Daily Archives: April 26, 2012

Where U.N. monitors go in Syria, killings follow

SO FAR, a U.N. monitoring mission in Syria has had one tangible effect: It has gotten people killed. On Sunday and Monday, monitors toured neighborhoods in the city of Homs and in the Damascus suburbs of Doura and Zabadani. When … Continue reading

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Gunmen assassinate army general in Damascus

BEIRUT –  Syria’s state-run news agency says gunmen have assassinated an army general in the capital Damascus. It’s the first killing of a high military officer in the Syrian capital since the uprising against President Bashar Assad’s regime began in … Continue reading

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Turkey says it’s against Assad’s actions, not Syrians

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has lashed out at claims by pro-Syrian regime media outlets that Turkey, along with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have become the enemy of the Syrian people, saying Turkey is against the … Continue reading

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Author: U.S. averting gaze from Syria slaughter

For 13 months, violence has raged in Syria between President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and the opposition in a lopsided battle that has seen thousands killed amid a number of international attempts to broker a peace deal. The latest reports of … Continue reading

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110,000 Syrians have fled to Jordan, visiting PM says in Ankara

ANKARA, Turkey – Jordanian Prime Minister Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh said on Thursday that 110,000 Syrians have entered Jordan since the crackdown in Syria. Al-Khasawneh said that they were not sure yet whether or not to classify these Syrians as refugees … Continue reading

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French FM raises prospect of military action in Syria as deaths mount

An explosion ripped through a building in Syria’s central city of Hama on Wednesday, killing at least 54 people and wounding dozens more, Local Coordinating Committees (LCC) in Syria said, in a bloody violation of a shaky ceasefire in the … Continue reading

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Syria: Massive explosion in Hama ‘kills 70′

Up to 70 people have been killed in an attack on a house in Hama, according to Syrian activists. They said several houses in the Masha at-Tayyar district in southern Hama were destroyed by a big explosion. State media said … Continue reading

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U.N. plans aid for one million Syrians struggling amid conflict

By: Stephanie Nebehay Syria’s infrastructure has been significantly damaged in more than a year of conflict, water and electricity supplies have been disrupted and many families cannot meet their basic daily needs, a United Nations mission has found. A confidential … Continue reading

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Residents Say Assad Forces Rename Towns To Dupe Agencies

By: David Arnold “When observers come to Syria and want to visit specific towns and villages where they want to investigate reports of government violence, the regime could not take them to those rebellious areas.  Instead, the government changes the … Continue reading

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How Russia, Iran keep fuel flowing to Syria

By: Jessica Donati and Julia Payne LONDON, United Kingdom – Russia and Iran are helping Syria import fuel which it needs for heavy vehicles including army tanks, allowing Damascus to avoid the full impact of tightening Western sanctions imposed over its violent … Continue reading

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