Syria Policy | Breaking Syria News


July 21, 2012


The battle for Syria is a battle for the entire Middle East | Jonathan Freedland

The battle for Syria is a battle for the entire Middle East | Jonathan Freedland

"If Assad falls, the area will lose a brutal dictator and Iran a pivotal ally. It could mark the end of an entire political cultureIt looks a lot like the end. Just as viewers of a movie franchise know the formula so well, they can tell when the final reel is under way, so we're getting used..."


Bulgarians find suicide bomber DNA as Israel buries victims

"Funerals of the five holidaymakers killed in Wednesday's suicide bombing on the Black Sea coast were held across Israel yesterday as Bulgaria's Prime Minister said he hoped the perpetrator would be identified in three or four days. Related StoriesIsrael threatens a 'heavy price' for Iran after..."

Protester who set himself on fire dies

france 24

new: US must work 'outside UN' to aid Syrian rebels

US must work 'outside UN' to aid Syrian rebels

"After the Russian and Chinese veto of a UN resolution on Syria, America must use back channels to bolster its support for rebel forces as US military involvement is not an option, analysts said.Although the conflict is intensifying, Moscow and Beijing opted Thursday to oppose for the third..."

new: Still options for under-pressure Assad: experts

new: In Lebanon, an exodus from Damascus fighting

SYRIA: Unprecedented clashes rage in Aleppo

SYRIA: UN agrees to extend observer mission by 30 days


Stream Of Refugees Leave Syria With Heavy Violence

"Opposition activists in Syria report that there's been another day of heavy shelling in a number of cities, as rebel fighters continue their guerrilla war to topple President Bashar Assad. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Peter Kenyon in Beirut, which has seen a huge increase in refugees in..."

An Urgent Effort To Organize Syria's Rebels

U.N. Extends Observer Mission In Syria

voice of america

new: Analysis: With Assad Future in Question, Lebanon on Edge

Analysis: With Assad Future in Question, Lebanon on Edge

"BEIRUT – As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's grip on power becomes increasingly tenuous, a sense of unease is growing among some of his staunchest regional allies. And even though they have dwindled in number since the start of the anti-government uprising in Syria 16 months ago, some are..."


Looking for breaking news from Syria? Syria Policy finds the latest news from Syria published over the past 24 hours by major news agencies such as BBC and Reuters. is automatically generated and updated regularly throughout the day.



new: Attack on Turkey-Iraq pipeline knocks out oil flows

"DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Firefighters in southeastern Turkey were battling to put out a fire on Saturday that cut oil flows on a pipeline carrying about a quarter of Iraq's oil exports, security sources said. They said the fire at the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline had been an act of sabotage..."

google news

new: Rebels seize main crossing between Syria and Iraq - Globe and Mail

"Globe and MailRebels seize main crossing between Syria and IraqGlobe and MailThe Free Syrian Army (FSA) took control of of the Yaribiyah crossing, known in Iraq as Rabiyah, on Saturday evening and raised their flag, while officials added that Syrian refugees had tried to enter Iraq but Baghdad..."

Heavy fighting in Syria's Aleppo, activists report -

US Writing New Syrian Constitution - "Tutoring" the SNC For Syria Take Over - Center for Research on Globalization

Israel readies Syria response - Windsor Star

Violence “Escalates” in Syria - Day Press News

In Syria, Ramadan is also a battleground - Los Angeles Times

syria comment

The Damage to Assad’s Security; Death Rate Soars; Fighting in Damascus; Border Crossings Taken

"Landis on C-SPAN at Woodrow Wilson Institute talking about Syria and the Revolution: Joshua Landis spoke about political unrest and violence in Syria, as well as strategies to … Video of the Syrian Army troops after their “victory in Midan” with proclamations that their moral..."

robert fisk

Robert Fisk: Syria rebels will not claim their greatest prize

"They have gone for the jugular now. The brother-in-law of the President, the Defence Minister, a massive bomb close to – or in – the headquarters of the military apparatus run by the President's own brother. Assassinations take time to plan, but this was on an epic scale, to match the bloodbath..."

فرانس 24

جديد: الجيش السوري الحر يسيطر على ثاني معبر حدودي رئيسي مع العراق

الجيش السوري الحر يسيطر على ثاني معبر حدودي رئيسي مع العراق

"بغداد (ا ف ب) - سيطر الجيش السوري الحر السبت على معبر اليعربية الحدودي بين سوريا والعراق، ثاني معبر رئيسي يسقط بايدي المعارضة السورية المسلحة في غضون ايام من بين ثلاثة معابر رئيسية بين البلدين.وقال محافظ نينوى اثيل النجيفي في تصريح لوكالة فرانس برس "اتصل بنا مسؤولون من منفذ اليعربية الحدودي وقالوا انه عند الساعة الخامسة بعد الظهر..."

جديد: الجيش السوري الحر يسيطر على معبر حدودي رئيسي شمال غرب العراق

فرنسا تدعو المعارضة السورية الى ان "تشكل بسرعة حكومة موقتة"


جديد: مخزون سورية من الأسلحة الكيماوية تحت مراقبة الإدارة الأميركية - صحيفة الرأي

"اليوم السابعمخزون سورية من الأسلحة الكيماوية تحت مراقبة الإدارة الأميركيةصحيفة الرأيأعلن البيت الابيض اليوم السبت ان الولايات المتحدة تراقب عن كثب مخزون سورية من الاسلحة الكيماوية وتتشاور بشكل مكثف مع جيران دمشق للتأكيد على القلق ازاء الامن بسبب هذه الاسلحة ومسؤولية سورية عن تأمينها. وقال المتحدث باسم البيت الابيض تومي..."

جديد: الجيش السوري الحر يسيطر على ثاني معبر حدودي رئيسي مع العراق - AFP

جديد: هجوم على خط أنابيب بين تركيا والعراق يوقف شحنات للنفط - الشروق

صبحي حديدي

النظام السوري أمام منعطف الشام: أورام السرطان بعد تضخم القوة

"قبل أيام تحمّل كاتب هذه السطور مسؤولية نشر التعليق التالي، على موقع "تويتر": "ما تشهده أحياء ‎‫دمشق الساعة ليس، بعد، معركة تحرير العاصمة؛ ولكنه جولة فارقة، ومنعطف نوعي في انقلاب التوازنات. سجّلوا تاريخ 15/7/2012!". لم أكن أرجم بالغيب، بالطبع، أو كما أرجو أنّ القارىء الكريم أدرك على الفور؛ بل كنت ببساطة أحاول استقراء تطورات الموقف..."