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Syria News - Mar 8

By bartolo - Posted on 07 March 2013



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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