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Dhul Ka-caagan Duulimaadka La’aanteed Wey Adag Tahay Dhaqdhaqaaqa Falaagada ee Gudaha Suuriya – Hog. Mucaaradka

Monday, August 13, 2012

Laaska News August  13, 2012
Absence of a no-fly zone hindered rebel movements in Syria – opposition leader

Falaagada Suuriya ee u dagaalamaysa si ay xukunka uga tuuraan Madaxweyne Bashar Al Asad ayaa sheegay inay ubaahan yihiin deegaan ka caagan duulimaadka oo ay dush ka ilaaliyaan ciidamo shisheeye iyo meel u nabdoona una dhaw xuduudaha ay la wadaagaan Urdun iyo Turkiga, hogaamiyaha mucaaradka Suuriya ayaa sheegay Axaddii.

 

 

 

Absence of a no-fly zone hindered rebel movements in Syria – opposition leader

 

 By VOR.

 

Syrian rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad need the protection of foreign-guarded no-fly zones and safe havens near the borders with Jordan and Turkey, a Syrian opposition leader said on Sunday.

 

Battles raged on in the northern city of Aleppo, where tanks, artillery and snipers attacked rebels in the Saif al-Dawla district next to the devastated area of Salaheddine.

 

Abdelbasset Sida, head of the Syrian National Council, said the United States had realised that the absence of a no-fly zone to counter Assad’s air superiority hindered rebel movements.

 

He was speaking a day after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said her country and Turkey would study a range of possible measures to help Assad’s foes, including a no-fly zone, although she indicated no decisions were necessarily imminent.

 

A no-fly zone imposed by NATO and Arab allies helped Libyan rebels overthrow Muammar Gaddafi last year. The West has shown little appetite for repeating any Libya-style action in Syria, and Russia and China strongly oppose any such intervention.

 

 

Reuters

Aug 12, 2012

 

 

Arab League emergency meeting postponed

 

The Arab League’s emergency ministerial meeting on the Syrian crisis has been postponed, the Arab League’s Deputy Secretary-General Ahmed Bin Helli said on Sunday. He did not elaborate.
The session was scheduled for later this day in the Saudi city of Jeddah, where the Foreign Ministers of Arab League countries planned to discuss the nomination of Algerian diplomat Lahdar Brahimi for the post of the new UN-Arab League envoy to Syria.

Brahimi is tipped to become Kofi Annan’s successor in the wake of Annan’s resignation as the UN-Arab League envoy on August 2.

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Pro-Assad journalist killed in Damascus

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A journalist working with Syria’s state-run SANA news agency has been killed in his residence just outside the capital Damascus. No further details are available at this moment.

There have been several attacks on pro-regime media over the course ofSyria’s 17-month-old conflict which, according to the UN, has claimed an estimated 17,000 lives.

Saturday’s reports told about four Al-Ikhbariya TV channel staffers seized by gunmen in a Damascus suburb.

 

RIA

Aug 12, 2012