As the UN-brokered ceasefire entered its third official day on Saturday, Syrian state media reported a surge in kidnappings and assassinations against government officials in a sign the truce has not been respected by the opposition fighters.
State-controlled media outlets invariably engage in propaganda, but the official SANA news agency reported that Mohammad Ismail al-Ahmed, a candidate for Syria’s upcoming parliamentary elections, was kidnapped Saturday by an “armed terrorist group” in the northern province of Idlib.
The rebel group who allegedly took Ahmed, called the “battalions of Mohammed,” reportedly made public threats to anybody who would run for office in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
Reports coming out of Syria also said that an imam named Sayyed Nasser al-Allawi had been assassinated by armed groups. This, along with scattered fighting throughout the country, put into question the strength of the ceasefire and signals an intractable civil war.
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the Islamist trying to make money for their fight. We have the same problem in MX…..just not with Islamists.
"As the UN-brokered ceasefire entered its third official day on Saturday, Syrian state media reported a surge in kidnappings and assassinations against government officials in a sign the truce has not been respected by the opposition fighters."
This was entirely predictable . . .
For the surge in kidnappings and assassinations against government officials, the Syrians have to be thankful to the US/NATO and their Arab and Turkish puppets that are supporting and arming the Al Qaeda terrorists.
Don't kid yourself. You're not Anti-war.com. As one reader had commented, you are For-war.com.
Would you be brave enough to publish a list of your major financial contributors? I know your boss wouldn't let you even if you wanted to. I'm sure some of the readers are wise enough to know the asnwer. Those are the ones who've already quit your site. I'm joining them now!
Sorry to see you go, Nathan. I'll miss you and your vivid imagination.
Thank you too, Thomas. In that case I'll stay.
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