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2011–2012 Syrian uprising

'The camera is not a shield': life and death as a war photographer

The Guardian - ‎15 hours ago‎
On 22 November 2012, the American photojournalist James Foley visited an internet cafe in the town of Binnish, in north-western Syria's Idlib province. In the hour or so he spent there, he sent a series of emails, one to his field partner Nicole Tung ...
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What Would a Saudi-Iran War Look Like? Don't look now, but…

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎18 hours ago‎
In 2011 Saudi Arabia and the UAE deployed scores of main battle tanks and armoured personnel carriers to directly safeguard the Bahraini royal family in the face of Arab spring uprisings. This robust move seemed to deeply shake Tehran, triggering the ...

Restoration work begins in Syria's Homs

NRT - ‎15 hours ago‎
Homs is one of the Syrian cities where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in 2011 first turned into an armed insurgency and had faced near-daily bombardment by his forces since then.
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Interview – Stacey Philbrick Yadav

CSS Resources (blog) - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The role of unprecedented mass mobilization during and after the 2011 uprisings was taken by some as evidence of the “irrelevance” of formal institutions, but on the contrary, careful scholarship on specific uprisings has shown the iterative ...
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A Doctor's Mission: Flying to the Aid of Syrian Refugees

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Syrian-born pediatric neurologist Tarif Bakdash (right) smooth talks a Jordanian Police officer at the entrance to the Zaatari refuge camp in Jordan.

The unexpected life and death of Abdel-Kader Fassouk

Columbia Journalism Review - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
He was part of a growing cadre of self-trained freelance and citizen war journalists intent on ensuring that every conflict is exhaustively documented and publicized, and, like many of them, he had faced death many times. Western ... In the summer of ...

Democratic Convention: Bernie, the Kurds and Lack of Moral Clarity on Syria

Huffington Post - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Back in 2011, when the Arab Spring first broke out across the region and Assad brutally moved to repress secular revolt, the U.S. considered coming to the aid of the Syrian people. At the time, Hillary Clinton was the leading advocate of such an ...
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Syrian conflict takes center stage in upcoming Arab summit in Mauritania

Kuwait News Agency - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
NOUAKCHOTT July 23 (KUNA) -- The Syrian conflict, which erupted in 2011, will be heavily focused upon in the upcoming 27th Arab summit in Mauritania.

This Kurdish woman who fled oppression in Syria has graduated from a Welsh university

WalesOnline - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Human Rights Watch has previously called for an end to the persecution of Kurds. Mrs Hasan said the discrimination became worse after a 2004 uprising by Syrian Kurds in the city of Qamishli. A citizen journalism image showing anti-Syrian regime ...

Matthew Levitt: Don't forget, or deny, Hezbollah's brutal crimes

National Post - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Despite growing suspicion of Hezbollah's involvement in the Syrian conflict, Hezbollah denied the accusations in early 2011, assuring that it had no “military role in Arab countries.” Yet over time, Hezbollah increasingly struggled to conceal its on ...
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Syrian regime forces besiege rebel-held areas of Aleppo

FRANCE 24 - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Aleppo was once Syria's commercial powerhouse but has been ravaged by fighting since mid-2012, with several temporary truces failing to bring an end to the violence there.

A Closer Look at the Senior Hezbollah Commanders Killed in Syria

Haaretz - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
... war in 2012 to support Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces, it has lost several prominent members in combat and has gained a broader range of enemies.
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Munich gunman planned shooting for a year, chose victims randomly: Officials

Times of India - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Syrian man, who was denied asylum, dies carrying · Blast in German bar, suspected bomber killed · Man kills woman with machete in Germany, arrested · Munich gunman planned shooting for a year, chose · Munich shooting: Gunman was 'obsessed' with mass ...
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FactChecking Trump's Big Speech - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Trump said that “there's no way to screen” Syrian refugees to determine “who they are or where they come from. ... True, but it was through an election after an uprising against President Hosni Mubarak. ... 8, 2011, report, the IAEA reported, “Since ...

To seek peace in Syria, US offers to co-operate with Russia

CTV News - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
And, as a dissent cable signed by 51 State Department officials illustrated last month, a sizeable part of America's diplomatic establishment believe a U.S.
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Weapons of the Syrian War: Small Arms

Defense One - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
After the conflict began, small arms began flooding to Syrian rebel groups via Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Iraq. Contributions arrived from nations like the U.S.
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Fact-checking Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the 2016 RNC

Washington Post - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Libya, Syria and Egypt were run by dictators in 2009, but it's odd to somehow suggest the 2011 uprising in those countries against the repressive regimes had much to do with U.S.

Siege Warfare in Syria

Lawfare (blog) - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
... in the Syrian conflict was imposed just a month into the uprising. On April 25, 2011, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) surrounded the southern city of Dera'a and besieged it as part of a ten-day operation that would leave over 500 Syrians dead and 2,500 ...
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RAF airman and Iraq veteran jailed for trying to wage jihad

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Gray travelled to Idlib (pictured) in Syria in 2012 before attempting to return in 2013. He was stopped ... Abdallah, 22, from Moss Side, Manchester, had dropped out of college in Manchester and joined the Western-backed uprising in Libya in 2011. Born ...