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Syria’s Shocking Civilian Death Toll

By: Azmat Khan August was the deadliest month since the Syrian rebellion began a year-and a-half ago — and more deadly for civilians than the bloodiest months in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as the recent uprisings in … Continue reading

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Image: The situation in Syria

The mounting human cost of the uprising in Syria SYRIA’S 18-month revolution-turned-war is taking an increasing toll on the population. When opposition fighters entered the capital Damascus and the second city Aleppo in July, President Bashar Assad’s regime responded with … Continue reading

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Syria conflict getting worse

Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said on Thursday the deadly conflict in Syria was getting worse as he arrived on his first official trip aimed at ending nearly 18 months of violence. “We came to Syria to hold meetings with our … Continue reading

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Syria Activists: Aleppo Hit with More Violence, Water Shortages

Syrian activists say government forces bombarded Aleppo Sunday, reportedly killing dozens of people and helping exacerbate an ongoing water shortage in the country’s biggest city. Opposition activists say the attacks targeted residential areas in the northern city of Aleppo. Earlier, … Continue reading

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‘Red line’ crossed in Syria, Italy says

ROME, Italy – Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi called on his European counterparts to address the crisis in Syria, saying the “red line has already been crossed.” U.S. President Barack Obama last month warned the Syrian government against using its chemical weapons … Continue reading

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Activist tells Lebanese website about rape of his friend in detention

In an article published on August 17, 2012, Beirut-based news site NOW Lebanon interviewed a male Syrian activist who calls himself “Shero.” He said Syrian regime forces had raped him and a male friend. Both men were activists working with … Continue reading

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Syria kidnap victims killed as clashes rage

Beirut –  The two kidnapped brothers of a Syrian rebel commander were killed Thursday, a monitoring group said, as battles raged between rebels and army forces in several districts of Damascus. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they were … Continue reading

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Video: The martyrdom of a pregnant woman due to the shelling on the city of Al Rastan

 

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Video: The Rasheed Mosque in Aleppo gets taken down by Assad forces

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Another Eid and Still No Help

By: Adham Sahloul It is a pleasure to be able to celebrate Eid once again. The festivities are welcomed with open arms by Muslims across the globe after a long month of fasting. It’s been an interesting Ramadan for American … Continue reading

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