24 Jul '12, 4pm

Small CIA team based on Turkey-Syria border helping coordinate equipment & medical supplies to rebels

Small CIA team based on Turkey-Syria border helping coordinate equipment & medical supplies to rebels

A fighter beats a poster with his shoe of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after rebel forces stormed a government position in the center of town in Al Tal, Syria, July 19, 2012. Austin Tice/MCT Rebels display handcuffs and riot batons captured from the government position in Al Tal, Syria, July 19, 2012. Austin Tice/MCT Sixteen months into the uprising in Syria, the United States is struggling to develop a clear understanding of opposition forces inside the country, according to U.S. officials who said that intelligence gaps have impeded efforts to support the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. U.S. spy agencies have expanded their efforts to gather intelligence on rebel forces and Assad's regime in recent months, but they are still largely confined to monitoring intercepted communications and observing the conflict from a distance, officials said. Interviews wit...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/officials-us-spy-...

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DOD Warns Syria Against Use of Chemical Weapons

globalsecurity.org 23 Jul '12, 11pm

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Dempsey: U.S. military action in Syria unlikely

navytimes.com 28 Jul '12, 7pm

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Dempsey: U.S. military action in Syria unlikely

armytimes.com 28 Jul '12, 7pm

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#SecDef will travel to the Middle East next wee...

defense.gov 27 Jul '12, 2am

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Army of Islam fighter from Gaza killed in Syria

longwarjournal.org 28 Jul '12, 9pm

Image accompanying Army of Islam fighter Nidal al 'Ashi's martyrdom statement, from the SITE Intelligence Group. A Palesti...

Dempsey: U.S. military action in Syria unlikely

militarytimes.com 28 Jul '12, 7pm

http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2012/07/ap-syria-military-action-unlikely-martin-dempsey-joint-chiefs-chairman-says-0728...

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bitcoinmagazine.net 21 Jul '12, 7am

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Panetta to travel to North Africa, Middle East

stripes.com 26 Jul '12, 7pm

Panetta will travel first to Tunisia, the country that led the series of popular revolts that have rocked North Africa and...