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Entries from September 2007

Extremist shot dead in Aleppo

September 28th, 2007 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

Followers of extremist leader Mahmoud Abu al-Qaqaa say he’s been shot dead after Friday prayers in Aleppo. Al-Qaqaa is accused of recruiting militants to fight in Iraq. It’s thought he has thousands of followers in Syria. It is not clear who killed him, but the government has been cracking down on extremists over the past […]

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Press freedom in Jordan and Egypt

September 27th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

The sad state of journalism across the Arab world. From Amman: “Websites offensive to the political sensibilities of the country, are still banned. .. Writers, politicians, and dissenters of any kind are still jailed.” From Cairo: “It’s “hunt-the-editor” season! In two weeks 5 editors-in-chief and 3 journalists working for opposition newspapers have been arrested and […]

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Now is the time for peace

September 24th, 2007 · 11 Comments · Uncategorized

Israel feels like it has regained its honour, lost after last year’s defeat. Days after the attack on Syria this month, Israel said it would drop pre-conditions on peace talks. No longer, it said, would Syria need to end support for Hizbollah and Hamas. Now America has invited Syria to wide-ranging Middle East peace talks. […]

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September 19th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

ANTI-SYRIAN MP ANTOINE GHANEM KILLED IN BEIRUT CAR BOMB –SECURITY SOURCES

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September 19th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

ANTI-SYRIAN CHRISTIAN MP ANTOINE GHANEM WOUNDED IN CAR BOMBATTACK IN BEIRUT – SECURITY SOURCES

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Israel attacks Lebanon

September 18th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Israel has carried out a series of air raids over Lebanon. Jets targeted the port cities of Sidon and Tyre as well as the Bint Jbeil region. They created sonic booms, in defiance of the UN Resolution which ended last year’s war. Sonic booms serve no purpose, except to create terror among civilians. The attack […]

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Clutching at straws

September 16th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

“There has also been deep scepticism about the claims from other officials and former officials familiar with both Syria and North Korea. They have pointed out that an almost bankrupt Syria has neither the economic nor the industrial base to support the kind of nuclear programme described, adding that Syria has long rejected going down […]

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No visas required for Iraqis

September 13th, 2007 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Another change of heart. Syria imposed a visa restriction on Iraqis for the first time just three days ago, on September 10. Reporters said the border was empty for the first time in years. Now, for the whole of Ramadan (which has just started), Syria says it will not require visas. Syria has been the […]

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US confirms Israeli attack on Syria

September 13th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Despite claims by Israel’s supporters that Syria was making it up, we now have unofficial confirmation by Israel, physical evidence from Turkey, and proof from America. America says the Israeli attack was aimed at interrupting the supply of weapons to Hizbollah. It dismissed claims that it was aimed at Syrian ‘nuclear’ facilities. Since last week’s […]

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Syria supplied weapons to the Lebanese Army to fight Fateh Al Islam

September 12th, 2007 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

ANB has revealed that Syria has been supplying weapons to the Lebanese Army. Their aim was to support the fight against Fateh Al Islam. The leader of Fateh Al Islam was on the run from Syrian forces, and set up the organisation because he was angry about Syrian support for a different group, called Fateh […]

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