Daily Archives: June 9, 2012

Syrian troops kill 17 in shelling of Daraa

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syrian troops shelled the southern city of Daraa early Saturday, killing at least 17 people, activists said. And in Damascus, residents spoke about a night of shooting and explosions in the worst violence Syria’s capital has seen … Continue reading

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Syria: Shelling reported in south; clashes in Damascus

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian government shelling overnight in the southern Syrian city of Dara left at least 17 dead, opposition activists said, while fierce clashes were also reported in suburbs of the capital, Damascus. The violence underscored the failure so … Continue reading

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Syria’s Opposition Chooses New Leader

By: Dorian Jones Members of the Syrian National Council, the main coordinator of opposition groups in that violence-torn nation, are gathering in Istanbul Saturday for a two-day meeting to elect a new leader. This follows the resignation last month of … Continue reading

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Editorial: Balkan lessons for Syria?

By: Aijaz Zaka Syed Syria increasingly resembles Dante’s Inferno with its trapped people desperately crying out for help. The massacre on May 25 in Al Houla of 108 people, including 49 women and 32 children, most of them under 10, … Continue reading

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Russia ‘still opposes Syria intervention’

Russia will continue to oppose attempts by the UN Security Council to sanction military intervention in Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says. Mr Lavrov also repeated calls for an international conference to implement the peace plan drawn up by UN … Continue reading

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LCC: Death Toll Rises to 96

In the series of massacres that does not stop in Syria, the Local Coordination Committees in Syria was capable of documenting 96 martyrs thus far.The regime’s army has stormed since the late hours Daraa Al-Balad and killed 26 people including … Continue reading

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Video depicts apparent Syrian army abuse

A video has emerged of Syrian soldiers apparently abusing the bodies of dead opposition activists in Idlib near the Turkish border. The gruesome footage, recorded in March but only posted online on Friday, shows what appears to be Syrian soldiers … Continue reading

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Timeline: Syria’s massacres

Almost every day of the uprising against the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has brought new reports of shootings, deaths and injuries. Reports are hard to verify, as few journalists are allowed into Syria and casualty numbers come primarily … Continue reading

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Video: AC360 – Snipers Target Children in Syria

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Rebels battle in Assad stronghold of Damascus

By: Diaa Hadid and Bassem Mroue BEIRUT — Bullets and shrapnel shells smashed into homes in the Syrian capital of Damascus overnight as troops battled rebels in the streets, a show of boldness for rebels taking their fight against President … Continue reading

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