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Sharp increase in refugee flows from Syria

By: Liz Sly ANTAKYA, Turkey — A surge in the number of Syrians seeking sanctuary from their country’s soaring violence prompted the Turkish government to halt the flow of refugees at two key border crossings Sunday amid an escalating humanitarian … Continue reading

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Dozens more bodies found at Syria massacre site

By: Patrick J. McDonnell BEIRUT — Bloodied bodies lay strewn in the streets, in basements and even in the cemetery in the besieged Damascus suburb of Dariya, site of what may be the largest mass killing to date in more … Continue reading

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Syria spillover clashes escalate in Lebanon

By: Hussein Malla TRIPOLI, Beirut – Fresh clashes broke out Friday in northern Lebanon between supporters and opponents of the Syrian regime, killing two people and wounding 17 others, Lebanese security officials said. The fighting in the port city of Tripoli … Continue reading

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Austin Tice: ‘It’s nice and all, but please quit telling me to be safe.’

The following was posted by Austin Tice on his Facebook page on July 25. It is republished here with the permission of his parents. It’s nice and all, but please quit telling me to be safe. Against my better judgment, … Continue reading

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Heavy Fighting in Syrian Capital

Parts of Syria’s capital were under siege Thursday, with pitched fighting reported between Syrian government forces and rebels. Activists reported shelling and house-to-house raids in Daraya, on the edge of Damascus, as well as clashes in the city’s Hajar al-Aswad … Continue reading

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Fighting Across Syria As Last UN Monitors Leave

BEIRUT — Syrian troops backed by tanks and helicopters broke into a Damascus suburb on Thursday following two days of shelling and intense clashes as part of a widening offensive by President Bashar Assad’s forces to seize control of parts … Continue reading

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Top Syrian Media Host Abandons Assad for the Truth

By: Bastian Berbner At about 7:30 p.m. on July 11, Ola Abbas sat down at her laptop in her apartment in southeast Damascus and summoned her courage. She then compressed her rage, which had been building up for months, into … Continue reading

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Syrian army turns sights on Damascus

Syrian forces backed by helicopter gunships and tanks have launched a deadly assault on parts of Damascus, activists said, as the regime battles to stamp out rebel resistance in the capital. At least 37 people were reported killed in Damascus … Continue reading

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As Fighting Rages, A Prisoner Swap In Syria

By: Deborah Amos The bitter fighting in Syria seems to grow worse by the day, yet the rebels and the government do occasionally manage to work out something that requires each side to trust the other: prisoner swaps. In one … Continue reading

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Syrian Civil War Shakes Damascus-Beirut Ties

By: Zeina Karam The Syrian civil war has spilled over into Lebanon, bringing with it sectarian street clashes, mob violence and general government paralysis in Beirut. But it was the dramatic arrest earlier this month of a former Lebanese government … Continue reading

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