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Syria rebels ‘aided by British intelligence’

Syria rebels ‘aided by British intelligence’

British intelligence on Syrian troop movements is helping rebels launch successful attacks on regime forces, a Sunday newspaper reported, quoting an opposition official. The Sunday Times weekly said the disclosure by the official was the first indication that British intelligence […]


Israel has not decided on Iran strike: US defense chief

Israel has not decided on Iran strike: US defense chief

Israel has not yet decided whether to strike Iran over its suspect nuclear program, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said, as Tehran dismissed the threat of an imminent attack. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak in […]


Syria rebels claim jet downing as army advances

Syria rebels claim jet downing as army advances

Syrian rebels claimed they downed a fighter jet Monday in what would be a major coup for the opposition, but the regime seized the upper hand in Aleppo as it advanced into a new rebel-held district. President Bashar al-Assad’s regime […]


Russian Warships Head to Mediterranean

Russian Warships Head to Mediterranean

A Russian joint naval flotilla has arrived in the Mediterranean after missing a planned visit to a Russian Black Sea port, a defense ministry source said on Monday. The group of Russian warships and support ships from Russia‚Äôs Northern, Baltic […]


Syria army claims control of Aleppo rebel redoubt

Syrian civil war

Syria said its troops seized a rebel-held Aleppo district on Wednesday after storming it and “annihilating” most of the insurgents, as a long-threatened ground assault on the key city was launched. The rebels promptly denied the claim, acknowledging that a […]


Syria warplanes pound Aleppo as ground assault looms

Syria warplanes pound Aleppo as ground assault looms

Syrian regime warplanes pounded rebel positions in second city Aleppo on Sunday ahead of a threatened ground assault by more than 20,000 troops assembled around the commercial capital. Iran appealed for help from governments with ties to the Syrian opposition […]


Russia to send warships to Syria: reports

Russia to send warships to Syria: reports

Three Russian amphibious assault ships carrying hundreds of armed navy personnel will briefly dock in a Moscow-leased Syrian port in the coming days, Russian news agencies reported on Friday. The warships are currently conducting planned exercises in the Mediterranean Sea […]


House Votes to Stop US Contracts with Russian Arms Agency

House Votes to Stop US Contracts with Russian Arms Agency

The House of Representatives voted to cut off future government deals with a Russian government-owned arms contractor that has provided more than $1 billion in arms to the Syrian government. The contractor, Rosoboronexport, has supplied weapons to a brutal Syrian […]


Syrian helicopter gunships strafe Aleppo rebels

Syrian helicopter gunships strafe Aleppo rebels

Syrian government forces used helicopter gunships to strafe rebel-held districts in Aleppo and shelled the area on the third day of a pitched battle for the commercial capital. The fighting has sent some 200,000 civilians fleeing the northern city, according […]


 
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