Daily News from Syria


October 12, 2014

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Beleaguered at home, Turkey loses friends abroad as Isis threat grows

Beleaguered at home, Turkey loses friends abroad as Isis threat grows

"The crisis in neighbouring Syria has plunged President Erdogan into a fresh crisis, even as his country faces economic slowdown and social divisions. Whatever happened to the New Turkey?His government is less than two months old, but there has been no honeymoon period for the new Turkish prime..."

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The politics of Lebanon: The state that didn’t fail—yet

"AS ONE of the Arab world’s earliest collapsed states, Lebanon has a lot going for it. The country may have been ruined by 15 years of civil war, but it is far wealthier than its big neighbour, Syria; it enjoys a degree of political liberty; and, by the region’s standards, its society is..."

Turkey and Syria: While Kobane burns

The Middle East fragments: The rule of the gunman

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new: Heavy Fighting Reported Sunday in Kobani, Syria

Heavy Fighting Reported Sunday in Kobani, Syria

"Heavy fighting has been reported for yet another day in and around the Syrian city of Kobani along the Turkish border. Dark plumes of smoke could be seen rising above the city Sunday as Kurdish fighters battled to defend the city from the continuing onslaught by Islamic State extremists. U.S.-led..."

Kurds See War-Ravaged Kobani As Political, Emotional Heartland

Kurd Fighters Struggle to Defend IS-Besieged City


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Calls for more air strikes as Kobane hangs in the balance

Calls for more air strikes as Kobane hangs in the balance

"Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobane want the US-led coalition to escalate air strikes on Islamic State (IS) with the town in danger of falling to the militants.The call for more assistance came as at least 45 people were killed in bombings in Baghdad.The fighters in Kobane..."

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Kurds battle for heart of Kobani as UN fears for civilians

If Kobani falls, will Obama's Syria strategy collapse too?

"If the Islamic State seizes full control of the city — which US officials acknowledge is possible in coming days — it would be able to boast that it has withstood American air power. A US-led coalition has launched 50 strikes against militant positions around the city, most of those..."

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Despite demands, Syria no-fly zone a no-go for US

Despite demands, Syria no-fly zone a no-go for US

Hagel cites progress in Turkey talks about Syria

Kurds urge more air strikes in Kobani; monitor warns of defeat

"By Ayla Jean Yackley and Tom Perry MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kurdish forces defending Kobani urged a U.S.-led coalition to escalate air strikes on Islamic State fighters who tightened their grip on the Syrian town at the border with Turkey on Saturday. A group that monitors the..."

Talks with new UN Syria envoy set for October 21: Russia

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new: Amid bombs and bullets in Syria, a vineyard blooms - USA TODAY

"Amid bombs and bullets in Syria, a vineyard bloomsUSA TODAYBEIRUT — As the U.S. was bombing Islamic State militants in Syria last week, eight wine experts were invited to the Ledbury, a two Michelin-star restaurant in West London, to sample the latest vintage from the Syrian winery Domaine..."

Kobane: Islamic State battles to encircle Syrian Kurds - BBC News

Turkey Agrees to Train Syrian Opposition on Home Soil to Fight Islamic State - Wall Street Journal

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The National Ideological Resistance in Syria: A ‘Syrian Hezbollah’ Brand

"By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi Hezbollah’s participation in the Syrian civil war in support of the Assad regime is well-known, most notably in the captures of Qusayr in Homs province in May 2013 and Yabroud in Damascus province in March 2014. Considerably less attention has been given though..."

Majlis Shura al-Mujahideen: Support for the Islamic State

“What’s at Stake in Kobani: Islamic State and Kobani Calculations,” By Carl Drott


جديد: تنظيم الدولة يعزز سيطرته في عين العرب - الجزيرة

"الشروقتنظيم الدولة يعزز سيطرته في عين العربالجزيرةعزز تنظيم الدولة الإسلامية سيطرته في مدينة عين العرب (كوباني) شمال سوريا رغم المقاومة الشرسة التي يبديها المقاتلون الأكراد للدفاع عن مواقعهم في المدينة المحاذية للحدود التركية. ونتيجة اقتراب الاشتباكات من معبر مرشد بينار الحدودي، أخلى الجيش التركي الشريط الحدودي من ساكنيه،..."

هاغل يتوقع معركة طويلة الأمد مع "الدولة الإسلامية" - دار الحياة

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جديد: جيش الإسلام ينعى قياديا فيه، متهما تنظيم الدولة باغتياله

"ماتزال موجة الاغتيالات بحق القيادات الميدانية الثورية مستمرة في سوريا، وفي هذا السياق نعى "جيش الإسلام" اليوم أحد قيادييه، متهما من أسماهم "الخوارج" باغتياله.وقال جيش الإسلام إن "أبو فاروق"، هو قيادي في جنوب دمشق، قضى نحبه في عملية اغتيال "جبانة من قبل الخوارج"، في إشارة إلى تنظيم "الدولة".وسبق لـ"جيش الإسلام" أن تولى قيادة حملة..."

جديد: طهران تتخلى عن آخر مكونات تقيتها السياسية.. وموالو بشار مستاؤون منها

جديد: النصرة تتابع قصفها الإعلامي.. ترقبوا لقاء كاملا مع العريف المنشق عن جيش لبنان

جديد: بلادي وإن جارت عليّ......أكمل الفراغ!.. د. فيصل القاسم

جديد: الدولة تصادر بيوت السوريين المقيمين في دول الخليح