Tag Archives: Deir Ezzor

Syrian suicide blast kills nine, wounds 100

DAMASCUS, Syria — A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car outside security headquarters in Syria’s biggest eastern city on Saturday, killing nine people and wounding 100, state media said. The attack, the first of its kind in Deir Ezzor city … Continue reading

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15 civilians ‘summarily executed’ in Syria’s Homs: NGO

At least 15 civilians were “summarily executed” by regime forces in a neighborhood of the central Syrian city of Homs overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday. “After regime forces raided the neighborhood of Shammas, 15 civilians … Continue reading

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Three killed in Damascus violence

Beirut – Three people died in violence overnight in Damascus province, one of them shot dead by regime troops and the other two killed in a blast, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday. A young man was … Continue reading

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Syria violence ‘leaves 30 dead’ despite UN monitors

At least 30 people have been killed in renewed violence in Syria on Tuesday despite a ceasefire, activists say. Nine members of one family, including four women and two children, were among 11 people killed in a mortar attack by … Continue reading

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Syria rebels quit eastern city; Russia critical

By: Oliver Holmes and Crispian Balmer Rebel fighters fled the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Tuesday in the face of a fierce army assault, as Russia issued its toughest criticism yet of President Bashar al-Assad’s handling of the … Continue reading

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Oil, food and protest in Syria’s restive east

By: Phil Sands DAMASCUS – Violence, poverty and fraying tribal loyalties are causing dangerous instability in Syria’s oil-producing Deir Ezzor province. Protesters and the regime remain locked in a stalemate in the eastern desert region, despite a military offensive during … Continue reading

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Hundreds Tortured in Syria, Human Rights Group Says

By: Kareem Fahim The Syrian government said Thursday that it had released more than 500 prisoners who were not involved in “terrorist” acts. A human rights group said, meanwhile, that it had compiled evidence that thousands of other detainees were … Continue reading

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Video: Strike in Deir Ezzor

A man walks through a sooq (market) in Deir Ezzor, Syria. All shops are closed for the “Dignity Strike” that day. Many shops have “Strike” written on their doors. Today, Sunday December 11, marked the first day and stage of … Continue reading

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Video: Prayer & Funeral in Deir Ezzor for Martyr Ghiath Al-Rawi

In this video, residents of Deir Ezzor pray and mourn over martyr, Ghiath Al-Rawi. The funeral turns into a spontaneous protest as people chant anti-regime slogans.

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