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December 11, 2013
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December 4, 2013
  • September 2013 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad agreed to hand over his government’s stockpile of chemical weapons and sign the Geneva convention as part of an agreement that would prevent the U.S. military from carrying out airstrikes inside the country.
  • January 2014 A team of 36 technicians will begin neutralizing Syria’s recently surrendered chemical agents from all of the confiscated weapons, under supervision of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, with hopes of completing the process no longer than 60 days after work begins. source
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December 2, 2013
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November 26, 2013
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November 24, 2013
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November 12, 2013
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November 10, 2013
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November 9, 2013

Report: Journalists going missing at unprecedented scale in Syria

  • 30 journalists have been missing for a year or longer, according to an Associated Press report based on information from the Committee to Protect Journalists. As the AP puts it: “The widespread seizure of journalists is unprecedented, and has been largely unreported by news organizations in the hope that keeping the kidnappings out of public view may help to negotiate the captives’ release.” source
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October 28, 2013
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October 26, 2013

World Health Organization: Polio on the rise in war-torn Syria

  • 22 the number of people—mostly young children—that have contracted polio in Syria, according to the World Health Organization. It’d be the first outbreak in the country in 14 years, and as many as 100,000 children are susceptible to the disease in the highly-contested Deir Ezzor province alone. Due to the poor living conditions, refugees are also susceptible to the disease as well. source
12:42 // 9 months ago