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Assad assisted by Hezbollah perpetrate another massacre killing 50 civilians

Assad assisted by Hezbollah perpetrate another massacre killing 50 civilians

   Regime forces assisted by Hezbollah Militia have perpetrated another massacre, this one in the village of Mazraa north of Khan Asser in Aleppo province, killing more than 50 civilians, including women and children, aged between 13 and 60, Activists reported.  The...

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France says Syrian rebels need to wrest areas from radicals

France says Syrian rebels need to wrest areas from radicals

Syrian rebels need to wrest back control of territory held by Islamist militants whose involvement in the conflict gives Bashar al-Assad a pretext for more violence, French President Francois Hollande said on Sunday. Radical Islamist groups such as the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front have...

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National Coalition representative in London: Homeless

National Coalition representative in London: Homeless

  Walid Safour, National Coalition representative in London revealed to Zaman Alwasl by Phone that Coalition had lost its office according to funding problems since May 7. The British Association for Support the revolution has stopped its funding to London Office without disclosing...

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Hasan Abdul-Azim:  Arming rebels is ridiculous

Hasan Abdul-Azim: Arming rebels is ridiculous

A leading Syrian opposition figure slammed the decision of the Friends of Syria meeting to arm the rebels, calling the "ridiculous" idea would prolong the crisis and give rise to violence. "We think that the decision of the Friends of Syria meeting to arm the rebels reflects the Western...

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 Regime or revolution: families torn apart at Syria's front line

Regime or revolution: families torn apart at Syria's front line

The ambush was a simple affair, compared to some of the complex and brutal operations devised in Syria’s civil war. But in a society whose divisions are historic, even if they have only now exploded like a leaky petrol tanker, the circumstances were unusual. The target was a Sunni Muslim...

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Malta sets up clinic for Syrians on Syria's borders

Malta sets up clinic for Syrians on Syria's borders

The Knights of Malta are setting up a mobile clinic for injured Syrians just five kilometres outside the war-torn country, in keeping with their tradition of defending the sick and displaced. The €1.7 million project consists of a 24-bed clinic in containers near the Kilis public...

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Fears of new copy of Qusayr massacres in Talkalkh: Revolutionary Rally says

Fears of new copy of Qusayr massacres in Talkalkh: Revolutionary Rally says

  The revolutionary Rally of Talkalkh, border city, warned of new copy of Qusayr massacres after fierce campaign by Assad's forces and its militias. Shabiha, militia controlled by Assad, has occupied three neighborhoods of Talkalakh, Homs province in western Syria...

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Damascus security compounds hit in deadly bomb attack

Damascus security compounds hit in deadly bomb attack

Syrian opposition fighters attacked two security compounds in Damascus on Sunday, killing at least five people, opposition activists in the capital told Reuters news agency. Fighters attacked a compound in the district of Rukn al-Din with explosives and another in Bab Musalla with mortar...

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Kurdish protest in solidarity with Syrian detainees in PYD prisons

Kurdish protest in solidarity with Syrian detainees in PYD prisons

  In remarkable move the Kurdish civil society of Amouda city, north east Syria; have protested in solidarity with the detainees in the PYD prisons. The open sit-in started week ago demanding release of detainees in the Kurdish chambers of PYD. Activists said '' We need our sons...

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 Assad Prepares Offensive as Obama Promises Rebels Arms

Assad Prepares Offensive as Obama Promises Rebels Arms

   President   Barack Obama ’s decision to send some light weapons to Syrian rebels may be too little and too late to thwart a regime offensive to retake Aleppo, the nation’s largest city and commercial capital.   Regime forces...

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Syria's friends agreed to give urgent military support to rebels fighting Assad

Syria's friends agreed to give urgent military support to rebels fighting Assad

  Western and Arab countries have agreed to give urgent military support to Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad, and to channel that aid through a Western-backed rebel military command. In a statement following talks in Qatar on Saturday, ministers from...

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Kerry: Iran and Its Proxy, Hezbollah threaten prospects of a political settlement

Kerry: Iran and Its Proxy, Hezbollah threaten prospects of a political settlement

 Unless the bloodshed in Syria stops, the region could descend into a chaotic sectarian conflict, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday, as he called for an urgent political resolution to the war that has dragged on for two years and claimed 93,000 lives. The top U.S....

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NYtimes: Syria Rebels Get Libyan Weapons

NYtimes: Syria Rebels Get Libyan Weapons

    During his more than four decades in power, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya was North Africa’s outrageously self-styled arms benefactor, a donor of weapons to guerrillas and terrorists around the world fighting governments he did not like. Even after his...

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North Korea sends experts in chemical weapons to Syria

North Korea sends experts in chemical weapons to Syria

North Korea is allegedly playing a vital role in the reported use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime against the rebels in the ongoing civil war according to  IB Times.   New number of North Korea experts in chemical weapons to Syria arrived Syria...

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Measles epidemic sweeps northern Syria: MSF

Measles epidemic sweeps northern Syria: MSF

An epidemic of measles is sweeping through parts of northern Syria, with at least 7,000 people affected because the ongoing civil war has disrupted vaccination programmes, Doctors Without Borders said on Tuesday. "The main factor leading to the worsening of the situation and to outbreaks has...

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France delivers its largest medical shipment to northern Syria

France delivers its largest medical shipment to northern Syria

France  made its largest medical delivery to northern  Syria  on Friday, including  antidotes  for nerve agents, as rebels prepared to fight off an assault on the city of  Aleppo  by forces loyal to  President Bashar al-Assad . France, which has...

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Assad decrees increasing monthly salaries while Syrian Lira keep sliding down

Assad decrees increasing monthly salaries while Syrian Lira keep sliding down

    ''Al-Assad issued on Saturday legislative decrees stipulating for increasing monthly salaries of civil and military personnel,'' Syrian News Agency (SANA) said. Analysts said the increasing had come days after the Iranian financial support for the Assad regime, ''...

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Raqqa: How Syria's Islamists govern with guile and guns

Raqqa: How Syria's Islamists govern with guile and guns

  The Syrian boys looked edgy and awkward. Three months ago their town, the eastern desert city of Raqqa, had fallen to rebel fighters trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad's government. Now the four boys - clad in tight jeans and bright T-shirts - were whitewashing a wall to...

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