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Syrian Death Count for Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports the following casualties for Tuesday, October 14, 2014:

244 people were killed in Syria on Tuesday.

The dead : 40 civilians, 39 rebels, 23 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 28 NDF, 47 Regular forces, 18 unknown rebels, 39 ISIS, 5 YPG, 5 non-Syrian fighters allied to regime forces.

By province : Aleppo (7 rebels, 2 civilians), Reef Dimashq (5 rebels, 27 civilians), Damascus (1 civilian, 5 rebels), Idlib (3 rebels, 2 civilians), Homs (6 civilians), Hama (4 rebels, 1 civilian), Dar’a (2 rebels), Quneitra (7 rebels), Der-Ezzor (1 civilian).

The combatant breakdown is as follows:

– an Islamic fighter killed by an IED exploded in his car in Idlib countryside. – 5 Islamic fighters allied to ISIS killed by clashes against regime forces in Hweja Saqir in Der-Ezzor, in addition to an Islamic fighter killed by an explosion in his car in al-Huwayqa. – 32 ISIS killed by coalition air strikes around Ein al-Arab “Kobane”. – 7 ISIS and 5 YPG killed by clashes between the two sides in Ein al-Arab ” Kobane” . – 18 Unknown rebels killed by clashes against regime forces, bombardment, and targeting their checkpoints . – 28 National Defense Forces militiamen were killed by clashes and attacks on their checkpoints around Syria. – 47 Regular forces were killed by clashes, snipers, IEDs, and attacks on their checkpoints and vehicles: Damascus and Reef Dimashq 7, Aleppo 6, Daraa 2, Quneitra 4, Hama 8, Der-Ezzor 12, Lattakia 1, Homs 1, Idlib 8. – 23 Non-Syrian fighters from ISIS, Jund Al-Sham and Jabhat Al-Nusra were killed by clashes and targeted bombardment. – 5 Non-Syrian fighters allied to the regular forces, killed by clashes against Islamic battalions and Jabhat al-Nusra in Reef Dimashq and Aleppo.

207 people were killed in fighting in Syria on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lebanese Army Soldiers Defect to Syrian Rebels

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

While Lebanon’s Hezbollah terrorists are busy in Syria, fighting for Iran and Assad, Lebanese Army soldiers are going the other way, according to Lebanon’s Daily Star.

Lebanon is concerned with what may be turning into a trend after three Lebanese Army soldiers defected this week and joined ISIS and the Syrian rebels, ostensibly to fight Assad and Hezbollah.

ISIS released a video about the defections which received a lot of publicity.

All three soldiers are Sunnis, and Sunnis make up 50% of the Lebanese army.

There is a lot of sectarian friction in Lebanon. Hezbollah, which is part of the Lebanese government, has been preventing the appointment of a new Maronite president for the country.

Breaking down allegiances, 40% of Lebanon is Christian, 54% are Muslims, evenly split between Shiite and Sunnis. The rest are mostly Druze.

To help make the picture a little more clear:

Hezbollah are Shiites.

ISIS is Sunni.

Saudi Arabians are mostly Sunni.

Hamas are Sunnis.

Iran is mostly Shiite.

Assad’s Syria is Allawite. The rest of Syria is mostly Sunni.

In the new Middle East, it seems the traditional religious lines are invisible when it comes to who is fighting whom.

Saudi Arabia: ‘Iran Part of the Problem, Not the Solution’ in Syria

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, said in a joint press conference with Germany’s foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeir, at a meeting in Jeddah that Iran must withdraw its “occupying” forces from Syria, in an effort to help resolve the crisis there.

“Our reservations are about Iran’s policy in the region, not about Iran as a country or people,” but, Prince Saud continued, “in many conflicts, Iran is part of the problem, not the solution.”

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad receives financial and military support from Iran, as well as military assistance from Lebanon’s Shiite terrorist organization, Hezbollah. Prince Saud referred to Assad as an “illegitimate” leader.

“If Iran wants to be part of the solution in Syria, it has to pull its forces from Syria. The same applies elsewhere, whether in Yemen or Iraq,” he said.

 

 

Syrian Rebels Claim They Overran Golan Spy Post Backed by Russians [video]

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Syrian rebels have posted a YouTube claiming that they overran a spy post on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights that was partially manned by Russians.

The video, picked up by The Daily Beast shows includes insignia and other signs that the post was run by Syrian intelligence with help from Russia. The post probably was used to monitor communications between rebel forces but also might have been used to tune in on the Israeli side of the strategic Golan Heights.

Photos of the location of IDF units were found bit the Free Syrian Army (FSA), confirming reports from Israel earlier this year that Russia is even more deeply involved in the Assad regime than previously estimated. Russian insignia were seen in the YouTube.

An FSA official told The Daily Beast that its fighters spotted more than dozen Russians in the area before the FSA overran the post.

Mark Galeotti, an expert on Russia’s military and intelligence services at New York University was quoted as saying that Russian advisers probably were “running an operation for detailed radio technical intelligence; we are not talking about intercepting telemetry and aircraft.”

With the ISIS advancing in northern Syria and closing in on cities in Iraq, including Baghdad, it is safe to assume that Israel would have preferred that Assad forces, even with the presence of Russian personnel, man a spy post across from the Israeli border instead of its being operated by rebels who just as easily could be overrun by Al Qaeda or ISIS jihadists.

Israeli Arab Who Joined ISIS Killed in Iraq

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

An Arab citizen form Israel who left his home in the Galilee this year and joined the ISIS has been killed in fighting in Iraq.

He was identified as 23-year-old Hamed Mohammed Habashi, 23, who is believed to have traveled to Turkey and to Syria.

Other Israeli Arab also have joined the Islamic State, which is a magnet for jihadists to help fulfil the ISIS aim of turning Israel into a Muslim country that is to be part of an Islamic Caliphate.

Hamas is mild stuff compared with ISIS in terms bravado, making it attractive to wannabe gung-ho jihadists.

“Unfortunately, lately we’ve been hearing about a lot of youths and men of religion who support the Islamic State. I don’t understand this. This is an organization that must be classified as a first-class terror organization,” A Galilee Muslim cleric told Yediot Acharonot.

As previously reported, several Arabs from Israel, including some from Judea and Samaria, have joined Al Qaeda and rebel forces fighting Syrian President Bassar al-Assad.

ISIS flags are the new rage in Israel, and several have been seen flying in Israeli cities.

268 Arabs Killed in Syria on Sunday

Monday, October 6th, 2014

In Syria, 268 Arabs were killed on Sunday.

Among them were 168 fighters from the Syrian Opposition side, including Kurdish forces, ISIS, and the Islamic front.

From Assad’s side, 89 combatants were killed mostly in fighting in Damascus and Haleb, among them members of Hezbollah, .

18 civilians were also killed.

Does the world actually care?

Source: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

IDF Patrol Escapes Injury in Explosion in Golan Heights

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

An IDF patrol escaped injury Friday morning when an explosive device was detonated as their vehicle was travelling in the Golan Heights along the Syrian border.

No damage was reported.

The IDF has not confirmed that the blast was intentional and it might have come from an old land mine, but most military sources concluded that a bomb was intentionally placed by fighters at war with Syrian President Bassar al-Assad. ISIS and Al Qaeda control most of the Syrian aside of the Golan Heights.

Last week, Israel fired a Patriot missile to shot down a Syrian fighter that had strayed into Israeli air space, prompting Syrian officials to charge Israel with an “act of aggression.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/idf-patrol-escapes-injury-in-explosion-in-golan-heights/2014/10/03/

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