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Video: Secret medical clinics aid Syrian opposition

Al Jazeera has obtained exclusive access to the network of Syrian medical professionals who are trying to help the towns and cities under siege from the government in Damascus. Medical treatment for people caught up in the uprising is becoming … Continue reading

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Video: A young man who was tortured by Assad’s forces in Damascus, Syria.

A young man who was tortured by Assad’s forces in Damascus, Syria. May God heal you of your wounds and bring you perfect health. This man is only one of tens of thousands of prisoners being tortured by Assads regime … Continue reading

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As UN observers visit Hama, Syrian troops shell Damascus suburb

BEIRUT, Lebanon – UN ceasefire monitors toured a rebel-held town with army defectors, while Syrian troops stormed and shelled a Damascus suburb, activists said. The shelling in Douma highlighted the need for more observers a day after the Security Council voted … Continue reading

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Activists: Syrian troops attack Damascus suburb after UN votes to increase observers, 2 killed

By: Zeina Karam BEIRUT, Lebanon - Syrian troops stormed and shelled districts in a suburb of the capital Damascus Sunday, activists said, a day after the Security Council voted to expand the number of U.N. truce monitors from 30 to 300 in hopes of salvaging an … Continue reading

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Why are Damascus and Aleppo quiet?

By: Abdulhamit Bilici My piece for the Zaman daily, titled “Suriye, kendine yardım et!” (Syria, help yourself!) and published on Aug. 2, 2011, sadly predicted nine months in advance the dramatic point reached in Syria today. The first problem I … Continue reading

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Syria agents fire at protesters near UN monitors

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Plainclothes Syrian security agents opened fire at anti-regime protesters near the cars of U.N. monitors in a Damascus suburb Wednesday, a witness said. Amateur video showed people ducking for cover as gunshots rang out. The videos could … Continue reading

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Syria: Protesters Surround UN Observers In Damascus

By: Michael Rundle UN observers were surrounded by protesters who were subsequently fired on by government troops during their mission to monitor a fractured truce in the country. An advance party of six UN peacekeepers in blue berets was surrounded … Continue reading

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Shots fired in Syria town where observers visit

By: Karin Laub BEIRUT, Lebanon — Opposition activists say Syrian troops opened fire on protesters, wounding eight in a Damascus suburb visited by a U.N. observer team. Ahmad Fazwi, a spokesman for special envoy Kofi Annan, confirmed the foreign monitors … Continue reading

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Advance team of UN observers arrives in Syria to report on cessation of violence

16 April 2012 – The first group of six United Nations unarmed monitors tasked by the Security Council to report on the implementation of a full cessation of armed violence in Syria has arrived in the capital, Damascus, and began … Continue reading

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UN peacekeepers predict success in Syria, even as shells fall

By: Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, Lebanon — A handful of soldiers in blue caps put a tentative United Nations presence on the ground in Syria on Monday, predicting success for their mission to stabilize a shaky four-day-old ceasefire even as shells … Continue reading

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