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7 Syrian generals defect to Turkey as rebels hash out new plan

By: Saad Abedine In another sign of cracks in the Syrian government’s armor, seven army generals defected to Turkey on Tuesday, Turkish media reported. The generals were allowed to enter Turkey through the southern Hatay province under tight security measures, … Continue reading

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Syria’s Main Opposition Group Broadens Base

By: Karin Laub DOHA, Qatar – The main Syrian opposition bloc on Monday broadened its ranks to include more activists and political groups from inside the country, officials said, in the face of intense U.S. pressure to create a more … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition warns city of Homs could fall to al-Assad forces

Syrian government forces have sent reinforcements to central Homs and could gain complete control of the besieged city, a major opposition group warned Sunday, dpa reported. “The criminal regime has dispatched extra troops to tighten the inhuman siege of the city,” the … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition figures meet in Damascus, call for regime’s overthrow

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian opposition figures called Sunday for the overthrow of President Bashar Assad at a rare meeting of anti-regime groups held in the government-controlled capital Damascus, a possible attempt by the gathering to position itself as an alternative … Continue reading

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Syrian rebel leader wants Libyan-style Arab initiative

Syria’s main opposition bloc wants Arab states to work together to effect an international intervention in Syria similar to the joint initiative in Libya, Syrian National Council (SNC) head Abdulbaset Sieda said in an interview published on Wednesday. “We call … Continue reading

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The Gang That Can’t Shoot Straight

By: Malik Al-Abdeh Last week, the Syrian opposition columnist Ghassan Muflih, writing in the online newspaper Elaph, informed his readers who was to blame for the failure to dislodge Bashar al-Assad. “The West is supportive of the demands of the … Continue reading

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Syria opposition lays out ‘road map’ for country after Assad

By: David Crossland BERLIN – Syrian opposition leaders ended six months of secret talks in Berlin yesterday by announcing a road map for democracy after the fall of Bashar Al Assad. The 120-page document called The Day After was compiled … Continue reading

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Syrian Army Drops Leaflets Over Damascus

By: Zeina Karam BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian military helicopters dropped thousands of leaflets over Damascus and its suburbs Tuesday, urging rebels to hand over their weapons or face “inevitable death” as part of a widening and deadly offensive to recapture … Continue reading

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Syria National Council asks U.N. envoy to rescind remarks

AMMAN, Jordan – The main Syrian National Council opposition group demanded on Sunday that the conflict’s new international mediator apologize for saying it was too early to comment on whether President Bashar al-Assad should step down. Lakhdar Brahimi, speaking after … Continue reading

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Syrian groups come to blows while seeking peace

By: Charlene Gubash Syrian government forces are killing demonstrators at the rate of 50 to as many as a 150 a day, but Syrian opposition leaders in exile and in Syria still cannot unite around the common goal of how … Continue reading

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