Daily Archives: July 15, 2012

Syrian women, backbone of the revolution

The women of Deraa, where the Syrian uprising began back in March, took to the streets on Saturday, calling for the release of their husbands, brothers or sons currently detained by security forces. The rally illustrates how women are playing a … Continue reading

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Heavy fighting in Damascus as Annan seek Russian help to end Syria crisis

Heavy clashes between rebels and regular troops erupted in Damascus on Sunday, in the “most intense” fighting in the capital since the start of the anti-regime revolt in Syria 16 months ago, a monitoring group said. “The regular army fired … Continue reading

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Pregnant woman among 5 dead in Syria’s Homs, activists say

Shelling and fighting in the central Syrian province of Homs killed at least five people on Saturday, including a pregnant woman and two rebels, a rights watchdog reported. The woman was killed in shelling of Qusayr city, while the rebel … 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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Women play central role in Syria uprising

By: Lina Sinjab Maya, a Syrian activist who uses a pseudonym, was arrested at her first demonstration at the start of the protests against President Bashar al-Assad. She was filming a group of Syrian women who had agreed to hold … Continue reading

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Syria Denies Heavy Weapons Used in Tremseh Attack

Syrian activists say government forces clashed with rebels across the country Sunday, even as Damascus defended itself against widespread condemnation over a military operation last week that activists described as a massacre. The opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said … Continue reading

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UN team investigates reported Syria massacre

By: Ben Hubbard BEIRUT — U.N. observers investigated the latest reported massacre in Syria, entering a village Saturday where activists say regime forces killed dozens of people the past week, as Turkey’s prime minister blasted Damascus’ leadership, warning that the … Continue reading

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Obama delay ‘unacceptable’: Syrian opposition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — US President Barack Obama must not wait until his re-election bid is resolved to take action to stop the slaughter of thousands in Syria, the head of the main Syrian opposition group said Sunday. “We would like … Continue reading

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Australia urges Russia to support removal of Assad

MAGELANG, Indonesia — Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Sunday called on Russia to support the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from office, following the latest massacre which rebels blame on regime troops. “President Assad must go, and the … Continue reading

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