Daily Archives: December 11, 2011

Syrian Troops Clash With Army Defectors

Syrian troops battled army defectors Sunday in clashes that set several military vehicles ablaze. The fighting and other violence around the nation killed at least eight people, activists said. For the first time, an act of violent protest against President … Continue reading

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Syrian defectors regroup in Turkey, plot Assad’s end

Ayham Kurdi refused to open fire on unarmed protesters and is now an enemy of the Syrian state. A captain in President Bashar al-Assad’s army, Kurdi, 30, a soft-spoken man with a trimmed black moustache, deserted his post in June … Continue reading

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‘Massacre’ feared brewing in Syrian city

By: Joe Sterling Syria’s leading opposition movement warned Friday of an impending government “massacre” designed to crush activists in the city of Homs, which has emerged as a center of anti-regime unrest. The Syrian National Council said military troops and … Continue reading

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Jordan- Syrian embassy protest draws hundred

Despite the chilly weather, more than 300 Syrians performed noon prayers and held a protest outside the Syrian embassy on Friday in solidarity with demonstrators in their home country. Following the Friday prayer, men, women and children waved Syrian flags and … Continue reading

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Defectors fight loyalist forces in southern Syria

AMMAN – Hundreds of army defectors in southern Syria fought loyalist forces backed by tanks on Sunday in one of the biggest armed confrontations in a nine-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, residents and activists said. Troops, mainly from the … Continue reading

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Video: Syria Army Falling Apart – Defectors Turn Guns On Assad Fascist Forces – 10-Dec-11 Idlib, Syria

Syria Army Soldiers defect en mass and form a fighting group dedicated to protecting the Civilians of Idlib from the degenerate fascist forces of longtime Dictator Bashar Assad – These men are saying that the Syria Army of Assad is … Continue reading

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Syria activists call strike, Homs fears grow

Activists called a general strike on Sunday to step up the pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime as fears grew of an “invasion” of the besieged protest hub of Homs. In a civil disobedience campaign, anti-regime protesters were organising … Continue reading

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Attack on peacekeepers in Lebanon was ‘a message from Syria’: Hariri

The bombing that wounded five French U.N. peacekeepers in south Lebanon was a message from Syria, pro-Western opposition leader and ex-premier Saad Hariri tweeted on Sunday. “Another message from Bashar” al-Assad, Hariri wrote on Twitter of the Syrian president whose … Continue reading

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UN rights chief presses Syria for access

The UN human rights chief pressed Syrian officials again on Friday to let observers enter the country and reiterated her concerns the conflict could erupt in civil war. In a briefing with reporters, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi … Continue reading

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Syrian FM rejects lucrative Qatari offer to defect

A Jordanian website claims that the Syrian minister of foreign affairs, Walid Muallem, has rejected a lucrative offer in exchange for defecting from the Syrian regime. According to the report, Muallem was offered this tempting deal during a secret meeting … Continue reading

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