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Syrian activists reach across sectarian divide

While the Syrian conflict has been characterised by fighting between the Sunni majority and ruling Alawite minority, it has also given birth to some movements which aim to bridge the sectarian divide, as Samer Mohajer and Ellie Violet Bramley report … Continue reading

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Syria violence shakes Lebanon’s fragile stability

BEIRUT – Gunmen clash in deadly street battles, protesters block roads with burning tires and opposition politicians demand the prime minister’s downfall, denouncing the army as an agent of a foreign power. Fragile Lebanon’s sectarian tensions, which festered for two … Continue reading

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Turkey warns against sectarian view of Syrian conflict

By: Jonathon Burch ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the violence in Syria should not be viewed as a sectarian or ethnic conflict, and those who did so risked setting the whole region on fire. In an … Continue reading

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Homsenica

Revolutionary Council of #Homs April 4, 2012 Homsenica What is happening in Syria generally, and particularly in Homs, is ethnic cleansing that is far more atrocious than what happened in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica. The Serbs forced between 50 … Continue reading

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Syria is not what Assad says it is

By: Mounir Abdulnasser Contrary to President Bashar Assad’s insistence to The Wall Street Journal that Syria “[has] more difficult circumstances than most of the Arab countries but in spite of that Syria is stable” and his comment that the regime … Continue reading

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30 killed in Syria; ‘massacre’ predicted

At least 30 people, including two boys, were killed in Syria’s anti-government protests Friday, while activists forecast a “massacre” in Hom by the army. The Syrian National Council, the main opposition group, said military troops and vehicles have surrounded Homs, … Continue reading

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Sectarian bloodshed worsens in Syria amid uprising

BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of bodies were dumped in the streets of a Syrian city at the heart of the country’s nearly 9-month-old uprising, a grim sign that sectarian bloodshed is escalating as the country descends further toward civil war. … Continue reading

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In Syria, Expelling the Peacemakers

By: Stephanie Saldaña SEVEN years ago, I stood in the chapel of a monastery in the Syrian desert and stared up at a wall of frescoes from the 13th century. Nearby, a burly man in a gray habit was explaining … Continue reading

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Sectarian Violence Takes Heavy Toll in a Tense Syrian City

BEIRUT, Lebanon – In one of the worst episodes of sectarian carnage in Syria since the uprising began nine months ago, dozens of corpses were recovered from the streets of Homs this week, some of them dismembered, decapitated and bearing … Continue reading

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Syrian secret police defect, Arab deadline passes

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis A gunfight broke out overnight on Saturday after the defectors fled the Airforce Intelligence complex in the centre of Idlib city, 280 km (175 miles) northwest of Damascus. Ten people on both sides were killed or … Continue reading

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