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Rebels make gains for second day in Latakia mountains

Rebels make gains for second day in Latakia mountains

Syrian rebels captured four Alawite villages on the country's mountainous Mediterranean coast on Monday as they battled government troops in one of President Bashar Assad's strongholds for the second straight day, activists said. Alawites, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, dominate...

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Rebels control more blockades in Idlib

Rebels control more blockades in Idlib

Rebels of Idlib controlled yesterday 'Abous' blockade next to M'aret al-Nu'man of Idlib  countryside , local source told Zaman Alawsl. The British-based Human Rights Observatory said today, 20 people were killed Sunday in Idlib countryside, including 5 women and 3...

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No official procedures to restrict Syrians entry to Lebanon

No official procedures to restrict Syrians entry to Lebanon

   No official procedures to restrict Syrians entry to Lebanon or to control their residency, a well-informed source in the Syrian refugee affairs in Lebanon, told Eqtsad via phone interview.  Large number of families keeps entering Lebanon without any problem,...

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 Bustan al-Qasr crossing, only option for life in west Aleppo

Bustan al-Qasr crossing, only option for life in west Aleppo

Everywhere you go, everywhere you look, sad eyes and tired faces. A broken city of deserted streets and empty shops, as a dejected population of almost 2 million is being slowly strangled to death. Both sides of the conflict lay the blame on each other, while the truth is that both are...

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Former Envoy To Syria Said To Be Choice For Cairo Post

Former Envoy To Syria Said To Be Choice For Cairo Post

Secretary of State John Kerry has recommended that Robert S. Ford serve as the next American ambassador to Egypt, American officials said Sunday, a critical role at a time of rising turmoil and anti-Americanism in the traditional Arab ally. Mr. Ford, a longtime Middle East hand and fluent...

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 UN urged to probe abuses by Assad

UN urged to probe abuses by Assad

Syria's main opposition group on Sunday urged the United Nations to probe "numerous massacres" they say were committed by President Bashar al-Assad's forces during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The National Coalition also said it was ready to cooperate in any independent investigation...

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Assad describes National Coalition as a

Assad describes National Coalition as a "failure"

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad described the main opposition National Coalition as a "failure", adding that it can have no role in ending the country's war. "This opposition is not reliable, it is a failure at the popular and moral levels, and it has no role in solving the...

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At least thirty killed in heavy fighting in Latakia mountains

At least thirty killed in heavy fighting in Latakia mountains

Syrian rebels battled forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the Jabal Akrad mountains overlooking the Mediterranean on Sunday and a monitoring group said at least 30 people were killed. Video footage showed fighters identified as members of an al-Qaeda-linked Islamist...

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   Assad checkpoints impose more restrictions on women in Homs

Assad checkpoints impose more restrictions on women in Homs

  Assad's forces have imposed more restrictions on movement and transportation of the people in the embattled city of Homs.  The latest procedures were demanding birth certificate which assured that the person is originally from Homs neighborhoods and establishing special...

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  Rouhani to Assad, no force in world will shake decades-old alliance

Rouhani to Assad, no force in world will shake decades-old alliance

Iran's new president expressed his country's support to Syria's embattled leader Bashar Assad's regime Sunday, saying no force in the world will be able to shake their decades-old alliance. Hasan Rouhani's comments came as Syrian troops and rebels fought some of the fiercest battles in the...

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Many Syrian refugees dead in Lebanon border by Assad air strike

Many Syrian refugees dead in Lebanon border by Assad air strike

At least 6 people have been killed in Assad war plane attack on the town of Yabroud, just across the border from Lebanon, reports from Lebanon say, according to BBC. Nine people were wounded in the attack near the Lebanese town of Arsal, which hosts many refugees from Syria. The reports...

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New Massacre in East Ghouta Kills 100: NGO

New Massacre in East Ghouta Kills 100: NGO

  New massacre committed by Assad's forces killed 100 people and more than 1000 wounded in east Ghouta, Damascus suburbs, after five days of fierce clashes, Local NGO revealed in a report . The Unified Bureau in East Gouta for Human Rights said: 'al-Matahen' massacre took...

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Zaman Alwasl exclusively publishes Minutes of Coalition political Board

Zaman Alwasl exclusively publishes Minutes of Coalition political Board

Zaman-Alwasl Arabic exclusively published the latest Minutes of the Coalition's political Commission. The minutes of meeting took place on 21 July 2013, the detailed comments and discussions indicated to the terrible situation within the main opposition stream and how disputes...

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Syria Coalition 'deeply concerned' for Italian priest

Syria Coalition 'deeply concerned' for Italian priest

Syria's main opposition group called Saturday for the immediate release of an Italian Jesuit priest who went to negotiate with jihadists and who is feared to have been taken prisoner. The National Coalition said it "expresses its deep concern over the disappearance of Father Paolo...

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Lebanese-Swedish brothers killed in Syria

Lebanese-Swedish brothers killed in Syria

Two Islamist Lebanese-Swedish brothers who left their Scandinavian home for Lebanon, have died fighting alongside Syrian rebels, their cousin and a local cleric said on Saturday. Hassan and Moatasem Deeb "were killed Friday in a rebel assault on the Abu Zeid army checkpoint near Qalaat...

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Rebels gain advanced missiles in Damascus countryside

Rebels gain advanced missiles in Damascus countryside

  Free Syrian Army Battalions gained advanced missiles and sophisticated weapons by controlling 3 ammunition depots in the Damascus countryside; activists reported.  Rebels from (al-Islam brigade, Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Tawhid battalion, Quwat al-Maghaweer, Shuhada'...

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Trading of Corpses flourishes In Aleppo by Assad Intelligence

Trading of Corpses flourishes In Aleppo by Assad Intelligence

    Trading of the detainees corpses in Aleppo increased recently by the Air Force Intelligence, sources reported to Zaman Alwasl.   Hundreds of Syrian families are in big tragedy. They cannot bury their sons, only the lucky ones who can receive the corpses in the...

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Syria's National Coalition appoints envoy to Berlin

Syria's National Coalition appoints envoy to Berlin

Syrian National Coalition has appointed Mr. Muwaffak Nyrabia, the veteran dissident and former Political prisoner, as Head of Coalition Bureau in Berlin.  The German Government has provided 3 German employees to assist the Coalition envoy where they will coordinate between...

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