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#Syrian National Council

# syrian-national-council - Friday 3 May, 2013

The UN's special envoy to Syria is quitting after only eight months

Lakhdar Brahimi only took over from Kofi Annan in September – but is reported to have already handed in his notice.

# syrian-national-council - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

EU reveals plans to buy oil from rebel-held parts of Syria

The EU’s member states have a trade embargo against the Syrian government – but will import petrol from rebel territory.

# syrian-national-council - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Syrian filmmaker killed in Aleppo: opposition

A young filmmaker has been killed while shooting a video in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

# syrian-national-council - Monday 6 August, 2012

Syrian Prime Minister defects to Jordan

State-run television in Syria says Riad Hijab has been sacked but opposition sources say he has fled to Jordan.

# syrian-national-council - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed

Women and children have been sheltering in basements for days, according to activists.

# syrian-national-council - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Opposition claims 100 killed in new Syrian massacre

Reports vary on the number killed but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that dozens including women and children had died in Hama.

# syrian-national-council - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Gulf countries agree a 'pot of gold' to fund Syrian rebels

The large-scale plan was agreed at a meeting of foreign ministers in Istanbul today as violence continues in Syria.

# syrian-national-council - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Syria declares 'victory' over year-long anti-Assad uprising

The state-run SANA news agency carries comments from a minister who says the anti-government uprising is defeated.

# syrian-national-council - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Syrian regime accepts UN ceasefire plan

However, a senior UN official has accused Bashar al-Assad’s forces of deliberately torturing and jailing hundreds of children.

# syrian-national-council - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Arming Syrian opposition would 'contribute to civil war situation' - Tánaiste

Eamon Gilmore was speaking as EU foreign ministers agreed further sanctions on Syria but there is no sign of military intervention of any sort.

# syrian-national-council - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Syrian security forces open fire on funeral, killing two

According to activists, President Bashar Assad’s troops shot dead two people at the funeral of Kurdish leader Mashaal Tammo today.