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The Brutality of the regime won’t stop our demos

Saturday, 03 March 2012 23:58  From LCCThe Local Coordination Committees in Syria documented 619 demonstrations took place all over Syria. The highest number of demonstration was also recorded in Idlib with 143 points.

The ICRC and the Red Crescent tries to enter to Baba Amr

Sunday, 04 March 2012 11:02  From Baba AmrThe ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have been delivering aid to a village 3km from Homs, and hopes to enter Baba Amr today, a spokesman told the Guardian.

Assad, let the people go !

Friday, 23 March 2012 18:54  Joe Bialek, Cleveland, USA - As a citizen of and believer in democracy, I applaud the efforts of the Syrian people. Their efforts are similar to what is happening in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Syria suicide bombing kills 10; UN chief says regime clampdown 'intolerable'

Friday, 27 April 2012 23:39  AP - BEIRUT - Two weeks into a cease-fire agreement, there still was no peace in Syria: Security agents in Damascus collected the remains of 10 people killed in a suicide bombing. Activists reported troops firing on protesters. Video showed a...

Exclusive: Sanctions block Syria's vital grain trade

Tuesday, 08 May 2012 01:58  LONDON (Reuters) - Syria is finding it increasingly hard to buy grain on international markets because sanctions have blocked its access to trade finance, while growing numbers of its citizens are struggling to obtain food after more...

Syria holds parliamentary vote that opposition boycotts, dismisses as sham

Wednesday, 09 May 2012 01:57  AP - DAMASCUS, Syria - Syrians cast ballots Monday in parliamentary elections billed by the regime as key to President Bashar Assad's political reforms, but the opposition dismissed the vote as a sham meant to preserve his...

70 killed in Syria ahead of Annan return

Friday, 25 May 2012 21:14  AFP - More than 70 people were killed across Syria on Friday, monitors said, as tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets on Friday and tanks were deployed in the country's second largest city.

Syrian army pounds Haffa as rebels say pullout tactical; NATO rules out intervention

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:00  Alarabiya News - While Syrian government helicopters and tanks are pounding the western town of al-Haffa and the surrounding villages, ground troops are rounding up young men

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Syria is an invented country that’s about to fall apart

Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:21  By Geoffrey Clarfield From outside Syria, it appears that a government is waging war against...

From Bosnia to Syria: Is History Repeating Itself?

Friday, 06 April 2012 15:33  By Benjamin SchettAnyone closely following the ongoing crisis in Syria will notice that the...

"RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT" SYRIA: A US-NATO "TROJAN HORSE"

Friday, 13 April 2012 22:07  By Carla SteaKofi Annan, Special Envoy for the United Nations and Arab League stated, in his...

Foiling Peace - The Imperial "Friends" of Syria

Friday, 27 April 2012 23:28  By Ben SchreinerAs the proposed April 10 Syrian ceasefire goes up in smoke, so, too, does the...

SYRIA: Media Accuses Syrian Government of Collaborating with Al Qaeda. How the Media Refutes its own Lies...

Tuesday, 08 May 2012 21:42  by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky The latest terrorist attack in Damascus is described by the...

GEOPOLITICAL DESTABILIZATION AND REGIONAL WAR: The Road To Tehran Goes Through Damascus

Saturday, 12 May 2012 02:41  by Nile BowieBetween the chaos and artillery fire unfolding in Homs and Damascus, the current...

Editorial

  • Where In The Tunnel Are We?
    Tuesday, 07 February 2012
    Why is the Syrian opposition so divided? Here are some of the main divisions running through Syrian society: Sunni versus AlawiPoor versus richRural versus urbanHoms and Hama versus Aleppo and DamascusBaathists versus... Read More...
    Killing in Syria
    Tuesday, 07 February 2012
    On Monday, government forces using tanks and machine guns shelled a makeshift medical clinic and residential areas in Homs, a major center of protests. Since Friday, an estimated 240 people have been killed in perhaps the... Read More...
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    HRW Report : All Means Necessary
    Wednesday, 14 December 2011
    By Human Rights Watch This report is based on more than 60 interviews with defectors from the Syrian military and intelligence agencies. The defectors provided detailed information about their units' participation in attacks,... Read More...
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    Safe Area for Syria
    Monday, 23 January 2012
    The Syrian National Council (SNC) is entering a critical phase in the Syrian revolution whereby the hope of a continued campaign of passive resistance to an exceptionally brutal and unrestrained regime is becoming more and more... Read More...
  • SNC Statement to the Syrian Expatriate and International Community
    Monday, 28 February 2011
    The Syrian National Council (SNC) salutes the brave Syrian people, who are in the midst of one of the greatest revolutions the modern world has seen. The Syrian Revolution, in its demands for freedom and dignity, has been... Read More...
    SNC Delegation Visits Arab League in Cairo
    Friday, 20 January 2012
    On Friday, Jan. 20, a delegation from the Syrian National Council’s (SNC) Executive Office, led by Dr. Burhan Ghalioun, headed to Cairo to meet with the Arab League Secretary-General, Mr. Nabil El-Araby, and the Arab... Read More...
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Series of Crimes Committed by the Syrian Regime
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
From Local commitees coordination In the latest development in the series of crimes committed by the Syrian regime against activists and those who... Read More...
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A show of support for Syria
Friday, 17 February 2012
A Costa Mesa artist of Syrian heritage has found a way to give back to her parents' homeland, which is in turmoil. On Feb. 25, Sama Wareh, 28, will... Read More...
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From LCC, Maarat al-Noman
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 citizen journalism image provided by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria and accessed on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012,... Read More...
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More Martyrs
Friday, 17 February 2012
Posted by abeer on February 16th, 2012 Local Coordination Committees in Syria The number of martyrs reached 70 thus far, including 36 unidentified... Read More...
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A Call to Boycott the Referendum on February 26
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
From LCC For more than 11 months, the Syrian Revolution has been calling for dignity, freedom, and citizenship. The Revolution has been calling for... Read More...

Articles

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Debate about Syria is missing one thing: Syrians
Monday, 14 December 2015
Debate about Syria is missing one thing: Syrians The West continues to ignore the very real suffering of Syrians who have to live while spectacular... Read More...
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On a Mission Within Earshot of a War, Armed With Paint
Monday, 18 November 2013
By Jodi Rudoren  GOLAN HEIGHTS — The graffiti painter known as Col Wallnuts likes to use exploding bursts of color, hiding the abstract... Read More...
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Syria : One year after the uprising
Saturday, 14 April 2012
The wave of Arab unrest that began with the Tunisian revolution reached Syria on March 15, 2011, when residents of a small southern city took to the... Read More...
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Bearing Witness in Syria: A Correspondent’s Last Days
Sunday, 04 March 2012
By Tyler Hicks, The New York Times It was damp and cold as Anthony Shadid and I crossed in darkness over the barbed-wire fence that separated Turkey... Read More...
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A journey into Syria's nightmare
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
By Zohra Bensemra   The contact from Syria called: "Be ready in 30 minutes," he said. "If you want to go, we have to go now." From the moment we... Read More...

Opinions

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Note to world leaders: This is how to welcome refugees
Monday, 14 December 2015
Note to world leaders: This is how to welcome refugees Canada welcomes a small group of refugees but its telegenic new PM puts on a big show. Read More...
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Was Syrian government behind attacks?
Tuesday, 07 February 2012
By Christine Marlow and Richard Spencer (The Telegraph) The pressing question about the devastation is who was to blame. In any Arab country the... Read More...
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Analysis: Syria and Hamas - end of a honeymoon
Saturday, 25 February 2012
By Khaled Abou Tameh, JPost.com Now that Hamas has left Syria, its leaders are finally able to voice their true feelings about Assad. The honeymoon... Read More...
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The case for arming Syria’s opposition
Thursday, 01 March 2012
Stephen J. Hadley, The Washington Post The moral case for arming Syrians seeking their freedom has become overwhelming. The world has... Read More...
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Syrian Support for Terrorism
Tuesday, 07 February 2012
By Mark Damely State sponsored terrorism is synonymous with Syria and more closely with the Assad regime. During the reign of Hafez al-Assad, and... Read More...

Press review

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Worldwide film screenings to commemorate anniversary of Syria's revolution
Monday, 12 March 2012
Ahramonline - Syrian unrest makes it impossible for DOX BOX festival but cities around the world will screen several Syrian documentary films on 15... Read More...
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Syria's opposition faces 'divided we fall' moment
Sunday, 25 March 2012
Christian Science Monitor - Syria’s bickering opposition factions are gathering in Turkey today in an effort to forge a united front against Syrian... Read More...
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Photographer wounded in blast that killed Marie Colvin escapes from Homs in operation that cost lives of 12 Syrian volunteers
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
By David Williams, MailOnline A British photographer was smuggled out of the besieged Syrian city of Homs on a stretcher in a 26-hour operation that... Read More...
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Syria delivers journalists’ bodies to Red Cross but blocks aid convoy
Sunday, 04 March 2012
By Laura Rozen, The Envoy The bodies of American and French journalists killed in Syria were handed over to aid workers with the International... Read More...
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Two Western Journalists Killed in Syria Shelling
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
New York Times Two Western journalists, one American and one French, were killed early Wednesday as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad pursued... Read More...

Human Rights

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UN Human Rights Report on Syria
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Summary The deteriorating situation in the Syrian Arab Republic prompted the Human Rights Council to establish an independent international... Read More...
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Syria: Detainees Hidden From International Monitors
Tuesday, 07 February 2012
(New York) – Syrian authorities have transferred perhaps hundreds of detainees to off-limits military sites to hide them from Arab League monitors... Read More...
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION INTO FRENCH JOURNALIST’S DEATH GREETED WITH CAUTION
Wednesday, 01 February 2012
Reporters Without Borders  January 13, 2012 Reporters Without Borders reacted cautiously today to yesterday’s Syrian government announcement... Read More...
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Syria: Continued Repression Through Use of Enforced Disappearance
Friday, 10 February 2012
Al Karama for human rights 05 January 2012  Alkarama strongly condemns the ongoing repression of large parts of the Syrian population.... Read More...
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Syria: UN Commission of Inquiry presents its 2nd report to the Human Rights Council
Sunday, 18 March 2012
The chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria presented its second report to the UN Human Rights Council on 12 March 2012. In this report,... Read More...

Who is who

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Tal al-Mallohi
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Tal Dosr al-Mallohi, born in Homs January 4, 1991 is a Syrian blogger from Homs. She is considered the World's youngest prisoner of conscience. On 27... Read More...
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Riyad al-Turk
Tuesday, 07 February 2012
Riyad al-Turk is born on 1930 in Homs. He is a prominent Syrian opposition leader, former political prisoner for about 20 years in Syria, and... Read More...
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Souheir al-Atassi
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Lawyer, Souheir al-Attassi is a prominent syian rights defender. She is one of the leader of the Union of the local committies coordination. ... Read More...
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Maher Arar
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Maher Arar (born 1970) is a telecommunications engineer with dual Syrian and Canadian citizenship who resides in Canada. Arar's story is frequently... Read More...
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Michel Kilo
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Michel Kilo (born 1940) is a Syrian Christian writer and human rights activist, who has been called "one of Syria's leading opposition... Read More...