Daily Archives: January 28, 2012

Video: Teacher in Qouriah rips Assad’s photos off the walls in a Syrian school

Ahmed Ali, a teacher at a school in the city of Qouriah, carries the Syrian flag of independence and walks into a school and takes down all photos of Bashar al Assad off the walls.

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UN split on Syria action even as killings spike

A new Arab and European bid to secure UN action over Syria’s crackdown on dissent hit immediate Russian opposition even as the death toll spiked, with activists reporting 120 people killed in two days. The Gulf Arab states and Turkey, … Continue reading

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Syrian activist: 17 bodies thrown into Hama main square

Opposition activists in Syria say government forces have launched renewed assaults on several cities – with corpses “thrown” into a public square in the town of Hama. Amer al Sadeq, an activist on the outskirts of Damascus, spoke to BBC … Continue reading

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Women and children slain in strife-torn Sunni city of Homs in Syria

Armed forces loyal to President Bashar Assad barraged residential buildings with mortars and machine-gun fire, killing at least 30 people, including a family of women and children during a day of sectarian killings and kidnappings in the besieged Syrian city … Continue reading

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Fundraiser for Syrian protesters set for Sunday

By: Mona Shadia A relative of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has been an outspoken critic of the regime’s brutal crackdown on protesters, is scheduled to speak this weekend in Irvine. Majd Jadaan, the sister-in-law of al-Assad’s brother, Maher al-Assad, … Continue reading

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Sharp Rise in Violence Halts Monitoring by League in Syria

By: Kareem Fahim and Nada Bakri RANKOUS— The Arab League suspended its monitoring mission in Syria on Saturday, saying that a harsh new government crackdown made it too dangerous to proceed and was resulting in the deaths of innocents across … Continue reading

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Video: Syria Continues Bloody Crackdowns

Regime of President Bashar Assad escalates crackdowns against dissenters.

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Tobacco giant JTI quizzed over shipment to Syrian tycoon ‘bankrolling Assad’s terror’

By: Jamie Doward A tobacco giant behind three of the UK’s leading brands is under investigation after millions of its cigarettes were shipped to a firm linked to a billionaire accused of playing a key part in suppressing the popular … Continue reading

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Syria’s Al-Zabadani city remains unperturbed by violence

By: Mohammed Zaid Mistu Al-Zabadani city in southwestern Syria enjoys peace and calm unlike other cities embroiled in violence in a brutal crackdown by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces against protesters and dissidents. Al-Zabadani managed to negotiate with the Syrian regime … Continue reading

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Video: Wounded Syrians Treated at Secret Clinic in Lebanon

Syrians injured in the crackdown on anti-government protests are crossing into Lebanon to seek treatment. They can’t get treatment in Syria because they say hospitals there are often raided by security forces looking for protesters. One secret clinic in the … Continue reading

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