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Syria/Egypt News - Aug 7

By bartolo - Posted on 06 August 2013


Syrian rebels claim control of Aleppo military airbase, while government denies it was in use - Al Jazeera English

Capture of Syrian Airbase Shows Qaeda linked Islamists' Increasing Sway, ISIS's swift growth in size and influence  -

Syrian rebels push into Assad’s Alawite mountain stronghold - Ya Libnan

Analyst: Rebels fight in Syrian coast to cover losses in central region - Xinhua |

Latakia offensive inflames Syria’s sectarian wounds - THE DAILY STAR


Syria: Car bomb in Damascus suburb kills 18 - San Jose Mercury News


VIDEO: FSA Colonel, ISIS Fighter Speak Together From Menagh Airbase - YouTube


VIDEO: Claimed footage of a suicide bombing with an armored BMP vehicle in Aleppo airbase - YouTube


VIDEO: Islamic State of Iraq and As-Sham using a 120mm gun to bombard the Aleppo airbase -


VIDEOS: Insurgent offensive in the regime-held Menagh Airbase near Aleppo - EA WorldView


Rebels in Homs look to Nusra for help - THE DAILY STAR


12 groups leave FSA ranks in Syria -


VIDEO: 12 groups leave FSA ranks in Syria - YouTube


Rebel-held Aleppo settles into a routine – but residents now face additional danger from rebel factions that have turned to kidnapping and other criminal activity -


Kurdish Civilians Fear Reprisals in Northern Syria - Al-Monitor




Jarba Clarifies Controversial NYT Interview - The Syrian Observer

Syria: Opposition to receive $1bn fund – Report – InSerbia News

Exclusive: Syria seeks to tap frozen bank accounts for food supplies - Reuters

Syria Buying Russian Weapons With American Dollars -


Syria's Assad "legalizes" private security firms - AFP


The Saudi Kingdom and the Kremlin: The Strategic Significance of the Bandar-Putin Meeting - Arabian Aerospace


Prince Bandar's Syria ambitions troubles Riyadh -


Bandar, the Prince of Jihad: Expect a Syrian Shift in Power - Al Akhbar English


Ankara softens stance on Syria's emboldened Kurds - Fox News


Lebanon probing link between bomb factory where 2 died and Syrian war - McClatchy


Syrians crossing into Jordan held, arms seized - AFP


Italian FM:  Pro-Rebel Jesuit Priest Paolo Dall’Oglio ‘Abducted by al-Qaida Offshoot’ - IBTimes UK


A Report on The Status of Christian Minorities in the Middle East -


Report: A short overview of the status quo of Christian minorities in Egypt, Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Lebanon -




US senators urge release of Islamists, Egypt unhappy with 'foreign pressure' - Ahram Online

Exclusive: John McCain on His Meeting With the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo - The Daily Beast

US, EU envoys presented no initiatives on Egypt standoff: Islamist coalition - Ahram Online


Egypt government offers Brotherhood 3 ministerial posts - Ya Libnan


In tense Egypt, bodies are surfacing near protests, pro Morsi supporters accused by Amnesty of killing and torture - Yahoo! News


Jailed Morsi supporters declare hunger strike in Alexandria - Ahram Online


Turkish court sentences ex-army chief to life in prison over coup plot against Erdogan - | Haaretz



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