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Entries from June 2006

Khaddam: ‘I’m not corrupt’

June 14th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Former Vice-President Abdul Halim Khaddam has been interviewed on the BBC’s Hardtalk. He insisted that he does have support inside Syria. The interviewer told him that Syrians laugh at his claims of support, suggesting that he is corrupt, and has profitted just as much as the government members he criticises. ‘I am not corrupt,’ came […]

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Was Zarqawi behind the terrorism inside Syria?

June 11th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Jordanian intelligence officials have been telling the New York Times that Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi recruited about 300 fighters in Iraq to join his global terrorist movement. The 300 foreigners were sent back to their home countries to await further orders. Zarqawi was killed in Iraq last week. It has long been thought that the terrorist […]

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UN says Syria is co-operating with the Hariri investigation

June 11th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

UN investigator Serge Brammertz has published his long-awaited report into the Hariri killing. Although he has avoided naming a perpetrator, he says that Syria’s co-operation is ‘generally satisfactory’. Previous reports condemned Syria for obstructing the UN and for lying to officials. This time, they did things differently – Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad agreed to be […]

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Khaddam’s chances of overthrowing Bashar

June 6th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Khaddam and Bayouni revealed details of how they are going to overthrow Bashar, at a conference in London’s upmarket Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane. The BBC’s Tim Whewell was there: (picture: BBC’s Tim Whewell interviews Abdul-Halim Khaddam) “The would-be revolutionaries gathered in London don’t appear to be getting any support from governments in the West […]

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Terrorism comes to Damascus

June 3rd, 2006 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Five people have been killed in a shoot-out between police and militants in the centre of Damascus. It happened in the Ummayid Square, as they tried to break in to the TV/Radio building. The square is also home to the national library and the Sheraton hotel. The other main international hotels – the Meridian and […]

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