Thursday, July 19, 2012

Civil War In Syria -- News Updates July 19, 2012

Syrian Bombing Shrouded In Mystery; Assad's Whereabouts Unknown -- L.A. Times

BEIRUT -- The bombing that Syrian authorities said killed three top military leaders and wounded two other officials remained shrouded in mystery and contradictory reports Thursday, a day after the blast devastated the inner sanctum of President Bashar Assad’s security establishment.

The official Syrian Arab News Agency said the blast "targeted the National Security headquarters” in the capital during a meeting of ministers and top military and security officials.

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More News On Syria's Civil War

Syria crisis: Russia and China veto UN resolution - live updates
-- The Guardian
Syria Live Blog -- Al Jazeera

Tanks roll on Damascus as violence reigns -- Al Jazeera
Syria conflict: Fresh offensive against rebels -- BBC
Syrian regime forces strike back after bombing -- USA Today/AP
Syrian Forces Pound Rebel Hideouts After Attack -- SFGate/Bloomberg
Syrian rebels emboldened after assassinations -- CBS
Rumours swirl as Syrian rebels press gains -- Sydney Morning Herald
Rebels keep pressure on Assad, fight near government buildings -- Reuters
Syrian rebels attack govt HQ, Assad’s whereabouts unknown -- RT
Syria rebels push forward but foreign worries rise -- Reuters
Syria’s Assad on TV, first appearance since brazen rebel attack kills 3 top regime insiders -- Washington Post/AP

Syria's Assad needs loyal officers more than strategists -- Haaretz
Syria crisis: Middle East pundits eye end game -- BBC
Syrian rebellion at critical moment -- Greg Jaffe and Greg Miller, Washington Post
Obama inert, Syria collapses -- Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post
Syria reaches a tipping point -- Richard Spencer, The Telegraph Group/Gulf News
Why Syria could get even uglier -- David Lesch, Special to CNN
Is Syria Facing a Yugoslavia-Style Breakup? -- Tony Karon, Time
With his strongmen dead, is this the beginning of the end for Assad? -- Martin Chulov, Sydney Morning Herald
Syria rebels will not claim their greatest prize -- Robert Fisk, The Independent

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