BBC News: The Story of the Syrian Conflict. Pro-democracy protests erupted in March 2011 in the southern city of Deraa after the arrest and torture of some teenagers who painted revolutionary slogans on a school wall. After security forces opened fire on demonstrators, killing several, more took to the streets.
#SYRIA NEWS: 07.01.14 #SYRIA NEWS: 07.01.14 In a major Opposition attack on #Aleppo prison yesterday afternoon 300 prisoners were released after a suicide car-bomb explosion opened the gates, but fighting continues for overall control. A "truce" agreed with the Assad regime in #Homs was implemented this morning and 200 of the most vulnerable are expected out of Old City. For More News on Syria ... http://www.petercliffordonline.com/syria-news PIC: Opposition Storm Aleppo Prison
#SYRIA NEWS: 09.06.14 Ex female prisoners, raped in Assad's prisons and now living in Turkey have decided to speak out, having "nothing else to lose". President Assad, "invisible" since the "election" has issued an amnesty and released prisoners. But the fighting goes on, the Opposition taking more rural areas and denying the regime countrywide control. For More News on Syria ... http://www.petercliffordonline.com/syria-news-3 PIC: "Your Future is in Your Hands" - Za'atari Refugee Camp…
#Syria News: 1.9.13 In another about turn, President Obama has referred the decision to attack Syria to Congress who do not return from recess until Sept. 9th. The Syrian Government has optimistically claimed that the US delay is because of the "readiness of the Syrian Armed Forces". In Syria itself defections are on the increase again and the #FSA are holding their ground. Read More ... http://www.petercliffordonline/syria-news-2 Video: President Obama Speaks on Syria