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Syria Killings

Report: Extremists Shoot Dead Women, Children And Elderly Men In Syrian Village

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The death toll from an alleged massacre in an Alawite village in central Syria has risen to 22, including women, childre...

Syrian Opposition Accuses Troops Of Massacring Dozens

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 07.03.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The bodies of the Syrian boys and young men in jeans and casual shirts were strewn along a blood-stained pavement, dying apparently whe...

Dozens Of Syrians Killed In Latest Massacre

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 07.02.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops backed by pro-government gunmen swept into a Sunni village in the mountains near the Mediterranean coast on Thursday, kil...

Syrian Rebels Allegedly Execute 3 Brothers Accused Of Collaborating With Assad Forces

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels executed three brothers, one of them a rebel fighter, and a fourth relative after accusing them of cooperati...

Report: 65 Found Shot Dead With Hands Bound In Aleppo

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2013 | World

By Alexander Dziadosz and Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Jan 29 (Reuters) - At least 65 people were found shot dead with their hands bound in t...

Tech for Truth

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 03.11.2013 | World
Jim Fruchterman

As Dr. Patrick Ball, Benetech's Chief Scientist, explained to The Atlantic, "[t]his isn't an estimate... Let's be really clear here. This is a very conservative undercount." Our grief at these results is deepened by the high likelihood that the actual number of killings is probably higher than 60,000.

World Begs Syria To Halt Violence During Muslim Holiday

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 12.19.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Turkey and Germany on Friday threw their weight behind calls for a Syrian cease-fire during a Muslim holiday next week as the internati...

Video Purports To Show 20 Executed Syrian Soldiers

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Amateur video posted on You Tube on Monday showed images of 20 dead Syrian soldiers, blindfolded and handcuffed, after t...

Activists: Nearly 80 People Apparently Executed In Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Aug 25 (Reuters) - The bodies of at least 79 people were found in a town close to Damascus on Saturday, ...

Lone Survivor Recounts Horrific Details Of Alleged Mass Killing

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 10.06.2012 | World

ANADAN, Syria — The guards pulled him from his cell before dawn on Monday, bound his hands, blindfolded him and drove him to an empty lot in the...

'We Took Him Right To His Grave'

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

By Hadeel Al Shalchi and Erika Solomon AZAZ/ALEPPO, Syria, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Rebel fighter Ahmed chuckles as he tells the story of the...

Syria Forms A New Government

AP | Posted 06.23.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a decree forming a new government Saturday, but it will be headed by a key loyalist and the foreign, de...

Russia Denies Talks On Post-Assad Syria

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

By Thomas Grove MOSCOW, June 15 (Reuters) - Russia is not discussing plans for a Syrian political transformation following the exit of...

Report: Troops Frighten Rebels Into Submission

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

Beirut — Syrian forces and militias dragged men from their homes, executing them and burning their bodies as their families watched – a ca...

Monitors Blocked From Site Of Massacre

Posted 08.07.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- The chief of U.N. observers in Syria says his monitors have been blocked by Syrian troops from the site of a new mass killing. Gen. Rober...

Rebels Kill More Than 80 Soldiers

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Rebel forces killed nearly 80 Syrian soldiers in the past few days and activists claimed Tuesday the toll was more than 100 in what appeared...

Rebels Declare Peace Plan Over

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, June 4 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels killed at least 80 army soldiers in a surge of attacks at the weekend, an o...

Annan 'Impatient And Frustrated' Over Syria

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

BEIRUT — The U.N.'s top human rights body voted overwhelmingly Friday to condemn Syria over the slaughter of more than 100 civilians last week, ...

Activists: 11 Syrian State Workers Executed

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Gunmen killed 11 workers at a state-owned fertilizer factory in a volatile central Syrian province, activists said Friday, the second execut...

'There Needs To Be Justice'

AP | By FRANK JORDANS | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N.'s top human rights official warned Friday that all-out civil war could engulf Syria unless countries back international envoy Kofi ...

UN Rights Body To Hold Special Session On Syria Massacre

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

GENEVA — The U.N.'s top human rights body will hold a special session Friday on the deteriorating situation in Syria and last week's massacre of...

UN Peacekeeping Chief: Pro-Assad Militia Likely Responsible For Mass Killings

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, May 29 (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said on Tuesday that militia supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad we...

Dozens Of Children Killed In New Syria Attack

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 07.26.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Gruesome video Saturday showed rows of dead Syrian children lying in a mosque in bloody shorts and T-shirts with gaping head wounds, ha...

Annan: 'Grave And Appalling Reports'

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 05.12.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — U.N. peace envoy Kofi Annan expressed deep concern Monday over the violence in Syria, urging the world to send a clear message ...

Stopping Genocide: The Responsibility to Protect

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 03.21.2012 | World
Thor Halvorssen

For "Responsibility to Protect" to work, civil society must play the leading role in pressuring governments. They won't act unless we force them to do so -- consistently and with integrity.