Daily Archives: July 4, 2012

Syrian groups come to blows while seeking peace

By: Charlene Gubash Syrian government forces are killing demonstrators at the rate of 50 to as many as a 150 a day, but Syrian opposition leaders in exile and in Syria still cannot unite around the common goal of how … Continue reading

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Syrians find mutilated corpses in trash cans

By: Amy Silverstein Local activists in Syria say that they are pulling mutilated corpses out of trash cans in Douma. Local state media, meanwhile, is painting a much rosier picture and downplaying concerns about violence, Reuters reported today. The report … Continue reading

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Violence rages in Syria, 19 killed

Syrian troops pounded several districts of the central city of Homs on Wednesday and clashed with rebels as at least 19 people were killed in violence across the country, a watchdog said. Regime troops rained shells on the besieged, rebel-held … Continue reading

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Bashar al-Assad warns Turkey to stop ‘interfering’ in Syria

By: Adrian Blomfield, Alex Spillius, and Tom Parfitt The Syrian president rounded on Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister, calling him “two-faced” and claiming that he was was responsible for many of the estimated 16,000 deaths reported since the … Continue reading

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Syria opposition rifts give world excuse not to act

By: Edmund Blair and Yasmine Saleh A brawl at a meeting of the Syrian opposition this week in Cairo put on display the divisions among those struggling to oust President Bashar al-Assad and provides an excuse for world powers who … Continue reading

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HRW: Jordan turning away Palestinian refugees from Syria

By: Ruth Eglash ordanian authorities have been turning away Syrian refugees of Palestinian heritage or threatening to deport those who have arrived in Jordan from Syria over the past year, according to a report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch … Continue reading

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Syrian army ‘haemorrhaging’ troops to Turkey

By: Thomas Seibert ISTANBUL, Turkey – The Syrian army is haemorrhaging troops at an increasing rate, eroding an institution vital to president Bashar Al Assad’s hold on power. Defections from the Syrian military are becoming more numerous and organised, with many … Continue reading

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Trail of carnage in trash bins of Damascus suburb

By: Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrians in the city of Douma have recovered mutilated corpses and sifted through trash for body parts hacked off by death squads who swept through anti-government districts after the army drove out rebel fighters, … Continue reading

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Assad loses control over 60 pct of Syria

Secretary General of the Syrian Turkmen Population said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had lost control over 60 percent of Syria. Secretary General of the Syrian Turkmen Population, Dr. Muhammad Sheikh Ibrahim, said on Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had … Continue reading

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Paris hosts new ‘Friends of Syria’ meet as slaughter goes on

By: Deborah Pasmantier PARIS, France – France Friday hosts a third “Friends of Syria” meeting aiming to co-ordinate Western and Arab efforts to stop violence in the country, amid reports Russia is being asked to take President Bashar Assad in … Continue reading

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