Daily Archives: July 20, 2012

Editorial: The U.S. must help Syria

By: Danielle Pletka After months of bloodshed, some in Washington continue to suggest that Syria’s fight has little to do with the United States. They’re wrong. Principle aside, we have interests in ensuring the stability of a pivotal country in … Continue reading

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Vivid Images of Protests and Clashes in Syria

Video posted online by Syrian activists on Friday appeared to document sustained gunfire on the streets of Syria’s two largest cities, as government forces struggled to regain full control of Damascus, two days after a bomb attack in the capital killed senior … Continue reading

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Rebels forming unit to secure chemical weapons site

By: Ruth Sherlock “We have a group just to deal with chemical weapons. They are already trained to secure sites,” said Gen Adnan Silou, the most senior ranking member of Bashar al-Assad’s regime to defect and join the FSA. Until … Continue reading

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Hague vows to step up support for Syrian rebels

Mr. Hague said Russia in particular would regret its actions, which he said would be harmful to its long-term goals in the region. “We will all be doing more outside the Security Council and intensify our work to support the … Continue reading

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Terrifying tales of Syrian revolt fuel London play

By: Venetia Rainey and Li-mei Hoang Harrowing first-person accounts of life and violent death from Syrians during their now 16-month-old uprising provide the dialogue for a new play, which opened in London this week. Based on hundreds of hours of … Continue reading

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Fighting embroils Syria; U.N. observers get more time

The U.N. Security Council renewed its Syrian observer mission for 30 days on Friday, a small reprieve for a unit tasked with monitoring a failed peace plan. Diplomats said that if the violence engulfing Syria doesn’t recede enough for the … Continue reading

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Bashar al-Assad: fight or flight?

By: Ian Black Bashar al-Assad has neither been seen nor heard in public since the bomb attack that killed four of his top security advisers, despite appearing a day later on TV appointing a new defence minister. The Syrian president’s … Continue reading

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The battle for Syria is a battle for the entire Middle East

It looks a lot like the end. Just as viewers of a movie franchise know the formula so well, they can tell when the final reel is under way, so we’re getting used to the way Arab revolutions unfold – … Continue reading

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Syria: Forces launch all-out assault in Damascus as thousands flee country

Syrian forces launched an all-out assault with troops and tanks, driving rebels from a Damascus neighborhood on Friday, according to the Associated Press. Citing activists, the AP said over 300 people were killed in a single day. The government assault … Continue reading

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Russia rejects criticism over U.N. Syria veto

Russia dismissed international criticism of its veto of a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria as “absolutely unacceptable” and assailed U.S. plans to work outside the council to increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad. Russia and China both vetoed a … Continue reading

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