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Syria Direct: News Update 10-08-2013

* In the first media interview purportedly with one of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham leaders on Tuesday, opposition news site Sana a-Thawra claims it interviewed an ISIS lead...
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Syria Direct News Update: 10-06-2013

*German news magazine Der Spiegel News magazine published an interview with the Syrian president Sunday in which Assad swore off negotiations with armed groups unless if they put ...
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Syria Direct: News Update 9-25-2013

* On Wednesday, the Syrian Air Force struck the north-central city of A-Raqqa, the southern city of Dar’aa, the village of Ashiekh Saad near Aleppo as well as the villages around ...
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Defection from ISIS

DISAFFECTED: The Caucasus Immigrants in Sham Battalion, based in outer Aleppo, announced on Tuesday their defection from the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham, the controversial ji...