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Syria Direct: News Update 8-12-2013

* FSA Chief of Staff Salim Idris inspects troops in rural Latakia as pro-government Al-Mayadin News claims gains against Jabhat a-Nusra  in several coastal villages. * Shahe...
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Murder of Kamal Hamami

WITNESS TO A KILL: Underground online site Latakia Al-Hadath interviews an eyewitness to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s assassination last week of Kamal Hamami, also kn...
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Is the Alawite state real?

June 27, 2013 By Nuha Shabaan and Kristen Gillespie  This is the first of a two-part series exploring whether the Syrian government is attempting to create an enclave or pa...
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Fears of massacre loom in Latakia

May 9, 2013 By Nuha Shabaan and Kristen Gillespie AMMAN: Sunni residents in Latakia province are reportedly beginning to flee amidst fears that the government is planning a mass...