JNN 15 Jan 2016 Damascus : Tens of wanted militants turned themselves in to the Syrian authorities as government troops continue to gain ground across the Arab country. Continue reading
JNN 18 Sept 2015 DADU: Three clerics and as many suspected militants were arrested in raids on five seminaries by a joint team of police and Rangers personnel in Dadu and Khairpur Nathan Shah towns on Wednesday. Continue reading
JNN 14 Aug 2014 Damascus : Hundreds of foreign-backed militants surrendered to the government troops in Al-Qalamoun region in Damascus countryside, Syria’s National Reconciliation Committee announced on Friday. Continue reading
JNN 07 Dec 2014 Srinagar : At least eight army troops including a lieutenant colonel and a junior commanding officer, three policemen were killed after a group of six militants carried out a fidayeen attack on 31-Field Regiment in Mohura area in Uri of Baramulla district in north Kashmir at about 3.30 am.
JNN 19 Aug 2014 Damascus : Syria’s caretaker Defense Minister Fahed al-Freij has visited the town of Mleiha in the Damascus’ countryside following its recapture by government forces from foreign-backed militants, Press reports. Continue reading
JNN 31 July 2014 Ben Ghazi : France has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya amid persisting clashes between government troops and rebelling militias in the North African country. While has already Evacuated its Diplomatic Staff from the US Embassy , and relocated them across the Border. Continue reading
JNN 04 July 2014 London : A plan to train and equip a 100,000-strong Terrorist Force to defeat Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was drawn up by Britain, then scrapped as it was deemed too risky, BBC Newsnight reported on Thursday.
The alleged proposal, put forward two years ago, was the idea of General David Richards, then chief of Britain’s defense, according to the BBC.
The secret “extract, equip, train” militants at bases across Turkey and Jordan proposal was considered by Prime Minister David Cameron and the National Security Council, as well as U.S. officials, the BBC said, citing Whitehall sources.
As part of Richards’ proposal, the “substantial army” of moderate Syrian rebels would have been trained at bases in Turkey and Jordan.
Sources have also revealed that US military instructors trained Takfiri terrorists of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) at a secret base in Jordan in 2012. At least one of the ISIL training camps is in the vicinity of Turkish air base, Incirlik, which houses American personnel and equipment.
The United Nations says some 10.8 million people in Syria need assistance, of which 4.7 million are in hard-to-reach areas, while another three million have fled during the three-year uprising against Assad.
Some believe the opportunity to carry out such an initiative has been missed.
Professor Michael Clarke, of the Royal United Services Institute think tank, told the BBC: “We have missed the opportunity to train an anti-Assad force that would have real influence in Syria when he is removed, as he will be.
“I think there was an opportunity two or three years ago to have become involved in a reasonably positive way, but it was dangerous and swimming against the broader tide of history… and the costs and the uncertainties were very high.”
Some 400 British nationals are thought to be fighting in Syria, in what could constitute a crime under UK terrorism legislation.
And as a Backlash of such Plans and training now the Fears are growing that European militants trained and hardened in Syria may carry out terrorist attacks once they return home.
The West and its regional allies, including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are giving financial and military support to the militants.
JNN 20 May 2014 Damascus : The head of Syria’s air defenses has been Martyred in an attack by foreign-backed Takfiri militants fighting against the Syrian government. Continue reading
JNN 03 Mar 2014 Damascus : Infighting among foreign-backed and al-Qaeda-linked militants has left around 3,300 casualties since January, a Britain-based monitoring group says. Continue reading
JNN 25 Jan 2014 Cairo : Militants have stepped up their campaign against security forces in Egypt with a series of explosions in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Continue reading
JNN 20 Jan 2014 Istanbul : Representatives of major Syrian rebel militias met in Ankara on Saturday to try to agree on a common stance for the upcoming peace talks in Switzerland next week, Reuters cited opposition sources as saying. Continue reading
JNN 13 Jan 2104 Damascus : Syrian troops have success to liberate the holy shrine of Sayeda Sukayna or Sakina (AS), the daughter of Imam Hussein (AS), during an operation near the Syrian capital, Damascus, Media reports. Continue reading
JNN 25 Oct 2013 Abuja : Nigeria’s military says it killed 37 suspected Wahabi Boko Haram militants in a ground and air attack that began late Monday on an encampment in a remote area of the country’s embattled northeast. A military spokesman said the assault occurred in Borno state. Continue reading