Daily Archives: August 15, 2012

Brahimi against Annan’s ‘failed approach’ on Syria-source

Veteran diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi is not prepared to persist with the same “failed approach” on Syria as Kofi Annan, said a source close to the situation on Wednesday, and he is still considering whether to take on what France dubbed … Continue reading

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Syria town torn apart by Assad’s bombs

As the UN concludes that the massacre in Houla was a war crime authorised by President Assad, at least 30 are reported killed in an air strike by Syrian forces on the rebel-held town of Azaz. The carnage and suffering … Continue reading

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Syria: the Gap salesman turned rebel executioner

The journey from Gap store shop assistant to rebel executioner was short. Six months ago, Yaman Hamoud was selling fashion, under the watchful eye of a British shop manager. By August, back home in Aleppo, the 22-year-old was part of … Continue reading

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CNN crew sneaks in and out of Aleppo

Watch CNN’s Ben Wedeman and crew sneak into Aleppo, Syria, to report on the conflict and how they get back out. Source: CNN

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Rebels in Aleppo struggle to win hearts and minds of residents

By: Hadeel Al Shalchi ALEPPO, Syria – At an Aleppo checkpoint that marks the division between the Syrian army and rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad, a resident approaches to congratulate soldiers for “cleansing” his neighborhood of “terrorist militias”. “I know … Continue reading

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Inside the Syrian Rebels’ Fight For Aleppo

By: Kurt Pelda Rebel forces now control roughly half of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and economic capital. If they can hold on to their gains and resist the savage assaults of dictator Bashar Assad’s forces, they hope to make the … Continue reading

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Syria air strike hits hospital, doctor and HRW say

ALEPPO, Syria – Syrian air force missiles struck a hospital in a rebel-held area of Aleppo wounding one person, a doctor there said on Wednesday, and Human Rights Watch called it was an attack in violation of international law. Reuters … Continue reading

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Blast At Syrian Army HQ As U.S. Accuses Iran On New Militia

By: Fiona MacDonald A bomb exploded close to Syria’s army headquarters, sending a column of black smoke over the capital Damascus, as the U.S. accused Iran of training a new militia to reinforce Bashar al-Assad’s government. Explosives attached to a fuel truck blew … Continue reading

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War plane strikes Syrian town, 30 killed

AMMAN, Jordan – A Syrian war plane bombarded the northern border town of Azaz on Wednesday, activists said, killing at least 30 people. Residents screaming and shouting “God is greatest”, carried bloodied bodies away from collapsed concrete buildings, video published … Continue reading

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Lebanon clan abducts Syrians, Turk in retaliatory kidnapping

BEIRUT, Lebanon – A Shi’ite Muslim clan in Lebanon has abducted a Turkish businessman and several Syrians it says are rebel fighters in retaliation for the kidnapping of one of their relatives by the rebel Free Syrian Army in Damascus. … Continue reading

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