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Syria News May 22

 

Syrian and Hezbollah Fighters Push Qusayr Assault - NYTimes.com

Hezbollah sends new fighters to bloody Syria battle - Yahoo!7

Syria: Turning Point in the Battle of Qusayr - Al Akhbar English

FSA Warns Shiite/Alawite Towns Will Be Wiped Out if Qusair Falls to Government Troops, “We don’t want this to happen, but it will be a reality imposed on everyone” - Bloomberg

VIDEO (Arabic): FSA Colonel: Shiite/ Alawite Villages Will be Wiped Out if Qusair Falls - YouTube

Syria: Main al-Nusra Front commander killed in Qusayr clashes - PressTV

State Dep official: Iranians joining Hezbollah in key Syria battle, His information was based on reports from FSA commanders - AFP

Footage from rebels shows Iranian munitions in Syria - The Times of Israel

U.K. Pushes EU Blacklisting of Hezbollah Military Wing - WSJ.com

Tripoli braces for the worst as fighting enters fourth day - THE DAILY STAR

Baalbek residents back Hezbollah in Qusair fight - THE DAILY STAR

Israeli military chief issues stark warning after Syria, Israel trade fire across border - Fox News

Syrian army says captured Israeli Jeep is proof of aid to rebels - FRANCE 24

VIDEO: Israeli Jeep Used by FSA Terrorists Found in Qusayr by the Syrian Army - YouTube

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UN mediator: Syria government, rebels preparing for peace talks - NBC World News

Syria submits five names for possible peace talks - AFP

Syria Opposition Signals Tough Line on Peace Talks - ABC News

Syrian National Coalition to partake in 'Friends of Syria' talks - Ammon News

Iran wants in on Syria peace conference - AFP

Turkey's green light to Iran role in Syria talks a welcome step - todayszaman

Lavrov warns of hidden obstacles in upcoming conference on Syria - Russia Beyond The Headlines

Russia's Lavrov on Solving Syria through Diplomacy (Text of Interview) - Informed Comment

Top Russian security official visits US, He will deliver Putin’s response to a letter Obama sent in April - RT Russian politics

US President Obama to visit Russia with the Syrian crisis expected to top the agenda - hurriyetdailynews.com

Senate panel delivers bipartisan rebuke to Obama with vote to arm Syrian rebels - The Hill's Global Affairs

Armed, Bearded Syrians Flourish In Southern Turkey  - al-monitor.com

Three Chemical Weapon Specialist Answer Questions About Chemical Weapons In Syria - Brown Moses Blog

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Tensions Rise as Barzani Closes Syrian-Iraqi Kurdistan Border - Al-Monitor

Barzani warns PYD over its Syria policy in deepening row - todayszaman

Border Arrests Reveal Disunity, Conflict Among Syrian Kurds - Al-Monitor

 

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Syria News May 21

 

 

Battle in Syria Pulls Hezbollah Further Into Assad’s War - NYTimes.com

Obama voices concern to Lebanon on Hezbollah role in Syria - Reuters

Syria Says the Army Restores Security and Stability to Most of al-Qseir in Homs- SANA, Syria

Idriss says Free Syrian Army well armed and determined to defend the city, warns Lebanon to restrain Hezbollah - THE DAILY STAR

Senior Hizbullah Official Killed in Syria Fighting - Israel National News

FSA: Mustafa Badreddine Leading Hizbullah Operations in Qusayr — Naharnet

Hariri slams state inaction over Hezbollah role in Syria - THE DAILY STAR

Tensions over Syria convulse Lebanese city again, 5 killed - Reuters

Attacks kill 95 in Iraq, hint of Syrian spillover - Yahoo! News

Iraqi campaign boosts Iraq-Syria border security - Al-Shorfa

Tribal and Islamist clashes in Syria reveal deep divisions - The National

Syria's Raqa opposition chief kidnapped, NGO says - afp

Video shows Syrian Islamists flogging men over illegal marriage - Yahoo! News

VIDEO: Sharia in Syria - whipping of men - LiveLeak.com

VIDEO: Evidence Of Iranian Arms Provided To Syria In The Past 18 Months - Brown Moses Blog

VIDEO: Syria crisis: 'Iraqi Shia fighters' join regime in battle - BBC News

VIDEO: Syria's makeshift oil refineries: 'It is like hell' –  guardian.co.uk

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Friends of Syria to push for peace conference - AFP

Russia: Assad foes must come to Syria meeting without conditions - Reuters

Syria top priority as Saudi crown prince visits Turkey - Alarabiya.net

William Hague hints at veto of Syria arms ban - FT.com

Syrian opposition meets in Madrid over conflict - AFP

Syria, Russia, and the S-300: Military and Technical Background - canadafreepress.co

VIDEO: The coalition of peaceful change forces welcomes peace initative for Syria - YouTube

 

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Syria News May 19

 

 

Syria's Assad says he won't leave before elections are held in his country - Yahoo! News

VIDEO: Interview: Bashar al-Assad on Syria and the international community – guardian.co.uk

Syrian troops advance in northern, southern areas as rebels storm central towns - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Syrian army thwarts infiltration from Lebanon - AFP

Official: Gunmen abduct father of Syria deputy FM - AFP

Syrian opposition considers sacking its interim PM Hitto - McClatchy

Kurdish Youth Groups in Syria Blame Opposition Parties for Divisions - Rudaw

One Year After the Houla Massacre. New Report on Official vs. Real Truth - globalresearch.ca 

Was The Attack In Saraqeb Chemical Weapons, Or Something Else (VIDEOS)? - Brown Moses Blog

VIDEO: Saudi cannibal rebel in Syria is interviewed, He ate the heart of a soldier - YouTube

VIDEO: The "Osama bin Laden" brigade, It belongs to the Souqour Dimashq (Hawks of Damascus) Battalion of the “Free Syrian Army” - YouTube

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Turkey "softens opposition" to Syria conference, Obama sways Erdogan on Russia-US brokered peace deal - AFP

VIDEO: Angered by Erdogan’ policy towards Syria hundreds of protesters clash with Turkish police near Syrian border - RT News

VIDEO: Turkish citizens blame government negligence for border town blasts - YouTube

US Secretary of Defense : US, Russia "are doing their best to convince the powers in the region to be cautious against any escalation in military options" in Syria- SANA, Syria

Putin sending a letter to Obama,The key message will be that Russia and the US must jointly respond to global challenges - Russia Beyond The Headlines

Assad accuses Israel of providing intelligence to Syrian rebels -  Haaretz Daily Newspaper

Tunisia to reopen its embassy in Syria - Medafrica Times

Lebanon arrests a network smuggling Syrian antiquities - Ya Libnan

Hackers target Saudi government websites - Al Jazeera English

 

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Syria News May 18

 

 

Russia provides Syria with advanced missiles, To counter any effort at imposing a naval embargo, establishing a no-fly zone or carrying out limited airstrikes - NYTimes.com

Russia boosts fleet off Syria, A warning to the West and Israel not to intervene in Syria's bloody civil war - WSJ

US general slams Russia for giving Syria anti-ship missiles, calls it an "unfortunate decision that will embolden the regime" - AP

Russia defends weapons shipments to Syria, “There is absolutely no danger that these systems may end up in the hands of Hezbollah" -  latimes.com

Russia has data that Israel targeted Syrian defense facilities in May: Lavrov - Strategic-Culture.org

Syria not a bargaining chip in relations with West : Lavrov - RT Russian politics

Fox News Video Allegedly Shows Israeli Special Forces Returning From A Mission In Syria (VIDEO) - Business Insider

France opposes Syria conference if Iran to attend - Reuters

Turkey's Erdogan says U.N. must decide on any Syria no-fly zone - Reuters

Peacekeepers in Golan Abducted but Released by Rebels - NYTimes.com

Number of Syrian refugees tops 1.5 million mark, says UN agency - United Nations News Centre

Moscow ‘Hopeful’ on Syria Chemical Weapons Inspections, "the Syrian government has expressed readiness - after that place near Aleppo is inspected - to consider requests for inspections in other parts of the country” - RIA Novosti

Financial Times becomes the latest victim of the Syrian Electronic Army as its website and Twitter accounts get hacked - The Next Web

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Qatar bankrolls Syrian revolt with cash and arms, has spent as much as $3bn over the past two years supporting the rebellion - FT.com

How Qatar seized control of the Syrian revolution, Yet it also stands accused of dividing the opposition - FT.com

Insight: Syria's Nusra Front eclipsed by Iraq-based al Qaeda - Reuters

Jabhat al-Nusra and The Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (VIDEOS) - Brown Moses Blog

Vice and virtue police gain foothold in rebel-held territory in Syria to enforce a strict and brutally imposed form of Islamic rule - USAToday

Syrian rebels demand weapons before talks - The Washington Post

Syrian opposition to name new president in Istanbul - hurriyetdailynews.com

Syrian Oil Becomes Fault Line In War, the European Union lifting of the oil embargo on the opposition is likely to stir up Kurdish-Arab strife - aina.org

Syrian grain imports pick up despite worsening war - Ahram Online

Germany fears return of European jihadists in Syria, Up to 700 Europeans are fighting the Assad regime - The Guardian

Iraqis in southern city mourn 2 Shiite fighters killed in Syria - Fox News

Sectarianism in Iraq stoked by Syrian war - The Washington Post

 

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Syria News May 17

 

 

Obama: Syrian peace talks may yield results, No magic formula to end the civil war - The Hill

Obama says U.S. won't act alone on chemical weapons in Syria - latimes.com

VIDEO: Obama and Erdogan: We both agree that Assad needs to go. He needs to transfer power to a transitional body - YouTube

VIDEO: Obama: I preserve the options of taking additional steps on Syria—both diplomatic and military - www.foxreno.com

Russia: Iran should take part in Syria conference - AFP

West wants to limit participants of coming conference on Syria, to virtually determine result: Lavrov - The Voice of Russia

Lavrov says Russia will send top air-defense system S-300 to Assad - The Times of Israel

Russian warships enter Mediterranean to form permanent task force - RT News

Russia wary of attacks by rebels returning from Syria - Reuters

VIDEO: Lavrov wants all Syrian voices at the table, barring terrorists - Ruptly

EU to block arming of Syrian rebels to give a US-Russian peace initiative time to work - Telegraph

In UN General  Assembly on Syria, 107 Votes Is "Big Loss for Qatar" - Inner City Press

MAP: How the world voted on a U.N. resolution on Syria - washingtonpost.com

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Graph on casualty levels in Syria: there is a definite correlation between the level of monthly casualties and the shipping in of arms to the rebels (GRAPH) - LiveLeak.com

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: 41.000 Alawites killed in Syria, between 34-43 percent of all dead although Alawites only make up 10 percent of the population - abna

Syria Execution Video: Jabhat Al Nusra Jihadists Kill Regime Supporters (VIDEO) - Huffington Post

Syrian troops push back rebels who stormed central prison in northern city of Aleppo - The Washington Post

Syrian rebels launch offensive in south to reverse losses - Reuters

Report: Iran told Nasrallah to prevent Assad downfall 'at all costs' - Ynetnews

CIA head visits Israel to discuss Syria, Iran's nuclear program - Haaretz Daily Newspaper

US sets sanctions on 4 ministers in Assad's government, leader of al-Nusra - Fox News

Iraqi forces bust cell with ties to Jabhat al-Nusra - Al-Shorfa

Syria erects earth mounds along border with Lebanon - THE DAILY STAR

VIDEO: When I met the Syrian rebel who 'ate soldier's heart' - Channel 4 News

VIDEO: Video Of An Unknown Object Reportedly Dropped From A Helicopter During The Alleged Chemical Attack In Saraqeb, Idlid - Brown Moses Blog

 

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Syria News May 16

 

 

Israeli Official Signals Possibility of More Syria Strikes, Warning Syria Not to Hit Back - NYTimes.com

Netanyahu to Putin: 'Your missile sales to Assad could trigger war' - The Times of Israel

In meeting with Netanyahu, Putin did not commit not to provide Damascus with S-300 missiles systems - Haaretz Daily Newspaper

Iran's FM: Assad 'Unimpressed' by Israeli Attacks - Israel National News

Report: Iran convinced Assad to allow Hezbollah to attack Israel from Golan, However officials in the Arab world expressed doubt over it - Haaretz Daily Newspaper

Syria: Hezbollah fighters reached the border with Jordan - SyriaNews

The imminent Hezbollah-Nusra war - AFP

Iraqi officials: Extremist groups seek to fuel sectarian conflict in Syria - Mawtani

Hundreds of Turkish students condemn government's Syria policy, clash with police in the capital Ankara - PressTV

PHOTOS: Satellite images show damage caused by alleged Syria strike - JPost 

VIDEO: Syria air strike: Hizbollah TV station broadcast aftermath of Israeli attack - YouTube

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Kerry, Lavrov "very, very hopeful" on Syria peace talks plan - Yahoo! News

UN General  Assembly condemns Assad’s forces, urges support for Syria opposition; Russia opposed - Reuters

Syria UN Envoy Al-Jaafari: Draft Resolution Submitted to General Assembly Seeks to Inflame Situation in Syria - Syrian TV

Syrian opposition not to attend Friends of Syria meeting in Jordan: minister - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Syrian Minister: Removal Of Assad Means Destruction Of Syria - NPR

Obama to Seek $200 Million to Help Jordan With Syrian Refugees - Bloomberg

Iraq: Syrian Refugees' Health Deteriorates at Domeez Camp - Doctors Without Borders

Syrian refugees sell daughters in bid to survive VIDEO - CBS News

Confirming poison gas use in Syria will be tough task - Yahoo! News

Berlin Sees Chemical Weapons As Trigger for Intervention in Syria - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Iraq Then, Syria Now? The New York Times coverage of allegations of chemical weapons use by Syria - FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting

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Civilians Come Under Fire From Rebels, Sky's Editor Tim Marshall witnesses a crowd of pro-regime demonstrators being shot at in Damascus VIDEO - Sky News

'He will be punished severely': Free Syrian Army vows to hunt down rebel commander Abu Sakkar filmed eating government soldier's 'heart' - The Independent

Guns and Money Divide Syrian Rebels - The Daily Beast

The Muslim Brotherhood Prepares for a Comeback in Syria - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Iraqi Kurds Reportedly Fighting Among Jihadists in Syria - aina.org

VIDEO: Extended interview with Brown Moses about the Syria jihadist execution video - YouTube

VIDEO: New Rebel Army Forms in Eastern Ghouta led by Jabhat al Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham May-13 - YouTube

VIDEO: Controversy Over Tunisian Jihadists Fighting in Syria - YouTube

 

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Syria News May 15

 

 

Syria Gives Russia List of Envoys to Peace Talks - NYTimes.com

Kerry says the “core group” of countries that support the rebels and Free Syrian Army chief have agreed to the peace talks  - The Hill

Lavrov criticizes U.S.-proposed choice of participants in Syria conference, suggests that Iran and Saudi Arabia be invited - Russia Beyond The Headlines

No moves to shake up situation in Syria – Putin to Netanyahu - RT News

5 Questions on Russian S-300 Missile System Sales to Syria - RIA Novosti

Austria determined to keep EU's Syria arms embargo, says UK push to arm rebels would violate international law - guardian.co.uk

Qatar says to tighten control of the arms flow to Syria to keep weapons out of the hands of al Qaeda-linked Islamist fighters - Reuters

Arab League: Syria seat not yet given to coalition because it has not formed a government - ArabNews

Syria developments suggest Assad may go out quietly after all, In any case his staying power hasn't run its course - Haaretz Daily Newspaper

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The Islamic State Of Iraq And Al-Sham (Nusra/Qaeda) Executes Three Men In Raqqa Stating That It Is In Retaliation For Alleged Sunni Massacres (VIDEOS) - Brown Moses Blog

VIDEO: Residents of Raqqa rally in protest against the Al Nusra executions - YouTube

Exclusive: “We Will Slaughter All of Them.” Interview With The Rebel Who Cut out and Ate The Heart of a Soldier  - TIME.com

FSA, Al Nusra and others unite to retake strategic town near Damascus, Their flag with declaration: "There is no god but God; Mohammad is God's prophet" - Reuters

Excitement fades to despair in rebel-held Syria as war grinds on - CSMonitor.com

Free Syrian Army Chief of Staff: Israel is an Enemy Country collaborating with Syrian President Bashar Assad -  Algemeiner.com

Report: Hizbullah Fighters Advance to Syria-Jordan Border - Naharnet

Al Nusra linked Jordan salafists: Fighting Hezbollah militants a top priority - MTV

Attacks Against Lebanese Alawites Deepen Fears - ABC News

Sinai: Foreign Militiamen Trained to Join Fight in Syria - almanar.com

More and More Europeans Are Flying to Syria to Fight Assad - VICE United Kingdom

Syrian Kurdish parties capture Kurdish youths waging jihad - al-monitor.com 

Terrorists in Syria stole 1000 year minbar of Aleppo Kaber Mosque - islamicinvitationturkey

New Syrian opposition group formed, appears to be an attempt to counterbalance the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood - Alarabiya.net 

The Structure and Organization of the Syrian Opposition - Center for American Progress

VIDEO: Syrian National Coalition discusses rebels' videos - YouTube

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Syria says ready for joint inquiry on Turkey attacks - Alarabiya.net

Erdogan Rejects Syrian Proposal of Joint Inquiry on Reyhanli Blasts - AFP

Turkish PM criticizes main opposition’s Syria stance - hurriyetdailynews.com

Turkish Court Imposes Media Clampdown on Reyhanli Bombing - Al-Monitor

Turkish MP blames Al Nusra for border town attack - The National

Reports suggest Syrian opposition involvement in Turkish bombings, the cars that were used had been smuggled into the country from areas controlled by Nusra Front - World Socialist Web Site

VIDEO: Turkish civilians attack FSA propaganda booth in Turkish market - LiveLeak.com

VIDEO: Syria - One of the biggest stadiums chanted for the resignation of Turkish government - LiveLeak.com

 

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Syria News May 14

 

 

Syria rebels lose control of key town on road between Jordan and Damascus, new advance in regime's campaign to drive rebels from strategic south - CBS News

ICRC: Hundreds of armed groups hold swathes of north Syria, while government forces have consolidated their hold on the capital - Reuters 

Syrian army takes villages near Qusayr - AFP

Abandoned arms as Syria rebels pull back near Qusayr - AFP

Weapons, ammunition shipments slowing to Syria’s moderate rebel factions - McClatchy

Syrians losing patience, confidence in revolution - Reno Gazette-Journal 

Syria: Assad Still Popular In Parts Of Country (VIDEO) - Sky News

Six ways Assad has turned the tide in Syria - washingtonpost.com

Syria declares troops have right to enter Golan, a veiled threat toward Israel to stay out of Syria’s conflict - The Boston Globe

Report: German freelance journalist detained in Syrian city of Aleppo - Fox News

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Obama pushes for Syria peace talks but warns of huge challenges - Reuters

Syria Opposition: Consult Allies Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar Before Peace Push - ABC News

US-Russia plan for Syria talks ‘slipping’ to June, State Dep: “The goal here is of course to get representatives of both sides to the table” - Alarabiya.net 

Western Stance on Syria Becomes More Realistic - Syria PM Jamil - RIA Novosti

Saudi Arabia has decided to explore dialogue with its great regional rival Iran for ending the Syrian conflict - DEBKAfile

In Saudi, Iran FM Warns of Syria Breakup - Naharnet

Lavrov urges Iran presence in Syria talks - alalam.ir

Putin Vows Snap Military Drills in Future – Kremlin - RIA Novosti

Israel Minister Criticizes Russia Over Syria Arms - ABC News

Turkey’s Syria policies are criticized as Erdogan prepares to meet with Obama - The Washington Post

Former opposition leader Khatib berates Syrian National Coalition - .arabstoday.net

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Atrocity: Omar al-Farouq Brigade Commander Abu Sakkar Ate Syrian Soldier's Heart - Human Rights Watch

"Sometimes you cannot apply the rules" - Syrian rebels and international humanitarian law - IRIN

Syrian rebels on international humanitarian law: In their own words - IRIN

VIDEOS: Omar al-Farouq Brigade Commander Abu Sakkar Cutting Flesh Of A Corpse, And Apparently Eating It - Brown Moses Blog

VIDEO: Formation Al-Omar and Al-Farooq Battalion - FSA - YouTube

VIDEO: Syria opposition coalition publishes videos on rules of war - YouTube

 

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Syria News May 13

 

Turkey Arrests Nine in Deadly Bombings, Blames a militia led by a Turkish Alawite linked to Syria regime - Bloomberg

Damascus denies responsibility for Turkey bombings - AFP

Erdogan says country won’t be drawn into Syria conflict after deadly bombings - The Washington Post

Turkey says world must act against Syria after bombings - Reuters

Turkey opposition criticizes Erdogan's Syria policy  - todayszaman

Why is Turkey Building a Tent City for Syrian Christians?

VIDEOS: Links To Photos And Videos From The Reyhanli Car-Bombings - Brown Moses Blog

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Assad forces gaining ground in Syria, Analyst: the insurgency does not pose an existential threat to the regime - The Washington Post

Syria Christian village breathes easier as army advances on Qusayr - AFP

On the Golan Heights, the people are (mostly) with Assad - Haaretz Daily Newspaper

Palestinian-Syrian group forming units to fight for Golan - JPost 

Rebel Rockets Hurt Two in Hermel, Aimed at pressuring Hizbullah to end its fighting in Syria - Naharnet

Syrian Rebels Release 4 UN Filipino Peacekeepers - ABC News

UN praises Qatar key role in release of Golan peacekeepers - Saudi Gazette

Syria Promises Ibrahim to Help in Abducted Lebanese Pilgrims Case - Naharnet

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Under the black flag of al-Qaeda, the Syrian city Raqqa ruled by gangs of extremists - Telegraph

VIDEO: : Telegraph dispatch from Raqqa, Syria - Telegraph

PHOTOS: Exclusive pictures from Syria by Telegraph photographer David Rose - Telegraph

Syrian rebels, including FSA groups, fund their fighting through looting, smuggling and selling antiquities - conflict antiquities

Al Qaeda’s £168million cocaine smugglers, paid for the cocaine with weapons and cash looted in Libya - Money Jihad

Al-Jaafari to UNSC: Jabhet al-Nusra Claimed Responsibility for 600 Terrorist Acts in Syria in One Year - The Santos Republic

800 Tunisian Islamists fighting in Syria, minister says - NOW

Claims Australians killed in Syria were fighters, not aid workers - SMH

VIDEO: Insurgent Eats Heart of Syrian Soldier - YouTube

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Syrian opposition to meet to decide whether to join peace talks - Reuters

Russian official says Syria conference not possible in May, there are disagreements over who should have the right to take part - Yahoo! News

Gates: US military involvement in Syria a 'mistake' - NOW'

Drugs, prostitution and official corruption: Syrian refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan - ekurd

VIDEO: Direct U.S. military involvement in Syria "would be a mistake," says Gates - CBS News Video

VIDEO: US ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford poses with rebel of Aleppo - LiveLeak.com

VIDEO: Geraldo Rivera: My Sources Tell Me Benghazi Was About Running Missiles to Syrian Rebels -TheBlaze.com

VIDEO: Moaz al-Khatib Exposes Roles of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in the Syrian Crisis on al-Jazeera - LiveLeak.com

 

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Syria News May 11

 

Biden: US not to jump the gun on Syria, He stresses that it remains unclear who owned the chemical weapons and used them - AFP

VIDEO: Biden outlines US policy on Syrian conflict - Firstpost Topic

Hagel: ‘Political, not military’ solutions needed in Syria and Iran - Alarabiya.net 

No new S-300 supplies planned after Russia finalizes standing Syrian weapons contracts - Lavrov - RT News

Netanyahu to meet with Putin in Moscow, discuss Russian arms sales to Syria - Haaretz Daily Newspaper

Russian Pacific Fleet Warships to Appear in Eastern Mediterranean Sea - LiveLeak.com

Germany spy chief visited Syria: Report - PressTV

Saudis, Qatar fire UN torpedo at US-Russia sponsored Syrian peace conference, The resolution condemns the Syrian government and blames it for the use of chemical weapons-  Asia Times Online

Syria's chemical arsenal nearly 1,00 tons, watchdog chief says - Anadolu Agency

VIDEO: Nuclear arms expert discusses chemical weapons in Syria - Alarabiya.net

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Insight: In eastern Syria oil smugglers makes European hopes of buying crude from President Assad's opponents a distant prospect - Reuters

Al Nusra Front to be added to UN sanctions list as terrorist organization, diplomats say - AFP

Hezbollah and Al Qaeda Fighters Edging Closer to Confrontation - ABC News

3 Lebanese jihadists killed in Syria, 36 others missing - THE DAILY STAR

Nine arrested in Lebanon for smuggling weapons into Syria and planning to carry out a terrorist attack - THE DAILY STAR

Militants in Syria shell Lebanese border areas - abna.ir

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon number 55,000 - THE DAILY STAR

Syrian army warns civilians to leave Qusayr - Alarabiya.net 

Al Manar TV: 3500 militant rebels in Qusayr offering to surrender to Syria’s Assad - Zimbio

Is Saudi Arabia behind the substitution of Syrian opposition PM Hitto? - The Syrian Observer News

Syrian Opposition Figure Faces Allegations of Money Laundering in France, Allegedly involved in Syrian artifacts smuggling through Lebanon and Turkey - SyriaNews

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Are PKK Fighters Moving to Syria? - Al-Monitor

The proliferation of armed Syrian Kurdish groups sets the stage for internecine conflicts - Syria News

 

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Syria News May 10

 

U.S. Presses Russia on Syria Arms Sale (VIDEO) - WSJ.com

U.S. Is Warned Russia Plans Syria Arms Sale - WSJ.com

Israel asks Russia not to sell Syria advanced S-300 air shield: officials - Reuters

Deputy FM: Syria will 'respond immediately' to any Israeli strike - Yahoo!7

Assad: We have decided to give Hezbollah everything, it is not just an ally, we share the same destiny - almanar.com

Hezbollah: Syria to supply “game-changing” weapons to militia (VIDEO) - Chicago Sun-Times

Hezbollah offers to help Syria fight for Israel-occupied Golan - Yahoo! News

Syria troops, Hezbollah advancing on Qusayr, NGO says - Alarabiya.net 

Interview: NATO Supreme Allied Commander on Syria and Soft Power, warns Syria may ‘break apart’ post-Assad - The Atlantic

VIDEO: Deputy FM Muqdad: We'll 'Respond Immediately' to Any New Israeli Strike - LiveLeak.com

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Syria to let in UN experts to investigate chemical arms use — RT News

Damascus Welcomes Russia-US Rapprochement on Syria Crisis - RIA Novosti

Proposed UN General Assembly resolution backs political transition in Syria, condemns regime, Russia urges other countries to vote "no" - Fox News

Exclusive: Opposing Qatar's Syria Draft UNGA Resolution, Russia Cites Lavrov - Kerry Peace Conference , Letter Here - Inner City Press

France wants U.N. to label Syria's al-Nusra Front a terrorist group - Yahoo! News

Brahimi to stay on as Syria envoy after Russia-US bid, UN says

Exclusive: Turkish PM Erdogan: Syria has crossed red line, used chemical weapons VIDEO) - NBC World News

Turkey would support U.S.-led no-fly zone in Syria - NBC - Yahoo!7

Turkey steps up chemical weapons tests on Syria casualties - Reuters

Reports: Warnings about Syria from the US to Ankara especially about the support provided for pro-al-Qaeda “jihadist” elements - hurriyetdailynews.com

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SNC acting chief: Abducted Aleppo bishops 'in good health', held in a small village northwest of Aleppo by a rebel group - Al Bawaba

The Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq to train Syrian Kurds to stop extremists gaining ground - FT.com

60% of Syrian oil controlled by Kurds: PYD leader Salih Muslim - ekurd

Europe and the Politics Of Syrian Oil - Al-Monitor

Top U.S. Official Meets With Rebels Inside Syria - WBUR & NPR

Syrian opposition coalition's acting president urges U.S. action - chicagotribune.com

New report on the Muslim Brotherhood - Syria Comment

Al-Nusra Front denies chief wounded in Syria - AFP

Syrian Warplanes Pound Rebels Near Northern Mannagh Air Base - AP

Syrian army launches new operations in Banias - World Bulletin

Syrian troops advance in central city of Homs - Las Vegas Sun News

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Speaking with an Alleged Member of the Syrian Electronic Army About the 'Onion' Twitter Hack - VICE United States

No joke: The Onion tells how Syrian Electronic Army hacked its Twitter - Ars Technica

 

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Syria News May 9

 

Syrian opposition would find it impossible to hold peace talks over a transitional government that still has Assad at its head - Reuters

White House says Syria's future can't include Assad despite efforts to lure rebels, regime into talks - The Washington Post

VIDEO: Carney: Assad Does Not Represent Syrian People - Yahoo! Finance Canada

US unveiling extra $100 million humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees - AFP

Pentagon Plans for the Worst in Syria - WSJ.com

EU "very satisfied" with US-Russia Syria accord - AFP

Brahimi Calls Russia-US Deal on Syria ‘Significant Step’ - RIA Novosti

Jordan, Iran Agree on Need For Political Solution in Syria - Al-Monitor

Saudi Arabia takes over from Qatar to deal with the Syrian opposition, as great powers begin to agree on general principles for a solution - Hassan Hassan 

Canada urges political solution in Syria - AFP

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Syrian troops push into strategic town along highway to Jordan - Reuters

FSA commanders say that entire units have gone over to al-Nusra while others have lost a quarter or more of their strength - The Guardian

US Intelligence Asked Moderate Syrian Rebels to Fight Al-Nusra - thenational.ae

Watchdog: Jihadist al-Nusra chief wounded near Damascus - Alarabiya.net 

Syrian rebels release video of captive peacekeepers (VIDEO) - The Times of Israel

UN pulls back Golan peacekeepers after abduction- AFP

Al-Assad tries to open safe corridor for Alawites, says Turkish FM - hurriyetdailynews.com

Thousands of Hezbollah fighters in Syria protecting Assad regime’s escape route? - Haaretz Daily Newspaper

Israeli- and Hizballah-controlled enclaves take shape inside Syria - DEBKAfile

Hezbollah seeking more arms after Israeli raid on Syria - NOW

Fatah: Resistance doesn't take orders from Syria - JPost

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Evidence suggests Al-Nusra used riot control agents, Symptoms are respiratory problems as those described by people who were under "chemical weapons" attacks - M of A

Jabhat Al-Nusra Photographed With "Chemical Weapons" that May be Riot Control Agents (PHOTO) - Brown Moses Blog

Alleged chemical weapon delivery systems in Syria are more likely less-lethal munitions - The Rogue Adventurer

VIDEO: Investigating Syrian rebels’ chemical weapons claims - Today Show

VIDEO: FSA Leader Says Syrian Govt Used Chemical Weapons 4 Times - Today Show

Growing signs Syria uses chemical weapons: Britain's Cameron - Yahoo! News

Britain lays out plan for arming Syrian rebels amid fears of 'likely' chemical weapons attack - Telegraph

Britain launches new drive to lift EU arms ban on Syria - Reuters

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Kurdish Group Gaining Autonomy In Northern Syria - Al-Monitor

‘Westren Kurdistan could be a model for a free and democratic Syria’: PYD leader Salih Muslim - ekurd

Divisions Plague Kurdish Opposition Groups in Syria - Rudaw

 

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Syria News May 8

 

Russia, U.S. agree to push both Syria sides to find a negotiated solution, to hold a peace conference attended by Assad government and opposition - Alarabiya.net English

VIDEO: Joint Lavrov and Kerry conference in Moscow - YouTube

Obama: We need proof of Syria chemical weapons use, "I don't make decisions based on perceived evidence" - usatoday.com

VIDEO: Obama on Syria: I don't make decisions based on perceived evidence - NBCNews.com

Army chief of staff Odierno: Syria rebels will prevail, but sequester makes U.S. intervention risky - The E-Ring

On Syria Sarin, UN Ban Ki Spokesman Won't Say If Sellstrom Has Got or Wants Del Ponte Info - Inner City Press

Syrian Opposition to Discuss Replacing Hitto as Interim PM–Source - Asharq Alawsat English Mobile

VIDEO: Interview with Syrian opposition PM Hitto: Negotiated end to Syria's civil war? - CNN.com Blogs

VIDEO: Syrian National Coalition member discusses allegations of chemical weapons use - Al Jazeera Blogs

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Syria Civil War: Rebel Group Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade Abducts Four UN Peacekeepers - IBTimes UK

VIDEO: More Filipino UN peacekeepers ‘held by Syrian rebels’ - euronews

FSA leader Idriss says he has little influence over what the rebels do, no authority over some of the largest factions but coordinates with Islamic extremists - fresnobee.com

Iran Warns Syrian Rebels After Report of Shrine Desecration - NYTimes.com

International effort for the release of the Bishops kidnapped, but beware of fake mediators - Fides News Agency

Chatting About 'Game of Thrones' with Syria's Most Feared Islamic Militants - VICE United States

Danish jihadist killed while fighting for Muhajireen Brigade in Syria - The Long War Journal

FSA brigade pledges to fight Hezbollah’s Qusayr advances - nosratashraf.com

VIDEO: Syrian army gains control of strategic Qusayr suburban areas - YouTube

Turkey’s Kurdish solution process paves the way for PYD in Syria- report - World Bulletin

Syria Internet Goes Down, Traffic Monitoring Sites Confirm

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Assad says Syria able to face Israel but stops short of threatening retaliation - CBC News

Syrian authorities give the "green light" to the military to respond to any Israeli aggression without referring back to them - NOW

Palestinian group says Syria OKs attacks on Israel - usatoday.com

Iran FM meets Assad, says time to dissuade Israel - NOW

UN complains to Israel about violations of Lebanese airspace - Reuters

 

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Syria News May 7

 

 

UN: No conclusive proof chemical weapons used in Syria - NOW

Statement from the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria (chemical weapons), The Commission is scheduled to issue its findings to the Council on 3 June - ohchr.org

White House skeptical Syrian rebels used chemical weapons, "We find it highly likely that ...if they were in fact used in Syria...the Assad regime was responsible" - Yahoo! News

Moscow Sees No Hard Evidence of Chemical Weapons in Syria - RIA Novosti

US State Dep official: Syrian rebels lack 'ability or intent' to use chemical weapons - MBC World News

Al Qaeda's track record with chemical weapons - CNN.com

Senate Dem introduces bill to arm Syria opposition - Fox News

Syrian Opposition Groups Deny Chemical Weapons Attack - US News and World Report

FSA Commander Idris issued this statement in response to suspicions of opposition chemical weapons use - YALLA SOURIYA

U.N. chemical weapons chief: time is running out to get to the scene of the crime in Syria - Turtle Bay

Will The UN Find Sarin In Syria? - Medical Daily

VIDEO: UN commissioner Carla Del Ponte on sarin use by Syrian rebels - YouTube

VIDEO: Sarin use strongly suspected in Syria - YouTube

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Israel Tries to Cool Tension With Syria After Missile Attack, "activity...is only against Hezbollah, not against the Syrian regime" - ABC News

No early warning for US over Israeli strikes in Syria - todayszaman

Russia "especially concerned" by Israel's Syria air strikes - NOW

Putin, Israeli PM Discuss Syria by Phone - Naharnet

China criticizes Syria raid as Netanyahu, Abbas visit - NOW

EU warns of 'spillover' threat in Syria region following Israeli air strikes - straitstimes.com

Al-Maliki: Israeli Aggression on Sites in Syria Violates International Law- SANA, Syria

Jordan Lower House condemns Israeli attacks on Syria - Jordan News Agency (Petra)

Any arms Israel targeted in Syria not Iranian, general says - NOW

VIDEO: FSA Spokesman on Israeli Channel 2: FSA Was Desperate, Israeli Strikes Very Very Helpful - YouTube

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Turkey launches military exercise near Syrian border - Yahoo! News

Turkish PM calls Syrian President Assad ‘a butcher’ - PanARMENIAN.Net

Erdogan Keeps Silent About Israeli Strikes on Syria - Al-Monitor

Analysts: Turkey urged to be impartial with Syria, "Turkey is perceived to be a contract killer in Syria backing the radicals" - AFP

Turkey Fears Russia Too Much to Intervene in Syria - The Atlantic

Turkey rejects claims of joining regional cooperation against Iran - todayszaman

Top Iraqi official accuses Turkey of controlling Sunni protests - todayszaman

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Lebanon gets kidnappers' list, readies for Syria talks - THE DAILY STAR

Turkish intelligence to secure release of kidnapped Lebanese in Syria - todayszaman

Lebanese factions train Syrian refugees as militants: Lebanon interior minister - PressTV

Iraqi Shiites begin to hold public funerals for ‘martyrs’ killed in Syria - Middle East Online

Iraqi death hints of Iran's role in Syrian crisis - newsday.com

VIDEO: Funeral in Iraq for Shi'ite militant killed in Syria - Reuters.com

Iran: Funeral for IRGC officer killed in Syria - ncr-iran.org

Exclusive: Syrian aid in crisis as Gulf states renege on promises - The Independent

Syrian Opposition Seeks Control of Oil Resources - Al-Monitor

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The 'Onion' latest victim of Syrian Electronic Army's fat jokes - FP Passport

The 'Onion' response: Syrian Electronic Army Has A Little Fun Before Inevitable Upcoming Deaths At Hands Of Rebels - The Onion 

 

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Syria News May 6

 

Syria says Israel escalated crisis, claims it was not transferring weapons to Hezbollah, Jamraya facility, weapons depot and anti-aircraft unit targeted (VIDEO) - ABC Australia

Israeli strikes on Syria appear to be of broader political and military significance, much still unexplained about the effects and motivations of the attack - NYTimes.com

Why did Israel bomb Syria? - EA WorldView

Analysis: Israel may be ready for more active military role in Syria - NBC World News

Profile: Syria's top-secret Jamraya research centre - BBC News

A Look at the Missile Reportedly Targeted in Syria by Israel- ABC News

Lawmakers: Israeli strikes show Syrian air-defense vulnerability - The Hill's Global Affairs

Hezbollah’s Al Manar TV: Israeli jet shot down over Damascus - Ya Libnan

U.N. voices 'grave concern' at reports of Israel strikes in Syria - Yahoo! News

Lebanon condemns Israel's use of airspace to strike Syria - THE DAILY STAR

Iran calls for stand against Israel after Syria attack - Yahoo! News

Iraqi Shiite leader urges Syria to strike back at Israel - The Times of Israel

Egypt, Arab League condemn Israeli "attacks" in Syria - NOW

Opposition Syrian National Coalition Condemns Israeli Attacks - Naharnet

FSA: Our Operations Not Related to Israeli Attacks — Naharnet

Hagel, Livni and Free Syrian Army commanders reported to gather in D.C. at behest of Israel lobby | Mondoweiss

VIDEO: Syrian Government Statement in Response to Israeli Airstrikes in Damascus - YouTube

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Official: U.N. investigators have testimony that Syrian rebels used sarin gas, no details as to when or where sarin may have been used - Reuters

Turkish doctors say no nerve gas in Syrian victims' blood, The attack occurred in the northern village of Saraqeb on April 29  - GlobalPost

Lebanese Pilgrims Kidnapped by FSA Appear in Video, Families Say 'We Don't Want to See Any Turk after May 22' (VIDEO) - Naharnet

Relatives of hostages protest outside Turkish base - THE DAILY STAR

Lebanon wants Turkey, Qatar to help release hostages in Syria (VIDEO) - PressTV

FSA brigade pledges to fight Hezbollah's Qusayr advances - Alarabiya.net 

Katyusha Fired from Rebel Held Positions in Syria Hits al-Qasr as Shells Strike Akkar Towns in Lebanon - Naharnet

VIDEO: Syrian army gains control of strategic Qusayr suburban areas - YouTube

House intelligence chair: Hezbollah funding Syrian troops - MSNBC

Iran ready to "train" Syria army, commander says - NOW

Muslim Brotherhood opens direct link to rebels in Damascus - The National

Graduate from Saudi jihadi rehab program killed in Syrian jihad: "killed a large number of Christians before his acceptance by God" - Jihad Watch

 

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Syria News May 5

 

 

Obama Does Not Foresee U.S. Boots On The Ground In Syria - ABC News

VIDEO: Obama: No U.S. Ground Troops in Syria - YouTube

Egypt and Iran seek Syria political exit, a gradual transformation of power which would not force Al-Assad to step down - Ahram Online

Iraqi Shia fighters warm up to fight in Syria - Hassan Hassan

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Heavy explosions rock Damascus on Sunday, Blasts targeted a military research centre, Syrian state television blames Israel - Al Jazeera English

VIDEO: Explosions heard on Sunday in Damascus - Al Jazeera Blogs

Israeli Friday strike in Syria targeted missiles from Iran bound for Hezbollah - report - Yahoo! News

Hezbollah official says won’t let U.S., Israel gain control of Syria - THE DAILY STAR

Lebanese security forces: al-Nusra Front and Palestinian camp residents are entering and leaving Syria to fight the regime - al-akhbar

Turkish tourist town's new wave of visitors: Jihadists on their way in or out of Syria - NBC World News

More Weapons Trafficking to Syria Militants? - Syria Report

FSA Leader: We Won't Share U.S. Arms With Extremists (AUDIO) - NPR

FSA investigates residents’ claims of chemical weapons’ use in Qusayr - Alarabiya.net

Major Syrian salafi faction criticizes Jabhat al-Nosra, the statement it is written in the tone of honest advise for an ally who has committed a damaging mistake - Syria Comment

Syria’s Christians Fear Collapse of the State - Al-Monitor

The Syrian Army Tightens Grip over Jabhat al-Nusra Strongholds in Ghouta - islamicinvitationturkey

VIDEO: Assad makes a public appearance at Damascus university to unveil a statue to the martyrs - guardian.co.uk

E! Online's Twitter account hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army... sending out fake messages about Justin Bieber and Angelina Jolie - Mail Online

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2 YPG Kurdish fighters killed in clashes with FSA in Til Temir, 15 abducted in Efrin - ANF

PYD View On Tel Temir clashes with FSA - Transnational Middle-East Observer

VIDEO: FSA enroute to attack Afrin and liberate it from its Kurdish inhabitants - YouTube

 

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Syria News May 4

 

 

Latino countries urge Qatar to amend UNGA proposed draft on Syria, Sticky points are the National Coalition,  political solution and militarization of the conflict - KUNA

UN diplomat: Brahimi has resigned orally, Ban Ki-moon is not planning to replace him but will instead appoint a senior aide to Syria - KUNA

Russia's Lavrov opposed to UN Security Council delegation to Syrian refugee camps fearing no-fly zone - NOW

Catherine Ashton points out need for national reconciliation in Syria, According to her political dialogue is the only solution for ending the violence - The Voice of Russia

Brzezinski Joins Lugar Warning Against U.S. Role in Syria - Bloomberg

VIDEO: Brzezinski : If we become chief protagonist in Syria, we are going to be stuck - YouTube

VIDEO: FAIR TV: Syria Sarin Skepticism, why do some pundits seem to want to push for a U.S. military response? - FAIR TV

Syrian Air Defenses Pose Formidable Challenge - TIME.com

US Source: State Department or CIA May Serve as Conduit for Arming Syrian Rebels - The Majalla Magazine

Saudis Try to Quell Syria-Bound Jihad - WSJ.com

Moscow Ready to Talk to Free Syrian Army – Minister - RIA Novosti

Hezbollah Leader Defends Involvement in Syria - Al-Monitor

Syrian Internal Opposition Leader Notes 'Militarizing' of Political Approach - Al-Monitor

Russian Reporter Anastasia Popova Shows Beheadings by Syrian Rebels, Has Testimonies from Chemical Attack in Aleppo. Rebuffed by Pinheiro & Sellstrom? - Inner City Press

VIDEO: The stories of graphic videos in Syria by Anastasia Popova - LiveLeak.com

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World Press Freedom day: journalists being deliberately targeted in Syria - Telegraph

Journalist James Foley likely held by Syrian government, panelists reveal at Boston event - The Daily Northwestern

Evidence of 'executions' as Assad's forces launch offensives in Syria's west - Al Bawaba

Christian Refugees in Syria Forced Back to Iraq by War - Rudaw

Al-Qaeda sets up Sharia courts in Aleppo city - The Times

New Addition to the Syrian Islamic Front - Syria Comment

Clash between Two Terrorist Groups in Duma - SANA

Kurds building bridge to link Iraqi Kurdistan with Syrian Kurdistan - ekurd

Kurdish National Movement for Peaceful Change: Kurds in Syria Will Remain Syrians - SANA

VIDEO: Syrian rebels killed Turkish policeman - Local people reaction - LiveLeak.com

 

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Syria News May 3

 

 

Assad forces on the offensive from Damascus to Mediterranean - Yahoo!7

Syrian Forces Strike Rebels in Wide-Ranging Assaults - NYTimes.com

Syrian forces tighten noose on Homs rebels - Yahoo!7

Fractured Syrian rebels scramble for cash as private sponsors dwindle - The Washington Post

For Some Syrian Rebels, It’s a Battle of the Brands -  WSJ

The Free Syrian Army is being taken over by groups of jihadist thugs - The Spectator

Syrian armed group clashes with Turkish border police killing one and injuring 11, activist says it may have included opposition fighters of the Free Syrian Army - todayzaman

VIDEO: FSA allegedly attacks Turkish border security - YouTube

Kidnappers say will release Lebanese Shiite pilgrims in exchange of 6000 female prisoners - NOW

Charbel: Release of Lebanese Shiite hostages in hands of Turkey, Qatar - THE DAILY STAR

Shia Muslims flee Damascus as death squads kill religious leaders in street - NZ Herald News

Belgium: Jihadists arrested, accused of torturing and beheading non-Muslims in Syria (VIDEO) - BARE NAKED ISLAM

Syrian Endowments' Ministry Condemns Sacrilege of Prophet Companion Hajar Bin Oudi in Damascus Countryside - SANA

VIDEO: Syrian rebels destroy tomb of Prophets companion - LiveLeak.com

Dispute Flares between Nusra Front and Other Militant Group in Aleppo - almanar.com

Power struggle growing among Syria militants over control of key infrastructure including oil plants and grain silos - PressTV

VIDEO: Syrian rebel-held Raqqa under attack - Yahoo! News

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VIDEO: Hagel: U.S. considering the option of arming Syrian rebels, "You look at and rethink all options. It doesn't mean you do or you will" choose them - CBS News Video

POLL: Americans want U.S. to keep out of Syria conflict,  Only 10% believe the United States should intervene - Chicago Tribune

POLL: In Middle East, public rejects arming Syrian rebels - CSMonitor.com

Even With U.S. Guns, Syria's Rebels Still Might Lose - Wired.com

U.S. delivers first non-lethal aid shipment to Free Syrian Army - The Cable

British defense minister urges caution over Syria's chemical weapons, action should be based on "very high quality evidence" - ITV News

Syria chemical weapons evidence 'too degraded' for proof - guardian.co.uk

Syrian Rebels Face Hurdles Proving Chemical-Attack Claims - WSJ.com

Moscow wants chemical arms probe limited to reported Aleppo incident, opposed to unfettered inspections of all facilities in Syria -The Voice of Russia

Interview with Syrian Information Minister: For Assad chemical weapons also a 'red line', His government "would never use" such munitions "if we had them" - CNN.com

Erdoğan: Assad forces used chemical weapons, not opposition - TODAYSZAMAN

Where Are Syria’s Chemical Weapons? - The Daily Beast

Al Arabiya Exclusive: Syria's peace envoy Brahimi to resign end of May - Alarabiya.net English

 

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Syria News May 2

 

 

Obama hasn’t made decision on arming Syrian rebels, W.H. says - WashingtonExaminer.com

Obama raised the bar for military intervention saying the international community must first agree that chemical weapons were used by the Syrian regime - WSJ.com

DOD Spokesman: The Pentagon remains "fully cognizant" of the threat posed by Islamic extremist groups inside Syria - TheHill on Facebook

FSA Chief Idriss frustrated by Obama’s caution, says to have enough information to answer questions of how, where and when chemical weapons were deployed - The Washington Post

Text of the Idriss letter to Obama - scribd.com

Too risky to fund Syrian rebels, Canada says - Money Jihad | Combating terrorist financing

VIDEO: FSA chief Salim Idriss Take A Trip To Syria - Brown Moses Blog

UN diplomats: UN-Arab League envoy to Syria wants to resign because peace efforts have failed - The Washington Post

Russian Navy ships ready to evacuate Russians from Syria - Russia & India Report

Russian plane wasn’t targeted in Syrian airspace – state news agency - RT News

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Assad showing renewed confidence makes a public appearance, number of defections has gone significantly down in recent months - Huffington Post

Free Syrian Army has fallen prey to gangsters and fanatics, BBC journalist talks to rebels who deserted FSA in outrage at the atrocities against ordinary people - Spectator

Kidnapped Syrian bishop in need of medicine - Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Syria's other war: Intra-rebel skirmishes - NOW

Syrian guerillas are ‘simple country folk with no clear ideology’ - captive journalist to RT - RT News

Syrian air strike against the Ahrar al-Sham brigade headquaters on Turkish border kills five - activists - The West Australian

As Fighting Rages in Damascus, Kurds Flee Their Neighborhoods - Rudaw

Syria’s Opposition Hopes to Win the War by Selling Oil - Yahoo! News

VIDEO: Syrian Rebels Eye EU Oil Trade - YouTube

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The growing power of Islamist fighters in southern Syria is causing alarm in neighboring Jordan - Reuters

Syria opposition denounces Hezbollah “threats”, warns against any intervention by the movement or by Iran  - NOW

Lebanese Sheikh Assir Returns from Qusayr, Says Had 'the Honor of Firing on the Criminals' - Naharnet

VIDEO: Lebanese Sheikh al-Assir filmed fighting in Syria - LiveLeak.com

Director of Syrian Refugees Office in Tripoli Says Escaped Assassination Attempt - Naharnet

Syrian war displaces 235,000 Palestinians says UN Agency, Lebanon is a major destination - digitaljournal.com

VIDEO: Syrian rebels burn Palestinian flag in Aleppo - YouTube

 

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Syria News May 1

 

 

Obama signals won't rush to act against Syria over chemical arms, "We don't know how they were used, when they were used, who used them" - Reuters

VIDEO: On Syrian chemical weapons, we need "the facts," Obama says - CBS News Video

POLL: American Public Opposes Action in Syria and North Korea - NYTimes.com

Syrian UN envoy says chemical weapons can’t be tolerated, demands probe of alleged Aleppo attack - The Washington Post

VIDEO: Syrian UN envoy Bashar Ja'afari on the situation in Syria - LiveLeak.com  

Iran says use of chemical arms by anyone in Syria is "red line" - Yahoo! News

No agreement yet on chemical weapons probe in Syria: UN - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Syria: The horrific chemical weapons attack that probably wasn’t a chemical weapons attack (VIDEO) - globalpost.com

VIDEO: Aftermath of the Sheikh Maqsoud alleged chemical attack - globalpost.com

New accusation on chemical weapons in Syria underscores Obama’s line that we don’t know much, dueling reports surfaced of a new chemical attack in a town near the Turkish border - MiamiHerald.com

Turkey hospital official: There is no indication that chemical weapons were used in the border town - Al Jazeera Blogs

Gen. Dempsey: US military action, no-fly zone might not solve Syrian conflict - The Hill's DEFCON Hill

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Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah Hints at Possible Syria Intervention - ABC News

VIDEO: Lebanon Hezbollah leader Nasrallah hints at possible Syria intervention - YouTube

Lebanon's Hezbollah faithful ready to die in Syria - FRANCE 24

Lebanon condemns deadly bombings in Damascus - PressTV

FSA may soon launch counterattack on Hezbollah, says Jordanian ex-army official - Alarabiya.net English | Front Page

VIDEO: Interview With Lebanese Fighters of Hezbollah On The Borders | Syria War - YouTube

VIDEO: Formation of Ahmad al-Assir brigade after the Lebanese salafi sheikh recently called for jihad in Syria - YouTube

Israeli reserves called up for Syrian, Lebanese borders. Military drill starts Sunday - DEBKAFILE

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Deadly blast rocks central Damascus (VIDEO) - AFP

Russia Bans Commercial Flights Over Syria To Avoid To Be Targeted By Rebels - RIA Novosti

Kidnapped Syrian Bishops in “Good Health”, According to Turkish President Abdullah Gul who allegedly spoke on the phone with one of them - Persecution News

Religious leaders push for kidnapped bishops’ release - The Washington Post

Battle over army helicopter base in northern Syria kills 15 rebels, activists say - Fox News

European outlets report journalists missing in Syria - Committee to Protect Journalists

The Syrian Electronic Army Talk About Hacking the Guardian and Their Obama Bomb Hoax - VICE United States

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Syrian Rebels Accused Of Terrorizing Population As Kidnappings, Torture Are Rampant - Huffington Post

VIDEO: Salafi extremists torture Alawi civilian.... He was found beheaded - YouTube

Syrians deserting the FSA: Faust wants his soul back - openDemocracy

Albanian Islamists Join Syrian War - Al-Monitor

 

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Syria News Apr 30

 

 

Obama calls Putin, tells him concerned over Syria chemical arms - AFP

White House Says "Much More" Work Needed to Verify Syria Chemical Use - Bloomberg

Hagel: "Wait to get the facts" before acting on Syria - CBS News

Republicans urge Obama to enforce Syria 'red line,' oppose deploying troops - Fox News

France FM says Syria's use of chemical arms "uncertain" - China.org.cn

Syria chemical weapons: British MPs demand evidence of sarin use by Assad - Telegraph

Israel takes pressure off Obama to act on 'red line' for Syria - The Hill's Global Affairs

Strike on Syria chem weapons `very complex’: Israel envoy - zeenews

Lavrov: Political intrigue hampers honest investigation of WMD use in Syria, The Syrian government denied entry to a UN team of investigators saying that it must include Russian specialists to ensure that it is unbiased - RT 

Defected Syrian general claims he was ordered to use chemical weapons, questions raised as to the veracity of the his claims - Haaretz Daily Newspaper

Syria access essential for credible chemical weapons inquiry - U.N - Reuters

Syria poses challenges for chemical weapons inspectors, expert says - AFP

Expert: Doubt cast Syrian chemical attack (VIDEO) - 3 News

Why Would Syria Use Chemical Weapons? Why attempt a very limited attack resulting in no obvious military advantage? - Sky News

VIDEO: Links Between Alleged Chemical Attacks In Saraqeb, Idlib, and Sheikh Maghsoud, Aleppo - Brown Moses Blog

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White House Eyes Risks From Assad's Air Defenses, Damascus has a world class air-defense system with Russian technicians providing technical assistance (VIDEO) - WSJ

U.S. Analysis of Syria's Russian-Made Air Defenses - WSJ

Pentagon steps up planning for potential military intervention in Syria - CNN.com Blogs

Britain 'less eager' to arm Syrian rebels following intel on Al-Qaida links - Haaretz Daily Newspaper

Syria's neighbours cautious about U.S.-led intervention - Reuters

Syrian troops recapture villages near strategic city of Qusayr - McClatchy

Assad's Army, Militias Go On the Offensive - Israel National News

Lebanese in Syria border towns defending themselves: Ambassador to Lebanon Ali - THE DAILY STAR

Russia denies urging Hezbollah to withdraw from Syria - THE DAILY STAR

Russia and Japan Stress on Dialogue for Finding Political Solution to Crisis in Syria - SANA, Syria

Examining Qatar's Arab Spring Largesse - VOA

Guardian Twitter accounts hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army - Naked Security

The Syrian Electronic Army: Bashar al-Assad's shadow warriors - The Guardian

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Syrian prime minister survives assassination attempt, several killed state media says - Fox News

VIDEO: Blast Misses Syrian PM al-Halqi, Next to a School in Mazzeh Area of Damascus - LiveLeak.com

Missiles fired at Russian plane with 200 passengers onboard flying over Syria – reports (VIDEO) - RT News

Syrian rebel groups are now fronted mainly by Islamic radicals, Nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of - The Boston Globe

Oil Wars in Syria—Nusra's Expanding Reach—Syrian Taliban - Syria Comment

Conversations with the FSA General - Foreign Policy

Sheikh Assir Declares Arrival of His Mujahideen in Syria - Al Akhbar English

Kurds Say Orthodox Syrian Bishops Kidnapped by Islamist Feteh El-Hesun Group, trying to rescue them ~ HellasFrappe

Graphic: Rebels behead a group from Nubbol and AlZahraa, the villages have been under siege for the last 10 months now by the rebels (PHOTO) - SyriaNews

 

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Syria News Apr 28

 

Russian envoy warns on chemical arms 'pretext' for intervention in Syria, “We must know the truth and have proof"  - Alarabiya.net 

Chemical inspection stalled: UN team can’t be trusted ‘politically’ without Russian experts – Syrian information minister - RT News

Syria: Chemical weapons used by rebels came from Turkey - The Times of Israel

Syria: Terrorists used projectiles filled with chemicals in Damascus - SyriaNews

Syrian sarin claims undermined by eyewitness account - The Observer

Netanyahu orders ministers to keep mum on Syria - The Times of Israel

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Report: Six Hizbullah Fighters Killed in Qusayr Battles - Naharnet

Syria: National Defense Forces at Forefront of Qusayr Fighting - Al Akhbar English

VIDEO: Rebel leader Captain Basil in Al-Qusayr badly wounded by SAA - LiveLeak.com

Lebanese family releases eight Alawite Syrians - Alarabiya.net

Iran 'directly involved' in recruiting Iraqis to fight in Syria: officials - Al-Shorfa

Syria Rebels Say Plane from Iraq Bombed Eastern City - NYTimes.com

Iraq PM points to Syria over deadly 'sectarian' unrest - .hurriyetdailynews

VIDEO: Iraqi Abalfazl Al-Abbas Brigade protecting the Shiite Zaynab Shrine in Damascus - LiveLeak.com

Jordanian journalist: Putin said will not give up on Assad even if the battle reaches the streets of Moscow - allvoices.com

Lavrov says Patriot deployment in Turkey could be directed at Iran - sundayszaman.com

Qatar 'playing with fire' as it funds Syrian Islamists in quest for global influence - Telegraph

Fire Kills 4 Brothers at Camp for Syria Refugees - NYTimes.com

VIDEO: More Details Of Air-To-Air Missiles Used By Rebels As Surface-To-Surface Missiles - Brown Moses Blog

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Pan-Muslim body urges release of captive Syria bishops - NOW

European Union Calls For Immediate Release Of Abducted Syrian Bishops - rttnews.com

 

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Syria News Apr 27

 

Obama vows to probe Syria chemical arms claims, "These are preliminary assessments, they're based on our intelligence gathering" - NOW

Investigators collecting Syria chemical weapons evidence, UN says - NOW

UN Chief Urges Syrian Access for UN Chemical Team - ABC News

Syrian Officials Deny Use Of Chemical Weapons - NPR

Damascus claims Al-Qaeda used chemical rocket in Aleppo attack - RT News

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons: Evidence of Syria chemical weapons use not up to U.N. standard - Reuters

U.S. Lawmakers Cautious on Syria - WSJ.com

EU: Lack of definitive evidence on chemical weapons in Syria - ANSAMed.it

Cameron: Evidence of Syria chemical weapons use serious - NOW

Israel urges U.S. action over Syrian chemical weapons - Yahoo! News

VIDEOS: Aftermath of Possible Chemical Attack in Syria - NYTimes.com

VIDEO: U.S. Seeks Definite Evidence on Syria, Carney Says - Bloomberg

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Troops backed by militia battle rebels around Damascus - FRANCE 24

They may be fighting for Syria, not Assad: The regime’s army is in no mood to surrender, may also be winning - The Independent

Syria: Rebels and Kurds clash in Aleppo - GlobalPost

FSA chief: After Qusayr, Hezbollah fighters reach Idlib and Aleppo - Alarabiya.net English 

Hezbollah Prepares for Attacks by Jabhat al-Nusra in Lebanon - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Iran Told Hezbollah to Join Syrian War, Says Ex-Leader - Bloomberg

Does the Free Syrian Army have no room for non-Islamists?

German Officials Fear Return of Islamist Fighters in Syria - SPIEGEL ONLINE

U.S. Wary As Qatar Ramps Up Support Of Syrian Rebels : NPR

VIDEO:  Al-Otaybah Damascus Countryside Under Syrian Army Control - LiveLeak.coml

VIDEO: Video Footage Of Air-To-Air Missiles Being Used As Surface-To-Surface Missiles In Syria - Brown Moses Blog

VIDEO: Interview with Tunisian Jihadists in Syria: We Were Lied to by the Mainstream Media - LiveLeak.com

VIDEO: Syrian Electronic Army Hacks CBS, Associated Press, Arab League and human rights websites - LiveLeak.com

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Who Kidnapped the Two Bishops? Reports stating that a Chechen group named the "Nourdine Zrcelli Brigade" was responsible - moqawama.org

No sign of Orthodox bishops' release, fears of political blackmail grow - Asia News

 

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Syria News Apr 26

 

U.S. intelligence believes Syria’s Assad used chemical weapons ‘on a small scale’, White House calls for “comprehensive United Nations investigation" - The Washington Post

White House: We don’t know if Syria red line has been crossed - The Cable

White House Letter on Syria Sent to Congress - NYTimes.com

U.N. to investigate claims of the use of chemical weapons in Syria - UPI.com

Blood samples of dead Syrians to be tested in Jordan for chemical weapons - The National

Strategically, why would Syria have used chemical weapons on a 'small scale'? - FP Passport

Qatari prime minister: Bashar used chemical weapons - FP Passport

AUDIO: Former head of the UK army's chemical weapons unit says US right to be cautious about nerve agent claims - audioboo.fm

VIDEO: State Dept. says inspectors pre-deployed near Syria - NBCNews.com

At the UN US Worried by Al Nusra, Russia Says They'll Get EU Oil Money - Inner City Press

Syria seen as security risk to Europe - UPI.com

Terror attacks in Europe rise by a quarter as EU citizens fight in Syria – Europol - RT News

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Syria army shifts to "war of highways" - NOW

Syrian government's capture of town a 'big blow to the opposition,' group says - Fox News

Syria rebels launch attack in central Hama, Video shows heavy machinegun and rocket fire amid cries of "God is great" - Reuters

Syria accuses “Chechen terrorists” of bishops' abduction - NOW

Assad still has backers among Syrian refugees - The Washington Post

Syria expects more financial aid from Russia, Iran - AFP

Exiled Muslim Brotherhood plans return to Syria - The Washington Post

Syrian industrialists and merchants leave besieged Aleppo, Damascus, join exodus from country - Fox News

PHOTOS: Funeral of Driver of Kidnapped Bishops - LiveLeak.com

VIDEO: Major Strategic Town East of Damascus is Cleansed by SAA from Terrorists in Syria - LiveLeak.com

Syrian suspected of espionage beaten and paraded through Tripoli, Lebanon, His tormentors accused him of having links to the Syrian regime (VIDEO) - The Observers

VIDEO: Leaked Video Shows Scud Launches By The 155th Brigade In Syria - Brown Moses Blog

 

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Syria News Apr 25

 

Syrian church: 2 abducted bishops still missing, activists say the gunmen were Nusra linked fighters from the Caucuses - Yahoo! News

The bishops who went to meet with terrorists to secure the release of two priests were kidnapped themselves: activist - pravmir.com

Pope appeals for release of Syrian bishops speaking to an audience of around 100,000 at the Vatican - Yahoo!7

Mortar shell slams Christians and Druze populated suburb of Syrian capital, 7 killed - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Minaret of landmark mosque in Syria destroyed - UTSanDiego.com

Syrian army seizes strategic town near capital - Reuters

Syrian regime shoring up hold on capital, coast - SFGate

Syrian Army Regains Several Areas in Qusayr, Damascus Countryside - almanar.com

Syria: National Defense Forces at Forefront of Qusayr Fighting - Al Akhbar English

Syrian sharia court in rebel held territory executes a woman after finding her guilty of adultery - TheNational

On Syria, UN Official on Sexual Violence Bangura Slams Islamist Foreign Fighters, HRW Ignores It - Inner City Press

VIDEO: Syria fighting in Aleppo destroys UNESCO site Aleppo mosque - YouTube

VIDEO: Aleppo’s great mosque destroyed, militants engaged in fighting while using the inside of the complex as a base - LiveLeak.com

VIDEO: FSA founder Riad al-Asaad speaks from hospital bed - LiveLeak.com

VIDEO: 'Kidnappers cut off my finger' says Syrian victim - YouTube

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Hagel skeptical of Syria chemical weapons claims, Israel did not tell him of its intelligence assessment - The Washington Post

Syria crisis: UN to study soil samples for proof of sarin gas - guardian.co.uk

Syria says it would not use chemical arms, 'even against Israel' - Haaretz Daily Newspaper

Free Syrian Army general: ‘Clear proof chemical weapons used’ - CNN.com Blogs

US, Jordan Form Command Center to Watch Syria - Military.com

Jordan’s Salafists Provide Lifeline to Syrian Opposition - Al-Monitor

Syria: Al Nusra to Hezbollah, get out or Beirut will burn - ANSAMed.it

Hundreds of Europeans fighting in Syria, says EU expert - BBC News

William Hague warns of threat to Britain from Syria fighters - Telegraph

Qatar faces backlash among rebel groups in Syria, saying the oil-rich Gulf state directs its backing to rebels with a more Islamist ideology - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Exclusive: On Syria, Qatar Is Told to Drop Rebels, by Latins, India, South Africa & Malaysia, Letters Put Online Here - Inner City Press

Spain backs Syrian national unity government - Alarabiya.net English 

Algeria cracks down on Syria recruiting networks - Magharebia

Brahimi suggests U.N. arms embargo on both sides of the Syria conflict - Alarabiya.net English

 

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Syria News Apr 24

 

Israeli officials say Syria used chemical weapons, "probably sarin" (VIDEO) - The Washington Post

U.S. Sees No Hard Evidence of Syrian Chemical Weapons Use - Bloomberg

Lavrov Urges Caution Over Syria Chemical Weapons Reports, to Avoid the Repetition of the “Iraqi Scenario” - RIA Novosti

Kerry: Netanyahu Can't Confirm Syria Chemical Weapons Use — Naharnet

Kerry Tells NATO it must plan for "a Syrian threat, including any potential chemical-weapons threat" - Bloomberg

US, Russia Clash Over Syria at NATO Meeting - VOA

EU actions in Syrian sanctions draws attack from Russia - UPI.com

VIDEO: White House reacts to reports of chemical weapons used in Syria - NBCNews.com

VIDEO: Netanyahu can't confirm Syria chemical weapons use: Kerry - MSN Video

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Christian group: Two Orthodox bishops held in Syria freed - NOW

Conflicting Reports Arise over the Release of Two Bishops, Orthodox Patriarchate Announced it did not Receive any Official Information - mtv.com.lb

Church sources: Syrian bishops kidnapped by "Chechens" jihadists - NOW

Syria opposition blames regime for bishop kidnappings - NOW

VIDEO: The dead driver killed by the kidnappers of the Aleppo Bishops - LiveLeak.com

Syrian rockets again fall on Lebanese territory, Apparently fired by Syrian rebels who hit Shiite areas several times in the past two weeks - US News and World Report

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Syrian Electronic Army Hacks A.P. Twitter Feed, Sends Erroneous Message About Explosions at White House - NYTimes.com

BBC Weather Twitter account taken over by Syrian Electronic Army - guardian.co.uk

How the Syrian Electronic Army hacked the AP—and who are these guys, anyway? – Quartz

 

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Syria News Apr 23

 

Syrian Army Surrounds Strategic Town of Qusayr - Al Akhbar English

The Battle for Qusayr Is Key Front in Syria War, and by Extension it is the Battle of Homs  - Al-Monitor

Assad says Qusayr now 'main battle': Lebanon ex-MP - AFP

New Syrian border front line opens up between rebels and Hezbollah - The Times

Syrian rebels step up rocket attacks to Lebanon, after threats by the Free Syrian Army and the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front - THE DAILY STAR

Watchdog: Hezbollah leads fight in Syria’s Qusayr - Alarabiya.net English

Hezbollah Says Rebel Threat Creates a ‘Moral’ Duty to Defend Lebanese in Syria - Bloomberg

Two armed Hizballah brigades fighting for Assad near Homs - DEBKAfile

Hezbollah declares war on Syrian people, SNC chief says - Alarabiya.net English

FSA offers truce to Hezbollah - NOW

Lebanese Islamist clerics to send Sunni Jihadists to Syria to fight against the regime - naharnet.com

Report: Jordan opens skies for IAF drones flying to Syria, "They are also armed and therefore can hit targets anywhere" - JPost | Israel News

In Jordan, tensions rise between Syrian refugees and host community - The Washington Post

Iraq makes contingency plans for Syria dam collapse - NOW

Arab League rejects UN chief's call to end Syria arms supplies - AFP

VIDEO: Al-Manar Camera in al-Qusayr Shoots Syrian Army Progress - Al- Manar

VIDEO: FSA firing their missiles into Lebanon - YouTube

VIDEO: Lebanese Sheikh Assir urging people to join the fight in Syria against the regime - YouTube

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Syria War: Hundreds Feared Dead In Damascus Fighting - huffingtonpost.com

The opposition group Local Co-ordination Committees has published an account of its version of the killings in Damascus - LCC 

The Syrian army gives a very different account of the killings in Damascus - guardian.co.uk

Syria says two Aleppo bishops kidnapped by rebels - Yahoo!7

In Syria, kidnappings on the rise as lawlessness spreads - The Washington Post

Syria opposition entrusts Sabra as interim leader until elections - Middle East Online

FSA chief Idriss acknowledges that he does not command the forces on the ground and that the body he heads is not a "complete" military organisation - samotali

Syrian rebels seek control over oilfields - FT.com

Syrian rebel oil sales at least a month off - Yahoo! News

VIDEO: Chechen Terrorists Kidnap Civilians in Aleppo - English Subtitles - LiveLeak.com

VIDEO: Jabhat al-Nusra now dispersing protestors with machine gun fire - YouTube

 

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Syria News Apr 22

 

Kerry announces $123M in more nonlethal aid to Syrian rebels - Fox News

VIDEO: Kerry: Aid Boost for Syria Opposition - YouTube

Kerry: 11 Nations to Direct Syria Aid Through FSA General - VOA

German FM stands by refusal to send arms to Syria even if other European nations let an EU embargo on arms deliveries expire - timesofisrael.com

Syria: Fabius-Hague letter on lifting arms embargo - Brussels blog

Syrian opposition coalition says rejects ''all forms of terrorism'' - Reuters

Syria opposition chief re-files resignation, coalition member says - ArabNews

Lavrov slams Friends of Syria, lays bare differences with Turkey - todayszaman

Exclusive: In Closed Consultations of the Security Council, Brahimi Criticizes Arab League Decision - Morocco World News

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Syria army closes in on Qusayr near Lebanon, provides Hezbollah aerial shield - AFP

Syrian rebels intensify rocket attacks into Lebanon - Yahoo! News

Troops storm flashpoint town near Damascus, NGO says - NOW

Syrian Pro-Government Hackers Take Their Fight to CBS '60 MINUTES" and Twitter -  AllThingsD

Jordan Arrests 8 Syrian Refugees in Troubled Camp - ABC News

Jordan creates obstacle for Syrian refugees trying to return home: official - PressTV

VIDEO: Jordanian security forces attack Zaatari refugee camp - LiveLeak.com

VIDEO: Syrian Rebel Confesses to Receiving Military Training in Jordan - LiveLeak.com

VIDEO: Message from the Taliban in Syria: We Shall Fight the Nations of Infidelity - YouTube

VIDEO: Chechenyan in Syria threatening to behead civilians - LiveLeak.com

 

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Syria News Apr 21

 

Syrian rebels told by West to unify and reject extremism in return for a major new package of non-lethal assistance - Telegraph

Deep divisions seen among backers of Syrian rebels on who to aid, and how - The Washington Post

Syria opposition must distance itself from terrorists: Germany - Reuters

EU to discuss Syria arms embargo in coming weeks: UK's Hague - chicagotribune.com

Syria opposition voices frustration with international backers, "The international community cannot ask us for anything" - Yahoo! News

Demands of the Syrian Coalition to the Friends of Syria: Weapons, drone strikes and no-fly zone - yallasouriya

Free Syrian Army chief: No dialogue with Assad, "This (conflict) will not be settled other than by force” – In Serbia News

Davutoğlu: Turkey will not discuss future of Syria with Israel - todayszaman

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Syria battles rage near Lebanon border, seized Radwaniyeh village near rebel-held Qusayr - AFP

Dozens, many of them rebels, killed in battle near Damascus - AFP

Al Nusra battle with tribesmen over oil in Syria's east, respond by blowing up 30 houses after the battle which killed 17 rebels - Yahoo! News

Six Jabhat al-Nusra affiliated Iraqis arrested on Syrian border - Al-Shorfa

Syria Prevents Trucks from Heading to Lebanon via Abboudiyeh Crossing - Naharnet

Lebanon to complain to AL about Syria militants - PressTV 

Lebanese Villagers Discover Al-Qaeda Field Hospital - SyriaNews

Report: Hizbullah Fighter Killed in Clashes in Syria — Naharnet

Tensions High After Riot at Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan - NYTimes.com

Jordan in the Eye of the Syrian Storm - Al Akhbar English

Syrian Rebel Confesses to Receiving Military Training in Jordan- SANA, Syria

VIDEO: Wahhabi Rebels Wipe Out Christian Church in Deir Ezzor, Syria - YouTube

VIDEO: Saudi jihadist from Jabhat al-Nusra (al-Qaeda) sings about getting Syrian girls - LiveLeak.com

VIDEO: Lebanese Talk Show Exposes the Selling of Underage Syrian Girls - LiveLeak.com

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Kremlin: Russia, US to step up counter-terrorism cooperation following the Boston Marathon bombings- NBC World News

The birth of Chechen Muslim radicals - CBS News

Saudi Money, Saudi Preachers In Chechnya, And The Boston Echo - New English Review

Chechen commander forms 'Army of Emigrants,' integrates Syrian groups (VIDEO) - The Long War Journal

 

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