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Fresh from the inside, Syrian Army defectors say rebels have an edge

By: Tom Peter In the months before Mohammad Qadri defected from the Syrian Army to the rebels, he got news from his family that a government jet had bombed his house. None of his family members were injured, but he … Continue reading

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Egypt to host regional meeting over Syria crisis

By: Marwa Awad Officials from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran will meet in Cairo on Monday to discuss the Syrian crisis, but analysts said the regional powers were unlikely to agree on any tangible steps. Iran is a staunch … Continue reading

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Syria Criticizes France’s Support of Rebels

By: David D. Kirkpatrick CAIRO — The Syrian government accused France of “schizophrenia” on Sunday for pledging to support a peaceful resolution to the uprising challenging President Bashar al-Assad and simultaneously aiding the armed groups driving the insurrection. At the … Continue reading

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Syria Refugees Stranded On Turkish Border

By: Paul Schemm BAB AL-SALAMEH, Syria — Pregnant with twins, Fatima Abdallah survived shelling, hid under relatives’ beds and went without food during a treacherous weekslong trip across the Syrian border. Safely in a Turkish hospital, she gave birth to … Continue reading

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Syria Activists: Aleppo Hit with More Violence, Water Shortages

Syrian activists say government forces bombarded Aleppo Sunday, reportedly killing dozens of people and helping exacerbate an ongoing water shortage in the country’s biggest city. Opposition activists say the attacks targeted residential areas in the northern city of Aleppo. Earlier, … Continue reading

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Syria: Hillary Clinton rejects Russian plan for UN

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has dismissed a Russian proposal for a new UN Security Council resolution on Syria as pointless “without teeth”. Russia says it wants Security Council approval for a peace plan agreed in June in Geneva … Continue reading

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Syria crisis: Aleppo civilians and water supply hit – Sunday 9 September 2012

Here’s a summary of the main events on Syria today: • Several residents in the northern city of Aleppo are feared dead after a government air raid on the rebel held district of Hanano hit a residential block. Video of … Continue reading

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Syria: UNICEF scales up health and nutrition response for children affected by crisis

United Nations agencies and their partners are carrying out nutrition screening and vaccination campaigns as part of a regional response to meet the health and nutrition needs of some 1.3 million children affected by the ongoing crisis in Syria. “Conflict … Continue reading

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France Sends Funds to 5 Syrian Civic Groups

By: Steven Erlanger PARIS — The French government is providing funds to five revolutionary councils in rebel-held parts of Syria to help them restore water supplies, sanitation, health services and bakeries, a senior French diplomat, Éric Chevallier, said Thursday. French diplomats say … Continue reading

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Boat filled with Syrians, Iraqis sinks off Turkey; scores dead

A fishing boat packed with Syrians and Iraqis hoping to reach Europe struck rocks and sank off the coast of western Turkey, drowning scores of people, Turkish media reported Thursday. The boat sank off the Turkish province of Izmir, and … Continue reading

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