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Egyptian security forces arrested Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad Al-Haddad.
Egyptian police stormed a town near Cairo to reimpose government authority.
Roughly 150 Chadian troops left their posts in northern Mali on Wednesday to protest how long they have had to serve.
According to the Nigerian military, it killed 150 Boko Haram militants over the course of a fierce gun battle in the northeastern Borno state. 
Guinea’s capital experienced clashes between security and protesters in election-related demonstrations. 
Syria’s deputy PM has said that the war has reached a stalemate with neither side capable of winning - Assad’s government may call for a ceasefire in Geneva.
There are credible allegations that chemical weapons were used at more than a dozen locations in Syria since December 2012.
Germany supplied 110 tons of “dual use” chemicals to Syria between 2002 and 2006.
22 were killed in Maksar al-Hesan, an Alawite village in central Syria. 
An AP profile of Bashar al-Assad’s brother and major player Maher al-Assad. 
Assad also gave an exclusive interview to Fox News.
Pictures from the Syrian conflict from Boston.com’s Big Picture blog.
A photo essay on the Syrians now living with disabilities as a result of the conflict from AJAM. 
A Syrian sniper puts down his rifle and spends the day shooting photos instead: here they are. Great reporting from Jenan Moussa. (Link is mostly but not entirely in Arabic.)
Tensions between moderate and extremist elements of the Syrian fight against Assad are coming to a head. 
The young Syrian refugees, the Zaatari generation, are going to be “haunting” the region for decades to come.
Commentator Jill Filipovic wrote a piece asking why so few women were covering and talking about Syria… which really angered all the women who are covering and talking about Syria. 
One of those women, Lara Setrakian, was just profiled by Fast Company for her coverage of Syria and other work.
The New York Times profiles Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, a major player in the Syrian conflict as it plays out in global politics.
A retrial has begun over the 2007 murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist and Armenian government critic Hrant Dink. Demonstrators have claimed a coverup of nationalist involvement in his death. 
An Albanian guerrilla commander who became a politician was acquitted of war crimes by an EU court on Tuesday.
A former Bosnian prison guard will be extradited from the US to face war crimes charges.
Israel plans to ease the Gaza blockade.
There has been a surge in attacks on journalists in Yemen. 
Al Qaeda militants killed 38 troops in an attack on Yemeni military barracks in southern Yemen Friday.
Yemen has received two reconnaissance aircraft, the first delivery from the US as part of an aid package to help Yemen fight terrorism.
53 people were killed in car bombs in Iraq on Sunday. Another 35 were killed in a round of car bombings on Tuesday.
A 5th Avenue building near Rockefeller Center in Manhattan was being used to launder money for the Iranian government. 
Iran frees political prisoners ahead of Rouhani’s visit to the US.
Rouhani’s first interview with a US news outlet since the election was with NBC’s Ann Curry, whom he told that “under no circumstances” would Iran seek weapons of mass destruction. 
Afghan policewomen report high levels of sexual harassment. 
A top policewoman in southern Afghanistan was shot dead. 
The Taliban killed the head of the Independent Election Commission in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province. 
Former Afghan senator and district governor Qazi Abdul Hai has defected to the Taliban. 
The Taliban attacked police in northern Afghanistan.
The US is forced to take the more expensive option of flying gear and equipment out of Afghanistan for the drawdown instead of using a land route through Pakistan.
A roadside bomb killed Pakistani general Sanaullah Khan and others. 
The Pakistani government is considering amendments to the 1997 Anti-Terror Law in response to continued violence in Karachi.  
A CFR infographic on China’s maritime disputes.
A UN rights probe into North Korea shows “unspeakable atrocities.”
Artist Janet Hamlin’s sketches of the Guantánamo tribunals have been the sole visual record of these hearings since 2006.
Thomas Rid urges a little less overreaction to the idea of a cyberattack.
GOOD magazine has rather weirdly partnered with the military… kind of a departure from their initial tone.
WIRED’s Raw File blog interviewed photojournalist Moises Saman.
The Pentagon will review security clearances in the wake of the Navy Yard shooting, which left 12 people and the gunman dead. 
The ACLU condemned the FBI for overstepping the law in a report titled “Unleashed and Unaccountable: The FBI’s Unchecked Abuse of Authority,” culminating in 6 suggestions for the Attorney General and 9 for Congress in how to address this.
Photo: Qaboun area, eastern Ghouta. Syria. A man watches as smoke from what rebels say was a tank controlled by Assad’s forces rises into the sky. Bassem Khabieh/Reuters.

This Week in War. A Friday round-up of what happened and what’s been written in the world of war and military/security affairs this week. It’s a mix of news reports, policy briefs, blog posts and longform journalism. Subscribe here to receive this round-up by email.

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Photo: Qaboun area, eastern Ghouta. Syria. A man watches as smoke from what rebels say was a tank controlled by Assad’s forces rises into the sky. Bassem Khabieh/Reuters.

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