Daily Archives: March 25, 2012

Syria’s capital is calm despite revolt, but life has changed

By: Alexandra Sandels Damascus, Syria— The cigarette smoke hovers dense inside the neighborhood cafe. Young patrons knock back beers at greasy wooden tables. A heated debate rages about Syria’s revolt. The rotund bar owner labels the rebels baltajiya, or bandits, who … Continue reading

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The Dictator’s Inbox

By: David Kenner How do emails from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s personal inbox escape the narrow confines for which they were intended, and eventually get exposed to the light of day? It’s a story that was born in the presidential … Continue reading

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Image: Syria Martyrs

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Freedom

They say freedom is beautiful, being free is a beautiful feeling…When I saw this ladies picture, a Syrian lady who was bombed because she came from a city that rose…I saw beauty, but something else outweighed it all…Pain. Freedom is … Continue reading

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Video: Opposition calls on Damascus to rise up

“Damascus, here we come” was the latest rallying cry of Syria’s anti-government protests on Friday. The slogan seems to indicate that opposition fighters have their sights on the capital, as government forces continue to pound opposition-strongholds across the country. Damascus … Continue reading

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Divided opposition seeks ‘national pact’

Syria’s divided opposition groups are due to meet in Turkey to try to draw up a “national pact” how to unseat President Bashar al-Assad’s government. The main opposition movement, the Syrian National Council (SNC), says all other anti-Assad groups have … Continue reading

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‘Morek massacre’ brings today’s death toll to 65

Opposition activists in Syria say 65 people were killed across the nation today, including 11 people murdered in what a rebel organization called a “massacre” in a Hama town called Morek, according to CNN. The Local Coordination Committee of Syria … Continue reading

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Most Important events in Homs for 3/25/2012 by @tweets4peace

Twitter: @tweets4peace Heavy intense shelling covered all parts of Old Homs and Alkhaldiyeh along with several explosions shaking the city of Homs as a whole from 6am in the morning till now. Planes flew at low altitude, 2 were witnessed. … Continue reading

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Video: America’s Message to Obama and Congress on Syria

A message from the American people to President Obama and members of Congress on Syria and the need for an intervention.

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Turkey watches as Syria’s rebellion encroaches

By: Jonathan Head You can hear gunfire cracking over the hills of Syria just across the border these days and, through binoculars, you can see soldiers stationed on the tops of buildings. The Syrian civil war has moved very close … Continue reading

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