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More than 17,000 killed in Syrian state jails- Rights group

More than 17,000 killed in Syrian state jails- Rights group

Aug 18, – Still, Lama is considered lucky, as more than 17,000 detainees have died in the government’s custody over the past five years as a result of torture, diseases and other causes, according to a report released Thursday by the London-based Amnesty International. The young Syrian activist was beaten, prevented from going to the […]

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US, UK, France Push for Strong UN Resolution on Syria

US, UK, France Push for Strong UN Resolution on Syria

Sep 15, – France, Britain and the US will seek a “strong” UN resolution with “serious consequences” if Syria fails to hand over its chemical weapons, the French foreign minister has said. Laurent Fabius and his British and US counterparts have held talks in Paris. Under a deal brokered by Russia and the US, Syria […]

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Observers: Syrian rebel infighting kills nearly 50

Observers: Syrian rebel infighting kills nearly 50

Sep 12, – BEIRUT — Activists say infighting between rebel forces in Syria has killed at least 50 in clashes in the country’s northeast. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday that the fighting took place in Hassakeh province. It says clashes between Kurdish fighters and members of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and the […]

September 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Syrian rebels seize control of Christian village

Syrian rebels seize control of Christian village

Sep 08, AMMAN, Jordan — Syrian rebels led by al-Qaida-linked fighters seized control of a predominantly Christian village northeast of Damascus, sweeping into the mountainside sanctuary in heavy fighting overnight and forcing hundreds of residents to flee, activists and locals said Sunday. The battle over Maaloula, an ancient village that is home to two of […]

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Syrians flee ‘sectarian cleansing’ by Assad forces

Syrians flee ‘sectarian cleansing’ by Assad forces

June 18, AP – Beirut: Al Assad is battling a Sunni-led revolt in Syria, which he and his father before him have ruled for four decades. He belongs to the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam. Syrian President Bashar Al Assad’s forces have begun ethnically cleansing Sunni Muslims and deliberately pushing refugees across […]

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Syrian regime troops summarily executes 80 civilians

Syrian regime troops summarily executes 80 civilians

April 22, AP – Syrian government troops have waged a five-day offensive to retake Jdeidet al-Fadel, where up to 270 rebels have taken up positions, according to Golani, who said he had counted 98 bodies in the streets and 86 victims who had been summarily executed in makeshift clinics. Abu Ahmad al-Rabi, an activist in […]

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