Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Civil War In Syria -- News Updates October 22, 2012

Syria: Little Hope For Eid Ceasefire As Conflict Spills Across Borders (+Video) -- Christian Science Monitor

An Arab League official indicates a cease-fire is unlikely as Syrian President Assad has signaled little support. Meanwhile, the conflict is showing signs of spilling into Lebanon and Jordan.

An Arab League official says hopes for a cease-fire in Syria over the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha are "weak," as President Bashar al-Assad shows little indication of support for the concept, despite his words in favor of a ceasefire.

Ahmed Ben Helli, deputy secretary general of the Arab League, told Reuters that "The indications that are now apparent and the government's reaction ... do not show any signs of a real desire to implement this cease-fire." The proposal, brought to Mr. Assad and the rebels over the weekend by United Nations special envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, would entail an end to fighting beginning Oct. 26 and and lasting through the weekend, during the holiday of Eid al-Adha.

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More News On Syria`s Civil War

Syria Live Blog -- Al Jazeera
Syria crisis: UN mulls peacekeepers but ceasefire hopes fade - Tuesday 23 October 2012 -- The Guardian

Report: At least 20 killed in Aleppo as rebels battle Syria army -- NBC
Syrian army shelling kills 20 at Aleppo bakery: activists -- Reuters
Killed seeking bread: Nightmare reality for Syria's hungry -- CNN
More than 180 killed in Syrian violence today -- CNN
Syrian Warplanes Strike Rebel-Held Town in North -- ABC News/AP
Shell from Syria hits Turkish health centre: CNN Turk -- Reuters
Syrian anti-aircraft shell hits Turkey -- AP
In Syria's Idlib, tired rebels try siege tactics to gain ground -- Reuters
Syrian regime and rebels constantly adapt arsenals -- AP
Damascus vigilantes vow to defend turf -- Washington Post
First ‘pay day’ for Syrian rebels in Aleppo -- Al Arabiya
Report: France Sending Money to Syrian Civil Revolutionary Committees -- CNN
Syrian rebels worried al-Qaeda infiltrating rebellion
-- USA Today
Syrian opposition driven into arms of Islamists -- Deutsche Welle
Bashar al-Assad issues Syrian prisoner 'amnesty' – but not for 'terrorists' -- The Telegraph
Aleppo: Scenes from a city under siege -- USA Today
U.N. expects to feed 1.5 million Syrians monthly till mid-2013 -- Reuters

Eid truce hopes fade as clashes rage in Syria
-- Al Jazeera
Hopes Dim for Syrian Cease-Fire -- Voice of America
U.N. mulling peacekeepers if Syrian foes reach cease-fire -- CNN
UN planning peacekeeping force for Syria, contingent on cease-fire, Security Council mandate -- Washington Post/AP
UN peacekeeping chief says preparing Syria contingency plans -- Reuters
Syria peacekeeping contingency plan mulled at UN -- BBC
Syrian rebels demand Assad suspends military flights for Eid ceasefire
-- The Telegraph
Syria rebels pessimistic on mediator's ceasefire plan -- Reuters

Syria's civil war spills violence across borders into Jordan, Lebanon
-- FOX News
Syrian violence spills into Jordan, Lebanon -- Al Arabiya
Lebanon and Jordan Move Quickly to Contain Syria-Related Violence
-- New York Times
Jordanian Soldier Killed as Syrian Conflict Spreads -- Voice of America
Jordan soldier killed fighting militants: minister -- AFP
Jordan seeks to curb flow of fighters to Syria -- Washington Post

On Turkey's Syrian frontier, fears of a sectarian spillover -- Reuters
Turkey assures Europe on Syria -- Deutsche Welle
Syria strife tests Turkish Alawites -- Al Jazeera
Turkey looks to Iran, Russia to tackle Syria crisis -- AFP

Vatican's Syria mission is postponed -- FOX News/AP
Broadcasters say Syria, Iran jamming news info -- AP
Syria will be a defining issue of the next US presidency
-- Martin Chulov, The Guardian
How to Vet Potential Allies in Syria -- Andrew J. Tabler and Jeffrey White, Washington Institute

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