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Onslaught looms as Assad forces pound Aleppo rebels – Reuters

July 27th, 2012 Comments off

Business Recorder

Onslaught looms as Assad forces pound Aleppo rebels
* Syrian artillery pounds rebel areas around Aleppo * US State Dept fears massacre in the city * Battle for Aleppo seen as potential turning point By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Mariam Karouny AMMAN/BEIRUT, July 27 (Reuters) – President Bashar al-Assad's
Syrian Helicopters Fire on Aleppo as Army Prepares for Possible AssaultNew York Times
Syria crisis: US fears Aleppo 'massacre' – live updatesThe Guardian
Syria Pounds Rebel Areas as UN Warns of ConfrontationBloomberg
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Battle for Aleppo intensifies as both sides reinforce

July 26th, 2012 Comments off

Helicopter gunships strafed several neighbourhoods of the commercial capitalSyrian troops and rebels sent reinforcements to the intensifying battle in the second city Aleppo, as the US said fresh defections from the regime showed President Bashar al-Assad's "days are numbered".

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No impunity for Al-Assad France

July 25th, 2012 Comments off

France has said despite the Arab League making proposal of safe exit for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, it would not earn him an impunity, Xinhua reported. “In the end, for him … there will be …
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Feared regime forces assault Syrian capital

July 22nd, 2012 Comments off

An armed Syrian rebel wearing the jersey of FC Barcelona rests with comrades near the northern city of AleppoFeared forces led by President Bashar al-Assad's brother used helicopter gunships Sunday in a new assault on rebels in Damascus, activists said, as clashes also raged in Syria's second city Aleppo.

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Rebels claim deadly bomb attack on Syria top brass

July 19th, 2012 Comments off

Image grab from YouTube shows a burning Syrian army tanks in the town of AazazRebels claimed a bomb attack which struck at the heart of Syria's senior command, killing at least three of President Bashar al-Assad's top brass and warned of more carnage to come.

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US sees Assad ‘losing control’

July 19th, 2012 Comments off

The killing of three top figures at the heart of Syria’s defence establishment shows President Bashar al-Assad is losing control, the White House says.
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Blast Kills Core Syrian Security Officials – New York Times

July 18th, 2012 Comments off

New York Times

Blast Kills Core Syrian Security Officials
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BEIRUT, Lebanon — President Bashar al-Assad's brother-in-law and Syria's defense minister were killed on Wednesday when a suicide bomber attacked a crisis group of senior ministers and security chiefs meeting in central Damascus, according to state
Massive Bomb Strikes at Assad's Inner CircleWall Street Journal
Top Syrian officials killed in major blow to al-Assad's regimeCNN
Syrian rebels claim responsibility for attack on officialsUSA TODAY
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Russia’s Putin to meet Annan for Syria talks

July 15th, 2012 Comments off

Kofi Annan (right) is making a second trip to Moscow to try to salvage his Syrian peace planSyria peace mediator Kofi Annan was due in Moscow on Monday for talks with President Vladimir Putin amid growing pressure on Russia to finally back the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad.

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Ready for transitional government in Syria, says Assad

July 12th, 2012 Comments off

GENEVA – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appears to have finally agreed to discuss the possibility of forming a transitional government in the crisis-ridden Mideast country as proposed during an …
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Syria defection: Ex-Iraq ambassador Nawaf Fares ‘in Qatar’ – BBC News

July 12th, 2012 Comments off

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Syria defection: Ex-Iraq ambassador Nawaf Fares 'in Qatar'
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Syria's envoy to Baghdad has defected to the opposition and, according to Iraqi officials, is in Qatar. Nawaf Fares, the first senior Syrian diplomat to abandon President Bashar al-Assad, has urged other politicians and military figures to follow suit.
Syria crisis: ambassador to Iraq defects – live updatesThe Guardian
Syrian Ambassador to Iraq Defects; Joins OppositionVoice of America
Syria Says Defecting Ambassador Is FiredNew York Times
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