Daily Archives: January 27, 2012

Deaths rise in Syria as U.N. Security Council holds talks

Deaths mounted in Syria on Friday as world powers in the U.N.Security Council weighed a draft resolution calling on the country’s president to step down. Soldiers and security forces killed 60 people on Friday, said the Local Coordination Committees of … Continue reading

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Violence rises sharply in Syria, flustering league monitors

By: Kareem Fahim and Rick Gladstone DAMASCUS, Syria — Violence in Syria has escalated sharply in the past two days, with heavy bloodshed reported Friday in at least three flash points, as Arab League monitors expressed exasperation and the U.N. … Continue reading

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Syria violence kills over 40

Security forces killed over 40 people in Syria on Friday, activists and residents said, as people in Homs mourned 14 members of a family they said were slain by militiamen in one of the worst sectarian attacks in a 10-month … Continue reading

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Video: Massacre in Karam Al-Zeitoun, Homs [GRAPHIC]

This video reportedly shows a massacre that occurred in Karam Al-Zeitoun, a township of Homs. Whole families were brutally killed by Assad security forces, including children and women. The only survivor of this massacre is the little girl who was … Continue reading

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Syria violence has risen significantly, says Arab League mission chief

By: Martin Chulov The head of the Arab League monitoring mission in Syria has said violence has risen significantly in the country in recent days, as the UN prepares to debate a resolution on the crisis next week. The flashpoint … Continue reading

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Demonstrations erupt in Syria’s 2nd city, 10 killed

Militiamen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed at least 10 people on Friday in Syria’s main commercial and industrial hub of Aleppo after pro-democracy demonstrations erupted in the city and broke months of quiet, activists said. The killings, the deadliest … Continue reading

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Video: Amateur footage of purported gunfire in Syria

Amateur footage emerged on Friday potentially showing gunfire and heavy shelling in the Syrian city of Hama. Activists in the city reported that the Hamadiyeh district had been under attack since dawn and that a military campaign was underway.

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Syria’s opposition concerned about independent armed rebel groups

By: Robert Marquand A leading Syrian opposition figure says that as rebels become increasingly militarized, it is critical that disparate armed groups be integrated with the political opposition so that they are working in concert. Bassma Kodmani, a Syrian-French member … Continue reading

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Children among 74 dead in 2 days of Syrian turmoil

By: Bassem Mroue and Zeina Karam BEIRUT – Two days of bloody turmoil in Syria killed at least 74 people, including small children, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad shelled residential buildings and fired on crowds in a dramatic … Continue reading

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Oman: Syria crisis must be resolved through peace plan

By: Nour Merza Arabs will not agree to foreign military intervention in Syria, Omani Foreign Minister Yousef bin Alawi said in an interview broadcast on Friday, stressing that the only way to end the crisis was through an Arab League … Continue reading

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