Daily Archives: December 13, 2011

Intervention in Syria: Assessing the Options

By Steven Beasley, Michael Eisenstadt, and Jeffrey White Without external intercession, the violence in Syria is likely to escalate, with destabilizing consequences for its neighbors, particularly Lebanon and Iraq. The intensifying internal crisis in Syria has prompted calls for humanitarian … Continue reading

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For Syrian Medics, a Deadly Bid to Save Lives

TURKEY-SYRIA BORDER—Early Saturday morning, Mohammad Mourey set off from Turkey, carrying a tall black backpack filled with some 50 pounds of blood, antibiotics, sutures and other medical supplies bound for Syria. Hours later he would return to Turkey, his mission … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian violence is open warfare says opposition

The conflict in Syria is beginning to look more like an insurgency after government troops attacked the towns of Idlib, Homs, Deraa and Hama. Army defectors retaliated by killing a senior army officer in an ambush which they have described the … Continue reading

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As Syria death toll soars, so does US frustration with Russia

Citing a death toll in Syria’s government-backed violence that has now topped 5,000, the top UN human rights official is imploring the Security Council to get tough with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But with Russia dismissing any attempt at international … Continue reading

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Video: Child hurt by ‘nail bomb’ calls out for his father

The security forces of Bashar Al Assad are now using explosive devices filled with nails to inflict as much damage on the Syrian people as possible. This child was one of the unfortunate victims of these barbaric method.  

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Syria defectors hit back

Army defectors ambushed a Syrian security patrol on Tuesday, killing seven in revenge for a raid that cost 11 civilian lives, activists said, as the UN estimated more than 5 000 have died in the crackdown. State media said Syrian … Continue reading

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Syria’s wounded make perilous trek for medical care

By: Erika Solomon The elderly Lebanese doctor gets a text message: “Your bag of eggplants is ready.” He jumps in his jeep and races into the foothills on the Syrian border, searching for the wounded protester he knows is waiting … Continue reading

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Syria uprising: timeline

Key dates in the nine months of violence and repression in Syria. MARCH, 2011 – 15: First protest gatherings in response to a call for a “Day of Dignity” launched on Facebook. – 23: Activists say about 100 people have … Continue reading

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Syria attacks UN report for being ‘unfair and misleading’

Amid diplomatic tension at the United Nations, the Syrian ambassador accuses Navi Pillay, author of a new report that claims more than 5,000 have been killed in violence in the country, of “misleading” the Security Council Bashar Ja’afri accused members … Continue reading

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Syria crisis: UN divisions deepen as death toll rises by another 1,000 in just 10 days

By: Richard Spencer The death toll in Syria has risen by another 1,000 people in just 10 days, according to a report that served to deepen divisions within the United Nations over how to respond to the crisis. On a … Continue reading

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