Daily Archives: February 14, 2012

Syria rejects UN charges as more die

 By: John Hansen Syria yesterday flatly rejected UN charges of crimes against humanity, even as monitors said troops killed dozens of civilians in the heaviest shelling of the protest city of Homs for days. Navi Pillay, the top human rights … Continue reading

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Image: What this world needs is a free Syria

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Syria Bars Protesters’ Text Messages With Dublin-Made Equipment

By: Ben Elgin and Vernon Silver As unrest in Syria erupted into public demonstrations and a bloody crackdown that has claimed over 6,000 lives in the last year, the regime of Bashar al-Assad sought to neutralize one of the most … Continue reading

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Video: Saraqeb | Idlib | A whole battalion defects and joins the FSA (02-14-2012)

A battalion defects from Al-Assad army and joins the FSA in the city of Saraqeb in Idlib.

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Syria rejects push for peacekeepers

Syrian troops continue to pound the protest hub of Homs, with an Arab League peacekeeping plan in limbo and UN human rights chief saying crimes against humanity probably have been committed. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad swiftly rejected the Arab League … Continue reading

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A paid killer in Syria describes his work

He says he has fired on unarmed protesters, killed as many as 70 people and once slit a man’s throat. It was kill or be killed, he says; Sa’er says he was simply carrying out orders. He says he worked … Continue reading

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Supporters endorse March 14 policy on Syria

Supporters of the March 14 alliance who gathered Tuesday at an exhibition hall in Beirut to mark the assassination of slain statesman Rafik Hariri were as enthusiastic as the coalition’s officials about the prospects of change in neighboring Syria. “We … Continue reading

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Jumblatt claims Zawahri distorts image of Syria’s opposition

Progressive Socialist Party chief Walid Jumblatt accused Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahri Tuesday of sullying the Syrian opposition’s image. “Al-Qaeda has reared its head again … to tarnish the image of the Syrian opposition, its peaceful protests and legitimate demands for … Continue reading

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UN General Assembly to vote Thursday on Syria

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations General Assembly will vote Thursday on a new resolution calling on Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to put a stop to deadly attacks on civilians, diplomats said. The resolution drawn up by Saudi Arabia and … Continue reading

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UN adviser warns of potential sectarian split in Syria

The deadly violence in Syria threatens to permanently divide the country along sectarian and ethnic lines, a senior United Nations official warns, urging community and religious leaders and civil society groups to lead the way in reducing communal tensions. Edward … Continue reading

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