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PressTV – New video shows atrocities committed by Syria militants

The shocking footage showed militants who had cut off the head of a government soldier killed in the northern city of Aleppo.The militants in the video said the man was hungry before he was decapitated.Many videos have surfaced over the past two years from Syria showing the militants committing atrocities against both captured civilian supporters […]

Syrian rebel-held suburb appeals for urgent help | NIGERIA ENTERTAINMENT | Top Nigeria Entertainment Site

Aid agencies say Syrians across the country face difficulties getting food, but hunger in the rebel-held suburbs of Damascus, largely surrounded by government territory, is particularly acute.In an open letter circulated by the main Western-backed opposition group, Moadamiyeh residents pleaded with the international community for help.“Save us from death. Save us from the hell of […]

Fate of Syria detainees unclear after hostage deal | ReliefWeb

On Saturday, the nine Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped 17 months ago by rebels in northern Syria were set free, as were two Turkish pilots taken hostage in Lebanon in August, as part of an exchange mediated by Beirut and Doha.Lebanese authorities repeatedly thanked Damascus Saturday for accepting the rebels\’ demand to set free 100 to […]

UN chemical team arrives in Syria to finish investigation — RT News

The inspectors, led by chief expert Ake Sellstrom, arrived in Beirut, Lebanon, and from there traveled overland to Damascus.A convoy of five United Nations cars carrying at least eight members of the team arrived at a central Damascus hotel shortly before midday 09:00 GMT, Reuters cited a witness as saying.The teams will focus on examining […]

Turkey confirms Syrian rebels sought chemical weapons | World Tribune

The prosecutors have completed an indictment that charged a Syrian national with establishing a CW support network for the rebels who have been fighting the regime of President Bashar Assad.“The suspects have pleaded not guilty saying that they had not been aware the materials they had tried to obtain could have been used to make […]

Pentagon proposes plan to equip and train ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels — RT USA

The Pentagon has put together a plan to equip and train “moderate” Syrian rebel forces. The move would mark the first instance of the American military having direct contact with the opposition.Information regarding the new plan was relayed by two Obama administration officials to CNN. The idea has allegedly been under consideration since the first […]

Syrian hostage Domenico Quirico overheard rebels to blame for Damascus chemical attacks | Mail Online

An Italian journalist and a Belgian writer who were held hostage in Syria for five months have claimed that they overheard a conversation suggesting that rebel forces were behind a chemical weapon attack on Damascus and not President Assad‘s army.Domenico Quirico and Pierre Piccinin de Prata were kidnapped while working in the war torn country […]

CIA begins weapons delivery to Syrian rebels – The Washington Post

The arms are being delivered as the United States is also shipping new types of nonlethal gear to rebels. That aid includes vehicles, sophisticated communications equipment and advanced combat medical kits.U.S. officials hope that, taken together, the weapons and gear will boost the profile and prowess of rebel fighters in a conflict that started about […]

Oil pulls back as markets watch Syria situation – Futures Movers – MarketWatch

October Brent crude UK:LCOV3 -1.21% held steady, ticking lower by $1.51 to $114.61 a barrel.The moves came ahead of a major public push by President Barack Obama to gain support for a retaliatory strike against Syrian government targets amid evidence the regime used chemical weapons against civilians.Obama has scheduled interviews with all major U.S. television […]

The US has little credibility left: Syria won’t change that | Gary Younge | Comment is free | The Guardian

‘I created Transjordan,” Winston Churchill once boasted, “with a stroke of a pen one Sunday afternoon in Cairo.” Take a look at what remains of Jordan 90 years later and you can see how. Straight borders drawn with a ruler carve indifferent frontiers through a complex region with the kind of callous colonial hubris that […]

U.S. secretly backed Syrian opposition groups, cables released by WikiLeaks show – Washington Post

The U.S. money for Syrian opposition figures began flowing under President George W. Bush after he effectively froze political ties with Damascus in 2005. The financial backing has continued under President Obama, even as his administration sought to rebuild relations with Assad. In January, the White House posted an ambassador to Damascus for the first […]

Capitalism will never refuse a profit from misery…

Cluster bombs are banned by 83 nations. The world recoiled in horror when it learned that Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad‘s forces have killed children with such weapons. But that isn’t stopping the U.S. military from selling $640 million worth of American-made cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia, despite the near-universal revulsion at such weapons, and […]

fair.org: Heading to War With Syria

Horrific scenes of dead and injured civilians in Syria have been a part of the conflict there over the past several years, but the reports of a chemical attack of some sort last week in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta have led U.S. policymakers and the Obama White House to threaten to attack in […]

Syrian Sunnis fear Assad regime wants to ‘ethnically cleanse’ Alawite heartland | World news | The Guardian

Communities of Sunnis that live in the country’s coastal stretch and along the so-called Alawite spine that runs south-east towards Damascus claim evidence has emerged of attempts by the Assad regime to reshape the area’s fragile ethnic mix – moves that go far beyond consolidating security in loyalist areas. Concerns are particularly focused on Homs, […]

After Syrian Massacre Of 32 Children, Russia Blocks Joint UN Statement | ThinkProgress

The massacre of 90 people, including 32 children, over the weekend has prompted harsh condemnation by the United States and Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary General. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called it a “vicious assault that involved a regime artillery and tank barrage on a residential neighborhood.” Ki-Moon said “This appalling and brutal […]

Ban Ki-moon ‘deeply concerned’ at human rights abuses in post-Gaddafi Libya – Africa – World – The Independent

Illegal arrests, revenge attacks and deaths following torture in secret prisons are continuing in Libya by armed militias with the new government failing to establish an effective judicial system, according to the Secretary General of the United Nations. In a report due to be delivered to the Security Council, obtained by The Independent, Ban Ki-moon […]

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