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BBC | Jim Muir | August 5, 2011

Tens of thousands of people have protested across Syria, days after the bloody crackdown on the city of Hama where the opposition had taken control.

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REUTERS | Khaled Oweis | August 4, 2011

At least 45 civilians were killed in a tank assault by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces to occupy the centre of Hama, an activist said on Thursday, in a sharp escalation of a military campaign aimed at ending an uprising against his rule.

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AFP | June 18, 2011

 

TRIPOLI, Lebanon — Soldiers deployed in force in Lebanon’s main northern city Tripoli Saturday after seven people were killed in clashes between Alawites and Sunnis over a rally against the Syrian government.

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ADAYSSEH, Lebanon — Lebanese and Israeli soldiers exchanged rocket and gunfire on Tuesday along the tense border between the two countries leaving two people injured on the Lebanese side, Lebanese army and security officials told AFP. (more…)

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By AFP

BEIRUT — A Syrian construction worker was killed and another injured on Saturday when a bomb likely left over from Lebanon’s 1975-1990 civil war exploded, an army spokesman told AFP. (more…)

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By HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

Follow International Law to Avoid Past Failings

(Jerusalem, August 2, 2009) – The Israel Defense Forces have reportedly decided to improve the warnings given to civilians before attacks, but still need to ensure that the warnings are effective and do not allow attacks otherwise prohibited under international law, Human Rights Watch said today.

In a letter to the Israeli military’s Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, Human Rights Watch welcomed the reported announcement that the military will issue new procedures to improve its early warnings to civilians during armed conflict, saying that improved procedures could save lives but reiterating concerns over past practice. (more…)

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By the Daily Star

BEIRUT: Lebanon on Tuesday renewed its demand that Israel pay compensation for damage inflicted during the summer 2006 war. Lebanon’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Nawwaf Salam, passed on an official letter to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon outlining repeated Israeli violations of UN Security Council Resolution 1701. Prime Minister Fouad Siniora demanded in the letter that Israel compensate Lebanon for inflicting “unimaginable losses” on the country’s infrastructure, which has not yet fully recovered.

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