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Israel sees Iranian hand in Syria killings

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday voiced “revulsion” over the bloodshed in Syria, while accusing Iran and its Lebanese militia ally Hezbollah of being accomplices. He was “revolted was by the incessant massacres conducted by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces against … civilians … … Continue reading

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Video: Syria massacre survivor describes soldiers entering his home

Ali Saeed says he survived the massacre in Houla by playing dead and moving only after soldiers loyal to President Assad left his home. In this video, which was posted online, Ali explains how soldiers in tanks shelled his street … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Brotherhood urges foreign action in Syria

CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood called on Arab and other world powers on Monday to intervene in Syria after 108 people were killed in the town of Houla in an attack it blamed on President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. Images of the … Continue reading

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China condemns “cruel killings” in Syria’s Houla

BEJING, China – China on Monday condemned the “cruel killings” of civilians in the Syrian town of Houla, while insisting that peace mediator Kofi Annan’s efforts remained the most viable way to end the violence in Syria. The comments from the … Continue reading

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Protests erupt in Syria after massacre, 2 killed

AMMAN, Jordan – Syrian forces shot dead at least two men on Sunday as protests broke out to condemn a massacre that killed at least 109 civilians, many of them children, in the town of Houla, opposition activists said. The … Continue reading

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A new phase in Syria?

By: Ömer Taspinar Last week we witnessed an important development in the most critical and urgent issue in the Middle East: the situation in Syria. Earlier this month, the regime claimed that Islamist terrorists linked to Al Qaeda organized an … Continue reading

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Syria witness: ‘all I saw was people crying’

Yesterday when I arrived to Al Houla all I saw is the crying people. The people who lost their children, lost their parents. Until yesterday we had 106 people killed in one night in Al Houla only. I cannot tell … Continue reading

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Will Syria’s Houla Massacre Force Action on the Crisis?

By: Rania Abouzeid Syria’s 15-month spiral into a broad civil war has seen many massacres, with many grisly grainy images of dead children, of entire families slaughtered standing as alleged evidence. Some have prompted international condemnation, sometimes in “the strongest … Continue reading

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U.N. says over 92 killed in Syria, 32 of them children

By: Joseph Logan BEIRUT, Lebanon – The United Nations said on Saturday that more than 92 people were killed in what activists described as an artillery barrage by government forces in the worst violence since the start of a U.N. … Continue reading

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