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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrians forced to sell heirlooms just to survive

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... their families. For the rich, the precious metal represents a bulwark against the collapse of the Syrian pound. According to Sonia Khanji, a member of the Damascus Chamber of Commerce, 30 per cent ... that the rich flock to buy gold. They believe that acquiring the yellow metal offers security," said Michel, a jeweller. Damascus industry professionals agree that the precious metal provides ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1080986/syrians-forced-sell-heirlooms-just-survive
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's Krak des Chevaliers Crusader fortress charred and battered in war

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by AFP

    ... Thursday's capture of the fortress or in earlier bombardments. The only bullet holes that can be seen are on a metal plate that was once inscribed with information for tourists who visited the Krak ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1454912/syrias-krak-des-chevaliers-crusader-fortress-charred-and-battered-war
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian children suffering from ‘brutal’ health care methods, says charity

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:31pm by AP

    ... Doctors resort to knocking out patients with metal bars because of a shortage of anaesthetics and amputating infants' limbs as the only available way to treat their injuries, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1446562/syrian-children-suffering-brutal-health-care-methods-says-charity
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    UN details abuse of children in Syria

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... It detailed gruesome incidents of torture including children being raped or beaten with metal cables, suffering electric shocks to the genitals and having their fingernails ripped out. “Violations ... to surrender or confess. “Ill treatment and acts tantamount to torture reportedly included beatings with metal cables, whips and wooden and metal batons; electric shock, including to the genitals; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1421590/un-details-abuse-children-syria
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Evacuees from Syrian city of Homs tell of Assad regime's weapon of hunger

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 01:59am by WASHPOST

    ... But Nizar was not deterred. He was desperate- and it was not his first attempt to leave. Seven months ago, he tried to escape through a tunnel that had been smuggling precious supplies of food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1427973/evacuees-syrian-city-homs-tell-assad-regimes-weapon-hunger
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian air force accused of using barrel explosives to kill 76 in Aleppo

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 05:24pm by AFP

    ... of victims," said Abdel Rahman. The devices are made up of metal barrels that have a layer of concrete inside them "so that they cause as much destruction and death as possible", he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1381952/syrian-air-force-accused-using-barrel-explosives-kill-76-aleppo
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria air strikes kill 20 people including civilians, activists say

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 10:30am by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... to help extinguish cars in flames. Rubble and twisted metal litter the street. The video appeared genuine and corresponded to other reporting by The Associated Press of the events depicted. Rebels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1214357/syria-air-strikes-kill-20-people-including-civilians-activists-say
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    UN states backing rebels 'aiding terror', says Syrian FM

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 10:48am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... into neighbouring countries.” “I appeal from this podium to those Syrian citizens to return to their towns and villages where the state will guarantee their safe return and their precious lives away from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1052172/syria-accuses-us-france-others-arming-funding-terrorism
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Twin car bombings kill dozens in Damascus

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 04:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Jaramana

    ... “This is your airplane, O Bashar,” a man said in one video as fire and smoke rose from the mass of broken metal. “The Free Syrian Army has downed it.” It came a day after rebels downed an army ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1093060/twenty-killed-damascus-car-bombs
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Turkey briefly detains Syrian plane as tension heightens

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 09:44am by Reuters in Istanbul

    ... the border with Turkey as they fled the fighting in Azmarin and surrounding villages. Residents from the Turkish village of Hacipasa helped pull them across in small metal boats. “The firing started ... the children over another point in the river in a metal bowl used for wheat. Doctors and volunteers set up makeshift first-aid points on both sides of the frontier. A Turkish ambulance and several ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1058458/turkey-briefly-detains-syrian-plane-tension-heightens

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