Tag Archives: Syrian Activists

Syria activists using U.S. tech to beat curbs

By: Mohammed Abbas LONDON, United Kingdom – U.S. technologies that may include a mobile phone “panic button” and an “internet suitcase” are being used by activists in Syria and other authoritarian countries to override government communications controls, a U.S. official said on … Continue reading

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Syrian activists say regime fires on funeral in presence of UN observers

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian activists say regime forces fired on a funeral procession in the presence of U.N. observers, causing many casualties. The activists said the observers were not among the wounded Tuesday, but their vehicles were damaged. A U.N. spokesman confirmed the observers … Continue reading

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Syrian activists say deadly explosion in Aleppo

BEIRUT, Lebanon – An explosion in a car wash in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo killed at least five people on Saturday, activists said, while another blast in the capital destroyed nine cars. Bomb attacks have grown more common … Continue reading

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Syrian regime uses Skype to fire Trojan at opposition activists

By: John E Dunn Further evidence has emerged that the Syrian Government is targeting opposition activists using a well-known remote access Trojan distributed through bogus Skype calls. A blog this week by Mikko Hypponen of antivirus company F-Secure describes receiving the hard … Continue reading

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University protest in Syria ‘turns deadly’

Syrian activists and opposition groups say security forces have stormed student dormitories at a university in the city of Aleppo following anti-government protests there, killing at least four students and wounding several others. Thaer al-Ahmed, a local activist, said on Thursday … Continue reading

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Syrian dissidents struggle to report events on ground to world

By: Serkan Saglam HATAY, Turkey – The fragile cease-fire in Syria appears to have failed; Bashar al-Assad has continued shelling opposition strongholds and civilian areas. Opponents of the Syrian regime, taking refuge in neighboring countries, are struggling to report the … Continue reading

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Syria’s youth activists hail return of peaceful protests

By: Hugh Macleod and Annasofie Flamand CAIRO, Egypt — With their Skype accounts chirping incoming chats and multiple TVs filling the room with grainy images of their countrymen and women marching with banners, or jumping up and down in songs and … Continue reading

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Syria’s Zero Hour — ‘Make Them Wish for Death’

By: Dave Kempa Syrian activists moved by this month’s increased violence and frustrated by international inaction put forth a call to action Monday in the form of Zero Hour, an agreement among the people of Syria to take to the … Continue reading

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Opinion: World must not forget Syria’s missing activists

By: Paul Conroy LONDON, United Kingdom – The situation in Syria poses a seemingly unending series of new challenges: Challenges that can either stun you into silence or propel you deeper into the steaming cauldron of propaganda, murder, misery and … Continue reading

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Joint Chiefs Chair Sees Syrian Activists Unifying

By: Adam Entous Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday that the Syrian opposition appeared to be taking steps to unite as a group, a development that he said could help … Continue reading

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