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Syria Massacre

Massacre Haunts Town 2 Months Later

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

TAFTANAZ, Syria -- The main street of this once-bustling Syrian farm town now stands eerily quiet, its shops charred black from arson, its shoppers re...

WATCH: Amnesty Accuses Syria Of War Crimes

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

By Tim Castle and Tessa Unsworth LONDON, June 14 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces are killing civilians in organised attacks on to...

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...

U.N.: Syrian Troops Used Children As Human Shields

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 08.12.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- A U.N. report released Monday includes Syrian government forces and their allied "shabiha" militias for the first time on a list of ...

'A Night Of Fear'

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian troops shelled the southern city of Daraa early on Saturday, killing at least 17 people, activists said. And in Damascus, residents s...

'A Night Of Fear'

AP | DIAA HADID and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Bullets and shrapnel shells smashed into homes in the Syrian capital of Damascus overnight as troops battled rebels in the streets, a s...

UN Investigators See Traces Of Syria Massacre

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

(Adds location in headline) UNITED NATIONS, June 8 (Reuters) - U.N. observers who on Friday visited the site of a reported massacre in...

This Week In Syria

Posted 06.08.2012 | World

Each week, as President Bashar Assad’s regime continues its bloody crackdown, HuffPost World provides the top stories out of Syria with a recap of t...

'The Stench Of Flesh Is Still Strong'

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

BEIRUT, June 8 (Reuters) - United Nations monitors entered the Syrian hamlet of Mazraat al-Qubeir on Friday, where opposition activists say at least...

Shells Rain Down On Homs

AP | ZEINA KARAM and DIAA HADID | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

BEIRUT — U.N. observers could smell the stench of burned corpses Friday and saw body parts scattered around a Syrian farming hamlet that was the...

Annan Blames Syria For Peace Plan Failure

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS — International envoy Kofi Annan warned Thursday that Syria is drifting toward full-blown civil war and blamed the failure of his...

Assad's Ruthless 'Ghosts' Spread Fear

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, June 7 (Reuters) - Tattooed youths with AK-47s descend from hilltops onto villages pounded by Syrian art...

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...

Hama Massacre: Activists Say 78 Killed In Syria, Assad Denies Claims

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Syria on Thursday denied as "absolutely baseless" claims by opposition groups about a new massacre in the central Hama province in which gov...

Reports: New Massacre In Syria

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.06.2012 | World

BEIRUT, June 6 (Reuters) - Activists said pro-government militia men and security forces killed at least 78 people, including children, in Syria's cen...

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...

Syrian Rebels Form New Coalition

AP | Associated Press | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

ISTANBUL — Syrian activists on Monday announced a new rebel coalition that aims to overcome deep divisions within the opposition in its fight ag...

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...

Clinton: Syria Waiting On Vlad

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.04.2012 | World

STOCKHOLM -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday pressed Russia to join international efforts for a political transition in Syria...

Assad Speaks Out On Houla Massacre

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 08.03.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian President Bashar Assad defended his government's crackdown on opponents Sunday, saying a doctor performing messy emergency surgery do...

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 ...

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PHOTOS: Exclusive Satellite Images Show Syria Massacre

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.31.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- New satellite images of the besieged Syrian region of Houla provide stark evidence of last week's massacre of more than 100 civilians, m...

Syrian Investigation Blames Anti-Regime Forces For Massacre

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

BEIRUT, May 31 (Reuters) - Syria said on Thursday a preliminary investigation showed that anti-government armed groups carried out a massacre last w...