Russian President Vladimir Putin with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (archives)
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Report: Iran, Russia operating joint command on Syria

Al-Arabiya network says it plans to publish 'highly-classified documents' revealing Iranian, Russian roles in aiding Assad regime

Saudi news network al-Arabiya has announced its plan Saturday to reveal "newly-leaked and highly-classified documents" obtained with the assistance of the Syrian opposition.


According to the network, the new information sheds light on the crisis in Syria and on the countries aiding the Damascus regime. It has been claimed, for example, that Iran and Russia have set up a joint command which intervenes and issues orders on every single matter related to the situation in Syria.


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According to a report on al-Arabiya's website, the network will also publish new details about what happened to the Turkish fighter-jet downed by the Syrian army several months ago, as well as documents which reveal the Syrian regime’s role in attempting to shake Jordan’s and Lebanon’s stability.


The documents are also expected to disclose Hezbollah’s role in the crisis, showing how the Lebanese terror organization received written and clear orders from the highest authorities to "eradicate" Syrian activists and carry out a series of bombings across the country.

המורדים בסוריה. נלחמים גם באיראן וברוסיה? (צילום: AFP)

Syrian rebels (Photo: AFP)


Meanwhile Saturday, fighting raged in a strategic district of Syria's commercial capital Aleppo, the third day of an all-out rebel offensive to seize the city, monitors said.


The focal point of combat was Salaheddin, a rebel stronghold on the southwest side of the city where insurgents attacked an army position, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.


Elsewhere in the country, forces loyal to President Bashar Assad shelled localities in the southern province of Daraa, where fighting was also taking place, as well as in Deir Ezzor in the east and the capital itself.


At least six soldiers were killed in Daraa, while four civilians died in the Deir Ezzor shelling and two rebels were killed. An unspecified number of people were wounded in Damascus.


In the Aleppo province locality of Maskana, a year-old baby died, and his mother and brother were wounded by shelling.


Across the country, at least 117 people had been killed on Friday, 71 of them civilians, the Observatory said.


AFP contributed to this report



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