Syria rebels announced Thursday in a video NOW published on YouTube that they have seized a Hezbollah vehicle in Homs province. In the video, the rebels say that “the vehicle was carrying three Hezbollah ‘Shabiha’ who were fleeing to the nearest regime checkpoint.”
More than 100 people were shot, stabbed and possibly burned to death in the Syrian city of Homs this week, in what a monitoring group said was a massacre by the army or militia loyal to Bashar al-Assad. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said women and children were among the 106 people killed
Rape is one of the primary reasons that Syrian refugees say they fled their country, “a significant and disturbing feature” of the war raging between rebels and Syrian government forces, the International Rescue Committee said Monday. In a new report based on hundreds of interviews in Jordan and Lebanon, the assistance group said refugees recounted […]
NBC reporter Richard Engel, who was rescued by the Syrian rebels from his Syrian captors , five days after he was held hostage Syria, said Tuesday that his captors were taking him to an alleged Hezbollah stronghold when he was set free by rebels. “This was a group known as the shabiha. This is a […]
Britain and the Netherlands urged other EU governments on Friday to join the United States in imposing sanctions on the Lebanese political and militant group Hezbollah for providing support to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal said the European Union should brand Hezbollah a terrorist
Damascus – For months, most of Syria’s minority sects stood warily on the sidelines of the revolt by the Sunni Muslim majority against President Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite-dominated rule. But in Damascus, neighborhood vigilante groups are arming themselves in Christian, Druze and Shi’ite Muslim areas,
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
A video emerged Friday showing more than a dozen bloodied corpses in Syria, some of them piled on top of each other and in military uniforms, in what the government said was a “massacre” by rebels in the northern province of Aleppo.
Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are using sexual violence against men, women and children in detention and during raids in opposition strongholds, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Friday.
Sectarian massacres in Syria may show militias nurtured by the authorities are a “Frankenstein’s monster” which will alienate allies, provoke foreign intervention and tear the country apart, hastening the downfall of President Bashar al-Assad.