Daily Archives: October 18, 2012

Airstrike kills 44 in northwest Syria

Maaret Al-Numan, Syria: An airstrike yesterday in the fighter-held town of Maaret Al-Numan in northwestern Syria killed at least 44 people, a medic told an AFP correspondent at the scene. “We have received at least 44 dead bodies, many were … Continue reading

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Syria’s Rebels Raise Funds Online

In a small house in Reyhanli, Turkey, three miles from the Syrian border, one of the financial battles of Syria’s civil war is being fought. Abu Mohammed al-Mohandis (his nom de guerre) opens “The Martyrs of Aleppo Brigade Spec-Ops,” a … Continue reading

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Turkey changes tack on Syria

While Syria continues to strain Turkey’s ties with Russia and Iran, all three countries are ensuring that the tension is contained. Barbs have been exchanged between Turkey and Russia after the Syrian passenger plane forced down by Turkish jets last … Continue reading

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Syria airstrikes kill at least 40 people, say activists

Government airstrikes in northern Syria that started late on Wednesday and continued into Thursday morning have killed at least 40 people and leveled buildings in Idlib and Aleppo provinces. Activists opposing the regime relayed the news on Thursday, and the … Continue reading

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Home from home: Edinburgh charity worker on working inside a Syrian refugee camp

MERCY Corps is helping the thousands who have fled civil war to a makeshift desert city. Making his way across the desolate land, a sea of small white dots slowly starts to become visible. For the last few miles, Andras … Continue reading

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Airstrikes in Syria kill more than 20

Syrian activists say a string of government airstrikes on rebel areas in the country’s north has killed at least 20 people, leveled buildings and forced residents to dig through mounds of rubble in search of survivors. The activists say the … Continue reading

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Syria says Brahimi to arrive in Damascus on Saturday

DAMASCUS, Syria — International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who is trying to secure a truce in Syria for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, will arrive in Damascus on Saturday, the foreign ministry said. “Brahimi will meet with Foreign Minister … Continue reading

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Video: Raw: Heavy Bombing in Syria’s Largest City

Amateur video posted from Syria’s largest city showed what anti-Assad activists claim was the aftermath of an airstrike in Aleppo’s Sha’ar district. They also claim that as the residents searched for survivors another blast struck nearby. (Oct. 17)

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UN peace envoy Brahimi to arrive in Damascus on Saturday, says Syria

International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who is trying to secure a truce in Syria for Eid Al Adha, will arrive in Damascus on Saturday, the foreign ministry said. “Brahimi will meet Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Saturday morning,” ministry spokesman … Continue reading

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Syrian activists & lawyers fear at least 28,000 forced disappearances in Syria

Human rights groups working inside Syria estimate that between 28,000 to 80,000 Syrians have been forcibly disappeared by the Assad regime over the past 19 months. This comes as Avaaz today releases testimony from family members who have had husbands, … Continue reading

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