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Online trafficking of Syrian women shames all involved

Women and girls continue to be the worst affected by Syria’s conflict, but their suffering rarely makes the headlines. Among the men who have died in the conflict, many will be honoured as martyrs. Those who have survived suffering at … Continue reading

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Syria Refugees Stranded On Turkish Border

By: Paul Schemm BAB AL-SALAMEH, Syria — Pregnant with twins, Fatima Abdallah survived shelling, hid under relatives’ beds and went without food during a treacherous weekslong trip across the Syrian border. Safely in a Turkish hospital, she gave birth to … Continue reading

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Caricature: Only in Syria, unborn babies are targeted!

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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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Philippines steps up repatriations from Syria

MANILA, Philippines –  Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario has flown to Syria to speed up the repatriation of more than 1,000 Filipino workers trying to escape the increasing violence there. Some of the obstacles the government faced until recently … 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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Former officer describes being ordered to rape in Homs

A former Syrian Army special forces sergeant named Mohamed, 23, told the Beirut-based news site Ya Libnan that he defected after being ordered “to rape teenage girls in Homs at the end of last year.” “Some of my friends who … Continue reading

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Teen reportedly commits suicide in Latakia after being raped in detention

Aishi Zidan, a journalist with the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, told WMC’s Women Under Siege that on August 2 she spoke with a family in Turkey outside the Kilis refugee camp at the Turkey-Syria border who told her about the … Continue reading

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Syrian woman tells of ‘forced TV confession’

By: Gabriel Gatehouse Turkey has become a haven for Syrians fleeing the fighting in their home country. Tens of thousands are living in camps dotted along the border. But the country has also become a base from which opposition activists plot … Continue reading

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Top Syrian Media Host Abandons Assad for the Truth

By: Bastian Berbner At about 7:30 p.m. on July 11, Ola Abbas sat down at her laptop in her apartment in southeast Damascus and summoned her courage. She then compressed her rage, which had been building up for months, into … Continue reading

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