The Syrian government has secretly executed up to 13,000 prisoners in mass hangings and carried out systematic torture, according to Amnesty International. The prisoners, who included former military personnel suspected of disloyalty and people involved in unrest, underwent sham trials before military courts and were sometimes forced to make confessions under torture, Amnesty said.
Damascus (AFP) — The United States is poised to send spy planes into Syria to track Islamic State jihadists whose advances have sparked international concern and American air strikes in neighboring Iraq. A U.S. official confirmed the plans after Syria said on Monday it was willing to work with the international community, including Washington, to […]
By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times ALEPPO, Syria — Minutes after the barrel bomb eviscerated the crowded market, those still alive had to contend with matters of survival — and collecting what little remained of the dead. A woman with tired eyes walked away cradling a bottle of water and a few onions like she […]
The now months-old domestic protest movement against the hardline — and less-than-democratic — rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad faced its most brutal crackdown yet this weekend, with some 75 confirmed dead: The simultaneous raids on several cities came a day before the holy month of Ramadan, during which activists had vowed to escalate their […]
The American and French embassies in Syria were attacked by pro-government protesters on Monday. The attacks came only a few days after the American ambassador, John Ford, and his French counterpart visited a peaceful protest against the government in the city of Hama. “We strongly condemn the Syrian government’s refusal to protect our embassy, and […]