Daily Archives: July 23, 2012

We will win, say rebel fighters facing a brutal onslaught in Syria’s second city

By: Damien McElroy As the insurgents poured into the city, so thousands of residents fled in the face of a government onslaught. Hassan Abdul Majid, one of the many refugees, told The Daily Telegraphhow he watched as one of the regime’s … Continue reading

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Video: Fighting Rages as Rebel Colonel Announces ‘Operation Aleppo’

Amateur video appears to shows a rebel commander announcing the Free Syrian Army has launched an operation to “liberate Aleppo” from Bashar al-Assad’s forces, as gunfire is exchanged in the streets.

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William Hague: EU should offer Syrian oppostion ‘more practical support’

The EU should “give more practical support to the Syrian opposition, including helping them prepare for Syria after Assad,” Foreign Secretary William Hague said as he arrived for talks in Brussels. Mr Hague’s comments came before EU foreign ministers agreed to tightens … Continue reading

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Syria Can Find Peace If Its Minorities Seek Common Ground

By: Stephen Starr “You can write about anything you want,” friends and acquaintances regularly told me during my five-year stay in Syria. “But do not touch politics or religion.” For Syrians, the open discussion of politics was something on few … Continue reading

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Image: Number of Registered Refugees as of July 19

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Iraqi PM orders all borders open to Syria refugees

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has ordered his country’s borders to be opened up to allow Syrian refugees fleeing violence at home to enter Iraq, his office said on Monday. The order – circulated to the Iraqi army, border guard … Continue reading

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Alongside Poor Refugees, Some Syrians Flee in Style

By: Issam Abdallah Most of the cars leaving Syria through the Mansaa border crossing in the heat were packed with poor families, suitcases piled on the roofs. So the air conditioned LandCruiser with blacked out windows and Damascus license plates … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – House After House Trashed in Syrian City

A look inside a town in the aftermath of a crackdown in Syria. ITN’s Alex Thompson reports.

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Syria: ‘No Child Safe from the Bloody Conflict’

War Child, a UK-based non-governmental organisation, said young Syrians were being deliberately murdered in execution-style killings, raped, abused, used as human shields and even enlisted against their will to fight. The report said the Syrian conflict was “disturbingly unique” in … Continue reading

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Syria rejects Arab League Assad exit proposal

Syria has rejected a call by the Arab League for President Bashar al-Assad to give up power. “We are sorry that the Arab League has descended to this level concerning a member state of this institution,” foreign ministry spokesman Jihad … Continue reading

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