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Syria ex-detainees allege ordeals of rape and sex abuse

Warning: Some of the details in his report are distressing The first thing he saw was a woman in the corner of the basement. “They were raping her. It was clear that they were raping her. There was blood coming … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – ‘We have a Plan B for Syria’

Qatari Prime Minister Al Thani tells CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that a “plan b” is being worked on for Syria.

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A day in the life of Damascus, a city at war

By: Phil Sands DAMASCUS // By any standards it was not a quiet day in Damascus, and certainly not peaceful. There were shootings, raids and arrests by security forces, at least one bombing, and helicopter gunships were in the air. … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Syrian Refugees Living in Olive Orchards

CNN’s Ivan Watson shows squalid living conditions for Syrian refugees living in an olive orchard on the Turkish border.

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Syrian Refugees Clash with Jordanian Police

By: Jamal Halaby AMMAN, Jordan — Angry over harsh living conditions in their desert tent camp in Jordan, dozens of Syrian refugees clashed with Jordanian police, hurled stones and smashed charity offices and a hospital, officials and refugees said Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Video: Stop the Crimes Against Syria’s Children

Horrific crimes against children are being committed in Syria’s conflict. Children in Syria are being killed, maimed and tortured. These appalling violations against children must stop, and those carrying them out held to account. Join Save the Children in taking … Continue reading

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‘We expend the one thing we have, men. Men are dying’

By: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad The rusting green Mercedes truck could have been mistaken for a removal lorry. It was parked in a narrow street outside a luxurious villa a short distance from the Turkish border, and the arms and legs of … Continue reading

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Opposition meets in Syria amid fresh violence

Syrian opposition figures who reject foreign intervention in the country’s 18-month conflict have called for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad at a rare meeting in the nation’s capital. Sunday’s opposition conference was attended by diplomats from Iran, Russia and … Continue reading

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Assad wants to return to ‘the old Syria,’ says U.N. envoy Brahimi

U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Monday he sees no immediate prospect for an end to the Syrian conflict, adding that President Bashar al-Assad wants to return to “the old Syria.” “There is no prospect for today or tomorrow to … Continue reading

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Winter Onset Latest Challenge for Syrian Civilians

By: Paul Schemm TEL RIFAAT, Syria (AP) — The days are still warm across the fertile plains of northern Syria around Aleppo, but night brings a chill – an ominous harbinger of winter’s approach and the deepening of the already … Continue reading

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