Daily Archives: February 5, 2012

Plea for international community to act on Syria

US lawyer Yaser Tabbara is the executive director of the Syrian American Council and is in regular contact with the Syrian opposition. He says that despite the failure of the UN resolution he does expect the international community to act … Continue reading

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Outrage as Russia and China veto Syria plan

By: Joseph Logan and Patrick Worsnip Western and Arab countries responded with outrage yesterday after Russia and China vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have backed an Arab plan urging Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to give up power. … Continue reading

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Rockets, mortars rain down on Syrian city, opposition says

(CNN) — As international leaders wrestled over the weekend how to deal with the crisis in Syria, much of the nation remained engulfed in violence — including attacks by government forces on one embattled city that the opposition Syrian National … Continue reading

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Hamas leadership leaves Syria

The final member of the leadership of the Hamas party left Syria on Sunday, in an attempt to separate the party from the Syrian government’s crackdown on protesters. Previously, the Hamas party had not taken a strong stand on the … Continue reading

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In birthplace of Syria’s uprising, a fragile military control

By: Alice Fordham DARAA, Syria — Nearly 11 months ago, protests against local authorities began in this small southern town and spread to become an uprising against the government of Bashar al-Assad that engulfed Syria. Today, state control has been … Continue reading

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Avoiding Syria’s secret police

By: Tim Whewell It was the little potted plants on the breakfast table I could not decide about. They were so unnecessary as decoration and yet so perfectly positioned to catch every word of a whispered conversation. Braving the ridicule … Continue reading

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Video: Kafr Batna – Strong shelling from Syrian government on buildings

This video reportedly shows strong shelling from the Syrian government on building in Kafr Batna, a suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus. In the video you can see and hear the bombs falling all over the city.

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Assad forces continue deadly assault on Homs

By: Martin Chulov Syrian forces persisted with one of the deadliest attacks of the 11-month uprising on Sunday, pounding parts of Homs even as residents combed through rubble looking for victims of a sustained barrage over the weekend that killed … Continue reading

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U.S. floats coalition against Syria

BEIRUT – The United States proposed an international coalition to support Syria’s opposition Sunday after Russia and China blocked a U.N. attempt to end nearly 11 months of bloodshed, raising fears that violence will escalate. Rebel soldiers said force was … Continue reading

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Video: Homs — Interview with Free Syrian Army on their Capture of 19 Soldiers

Members of the Free Syrian Army in Homs capture 19 Assad security forces and Syrian soldiers. In this video, they interview them to prove to the world that the Assad regime is promoting a sectarian divide among the people. Video … Continue reading

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