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5 November 2015 • SNAG #8

SYRIA NEWS & ANALYSIS GAZETTE

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IN SYRIA ……………
* US troops in Syria …. confusion and double-talk over the role
http://news.antiwar.com/2015/11/02/white-house-admits-us-troops-in-syria-will-go-on-combat-raids/

* Russian air defense deployed in parallel with aircraft
https://www.rt.com/news/320909-russian-air-defense-syria/

* Battle for control of strategic town on M5 highway continues.
http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/jaysh-al-fateh-officially-captures-the-strategic-town-of-morek/

* NY Times almost justifies placement of civilians in cages in opposition held Douma
http://angryarab.blogspot.com.tr/2015/11/take-two-how-new-york-times-justified.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&m=1

* Doctors without Borders Accuses Syrian government of targeting hospitals but note the fine print:  they have NO staff on site. They are apparently relying completely on ‘rebel’ reports.
http://www.msf.org/article/syria-least-550-wounded-horrific-market-bombing-damascus-besieged-area

* A previous example of opposition propaganda receives increasing attention due to Robt Stuart’s persistence and dedication.
http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20151105/1029656831/syria-school-attack-bbc-coverage-staged-lack-of-evidence.html

IN REGION …………….. 
* Question: is it credible that AKP increased vote count by 4.8 Million votes (25%) between the June and November elections?  See details at:
* Putin gives clear and forthright overview on Syria at conference  “New World Order: New Rules or No Rules?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQuceU3x2Ww

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