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Syria News - Mar 15

By bartolo - Posted on 14 March 2013


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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