Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi arrived in Syria; Angelina Jolie and Guterres visited Syrian refugees in Jordan; Zawahiri messages underline al Qaeda's focus

Syria envoy in capital as Assad forces pound rebels
Chicago Tribune
BEIRUT (Reuters) - International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi arrived in Syria's capital on Thursday as state forces pounded its eastern outskirts to flush out rebels trying to retain a foothold in Damascus.

New international envoy to Syria says crisis getting worse Washington Post
Peace Envoy Arrives in Syria for Talks - Voice of America

Angelina Jolie In Turkey To Visit Syrian Refugees
Huffington Post
Earlier this week, Jolie and Guterres visited Syrian refugees in Jordan, which is also sheltering those who have fled the 18-month-long conflict in neighboring Syria. Guterres said the sheer number of refugees is taking a toll on Jordan's economy and ...

Zawahiri messages underline al Qaeda's focus on Syria
CNN (blog)
"Supporting jihad in Syria to establish a Muslim state is a basic step towards Jerusalem, and thus America is giving the secular Baathist regime one chance after another, for fear that a government is established in Syria that would threaten Israel ...



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