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March 28, 2013

Syrian conflict leads to deaths on college campus in Damascus

  • 15 students were killed after mortar rounds fired by Syrian rebels struck a Damascus University canteen, according to Syria’s state-run SANA news agency. Additional misfires also landed near a hotel being used by the United Nations, leading the organization to withdraw roughly half of its staff from the city. source
16:33 // 1 year ago
June 22, 2011

Syrian government runs dorm raids on students at Damascus University

Crackdown at a Syrian college: The Syrian government’s security forces launched a series of violent raids into dormitories at Damascus University, where strongman Bashar al-Assad gave a speech earlier this week. Opposition members and witnesses claim that the violence, which reportedly injured 21 and killed 3, was in response to the students at Damascus failing to participate in pro-regime rallies. Also not to be forgotten — 130 students arrested by security forces, now under the harrowing care of Bashar al-Assad’s government. source

19:11 // 2 years ago
April 11, 2011

Hundreds protest Syrian crackdown at Damascus University

The scene in Syria: Hundreds of students have begun protesting, rallying around Damascus University in support of those shot and killed by Bashar al-Assad’s government in its violent response to pro-democracy protests. In past days, there have been many hectic reports of government forces firing on and killing both civilians, as well as military personnel. Al Jazeera reports that many present have said the government’s security forces fired upon the Syrian Army because the army wouldn’t open fire on civilians. source

14:45 // 3 years ago