Daily Archives: February 9, 2012

Homs fears big push by Syrian tanks on stronghold

By: Khaled Yacoub Owei AMMAN – Tanks amassed outside opposition neighborhoods in Homs on Friday as Alawite-led forces bombarded the Syrian city for the fifth day and residents expected a major push to subdue the centre of revolt against President … Continue reading

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Chilling Account Of Syrian People’s Terror

A chilling insight into the brutal crackdown by the Assad regime has been revealed by Sky’s chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay. Ramsay, who has reported from Homs over the past five days as it came under intense fire, recounted his observations … Continue reading

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Hague: No plans to arm Syria rebels

Britain has no plans to arm Syrian rebels trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad, the Foreign Secretary has said. William Hague insisted the UK had no intention of getting involved in the conflict inside Syria, where Mr Assad’s opponents are … Continue reading

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Video: Syria’s Homs under new deadly blitz

Regime forces launched a new blitz on the Syrian city of Homs on Thursday as the UN considered a joint mission with the Arab League to try to end the unrest. Activists said at least 24 people were killed in … Continue reading

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As atrocities mount in Syria, international community struggles to choose course of action

By: Paul Koring Scores more were killed Thursday as artillery salvo pounded Homs – the battered and bloodied Syrian city targeted by President Bashar al-Assad’s loyal security forces for a brutal repression. “The appalling brutality we are witnessing in Homs, … Continue reading

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Syria’s Detention Centers: Torture Tactics Reported By Organizations

Horrific accounts of torture and ill-treatment suggest that abuse runs rampant in Syria’s detention facilities, rights organizations report. According to a report released last month by the activist group Avaaz, Bashar Assad’s regime uses at least 416 detention centers to … Continue reading

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Syria analysis: Can Assad’s army withstand growing pressure?

By: Shashank Joshi Pressure is building on the Syrian army with a deepening armed uprising and growing defections. Shashank Joshi of the Royal United Services Institute considers how the military, the foundation of Bashar al-Assad’s rule, is coping. Last year, … Continue reading

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Video: Civilians bear the brunt of Syrian assault

CBS’s Clarissa Ward reports from inside Syria.

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US rallies ‘Friends of Syria’ for meeting

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is working with its European and Arab allies to organize the inaugural meeting of the “Friends of Syria” to explore ways to further isolate President Bashar Assad, support his foes and end ongoing violence. The … Continue reading

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Cousin of Syria’s Assad wins case to unfreeze $4 million from Swiss bank accounts

GENEVA — A cousin of Syria’s President Bashar Assad has won a legal bid to unfreeze €3 million ($4 million) held in bank accounts in Switzerland, overturning a last-ditch effort by Swiss prosecutors to block the release of the funds … Continue reading

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