Posts Tagged ‘Homs’

Syria:UN demands civilian evacuations in Homs

Monday, June 18, 2012 Comments off



Homs. Photo: EPA

The head of the UN observatory mission is Syria has urged the conflicting sides to allow women, children, the elderly and the wounded to be moved out of the war zone in Homs. Read more…

Russia backs daily truce in Syria

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Mar. 20, 2012

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has backed a call by the International Committee of the Red Cross for a daily humanitarian truce in Syria.

Lavrov met with the president of the ICRC, Jakob Kellenberger, in Moscow on Monday. Read more…

Bodies of Western reporters handed to embassies: report

Saturday, March 3, 2012 Comments off

The bodies of two Western journalists killed in Syria were handed over to the French ambassador and to a Polish diplomat in Damascus on Saturday, an AFP correspondent reported.

Veteran US reporter Marie Colvin of the Sunday Times and French photographer Remi Ochlik were killed in a rocket attack in the rebel Baba Amr neighbourhood of Homs on February 22. Read more…

600 militants surrendered to Syrian troops in Homs

Saturday, March 3, 2012 Comments off

600 local militants and 118 mercenaries from Arab countries have surrendered to the Syrian government troops in the city of Homs in the past few days. Read more…

French journalists evacuated from Syria

Friday, March 2, 2012 Comments off

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says 2 French journalists have been evacuated from Syria to neighboring Lebanon.

Sarkozy made the announcement on Thursday in Brussels. Read more…

Homs returning to ‘normal life’

Thursday, March 1, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Mar. 1, 2012

Elite units of the Syrian army are pursuing armed gangs of rebels in areas south and north of Homs. Life in the city is returning to normal after suffering month-long armed conflicts, explosions and plunder. Read more…

Homs ‘all but cleared of opposition fighters’

Thursday, March 1, 2012 Comments off

According to television reports in Lebanon, Syrian government forces have all but cleared the opposition stronghold of Homs of armed rebels.

Al Jazeera, however, reports that the fighting in Homs and two Read more…

56 dead in Syria violence

Monday, February 6, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 6, 2012            Somali

A total of 56 people, including 28 civilians, were killed on Sunday in clashes between pro-government troops and protestors in various Syrian cities, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, RIA Novosti reported. Read more…

Syria Crisis:Syrian troops fire at prayers

Friday, August 12, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 12,2011

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