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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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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Syrian opposition calls upon rebel fighters to save embattled Qusair

  Syrian National Coalition urges disparate groups of fighters to head to city under assault from Assad and Hezbollah forces Syrian civilians search for survivors in Qusair after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Photograph: Reuters Syria‘s main opposition alliance has urged fighters from around the country to reinforce […]

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More Evidence of Chemical Attacks by Alawite Shi’a Regime Emerges

A correspondent who visited the northern town of Saraqeb was told by eyewitnesses that government helicopters had dropped at least two devices containing poisonous gas. The government has vehemently denied claims it has used chemical agents. The US had warned that such a development would be a “red line” for possible intervention. President Barack Obama […]

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The Rebel Alliance reopens Ghutah

Interesting article: by the way Ghutah is apparently the location of the Second Coming of Christ! Free Syrian Army fighters return fire after what they say was during clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Deir al-Zor May 13, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Khalil Ashawi By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT | Tue May 14, 2013 7:55pm EDT (Reuters) […]

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More Hot Air?

David Cameron: ‘Syria’s history is being written in the blood of her people – and it is happening on our watch’ US President Barack Obama said such a body would be the goal of a meeting in Geneva in “the coming weeks”. The US recently won Russian support for the conference. British Prime Minister David […]

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