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New Evidence Military Dropped Cluster Bombs

New evidence has emerged that the Syrian air force has used cluster munitions in recent days, Human Rights Watch said today. Many of the strikes were near the main highway that runs through Ma`arat al-Nu`man, the site of a major … Continue reading

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Arms supplies to Syrian rebels dry up amid rivalries and divisions

By: Martin Chulov and Ian Black In the battle for northern Syria the most important front is far from Aleppo. It is across the border in the southern Turkish town of Antakya. Here rebels, who now move around with increasing … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney: arm the Syrian rebels

By: Ewen MacAskill WASHINGTON DC, United States – Republican presidential candidate is to call for an escalation of the conflict in Syria in a major foreign policy address. Mitt Romney will call for an escalation of the conflict in Syria by arming rebels … Continue reading

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Who is arming the Syrian conflict?

By: Nick Thompson Syria’s shelling of a border town in Turkey has sparked fears that President Bashar al-Assad’s attempt to snuff out a rebellion at home could turn into a damaging regional war between the two neighbors. Five civilians, all women and … Continue reading

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Western report: Iran ships arms, personnel to Syria via Iraq

By: Louis Charbonneau Iran has been using civilian aircraft to fly military personnel and large quantities of weapons across Iraqi airspace to Syria to aid President Bashar al-Assad in his attempt to crush an 18-month uprising against his government, according … Continue reading

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Signs Syria Used Cluster Bombs

By: Alessandra Rizzo Syrian government forces have almost certainly used cluster bombs, which kill and maim civilians long after conflicts end, during their crackdown on a 17-month revolt, a disarmament group said on Thursday citing video and photographic evidence. The Cluster … Continue reading

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Many Hands Patch Together Syrian Rebels’ Arsenal

By: C. J. Chivers TAL RIFAAT, Syria — As the midsummer sun blazed over this partially deserted Syrian city one recent afternoon, two young men appeared in a pickup truck in an alley near several auto repair workshops. Protruding from … Continue reading

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FSA claims killed 35 Syrian government soldiers and seized anti-aircraft weapons

The Free Syrian Army (FSA) said Thursday that it has killed 35 soldiers from President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Aleppo, and showed a video of weapons it claimed to have seized from the embattled regime in Damascus. The FSA’s Abu … Continue reading

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Arming for the Syrian War: Do Soaring Prices Predict Escalating Conflict?

ISLAHIYE, Turkey — Abu Hamed, a former Syrian Army captain who is now a guerrilla commander fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, sat cross-legged in a tent in a refugee camp this week, echoing one of the Syrian opposition’s most … Continue reading

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Just How Deadly Is Assad’s Arsenal?

By: John Reed Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Syria’s government has been moving its stockpile of chemical weapons — thought to be the world’s largest. It is not clear whether the regime is preparing to use them … Continue reading

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