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News Syria » Social: Syria activists highlight Ghouta plight on social media

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Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

Opposition activists in Syria’s eastern Ghouta are turning to social media to highlight the suffering of around 350,000 people trapped in the besieged area. Hundreds have been killed in air attacks and shelling by government forces and their allies in ...

News Syria » Social: War in 140 characters: How social media has transformed the nature of conflict

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Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

Social media, I understood, had opened up to the individual ... Unlike terror groups of the past, it has no demands that can be met short of Syria and Iraq, and then the rest of the Middle East, dismantling their states and absorbing themselves into ...

News Syria » Social: REPORT: Florida Shooter ‘Fascinated By Guns’ — Followed ‘Syrian Resistance Groups’

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Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

Fox News reported Wednesday that the suspect in a shooting Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was “fascinated by guns” and followed “Syrian resistance groups” on social media. “If you look at things like his Instagram page ...

News Syria » Social: The Syrian Social Nationalist Party: The World's Assassination Party

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Publication date: hursday 17 November 2011

Lebanon has seen its share of atrocities and murders, including the assassinations of many high-profile persons. For years, terrorism experts have pointed fingers to groups like Hezb'allah, Hamas, and the Palestinian Liberation Organization and their ...

News Syria » Social: Turkey jails 150 social media users who criticize Syria offensive

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Publication date: Wednesday 24 January 2018

President Trump raised concerns about Turkey’s military offensive in Syria during a Wednesday call with the country’s leader. Trump spoke by phone with president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who this week sent Turkish troops on a cross-border operation ...

News Syria » Social: Why Don’t We Care About Syria?

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Publication date: Friday 24 February 2012

Photograph by AFP/Getty Images. The Syrian uprising should be the kind of story that takes social media by storm. It has extraordinary acts of resistance, ordinary citizens fighting for freedom, and the Internet's power to break through a government's wall ...

News Syria » Social: Social Media Aids Humanitarian Work in Syria

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Publication date: Wednesday 25 September 2013

There's no obvious solution to the ongoing civil war in Syria that has an estimated death toll of 100,000 civilians and displaced more than 1 million citizens since 2011. In a country rampant with sectarianism, more than 1200 rebel groups are fighting ...

News Syria » Social: Who are these Russian fighters posting pics of themselves in Syria?

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Publication date: uesday 08 September 2015

Now, a series of striking pictures, including selfies that seem to have been posted by Russian troops in Syria, are being shared on Russian social media - and prompting an intense debate. The solider selfies are being re-shared by Russian opposition ...

News Syria » Social: Who benefits from the protraction of war in Syria?

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Publication date: Saturday 02 November 2013

It all started on March 15, 2011, when groups of the Syrian people took to the streets of Damascus to protest what they considered to be the government’s unfavorable social and economic policies. The Western powers tried to portray the scattered ...