both sides of Aleppo / Hama international highway after eliminating the last hotbed of terrorism.

Cadres of Idleb Antiquities protect Maarat al-Numan artifacts from looting- SANA

Idleb, SANA_ After years-long of terrorism control over Maarat al-Numan city in Idleb Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army has liberated the city and cleared it of terrorists.
With the liberation of the city, cadres of Idleb Directorate of Antiquities, hurried to the famous museum of Maarat al-Numan to check on the status of the archaeological antiquities that they hid them in a secret place inside the museum.
The cadres of Idleb Antiquities preserved the antiquities of the museum and protected them from terrorism by hiding them in a secret place.
Director of Idleb Antiquities Department Ghazi Aloulou, told SANA that the cadres, before the terrorists’ entry to the city, managed to collect the artifacts displayed in the museum’s coffers and transported them to a secret place in the cellar inside it to hide them and protect them from looting by terrorists.
Aloulou mentioned that when he arrived at the museum after the defeat of terrorism, he found that the artifacts are still in their place and are in good condition.
The artifacts include pottery pieces from various historical eras discovered during the excavations carried out by the Antiquities Directorate in the city over twenty years, a set of artifacts on display and other collections previously displayed in the museum in addition to traditional folk exhibits made of bronze and copper parts.
The status of belonging was shown by the Syrians all over the Syrian territories and in different fields whether in Idleb, Daraa, Aleppo, Deir Ezzour, Homs and many other cities and in the facilities whose workers have kept the machines and hidden them in their homes or in secret locations to protect them from terrorism and looting.
Director General of Antiquities and Museums Dr. Mahmoud Hammoud clarified that a team from the General Directorate visited Maarat al-Numan museum as soon as it was liberated from terrorism to see the damage it had caused and start the restoration operations directly.
Hammoud praised the efforts made by cadres of Antiquities and the people of the region, who helped protect the antiquities and the museum from theft, looting and vandalism, and to protect their heritage and civilization.
He pointed out that the team check on the status the mosaic pieces in the museum, stressing that they are in good condition, and that the directorate intends to intervene to quickly restore and maintain the museum for fear of collapses in some of its parts.
The statue of Abu al ‘Alaa al Ma’arri, which was destroyed by the terrorists, was collected by the General Directorate team, with the aim of restoring it and returning it as it was, Hammoud said.

France Arrests Top Syrian Islamist Group Member on War Crimes Charges- Naharnet

A senior member of Syrian Islamist armed group Jaysh al-Islam has been arrested in France and charged with war crimes and torture, a judicial source told AFP on Friday.
The man, born in 1988, a former spokesman of the group, was in France on an Erasmus student visa and detained in the southern city of Marseille. 
He appeared before an investigating magistrate in Paris who charged him with torture, war crimes and complicity in forced disappearances, said the source.

Former Jaysh Al-Islam spokesperson arrested in France- Al-Masdar News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The former spokesperson for Jaysh Al-Islam, Islam Alloush, has reportedly been arrested in France on charges of war crimes, the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) reported on Friday.

“Following this complaint, Islam Alloush’s arrest on 29 January in Marseille, followed by an indictment, paves the way for the first investigation of the rebel armed group’s crimes. Majdi Mustafa Ne’ma, known by his nom de guerre Islam Alloush, was the spokesperson and a senior official of Jaysh al-Islam. The group numbered up to more than 20,000 fighters and carried out a reign of terror in the rebel areas it controlled, mainly in the Eastern Ghouta, until it lost control over them in April 2018,” the organization said.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Army advances in Aleppo western countryside, seizes tunnels dug by terrorists under mountains in Talat al-Sakher region- SANA

Aleppo, SANA- Units of the Syrian Arab Army on Thursday resumed their military operations to strike positions of terrorist organizations to the west and southwestern side of Aleppo, carrying out intensive artillery and rocket strikes against gatherings of Jabhat al-Nusra and its affiliated groups.
SANA reporter said that the army units advanced towards western Khan Touman axis to the south of Aleppo city and seized tunnels dug by terrorists under mountains in Talat al-Sakher region.
Many of the terrorists were killed, others were injured, and their weapons and ammo were destroyed in the army strikes. 

Syrian Army captures 2 towns in Idlib to advance within sight of Saraqib- Al-Masdar News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has continued their advance in the Idlib countryside today as their forces attempted to push towards the strategic city of Saraqib.

Led by the 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army targeted two towns located along the main road from Ma’arat Al-Nu’man to Saraqib.

According to reports from the Idlib countryside, the Syrian Arab Army’s 25th Special Mission Forces Division captured the towns of Tal Mardikh and Jawbas after advancing north of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man.

This advance by the Syrian Arab Army comes just two days after the Syrian Arab Army announced the capture of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man from the jihadist forces in the Idlib countryside.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Rusya: Suriye ordusu Halep ve İdlib’de karşı taarruza geçti- Sputnik News

Rusya’nın Suriye’deki Tarafları Uzlaştırma Merkezi, Suriye hükümet güçlerinin militanların devam eden saldırılarına yanıt olarak Halep ve İdlib’de karşı taarruz başlattığını duyurdu.

Rusya’nın Suriye’deki Tarafları Uzlaştırma Merkezi Başkanı Yuriy Borenkov, Suriye ordusunun militanların devam eden saldırılarına yanıt olarak Halep’in batı banliyölerinde ve İdlib’in iki iki yerleşiminde karşı taarruz başlattığını duyurdu.
Tümgeneral Borenkov, Suriyeli askerlerin sadece Halep’in batı banliyöleri civarında, ayrıca İdlib’in Maarat el Numan ve Serakib kentlerinin etrafında yoğunlaşan militanların mevzi ve teçhizatlarını hedef aldıklarını vurguladı.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

'Suriye ordusu, İdlib'in en büyük ilçesi Maarat el Numan'ı ele geçirdi'- Sputnik News

İdlib'deki operasyonlarını sürdüren Suriye ordusunun, büyük bir stratejik önem taşıyan, kentin en büyük ilçesi durumundaki Maarat el Numan'da kontrolü sağladığı belirtildi.
Sputnik'e konuşan bir askeri kaynak, Suriye hükümet güçlerinin İdlib'in güneyindeki stratejik öneme sahip Maarat el Numan'ı kontrolü altına aldığını söyledi.
Kaynak, "Suriyeli birlikler, Maarat el Numan'daki mevzilerde tahkimat yapmaya başladı. İstihkam birlikleri de, mayın arama çalışmaları yürütüyor" dedi.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Rusya: Suriye ordusu önceki gün kaybedilen mevzileri bugün geri aldı- Sputnik News

Rusya’nın Suriye’deki Tarafları Uzlaştırma Merkezi, Suriye ordusunun geçen günlerde İdlib'de kaybettiği mevzileri tekrar ele geçirdiğini duyurdu.
Rusya’nın Suriye’deki Tarafları Uzlaştırma Merkezi, Suriye ordusunun 22 Ocak’ta militanların saldırısı sonrası terk etmek zorunda kaldığı İdlib’deki mevzilerini bugün gerçekleştirdiği operasyonla geri almayı başardığını belirtti.
Rusya’nın Suriye’deki Tarafları Uzlaştırma Merkezi Başkanı Yuriy Borenkov, bugünkü basın toplantısında, “Suriye ordu birlikleri, Samka ve Huayn el-Şaaf’ı militanlardan kurtardı ve cephede 22 Ocak 2020 tarihinde kaybedilen konumu geri kazandı” diye açıkladı.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Army regains control over al-Samaka village in Idleb countryside- SANA

Idleb, SANA- Syrian Arab Army’s units on Friday regained control over al-Samaka village in Idleb southeastern countryside after thwarting an attack launched by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists.
SANA’s reporter said that army units operating in Ma`arat al-Nu`man countryside thwarted on Thursday an attack by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and groups affiliated to them in the direction of “al-Tih-Abu Jreif- al-Samaka”.
The army units were re-deployed in the direction of al-Samakeh village after clearing it from terrorists, the reporter added.
The army’s operations are still ongoing in the direction of al-Tih -Abu Jreif until clearing it from the terrorists, the reporter indicated.
Later, the reporter said that army units targeted movements by al-Nusra terrorists and groups affiliated to them who attempted to attack army positions in the direction of Sehyan village in Idleb’s southern countryside.