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Massive fight between Syrians and Lebanese in Beirut

February 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Incidents, Lebanon

Around 200 Syrian and Lebanese students have been caught up in a fight in Beirut. It happened earlier this week at the Lebanese University after Syria’s Consul in Beirut, Ghassan Anjarini, visited the campus to talk about – ironically – tension between Syrian and Lebanese students. Some of the Syrians are pointing the finger at Amal-supporting […]

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Jordan kills three people at the Syrian border

December 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Incidents

Jordanian border guards have shot dead three Arabs trying to cross illegally into Syria. Two Egyptians and their Jordanian guide died immediately. Ten others were arrested. Did anyone know that Jordan had a shoot-to-kill policy on people leaving the country? What is this? North Korea? Surely the Jordanians would be happy for the Syrians to […]

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2 dead in Damascus bus accident

March 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Incidents

2 people have died when a bus overturned near Damascus. 35 others were injured. Both of the victims were Iranian pilgrims – Hossein Mirzaei and Sorour Abbasi. The bus was carrying the Iranians back home, after a religious visit to Syria. It’s thought slippery road conditions were to blame. (Image: Press TV)

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12 dead in bus crash

December 6th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Incidents

Another bus tragedy has claimed the lives of more innocent people in Syria. 12 people have died after a bus and truck heading for Iraq collided in north-eastern Syria. Both vehicles were destroyed in the accident. It’s thought high speed and fog were to blame. One of the drivers was on the wrong side of […]

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3 die in Damascus bus explosion

December 4th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Incidents

3 people, including a 13 year old boy, have died after a bus exploded in southern Damascus. The tragedy is said to have happened at a petrol station near Saida Zeinab, the Shia shrine in the southern suburbs. At first, it seemed almost certain it was a terrorist attack, with journalists gleefully pointing out that […]

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Syrian captain killed by pirates in Somalia

September 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Incidents

The Syrian captain of a ship heading towards Somalia has been killed by pirates. He was on a Panamanian vessel which was captured. African Union peacekeeping troops and Somali police rescued the ship, after he was killed. The Syrian captain was ordered by the pirates to turn away from Mogadishu – where he was heading. […]

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Two dead in head-on minibus crash

September 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Incidents, Travel

Two minibuses have crashed head-on near Aleppo, killing two people and injuring nine. The collision happened on Saturday night on the road between Aleppo and Afrin. One of the buses was heading towards Aleppo, the other one was travelling in the opposite direction. A police officer says the buses were speeding. Nine people are still […]

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