Daily Archives: April 13, 2012

Syria cease-fire violations reported, including killings

As the U.N. Security Council debates a resolution to send 30 monitors to Syria, shelling and gunfire and other truce violations are reported. At least eight people were killed, activists say. BEIRUT — Two days into a fragile truce, and … Continue reading

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Video: What’s next for Syria?

Scott Pelley speaks to Elizabeth Palmer in Damascus and Clarissa Ward in Istanbul about the potential future of the ongoing conflict in Syria. Source: CBS News

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UN to vote on observers for Syria

The United Nations Security Council is to vote on a resolution authorising the deployment of the first wave of military observers to monitor a ceasefire between the Syrian government and opposition fighters. The ceasefire, which formally took effect on Thursday, … Continue reading

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France calls for Syrian aid corridors to be created

PARIS, France – France has called for the creation of aid corridors into Syria to help people escape what it describes as massacres there, saying a UN-brokered ceasefire offers an opportunity to put the humanitarian measures in place. French president … Continue reading

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Jordan urges Syria to withdraw forces from residential areas

Jordanian foreign minister Nasser Judeh called on the Syrian regime Friday to pull out forces from residential areas in compliance with UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan’s plan, hoping this plan would pave way for settlement for the Syrian conflict. The … Continue reading

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Davutoğlu: Syria fears Tahrir-like situation

The Syrian government has stopped the use of heavy weapons against its own people since the truce on Thursday but the violence and killings have not come to an end, said Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu in an Istanbul press conference on April 13. … Continue reading

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In “dream city” for Syria refugees, hope of return dims

By: Erika Solomon KILIS, Turkey – Life is starting to look more permanent for the Syrian refugees in Kilis. There are no tents in the Turkish camp. Instead, thousands of white cubicles sit in endless rows. With every grey brick … Continue reading

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Video: Five die as violence mars Syria truce

Four protesters were shot dead in Syria on Friday and an army officer was killed on the second day of a nationwide ceasefire meant to open a path to peaceful political dialogue after 13 months of extreme violence. Source: Reuters

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Turkey begins to get international aid for Syrians

By: İpek Yezdani ISTANBUL, Turkey – International aid for Syrians fleeing Damascus’ crackdown has begun to arrive in Turkey, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said April 13 amid concern over the growing numbers of refugees flooding over the country’s borders. “We will … Continue reading

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Clinton reaffirms Washington wants Assad to go

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton welcomed the apparent cease-fire between the Syrian government and opposition forces, but said a pause in hostilities is only a first step, and that Syrian President Bashar must withdraw troops from cities and accept … Continue reading

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