Tag Archives: Opposition

Syria moneyman is target of anti-Assad hatred

By: Oliver Holmes and Suleiman Al-Khalidi When protesters took to the streets against the Assad family 16 months ago to launch what has become a nationwide uprising, one of their first chants was “Makhlouf is a thief.” They were referring … Continue reading

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Video: Interview with Cartoonist Ali Ferzat (English Subtitles)

1st Episode of SAMAR MEDIA’s series of interviews on Cartoonists from the Arab World.

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‘Troops threatened to burn my son alive – and then they shot him’

By: Ruth Sherlock Of her two sons, Amina had not imagined that it would be Qusay who would be killed. Confined to crutches after he lost a leg in a farming accident years before, he had been unable to join … Continue reading

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Manaf Tlas: Syrian regime ‘taking country to Hell’

Sources close to Brigadier General Manaf Tlas, who met him days before he deserted, told the BBC he was very angry about what was happening in Syria and accused the regime of “taking the country to Hell”. “If I were … Continue reading

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Kafranbel: The Little Syrian Town That Could

By: David Kenner A town in northwestern Syria has become the creative center of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad. Since the beginning of the uprising, the residents of Kafr Anbel have drawn signs that skewer the Assad regime and … Continue reading

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Video: Syria rebels storm back against Assad forces

The Syrian town of al-Qusayr, near the border with Lebanon, has been shelled repeatedly for over a month. The bombardment often goes on for hours, with incoming fire from tank rounds, missiles from helicopter gunships, rockets and mortars, as well as small arms fire. … Continue reading

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In Balkans, support for Syria builds

By: Linda Karadaku Like many Syrians living in exile, Aliaa Noha, a 27-year-old woman living in Albania, watches with dread and anxiety as her country descends into war. “My friends in Syria tell me they live amidst explosions and bullets,” … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition group: Death toll tops 17,000

BEIRUT, Lebanon — An opposition group that documents human rights violations in Syria says more than 17,000 people have been killed since the uprising against President Bashar Assad began in March 2011. The violence has grown increasingly chaotic in recent months, and it is … Continue reading

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Anti-Syrian politician said targeted in Beirut

BEIRUT — Colleagues of an anti-Syrian politician in Beirut said he was the target of a failed assassination attempt Thursday, after police found detonators in a Beirut building where he has an office. Tensions in Lebanon linked to the conflict … Continue reading

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Syria: High-level Republican Guard officer defects to opposition

DAMASCUS, Syria – A high-level Syrian military officer has deserted and fled to Turkey where he joined opposition forces, the Al-Arabiya news channel reported, citing comments the rebel Free Syrian Army.Major Manaf Talas was one of the heads of the … Continue reading

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