July 15, 2015 Not everyone is cheering the nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran. Among the critics is Saeed al Batal, a Syrian photographer who decries Iran's support of President Bashar al-Assad.
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Late last month, people gathered near a home that had been destroyed by fighting in al-Latamneh, Hama Province, Syria.
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June 8, 2012 There's evidence of "serious violence" at a village where activists say dozens died. United Nations monitors and journalists reached the scene today. The killings reportedly happened on Wednesday.
One of several landmines that were planted by the Syrian army on the border with Lebanon and later removed by anti-Assad activists.
March 13, 2012 The devices have been placed along routes that refugees take to Lebanon and Turkey, Human Rights Watch says. It calls the actions "unconscionable."
Feb. 11, 2012: some of the damage in the Baba Amr district of Homs, Syria.
March 9, 2012 Valerie Amos says "almost all the buildings had been destroyed and there were hardly any people left" in the hard-hit Baba Amr district of Homs when she visited this week.
Syrian soldiers who defected join protesters in the al-Khaldiya neighborhood of the restive city of Homs on January 26, 2012.
January 30, 2012 Violence escalated in Syria as the West pushed for a resolution in the U.N. Security Council. About 400 people have been killed over the past five days, activists say. We've collected some of their reporting.
January 30, 2012 "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the escalation of the Syrian regime's violent and brutal attacks on its own people," Clinton says.
Robert Ford, the U.S. ambassador to Syria.
October 24, 2011 Ambassador Robert Ford has called attention to the Assad regime's violent crackdown on opponents. In September, his convoy was attacked. Now, there are new threats, the U.S. says, and it blames the regime.
June 10, 2011 College student Pathik Root of Vermont was swept up by Syrian security in mid-March and imprisoned for two weeks. He wasn't tortured, but says he heard the sounds as others were. And he never knew when, or if, he would be released.
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