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Syria death toll likely near 70,000, says U.N. rights chief

By: Michelle Nichols United Nations – The death toll in Syria is likely approaching 70,000 – up almost 10,000 from the start of the year – and civilians are paying the price for the U.N. Security Council’s lack of action … Continue reading

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Syria: Authorize Cross-Border Humanitarian Aid

Syria should urgently agree that humanitarian aid may be brought into the country across all of its borders, including from Turkey. Syria’s allies, including Russia, should press Syria to consent to such transfers, Human Rights Watch said. Donors should not … Continue reading

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Caricature: Target.

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Aid Community Facing Challenges in Helping Abused Syrian Women, Girls

By: Larisa Epatko As Syrian refugees continue to pour out of the country, aid agencies are boosting their efforts to help women and girls who have experienced abuse. Syrians seeking a safer place to wait out the violent revolution in their … Continue reading

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WARNING – VERY GRAPHIC: Assad thugs mutilating a Martyr with a knife

 

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Videos show Syria soldiers ‘kill prisoners mutilate bodies’

A Syrian rights group on Saturday released videos of pro-regime fighters apparently killing prisoners and cutting ears from bodies, after a video showing rebels executing soldiers raised international concerns. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based watchdog, said it … Continue reading

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Aleppo field hospital reveals grim reality of war in once-vibrant city

By: Youssef Hamza The turmoil of Syria today is revealed with the first steps visitors take on its soil. The arrival is announced by a huge banner that reads, “Welcome to Free Syria.” Above it, flutters the green, white and … Continue reading

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Over 400 dead in Syria during Eid Al Adha

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon confirmed Monday the failure of the truce of Eid al Adha, which ends Monday in Syria where a suicide car bomb killed at least 10 in Damascus and neighborhoods are bombed by government aircraft. … Continue reading

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Picture shows captured Turkish journalist in Syria alive

A Turkish relief agency trying to secure the release of a Turkish journalist captured by government troops in Syria has obtained a photograph showing him in apparent good health. Cuneyt Unal, who works for the U.S.-funded al-Hurra television channel, went missing with … Continue reading

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Syria activists say regime is shelling Damascus suburbs, clashing with rebels despite truce

BEIRUT—Syrian warplanes and artillery struck rebellious suburbs east of Damascus, while rebels attacked regime positions elsewhere near the capital Sunday, violence that marred the third day of what was meant to be a four-day holiday truce, activists said. A U.N.-backed truce declared … Continue reading

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