Daily Archives: August 27, 2012

Some 10,000 Syrian refugees stuck at Turkish border

By: Suzan Fraser ANKARA, Turkey – Some 10,000 Syrian refugees are waiting on the Syrian side of the border as Turkey rushes to build more camps to accommodate the influx and carries out more stringent security checks on the newcomers, Turkish … Continue reading

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President Hollande calls on Syrian opposition to form govt, says France would recognize it

PARIS — French President Francois Hollande is calling on Syria’s opposition to form a provisional government and says France would recognize it once such a government is formed. Hollande’s announcement in a speech Monday to France’s ambassadors amounts to new … Continue reading

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Free Syrian Army reportedly downs regime helicopter in Damascus

Syrian opposition fighters on Monday said they downed a helicopter in Damascus belonging to regime forces, amid a string of explosions reportedly heard on the ground in the Syrian capital. The explosions were heard in Damascus on Monday, an AFP … Continue reading

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Inside Syria: For assault on Daraya, Assad regime brings own cameras

By: Hugh Macleod DARAYA, Syria — Analysis: Opposition stronghold five miles outside Damascus now full of “ghosts and dead bodies,” a GlobalPost correspondent reports. For its latest brutal assault, the Assad regime brought in its own cameras to document the full horror, lest … Continue reading

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Syrian helicopter down under fire in Damascus

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Oliver Holmes A Syrian military helicopter came down in flames in Damascus on Monday as President Bashar al-Assad’s air force strafed and bombarded rebel-held districts in the capital and in Aleppo. State television confirmed a … Continue reading

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Syria’s cry, America’s cowardice

By: Michael Weiss Last week, President Obama finally articulated his “red-line” threat for military intervention in Syria as the regime’s movement or deployment of chemical weapons. Unfortunately, this suggests that everything but Bashar Assad’s resort to weapons of mass destruction … Continue reading

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Sharp increase in refugee flows from Syria

By: Liz Sly ANTAKYA, Turkey — A surge in the number of Syrians seeking sanctuary from their country’s soaring violence prompted the Turkish government to halt the flow of refugees at two key border crossings Sunday amid an escalating humanitarian … Continue reading

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Dozens more bodies found at Syria massacre site

By: Patrick J. McDonnell BEIRUT — Bloodied bodies lay strewn in the streets, in basements and even in the cemetery in the besieged Damascus suburb of Dariya, site of what may be the largest mass killing to date in more … Continue reading

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