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Syrian forces on the offensive (Ciidamada Suuriya Oo Qaaday Weerar)

Sunday, July 22, 2012 Comments off

Suuriya – Ciidamada Suuriya Oo  Qaaday Weerar

AFP PHOTO / HO / SHAAM NEWS NETWORK

Syrian troops backed by helicopter gunships and armour are reported to be gaining ground in their battle with rebels holding parts of Damascus and the country’s second city Aleppo.

The rebels meanwhile have seized yet another border crossing into Turkey. Read more…

Syria – Aleppo fighting erupts

Sunday, July 22, 2012 Comments off

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(Jul 20) – Residents have been fleeing Aleppo after fighting between government forces and armed rebels erupted in Syria’s second city for the first time.
Aleppo and several neighbouring towns have come under army bombardment. Read more…

UN vote delayed as top Syrian military brass die in blast – RT

Thursday, July 19, 2012 Comments off

Western powers condemned a blast that killed top Syrian military officials, calling for a vote on a United Nations Chapter 7 resolution, which could allow measures from sanctions to military action. Read more…

Syria’s top security ministers slain in Damascus bombing + Related Articles

Thursday, July 19, 2012 Comments off

By RT

Syrian Defense Minister Gen. Daoud Rajha was killed by a suicide bombing attack at a national security building in Damascus. His deputy – Assad’s brother-in-law Assef Shawkat – has also been mortally wounded by the blast. Read more…

Syria – Damascus the scene of heavy fighting

Monday, July 16, 2012 Comments off

Damascus and its environs are the scene of the most violent clashes in 16 months between the military and the armed opposition. According to SANA news agency, terrorist groups have infiltrated one of the Read more…

Iran urged to contribute to Syria peace

Monday, July 9, 2012 Comments off

Jul 9, 2012

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calls on Iran to actively join in the ongoing effort to end the bloody conflict in Syria.

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Meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on the sidelines of Sunday’s conference on Afghanistan in Tokyo, Mr. Ban urged Tehran to join regional and international efforts to settle the Syrian crisis. Read more…

Syria – Assad defiant

Monday, July 9, 2012 Comments off

 

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Syrian President Bashar Assad says he has no plans to step down but is prepared to engage the opposition in an “open and honest political dialogue.” Read more…

Clinton warned that Assad’s days are numbered

Monday, July 9, 2012 Comments off

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US secretary of state Hillary Clinton warned hardline Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad that his days were numberedas both countries intensified the rhetoric in a war of words on Sunday. Read more…

Paris meeting on Syria calls for new UN resolution

Saturday, July 7, 2012 Comments off

A world meeting on Syria has called on the UN Security Council to use threats of sanctions to end the Syrian crisis and facilitate political transition in the country. Read more…

‘No to another Libya in Syria’s skies’ – Moscow

Saturday, July 7, 2012 Comments off

Russia has joined the international aid agencies working in Syria in opposing the proposal to declare a no-fly zone over the Middle Eastern country or establish ‘humanitarian corridors’ across Syrian territory. Read more…