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Major reports by two Turkish daily newspapers detail the arrest of twelve suspects linked to the Reyhanlı bombings on May 11 in which 51 people were killed and 140 injured. The 12 suspected Al-Qaeda members were arrested in Adana, southern Turkey and anti-terrorist police seized among other items, 2 kilograms of the sarin nerve agent. Zaman reports that the dawn raid took place on Monday, 27 May following intelligence gathered on the cell.
Zaman reports that the dawn raid took place on Monday, 27 May following intelligence gathered on the cell.
Additionally, today, Radikal reported that of the 12 arrested suspects of Jabhat al-Nusra, 5 were released. Radikal also reported the seizure of the nerve agent sarin which is categorised as a weapon of mass destruction in the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention.
Sources: Jordan drill in preparation for Syria conflict
Western sources claim international forces will stay in Jordan after joint military exercise 'to prepare for possible intervention in Syria'
A joint military exercise scheduled to take place in Jordan next week is aimed among other things at readying forces for a possible intervention in Syria, Western officials told Ynet on Tuesday.
More than 15,000 soldiers from 18 different countries are set to take part in "Eager Lion 2013."
BEIRUT (AP) — Eighteen rockets and mortars rounds from Syria slammed into Lebanon on Saturday, the largest cross-border salvo to hit a Hezbollah stronghold since Syrian rebels threatened to retaliate for the Lebanese militant group's armed support of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Qusayr's location has made it a crucial battleground for regime and rebel forces.
The government's control of the city helps secure a critical link between the capital, Damascus, and Alawite strongholds such as Tartus and Latakia, said Charles Lister, an analyst at IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Centre.
if this be true then WW3 is in the making, two fronts one war Mid east and ASIA, having the USA in the middle of them both. China being the wild card.
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S. Korea trying to verify report of N. Korea aiding in Syria conflict
SEOUL, June 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has been trying to verify a media report that North Korean military officers were helping the government forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo, a senior Seoul official said Wednesday.
A Saudi-owned newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, citing the director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdelrahman, reported early this week that "between 11 and 15 Arabic speaking North Korean officers in Aleppo" were aiding the Syrian army to ward off the rebels.
"The figure for the new appeal is both an expression of the alarm about the situation facing Syrians and an absence of a political solution," said Adrian Edwards, spokesman for the UN's refugee agency.
so the red line has been crossed Officially.. now what an other war? JM of AZ does a victory dance? Obama sends in drone's? or ground troops? or nothing happens, and it is still a one side kill war... 93,000+ to date
US: Assad govt. used chemical weapons
The US government says it has concluded that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government used chemical weapons in the country's civil war.
White House officials said on Thursday that 100 to 150 people are likely to have been killed by the weapons.
They say they will share the information on which their finding is based with the United Nations and other countries.
The officials say President Barack Obama will consider various measures, including military support for Syria's opposition forces, and will discuss the move with relevant countries.
Jun. 13, 2013 - Updated 22:47 UTC