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Syria/Egypt News - Aug 16

 

Death toll rises to 638 in Egypt; buildings torched by Morsi supporters - usatoday


Egypt authorizes police use of deadly force after defiant Muslim Brotherhood protesters torch government buildings - Fox News


Egypt's military claims Morsi protesters were armed - The Observers


Egypt's ambassador to Britain defends assault on opposition protesters, claiming many of the dead had been shot by their own side - Telegraph


Churches torched across Egypt in anti-Coptic violence by Morsi loyalists - Ahram Online


Christians under attack since Morsi's ouster, Churches, houses, orphanages, schools and businesses belonging to Copts targeted - usatoday

 

Egypt court extends Morsi's detention for another 30 days - Ahram Online

 

ElBaradei’s resignation garners mixed reactions in Egypt, The Tamarod saying it was irresponsible - Alarabiya.net English 

 

VIDEO: Aerial footage shows Cairo burning after security forces stormed protest sites - BBC News

 

VIDEO: Morsi's supporters torch govt building in Giza after crackdown - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Egypt: protester shooting police - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Egypt's military: Morsi protesters were armed - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Two civilians armed with AK-47s (kalashnikovs) - YouTube

 

VIDEO: The same two armed civilians encouraging the looting of a police vehicle. They provide cover, while helmets, batons and anti-riot shields are offloaded - YouTube

 

VIDEO: One of the two armed civilians is seen setting fire to the police vehicle - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Group Of Morsi Supporters Attack Egyptian Soldiers - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Protester killing one of their own - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Egyptian Christians suffer Muslim Brotherhood backlash: Coptic churches set on fire across Egypt - YouTube

 

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Obama denounces massacre by Egypt military, cancels joint military exercise - Yahoo! News


VIDEO: Obama remarks on Egypt - YouTube


TRANSCRIPT: Obama Cancels US-Egypt Exercises - The Washington Post


U.S. reviewing aid to Egypt in all forms: State Department - Yahoo! News

 

US-Egyptian relations on the rocks. El-Sisi wouldn’t accept Obama’s phone call - DEBKAfile

 

Hagel: Egypt/US military ties 'at risk' - The Hill's DEFCON Hill

 

Tunisia’s Islamist Leader Calls on Egyptians to Avoid Violence - NYTimes.com

 

Iran's new president says Egypt's army should not 'suppress' the people - Fox News

 

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Al-Qaida Kills 2 Shiite Teenagers - ABC News


VIDEO: Al-Qaida Kills 2 Shiite Teenagers - YouTube


Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) intends to declare Raqqa an Islamic emirate by the end of August - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

 

FSA Kurdish Commander: Jihadi Groups in Syria Have Hijacked FSA - Rudaw

 

Foreign Jihadists — Who Are Jaish al-Muhajirin wa Ansar - EA WorldView

 

Who are the Liwaa Asifat al-Shamal who are holding the Shiites in Syria - Syria Comment

 

Scores of Azeris Fighting Among Rebels in Syria and Elsewhere - Asbarez Armenian News

 

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New Saudi-supplied missiles boost rebels in south Syria - Reuters


Syria’s War Takes Hold of Lebanon Through Bombings and Kidnappings - Yahoo! News


Jordan seeks U.S. surveillance aircraft as Syria war rages - Yahoo! News

 

Iraq will not become another Syria, says government, as car bombs kill 34 - Reuters

 

Young Kurds from Iraqi Kurdistan to go to Syria for "Jihad for Kurdistan" against al-Qaeda linked Jihadists - ekurd

 

Turkey not categorically against formation of autonomous Kurdish entity inside Syria - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

The Post just got hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. Here’s who they are - washingtonpost.com

 

 

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Syria/Egypt News - Aug 15

 

Egypt police storm protest camps; Officials say 235 civilians and 43 policemen were killed - AP


Egypt declares state of emergency - Al Jazeera English


Egypt army vows strict curfew enforcement - Ahram Online


3 Journalists Killed in Egypt Turmoil - ABC News


Egypt's VP Mohamed ElBaradei resigns in protest against crackdown - latimes.com


ElBaradei sets out reasons for resignation - Ahram Online


ElBaradei Resigns Over Crackdown, but His Old Allies Now Love the Egyptian Police - FP Passport

 

Egyptian officials say several Muslim Brotherhood leaders detained in assault on protest camp - Fox News

 

Signs of a Rebellion in Egypt's Army? - Israel National News

 

VIDEO: Raw Video of Crack Down on Sit-Ins - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Deadly clashes as protests spread - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Live ammo on protesters fired by Nasr City police station - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Egyptian woman shot down during clashes - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Regime sniper on the roof in Egypt - LiveLeak.com

 

PHOTO: One of three rooms with corpses - Twitter

 

VIDEO: Bodies of protesters, some charred beyond recognition - YouTube

 

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Morsi Supporters Torch Three Churches in Egypt - Naharnet


VIDEO: Egypt Morsi Supporters Attack Coptic Churches - YouTube


VIDEO: Muslim Brotherhood supporters allegedly lynched 4 police officers after raiding Kerdasa police station - LiveLeak.com


VIDEO: Policeman allegedly executed in Kerdasa by Muslim Brotherhood supporters - LiveLeak.com


VIDEO: Egypt government: Muslim Brotherhood 'fired on police' - BBC

 

VIDEO: Egypt: Gunmen Fire At Security Forces - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: One Morsi supporters firing on security forces - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Ransacking of Police Station in Beni Suef in Northeast Egypt - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Egypt interim PM: Today was a difficult day - YouTube

 

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Statement by White House: The United States strongly condemns the use of violence against protesters in Egypt - enewspf.com


VIDEO: White House press conference on Egypt violence, state of emergency - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Kerry Remarks on Egypt - YouTube

 

U.S. weighs calling off military exercise with Egypt - Yahoo! News

 

Exclusive - West warned Egypt's Sisi to the end: don't do it - Reuters

 

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Syrian monitoring group says Qaeda jihadists in Raqqa kill Italian Jesuit priest - Reuters


Qaeda jihadists push FSA rebels out of Raqqa - NOW


VIDEO: Syrians protest against al-Raqqa's new Qaeda rulers - YouTube


VIDEO: Islamic State of Iraq and Levant opens fire against protesters in Raqqa - Al-Ayyam


VIDEO: Iraq’s Al-Qaeda affiliate expands in Syria - Fox News Video

 

VIDEO: Syria now safe haven for Al Qaeda linked group ISIS - CBS News Video

 

VIDEO: Executing Children for Supporting Assad - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Terrorists Beheading Syrian Officer at Menagh air base - TruTube.TV

 

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Syria opposition proposes transition political roadmap - AFP


Plan to overhaul Syria armed rebel forces stirs dissent - AFP


Syrian National Coalition Issues Report On FSA’s Ramadan Military Victories - mailchimp.com

 

Syrian Opposition Condemns Jihadists Targeting Alawites - Al-Monitor

 

VIDEO: Salafis celebrate the slaughter of Shias including a five year old Syrian child. - YouTube

 

Exclusive: Syrian National Council President Sabra Says Only ‘Hundreds’ Of Extremists In Syria - Talk Radio News Service

 

Lebanon offers no asylum for Syrian army defectors - AFP

 

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Syria: Parties discuss forming Kurdish regional government - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


Kurds and Syrian National Coalition reach initial agreement to stop fight - Zawya


The Head of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) is in Turkey Seeking Transitional Administration, Not Independence - Al-Monitor

 

Turkey Reconsiders Support For Jabhat Al-Nusra - Al-Monitor

 

Turkish NGO Recruiting Muslim Albanians for War in Syria - aina

 

Snatching of Turkish pilots in Lebanon tied to Turkey's Syrian policy: analysts - Xinhua | English.news.cn

 

Iraq's Kurdistan MPs visit western Kurdistan, northern Syria - ekurd

 

Syrian Electronic Army Leader Says the Hacks Won’t Stop - The Daily Beast

 

New York Post and Social Flow hacked by Syrian Electronic Army- The Inquirer

 

 

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Will or Won't Obama Attack Syria?

 

Will or Won't Obama Attack Syria?

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

US regime change plans are longstanding. War was planned years ago. US-supported proxy fighters wage it.

 

Obama didn't initiate conflict to end it. At issue now is what's next. Insurgent invaders are no match for Syria's superior military. Guerrilla fighting can continue interminably. 

 

Syria/Egypt News - Aug 13

 

Barzani pledges to defend Syrian Kurds against Al-Qaeda, send delegation to investigate claims of Kurdish massacre - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


Kurds discuss conflict with jihadists on Turkey-Syria border - hurriyetdailynews.com


The PYD leader Muslim visits Iran - Al-Monitor


PYD leader Muslim to visit Turkey for Syria talks - Today's Zaman


Turkey Signals More Pragmatic Approach to Syria's Kurds - VOA

 

Raqqah residents protest against jihadists demanding the release of "hundreds" of people including a Jesuit priest - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


VIDEO: Al-Qaeda militants open fire at protesters in Raqqah - alalam.ir

 

Syria: rumors, denials circulating on Dall'Oglio death - ANSAMed.it

 

Contradictory reports on Syrian Kurds’ massacre - Kurdpress News Aganecy

 

Kurds in way: Witness account of atrocities as Arab-Islamic Al-Nusra Front asserts northern Syria position - ekurd

 

Syrian rebels pass on 13 abducted Kurds to jihadists: NGO - AFP

 

Syria's FSA must distance itself from al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra, says Kurdish leader - Anadolu Agency

 

Kurdish Jabhat al-Akrad's commander: Islamic-Jihadist groups in Syria have hijacked FSA - ekurd

 

US Condemns Jihadist Attacks On Syrian Kurds - Al-Monitor

 

VIDEO: Kurds' cry for help in Syria falls on deaf ears - LiveLeak.com

 

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Syrian rebel commander Idris visits front in Latakia, Assad's home province - Reuters


The Syrian National coalition plans to form a “national army”, to combat “warlords” - Asharq al-Awsat


VIDEO: Syrian opposition calls for unified rebel army that works under the command of the Free Syrian Army chief of staff - Al Jazeera English


Syrian rebels accused of sectarian murders in Latakia- Telegraph

 

Rebels launch new offensive near Syria's border with Iraq - The National

 

Syrian Rebels Destroy Orthodox Church in Al-Thawrah, the metropolitan, Boulos al-Yazigi, was kidnapped (and allegedly murdered) on April 22 - aina

 

Kidnapping threats escalate in Lebanon, neighboring Syria - McClatchy

 

Syria Fallout Raises Tensions in Lebanon’s Palestinian Camps - VOA

 

Syria’s Palestinian camps controlled by Salafi-Jihadists - Scoop News

 

State Department confirms al Qaeda in Iraq leader has relocated to Syria - The Long War Journal

 

VIDEO: Interview  with FSA founder and former chief Riad al Asad - YouTube

 

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Arms Shipments Seen From Sudan to Syria Rebels, Qatar paid the bills - NYTimes.com


Iran claims Qatar wired $5 billion to Syrian rebels - Money Jihad


European Parliament identifies Wahabi and Salafi roots of global terrorism - DAWN.COM

 

European Parliament Report on Wahabi and Salafi roots of global terrorism - European Parliament

 

Revealed: What equipment the West has given Syria's rebels - The Independent

 

VIDEO: A Small Delivery Of Advanced Weapons To Damascus Rebels - Brown Moses Blog

 

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Pro-Morsi sit-ins gain strength, prompt Egypt to postpone dispersal to avoid bloodshed - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Morsi supporters protest in massive sit-ins in Egypt - CBS News Video


Egyptian liberals call for crackdown against pro-Morsi sit-ins - The Washington Post


Morsi slammed with another 15-day detention order - Ahram Online

 

Egypt's Security Agencies Back, Now With A New Mandate - NPR

 

POLL: Attitudes in the Post-Tamarod, Post-Morsi Era - Daily News Egypt

 

Is Egypt Muslim Brotherhood working together with Amb. Chris Stevens’ assassin? - Fox News

 

Benghazi: Arabic-Language Media Implicates Egypt’s Fallen Muslim Brotherhood Regime - PJ Media

 

 

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Syria/Egypt News - Aug 9

 

Egypt Christians on the defensive as Islamists wage hate campaign in south - CBS News


16 Egyptian rights groups condemn sectarian violence against Christians - Ahram Online


Jihad unleashed on Egypt’s Christians - Human Events


VIDEO: Egypt Christians Allege Torture Under Morsi Regime - LiveLeak.com

 

AUDIO: Christians fear violence in Egypt - Vatican Radio

 

Christians Attacked, Homes Damaged by Pro-Morsi Protesters in Egypt - christianpost.com

 

Christian Girls Being Snatched by Islamist Traffickers - charismanews.com

 

Increasing Attacks on Christians in Egypt Incited By Leader of Al-Qaeda - aina.org

 

Morsi's wife in surprise show at Egypt rally (VIDEO) - Al Jazeera English

 

Egypt a Battleground for Hamas, Fatah Feuding - Israel National News

 

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Kurdish National Congress to Be Established This Month, Seeks Unity of All Kurds of the Region - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East


Syrian Kurds should participate in Geneva independently, Russia says - World Bulletin


Assad agrees with Peshmarga deployment to northern Syria: daily - Kurdpress News Aganecy


YPG announces three-day ceasefire in northern Syria - Mesopotamische Gesellschaft

 

Harrowing report from war-ravaged Aleppo - Barnabas - Christian persecution

 

Syria: Christians under terror and siege in the north - christiansincrisis.net

 

Syria’s war in miniature: meeting the Christians driven out of Qusayr by Islamists - The Spectator

 

Syria rejects Assad convoy attack claims (VIDEO) - Al Jazeera English

 

Five citizens killed by mortar shells fired by rebels in al-Sayyeda Zainab area, Damascus - SANA

 

Statement on the fall of the Minnag aiport by Emir Omar al-Chechen, Commander of Northern Directorate of Islamic State of Iraq and Sham - Kavkazcenter.com

 

A Saudi rebel fighting in Lattakia publishes proudly photos of him and his victims - twitter.com

 

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Erdoğan talks Syria, Egypt with Obama, The two leaders discussed the influx of foreign jihadists - Today's Zaman


What Ankara’s improved ties with Syria’s Kurds mean for the Turkey–PKK peace process - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

 

Moscow ‘rejects’ Saudi ‘offer’ to drop Assad for rich arms deal - RT News

 

Rise in German Islamists fighting in Syria, warns secret service - EUROPE ONLINE

 

Syria PM Pessimistic About Geneva, "the Syrian government decided to go to Geneva, despite our conviction that the other party is not ready"- The Syrian Observer

 

Syria: What FSA Chief Idris Says is Needed to Turn the Tide - Atlantic Council

 

 

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Pouring gasoline on a fire will not put it out!

U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW) speaks out on the crisis in Syria

U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW) has focused most of its attention and resources on the Iraq and Afghan Wars, and building the New Priorities Network and Jobs-Not-Wars Campaign to shift resources from the bloated Pentagon budget to meet urgent social needs.

US-Backed Death Squads Massacre Hundreds of Syrian Kurds

 

US-Backed Death Squads Massacre Hundreds of Syrian Kurds

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Western leaders are silent. Media scoundrels ignore what demands headlines. Cold-blooded murder doesn't matter. It's too insignificant to report. Managed news misinformation substitutes.

 

Syria is America's war. It was planned years ago. Death squads were recruited. Al Qaeda, Al Nusra, and other terrorists are Washington's shock troops.

 

Syria/Egypt News - Aug 8

 

Syrian government forces kill dozens of rebels in Damascus ambush - latimes.com


VIDEO: Syrian army ambush kills 62 rebels - alalam.ir


VIDEO: Nusra Damascus commanders arrested, suspected of masterminding the assassination of cleric Sheikh Mohammed Said al-Buti - LiveLeak.com


Al Qaida groups lead Syrian rebels’ seizure of air base in sign they continue to dominate anti-Assad forces - McClatchy


VIDEOS: Footage indicates a high level of coordination and collaboration between FSA and ISIS fighters in the operation to besiege and take the airbase -  EA WorldView


VIDEOS: More videos of FSA and ISIS fighters in the Menagh Airbase - EA WorldView

 

VIDEO: ISIS flag flying over the base after its capture - YouTube

 

Foreign jihadists behind the rebel capture of Aleppo military airport (VIDEOS) - Telegraph

 

VIDEO: Foreign jihadists talking to Al Jazeera about the capture of Aleppo airport  - Liveleak.com

 

VIDEO: ISIS Saudi suicide bomber making final “martyr statement” before attacking the Airbase - YouTube

 

Former al-Nusra Front emir retires, returns to civilian life - NOW

 

Hyperinflation Hits Syrian Economy, Syrian currency drops amid declining economic output - WSJ.com

 

Syria's other war: The battle to save its economy - latimes.com

 

Syria pays out $500 mln in oil subsidies, minister says - AFP

 

Food Crisis Grips War-Torn Syria - VOA

 

VIDEO: Syrian Electronic Army Causing Havok - Al Jazeera

 

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Obama Announces $195 Million in Humanitarian Aid for Syria - VOA


US proposes Syria peace talks at UN in September, Lakhdar Brahimi is thought to have urged international sides to pressure SNC leader to show more “flexibility” - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


CIA Official Calls Syria Top Threat to U.S. Security, Foreign fighters flowing into Syria to take up arms with al Qaeda-affiliated groups - WSJ.com

 

Al Qaeda Conference Call Intercepted by U.S. Officials Sparked Alerts - The Daily Beast

 

Pentagon Proposes $2.7B In Iraq Arms Sales - Defense News Mobile

 

Obama cancels meeting with Russia's Putin over Snowden decision - Reuters

 

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UNSC should condemn crimes committed against Kurds in Syria - Lavrov — RT News


Iraq KRG warns al-Nusra over attacks against Syria Kurds - Mesopotamische Gesellschaft


Unsubstantiated Reports of al-Nusra's Massacre of Kurds in Syria, The burning of the Kurds is an old recycled version of an al-Qaeda in Iraq video from February 2008 - The Jawa Report

 

VIDEO: Confession of Lebanese Rebel in Syria: They Killed People for Only One Reason, Because they were Alawis or Christians or Kurds- YouTube

 

Exclusive: Saudi offers Russia deal to scale back Assad support - sources - Reuters

 

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Egypt's president says diplomacy by U.S., others fails to end crisis - latimes.com


Egypt PM says decision to break up sit-in is final - Reuters


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

 

Egypt political rivals vie over Eid prayers - GulfNews.com

 

103 'terrorists' arrested, 60 killed in Sinai security crackdown: Army statement - Ahram Online

 

 

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Syria/Egypt News - Aug 7

 

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  - WSJ.com


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


Analyst: Rebels fight in Syrian coast to cover losses in central region - Xinhua | English.news.cn


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 - vimeo.com

 

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 - alalam.ir

 

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 - CSMonitor.com

 

Kurdish Civilians Fear Reprisals in Northern Syria - Al-Monitor

 

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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 - defenseworld.net

 

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 - alalam.ir

 

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 - aina.org

 

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

 

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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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Syria/Egypt News - Aug 6

 

VIDEO: Qaeda set afire Syrian Kurds alive - YouTube


Syrian gunmen kill pro-regime family, a man, his wife and their three daughters - AFP


Shari'a Council issues list of of prohibited materials from crossing into besieged Aleppo - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


Qaeda terrorizes Christians, threatened with death and their property stolen - aina.org

 

Kidnapped Syrian Bishops Have Been Held Captive For Over 100 Days - huffingtonpost

 

Did Qaeda massacre Kurdish civilians in Syria's Tal Abyad? - alalam

 

Report: Qaeda massacre of Kurds in Aleppo Continues - Alliance for Kurdish Rights

 

Quran Recital & Balloons — Islamic State of Iraq Hosts More Ramadan 'Fun' in Aleppo (VIDEO) - EA WorldView

 

Times of London: British charity supplies al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists in Syria with money - abna.ir

 

U.S. extends embassy closings, lawmakers say Qaeda threat serious - Yahoo! News

 

We strike terror with iron fist, says Syria’s President Assad - PressTV

 

VIDEO: Syria's Assad in rare televised address - YouTube

 

Assad granting Syrian citizenship to Hezbollah, Iraqi Shiites - Ya Libnan

 

Syria limits foreign currency use, threatens traders with jail - Reuters

 

PYD leader: Turkey continues to support al-Nusra Front against Kurds - Today's Zaman

 

Kurdish organization in Iran is prepared to send fighters to Syria - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

 

Syrian opposition figure: PYD autonomy could pave way for Alawite state - Today's Zaman

 

Russia Considers Saudi Angle in Syria - Al-Monitor

 

New Qatari emir signals policy shift with bow to Saudi Arabia - World Tribune

 

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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood rejects appeal to accept Mohamed Morsi's ouster - NDTV.com


Egyptian government offers Muslim Brotherhood ministerial posts - The Guardian


Egyptian Brotherhood leaders to face trial for inciting murder - Yahoo! News

 

Egypt’s government won’t find it easy to clear pro-Morsi encampment - MiamiHerald.com

 

Egypt claims jihadists fired US Hellfire missile at government office - Fox News

 

Egypt ends jail terms for insulting president - Al Jazeera English

 

Report: Egypt Cancels Erdogan's Gaza Visit - Israel National News

 

 

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Syrian Conflict Resolution: Stamp Out Terror

 

Syrian Conflict Resolution: Stamp Out Terror

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Previous articles explained. America wants unchallenged dominance. It's ravaging Middle East/North Africa/Eurasian countries. It's doing so to achieve it.

 

It's destroying them one at a time. It's committing mass murder and destruction. It calls it a small price to pay. It wants the region colonized. It wants it balkanized. 

 

Syria/Egypt News - Aug 4

 

Kurdish–jihadist violence kills 12 Al-Qaeda fighters in Syrian city of Hasaka, commander announces FSA sent reinforcement to Islamists - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


Al Qaeda-linked militia attacks Kurdish villages in Aleppo - ekurd


Iraqi Kurds Call On Youth to Cease Cooperation With Jabhat al-Nusra - Al-Monitor


Syrian Kurds take fragile steps toward autonomy - THE DAILY STAR


Friends confirm Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio has been kidnapped by Al-Qaeda in Raqqa, Syria - Vatican Insider


Syria opposition 'deeply concerned' for Italian priest, calls for the immediate release - Fox News


VIDEO: Al Qaeda murdering Kurdish civilians in Syria - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Al-Qaida Beheading Kurd from Hasakah, Syria - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Rebel Sharia Court Flogs Men in Idlib, Syria - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Raqqa Sit-In Condemns Kidnappings by Islamic State of Iraq - Liveleak

 

VIDEO: 13 year old terrorist confesses beheading: "My uncle asked me to take the machete and behead them" [English Subs] - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Hundreds Strong Al Qaeda Convoy in Eastern Syria - YouTube

 

Jihadists lay hands on Danha ammunition depot near Damascus - Middle East Online

 

VIDEO: Footage of the operation to take over the Danha ammunition depot, the arms gained - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

VIDEO: Syrian opposition leader Ahmad al-Jarba: 'Al-Assad will not win' - Al Jazeera English

 

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U.N. rights chief calls for investigation into Khan al-Asal massacre by jihadists - Reuters


Syrian Christian towns emptied by sectarian violence - Telegraph


Syrian Looters in Bulldozers Seek Treasure Amid Chaos - Bloomberg


Saudi Arabia Tries to Cut a Deal With Russia Regarding Syria - Al-Monitor

 

Syria's U.N. Ambassador blasts Saudi Arabia, radical Islamists at Dearborn event - Detroit Free Press

 

State TV: Jordan seizes ‘large amount of weapons’ near Syria border - Alarabiya.net English

 

Hezbollah, Hamas agree to disagree on Syria at high-level Beirut meeting - THE DAILY STAR

 

Briefing: EU ends arms embargo on Syria. What does that mean for rebels? - Alaska Dispatch

 

Were CIA agents smuggling arms to Syria before Benghazi attack? - digital journal

 

Rep. Wolf: Sources Say CIA Was Moving Guns in Benghazi - breitbart.com

 

The Secret CIA Mission In Benghazi - Business Insider

 

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Rare interview with Egyptian Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi - The Washington Post


Excerpts from Washington Post interview with Egyptian Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi - The Washington Post


An interview with Mohamed ElBaradei, who hopes for reconciliation in Egypt - The Washington Post


Exclusive: Egypt pro-Mursi alliance signals flexibility in talks - Reuters

 

US Envoy In Egypt Holds Talks With Rival Sides - NPR

 

POLL: Gallup: Egyptians lost faith in Morsi government, party and elections - Ahram Online

 

POLL: Egyptians' Views of Government Crashed Before Overthrow - Gallup

 

Popular backlash against Egypt Islamists - The Washington Post

 

Pro-Morsi rallies across Cairo draw thousands - Ahram Online

 

Defiant Morsi supporters clash with police in Cairo (VIDEO) - FRANCE 24

 

Egypt's Tamarod and the military united for now - DW.DE 

 

 

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Empire Project in Syria Reaches New Low - Syrian Support Group

pergallon1How low will the Western powers stoop in the assault on the people and nation of Syria?    You may be surprised.  Here are three nightmares from the conflict. (Image: Neil Turner)

The United States, United Kingdom, France, Turkey, and the Gulf oligarchies sponsored a rebellion in Syria that chose cities as the primary battleground.  Syrian rebels entered the cities, took over without invitation by the residents, and battled the police and other representatives of the Syrian government.  Nobody expected the government to simply surrender the cities to the rebels.  This often-overlooked fact explains the scale of death and destruction in Syria.

The above listed cast of characters supported or looked the other way as foreign fighters from Al Qaeda in Iraq took on a major combat role. The group, known as Al-Nusra, is credited as the best combat force fighting the Syrian government.   The group slaughters civilians and captured soldiers.  A favorite targets for violence and kidnapping are the minorities of Syrian Christians and Kurds.

The latest news of the effort to depose a government that never attacked the United States and posed no imminent threat has more to do with hypocrisy than death and destruction.   Craven, rapacious greed flowers in the context of a full tilt violence.

U.S. sanctioned Syrian rebel fundraisers "obsessed" with oil over revolution

Syria/Egypt News - Aug 2

 

Ousted Egypt president’s supporters snub offer of protection if they end their protests - The Washington Post


Egypt protesters plan new marches after crackdown order - GlobalPost


International concern over ending Cairo sit-ins - Daily News Egypt


UN, EU stress inclusive political process in Egypt amid crackdowns on protests - Xinhua

 

German foreign minister Westerwelle arrives in Egypt, calls for restraint and urges authorities to avoid 'selective justice' - DW.DE

 

National Salvation Front reaffirms trust in government to fight terrorism - Daily News Egypt

 

Egypt extremist group warns of 'chaos' over protest clearances - NBC World News

 

One million pro-Morsi protesters, 30 million opponents in 1432 July demos: Democracy Index - Ahram Online

 

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Photographer recounts ordeal at hands of Islamists in Syria, recalls mock executions and scenes of torture - AFP


Assad visits troops in Damascus suburb, says army will win 'the fiercest barbaric war the modern history has ever witnessed' - Yahoo! News


VIDEO: Bashar al Assad tells army troops that victory is near - YouTube


Assad's confidence "disgusting" after he destroyed his country, opposition figure says - AFP

 

US State Dep calls Assad Instagram account "repulsive" glossing over the brutality and suffering he is causing - AFP

 

Ammo dump blast triggered by rebel rockets kills 'at least 40' in Syria's Homs - Fox News

 

VIDEO: Deadly explosions hit Syria's Homs - Al Jazeera English

 

VIDEO: Rebel massacre at Khan Al Asal near Aleppo - new details - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Remember SAA soldier beheaded by brainwashed rebel child soldier? Boy surrendered begging for amnesty - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Syrian regime officers flogging teen - NOW

 

Syrian Rebels Urge N.Caucasus Jihadists to Stay Home - RIA Novosti

 

U.S. unlikely to sanction another Israeli strike on Syria - Haaretz

 

 

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Syria/Egypt News - Aug 1

 

Pro-Morsi rallies no longer acceptable, constitute a threat to the country's national security: Egyptian cabinet - Ahram Online


Cabinet decision to disperse sit-in is 'terrorism': Brotherhood - Ahram Online


3 Muslim Brotherhood leaders sent to criminal court - Ahram Online


Pro-Morsi Wasat Party leaders arrested - Ahram Online

 

Egyptian Tamarod movement wants brotherhood blacklisted as a terrorist organization - UPI.com

 

Tamarod attacks Third Square for 'fragmenting Egyptian people - Daily News Egypt

 

Egypt's ‘Third Square’ Protests Reject Army, Islamists - VOA

 

African delegation meets Egypt's Morsi - Yahoo! News

 

AU Wise Men delegation recounts Tuesday Morsi meeting - Ahram Online

 

US urges Egypt to respect right to peaceful assembly - Ahram Online

 

Senate roundly rejects proposal to halt Egypt aid - Fox News

 

U.S. to go ahead with joint military exercise in Egypt | Reuters

 

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Jihadist hold 200 Syria Kurds hostage: NGO - Fox News


Kurdish militia vow to defeat rebels linked to al-Qaida in Syria - The Columbus Dispatch


VIDEO: In Afrin, Residents Condemn Islamist Attacks On Kurds, Civilians - YouTube


Al Nusrah Front launches joint assaults with numerous Syrian rebel groups, including Free Syrian Army units - The Long War Journal


Syrian opposition chief says no peace talks before rebels reverse regime gains - The Washington Post


Fighting rages for Khan al-Assal, town in Syria chemical weapons row - AFP

 

Syria says 38 Jordanian ‘jihadists’ killed in July - The Jordan Times

 

Mortar Attack Kills Six, Injures 19 Near Damascus - Prensa Latina News Agency

 

Syria: At least 10 killed in Homs mortar attack - Business Standard

 

Three Syrian TV employees kidnapped 40 km north of Aleppo - Reporters Without Borders

 

The Struggle for Justice In rebel held Aleppo, The Sharia council is not seen as “legitimate” by many citizens - Al-Monitor

 

Jailed and Raped for Not Fasting by AlNusra Front Jihadists - SyriaNews

 

VIDEO: Two rapists executed in Deir al-Zour, Syria - LiveLeak.com

 

PHOTOS: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad joined Instagram. Here are his first photos - washingtonpost.com

 

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West's main aid group for Syrian rebels collapses into disarray - Telegraph


Iraqi Kurds to voice concern on al-Nusra during Ankara visit - hurriyetdailynews


Ankara to Barzani: We do not lend support to al-Nusra Front - hurriyetdailynews


Saudi Arabia Delivers Weapons to Al-Qaeda in Northern Syria, Buy Old Military Equipment and Arms from Israel to Supply Rebels - abna.ir 

 

Can the West Finally Turn Off Its Tolerance for the Saudis? - huffingtonpost

 

Syria: PLO Palestinian Initiative to End Fighting in Yarmouk Camp - Al Akhbar English

 

Syrian rebels' missile defense system threatens Israel - Ynetnews

 

Syrian Missiles Were Moved Before Israeli Strike, Officials Say - NYTimes.com

 

Senate panel moves to gut Pentagon $$ for contract with Russian firm supplying Assad - Fox News

 

U.N. says chemical weapons inspectors to visit three Syrian sites - Reuters

 

 

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Syria/Egypt News - July 31

 

Al Qaeda group kidnaps Italian Jesuit Paolo Dall’Oglio in Syria: activists - Reuters FaithWorld


Fears mount over fate of Italian priest who went missing in Raqqa - THE DAILY STAR


VIDEO: Italian Jesuit Priest Speaking to a Crowd In Raqqa Before Alleged Kidnapping - YouTube


VIDEO: Interview with Father Paolo Dall'Oglio at Raqqa before 'kidnap' - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

 

Dall'Oglio in Raqaa to mediate for the release of a crew of Syrian journalists and technicians taken hostage a few days ago - ANSAMed.it

 

AUDIO: Archb. Zenari: Fr. Dall'Oglio's abduction in Syria is part of a "Via Crucis" of kidnappings - radiovaticana

 

Syria's moderate rebels wane as extremist forces dominate - The National

 

Aleppo rebel religious committee forbids ‘colonial’ croissants - Alarabiya.net English | Front Page

 

Al-Qaeda's Syrian Recruits: The Case of 'Abu Majed' - Al-Monitor

 

Liwa al-Islam Deploys Advanced Surface-To-Air Missiles Systems, It is known to cooperate with Jabhat al-Nusra and conduct joint operations (VIDEO) - Brown Moses Blog

 

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Car bomb kills Syrian Kurdish politician - Reuters


Syrian Kurdish militia urges to rise up against jihadists, says Qaeda and FSA "have become one side in attacking the Kurdish people" - GlobalPost


Interview with Saleh Muslim Mohammad on the occasion of his visit to Turkey, Syrian Kurds Want Transitional Administration Now - Al-Monitor


Battle for Oil Intensifies Between Syrian Kurds, Jihadists - Al-Monitor

 

Ankara, Syrian opposition holds talks between Al Nusra and PYD - World Bulletin

 

VIDEO: Syria al-Qaida offshoots blowing up Kurdish houses in Tel Abyad - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Kurdish Fighters Prepare To Attack Jabhat Al-Nusra Near Qamishli - YouTube

 

Iran grants Syria $3.6-billion oil credit line - AFP

 

Arab, Muslim states urge truce in Syria for Eid feast - AFP

 

Chief: Syrian rebels to form govt late August - AFP

 

Syria civil war: President Bashar al-Assad joins Instagram - The Independent

 

Syrian Electronic Army targets White House staffers, floods Reuters with pro-Assad cartoons - net-security.org

 

CARTOONS: Full set of cartoons uploaded by the Syrian Electronic Army to Thomson Reuter’s account - buzzfeed.com

 

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EU’s top diplomat says jailed Morsi is ‘well,’ but no breakthrough in resolving Egypt crisis - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Morsi meeting: EU chief Catherine Ashton speaks to BBC - BBC News


Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya says Morsi to reject Ashton 'safe exit' offer - Ahram Online

 

Morsi supporters march against 'police brutality' after violence rocks Cairo - Ahram Online

 

Obama asks Graham, McCain to travel to Egypt - Alarabiya.net English | Front Page

 

Hagel urges Egyptian military leaders to pursue political solution - The Hill

 

Saudis Divided over Egypt - Al-Monitor

 

Hamas Hits Back At 'Preposterous' Egypt Claims - Al-Monitor

 

 

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Waging the Battle of Syria

 

Waging the Battle of Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Syria's conflict began in March 2011. Resolving it remains elusive. Previous articles explained it's Washington's war. It was planned years ago. 

 

It's about advancing America's imperium. There's nothing civil about it. It's about toppling another independent government. They're not tolerated. Washington wants pro-Western puppet ones replacing them.

 

Syria/Egypt News - July 30

 

Syrian Opposition Leader Jarba Says He Would Meet Assad Officials - NYTimes.com


Al Arabiya Exclusive: SNC leader Jarba says Geneva II may end Syria war - Alarabiya.net


VIDEO: Interview with SNC leader Jarba - Alarabiya.net | WebTV


Syrian opposition condemns rebel execution of captives, to begin probe into Khan al-Asal killings - Businessweek


VIDEO: Part A: Captive soldiers in Khan al-Assal - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Part B: Captive soldiers in Khan al-Assal - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Khan al-Asal: Insurgent hits the captive twice on the head, causing his head to hit the stone floor - YouTube

 

Syria captures rebel base in key city of Homs - usatoday.com

 

Worries Mount as Syria Lures West’s Muslims - NYTimes.com

 

Al-Qaeda Militants Travel To Syria Via Turkey - aina.org

 

Al Qaeda’s Play for Lebanon - The Daily Beast

 

Syria, U.N. Negotiate Terms for Chemical Strike Inquiry - Yahoo! News

 

Russia asks UN to consider its inquiry of Syria chemical arms use - People's Daily Online

 

On Syria in General Assembly, Talk of Chemical Weapons Witnesses Killed While UN Plays Hide the Ball - Inner City Press

 

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Syrian Kurd leader says Turkey vows humanitarian aid - AFP


Analysis: Al Qaeda's Iraqi, Syrian affiliates jointly battle Kurds - The Long War Journal


Hasakah province: Two girls killed from Qaeda bombardment of their house - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

VIDEO: Jabhat al-Nusra Public Execution In Al-Hasakah - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Aleppo province: Mass migration of Syrian Kurds out of Tal Hasel fearing that al-Nusra will bombard the village -Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

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Top EU diplomat in Egypt to mediate between rival sides as Islamists call for more protests - The Washington Post


Egypt Allows EU Envoy to Visit Morsi - WSJ.com


Egypt arrests more Islamists as EU official visits - Yahoo! News


White House condemns Egyptian military crackdown, no immediate steps to suspend U.S. military assistance - Yahoo! News

 

Ban warns Egyptian leaders over demonstration deaths - Ahram Online

 

Egypt’s interim government must rein in notorious security forces - FT.com

 

Despite dozens of deaths, Muslim Brotherhood finds little sympathy at home or abroad - washingtonpost.com

 

Egypt rights groups demand interior minister's dismissal - Ahram Online

 

Clashes between Morsi's supporters and opponents leave 12 houses torched in Cairo's Ezbet Abu-Hashish - Ahram Online

 

Palestinian leader in Cairo for show of support - Yahoo! News

 

 

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Egypt News - July 29

 

VIDEO: Police officers shooting at protesters hiding behind a barricade - YouTube


VIDEO: Police gunmen firing at the Islamist protesters - YouTube


VIDEO: Plain clothes officer firing a machine gun - YouTube


Egypt: Many Pro-Morsi Protesters Shot in Head or Chest, Police was Shooting to Kill - Human Rights Watch

 

Eyewitness: People were dropping like flies - NZ Herald News

 

PHOTOS: Pics of uniform &  plain clothed police officers shooting - twitter.com/ikhwan

 

VIDEO: Cairo Massacre: The hospital field in Rabaa square - YouTube

 

PHOTOS: Extensive set of pics on the aftermath of the clashes - Mosa'ab Elshamy

 

Mosa'ab Elshamy eyewitnessed the killing by the police - Facebook

 

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Egypt's interim president says PM has right to give military arrest powers - Fox News


Police won't allow 'mad people' to disturb Egypt's peace: Interior Minister - Ahram Online

 

Tamarod very concerned by Interior Minister's statements - World Bulletin

 

ElBaradei condemns ‘excessive use of force’ in Egypt - Alarabiya.net English | Front Page

 

Egypt’s prosecution blames Nasr City violence on Morsi supporters - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online

 

Brotherhood holds forces behind 30 June responsible for Saturday clashes - Daily News Egypt

 

Muslim Brotherhood to create a “Free Egyptian Army”? - United Jerusalem

 

El-Awa proposes initiative to end political crisis in Egypt - Ahram Online

 

 

 

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Syria/Egypt News - July 28

 

Violent clashes in north Cairo leave dozens of Morsi supporters dead, Death toll has risen to 80 according to the Health Ministry - Ahram Online


Police used live bullets in Cairo violence: Brotherhood - Ahram Online


NSF mourns deaths and says 'can't help' but blame the Muslim Brotherhood, calls for a private investigation to hold accountable all those responsible - Ahram Online


VIDEO: Raw Footage of Cairo Overnight Clashes - YouTube


VIDEO: Police Video of Cairo Clashes - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Egypt: Doctors battle to treat the injured after scores killed in protests - Telegraph

 

VIDEO: Interior Minister Says Brotherhood-affiliated Preacher Ordered Protesters To Block Bridge - YouTube

 

Libya protesters attack Muslim Brotherhood's offices after killings - Fox News

 

More than 1,000 inmates escape Libyan prison as protests sweep across country beset by unrest - The Washington Post

 

Libya PM to reshuffle cabinet, cut ministries after killings - Reuters

 

Thousands protest government at Tunisia funeral, ‘‘Down with the party of the Brotherhood’’ chanted mourners - The Boston Globe

 

Tunisia Says Assassination Has Links to Al Qaeda - NYTimes.com

 

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NGO: Syrian forces gain in assault on rebel Homs - AFP


Syrian Troops Capture Historic Khalid Ibn Al-Walid Mosque In Homs' Khaldiyeh District - huffingtonpost.com


Syria says rebels killed 123 people in northern town of Khan al-Assal, majority civilians - Reuters


Al Nusrah Front claims to have "liberated" the town of Khan al Assal, Background on Ansar al Khilafah Brigade - The Long War Journal


VIDEO: Khan al Assal: Captive is cowering, a cut on his throat, with an insurgent holding a large knife next to him- YouTube

 

VIDEO: Khan al-Assal: Insurgents — one of whom appears to be a teenage boy — abusing a young man - You Tube

 

VIDEO: Salafists Gunmen Blow Up A Mosque In Eastern Syria - YouTube

 

Qatar-funded Syrian rebel brigade backs al Qaeda groups in Syria - Threat Matrix

 

Al Qaeda Member Confirms Terrorists Entry to Syria, adding that the Chechens are the most dominant group - Prensa Latina News Agency

 

Thousands of defected Syrian police who joined the rebels are on U.S. payroll: State Dep official - World Tribune

 

U.N. says accord reached on Syria chemical weapons inquiry - Alarabiya.net English | Front Page

 

Chemical Weapon Specialists Talk Sarin, Saraqeb, and Khan Al-Assal - Part 1 - Brown Moses Blog

 

Syrian Opposition Set Pre-Conditions for Geneva Two Talks in Pay-to-Play Briefing of UN Censorship Alliance, Transcript Here by FUNCA - Inner City Press

 

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PYD leader in visit to Turkey proposes formation of provisional council until political solution - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Turkey moves for ‘holy alliance’ with Kurds, ‘non-radical’ Syria rebels - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Turkish police deny reports tying Syrian suspects to bishops' alleged murders - World Bulletin

 

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Syria/Egypt News - July 27

 

Millions of Morsi's Opponents Rally In Egypt Responding To Army Call, Morsi's supporters also turned out but in smaller numbers - AP


Egypt investigating Morsi on charges of murder and conspiracy - mercurynews.com


Five killed, more than 100 injured in clashes between supporters and opponents of Morsi in Egypt's Alexandria - Ahram

 

Clashes in Cairo between Morsi supporters, opponents - Fox News

 

Egypt's 'Third Square' protesters denounce army, Morsi - Ahram Online

 

Hamas reels as Egypt accuses movement of conspiracy, attacks - GlobalPost

 

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Syria Troops Gain Ground In Central City Of Homs - huffingtonpost


Pro-government Palestinian factions advance in refugee camp in Syrian capital - Fox News


Syrian Rebels Strike Remote Army Outposts in Khan al-Asal, Activists Say Dozens Soldiers Killed - huffingtonpost


VIDEO: Footage of tens of regime forces killed by rebels in Khan al-Asal - YouTube


MAP:  Shows areas of military control between ‎Syrian Army, Rebels, Kurds - and Contested Zones - National Coalition Of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces

 

Syrian opposition leader to Kerry: We're 'desperate,' send arms quickly - NBC World News

 

Syrian opposition tells UN Assad must agree to hand power to a transitional government - Fox News

 

Al Qaeda Is Back - Yahoo! News

 

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant eulogizes Tunisian suicide bomber - The Long War Journal

 

Syrian Christian Describes Religious Cleansing by Extremists - Algemeiner.com

 

Analysis - Setbacks to bring quieter Qatar foreign policy but no U-turn - World - The Star Online

 

North Korean leader meets visiting Syrian delegation - THE DAILY STAR

 

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Turkey warns Syrian Kurd leader against autonomy plans - Fox News

 

Extremist fighters blow up houses belonging to Kurdish families in Syria's al-Raqa - Al-Shorfa

 

VIDEO: Al Hurra interviews Abdulbasit Sayda (Former head SNC), Salih Muslim (PYD), Abdul Hakim Bashar (KDP-S) on the issue of Kurdish autonomy and the recent fights between JN/ISIS and the YPG - Transnational Middle-East Observer

 

VIDEO: Intense discussion between an Arab and a Kurd (English Subtitles) - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: YPG & Al Nusra Battle for Tal Abyad City - YouTube

 

 

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Syria/Egypt News - July 26

 

Car bomb in Damascus suburb kills 10, wounds 66: state media blames the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham - Reuters


Syria Calls on Security Council to Condemn Damascus terrorist explosion - SANA


Syrian army, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine battling al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front in Yarmouk (VIDEO) - PressTV


VIDEO: Battle for Yarmouk; Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine help Syrian army against Nusra Front - LiveLeak.com


Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria execute 14 Shi'ites truck drivers after checking ID cards in north Iraq - Herald Sun


Al-Qaeda in Iraq (a.k.a. Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria) - Council on Foreign Relations


VIDEO: Islamic State of Iraq and Sham Convoy Crossing Syrian Border - YouTube

 

Islamic State of Iraq and Nusra Front host a family fair in Syria, complete with ice cream and jihad (VIDEO) - washingtonpost.com

 

Top Anti-Shia Kuwati Extremist Salafi Perished in Syria Clashes, He was accused of committing the Hatla massacre - abna.ir

 

Syria forces advance in Homs' Khalidiya district - PressTV

 

Top Al-Nusra commander killed in Homs - alalam.ir

 

Exclusive: Syria's war halves wheat harvest, erodes state share - Reuters

 

U.S. testing Syrian rebel supply lines as it prepares to send arms - Reuters

 

With little argument, House limits U.S. military involvement in Syria, Egypt - KansasCity.com

 

Hollande pledges French support for Syrian National Coalition but not arms (VIDEO) - euronews

 

Global Arms Markets As Seen Through The Syrian Lens - Forbes

 

Putin urges international community to resist repressions against Christians - RT 

 

Russia carries Hezbollah fighters to Syria, FSA head says - hurriyetdailynews

 

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PYD leader arrives in Turkey for two-day talks: Report - hurriyetdailynews


Davutoglu: Radical Islamic Groups Betray Syrian Revolution - haberler.com


Turkey Opposition party questions gov’t policy on Syrian Kurds - hurriyetdailynews


Iraq's Barzani prepares grand conference with Kurdish political parties from Turkey, Iran, Syria and Iraq - todayszaman

 

Kurdish Rivals PYD and KNC Reach Agreement in Ayn al-Arab - Mesopotamische Gesellschaft

 

PYD appeals to international community - ANF

 

Syrian Kurdish Forces Surround Iraq Border Crossing, Preparations are underway for a large-scale operation to capture the area from Jabhat al-Nusra - Al-Monitor

 

Islamic State of Iraq and Sham blows up houses of Kurds in Tal Abyad - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

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Obama administration officials: No coup in Egypt - Boston.com


Egypt's national reconciliation sessions begin; Brotherhood boycotts - Ahram Online


Egypt army gives Brotherhood 48 hours to join roadmap: official - Ahram Online


Egypt Brotherhood chief urges peaceful pro-Morsi protests - Fox News

 

Tamarod and NSF announce participation in Friday anti-Morsi demonstrations - Daily News Egypt

 

Mursi's brother stands by Egyptian army in home village - Yahoo! News

 

Egypt's new finance minister plans stimulus, not austerity - Reuters

 

Egypt's Economy Stabilizes, for Now, as Arab Pledges Buy Time - WSJ.com

 

Gunmen kill 2 soldiers in Egypt’s Sinai - PressTV

 

Hamas-Egypt Tensions Take Toll On Gaza - The Daily Beast

 

Hamas Concerned About Tamarod Movement in Gaza - Al-Monitor

 

 

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Obama Plans Full-Scale War on Syria

 

Obama Plans Full-Scale War on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

He exceeds the worst of George Bush. He's currently waging multiple direct and proxy wars. He's insatiable. 

 

He's a war criminal multiple times over. He's got lots more killing and destruction in mind. His agenda prioritizes war on humanity. He lusts for conquest. 

 

Syria/Egypt News - July 25

 

All Kurdish parties back draft interim government in Syrian Kurdistan: PYD leader Salih Muslim


KNC and the PYD united to keep al-Qaeda out of Syrian Kurdistan - NOW


Jihadists’ Rise, Kurdish Self-Rule Disrupt Syrian Alliances, UN diplomat: FSA battalions might soon rise up against Qaeda - Al-Monitor

 

Syria's Kurdish militant leader: Turkey has nothing to fear from us - todayszaman

 

Turkey Says It Doesn't Take Sides In Northern Syria Clashes between al-Qaeda-affiliated radical groups and Kurdish militants - haberler.com

 

Turkey is not mulling military intervention in Syria, Deputy PM Arınç says - hurriyetdailynews

 

Russia says Syrian Kurds should be protected against Qaeda attacks - Kurdpress News Aganecy

 

Iraqi Kurdish fighters went to Syria to fight Assad but were used by al-Nusra and ISIS to fight Syrian Kurdish militias - ekurd

 

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Syrian rebels kill woman in attack on civilian convoy, several wounded: activists - The Globe and Mail


VIDEO (article): More on the attack on civilian convoy, two reported killed - Armenian News Agency


Syrian volleyball coach killed by rebels near Damascus - NZ Herald News


Three suspects who allegedly killed Syrian bishops captured in Turkey - Orthodoxy Cognate

 

Polish journalist kidnapped by Islamist militants in Syria - Alarabiya.net English | Front Page

 

Many insurgents — “moderate” or “extremist” — may no longer trust FSA chief Idriss - EA WorldView

 

Text of the al Nusra terrorists' confessions on Syrian TV (Part 2) - Syrian Perspective

 

Ahrar al-Sham Brigade will ease the blockade to enable Syrian forces to transport food and supplies in exchange for prisoners (VIDEO) - Al Jazeera English

 

VIDEO: 8 Islamic rebel battalions declare the creation of a joint room of operation in Aleppo - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

The Risky Missile Systems That Syria's Rebels Believe They Need - NYTimes.com

 

Pakistani Taliban leader discusses 'global jihad,' Syria in al Qaeda video - The Long War Journal

 

Inmates set free by Al Qaeda may head to Syria - TVNZ

 

Iraq Unravels in the Shadow of Syria’s Bloodbath - heritage.org

 

Israel Angered by U.S. Leaks of Submarine Missile Attack on Syria - Washington Free Beacon

 

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U.S. Halts Delivery of F-16 Fighters to Egypt, in Sign of Disapproval - NYTimes.com


Egypt's army raises pressure on Islamists with call for rallies - Reuters

 

Tens injured in clashes between Morsi supporters and opponents in Damietta - Ahram Online

 

Egypt's new rulers virtually seal Gaza as part of campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood - Fox News

 

Turkey - 72 Journalists Forced Out for Covering Protests, Union Says - NYTimes.com

 

 

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Syria/Egypt News - July 24

 

NGO: Syria Kurds overrun villages, expel jihadists - AFP


Kurdish group advancing toward northern Iraq border - World Bulletin


VIDEO: Kurdish Militias Heading To Tell Abyad - YouTube


VIDEO: Moderate Islamist Al Farouq Brigades en route from Homs to Al Hasakah to support the fight against Kurdish groups - Youtube


‘Islamic State of Iraq and Sham’ accused of targeting Kurdish neighborhoods - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


Russia: Al-Qaeda-linked extremists hold 200 Kurdish civilians hostage as ‘live shield’ in Syria - RT News


Raqqah province: Clashes continue between Kurds and jihadists - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

Syrian City of Raqqa Suffers Under Rebel Rule - As-Safir Newspaper

 

PYD statement on Salafist attacks on Kurdish areas & EU military support for Syrian opposition - The Kurdistan Tribune

 

Al- Nusra asks members to kill Syria Kurds - Kurdpress News Aganecy

 

Al Nusra Head Support an Islamic Caliphate, strongly opposes parliamentary elections - Israel National News

 

FSA would not allow Kurds autonomy: commander - Kurdpress News Aganecy

 

Syrian Kurds Reject SNC, Al-Qaeda - Al-Monitor

 

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims credit for prison break in Iraq - Threat Matrix

 

Turkey Reacts to PYD Autonomy Plan in Syria - Rudaw

 

Syrian Kurds Reassure Turkey - Al-Monitor

 

Turkey’s Syria Policy in Shambles Over Support for Jihadists - Al-Monitor

 

Qatar’s Geopolitical Gamble: How the Gulf State May Have Overreached - Yahoo! News

 

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U.S. arming of Syria rebels could be temporary, slow: officials - Yahoo! News


Syria's opposition leaders lobby Paris for advanced weapons  Reuters

 

FSA aims to liberate southern Syria by end of Ramadan: report - World Bulletin

 

Syria opposition gets U.N. meeting with the Security Council, FSA chief won't attend - Reuters

 

Syria: disillusioned rebels drift back to take Assad amnesty - Telegraph

 

Al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists confess to perpetrating terrorist acts - SANA, Syria

 

Text of the al Nusra terrorists' confessions - Syrian Perspective

 

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Cairo Clashes Between Morsi Backers, Foes Escalate - VOA


Brotherhood to boycott Egypt president's national reconciliation meetings - Ahram Online


Senate plan would keep aid to Egypt, with conditions - Reuters

 

The al Qaeda Network Responds to Egypt - Critical Threats

 

 

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Syria/Egypt News - July 23

 

Dempsey gives details on U.S. options in Syria - usatoday.com


Dempsey Pegs Syria No-Fly Zone at $1 Billion a Month - Bloomberg


U.S. congressional hurdles lifted on arming Syrian rebels - Reuters


Official: Al Qaeda-affiliated groups gaining strength in Syria - CNN.com Blogs


Syria: Russia discussing giving loan to Damascus, still ‘committed’ to delivering S-300 missiles - AFP


Syrian government, opposition must work to expel terrorists: Russia - Reuters

 

Russia Says Assad Is Ready for Peace Talks - NYTimes.com

 

Russian Region Says Militants Flocking to Syria - ABC News

 

EU Declares Hezbollah's Military Wing Terror Group - ABC News

 

Al Qaeda militants flee Iraq jail in violent mass break-out - Reuters

 

VIDEO: Cameron admits weapons could be in 'bad guys' hands in Syria - YouTube

 

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Activists: 75 Syria rebels dead in Damascus battles - usatoday


VIDEO: Damascus - Syrian army killed many Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Adra city - YouTube


Assad's forces aiming to take back Homs and secure central Syria, not Aleppo for now - UPI.com


Enlisting Damascus Residents to Answer Assad’s Call - NYTimes.com


Pro Assad Palestinian fighters take on Syrian militants at Yarmouk camp (VIDEO) - PressTV

 

Syria rebels seize government town in Aleppo province - Reuters

 

VIDEO: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Northern Syria - AL Jazeera

 

Has the Islamic State of Iraq Taken Over the Insurgency (VIDEOS)? - EA WorldView

 

PHOTOS: Foreign passports found in Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant base in Northern Syria - Syrian Perspective | Facebook

 

Islamic State of Iraq Sponsor A Fun Day In Aleppo (VIDEOS) - EA WorldView

 

Aleppo Governor: 150 tons of vegetables distributed for free to citizens- SANA, Syria

 

Pro-Assad Syrian Electronic Army hacks messaging networks - Times Union

 

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YPG Commander: Kurds Are Bulwark Against Islamic Extremism in Syria - Rudaw


Erdoğan says Turkey patient on Syria for now, FSA chief Idris says that the opposition's struggle with the PYD would continue - todayszaman.com


Islamists battling Kurdish fighters release 300 Kurdish civilians in exchange for their rebel chief - middle-east-online.com


Kurds cement power in war on Turkish border - hurriyetdailynews

 

Fresh clashes erupt between Kurds and Syrian Islamists - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights | Facebook

 

VIDEO: Kurdish fighters against al Qaida terrorists in Syrian Kurdistan - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: YPG foils attempted suicide bombing in Çelaxa - LiveLeak.com

 

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At least 2 dead, 40 injured in pro and anti Morsi clashes - Ahram Online


112 wounded in bloody violence in Egypt's Suez between loyalists and opponents of Egypt's toppled president Mohamed Morsi - Ahram Online


POLL: 71% of Egyptians unsympathetic with pro-Morsi protests  - Ahram Online


Egypt Islamist Calls for U.S. Embassy Siege Amid Unrest - Businessweek

 

Family of Egypt's Mursi threaten legal action over 'abduction' - Reuters

 

Six Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood highups flee to Gaza, set up command post for uprising - Debkafile

 

The Egyptian Kid Who Took on Morsi - The Daily Beast

 

VIDEO: Egyp's Brotherhood rejects PM dialogue call - Al Jazeera English

 

 

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Syria/Egypt News - July 21

 

Syria Kurds expel jihadists, seize weapons: NGO - Fox News


Kurds capture jihadist commander in north Syria: NGO - Fox News


Report: Assad agreed to recognize the autonomy of Kurds in an area covering seven districts, Turkey warns Syrian PYD against seeking autonomy - todayzaman

 

Kurds clash with Turkey security forces after celebrating Kurdish capture of Syrian border town (VIDEO) - euronews

 

VIDEO: Kurdish Gains in Syria Prompt Fears in Turkey - YouTube

 

Raqqah province: Jabhat Al Nusra detained last night a journalist who worked for a Kurdish news network, as well as 5 other civilians - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

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Saudi Crown Prince Meets With Syrian National Coalition - Al-Monitor


Interview: SNC president Jarba on arms, Assad, Geneva II - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


VIDEO: FSA Spokesman: We Have Received New Weapons that Will Have Big Impact in 72 Hours - YouTube

 

Foreign fighters flocking to Syria stir US, EU terror concerns - Bloomberg

 

VIDEO: Sorrowful Aleppo Christians blast the rebels - YouTube

 

Syrian Army Targets Oil Smugglers - almanar.com

 

VIDEO: Smuggling Olive Oil in Syria - YouTube

 

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Egypt reviews ties with Syria, has no intention of waging 'jihad': minister - Reuters


Jordan's King Abdullah meets Egypt's new leaders in first visit by a head of state since coup - Fox News


Egypt forms committee to amend constitution - The Seattle Times

 

Top prosecutor orders investigation into Mansoura deaths - Egypt Independent

 

Muslim Brotherhood Statement on Heinous Massacre of Women in Mansoura - Ikhwanweb

 

Anti-Morsi political groups condemn murder of Morsi supporters in Mansoura - Ahram Online

 

Many neighbors tire of pro-Morsi sit-in in Egyptian capital - The Washington Post

 

 

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Syria/Egypt News July 20

 

Official: Syria Kurds plan temporary autonomous government - AFP


Syrian Kurdish group aims for independent local administration, says it is not seeking independence - Reuters


Syrian Kurds Prepare For Self-Governance Amid Divisions Within Their Ranks - Al-Monitor


Syria Kurds fight jihadists for their autonomy: analysts - Fox News


MAP: Areas controlled by Kurds and Qaeda affiliates in Northern Syria - arabthomness

 

Kurdish militants replace FSA flag with PYD's in Ras al-Ain - todayzaman

 

Hasaka province: Clashes are still ongoing between Kurds and jihadists - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

VIDEO: Wounded Al-Nusra fighter gets kicked in the face by angry Kurds - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: A leader of "the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham" in a Turkish hospital wounded during clashes with the Kurdish militia - Syrian Perspective

 

Ankara Warns Against Kurdish Autonomy in Syria - Al-Monitor

 

Turkey should be alarmed by PYD's declaration, experts say - todayzaman

 

Kurd militants give Turkey 'final warning' on peace deal - Yahoo! News

 

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NATO: Assad, Russia and Iran are prevailing in Syria, Bulk of combat assumed by foreign fighters affiliated with Al Qaida not the Syrian rebels - World Tribune


Obama briefed on military options in Syria: no-fly zones, ground invasion, missile strikes on regime infrastructure, drones against al-Qaeda - Alarabiya


Obama may cancel talks with Putin over Snowden, Syria - The Globe and Mail


Senators send letter seeking answers from Joint Chiefs chairman on Syria - The Edwardsville Intelligencer


John McCain on His Meeting With Obama, Middle East Tour, and Syria - The Daily Beast

 

Syria Regime Frees 23 Female Prisoners In Intended Swap For Lebanese Shiites - Huffingtonpost

 

Shells fired by rebels hit major Shiite shrine near Damascus - Houston Chronicle

 

Aid workers 'targetted by jihadists in Syria' - Telegraph

 

VIDEO: Aleppo rebels burn food aid trucks - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: The Saddam Hussein battalion tortures a civilian for a personal quarrel with the leader of the rebel group - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

Jabhat al-Nusra Regional Commander Slams Islamic State of Iraq In Claimed Interview - EA WorldView

 

Lebanese army says Syria rebels did not kill Assad supporter, Death was the result of a marital dispute - Reuters

 

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Muslim Brotherhood backers rally in Egypt for ousted President Mohammed Morsi's reinstatement - CBS News


Two dead in Mansoura after pro, anti Morsi protesters clash - Ahram Online


Police disperse clashes in Qena; pro, anti Morsi marches nationwide - Ahram Online


VIDEO: Pro-Morsi protesters march to Defence Ministry in Egypt - Telegraph

 

Concerns over Sinai becoming new terrorist base - DW.DE

 

Militants kill 2 in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula - PressTV

 

Egyptian General: Hamas Smuggled Rockets to Muslim Brotherhood - Algemeiner.com

 

Britain Blocks Exports to Egyptian Army - Israel National News

 

 

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Syria/Egypt News July 19

 

 

Dempsey says US considering use of force in Syria - Yahoo! News


U.S. military prepares for potential chemical weapons in Syria - CBS News


VIDEO: U.S. considering use of military force in Syria, Dempsey says - CBS News Video


Administration’s Syria problem: U.S. can’t find non-Al Qaida rebels - World Tribune

 

British army boss: Syria no-fly zone requires ground control so you would be going to war - AFP

 

Iran Adds Military Aid to Syria as Russia Gives Money - Bloomberg

 

Iran’s Ahmadinejad aims to boost ties with Iraq, visit holy sites in final official visit - The Washington Post

 

Syria: Kilo calls on Saudis to support FSA, not jihadists - ANSAMed.it

 

The Syrian National Coalition's Saudi Makeover - Al Akhbar English

 

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Syrian Kurds battle al-Qaeda-linked Islamists for control of oil fields - The Globe and Mail


NGO: 29 dead in Syria clashes between Kurds, jihadists - AFP


Syrian Kurds Consolidate In Clashes With Jihadists , They now control the border crossing with Turkey - Al-Monitor


Turkey Alarmed at Syrian Border Fighting between Kurds and Jihadists - VOA


Turkish gov't says won't tolerate PYD's fait accompli in northern Syria - todayzaman

 

Al-Monitor: Gezi Park protests have sharpened division between Erdogan and Gul - Panorama | Armenian news

 

Hasakah province: The YPG has taken control of the Qasrouk village after violent clashes with Jabhat al-Nusra fighters- Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

Hasakah province: A rebel battalion kidnap 19 Kurdish university students - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

SNC leader to meet Kurdish leaders - Kurdpress News Aganecy

 

Competition among Syria Islamists: One Islamist rebel group seems to have overtaken all the others - The Economist

 

The Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham Expands Into Rural Northern Syria - Syria Comment

 

Video tries to recruit Kazakhstan Muslims to join jihad in Syria - Times Of Cental Asia

 

VIDEO: Christians targeted by foreign Jihadis in Syrian war - BBC News

 

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Egypt's interim president gives first address to nation, Mansour said unnamed groups are pushing the nation "toward the abyss" - usatoday.com


Exclusive: Egypt's Brotherhood proposes first crisis talks via EU envoy - Yahoo! News


Islamists Blamed for Uptick in Sinai Violence After Morsi's Ouster - NYTimes.com

 

Egypt army Sinai sweep 'kills 10 militants' - Fox News

 

Egypt set for Fattah 2 offensive on Sinai Islamist terror. Gaza sealed. US and Israeli forces on alert - debkafile

 

UAE transferred $3 billion in aid to Egypt, Saudi to follow shortly - Reuters

 

Al-Jazeera Under Fire For Its Coverage Of Egypt (AUDIO) - NPR

 

Al Jazeera Employees Resign Over Network Siding with Muslim Brotherhood - canadafreepress

 

 

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