Daily Archives: July 10, 2012

Russian Warships Sent on Maneuvers Near Syria

MOSCOW — Russia, which seems intent on positioning itself as an increasingly decisive broker in the Syrian crisis, announced on Tuesday that a flotilla of navy vessels had sailed to the Mediterranean Sea and some would dock in the Syrian port … Continue reading

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Russian warship headed to Turkish Straits on way to Syria

Russia dispatched a destroyer-class warship, which is expected to arrive at the Turkish Straits by Wednesday morning, to Syria from its Black Sea fleet on Tuesday, a news report says. Destroyer Smetlivy, which patrolled the waters off the coast of … Continue reading

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Erdoğan to visit Russia to discuss Syria crisis

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is planning a one-day visit to Moscow on July 18 to seek ways to end the 16-month violence in Syria that has now left more than 15,000 Syrians dead. The crisis in Syria will … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels show ‘huge growth’ in capability

By: Jim Michaels WASHINGTON DC, United States – Syrian rebels are growing more effective as they have increasingly turned to roadside bombs and other guerrilla tactics to topple the regime of Bashar Assad, according to military statistics and analysts. Syrian forces … Continue reading

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Anonymous Hands WikiLeaks 2.4 Million Syrian Emails

By: Mathew J. Schwartz Hacktivist group claims credit for data breach; turned to WikiLeaks to help process the emails. WikiLeaks last week began publishing a massive trove of emails related to Syria, in conjunction with six news outlets. In an … Continue reading

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Russia sends Black Sea warship to Syria -source

SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine – Russia dispatched a destroyer-class warship to Syria on Tuesday, a source in the Russian Navy told Reuters, and another military source was quoted as saying four more Russian ships were en route to the violence-torn country. Moscow has … Continue reading

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Russia cuts off Assad’s military lifeline to leave regime out in the cold

By: Loveday Morris BEIRUT, Lebanon – Move by Moscow is strongest signal that support for long-time ally is on the decline. Russia will cease deliveries of arms and fighter planes to Syria until the situation in the country stabilises, an … Continue reading

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Red Crescent aid worker shot and killed in Syria

GENEVA – A Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid worker died on Tuesday a day after he was shot in a clearly marked ambulance in the town of Deir al-Zor, the organization said. Khaled Khaffaji was the fifth member of the … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks starts publishing 2.4m #SyriaFiles

By: Rachel McAthy WikiLeaks announces the start of its publication of ‘more than two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies’ from 680 domains. WikiLeaks has today started publishing files from a set of more than two … Continue reading

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Cyprus prepares for up to 200,000 Syrian refugees

By: Luke Baker NICOSIA, Cyprus – Cyprus has drawn up plans to take in up to 200,000 refugees from the fighting in Syria, where the crackdown by government troops against opposition forces has intensified in recent weeks. While the figures are … Continue reading

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