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Syrian Army Not Returning Fire at Russian Request After Damascus Shelled

Sputnik — 28.02.2016

The Syrian army, following a request from the Russian center on reconciliation, did not return fire after Damascus was shelled Saturday from the regions of Ghuta and Jobar, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement Sunday.

According to the statement, the Syrian capital of Damascus was shelled six times on Saturday morning from the regions of eastern Ghuta and Jobar, where the so-called “moderate opposition” is stationed.

“The Syrian government troops did not return fire, upon the request of the Russian center on reconciliation,” the statement read.

A ceasefire between Syrian government and rebel forces that entered its second day is largely holding, the head of Russia’s ceasefire monitoring center at the Hmeymim airbase in Latakia said Sunday.

The ceasefire went into force at 22:00 GMT early Friday, or midnight Damascus time. It does not apply to designated terrorist organizations, including Daesh and the Nusra Front.

February 28, 2016 - Posted by | Militarism |


  1. Syria’s restraint in the face of provocation by these so-called “moderate” (terrorists) is admirable. Viva Syria!

    Will the US State Department announce this news and extend credit to Syria’s government for its adherence to the “cease fire”? Nah.

    Reports like this always appreciated.


    Comment by roberthstiver | February 28, 2016 | Reply

  2. “The cold war provided the perfect excuse for Western governments to plunder and exploit the Third World in the name of freedom; to rig its elections, bribe its politicians, appoint its tyrants and, by every sophisticated means of persuasion and interference, stunt the emergence of young democracies in the name of democracy.” — John le Carre’, The Nation magazine, April 9, 2001, p11


    Comment by Leland ROTH | February 28, 2016 | Reply

  3. Leland Roth: Thank you, sir, for a quotation surely approaching a perfect truth. I only wish that, aside from the le Carre’ note of “interference,” he had explicitly included something like”…wage high-tech, startlingly brutal, endless wars to decimate millions of human beings, animals, and their ecospheres….”


    Comment by roberthstiver | February 28, 2016 | Reply

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