Daily Archives: July 24, 2012

Humanitarian Pressure Grows

By: Mark Doyle There has been a sharp increase in humanitarian needs both inside Syria and on its borders, UN and Red Crescent officials say. The United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR) is building a new camp for people fleeing to … Continue reading

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Shabiha Militia Member Tells It Like It Is

By: Hugh MacLeod and Annasofie Flamand Lattakia, Syria and BEIRUT, Lebanon – As Syria descends into civil war, Abu Jaafar said he is ready to kill women and children to defend his friends, family and president. “Sunni women are giving … Continue reading

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Victims of the ‘war on childhood’

By: Lyce Doucet Kholoud died in the Syrian city of Homs just after she reached the age of 12. Her name in Arabic means “immortality”. “She died right in front of my eyes,” recounted her best friend Randa whose family … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – A Syrian town’s ‘Street of Death’

CNN’s Ivan Watson finds that fighting in one Syrian town has left rubble, stunned survivors and not much else.

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Syria: Chemical Weapons Moved as 8 Killed in Aleppo Prison Revolts

By: Barney Henderson Security forces “opened fire with bullets and tear gas on the detainees at Aleppo central prison in response to a peaceful sit-in organised by prisoners because of the great injustice of which they are victims,” the Syrian … Continue reading

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Aleppo under helicopter bombardment, residents say

By: Erika Solomon Syrian army helicopters fired rockets and machineguns near central Aleppo on Tuesday as they battled rebels trying to enlarge their foothold in Syria’s second city, forcing residents to flee. Residents said fighter jets were flying over some … Continue reading

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The day I met Syria’s Mr Big

By: Ammar Abdulhamid “The country is not ready for revolutions and civil disobedience,” he told me. “That’s your opinion,” I replied. “We won’t imprison you and let your friends in America turn you into a hero.” “Do whatever you want.” … Continue reading

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Image: Just remember… 1630. #AssadKilled20K

When you look to a child playing When you look to a child holding his mother’s hand smiling … enjoying life … just remember 1630 It is the number of the children that have been killed in Syria Rest in … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Jesuit Priest Expelled From Syria

Exclusive interview with Father Paolo Dall’Oglio who was kicked out of Syria for supporting the opposition.

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Editorial: The Syrian Tank That Kills Indiscriminately

By: Octavia Nasr I write today as a person scarred forever by the relentless bombardments of a certain Syrian tank whose sole mission was to stay directed at our neighborhood and shoot one shell after another with the aim of … Continue reading

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