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Entries from June 2007

Blogger ‘ban’ lifted in Syria

June 29th, 2007 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Some Blogger blogs seem to be working again in Syria on their main URL (web address). They had been difficult to access for the past few months.

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Lebanese army shoots dead 2 civilians, injures 20

June 29th, 2007 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

The Lebanese Army has shot dead 2 Palestinian civilians, who were stuck at a checkpoint, trying to get back into their homes in the Nahr Al Bared refugee camp. The Lebanese Army has been harassing and abusing Palestinian civilians at checkpoints throughout this crisis. For more, read EI.

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British terror suspect blames Syria for Nahr Al Bared violence

June 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Lebanon

A terror suspect deported from Britain has been defending Al Qaeda and blaming Syria for the violence in Lebanon. Omar Bakri Mohammad was expelled from the UK, and given safe haven in Lebanon. He is originally Syrian but had to flee Syria for similar reasons. He has finally found a home in Lebanon. He is […]

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Massive investment in Syrian oil fields

June 27th, 2007 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

Gulfsands is going to invest almost $25 million after a discovery at oil fields near the Iraqi border. The company thinks the Khurbet East field can produce 100,000 barrels-per-day.

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Lebanese government blames Fateh Al Islam for UN killing

June 26th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Lebanon’s Information Minister Ghazi Aridi says Fateh Al Islam are to blame for the murder of 6 UN peacekeepers. “There is a link between the attack which targeted the Spanish contingent of UNIFIL and the combat between the Lebanese army and the terrorists of Fatah al-Islam in Nahr al-Bared,” On Sunday, Fateh Al Islam spread […]

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Israeli colonialists living in the Syrian Golan Heights say no to a peace deal

June 25th, 2007 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

“If any agreement was reached, it’s very likely that the Jewish population would be forced to leave the territory.” Sami Khyiami, Syria’s Ambassador to London last week said the settlers would be allowed to stay. It’s unlikely many would accept that offer.

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5 UN peacekeepers killed in southern Lebanon

June 24th, 2007 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

A bomb has killed 5 UN peacekeepers near the Israeli border. 3 of the victims were Colombian, 2 were Spanish. Fateh Al Islam have been threatening to target UN troops, and the Lebanese government says members who have been arrested have confessed to a plan to kill peacekeepers. It happened in the south, in a […]

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Fighting spreads in Lebanon

June 24th, 2007 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Ten people have died after clashes between Fateh Al Islam and the Lebanese Army, in Lebanon’s second city. It comes forty-eight hours after the government declared the battle over. The fighting has now spread out of the Nahr Al Bared camp and into the neary city of Tripoli. Two civilians, one soldier, a policeman and […]

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A choice of words – by Wassim

June 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment · Media

The first response to my call for articles is from Wassim – thanks Wassim, read his blog here. In “A choice of words”, Wassim looks at the way the sympathies of Western analysts show in the language they use. He picks the example of the Hamas-Fateh conflict in Palestine. A choice of words While commuting […]

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Syria’s opposition – the view from Washington

June 22nd, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The Syrian opposition, and US policy in Syria: Battling the Lion of Damascus, by Seth Wikas. “He sheds light on past and potential missteps — from strengthening already potent Islamist factions to mismanaging initiatives aimed at funding worthwhile opposition efforts — that U.S. policymakers must avoid if they hope to help rather than hinder the […]

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