Daily Archives: March 29, 2012

2 truckloads of arms seized in Bekaa

By: Rakan al-Fakih MASHARIH Al-QAA, Lebanon – The Lebanese Army seized two truckloads of weapons late Wednesday night in the Bekaa border village of Joura, the latest in a series of raids that have caused panic in the region. A … Continue reading

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Rebels targeting Syrian officers

By: Hala Droubi and Alan Cowell BEIRUT, LEBANON – Syrian rebels seemed to intensify attacks on individual members of President Bashar Assad’s security forces Thursday, with state media reporting that insurgents kidnapped an air force general near Damascus while gunmen … Continue reading

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Syria Fighters Announce Command Structure

By: Oliver Holmes BEIRUT – Syria’s armed opposition announced on Thursday a local command structure that aims to bring together disparate rebel groups inside the country under the command of defected officers exiled in neighbouring Turkey. “We declare the formation … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Landmines Used to Stop Fleeing in Syria

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Britain pledges $800,000 to Syria opposition to topple Assad regime

By: Duncan Golestani and Alastair Jamieson LONDON – Britain pledged $800,000 in support of Syrian opposition groups Thursday, three days ahead of a 70-nation summit that will seek to unify those against the regime of President Bashar Assad. In a … Continue reading

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Famed Syrian novelist writes for opposition

By: Ashley Fantz Some Syrian writers used to like Bashar al-Assad. Choosing their words carefully, they might say they tolerated him. Those who churned out hugely popular soaps and television shows thought Syria’s president, in his mid-30s when he took … Continue reading

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One million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance – UN-backed survey

At least one million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the findings of a government-led assessment mission jointly carried out with the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and released today. Those in need … Continue reading

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Sharp differences emerge as Iran, Turkey discuss crisis in Syria

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s top leader says Tehran strongly supports reforms in Syria under President Bashar Assad, but the visiting Turkish prime minister says Assad can’t be trusted and must go. The sharp differences emerged on the second day of … Continue reading

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Opposition fighters announce Turkey-based internal Syria command structure

Syria’s armed opposition announced on Thursday a local command structure that aims to bring together disparate armed opposition groups inside the country under the command of defected officers exiled in neighboring Turkey.  “We declare the formation of the joint command … Continue reading

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UK Hague: UK To Give Syrian Rebels More Funds For Training

LONDON, United Kingdom – The U.K. government will give Syrian rebels a further GBP500,000 to help them train to become a “credible alternative” to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague will say in a speech Thursday evening. … Continue reading

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