A pro-government Syrian TV station said Monday one of its cameramen who was kidnapped three days ago is believed to be dead while the others are being held by rebels near the capital Damascus. Gunmen kidnapped the cameraman Friday along with three other employees
A week ago, British-Syrian doctor known as Abu Shamel was playing with his young son at home in Manchester. Now he is crouching on a street corner in Syria’s Aleppo, picking a sniper bullet out of a confused and screaming man as gunfire
The shrapnel wound is in the toddler’s left side. The boy needs “a proper hospital,” the doctor says, not the makeshift clinic in the Syrian city of Homs where he’s being treated. “Even the children are not allowed to get there,” he says. “Where is the Red Cross that was negotiating yesterday?”
Syrian security forces killed at least 25 people Monday when they attacked the opposition stronghold of Homs, while activists accused the government of intensifying its persecution of doctors who treat wounded protesters.
Fawaz al-Baba, who is backed by the March 14 Future Movement was elected on Sunday as the new head of Tripoli’s Doctors Syndicate , defeating Omar Abdul Latif Ayyash, who is backed by former PM Najib Miqati and the March 8 alliance .