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Fighter jets bomb Aleppo

July 24th, 2012 · 19 Comments · BREAKING NEWS

Syrian fighter jets have bombed Aleppo, according to the BBC’s Ian Pannell. Separately, ITV News reporter Bill Neely has caught on camera warplanes bombing Douma, in Damascus. This is possibly the first time jets have been used in this conflict (although this is disputed, with some saying they were used in Rastan). Using jets stinks […]

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Asef Shawkat assassinated?

May 20th, 2012 · 2 Comments · BREAKING NEWS

The FSA seems to be claiming that it has killed Asef Shawkat. (This has NOT been reported elsewhere yet). 6 or 8 high-ranking officials were rushed to the Shami hospital in Malki, according to the LCC, after they were poisoned by a chef. Malki is the richest neighbourhood in Damascus, and is home to the president’s […]

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Dozens dead after bomb blast in Damascus

May 10th, 2012 · 7 Comments · BREAKING NEWS

At least 40 are dead after double bomb blasts in Qazaz in the south of Damascus. The attacks hit military intelligence headquarters and have been claimed by the Nusra Front, a small Islamist group. The Guardian is reporting that the group appears to be real, rather than a figment of state media’s usual wild imagination. […]

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Anthony Shadid

February 17th, 2012 · No Comments · BREAKING NEWS

New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid died today in Syria, at the age of 43. As many of you know, he is one of my journalistic heros. A brave reporter, an objective writer, and a man with a passion for the Arab World. He grew up outside the region and only learned Arabic as an […]

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Large assault on the eastern suburbs

January 29th, 2012 · 2 Comments · BREAKING NEWS

The eastern suburbs of Damascus seem to be under attack this morning. There were reports of gunfire, and possibly heavier artillery just east of the city just after dawn. Residents are being turned away at military checkpoints on the outskirts of Damascus. These are areas that have seen a build up in military and paramilitary presence in the past few […]

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The Twitter bomb

January 6th, 2012 · 5 Comments · BREAKING NEWS

At least a dozen people are thought to have died in a bomb targeting a police bus in Medan, southern Damascus. It comes exactly two weeks after explosions killed at least 44 people outside security buildings in the west of the city. No-one yet knows who is to blame. We may never know. But within […]

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Two car bombs explode in Damascus

December 23rd, 2011 · No Comments · BREAKING NEWS

UPDATE: At least 30 dead, 55 dead (via Al Manar) — Damascus has been hit by twin car bombs this morning. The first suicide bombs since the uprising began. The explosions happened outside a security building early this morning. An unknown number have been killed – Syrian state TV is showing gruesome pictures of the bodies that have […]

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Razan Ghazzawi free

December 18th, 2011 · No Comments · BREAKING NEWS

Razan Ghazzawi has apparently been freed, exactly two weeks after she was detained at the Syrian-Jordanian border. Now let’s hope the other tens of thousands of detainees, who have committed no crime, are released too.

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Syrian blogger arrested

July 9th, 2011 · No Comments · BREAKING NEWS

Anas Maarawi, a longtime Syrian blogger, has been arrested. Apparently it happened last Friday, 1 July.  

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Earthquake hits Aleppo

June 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments · BREAKING NEWS

An earthquake measuring 4.6 has struck Aleppo, although there are no reports of injuries or any damage. It happened at 7.30 this morning. With a number of badly constructed buildings in the city, it is very lucky that no-one was hurt, and no properties collapsed. Ahmad was the first to mention the quake on Twitter […]

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