As Asad launches a fresh offensive, The International community flexes its’ muscles

International Arrest Warrant Germany Takes Aim at Assad’s Torture Boss DER SPIEGEL has learned that Germany’s chief federal prosecutor has issued an international arrest warrant for one of the Syrian regime’s top intelligence officials. He is suspected of being responsible for wide-scale torture and murder. By Jörg Diehl, Christoph Reuter and Fidelius Schmid REUTERS Exhibit […]

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The Boys From Banyas

19/07/2012  Rehanli, Turkey By Mohammed Basith Awan. Peering out the window of a fifth story 3 bedroom flat in the Turko-Syriac border town of Rehanli, I approached some of the young men who seemed to be exclusive inhabitants of this strange guest house, which has a clear view of the Syrian border (and indeed Syria […]

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Abdul-Jabbar’s Story

by M. B. Awan The village of Killi lies in the north-west of Syria, near the Turkish border and has been free from the control of the Assad regime for well over a year. The overwhelming first impression gained from Killi and its’ people is that of euphoria over being free, symbolised by the nightly […]

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Rebels cling on to Qusayr

A Syrian army soldiers holds up his weapon during a battle against opposition fighters in the city of Qusayr, in Syria’s central Homs province Photo: AFP/GETTY By Ruth Sherlock, Beirut and Magdy Samaan and Richard Spencer in Cairo 6:00PM BST 28 May 2013 A major assault by Syrian regime troops and fighters from the Lebanese Shia militia Hizbollah […]

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Tough Times in Crucial Border Town Qusayr

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT | Thu May 30, 2013 10:20am BST (Reuters) – Syrian rebels pleaded for military and medical aid in the embattled border town of Qusair on Thursday, saying they were unable to evacuate hundreds of wounded under an onslaught from government forces backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters. President Bashar al-Assad launched an offensive to capture […]

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EU Lifts Arms Embargo, Russia Keeps Supplying Arms as the Killing Goes On

Russia says it will go ahead with deliveries of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, and that the arms will help deter foreign intervention. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the missiles were a “stabilising factor” that could dissuade “some hotheads” from entering the conflict. Russia also criticised an EU decision not to renew an arms […]

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