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Armed Palestinians fight Syrian forces, NATO to give better weapons and enlist Muslim volunteers, Hillary Clinton blames Russia for sending arms to government

[DEBKAfile] “For the first time in the five-month anti-Assad uprising, Syrian forces clashed with dissident Palestinians Sunday, Aug. 14, in…

Posted in Iraq Lebanon Syria Turkey

Syria protests infiltrated by armed jihadists provoking army into deadly fights, weapons smuggled in from Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey

[The Times] “The previous week four protesters had been shot dead for trying to block the main road between Damascus,…

Posted in Syria UK USA

WikiLeaks reveals U.S. secretly backed Syrian opposition under both Bush and Obama, Assad blames foreign conspiracy for unrest

[The Washington Post] “The State Department has secretly financed Syrian political opposition groups and related projects, including a satellite TV channel that…

Posted in Syria

Syrian security forces kill nine protesters, seize weapons and cash from al-Omari Mosque

[Daily Mail] “Fresh violence in a southern Syrian city has left nine people dead today.” “That made it the deadliest…

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First deaths in Syria protests: seven police and four protesters killed in Daraa

[Israel National News] “Continued protests in Syria claim lives of seven police and four protesters, and result in burning a…

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Regime Change and NGOs: the Colour Revolutions and the Arab Spring

[openDemocracy] “The Arab revolt of 2010-11 has spread with intense speed and magnitude. A protest that began in the provincial…

Posted in Egypt Serbia Tunisia

Otpor! and the April 6 Movement: NGOs role in the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Egypt

[BalkanInsight] “When I was following some tweets on Egypt, I was struck when I came across the symbol of Otpor….