Syrian rebels steal diesel from army trucks to give to the poor, form councils to restore basic services, fix power lines and make sure bakeries have flour for bread. But the attempts to win over public opinion come with a flip side, with the fighters increasingly accused of circulating
More than 200,000 Syrians have poured into neighbouring countries during the conflict, surpassing the 185,000 the U.N. refugee agency had expected to flee by the end of the year. The total reflects an increase of about 30,000 in the past week alone to Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan,
Nearly a year and a half after the start of the Syrian uprising, tens of thousands of people have fled the country. Until recently, most found shelter in homes with friends, relatives and even strangers. But as the numbers increase, several neighbouring countries are opening new camps to accommodate them.
Beirut, Lebanon – In the last few days, thousands of Syrians have poured across the borders of neighboring countries, fleeing increasing violence in their homeland but creating tension elsewhere. More than 170,000 Syrians have sought sanctuary in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq,at least 12,000 of them just in the last three days
A plot hatched by Damascus and allegedly aimed at igniting a Lebanese civil war through a series of bomb attacks has come as little surprise in a nation where blame for political violence has often been laid at Syria’s door. The shock is that the Lebanese authorities have indicted someone, not least a friend of […]
Syrian anti-government protesters called on President Bashar Assad to hold elections within six months, saying he could transform the country. The cyber-activist moderators of the Syrian Revolution 2011 Facebook page posted a statement Saturday appealing to Assad.
Beirut, Lebanon: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a statement that security forces have killed at least 800 civilians since protests erupted in Syria, Reuters reported on Saturday.
By: Robert Fisk
If you want to understand the cruel tragedy of Syria, there are two books you must read:
Syrian revolution 2011 the Facebook group which has emerged as the organizing force behind the demonstrations reported that 683 protesters have been killed so far by the Syrian security forces since the unrest started .
On a campus where even a whisper of politics risks jail time some 150 budding doctors chanted in a rally around Damascus University “God, Syria, freedom only,”