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Syrian tribes unite in İstanbul as border conflicts test cease-fire

İSTANBUL, Turkey – The representatives of a number of Syria’s Sunni Arab tribes announced the creation of a “tribal council” in İstanbul on Monday, declaring their opposition to the Syrian regime and its 13-month-long crackdown on dissent. The announcement, made … Continue reading

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Syria: Opposition calls for protests to test regime’s resolve after ceasefire

The main opposition group in Syria has called for people to protest against the ruling regime tomorrow as a fragile ceasefire came into effect with no reports of violence so far. The Syrian National Council (SNC) urged Syrians to demonstrate … Continue reading

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Syria: Troops have ‘killed 1,000 people in last eight days’

By: Tom Peterkin Claims that around 1,000 people have been killed by the Syrian government over the past eight days were made yesterday as violent clashes continued to erupt across the country. The estimate of the death toll was made … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition backs arms embargo if truce fails

By: Stephanie Nebehay Syria forces are not complying with a deal to halt violence and world powers should take a strong stand if a U.N. ceasefire plan fails, including imposing an arms embargo, a spokeswoman for the opposition Syrian National … Continue reading

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Syrian Kurdish groups reunite with opposition

By: İpek Yezdani ISTANBUL, Turkey – The Kurdish groups who previously split from the most prominent Syrian opposition group, the Syrian National Council (SNC), have reunited with it after the council accepted the addition of a paragraph to the “National … Continue reading

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Start of a proxy war?

The Syrian National Council, with the help of the international community is to start paying the Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar Al Assad’s forces. This decision is not only an important breakthrough, it consolidates the SNC’s standing as a legitimate … Continue reading

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At Meeting, Nations Move to Expand Aid for Syrian Rebels

By: Steven Lee Myers ISTANBUL, Turkey — The United States and dozens of other countries moved closer on Sunday to direct intervention in the fighting in Syria, with Arab nations pledging $100 million to pay opposition fighters and the Obama administration … Continue reading

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‘Friends’ of Syria recognise SNC

“Friends of Syria” member countries recognised the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) as the “legitimate representative” of all Syrians, Turkey’s Anatolia news agency said.   In the final statement of the second “Friends of Syria” conference on Sunday, “the Syrian National … Continue reading

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Syrian Opposition to Meet With Russian Minister Mid-April

By: Stepan Kravchenko A delegation from the Syrian National Coordination Committee plans to visit Moscow “mid- April” for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the opposition bloc’s Hassan Abdel-Azim said. The visit, initially scheduled for Feb. 6, was postponed … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition set up committee to restructure Council

Syrian opposition leaders agreed on Wednesday to expand and reorganize the main dissident group receiving international backing in the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, in a move that could lessen influence of the Muslim Brotherhood on the organization.     Invited by … Continue reading

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