Daily Archives: September 1, 2012

New UN Syria envoy pressures Assad regime for “urgent” change

The UN’s new envoy to Syria told President Bashar Assad’s regime on Saturday that change is both “urgent” and “necessary” and that it must meet the “legitimate” demands of the Syrian people, words that will not win the seasoned Algerian … Continue reading

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Editorial: A Safe Haven Inside Syria? Bad Idea

On Thursday, the Turks pleaded before the U.N. Security Council for support to establish a safe haven inside Syria where refugees might take shelter from the bombs and tanks of the savage Assad dictatorship. Sounds reasonable, no? And humanitarian, for … Continue reading

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Rebels say hold half of Aleppo despite air strikes

By: Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, Lebanon – A local rebel commander in Aleppo said rebels still control more than half of Syria’s biggest city after a month of fighting and aerial bombardment, and that the military stalemate was playing into the … Continue reading

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Syria diplomacy stalls over safe zone

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Any new push likely to remain on hold until the November 6 US presidential election. Turkey’s unsuccessful appeal for a humanitarian safe zone inside Syria offers the clearest sign yet that diplomacy to end the bloodshed in … Continue reading

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Syria opposition to expand, improve organization, leader says

By: Patrick Lannin STOCKHOLM, Sweeden – Syria’s main opposition body will expand to include more groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad, part of a reorganization aimed at making it more representative and effective, its leader said on Friday. Abdulbaset Sieda, leader … Continue reading

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Syria rebels claim double blow against Assad

By: Damien McElroy, Ruth Sherlock and Richard Spencer ALEPPO, Syria – President Bashar al-Assad faced a double blow on Thursday as fighters claimed to have taken over part of a key airbase and shot down a regime bomber jet. Video … Continue reading

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Syria conflict: Fighting rages at Syria air bases

Rebels and regime forces have been battling for control of several air bases in Syria.     The government said it had repelled a huge attack on an air base near Aleppo while rebels claimed victory in another battle in … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels seize anti-aircraft base on Iraqi border

DAMASCUS, Syria – Syrian rebels have taken control of an airforce building in Albu Kamal on the Iraqi border. According to initial reports, they are said to have taken possession of surface to air missiles. The Syrian Observatory for Human … Continue reading

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Image: A church in Homs.

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Picture: Syrian Refugees Analysis

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