Over the past 20 months, the civil war between President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and the Free Syrian Army has resulted in approximately 30,000 deaths, mostly civilians. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled the country into such neighboring countries. In addition, about 2.5 million Syrians need aid inside the country.
Victims' families are still awaiting real justice one year after unarmed demonstrators peacefully protesting the destruction of a Coptic church were surrounded and attacked by members of the security services outside the state television center in Cairo's Maspero suburb, resulting in 27 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
One year ago, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hailed the revolution taking place in Libya, saying, "All of us are inspired by what is happening in Libya." Today, the day after the September 11 attacks in Egypt and Libya in which the U.S. ambassador was killed, Clinton said she was asking herself how it could have happened.