Syria

Democratic Congressman Kucinich (OH) accused of praising Syrian President Assad

June 30, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source ”   Despite Ohio Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich saying a Syrian media report “mischaracterized” a press conference he gave while on a “fact-finding” trip to Syria, video footage of an interview he gave on Syrian television while in Syria clearly shows Kucinich being deferential to and even laudatory of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. [...]

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Syrian Forces open fire on Protesters, killing 16

June 18, 2011

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Syrians flee Northern City of Maarat al-Numan, fearing military assault

June 16, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Hundreds of Syrians fled the northern city of Maarat al-Numan Wednesday ahead of a feared military assault, as Turkey’s prime minister pushed President Bashar al-Assad to end a crackdown against a widening anti-government uprising. Witnesses and activists in Maarat al-Numan say Syrian troops intermittently shelled areas near the city and raided nearby [...]

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Turkey has fallout with Syria

June 16, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “The final decision on launching the Gaza flotilla may not have been made. The difficulties are clear – they reflect the complex fallout for Turkey from the situation in Syria. Turkey has almost completely changed its position on Syria in light of the regime’s killings, torture and brutal repression of demonstrations. It [...]

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Leaked Government Document: Syria orchestrated border clashes with Israel

June 15, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “A leaked Syrian government document shows that the regime orchestrated last month’s border clashes with Israel. Syrian security forces were told to grant free passage to 20 protester-filled buses and allow them to cross the cease-fire line with Israel, according to the memorandum, which was obtained by the Daily Telegraph. “All security, military, and contingent units are [...]

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Syrian army pursuing ‘scorched earth’ policy

June 15, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Syrian armed forces continued a “scorched earth” campaign near the country’s borders with Turkey and Iraq, witnesses said Tuesday, as the US and Europe stepped up condemnation of the Syrian government’s deadly crackdown on protests.” The “scorched earth policy” was first popularized by the Russian Army during World War II as a [...]

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Syria’s “Gay Girl in Damascus” blog actually a hoax by a U.S. man

June 14, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “A blog purportedly written by a gay woman in Syria, which described life in Damascas amid the current political unrest, has been revealed to be a hoax. A Girl Gay in Damascus gained a worldwide readership and was closely followed by news organisations. But the true author has now come forward – [...]

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Syrian forces occupy northwestern border town Jisr al-Shughour as its inhabitants flee

June 12, 2011

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The United Nations Secretary-General calls the Syrian Military Crackdown unacceptable

June 10, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of troops against protesters as “unacceptable” and demanded reforms.” Source 2 The White House condemns the Syria crackdown and backs the UN draft resolution condemning the crackdown and calling for it to end. Source 3 Syrian forces fired on anti-government protesters, [...]

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Syrians vow to continue protesting

June 9, 2011

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UN Nuclear Watchdog votes to present Syria to the Security Council

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source The UN watchdog cites Syria’s construction of a covert nuclear reactor and its failure to cooperate with UN investigators. “The vote, supported by the United States and its European allies, coincided with growing pressure for the international community to condemn the violent crackdown by the Syrian government against pro-democracy protesters. United Nations [...]

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Syrian refugees pouring into Turkey

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source ”   The flow of refugees fleeing to Turkey from an expected military crackdown in Syria swelled Thursday, as the government moved to limit a potential crisis just days before elections. Turkey’s foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, said that the number of Syrians taking refuge in Turkey was now 2,700, Turkey’s state run Anadolu [...]

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