Posts Tagged ‘Homs’

Syria conflict: IS ‘destroyed helicopters’ at T4 base

(Media Release) New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a strategically significant airbase in central Syria used by Russian forces after an attack by so-called Islamic State (IS). Four helicopters and 20 lorries were destroyed in a series of fires inside the T4 base last week, the images from intelligence company Stratfor suggest. […]

The world news Syria: ‘I am the real dictator’, declares Asma al-Assad

Despite the ambitions she expressed for liberalising Syria before the uprising, Mrs Assad, 36, displays no misgivings about the regime’s bloody crackdown, which has accounted for most of the estimated 8,000 lives lost. The world news:Asma al-Assad, the British-born wife of Syria’s president, told a friend that she was the “real dictator” in the family, […]

World news: Syrian activists reject Annan’s dialogue call

World news: The leader of Syria’s most prominent opposition group has rejected Kofi Annan‘s call for dialogue with the government. Burhan Ghalioun, president of the Syrian National Council (SNC), said on Friday that any solution to the crisis must be accompanied by military pressure on President Bashar al-Assad. Annan, enlisted as an envoy by the Arab […]

Syrians fleeing Homs accuse troops of atrocities

People fleeing the central Syrian city of Homs have told the BBC that security forces are committing atrocities there. One woman told the BBC’s Paul Wood on the outskirts of Homs that soldiers had slit the throat of her 12-year-old son on Friday – a day after rebel fighters withdrew from the Baba Amr district. […]

Red Cross convoy arrives in Homs bringing Baba Amr aid

A Red Cross convoy has arrived in the Syrian city of Homs and is set to deliver supplies to the Baba Amr district after a month-long siege. The Red Cross and Syrian Red Crescent have organised the seven-lorry aid convoy, and are also planning to evacuate the wounded. The area has suffered heavy bombardment by […]

Syria unrest: Opposition seeks arms pledge

The main Syrian opposition group has asked for rebel fighters to be allowed to import weapons. The plea came at a major international “Friends of Syria” conference being held in Tunisia to seek a breakthrough in the increasingly bitter conflict. A declaration is expected later, calling on Syrian forces to declare a ceasefire and allow […]

Journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik ‘die in Homs’

Two Western journalists have been killed in the Syrian city of Homs when shells hit the building they were staying in, opposition activists say. France named them as Marie Colvin, an American Sunday Times reporter, and Remi Ochlik, a French photographer. Several other people were reportedly killed when the shell hit the makeshift media centre […]

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