Daily Archives: August 25, 2012

Dozens of Bodies Are Found in Town Outside Damascus

By: Damien Cave BEIRUT, Lebanon — Dozens of bodies were found Saturday in a town outside Damascus that has been the focus of what activists described as a scorched-earth campaign by Syrian troops aiming to wipe out rebels and their … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels try to win the hearts of countrymen by helping the masses

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syrian rebels steal diesel from army trucks to give to the poor, form councils to restore basic services, fix power lines and make sure bakeries have flour for bread.   But the attempts to win over public … Continue reading

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Opposition: August is deadliest month in Syrian civil war

With one week left to go, August is already the deadliest month in Syria’s 17-month crisis. Opposition activists report more than 3,700 people killed — mostly civilians — in just the past few weeks. Here are some of the other … Continue reading

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