Iran Election Guide

Donate to EAWV





Or, click to learn more

Search

Sunday
Jun092013

Syria Today: Opposition Repeats --- No Participation in International "Peace" Conference

Government forces move through Qusayr, captured by the Syrian military last Wednesday

Syria Feature: Jabhat al-Nusra, Al Qaeda, and the Islamic State of Iraq
Middle East Today: Libya --- At Least 25 Killed in Clashes Between Protesters and Government-Backed Militia
Saturday's Syria Today: UN Appeal on "Record" Aid for Syrians --- Significant Step or Meaningless Gesture?<


The opposition Syrian National Coalition has reiterated its refusal to participate in a proposed international conference.

"What is happening in Syria today completely closes the doors on any discussions about international conferences and political initiatives," George Sabra, Coalition, told a press conference in Istanbul. "The war declared by the regime and its allies in the region has reached a level we cannot ignore."

Last week, regime force and Hezbollah allies captured the town of Qusayr, near the Lebanese border, after a three-week siege and then re-claimed nearby villages.

Sabra said just before those developments that the opposition would not attend a peace conference while Iranian elements and Hezbollah were supporting Syrian troops on the ground.

Before that, the Coalition had set the departure of President Assad as a pre-condition for any talks about a political resolution and transitional government.


Photo: Pro-Hezbollah Demonstrators Attack Bus In Beirut

Following our earlier report about clashes on Sunday near the Iranian embassy in Bir Hassan, southern Beirut over the roles of Iran and Hezbollah in Syria image from an incident, the image below show pro-Hezbollah demonstrators attacking a bus carrying anti-Hezbollah demonstrators in front of the embassy.

Insurgents Kill Iraqi Border Guard

Iraqi officials say that Syrian insurgents on Sunday opened fire on two Iraqi border posts, killing one guard and wounding two others.

Colonel Nayif Zaili said Syrian rebels fired on two posts which lay two kilometres from the Al-Waleed border crossing.

The Syrian side of the crossing remains under the control of the regime, despite attempts by insurgents to seize it for several months.

State TV: Documents Show Qatar Asked Insurgents to Defend Qusayr to Protect Israel

1 Dead Amid Anti-Hezbollah Protests in Beirut

An unarmed Lebanese man has been killed after groups clashed in southern Beirut following a protest over the roles of Iran and Hezbollah in Syria.

The incident happened at about lunchtime near the Iranian embassy in Bir Hassan, where demonstrators had gathered to challenge the Iranian and Hezbollah support of the Assad regime.

Five others are said to have been injured in the shooting. It was not clear who started the gunfire; however, a journalist for Beirut's Daily Star on the scene reported "men in black shirts with yellow ribbons around their arms" --- indicating they were from Hezbollah shoving protesters away from the site as they exited buses. The protesters had little time to raise their banners before they were beaten up with sticks.

The men in black shirts then opened fire in the air to disperse the demonstrators.

Al Jazeera reported that the protesters against Iran and Hezbollah belong to the party of Ahmad Asaad's party, a Shia politician who is anti-Hezbollah and belongs to the March 14 Movement.

The Lebanese army is now reported to be in control of the area around the embassy, with barricades set up on the road.

Casualties

The Local Coordination Committees claim that 33 people have been killed today, including 20 in Damascus and its suburbs.

Casualties

The Violations Documentation Center reports that 63,071 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict since March 2011, an increase of 98 from Saturday. Of the deaths, 48,690 were civilians, a rise of 60 from yesterday.

Aid to Civilians Amid Kurdish-Insurgent Tension in North

Claimed photograph of aid to residents in Efrin, where Kurdish militia and insurgents, including of the Free Syrian Army, have been clashing for weeks:

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

« Introducing a New EA WorldView | Main | Iran Special: EA's Guide to the Presidential Election »

References (12)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Response: OStmXTwC
    EA WorldView - Home - Syria Today: Opposition Repeats --- No Participation in International "Peace" Conference
  • Response
    Response: lancel zephir
    EA WorldView - Home - Syria Today: Opposition Repeats --- No Participation in International "Peace" Conference
  • Response
    Response: longchamp le pliag
    EA WorldView - Home - Syria Today: Opposition Repeats --- No Participation in International "Peace" Conference
  • Response
    EA WorldView - Home - Syria Today: Opposition Repeats --- No Participation in International "Peace" Conference
  • Response
    EA WorldView - Home - Syria Today: Opposition Repeats --- No Participation in International "Peace" Conference
  • Response
    EA WorldView - Home - Syria Today: Opposition Repeats --- No Participation in International "Peace" Conference
  • Response
    EA WorldView - Home - Syria Today: Opposition Repeats --- No Participation in International "Peace" Conference
  • Response
    Response: giacchetti Moncler
    EA WorldView - Home - Syria Today: Opposition Repeats --- No Participation in International "Peace" Conference
  • Response
    Response: moncler aspen
    EA WorldView - Home - Syria Today: Opposition Repeats --- No Participation in International "Peace" Conference
  • Response
    check out http://www.dealsextra.com.au/business/Galaxy-World.php for Galaxy World deals, Galaxy World reviews
  • Response
    EA WorldView - Home - Syria Today: Opposition Repeats --- No Participation in International "Peace" Conference
  • Response
    EA WorldView - Home - Syria Today: Opposition Repeats --- No Participation in International "Peace" Conference

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>