Daily Archives: May 25, 2012

Scores killed in Syria ahead of Annan visit

More than 70 people were killed across Syria, monitors said, as tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets and tanks were deployed in the country’s second largest city. The latest flare-up of violence came as Kofi Annan, the … Continue reading

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Syria rebels control significant areas: UN

Syrian groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad now control “significant” parts of some cities, UN leader Ban Ki-moon says in his latest report on the worsening conflict. UN efforts to end the conflict have seen only “small progress” and there is … Continue reading

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UN slams Syria for ‘unacceptable’ violence

Syria government forces are still carrying out ‘massive’ rights abuses and ‘established terrorist groups’ are suspected in many deadly attacks, says UN leader Ban Ki-moon in a grim assessment of the conflict. Syrian groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad now control … Continue reading

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13 children die in renewed fighting in Syria

The Syrian army is reported to have killed more than 50 civilians as it lay siege to town of Houla, in Homs province, while thousands of protesters took to the streets in Aleppo, Syria’s second-largest city. Human rights monitors said … Continue reading

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UN chief cites unacceptable violence in Syria

By: Edith Lederer UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon blamed the Syrian government Friday for much of the “unacceptable levels of violence and abuses” occurring every day in violation of a U.N.-backed peace plan. In a report to the U.N. … Continue reading

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Mutilated bodies of mother and four children found latest Syrian atrocity

By: Ruth Sherlock The al-Saleem family were Sunni, and rebels were quick to blame a local gang of Alawites, members of the minority sect to which President Bashar al-Assad belongs and which has often been fanatical in its support. They … Continue reading

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Russian arms shipment en route to Syria

A Russian cargo ship loaded with weapons is en route to Syria and due to arrive at a Syrian port this weekend, Al Arabiya television said in a report that Western diplomats in New York described on Friday as credible. … Continue reading

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Activists: Troops kills up to 50 in central Syria

By: Zeina Karam and Bassem Mroue BEIRUT — Activists say government troops have killed at least 50 people, including 13 children, in attacks in the central Syria. The activists say President Bashar Assad’s forces opened fire Friday with heavy machine … Continue reading

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Syrian doctors turn to smuggling supplies as war rages on

By: Nicholas Seeley Amman, Jordan – Tucked away in the underground garage of a nondescript apartment building in northern Jordan, the door to “the warehouse” is easy to miss. It looks like it should be a janitor’s closet or a … Continue reading

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Video: Massacre committed by Assad forces in Hawla, Homs [GRAPHIC]

This video shows the result of a massacre committed in Hawla, Homs. Assad forces stormed the city and slaughtered over 70 civilians, most of them women and children.

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