Daily Archives: September 2, 2012

U.S. intervention in Syria appears unlikely, say officials

A sharp escalation in fighting and civilian deaths in Syria, pleas for help from rebel fighters and a tide of war-zone refugees are focusing American attention on a high-stakes Mideast conflict nine weeks before the U.S. presidential election. Yet, as … Continue reading

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Video: 80,000+ Syrians seek refuge in Turkey

More than 80,000 Syrians flee into Turkey to escape the bombing of their villages. CNN’s Nic Robertson reports. Source: Cable News Network

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Jordan calls on world to ‘open its pockets’ to aid Syrian refugees

Jordan on Saturday appealed for support from the international community to be able to continue to provide services for tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in the Kingdom. At a press conference Saturday, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Jafar … Continue reading

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Syrians find love in time of war

Marriage was between rebel sniper and the nurse who treated his leg wound. ALEPPO, Syria – In the heart of Aleppo, besieged by Syrian troops for more than five weeks, a young couple who found love in a time of … Continue reading

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FSA seizes Syrian air defense facility, hits back at Assad’s air power

By: Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Lebanon – The Syrian Free Army (FSA) seized an air defense facility and attacked a military airport in eastern Syria on Saturday, a monitoring group said, hitting back at an air force which President Bashar al-Assad … Continue reading

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The Syrian Expatriates Organization (SEO) Demands the Release of American Freelance Journalist Austin Tice From Syrian Government Custody

Austin Tice, 31, a freelance journalist and contributor to the Washington Post and McClatchy News, has reportedly been taken into custody by the Syrian government, according to a senior Czech diplomat and other sources close to the case. He was … Continue reading

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Video: In Syria, Another Sighting of a Complete SA-7 MANPADS.

More evidence that the Free Syrian Army is expanding its holdings of anti-aircract weapons, suggesting that the Syrian Air Force’s allotment of borrowed time grows shorter. (Though that does not mean it does not retain for now the capacity for extraordinary … Continue reading

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Report: Senior Syrian army officer killed in Damascus blast

A general of the Syrian army was killed Saturday in a car bomb explosion in the north of Damascus, the Lebanese TV channel Al-Mayadine reported without specifying the name of the general. The bomb planted in the vehicle of the … Continue reading

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Syrian helicopters pin down fighters in Taftanaz

By: Abdul Ahad TAFTANAZ, Syria – Syrian helicopter gunships deployed from a nearby airbase kept rebel fighters pinned down in the town of Taftanaz of Idlib province on the border with Turkey on Saturday. Artillery fire hit at least two … Continue reading

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Syrian Rebels Say They Have Seized an Air Defense Post and Its Missiles

By: Kareem Fahim BEIRUT, Lebanon — Opposition fighters in Syria said early Saturday that they had captured an air defense base in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour, taking at least 16 soldiers captive and seizing weapons and ammunition in what appeared … Continue reading

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