syria

11:31am

Mon June 25, 2012
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Mid-State's Syrian Émigrés Watch Conflict Unfold

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Syrian-American community here in Middle Tennessee is following the fighting in Syria closely.

NATO will hold emergency talks tomorrow to discuss Syria's downing of a Turkish jet fighter on Friday, but the alliance isn’t expected to take military action even if it finds Syria at fault.

Meanwhile the killing continues. Some 40 people were reported killed in Syria yesterday in new clashes between rebels and government troops. Opposition activists say the conflict has killed 14,000 people, mostly civilians, over the past 15 months.

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11:39am

Mon April 2, 2012
Conflict Deserves More Media Attention

Tennessean with Ties to Syria is Frustrated

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) —  The death toll in Syria continues to climb. Three more deaths were reported Monday as the year-old uprising there continues.

There’s a sizeable Syrian refugee population here in Middle Tennessee. They’ve been active in recent months, staging local rallies in support of the Syrian people.

Murfreesboro resident Lema Sbenaty is of Syrian ancestry and has family still living there. Her aunt’s home was badly damaged recently by government shelling.

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