Monthly Archives: January 2012

Homs still under attack

By: Connie Agius MARK COLVIN: Diplomats from around the world will converge on the United Nations this week in attempt to convince Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, to step down. All indications are that fighting across the country is intensifying. It’s … Continue reading

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Where is Syria crisis heading?

By Nick Thompson Ten months into the uprising in Syria, deadly clashes between opposition fighters and government forces have now spread to suburbs just 15 minutes from the heart of the capital Damascus. What’s the latest on the ground? Syria’s … Continue reading

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Video: Family with children brutally murdered by Al-Assad’s regime forces *Graphic*

This family was brutally murdered by Al-Assad’s regime forces with knives, hatchets and bayonets while imprisoned in their homes for five days. Mohammed Turkey Al-Mohammed | Father Ibtissam Al-Khidir |Mother Asnaat Mohammed Al-Mohammed |  Daughter Tahyat Mohammed Al-Mohammed|   Daughter … Continue reading

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Question of Time’ Before Syria’s Assad Falls, Top US Intel Official Says

By: Luis Martinez Syrian President Bashar al Assad will not be able to maintain his grip on power in the wake of a wave of opposition that has dragged on for almost a year, America’s top intelligence officials told Congress … Continue reading

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Syria spins out of control

By: David Kenner As the U.N. Security Council meets today to discuss how to halt Syria’s descent into civil war, the available statistics show a country more violent than ever — and increasingly defined by armed conflict.  In mid-November, I … Continue reading

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FSA claims half of Syria no longer under Assad control

The Free Syrian Army claims that Assad’s forces have lost control of 50pc of the country’s territory. Following ten months of unrest, FSA’s chief, Col Riyadh Al Asaad, clarified that regular forces’ loss of control over half the country does … Continue reading

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U.S. spy chief says Syria’s Assad cannot hold power

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad cannot sustain his hold on power and it is a matter of time before his leadership falls, U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on Tuesday. Syrian government forces reasserted control of Damascus suburbs on … Continue reading

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Video: Reuters – Attacks in Homs and Hama

Amateur video purportedly shows Syrian tanks peppering Homs with heavy artillery fire and explosions at a castle in Hama. Artillery fire in Syria as fighting continues between President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and protesters and rebel fighters. This amateur video, purportedly … Continue reading

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Russian FM: Moscow will veto UN resolution on Syria

Russia indicated on Tuesday, January 31 it will veto a draft resolution on Syria that calls on President Bashar Assad to step down and provides for “further measures” if he refuses. “Russia will not support anything that is imposed on Syria,” … Continue reading

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UN draft resolution on Syria

United Nations draft resolution on Syria, calling on President Bashar al-Assad to step down pp1 Recalling its presidential statement of 3 August 2011 pp2 Recalling General Assembly resolution A/Res/66/176 of 19 December, as well as Human Rights Council resolutions S/16-1, … Continue reading

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