Syrian Army Gains More Ground in Christian Village of Maaloula

Syria / Maaloula (Ma’loula)
Syria / Maaloula (Ma’loula)

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahir calls for terrorist attacks on the United States.

While the units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) were able to make some more gains in their battles against the Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist groups in and around the Christian village of Maaloula (Ma’loula / Arabic: معلولا‎),the known chief of the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, called for terrorist attacks on the United States in a speech in terms of the 12th anniversary of 9/11.

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The Al-Qaeda head Ayman al-Zawahiri called for terrorist attacks on the United States in a new speech marking the 12th anniversary of 9/11 and urged a boycott of the world’s largest economy.

The complete speech by Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in regards of the 12th anniversary of 9/11 is about 72 minutes long. The summary of the speech by the terrorist leader as well as the translated English excerpts of the speech by al-Zawahiri was made available by the SITE Intelligence Group.

The speech of Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri about the 12th anniversary of 9/11 was posted on a known bulletin board / forum of jihadists a day after the United Stated held several ceremonies in honour of the nearly 3,000 people, who were killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11). The new threats by Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri appear while a military strike by the United States against Syria was hopefully avoided due to the Russian proposal and the plan to put the chemical weapons stockpiles on Syrian soil under an international supervision and to destroy them later.

As pointed out by many political analysts till today, a US-led military strike against Syria would be in support of the Syrian Al-Qaeda offshoots and also support the religious fanatics and terrorism in Syria as well as in the entire Middle Eastern region. Also the Chinese, Russian, Iranian, and other governments have already underlined this fact. Not to mention the increasing number of military personnel in the United States who reject it to fight alongside Al-Qaeda in Syria against the secular government in Damascus, which is certainly no threat for the national security of the United States, while US soldiers are killed by Al-Qaeda in other Arab countries.

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri suggested in his new speech that his followers and everybody else should “bleed America economically by provoking it to continue in its massive expenditure on its security, for the weak point of America is its economy, which has already begun to stagger due to the military and security expenditure.”

The terrorist leader of Al-Qaeda, years ago established and formed by the United States, according to Hillary Clinton, and still supported in some places on the globe by the U.S. administration in Washington, also stated in his new video message that “keeping America in tension and anticipation only costs a few disparate attacks here and there, meaning as we defeated it in the gang warfare in Somalia, Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan, so we should follow it with that war on its own land.”

Of course, the Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri suggested that these attacks could be carried out by “one brother or a few of the brothers” and that it was worth to wait for the right moment in order to be possible to mount a large-scale attack on the United States. Ayman al-Zawahiri also said in his new video message to the United States that the terrorist organization and its members have to show patience.

Al-Zawahiri said: “With these strikes, we must monitor and lie in wait and seize any opportunity to land a large strike on it, even if it takes years of patience for this.” The chief of the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda also referred to the twin bomb blasts at the Boston marathon that left three dead and scores wounded and maimed in April, 2013.

Also Syria was a topic of the new speech by Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri. The terrorist leader of Al-Qaeda called on all jihadists in Syria not to cooperate with non-Islamists in their fight against the secular government of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the capital, Damascus. This information confirms again that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has lied to congressmen in regards of the “absence of Al-Qaeda in the Syrian conflict.”

In the meantime, new reports from the historic Syrian village of Maaloula (Ma’loula / Arabic: معلولا‎) say that the units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) were able to make some more gains in their battles against the al-Qaeda-linked jihadists and terrorists in and around the ancient mountainous village, located in the north of the countryside of Damascus.

According to several eye-witnesses, the most battles between the troops of the Syrian army, which consists of all parts of the Syrian society, against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist groups in and around the famous Christian village of Maaloula (Ma’loula) occurred in the western part of the ancient village.

The Syrian Army was already able to retake the control of the main square in the village Maaloula (Ma’loula) as well as the Mar Takla convent. There are still several nuns in the Mar Takla convent (St. Thecla Deir Mar Takla) and the units of the Syrian army try to protect the nuns in the Mar Takla convent (St. Thecla Deir Mar Takla) against the attacks of the foreign-backed terrorist groups and the Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists. However, the armed terrorists and religious fanatics have already destroyed several historic Christian churches inside the Syrian village of Maaloula (Ma’loula) as well as in other towns in the region in the north of Damascus.

Maaloula (Ma’loula) is a Syrian village that is located in the north of the Rif of Dimashq (Damascus),which means, it`s in the countryside of Syria’s capital, Damascus. Maaloula (sometimes also Maalula) is about 56 kilometres in the northeast of Damascus.

The ancient mountain village of Maaloula (Ma’loula) is famous as one of the last villages where the people are still able to speak Western Aramaic. The other two areas in Syria where the residents are also able to speak Aramaic are the villages near to Ma’loula, Bakh’a and Jubb Adin.  The historic village in Syria is also a part of the UNESCO list of all the world heritage sites, is also the home of two of the oldest surviving monasteries in Syria: the monasteries of Mar Sarkis and Mar Takla.

The residents of Maaloula are mainly Muslims or Christians and the ancient villages was one of the famous places of interest for tourists in Syria before the Syrian conflict began. However, since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, the villages in the region near Syria’s capital Damascus were already often attacked by the foreign-backed terrorist groups and al-Qaeda-linked jihadists.

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