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Syrian rebels launch offensive to retake key Homs neighborhood

By: David Enders TALBISEH, Syria — Rebels fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad have launched an offensive to recapture the Baba Amr neighborhood in the city of Homs, an area they lost to government forces in February after … Continue reading

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The Five Worst Atrocities of the Syrian Uprising

By: Uri Friedman The Syrian government’s crackdown on protesters and armed rebels has produced a seemingly endless stream of grim and grisly days, with more than 9,000 civilians perishing in the violence since March 2011, according to U.N. estimates. Yet … Continue reading

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Red Cross handing out aid in Syria’s Homs

Red Cross teams began handing out food and blankets in central Homs province on Sunday after days of delays, helping families who fled the besieged neighborhood of Baba Amr and took shelter in nearby villages. Government forces have blocked humanitarian … Continue reading

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Red Crescent aid centre torched in Homs

BEIRUT, Lebanon- Syria’s Red Crescent distribution centre in the city of Homs, centre of an anti-government uprising, was burned to the ground on Wednesday, activists and a source close to the group said. There were conflicting reports about what caused … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Key Syrian Activist Arrested

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Syrian president’s motorcade fired at near city of Homs

A motorcade of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has come under “massive fire” during a visit to the city of Homs, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Al Arabiya TV channel. According to information, the Syrian president cut short a … Continue reading

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Victims lose their limbs for lack of medical care

TRIPOLI, Lebanon – For three long weeks, Murhaf was stuck in Homs’ notorious Baba Amro district, in central Syria. By the time he got to hospital in Lebanon, like many others, he had to undergo an amputation. The 30-year-old is … Continue reading

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BBC Panorama video: 2012 Homs Journey into Hell

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Syria subjecting civilians to mass punishment – U.N. panel

By: Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA – Syria’s government has subjected civilians to collective punishment and its forces stand accused of carrying out executions and mass arrests in the devastated district of Baba Amr in Homs, United Nations investigators said on Monday. … Continue reading

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Video: A Syrian Soldier Claims to Have Witnessed Atrocities

A purported Syrian Army solider says he fled the atrocities he witnessed back home in Syria.

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