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Al-Qaeda chief's brother reveals MB plan for Egypt

Al-Qaeda chief's brother reveals MB plan for Egypt | Syria | Scoop.it
Mohamed al-Zawahiri, brother of al-Qaeda’s chief, has confessed to receiving 25 million dollars from Egyptian prominent Muslim Brotherhood figure, Khairat al-Shatir, to launch a terrorist attack in the Sinai Peninsula.
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Mohamed al-Zawahiri, brother of al-Qaeda’s chief, has confessed to receiving 25 million dollars from Egyptian prominent Muslim Brotherhood figure, Khairat al-Shatir, to launch a terrorist attack in the Sinai Peninsula.

Mohammed al-Zawahri, ringleader of a Salafist group who is also al-Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri’s brother, was detained by Egyptian security forces on Sunday at a checkpoint in Giza, a city located across the Nile from Cairo.

Egyptian Al-Dostour newspaper published parts of the first confessions made by Mohammed al-Zawahri, citing informed sources.

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Iran FM urges action on Syria rebels chemical attack

Iran FM urges action on Syria rebels chemical attack | Syria | Scoop.it
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has demanded the international community to investigate the use of chemical weapons by foreign-backed terrorists in Syria.
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has demanded the international community to investigate the use of chemical weapons by foreign-backed terrorists in Syria.

“The international community must show a serious reaction to the use of chemical weapons by the terrorists in Syria and condemn this move,” Zarif said in a telephone conversation with his Italian counterpart Emma Bonino on Saturday.

Zarif described any use of chemical weapons as running counter to human principles and international laws and strongly condemned it.

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Syria warns US of consequences of intervention

Syria warns US of consequences of intervention | Syria | Scoop.it
Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi has said a US military intervention in Syria will trigger more violence in the Middle East region.
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Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi has said a US military intervention in Syria will trigger more violence in the Middle East region.

Zoubi made the remarks in an interview with Lebanese TV station al-Mayadeen on Saturday.

"The basic repercussion would be a ball of fire that would burn not only Syria but the whole Middle East," said the Syrian information minister, adding, "An attack on Syria would be no easy trip."

Over the past year, violence in Syria has already spilled to some parts of the region.

The White House released a statement on Saturday, saying, Washington was not yet sure if the Syrian government was responsible for an alleged deadly chemical weapons attack near capital Damascus.

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US eyes Kosovo model for Syria strikes

US eyes Kosovo model for Syria strikes | Syria | Scoop.it
In an effort to bypass the United Nations, national security aides to President Barack Obama are looking at the war in Kosovo in the late 1990s as a possible blueprint for military action against Syria.
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In an effort to bypass the United Nations, national security aides to President Barack Obama are looking at the war in Kosovo in the late 1990s as a possible blueprint for military action against Syria.

Faced with the possibility of a Russian veto at the UN Security Council, President Obama is considering whether to order military strikes against Syria without a UN mandate, according to The New York Times.

In 1999, former president Bill Clinton used the endorsement of NATO and the pretext of protecting a vulnerable population to justify 78 days of airstrikes against Kosovo without seeking approval from the UN.

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MP warns of escalating Syria war dimensions

MP warns of escalating Syria war dimensions | Syria | Scoop.it
An Iranian lawmaker has warned against pouring oil to the fire of war in Syria following US military signals on being ready to strike on the already war-torn country.
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An Iranian lawmaker has warned against pouring oil to the fire of war in Syria following US military signals on being ready to strike on the already war-torn country.

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the chairman of the Iranian Parliament Foreign Policy and National Security Committee, said on Saturday that despite Pentagon assertions about being ready to target Syria, it is unlikely that US repeat its previous mistakes.

“I suppose the US will not repeat the mistake [Washington made] in Iraq and Afghanistan in Syria,” he said.

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Syria army finds Saudi-made chemical containers

Syria army finds Saudi-made chemical containers | Syria | Scoop.it
The Syrian government has accused foreign-backed militants of using chemical weapons in Rif Dimashq.
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The Syrian government has accused foreign-backed militants of using chemical weapons in Rif Dimashq.

The Syrian TV showed a number of Saudi-made containers of materials used by the militants in the production of chemical gases.

The Syrian army found these containers in a warehouse in Jobar district on Saturday.

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