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As Syrians Bleed to Death

As the violence in Syria enters its seventh week, the death total has already far exceeded the massacre levels of most regional crackdowns. Except for Libya, the Syrian regime has unleashed a brutal and unyielding attack that has easily killed upwards of 900 people.

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Politics

Syria Spinning Out of Control

The new week brings with it new reports of death in Syria, now entering its fifth week of protests. Most of the killing has occured in the western Syrian town of Homs. Here, protesters were seen ripping pictures of President Bashar and his late father, Hafez, off the walls and calling for an end to the […]

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Deadly Weekend in Syria

Over this last weekend, Syria has seen a rapid escalation in violence. Protests that were contained in the towns of Daraa, Baniyas, and Homs have extended themselves into numerous small towns and most notably, the suburbs of the nation’s capital, Damascus. This is a fairly significant turn of events and the government is more than […]

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Protests and Violence Rock Syria

About a week ago in the southern town of Daraa, twenty youths were arrested for writing graffiti on the walls. But this wasn’t just any old tag. This was a list of grievances. A call for more freedoms and less governmental interference. Almost as quickly as these kids were silenced, protesters rose up to defend […]