Daily Archives: August 11, 2012

Rebels Carve Out Large Enclave in North Syria

AZAZ, Syria — Residents of this north Syrian border town like to snap photos of their children atop the tank parked downtown, one of more than a dozen captured or destroyed by rebels in the battles last month that “liberated” … Continue reading

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Syrian-American tells UN of cultural reasons why rape in Syria may be underreported

Good afternoon. I would like to thank you for this opportunity to humbly allow me to give the Syrian women a voice in the ongoing conflict. Since the uprising began in March 2011, the security situation in Syria has been … Continue reading

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US adds Hezbollah to Syria sanctions list

The US has denounced Hezbollah, the Lebanese political group, for backing Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, and added it to a list of organisations under sanctions for their ties to the Syrian government. The US already classes Hezbollah a “terrorist organisation” … Continue reading

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Canada’s FM Visits Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan

By: Dale Gavlak AMMAN, Jordan — Canada’s foreign minister pledged $6.5 million in additional aid to Jordan in its efforts to help displaced Syrians after seeing a refugee tent city and calling the worsening situation in neighboring Syria “tremendously horrifying.” … Continue reading

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Female Syrian Olympic Hurdler DQ’d for Doping

LONDON  – A female hurdler from Syria was kicked out of the London Olympics on Saturday after failing a drug test. The IOC said 400-meter hurdler Ghfran Almouhamad tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine on Aug. 3. Her backup … Continue reading

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Syrian forces clash with Jordanian soldiers on the border

A Syrian opposition activist who witnessed the fighting said armoured vehicles were involved in the clash in the Tel Shihab-Turra area, about 50 miles north of the Jordanian capital Amman, that occurred after Syrian refugees tried to cross into Jordan. … Continue reading

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Aleppo ‘is becoming Syria’s Stalingrad’

By: Richard Spencer By tank shell, by MiG rocket, Syria’s cities are gradually being ground to dust. A stream of pick-up trucks heads north out of Aleppo each day, carrying the bodies of slain shop-keepers and car mechanics, amateur revolutionaries … Continue reading

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Video: Andrew Simmons shares details of Syria visit

Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons is on the line now from Antakya in Turkey. He has just come out of neighbouring Syria where he was visiting field hospitals.  

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Anger, tears, and forgiveness as Syrian rebel and his prisoner share their fears

By: Martin Chulov First Lieutenant Darid Barakat sat on a foam mattress on the floor of a schoolhouse, men he once commanded alongside him, and his captors standing in a murky corridor outside. There were 30 or so men held … Continue reading

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US and Turkey consider no-fly zones

By: Conal Urquhart The United States and Turkey are considering imposing no-fly zones and other steps on Syria to help rebel forces, Hillary Clinton has announced. The US secretary of state said she and the Turkish foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, … Continue reading

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