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Exclusive At the Scene Report by BBC News Correspondent Paul Wood

Paul Wood – BBC News, undercover with Syrian rebels After days of walking, we reach a town which is tenuously in rebel hands. But the town is ringed by Syrian artillery. It starts up at various times of the day, … Continue reading

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Syria ‘will not use’ chemical weapons on its own people

Syria has said it will not use chemical weapons against its own people, but would do so against an external attack. Acknowledging their existence for the first time, Damascus said the weapons, stored and secured by the armed forces, would … Continue reading

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Editorial: The U.S. must help Syria

By: Danielle Pletka After months of bloodshed, some in Washington continue to suggest that Syria’s fight has little to do with the United States. They’re wrong. Principle aside, we have interests in ensuring the stability of a pivotal country in … Continue reading

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As Syria explodes, all eyes are on the chemical weapons

The Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad has taken a serious beating in recent days on just about all fronts, from the defections of military top brass and diplomats, to the assassination of at least three of the president’s inner … Continue reading

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UPDATE – 20,000 Syrians cross into Lebanon after violence

About 20,000 Syrians have travelled across the main border crossing into Lebanon over the past 24 hours, a Lebanese security source working at the border said, after heavy fighting tore through several districts of Damascus. The number of Syrians, many … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels try to seize key Turkey border crossing

By: Suleiman Al-Khalidi CILVEGOZU, Turkey – Rebel fighters raided a Syrian army outpost at a key border crossing with Turkey on Thursday in an attempt to seize control of the gate, but were forced to withdraw after coming under attack … Continue reading

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Syria’s Assad appears on TV after attack

By: Ben Hubbard BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad made his first appearance since a brazen bomb attack killed three members of his inner circle while government troops launched a wide-ranging assault on Thursday to snuff out rebels throughout the … Continue reading

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Russia, China veto U.N. sanctions resolution on Syria

By: Colum Lynch UNITED NATIONS –Russia and China on Thursday vetoed a U.S.-backed United Nations Security Council resolution threatening the Syrian government with sanctions, upending four months of diplomacy aimed at stemming a crisis that has left more than 14,000 … Continue reading

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Syria: Bashar al-Assad ‘flees to Latakia’

By: Damien McElroy Opposition sources and a Western diplomat stated Mr Assad was in the coastal city of Latakia, directing the response to the assassination of his top lieutenants, according to Reuters. Mr Assad, who has not made a public … Continue reading

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‘It feels like a war in Damascus’: Syrian fighting closes in on capital

By: Mariam Karouny and Erika Solomon Syrian army armoured vehicles have clashed with rebels in Damascus in what residents said was the heaviest fighting in the capital since the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad began 17 months ago. The spread … Continue reading

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