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Entries from April 2005

All Kurds to get citizenship

April 5th, 2005 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

300,000 Syrian Kurds are to have their citizenship restored. Their citizenship was revoked in 1962 by President Al-Qudsi, before the Baath Party came to power. They were ‘offered’ citizenship as long as they swore alliegance to the President, and revoked their claim to an independent state – those who refused were denied passports, and basic […]

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End of the holiday: 30th April

April 3rd, 2005 · No Comments · Uncategorized

“All Syrian troops, military assets and the intelligence apparatus will have been withdrawn fully and completely latest by 30 April 2005.” They were the words of Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq Ash-Shara’a. The important thing about today’s announcement is that it came from Shara’a. He’s the head of Syria’s ‘Old Guard’ – hangups from former President […]

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Syria to announce final pullout on Sunday

April 2nd, 2005 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Later today, Syria will announce when the final troops will leave Lebanese soil. UN Envoy Terje Roed-Larsen met the Syrian President and Foreign Minister today, and he’ll receive the plan from the President tomorrow. Troops have been seen packing up and crossing the border all week. Current estimates put the number of Syrian soldiers at […]

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