Daily Archives: August 20, 2012

Life With Syria’s Rebels in a Cold and Cunning War

Abdul Hakim Yasin, the commander of a Syrian antigovernment fighting group, lurched his pickup truck to a stop inside the captured residential compound he uses as his guerrilla base. His fighters had been waiting for orders for a predawn attack … Continue reading

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Homs residents turn Syrian regime armored vehicle into a swing for Eid

Syrians in the central province Homs have a new saying: “whoever doesn’t have an armored vehicle, won’t have Eid.” Residents in al-Talbisa town have defiantly turned a captured armored vehicle into a swing for children to use during the religious … Continue reading

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Turkey says it can handle no more than 100,000 Syrian refugees

Turkey cannot handle more than 100,000 Syrian refugees and instead proposes a U.N. buffer zone inside Syria to shelter them, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in remarks published Monday. “If the number of refugees increases to 100,000, we will … Continue reading

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Obama Threatens Force Against Syria

President Obama warned Syria on Monday that it would face American military intervention if there were signs that its arsenal of unconventional weapons was being moved or prepared for use. It was Mr. Obama’s first direct threat of force against … Continue reading

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Japanese reporter killed, two missing in Syria

A Japanese reporter was killed amid heavy fighting in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo today, while two other journalists were reported missing in the city, news reports said. Mika Yamamoto, a video and photo journalist for the news agency Japan … Continue reading

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Teen reportedly commits suicide in Latakia after being raped in detention

Aishi Zidan, a journalist with the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, told WMC’s Women Under Siege that on August 2 she spoke with a family in Turkey outside the Kilis refugee camp at the Turkey-Syria border who told her about the … Continue reading

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Jordan Protests Syrian Shelling that Wounded Girl

By: Dale Gavlak AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan has sharply protested to Syria for artillery shelling that wounded a girl in a border village and panicked other civilians, Information Minister Sameeh Maaytah said Monday. The Syrian ambassador to Jordan rebuffed a … Continue reading

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Syria War Empowers Long-Oppressed Kurdish Minority

By: Zeina Karam BEIRUT — Last month, while the world’s attention was focused on battles raging in Syria’s two largest cities, a quiet transformation was taking place in the country’s oil-rich northeast where about 2 million minority Kurds live. In … Continue reading

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At a Damascus fairground, nobody’s laughing

By: Phil Sands DAMASCUS – A year ago, the amusement park on the outskirts of Damascus was jammed with suburbanites celebrating the first day of Eid. Families with young children were out enjoying the holiday, teenage boys and girls paraded … Continue reading

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Syria: Mapping the Insurgency

Few international journalists are present and conditions are difficult and dangerous. Reports of violence often comes via accounts posted on social networking sites, accompanied by grainy camera phone footage. But based on detailed analysis of rebel and regime activity since … Continue reading

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