Daily Archives: March 27, 2012

LCC: Saraqeb: City in a State of Disaster

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A photographer’s perilous journey in and out of Syria

By: Ashely Fantz Jonathan Alpeyrie has photographed 10 wars. He’s captured violence in Somalia, Afghanistan, South Ossetia and Libya. But his recent week taking pictures of rebels in Syria was the most intense, frightening experience of his career. He compares … Continue reading

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Video: Channel 4 – Video-Journalists of Homs

The assault on Homs by Syrian government forces has spawned a wave of video journalism by amateur filmmakers, determined to bear witness to what is happening – even if it means embellishing events.

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LCC: Death toll rises to 80 martyrs

Local Coordination Committees: 80 martyrs fell today uptil now by security forces and regime’s army, 48 of them were in Idlib including 41 from Saraqeb, 15 in Homs, 10 in Hama, 5 in Damascus suburbs and 1 in Daraa.

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Two independent journalists killed in Syria

Syrian security forces shot and killed two freelance British journalists of Algerian descent and wounded a third during an attack on Monday in the town of Darkoush near the Turkish border, according to news reports and a witness interviewed by … Continue reading

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Wounded Rebel Fighters Escape Syria for Treatment

By: Henry Ridgwell The opposition Free Syrian Army is sustaining heavy casualties in its fight with Syrian government forces. The injured said they cannot get treatment in Syria because they would be arrested. With deep wounds to his head and … Continue reading

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Bashar al-Assad joked about religion of most of population, emails show

By: Ruth Sherlock The ream of messages and derogatory cartoons allegedly sent among his ‘inner circle’ of female aides and family members poke fun at conservative Muslims. Most of the messages ridicule the burka, the full body cloak worn by … Continue reading

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INA Says Syria Oil, Gas Rights Remain Despite EU Embargo

By: Jasmina Kuzmanovic INA Industrija Nafte d.d., a Croatian refiner controlled by Hungary’s Mol Nyrt. (MOL), said its contract with the Syrian state oil company remains valid after INA pulled out of Syria on Feb. 27 to comply with European … Continue reading

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Syrian president’s motorcade fired at near city of Homs

A motorcade of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has come under “massive fire” during a visit to the city of Homs, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Al Arabiya TV channel. According to information, the Syrian president cut short a … Continue reading

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U.S. ambassador says look for action, not words, from Syria

The U.S. ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, expressed skepticism on Tuesday about reports that Syria had accepted the peace plan of U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, saying it would be best to look for action, not words from Syrian President Bashar … Continue reading

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