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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Barack Obama seeks US$500 million from Congress to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington White House asks US Congress to approve US$500 million to train and arm fighters Obama seeks funds for Syria rebels The White House has asked lawmakers for US$500 million to train and equip vetted Syrian rebels, in what would be a significant escalation of US involvement in a conflict that has spilled into Iraq. Following several signals in recent ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    US-led coalition ramps up strikes against Islamic State in Syria-Turkey border town

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:49am by Associated Press in Mursitpinar, Turkey

    ... or for logistics and training; and equipping moderate Syrian opposition forces fighting to topple Assad. The officials were not authorised to discuss meetings underway between US and Turkish officials ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    New report highlights threat to aircraft from militants in Syria

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:48pm by Reuters

    ... after the US Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice on Monday to US airlines banning all flights in Syrian airspace. The agency said armed extremists were "known to be equipped ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria destroys its chemical weapons equipment before deadline: watchdog

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 09:55pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Toxic weapons equipment destroyed, says watchdog Syria has destroyed critical equipment for producing chemical weapons and poison gas munitions, the global ... is a significant milestone in an ambitious timeline that aims to destroy all of Damascus' chemical weapons by mid-2014. Destruction of the equipment means that Syria can no longer produce new chemical ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Internet videos show Syrian rebel forces using US anti-tank missiles

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... of the conflict, with rockets from Russia and drones from Iran also used by forces of President Bashar al-Assad. None of that equipment, however, is seen as enough to be decisive in a stalemated war, ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian children suffering from ‘brutal’ health care methods, says charity

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:31pm by AP

    ... and basic medical equipment, the charity said in a report. The conflict has ravaged Syria for three years and has hit the country's health facilities and health providers hard. Hospitals have ... with the necessary equipment and medication to provide proper treatment has become almost impossible. The report quotes an unnamed doctor saying that most children brought to his clinic suffer from burns ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Three years after revolt to topple him began, Assad retains grip on power

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:54am by WASHPOST

    ... year- 4,110 a day. Syria's neighbours are poorly equipped to deal with the influx, and humanitarian agencies face huge funding shortfalls.   Every two minutes: Eight children inside Syria ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Experts doubt US claim Assad's forces launched deadly August sarin attack

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 11:04pm by NYT

    ... in question, an improvised 330mm to 350mm rocket equipped with a large receptacle on its nose to hold chemicals, reportedly did not appear in the Syrian government's declaration of its arsenal ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Ships return to dock as Syria chemical deadline missed

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 10:37am by Agence France-Presse in Nicosia

    ... Weapons Under an internationally agreed plan, the chemicals will be taken to a port in Italy where they are to be transported to a US Navy ship specially fitted with equipment to destroy ... mixing and filling equipment”. “Which basically means they can’t take the chemicals they have and weaponise them.” And she stressed the international effort was still operating under ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Hundreds evacuated as truce extended in besieged Syrian city of Homs

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 10:34am by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... the equipment is basic, there are no medicines and people are in urgent need of medical attention,” she said. She said around 800 had been evacuated since Friday, though the governor of Homs province ...




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