Daily Archives: April 28, 2012

Video: Some are mocking the U.N.’s response in Syria – CNN Report

Some are mocking the U.N’s response in Syria, sarcastically asking if U.N. members are traveling to Syria by horse. Report by CNN.

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Fighting Continues as UN Monitoring Chief Tours Syria

The Syrian government and opposition activists have traded accusations of violence as U.N. monitors spread out across the country to assess compliance with a fragile cease-fire. One U.N. team visited the city of Homs on Saturday as Norwegian Major General … Continue reading

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Video: Lebanon intercepts weapons shipment for Syrian rebels – Al Jazeera English Report

The Lebanese navy has reportedly intercepted a ship loaded with three containers of weapons destined for Syrian opposition forces. The cargo vessel, which originated from Libya, contained heavy machine guns, artillery shells, rockets, rocket launchers and other explosives, a security … Continue reading

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Cease-Fire in Syria Exposes the Heavy Price of Just Buying Time

By: Neil MacFarquhar BEIRUT, Lebanon — A United Nations-backed cease-fire has neither stopped the fighting in Syria nor forced the government to pull its troops from civilian neighborhoods. It has been called a failure by activists still dodging bullets on … Continue reading

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Syria derides UN chief as peace plan in crisis

By: Karin Laub BEIRUT — Syria derided U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon as biased and called his comments “outrageous” Saturday after he blamed the regime for widespread cease-fire violations — the latest sign of trouble for an international peace plan many … Continue reading

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Hundreds of Syrian troops defect near Damascus, Latakia, as clashes flare

Hundreds of soldiers defected from the Syrian armed forces on Sunday in the outskirts of Damascus and in the port city of Latakia, where large explosions were heard near the presidential palace, the Syrian Media Center reported. Sima Malaki, spokesperson … Continue reading

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Syria: Clashes around presidential palace in Lattakia

Fighting reported at Saturday dawn between Syrian soldiers and dissident soldiers near a presidential palace in the coastal region of Lattakia, reported the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR) and activists. The NGO said that the clashes took place in … Continue reading

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Lebanon intercepts arms ship headed for Syria

The Lebanese navy intercepted a ship originating from Libya carrying weapons possibly destined for Syrian rebel forces, security official said Saturday. The cargo contained heavy machineguns, artillery shells, rocket launchers and other explosives. Lebanese authorities have found weapons on board … Continue reading

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Gunmen attack Syrian army unit from sea, several dead

By: Ed Cropley BEIRUT, Lebanon – Gunmen in inflatable dinghies attacked a military unit on Syria’s Mediterranean coast, state media said on Saturday, the first seaborne assault in a 13-month-old revolt against President Bashar al-Assad. The nocturnal raid, along with … Continue reading

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Syrian President Assad could be tried for war crimes, says ex-peace envoy

By: Henry McDonald DUBLIN, Ireland – The former US Middle East peace envoy, George Mitchell, has said that the Syrian president, Bashir al-Assad, could be tried as an alleged war criminal over the brutal crackdown on opponents of his rule. … Continue reading

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