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Bus Bombing Kills Shiite Pilgrims in Syria – Wall Street Journal


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Bus Bombing Kills Shiite Pilgrims in Syria
Wall Street Journal
The deadly explosion comes at a time of heightened sectarian tension in Syria that has seeped into Damascus. Lebanese Hezbollah militants—as well as other Shiite fighters bolstering the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad —have taken a much …
Syria: Six dead after bomb targets Shi'ite Muslim pilgrimsChristianToday
Bus carrying Shiite pilgrims bombed in Syria; at least 6 deadLos Angeles Times
Blast targeting bus near Shi'ite shrine in Damascus kills sixReuters
SunHerald.com -Arutz Sheva
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Posted on 1 February 2015 | 8:14 pm

Scott Walker won’t rule out ‘boots on the ground’ in Syria – MSNBC


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Scott Walker won't rule out 'boots on the ground' in Syria
MSNBC
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told ABC that he is not opposed to deploying American combat troops to defend the U.S. and its allies, including in the fight against ISIS, during an interview on 'This Week' Sunday. “I think aggressively, we need to take
Asked on ABC about Syria, Walker raises prospect of US boots on groundMilwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
ABC's Raddatz Grills Scott Walker on His 'Big, Bold, Fresh Ideas' on Syria Mediaite
Wading Into Foreign Policy, Walker Says He Wouldn't Rule Out Boots in SyriaBloomberg

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Posted on 1 February 2015 | 6:44 pm

Airstrikes hit 76 ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria – Al-Arabiya


Al-Arabiya

Airstrikes hit 76 ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria
Al-Arabiya
The anti-ISIS coalition carried out 27 airstrikes against 76 Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets on Saturday, an official with the coalition said. The targets included a factory where militants reportedly made car bombs in Tal Afar in

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Posted on 1 February 2015 | 5:15 pm

US-led task force launches 34 air strikes against Isis in Iraq and Syria – The Guardian


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US-led task force launches 34 air strikes against Isis in Iraq and Syria
The Guardian
The bulk of the strikes were near the Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk, while in Syria most of the strikes were near Kobani, where Kurdish forces have driven out Isis militants, said a statement by the US Combined Joint Task Force which is leading the operation.
US: 27 air strikes carried out against Islamic State in Iraq, SyriaJerusalem Post Israel News
More strikes hit ISIS locations in Syria and IraqARA News
Toronto woman's tweets reveal her travel through Iraq, SyriaSaskatoon StarPhoenix
PanARMENIAN.Net
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Posted on 1 February 2015 | 4:47 pm

Behind Nasrallah’s message: Syria, Iran and Hezbollah are one united front – Haaretz


Haaretz

Behind Nasrallah's message: Syria, Iran and Hezbollah are one united front
Haaretz
In a January 15 speech, Nasrallah had threatened to launch operations against Israel all along the front (in other words, also from within Syria territory). His speech was answered within three days by the airstrike on the Syrian side of the Golan
Israel and Hezbollah's common interest in Syriai24news
Israelis fear Hizbollah tunnelling beneath Israel-Lebanon-Syria border Telegraph.co.uk
Shalom l'Galil: Israel in Syria, take 3Jerusalem Post Israel News (blog)
Press TV -Ynetnews -The Daily Star
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Posted on 1 February 2015 | 4:24 pm

Syria aims to ‘flush out all terrorists’ in 2015 – PM – Reuters UK


The Straits Times

Syria aims to 'flush out all terrorists' in 2015 – PM
Reuters UK
Syria has repeatedly said it wants to coordinate with other countries to fight armed groups in its country. It describes all anti-government forces in Syria as terrorists, unlike Western countries and their Arab allies who distinguish between the
Syria aims to 'flush out all terrorists' in 2015 – PM Wael al-HalqiThe Straits Times

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Posted on 1 February 2015 | 11:01 am

‘Iran, Russia boost Syria resistance’ – Press TV


Press TV

'Iran, Russia boost Syria resistance'
Press TV
“Iran-Russia cooperation has been constructive, paving the way for the Syrian government and nation [to continue] their resistance under the legitimate leadership of Bashar al-Assad,” said Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic …

Posted on 1 February 2015 | 7:32 am

I interviewed Bashar al-Assad about Syria’s civil war. He’s still too … – Washington Post


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I interviewed Bashar al-Assad about Syria's civil war. He's still too
Washington Post
In recent weeks, Western governments have begun subtly shifting their positions on Syria. The Obama administration seems to have quietly dropped its demand that President Bashar al-Assad resign as a precondition of peace talks. Instead, reports suggest
Will U.S. Protect Its Syrian Rebel Army?Bloomberg View
Syria? Yes, We are ResponsibleCounterPunch
No Breakthroughs in Syrian Peace TalksCenter for Research on Globalization
The Daily Star -Syria Deeply -Grand Island Independent
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Posted on 31 January 2015 | 11:54 pm

Palestinians in Syria cut off from aid once more: UN – Reuters


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Palestinians in Syria cut off from aid once more: UN
Reuters
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of longtime Palestinian refugees in a camp on the outskirts of the Syrian capital have been cut off from United Nations emergency aid for nearly two months by armed groups that are preventing access, a U.N. official
A dispossessed Palestinian advises a refugee from SyriaThe Japan Times
UN: Palestinians in Syria cut off from aidYnetnews

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Posted on 31 January 2015 | 5:08 pm

Western-backed rebels join Aleppo alliance: Syria monitor – Reuters


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Western-backed rebels join Aleppo alliance: Syria monitor
Reuters
"Hazzm is under pressure because before they refused to join Jabhat al-Shamiyya and now they accept this," said Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Britain-based Observatory, which tracks Syria's war using a network of sources on the ground. Forming the …
Syria: Western-backed rebel group joins armed coalition to stem losses to Al-NusraAsharq Alawsat English
Syria battle between al Qaeda and Western-backed group spreadsReuters UK
Qaeda group launches assault on Western-backed Syria rebelsYahoo News
Rudaw -The Daily Star -Press TV
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Posted on 31 January 2015 | 10:19 am

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Bomb on bus in central Damascus kills 7

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A bomb placed on a bus ferrying Lebanese pilgrims around Shiite holy sites in Damascus exploded Sunday, killing at least seven people, according to Syrian activists and Lebanese media.

Posted on 1 February 2015 | 3:02 pm

Syria Aims To 'Flush Out All Terrorists' In 2015: Prime Minister

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria's prime minister said on Sunday the country wanted to drive all insurgents out of its territory in 2015 and was prepared to back any attempts to fight global militancy. Speaking in parliament, Wael al-Halqi said Syria's main aim was to "flush out all terrorists from its land" this year and it would "back any initiatives to fight global terrorism," a broadcast on state …

Posted on 1 February 2015 | 11:59 am

Syria aims to 'flush out all terrorists' in 2015: PM

Syria's prime minister said on Sunday the country wanted to drive all insurgents out of its territory in 2015 and was prepared to back any attempts to fight global militancy. Speaking in parliament, Wael al-Halqi said Syria's main aim was to "flush out all terrorists from its land" this year and it would "back any initiatives to fight global terrorism," a broadcast on state television showed. He …

Posted on 1 February 2015 | 11:25 am

Western-backed rebels join Aleppo alliance: Syria monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A Western-backed rebel group in northern Syria that is under pressure from al Qaeda's hardline Nusra Front has joined an alliance of mainly Islamist insurgent factions in Aleppo, a group monitoring the conflict said on Saturday. The Western-backed Hazzm movement joined the Levant Front – Jabhat al-Shamiyya – a grouping of insurgent factions formed in December in the northern …

Posted on 31 January 2015 | 10:18 am

Syria battle between al Qaeda and Western-backed group spreads

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT (Reuters) – Fighting between the Syrian arm of al Qaeda and Western-backed rebels in northern Syria spread from Aleppo province into neighboring Idlib on Friday, the rebel group and an organization monitoring the civil war said. Clashes began on Thursday when the al Qaeda Syria wing, the Nusra Front, seized positions from the Hazzm movement west of Aleppo, threatening one …

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 8:22 pm

Qaeda group launches assault on Western-backed Syria rebels

Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria battled Western-backed rebels Friday as the jihadists pressed their bid to seize control of northern areas, a monitoring group and rebels said. The fighting comes nearly three months after Al-Nusra Front expelled another group of Western-backed opposition fighters from Idlib province. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the jihadists launched their …

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 4:46 pm

UN: Destruction of Syria chemical weapons facilities begins

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International investigators say the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons production facilities has begun.

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 3:36 pm

Moscow-hosted Syria talks end, sides agree only to meet again

By Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) – Representatives of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and opposition figures agreed at talks on Thursday to hold another round in Moscow, moderator Vitaly Naumkin said on Thursday, but no date was set. The talks, a Russian initiative to revive stalled peace efforts in Syria's four-year-old civil war, were shunned by the main Syrian political opposition, and …

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 4:29 pm

Syria says approves U.N. $2.9 billion humanitarian aid plan for 2015

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Syria said on Wednesday it has approved a United Nations plan to deliver humanitarian aid to millions of people in the war-torn country this year, but warned the only way to the end the crisis was to help Damascus fight terrorism. The strategic response plan appeals for some $2.9 billion in a bid to help 12.2 million Syrians, more than half the …

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 11:02 pm

Two rockets from Syria strike Israeli-occupied Golan: Israeli military

At least two rockets from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel returned fire, the military said, nine days after an Israeli air strike in Syria killed an Iranian general and several Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas. An Israeli military spokesman said the army "responded with artillery towards the positions that launched the attack" and that it ordered the evacuation of …

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 8:16 pm

Syria news

Isil murder raises doubts over Jordanian prisoner swap

Revelation that Isil made no attempts to contact Japanese hostage’s family in the days before they killed him raises doubts over whether the jihadist group ever intended to release Kenji Goto






Posted on 1 February 2015 | 9:32 pm

Japan outraged at Isil murder of hostage Kenji Goto

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday expressed strong “indignation” about the apparent killing of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto by the Islamic State group






Posted on 1 February 2015 | 10:00 am

Heartbroken mother mourns Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto

The mother of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto tearfully pledges to continue her son’s efforts towards making ‘the world a place without any wars’






Posted on 1 February 2015 | 9:11 am

How the CIA and Mossad teamed up to kill Hizbollah’s ‘father of smoke’

US role in killing Imad Mughniyeh with a car bomb in Damascus is revealed for the first time by former officials, who say it took President George W Bush 30 seconds to approve the operation






Posted on 31 January 2015 | 3:15 pm

Israelis fear Hizbollah tunnelling beneath Israel-Lebanon-Syria border following skirmishes

Dispatch: Israelis who live close to borders with Lebanon and Syria now have another reason to be worried – the threat of underground assaults






Posted on 31 January 2015 | 8:00 am

Why hasn’t Isil produced proof Jordanian pilot is alive?

Jordanian forces “fear the worst” as deadline passes for Isil hostage swap, but silence could mean negotiations are ongoing, sources claim






Posted on 30 January 2015 | 12:15 pm

Isil could seize more hostages at Syria border, warns Japan, as prisoner swap remains stalled

Japan issues warning after no further progress in deal to swap prisoners with Islamic State jihadists as Jordan continues to insist on ‘proof of life’ of hostage






Posted on 30 January 2015 | 10:24 am

Japan and Jordan negotiate with Isil to free hostages

Audio statement purportedly released by Isil demands Jordanians present would-be suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi at the Turkish border by sunset on Thursday






Posted on 29 January 2015 | 8:20 pm

Who are the Islamic State hostages and would-be suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi?

The hostages taken by Isil are Japanese journalist Kenji Goto and Jordanian fighter pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh, while Sajida al-Rishawi is an Iraqi woman on death row for her involvement in a terrorist attack in Amman

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 1:18 pm

‘There is a buzz to cheating death’, says war zone surgeon David Nott

The ‘Indiana Jones’ of surgery, talks to Elizabeth Grice about the pity of war and why he’s getting married for the first time at 56






Posted on 29 January 2015 | 7:05 am