Published on 31 Jul 2012 by KitKirja
Syrian rebels executed 3 men in Aleppo without trial ..
They are really beasts not human beings.. Execution was in a school
سورية or سوريا : ܣܘܪܝܐ,
officially the Syrian Arab Republic
الجمهورية العربية السورية
or is an Arab country in Western Asia,
bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the West, Turkey to the north,
Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south,
and Israel to the southwest.
In English, the name Syria was formerly synonymous with the Levant, known in Arabic as Sham, while the modern state encompasses the sites of several ancient kingdoms and empires, including the Eblan civilization of the third millennium BC.
In the Islamic era, its capital city, Damascus, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, was the seat of the Umayyad Caliphate, and a provincial capital of the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt.
The population of Syria is
74% Sunni (mostly Sunni Arabs, but also Kurds, Circassians and Turkomans),
12% Alawi and Shia (mostly Arabs),
10% Christian (Arab Christians, Assyrians and Armenians) and
3% Druze (sometimes considered part of Shia Islam).
Combined, 87% of the Syrian population is Muslim. The majority of the Syrian population is Arab.
The modern Syrian state was established after the First World War as a French mandate, and represented the largest Arab state to emerge from the formerly Ottoman-ruled Arab Levant.
It gained independence in April 1946, as a parliamentary republic.
The post-independence period was tumultuous, and a large number of military coups and coup attempts shook the country in the period 1949–1971.
Between 1958 and 1961, Syria entered a brief union with Egypt, which was terminated by a military coup in Syria.
Syria was under Emergency Law from 1963 to 2011, effectively suspending most constitutional protections for citizens, and its system of government is considered to be non-democratic.
Bashar al-Assad has been president since 2000 and was preceded by his father Hafez al-Assad, who was in office from 1971.
Since March 2011, an uprising against the government of Assad, considered an extension of the events of the Arab spring, has thrown a significant part of the country into armed conflict.
As of July 15, 2012, Syria is effectively in a state of civil war.
World War III (WWIII or Third World War) is the conflict that denotes a successor to World War II (1939–1945).
The conflict would be on a global scale, with common speculation that it would likely be a nuclear war and devastating in nature.
In the wake of World War I, World War II, the commencement of the Cold War and the development, testing and use of nuclear weapons, there was early widespread speculation as to the next global war.
On 16 June 2006 the defence ministers of Iran and Syria signed an agreement for military cooperation against what they called the “common threats” presented by Israel and the United States.
Details of the agreement were not specified.
However Syrian defense minister Najjar said “Iran considers Syria’s security its own security, and we consider our defense capabilities to be those of Syria.”
The visit also resulted in the sale of Iranian military hardware to Syria.
In addition to receiving military hardware, Iran has consistently invested billions of dollars into the Syrian economy.
The Syrian leadership, including President Assad himself, belongs predominantly to the Alawite branch of Shi’a Islam.
Currently, Iran is involved in implementing several industrial projects in Syria, including cement factories, car assembly lines, power plants, and silo construction.
Iran also plans to set up a joint Iranian–Syrian bank in the future.
On 17 February 2007, Presidents Ahmadinejad and Assad met in Tehran. Ahmadinejad afterwards declared that they would form an alliance to combat US and Israeli conspiracies against the Islamic world.
During the 2011 Syrian uprising, Iran has aided the Syrian government. The Guardian has claimed that in May the Iranian Republican Guard increased its “level of technical support and personnel support” to strengthen Syria’s “ability to deal with protesters,” according to one diplomat in Damascus.
Iran reportedly assisted the Syrian government sending it riot control equipment, intelligence monitoring techniques and oil. It also agreed to fund a large military base at Latakia airport.
The Daily Telegraph has claimed in August that a former member of Syria’s secret police reported “Iranian snipers” had been deployed in Syria to assist in the crackdown on protests.
According to the US government, Mohsen Chizari, the Quds Force’s third-in-command, has visited Syria to train security services to fight against the protestors.