Jan 14, 2005
LONDON [MENL] -- President Bashar Assad has decided to acquire offensive and defensive weapons in 2005 as part of an effort to repel any U.S. or Israeli attack on Syria.
NICOSIA [MENL] -- Iran continues to seek defense cooperation with SaudiArabia.
BAGHDAD [MENL] -- The Sunni campaign against Iraqi elections appears to havetargeted Shi'ite leaders.
BAGHDAD [MENL] -- The U.S. military has determined that 34 senior officialsin the former Saddam Hussein regime have formed a command of the Sunniinsurgency in Iraq.