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Syria News Mar 26



Arms Airlift to Syrian Rebels Expands With C.I.A. Aid, Size of the Shipments and Degree of Distributions are Voluminous -

Syrian Jihadist Fighters Getting Western Anti-tank Weapons Meant for FSA groups - VOA

Russia Seeks to Join Probe of Syria Chemical Attack Reports - RIA Novosti

Defected Syrian pilot says he made trips to Russia and Iran to ‘collect cash’ - 

Rebel mortar fire hits Damascus killing at least two people, army gunners retaliate - Reuters

U.N. to move some staff out of Syria after mortar blasts near hotel - Reuters

Jordan closes main border crossing with Syria - Reuters

Residents of Syria's Aleppo sell belongings to survive - Ahram Online

Tunisian Jihadists fighting in the ranks of Jabhat al-Nusra and FSA, According to newspapers they are funded by Qatar and trained in Libya -  Al-Monitor

VIDEO: Rebels target Syrian State TV & Radio With Rockets -

VIDEO: A new toy for Syrian rebels: U.S. ACOGs? -


Syrian rebel army founder's leg blown off by car bomb - Reuters

VIDEO (GRAPHIC): FSA founder Riad al-Asaad in Turkish hospital having his shredded leg amputated - YouTube

PHOTO: Photo showing Riad al-Asaad's amputated leg -

VIDEO: FSA founder Ryad El Asaad crying "I want to die" after becoming amputee - YouTube

VIDEO (Arabic): Riad Al-Asaad praising the indepedence and fighting spirit of Jabhat Al Nusra and condemning the political hacks and opportunists who are controlled by foreign powers - YouTube

VIDEO (Arabic): FSA statement about assassination attempt on al Asaad -


Syria rebels win Arab League seat despite rifts - AFP

Iraq: Giving Syria seat at AL to Doha Coalition violation of Charter - SANA, Syria

Syria's Alkhatib to address Doha meeting despite quitting - Reuters

VIDEO (Arabic): Opposition leader Michel Kilo accuses the Muslim Brotherhood and Sabbagh’s Qatari-backed faction of choosing PM Hitto in a non-consensual manner - Youtube

VIDEO (Arabic): Ghassan Hitto, Syrian National Coalition PM visits Aleppo - YouTube


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Syria News Mar 25



Syrian National Coalition leader Moaz al-Khatib resigns, citing lack of international support for the rebels -

Translation of Syria opposition chief Ahmad Moaz al-Khatib's resignation speech- NOW

Syria's opposition National Coalition says it refuses leader's resignation - NOW

FSA: Syria insurgents refuse to recognize new rebel PM Hitto - NOW

Al Nusra and other groups 'seize Jordan-Syria border area' - FRANCE 24

A militant Islamist/jihadi nexus is emerging in northern & eastern Syria, led by Harakat Ahrar al-Sham al-Islamiyya and Jabhat al-Nusra -

VIDEO: Thousands gather in Damascus for funeral of assassinated Syrian cleric - RT News

VIDEO: Evidence Of Jabhat al-Nusra With Croatian Weapons - Brown Moses Blog

VIDEO: Mujahideen arrive at Tartus -


Syria chemical weapons report: finger pointed at jihadists as responsible of the Aleppo attack - Telegraph

Chemical Weapons Probably Used by the Syrian Regime, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rogers Says - Bloomberg

Israel says concerns militants will get Syria chemical weapons factor in restoring Turkey ties - The Washington Post


EU urges political solution in Syria amid fears of spillover, There is little to no appetite for the push by Britain and France to arm the rebels - NOW

Maliki resists Kerry's call to halt flow of Iranian arms to Syria -

Clashes in Lebanon as PM Mikati’s resignation accepted - DAWN.COM

Israeli military in Golan Heights responds to fire from Syria - Fox News

Kurds in Syria Celebrate Their New Year with Hope and Defiance - VICE United States

Kurdish rebels declare formal ceasefire with Turkey - Yahoo! News

Palestinians in Syria register to vote for PNC - Maan News Agency

UN condemns killing of five Palestinian children in Syria - The Boyne City Gazette


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Syria News - Mar 23

Syria News - Mar 22



Top pro-Assad Sunni cleric killed as suicide bombing hits Damascus mosque killing 42 - RT News

VIDEO: Suicide Bombing in Al-Iman Mosque in Damascus - YouTube

VIDEO: More on the suicide bombing at Al-Iman mosque in Damascus - YouTube

U.N. to launch probe of alleged Syria chemical arms attack -

Syrian opposition chief criticizes US in chemical attack debate - todayszaman

Muslim Brotherhood Holds Sway Over Syrian Opposition - Al-Monitor

Syrian bishop says 30,000 Christians have fled Aleppo - AFP

BBC Weather Twitter Account Hacked By 'Syrian Electronic Army' (PICTURES) - Huffington Post

VIDEO: Al-Nusra Beheading Assad supporter - EuropeNews

VIDEO: Islamic flag raised in Raqqa -

VIDEO: Rising Inflation in Syria - YouTube


EU set for showdown on Syria arms embargo -AFP

Paris pushing ahead with plans to arm Syria militants - PressTV

Survey: Cameron, Hollande at odds with voters on Syria -

Key senators push Obama to use limited military options in Syria crisis - Yahoo! News

House Lawmakers slam Iraqi government for allowing Iranian aid to Syria's Assad - The Hill's Global Affairs

Syrian radical Islamic rebels capture areas near Golan Heights - The Burleson Star

Lebanese Army arrests 10 Syrians for arms possession in border raids - THE DAILY STAR

Syria hands over seized Lebanese fighter to Beirut - Yahoo! News

US report says Turkey could be drawn into war with Syria, Iran - todayszaman

Russian military officials deny reports that warships will not tank up in Tartus - Russia & India Report

China, Russia move toward full-fledged strategic partnership - Xinhua |


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Syria News - Mar 21



Syrian govt, rebels urge UN investigation into ‘chemical attack’ - RT News

West stalls Syria chemical attack probe in U.N.: Russia -

Report of chemical-weapons use in Syria being investigated, Obama says - The Washington Post

VIDEO: Obama on Syria: Chemical weapons a 'game-changer' -

Israeli official: Chemical weapons used in Syria - Yahoo! News

Chemical weapons likely used in Syria, but detection window closed, expert says - Fox News

Syrian Gov: Missile carrying chemical weapons launched from an area controlled by terrorists, fell near a Syrian Army location - SANA

Alleged Rebels' Web Page Adopting and Proud of Chemical Attack in Aleppo - Real Syria Updates

VIDEO: Syria Rebels Caught on Tape Discussing Chemical Weapons Attack - LeakSource

VIDEO: Jihadist Al-Nusra Front Siezes Chemical Factory Used to Make Toxic Chlorine Near Aleppo - Gerard Direct , AFP


Key Syria dissidents leave Coalition grouping over the deeply divisive election of rebel prime minister Hitto - AFP

New US-Educated Prime Minister Of Syria Has One Massive Problem: Jihadist Rebels Control Most of the North - Yahoo! Finance

PYD: Hitto does not represent Kurds - ANF

Syria’s Oil a Source of Contention for Competing Groups -

Syrian Christians turn to Turkish churches, not refugee camps, for help - Catholic Philly

Jordan king warns Syria could become jihadi state, says Assad's days numbered - Fox News

Jordan’s desert patrol force sets up security cordon around Syrian refugee camp - The Washington Post

Recent videos show international makeup of Syrian jihad - Threat Matrix

VIDEO: Aljazeera TV reporting on a brigade of hundreds of libyans fighters fighting in Syria - Al Jazeera

VIDEO: Statement of Syria Rebels United With Jabhat al Nusra Against US Imperialist Threats and Schemes - YouTube


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Syria News - Mar 20



At least 25 dead in Syrian 'chemical' attack as govt and rebels trade blame (PHOTOS) — RT News

U.S. evaluating Syria chemical weapons charges - Reuters

Russia says Syrian rebels used chemical arms near Aleppo - Reuters

Aleppo medic: Victims - including Syrian regime soldiers and pro-Assad armed men - exposed to organic pesticides, not chemical arms - Al Jazeera Blogs

Photographer says Syria attack victims suffocating, they could smell chlorine in the air - Reuters

 Al Qaeda has employed crude chlorine bombs in the past in Iraq - The Long War Journal

VIDEO:(Arabic) Syria Chemical Weapons Attack Leaves 86 injured and 25 dead - SYRIAN STATE TV

VIDEO: Syria condemns rebels' 'chemical weapon attack' –


Syria opposition PM rules out talks with Damascus (VIDEO) - FRANCE 24

Who is Ghassn Hitto? He was backed by the Muslim Brotherhood to be Prime Minister of an Interim Gov - Syria Comment

Many Syrian dissidents disappointed by the choice of Interim Prime Minister Hitto - Brookings Institution

New Syrian rebel leader was official of CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation found guilty of financing Hamas - Radical Islam

US welcomes election of Syrian rebel PM - NOW

Russia "deeply regrets" election of Syrian rebel PM - NOW

Islamic law comes to rebel-held areas of Syria enforced by Al Nusra and other groups - The Washington Post

Syria’s Salafi Insurgents: The Rise of the Syrian Islamic Front - Syria Comment

In Rural Syria, Christians Eye Revolution Suspiciously - Rudaw


NATO Commander: Contingency plans under way for Syria - US News and World Report

Top Democrat endorses Syria no-fly zone - The Cable

Iraq turns blind eye to Iran arms flights to Syria: US - Ahram Online

In Syrian shadow, Iraq jihadists resurgent - UPI


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Syria News - Mar 19



Kerry says US won't stand in way of France, Britain or anyone else arming Syria's rebels - Fox News

Congress to weigh legislation to arm Syrian rebel fighters, Top House Dem To Move On Bill - The Hill's Global Affairs

Top US general urges caution on Syria options, says that US has very opaque understanding of the opposition - Reuters

An internal rift at the NSC on Syria? - Foreign Policy

UK Pulling out Special Forces from Afghanistan to Help Rebels in Syria - Daily Star Sunday

French minister to visit Turkey for talks on defense ties, Syria - todayszaman

Fundamental rift growing inside Syria opposition: German spy chief - PressTV

Russia strengthens its presence in Mediterranean Sea - Voice of Russia

Syria crisis is tipping Iraq into civil war, says minister - The Times

VIDEO: Croatian Weapons Arrive In Homs - Brown Moses Blog


Syrian opposition elects interim prime minister - Boston Herald

Assad: We Negotiate under Our Conditions, Battle in our Favor -

Assad sends letter to Zuma, asks BRICS ‘to intervene’ in Syria crisis - Yahoo! News South Africa

President of South Africa: We, Along with BRICS, will Spare No Effort to Implement Geneva Statement - Real Syria Updates

Pro-Assad group hacks HRW website, Twitter page -

Asma Assad has NOT fled Syria: rare public appearance dispels rumours she was abroad and several months pregnant - Mail Online

VIDEO: Asma Assad Makes Rare Appearance - Yahoo! News


Syrian warplanes strike Lebanese territory, a smuggling zone for weapons and personnel destined for opposition forces -

Israel to ask Obama to use air strikes in case of Syrian missile transfer to  Hezbollah -

Key Lebanese export route through Syria to remain shut: Rebels- THE DAILY STAR

Tensions High in Lebanon After Assault on Sunni Clerics - ABC News


Muslim Brotherhood Chief: Kurds Should Join Fight Against Assad Regime - Rudaw

Syria Kurds will seize control of Qamishlo: website - Mesopotamische Gesellschaft


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Syria News - Mar 16


Anglo-French plan to arm Syrian rebels meets wall of resistance at EU summit -

Hollande: France has guarantees from Syrian rebels on weapons - Reuters

US State Dep says is favorable on UK and France upping Syria rebel aid, but "we have made our own decision to provide only non-lethal assistance" - AFP

CIA begins sizing up Islamic extremists in Syria for drone strikes -

VIDEO: More Videos Of Croatian Weapons With Non-FSA Islamists, Salafists, and Jihadists - Brown Moses Blog

U.S.-trained Syrian rebels returning to fight in their homeland: senior rebel source - Yahoo! News

US says it will allow money from American citizens and companies to be sent to Syrian opposition forces, exempting them from sanctions - Al Jazeera Blogs

Report: Syrian regime being aided from 12 countries - The Cable

VIDEO: Years After Invasion to Crush Uprising in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia Helps Fuel Conflict in Syria - Democracy Now!


Syrian opposition announces candidates for interim gov't president - Xinhua |

Syrian Brotherhood refuses talks with Assad - World Bulletin

FSA chief vows to fight until 'new Syria' established - NOW

Few Protests On 2nd Anniversary Of Syrian Uprising - NPR

Aleppo activist Edward Dark: ‘People here don't like the regime, but they hate the rebels even more’ - The Globe and Mail

VIDEO: Message from FSA chief of staff. In English -

VIDEO(Arabic): Syrian National Council Head George Sabra Speaks to Syrian People - YouTube


Syrian rebel leader confronted with video of his men killing prisoners (VIDEO) - CBS News

VIDEO: Salafi Terrorist confesses: We did the massacre of 50 people, including women and children, in Homs (Syria) In April 2012! - YouTube

Sharia Court Orders Authorizes Rebels to Use and Loot Syrians' Properties - Real Syria Updates

New obstacles emerge in case of Lebanese kidnapped by Syrian rebels - THE DAILY STAR

Damascus warns of strike on Syrian rebels hiding in Lebanon — RT News

Lebanese Official Charges 10 with Belonging to al-Nusra Front — Naharnet

Syrian Conflict Extends to Border With Israel - Al-Monitor

Syria accuses Jordan of opening borders for jihadists - NOW

Under Internal Pressure, the Tunisian Security Starts to Dismantle Networks Recruiting Jihadists and Sending them to Syria - Real Syria Updates

VIDEO: Caucasian Fighters In FSA -


In War-Torn Syria, Kurdish Regions Remain Remarkably Calm • Kurdistan Today News 

The Kurdish Rebellion in Syria: Toward Irreversible Liberation - PUKmedia


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Syria News - Mar 15


France pushes EU to end Syria arms ban, warns that it could break with the EU embargo - Reuters

VIDEO: France, Britain to push EU to end Syria arms ban - Video Dailymotion

Those who would like to see Assad overthrown, including Saudi Arabia and Qatar, worry the U.S. is supporting negotiations - Haaretz

VIDEO: US State Department Briefing Exchange on the Syrian List of Names of Regime and Opposition Representatives at Negotiations - YouTube

As Kerry Backs Political Solution, Khatib Faces Dissent - Al-Monitor

Syria’s Opposition Still Divided, Mistrustful - Al-Monitor

Ambassador: US providing $114 million in aid to Syrian rebels - The Hill's Global Affairs

Exclusive: U.S. sending Free Syrian Army 200,000 halal MREs - The Cable

House Republicans to hold hearing on White House's Syria policy - Washington Times

Moscow Warns Arab League Over Syria Seat for Rebels - RIA Novosti


Institute for the Study of War: Though depleted and fatigued, Syrian army remains cohesive - THE DAILY STAR

Defections, desertions, battlefield losses and damage to morale cut Syrian troops to 50,000, IISS Says - Bloomberg

Exclusive: Iran steps up weapons lifeline to Syria's Assad: envoys - Reuters

Israel:  Iran and Hezbollah have built up 50,000-strong units of Syrian militiamen besides the army - reuters


Syrian rebels ramp up extrajudicial killings of soldiers, suspected informants, pro-government militias and captured or kidnapped civilians: Amnesty Int’l - RT News

Syrian Rebels Aren't Able To Fill Government's Role As They Take Cities : NPR

Al Nusrah Front poised to take over last major city on Euphrates River - The Long War Journal

How important is the rebel takeover of Raqqa? - The Globe and Mail

VIDEO: Syria Rebels committing war crimes -


3 Syrian Diesel Tankers Torched in Tripoli, Gunmen Appear on Streets — Naharnet

Syria Warns Lebanon to Stop Insurgency - Real Syria Updates

Hezbollah, Jabhat al-Nusra Set for Showdown in Syria - The Daily Beast

Security Council Voices 'Grave Concern' over Lebanon-Syria Border Violence — Naharnet


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Syria News - Mar 14


Kerry Urges Syria Opposition to Unite, Talk to Assad with the aim of forming a "transitional government" -

Russia warns UK against arming Syrian rebels, says it is violation of international law - The Guardian

UNICEF fears a 'lost generation' of Syrian children -

Save the Children: Children of Syria struggle to survive - The Chronicle Herald

How the new $60 million of Syria aid is being spent - Foreign Policy The Cable


Syria's Brotherhood calls for 'week of action' on revolt anniversary, blasts the international community for failing the Syrian people - Ahram Online

How the Muslim Brotherhood Hijacked Syria's Revolution -  Foreign Policy

Khatib may resign as Syria’s National Coalition leader over division on the formation of an interim government: report - 

Syria anti-regime protesters demonstrate against Al-Nusra - AFP

Kurds in Syria hoping for oil discoveries - Al Bawaba

Mortar Shells in Damascus Kill 3, Wound 50 - ABC News

EU representative killed outside Damascus - NOW

PHOTOS: Mass Rally in Aleppo in Support of Syrian Army - Real Syria Updates

VIDEO: Assad regime Arming Alawite Civilians -

VIDEO: Syrian Government pays salaried in rebel controlled areas - Jazeera


With Official Wink And Nod, Hundreds Of Young Saudis Join Syria's Rebels - NPR

Exclusive: Gaza Salafists Take Fight To Syria - Al-Monitor

Conflict in Syria creates wave of British jihadists - The Independent

At least 50 French citizens ‘waging jihad in Syria’ - FRANCE 24

'German' jihadist fighting in Syria (VIDEO) - The Sun

The Netherlands raises terror threat amid fears Dutch fighters returning from Syria may be traumatized and further radicalized   - NY Daily News

VIDEO: "If you were a man, we’d kill you’: Captive journalist tells RT how she escaped Syrian rebels — RT News

VIDEO: Rebels Beheading & Shooting Civilians In Syria - YouTube

VIDEO: Some Minarets Gets destroy in Syria -


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Syria News - Mar 13



Cameron: Britain could go it alone in arming Syrian rebels, says that the government is prepared to veto a European arms embargo - Telegraph

U.S. spy chief says Syrian opposition remains disorganized and grappling with an infusion of militant foreign fighters - Reuters

CIA Ramps Up Role in Iraq As al Qaeda Fighters Cross Over From Syria (VIDEO) -

US condemns ‘terrorist’ attack on Assad’s troops in Iraq - DAWN.COM

France, Russia, US identifying Syrian officials for talks - AFP

Moscow Takes Issue with US interpretation of the Geneva Communiqué - RIA Novosti

Israel Likely to Be Next Target of Syrian Rebels, General Says - Bloomberg

Al-Nusra helped Turkey capture border gate bombing suspects: Report -

VIDEO: Brand new Croatian weapon being used by Syrian rebels -


Syria army ready to fight rebels 'for years': report - AFP

Syria denies declaration of general mobilization - Xinhua |

Media Source: No Truth in News about Issuing General Call for Conscription- SANA

Syrian forces kill 30 deserters in ambush - opposition - Reuters

Syria to buy aircraft from Ukraine, receives Russian aid - NOW

Syrian Druze: Toward Defiant Neutrality - Foreign Policy Research Institute

Syria: increasing incidence of religiously-motivated attacks against Christians - John Mark Ministries

Over 85 percent Palestinians fled Syria’s Yarmouk camp: UNRWA - Alarabiya

Syrian Kurds Bank on Big Oil Reserves - Al Akhbar English

Syrian Opposition Leader Warns About Partition, Rejects the Formation of an Interim Government - Al-Monitor

VIDEO: Chechyan Terrorists in Syria Threaten to Behead 13 Aleppo Resident -

VIDEO: Rebel school in Aleppo shows classes of women covered from head to toe in black Burqas -


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Syria News - Mar 12



EU Foreign Ministers Split on Arms to Syria, Britain, Italy join France in supporting military aid while Germany, Sweden, others reject it - VOA

UK’s £20m weapons gift to Syria rebels, ­including rifles, machine guns and ­missiles - Daily Star.

Uncharitable Organizations: Islamist charities are bankrolling terror groups across the Middle East and pretending it's aid work - Foreign Policy

Saudi spy agency funds al-Nusra terrorists in Syria: Report - Strategic Culture Foundation

Al Qaeda claims killing of Syrian soldiers and state employees in Iraq - Reuters

Syrian Rebels: 'Conquer Golan, Refuse Israeli Aid' - Israel National News

VIDEO: Syria rebels vow to 'liberate Golan Heights' -

Russian Navy Starts Forming Mediterranean Task Force - RIA Novosti

Turkey refutes claim it denies shelter to Christian Syrians -


Rebel Mortar attack in Damascus kills 6 civilians, It struck a Christian neighborhood and a football stadium at game time - Yahoo! News

20 Bodies Found in Aleppo’s Quelq River -

VIDEO: Bodies pulled out of river in Aleppo -

Captive Ukrainian journalist escapes Syrian rebels, The kidnappers, members of the Free Syrian Army, had repeatedly threatened to kill her-  RT News

VIDEO: Ukrainian Journalist Held Hostage By Terrorists in Syria Escapes Them -

Child Martyred, Nine Injured after Targeting Kindergarten Micro-bus by Terrorists - Real Syria Updates

Syria Islamist rebels set up religious eastern council, It includes the jihadist Al-Nusra Front - NOW

FSA Implement Soft Sharia Law in Aleppo - Asharq Al-Awsat

Syrian Christians Flee Their Villages as Islamist Rebels Take Over - BCNN1

Syria's priceless heritage under attack, One report claims $2bn worth of artefacts have already left the country - BBC News.

Belgian Sources: Nearly 70 Belgian Nationals Fighting with Terrorists in Syria - Real Syria Updates

Valls: Dozens of French Jihadists are in Syria - Real Syria Updates

'Indian-origin jihadis' fighting in Syria against Assad regime - The Times of India

VIDEO: Syrian Rebels Raise AlQaeda Flag After Beheading 7 Civilians -

VIDEO: Syrian rebels drag around with hollowed-out heads -

VIDEO: Islamo fascists torturing civilian "Dirlewanger" style -


Rival Kurdish Parties Clash in Syria - Al-Monitor

Syria Kurds decline controlling Raqqa oil field - Kurdpress News Aganecy

Women of Rojava building a free society in Syrian Kurdistan - ekurd

The Democratic Union Party (PYD) Factor Forces Turkey to Have a Peace Process with the PKK - ekurd


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Syria News - Mar 9



Lavrov: Assad has made it clear he has no intention of resigning, Russia won't pressure him - BBC News

VIDEO: Russia won't pressure Assad, says Lavrov - BBC News

Russia could consider arms embargo on Syria if steps taken to suppress weapons supplies to the Syrian opposition: Lavrov - Voice of Russia

West training Syrian rebels in Jordan, There had so far been no "green light" for the forces being trained to be sent into Syria -

Croatian newspaper: In the last 4 months 75 planes transferred 3000 tons of weapons for Syrian rebels -

VIDEOS: Croatian Weapons Given to the Rebels in Syria - Real Syria Updates

Damascus briefs UN on transfer of Libyan, Saudi arms, militants to Syria - Strategic Culture Foundation

Turkish Main Opposition Party Chief Kilicdaroglo: Erdogan Government's Policies against Syria are Dangerous and a Failure- SANA

VIDEO: Turkish Government and Opposition Go Head To Head over the Syrian Crisis in Parliament - PressTV

Syria PM and Maliki Discuss Bilateral Relations on the Phone - SANA

Syria thanks BRICS for support against West - NOW

A Divided Society: The Impact of the Syrian Crisis on Lebanon - The Jamestown Foundation

Jabhat al-Nusra and Hezbollah In First Confrontation - Al-Monitor

Rebels: Hizbullah training thousands in Bekaa Valley to turn tide in Syrian war - World Tribune


U.N.: Efforts to free peacekeepers to resume Saturday - CBS News

Free Syrian Army offers Golan kidnapping "clarification" - NOW

Richard Engel Reveals a Diary of His Syrian Kidnapping—and How His Captors Terrorized Their Victims - Vanity Fair

75 percent of the Syria-Turkey border is controlled by al-Qaeda, while the rest is controlled by the PKK : Al-Assad -

Al Nusrah Front  executes two more suicide attacks in Homs - The Long War Journal

Nusra Front to provide assistance to Homs battalions: source - YALLA SOURIYA

Al-Manar Website Uncovers Internal Document for Al-Nusra Front -

Syria: Concern over lack of Christian representation on Aleppo council - Christian Today

VIDEO [ENG Subs]: Syrian Rebels Beat And Humiliate the Eccentric 'Yellow Man' in Aleppo -


Syrian women refugees have ‘little to celebrate’ on March 8 - The Jordan Times

Syrian crisis forces young women into early marriages - Wausau Daily Herald 

Desperate, Some Fleeing Syria Turn to Prostitution - ABC News


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Syria News - Mar 8



UN scrambles to free peacekeepers abducted in Syria - AFP

FSA: Kidnapping of UN personnel a mistake by local commanders on the ground, release expected soon - Haaretz Daily Newspaper

VIDEO: Statement of peacekeepers detained by the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade - YouTube

VIDEO: Original statement of the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade detaining UN peacekeepers - YouTube

Profile: The Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade - Syria Survey

VIDEO: "Martyrs of Yarmouk” Rebels Execute Group of Syrian Soldiers - LeakSource

VIDEO: The formation of The Yarmouk Martyrs Battalion - Twitter / Asher_Berman


Arab League clears member states to arm Syria rebels, offers opposition Syria's seat - Yahoo! News

Syria opposition to pick interim PM next week - Al Jazeera English

Britain to give Syria rebels body armor, vehicles - NOW

Germany warns against arming Syria rebels - NOW

Kerry: “A Lot of Countries Training” Syria Militants - almonitor

US General: many shoulder-fired anti-aircraft arms from Libya are still at large; some in Syria - The Washington Post

Syrian crisis discussion provokes tension in Parliament - todayszaman

Turkish main opposition party delegation meets Assad - NOW

Mansour warns Arab League decision threatens Lebanon - THE DAILY STAR

Wadi Khaled: al-Nusra Front and March 14 Form Bonds - Al Akhbar English

Gulf Oil Monarchies Bully Lebanon Over Syria Stance - Al Akhbar English

Iraq closes border post and sent in military reinforcements after Syria clashes - AFP


Rebels' presence in Syria's al-Raqqa 'matter of time only': minister -

The fall of ar-Raqqa to Jihadist Jabhat an-Nusra & Harakat Ahrar as-Sham - pietervanostaeyen

Syria: Raqqa Lies in Ruins - Al-Monitor

VIDEO(Arabic): Statements of  the Governor and Baath party chief captured by the rebels in Raqqa - YALLA SOURIYA

VIDEO: Chaos in Raqqa - YouTube

Syrian opposition source says Chechens are the second biggest force of foreigners after Libyans -

How Michel Kilo Negotiated a Tenuous Truce in Ras Al Ayn - Syria News

Syrian Kurdish Militia Takes Over Oil Fields - Al-Monitor

Syria’s Christians Fear Iraq Scenario - Yahoo! News Maktoob

Syria's healthcare system in tatters, aid group warns -


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Syria News - Mar 6


Syrian jets bomb northern city Raqqa overrun by rebels, Governor and Baath party head detained by Jabhat al-Nusra -

VIDEO: Al Nusra Captures Raqqa Governor and Raqqa Baath Party Boss - YouTube

VIDEO: Islamist Rebels in Raqaa Use Heavy Weapons - YouTube

VIDEO: Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham in Al-Raqqa -

VIDEO: Rebels destroy bottles of alcohol in Al Raqqa -

VIDEO: Syrian Rebels Film Burning of Shia Muslim Books & Artwork in Supposed Damascus Office - YouTube

VIDEO: Rebels execute Alawite -

VIDEO: Rebel beheads a civilian - Friends of Syria

VIDEO: Rebels Execute SAA Militia -


Gulf arms to Syria rebels reaching "right people," Kerry says - NOW

VIDEO: Secretary of State John Kerry Blasts Russia for Aiding Syrian Government in War Against Rebels - ABC News

General says Syria too complex to give lethal aid to rebels -

Iraqis call for U.S. military aid after Nusra-linked assault on ‘innocent Syrians’ -

Hezbollah takes a greater role in Syrian conflict - USAToday

FSA: Hizbullah Preparing to Send 5,000 Fighters to Homs — Naharnet

Al-Qaeda gunmen study IDF patrols on Israeli-Syrian border - The Times of Israel

Turkey denies Syria's looting accusations, calls claims baseless - todayszaman


Assad says Syria has "emerged victorious" - NOW

Children lack schooling in Syria crisis, At least 2,400 schools have been damaged or destroyed, UNICEF says -

Syria petrol price jumps 18%, state media says - NOW

German Journalist Who  Entered Syria Illegally Handed Over to Russian Ambassador - SANA

Uneasy Calm Reigns in Assad Stronghold of Tartus - SPIEGEL ONLINE


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Syria News - Mar 5



Dozens of Syrian troops killed in Iraq after seeking refuge, raising concerns of war’s spread - The Washington Post

Iraq accuses Qatar of financing jihadi groups in Syria - The Cable

Kurdistan Region asks Turkey to negotiate with Syrian Kurds - Kurdpress News Aganecy

Russia to deliver Iraq weapons by June: Zebari - PressTV

Phalange: Lebanese-Syrian Border Areas Should Be Declared Military Zone under Army's Control — Naharnet

Israel warns it cannot stand idle as Syria war spills over border -| Reuters

Syrian industry sues Turkey for 'terrorism, looting': report - AFP

France, Turkey plot to assasinate Assad: Report - PressTV


Syrian opposition says captures eastern city of Raqqa - Yahoo! News

VIDEO: Syrian Rebels Plant an Islamist Flag in Raqqa -

VIDEO: Rebels tearing down the statue of Hafes Assad in Raqqa - YouTube

Syria troops launch major assault on Homs city - AFP

Kerry: "Moderate Syrian opponents should be armed" -

The EU is Set to Support Syrian Rebels with Military Training - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Russian weapons flowing to rebels by way of Serbia - World Tribune

UNRWA deplores hanging of two Palestine refugees by syrian rebels in Yarmouk -

VIDEO: Battles Between FSA  And Syrian Troops In Yarmouk Camp In Damascus - Firstpost Topic 

VIDEO: Syrian Rebels Blow up a Shiite Shrine in a Syrian Village - YouTube

VIDEO: Syrian Rebels Ambushed an SAA BMP and Beheaded the Crew -


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Syria News - Mar 3



VIDEO: 'Bullying’ Britain fanning the flames, warns Assad in interview - The Sunday Times

Transcript of Al Assad Full Interview with the Sunday Times - Friends of Syria

Syria army seizes key Aleppo airport road, Capture of highway will allow regime to deploy fresh troops -  Al Jazeera English

Fierce clashes pitting rebel fighters from several battalions against regular troops in Raqqa, At least 26 rebels, troops die - NOW

VIDEO: Islamist group Ahrar Al Sham fighting in Al Raqqa - YouTube

Palestinians suspected of aiding Syria regime “hanged" in Yarmouk - NOW

PHOTO: Two Palestinians Hanged in Yarmouk Camp - Real Syria Updates

Guide to Syrian Rebel Media Spokespeople and PR - Analysis Intelligence

PHOTO: Photographic Evidence Of Scud Missile Use In Syria - Brown Moses Blog

VIDEO: More Chechyan and Dagestanis in Syria -


Iraq deploy massive reinforcements clashing with rebels near the Syrian border - NOW

Wounded Syria soldiers treated in Iraq, spokesman says - NOW

VIDEO: Maliki lets Iran send weapons to Syria via Iraq -: Firstpost Topic

VIDEO: 124 AlQaeda Terrorists Heading to Syria Captured in Iraq - 

On the Frontline of the Battle for Syria’s Lebanese Villages - Al Akhbar English

Jordan stresses political solution to end Syria’s crisis - NZweek

Russian Arms Trade Czar Says "War" Declared on Weapon Supplies to Syria - RIA Novosti


Syrian Kurdish KNC delegation to visit Russia - Kurdpress News Aganecy

VIDEO: The life in Rimêlan a day after it was captured by Kurdish YPG -


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Syria News - Mar 2



Obama, Putin discuss Syria by telephone, seek new initiatives aimed at a political settlement of the crisis - Reuters

Chuck Hagel: U.S. should only provide 'non-lethal support' to Syria's opposition - Haaretz Daily Newspaper

Lavrov : Extremists Dominate Syrian Opposition - SANA

Russia Plans to Keep 10 Warships in Mediterranean - RIA Novosti

US and allies are training Syrian rebels in Jordan to bolster moderate groups and to secure chemical weapons - The Times

VIDEO: Defected general sees close U.S., Russia ‘understanding’ on Syria -


Iraqi army helping Syrian government retake border checkpoint from jihadists - reports - RT News

Scud missile fired in Syria lands near Iraqi village: mayor -

Assad forces take Aleppo village, reopening supply line - Reuters

Lebanon erects string of watchtowers on Syrian border -

Syria's foreign jihadists legions facilitate the spread of al-Qaeda’s regional agenda -

Another Tunisian of al-Nusra Front is killed in Syria -

Conflicting Accounts of Motives Behind Tunisians Fighting in Syria - Tunisia Live

VIDEO: Kurdish YPG has freed the Kurdish town, Rimêlan (oil capital of Syria) - YouTube

VIDEO: Alleged Scud missile launched towards the Syrian North from 155 Brigade, Damascus Suburbs -


Disappointed FSA chief pleads for weapons rather than food supplies and bandages- Yahoo! News

Nestle burned by Syrian rebels cause owner is an Alawite - Real Syria Updates

VIDEO: Rebels Executes a Shiite Loyalist - YouTube

VIDEO: Video Shows Non-FSA Jihadists Ahrar al-Sham Using Croatian Weapons - Brown Moses Blog

VIDEO: FSA claims seizing regime Scud missile - NOW

VIDEO: Defected colonel Zakaria says we are all islamist and we will fight the dictator Assad -

VIDEO: Horror, Fear & Panic Among Al-Athir School Students After Damascus Bombing by Rebels -

VIDEO: Regime loyalists torture & humiliate a civilian - YouTube


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US expands non-lethal support for Syrian rebels but no military aid, Rumors it might supply body armour, military vehicles or training did not materialize - The Guardian

EU agrees to allow some aid for Syrian opposition, including armored vehicles, non-lethal military equipment and technical aid - Reuters

Syrian opposition's hopes for "qualitative" Western armament diminish - Xinhua |

Syrian opposition delays meeting to choose PM - Reuters

Putin: International Community Must Prevent Extremists from Exploiting Crisis in Syria - SANA

Russia reiterates arms support for Syria - NOW

VIDEO: Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks at the Friends of Syria Meeting - YouTube


Deadly blast hits regime-held part of Syria's Homs killing civilians near a public swimming pool: SANA - AFP

Rebel cooperation in Syria shows challenge of isolating Islamists, Making diffficult to control which of the rebel groups take possession of weapons - McClatchy

There are now said to be more than 1,000 separate rebel units fighting the Syrian regime, It seems they are becoming even more factionalized with every passing week - The National

Syrian Rebels, Secular And Islamist, Both Claim The Future -

Who’s Turning Syria’s Civil War Into a Jihad? - The American Conservative

Lebanon minister says Syrian rebels posing as refugees - Al Akhbar English

VIDEO: Nusra Front Occupy Yabrud on Lebanese Border - The Coming Crisis


Syrian Kurdish Party Distances Itself From PKK, FSA - Al-Monitor

BDP deputy blames Erdogan interfering remarks about Syrian Kurds - Kurdpress News Aganecy


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Syria News - Feb 28



US, Europe eye greater involvement in Syrian conflict with new aid to opposition, rebels - Fox News

Syria opposition to seek military support at Rome meeting - The Star Online

Syrian Opposition Coalition Announces US Offices in Washington, DC and New York City - SFGate

Top Dem prepares bill to arm Syrian opposition - The Hill's Global Affairs

Amos disappointed pledges made in Kuwait Donor Conf. for Syria not honored - KUNA 


Russia's Putin tells army to shape up for foreign threat —

Defense Minister: Russia to Deploy Warships Permanently in the Mediterranean - Real Syria Updates

Russia returns to the Mediterranean: Fifth Soviet Navy Squadron is back? -


Maliki Warns Syria War Could Spread to Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan - ABC News

Backers of Syrian rebels endanger Iraq: Iraqi minister - Reuters

U.S. official: Iraq continues to allow Iranian overflights to Syria -

Hezbollah accuses Syria rebels of attacking Shiite villages - AFP

Jordanian top diplomat says Syria faces disintegration risk - todayszaman


Syria agrees to renew passports of overseas citizens in apparent concession to the opposition -

Free Syrian Army rejects foreign minister’s dialogue offer -

Syrian National Coalition: Opposing Currents Fight for Control - Al Akhbar English

Terrorist Confesses to Taking Part in Acts of Abduction, Rape and Slaughter of Innocent Civilians in Homs - SANA

Criminals cash in on Syria's chaos with kidnappings and ransoms -

Report Shows War's Impact On Syrian Economy - Al-Monitor

VIDEO: Assadists amuse themselves with two of their deceased victims: Idlib -

VIDEO: Medieval Inquisitions, and Lying Propaganda by Rebels in Syria Exposed –


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Lavrov meets Kerry, wants U.S. to urge Syria rebels into peace talks - VOA

Lavrov urges Syrian opposition to name their negotiating team to talk to regime - NOW

Russia: Extremists in Syria opposition blocking dialogue, seeking armed solution - NOW

Hawks in Syrian Opposition Resist Dialogue Initiative - Al-Monitor

Syria opposition to demand arms for FSA in Rome - World Bulletin

Syria opposition mulls 5 candidates for “premier" - NOW

"Friends of Syria" ramp up pressure on Assad, call for enhancing sanctions against Syria - NOW 


Insight: Syria rebels bolstered by new heavy weapons but divisions remain - Reuters

Saudis Step Up Help for Rebels in Syria With Croatian Arms -

Weapons From the Former Yugoslavia Spread Through Syria's War (VIDEOS) -

How did Syria’s rebels get their hands on powerful new weapons? - The Globe and Mail

Hundreds of foreign jihadists leave Syria amid intensive clashes - NZweek

Brazilian Newspaper: Chechen and Kosovar Terrorists Are Fighting in Syria - SANA

VIDEO: FN-6 Chinese Manpad with Rebels in Syria -

VIDEO: American Anti-Tank Missile Filmed In Syria - Brown Moses Blog


Syrian rebels claim successful attack on Hezbollah - The Times of Israel

Syria civil war threatens to pull Lebanon into conflict, U.N. says - Yahoo! News

Jordan Prepares for Return Of Salafists From Syria - Al-Monitor

Conflict between Sunni and Shia Muslims seen as escalating across Middle East -

Syria’s Armenian minority flees from conflict - Toronto Star


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Syria News - Feb 25



State Dept. scrambles to salvage Kerry's meeting with Syrian rebel coalition - Fox News

United States Condemns Attacks on Aleppo by the Syrian Government - State Department

US and British plans to seize Syria's chemical weapons - Telegraph

Top Democrat on Foreign Affairs panel calls for arming Syrian opposition (VIDEO) - The Hill's Video

'Israel's strike on Syria last month killed top Iranian general' - The Times of Israel

Document revealing the involvement of Qatar and Libya in training rebels sent to Syria via Turkey - Real Syria Updates

VIDEO: Syria SNC To Boycott Talks - To Form Government in Liberated Zones - Denounce Arms Embargo - YouTube


Al Nusra claims bus bombing on Hama factory which produced army uniforms, 60 civilian workers killed -

Jabhat al-Nusra Claims Responsibility for Terrorist Bombing of Aleppo Hospital, More than thirty citizens killed - SANA

Terrorist Confesses to Taking Part in Destroying Hospital - Real Syria Updates

Rebel teenager from Ireland is killed in Syria - Telegraph

VIDEO:  Foreign rebels captured by the Syrian Arab Army (english subtitles) -

VIDEO: German Jihadist Fighting in Homs, Syria - YouTube

VIDEO: Civilians killed by rebels and thrown in the garbage -

VIDEO: Rebels Torturing Young Syrian Shias -

VIDEO: Armenian-Syrian Elderly Man Kidnapped by Rebels is Forced to Convert to Islam & Weeps - YouTube


KRG Pres Barzani meets Russian FM Lavrov, Says the rights of Syrian Kurds must be respected - Iraq Business News

Syrian Kurdish women set up Martyr Rokan battalion: NGO - NOW

VIDEO: Kurds increasingly entangled in Syrian war - Al  Jazeera

VIDEO: Kurdish Forces take al Jawadyeh city - YouTube

VIDEO: Ras al Ayn, Syria Kurdish YPG fighter in action - YouTube


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Syria News - Feb 23



Russia accuses U.S. of double standards over Syria for blocking a U.N. Security Council statement condemning a car bomb attack in Damascus- Reuters

US says it accepted the Russian draft statement but requested the addition of language concerning the regime's brutal attacks against the Syrian people - The Hill

No easy options for ending Syrian violence: White House - SINA English

Brahimi says Damascus attack that killed 100 people is a ‘war crime' - AFP

VIDEO: Lavrov alarmed by US refusal to condemn Syria bombing - RT Free Video

VIDEO: U.S. Remarks on Syria and Russia - U.S. Department of State

VIDEO: Brahimi: No military victory for any side in Syria - RT Op-Edge


Syria opposition to choose PM to head a provisional government that would operate in rebel-controlled areas of Syria - Reuters

Syria opposition spurns U.S., Russia invites to protest the international silence over destruction of Aleppo by Syrian missile strikes - Reuters

Explosions in Syria's Aleppo kill at least 12: activists - Toronto Star

FSA Chief says Assad must step down and there must be trials of security-force commanders -

VIDEOS: Jabhat al-Nusra releases videos of its deadliest attacks in Syria - The Observers

VIDEO: Chechen Commander AbdulKarimov of Jubhat Al Nusra Killed in Syria -

VIDEO: Report: Foreign Jihadis Infiltrate Syria and Fight in an Islamist-Infested Syrian Revolution -


Reports: Qatar Ready to Pay $5 Million to Free Lebanese Held in Aazaz by the Syrian rebels — Naharnet

Israel closely watching what weapons are being sent to Syria’s rebels -

Poll Shows Weak Support For Turkey’s Syria Policies - Al-Monitor

Syria: Difficult to Read New Kurdish-FSA Alliance - Al-Monitor

VIDEO: Christians, threatened by Syrian war, flee to Lebanon - CBS News


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Syria News - Feb 22



Syria car bomb leaves at least 53 dead, 235 injured, officials say -

Syrian National Coalition denounces Damascus "terrorist" bombing - NOW

Syria urges UNSC to condemn "terrorist" blasts in Damascus - KUNA

Moscow Calls for West to Pressure Extremists in Syria to Stop Terrorist Acts - Friends of Syria

VIDEO: Syria Car Bombing Kills Children in Damascus - ABC News

VIDEO: Dozens dead in central Damascus bombing, People reactions - Al Jazeera

VIDEO: Blast in Damascus (raw footage) - YouTube

PHOTOS: In Photos: 53 Killed In Damascus Car Bomb --


Armenian Christian martyred, One of the terrorists shot point blank at the cross tearing open the man’s chest - Fides

Christians in Syria Being Targeted for Kidnapping By Islamic Extremists -

Bus Passengers Kidnapped in Idleb Released - SANA

Jihadists from Caucasus arrive in Syria - The Times of Israel


Syrian National Coalition says Assad cannot be part of any 'political solution' for Syria, but does not call for his ousting - GlobalPost

Syrian Opposition Leader May Visit Russia in Early March - RIA Novosti

There is a chance to end war in Syria - Arab League chief - Voice of Russia

Lavrov and Kerry to meet next week — RT Russian politics


Syrian rebels attack Hezbollah's positions in Lebanon: FSA commander - hurriyetdailynews

Lebanon FM: Lebanese in Syrian Territories Defended Themselves against Attacks - almanar

Syria War Spurs US Military Aid To Lebanon - Al-Monitor

Iraq shuts down 3 illegal tunnels used to smuggle arms to Syria - Al-Shorfa


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Syria News - Feb 21


Russia and the Arab League offer to broker talks between the Syrian government and the opposition - Reuters

Russia Urges Syria to Respond to Opposition’s Talks Offer - Bloomberg

Israel Not Pushing Obama to Arm Syrian Rebels - Inter Press Service

Britain's Hague discusses Syria war in Qatar - Ahram Online

Saudi Arabia, Qatar press for more help to Syrian rebels - Reuters

$100m Qatar aid to Syrian opposition -

Libya transporting weapons and fighters to Syria -

Analysis: Who just started arming Syria rebels? - NOW

Female Syrian refugees in Turkey being sold to Arab states: Turkish politician - PressTV


Hezbollah Announces Alert after Members Killed in Nusra Front Attack on Border Town — Naharnet

FSA gives Hezbollah 48-hour ultimatum to stop intervention in Syria (VIDEO) -

Lebanese, Syrian officials indicted in bomb plot targeting Syrian rebels and weapons smugglers - Yahoo! News

Lebanese Druze Leaders Divided on Syria - Al-Monitor

News Agencies Claim Israeli Drone Downed by Syria near the Lebanese Border - The Jewish Press

Lebanon braces for spillover from Syrian civil war -


Syrian footballer killed by rebels in Damascus stadium mortar attack -

VIDEO: Rebel Mortar attack kills footballer, injures several in Syrian capital - 

Syrian regime says Aleppo airport is 'safe' and under army control despite rebel offensive - Fox News

Yesterday's Aleppo missile blast wounded Syrian rebel commander, killed or wounded other fighters: activists - Reuters

Chechen commander leads Muhajireen Brigade in Syria, A jihadist group that fights alongside the Al Nusrah Front - The Long War Journal

Ex-Guantanamo detainee reportedly killed in Syria - The Long War Journal

Deciphering the Jihadist Presence in Syria: An Analysis of Martyrdom Notices - CTC


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Syria News - Feb 20


More Russian warships head to Syria in show of power -

Russia opposes referring Syrians to ICC now: official - Reuters

Lavrov: Moscow, Washington Stress Necessity of Negotiations between the Government and Opposition- SANA

VIDEO (Russian): Russia, US ready to mediate in Syria peace talks – Lavrov - RT Free Video

Qatar criticises EU over Syria arms embargo -

Assad: I will stay in Damascus and continue my work as ophthalmologist, even if I won't be president -  Ynetnews

Moaz Khatib warned Turkey against military intervention in Syria - Kurdpress News Aganecy

What the Syrian death tolls really tell us -

Iraq greenlights gas pipeline deal with Iran, Syria - hurriyetdailynews


Activists say Syrian missile strike kills at least 19 in Aleppo - Newser

VIDEO: Aftermath of missile attack on Aleppo - YouTube

Al Nusra Headquarters Stormed By Syrian Army In Aleppo - Real Syria Updates

Aleppo Jihadists “whip” a media activist who did not mention al-Nusra Front in his report - Friends of Syria

Rebels shell Assad Damascus palace causing material damage near an hospital - NOW

Syrian rebel fighters threaten to hit Hezbollah targets in Lebanon - The Washington Post

Lebanese delegation meets with Syria kidnappers - THE DAILY STAR

Gazans Joining Jihadist Groups in Syria -

Danish jihadist reported dead in Syria - The Copenhagen Post

VIDEO: Syrian rebels cut off citizens' heads in Syria - YouTube

VIDEO: 20-minutes documentary on the atrocities committed by Syrian rebels - Firstpost

VIDEO: Syrian army barbarically beats detainees - YouTube


Islamists and Kurds End Hostilities, Agree to complete withdrawal of military forces from Ras Al Ain — Naharnet

VIDEO: Syrian Kurds and FSA reach peace agreement - YouTube


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Syria News - Feb 18

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