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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    New report highlights threat to aircraft from militants in Syria

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

    ... systems" (Manpads), which are dangerous to planes flying at lower altitudes or ones taking off or landing. The new report estimated that several hundred anti-aircraft missile systems were already ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577016/new-report-highlights-threat-aircraft-militants-syria
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Outrage over image of Australian boy with Syrian soldier’s severed head

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:02pm by AP

    ... but for the wider world. "We see more and more evidence of just how barbaric this particular entity is." US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel, in Australia for talks, was equally outraged, saying the militants were "a threat to the civilised world". Australia has an arrest warrant out for Sharrouf, who has also been pictured posing with severed heads. Officials have said up to 150 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571610/outrage-over-image-australian-boy-syrian-soldiers-severed-head
  3. News - Asia - SYRIA

    Australian grandfather in tears at Syria photo of seven-year-old boy with severed head

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:43am

    ... countries,” she said. In brief opening remarks at the annual Australia-US Ministerial Consultations (Ausmin), Kerry agreed that “we do face new challenges”, pointing to foreign fighters who “learn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1571921/im-scared-children-australian-grandfather-tears-syria-photo-seven-year-old-severed
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Dozens of soldiers beheaded as Islamic State captures Syrian military base

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by MCT

    ... and beyond. The Islamic State now holds about a third of Syria, according to the observatory. In New York, the head of the independent UN commission on Syrian war crimes said the Islamic State ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559933/dozens-soldiers-beheaded-islamic-state-captures-syrian-military-base
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Damascus enjoys relative calm this Ramadan as missiles subside

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... in the capital, the celebrated Steed Cafe is pulling in the customers. "During the World Cup, there wasn't a table to be had," said manager Hussam al-Halabi, pointing to three giant ... on Wednesday when Assad was being sworn in for a new term, he admitted. "But we're still optimistic, it was a lot worse last year," he said. At the Dama Rose hotel, in an upmarket ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556764/damascus-enjoys-relative-calm-ramadan-missiles-subside
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad West’s ‘ally’ against Islamic State jihadists, says Syrian minister

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 09:07pm by GDN

    ... to a senior minister. He urged Western countries to recognise "new realities" by joining the battle against terrorism and ending their support for rebels trying to overthrow President Bashar ... spokesman, his arguments closely echo those of Assad, who will be inaugurated for a new term this week. European countries, including Britain, were changing their minds about Syria, Mekdad suggested. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554181/assad-wests-ally-against-islamic-state-jihadists-says-syrian-minister
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebel group Dawud Brigade defects to Islamic State

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:41pm by NYT

    ... question was whether other groups or individuals would follow suit. Islamic State's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has called for Muslims around the world to travel to the Islamic caliphate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550554/syrian-rebel-group-dawud-brigade-defects-islamic-state
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Transfer of Syrian chemical weapons complete: Pentagon

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:43am by Agence France-Presse in Washington and Reuters in Slaviansk

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel extends thanks to Denmark, Italy and the US navy for the safe transfer of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile The transfer of Syrian chemical weapons from a Danish container ship to a US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545328/transfer-syrian-chemical-weapons-complete-pentagon
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    ISIL ‘crucifies eight rival fighters’ in Syria

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beirut Eight rebel fighters have been crucified in Syria by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) because they were considered too moderate, a monitoring group said on Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on c ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543166/isil-crucifies-eight-rival-fighters-syria
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541552/obama-seeks-us500-million-congress-train-equip-syrian-rebels

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