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Protect the most innocent in Syria – children

The raw numbers alone can be numbing. Over the past 18 months, more than 26,000 people have been killed in Syria’s crackdown on pro-democracy activists. On Wednesday, however, the world’s attention was focused on a special group of Syrians who … Continue reading

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Video: Infant Dies due to Starvation in the Besieged Houla

An infant dies due to starvation and dehydration in Al-Houla, a neighborhood of Homs. Homs has been under a severe and deadly siege for the past several months. The Assad regime blocks any food or clean water from entering the … Continue reading

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U.N.: Syria violence as bad, if not worse, than before ceasefire agreed

The violence in Syria has matched or exceeded levels from before the April ceasefire agreement, the United Nations said Wednesday, as it suggested that government troops could be behind the killing of more than 100 civilians in the village of … Continue reading

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Syrian air force officer defects, tells horrors of Houla massacre

A senior Syrian military officer decided to defect and join opposition forces after witnessing hundreds of pro-regime militiamen massacring more than 100 civilians in the town of Houla one week ago, a newspaper reported on Saturday. The Houla massacre, which … Continue reading

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Syria President Bashar Assad denies role in massacres

A defiant Syrian President Bashar Assad offered no new initiatives Sunday to revive a faltering United Nations peace plan but instead assailed a “foreign conspiracy” stoking violence and denied his government had a role in “monstrous massacres” across the nation. … Continue reading

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U.N. council condemns Syria over massacre

BEIRUT – The U.N.’s top human rights body voted overwhelmingly Friday to condemn Syria over the slaughter of more than 100 civilians last week, but Damascus appeared impervious to the crescendo of global condemnation following a string of horrific massacres. … Continue reading

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Video: UN orders Syria massacre probe

The United Nations Human Rights Council condemned Syria for last week’s massacre in the Houla region and called for a UN investigation to identify the perpetrators and gather evidence for possible criminal prosecution. The 47-member forum, which held an emergency … Continue reading

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U.S. publishes satellite images of Syria

A U.S. government website on Friday published what it said was photographic evidence of mass graves and attacks on civilian areas by Syrian government forces. The website, operated by a bureau of the State Department, published a series of overhead … Continue reading

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UN rights body condemns Syria over massacre

The U.N.’s top human rights body voted overwhelmingly Friday to condemn Syria over the slaughter of more than 100 civilians last week, but Damascus appeared impervious to the crescendo of global condemnation following a string of horrific massacres. Syria’s most … Continue reading

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Editorial: Helping Syria Would Help President Obama

In the days after the massacre of more than 100 Syrians in the town of Houla — a killing spree by regime loyalists that left 34 women and 49 children under age 10 dead — Washington’s U.N. ambassador, Susan Rice, … Continue reading

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