Daily Archives: October 10, 2012

Assad ordered killing of Kurdish activist Mashaal Tammo: Leaked files

Prominent Syrian Kurdish politician and activist Mashaal Tammo was murdered on Oct. 7, 2011 with direct orders from President Bashar al-Assad, leaked files aired by Al Arabiya on Wednesday revealed. Four gunmen broke into the home of Tammo, a vocal … Continue reading

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Images: Syrians flee across river to escape fighting

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Jordan Struggles to Absorb Refugees

In Zaatari, one of the largest camps for Syrian refugees in the Middle East, hundreds of girls sat this week in makeshift school tents provided by Unicef. In one, third graders were learning basic addition and subtraction. In the next … Continue reading

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Syria’s civilians are trapped in a deadly no-man’s land

By: Ian Pannell The streets of Aleppo, damaged by heavy shelling “We are dead.” It was a terrifyingly simple assessment of the grim reality for Aleppo’s residents. Abu Stayf says he has lost his wife and six children; they were … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Exiled Syrian writer honored for ‘Diaries’ of revolt

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US troops operating in Jordan near Syria border

By: Richard Spencer The 150 troops are intended in the first instance to help Jordan, a key but fragile US ally, deal with the influx of refugees from the fighting across the northern border. They are also preparing for any … Continue reading

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Video: Defecting Syrian propagandist says his job was ‘to fabricate’

CNN’s Ivan Watson meets a Syrian who claims he saw the inner workings of the regime before he fled.

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Turkey forces Syrian plane down as tension heightens

By: Nick Tattersall and Ece Toksabay Turkey scrambled fighters to force a Syrian passenger plane to land on Wednesday, suspecting it of carrying military equipment from Moscow, while Turkey’s military chief warned of a more forceful response if shelling continued … Continue reading

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NATO makes plans to back Turkey over Syria spillover

By: Jonathan Burch NATO said it had drawn up plans to defend Turkey if necessary should the war in Syria spill over their border again as dozens of people were killed across the Arab nation on Tuesday. Fighting between Syrian … Continue reading

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Fears grow that Syria may shut down Internet

By: Karen Leigh Late last month in Aleppo, Syria, civilians who have cell phone subscriptions received a foreboding text message in Arabic: “Game over.” Those on prepaid phones — including many opposition fighters and activists, who tend to throw their … Continue reading

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