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on Friday in a government-held village in central Syria, killing at least 34
civilians and wounding more than 50, as an al-Qaida breakaway group captured a
major town to the east, near the Iraqi border, activists said.
Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and
the Levant stormed the town of Muhassan on the Euphrates river after rebels
from the Western-backed Supreme Military Council defected to the jihadi group,
activists said. The village is in the eastern oil-rich province of Deir el-Zour
where the Islamic State has been on the offensive since late April against
rival jihadi and Islamic groups.
The capture of Muhassan, about 100 kilometers
(60 miles) from the Iraqi border, and two nearby villages, comes a week after
the group swept across wide areas in northern and central Iraq, capturing that
country's second largest city of Mosul, and carving out a large region
straddling the border.
"The capture of Muhassan is one of the
biggest victories for the Islamic State in Deir el-Zour because it is home of
the main center of the military council in the province," said Rami
Abdurrahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
An activist based in the province who goes by
the name Abu Abdullah said residents told him that Islamic State fighters raise
their black flags around the town. He added via Skype that many of the rebels
in Muhassan expressed loyalty to the group.
The Islamic State's seven-week offensive in
Deir el-Zour against rival groups including the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and
the ultraconservative Ahrar al-Sham has killed more than 640 people and
uprooted at least 130,000, according to activists.
Earlier Friday, state news agency SANA said
the truck bomb exploded in Horrah village in the countryside near the central
city of Hama. It quoted an unnamed official in the Hama police command as
saying that the truck was loaded with about three tons of explosives.
The attack "caused the destruction of a large number of houses and
buildings in the village," the report said. It did not immediately provide
further information on the attack or say what the target was.
The Islamic Front, an umbrella for several
rebel groups in Syria, claimed responsibility for the attack in a video posted
online, which showed a night-time explosion that sent a ball of fire into the
The Observatory, which documents the violence
in Syria through an extensive network of activists on the ground, said at least
37 people were killed and more than 40 others were wounded in the bombing. In a
statement, it said the toll was likely to rise because many of the wounded were
in critical condition.
Car bombs are common in Syria's civil war,
now in its fourth year. The conflict has killed more than 160,000 people,
according to opposition activists. Nearly a third of those killed were
The Syrian conflict started in March 2011
with Arab Spring-inspired protests against President Bashar Assad's rule but
escalated into a civil war after his forces launched a brutal crackdown on
The war has since taken on strong sectarian
overtones, pitting a Sunni-led insurgency that includes al-Qaida-inspired
extremist groups against a government dominated by Assad's minority Alawite
sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam.
Foreign fighters and Islamic extremists have
taken on an increasingly prominent role among the rebels, dampening the West's
support for the uprising against Assad.
The Syrian conflict has unleashed a
humanitarian catastrophe and displaced some nine million people, a third of the
pre-war population. More than 2.5 million Syrians have taken refuge in
neighboring countries, straining aid resources.
The United Nations refugee agency said Friday
that the number of people forced from their homes worldwide has surged past 50
million for the first time since World War II. The massive increase was mainly
driven by Syria's war.
World Community of
Nation if they are happy to see the Secretary General of the United Nation cry
and begs to stop killing in Syria while Russia is that bastard country would
not allow the Syrian government to stop killing innocent Syrians. This son of
bitch the Foreign Minister of Russia said Russia would not stop supplying arms
to kill the Syrians.
Would the World Community
of Nations move a resolution the security council to stripe off the Veto power
of the Russians. It is not only engaged in helping commit genocide in Syria but
also grossly violated the International law by annexing lands of a neighboring innocent
sovereign country Ukraine.
Being a member of
the founding member has also violated as a members conduct law. If there is no
regulation, rules, or law the it should be place immediately befor the security
country to pass and immediate with the most rigidity.
The other law
should be no genocide committal helper/ genocide committal country should be
the member ever in the temporary or permanent member in the security council.
The Ex President
of US should be dragged to the ICC for trial to set example that the Russian
President when not be in power would have to face trial as abettor for the
committal of genocide.
The Human Rights commission should complete the work to expedite
action when such time comes. Also India’s ex Congress party actively helped the
committal of genocide in neighboring country also should be dragged to the ICC
for trial of Genocide crime.
Political Analysts are of the opinion that the
world is faced with eminent danger by
Russia which is instigating China to get into the fry. If China gets into the
fry it would lose al the respect and good will it earned till now. Russia can
be no friend of any country because its fight with world is to get back its
lost title as the superpower second to USA least to speak of China. Once it get
it mission full filled Putin would kick off China from its sight.