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Medecins Sans Frontieres’s Secret Hospital

By: Ruth Sherlock The state-of-the-art medical centre, which is equipped with an emergency room, operating theatre, and resuscitation area, was built in a rebel-held area in the country’s north. It opened its doors in late June after many months of … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels fight on for Aleppo despite local wariness

By: Martin Chulov More than a month into the battle for Aleppo, the rebels who seized control of much of the city sense that its residents do not yet fully support them. Opposition fighters – around 3,000 of them – … Continue reading

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Editorial: A Long War Lies Ahead

Some wars do not end. Russian forces – Tsarist, Bolshevik, and post-Soviet – have been fighting in the North Caucasus for the best part of three centuries, and the conflict stubbornly refuses any attempt by the Kremlin to declare its … Continue reading

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Teen reportedly commits suicide in Latakia after being raped in detention

Aishi Zidan, a journalist with the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, told WMC’s Women Under Siege that on August 2 she spoke with a family in Turkey outside the Kilis refugee camp at the Turkey-Syria border who told her about the … Continue reading

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Jordan Protests Syrian Shelling that Wounded Girl

By: Dale Gavlak AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan has sharply protested to Syria for artillery shelling that wounded a girl in a border village and panicked other civilians, Information Minister Sameeh Maaytah said Monday. The Syrian ambassador to Jordan rebuffed a … Continue reading

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Syria War Empowers Long-Oppressed Kurdish Minority

By: Zeina Karam BEIRUT — Last month, while the world’s attention was focused on battles raging in Syria’s two largest cities, a quiet transformation was taking place in the country’s oil-rich northeast where about 2 million minority Kurds live. In … Continue reading

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At a Damascus fairground, nobody’s laughing

By: Phil Sands DAMASCUS – A year ago, the amusement park on the outskirts of Damascus was jammed with suburbanites celebrating the first day of Eid. Families with young children were out enjoying the holiday, teenage boys and girls paraded … Continue reading

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Syria: Mapping the Insurgency

Few international journalists are present and conditions are difficult and dangerous. Reports of violence often comes via accounts posted on social networking sites, accompanied by grainy camera phone footage. But based on detailed analysis of rebel and regime activity since … Continue reading

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Barack Obama ‘red line’ warning over chemical weapons

By: Raf Sanchez, Richard Spencer and Damien McElroy Mr Obama said that Bashar al-Assad would face “enormous consequences” if he deployed chemical weapons as he battles to put quell the 17-month uprising against his regime. The threat of chemical weapons … Continue reading

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Syrian shelling and torture claims mar Eid

By: Haroon Siddique and Mona Mahmood The second day of Eid al-Fitr was marked in Syria on Monday by renewed shelling of cities and the discovery of 10 bodies allegedly dumped in the street in a suburb of the capital, … Continue reading

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