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Syrian dissident pushes to unite fragmented opposition

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Jordan – The fragmented Syrian opposition will attempt once again this weekend to forge a common policy to gain international respect, obtain weapons and, most importantly, topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a formerly imprisoned dissident … Continue reading

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Bleary-Eyed Syrian Troops Fight a Building at a Time

By: Janine Di Giovanni HOMS, Syria — For more than 24 hours, President Bashar al-Assad’s soldiers fought their way through this city, bleary-eyed men, worn down by months of combat. Afraid to go into the streets, where snipers pick their … Continue reading

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Man Charged as Spy for Syria

By: Victor Homola A 48-year-old man with dual German-Lebanese citizenship has been charged with spying for the Syrian intelligence service from 2007 until his arrest in February, the federal prosecutor’s office said Friday. The suspect, who was identified only as … Continue reading

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Video: Coming Soon: Unknown Soldier

They work in silence. They suffer in silence. They are killed in silence. They operate in secret and without taking credit. They have sacrificed so much for their nation, often without realizing how much they have given. Behind every bullet … Continue reading

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Cajoling, Drugging and More as Rebels Try to Draw Defectors

By: Kareem Fahim and Hwaida Saad ANTAKYA, Turkey — For months, the disparate militias known as the Free Syrian Army relied on defections from the Syrian military to lead a credible if halting challenge to the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Every … Continue reading

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US Aims to Rally Syrian Opposition with New Aid

By: Matthew Lee NEW YORK — The Obama administration moved Friday to rally Syria’s opposition with pledges of $45 million in new non-lethal and humanitarian assistance as the administration and other world leaders lamented the failure of diplomatic efforts to … Continue reading

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Opposition meets in Syria amid fresh violence

Syrian opposition figures who reject foreign intervention in the country’s 18-month conflict have called for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad at a rare meeting in the nation’s capital. Sunday’s opposition conference was attended by diplomats from Iran, Russia and … Continue reading

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Among Assad’s opponents, moderation reigns

By: David Pullock Reporting about violence in the Middle East often focuses on Islamic extremists, and this is increasingly true for much of the coverage of Syria’s uprising. But in the Syrian political opposition, Islamic extremism is truly the exception … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels say regime will fall within months

Members of the Syrian opposition, authorized by the government of Bashar al-Assad, have called for the peaceful departure of the President, after eighteen months of deadly conflict. Radjaa Nasser, one of the organizers of the Conference for the Salvation of … Continue reading

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Growing strength of Syrian opposition

Free Syrian Army moving its command centre out of Turkey into Syria shows it is confident of controlling territory. The Syrian opposition needs to improve its political offering to the Syrian people. Its various spokesmen need to do a lot … Continue reading

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