Daily Archives: December 26, 2011

Assad cannot outsmart the Arab League, he will fall hard: Hariri

Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Monday Syrian President Bashar Assad will fall and called for putting an end to “massacres” carried out by Syrian authorities in Homs and other Syrian cities. “Bashar thinks he can outsmart the Arab League … Continue reading

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Video: Syria: Deadly offensive in Homs

Heavy gunfire killed 23 people in Syria’s besieged city of Homs on Monday as newly arriving Arab League observers were urged to head immediately to one of the country’s most serious hot spots.

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Plea for help for Homs as violence grows in Syria

By: Alice Fordham An assault by the Syrian army killed more than 20 people in the increasingly fractured city of Homs on Monday, according to activists who decried what they called a five-day assault on civilians. Videos uploaded Thursday onto … Continue reading

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Arab observers aim to see Syria’s deadliest city

By: Erika Solomon At least 31 people were killed in the city Monday as tanks fired into districts where opposition has been strongest to Assad’s rule, activists said. Assad’s opponents fear that the monitors – who arrived in the country … Continue reading

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Syria refugees find sanctuary in Libya

By: Ruth Sherlock Even as it recovers from its recent civil war, Libya is fast becoming a place of sanctuary for thousands of refugees fleeing the bloodshed in Syria. Buses from Damascus, crammed with Syrian families, are arriving daily in … Continue reading

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Video: CNN report on events in Syria on Dec 26

[YOutube video=jzd8upaotD4]   As more Arab League observers arrive in Syria, the Assad crackdown has intensified, and the brutality increases daily in provinces such as Homs and Idlib. How effective will the Arab League mission to Syria be?

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Syria’s story does not have to follow the Libyan script

By: Jonathan Steele The news from Syria becomes ever more alarming. The two suicide car bombings that rocked Damascus on Friday brought a tactic of carnage not yet seen in the uprising against the government. Almost certainly the work of al-Qaida sympathisers, … Continue reading

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Report: 56 killed in Syria ahead of monitors’ arrival

By: Roi Kais At least 56 people were killed across Syria on Monday, mostly in clashes between President Bashar Assad’s opponents and the regime’s forces in Homs, Al-Jazeera reported. A monitoring delegation sent by the Arab League is to launch … Continue reading

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UN should take over Arab League observer role in Syria: opposition

Arab League observers have arrived in the flashpoint Syrian city of Homs but are unable to do their job, the head of the country’s main opposition group said Monday. Syrian National Council (SNC) head Burhan Ghaliun told a Paris news … Continue reading

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‘Syria crackdown is mass destruction’

By: Roi Kais A member of the Arab League’s monitoring mission in Syria said in an interview with the Saudi Al-Arabiya news channel that the bloody crackdown on civilians in the country was “virtually mass destruction.” “The events indicate that … Continue reading

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