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February 6, 2014
15:08 // 5 months ago
February 5, 2014
17:40 // 5 months ago
February 4, 2014

Thousands of non-Syrians are believed to be fighting in the country’s ongoing civil war

  • 7.5K foreign fighters are believed to be in Syria at this very moment, from more than fifty countries, fighting for the various factions taking part in the civil war that continues to ravage most of Syria. 
  • 1.8K of those fighters are believed to be of European origin, according to a recent report from Israel’s Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center.
  • 50+ fighters from the United States are also believed to be in Syria and, given the fact that al Qaeda is believed to be training fighters inside the country’s borders, many nations fear the influx of foreign fighters could lead to new acts of terrorism when the fighters return home. source
18:23 // 5 months ago
January 22, 2014
17:48 // 6 months ago
January 21, 2014
We will not accept less than the removal of the criminal Bashar al-Assad and changing the regime and holding the murderers accountable.
Badr Jamous, secretary-general of the Syrian National Coalition • Offering his thoughts on the next round of diplomatic talks aimed at ending the civil war that’s ravaged Syria for the last three years. Few observers actually expect the talks, dubbed “Geneva-2” to be any more successful than the “Geneva-1” talks that failed 18 months ago. But, with roughly one-third of the country’s population displaced from their homes — not to mention more than 130,000 confirmed casualties — many diplomats are hoping that they can at least get the two sides to agree on some basic guidelines that might ease civilian suffering. source
16:15 // 6 months ago
November 26, 2013
16:16 // 8 months ago
November 12, 2013
14:42 // 8 months ago
October 31, 2013
15:45 // 9 months ago
September 13, 2013
While the world’s attention is on ensuring that Syria’s government can no longer use chemical weapons against its population, we shouldn’t forget that Syrian government forces have used conventional means to slaughter civilians. Survivors told us devastating stories of how their unarmed relatives were mowed down in front of them by government and pro-government forces.

Joe Stork, Human Rights Watch. 

Syria: Mass Executions by Government Forces.

(via humanrightswatch)

The other “red line.”

16:37 // 10 months ago
September 12, 2013
15:13 // 10 months ago