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Syria Direct: News Update 8-01-2013

* Qatar News Agency: Jarba says no negotiations until the […]

1 August 2013

* Qatar News Agency: Jarba says no negotiations until the Free Army and revolutionary forces are stronger on the ground.

* SANA: ِ”If we were not sure that we were going to win in Syria, we would not have been able to resist and continue fighting for more than two years against the enemy,” Assad tells army officers.

* Raqqa Media Center: After 50 members fled their positions yesterday, PKK implements compulsory service.

* Al-Manar: Jabhat a-Nusra kidnaps 200 Kurdish civilians from their villages in Outer Aleppo after clashes with local defense groups.

* Syrian Observatory: Government and foreign allies target Old Homs, concentrating firepower on rebel-held al-Waer neighborhood.

* Shahed News: Assad army continues assault on Yarmouk Camp in Damascus with artillery and tank maneuvers.

* Art Newspaper:Leading Syrian artist Youssef Abdelke has been taken into custody by government authorities at Tartous checkpoint, wife launches campaign online to secure his release.

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