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11

Sep

In the fight against ISIL we cannot rely on an Assad regime that terrorizes its own people, a regime that will never regain the legitimacy it has lost. Instead we must strengthen the opposition as the best counterweight to extremists like ISIL while pursuing the political solution necessary to solve Syria’s crisis once and for all.
Moreover I’ve made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our county wherever they are. This is a core principle of my presidency. If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.

"Our objective is clear: We will degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy."

— President Obama

(Source: whitehouse.gov)

29

Aug

breakingnews:

United Nations: Syria is biggest humanitarian emergency of our era with three million Syrians now refugees.
Read more here
Photo: Will Wintercross/The Telegraph

breakingnews:

United Nations: Syria is biggest humanitarian emergency of our era with three million Syrians now refugees.

Read more here

Photo: Will Wintercross/The Telegraph

26

Aug

paxmachina:

"Humanity is proud of James." 
The people of Kafranbel, Syria pay tribute to James Wright Foley.

paxmachina:

"Humanity is proud of James."

The people of Kafranbel, Syria pay tribute to James Wright Foley.

(Source: twitter.com)

21

Aug

bbcnewsus:

Syria is the deadliest place for journalists in so far in 2014. The BBC looks at research by the committeetoprotectjournalists about who has bore the brunt of the deadly violence and who is still missing.

(Source: BBC)

05

Aug

AP News : Syrian refugee women face sexual exploitation

Women and children make up 80 percent of the 1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon. They are crammed into cheap apartments, garages and unfinished buildings in towns around the country. The poorest live in informal tent encampments that dot the countryside.

Measures of the extent of sexual exploitation are difficult to come by since women are reluctant to come forward with complaints of abuse for fear of stigma.

But in one sign of their vulnerability and desperation, prostitution has increased significantly in Lebanon, said a police officer in the country’s vice squad. As of July, 255 people, mostly Syrian women, have been arrested this year on prostitution charges, more than the 205 who were arrested during all of 2013, said the officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with police regulations.

It’s gotten to the point where you hope to die.

04

Aug

07

Jul

Shades Of Syria: Fears Maliki Will Follow The Assad Model In Iraq