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March 21, 2012


Shellfire in Damascus suburbs, say Syrian rebels

Shellfire in Damascus suburbs, say Syrian rebels

"Free Syrian Army says army is retaliating after opposition forces attacked local headquarters of secret police unitTwo large suburbs of Damascus came under heavy tank bombardment on Wednesday following renewed Free Syrian Army attacks on forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, opposition..."

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Russia softens and offers to back Annan's Syria plan at UN

"Russia offered heavily-qualified support yesterday for a United Nations initiative to end the bloodshed in Syria, as opponents of President Bashar al-Assad's regime faced an intensifying struggle to oust him. Related StoriesJournalists were held over Welsh-Hebrew mix-upUS soldier who abused..."

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Russia says Assad 'making a lot of mistakes'

Russia says Assad 'making a lot of mistakes'

"Russia said Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was "making a lot of mistakes" despite repeated calls from Moscow for his troops and rebel forces to cease violence and seek dialogue."We believe that the Syrian leadership responded incorrectly to the very first manifestations of the..."

SYRIA: Syrian rebels accused of torture and executions


Turkey Resists Calls To Arm Syrian Rebels

"As the civilian death toll rises in Syria, there are increased calls to provide arms to the Syrian opposition. Turkey is well-placed to take the lead. But Ankara is thus far reluctant to send arms across the border or use its military to create humanitarian safe zones inside Syria.» E-Mail..."

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new: UN Security Council Weighs Syria Statement

UN Security Council Weighs Syria Statement

"U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated calls for an end to the violence in Syria, as the Security Council considers a draft statement backing U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan's mission to halt the crisis.Speaking at a conference in Jakarta, Ban said the world must take action..."

Arab League Summit Provides Test for Beleaguered Baghdad


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new: UN chief: Syria unrest could have global impact - Atlanta Journal Constitution

"Zee NewsUN chief: Syria unrest could have global impactAtlanta Journal ConstitutionBy ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY AP BEIRUT — The "extremely dangerous" conflict in Syria could have global repercussions, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday as fresh violence erupted and an al-Qaida-inspired..."

new: Japan closes its embassy in Syria amid violence - Times of India

Pinay hero in Syria to arrive in PHL Thursday - GMA News

Lebanon, Russia in accord over Syria - The Daily Star

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Upheaval within the Opposition: Defections, Terrorism, and Preparing for a Phase II Insurgency

"The Syrian opposition is reshaping itself following its defeat in Homs. A new leadership seems bound to emerge. In all likelihood, in the new phase of the battle the is shaping up to combat the Assad regime, opposition leaders are likely to champion new tactics of militancy and Islamization...."

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جديد: اليابان تغلق سفارتها في سورية بسبب تدهور الظروف الامنية

اليابان تغلق سفارتها في سورية بسبب تدهور الظروف الامنية

جديد: وزيرا خارجية الصين ومصر: على المجتمع الدولي ان يحترم خيار الشعب السوري

جديد: محلل سياسي روسي: مهمة كوفي عنان مهددة بالفشل

"قال فلاديمير أونيشينكا رئيس تحرير وكالة "إيران نيوز" الروسية للأنباء في لقاء مع قناة "روسيا اليوم" إن المعارضة السورية مفتتة ولا تملك برنامجا سياسيا موحدا. وذكر أن النظام الحاكم في سورية يطبق برنامجه الذي يتناسب مع طموحات وتطلعات الشعب. واعتبر ان النهج الذي يتبعه النظام السوري منذ تولي حافظ الأسد والد الرئيس الحالي، السلطة،..."

جديد: وليام هيغ يشدد على "ضرورة تنحي الأسد"

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جديد: جماعة اسلامية سنية تعلن مسؤوليتها عن تفجيرين في دمشق - رويترز العربية

"أرابيان بزنسجماعة اسلامية سنية تعلن مسؤوليتها عن تفجيرين في دمشقرويترز العربيةدبي (رويترز) - أعلنت جماعة اسلامية سنية يوم الاربعاء مسؤوليتها عن تفجير منشآت امنية في دمشق الاسبوع الماضي قائلة انه جاء ردا على قصف القوات السورية لحمص ومدن أخرى. وفي بيان نشر على منتدى على الانترنت يستخدمه الاسلاميون توعدت جماعة "جنود جبهة النصرة"..."