Syria says revolt 'over' but fighting continues - Breaking News Allvoices

News Stories Related To: Syria says revolt 'over' but fighting continues

Damascus : Syria | over 2 years ago  
Syria declared Saturday that the year-long revolt to topple President Bashar Assad is now over, but the troops loyal to Bashar al-Assad continued their bombing against cities across...
    • Clear
    • Share:
    • Share
    • Clear
    • Clear
    • Clear
    • Clear
     
  • Read full report
   Reach     Credibility Credibility of 5
Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Related news stories

  • Russia warns the West not to arm Syria's rebel fighters

      The independent | over 2 years ago
    Since 2006, 2 April has been a national holiday in Argentina to mark the beginning of the war with G... Suggested Topics Russia yesterday claimed the West was undermining the work of international peace envoy Kofi Annan, warning Britain and her...
  • Clashes erupt after Syria claims troop withdrawal

      Arab News | over 2 years ago
    Syrian troops clashed with army defectors and shelled rebellious districts in the central city of Homs yesterday, killing at least 18 civilians a day after the government claimed it had begun a troop withdrawal ahead of the deadline to implement an...
  • Annan to address UN General Assembly on Syria

      NOW Lebanon | over 2 years ago
    UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan on Syria will address the UN General Assembly on Thursday about President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on rebels in Syria after a truce pledge. Following a telephone call with Annan, General Assembly President Nassir...
  • Syria clashes kill 18, mostly in Homs

      Canada.com | over 2 years ago
    Fierce clashes in Syria killed at least 18 people Wednesday, mostly in Homs, as regime forces stormed and shelled villages in fresh operations, monitors said...Also in Homs province, three civilians, including a woman were killed by rockets near the...
  • UN cease-fire mission fails to curb Syria violence

      Arab News | over 2 years ago
    Syrian opposition activists accused forces loyal to President Bashar Assad of bombarding rebel areas on Wednesday as a UN mission was expected to arrive in Damascus in a first step to implement an international peace plan. Activists said at least 80...
  • Syria peace plan seen buying Assad time

      Daily News & Analysis | over 2 years ago
    President Bashar al-Assad's acceptance of a plan that puts the onus on rebels as well as the Syrian army to end more than a year of bloodshed may buy him time and, at least temporarily, reduce world pressure against him. Syria has pledged to withdraw...
  • Russia Warns Against Arming Syrian Rebels

      International Business Times | over 2 years ago
    Articles Speaking during an appearance in Baku, Azerbaijan, Lavrov said that not only would arming the rebels escalate the violence in Syria, but would be pointless since they could not hope to defeat Assad's larger and better-equipped military. "...
  • It's a walkie-talkie war on Syrian frequencies

      The Daily Star | over 2 years ago
    Between bursts of machine gun and mortar fire, Syrian rebels switch their struggle against President Bashar Assad to their radio sets, tuning in on army frequencies to urge the soldiers fighting them to desert. "If you want to be a good person, you...
  • Syrian violence kills 80 people on Tuesday, monitors say

      NOW Lebanon | over 2 years ago
    At least 80 people, mostly civilians, were killed on Tuesday as Syrian forces pressed their crackdown on dissent despite a truce pledge, monitors said on Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that a total of 58 civilians were killed,...
  • Opinion : Friends like these!

      Arab News | over 2 years ago
    For millions of Syrians the outcome of the second Friends of Syria conference, which was held in Istanbul on Monday, was a big letdown. More than 80 countries and organizations attended the meeting, underlying growing international sympathy and...
  • Opinion : Assad: ?We?ll be back after these messages?!

      Arab News | over 2 years ago
    It is wrong to believe, even for a moment, that the Bashar Assad regime will commit to Kofi Annan's initiative and withdraw its troops from Syrian towns and cities, not to mention the rest of the initiative's steps from allowing the right to...
  • Assad forces on the offensive as 'ceasefire' deal looms

      Leader Post Online | over 2 years ago
    Syrian forces mounted a multi-pronged offensive against rebel strongholds throughout the country Tuesday in open defiance of a pledge to begin the immediate implementation of a UN-backed peace plan. Opposition districts in the city of Homs and nearby...
  • Syria: As his adversaries scramble for a strategy, Assad sets his terms

      War In Context | over 2 years ago
    Secretary General Kofi Annan announced Monday, to begin a partial implementation of Annan's peace plan by withdrawing troops and heavy weaponry from opposition-stronghold cities on April 10. In response, Western powers were left warning of...
  • BREAKING: Syrian Troops Begin Pullout From 'Calm' Cities

      International Business Times | over 2 years ago
    The Syrian government began withdrawing troops from some cities on Tuesday, the first sign after more than a year of violence that President Bashar al-Assad is taking a peace plan seriously. Assad earlier agreed to a cease-fire proposal drafted by...
  • Syria steps up assault as UN moves to send monitors

      Daily News & Analysis | over 2 years ago
    Fierce clashes erupted n Tuesday as Syria's regime sent reinforcements into rebel areas despite a truce pledge, and the UN said it was rushing a team to Damascus to pave the way for peace monitors. The surge in violence killed at least 29 people,...
  • US says Assad not meeting pledges

      NOW Lebanon | over 2 years ago
    The United States said Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was failing to live up to pledges for a truce and warned that it will judge him by "his actions, not by his words." Fierce clashes were reported again Tuesday in Syria despite Assad'...
  • Syrian cities bombarded as truce deadline nears

      Zee News | over 2 years ago
    Rebel fighters also kept up their attacks, killing three soldiers in separate actions in northern Syria, activists said. Assad has agreed to a ceasefire negotiated by international peace envoy Kofi Annan from April 10, the latest effort to end a year...
  • Syrian Troops Increase Violence and Killings Ahead of Kofi Annan Deadline

      International Business Times | over 2 years ago
    Articles A witch-hunt against activists appeared to have accelerated despite the regime's acceptance of Kofi Annan's six-point plan to end the bloodshed. The plan calls for the government to remove its troops from cities, agree to an immediate, daily...
  • Syrian opposition figure urges support for Annan plan

      NOW Lebanon | over 2 years ago
    Syrian opposition figure Riyad Turk urged on Tuesday support for Kofi Annan's peace plan as he called for a national dialogue in Syria, but insisted that President Bashar al-Assad must first step down. The "need to put an end to the cycle of killings...
  • Red Cross pressing for aid access in Syria

      Boston.com | over 2 years ago
    A volunteer doctor treats a wounded protester, who was shot during a funeral for Syrians killed by the Syrian Army two weeks ago, in a neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 2, 2012. Syrian government troops clashed with rebel forces across...
  • U.N. may hold Assad to pullout deadline

      United Press International | over 2 years ago
    U.S., British and French envoys said they would seek Tuesday to hold Syria's Assad regime to its pledge to remove troops from population centers within a week...Security Council statement, to be circulated among the council's 15 members, warning of...
  • Syria: Assad's cease-fire pledge met with suspicion

      AKI | over 2 years ago
    Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's pledge to initiate a cease-fire in a week was met with suspicion by Western powers that said he may be buying time to unleash more assaults on dissidents. UN special envoy Kofi Annan, briefing the Security Council...
  • Assad forcing us to wage guerrilla war: Rebels

      Daily News & Analysis | over 2 years ago
    Syria's rebels have been forced to abandon efforts to hold territory in major cities and towns after a series of battlefield defeats, senior opposition commanders have conceded for the first time. Reeling from the loss of key opposition strongholds...
  • Annan: Syria 'Agrees' to Peace Plan Deadline

      Novinite | over 2 years ago
    Syria has agreed to a 10 April deadline to begin implementing a six-point peace plan, UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has said, as cited by BBC. The plan calls for a UN-supervised ceasefire by all parties, withdrawal of soldiers and heavy weapons...
  • Syria agrees to April 10 peace plan deadline

      The Age | over 2 years ago
    The partial implementation of his plan would include a full cessation of hostilities within 48 hours of the deadline, diplomats at a closed briefing by Mr Annan yesterday said. Mr Annan appealed to the 15-member council to support the deadline, the...
  • Syria: Assad Breaks Promise As Bloodshed Continues

      International Business Times | over 2 years ago
    Articles The news comes just hours before Annan is due to brief the UN Security Council on Monday on whether he has seen progress towards peace. "Today doesn't feel much different than yesterday or the day before, or the day before that," opposition...
  • Clashes Continue in Syria as Annan Readies UN Briefing

      Voice of America | over 2 years ago
    Fresh violence erupted Monday in Syria between government and opposition forces as international envoy Kofi Annan prepared to brief the U.N. Security Council on his mission's progress to ease the bloody crisis. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory...
  • More clashes across Syria ahead of Annan's U.N. briefing

      The Daily Herald | over 2 years ago
    Syrian government troops clashed with rebel forces across the country Monday as international envoy Kofi Annan prepared to brief the U.N. Security Council on the progress of his mission to ease the nation's crisis. A new flurry of high-level...
  • Friends of Syria Seek More UN Security Council Action as Violence Continues ...

      International Business Times | over 2 years ago
    Text Size Friends of Syria wants the United Nations to set a deadline for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to stop the bloodshed that is tearing the country apart.. Syria's acceptation of UN envoy Kofi Annan's plan to end the violence has made little...
  • Syrian forces kill 3 civilians in north: monitors

      The Daily Star | over 2 years ago
    Syrian forces Monday pressed their crackdown on dissent, killing at least three civilians and wounding many as they pounded rebel strongholds in the country's restive north, a monitoring group said. "At least one civilian was killed and eight injured...
  • Friends of Syria Urge Peace, Recognize Opposition

      Epoch Times | over 2 years ago
    April 2, 2012 Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu gives a press conference after the opening session of the second "Friends of Syria" conference in Istanbul on April 1. (Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images) Friends of Syria recognized the Syrian...
  • Clashes in Syria kill at least 40 people: human rights monitors

      The Daily Star | over 2 years ago
    Violence in Syria killed at least 40 people Sunday, among them 15 members of the security forces who died in firefights across the country, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The violence came a day after President Bashar Assad's regime...
  • Nations Say Hold Syria To Timetable

      KSAZ | over 2 years ago
    Some 83 nations gathered in Turkey called Sunday for a strict timetable for Syria to end its bloody crackdown or face action at the UN Security Council, warning that the nation's window to meet its commitments "is not open-ended." The second meeting...
  • Syria warned by Hillary Clinton to implement Kofi Annan peace plan

      The Guardian | over 2 years ago
    Hillary Clinton speaks at the conference of foreign ministers, in Istanbul. Photograph: AP Bashar al-Assad has been warned to implement a UN-backed peace plan to end more than a year of violence in Syria , amid growing scepticism at the lack of...
  • Clashes, shelling kill dozens in Syria

      Boston Globe | over 2 years ago
    This image made from amateur video and released by the Syria media center Friday, March 23, 2012, purports to show Syrians pulling out the body of a man under the rubble of a building that was bombed in Homs, Syria. Associated Press / April 1, 2012 E-...
  • Homs survivor asks Clinton to help Syrian rebels

      The Daily Star | over 2 years ago
    A young Syrian pro-democracy activist pleaded with Hillary Clinton on Sunday to support Syrian rebels, telling the U.S. secretary of state of the violence in her home city of Homs. "I told Secretary Clinton that the regime is continuing to shell Homs...
  • Syria`s "friends" try to twist screw on Assad

      Zee News | over 2 years ago
    Syria's "friends" try to twist screw on Assad Istanbul: Western and Arab nations sought to exert more pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday, mistrusting his acceptance of a plan to end a year of bloodshed, but were not expected to...
  • Clinton slams Syria's 'list of broken promises'

      Australian Broadcasting Corporation | over 2 years ago
    Ms Clinton was speaking at the opening of the Friends of Syria meeting in Turkey, where delegates from more than 70 countries are discussing how to end the bloodshed in Syria. While some of the Arab Gulf States including Saudi Arabia and Qatar want...
  • Syria Opposition Backers Meet in Istanbul

      Voice of America | over 2 years ago
    More than 70 foreign ministers from Western and Arab nations backing the Syrian uprising are meeting in Istanbul for talks aimed at pressuring Damascus to implement an immediate cease-fire and urging the opposition to unify its scattered ranks.
  • Syria conference: Gulf countries to fund rebels

      Belleville News-Democrat | over 2 years ago
    Participants at a conference on Syria say Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries are creating a multimillion-dollar fund to pay salaries to members of the rebel Free Syrian Army and soldiers who defect from the regime and join opposition ranks. The...
  • Tighter sanctions sought against Syria

      Taiwan News | over 2 years ago
    Dozens of countries on Sunday sought to set conditions for a new Syria , pushing for tighter sanctions and diplomatic pressure to further isolate President Bashar Assad, while urging the opposition to offer a democratic alternative to his regime.
  • Meet Syrian people's needs 'here and now': Erdogan

      The Hindustan Times | over 2 years ago
    Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said the "legitimate demands of the Syrian people must be met, right here, right now" as Western and Arab countries met in Istanbul on Sunday to try to agree on how to support armed rebels fighting to unseat...
  • Clinton doubts that Assad is interested in peace

      Associated Press | over 2 years ago
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed doubt Sunday about whether President Bashar Assad would ever adhere to a U.N.-sponsored peace plan to end Syria's year of bloodshed, and urged world solidarity against a regime that she said was...
  • 'Opposition funding may increase if Assad waffles'

      Jerusalem Post | over 2 years ago
    British Foreign Secretary William Hague warns Syrian President that UN Security Council may act if Annan plan not implemented. Britain said on Sunday that foot dragging by President Bashar Assad over a United Nations-Arab League peace plan for Syria...
  • Syria calls international conference on crisis a 'conspiracy'

      Fox News | over 2 years ago
    Syria   Syria blasted an international conference on the country's spreading crisis before it even started Sunday, calling it part of an international conspiracy to kill Syrians and weaken the country. Dozens of countries are attending the "Friends...
  • In Turkey, nations meet to plan for new Syria

      Taiwan News | over 2 years ago
    Dozens of countries on Sunday sought to set conditions for a new Syria , pushing for tighter sanctions and diplomatic pressure to further isolate President Bashar Assad, while urging the opposition to offer a democratic alternative to his regime.
  • 'Friends of Syria' meet in Turkey

      The Daily Star | over 2 years ago
    Dozens of representatives from Western and Arab countries gathered for talks on Sunday in Istanbul, seeking ways to up the pressure on Damascus to accept a U.N.-Arab plan to stop bloodshed in Syria. The second "Friends of Syria" conference opened...
  • One killed in arrest raids near Syria capital, say monitors

      NOW Lebanon | over 2 years ago
    A young man was killed on Sunday in a raid carried out by Syrian security forces in the town of Dmeir, in Damascus province, where four other people were detained, monitors said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also said...
  • "Friends of Syria" talks Sunday to beef up Annan plan

      NOW Lebanon | over 2 years ago
    Dozens of representatives from Western and Arab countries were gathering for talks Sunday in Istanbul aimed at pressuring Damascus to implement a peace plan by Kofi Annan to stop bloodshed in Syria. The second conference of the "Friends of Syria" was...
  • Syria crisis talks set for Turkey

      BBC | over 2 years ago
    Foreign ministers from more than 70 Western and Arab countries are due to meet in Istanbul to explore ways to step up pressure on the Syrian regime and bolster the opposition. Before the second so-called Friends of Syria meeting, opposition leaders...


Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.