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Syria: UN says 43 peacekeepers seized by “militants” in Golan Heights, 81 more “trapped”

| WTF News | So some "rebels" in Syria have taken UN peacekeepers hostage. The United Nations says 43 of its peacekeepers in the Golan Heights have been detained by ‘an armed group’ fighting President Assad’s army in Syria. UN positions were reinforced shortly after the world body said it…
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ISIS: Region-wide Genocide Portended in 2007 Now Fully Realized

Land Destroyer Report Tony Cartalucci Image: ISIS’ path into Iraq begins in NATO territory, north of Syria’sborders in Turkey. This is where the majority of terrorists fighting forUS-backed regime change in Syria have been admittedly harbored,armed, and financed by the US, British, Saudis, Qataris, and others ; Dead American Journalist…
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Syrian rebel commander says he collaborated with Israel

Times of Israel A Free Syrian Army commander, arrested last month by the Islamist militia Al-Nusra Front, told his captors he collaborated with Israel in return for medical and military support, in a video released this week. In a video uploaded to YouTube Monday by the Executive Sharia Council in the…
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SHADOWY TERROR GROUP ‘WHITE SHROUD’ HITS BACK AT ISIS

Offiziere The Islamist terror group ISIS’s big advantage is that it doesn’t fight conventionally. It’s held off the regular army of Bashar al-Assad and routed thousands of Iraqi troops. But now a group has emerged that turns ISIS’s tactics back against them. The group is called White Shroud. There’s very little known about the…
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Syria conflict: Western aid going to help territory held by Isis militants

Independent Western governments are sending millions of pounds of aid to areas held by the radical Islamic group Isis in northern Syria, The Independent can reveal. The aid, which is paid for by the UK, European and US governments, consists of food, medicine and hygiene kits. It is brought into the country…
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ISIS seizes Syria army base, executes 50+ soldiers, cuts heads off, kills nearly 100 (PHOTOS)

| WTF News | The proxy war in Syria continues to escalate as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS, expands its reach and control. Islamic State fighters overran a Syrian army base in the northern province of Raqa, killing dozens of troops, beheading some…
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The Number of Foreign Fighters in Syria Now Exceeds 12,000 and Rising

Defense One Syria is now the “predominant battleground for extremists” plotting to attack the United States, as the number of foreign fighters now has exceeded 12,000 and is rising rapidly, the United States counterterrorism chief said on Friday. Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One. A 15-year veteran of Washington’s…
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Government

NSA Doc Reveals ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi is U.S., British and Israeli Intelligence Asset

Infowars Editor’s note: The validity of the document mentioned below cannot be verified due to the exclusivity of the Snowden cache. Cryptome sent a letter to various sources in possession of the documents, including The New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Barton Gellman, Laura Poitrias, Glenn Greenwald, ACLU, EFF and others…
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UN Demands Europe “Open Its Doors” As Syrian Refugees Reach “Saturation Point”

Zero Hedge Syrian refugees, whose numbers are set to pass 3 million in the next few weeks, are almost all in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, with smaller numbers in Iraq and Egypt. But, as Reuters reports, that looks set to change: UNHCR chief spokeswoman Melissa Fleming exclaimed that Europe must…
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UK military’s secret plan to train Syrian rebels to topple Bashar al-Assad

Guardian The British military drew up a secret plan two years ago to train a 100,000-strong Syrian rebel force aimed at toppling president Bashar al-Assad. The plan was the brainchild of General Sir David Richards, then chief of staff. The military regularly draws up contingency plans for all kinds of scenarios, but…
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Israel Defense Force Deletes “Nuclear Leak” Tweet; Blames Cyber Terrorism

Zero Hedge How to start World War 3? Step 1) Hack IDF Twitter account; Step 2) Tweet that Israel's secret nuclear facility has suffered a potential leak after shelling; Step 3) wait for US It appears (though for now has not been confirmed) that the Israel Defense Force's Twitter account…
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Obama’s Half-Billion to Syria’s ‘Moderates’

Consortium News President Obama’s plan to spend another half-billion dollars on Syria’s “moderate” rebels will add more fuel to the destructive violence just as the killing was finally dying down. It’s also hard to see how this investment will promote serious negotiations, notes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar The Obama administration’s…
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ISIS, Inc. – Jihadists attract investors, fighters with annual reports & glossy PR

RT The notorious ISIS, which has been slicing through Iraq moving closer to Baghdad, behaves like a big corporation, issuing press releases to create an image of a well-structured, disciplined and effective organization to attract investors and new members. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), which has made…
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Syria in the Crosshairs – Obama Confirms Airstrikes Will Not Be Limited to Iraq

Storm Clouds Gathering One year ago the Obama administration was doing their very best to build up public support for military intervention in Syria. Even though that attempt failed, no one who has been following this crisis closely believed for a moment that this was the end. They would regroup…
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Suicide Car Bomb Kills At Least 8 In Syria Border Town Of Mayadeen

IB Times A suicide car bombing in Mayadeen, an eastern Syrian town near the border of Iraq, killed at least 8 people on Saturday. There are conflicting reports on the number killed, with Syrian state television putting the number at 30. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 8 individuals…
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Bashar Assad wins Syria presidential election with 88.7% of vote

Bashar Assad has won a landslide victory in the Syrian presidential poll with percent of the vote. This will secure him a third seven-year term in office amidst a bloody civil war, which stemmed from protests against his rule. "I declare the victory of Dr Bashar Hafez Assad as president…
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Turkey suspends pumping Euphrates’ water, cutting off supply to Syria, Iraq

Al-Akhbar The Turkish government recently cut off the flow of the Euphrates River, threatening primarily Syria but also Iraq with a major water ;Al-Akhbar found out that the water level in Lake Assad has dropped by about six meters, leaving millions of Syrians without drinking water. Two weeks ago, the Turkish…
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History

ISIS Destroys 3000 Year-old Assyrian Artifacts in Syria

World Archeology (AINA) -- According to a report from the , the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) has destroyed Assyrian statues and artifacts believed to be 3000 years old. The Assyrian archaeological artifacts were illegally excavated from the Tell Ajaja site. Looting of…
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The head of Syria’s air defences has been killed in fighting near Damascus, government officials say

BBC Gen Hussein Ishaq was said to have been wounded as rebels attacked an air defence base near the town of Mleiha on Saturday and later died. He is one of a handful of high-ranking military officers to be killed in the country's civil war. Rebels are fighting to depose…
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Syria rebel rocket fire kills 13 in Aleppo: State TV

Syrian rebel rocket fire hit a government-held neighbourhood in the northern city of Aleppo on Friday, killing at least 13 people, state television said. “The toll in rockets fired by militants on Ashrafiyeh district has risen to 13, including women and children,” the report said. Earlier, the Syrian Observatory for…
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Homs Taken Back, Bashar Assad’s Victory Close as Never Before

Strategic Culture by Dmitry MININ While the world attention is focused on Ukraine, the events in Syria may significantly affect the situation in the Middle East and the world. The forces of Bashar Assad have fully liberated Homs, the third largest city of the country with a population of one…
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Russia to send first batch of Yak-130 jets to Syria

Press TV File photo shows a Russian-built Yakovlev Yak-130, a combat trainer jet. Russia plans to deliver the first batch of subsonic two-seat advanced Yakovlev Yak-130 jet trainer/light attack aircraft to Syria by the end of this year in a show of support for President Bashar Assad's government. Citing an…
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Covert War

Israel Assassinates Syrian General

Richard Silverstein Gen. al-Sheikh takes oath of office as new governor of restive Syrian province in 2011. (EPA) The respected publication,Intelligence Online, reported today that Samir al-Sheikh, the Syrian general responsible for intelligence operations in the southern sector bordering the Golan Heights, was assassinated on April ; The publication notes…
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Sophisticated US Weapons for Al Qaeda Mercenaries in Syria

Global Research Syria’s foreign-backed opposition says it is going to ask the United States for “sophisticated” weapons for use by its militants against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. On Friday, the so-called Syrian National Coalition said foreign-backed opposition leader Ahmad Jarba was set to travel to the US…
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The Armed Struggle for Syria Does Not Cease

New Eastern Outlook by Stanislav Ivanov Despite the apparent decline in the activity of the opposing sides in the Syrian conflict (government forces, armed opposition, international Islamist military and political groups), the fierce struggle for power in Syria continues. The attempts made by international mediators to resolve the Syrian crisis…
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Al-Qaeda in Syria Gets Anti-aircraft Missiles

By Kurt Nimmo Infowars Obama admin. floats PR campaign for weapons sent years ago Time reported Monday officials at the White House are seriously considering sending manpads – man-portable air defense systems – to terrorist mercenary groups operating in Syria. Discussion is reportedly underway, but “strong doubts remain about the…
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Missile Strikes in Yemen and Weapons to Syria: the US Steps Up its Middle East Military Interventions

Global Research By Patrick Martin American drone missile attacks and air strikes killed more than three dozen people in southern Yemen over the weekend. The carnage coincided with press reports that the Obama administration is moving to ship advanced weapons to “rebel” groups fighting the Assad government in Syria. Washington…
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How the West Gassed Thousands to Death in Damascus

Land Destroyer Report by Tony Cartalucci   The bombshell report by Pulitzer Prize-winning veteran journalist Seymour Hersh titled, “The Red Line and the Rat Line,” contains many shocking revelations for those following the West’s version of reality regarding the Syrian conflict. It particularly sheds new light on the August 2013…
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US GITMO Detainee Killed in Syria While Leading NATO-backed Death Squad

Land Destroyer Report by Tony Cartalucci The Long War Journal reported in its post, “Former Guantanamo detainee killed while leading jihadist group in Syria,” that: Ibrahim Bin Shakaran, a Moroccan who spent more than three years at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility before being released to Moroccan custody, has been…
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Kevin Barrett interview on Press TV: More Facts about Syria Chemical Attacks

| WTF News | Katharine Tobal Syria archive Kevin Barrett told Press TV in an interview that Sarin gas for potential attacks similar to the August 2013 deadly chemical attack on Syrians is being manufactured in Tbilisi, Georgia, and that a group of rogue elements affiliated with former US President…
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Syria opposition calls for Israel ties to oust Assad

PressTV A leader of the foreign-backed Syrian opposition calls for forging a coalition with Israel against the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Kamal al-Labwani, of the so-called Syrian National Coalition (SNC), said that a coalition with Tel Aviv is the only way to oust the Syrian government. Labwani noted that…
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Risk of Drought in Syria Could Threaten Food Supply, Would Place Millions of Lives in Danger

| WTF News | Katharine Tobal The World Food Program has warned about a looming drought in Syria that could put millions of peoples' lives at risk. The United Nations' food aid agency also said that Syrians battered by years of war are facing a major drought that could cut…
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‘Arms smuggling to Syria’ From Benghazi When US Ambassador Was Killed

| WTF News | Katharine Tobal The Consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames during a protest by an armed group, September 11, 2012. America has done its best to keep secret its role in supplying the Syrian rebels (terrorists of al-Qaeda), operating through proxies and front companies. It is…
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American-Backed Syrian Rebels Don’t Mind Al-Qaeda Cohorts

The New American by Joe Wolverton, II, As if we needed any more evidence that the Obama administration-backed “rebels” in Syria are fighting alongside our avowed enemy, al-Qaeda, a story published days ago in Britain’s The Independent puts another brick in that wall. The paper reports: The rebel leader touted…
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Officials: British Terrorists Among Rebel Factions in Syria Become Significant Threat to UK Security

| WTF News | Katharine Tobal The threat to the UK from returning extremists from the Syrian foreign-hatched conflict is now the same as that from al-Qaeda terrorists in the borderlands of Afghanistan and Pakistan, The Telegraph reported days ago. Charles Farr, the Britain’s chief anti-terrorism official has raised the…
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US/UK Investigating New Assad Chemical Attacks In Syria

It seems tensions in Ukraine are not escalating fast enough for the US warmongers. As The Daily Mail reports, allegations have emerged that Syria's Assad regime has carried out four new chemical attacks in the suburbs of Damascus. We can only assume that there is clear "YouTube-able" proof of this…
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Jeffrey Silverman: US Was Behind Producing Sarin Gas and Using it in Syria

The American website “Veterans Today” exploded new bomb about the chemical weapons file in Syria days ago and according to the famous American political investigator and principal editor of the ex-US State Department and intelligence service publication Veterans Today, Gordon Duff, and what he wrote in his article titled “US…
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Obama Was Mobilizing a Massive Aggression Against Syria

By Michael S. Rozeff, Seymour Hersh’s article on Syria confirms what was reported last August and September, which is that Great Britain, France and the were preparing and mere days away from launching a massive attack on anything attackable in Syria. See here, here, and here. At the time, an article appeared in…
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