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Posts Tagged ‘ Syria ’

France: Tests Confirm Sarin Gas Used In Syria

June 4th 2013

Samples taken from Syria and tested in France have confirmed that sarin gas has been used there multiple times, France’s foreign minister said Tuesday. Laurent Fabius said the tests carried out by a French laboratory “prove the presence of sarin in the samples in our possession.” He said France “now is certain that sarin...
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Russian Arms ‘To Deter Foreign Intervention In Syria’

May 28th 2013

Russia says it will go ahead with deliveries of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, and that the arms will help deter foreign intervention. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the missiles were a “stabilising factor” that could dissuade “some hotheads” from entering the conflict. Russia also criticised a decision by the EU not to...
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‘Eye For An Eye’: Eating Syrian Soldier’s Heart Was Legitimate Act Of Vengeance, Says Rebel In Gruesome VIDEO

May 16th 2013

A Syrian rebel militia leader who filmed cutting the heart and organs out of a regime soldier’s body and putting it in his mouth has defended his actions as legitimate vengeance. Mutilating the corpse, Khaled al-Hamad, known by the pseudonym Abu Sakkar, handed an instant propaganda victory to the Syrian government, which accused the...
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Israel Urges U.S. Action Over Syrian Chemical Weapons

April 26th 2013

The United States should consider military action to curb Syrian chemical weapons after Washington went public with suspicions they have been used in the country’s civil war, Israel’s deputy foreign minister said on Friday. The challenge by Zev Elkin, a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, underscored tension this week over the allies’ assessments...
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Live: Ban Ki-Moon On Chemical Weapons In Syria

April 8th 2013

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is giving an update on an investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. He is joined by the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Ahmet Üzümcü, at the Hague in the Netherlands. It comes almost a month after an alleged chemical attack...
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Report: CNN is reporting that there is a High Probablity Chemical Weapons have been used in Syria

March 19th 2013

Report: CNN is reporting that there is a high probablity Chemical Weapons have been used in Syria White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough has said the use of chemical weapons in Syria would be a “game changer” More news to come this is breaking news
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Syria Accuses Rebels Of Using ‘Chemical Weapons’

March 19th 2013

Syria’s government has accused rebel forces of using chemical weapons, with state media saying ‘terrorists’ had fired ‘rockets containing chemical materials’ in Aleppo province, killing 15 people. ‘Terrorists fired rockets containing chemical materials on Khan al-Assal in Aleppo province, and preliminary information suggests 15 people were killed, mostly civilians,’ the state news agency SANA...
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Report: Syria Children ‘Recruited’ By Armed Groups

March 13th 2013

Increasing numbers of children in Syria are being recruited by armed groups on both side of the conflict, says a Save the Children report. The UK charity says children are being used as porters, guards, informers and fighters, and even as human shields in some cases. Save the Children estimates that some two million...
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US To Send $60 Million In Aid Direct To Syria Rebels

February 28th 2013

US To Send $60 Million In Aid Direct To Syria Rebels In a policy shift, the United States on Thursday announced plans to channel non-lethal battlefield assistance directly to selected groups of Syrian rebels rather than through non-governmental agencies. The aid package was announced by Secretary of State John Kerry said at a “Friends...
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Car Bomb Kills 53 Near Damascus Ruling Party Building

February 21st 2013

A car bomb killed 53 people and wounded 200 in central Damascus on Thursday when it blew up on a busy highway close to ruling Baath Party offices and the Russian Embassy, Syrian television said. TV footage showed charred and bloodied bodies strewn across the street after the blast, which state media said was...
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Assad’s Mother Leaves Syria

January 21st 2013

Anisa Makhluf, the mother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has left the war-torn country and joined her daughter in Dubai, expatriates in the United Arab Emirates and an activist say. Ms Makhluf has been living next to her daughter, Bushra, Dr Assad’s only sister, in Dubai for about 10 days, Syrian expatriates said. Bushra’s...
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