Tagged: Syrian conflict

‘Jabhat al-Nusra announces its withdrawal from Sharia Council,’ Aleppo Media Centre (Syria), 8 July 2014

Jabhat al-Nusrah li-Ahl al-Sham (Eng: The Front for the Protection of the People of the Levant) announced via social networking websites that it is withdrawing from the Aleppo Sharia Council due to internal disputes with other members. Continue reading

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‘Al-Assad warns that terrorism will spread to countries “supporting and developing” it,’ El Watan (Egypt), 18 June 2014

While meeting with a North Korean delegation in Damascus, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned the West and Arab Gulf monarchies that their support for “terrorist groups” in the ongoing Syrian conflict will bring terrorism to their countries. Continue reading

‘Number of Moroccans in Syria surpasses 8,000 fighters,’ Al-Massae (Morocco), 12 May 2014

A new report suggests that there could be over 8,000 Moroccans fighting in Syria against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Previous reports suggested a number between 1,000 and 1,500 Moroccans were in Syria, mainly fighting in a unit called “Sham al-Islam,” led by former Guantanamo Bay prisoner and Moroccan national Ibrahim Benchekroun. Continue reading

‘Syrian crisis: Implementation of Homs truce delayed for logistical reasons,’ BBC Arabic (London), 6 May 2014

Reports out of Syria say that the implementation of a truce and the exit of fighters from the Old City of Homs has been delayed. Continue reading

‘Maghreb and European states exchange lists of Jihadists,’ Hespress (Morocco), 5 May 2014

Western European and North African countries have begun to regularly exchange intelligence related to “jihadist” fighters making their way to Syria. Continue reading

‘Death of Moroccan football player Ayoub Shatof in the ongoing war in Syria,’ Ariffino (Morocco), 27 April 2014

A young Moroccan footballer from the German Bundesliga died fighting in Syria last week. Ayoub Shatof underwent training in Turkey before joining the fight against Bashar al-Assad’s forces. Continue reading

‘Asad’s regime transports various weapons to Hezbollah’s strongholds in Lebanon’, al-Moslim.net, 20th April 2014

Al- Asad aims to open a strategic road in hopes of getting various weapons to Hezbollah strongholds in Lebanon according to opposition sources.

 

 

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‘330 barrel bombs dropped on Darayya over a span of 50 days,’ Al-Jazeera (Qatar), 29 March 2014

 

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‘Saudi Arabia requests emergency United Nations session on Syria,’ al-Arabiya (Saudi Arabia), 9 February 2014

Saudi Arabia’s permanent mission to the United Nations has requested an emergency session to be held in order to listen to reports from a number heads of UN departments and international organizations on the situation in Syria. Continue reading

‘Three injured Syrians transported to Israel,’ al-Quds (Palestine), 8 February 2014

Three injured Syrians arrived at the border with Israel today, two in critical condition, and were transferred to Israeli hospitals.

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