The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi80° Sunny

Tonight

Lo58° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi87° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo64° Mostly Clear

Monday

Hi92° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo66° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi94° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo64° Clear

Wednesday

Hi93° Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo65° Clear

Brutality of Syria war casts doubt on talks

Send to Kindle
Print This

BEIRUT — Syria’s conflict was sparked by an act of brutality — the detention and torture of schoolchildren who spray-painted anti-government graffiti in a southern city. In the three years since, the civil war has evolved into one of the most savage conflicts in decades.

The atrocities have been relentless. Protesters gunned down in the streets. An opposition singer whose vocal chords were carved out. Beheadings and mass sectarian killings. Barrels full of explosives dropped from warplanes onto bakeries and homes.

View my options or Sign in