Syria’s opposition accused the government Monday of killing 40 people in a massacre in a central town in a bid to terrorize people into flight to change the confessional balance of the region. The Syrian National Council said that a further 120 people were wounded in the attack by troops and militia on Harbanafsah, in […]
Syrian opposition activists said more than 200 people were killed in a Sunni village on Thursday by government forces using tanks and helicopters, which, if confirmed, would be the worst in a series of massacres that have convulsed Syria’s
The U.N.’s human rights office on Tuesday added grim new details about the massacre of more than 100 people in a rural area in Syria last week, saying that most of the dead were shot at close range, some of them women and children killed in their homes.
Mass graves now mark Syria’s once-peaceful Houla township. The trenches in the earth are seen in videos uploaded by activists, filled with the mangled corpses of more than 100 people, many children. As the world condemns the Syrian regime for Friday’s massacre in Houla, one of the worst
A weekend massacre of more than 100 people emerged as a potential turning point in the Syrian crisis Monday, galvanizing even staunch ally Russia to take an unusually hard line against President Bashar Assad’s government. Analysts said Russia may be warning Assad that he needs to change course or lose Moscow’s support
A government assault on rebel areas in the central Syrian city of Hama has killed as many as 42 people, most of them civilians, an opposition activist claimed Monday. Mousab Hamadee, an activist located near Hama, told The Times that the neighborhoods of Mashaa Junoub Almalaab and Alarbaeen, along with some other areas, came under […]
Red Cross teams reached Hama for the first time in more than a month on Monday, delivering food and other goods to the central Syrian city battered by a military crackdown on the anti-government uprising. Activist groups reported the death toll for 11 months of unrest has surpassed 8,000.
On Friday, Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces killed 103 people in Syria in the bombardment of the besieged city of Homs and in attacks on the countryside of Hama and the east and north of the country, the activist group Local Coordination Committees said. Most of those killed were civilians, including 14 children and one […]
Syrian security forces lined up and shot dead 13 men and boys from one extended family on Thursday after raiding the village of Kfartoun in Hama province, activists in Hama city said.
By: Thomas L. Friedman
Watching the Syrian Army pummel the Syrian town of Homs .. is the remake of a really bad movie that starred Bashar’s father, Hafez, exactly 30 years ago this month. I know. I saw the original.