Daily Archives: July 9, 2012

‘Troops threatened to burn my son alive – and then they shot him’

By: Ruth Sherlock Of her two sons, Amina had not imagined that it would be Qusay who would be killed. Confined to crutches after he lost a leg in a farming accident years before, he had been unable to join … Continue reading

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Syria Torture Accounts Reinforce Human Rights Concerns

By: James Reynolds “They kicked us in the head,” says Ahmed, a former Arabic teacher from the Idlib province of northern Syria. “They took their boots and forced them into our mouths. They did this to make us say ‘There … Continue reading

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Male Detainee Reports Being Penetrated with a Stick

A Human Rights Watch report issued on July 3, 2012, documents cases of torture used in Syrian detention centers since March 2011. The cases were ascertained through face-to-face interviews with the former detainees. Halim, 31, was detained on August 8, … Continue reading

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Manaf Tlas: Syrian regime ‘taking country to Hell’

Sources close to Brigadier General Manaf Tlas, who met him days before he deserted, told the BBC he was very angry about what was happening in Syria and accused the regime of “taking the country to Hell”. “If I were … Continue reading

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Kafranbel: The Little Syrian Town That Could

By: David Kenner A town in northwestern Syria has become the creative center of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad. Since the beginning of the uprising, the residents of Kafr Anbel have drawn signs that skewer the Assad regime and … Continue reading

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Video: Syria rebels storm back against Assad forces

The Syrian town of al-Qusayr, near the border with Lebanon, has been shelled repeatedly for over a month. The bombardment often goes on for hours, with incoming fire from tank rounds, missiles from helicopter gunships, rockets and mortars, as well as small arms fire. … Continue reading

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Editorial: Cold Mountain

By: Razan Zaitouneh Long months of work, disagreements, conciliations, ill feeling, laughing, receiving news, exchanging invitations to our favorite, popular meals, and promises of celebration in the freedom square; yet I neither know his name nor his features. I imagine … Continue reading

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UN envoy seeks Iranian help on Syrian crisis

By: Ben Hubbard BEIRUT — International envoy Kofi Annan tried to rescue his peace plan for Syria by seeking help Monday from Iran, a staunch ally and military backer of President Bashar Assad’s regime. Before flying to Tehran, Annan said … Continue reading

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In Balkans, support for Syria builds

By: Linda Karadaku Like many Syrians living in exile, Aliaa Noha, a 27-year-old woman living in Albania, watches with dread and anxiety as her country descends into war. “My friends in Syria tell me they live amidst explosions and bullets,” … Continue reading

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Syria facing ‘catastrophic assault from opposition’

By: Devorah Lauter America warned the Syrian regime that it would face a “catastrophic assault” from the growing strength of the armed opposition if its leaders did not stand aside for democratic reforms. Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, … Continue reading

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