Monday February 17, 2020

No end in sight for Syrian conflict

A thousand people are thought to have died in Syria since the ceasefire that was to have come into effect last month, writes Stephen Starr.

2nd June, 2012
People gather at a mass burial for the victims killed during an artillery barrage by Syrian forces in Houla. Photo: Reuters

In the nine days since the massacre of 108 people in the Syrian town of Houla, much has been made of whether the atrocity will mark a turning point in the bloody conflict.

Syrian diplomats in countries across the world have been expelled and, last week, the consul-general of the Syrian honorary consulate in California resigned in protest at his government's actions. "You get to a point where your silence or your inaction becomes ethically and...

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