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 Syria war widens rift between Shi'ite clergy in Iraq, Iran

Syria war widens rift between Shi'ite clergy in Iraq, Iran

  The civil war in  Syria  is widening a rift between top Shi'ite Muslim clergy in Iraq and  Iran who have taken opposing stands on whether or not to send followers into combat on President Bashar al-Assad's side. Competition for leadership of the Shi'ite community...

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 Syrian opposition chief to visit Egypt over tightened entry regulations

Syrian opposition chief to visit Egypt over tightened entry regulations

  Head of the National Coalition of Syrian Opposition and Revolutionary Forces, Ahmad Jarba , will visit Egypt on Monday to discuss recently tightened entry regulations for Syrians traveling to the country. Under the new regulations, Syrians wanting to enter Egypt need to get a security...

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Assad forces committed 3 massacres in one day, killing 38

Assad forces committed 3 massacres in one day, killing 38

  Assad regime forces have committed 3 massacres on Sunday, killing 38 people and tens wounded.  The f irst massacre happened in the northwestern province of Idlib, in Ariha town, on Sunday killing 13 people, a monitoring group said.   "Thirteen people were...

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Balance of Terror, New Strategy by Rebels in Homs Battle

Balance of Terror, New Strategy by Rebels in Homs Battle

  The strategy escalates the disagreement between the leaders of Shabiha “pro-regime militia” "Terror Balance” is the most suitable description for the new strategy in fighting the Free Syrian Army (FSA) adopt against the Regime forces and Hozbullah militia, according to our...

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 Syria activists say family of 13 killed in Sunni village

Syria activists say family of 13 killed in Sunni village

  Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad killed at least 13 members of a family in the Sunni Muslim village of Baida on Sunday, in what activists said was the second massacre there, according to Reuters. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said four women and six children...

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Kurdish rebels freed local commander of al-Qaeda-linked group in Tel Abyad

Kurdish rebels freed local commander of al-Qaeda-linked group in Tel Abyad

Kurdish rebels freed Abu Musa, the local commander of al-Qaeda-linked group in Tel Abyad near Syria's northern border, Reuters reported.   Abu Musa, the local commander of a Syrian rebel group affiliated to al-Qaeda, was freed on Sunday after being held by Kurdish forces during a...

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ISESCO denounces systematic destruction of Syrian mosques and Islamic monuments

ISESCO denounces systematic destruction of Syrian mosques and Islamic monuments

Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) strongly denounced the systematic destruction of mosques and Islamic monuments in Syria by the forces of the Syrian regime and its sectarian militias. ISESCO stated that tens of mosques and Islamic landmarks have...

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Insight: By relying on Iran, Syria's Assad risks irrelevance

Insight: By relying on Iran, Syria's Assad risks irrelevance

Military support from  Iran  and its Shi'ite ally Hezbollah has given Syrian President Bashar al-Assad new impetus in his fight against the insurgents intent on ousting him, but at a price. Assad now risks losing much of his autonomy to Tehran and becoming a pawn in a wider...

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Egyptian security detains 44 Syrians since coup 30 June

Egyptian security detains 44 Syrians since coup 30 June

  Syrian Center for documenting Violation has appealed against the Egyptian security forces to release more than 40 Syrians detainees. Syrians' conditions in Egypt, either refugees or residents are going through serious developments as many of them were harassed and the...

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UN agencies continue aid delivery in Syria

UN agencies continue aid delivery in Syria

  Despite difficult security conditions and restricted access, UN agencies continue aid delivery in Syria   A spokesperson of the WHO declared that United Nations agencies are working to deliver humanitarian assistance, in spite of difficult security conditions and...

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Commander in FSA: we expelled Assad troops and Hezbollah from North Aleppo

Commander in FSA: we expelled Assad troops and Hezbollah from North Aleppo

Free Syrian Army had expelled Assad's troops and Hezbollah militants from North Aleppo after fierce clashes inflicted heavy losses to the Assad regime, Commander of the Military Council in Aleppo told Zaman Alwasl. Colonel Abdul-Jabbar al-Aqidi denied arming claims and...

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Kurds plan to set up an administration in North Syria, PYD says

Kurds plan to set up an administration in North Syria, PYD says

  Syrian Human rights Observatory said more than 60 opposition fighters were killed in violence that has raged in the northeastern province of Hassakeh this week. Pro-government Kurdish fighters captured a major checkpoint Saturday morning in the province after intense clashes with...

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Arab TV star Abbas al Nouri of Syria grieves for his nation

Arab TV star Abbas al Nouri of Syria grieves for his nation

  Arab TV star Abbas al Nouri of Syria grieves for his nation. Abbas al Nouri pauses as a particularly loud car roars past the cafe on the main thoroughfare. The overly solicitous waitress lingers, a hint of recognition in her eyes. At the table, the conversation inevitably focuses...

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Assad army bombs Saraqeb, killing 5

Assad army bombs Saraqeb, killing 5

    Assad's forces bombed a strategic rebel town in the country's north for the third straight day Saturday, pounding it with airstrikes that killed at least five people, activists said.   Assad's troops in recent weeks have seized the momentum in the civil...

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 Assad kills Syrian childhood

Assad kills Syrian childhood

  Khadija Qunbus, 7, was martyred killed by Assad's mortar bombs two days ago. She was standing at the verandah, perhaps she was following as all children follow the noise of shelling, and perhaps she was at the balcony observing the fighter-jets in the sky. It's the bitterest pleasure...

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Special Interview: Cameron keen to 'do more' on Syria but British public war-weary

Special Interview: Cameron keen to 'do more' on Syria but British public war-weary

  While the Prime Minister has been keen to 'do more' on Syria - the British public, media and parliament are war-weary and don't see a clear policy that can improve the situation on the ground and fear that arming the rebels will put weapons in the hands of people who cannot be...

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Syria rebels kill 12 pro-Assad militiamen in Homs: NGO

Syria rebels kill 12 pro-Assad militiamen in Homs: NGO

   Syrian rebel fighters killed 12 members of a pro-regime militia during clashes overnight in the central city of Homs, and troops responded by shelling them on Friday, monitors said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported that,...

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Foreign Fighters Flocking to Syria Stirs Terror Concerns

Foreign Fighters Flocking to Syria Stirs Terror Concerns

The U.S. and European Union are seeing an increasing number of radicalized young Muslims going to  Syria  to fight, a development that raises the danger that they will return to conduct terrorist attacks at home. The war is providing both a rallying point and a training ground for...

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