Daily Archives: December 24, 2011

Muslim Brotherhood denies Syria bombing claim

Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood on Saturday denied an Internet claim of responsibility that it was behind suicide bombings in Damascus, saying the claim was posted on a fake website created by the regime. Spokesman Zuhair Salem, speaking from London, said the … Continue reading

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Syria’s Homs under a military siege, activists say

By: the CNN Wire Staff Syrian troops shelled restive neighborhoods Saturday during a massive push in the city of Homs, activists said. An onslaught occurred in the flashpoint neighborhood of Bab Amr, said activists Abu Omar, based in the western … Continue reading

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Video: 8-year-old child killed by Assad forces – Homs

This amateur video taken in the Syrian province of Homs shows Zakaria Shattat, an 8-year-old child, who was killed by Assad forces. Syrian troops shelled restive neighborhoods Saturday during a massive push in the city of Homs, activists said.

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74 commanders gave the order to open fire on demonstrators

By: Abdül Hamìt Bìlìcì The Baath regime in Syria can draw lessons from the revolts against dictatorships in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. The two major lessons are: how to control the flow of information and respond to demonstrators in a … Continue reading

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The Cafe – Syria’s deep divide

A group of Syrians gather in The Cafe to debate their country’s future. Against all odds, the Syrian people rose up to demand change in their country nine months ago. Inspired by the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and … Continue reading

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Syria Funerals Held As Army Attacks Homs

As thousands mourned the deaths of 44 people killed in the Damascus bomb blasts, the Syrian Army launched a renewed attack on the city of Homs. The funerals were held with government backing, and were mostly attended by pro-regime groups … Continue reading

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Syrians found dead ‘with torture marks’

The bodies of four Syrians who had been arrested were found Saturday with signs of torture in restive Homs province, activists said, urging a visiting Arab League team to document the cases. “The corpses of four citizens were found this … Continue reading

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Syria’s Claims Over ‘Unusual’ Bombings in Damascus Draw Much Skepticism

Two bombs erupted in Syria’s capital Friday, killing at least 47 people and wounding more than 150, but many activists and regional analysts are skeptical of the Assad government’s claims that al-Qaida is behind them. Ray Suarez gets an update … Continue reading

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Major Homs assault feared

Fears of a massive assault on key activist areas in central Syria grew as a mass funeral for the 44 victims of twin car bomb blasts in Damascus turned into a strong display of support for President Bashar Al Assad … Continue reading

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Syria: Twin Bombings Leave Country In Shock

Thousands of mourners carrying Syrian flags and pictures of the dead took part in a mass funeral Saturday for 44 people killed in twin suicide bombings that targeted intelligence agency compounds in Damascus. The government of President Bashar Assad said … Continue reading

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