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IISS: Less than a quarter of the Syrian Army Remain Loyal...

The Military Balance 2013 IISS assess the state of the Syrian Army, decimated through almost two years of civil war in Syria. The report claims the regime could only be certain of the loyalty of the mainly Alawite Special Forces, the Republican Guard, and the elite 3rd and 4th Divisions – perhaps 50,000 troops in total.

Assad’s Secret Scam – Golan: Springboard for “Greater Syria” Ambition?

Some questions are plaguing Middle East analysts over the sudden shift in Israeli-Syrian relations. Ehud Olmert's attitude is quite obvious - he wishes to...

Assad’s Ticket to Putins Mid East Comeback

Last November Iran has invited the Iraqi and Syrian presidents to Tehran. The Iranian move was a clear display of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's increasingly...
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