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Syrians hold Putin for their friend and see Russians as saviors.

British journalist Lindsey Hilsum argues that many Syrians hold Russian President Vladimir Putin for their friend and see Russians as saviors.

Residents in the Syrian cities of Tartous and Latakia believe that Russia’s military operation against the ISIL terrorist group would bring the war in the country to an end, the British journalist wrote.

Moreover, they believe that the US is to blame for strengthening of the terrorists and their allies.According to Hilsum, most people living in the territories under control of  Syrian President Bashar-al-Assad say that they are ready to serve in the government army, but hope that the war will soon come  to an end and that the military mobilization stops.

According to Hilsum, Syrians are welcoming the Russian military who started a operation in the country after Assad’s official request.

“The Russians are the heroes of the hour. People greet the few foreigners who visit with a cheerful Russian “Dobry den!” and shout out their enthusiasm for President Putin, who they believe will deliver them from terrorism,” Hilsum wrote in the Guardian.

U.S. ship sails off to destroy Syrian weapons at sea

A United States cargo vessel loaded with hundreds of tons of Syria’s chemical weapons left an Italian port Wednesday to destroy the arms at sea as part of the international effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapon stockpile. The … read more

Italy: Refugees ‘Left Stranded and Starving’ in Rome and Milan

By Gianluca Mezzofiore | IB Times   Italy has been accused of leaving hundreds of asylum seekers in parking lots on the suburbs of Rome and Milan without shoes, food or money. The UN refugee agency said two groups of … read more

Syrian president declares amnesty for prisoners

Syrian President Bashar Assad declared a general amnesty Monday for prisoners in the country, state media reported. It was not clear how many — if any — prisoners would be freed after the presidential decree, issued just five days after … read more

Syria Al-Assad re-elected

(CNN) — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was re-elected in the country’s first presidential vote since its civil war broke out three years ago, state-run television reported Wednesday. Al-Assad received 88.7% of Tuesday’s vote, the state media outlet said, in an … read more

Brussels shooting raises fears over European fighters returning from Syria

Medhi Nemmouche, suspected of attack at Jewish Museum, thought to have spent time in Syria with Islamic fighters Mark Tran   The Guardian, Sunday 1 June 2014 19.36 BST Mehdi Nemmouche is suspected of having been involved in the fatal shooting … read more


Ziad Fadel   Absolutely confirmed.  Just 5 hours ago, the SAA reported a successful ground and air assault on Mountain-Point 724.  The ground assault was carried out by SAA infantry and NDF while the actual attack on the mountaintop was … read more