Deir Ezzor: Local Tribal Fighters Captured the Strategic Entrance to Mohassan

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According to Almasdarnews (Leith Fadel, 30/1/2015), a military source declared that local Syrian tribal fighters, under the command of Brigadier General Issam Zahreddine of the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard (Harss Al-Jamhouri), have captured the strategic northern entrance to the city of Mohassan in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, after fierce clashes with Daesh’s mercenary gangs (ISIS).

The same military source reported that the tribal patriotic fighters carried out this attack in conjunction with the 104th Brigade’s assault on the DAESH mercenaries entrenched in the Jubeileh Quarter of Deir Ezzor. Their attack resulted in the death of 19 terrorists, in majority foreign troglodytes.

Thursday morning, the 104th Brigade attacked the DAESH mercenaries in the east Jubeileh Quarter, killing scores of terrorists and destroying 3 armored vehicles. The 104th Brigade is in control of 80 percent of Jubeileh, with only the eastern sector left to…

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President al-Assad to BBC News: “So, the first part of your question is about asking us to stop fulfilling our duty to defend our people against the terrorists?…We are defending civilians, and making dialogue”

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Interview given by H.E. President Bashar al-Assad to BBC News: following is the full text.

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Welcome to a BBC News Special. I am Jeremy Bowen. I am in Damascus, in the Presidential Palace, the complex which overlooks Damascus city; and here we have been interviewing the president of Syria, Bashar al-Assad.

Question 1: Mr. President, you’ve lost control of large areas of Syria. The jihadist group that calls itself Islamic State has emerged. There are perhaps 200,000 Syrians dead, millions have lost their homes. The UN envoy Staffan de Mistura has called this the most serious humanitarian crisis in the world since the Second World War. Has Syria become a failed state?

President Assad: No, as long as the government and the state institutions are fulfilling their duty towards the Syrian people, we cannot talk about failed states. Talking about losing control is something completely different. It’s like…

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