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Bodies lie uncollected as Homs becomes war zone

By Douglas Hamilton and Erika Solomon The dead can lie uncollected in Homs until the shooting dies down or darkness screens their recovery. In daytime, sniper fire and bursts from heavy machineguns can make it too dangerous to retrieve the … Continue reading

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Syrians told: “End strike or your shops will be smashed”

Security forces in Syria told striking shopkeepers on Sunday to open up their stores or they would be smashed, activists said, in the first day of a mass strike called by the opposition to support a nine-month revolt against President … Continue reading

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Syrian defectors regroup in Turkey, plot Assad’s end

Ayham Kurdi refused to open fire on unarmed protesters and is now an enemy of the Syrian state. A captain in President Bashar al-Assad’s army, Kurdi, 30, a soft-spoken man with a trimmed black moustache, deserted his post in June … Continue reading

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Video: Free Syria Army Destroys Tank from Assad’s Army

The Farouk brigade of the Free Syria Army Destroys one of Assad’s Army Tanks in Baba Amr in Homs on December 8, 2011 in an attempt to protect the civilian population from the invading regime forces. The Assad regime has … Continue reading

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Video: Powerful protests around Syria

Today around Syria, protesters call on the people of the world and the Muslims to help them against Assad’s massacres  

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Let us in, U.N. tells Syria

United Nations humanitarian relief teams must be allowed into Syria to assess the predicament of its people in the ninth month of violent unrest in which at least 4,000 people have been killed, a senior U.N. official said on Friday. … Continue reading

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Syrian blogger’s plea to fight for Internet freedom

A Syrian blogger who said he was tortured for expressing his opinions called on world governments Friday to step up the fight for Internet freedom, saying it allowed everyone to expose wrongdoing. Access to social media has helped expose the … Continue reading

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Inside Syria: lightly armed townsfolk take on tanks as army closes in

Exclusive: As Assad’s forces near a town that has lost 11 fighters, the resistance, although afraid, prepares to fight again. Twice the army had come to Benish. On the first occasion they arrested more than 70 people, demonstrators, old and … Continue reading

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urges Syria’s Assad to quit

US Vice President Joe Biden urged Syria’s Bashar al-Assad to quit, in a Turkish newspaper interview published on Friday, adding to growing global pressure on the regime over its crackdown on dissidents. “The United States’ position on Syria is clear. … Continue reading

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Video: UN says Syria on brink of ‘civil war’

The United Nations says Syria is on the brink of civil war and has raised the official death toll resulting from nine months of violence to 4,000. Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, gave the latest figure … Continue reading

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