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Assad army 'retakes all rebel positions in Latakia'

Assad army 'retakes all rebel positions in Latakia'

  The regime army has recaptured all rebel-held positions in Latakia, President Bashar al-Assad's home province, state-run SANA news agency reported Monday quoting a military source to AFP. "The army retook control of the Nabi Ashia mountain range and adjoining areas in the...

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U.N. chemical weapons inspectors to start work in Syria on Monday

U.N. chemical weapons inspectors to start work in Syria on Monday

A team of U.N. chemical weapons experts have arrived in Damascus and will start work on Monday to investigate the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria's civil war. President Bashar al-Assad's government and the rebels fighting him have accused each other of using chemical weapons, a...

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Syria refugees pour into Iraqi Kurdistan in thousands

Syria refugees pour into Iraqi Kurdistan in thousands

Thousands of refugees from Syria are pouring over the border into Iraqi Kurdistan, the UN refugee agency says.   Up to 10,000 crossed at Peshkhabour on Saturday, bringing the total influx since Thursday to 20,000. The UN says the reasons are not fully clear....

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Moscow Intends to Hand hundreds of Syrian refugees to Assad

Moscow Intends to Hand hundreds of Syrian refugees to Assad

Journalist Fadi Saad, in a petition was applied to the Human Rights Organization, Avaaz, disclosed Russian Government intends to hand over hundreds of Syrian refugees to the Syrian Regime. Saad pointed out the recent decision issued to deliver them to authorities in Damascus....

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"A fake statement" condemning massacre committed to Christians in Al-Nasara Valley

Can the Syrian Regime threaten the Sunni- Christian "coexistence" in Homs's countryside? Unfortunately, yes. The Syrian Regime can threaten by using those who claim to be concerned for the homeland and who belong and are resident of the valley itself. They fake statements...

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5 Governorates in Darkness and Regime's Electricity stands behind

5 Governorates in Darkness and Regime's Electricity stands behind "The terrorist groups"

Again, the regime and its power minister stands behind "terrorist groups" to justify the expanded power cut in Southern Syria which left it in complete darkness since Saturday. Since the beginning of the crisis, the electricity was "a weapon" to use to subject the masses in the...

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Rebels need arms to keep fighting in Latakia: Opposition dissident says

Rebels need arms to keep fighting in Latakia: Opposition dissident says

 If we don't want to see another 'Qusayr' we have to supply the  Rebels of Latakia mountains with arms and fighters,  the Regime army is advancing, it dominated  two villages were under rebels' control,  Mo'taz Shaklab, prominent opposition activist told Zaman...

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Syrian Army Defectors Announce  Plans For New National Army

Syrian Army Defectors Announce Plans For New National Army

One of the leaders of the Syrian opposition said on Aug. 13, 2013, that 7,000  defected military officers  from the Syrian regime army who took refuge in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, will form the nucleus of the national army that the opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) seeks...

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Israeli forces hit 'target' inside Syria

Israeli forces hit 'target' inside Syria

    An Israeli military official says Israeli forces have hit a target inside Syria that was the source of mortar fire into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The official said Sunday at least three shells landed near the Syrian frontier the previous evening, causing no...

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Sisi and al-Assad are same: Turkish PM

Sisi and al-Assad are same: Turkish PM

Turkish Prime Minister  Recep Tayyip Erdoğan  has accused Egypt’s interim rulers of committing state terrorism and compared army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad as scores more were killed in a crackdown and hundreds were besieged in Cairo’s al-Fath...

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Gunmen kill 11 near Syrian Christian villages

Gunmen kill 11 near Syrian Christian villages

Gunmen shot dead 11 people, mostly Christians, near a town in central Syria on Saturday, state media and activists said, an attack described by a local resident as aimed at members of the religious minority. The resident, citing eyewitnesses, told The Associated Press that the gunmen...

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 Skepticism over video adopts Hezbollah's explosion

Skepticism over video adopts Hezbollah's explosion

Golden rings, a white flag, and jeans Activists question the video of "Saraya Um Al-muminin", "the brigade of the mother of believers" Activists expressed their skepticism regarding the brigade video whose "fighters" adopted al-Dahiye, a neighborhood in Beirut, explosion...

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  Syrians escaping death to Italy, get humiliated

Syrians escaping death to Italy, get humiliated

  A group of activists broadcasted a video on Youtube showing Syrian refugees detained in a closed place in the Italian City, Katanya. The refugees told a group of Italian and Arab activists they were abused by the Italian Authorities. A group of Syrian children...

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Egypt Unrest Forces National Coalition to Shift HQ to Turkey

Egypt Unrest Forces National Coalition to Shift HQ to Turkey

Growing unrest in Egypt has forced Syrian opposition leaders to flee the country and move their headquarters to Turkey. The army-backed interim administration in Egypt has clamped down on the movement of senior figures of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), making it difficult for...

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As Islamist rebels rise in Syria, liberal activists take a step back

As Islamist rebels rise in Syria, liberal activists take a step back

Two years ago as he hung cuffed to a wall in one of the Syrian intelligence service’s notorious detention centers, Anas Ghaibeh couldn’t have imagined a day when he’d doubt whether the regime should fall immediately. But now he says, he’s not so sure. Like many youth activists who...

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Iran arms to Syria down but not over: Iraq FM

Iran arms to Syria down but not over: Iraq FM

Iran has reduced flights of arms to Syria but Iraq cannot stop them completely and should not be treated as a “whipping boy,” its foreign minister said Friday. The United States has criticized Iraq for allowing Iran to fly weapons to Syria in support of embattled President Bashar...

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A regime sniper kills 10 people and wounds tens in Refh, Aleppo

A regime sniper kills 10 people and wounds tens in Refh, Aleppo

Local and military sources confirmed to Zaman Alwasl killing of 10 people. Some of them are women and children and more than 50 were injured by bullet of a regime sniper in Bustan al-Qassr cross point, so-called 'Refh'. The resources reported the clashes between the Free Syrian Army...

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Nasrallah prepares to double the number of his fighters in Syria

Nasrallah prepares to double the number of his fighters in Syria

Hezbollah's leader blamed Sunni extremists Friday for a car bombing that killed 22 people in a Shiite neighborhood south of Beirut, heightening fears that Lebanon will be dragged further into sectarian fallout from the war in neighboring Syria. In a defiant speech to his supporters, Sheik...

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