Three Syrian tanks enter demilitarized zone in Golan: Israel
Three Syrian tanks entered the demilitarized zone in the Golan Heights between Israel and Syria on Saturday, an Israeli military spokeswoman said.
"The Israeli Defense Forces have filed a complaint with the U.N. (peacekeeping) force in the area," the spokeswoman said. She had no further information on what the tanks were doing. Israeli media said the tanks were involved in fighting rebels trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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The talks starting Sunday in the Qatari capital Doha come amid US criticism of the main exiled opposition group, the Syrian National Council (SNC), which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said this week was not representative.
Reports have emerged that Washington is pressing for an overhaul of the opposition, with long-time dissident Riad Seif touted as the potential head of a new government-in-exile dubbed the Syrian National Initiative.
Seif and about two dozen other leading opposition figures gathered in Jordan's capital Amman this week and came up with proposals for a new body to represent the disparate groups opposing President Bashar al-Assad.
Among those in attendance were some SNC members, former premier Riad Hijab, who defected in August, Ali Sadreddin Bayanuni of the Muslim Brotherhood and Kurdish and tribal representatives, participants said.
In a statement Saturday, participants sought to quell concerns the overhaul is aimed at building an opposition that would be willing to negotiate with Assad.
"Assad and his entourage leaving power is a non-negotiable precondition for any dialogue aimed at finding a non-military solution, if that is still possible," the statement said.
The Amman meeting also came out in support of "efforts underway to put in place a unified political body for the whole of the opposition," according to the statement.
It examined "the means to unify the opposition in a way worthy of the sacrifices on the ground and to secure the international, regional and Arab support needed to overthrow the regime."
The group backed the rebel "Free Syrian Army and the movements behind the revolution on the ground as legitimate means to topple the criminal regime."about 5 hours ago
Opposition fighters say they have destroyed helicopters in a major attack on Taftanaz air force base in northwest Syria. The base came under attack at dawn.
Internet video shows rebels firing mobile rocket launchers and heavy weapons. The Free Syrian army is also using tanks captured from government forces.
Rebel sources are telling Al Jazeera they have surrounded the airbase. They say the Syrian army has retaliated by attacking rebel positions. More internet video shows scenes from the conflict around the airfield.
https://twitter.com/vvanwilgenburgA new massacre in Zamalka city in Damascus suburbs;16 human (most of them children & women)were martyred following a MiG airstrike, LCC
FYI: There was a protest in Swaida, a Druze stronghold province. Prepare yourselves to a blast in a Druze majority city as usual.
https://twitter.com/rozalinachomskyYPG commander Nojin Derik might be still alive, armed group told FSA, YPG will investigate http://ar.firatnews.com/index.php?ru...ce&nuceID=4979
resistance fighters had forced assad's forces to leave the town of al-qaysariyah in al-raqqah
resistance fighters destroyed another military tank in jisr al-shughour countryside (i've stopped counting!!)
resistance fighters attacked a military checkpoint, killed assad troops & destroyed 2 tanks in al-jdeydeh neighborhood in aleppo
the liberation of the administrative affairs college (kafr joum, aleppo) http://youtu.be/Oacd2NzfmuQ
once again, ferocious clashes are going on now around al-nayrab military airport in aleppo city
resistance fighters control most the area near the 'israeli border' in al-qunaytirah. many assad troops & thugs were killed
update: resistance fighters attacked 3 military checkpoints today in al-yarmouk camp (damascus) & killed assad troops
update: resistance fighters destroyed 2 military tanks today in taftanaz military airport. fierce clashes continue
the liberation of an artillery base in al-qaysariyah (al-raqqah) http://youtu.be/yyUzgOFFLAc
resistance fighters have re-liberated jdeydeh neighborhood in aleppo city
I am for the Riyad Seif-led imitative. He is an honest man and the council has many credible figures. Hope it works.
Local Coordination Committees in Syria
Number of martyrs in Syria has risen to 134; including 10 women and 16 children; 47 martyrs were reported in Idlib most of them were martyred due to the warplane shelling on Kafar Takharem; 37 in Damascus and its suburbs most of them in Zamalka; 13 in Aleppo; 11 in Daraa; 9 in Qunaitera all of them from the FSA; 8 in Homs; 6 in Deir Ezzor; 2 in Hama; and 1 in Raqqa