Monday, November 5, 2012

Civil War In Syria -- News Updates November 5, 2012

Suicide Bomb Ups Death Toll In Syria To 269 Since Sunday, Groups Say -- NBC

Updated at 10:30 a.m. ET: An Islamist suicide car bomber killed at least 50 Syrian security men on Monday, an opposition group said, in one of the bloodiest single attacks on President Bashar Assad's forces. It came a day after Syrian government forces killed 179 people, said the Syrian Network for Human Rights, an activist monitoring group.

Syrian state media reported that a suicide bomber had targeted a rural development center in Sahl al-Ghab in Hama province, but put the death toll at two.

"A fighter from the Nusra Front blew himself up ... At least 50 were killed," said Rami Abdelrahman, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. "He drove his car to the center and then blew himself up. A series of explosions followed."

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More News On Syria's Civil War

Syria Live Blog -- Al Jazeera
Syria crisis: Divisons among opposition as heavy fighting is reported in Damascus - Monday 5 November -- The Guardian

Bomb shakes Damascus, opposition holds unity talks -- Reuters
Scores killed in Syria violence -- Al Jazeera
Syria Rebels Advance in Battles; Opposition Tackles Rifts -- Bloomberg
Assad's Army Bombards Damascus After Rebel Attacks-Activists -- NYT/Reuters
Intense fighting erupts in Syrian capital -- AP
Fresh clashes in Syrian capital and Aleppo: watchdog -- AFP
Syrian Rebels, Government Troops Clash in Damascus -- Voice of America
Over 30 killed at Damascus Palestinian camp -- AFP
Palestinian refugees take sides in ongoing Syrian fighting -- Times of Israel
Air strike kills 20 rebels in Syria: Observatory -- Reuters
Heavy clashes in Syrian cities -- Adelaide Now
Syrian rebels reportedly capture oil field after 3-day battle with government forces -- AP

Syrian rebels capture oilfield, as opposition convenes in Qatar for unity talks
-- Haaretz
Syria rebels 'capture oilfield' in Deir Ezzor -- BBC
Prominent Syrian-born Palestinian actor killed -- Stars and Stripes/AP
Syrian fighters fed up with 'cowards in exile' -- Daily Star
Russia supplying arms to Syria under old contracts: Lavrov -- Reuters
Red Cross reaches wounded in Syrian city Homs -- AP

Syrian Opposition in Key Qatar Meeting to Unify Ranks -- Voice of America
Infighting plagues Syria opposition conference -- AP
The changing face of Syria's opposition -- Al Jazeera
Syria's opposition groups convene in Qatar – can they build a unified front? -- Arthur Bright, Christian Science Monitor

Syrian tanks enter demilitarized Israeli frontier -- AP
Syria war could become Israeli business: Gantz -- Gulf News/AFP
Israeli military chief tours Golan after incursion -- Stars and Stripes/AP

Syria’s rebels are cut from Al Assad’s cloth -- Linda S. Heard, Special to Gulf News

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