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Al-Qaeda Rebels Abuse and Murder Syrian Christians

Editor’s note:  UPDATE:  The original photograph illustrating this article (see  the photograph here) was captioned “Christian woman is tied to a pillar in Aleppo, Syria, by an al-Qaeda-linked gang and left with a note encouraging by-passers to spit on her.”

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Media is Misreporting Real Story in Syria

Veteran war correspondent Patrick Cochborn of The Independent has been in Damascus for 10 days and says he is “struck by the fact that the situation in areas of Syria I have visited is wholly different from the picture given

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Defying US, 29 Rebel Groups in Syria Swear Allegiance to al Nusrah

Our readers have already known for some time that al Qaeda has been actively engaged in leading the opposition in Syria, something the State Department is apparently just finding out. But in naming al Qaeda in Iraq’s own spin-off, al

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Posted in Headline, Middle East, US

US-Funded Syrian Opposition Broadcasts Torture Videos

Despite the Benghazi Disaster, President Barack Obama and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continue to finance militant-Muslims and some jihadists have started a new fundraising drive by posting ‘torture and murder’ YouTube videos. According to the Houston Chronicle, “a

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Syria: Gov’t Forces Launch Ground Assault on Aleppo with Heavy Artillery

Editor’s Note: Understanding the News from Syria The reports from Syria recall the old story of the blind men describing an elephant. To each one, describing what he could feel with his hands, the elephant was like a tree, a

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Posted in Flashpoint, Middle East

Lebanon Stops Weapons Ship for Syrian Rebels

The Lebanese navy is holding a Sierra Leone-registered ship and says it has confiscated a large consignment of arms and ammunition it was carrying. The 11 crew members were detained after three shipping containers full of heavy and light weapons

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US Sends Restricted Technology to Rebels in Syria

ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 2 (UPI) — The White House agreed to send communications equipment to help Syrian rebels organize and evade Syria’s military, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. The satellite communications equipment “will help activists organize, evade attacks by

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Turkish Forces Enter Iraq

Turkey has reportedly launched an incursion into Iraq, following Kurdish rebels cross border attacks that killed 26 soldiers and wounded 16 others. It was the deadliest Kurdish rebel attack in several years. Following the attack, the rebels fled to northern

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GADDAFI IS DEAD – News and Analysis

Libyan TV reported early this morning that former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was captured and wounded  this morning following a gun fight near his hometown of Sirte. The National Transitional Council has confirmed that Muammar Gaddafi has died of his

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Clinton: More US$ for Libya

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived unexpectedly in Libya today, and offered another $11 million in aid from US taxpayers to the new Libyan government. With this new aid, U.S.  will increase our  contributions to Libya to approximately $135

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