March 19, 2014 at 2:39 am #1844
The Syrian Civil War, also known as the Syrian Uprising, is an ongoing armed conflict in Syria between forces loyal to the Ba’ath government and those seeking to oust it. The unrest began on 15 March 2011, with popular protests that grew nationwide by April 2011.
According to the United Nations, the death toll surpassed 100,000 in June 2013, and reached 120,000 by September 2013. Complete timeline via Wikipedia.
A good start to get an impression what’s going on is this photo essay.
Opinion & Analysis
- Syria Comment
- Brown Moses Blog
- ISW – Institute for the study of war
- Syrian Civil War Reddit
- Syria Deeply (with updated conflict map)
- Al-Akhbar – Beirut, Lebanon
- Al-Manar – Beirut, Lebanon
- Al-Monitor – Dubai, UAE
- Al-Jazeera – Doha, Quatar
- BBC – London, UK
- Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem, Israel
- Now – Beirut, Lebanon
- Fox News – New York, USA
- NY Times – New York, USA
- PressTV – Tehran, Iran
- RT – Washington, USA
- SANA – Damascus, Syria
- Shaam – FSA, Damascus, Syria
Rebels / Jihadis on Twitter
- Rayat al Tawheed
- Australian fighter in Syria https://twitter.com/Daulah_Islamia
- Dutch fighter in Syria https://twitter.com/abudurahman50
- Saudi veteran fighter of the Afghan War, now fighting in Syria https://twitter.com/najm_alden_azad
- Danish fighter in Syria https://twitter.com/Fulan2weet
- American fighter in Syria https://twitter.com/abu_muhajir1
- French fighter in Syria https://twitter.com/Abouutasnim
- British fighter in Syria https://twitter.com/Al_Brittani_
General Twitter Accounts
- Liveleak Syria
- The YNC Syria – (Execution videos and more. These are things that can not be unseen, so think twice before watching them)
- Vice Syria
Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")April 1, 2014 at 6:57 am #6084
If you’re blocked by the sites that I’ve linked, I recommend getting Hola extension for Chrome.
Short documentary about every day life in Aleppo – Pretty intense, emotional view on what war does to people.
BBC: A History of Syria with Dan Snow  – Before the war the Sunnis, Shia’s, Alwawites, Christians and Druze co-existed for centuries. This doc is a good primer because it doesn’t overwhelm you with the complexities of sectarianism.
PBS Frontline: The Battle for Syria  – Examines the early days of the civil war and in typical Frontline style of balanced reporting, it covers the Assad regime’s view as well.
Al Jazeera: Syria: The Reckoning  – How Arab nationalism and the Muslim Brotherhood gave way to military coups which ultimately secured Hafez al-Assad’s grip on power.
Al Jazeera: Lebanon: Sibling of Syria  – A historical context on the war that has spilled over to Lebanon.
PBS Frontline: Syria’s Second Front  – The Free Syrian Army’s battle with Al Qaeda groups. It’s a war within a war
Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")April 22, 2014 at 6:41 am #10160
This is how accidents happen…
Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")April 22, 2014 at 7:55 am #10176
Ah, and everything is going to be all better soon because they are going to hold a presidential election. To me a self-imploding societyApril 22, 2014 at 8:04 am #10178
It is had to conceive how the destruction can be restored to a normal state.April 23, 2014 at 9:08 am #10362
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