Daily Archives: March 7, 2012

Syrian Activist Says Western Intervention Must Be Quick And Comprehensive

NEW YORK, United States – As the debate over how to support the opposition in Syria grows louder in Washington, a Syrian activist closely affiliated with the opposition’s coordinating structure told The Huffington Post that the West must intervene — … Continue reading

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Kuwait’s Jazeera cuts flights to Syria

Kuwait’s low-cost carrier Jazeera Airways has cut the number of flights it operates in and out of Syria because turmoil in the country is making it difficult to operate a full service. The airline is now offering six flights a … Continue reading

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Aid workers find Baba Amr empty after UN talks in Damascus

By: Stephanie Nebehay The U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos and a convoy from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent were allowed into the devastated Homs district of Baba Amr on Wednesday but found that the majority of civilians had fled, the … Continue reading

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Defected Syrian Soldiers In Kurdistan Tell Their Stories

By: Govand Omer DUHOK, Iraqi Kurdistan — Jihad Hassan, 19, served in the Syrian military for nine months before he deserted the army and escaped to the Kurdistan Region. Hassan lost one brother to the Syrian security crackdown and one … Continue reading

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Pro-regime thugs in Syria engage in theft, vandalism

By: Mohamed Zeid Mestou Syrian regime-affiliated “thugs” have been engaging in theft and vandalism as part of an effort to punish entire neighborhoods for rising against president Bashar al-Assad. According to eyewitnesses from different parts of Syria, thugs loyal to … Continue reading

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Big powers meet at U.N. on “weak” U.S. Syria draft

By: Louis Charbonneau The five permanent U.N. Security Council members and Morocco met behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss a U.S.-drafted resolution urging an end to the Syrian government’s crackdown on demonstrators, a text some Western envoys said was … Continue reading

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Panetta: Unilateral action on Syria ‘doesn’t make sense’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pushed back on Wednesday against fresh demands for U.S. military involvement in Syria to end President Bashar Assad’s deadly crackdown on his people. What doesn’t make sense is to take unilateral action right … Continue reading

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Syria Armed Opposition an Irritation Not a Threat, Says Research Institute

Syria’s armed opposition is an irritation rather than a threat to the survival of President Bashar al-Assad’s government, according to the International Institute of Strategic Studies. The lightly armed rebels of the Free Syrian Army cannot control the country’s largest … Continue reading

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Top military leader says armed forces would be ready for Syria but talks of risks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s top military leader says the armed forces would be ready if called upon to get involved in Syria, but he raised concerns about outside extremists and Syria’s chemical and biological weapons. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey … Continue reading

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China’s Peace Plan for Syria

Six Point Plan as reported by the official Xinhua News Agency Demonstrators protest against Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad in Marat al-Numan near the northern province of Idlib. The bannr reads, “The children Marar Al-Numan, sacrifice our lives for you Bab … Continue reading

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