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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria conflict death toll reaches 150,344, human rights group says

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 09:47am by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... and more than, 3,000 fighters have been killed in the rebel-on-rebel violence since the beginning of the year, according to activists. These deaths were not included in Observatory’s tally. ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    At least 31,000 killed in Syria conflict, says watchdog

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 09:24pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Violence across Syria has killed at least 31,022 people, most of them civilians, since the outbreak of an anti-regime revolt in March last year, a monitoring group said. “At least 22,257 civilians, 7,578 soldiers and 1,187 defectors have been killed in violence in the past 18 months,” Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... President Bashar al-Assad which also sparked clashes with the Lebanese army. It was one of the deadliest days in the Mediterranean port city, which has seen frequent outbreaks of violence since ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria army using starvation as ‘weapon of war’, say Amnesty

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 07:24pm by AFP

    ... suburb. The violence has prompted the exodus of tens of thousands of Yarmuk’s 170,000 residents. Some 20,000 are still trapped inside the camp, facing hardship and hunger, according to the UN ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Britain backs Assad ‘safe exit’ as Syria violence rages

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 10:33am by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Lakhdar Brahimi for swift UN Security Council action to try to stop the violence. Lyall Grant told reporters that the Security Council hoped for a briefing from Brahimi before the end of the month ... responsibility” to act to end the violence, as they have been backing Assad in the conflict. The UN’s top political official, Jeffrey Feltman, told the Security Council there is credible evidence ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria foreign minister accuses US of stoking violence

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 01:16pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Syria’s foreign minister accused the United States of being the “major player” encouraging anti-government rebels, but vowed the regime would not deploy chemical weapons in an interview published on Tuesday. Walid Muallem su ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    UN aid chief Valerie Amos urges ‘action on the ground’ in Syria

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:11pm by AFP

    ... Syrians, or nearly half the country's population, needed help. Amos has repeatedly expressed frustration that violence and red tape have slowed humanitarian aid deliveries to a trickle. Last ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Evacuations, aid delivery resume in Syria’s besieged city of Homs

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 07:24pm by AFP

    ... trapped in parts of the central city of Homs, much of which has been devastated by ongoing violence between rebels and the army. Humanitarian groups have welcomed the operations, but the UN ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    UN details abuse of children in Syria

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

    ... of abuses Syrian children have suffered since the opposition rose up to try to depose President Bashar al-Assad. They range from direct commission of abuse, including sexual violence, to more ... the ripping out of fingernails and toenails; sexual violence, including rape or threats of rape; mock executions; cigarette burns; sleep deprivation; solitary confinement; and exposure to the torture ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Hundreds evacuated as truce extended in besieged Syrian city of Homs

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 10:34am by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... on Sunday, Rami Abdurrahman of the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. They also killed around 20 local fighters in the village, he said. The violence further rattled peace talks ... continue while the regime is stepping up its violence against the Syrian people.” Opposition spokesman Louay Safi The two sides’ first face-to-face meetings adjourned 10 days ago, having achieved ...




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