Daily Archives: February 18, 2012

US Cites Concern That Iran, Russia Arming Syrian Regime

A State Department official says Iran and Russia are providing weapons to Syria that could be used against anti-government protesters. Thomas A. Countryman, the department’s assistant secretary for international security and nonproliferation, told reporters Wednesday that Iranian weapon shipments are … Continue reading

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Syria Crisis: China Says It Supports Arab League’s Proposals For Solving Syrian Violence

China said Saturday that it supports the Arab League’s proposals for ending the violence in Syria, a striking show of support just two weeks after Beijing vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution backing the league’s plans. The seemingly contradictory stances … Continue reading

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Video: MSNBC – Violence reaches Syria’s capital

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Conservatives urge ‘immediate’ U.S. action on Syria

By: Joe Sterling Prominent U.S. conservatives want the Obama administration to “take immediate action” against the Syrian regime, including “no-go zones” for President Bashar al-Assad’s military and “self-defense aid” to resistance forces. Fifty-six foreign policy experts and former U.S. government … Continue reading

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Swedish video site blocked in Syria

Swedish mobile live video streaming site Bambuser has said that its services had been blocked in Syria shortly after a user had broadcast a bombing in Homs thought to have been carried out by President Bashar Al Assad’s regime. “Around noon … Continue reading

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Syria: ‘The man they were shooting at is actually my husband’

By: Maha Abu Shama In a week of winding our way to a refugee camp near the Syrian border, we spoke to dozens of people who had fled the violence, but remarkably few of them were women. Finally, when we … Continue reading

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At least 21 killed in Syria as mass protest erupts close to Assad’s palace in Damascus

At least 21 people were killed during mass opposition protests in the Syria on Saturday, including one in the capital Damascus where a large demonstration was held close to the presidential palace. The protest in Damascus broke out during a … Continue reading

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Mourners shot at in Mezzeh, Damascus 02-18-2012

Funeral protest in Mezzah, Damascus. Mourners are shot at with machine guns.

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Fear, Willpower and Protest: A Narrative from and for Homs

By: Ameer Al-Khudari Over the phone, my sister tells me, Amaimie’s voice was still trembling. Eight hours earlier, a number of Syrian Army recruits rang the first floor of our building in the Insha’at district of Homs, just minutes down … Continue reading

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Video: Baba Amr – 3 soldiers were killed when trying to defect from Assad army

Three soldiers were killed by Assad forces when trying to defect from the Syrian Army in Baba Amr, a district of Homs. Many soldiers of the Syrian Army defect because of the brutal crackdown the Assad regime has put on … Continue reading

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