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Syrian Resistance Leader Survives Assassination Attempt, Group Accuses Turkey

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Mihrac Ural, the leader of the Syrian Resistance, has survived an assassination attempt in northern Lattakia, the group announced in an official statement on July 6.

“During a field tour in Lattakia’s countryside to observer the work of the Syrian Resistance … Secretary General of the Syrian Resistance – the Popular Front for the Liberation of the Sanjak of Iskandarun was subjected to an assassination attempt … His car was subjected to the explosion of an explosive device, that had been planted on the road,” the group’s statement reads.

Ural, who is known by his nom de guerre Ali Kayyali, sustained severe injures as a result of the explosion. However, he was transported to a unspecified hospital, where he was treated.

Syrian Resistance Leader Survives Assassination Attempt, Group Accuses Turkey

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The Syrian Resistance accused the Turkish intelligence and local collaborators of plotting the assassination attempt. Ankara had held Ural responsible for the 2013 Reyhanlı car bombings, which killed more than 50 people.

Last year, Ural survived an assassination attempt in the same region. Prior to that, a counter-intelligence operation by the Syrian authorities uncovered a spy ring of the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) that was planning to kill Ural and other commanders of the Syrian Resistance.

Founded in 2011, the Syrian Resistance played a key role in supporting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) military operations in northern Lattakia. The group is also believed to be involved in covert operations inside Turkey.

While there is still no evidence proving that Turkey was behind Ural’s assassination attempt, Ankara remains one of the main suspects.

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  • Mustafa Mehmet

    What’s new go on blame Turkey as usual if Türkiye wants to finishe him they finish him %100 with no trace

    • klove and light

      small turkish Mustafa doneky fucking cry Baby……. Turkey is going straight down the drains…..next year your currency will be worthless…..your economy shattered…..and your asses handed to you in syria…………after that a “turkish mass Population suicide” should be pronounced…..cause u Folks seriously fucked up with AKP and your seriously STUPID Sultan erdogan…….

      ps. just take a look at Istanbul……your own Folks know ist game over with AKP adn erdogan..the longer he stays in power, the deeper the fall will be….

      lolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

      • Mustafa Mehmet

        Don’t worry about about lira.. or our economy we can take the pressure we still gonna be around to hammer your stupid head. to pieces. Looooooool

    • eurasian

      This group is fighting against turkey-backed terrorists, so Turkey has a motive to kill this man.
      Old thing:
      If you don know, who did a thing, then ask: who benefits.
      Here Turkey benefits, so the conclusion (that is was Turkey) makes sense.

      • Mustafa Mehmet

        He is Turkish national terrorist he’s been lucky this time maybe

  • Free man

    When an external enemy is immediately blamed, one doesn’t have to deal with the real problems.
    In the coastal area there are gangs / militias who are fighting each other. The SAA doesn’t deal with them due to lack of manpower.

    • seawolf

      and who pays and arms these gangs?

      • occupybacon

        I think they already stocked more than they could ever use

      • National Pride

        Criminal organizations usually pay for themselves.

      • Free man

        These crime gangs are Alawites.

      • Mustafa Mehmet

        asssad

      • eurasian

        Gang war is happening in USA-cities and is payed by those Usaniens who buy crack. :D

        Seriously; in Syria there are many militias, but there are two clear sides, pro syrian government or against syrian government and on the side pro syrian government there are no extem-religios idiots, who sometimes even kill each other, such “gangs2 are on the other side, who is fighting against the syrian government.
        Just this doesn’t makeit a gang war also.
        There are state actors like USA, Israel, Turkey and Russiia, Iran, Syria and so there is state run mitlitary intelligence involved on all sides.
        Except somebody is seeing the involved states as “gangs”, I have no idea how to see a “gang war” in this (like Free man is doing).

      • Mustafa Mehmet

        Saa does

    • eurasian

      “When an external enemy is immediately blamed,”

      Internal syrian groups would kill their own man, makes sense

      • Free man

        It’s called gang war.

        • eurasian

          Gang war is what you can see in USA-cities.
          In Syria it`s a war USA/Israel/EU/Saudi-Arabia against China/Russia/Iran/Syria and then there is Turkey basicly on the side of USA, only this thing with the Kurds … so because of the special role Turkey is playing in this war and the role syrian resistance in Latakia is playing, Turkey is the party who has the most motives to kill this man.

          • Free man

            I understand your point of view.
            But in the coastal area of Syria there is a serious problem of Alawites crime gangs. Given what this man and his militia do on a regular basis (and that is not resistance), it is more likely to me that this is the result of a gang war.

          • eurasian

            So yeah, I call it “different militias”, you call it “gangs” and you think it was another “gang”, I think it was turkish-backed militias, so we have different opinions on that.

  • Brother Ma

    I can’t wait till Alexandretta is returned to Syria.

    • Ayman

      And how will this gonna happen?
      You cant even take Idlib despite heavy Russian Bombings and Troop support.

      • gustavo

        Good observaton, but remeber that Russia has been stopping SAA offensive on Idlib due to Russi wants to please Turkey. On the other want, Syria alone will no be able to do much since we have seen how uneffective and naive are some of its generals (and Syria soldiers) in battle field.

      • Brother Ma

        It needsballs and brains but it can be done if Putin decides to do it. It seems you love invaders. I hope Greece ,Bulgaria , Russia ,Iraq ,Armenia and syria invade Turkey and partition it. Let us see how you like it then.

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      Makedonian Alexander the Great? we can invite chengiz Khan to

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Perhaps in kind the President of Turkey (Recep Tayyip Erdoğan) should suffer the same event.
    Being blown up is after all a simple Turkish greeting.

  • Ivanus59

    Turkish terrorists mu be punished in return!

  • eurasian

    High profile persons should ride bicycle.

  • klove and light

    Breaking News…..IRAQI ARMY OFFICER ..CIA……PMU…….

    Sunday 7 Jul 2019 / Tehran – 11:38 / GMT – 07:08
    Hezbollah Releases Audio Files of Iraqi Officer’s Phone Coordination with CIA against Hashd Al-Shaabi
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraq’s Hezbollah popular group released a series of audio files revealing phone talks and Whatsapp chats between a senior Iraqi officer in al-Anbar province and the US spy agency, CIA, against Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi (popular forces).
    The audio files disclosed contacts between Mahmoud al-Falahi, the commander of al-Anbar operations in the Iraqi army, with a CIA agent who is an Iraqi national.
    The CIA agent asked al-Falahi to provide him with the geographical coordinates of the existing military bases at the borders between Iraq and Syria “to be attacked by the US and Israeli air forces”.
    He also told al-Falahi to meet with “the US army and intelligence service commanders in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan region or at the US forces’ base in al-Habaniyeh” in Western Iraq.
    During the conversations, al-Falahi provided the detailed coordinates of military bases in al-Anbar to the agent.
    Hezbollah described the audio files as documents showing al-Falahi’s “plot against the Iraqi army, security, Hashd al-Shaabi and resistance forces “, warning that his spying for the CIA and Israeli Mossad spy agencies has endangered Iran’s national security.
    Iraqi security sources disclosed in 2016 that Washington was exerting pressure on the Baghdad government to end Hashd al-Shaabi’s partnership in war against ISIL and dissolve the militia army that has the lion share in the war on terrorism in the country.
    “The US government has conveyed the message to the Iraqi government through its diplomats that there is no need to Hashd al-Shaabi forces and their role should come to an end,” a senior Iraqi source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told FNA at the time.
    A senior member of the Iraqi parliament revealed last month the US plots and attempts to dissolve Hashd al-Shaabi with pressures on Iraq’s government after the popular forces regained control over Iraq’s borders with Syria.
    The Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news website quoted Odai Awad as saying that the US was pressuring Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to force him act against Hashd al-Shaabi.
    He referred to the US embassy’s contacts with the ISIL commanders, and said certain regions in Iraq are showing allegiance to the ISIL again in a way that a number of Iraqi security commanders have compared the situation to the situation in 2014.
    Awad said that the US pressures started after Hashd al-Shaabi forces retook control over the Iraqi-Syrian borders, adding that at present, some measures are being adopted against Hashd al-Shaabi on the political and international scene in a bid to disturb the public opinion in freed areas.