Daily Archives: October 14, 2012

Suffering of Syrian Women; Strategies to Empower Women in Post-Assad

 Panel Discussion on: Suffering of Syrian Women in the Current Conflict and Strategies to Empower Women in Post-Assad The Syrian Expatriates Organization (SEO) held a panel discussion on the impact and ramifications of violence and human rights abuses against Syrian women in … Continue reading

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Rebels claim downing of Syrian jet

Fighting spread through Syria on Saturday as rebels claimed to down a government jet and state media reported the killings of “terrorists.” Activists said rebels shot down the plane in Aleppo province. A video distributed by activists shows men shouting … Continue reading

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New Evidence Military Dropped Cluster Bombs

New evidence has emerged that the Syrian air force has used cluster munitions in recent days, Human Rights Watch said today. Many of the strikes were near the main highway that runs through Ma`arat al-Nu`man, the site of a major … Continue reading

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Syria’s war threatens to engulf Turkish border towns

Turkey // “We are afraid, but where do we go?” said Abdul Fatah, 80, who lives in a Turkish town directly on the border with Syria. As he speaks, the sound of explosions and machine gunfire could be heard a … Continue reading

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Syria Turkey spat continues as they both ban civilian flights

The latest tit-for-tat move comes after Turkey last week forced down a passenger plane and confiscated a cargo of Russian radar equipment intended for the Assad regime. On Sunday Ahmet Davutoglu, the Turkish foreign minister, accused the Syrian government of … Continue reading

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Assad forces using cluster bombs in Syria war: Human Rights Watch

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian government forces have dropped Russian-made cluster bombs over civilian areas in the past week as they battle to push back rebel gains, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. The bombs were dropped from planes and helicopters, … Continue reading

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Syrian army corpses mark rebel attack on missile base

Body of a Syrian soldier, a gaping wound in his forehead, is sprawled in a pool of blood, while two other corpses lie nearby at a military site close to the key battleground city of Aleppo. Rebels fighting to overthrow … Continue reading

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Syria Army, Rebels In Fierce Battle For Homs

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian rebels engaged in fierce battles with the army in the central city of Homs on Saturday, where regime forces are trying to wipe out pockets of resistance, a rights group and the state news agency said. … Continue reading

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Car bomb blast near Damascus kills eight

A child and two women are among eight victims of a car bomb that has exploded near the Syrian capital Damascus, a monitoring group says. A car bomb blast has killed eight people, including a child and two women, near … Continue reading

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Western spies get discreetly involved in Syria

By: Fouad EL-Auwad Western intelligence agencies are quietly at work supporting the Syrian opposition from Turkey. While governments officially deny involvement, media reports paint an ever clearer picture. Experts are convinced that intelligence services are active in Syria, although Western … Continue reading

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