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Leon Panetta supports
Hillary Clinton plan to arm Syrian rebels
Leon Panetta, the US defence
secretary, disclosed that he and the Pentagon supported
a proposal by Hillary Clinton before she stood down as
Secretary of State last week to supply rebel forces with
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urges Syria to negotiate with
Mr Ahmadinejad did not say
whether he supported a peace bid by the head of the
Western-backed Syrian National Coalition, who last week
offered to sit down with Syria's vice president, Farouq
al-Sharaa. President Bashar al-Assad has yet to make a
in a Syrian refugee camp: 'You have to walk over an hour
to get bread'
My name is Raneen. I'm 18
years old. I live here in Za'atari. There are six of us
here: me, my mother and younger sisters and brother. My
two older brothers and my father are still in Syria.
We live in a small one-room prefab caravan. We don't
have a kitchen, just a small space for cooking.
jets bomb Damascus ring road to halt rebel push
(Reuters) - Syrian government jets
bombarded the Damascus ring road on Thursday in a bid to
halt a rebel advance which threatens President Bashar
al-Assad's hold on the capital, insurgent commanders and
opposition activists said.
leaders favored arming Syrian rebels
The Pentagon’s top leaders
said Thursday that they favored supplying weapons to
rebels locked in a grinding civil war with the Syrian
government, a position that put them directly at odds
with the White House.
Pentagon backed arming Syrian opposition groups
WASHINGTON — Top Pentagon
leaders said for the first time Thursday that the
Defense Department backed the idea of providing arms to
opposition groups in Syria.Until Thursday, the Pentagon
had only said publicly that U.S. policy is to give only
humanitarian assistance to rebels battling President
Bashar Assad’s regime. Providing arms has been the
subject of ongoing internal administration debate.
summit backs Syria dialogue
Leaders at an Islamic summit
on Thursday urged a dialogue between the Syrian
opposition and regime just as a new initiative for talks
proposed by an anti-government leader appeared to be
unraveling.Like previous diplomatic initiatives on
Syria, opposition chief Mouaz al-Khatib's call for talks
made less than a week ago appeared doomed to failure.
And with troops and rebels clashing for a second day
around Damascus, frustrated Syrians dismissed the calls
for dialogue as empty talk.
the wall street journal
Obama Blocked Rebel Arms
WASHINGTON—A proposal to arm Syrian rebels was backed by the Pentagon,
the State Department and the Central Intelligence
Agency, but the White House decided not to act on the
the wall street journal
Syrian Forces Try to Retake
BEIRUT—Damascus remained tense Thursday, with sporadic clashes in some
areas, a day after some antiregime rebel factions began
an offensive for control of the Syrian capital.Most
schools and businesses were closed amid stepped-up
security measures by government forces, residents said.
Ground War: Syria’s Rebels Prepare to Take a Province from Assad
It was pomegranate season when the battle
for Wadi Deif began in mid-October. Like so many rebel
offensives, the fight for the Syrian military base, just
east of the devastated city of Maaret Numan and one of
the last major loyalist outposts in the vast northern
province of Idlib, soon sputtered for the usual reasons
— the rebels’ lack of coordination, lack of
ammunition and heavy weapons and the strength of regime
reinforcements backed by airpower and artillery.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin
Dempsey were in favor of the plan last year advocated by
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and CIA Director
David Petraeus to arm the Syrian opposition, Dempsey testifiedThursday.
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