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Syria moves chemical weapons before wider offensive – defector

A senior Syrian military defector said President Bashar al-Assad’s forces were moving chemical weapons across the country for possible use in a military retaliation for the killing of four top security officials. “The regime has started moving its chemical stockpile … Continue reading

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Video: Down with the regime flash mob

3 Locations, One Syria, One cause !!

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Women in the frontline, women in the rear: the revolution in Syria

By: Vanessa Ortiz Bits and pieces of information about the growing uprising in Syria are coming our way through mainstream media sources like Al Jazeera. But dig down deep, and you’ll find a revolution with women forging the way, and … Continue reading

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Syria Will Use Chemical Weapons On Uprising, According To High Profile Defector Nawaf Fares

By: Paul Vale Speaking to the BBC, Nawaf Fares, the regime’s former ambassador to Iraq, called President Assad a “wounded wolf” and said that he would not hesitate to use chemical weaponry to quell the uprising. Fares also intimated that the … Continue reading

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Syria crisis: border tribes could finish off Assad regime

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) avoids the words “civil war”. It prefers the blander “non-international armed conflict”, but the meaning is essentially the same, and the ICRC’s declaration that it has spread across Syria is an important milestone. According … Continue reading

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Syrian women, backbone of the revolution

The women of Deraa, where the Syrian uprising began back in March, took to the streets on Saturday, calling for the release of their husbands, brothers or sons currently detained by security forces. The rally illustrates how women are playing a … Continue reading

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Women play central role in Syria uprising

By: Lina Sinjab Maya, a Syrian activist who uses a pseudonym, was arrested at her first demonstration at the start of the protests against President Bashar al-Assad. She was filming a group of Syrian women who had agreed to hold … Continue reading

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Syria gunship use shows regime worried

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The embattled Syrian regime’s use of helicopter gunships to strafe rebel strongholds and slaughter civilians marks a deadly new phase in the 15-month-old uprising against President Bashar Assad. It suggests that the regime, which mightily outguns the disparate … Continue reading

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Largest protests yet in Syrian city of Aleppo

Syrian security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse thousands rallying Friday in the northern city of Aleppo, which activists said saw the largest turnout since the start of the uprising against President Bashar Assad in March 2011. … Continue reading

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Editorial: Sectarian alignments over Syria raise regional tensions

By: Abdullah Al Shayji A year and a half after the outbreak of the most remarkable transformational movements in the Arab world, mainly in its republics, it is time to make an assessment of the progress so far and the … Continue reading

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