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Over 4,000 Dead in Syria, Says UN

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Prior to the uprising, and the Syrian government’s bloody suppression of it, trade between Turkey and Syria had been steadily growing to $2.5 billion in 2009, up from $795 million in 2006.

Kuwait is one of a number of Arab countries who have now advised their citizens to leave Syria.

More Killings, Including 2 Women and 2 Children

In another sign that civil war is more and more likely in Syria, if not already occurring, the Syrian National Council (SNC), the main opposition group, has announced that it and the Free Syria Army (FSA), which is made up of defectors from the Syrian army, have made an agreement. The SNC and the FDA had  met in southern Turkey on Monday; SNC member Khaled Khoja says that “the council recognised the Free Syrian Army as a reality, while the army recognised the council as the political representative [of the opposition].”

Just on Wednesday, at least 15 people were killed including two women and two children. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also report that seven soldiers were killed in the southern town of Dael while security forces were rounding up and arresting some 100 opposition activists.

On Friday, the day when protests have often been held throughout the past months, the opposition plans to hold demonstrations calling for a border “buffer zone” to protect civilians.

Previous Care2 Coverage

BREAKING: Arab League Approves Economic Sanctions Against Syria

Syria Misses Arab League Deadline: End of the Line For Assad?

Arab League Gives Syria Three More Days To End Violence

 

 

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2:27AM PST on Jan 7, 2012

heel dramatisch en wat hebben kinderen en vrouwen daarmee te maken,afschuwelijk!!

4:14AM PST on Dec 17, 2011

Behaving loke a medieval tyrant, his come-uppance must surely be just around the corner. Ghadafi`s behavior was mild in comparison to this meglomaniacal tyrant??

8:41AM PST on Dec 9, 2011

Syria has to be stopped! They torture children!!!!??????? How can children be of such threat?

3:33AM PST on Dec 6, 2011

Please stop messing in the other country's problems. The process is always the same: at first you are crying about 1 or 5 people dead, then your bombers are flying over their cities and THOUSANDS PEOPLE die from your 'kindness'. Do not let yourself be deceived.
Let them live as they want, not you.

12:48PM PST on Dec 5, 2011

thanks.

9:36AM PST on Dec 5, 2011

Ellen M: You'll "pay for the bullets" to kill children and adults who stand up to a dictatorial regime because they're "more than willing to be martyrs for a cause"?!?!?

You DO sound like one of the murderers.

8:59AM PST on Dec 5, 2011

World Peace Not War!!!!

7:41AM PST on Dec 5, 2011

horrible

10:11AM PST on Dec 4, 2011

I wouldn't believe for one second what statistics the UN come up with. The UN is accountable to the world powers, these world powers ie: THE NEW WORLD ORDER and all its global cronies who will stop at nothing to gain even more power at anybodies expense. Why do you think that there is massive unrest on the planet today, instigated by the 1%'s who want us all to be at each others throats as long as we're not looking in their direction. Lies and propaganda is being spread by the elite, the NWO incites blood thirst, pain and suffering all around the planet. They're tightening their grip of control with the North Atlantic Union, European Union, Asian Union and now they're destabilising the Middle East to gain full control . . WAKE UP AND SEE WHAT IS JUST GOING ON ALL AROUND THE PLANET RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSES while you believe all the lies. Yes, the Syrians are dying, or rather being murdered, so are a large majority of the Middle East but don't believe the lies and propaganda the western media are spreading.

7:46AM PST on Dec 4, 2011

All those with their hands in the pot/pie/war are killing or abusing and abducting what they consider 'human resources', every time any country goes to war the govt knew exactly what they wanted to get out of it but what they put on the banners is very different.

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