Daily Archives: February 17, 2012

Video: CNN’s International Correspondent, Arwa Damon, reports from Homs – AC360

Syria’s ambassador to the UN says there’s no armed conflict in his country. Arwa Damon reports on AC360 a very different story. She says, “This is a government slaughtering its own people.”

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Reporter’s Death Puts Focus on Difficulties of Covering a Secretive Syria

By:Brian Stelter The conflict in Syria has become, for journalists, one of the most difficult and dangerous assignments in many years, with at least five having died while covering the uprising that began there last March. The refusal of the … Continue reading

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Video: Defection of over 2,500 soldiers

This recently released video reportedly shows the defection of over 2,500 troops in Syria. The soldiers join the Free Syrian Army and pledge to protect and defend the people of Syria until the Assad regime falls.

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Syrian government blocks live video streaming site Bambuser

By: Ryan Devereaux The Syrian government has blocked a premiere live stream website a day after one of its users broadcast images of a bombing believed to have been carried out by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. Bambuser – a mobile … Continue reading

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Video: Rain doesn’t Stop Protesters

Large crowds turned out after Friday prayers in familiar hotspots where anti-Syrian government sentiment runs high. Source: CNN

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Momentum Builds for Syria Action Ahead of Tunis Conference

By: Rick Gladstone Energized by an overwhelming vote of support at the United Nations General Assembly, backers of an Arab League peace plan for Syria said Friday that they were seeking new ways to aid opponents of Syrian President Bashar … Continue reading

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Video: Syria’s Civil War

As Syria’s army tears through several cities, the clashes keep spreading and hundreds are dead. NBC’s Bill Neely reports. Source: MSNBC

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Syria Troops Target Restive Central City, Activists Say

By: Dale Gavlak and Zeina Karam RAMTHA, Jordan — Syrian refugees fleeing to Jordan for their lives described a dramatic escalation in violence and a mounting toll of dead and wounded in the southern city of Daraa and the country’s … Continue reading

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Video: Walking Through a Deserted Homs

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Top Obama aide heads to Israel for talks on Iran, Syria

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama’s top security aide will visit Israel for two days of talks on regional issues including Syria and Iran, the White House said on Friday. National security adviser Tom Donilon’s trip from Saturday through Monday … Continue reading

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