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Syrian Activists Say 23 Soldiers Killed in Fighting

Syrian activists say rebels killed 23 soldiers in battles near the city of Homs – one of the deadliest days for Syrian forces in a 14-month, anti-government uprising. Activists say Monday’s fighting broke out around the town of Rastan, about … Continue reading

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Judge releases Syrian activist Yara Sammas on bail

DAMASCUS, Syria – Syrian anti-regime activist Yara Shammas, who faces the death penalty for “belonging to a secret organization,” was released on bail on Monday pending trial, said the director of the Syrian Centre for Legal Studies and Research. The … Continue reading

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Sameer Shalab Alshaam – Homs 14/04/2012

Sameer was a young man from Homs, living in the neighborhood of Bab Sba’ and married with 2 children. He worked with his father and was from the first to come out in protests since the start of the revolution. … Continue reading

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Syrian activist: ‘They are just slowing the number of people they kill’

A Syrian opposition demonstrator speaks from the city of Hama, where it was reported that troops opened fire on protesters. Mousab Alhamadee, a Syrian opposition activist in Hama: In Hama today we knew that the regime is lying and cheating … Continue reading

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Sprawling, Digital Roots Behind a Syrian Uprising

By: Chris Palmer and Daniel A. Medina Karam Nachar wants to topple President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. Every day, he wakes before dawn and begins working with other activists – planning opposition strategies, honing their message to the world media, … Continue reading

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Syrian activist Ali Othman ‘may have been tortured’

There are fears the journalist, who ran the Homs media centre and helped photographer Paul Conroy escape the city, has been subject to torture and mistreatment after being seized by the authorities. The Foreign Secretary William Hague has led calls for the … Continue reading

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Syrian soldiers accused of ‘extreme brutality’ by activist

A Syrian activist has told the BBC of extreme brutality against men, women and children in Syria. She said the international community must now intervene. Nadia (not her real name), from Damascus, told the BBC: “Death is near, and that’s … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian activist watched friends die

A dissident descibes daily bombings and sniper attacks in Homs, Syria.

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Syrian activists support an armed uprising

A growing number of activists in Syria are taking up arms to protect themselves from the government’s violent crackdown that has claimed thousands of civilians’ lives since March. They have begun setting up military councils in provinces across the country … Continue reading

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