The last of Syria’s 1,300-ton stockpile of chemical weapons, including mustard gas and raw materials for making sarin nerve gas, have been loaded onto Danish and Norwegian ships off the coast of Latakia, Syria, the Associated Press reports.
Photographer Goran Tomasevic won first prize at the World Press Photo Contest in the “Spot News Stories” category, recognized for his brutally intimate portrait of opposition forces in Syria. All photos were taken on Jan. 30, 2013 during a battle with government forces in Damascus. WARNING: Graphic content.
Several refugees, including children, have starved to death in the Yarmouk camp in Damascus after Assad’s regime blocked food, water and medical supplies to rebel-held areas. WARNING: Graphic content.
The team of experts left Damascus early Saturday and crossed into Lebanon after four days of investigating a deadly chemical attack.
The U.S. might take military action in Syria following the deaths of hundreds of citizens in an apparent gas attack. Do you know where Syria’s capitol is?
At least 213 people were reportedly killed on Wednesday in a nerve gas attack by Syrian government forces near the capital Damascus, activists said. Warning: Graphic images and video.
This image being shared on social media late Saturday and early Sunday is not from Damascus, Syria. It is actually from Gaza City from April, 2013.
President Bashar al-Assad accused rebels of a deadly chemical weapons missile attack on Tuesday. Rebels rebuffed the claims and blamed the regime. At least 25 people died and more than 110 others were injured in the town of Khan al-Asal, Syrian state media said.
Amina Arraf, proprietor of the blog “A Gay Girl In Damascus,” is a 25-year-old activist whose heartbreaking tales of oppression at the hands of the Syrian government made her an international symbol of human rights. Amina Araf, as was revealed over the weekend, is also a figment of the overheated imagination of a 40-year-old American by the name of Tom MacMaster. MacMaster, a grad student at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, honed his creative fiction on dating websites. His stunt has triggered outrage from authentic activists the world over who say he jeopardized the lives of gay people within Syria.
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Horrifying video. Hamza Al-Khatib, a 13-year-old boy, was detained by Syrian forces at a checkpoint in the village of Jiza on April 29th. His barely recognizable corpse was returned to his parents nearly a month later. This video, filmed and posted on Youtube by his parents, details the horrific wounds covering Hamza’s body. He was beaten, burned, shot and had his genitals cut off. Hamza has since become a martyr for the Syrian rebellion. WARNING: Graphic video.
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