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By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Syrian War: Ghouta bombing leaves 300 dead, ‘flagrant war crimes,’ suffering children with no food, shelter, medicine

While the Syrian military says it is trying to liberate the area from terrorists, it has also been accused of targeting civilians with a death toll reported at 300 and rising. A doctor working in Eastern Ghouta More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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Assad: US airstrikes in Syria have ‘not proven effective’ against ISIS

Syrian President Bashar Assad has stated that the United States-led airstrike campaign against ISIS has not proven effective. The Shiite leader says that ‘You can’t end terrorism with aerial strikes’ More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 25th, 2013
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Over 11,000 children killed in Syria’s civil war, hundreds targeted by sniper

A new report details the death toll in Syria, highlighting the disturbing death totals of children, especially those killed by sniper fire. photo/FreedomHouse via Flickr public domain The report, features in a Nov. More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 20th, 2013
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Syrian violence: Nearly 40 dead in bombings and rebel groups battle one another

Earlier on Thursday, two bombings in Syria killed at least 39 people in the latest surge in violence, while al-Qaeda-linked fighters tighten their grip on a border town near Turkey after killing and expelling fighters More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 11th, 2013
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US to send Syrian rebels armor, night vision goggles and other ‘nonlethal aid’

The Obama administration is expected to give Syrian rebels broader nonlethal military assistance, including body armor and night-vision goggles, while stopping short of providing weapons to forces fighting Syrian More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, April 7th, 2013
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Syrian rebels capture pro-Assad cleric, Sheikh Hassan Seifeddin, behead man and parade body

Syrian rebel forces killed a pro-regime Sunni cleric in the city of Aleppo, beheaded the man, and then dragged his body through the streets, a watchdog group said on Saturday. Michael Thompson from One Love, Earth More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, March 7th, 2013
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UN reports Syrian refugees now tops 1 million, violence displaced 2 million more

The number of Syrians who have fled their homeland during the almost two years of violence has officially exceeded 1 million, the United Nations said Wednesday. The milestone had long been anticipated as the influx More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
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Syrian violence spreads to Iraq as 40 soldiers murdered during attack on Iraqi military transport

 More than 40 Syrian soldiers who had sought temporary safety in Iraq from rebel fighters along the border were killed on Monday in an attack by unidentified gunmen as the Iraqi military was transporting the soldiers More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
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Over 60 Syrians shot in head, execution style, while bound

A Syrian opposition group says 65 people have been found shot dead, with their hands bound, in Aleppo. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll could rise as high as 80, calling More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
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Syrian death toll at 60,000 says UN Human Rights group

On Wednesday in a press release United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, stated that a detailed analysis has revealed that the bloody conflict in Syria has left over 60,000 people have More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, December 7th, 2012
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Hillary Clinton meets on Syria, chemical weapon rumors as ground campaign may be looming

The situation in Syria is accelerating, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday, amid reports that President Bashar al-Assad’s government may be preparing to use chemical weapons. 2011 cartoon More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 5th, 2012
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Car bomb in Syria kills 50 soldiers and pro-Assad fighters

A car bomb attack at a military post in Hama has killed at least 50 soldiers and pro-regime fighters, a rights watchdog has said. Reported Deaths in Violence Across Syria April 2012; numbers from Syria Shuhada; More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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Roger Abbas, Australian aid worker, killed in crossfire of Syrian violence

An Australian man has reportedly died in gunfire in Syria while working at a refugee camp. Roger Abbas Roger Abbas, age 23, from Melbourne died while doing aid work at a refugee camp near the Turkey and Syrian border, More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 27th, 2012
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‘Bloodiest Day’ in Syrian conflict leaves over 300 dead

More than 305 people were killed across Syria on Wednesday, making it the bloodiest day of the 18-month revolt, a human rights group said. Syria children of freedom photo/FreedomHouse via Flickr public domain World More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
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UN says record numbers are fleeing Syria

The UN says more than 100,000 people fled their country in August – the highest monthly total since the uprising began. Reported Deaths in Violence Across Syria April 2012; numbers from Syria Shuhada; figures More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
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UN says Syrian violence getting worse

The UN has warned that violence in Syria is getting worse as the military steps up assaults on civilians and government opposition is coordinating counterattacks. Cartoon by Carlos Latuff 2011 wikimedia commons “The More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 9th, 2012
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Syrian cities enduring intense deadly shelling strikes

Activists reported new violence in southwest Syria on Saturday, saying shelling by troops and clashes between soldiers and rebel fighters in the city of Dara’a had killed 17 people, including women and children. The More...


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