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Lebanese troops deploy in Hezbollah stronghold

Lebanese troops deploy in Hezbollah stronghold

Sep 23, –  Hundreds of Lebanese soldiers and policemen deployed into Hezbollah strongholds south of Beirut on Monday, after officials said they had reached a deal with the Shiite militant group to send troops into neighborhoods where they long had only a symbolic presence. The agreement follows a backlash against Hezbollah’s tightened security measures in […]

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Germany supplied ‘dual-use’ chemicals to Syria

Germany supplied ‘dual-use’ chemicals to Syria

Sep 19, – Germany exported more than 100 metric tons (110 tons) of “dual-use” chemicals to Syria between 2002 and 2006, but officials insisted Wednesday there was no indication the substances had been used to make chemical weapons such as the poisonous sarin gas used in last month’s deadly attack outside Damascus. The exports were […]

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Car bomb hits Syria-Turkey border crossing

Car bomb hits Syria-Turkey border crossing

Sep 17, – Syrian activist groups say a car bomb has exploded at a crossing point along the country’s volatile border with Turkey. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has no immediate word on casualties from the explosion at the Bab al-Hawa crossing point on Tuesday. The crossing, located in Syria’s northwestern […]

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President Obama authorized military aid to Syrian rebels

President Obama authorized military aid to Syrian rebels

June 14, AP – President Barack Obama has authorised sending US weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, a US official said after the White House said it has proof the Syrian govt had used chemical weapons against opposition forces fighting to overthrow President Bashar Al Assad. The US decision came as Assad’s surging […]

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Russian Minister: ‘Red line’ not crossed in Syria over arms

Russian Minister: ‘Red line’ not crossed in Syria over arms

MOSCOW (AP) — Sergey Lavrov said Thursday that investigators must also look into claims of chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels. France and Britain this week pointed at evidence that the nerve gas sarin was used by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces, signaling that Syria has crossed the “red line” set by President Barack Obama. […]

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Syrian rebels target Hezbollah militia, on Lebanese soil

Syrian rebels target Hezbollah militia, on Lebanese soil

June 2, BEIRUT (AP) — It was the worst clash on Lebanese territory between the two sides since the outbreak of the Syria conflict more than two years ago. The violence highlighted the growing risk the fighting in Syria poses to fragile Lebanon, whose volatile sectarian makeup mirrors that of its neighbor. Syrian rebels fought […]

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Amid disunity, EU announces Lifting of Syrian arms embargo

Amid disunity, EU announces Lifting of Syrian arms embargo

May 28, AP – The deal announced after several hours of wrangling between the EU’s foreign ministers at a meeting in Brussels late on Monday will see the 27-member bloc’s embargo on arming Syrian rebels expire at the end of this month. At the same time though, they agreed to maintain a package of sanctions […]

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Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah vows ‘victory’ against Syrian rebels

Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah vows ‘victory’ against Syrian rebels

May 25, AP – Beirut: “I say to all the honourable people, to the mujahedeen, to the heroes: I have always promised you a victory and now I pledge to you a new one” in Syria, he said at a ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of Israel’s military withdrawal from Lebanon. Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah […]

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Syrian rebels release UN peacekeepers captured in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

Syrian rebels release UN peacekeepers captured in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

May 12, AP – Philippines Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario told the news agency Reuters that the four UN peacekeepers, all Filipinos, had been released. Rebels detained them May 7 as they patrolled close to an area where the same group held 21 observers, also Filipinos, for three days in March. Rebels have freed peacekeepers […]

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Syrian rebels shoot down military helicopter killing 8 government troops

Syrian rebels shoot down military helicopter killing 8 government troops

May 7, AP – The downing of the helicopter was a welcome victory for rebels fighting to oust Assad as the two sides remain locked in stalemate in the more than 2-year-old conflict. In Geneva, a U.N. commission probing alleged war crimes and other abuses in Syria on Monday distanced itself from claims by one […]

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