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August 4, 2012


new: War for Aleppo: battle rages in city that will determine fate of Syria

War for Aleppo: battle rages in city that will determine fate of Syria

"Skirmishes have broken out in Aleppo as rebels pour in to confront regime loyalists in what will be a decisive clashThe pitched battle for Syria's oldest city was edging ever closer to its ancient heart on Saturday, with skirmishes flaring near world-renowned landmarks and once impregnable..."

Martin Rowson on Kofi Annan's resignation as Syria envoy – cartoon


Soldier shot dead in Shi'ite area of Saudi Arabia

"A Saudi soldier was shot dead patrolling an area populated by minority Shi'ite Muslims last night, the Interior Ministry said, and one of the gunmen was killed in the ensuing shoot-out. Related StoriesAleppo brutality may be crimes against humanity, says UN's Ban Ki-moon ahead of Syria voteIsrael..."

Tripoli sees first car bomb since Gaddafi's fall

The Aleppo life-saver calling for weapons to save lives

A week in Aleppo - witnessing the fierce battle for Syria's largest city


On Syria's Newest Battleground: The Rebels' View

Rebels Defensive, In Syria And On World Stage

"For the second weekend in a row, observers are predicting a major government offensive against rebels in Syria's largest city, Aleppo. As the fighting intensifies, both sides of the battle have been hit with harsh words from the outside world.» E-Mail This     »..."

With Annan Out, U.S. Is Pressured To Act In Syria

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The war for Syria: Jihadists on the way

"FROM a bare house in the small Turkish town of Reyhanli, half an hour’s drive from the border with Syria, a bearded 30-year-old with glasses claims to command a fighting force of 1,820 men who have infiltrated north-western Syria. His group, which goes by the name “Strangers for a Greater..."

The Kurds: Hedging their Syrian bets

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48 Iranians Kidnapped in Syrian Capital

48 Iranians Kidnapped in Syrian Capital

"State-run media in Tehran say 48 Iranian nationals were kidnapped aboard a bus in Damascus, just a few kilometers from a battle between government troops and rebels fighting against the Assad government. Iranian reports say the kidnap victims were in Syria as religious pilgrims. One account..."

Tensions Rise as Turkey Continues Offensive Against PKK

Wounded Syrians Seek Refuge, Treatment in Lebanon


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UN General Assembly denounces Syrian crackdown

"UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly denounced Syria's crackdown on dissent Friday in a symbolic effort meant to push the deadlocked Security Council and the world at large into action on stopping the country's civil war. Before the vote, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon..."

Islamic Jihad contemplate moving from Syria

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new: Reading the Fake Reuters Reports on Syria - New York Times (blog)

"Zee NewsReading the Fake Reuters Reports on SyriaNew York Times (blog)In his first unlikely “unusual” statement, Al-Asaad said that the Syrian Free Army will withdraw from all Syrian cities due to the huge losses caused upon the soldiers, as well, the betrays made by Free Army soldiers,..."

new: Iranian pilgrims abducted near Shia shrine in Syria - BBC News

UN Vote on Syria Reflects Changing Battlefield - Center for Research on Globalization

Turkish bloggers divided over policy on Syria - Southeast European Times (blog)

UN chief scolds world powers on Syria as fighting rages - The Daily Star

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Could Syria’s Current Predicament Have Been Avoided Over A Decade Ago? – By Ehsani

"Like nearly 25 million other Syrians, one cannot help but feel stunned and exasperated by the events engulfing our country.  How did we get here? How can a country long associated with “stability” suddenly unravel and enter what seems to most like a black hole? Things could not look more..."

Rebels Get Missiles; Kurds; Aleppo; Opposition Divided; al-Qaida

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جديد: الجيش النظامي يعلن السيطرة على كل احياء دمشق بعد "تطهير" حي التضامن

الجيش النظامي يعلن السيطرة على كل احياء دمشق بعد

"دمشق (ا ف ب) - اكد مصدر عسكري السبت ان القوات السورية النظامية باتت تسيطر في شكل كامل على احياء دمشق بعد "تطهير" حي التضامن، واصفا الوضع في العاصمة السورية بانه "ممتاز ومستقر".وقال المصدر متحدثا الى الصحافيين اثر انتهاء العمليات العسكرية في حي التضامن "لقد طهرنا جميع احياء دمشق من الميدان الى بساتين الرازي في المزة والحجر الاسود..."

جديد: رئيس الوزراء القطري يدعو من يخلف انان الى العمل على انتقال للسلطة في سوريا

معارك عنيفة في حلب وقصف في دمشق غداة تبني قرار في الامم المتحدة

الصحافيون المستقلون في سوريا بين الحماس والاحباط


موسكو ترسل 3 سفن إنزال إلى طرطوس لكن سفن التدريب لن تدخل الميناء

سيدا: كردستان العراق لا يتدخّل في الشؤون السورية عميد منشق: "الجيش الحر لن يسمح بمنطقة كردية عازلة"

تبادل للاتهامات بالمسؤولية عن استقالة أنان موسكو تطالب بخلف له وطهران تريد "دوراً أكبر"

تنديد فلسطيني من السلطة و"حماس" بقصف المدنيين في مخيم اليرموك

الجمعية العمومية اقرت بغالبية 133 صوتاً قراراً يندد بالنظام السوري ويدعو الى انتقال سياسي القوات النظامية تحاول اقتحام حي صلاح الدين بحلب وتقتحم حي التضامن ومخيمي اليرموك وفلسطين بدمشق


جديد: «أوباما» يخاطب «أردوجان» بـ«مضرب بيسبول».. والمعارضة التركية تعتبرها «إهانة» - المصري اليوم

"محيط«أوباما» يخاطب «أردوجان» بـ«مضرب بيسبول».. والمعارضة التركية تعتبرها «إهانة»المصري اليومحاول معارضو رئيس الوزراء التركي رجب طيب أردوجان استغلال صورة الرئيس الأمريكي باراك أوباما خلف مكتبه بالبيت الأبيض ممسكا بمضرب بيسبول في يده أثناء مكالمة هاتفية مع «أردوجان»، ووصفوا المشهد بأن الرئيس الأمريكي بدا وكأنه يصدر أوامر..."

مسلحون في دمشق يختطفون 48 من الايرانيين والمعارك مستمرّة - ايلاف

نواب عراقيون يعتبرون زيارة اوغلو تدخلاً في الشأن العراقي - موقع العالم الاخباري