Daily Archives: May 28, 2012

Houla massacre survivor tells how his family were slaughtered

By: Martin Chulov An 11-year old boy has described how he smeared himself in the blood of his slain brother and played dead as loyalist gunmen burst into his home and killed six members of his family during the start … Continue reading

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Children shot, knifed, axed to death in Syria’s Houla massacre

The livid white-haired Syrian’s question to the U.N. blue helmet was rhetorical. He didn’t expect a real answer, not to that question. “Did the infant carry an RPG?” he asked angrily, gesturing wildly, his hands clad in red rubber gloves. … Continue reading

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Syria is looking like Bosnia 20 years ago

By: Ian Black Expressions of outrage over the massacre at Houla in Syria echoed around the world over the weekend. From Hillary Clinton in Washington, to William Hague in London, and the UN security council in New York and of … Continue reading

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Image: Child Martyrs of the Houla Massacre

  This image shows all the children that were slaughtered by the Assad regime in the Houla Massacre. It is reported that at least 40 of the over 100 civilians killed were children. Activists say Assad thugs and security forces … Continue reading

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Massacred Syrian children were ‘bound before being shot’

By: Richard Spencer Video of one group of the 49 children posted online showed some of them had their wrists bound with blue ties, a common substitute for handcuffs in the Arab world. Though it was not possible to verify … Continue reading

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William Hague calls on Russians to help punish Syrian regime

By: Miriam Elder The foreign secretary, William Hague, is expected to press his Russian counterpart on the spiralling crisis in Syria during his one-day visit to Moscow. Although long-planned, the visit gained new urgency following the weekend massacre in Houla, … Continue reading

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Damascus merchants strike over Houla killings

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis Sunni Muslim businesses closed in Old Damascus on Monday in the biggest act of civil disobedience by the capital’s merchant class, a backbone of support for President Bashar al-Assad during Syria’s 14-month revolt, activists said. The … Continue reading

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Independent on Sunday editor defends using images of dead Syrian children

By: Josh Halliday The editor of the Independent on Sunday has defended his decision to publish graphic pictures of dead Syrian children killed in the Houla region on Friday. John Mullin said he had a responsibility to use the harrowing … Continue reading

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‘SNN,’ YouTube help amplify voices in Syria

By: John Sutter You’ve heard of CNN, but unless you pay close attention to photo and video credits on news sites, you’ve probably never heard of the Syrian group SNN. The Shaam News Network is one of several groups that … Continue reading

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Movie:12 Months Revolution |

March 2011 marked the spark of a still going uprising in Syria, a revolution for Justice, Dignity and Freedom. Syrians had been held prisoners in their own country for over four decades, by a brutal monopoly political party “Al Ba’ath” … Continue reading

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