Daily Archives: June 8, 2012

Regime-backed militia does Syria’s ‘dirty work,’ analysts say

By: Joe Sterling The Shabiha militia fighters working hand in hand with Syria’s military to repress the 15-month-long uprising are President Bashar al-Assad’s “shock troops,” observers say. “The regime uses them for the real dirty work, killing and violent action, … Continue reading

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Syria massacre: UN observers greeted by smell of rotting flesh

By: Ruth Sherlock On Wednesday, some 78 people were massacred inside this hamlet. Yesterday, farmhouses stood charred and abandoned, with pools of congealed blood in dusty streets. Fragments of mortar bombs lay mingled with cooking pots and other hurriedly abandoned … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian Orphans Organization Video

We are a coalition of non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations committed to supporting children orphaned by the oppressive Syrian regime in their plight for freedom. Our coalition consists of Karam Foundation, Zakat Foundation of America and Syrian Sunrise Foundation.

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Annan blames Syria for peace plan failure

By: Edith Lederer UNITED NATIONS  – International envoy Kofi Annan warned that Syria is drifting toward full-blown civil war and blamed the failure of his peace plan primarily on President Bashar Assad’s government. He urged the divided U.N. Security Council … Continue reading

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Kofi Annan urges ‘consequences’ if Assad doesn’t end violence

By: Adrian Blomfield Increasingly impatient with the Syrian regime, Annan confirmed for the first time that his six-point plan is not being implemented. He said it’s now time for the UN’s most powerful body and the wider international community to … Continue reading

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Syria: Defiance of village where army killed 39 from a single family

By: Javier Espinosa It was the day after the end of the offensive, and A Ghazal was helping to collect up the corpses. They were lined up on rugs inside a mosque, with pieces of paper identifying the victims. Before … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Who are Syria’s Shabiha?

CNN’s John Vause interviews an official with the Syrian Network for Human Rights on Syria’s Shabiha.

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UN’s Syria monitors sift through debris of al-Qubair attack

By: Ian Black UN monitors on Friday entered for the first time the Syrian village where up to 78 people were reportedly killed in cold blood on Wednesday, the latest in a series of atrocities that have underlined the gravity … Continue reading

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Proxy Software Searches Up in Syria

By: Davin Hutchins According to Google Trends, the search term “hotspot” (referring to free proxy software Hotspot Shield) has surged 1,200 percent in the past seven days inside Syria. “Proxy” and “Tor” (a client to make web surfing anonymous) spiked … Continue reading

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Clashes erupt in Syrian capital’s streets

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Fierce gunfights between security forces and rebels broke out on Friday on the streets of the Syrian capital, Damascus, residents and activists said, an increasingly common occurrence in a city formerly considered a bastion of presidential control. … Continue reading

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