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UN asks for record $5.2 bn in aid to Syria

UN asks for record $5.2 bn in aid to Syria

In a response plan released on Friday, the United Nations outlined a proposal to distribute assistance to Syrians in dire need of aid, as the country’s civil war enters its 27th month. Citing skyrocketing figures for internally displaced persons and refugees, the report indicated that at least $5.2 billion (3.92 billion euros) would be needed […]

June 8, 2013 | By More
After Qusair, Syrian army with an aggressive push in Homs

After Qusair, Syrian army with an aggressive push in Homs

June 7, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The latest battlefield success, due in large part to Lebanese Hezbollah fighters’ increasing role and the West’s continued reluctance to arm the rebels, raises the possibility that Assad can cling to power for years, even if he won’t be able to recapture all of the country. With fresh momentum […]

June 7, 2013 | By More
US accuses Syrian regime, assault on Qusair causing “tremendous suffering”

US accuses Syrian regime, assault on Qusair causing “tremendous suffering”

June 6, AP – The United States denounced President Bashar al-Assad’s government on Thursday over its 17-day assault on Qusair, near the Lebanese border. It said Syrian troops owed their success to Hezbollah fighters backed by Iran. The White House has accused the Syrian regime of causing “tremendous suffering” in its successful bid to reclaim […]

June 6, 2013 | By More
Syria army announces capture strategic border town Qusair

Syria army announces capture strategic border town Qusair

June 5, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The capture of the town, which lies close to the Lebanese border, solidifies some of the Syrian regime’s recent gains on the ground that have shifted the balance of power in President Bashar Assad’s favor in the Syrian civil war. The Syrian army triumphantly announced Wednesday the capture of […]

June 5, 2013 | By More
Syrian jets target Qusayr, rebels car bomb attack on Damascus kills nine

Syrian jets target Qusayr, rebels car bomb attack on Damascus kills nine

June 3, AP – The regime responded to a Red Cross appeal to let them help civilians trapped in Qusayr by saying they would only be admitted once its forces had defeated rebels there. Syria’s air force bombarded Qusayr on Sunday, two weeks into a Hezbollah-backed assault, as a car bomb in Damascus killed nine […]

June 3, 2013 | By More
Barrage of rockets from Syria hit Hezbollah stronghold

Barrage of rockets from Syria hit Hezbollah stronghold

May 2, BEIRUT (AP) — The rockets targeted the Baalbek region, the latest sign that Syria’s civil war is increasingly destabilizing Lebanon. On Friday, the Lebanese parliament decided to put off general elections, originally scheduled for June, by 17 months, blaming a deteriorating security situation in the country. Eighteen rockets and mortars rounds from Syria […]

June 2, 2013 | By More
Lebanese Hezbollah attacks in Syria draw response

Lebanese Hezbollah attacks in Syria draw response

May 31, HERMEL, Lebanon (AP) Shells fired by Syria’s overwhelmingly Sunni rebels regularly fall on the town, killing civilians, scaring off visitors and keeping schools and many shops shuttered. Many believe the shelling is a message from Sunni extremists that there would be a price to pay for supporting the Shiite Muslim group. In Shiite […]

May 31, 2013 | By More
Syria’s shadow of war reaches over the border to Lebanon

Syria’s shadow of war reaches over the border to Lebanon

May 29, AP – On Sunday, (26.05.2013) two rockets slammed into a Beirut district controlled by the Shiite Hezbollah organization. Shortly before the attack, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah stressed that the group would be on the side of Syrian President Bashar Assad until victory. The civil war in Syria has spilled over the border to […]

May 29, 2013 | By More
Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah vows ‘victory’ against Syrian rebels

Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah vows ‘victory’ against Syrian rebels

May 25, AP – Beirut: “I say to all the honourable people, to the mujahedeen, to the heroes: I have always promised you a victory and now I pledge to you a new one” in Syria, he said at a ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of Israel’s military withdrawal from Lebanon. Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah […]

May 26, 2013 | By More
Assad loyalists dislodge rebels from the opposition strong hold Qusair

Assad loyalists dislodge rebels from the opposition strong hold Qusair

BEIRUT (AP) — The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 22 people including 18 rebels were killed and dozens wounded in the fighting in Qusair. Pro-Assad troops, including fighters from the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah, have been trying to push rebels out of Qusair. Syrian state media has said government forces steadily […]

May 25, 2013 | By More