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BBC | August 9, 2011

Syrian security forces have continued operations to crush protesters, even as the Turkish foreign minister pressed President Basharal-Assad to stop them.

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REUTERS | Khaled Oweis | August 2, 2011

The death toll in Syria’s violent crackdown on opposition to President Bashar al-Assad in the city of Hama and elsewhere climbed on Tuesday, spurring Western efforts to pile diplomatic pressure on Damascus.

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BBC News | July 27, 2011

Syrian security forces have killed at least eight people in a raid on the town of Kanaker near the capital, Damascus, rights groups say.

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REUTERS | Khaled Yacoub Oweis | July 11, 2011

 

Syrian forces killed at least one civilian and injured 20 in Homs on Monday during the heaviest raids on the city since troops deployed there two months ago to crush dissent against President Bashar al-Assad, residents said.

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Reuters

April 20, 2011

The Libyan government’s reported use of cluster munitions and heavy weapons in Misrata has caused substantial civilian casualties and may amount to crimes under international law, the United Nations said on Wednesday. (more…)

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March 30, 2011

Transitional Justice Coordination Group (TJCG) is planning to unite war victims in Afghanistan to seek their rights and with a vision for eternal peace in the country.

A conference was held by the Transitional Justice Coordination Group in Kabul on Wednesday focused on human rights situation, war victims’ rights, introduction of war victims’ international movements and their pivotal role in peace in their countries.

“They should be united so that nobody could ever divide them based on lingual and ethnic issues,” Yunus Akhtar, a member of TJCG, said. (more…)

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3/28/11

During the annual joint meeting of the Ministers of Finance and economy of the African Union, Commissioner Piebalgs confirmed European Commission’s support to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by announcing an additional EUR 65.9 million to help keep the peacekeeping force in place and provide them with the means to do their job more easily, including medical care, transport and allowances. (more…)

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