Monthly Archives: June 2012

Video: Orders To Kill ‘From Highest Levels’

The Syrian army and police were given direct orders from the “highest levels” to attack villages, kill the local population or force them to flee, Sky News has been told. Sky’s chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay has been inside Syria to … Continue reading

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Turkey threatens Syria with military retaliation over downed jet

By: Julian Borger Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has threatened Syria with retaliation for the shooting down of a military jet, and warned that Turkish armed forces would respond to any Syrian encroachment on their joint border. The warning … Continue reading

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Fierce fighting erupts near Damascus

Fierce fighting has been reported between Syrian troops and rebel forces in the suburbs of the capital Damascus. Witnesses say it is some of the most intense violence in the area since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began more … Continue reading

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Ex-opposition chief, Burhan Ghalioun, visits Syria for first time in two years

The former chief of the main opposition Syrian National Council, Burhan Ghalioun, told AFP he visited Syria for a few hours on Tuesday to “boost the morale” of rebels. Ghalioun, who spoke to AFP in Beirut by telephone after his … Continue reading

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Editorial: An omen of how Syria’s conflict could spread

When the Syrians shot down a Turkish military jet at the weekend, Turkey’s government responded with commendable moderation. But the temperature rose yesterday when the country’s Deputy Prime Minister, Bulent Arinc, revealed that Syria had gone on to fire on … Continue reading

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‘Fierce clashes’ in Syria, 86 killed: NGO

Rebel forces and Syrian army units engaged in deadly combat around elite Republican Guard posts in the suburbs of Damascus on Tuesday, as 86 people were killed across the country, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights … Continue reading

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Syria reportedly will get more arms from Russia soon

Russia is expected to deliver nearly half a billion dollars worth of air defense systems, reconditioned helicopters and fighter jets to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later this year, according to a report obtained by Reuters. The report, conducted by CAST, … Continue reading

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Video: Monshaq – A Short Film on the Syrian revolution

The Syrian Revolution started in 15\3\2011 calling for freedom, dignity and human rights. about 15,000 civilians killed by security forces and government thugs “Shabeha” so far. This short film is a simple contribution produced by young activists in order to … Continue reading

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56 killed in Syria; U.N. Security Council to meet

Here is a look at key events Tuesday in the ongoing crisis in Syria: Violence – 56 people were killed Tuesday, according to the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, a network of opposition activists. Twenty people were reported dead in … Continue reading

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Heavy fighting around Syrian capital

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian government forces battled rebels outside Damascus on Tuesday in what activists said was the worst violence in the suburbs of the capital since an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began 16 months ago. Video published by … Continue reading

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