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Sunday March 26, 2017

Syria – 17 Protesters Killed, Heavy Gunfire and Explosions Reported

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Stop Fundamentalism - Syrian Activists say 17 protesters have been killed in clashes when army opened fire on demonstrators in various regions of the country. Most heavily hit was the city of Rastan in Homs province where at least 14 protesters died Wednesday, say Syrian Human Rights Observers. 

Reports indicate that the Syrian army has stepped up its operation in the Homs province and heavy gunfire and explosions can be heard in various areas.

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Syrian Opposition In Search of Leadership

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Nima Sharif
After six months has passed since the start of the popular uprising in Syria against the rule of Assad family; a real political alternative is yet to be established by the opposition.  This gives the ruling government the chance to hold on to power while being crushed by ongoing protests and demonstrations and international condemnations for the killing of over 2700 of its citizens in the nationwide clashes.

Sharq Alawsat, a major Arabic language newspaper published in London, reported that after many conferences and forums and coalitions forming, yet a political alternative to represent the opposition and the people in streets of Syria is far from reach.

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Young Woman’s Death Anger's Syrian Protesters

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Stop Fundamentalism - Clashes between demonstrators and Syrian military and government forces continued throughout last week leaving many protesters dead.  Also reports of activists being killed and tortured at the hands of government forces and the level of brutality used is capturing much media attention nowadays. 

One major disturbing story has been about an 18-year-old girl named Zeinab al-Hassani whose mutilated body was found by her mother apparently on accident as she was trying to get the body of her activist sun from the government forces. 

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Yemen After Return of Abdullah Saleh

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Stop Fundamentalism - Reports from Sanaa, Yemen indicate that at least 40 people have been killed yesterday when fighting broke out after the surprised Friday return of President Ali Abdullah Saleh from Saudi Arabia.  In total, over 100 people have been killed last week.

Saleh was in Saudi Arabia for apparent treatment of wounds he had received when his quarters were hit by rockets fired by rebels back in June.

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The End for Gaddafi, A beginning for Libya

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Stop Fundamentalism, 21 August 2011 – Reuters reported today that Libyan rebels have captured Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif Al-Islam, the head of the rebel National Transitional Council told Al Jazeera television on Sunday.

According to Reuters the Libyan rebels have managed to push Gaddafi fighters back 25 kilometers of Tripoli.

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