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Moderate Syrian Cleric to Lead Opposition

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian opposition groups have elected a moderate cleric, Maath al-Khatib, to lead a new coalition uniting the various factions fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad. Khatib is a former imam at the Umayyad mosque in Damascus and was imprisoned several times for criticizing Mr. Assad’s rule before leaving Syria this year. Opposition members also voted […]

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Moderate Syrian Cleric to Lead Opposition

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian opposition groups have elected a moderate cleric, Maath al-Khatib, to lead a new coalition uniting the disparate factions fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad. Khatib is a former imam at the Umayyad mosque in Damascus and was imprisoned several times for criticizing Mr. Assad’s rule before leaving Syria this year. Opposition members also voted […]

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Moderate Syrian Cleric to Lead Opposition

Posted November 11th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian opposition groups have elected a moderate cleric, Maath al-Khatib, as the first leader of a new coalition that unites the disparate factions fighting to end the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. Businessman Riad Seif, who proposed the U.S.-backed initiative to establish an umbrella organization of Syrian- and external-based opposition, was elected vice president on […]

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Syria Opposition Signs Unity Deal

Posted November 11th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian delegates at opposition talks in Qatar say they have signed a hard-fought agreement to form a new coalition of forces fighting to end the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. Leading dissident Riad Seif said the groups “signed a 12-point agreement to establish a coalition.” Seif had drawn up the U.S.-backed reform proposals on which […]

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Israel Fires Warning Shots into Syria

Posted November 11th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli troops fired warning shots into Syria after stray munitions from fighting between Syrian troops and rebels landed in Israel’s Golan Heights area. The military said in a statement Sunday that a mortar shell landed near an Israeli army post in the Golan Heights. It says that Israeli soldiers fired warning shots in response. The […]

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Twin Bombings Kill Syrian Forces, Opposition Seeks Unity

Posted November 10th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Two suicide bombers have detonated explosives near a Syrian military camp, as the country’s fractured opposition grapples with plans to reorganize and unite. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 20 security force members were killed on Saturday when two bombs exploded minutes apart at a military facility in the southern city […]

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Car Bombs Kill Dozens of Syrian Security Forces

Posted November 10th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Syrian activist group says two suicide car bomb attacks in southern Syria have killed at least 20 Syrian security force members. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says two bombs exploded minutes apart Saturday when the cars pulled up separately into a military camp in Daraa. Activists say many other people were wounded, […]

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Car Bombs Kill Syrian Security Forces

Posted November 10th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Syrian activist group says two car bomb attacks in southern Syria have killed at least 20 Syrian security force members. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says two bombs exploded minutes apart Saturday when the cars pulled up separately into a military camp in Deraa. Syria’s embattled President Bashar al-Assad is insisting that […]

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Gunmen Kill Brother of Syrian Parliamentary Speaker

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian state television is reporting that the brother of the speaker of parliament has been assassinated. The SANA news agency says Mohammed Osama Laham, brother to parliament speaker Jihad Laham, was shot dead early Tuesday as he drove to work in the capital, Damascus. The shooting follows some of the fiercest fighting Syria has seen […]

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Car Bombs, Air Strikes Kill Dozens in Syria

Posted November 5th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A Syrian activist group says a suicide car bomber has killed more than 50 Syrian soldiers and gunmen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in central Hama province. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday’s attack in the village of Ziyara was carried out by the Al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaida-inspired Islamist militant group. The […]

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