Daraa http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/40450/all en Syrian rebels seize guard post near Jordan border http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/syrian-rebels-seize-guard-post-near-jordan-border <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syrian rebels on Tuesday seized a guard post near the Jordanian border and a tank brigade headquarters in the south of the country, after regime forces withdrew, a watchdog reported.</p> <p>"They managed to seize control of a border post near Tel Shehab at dawn after regime forces evacuated the post following violent clashes," Rami Abdel Rahman, directer of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.</p> <p>Videos of the area posted on YouTube showed armed men around the post, in cars, motorbikes and on foot. The post appeared to be a small building in a largely uninhabited area.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/syrian-rebels-seize-guard-post-near-jordan-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Daraa Fertile Crescent AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:01:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5787667 at http://www.globalpost.com Insurgents control large parts of Daraa: Syria MP http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/insurgents-control-large-parts-daraa-syria-mp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Syrian MP from the southern province of Daraa bordering Jordan on Thursday painted a bleak picture of the situation there, saying that insurgents have seized part of the main highway to Damascus.</p> <p>"Syria is no longer going through a crisis. It is plunged in total war. Terrorism has spread in Syria and so has chaos. This is reality, and all Syrians know it," Walid al-Zohbi told parliament in a session broadcast live on state television.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/insurgents-control-large-parts-daraa-syria-mp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Daraa Fertile Crescent AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:16:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796420 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria rebels seize town on key highway to south: NGO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/syria-rebels-seize-town-key-highway-south-ngo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syrian rebels have seized a key town on a main highway between Damascus and the south in their latest advance in Daraa province on the border with Jordan, a watchdog said on Friday.</p> <p>"Rebels seized control of Dael after destroying the three army checkpoints at the entrances to the town," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "The town is located on a main road linking Daraa to Damascus."</p> <p>The Britain-based watchdog said that a child was among 10 civilians killed in the fighting for the town over the past 24 hours.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/syria-rebels-seize-town-key-highway-south-ngo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Daraa Fertile Crescent AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:01:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796927 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria rebels seize town on key highway to south: NGO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/syria-rebels-seize-town-key-highway-south-ngo-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syrian rebels have seized a key town on a main highway between Damascus and the south in their latest advance in Daraa province on the border with Jordan, a watchdog said on Friday.</p> <p>"Rebels seized control of Dael after destroying the three army checkpoints at the entrances to the town," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "The town is located on a main road linking Daraa to Damascus."</p> <p>The Britain-based watchdog said that a child was among 10 civilians killed in the fighting for the town over the past 24 hours.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/syria-rebels-seize-town-key-highway-south-ngo-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Daraa Disaster Fertile Crescent AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 17:46:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797193 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria rebels seize town on key highway to south: NGO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/syria-rebels-seize-town-key-highway-south-ngo-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syrian rebels have seized a key town on a main highway between Damascus and the south in their latest advance in Daraa province on the border with Jordan, a watchdog said on Friday.</p> <p>"Rebels seized control of Dael after destroying the three army checkpoints at the entrances to the town," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "The town is located on a main road linking Daraa to Damascus."</p> <p>The Britain-based watchdog said that a child was among 10 civilians killed in the fighting for the town over the past 24 hours.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/syria-rebels-seize-town-key-highway-south-ngo-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Daraa Disaster Fertile Crescent AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 19:15:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797238 at http://www.globalpost.com Over 50 people killed in fighting in Syria, human rights activists say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130411/over-50-people-killed-fighting-syria-human-rights-activists-say <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cairo, Apr 11 (EFE).- More than 50 people, including women and children, died in attacks by government security forces and clashes in the southern Syrian province of Daraa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday.</p> <p>At least 32 civilians died Wednesday in the villages of Al Sanmi and Al Gabagueb, the group's director, Rami Abdel Rahman, told Efe by telephone.</p> <p>Security forces also killed 19 opposition fighters in clashes, Rahman said.</p> <p>The fighting left 51 people dead, a representative of the Sham Network in Daraa, Kesar Habib, told Efe in an e-mail.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130411/over-50-people-killed-fighting-syria-human-rights-activists-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Daraa Fertile Crescent Agencia EFE Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:16:35 +0000 Agencia EFE 5811222 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria air strikes kill 12 children http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/syria-air-strikes-kill-12-children <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Air strikes by regime warplanes killed at least 12 children in two incidents on Sunday, one targeting a Kurdish village in northeast Syria and the other a district of Damascus, a watchdog said.</p> <p>Elsewhere, activists accused the regime of destroying the minaret of the historic Omari mosque in southern Daraa, the so-called cradle of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/syria-air-strikes-kill-12-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Daraa Fertile Crescent AFP Sun, 14 Apr 2013 16:30:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5815375 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria rebels seize key position in Daraa city http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130628/syria-rebels-seize-key-position-daraa-city <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syrian rebels advancing from the Jordanian border seized a strategic army position in the southern city of Daraa on Friday as fighting raged in the surrounding province, a watchdog said.</p> <p>"They seized two buildings in the provincial capital that regime forces were using to keep the whole city under surveillance," Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman said.</p> <p>"This is the most important army position that the rebels have seized in Daraa" in 27 months of conflict, he told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130628/syria-rebels-seize-key-position-daraa-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Daraa Fertile Crescent War AFP Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:03:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5870330 at http://www.globalpost.com Shelling kills 15 in Damascus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130712/shelling-kills-15-damascus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fifteen people were killed Friday in shelling in Syria's capital, among them six in the heart of the city, as the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan entered its third day, a watchdog said.</p> <p>"Six people were killed when three shells (likely launched by rebels) hit Baghdad Street in the centre of the city. Nine others were killed in massive (regime) shelling of Qaboon in northwestern Damascus," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.</p> <p>Several people were also wounded, the Britain-based watchdog said without giving further details.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130712/shelling-kills-15-damascus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Daraa Fertile Crescent AFP Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:08:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5882854 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria rebels seize guard post on Jordan border http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131009/syria-rebels-seize-guard-post-jordan-border <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syrian rebels seized a guard post on the border with Jordan on Wednesday after a month of fierce fighting, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.</p> <p>"Rebel fighters took control of the Hajanah border battalion post near the city of Daraa after laying siege to it for two months and fierce clashes around it lasting a month," the NGO said.</p> <p>It said some of the border guard battalion had withdrawn from the post, but it was not yet clear how many people had been killed or wounded in its capture.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131009/syria-rebels-seize-guard-post-jordan-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Daraa Fertile Crescent War AFP Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:22:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5956073 at http://www.globalpost.com 21 killed as truck hit by blast in south Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131016/21-killed-truck-hit-blast-south-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A powerful blast ripped through a pickup truck in the south Syria province of Daraa early Wednesday, killing 21 people including four children, a monitoring group said.</p> <p>"Twenty-one people were killed in the Nawa area (of Daraa), among them four children and six women, in a blast that detonated as their vehicle went past Tal al-Jumua," where a battalion of troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad is positioned, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.</p> <p>ser/bpz</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Asia Daraa Fertile Crescent AFP Wed, 16 Oct 2013 07:32:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5962106 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria rebels rocket Aleppo as army battles them in Daraa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140516/syria-rebels-rocket-aleppo-army-battles-them-daraa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rebel rocket fire killed 13 people in the northern city of Aleppo on Friday, as troops launched an offensive on rebels in Daraa province of southern Syria, state media said.</p> <p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the bloodshed in Aleppo and said a large-scale army operation was underway in Daraa for control of hills held by rebels.</p> <p>The Britain-based monitoring group said five rebel fighters and an unspecified number of soldiers were killed in Daraa, where clashes raged into the evening. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140516/syria-rebels-rocket-aleppo-army-battles-them-daraa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Daraa Fertile Crescent Social Issues AFP Fri, 16 May 2014 21:04:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6149002 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria urges UN to condemn rebels' attack in Daraa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140524/syria-urges-un-condemn-rebels-attack-daraa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syria urges UN to condemn rebels' attack in Daraa</p> <p>DAMASCUS, May 24 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Saturday urged the UN Security Council to condemn the rebels' attack on Thursday that killed 39 government supporters in the southern province of Daraa, according to the state-run SANA news agency.</p> <p>"Armed terrorist groups committed a blood-curdling massacre in Daraa city on May 22, launching mortar shells that struck a residential neighborhood packed with citizens who gathered to show support to their homeland and condemnation of terrorism," the ministry said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140524/syria-urges-un-condemn-rebels-attack-daraa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Daraa Fertile Crescent Xinhua News Agency Sat, 24 May 2014 19:56:56 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6156362 at http://www.globalpost.com Rebels kills 9 in southern Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140706/rebels-kills-9-southern-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rebels kills 9 in southern Syria</p> <p>DAMASCUS, July 6 (Xinhua) -- A total of nine people were killed by radical rebels in Syria's southern province of Daraa, the pro- government Sham FM radio reported on Sunday.</p> <p>The Nusra Front, an al-Qaida subgroup operating in the war-torn country, killed nine people of the same family after kidnapping them in Daraa province, the report said, without giving any further details.</p> <p>The Nusra Front currently controls several areas in Daraa, where the country's three-year-old conflict first erupted.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140706/rebels-kills-9-southern-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Daraa Fertile Crescent Xinhua News Agency Sun, 06 Jul 2014 20:30:44 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6197392 at http://www.globalpost.com