Daily Archives: March 19, 2012

U.S. consults Iraq about Iranian arms flights to Syria: Baghdad vouches for its protection of airspace

By: Kristina Wong The State Department has said the U.S. and other countries are consulting with Iraq about Iranian flights of weapons to Syria after Iraq’s prime minister denied a report in The Washington Times saying Baghdad is allowing such … Continue reading

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Red Cross Chief to Press for Syria Aid Access at Talks in Moscow

By: Henry Meyer The International Committee of the Red Cross will ask Russia today to help persuade Syria to provide humanitarian access as fighting escalates in the Middle Eastern country. ICRC President Jakob Kellenberger will meet Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov … Continue reading

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Syrian insists rebels are regrouping, won’t cave

GORENTAS, Turkey — Syrian rebels are regrouping despite some bitter defeats at the hands of President Bashar Assad’s regime, and a top priority is finding weapons and ammunition to boost their firepower, a man who identified himself as a low-ranking … Continue reading

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Syria: Before It All Began

By: Lou YK I remember quite clearly the day the uprising began. From my perspective, it was when a group of brave young men and women gathered in the Bab Touma district of Damascus on February 2nd to hold a … Continue reading

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Video: #Syria Anniversary Protests in Washington D.C.

Syrian Americans rallied together at Farragut Square one block from the White House to express their solidarity with their extended families in Syria who are enduring the crackdown on dissidents and humanitarian crisis in Syria were activists estimate more than … Continue reading

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Damascus rocked by fighting, Annan team arrives

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Fierce clashes between rebel troops and Syrian forces rocked a Damascus district bristling with security facilities on Monday, just hours before experts sent by peace envoy Kofi Annan arrived in the capital. The fighting, the heaviest in … Continue reading

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Two more Syrian generals defect: Turkish diplomat

ANKARA, Turkey – Two more generals have fled Syria and linked up with rebels trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Damascus, a Turkish diplomat said on Monday. The latest defections mean a total of nine generals have deserted … Continue reading

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Heavy Fighting Rocks Damascus Neighborhood

By: Anna Barnard BEIRUT, Lebanon — Heavy fighting erupted early Monday between armed defectors and the Syrian Army in a wealthy and well-protected area of Damascus, according to anti-government activists and residents who described the clashes as the most intense … Continue reading

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Video: Activist in Damascus speaks on the reports of fighting in Mezzeh

Heavy fighting has broken out between opposition fighters and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in a main district of the Syrian capital Damascus that is home to several security installations, witnesses said. The sound of heavy machineguns and rocket-propelled … Continue reading

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The Case for Intervention in Syria

The crisis in Syria has reached a moment of truth. Since the anti-government protests began one year ago on March 15, 2011, Bashar al-Assad’s security forces have killed over 8,000 civilians, injured tens of thousands, and imprisoned thousands more, according … Continue reading

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