Daily News from Syria


July 24, 2014

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new: Chad and its neighbours: Africa’s jihadists, on their way

"SQUINT a little and the region skirting Lake Chad in central Africa resembles Mosul and Tikrit in northern Iraq: dried-out canals, scrubby plains, ragtag bands of Islamists with guns beneath an unrelenting sun. Thanks to satellite television, the long-suffering residents around the lake, which..."

new: Iraq’s Christians: Nearly all gone

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new: Norway: 'Concrete Threat' of Terror Attack

Norway: 'Concrete Threat' of Terror Attack

"Norway's intelligence agency says it has information about a "concrete threat" from people who are linked to radical Islamist fighters in Syria. The head of the Norwegian security service, Benedict Bjoernland, told reporters Thursday that the agency has "reliable information" from a foreign..."


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new: Life in a Jihadist Capital: Order With a Darker Side - New York Times

"New York TimesLife in a Jihadist Capital: Order With a Darker SideNew York TimesRAQQA, Syria — When his factory was bombed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, the businessman considered two bleak options: remain at home and risk dying in the next airstrike, or flee like hundreds of thousands..."

new: Obsessing About Gaza, Ignoring Syria (And Most Everything Else) - The Atlantic

new: What jihadists are doing in Syria and Iraq while Gaza grabs the headlines - Washington Post (blog)

Norwegian Police Warn of Syria-Linked Terror Attack - Wall Street Journal

BC man who went to Syria becomes the first charged with terrorism under new ... - National Post

syria comment

“Can the Islamic State Survive? What Can the US Do?” by Matthias Baun Brubaker Christensen

"“Can the Islamic State Survive? What Can the US Do?” by Matthias Baun Brubaker Christensen – @matthias1981 July 22, 2014 Islamic state: a lion and a fox? The Islamic State (formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham) emerged out of the ashes of two conflicts. It..."

زمان الوصل

جديد: عقوبات أوروبية على شركتين لبنانية ومصرية لدورهما في نقل النفط إلى نظام الأسد

"جمد الاتحاد الأوروبي أموال شركتين لتجارة النفط أمس، حيث يتهمهما بتوريد شحنات نفط خفية إلى سوريا.وكانت الشركتان ضمن تسع مؤسسات وثلاثة أفراد أضافهم الاتحاد الأوروبي إلى قائمة العقوبات التي يفرضها على سوريا ونشرت في الصحيفة الرسمية للاتحاد. وتم أيضا إدراج أفرع لوزارة الدفاع السورية في قائمة العقوبات.ووضعت قوى غربية حكومة بشار..."

جديد: الجبهة الإسلامية تحذر من التعامل مع فصائل الشام وتعلن حملة على الفساد

جديد: بالأرقام: أكثر من نصف معارك الدولة مع الثوار والمجاهدين، و12% فقط مع النظام