Syria releases names of 142 slain foreign fighters

A Syrian newspaper on Tuesday published the names of 142 foreign fighters from 18 countries the regime says were killed alongside rebels in Syria’s conflict.

Pro-regime Al-Watan published a list, which it said Damascus sent to the United Nations Security Council last month, that included Arab, North African, Central and South Asian “terrorists,” giving the date and place of their death.

“Most are jihadists (radical Islamists) who belong to Al-Qaeda’s network, or who joined it after arriving in Syria,” the paper said, adding that they entered Syria via Turkey and Lebanon.

Among the 142 it named 47 Saudis, 24 Libyans, 10 Tunisians, nine Egyptians, six Qataris and five Lebanese.

It also listed 11 Afghans, five Turks, three Chechens, one Chadian and one Azerbaijani.

Most of the fighters were killed in October and November in the northern province of Aleppo, Homs in central Syria, the northwestern region of Idlib, Deir Ezzor in the east, and Hasakeh in the northeast, it said.

Damascus says foreign-backed “terrorists” are responsible for the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad that broke out in March 2011.

The violence in Syria has killed more than 40,000 people in 20 months, according to the Britain-based watchdog the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The uprising did not turn into an armed insurgency until several months after it erupted, following a severe regime crackdown.

Khaleej Times/ AFP

  • nagy_michael2

    yah these are volunteers from different extremist groups. I am sure if Al Qaada wants to fight you it would been on much larger scale. And did Assad forget that he was training and sending Al Qaada into Iraq and Lebanon with the help of Iran. how many terrorists bombing did al Qaada do in Iraq? what about Fatah Al Islam.. why did Syria free up their leader and sent him to Lebanon. you get what you get and you can’t throw a fit.

  • nagy_michael2

    yah these are volunteers from different extremist groups. I am sure if Al Qaada wants to fight you it would been on much larger scale. And did Assad forget that he was training and sending Al Qaada into Iraq and Lebanon with the help of Iran. how many terrorists bombing did al Qaada do in Iraq? what about Fatah Al Islam.. why did Syria free up their leader and sent him to Lebanon. you get what you get and you can’t throw a fit.

  • wargame1

    Last time the Syrian Government claimed that they killed at least 100 Afghan Mujaheddin but in this list we see 11 Afghans supposedly slain!! 

    Well there are few foreign fighter and it is not a world cup football that each country will have their players from their own the FIFA rule doesnt apply in Syria. Last time we had this problem in the German team where a African player were included and then in Japan football team had a Brazilian and the French dispute over Zidane. 

    This is a war and people who feel like joining the fight and help the Syrian brothers will normally go there and they do not ask for money in return. We have seen how more than 70+ countries attacked a poor Afghanistan with thousand of Bombs and now we learn that more than 95% Afghans never heard of 911. The question is here we have foreign fighters gather from all over the world to fight a war torned nation who had nothing to do with 911 and the people who are sympathiesed with them are branded as terrorist. The government who put a ban on the poppy growth and reduced it to 158 tons were overthrown under a false pretense and the poppy growth jumped in to 5800 tons!! Amazing. 

    Well why Bashar has been trying to relate the resistance with foreign fighter and Alqaeda? The only foreign fighters are the Iranian/Hezbushaitan majoosis and their Russian backers. The reason is very clear now and we have seen some effort including the Shahama bomb plot. 

    This game is based on media coverage. If the occupation force want to invade Syria it will manufacture the necessary pretext but so far the Syrian resistance and the video up loaders made it clear that the struggle is genuine but the mainstream media is powerful and can turn it to Alqaeda operation any time its want to provided there are some interest in invading Syria.

    The Afghan mujaheddin was once hero of the world when they defeated the communist but when they refuse to accept  slavery ,the occupation force turned against it and the media propaganda started. So far there is no reason for the occupation force to wast more money and man power on Syria therefore Bashar can try hard but it will be futile. 

  • wargame1

    Last time the Syrian Government claimed that they killed at least 100 Afghan Mujaheddin but in this list we see 11 Afghans supposedly slain!! 

    Well there are few foreign fighter and it is not a world cup football that each country will have their players from their own the FIFA rule doesnt apply in Syria. Last time we had this problem in the German team where a African player were included and then in Japan football team had a Brazilian and the French dispute over Zidane. 

    This is a war and people who feel like joining the fight and help the Syrian brothers will normally go there and they do not ask for money in return. We have seen how more than 70+ countries attacked a poor Afghanistan with thousand of Bombs and now we learn that more than 95% Afghans never heard of 911. The question is here we have foreign fighters gather from all over the world to fight a war torned nation who had nothing to do with 911 and the people who are sympathiesed with them are branded as terrorist. The government who put a ban on the poppy growth and reduced it to 158 tons were overthrown under a false pretense and the poppy growth jumped in to 5800 tons!! Amazing. 

    Well why Bashar has been trying to relate the resistance with foreign fighter and Alqaeda? The only foreign fighters are the Iranian/Hezbushaitan majoosis and their Russian backers. The reason is very clear now and we have seen some effort including the Shahama bomb plot. 

    This game is based on media coverage. If the occupation force want to invade Syria it will manufacture the necessary pretext but so far the Syrian resistance and the video up loaders made it clear that the struggle is genuine but the mainstream media is powerful and can turn it to Alqaeda operation any time its want to provided there are some interest in invading Syria.

    The Afghan mujaheddin was once hero of the world when they defeated the communist but when they refuse to accept  slavery ,the occupation force turned against it and the media propaganda started. So far there is no reason for the occupation force to wast more money and man power on Syria therefore Bashar can try hard but it will be futile. 

  • wargame1

    I think the occupation force is taking a break and would like to see how Bashar Al-qaeda would go down. Yes Bashar did covertly support some resistance group in Iraq for his own interest with a hope that when the american leave he then have some share on oil and some influence over the region. The Syrian sunnis would go there to fight any way so he tried to capitalize the situation but the Americans came to know it then Bashar withdrew its support then we saw the “awakening movement ” in Iraq when some of these resistance group gave up  and start supporting the puppet government in Iraq.

    Then Bashar was sent to Libya where he used his force in toppling Gaddafi along with hezbushaitan and Iranian Majoosis with NATO on the air. Initially during the fake uprising in Libya two Syrian Mig fighter plane were shot down but the mainstream media quickly whitewash the news in order to hide the Syrian regimes involvement. So Bashar is already enjoying a good support from USA and Europe after slaughtering more than 40000 and his daddy also enjoyed the same support after slaughtering 40000 in Hama massacre in 1982 plus countless other murders of the Syrian and the Lebanese people. 

    Imagine those self appointed guardian of the world who were touched and outraged by the story that Saddam was killing incubator babys!! but later it was busted and it turned out to be the Kuwait ambassadors daughter who was playing the role of a nurse and spewing the fake news but before the truth was uncovered CNN propagate it and the damage was done.And then the fake 911 ,London 7/7  bombing …they hate our freedom , terrorist Alqaeda. and now here in Syria countless people are are being slaughtered we see a government killing its own people.A government with chemical weapon threatening to use it too but hey where are those supposed chemical weapon of Saddam?  after numerous inspection and subsequent invasion the criminals didnt find any but here the chemical weapon exists  Where are the freedom and democracy advocates now?

  • wargame1

    I think the occupation force is taking a break and would like to see how Bashar Al-qaeda would go down. Yes Bashar did covertly support some resistance group in Iraq for his own interest with a hope that when the american leave he then have some share on oil and some influence over the region. The Syrian sunnis would go there to fight any way so he tried to capitalize the situation but the Americans came to know it then Bashar withdrew its support then we saw the “awakening movement ” in Iraq when some of these resistance group gave up  and start supporting the puppet government in Iraq.

    Then Bashar was sent to Libya where he used his force in toppling Gaddafi along with hezbushaitan and Iranian Majoosis with NATO on the air. Initially during the fake uprising in Libya two Syrian Mig fighter plane were shot down but the mainstream media quickly whitewash the news in order to hide the Syrian regimes involvement. So Bashar is already enjoying a good support from USA and Europe after slaughtering more than 40000 and his daddy also enjoyed the same support after slaughtering 40000 in Hama massacre in 1982 plus countless other murders of the Syrian and the Lebanese people. 

    Imagine those self appointed guardian of the world who were touched and outraged by the story that Saddam was killing incubator babys!! but later it was busted and it turned out to be the Kuwait ambassadors daughter who was playing the role of a nurse and spewing the fake news but before than CNN propagate it thousands of times.And then the fake 911 ,London 7/7  bombing …they hate our freedom , terrorist Alqaeda. and now here in Syria countless people are are being slaughtered we see a government killing its own people.A government with chemical weapon threatening to use it too but hey where are those supposed chemical weapon of Saddam?  after numerous inspection and subsequent invasion the criminals didnt find any but here the chemical weapon exists  Where are the freedom and democracy advocates now?