Daily Archives: April 6, 2012

Fighting rages as thousands protest in Syria

BEIRUT – Thousands of anti-regime protesters poured onto the streets across Syria on Friday despite a massive security forces presence and as troops pounded rebel towns, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. Huge demonstrations were staged at Qamishli in … Continue reading

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Ahead of proposed peace, Syria shelling continues

The Tuesday deadline for Syria to withdraw its military forces from towns and cities is “not an excuse for continued killing,” the spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday. Despite the agreed-upon deal, Syria continued attacks in various parts … Continue reading

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Tens of thousands in anti-regime marches in Syria

Tens of thousands of Syrian protesters took to the streets for anti-government rallies, activists said, as regime forces pounded rebel cities, earning a stern rebuke from UN chief Ban Ki-moon. At least 35 people were killed on Friday, 22 of … Continue reading

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Syria crisis: UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemns attacks

Mr Ban said the 10 April ceasefire deadline was “not an excuse for continued killing” by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Activists say at least 100 people have been killed over the past two days as troops intensified operations. … Continue reading

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Ban says Syria violating Security Council demands

UN leader Ban Ki-moon said that increased attacks by government forces on Syrian cities “violate” the UN Security Council’s demand for an end to hostilities. The UN secretary general strongly condemned new violence and indicated he believes President Bashar al-Assad … Continue reading

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U.S. again releases satellite images of Syria

The United States released satellite images on Friday that it said showed Syria has artillery poised to hit residential areas and has moved some forces from one town to another despite calls for a withdrawal. Robert Ford, the U.S. ambassador … Continue reading

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Survivors tell of bloody aftermath to fight in Taftanaz, Syria

By: Anand Gopal HATAY, Turkey — Wounded Syrians being treated in hospitals here are providing detailed accounts of a bloody battle for the town of Taftanaz in northern Syria earlier this week that left the town devastated and scores of … Continue reading

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Syrian Activists Report Intense Gunfire in Hama

By: Robert Mackey Amid reports of escalating violence in Syria, three days before a cease-fire plan calls for the Syrian military to withdraw from cities and towns, bloggers in the city of Hama posted audio and video online that appeared … Continue reading

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Syrian claims of withdrawal from cities thrown into doubt

By: Ruth Sherlock, Adrian Blomfield and Rosa Prince More than 30 people were reported killed as elite units of the Syrian army widened an operation to seize back towns and cities that have partially fallen under opposition control ahead of … Continue reading

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Another hero of this revolution, killed. Dr Khaldoon from Homs

A report on the brave martyr, Dr Khaldoon Alsawah known as Abo Hasaan. A doctor in the Alkhaldiyeh field hospital – Homs [died on 05/04/2012] [Translation of a piece his friend wrote about him in Arabic] Dr Khaldoon Alsawah, known … Continue reading

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