Syria's foreign minister will attend an emergency meeting of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation aimed at finding ways to end the bloodshed in his country, an OIC official said Tuesday.
Despite the mounting international pressure and non-stop sanctions hitting Syria over the government's alleged crackdown on protesters, many Syrian observers and academics rule out the possibility that foreign intervention like the NATO-led operation in Libya will take place in Syria.
Date 15 March 2011?– ongoing (260 days)
Location Damascus, Aleppo, Homs, Hama, Daraa, Deir ez-Zor, Latakia and others
(U.N. claim): 3,500 civilians and security forces killed (including defectors) (by 8 November) Total: 3,500
(S.O.H.R. claim): 2,738 civilians and 970 security forces killed (including defectors) (by 25 November) Total: 3,708
(Syrian government claim): 1,400 security forces, 716 insurgents and 700 civilians killed (by 24 November) Total: 2,816