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Editorial: Syria: the elephant in the room amid military exercise in Jordan

By Barbara Starr With a photo of a raging lion over their shoulders, senior U.S. and Jordanian generals opened a massive military exercise dubbed “Eager Lion.” The kickoff came with adamant statements that the 12,000 troops from 19 countries now … Continue reading

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Syria ceasefire wavers, even as first team of UN truce monitors arrives

Syria’s four-day-old ceasefire appeared to be quickly eroding Sunday, with regime forces firing dozens of tank shells and mortar rounds at neighbourhoods in the opposition stronghold of Homs, hours before the arrival of a first team of UN truce monitors. … Continue reading

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Video Shows Attack on Arab League Monitors in Syria

By: J. David Goodman The Arab League said that 11 of its monitors in Syria sustained “light” injuries on Monday during an attack “by pro-regime elements in Latakia,” a northwestern port city. The episode came a day before President Bashar … Continue reading

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Video: Protesters say Syrian government has increased attacks

Defectors say that Syria is now in a state of open warfare. Demonstrators in Homs have accused the authorities of more attacks in the city, with activists saying people are leaving the city, and those who have stayed behind are … Continue reading

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Syrian military vows to ‘cut every evil hand’ of attackers

The Syrian military has said it will “cut every evil hand that targets Syrian blood”, and warned that recent attacks on elite security forces marked a dangerous escalation in the country’s eight-month-old crisis. Six elite pilots and four technical officers … Continue reading

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