Syrian News Media Reports That Missiles Have Struck An Air Base Following A Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack
US officials denied that it had launched airstrikes on Syria. The reports come one day after activists and rescue workers said as many as 70 people suffocated to death after a barrel bomb containing a chemical agent hit a rebel-held town in Syria.
Refugee Camp Residents Trapped By Fighting Between ISIS And The Syrian Army
Residents of the Yarmouk refugee camp – just outside Damascus – said they have been trapped by fighting between ISIS and the regime. The long-besieged city is running out of food and supplies, as aid workers struggle to get access.
These Heart-Wrenching Photos Of A Day In The Life Of Syrian Rebels Just Won An International Award
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.
"High Probability" Syria Used Chemical Weapons
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.
American Man Admits That Lesbian Blogger In Syria Was A Hoax
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.
Boy Brutally Murdered By Syrian Forces Sparks Second Wave Of Uprising (NSFW)
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.