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Posts Tagged ‘Damascus’

Syria rebels guardedly agree on truce but battles persist

Alaa Al-Faqir/Reuters   By Angus McDowall and Tom Perry Government troops and insurgents fought in several parts of Syria on Sunday, apparently seeking to strengthen their positions on the eve of a ceasefire that Free Syrian Army rebels said they would observe but with major reservations.

Ankara’s loss, another’s gain

Aris Messinis   By Zeravan Barwary Syria has become a headache for Ankara as an aftermath of its official support for the Syrian opposition.

Interview with Anant Mishra

  Michael Organ interviews Anant Mishra, human rights and political commentator, prolific author and former youth representative to the United Nations.

Grading Obama’s Middle East Strategy Part II: Syria’s Civil War

  By Brian Frydenborg Grading Obama on what has—and has not—been done by his administration regarding the Syrian Civil War

A sniper ends Sarah’s life a year after killing her husband in Al-Yarmouk

  By Qosai Amamh Alaa and Sarah’s death would have been so normal, and why would it be new to die in a camp under siege? But their love story, which simulates our childhood love stories, made their martyrdom a story worth being written or filmed. No need for an author’s imagination to decorate death […]

Syria: Still with our bodies

  By Qosai Amamh Corpses decompose all over the Barzeh-Al Tal highway as a number of qualified snipers remain to hunt free prey. Om Firas, a woman wearing a Hijab scarf, walks into the sunlight of the Alawi neighbourhood of Damascus, Esh Al-Warwar, and is instantly seen in clear sight by the shooting gun, exciting […]


  By Qosai Amamh   The Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus has seen some of the most desperate fighting and sieges of the Syrian war. Under siege themselves by the Syrian regime and watching the latest round of violence in the Gaza Strip, Syrian-Palestinians are caught up in two simultaneous conflicts.