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MARAAT NUMAN, Syria — Each morning, after saluting the Syrian flag and before the warplanes take off, soldiers at army bases across Syria are given political orientation. During the lectures, conscripts and career officers alike are repeatedly...
The Lebanon Daily StarSyrian rebels said they attacked an important military base in the south and checkpoints in the city of Deraa Thursday, trying to regain ground lost to President Bashar Assad's forces near the Jordanian border.In the north, however, rebels were forced...
The Lebanon Daily StarBEIRUT/TRIPOLI, Lebanon -- Syrian troops are installing earth mounds along the northeastern border with Lebanon in a bid to prevent rebel infiltration, security sources said Thursday. The sources, who did not want to be identified, said the move began...
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Jordan Times, AmmanThe number of Syrians fleeing to Jordan dropped on Sunday amid reported military gains by Damascus along the border, according to Jordanian and Syrian sources. Some 1,200 Syrians crossed into the Kingdom on Sunday and 3,500 over the past 72 hours --...
Paul GreenbergThe bloody war-by-proxy continues in Syria. It pits the embattled, increasingly desperate but still determined and far from defeated dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad against a disorganized amalgam of rebels, aka the Free Syrian Army. Each has its own array...
The Lebanon Daily StarSyrian opposition figures fighting to unseat the regime of President Bashar Assad reacted with a mixture of cautious optimism and anger to the massive Israeli missile strike against Syrian military facilities over the weekend. For many Syrians whose...
ARSAL, Lebanon — When Mustafa Ezzedine, a Sunni Muslim from this Sunni border town, wanted to buy some furniture, he undertook a clandestine trip into war-torn Syria rather than face harassment, or worse, from Shiite Muslim security officers or...
The Lebanon Daily StarThe call by controversial Sheikh Ahmad Assir for jihad in Syria has generated some enthusiasm, as well as a considerable level of skepticism among his fellow Sidonians. Shortly after noon prayers, Uthman Honeineh arrived at Assir's Bilal Bin Rabah...
The Lebanon Daily StarThe recently resigned head of Syrian's opposition National Coalition demanded that the leader of Hezbollah withdraw his fighters from Syria, warning of a "plot" to drag the Muslim world into long-term Sunni-Shiite strife. "I demand that you withdraw all...
FrameworkNish L. Nalbandian is a freelance photographer based in Denver. He has traveled and photographed extensively around the world, mostly via motorcycle, over the last several years. In 2009, he rode a motorcycle from San Diego to Cairo (via cargo ship and...
BEIRUT – Residents of a Kurdish neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo fled Sunday under intense government shelling estimated at three shells per minute, activists said. The bombardment on the Sheikh Maqsood district came two days after...
BEIRUT -- A Syrian rebel commander who led the opposition Free Syrian Army for more than a year was wounded by a bomb planted in his car Sunday. Col. Riad Asaad, who defected from the country's air force and fled to Turkey in 2011, was in the eastern...
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