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Syria rebels report advances in Aleppo

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Rebels seized two northern districts in Syria’s largest city Aleppo on Thursday, activists said, on the eve of a proposed truce for a Muslim religious holiday. “We have just liberated Ashrafiyeh and the Syriac quarter,” a rebel … Continue reading

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In Syria’s east, the revolution’s strengths are largely ignored

By: Hassan Hassan Haidar Ali Al Fandi, a doctor I knew during my university studies in Damascus, was killed in the provincial capital of Deir Ezzor two weeks ago. According to activists, security forces raided his home and shot him … Continue reading

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Activists report heavy fighting in Syria’s largest city ahead of visit by new UN envoy

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Activists are reporting heavy fighting in Syria’s largest city as battles intensify ahead of a visit by the new international peace envoy. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees say the fighting … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Activist Describes 3 Types of Beatings

Watch as a Syrian activist describes the three types of beatings a rebel prisoner could endure from the government.

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Syrian activists say pledges of U.S. communications aid are largely unfulfilled

By: Greg Miller ISTANBUL, Turkey — Even as the Obama administration hardens its rhetoric on Syria, members of the Syrian opposition say the United States has failed to deliver promised communications and other equipment intended to support those seeking to … Continue reading

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Activists Say Birthplace of Syrian Uprising Is Under Siege

By: Damien Cave and Dalal Mawad BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syrian activists said Monday that the southwestern city of Dara’a was under siege in what seemed to be part of an extended campaign by the Syrian government to regain control of … Continue reading

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Activists report heavy fighting in Syria’s Aleppo

Beirut—Syrian troops clashed with rebels in the city of Aleppo for a second day Saturday, forcing inhabitants to flee to safer areas in some of the fiercest fighting to date in the heart of the country’s northern commercial hub, activists … Continue reading

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Editorial: Cold Mountain

By: Razan Zaitouneh Long months of work, disagreements, conciliations, ill feeling, laughing, receiving news, exchanging invitations to our favorite, popular meals, and promises of celebration in the freedom square; yet I neither know his name nor his features. I imagine … Continue reading

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Cat and mouse: Syrian activists play a dangerous game on the Web

By: Lauren Wolfe A chat pops up. Lines start pouring in to tell me that a group of men led two young girls into a van. There is little detail after that, the chat reveals, but not before I need … Continue reading

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Syrian Video Activists Plan News Broadcasts to Offer an Alternative to State Media

By: Robert Mackey CAIRO — In an interview this week at his home here in the Egyptian capital, the British-Syrian activist Rami Jarrah described ambitious plans to create an Internet news network, with radio broadcasts and live video streams of … Continue reading

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