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Syria: NGO report says over 1,70,000 dead in last three years

Jul 11, 2014

Syria: NGO report says over 1,70,000 dead in last three years

Among the dead in Syria were 56,495 civilians, including 9,092 children, according to the toll, which included casualties documented up to 8 July this year. #World #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #Bashar al-Assad #Syrian Observatory for Human Rights #Sectarian violence #Free Syrian Army #Syrian civil war #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #Middle Easr
Chemical weapons inspectors attacked in Syria

May 28, 2014

Chemical weapons inspectors attacked in Syria

A convoy of chemical weapons inspectors came under attack on Tuesday while travelling to the site of a suspected chlorine gas attack in Syria. #Syria #NewsTracker #UN #Damascus #Bashar al-Assad #Human Rights Watch #Chemical weapons #OPCW #Chlorine
Syria: Soccer goalie-turned-rebel becomes icon for anti-govt fighters

May 19, 2014

Syria: Soccer goalie-turned-rebel becomes icon for anti-govt fighters

In 2012, Sarout joined the Western-backed rebel Free Syrian Army movement. He rose to command a Homs brigade that bears his name. #World #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #War Crimes #Chemical weapons #footballer #Abdelbaset Sarout #Goal keeper
Lakhdar Brahimi, UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, resigns

May 14, 2014

Lakhdar Brahimi, UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, resigns

Un chief called the resignation a failure of "one of the world's most brilliant diplomats" to end the conflict despite "his extraordinary talents ... a tragedy for the Syrian people." #World #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #Ban Ki-moon #Arab League #War Crimes #UNHRC #Chemical weapons #Lakhdar Brahimi
Security Council sees grim images of those dead in Syria

Apr 15, 2014

Security Council sees grim images of those dead in Syria

France, which is hosting the closed-door meeting, says the photos to be displayed are part of a collection of 55,000 digital images of Syrians who were tortured and slain by Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime. #World #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #War Crimes #UNHRC #Chemical weapons

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Security Council sees grim images of those dead in Syria

Jun 29, 2014

Car bomb in Syria kills 2

DAMASCUS, Syria — A car bomb exploded in a busy market in a rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital Saturday, killing at least two people and wounding dozens as Muslims went shopping a day before the start of their holy month of Ramadan, activists sa... #Damascus, Syria #Syria #Europe
Security Council sees grim images of those dead in Syria

Jun 22, 2014

Cease-Fire Reached in Palestinian Camp in Syria

(BEIRUT) — Various fighting factions and the Syrian government reached a cease-fire agreement in a besieged Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, activists and state media said Sunday. If it holds, the agreement in the Yarmouk, the largest of nine Pa... #Damascus, Syria #Syria #Beirut, Lebanon
Security Council sees grim images of those dead in Syria

Jun 20, 2014

Lebanon car bomb attack kills two, shatters months of relative calm

A suicide car bomb that may have targeted Lebanon’s internal security chief exploded Friday on the Beirut-Damascus highway, killing at least two people and wounding dozens, according to official and media accounts... #Damascus, Syria #Syria #Beirut, Lebanon