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Syrian rebels Declare War on al Qaeda

Syrian rebels said on Friday the assassination of one of their top commanders by al Qaeda-linked militants was tantamount to a declaration of war, opening a new front for the Western-backed fighters struggling against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

e Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Islamists, whose smaller but more effective forces control most

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Israel Destroys Syrian Weapons Depot

A massive explosion last Thursday at a major Syrian weapons depot in Latakia, not far from the main port of Tartous, completely destroyed the facility and munitions stored there. Tartous is Syria’s main port. It is largely controlled by the Russian military, and the route by which all weapons transported by sea would enter Syria.

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Syrian Hacktivist to Set Up Scud Warning Network

A new service provides an alert system for SCUDs fired by the Syrian government. Assad is already trying to take it down.

People search for survivors under the rubble after what activists said was a Scud missile hit in Aleppo’s Tariq al-Bab neighborhood on February 22, 2013. (Reuters)

On February 25, 2013, a 26-year-old

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Tons of Weapons Delivered to Syrian Rebels

Lord Ashdown, the former Liberal Democrat leader, spoke out against arming Syria’s rebels and called for pressure to be put on Qatar and Saudi Arabia to cut off funding for arms.

“They do not need arms. It is an unchallenged figure that 3,500 tons of arms have been shipped in by way of Croatia

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Syrian Catholic Priest Beheaded by Rebels

Syrian Catholic priest Francois Murad killed last weekend by jihadi fighters was beheaded, according to a report by Catholic Online which is linking to video purportedly showing the brutal murder.

As TheBlaze reported last week, Murad, 49, was setting up a monastery in Gassanieh, northern Syria.

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Russia to Give Assad Serious Weaponry

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Last week, Noble Peace Prize winner President Barack Obama advised that his administration would be arming the Free Syrian Army with weapons to resist the armies of Syria’s President Bashar Assad.

Furthermore, they would look to implement a Libya-style no-fly zone over the country, which like Libya, would likely involve widespread carpet bombing of suspected

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Kerry Insisted on Attacking Syria….But

Twenty years ago, in a debate over the war in Bosnia, Madeleine Albright, then the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, issued a challenge to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Colin Powell.

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Albright wanted the U.S. to confront an aggressive Serbia; Powell and the Pentagon were hesitant. Albright

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Obama and Putin Fail to Agree on Syria

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ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — President Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladi­mir Putin, failed to resolve on Monday their significant differences over how to bring about an end to Syria’s civil war, as each leader steps up military support for opposite sides in the worsening conflict.

Meeting for two hours on the sidelines of the

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Putin: Syrian Rebels who Eat Human Flesh Should not be Armed

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, arriving in Britain ahead of an international summit set to be dominated by disagreement over the U.S. decision to send weapons to Syria’s rebels, said the West must not arm fighters who eat human flesh.

In Syria, rebels fought back on Sunday against forces of President Bashar al-Assad and his

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Here we go: Iran Sending 4000 Troops to Syria

Washington’s decision to arm Syria’s Sunni Muslim rebels has plunged America into the great Sunni-Shia conflict of the Islamic Middle East, entering a struggle that now dwarfs the Arab revolutions which overthrew dictatorships across the region.

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For the first time, all of America’s ‘friends’ in the region are Sunni Muslims and

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U.S. and Israel Plan How to Target Syria’s Arsenal

52 days after an Israeli general publicly declared that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels, the Obama administration reached the same conclusion, and used the finding to justify announcing it would send small arms to the side of the victims.

A Free Syrian Army fighter wearing a gas mask, carries his weapons as

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Why Russia May Back Down in Syria

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Russia’s spokesman for international cooperation in fighting terrorism Alexander Zmeyovsky said that Russia is “gravely concerned” about U.S. reports of Assad’s chemical weapons use in Syria, according to The Voice Of Russia.

Earlier today, the Obama administration advised Moscow that it should “pull its support” from

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Russia Not Convinced by U.S. Evidence Pointing to Syrian Chemical Weapons Use

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Russia is not convinced by the evidence which the US provided alleging that the government of Syria’s President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against rebel forces.

“The Americans tried to present us with information on the use of chemical weapons by the regime, but frankly we thought that it was not convincing,” said presidential

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U.S. Proposes to Enact No Fly Zone Over Syria

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The United States has conclusive evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime has used chemical weapons against rebel forces and is now proposing a no-fly zone in the country.

The use of weapons such as the nerve agent sarin crosses what President Barack Obama has called a ‘red line’ that would trigger greater American

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Whitehouse: Red Line Crossed in Syria, Chemical Weapons Used

Syria has crossed a “red line” with its use of chemical weapons, including the nerve agent sarin gas, against rebels, a move that is prompting the United States to increase the “scale and scope” of its support for the opposition, the White House said Thursday.

Rebel fighters fire at government forces in the northern

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Alleged Ethnic Cleansing by Syrian Rebel Group

A rebel armed group calling itself “As-Sadiq Al Ameen” has committed what appears to be a massacre against Shia civilians in Deir Ezzor. According to a video that emerged on Tuesday, the group targetted the civilians because they are Shia. Residents say the group is still chasing other “Shia” who had escaped the

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Syrian Rebels Begging for Military Help

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Syria’s opposition leader has said he will not attend planned US and Russian-backed peace talks in Geneva as he urged the world to act over the conflict.

George Sabra, the acting president of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), said on Saturday that the opposition needed military assistance, not talks.

“Now isn’t the time to

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Putin Offers Peacekeeping Force for Israeli – Syrian Border

Russia may replace Austrian UN peacekeepers who withdrew from the Golan Heights on the Israel-Syria border. A UN representative has welcomed the proposal, first announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“In view of the complicated situation which is currently unfolding on the Golan Heights, we could replace the Austrian peacekeeping contingent, which is withdrawing from

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France Claims Assad Has used Sarin Gas

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Update: Britain also came into the fray, insisting that Assad has used chemical weapons, namely sarin gas.

There is no doubt Syria’s government has used sarin during the country’s crisis, says France’s foreign minister.

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Laurent Fabius said lab tests in Paris confirmed numerous uses of the nerve

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S-300 Not Delivered yet Says Putin

Russia has not yet completed its contract to supply Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Syria, President Vladimir Putin said.

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“As for the S-300s, it’s one of the best air defense systems in the world,” Putin said following a Russia-EU summit. “It’s a serious weapon. We would not like to tip

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