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Syrian forces kill American, British citizen accused of fighting alongside rebels

Syrian forces kill American, British citizen accused of fighting alongside rebels

      Syrian state-run television reported Thursday that forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed three Westerners, including an American woman and a British citizen, who it claims were fighting with the rebels and were found with weapons . Syrian...

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No qualified Syrians trained by Moscow to use the S-300s

No qualified Syrians trained by Moscow to use the S-300s

A Russian defence ministry source has told Reuters he knew of no qualified Syrians trained by Moscow to use the S- 300 s, putting the completion of the anti-aircraft system in Syria at "six to 12 months from now ".   He added that the Israelis "likely have...

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Military Council demands half seats of National Coalition

Military Council demands half seats of National Coalition

In a sudden demand, the Supreme Council for the Leadership of the Syrian Revolution asked the half of the coalition seats in reply to the fragile status of coalition and the weakness they had showed in representing the revolution inside Syria and in the international side. Another reason is...

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Urgent appeal for relief efforts in Qusair

Urgent appeal for relief efforts in Qusair

The Syrian National Coalition issued today an “urgent appeal for relief efforts” for over 1,000 injured civilians in Qusair, the western city that has been the site of fierce fighting between government troops plus Hezbollah, and opposition forces. Reuters has been speaking to Malek...

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Coalition Statement on Geneva II Conference

Coalition Statement on Geneva II Conference

 The Syrian Coalition welcomes international efforts to find a political solution to the suffering Syrians have endured for over two years via a Statement on Geneva II Conference in May 29, 2013 from their base in Istanbul. Moreover, the Syrian Coalition wants to...

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First shipment of Russian missiles- S300- has arrived, says Assad-Live

First shipment of Russian missiles- S300- has arrived, says Assad-Live

The first shipment of Russian anti-aircraft missiles has arrived in Syria, Bashar al-Assad has said, according to Lebanese TV.   The Al-Manar TV channel owned by the Shia militant group Hezbollah, which has joined the fighting Syrian people on Assad’s side, said it...

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Al-Moallem: ASSAD WILL REMAIN PRESIDENT UNTIL 2014

Al-Moallem: ASSAD WILL REMAIN PRESIDENT UNTIL 2014

  Syria's foreign minister laid out a hard line Wednesday, saying Bashar Assad will remain president at least until elections in 2014 and might seek another term, conditions that will make it difficult for the opposition to agree to U.N.-sponsored talks on ending the civil war. Any deal...

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Israel Strongly Warns Russia Against Giving Syria Missiles

Israel Strongly Warns Russia Against Giving Syria Missiles

 Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon Tuesday signaled that his military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria, in a rare implied threat to Moscow. Yaalon issued his warning shortly after a top Russian official said his government reserves the right to...

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Russian arms 'to deter foreign intervention in Syria'

Russian arms 'to deter foreign intervention in Syria'

Russia says it will go ahead with deliveries of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, and that the arms will help deter foreign intervention. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the missiles were a "stabilising factor" that could dissuade "some hotheads" from entering the conflict....

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An emergency landing in Damascus costs him 30 years in Assad's prison

An emergency landing in Damascus costs him 30 years in Assad's prison

He was out of the cell after 11 years in one of the most ironic ways. The shaving in Tadmur is a monthly ritual which kills many detainees.   The detainees of the fifth yard work in handicraft for the security men to sell the products His daughter, Rahaf, is his weakness which makes...

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 Forgotten in Hell: Rageed Al Tutari waits freedom after three decades in prison

Forgotten in Hell: Rageed Al Tutari waits freedom after three decades in prison

For how many years were you sentenced? Recalling his burdens, he answered, “for five years!” With a smile of children, I added, “they succeeded; I mean your years of detention and they are equal to the years I spent at the toilet of the prison.”   It was a...

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" Exclusive: interview with Al-Assad's rival Adnan Kassar

At the exact t ime every year, Adnan Qasar is taken out from his dormitory at Tadmur Prison to get crushed and tortured under the boots. Then he is left out like a body remains. He did not know why his imprisoners chose this exact time. It took him more than five years to learn from...

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Syria rebel group criticizes exiled leaders

Syria rebel group criticizes exiled leaders

  A Syria-based rebel group has accused Western-backed opposition leaders of failing the Syrian people in their uprising against Al Assad’s rule. The group has threatened to withdraw its support if the Syrian opposition leaders don’t come up with a joint strategy. In a statement...

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Iran offers Assad's regiem $4 bn credit line

Iran offers Assad's regiem $4 bn credit line

 Iran has opened two lines of credit totalling $4 billion to Damascus and expects to open up a third to counter the effects of an international embargo, Syria's central bank said on Monday according to AFP. "Iran continues to support Syria, by opening one line of credit worth a...

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Russia: US push at UN rights council on Syria undermines peace

Russia: US push at UN rights council on Syria undermines peace

Russia said it was surprised that the United States was backing an "odious" resolution at the UN Human Rights Council condemning the Syrian regime's use of foreign fighters, saying it undermined peace efforts.   "To my huge astonishment, we have learnt that apart from the...

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Exclusive: Obama Asks Pentagon For Syria No-Fly Zone Plan

Exclusive: Obama Asks Pentagon For Syria No-Fly Zone Plan

Along with no-fly zone plans, the White House is considering arming parts of the Syrian opposition and formally recognizing the Syrian opposition council, reports Josh Rogin. The White House has asked the Pentagon to draw up plans for a no-fly zone inside Syria that would be enforced by...

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Assad's regime accuses U.N.’s Pillay of “flagrant bias”

Assad's regime accuses U.N.’s Pillay of “flagrant bias”

The Syrian regime on Tuesday accused U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay of “flagrant bias” a day after she warned violations in the war-torn country had reached “horrific dimensions.” The Syrian delegation to the U.N.’S Human Rights Council “strongly denounced the flagrant...

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Russia is to go ahead with deliveries of anti-aircraft missiles to Assad's regime  .

Russia is to go ahead with deliveries of anti-aircraft missiles to Assad's regime .

Russia is to go ahead with deliveries of  anti-aircraft missiles  to the Syrian government,  the BBC reports . Sergei Ryabkov, the deputy foreign minister, has said the S-300 missiles were a “stabilising factor” that could dissuade “some hotheads” from joining the...

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