Daily Archives: February 25, 2012

Is Syria the new Bosnia?

By: Trevor Royle It is 20 years since the siege of Sarajevo, but current events in Homs are bringing back the horror felt in the former Yugoslavia A thriving city is under heavy and indiscriminate artillery fire, snipers pick off … Continue reading

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Death toll mounts as Syria holds referendum

By: Erika Solomon The Syrian government kept up its onslaught on Homs and other towns, with at least 100 killed according to human rights campaigners, as the country prepared to hold a referendum on Sunday on a new constitution. “No … Continue reading

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Bloodbath on eve of Syria’s referendum

Syrian government forces have reportedly killed at least 83 people in a sustained clampdown on rebel areas on the eve of a referendum across the country on a new constitution. The surge in violence came on Saturday as the Syrian … Continue reading

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Syria set for constitution referendum amid unrest

The Syrian government is holding a national referendum on a new constitution, amid continuing violent unrest and a boycott by the opposition. The new constitution calls for a multi-party parliamentary election within three months. The opposition has dismissed Sunday’s vote … Continue reading

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Video: Assad forces target Maralyan Church in Homs

This video reportedly shows Assad forces targeting Maralyan Church in Karam al-Zeitoun, a district in Homs. Assad forces have been reported to attack churches, mosques, preachers, and sheikhs.

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Grim Details Of Marie Colvin’s Death Revealed By Sunday Times

Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin, who was killed in Syria last week, died trying to retrieve her shoes so she could escape an army bombardment, her newspaper reported. Details of her last hours emerged as efforts went on to … Continue reading

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Syrian expats uniting for common cause

By: Libby Lewis It has been five years since Mohammad Z. left Syria to train as a doctor in Detroit. He works long hours. He’s big on hockey. He’s devoted to the Red Wings. He’s immersed in America, yet his … Continue reading

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Syrian citizen journalist, Danny Abdul Dayem, on reporting inside Homs

Danny Abdul Dayem, 22, says he began filming the chaotic scenes around him in the Baba Amr region of Homs because no Western media were reporting on the conflict in the beginning. “I was never interested in politics, even one … Continue reading

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At least 100 killed in Syria as army bombards opposition strongholds

The death toll in Syria on Saturday soared to 100 as forces loyal to president Bashar al-Assad continued the bombardment of several opposition-held areas across the country. Shelling of the Baba Amr district of Homs resumed after an apparent pause … Continue reading

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Syria criticizes Saudis; new president in Yemen

By: Andria Cheng NEW YORK — Syria criticized Saudi Arabia on Saturday after the kingdom’s foreign minister supported arming the rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Yemen swore in a new president to replace Ali Abdullah Saleh, who had … Continue reading

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