Monday February 24, 2020

Tensions high as Syria violence worsens

Syria is coming under intense international pressure after the killings last week of two western journalists in Homs, writes Stephen Starr in Damascus.

26th February, 2012
Flames rise from a house after shelling by Syrian government forces in the Baba Amr neighbourhood of Homs. Photo: Getty

Syria will hold an important constitutional referendum today that is likely to see the ruling Ba'ath party unseated as the leading political force in Syrian politics.

The move is seen as a concession to a growing protest movement sweeping the country, and one which risks being overshadowed by an emergent insurgency.

President Bashar al-Assad has said he remains determined to implement a host of reform measures, including parliamentary elections, later this year. Activists and oppositions...

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