Daily Archives: May 10, 2012

Extremists taking advantage of Syria chaos: White House

The White House condemned Thursday’s suicide car bombings in Damascus, which it said were not representative of the opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, arguing they showed the need to end the country’s upheaval. “Attacks like these that result in … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian refugees in Lebanon cope with uncertainty

April 2012: UNICEF correspondent Simon Ingram reports on the plight of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

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Syria calls on U.N. to fight terror; Arab League says blast aimed to foil Annan’s plan

Syria’s foreign ministry said a twin bombing in the capital Damascus on Thursday was a sign the country is facing foreign-backed terrorism, as the Arab League said the attack that killed 55 people in Damascus is intended to undercut a … Continue reading

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Damascus attacks staged by ‘terrorists’

Syria said Thursday’s suicide attacks that killed at least 55 people and wounded hundreds was the work of “terrorists” armed and funded by foreign organisations and media. The foreign ministry made the accusation in a letter to UN Secretary General … Continue reading

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Did Syria Destroy Its Own Intelligence Agency?

By: John Hudson Following two explosions that ripped the face off a Syrian intelligence building comes a brazen allegation: That Syrian security forces carried out the attacks themselves. The explosion in Damascus Thursday killed up to 55 people and, according … Continue reading

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Damascus rush-hour bombings kill 55, wound 372: Ministry

Fifty-five were killed and nearly 400 others were wounded in two successive powerful explosions that shook the Syrian capital early on Thursday, Syria’s interior ministry said, as both the government and the opposition traded blames over the cause of the … Continue reading

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Soldiers wary as residents rage in Syria’s Idlib

By: Mariam Karouny ARIHA, Syria – The Syrian army checkpoints around the northern town of Ariha are in such a dangerous spot that even food for the soldiers is brought in by tank. The soldiers at one position outside Ariha … Continue reading

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Video: Free Syrian Army fighters in action

Anti-Assad fighters purportedly exchange machine gun fire with Syrian troops in amateur video posted to a social network site. Sarah Sheffer reports. Source: Reuters

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US official says Washington giving $40 million to victims of Syrian crisis

AMMAN, Jordan — A U.S. State Department official responsible for refugees says Washington has allocated $40 million to assist relief organizations aiding victims of the Syrian crisis. Anne Richard, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, says the … Continue reading

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FSA regiment captured officer and several soldiers in Daraa

BEIRUT, Lebanon – The Free Syrian Army’s [FSA] “Al-Mutasim Billah Regiment” announced yesterday in the city of Daraa that it had captured an officer and six soldiers after “storming the base of the Mechanized 132nd Brigade of the 5th Corps. … Continue reading

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