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August 1, 2012

guardian

new: Bashar al-Assad not seen in public for more than two weeks

Bashar al-Assad not seen in public for more than two weeks

"Syrian president, who has sent written message to armed forces, likely to come under pressure to demonstrate leadershipBashar al-Assad has not been seen in public since the bomb that killed his powerful brother-in-law and three other senior security chiefs in Damascus on 18 July.The message..."


Journalists wounded in Syrian clashes

How Syria's video activists use camera phones to fight the revolution - video

independent

Assad urges his army to step up fight in Syria

"Syrian President Bashar Assad urged his armed forces today to step up the fight against rebels as the UN reported a significant escalation in the civil war with the military using warplanes to fire on opposition fighters in the battle for Aleppo.Related StoriesI was duped into writing Asma..."


Assad speech aims to rally Syria troops

UN wants Syria civilians safe zone

Ambushes and air strikes as Syrian regime fight rebels street-by-street to gain possession of Aleppo

voice of america

Assad: Syria's 'Fate' at Stake

Assad: Syria's 'Fate' at Stake

"CAIRO — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad declared Wednesday that the "fate of the nation is at stake" in a statement to mark Armed Forces Day. ​​It was the first time since succeeding his father as president 12 years ago that Assad did not deliver his message for Army Day in person..."


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Jordan police: 12-member terror cell arrested

"AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Police in the Jordanian capital say they have arrested a 12-member "terrorist cell" and seized "large quantities" of arms and ammunition. A police statement on Wednesday says the pre-dawn arrest took place in a middle-class district northwest of Amman. It provides no..."


Assad praises troops but his whereabouts are mystery

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new: US sets aside $25M for non-lethal aid to Syria rebels - Toronto Star

"Toronto StarUS sets aside $25M for non-lethal aid to Syria rebelsToronto StarThe Obama administration has said that it is stepping up its assistance to Syria's fractured opposition, but officials had not previously confirmed the additional $10 million in aid for that purpose. A U.S. official..."


new: UN says Syrian opposition has 'tanks' and 'heavy weapons' in Aleppo - Al-Arabiya

Ukrainians and Poles are evacuated by plane from heavy fighting in Aleppo, Syria - Vancouver Sun

The Role of the CIA-pampered Saudi Spymaster in Syria - Center for Research on Globalization

Analysis: No happy outcome in Syria as conflict turns into proxy war - Reuters Canada

syria comment

Will Syria Remain Fragmented for Years?

"Will Syria Remain Fragmented for Years? by Joshua Landis – Syria Comment – July 30, 2012 Afriend flew into Aleppo’s airport 3 days ago from Germany where he had been on business. On his drive into the city, he was shocked to run into a FSA roadblock. The militiamen who greeted..."


google

جديد: برنامج الأغذية العالمي يرسل مساعدات إلى حلب - وكالة أنباء الإمارات

"اليوم السابعبرنامج الأغذية العالمي يرسل مساعدات إلى حلبوكالة أنباء الإماراتنيويورك في الاول من أغسطس/وام/أعلنت الأمم المتحدة أن برنامجها العالمي للأغذية أرسل مؤخرا مساعدات غذائية لتوزيعها على قرابة 28 ألف شخص في حلب ثاني أكبر المدن السورية وذلك في ظل التقارير الواردة والتي تؤكد وجود نقص كبير في الطعام والغاز والكهرباء بعد..."


جديد: مناورات تركية على الحدود السورية - الجزيرة

جديد: المالح لـ «الراي»: باشرتُ اتصالات مع الشقفة وغليون لتشكيل الحكومة الانتقالية - صحيفة الرأي

صبحي حديدي

حلب الشهباء.. والشهداء

"في أواخر الستينيات كانت في سورية جامعتان: دمشق، التي تأسست سنة 1923 تحت اسم "الجامعة السورية"؛ وحلب، التي تأسست سنة 1958. ورغم أنني كنت من أبناء محافظة الحسكة، إحدى المحافظات الشرقية، وتوجّب بالتالي أن أنتسب إلى جامعة حلب؛ إلا أنّ حصولي على منحة دراسية قادني إلى جامعة دمشق، الأمر الذي جعلني أكثر معرفة بالعاصمة السياسية، خلال سنوات..."


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