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Syria News - Dec 19

By bartolo - Posted on 18 December 2012


Battles rage in Damascus refugee area between rebels and Palestinian fighters backing the Syrian regime - Al Jazeera English

Over 95 percent of Palestinians in Yarmouk flee Syria fighting - Al Akhbar English

Yarmouk, Syria: Humanitarian needs rising as residents flee fighting, seek safety in UNRWA schools - ReliefWeb

Increasingly hard to provide food aid in Syria: UN - FRANCE 24

Syrian rebels delay execution of Ukrainian reporter - Voice of Russia

Syrian hijackers demand ransom for release of Russians - Voice of Russia


NBC's chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and crew escape during firefight after being kidnapped by pro-Assad militia - Fox News

VIDEO: NBC News’ Engel recounts being kidnapped in Syria - Video on

VIDEO: Video Shows NBC's Richard Engel And Crew Held By Assad Loyalists - Brown Moses Blog


The Supreme Council of the Syrian Kurds visits Moscow conference - Voice of Russia

Syria Kurds to hold referendum - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Poll: Public Says U.S. Does Not Have Responsibility to Act in Syria, There continues to be substantial opposition to sending arms to rebels -Pew Research Center 

David Cameron warns of 'strategic imperative' to arm Syrian rebels - Telegraph

Russian warships set sail to Mediterranean amid possible Syria evacuation — RT

Brahimi will ask Assad to nominate the ministers that will represent the regime in the transitional government - Al-Monitor

Iraq increases efforts to capture al-Qaeda leaders operating in Syria - Mawtani

Turkey Can’t Afford Over-Involvement In Syria - YaleGlobal


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