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January 3, 2013


Kidnapped US journalist has not been seen for 44 days

Kidnapped US journalist has not been seen for 44 days

"Family break silence to highlight war reporter James Foley's abduction in NovemberThe family of freelance American reporter James Foley have revealed that he was kidnapped at gunpoint in Syria on 22 November, 44 days ago.Foley, an experienced war reporter aged 39, was seized by four armed men..."

60,000 killed in Syrian war, says UN


Family of journalist taken hostage in Syria appeal for immediate release

"An American photojournalist remains missing in Syria after being kidnapped by gunmen more than a month ago.Related StoriesDefend government policy or resign, Israel's ambassadors are toldSyria death toll reaches 60,000 according to UN figuresSyrian civil war deaths top 60,000, says UNNaftali..."

washington post

Turkish villagers take in Syrian refugees that humanitarian groups don’t serve

"DAVUTPASA, Turkey — It was dinnertime at the dilapidated four-room house where at least 75 members of the Jasem family have been living since they fled the flooded cave in Syria where they first sought shelter when their village was shelled, and Hasnan Jasem was planning to serve potatoes..."


The Violence in Syria Is Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

The Violence in Syria Is Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

"Just how bad has the violence been in Syria been over the past 21 months? According to the U.N.'s latest death toll estimate, it looks even worse than we'd thought: More than 60,000 people have died since March 2011, U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay said today. It's the first time..."

voice of america

Rebels Continue Attacks on Syrian Military Airport

"Opposition activists say Syrian rebels have launched another attack near the Taftanaz military airport, an apparent bid to weaken the government's air power. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says rebels fought soldiers near the base in northern Idlib province on Thursday. ..."


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new: U.N. lifts Syria death toll to "truly shocking" 60,000

"AMMAN/GENEVA,(Reuters) - More than 60,000 people have died in Syria's uprising and civil war, the United Nations said on Wednesday, dramatically raising the death toll in a struggle that shows no sign of ending. In the latest violence, dozens were killed in a rebellious Damascus suburb when..."

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United Nations puts Syria death toll at 60000 - Denver Post

"NaharnetUnited Nations puts Syria death toll at 60000Denver PostSyria's conflict began in March 2011 with protests calling for political change but has evolved into a full-scale civil war. As the rebels have grown more organized and effective, seizing territory in the north and establishing..."

US journalist abducted in Syria -

Death toll in Syria above 60000, UN says - Hamilton Spectator

UN says Syria death toll has passed 60000 -

What's next for Syria in 2013? - CNN

Dozens killed in Syria air strike; UN study says 60000 killed in conflict Add ... - Globe and Mail

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“Syria’s chaos isn’t America’s fault,” by Miller; “Abu Ali’s wake-up call,” by Abdul-Ahad

"UN: Data analysis suggests over 60,000 people killed in Syria Syria’s chaos isn’t America’s fault By Aaron David Miller, Published: January 1 Aaron David Miller is vice president for current initiatives at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and has advised Democratic..."

“Grant Kurds an Autonomous State in Southeast Turkey,” Opinion by Evin Cheikosman

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هجومان جديدان على مطار ومركز عسكريين في شمال سوريا

هجومان جديدان على مطار ومركز عسكريين في شمال سوريا

"بيروت (ا ف ب) - شن مقاتلو المعارضة صباح الخميس هجوما جديدا على مطار تفتناز العسكري في شمال غرب سوريا وآخر على مقر كتيبة مكلفة حماية مطار حلب الدولي (شمال)، بحسب ما ذكر المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان.وقال المرصد في بيان ان "الاشتباكات العنيفة تجددت صباح اليوم (الخميس) في محيط مطار تفتناز العسكري بين القوات النظامية ومئات المقاتلين..."

سائح ياباني يحارب الملل على خطوط الجبهة في سوريا


جديد: مقاتلو المعارضة يحاولون التقدم نحو 3 مطارات سورية - العربية نت

"العربية نتمقاتلو المعارضة يحاولون التقدم نحو 3 مطارات سوريةالعربية نتيواصل مقاتلو المعارضة هجماتهم في شمال سوريا، حيث يحاولون التقدم نحو مطار عسكري في محافظة إدلب (شمال غرب)، ومطار حلب الدولي، وكذلك مطار تفتناز العسكري شمال غرب سوريا. ويأتي ذلك غداة إعلان الأمم المتحدة أن حصيلة ضحايا أعمال العنف في سوريا في 21 شهراً تجاوزت 60..."

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زمان الوصل

جديد: وصول أول دفعة من العائلات السورية النازحة إلى قطر

"استقبلت قطر، الليلة الماضية الدفعة الأولى من العائلات السورية النازحة إليها، قادمة من لبنان، على أن تصل عائلات أخرى خلال اليومين المقبلين.وقالت وكالة الأنباء القطرية "قنا" إنه بناء على توجيهات من أمير قطر، الشيخ حمد بن خليفة آل ثاني، قررت دولة قطر إيواء عدد من العائلات والأرامل السوريين النازحين من جراء العمليات العسكرية في..."

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