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State Department’s Syria Void – Bloomberg View


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State Department's Syria Void
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Rubinstein has only led the State Department's Syria team since March 2014. A career Foreign Service officer who speaks fluent Arabic, he came from State's intelligence bureau, and replaced the ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford. Rubinstein, however …

Posted on 6 March 2015 | 11:12 am

Rebel-turned-filmmaker asks why Syria went so wrong – The Daily Star


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Rebel-turned-filmmaker asks why Syria went so wrong
The Daily Star
One of these, “Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait,” which premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, is comprised of footage within Homs as it was besieged by regime forces, shot by Wiam Simav Bedirxan, and YouTube videos pieced together by exiled …

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Posted on 6 March 2015 | 10:26 am

Broken dreams for woman forced to flee IS-held Syria – BBC News


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Broken dreams for woman forced to flee IS-held Syria
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Razan became accustomed to the new look imposed on women living in parts of northern Syria that were seized by Islamic State (IS) in 2013. She used to wear modern headscarves with colourful outfits. But the jihadists forced her to wear a long, black

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Posted on 6 March 2015 | 10:06 am

Teacher Jamshed Javeed jailed for Syria ‘jihad’ plan – BBC News


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Teacher Jamshed Javeed jailed for Syria 'jihad' plan
BBC News
A chemistry teacher who was poised to travel to Syria to fight with the group that became widely known as Islamic State has been jailed for six years. Jamshed Javeed, from Manchester, was "determined to fight jihad" despite pleas from his family not to
Syria: Rebels with a lost causeFinancial Times
Jamshed Javeed's family stopped him from going to join ISISDaily Mail
Amid brazen, deadly attacks, gay Syrians tell of fear of ISIS persecutionCNN
NBCNews.com -Sky Showbiz -Military Times
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Posted on 6 March 2015 | 4:42 am

Syria dissident groups still not united – Al-Monitor


Syria dissident groups still not united
Al-Monitor
Ever since the countries supporting militants set their eyes on Syria's southern front, the scale of the plan of action conducted by the armed groups in the region has been significant. This proved that the battles they were waging were in no way

Posted on 6 March 2015 | 3:50 am

Syria’s al-Nusra Front commander ‘killed in strike’ – BBC News


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Syria's al-Nusra Front commander 'killed in strike'
BBC News
The military chief of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group has been killed in an air strike, the jihadist group has said on social media. Three other leaders were killed along with Abu Homam al-Shami, it says. Syria's state-run news agency said the
Top al-Qaida leader killed in air strike, says militant group in SyriaThe Guardian
Blast kills top leaders of Qaeda branch in SyriaAl-Arabiya
US Syria strategy falters with collapse of rebel groupReuters
U.S. News & World Report -Telegraph.co.uk -ABC News
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Posted on 6 March 2015 | 3:17 am

Turkish Minister Urges Fight Against Extremists in Syria – ABC News


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Turkish Minister Urges Fight Against Extremists in Syria
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The world never had a plan to end the worsening Syrian conflict, Turkey's prime minister said Thursday. Ahmet Davutoglu told a news conference that all countries should fight the Islamic State group but also keep Syria's government from committing "war …
Syria conflict: Blast hits Aleppo intelligence HQBBC News
Al-Qaeda, others attack Syrian intelligence office in AleppoUSA TODAY
Syria: Civilians pay heavy price amid fierce fighting for Aleppoeuronews

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Posted on 6 March 2015 | 12:50 am

US Draft Urges UN to Condemn Use of Chlorine in Syria – ABC News


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US Draft Urges UN to Condemn Use of Chlorine in Syria
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The United States has circulated a draft resolution in the U.N. Security Council that condemns the use of toxic chemicals such as chlorine in Syria without assigning blame, while threatening militarily enforced action in the case of further violations
US Presses UN on Syria Chlorine AttacksNew York Times
UN Security Council to vote on chlorine arms use in SyriaReuters
UN to Vote on Sanctions Against Syrian Chlorine BombsArutz Sheva

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Posted on 5 March 2015 | 10:57 pm

Konstandinos Erick Scurfield’s last video before he died fighting Isis in Syria – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Konstandinos Erick Scurfield's last video before he died fighting Isis in Syria
Daily Mail
Last night video footage emerged of the Afghanistan veteran in Syria wearing combat gear, jeans and a black T-shirt. Speaking to the camera he says: 'My name is Konstandinos Erik Scurfield. I came here on my own free will and I came here to help.'.
Former Royal Marine killed fighing Isil in Syria was 'frustrated' by lack of Telegraph.co.uk
Former marine reported killed in SyriaYahoo News
Briton Killed Fighting Against IS In SyriaSky News
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Posted on 5 March 2015 | 7:52 am

How Yarmouk refugee camp became the worst place in Syria – The Guardian


The Guardian

How Yarmouk refugee camp became the worst place in Syria
The Guardian
As Syria's civil war enters its fourth year, other towns and villages are suffering long sieges, usually by Assad's forces but sometimes, as in the case of Nubul and Zahra, two Shia villages north-west of Aleppo, by anti-Assad rebels. Still, Yarmouk

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 6:00 am

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Syria Nusra chief 'killed in strike'

The military commander of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group, Abu Homam al-Shami, is reportedly killed in an air strike.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 9:10 pm

Syria says it killed military leader of al-Qaida group

BEIRUT (AP) — The military commander of al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate was killed Thursday in an explosion targeting a meeting of senior militants in northern Syria which also killed and wounded a number of other fighters.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 8:59 pm

Top Syria opponent seeks to unite dissidents

Syria's exiled opposition chief told AFP he wants to pull together the country's divided dissidents to end the four-year bloodbath, as he met the French president for the first time Thursday. Khaled Khoja, who has headed the main Syrian National Coalition since January, said President Bashar al-Assad's ouster should not be a pre-condition to enter into a new round of talks with the regime. "We …

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 4:26 pm

Teacher jailed for Syria 'jihad' plan

A chemistry teacher from Manchester who was planning to travel to Syria "to wage jihad" is jailed for six years.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 11:53 am

Syria opposition turns to internal opponents

By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) – The head of Syria's Western-backed political opposition is trying to ally with opposition groups based in Syria to boost its legitimacy and help revive peace talks that center on a political transition in the country. Khaled Khoja, who became president of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces in January, told Reuters in an interview …

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 6:11 am

Rebel-turned-filmmaker asks why Syria went so wrong

By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) – With Syria's civil war spilling across its borders and Islamic State militants beheading captives in their self-declared caliphate, it is little wonder Syrian movies have had pride of a place at an independent film festival in Turkey.     One of them, "Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait", shown at the Cannes Film Festival last year, was pieced together by …

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 5:06 am

Tale of two droughts: What California, Syria can teach about adaptation gap (+video)

Analysis of severe droughts in California and Syria offers clues to understanding the adaptation gap between rich, stable countries and poorer, less stable ones.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 1:51 pm

In northern Syria, is the US running out of rebel allies?

Gains by Jabhat al-Nusra, an Al Qaeda affiliate, have forced two major US-backed rebel groups to disband at a time when Washington needs solid partners to counter the influence of jihadists in Syria. Al Nusra, the main jihadist rival to the self-declared Islamic State, delivered a deathblow over the weekend to Harakat Hazzm, seizing the moderate rebels' headquarters in Aleppo Province. Hazzm’s …

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 1:36 pm

Syria's Nusra Front may leave Qaeda to form new entity

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT (Reuters) – Leaders of Syria's Nusra Front are considering cutting their links with al Qaeda to form a new entity backed by some Gulf states trying to topple President Bashar al-Assad, sources said. Sources within and close to Nusra said that Qatar, which enjoys good relations with the group, is encouraging the group to go ahead with the move, which would give Nusra a …

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 6:46 am

European dies fighting Islamic State in Syria: monitor

A European fighting alongside Kurds in Syria has been killed in clashes with hardline Islamic State militants, a group monitoring the conflict said on Tuesday, and Britain said it was aware of reports the person was a British national. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the combatant had been fighting alongside Kurdish YPG forces in Syria's northern Hasakah province and …

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 5:58 pm

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Syria: senior figures in Nusra Front killed in attack

Al-Qaeda-linked group says military commander died at militant meeting, but there is no word on Abu Mohammed al-Jolani, its overall leader






Posted on 5 March 2015 | 10:51 pm

Jihadi John: first video of Mohammed Emwazi unmasked

New footage shows a 15-year-old Emwazi having a kick around with fellow pupils in the school playground






Posted on 5 March 2015 | 9:18 pm

Amvid purports to show barrel bomb in Aleppo

An explosive barrel bomb is said to have caused multiple fatalities and casualties






Posted on 5 March 2015 | 8:15 pm

Iran is ‘taking over Iraq’ and Obama must put boots on the ground against Isil, warns Saudi Arabia

Thousands flee Isil-held Tikrit ahead of Iraqi assault as Saudi foreign minister calls for US coalition presence ‘on the ground’ to prevent Iran overrunning country






Posted on 5 March 2015 | 7:28 pm

Islamic State’s thugs are trying to wipe an entire civilisation from the face of the earth

Just as the Nazis destroyed synagogues as well as those who had worshipped in them, so does Isil aspire to erase all traces of those it condemns, writes Tom Holland






Posted on 5 March 2015 | 2:57 pm

Police recording: Jamshed Javeed is confronted by his family over Syria training

Jamshed Javeed’s father tells his son he will testify against him for planning commit mass murder with Islamic State in Syria during a secret police recording






Posted on 5 March 2015 | 12:14 pm

Chemistry teacher who planned to fight with Isil in Syria is jailed

Jamshed Javeed, who taught at school in Bolton, Greater Manchester, sentenced after becoming part of group of young Muslim men determined to fight jihad






Posted on 5 March 2015 | 11:57 am

Syrian rebels launch deadly attack on regime’s Aleppo intelligence HQ

More than 30 left dead after insurgents attack a Syrian government security building, setting off a bomb and then launching a ground assault






Posted on 5 March 2015 | 12:36 am

First Briton killed fighting Isil was an ‘amazing’ man, girlfriend says

Konstandinos Scurfield, who was killed fighting Isil in Syria, was trying to give something back after feeling the Kurdish people had been let down by the West, his girlfriend says






Posted on 4 March 2015 | 9:00 pm

Who are the foreign fighters taking on the Islamic State?

As the first Briton is killed fighting for the Kurds, Richard Spencer looks at the eclectic bunch of foreign fighters who are united only in their hatred of Isil’s horrors






Posted on 4 March 2015 | 8:34 pm