Daily Archives: August 13, 2012

Syria: Some in opposition fear rebels miscalculated in Aleppo

In million-dollar apartments in a neighborhood of the city as yet unscathed, the battle for Aleppo plays out daily on flat-screen TVs. Amid imported sofas and abstract art, the revolution doesn’t seem so close. But as the call for night … Continue reading

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From Beneath the Heaps – Episode 2 The Tears of the Minarets

The second episode talks about the crimes that the Syrian regime’s forces committed, especially to the mosques that they destroyed. These mosques were more than a thousand years old., which are of importance to the history of Syria.

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Syria set to be axed from OIC

Syria is on the verge of being expelled from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) following the failure of its President Bashar Assad to end the bloodshed in the country. The recommendation to expel Syria was taken at a preparatory … Continue reading

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Syria rebels move indoors to escape the regime’s snipers

Four men from the rebel Free Syrian Army check their assault rifles and sling them over their shoulders. Their commander, Abu Thabet, gives them final instructions before they head through the sniper-ridden neighbourhood of Salaheddine in Aleppo: “Keep your heads … Continue reading

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As Syrian rebels advance, intervention holds promise

In the early stages of the conflict, rebels and forces of President Bashar Assad were mixed together and rebels had no clearly defined sanctuaries. That makes it difficult to identify targets and communicate with rebels. “In the last month or … Continue reading

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Video: From Beneath the Heaps – Episode 1 Providence

An episode that shows what truely goes on in Syria…

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Video: CNN – In Aleppo, the line between life and death is thin

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Syrian Refugees Try to Tear Down Jordan Camp Fence

ZAATARI, Jordan — More than 50 Syrian refugee youths have tried to tear down an enclosure fence at Jordan’s first refugee tent city, saying they wanted to flee. An Associated Press reporter who witnessed the incident at the Zaatari camp … Continue reading

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In Syria’s Aleppo, hunger adds to suffering

By: Hadeel Al-Salchi Syrians who have yet to flee the war in Aleppo are facing another problem that is growing more acute by the day: hunger. As the prices of what little is available soar, there are increasing signs of … Continue reading

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How a freedom-fighting pharmacist showed me the complex truth about Syria’s sectarian conflict

By: Luke Harding It was 5am, and Mohamad Baree was hiding with his fighters behind a large rock. Some 300 metres away, a column of Syrian army tanks was advancing towards Aleppo through the countryside. The group of rebels were … Continue reading

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