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Bashar al-Assad: President defined by violence

By: Peter Wilkinson Before the Arab Spring came the Damascus Spring. When Bashar al-Assad succeeded his father Hafez Assad in 2000, there was the promise of a modern and more democratic Syria. In his inauguration speech, al-Assad indicated he would … Continue reading

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Syrian Refugees Struggle in Squalid Conditions on Lebanese Border

By: Henry Ridgwell A report from the United Nations says there has been a spike in the number of Syrian refugees registering in Lebanon. In the frontier town of Wadi Khaled, hundreds of refugees are sleeping in abandoned buildings close … Continue reading

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Video: “I was born in Syria” an English poem on the Syrian revolution

A poem discribing the suffering of the Syrian people under the Assad’s regime. It also explains why the Syrians decided to stand up and how Assad responded to them with unbelievable brutality. This poem also pleads with humans to stand … Continue reading

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Violence kills 29 across Syria: activists

NICOSIA — At least 21 civilians, six members of the security forces, and two deserters were killed in violence across Syria on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Near the capital, meanwhile, troops penetrated Rankus, 40 kilometres (25 … Continue reading

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Arab League halts observer mission in Syria due to violence

BEIRUT (AP) – The Arab League halted its observer mission to Syria on Saturday, sharply criticizing the regime of President Bashar Assad for escalating violence in recent days that has killed at least 80 people across the country. The rising … Continue reading

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At least 66 killed across Syria on Sunday: activists

At least 66 people, including 26 civilians, were killed in violence across Syria on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The London-based rights group said 26 soldiers, five other members of the security forces, nine army deserters were … Continue reading

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Syria troops battle to retake Damascus suburbs, 19 die

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Mariam Karouny Around 2,000 Syrian troops backed by tanks launched an assault to retake Damascus suburbs from rebels on Sunday, activists said, a day after the Arab League suspended its monitoring mission in Syria because of worsening violence. … Continue reading

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Video: Syria Continues Bloody Crackdowns

Regime of President Bashar Assad escalates crackdowns against dissenters.

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Video: Wounded Syrians Treated at Secret Clinic in Lebanon

Syrians injured in the crackdown on anti-government protests are crossing into Lebanon to seek treatment. They can’t get treatment in Syria because they say hospitals there are often raided by security forces looking for protesters. One secret clinic in the … Continue reading

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Arabs suspend observer mission, Syria deaths spike

DAMASCUS – The Arab League suspended its controversial observer mission in Syria on Saturday as the bloodshed in a crackdown on anti-regime protests spiked, with the death toll topping 210 in four days. The announcement came as the opposition Syrian … Continue reading

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