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July 4, 2012

guardian

new: Turkish firefighters battle blazes 'deliberately started' on Syria border

Turkish firefighters battle blazes 'deliberately started' on Syria border

"State television in Turkey says Syrian forces are believed to have started fires to deny shelter to rebelsTurkish firefighters are battling blazes along the border with Syria in areas where thousands of Syrians have crossed to flee the fighting in their country.Mehmet Harbi, a forestry official,..."


Assad says he regrets Syria forces shot down Turkish fighter jet

independent

new: Iran threatens swift retaliation on US bases

"Iran's semi-official news agency Fars is reporting the country can destroy nearby US military bases and strike Israel within minutes of an attack on the Islamic Republic. Related StoriesBorder police filmed kicking Palestinian boy Abd a-Rahman Burqan in HebronEx-Israeli PM Yitzhak Shamir buried..."


Turkey locates bodies of pilots of jet downed in Syria

Dozens die in Iraq market blasts

Assad: We shot down Turkish jet thinking it was Israeli

france 24

new: Violence rages in Homs, 19 killed across Syria: NGO

Violence rages in Homs, 19 killed across Syria: NGO

"Syrian troops pounded several districts of the central city of Homs on Wednesday and clashed with rebels as at least 19 people were killed in violence across the country, a watchdog said.Regime troops rained shells on the besieged, rebel-held district of Khaldiyeh, killing two civilians and..."


SYRIA: Syrian regime running torture network, HRW claims

TURKEY: Turkey locates bodies of pilots of jet shot down by Syria

Divided Syria opposition ends chaotic Cairo talks

npr

Tensions Grow Between Former Allies Syria, Turkey

"Spokesmen for the rebel Free Syrian Army say the war has reached a crucial stage. Defections of government soldiers are increasing and have weakened the Syrian army. The rebels also say more arms are flowing to their side from other Gulf states. Many of those shipments are intended for Islamist..."


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new: Opposition controls 70 percent of Syrian territory – FSA commander

"Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat – 85 Syrian soldiers, including a General and a number of more junior officers, defected en mass from the al-Assad regime on Monday, crossing the border into Turkey to join the Free Syrian Army [FSA]. At the same time as this, Syria’s Chief of Staff, General Fahd..."


new: Turkey recovers bodies of downed jet's pilots: army

new: Assad says Turkey party to bloodshed in Syria-paper

google news

new: Al-Qaida-inspired group claim dozens of attacks across Syria - Montreal Gazette

"Toronto StarAl-Qaida-inspired group claim dozens of attacks across SyriaMontreal GazetteBEIRUT - An al-Qaida-inspired group claimed responsibility for dozens of attacks across Syria, the latest.Jihadists claim dozens of attacks across SyriaToronto StarJihadists Claim Syria AttacksNPRSyria Crisis:..."


new: HRW: Jordan turning away Palestinian refugees from Syria - Jerusalem Post

new: Turkish firefighters battle blazes 'deliberately started' on Syria border - The Guardian

new: Violence rages in Homs, 19 killed across Syria: NGO - AFP

new: France, Britain threaten tougher measures against Syria amid worries about ... - Montreal Gazette

Politics: SYRIA PLAN UP IN GENEVA - Manila Bulletin

syria comment

News Round Up (3 July 2012)

"85 SYRIANS SOLDIERS, INCLUDING GENERAL, DEFECT: AP Turkish media reported that at least 85 Syrian troops, including a general and six other officers, defected to Turkey late Monday and brought 300 family members with them in a mass bid for asylum…. Foreign Policy Syrian President Bashar..."


News Round Up (2 July 2012)

فرانس 24

جديد: باريس ولندن تحضان موسكو على وقف دعمها لدمشق

باريس ولندن تحضان موسكو على وقف دعمها لدمشق

"باريس (ا ف ب) - حضت فرنسا وبريطانيا الاربعاء روسيا على الكف عن تقديم الدعم وعدم الوقوف الى جانب "النظام القاتل" للرئيس بشار الاسد.وقال وزير الخارجية البريطاني وليام هيغ في باريس في مؤتمر صحافي مشترك الى جانب نظيره لوران فابيوس ان "على روسيا ان تدرك اننا نتجه نحو انهيار (النظام) في سوريا".واضاف "حتى لو كان بوسع الرئيس الاسد ارتكاب..."


جديد: برن تحقق في معلومات عن قنابل يدوية سويسرية قد تكون استخدمت في سوريا

google

جديد: تركيا تعلن العثور على جثتي قائد الطائرة التي أسقطتها سوريا الشهر الماضي ومساعده - بي بي سي العربية

"الوطنتركيا تعلن العثور على جثتي قائد الطائرة التي أسقطتها سوريا الشهر الماضي ومساعدهبي بي سي العربيةقالت قيادة القوات المسلحة التركية الأربعاء إنها عثرت على جثتي قائد الطائرة التي أسقطتها سوريا الشهر الماضي ومساعده في قاع البحر وإنها تعمل على انتشالهما. وقال تلفزيون تي أر تي التركي إن جثتي الطيارين عثر عليهما في أعماق المنطقة..."


صبحي حديدي

لا فولاذ ولا حرير!

"في 26 نيسان (أبريل) الماضي، كتب أنّ "العلمانيين في أرجاء العالم العربي، وخاصة أنصار النظام في سورية"، لا ينظرون بعين الرضا إلى ما يجري في مصر، من حيث احتمال أن تصبح "إسلامية"، لأنّ ذلك قد يكون له مفعول الدومينو. وأضاف، مقتصراً هذه المرّة على الشريحة الثانية من العلمانيين كما يُفهم، أنهم "يستخدمون مصر لإفزاع السوريين المسيحيين،..."


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