Daily Archives: April 22, 2012

Violence persists in Syria as Annan urges truce compliance

BEIRUT – Syrian soldiers stormed a town east of Damascus on Sunday and rebels bombed a military convoy in the north of the country as international mediator Kofi Annan urged both sides to work with an expanding team of UN … Continue reading

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Video: A leaked video of a man being tortured

A leaked video of a man being tortured after his arrest at al-Berri Center checkpoint in Deir Ezzour, Syria.

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Video: A young man who was tortured by Assad’s forces in Damascus, Syria.

A young man who was tortured by Assad’s forces in Damascus, Syria. May God heal you of your wounds and bring you perfect health. This man is only one of tens of thousands of prisoners being tortured by Assads regime … Continue reading

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Women form new opposition in Syria

A group of Syrian dissidents – mostly women led by Syrian journalist and human rights activist Bahiya Mardini – have created a new opposition group called the “Free Syrian Union,” in order to draw attention to the situation of women and children … Continue reading

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Jordan: UNHCR says money for Syria refugees running low

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Sunday that Jordan is struggling under the pressure of “tens of thousands” of Syrian refugees, Agence France Presse reported. The uprising and violence in Syria, which has killed over 9,000 … Continue reading

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4 people wounded in north during anti-Syria protest

By: Antoine Amrieh TRIPOLI, Lebanon – Four people were wounded Sunday in the northern coastal city of Tripoli in gunfire during a protest against Syria’s President Bashar Assad. The incident occurred when an argument broke out between some protesters taking part … Continue reading

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Syria accused of hiding tanks from UN observers

By: Loveday Morris The Syrian regime was accused yesterday of playing a cat-and-mouse game with international observers as it hid tanks and used gunfire to hold back demonstrators when the UN team toured the restive city of Hama, while the presence … Continue reading

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Fears of extremism taking hold in Syria as violence continues

By: Liz Sly BEIRUT — As Syria’s revolution drags into its second year amid few signs that a U.N.-mandated cease-fire plan will end the violence, evidence is mounting that Islamist extremists are seeking to commandeer what began as a non-ideological … Continue reading

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U.N. observers tour rebel-held town in Syria

BEIRUT - U.N. cease-fire monitors toured a rebel-held town in central Syria Sunday with army defectors, while government troops pounded a Damascus suburb with artillery and heavy machine guns, activists said. The shelling in Douma highlighted the need for more observers … Continue reading

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Syria bloodshed calms as UN monitors arrive

BEIRUT—At least 17 people were killed in Syria’s clashes Sunday, but the deployment of UN truce monitors calmed the shelling of the Syrian opposition stronghold of Homs for a second day Sunday. However, President Bashar Assad’s troops kept up heavy … Continue reading

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