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Syria: French FM expects new “spectacular” defections soon

The French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, said Thursday he expects new “spectacular” defections from the Syrian regime “soon”. “From the information we have, but we’ll see if this is confirmed in the coming days, there are other spectacular defections that … Continue reading

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Assad regime threatens to use chemical weapons against foreign countries who intervene as violence in Syria escalates

By: Anthony Bond and Graham Smith and Rob Preece. Syria has warned it could use chemical and biological weapons against foreign powers who intervene in its violent struggle with rebel forces. Acknowledging for the first time that it had weapons of mass destruction, president … Continue reading

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Syria moves chemical weapons before wider offensive – defector

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 has started moving its chemical stockpile … Continue reading

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Some positive realism about the future of post-Assad Syria

By: Antonin Gregoire As Assad fall is approaching, we thought it might be a good idea to do some objective comments on what is going to happen in Syria. Chaos and sectarian strife This will happen, of course, everyone say it … Continue reading

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Syria: Forces launch all-out assault in Damascus as thousands flee country

Syrian forces launched an all-out assault with troops and tanks, driving rebels from a Damascus neighborhood on Friday, according to the Associated Press. Citing activists, the AP said over 300 people were killed in a single day. The government assault … Continue reading

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Video: Down with the regime flash mob

3 Locations, One Syria, One cause !!

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Support for Syria’s government falls away

Beirut – As fighting rages in Damascus, and the Assad family that has ruled Syria for four decades struggles for its life against a growing rebellion, a picture is emerging of a tight inner group determined to fight its way … Continue reading

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Syria unrest: timeline

MARCH, 2011: – 15: First protests after a Facebook call for a “Day of Dignity.” – 18-27: Crackdowns in Damascus, Banias and Daraa, cradle of the uprising where 100 are reportedly killed on the 23rd. Deadly violence also in Latakia. … Continue reading

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Syria crisis: ‘operation Damascus volcano’ – live updates

8.45am - Syria: The Dutch journalist Sander van Hoorn reports heavy fighting in the northern Damascus suburb of Qaboon. Qaboon saw some of the worst violence yesterday. The activist group, the Syrian Revolution General Commission, said government forces began shelling the … Continue reading

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‘Liberate Damascus’ operation underway in Syria

The fiercest fighting so far has been reported in Damascus by Syrian opposition activists who claim that an operation to ‘Liberate Damascus’ is currently underway despite the ongoing threat of chemical weapons possibly being used by President Assad’s regime. The … Continue reading

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