Month: October 2013

Qaeda recruits enter Syria from safe houses in Turkey
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Qaeda recruits enter Syria from safe houses in Turkey

Hundreds of al-Qaeda recruits have found safe houses in southern Turkey before entering Syria to battle President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, a British newspaper reported on Wednesday. The hideouts are enabling al-Qaeda to send foreign jihadists to hijack the more “moderate” wing of the rebel Free Syrian Army, The Daily Telegraph […]

Assad: Western Backing of Rebels Must Stop
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Assad: Western Backing of Rebels Must Stop

Foreign support for Syrian rebels must stop for peace to take place in the war-battered country, President Bashar Al-Assad told visiting UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Wednesday, according to Al Arabiya.   “The success of any political solution is tied to stopping support for terrorist groups and pressuring their […]

U.S. lawmakers urge resumption of Egypt military aid
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U.S. lawmakers urge resumption of Egypt military aid

U.S.  lawmakers Tuesday urged the White House to lift its suspension of military aid to Egypt, warning freezing funds and weapons deliveries might unravel decades of cooperation with a key regional ally.   Democratic Representative Eliot Engel, ranking member of the House foreign affairs committee, said he had initially supported […]

‘Puppy Bombs’ Rescued from Egyptian Violence
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‘Puppy Bombs’ Rescued from Egyptian Violence

Two puppies from Egypt were rescued just moments before they were to be used by the Muslim Brotherhood in their protests as “puppy bombs” dipped in gasoline and set on fire.   The revelation about the Brotherhood’s cruel tactic used two weeks ago at Tahrir Square during demonstrations against the […]