Talkalakh http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/42435/all en Syria rebels, regime trade accusations of 'massacre' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/syria-rebels-regime-trade-accusations-massacre <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>The Syrian regime and rebel opposition forces on Sunday traded accusations of blame for a "massacre" of at least 10 people in the town of Tal Kalakh in the south of the conflict-ridden country.</p> <p>"Last night, terrorists committed a new massacre against peaceful citizens in the city of Tal Kalakh in the Homs countryside, storming the Burj neighbourhood and killing a number of citizens, including women and children," state news agency SANA reported.</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/130331/syria-rebels-regime-trade-accusations-massacre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Syria Talkalakh AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 12:31:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5798039 at http://www.globalpost.com Residents flee fierce Aleppo clashes: watchdog http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/residents-flee-fierce-aleppo-clashes-watchdog-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>Fierce fighting between Syrian rebels and regime forces has sparked an exodus of residents from the Sheikh Maqsud district of the northern city of Aleppo, a watchdog group said on Sunday.</p> <p>"The Sheikh Maqsud neighbourhood has seen a major exodus after shells hit the area, destroying several homes," Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.</p> <p>"Hundreds of cars carrying families were seen leaving the neighbourhood."</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/130331/residents-flee-fierce-aleppo-clashes-watchdog-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Talkalakh AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 15:30:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5798113 at http://www.globalpost.com Residents flee fierce Aleppo clashes: watchdog http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/residents-flee-fierce-aleppo-clashes-watchdog-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>Fierce fighting between Syrian rebels and regime forces has sparked an exodus of residents from the Sheikh Maqsud district of the northern city of Aleppo, a watchdog group said on Sunday.</p> <p>Violence also engulfed areas in and around Damascus, where children were among eight civilians killed in shelling of Kafar Batna village, while a missile slammed into Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus costing more casualties.</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/130331/residents-flee-fierce-aleppo-clashes-watchdog-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Fertile Crescent Talkalakh AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 17:45:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5798175 at http://www.globalpost.com Residents flee fierce Aleppo clashes: watchdog http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/residents-flee-fierce-aleppo-clashes-watchdog-2 <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>Fierce fighting between Syrian rebels and regime forces has sparked an exodus of residents from the Sheikh Maqsud district of the northern city of Aleppo, a watchdog group said on Sunday.</p> <p>Violence also engulfed areas in and around Damascus, where children were among eight civilians killed in shelling of Kafar Batna village, while a missile slammed into Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus costing more casualties.</p> <p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog also reported that at least 140 people, including 56 civilians, were killed nationwide on Easter Sunday.</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/130331/residents-flee-fierce-aleppo-clashes-watchdog-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Fertile Crescent Talkalakh AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 19:30:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5798227 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria rebels seize strategic town, execute Alawite cleric: activists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130826/syria-rebels-seize-strategic-town-execute-alawite-cleric-activi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rebel forces took control of a strategic town in northern Syria on Monday, cutting off government forces' only supply route out of the city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.</p> <p>The Britain-based monitoring group also said it had obtained a photograph showing the execution of Alawite cleric Badr Ghazal by hardline Islamist rebels, highlighting the growing sectarian bloodshed of the 2-1/2-year conflict.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130826/syria-rebels-seize-strategic-town-execute-alawite-cleric-activi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Social Issues Talkalakh Thomson Reuters Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:30:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5918001 at http://www.globalpost.com