Officials tell New York Times White House believes it has enough evidence to carry out limited strike that would deter Assad regime from using chemical weapons again; British PM Cameron loses vote endorsing military action against Syria
As the United States considers a punitive strike on Syria over the government’s alleged use of chemical weapons last week, the consequences of such an attack are already rippling throughout the region. Some ten thousand Syrians have have surged across the Lebanese border every day since the gas attack, according to Lebanese immigration, fleeing the anticipated American bombardment and fearful of subsequent chemical attacks, prompting a Lebanese immigration official to predict that by year’s end Syrians will make up 40 percent of the country’s population. …
Rebels see dozens of missiles pulling out north of capital. Move part of limited redeployment in central Syria, diplomats say, note rebel raids block wider evacuation
Newspaper reveals clauses from top secret ‘black budget’ meant to finance ‘counterintelligence operations focused against priority targets of China, Russia, Iran, Cuba and Israel’
Gantz says ‘enemy’s losses will be dire’ if fire directed at Israel. PM urges citizens to stick to routine, threatens ‘mighty’ IDF response
By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN (Reuters) – President Bashar al-Assad's forces have removed several Scud missiles and dozens of launchers from a base north of Damascus, possibly to protect the weapons from a Western attack, opposition sources said on Thursday. The move from the position in the foothills of the Qalamoun mountains, one of Syria's most heavily militarized districts, appears part of a precautionary but limited redeployment of armaments in areas of central Syria still held by Assad's forces, diplomats based in the Middle East told Reuters. …
As the United States considers its military options against the Syrian government, Yahoo News invited service members, veterans and others who were involved in the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns to share whether they believe American action in Syria is appropriate. Here’s one perspective.
Disturbing clips released by rebels show blindfolded members of ‘Shabiha’ militia being shot to death