1. Syria's oil now target of civil war

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    ... a target in the countrys civil war, a conflict that is rapidly devastating Syrias infrastructure ... (OILPRICE) It was only a matter of time before Syrias oil industry, sagging as it may be, became ... and economy. The latest casualty is now Syrias modest oil industry, already suffering from lack

  2. Assad ready to use chemical weapons

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    ... (Times of Israel) Israels military intelligence chief on Thursday said Syrias embattled president ... , Bashar Assad, is preparing to use chemical weapons. Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi told a security ... conference in the coastal town of Herzliya that Assad is stepping up his offensive against rebels trying

  3. CIA delivering arms to Syria rebels

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    ... by the State Department of vehicles and other gear a flow of material that marks a major escalation ... of the U.S. role in Syrias civil war. The arms shipments, which are limited to light weapons ... threats by President Obama to order missile strikes to punish the regime of Bashar al-Assad for his

  4. McCain, Graham denounce Syria deal

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    ... SC) slammed the US-Russian-brokered deal reached Saturday on Syrias chemical weapons stockpile ... Saturday on a framework to secure and destroy Syrias chemical weapons by the mid-2014 and impose UN ... penalties if the Assad government fails to comply. In a joint statement Saturday mere hours after

  5. Obama employing think-tank plan to oust Assad?

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    ... to destabilize Syria and depose the government of Bashar al-Assad. The plan included launching limited ... at destabilizing Syria with the explicitly stated goal of ousting the Assad regime. Authored ... and reassert its tyranny." The authors' underlying justification for removing the Assad regime

  6. VIDEO: Syrian 'rebels' behead man, execute 2 women

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    ... of Syrias al-Nusra Front, a group of radical Islamic terrorists that are allied with al-Qaida in Iraq ... President Bashar al-Assad and/or secular Muslims who did not embrace the goal of the al-Nursa Front ... to establish a religious government in Syria after deposing the Assad regime. In June, Real Clear

  7. Report: Syrians shoot at Israel

    ... a regional conflict. Meanwhile, Lebanese sources predict a small, limited provocation against Israel & ... firing mortars under the direction of the Syrian army. It would not be a major attack, the sources say ... Bashar al-Assad. Israel has blamed Syria and Iran for the Hezbollah rocket attacks on towns

  8. Assad's son taunts Obama

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    ... A Facebook post said to be written by the 11-year-old son of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad ... of other senior members of Mr. Assads government, may offer a glimpse into the mindset of Syrias ruling ... , Hafez al-Assad, and aspects of it invite doubt. For example, the owner of the account wrote

  9. Syrian PM defects, flees to Jordan

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    ... (WASHINGTON POST) ANTAKYA, Turkey Syrias prime minister defected to Jordan on Monday, according ... Bashar al-Assad. A statement read on the al-Jazeera Arabic news channel that was attributed

  10. Regime adviser: Russia to 'safeguard' chemical weapons

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    ... -Assad, say that Russia will safeguard Syrias chemical weapons, which are to be removed under a U.S ... of chemical weapons in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, support Syrias dismantlement of its chemical weapons ... . Now, there are questions over the original intention of a U.S.-Russian agreement that Syrias