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Syria: Awaiting for Arab League Initiative

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SYRIA- Syrian Official said on Monday that Syrian Ambassador to US Imad Moustafa has been recalled after US pulls its Envoy to Damascus out.

Waiting for Arab League initiative that was scheduled to visit Syria on Wednesday; private al-Watan newspaper said on Monday that National Dialogue which would be chaired by the President Bashar al-Assad himself is expected within a month.

Local media also reported a massive social pro-regime activity to take place in Damascus on Wednesday too. While activists called online for a “General Strike” on Wednesday too, along their social media accounts.



Meanwhile, Syrian Competent authorities on Monday seized a Hyundai Truck loaded with weapons and explosives on Damascus-Quneitra Highway at Sasa'a region, the state-run news agency SANA reported.

SANA report said “Upon suspicion of the car, covered by vegetables and fruits, the driver rejected to stop for verification; his companion shot fires at the security personnel. Later, the security members responded to the fires and killed the driver's fellow and arrested the driver while investigation is underway to know the source of weapons.”

The seized weapons include 15 Russian rifles, 13 pump-action and 3 M16 guns, 4 RPG, advanced snipers, explosives and different ammunitions, according to SANA.

At the same time and in Daraa, SANA reported that security forces arrested several members of an armed terrorist group at a farm in Tseil town, seizing a big quantity of ammunitions, weapons and modern communication sets. The weapons were different machine guns, one of them an Israeli made, rifles, pump-action guns, RPGs and hand-made bombs.

In Daraa also, news at SANA added that Competent authorizes dismantled two hand-made explosives, prepared to be bombed on Nawa-Tseil highway.

Inside Syria and on Monday too, six army and security forces martyrs on Monday were escorted from Tishreen and Homs Military Hospitals to their finals resting place in their cities and villages after they were targeted by armed terrorist groups in Daraa, Homs and Hama.

A source at the General Directorate of Customs said in a statement to SANA that Customs authorities confiscated on Saturday a Kia Cerato car carrying amounts of currency of different types set to be smuggled into Lebanon through al-Jdeida border crossing point. Customs stated "upon searching the car, a secret hiding place was found in the back seat containing an amount of money wrapped in nylon."

The source said the bundles, which were opened by a special committee from the Customs Directorate, were found to include 6050 pieces of SYP 1000 banknotes, 300 pieces of Saudi Riyal (SAR) 500 banknotes, 33 pieces of USD 50 banknotes and a Jordanian Dinar (JOD). The total amount of confiscated money was estimated at SYP 8,135 million, according to SANA report on Monday.

Outside Syria, another side of story has been told according to activists and dissidents reported that at least six people were killed in the restive central city of Homs on Monday, while government troops clashed with gunmen believed to be defectors from the military in several parts of the country, killing five including a Syrian soldier, according to Associated Press.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the clashes Monday pitting Syrian troops against army defectors left casualties on both sides, but there was no precise death toll. Most of the fighting erupted in Houla, which is comprised of several villages in the Homs province.

AP report added that at least five others were killed in clashes in the northern Idlib province, where defectors are also believed to be active. They included a Syrian soldier and his son, and a man whose car was targeted by a rocket propelled grenade,
Other activists, including the Local Coordination Committees, also reported the deaths in Homs and Idlib.

Foreign and news abroad about Syria used to be accompanied with the phrase “It is difficult to independently confirm casualties in Syria” as Syria`s regime has banned most foreign media and restricted local coverage, making it impossible to get independent confirmation of the events on the ground.

Such reports could be collected via Syrian activist networks which got a wide network of sources on the ground and witnesses reached by telephone, who have provided a steady stream of information about the crackdown in the country.

The Syrian government blames "armed gangs" for the violence that has swept Syria for the past seven months, but activists say most of the deaths are caused by security forces putting down non-violent protests.

However, some elements of the opposition have resorted to armed resistance, resulting in the deaths of soldiers and security personnel.
More than 3,000 people, most of them civilians, have died in the crackdown on dissent, according to the United Nations.

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ray            10/25/2011 3:47:47 PM
Acad regime is better then fanatic islamist rulers - look at libia after Kadafi.
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