Daily Archives: December 25, 2011

Video: Inside Syria: Is the Syrian revolution getting militarised?

  As alleged “suicide attacks” target Damascus for the first time, AlJazeera English examines the importance of increasing tensions in the country. Inside Syria, discusses with guests: Marwan Kabalan, Joseph Kechichian and Louay Safi.

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Syria releases Iranian prisoners to give room for political detainees: Iranian sources

By: Hadi Tarfi The escalation of protests calling for the ouster of the regime and the subsequent increase in the number of political detainees in the country necessitated providing more space in Syrian prisons. For this reason, all Iranian prisoners … Continue reading

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Video: Tanks and protests in Syria

Amateur video from Syria depicts tanks rolling through the streets of Homs and protests in other parts of the country. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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13 more deaths reported in Syrian unrest

On the eve of the planned arrival of Arab League observers, 13 people died and scores were injured in volatile Syria on Sunday, according to the opposition movement. Activists described worsening conditions in cities and towns amid what they called … Continue reading

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Syrian Christians seek only Christmas peace

By: Sammy Ketz Escaping a city wracked by incessant violence, Syrian Christians from Homs flocked to a nearby monastery on Sunday to celebrate Christmas away from a place that “has gone mad.” The Saint George de Mishtaya monastery, parts of … Continue reading

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Video: Young girl killed by Assad forces – Baba Amr, Homs

  Reema Al-Muhaymeed was killed after being struck by indiscriminate shots fired by Assad forces in Baba Amr.

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Iraq blocks Jordanian trucks heading to Turkey over Syria concerns

Iraq has refused to allow entry of Jordanian trucks into its territory heading for Turkey over concerns that this would have negative economic effects on the people of Syria, a news report said on Sunday. Salam Quraishi, an economic adviser … Continue reading

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Will Asma al-Assad take a stand or stand by her man?

By: Ashley Fantz In her Vogue photograph she is beautiful, wrapped in a luxurious fuchsia pashmina. She’s very rich, as the story repeatedly conveys, a stern mother of three, a woman who tries to make it happen everyday while, of … Continue reading

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Video: Baba Amr Siege: Assad Unleashes Heavy Machine Gun Fire on City – Homs

  Assad forces have surrounded the neighborhood of Baba Amr in Homs. Tanks, snipers and Assad militia men are stationed throughout the province. There is a shortage of food and medical supply.

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2 more deaths reported in Homs siege

On the eve of the planned arrival of Arab League observers, at least two people died in volatile Syria on Sunday as government forces continued to besiege parts of the activist hotbed of Homs, according to the opposition movement. The … Continue reading

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