Tag Archives: Heavy Weapons

Aleppo rebels want no-fly zone

Rebels in Aleppo are clamouring for a no-fly zone, Martin Chulov reports from the outskirts of the city after witnessing the most intense aerial bombardment of the area so far. In a telephone update he said: Every rebel unit that … Continue reading

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Syria Denies Heavy Weapons Used in Tremseh Attack

Syrian activists say government forces clashed with rebels across the country Sunday, even as Damascus defended itself against widespread condemnation over a military operation last week that activists described as a massacre. The opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said … Continue reading

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Some rebels wonder if Syrian troops’ poor use of tanks, helicopters is intentional

By: Austin Tice HOMS, Syria — The Syrian military, whose advantage in heavy equipment has been emphasized repeatedly by critics of the government of President Bashar Assad, rarely uses its tanks and helicopters effectively in combat against rebel forces, a … Continue reading

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Lawmaker: Government Slow to Protect Migrant Workers in Syria

A lawmaker on Saturday said the Indonesian government was not acting fast enough to protect thousands of migrant workers who were being abused and were living in conflict zones in Syria. Rieke Dyah Pitaloka, a member of House Commission IX, … Continue reading

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Syria fighting persists with fewer heavy arms, last chance to avoid civil war: Kofi Annan

League mediator Kofi Annan told the Security Council on Tuesday that peace in Syria remains elusive nearly a month after a nationwide truce was announced, while Washington declared it was stepping up “non-lethal” aid to the opposition. “The level of … Continue reading

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Mass displacements in Syria, ICRC says

Tens of thousands of Syrians are displaced by a crisis entering its second year with few signs of relief, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. The ICRC issued an appeal for $27 million to support its efforts in … Continue reading

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Syria ‘in contravention’ of peace plan

The Syrian government is “in contravention” of an internationally agreed peace plan by keeping troops and heavy weapons in cities, Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, has said. He also said he was “gravely alarmed” by reports of shelling of populated areas … Continue reading

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Annan: Syria violence levels ‘unacceptable’

A car bomb rocked Damascus yesterday a day after nearly 60 were killed across Syria, as international peace envoy Kofi Annan said violence levels were “unacceptable” 12 days into a promised truce. Three people were wounded when the blast went … Continue reading

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Annan tells UN Syria hasn’t withdrawn heavy weapons

Syria has failed to comply with a pledge to withdraw weapons from population centers, and towns where citizens met with U.N. truce monitors may have been attacked, international mediator Kofi Annan told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday. As violence … Continue reading

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Annan to tell U.N. Syria fails to withdraw weapons

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syria has failed to comply with a pledge to withdraw weapons from cities, and citizens who meet U.N. truce monitors may have been killed, international mediator Kofi Annan will tell the Security Council on Tuesday, his spokesman … Continue reading

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