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Syrian opposition says President Assad’s speech is attempt to explain military stalemate

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A member of Syria’s main opposition group says President Bashar Assad’s latest comments aim to explain his security forces’ failure in putting down the country’s uprising. British-based opposition activist Ausama Monajed, who is a member of the … Continue reading

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Syria moves chemical weapons before wider offensive: defector

By: Suleiman Al-Khalidi HACIPASA, Turkey – A senior Syrian military defector said President Bashar al-Assad’s forces were moving chemical weapons across the country for possible use in a military retaliation for the killing of four top security officials. “The regime … 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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Polls reveal Turks against military intervention in Syria

Two opinion polls carried out separately by research companies suggest that Turks are strongly opposed to a possible military intervention in Syria by Turkey or the international community. The results of the polls were published in the Star daily on … Continue reading

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Military says possessions of missing pilots found

The Turkish military said on Thursday that the wreckage of a jet downed by Syria and its two pilots is yet to be found, six days after it crashed into the waters of the Mediterranean, but that some possessions belonging … Continue reading

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Syria questions integrity of U.N. council

The Syrian envoy to the U.N. Human Rights Council said it was wrong to politicize the conflict while some parties were arming members of the opposition. The U.N. Human Rights Council met Wednesday to discuss the ongoing crisis Syria. Eileen … Continue reading

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Syria Said to Possess Vast Quantities of Chemical Weapons

By: Andre deNesnera WASHINGTON -The Syrian Army is by regional standards a highly-capable military force and its air force is one of the largest in the Middle East. In addition to that, Western experts believe Syria has a large chemical … Continue reading

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Former U.S. soldier aids Syria’s wounded

Tattooed and pale, with an Arabic vocabulary of a few dozen words at best, 24-year-old American Peter Kassig is not who you would expect to see striding up and down the corridors of a hospital in Tripoli, Lebanon, clutching a … Continue reading

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Editorial: Syria Creates Handwringing, But No Intervention

The fighting in Syria has been escalating. The U.N. peace effort is in shambles. And there’s no appetite right now for outside military intervention. The Syrian crisis is prompting renewed calls for international action, and there have been plenty of … Continue reading

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In northern Syria, rebels now control many towns and villages

By: David Enders QALAAT AL MUDIQ, Syria — It’s been two months since anyone has seen a police officer in this central Syrian city. Though the Syrian military occupies an ancient citadel overlooking Qalaat al Mudiq, it’s reached a truce with … Continue reading

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