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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian refugee flood into Lebanon (population 4.5 million) tops 1 million

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:27am by AP

    ... to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which documents the fighting through a network of activists on the ground. The war has uprooted millions of Syrians from their homes. The UN estimates ... Associated Press in Tripoli, Lebanon Nation of 4.5 million marks 'devastating milestone' in fallout from civil conflict Lebanon feeling strain as millionth Syrian flees ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria rebels free Iranians in major prisoner swap

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 06:27pm by AFP

    ... children from the same family were among as many as 10 civilians killed in a pre-dawn air strike near the central city of Homs, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. ... at least 83 people were killed on Tuesday, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists, doctors and lawyers for its reporting. ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian troops press assault on town near Damascus

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 05:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Syrian troops shelled a besieged town near Damascus and clashed with rebels on the outskirts of the capital on Saturday as the country’s conflict entered its 22nd month, a watchdog and activists said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported fierce battles as the army sent in reinforcements and tried to storm the town of Daraya on different ...

  4. News - World

    Syrian opposition urges rebels to join key battle

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 05:45pm by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... with the Mediterranean coast. Rami Abdul-Rahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the government and Hezbollah bombarded Qusair with rocket launchers. Hezbollah has held ... Associated Press in Beirut Syria’s main opposition group is urging rebels to come from around the country to reinforce Qusair, a western town under attack by Syrian troops and members ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Human Rights Watch says evidence 'strongly suggests’ Syria regime used chlorine gas

    Posted May 13th 2014, 04:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut New York-based rights group says there is evidence indicating Assad regime used chlorine gas on three towns under rebel control in April Evidence “strongly suggests” Syria’s government used chlorine gas on three towns in mid-April in violation of the chemical weapons treaty it joined last year, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. The New ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Kurdish forces recapture key Iraqi dam as US, Britain step up support

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:54pm by AFP

    ... jihadists and eight civilians, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. “The regime wants to show the Americans that it is also capable of striking the IS,” said the Britain-based group’s ... The Yazidis’ non-Muslim faith is anathema to the Sunni extremists of IS. Human rights groups and residents say IS fighters have been demanding that religious minorities in the Mosul region either ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Twin car bombings kill dozens in Damascus

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

    ... in the town. The death toll mounted as the day wore on, with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights giving tallies of 20, then 29, 38 and later 54. More than 120 people were wounded, and many ... media and a rights watchdog reported. The blasts ripped through a central square near a petrol station, sending residents fleeing in panic. There was a ball of fire at the end of a narrow lane, ...

  8. News - World

    New wave of air raids on key Syrian town

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 04:14pm by Agence France-Presse in Maaret Al-Numan

    ... al-Numan, according to both the insurgents and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.   And the observatory said that on Thursday fighter jets bombed Maarhtat and Bsida, where the helicopter ... Agence France-Presse in Maaret Al-Numan Syria Syrian regime warplanes launched a new wave of strikes on Thursday on the northwestern town of Maaret al-Numan, seized by rebels last week, ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian army pounds Aleppo airbase

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 03:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... a monitoring group said. Syrian government forces shelled parts of the Minnigh military airbase a day after rebels seized its strategic radar tower, months into a battle for the site in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. “Parts of Minnigh military airbase were shelled by regime forces... Rebels are in control of large swathes of the airbase,” the Britain-based Observatory ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... in Sunday's bombing of Aleppo "with explosive-packed barrels... rose to 76", including "28 children and four women", said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, updating its ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Activists call Aleppo bombing 'unprecedented' as UN says war refugees to swell to 4.1m by 2015 The Syrian air force was yesterday accused ...




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