Daily Archives: February 10, 2012

Avoiding the Syria trap

Given the continued carnage in Syria, and given Russian and Chinese obstruction of a plan to have Syrian President Bashar Assad step aside, the Arab League, Western nations and the United Nations secretary-general are scrambling to identify other measures to … Continue reading

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Video: Before and after views shows Homs devastation

John King at the Magic Wall shows you what it looks like on the ground in Syria as President Bashar al-Assad cracks down.

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US Ambassador to Syria: Assad ‘Should Step Aside’

In one of his first interviews since leaving Syria after operations at the U.S. Embassy in Damascus were suspended because of the escalating violence, U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford said the Syrian government had not delivered on any of … Continue reading

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Syria: what can be done?

By: Abdel Bari Atwan, Michael Weiss, Seumas Milne, Shashank Joshi and Mehdi Hasan 1. Full-scale military intervention? Abdel Bari Atwan: I am opposed to military intervention by the west. Syria is not Libya, the army is well-armed and equipped with … Continue reading

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A small taste of freedom in one part of Syria

By: Clarissa Ward In Syria, no place is safe as the Assad regime tries to crush the freedom movement. On Friday, there were street battles in Damascus. And in Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, two suicide bombers hit government security compounds, … Continue reading

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Image: Rocket launcher deployed near Homs

The US State Department has released these pictures of modern rocket launchers stationed sites, which bombed the city of Homs. Source: State Department

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Image: Artillery Operationally Deployed Towards Zabadani

This image depicts Assad’s forces heading towards Zabadani. People are in fear of the violence that these tanks bring along with them. Source: US State Department

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Access getting harder as Syria violence intensifies: ICRC

By: Stephanie Nebehay The deputy head of the ICRC delegation in Damascus told Reuters Friday that getting access to the growing number of casualties in Syria was getting more difficult as violence and insecurity there intensifies. “With the deterioration of … Continue reading

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Kidnappings in Aleppo

  Aleppo: More than 30 people were kidnapped by Assad’s security forces

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LCC: Number of protests held in Syria today

 655 protests were held in Syria today.

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