Baba Amr

Shooting the Shooters Who Shoot the Shooters - Syria's War Against Journalists

Neil Durkin | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Amnesty has recorded at least 17 incidents where Syria's armed opposition groups have deliberately targeted journalists and media workers, but the bulk of killings, detentions and cases of gruesome mistreatment still come at the hands of government forces.

Syria: Assad Visits Former Rebel Stronghold Of Homs

AFP/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has visited the former rebel stronghold of Homs, the scene of fierce fighting with government forces that left hundre...

Assad's Forces 'Cross Into Lebanon' As Annan Says Peace Plan 'Accepted'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK

Syrian troops have reportedly crossed into Lebanon in armoured cars to battle armed opposition fighters with rocket-propelled grenades. The news a...

One Year on, My Neighbourhood Destroyed, My Life Torn Apart

Razan | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK
Razan

I am broken because I am outside watching my family, my friends and my city Homs be ripped apart through shelling, theft of homes, rape and murder. In the last two weeks I have had many from my small village executed or arrested. Some tortured in wedding halls while others were blown up once gathered in a home.

Resistance, Death, Determination and Glory: One Year in Syria's Uprising

ArabSpring FF | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics
ArabSpring FF

I was detained last Friday after security forces carried out random arrests. During my detention what struck me the most is that the security forces accused me of being in an "illegal protest." Any reforms made by a regime that shells its own people with tanks and mortars is worthless.

Syria: Four Dead In Tank Fire

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK

Syrian tanks have killed four people in the devastated city of Homs even as the UN and Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan prepared to visit the coun...

Syria Crisis: 'Another Massacre' In Homs As UN Prepares Aid Plan

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK

A suburb of the devastated city of Homs in Syria has become the scene of another massacre, activists have reported. More than 50 people have been r...

Syrian Minister Defects: I Can No Longer Serve A Criminal Regime

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has suffered his most high-profile defection, with deputy oil minister Abdo Hussameddin quitting his post. In an a...

UN Humanitarian Chief Says Syrian City Is 'Devastated' After Attacks

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK

United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has visited Baba Amr in Homs, becoming the first international official to enter the embattled Syrian d...

UN Humanitarian Chief Visits Ruins Of Baba Amr

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has entered the ruins of the devestated Baba Amr district of Homs with the Syrian Red Crescent aid agency. Amos ...

Syria: Thousands Flee To Lebanon As UN Officials Confirm Visit

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

More than a thousand Syrians have fled to Lebanon after weeks of attacks on the town of Homs and other areas. The Associated Press said that as man...

Syria: Atrocities Reported In Ruins Of Baba Amr As Red Cross Wait For Access

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

Aid agencies are still unable to distribute vital medical supplies in the Baba Amr area of Homs, Syria, amid accusations of executions and torture tak...

The Week That Was: A Tragedy Continues

Carla Buzasi | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

A lot has been written about the human catastrophe currently unfolding in Syria, horrific photos assail us daily, politicians drop sound-bites condemning the violence, but in a few heart-felt sentences the injured photographer Paul Conroy eloquently and dramatically cut through it all. "It's not a war," he insisted. "It's a massacre." Speaking from the safety of his hospital bed in London, having been smuggled from Homs to Lebanon earlier in the week by Syrian rebels, Conroy pleaded with the world to act now or regret forever the atrocities being committed...

Injured Journalist: Act Now To Stop A Massacre Beyond Measure

Posted 02.03.2012 | UK

A British journalist injured in Syria has urged the world to help the people of Homs to prevent a "massacre beyond measure." Speaking to Sky News f...

Syria: 12 Killed In Mortar Attack During Day Of Widespread Protest

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK

A government mortar attack in the Syrian town of Rastan has killed 12 people, including five children, AFP has reported. Extremely graphic and dist...

Syria: Red Cross 'Turned Back' From Baba Amr

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK

The Syrian army has stopped the Red Cross from entering the Baba Amr region of the Syrian city of Homs to distribute aid. ICRC President Jakob Kell...

Syria: Fallen City Waits For Aid As Cameron Predicts 'Day Of Reckoning'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

The grim discovery of a man who had been shot in the head with his hands tied behind his back near the Syrian capital Damascus led to a funeral protes...

Assad Set To Allow Red Cross Into Homs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

The Red Cross is to be allowed access to the Baba Amr region of Homs, after President Assad's regime indicated they would let foreign aid into the cou...

Syrian City 'Preparing For A Massacre' As Regime Nears Full Assault

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK

Syrian opposition fighters and civilians trapped in Homs are said to be "preparing for a massacre". Activists reported people "recording their last...

Grim Details Of Marie Colvin's Death Revealed By Sunday Times

PA | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK

Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin, who was killed in Syria last week, died trying to retrieve her shoes so she could escape an army bombardm...

'We Will Fight Until The Last Person' Syrians Say, As Shelling Pounds Homs

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK

Syrian activists have said they will "fight until the last person" as columns of tanks and armoured vehicles prepared to mount a ground assault on the...

Syrian Uprising: Dramatic Photos Of Bombed Oil Line In Homs

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK

Dramatic new pictures have emerged of the moments after an oil line exploded in the embattled Syrian town of Homs. Activists say the city has been...

Homs Activist: 'More Than One Rocket Every Minute'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK

As the bombardment continues in Homs, one activist in the district of Baba Amr told The Huffington Post UK that he is "not safe at all". Omar, a 2...

Homs Activist: 'More Than One Rocket Every Minute'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK

As the bombardment continues in Homs, one activist in the district of Baba Amr told the Huffington Post UK that he fears for his life. "I am not s...