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Rockets from Syria hit Iraqi home, killing 5-year-old girl

By: Patrick Markey Three rockets fired from Syria hit an Iraqi border town on Saturday, killing a 5-year-old girl, locals and officials said, in the most serious spillover from the neighboring country’s civil war. As rebels fought government forces for … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Life Inside a Syrian Refugee Camp

Dr. Rajiv Shah tells Christiane Amanpour about his visit to one of the refugee camps for Syrians in Jordan.

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Activist tells NOW Lebanon regime forces detained and raped him

In an article published on August 17, 2012, Beirut-based news site NOW Lebanon interviewed a male Syrian activist who calls himself “Shero.” He said Syrian regime forces had raped him and a male friend. Both men were activists working with … Continue reading

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Twins Born in Turkey, Returned to Syrian 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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Water Main Is Hit in Syria, Worsening Refugee Crisis

By: David D. Kirkpatrick and Hala Droubi BEIRUT, Lebanon — Clashes between the Syrian military and rebel fighters burst a main pipe that delivered drinking water to millions of residents of Aleppo, opposition groups said Saturday, as the United Nations … Continue reading

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Rebels claim success in battle for Syrian army base

By: Zio Constantine BEIRUT – Heavy fighting raged in Aleppo yesterday, as rebels and government security forces battled for control of a key army base in Syria’s largest city. Military sources and witnesses said the Syrian army, backed by tanks … Continue reading

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Lebanese army arrests clan member involved in kidnapping

Lebanon’s army said on Saturday its forces raided a southern district of Beirut and arrested a member of a powerful Shi’ite Muslim clan which claims responsibility for the kidnapping of 20 Syrians and a Turkish businessman. “Army forces carried out … Continue reading

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Syrian troops storm Damascus refugee area, chase rebels

By: Oliver Holmes Syrian government troops stormed an area of Damascus populated by Palestinian refugees on Saturday after a four-day artillery assault on the southern suburb where rebels have been sheltering, opposition activists said. President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have largely … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Turkish PM: U.S. elections hampering Syria action

Turkish PM Erdogan says the U.S. is “lacking of initiative” on Syria, in an exclusive interview with Christiane Amanpour.

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Syrian Warplanes Pummel Cities

Warplanes crossed the skies over key battleground areas in another bloody day in Syria. Here are the latest developments in the 18-month crisis: On the ground: Fire from the air The Syrian military bombarded Aleppo and Damascus provinces Saturday, the … Continue reading

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