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By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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US announces ‘non-lethal’ aid to Syrian rebels will resume, peace talks stall as Assad won’t resign

The US is resuming non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition forces, U.S. officials announced Monday. Coordinated by the Free Syrian Army (FSA), aid is being funneled through Turkey and will include equipment such as More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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Assad promises to have chemical weapons destroyed within one year

Syrian President Bashar Assad said he is committed to the chemical weapons agreement and vowed to hand over the country’s chemical arms to be destroyed. He added that the plan will cost around $1 billion and take More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 8th, 2013
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Bashar al Assad denies use of chemical weapons on his citizens, asks where the evidence is

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad rejected claims that he was behind a purported chemical weapons attack in a Damascus suburb in August, in an interview with U.S. based CBS News on Sunday. “There has been no evidence More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, August 31st, 2013
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President Obama to seek approval by Congress before using force against Syria

A US military attack against Syria was unexpectedly put on hold on Saturday, after president Barack Obama said that while he backed the use of force after what he called “the worst chemical weapons attack More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, August 19th, 2013
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Hezbollah leader to join forces with Bashar al-Assad in Syria to battle ‘radical Sunni Muslims’

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said he is ready to fight radical Muslims in Syria, a day after a deadly bombing in a Beirut stronghold of his Shiite pro-Damascus group. Nasrallah also accused Sunni extremists More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, July 1st, 2013
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Syrian rebels behead Catholic priest Francois Murad to cheers, photographers and chants of ‘Allahu Akbar’

Syrian Catholic priest Francois Murad was beheaded by jihadi fighters, according to a report by Catholic Online which is linking the video showing the brutal murder. Murad, age 49, was setting up a monastery in More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
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Russian PM Vladimir Putin calls out US aid to Syrian rebels asking why America sides with cannibals

“Don’t arm people that eat people” began The Jewish Voice article covering the recent statements by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. “I think you will not deny that one does not really More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
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Russia sending air defense system to Syria to assist Assad regime

Russia will not cancel plans to deliver an air-defense system to Syria despite Western opposition in order to help deter foreign intervention in the two-year-old conflict, according to the country’s deputy More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, May 17th, 2013
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Two new Syrian rebel videos show execution of 11 prisoners, leader Abu Sakkar butchers prisoners, eat his heart

As a new video is published Thursday showing fighters of the Al Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front in Syria executing 11 men they say are Bashar Assad’s soldiers, a video from the weekend showing one of their leaders More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
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Israel claims to have proof Syria used chemical weapons against rebels, Obama talks ‘red line’

Israel has clear evidence of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s army using chemical weapons against rebels, a senior diplomatic source said Monday. The official said the information is known to all intelligence More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 1st, 2013
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John Kerry confirms US to give $60 Million in aid to Syrian rebels

Western powers pledged aid for Syrian rebels on Thursday but stopped short of offering them weapons, disappointing opponents of President Bashar al-Assad clamoring for more arms. photo/FreedomHouse via Flickr public More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, January 7th, 2013
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Syrian rebels reject peace plan proposal by President Assad

Syrian opposition groups have rejected a new peace initiative by President Bashar al-Assad that includes a national reconciliation conference and a new government and constitution. Assad was speaking on Sunday More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
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Syrian death toll at 60,000 says UN Human Rights group

On Wednesday in a press release United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, stated that a detailed analysis has revealed that the bloody conflict in Syria has left over 60,000 people have More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, December 7th, 2012
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Hillary Clinton meets on Syria, chemical weapon rumors as ground campaign may be looming

The situation in Syria is accelerating, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday, amid reports that President Bashar al-Assad’s government may be preparing to use chemical weapons. 2011 cartoon More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
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US sent Stinger missiles to Turkey and Egypt, which are now part of increasing tensions with Israel

Russia accused the US of sending Stinger Missiles into Syria, assisting the rebels with the removal of Bashar al-Assad. While the US was quick to dismiss these claims, even more investigation reveals that Syria More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 5th, 2012
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Car bomb in Syria kills 50 soldiers and pro-Assad fighters

A car bomb attack at a military post in Hama has killed at least 50 soldiers and pro-regime fighters, a rights watchdog has said. Reported Deaths in Violence Across Syria April 2012; numbers from Syria Shuhada; More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 18th, 2012
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NY Times article reveals US sending weapons to Syria are falling into hands of ‘Islamic hardliners’

Sunday’s NY Times article, titled “Jihadists Receiving Most Arms Sent to Syrian Rebels?” details how the flow of weapons from Saudi Arabia and Qatar supplying Syrian rebel groups are actually going More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
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US troops are operating in Jordan, near Syrian border

US troops are operating in Jordan near the Syrian border in the biggest fixed deployment of American force in the region since the end of operations in Libya last year, officials have confirmed. Photo/Freedom House The More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
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UN says record numbers are fleeing Syria

The UN says more than 100,000 people fled their country in August – the highest monthly total since the uprising began. Reported Deaths in Violence Across Syria April 2012; numbers from Syria Shuhada; figures More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
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Def. Sec. Leon Panetta to Syria’s Assad ‘Get the hell out’

US Defense Sec. Leon Panetta has advice for Syria’s President Assad: “If you want to be able to protect yourself and your family, you’d better get the hell out now.” Video screenshot “The United States More...


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