Latest in Tag: Damascus Highlight
Latest in Tag: Damascus
The Syrian uprising erupted in March 2011 with peaceful pro-democracy protests, inspired by the Arab Spring
A video posted on the Internet by activists appeared to show one wrecked helicopter, while a rebel shoots rockets at the airport
Despite the French offer to host an envoy, Paris remained cautious on the issue of supplying weapons to Syrian rebels
Unal said Saturday that he had been detained by Syrian soldiers and held in solitary confinement in an Aleppo prison
According to Observatory fighting also broke out overnight around Ras Al-Ain, in Hasakeh province
The rebels have scored significant gains in recent weeks and hold swathes of territory in the north
The Observatory says more than 36,000 people have died since the uprising against Assad’s rule broke out in March 2011
The observatory does not include thousands of people who have gone missing in the conflict
With so many suspected activists detained and its prisons overflowing, the regime resorted to using a range of public facilities across the country for detentions
Lebanon’s March 14 coalition, which is bitterly opposed to Assad, has accused Damascus of planning a series of bombings in Lebanon
A car bomb attack killed at least 10 people in the predominantly Christian and Druze area of Jaramana, near Damascus
The Syrian army withdrew from Lebanon in 2005 after an almost 30-year occupation.
HRW reported increased use of cluster bombs in the past week, notably in the Maaret al-Numan area.
Dozens of people were killed in two suicide attacks against the air force intelligence branch in Harasta
Syrian government confirms attack but insists school was not used by security forces or militia
At least 153 people were killed in violence across Syria on Thursday — 83 civilians, 24 rebels and 46 soldiers.
The continuing violence in Syria and the apparently well-coordinated attacks on military installations by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) indicate strong leadership and increased armament
Kidnapping vendetta between Syrian rebels and Lebanese Shi’a clan
IRNA claimed the abducted are pilgrims visiting the Shi’a shrine of Sayyida Zainab
Links between Al-Qaeda and rebels fall flat while Kurd alliance is more fractured than it seems
Faced with a lack of other options unconditional support for the Free Syrian Army raises moral questions
Fighting between the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and forces loyal to President Assad has escalated in Aleppo
As the battle for the capital is underway Syria’s Kurds have emerged as the factor that tipped the scales
After several high level ranking officials are reported dead or injured, Al-Assad’s forces promise the fight for the capital is far from over
The senior Hamas member was the assistant to another Hamas official killed in an elaborate operation in Dubai two years ago that gained international notoriety
Two bombs have exploded outside the Palace of Justice in central Damascus, according to Syrian state television SANA.
DAMASCUS: Regime forces on Thursday pressed assaults on rebel zones around Syria, despite a UN Security Council statement urging both sides to implement “fully and immediately” envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a 17-year-old boy was killed and dozens wounded in an army assault on the town of …