Daily Archives: October 28, 2012

Bombings break Syria ceasefire

Syrian fighter jets have bombarded suburbs of eastern Damascus, continuing the air raids launched on Sunni Muslim neighbourhoods in the capital since a UN-brokered ceasefire was due to begin. There were large explosions and plumes of smoke as Russian-made warplanes … Continue reading

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Syria airstrikes leave Eid truce in tatters

Syrian opposition activists have reported a return of heavy government bombardment in major cities, further undermining a truce intended to mark the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday. Activists in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor, the suburbs of Damascus and in … Continue reading

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113 die despite Syria cease-fire

Syria Sunday accused anti-government rebels of repeated violations of the tenuous cease-fire, and the opposition tallied another 113 civilian deaths. The Syrian Network for Human Rights said in a written statement the 113 fatalities included 16 child and 11 women. … Continue reading

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Picture shows captured Turkish journalist in Syria alive

A Turkish relief agency trying to secure the release of a Turkish journalist captured by government troops in Syria has obtained a photograph showing him in apparent good health. Cuneyt Unal, who works for the U.S.-funded al-Hurra television channel, went missing with … Continue reading

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Syria activists say regime is shelling Damascus suburbs, clashing with rebels despite truce

BEIRUT—Syrian warplanes and artillery struck rebellious suburbs east of Damascus, while rebels attacked regime positions elsewhere near the capital Sunday, violence that marred the third day of what was meant to be a four-day holiday truce, activists said. A U.N.-backed truce declared … Continue reading

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UN-brokered ceasefire fails in Syria as casualties mount in continued fighting

Government warplanes and artillery struck suburbs east of Damascus while rebels attacked regime positions elsewhere near the capital today as violence marred the third day of what was meant to be a four-day holiday ceasefire, activists said. A UN-backed truce … Continue reading

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Syria truce collapses, prompting new peace efforts

Fighting and air raids shook Syria yesterday as the international community looked to pick up the pieces of a failed effort to halt the violence for the Eid Al Adha holiday. Related Fresh clashes saw rebels storm regime positions in … Continue reading

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Breakdown in Syria

Syrians are under a spell of sporadic shelling. The uneasy peace brokered by the UN special envoy Lahkdar Brahimi on the eve of Eid Al Adha is in tatters. Though both the parties are busy in a blame game, shelling … Continue reading

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