Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Aleppo Dragged into Syrian Civil War

The northern trading city of Aleppo, relatively quiet until recently, has finally been dragged into Syria's growing civil war.Chana Julian, 5/6/2012, 10:33 AM

Syrians Vote on New Constitution, Activists Boycotting

Syrians cautiously went to the polls Sunday to vote on a new constitution that would keep President Assad in office until 2028.Chana Ya'ar, 2/26/2012, 12:25 PM

Syria Condemns Arab League Pullout

The Syrian government has condemned a decision by the Arab League to pull its monitors from the raging civil war zone.Chana Ya'ar, 1/29/2012, 11:14 AM

Syrian Gov't Forces Kill Leading Activists

Four leading anti-government activists were killed Thursday by Assad loyalist forces in an ambush in the northwestern Idlib province.Chana Ya'ar , 1/19/2012, 3:47 PM

Slaughter of Innocents Continues in Syria

At least 16 people died Sunday by mid-day in Syria, including two who were tortured by government forces, human rights activists said. Chana Ya'ar, 1/8/2012, 3:16 PM

Syrian Army Deserters Mowed Down by Machine Guns in Idlib

Dozens of Syrian Army soldiers were shot to death Monday as they fled their base in an attempt to desert in the province of Idlib.Chana Ya'ar, 12/19/2011, 11:41 PM

Syrians Vote Despite Battles in the Street

Syrians went out to vote in a nationwide municipal election Monday, despite continued violence and a feeling the polls were useless.Chana Ya'ar, 12/12/2011, 6:02 PM

Syrian Opposition Calls General Strike, Fears Bloodbath

Syrian opposition forces call a general strike hoping to hasten the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad, despite fears of a bloodbath.Chana Ya'ar, 12/11/2011, 1:05 PM

Syrian Oil Pipeline to Homs Blown Up

The oil pipeline leading from eastern Syria to the central city of Homs was blown up on Thursday, destroying supplies to the city.Chana Ya'ar, 12/8/2011, 1:11 PM

Assad's 'Mexican Standoff' with the Arab League

Syria's president accepts monitors to ensure his troops end violence, but only if the Arab League agrees not to enforce its own deal.Chana Ya'ar, 12/7/2011, 11:57 AM