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‘Pray for us’ say Syria rebels as army closes in

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Jordan – Heavy fighting raged near Baba Amro in Homs on Wednesday after elite Syrian troops attacked the rebel-held bastion that has endured 25 days of siege and fierce bombardment, activists said. “Pray for the … Continue reading

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Syrians Killed in Rescue of Foreign Journalists, Activists Say

By: Robert Mackey As my colleagues Neil MacFarquhar and Alan Cowell report, a British photographer who was wounded last week in the Syrian city of Homs was smuggled out of the country on Tuesday in a rescue effort that cost three … Continue reading

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Freelance cameraman provides a rare glimpse into Homs

HOMS, Syria – A freelance cameraman who visited Homs recently put together a video that provides a rare glimpse of life in the embattled city and an even rarer close-up of the opposition movement in Syria. At the headquarters of … Continue reading

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Massacre in Homs as rescue bid fails

By: Lauren Williams BEIRUT, Lebanon – Activist groups claimed at least 64 people had been killed in a “massacre” at a checkpoint in the Syria’s central warzone Homs as they tried to flee the besieged neighborhood of Baba Amr late … Continue reading

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135 dead across Syria, including 64 fleeing embattled area of Homs, says activist group

BEIRUT –  A Syrian activist group said Monday that 135 people have been killed across the country, including 64 who died while fleeing an embattled area in the central city of Homs. The group did not say whether all 135 … Continue reading

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Mulham Al-Jundi: Homs Slaughter

This incident happened yesterday (2.26.12): Few families from Baba Amr, Homs were trying to escape from the neighborhood due to the heavy shelling and in an attempt to avoid being buried alive under the debris, they were stopped by one … Continue reading

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Press Release: Latest update on the situation in Syria from the ICRC

The ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent are still negotiating with both the Syrian authorities and the opposition groups in an attempt to arrange the conditions needed for them to enter Baba Amr again today. Acute needs are growing … Continue reading

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Birth and Death: Two Sides to Syria’s Stories

By: Suzan Boulad There are two stories happening in Syria right now, and although they are intimately tied to each other, they are also worlds apart. On one side is the humanitarian crisis, the 9,000 dead, the refugees, and the … Continue reading

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Syria votes on new constitution referendum amid unrest

The Syrian government is holding a referendum on a new constitution as violence continues around the country, killing at least 20 people. The new constitution calls for a multi-party parliamentary election within three months. The opposition has boycotted the vote, … Continue reading

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ICRC still unable to access Baba Amro in Syria’s Homs

By: Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA – The International Red Cross and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent were unable to gain access to the besieged Baba Amro district of Homs on Sunday, and were still negotiating with the Syrian authorities and opposition … Continue reading

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