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Anatomy of a Massacre that Bodes Ill for Syria’s Future

By: Hasan Hasan Al Fan Ashamali is a small Syrian village in Hama’s northern countryside. Like many Sunni villages in the provinces of Hama, Homs and Tartous, the hamlet adjoins Alawite villages. It also links the Alawite-majority city of Surwan … Continue reading

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Only bombing Assad’s forces will stop the slaughter now

By: Amos Yadlin It need not become ‘another Iraq’ and the Syrian military challenge can be met. President Bashar al-Assad continues to exploit the international community’s propensity to turn a blind eye to the escalation in Syria, which now results … Continue reading

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Daraya massacre leaves a ghost town still counting its dead

By: Janine de Giovanni The young mechanic had lost the sight in his right eye during the battle of Daraya. Still, he searched for his missing father for three days, combing destroyed buildings and piles of rubble. He finally found … Continue reading

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45 bodies found near Damascus: rights group

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Residents recovered a total of 45 unidentified bodies in two towns on the outskirts of Damascus in the latest such grisly find of the nearly 18-month conflict, a human rights group said on Friday. At least 23 … Continue reading

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Syria: 115 killed in Aleppo ‘massacre’

DAMASCUS, Syria – They Syrian military on Wednesday killed 115 people in a massacre in Aleppo province, according to an anti-government organization. Syrian Local Coordination Committees, an umbrella organization made up of 14 anti-government groups, said 45 of the victims … Continue reading

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Children among victims of air strike in Syria’s Aleppo

ALEPPO: The bodies of seven children lie under fly-ridden blankets in the back of a yellow pick-up outside an Aleppo hospital, the latest victims of government air strikes on Syria’s second city. “This is all one family,” says tailor Hassan … Continue reading

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Syria Army Kill 144, Some ‘Execution Style,’ Opposition Says

By: Zaid Sabah and William McQuillen Opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said government forces killed 144 people yesterday, including 74 in and around the capital, Damascus. Among the dead were 35 people killed in al-Fan, a village in Hama … Continue reading

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Inside Syria: For assault on Daraya, Assad regime brings own cameras

By: Hugh Macleod DARAYA, Syria — Analysis: Opposition stronghold five miles outside Damascus now full of “ghosts and dead bodies,” a GlobalPost correspondent reports. For its latest brutal assault, the Assad regime brought in its own cameras to document the full horror, lest … Continue reading

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Dozens more bodies found at Syria massacre site

By: Patrick J. McDonnell BEIRUT — Bloodied bodies lay strewn in the streets, in basements and even in the cemetery in the besieged Damascus suburb of Dariya, site of what may be the largest mass killing to date in more … Continue reading

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