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Armenia struggles to absorb Christian refugees from Syria

Sarkiss Rshdouni escaped the fighting in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo months ago but cannot shake memories of what he witnessed. “I was with a friend when I heard gunshots,” said Rshdouni, who is among hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading

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Syrian air base falls, Assad forces under pressure

Syrian opposition fighters captured a military airport near the northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday in another military setback for President Bashar al-Assad’s forces which have come under intensifying attack across the country. The airport is the latest military facility … Continue reading

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Syria free army ‘captures’ air base in Aleppo

Opposition fighters in Syria have seized a military air base and captured warplanes in the north of the country, as part of an assault on strategic northern targets. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Tuesday’s capture of the military … Continue reading

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At least 20 civilians killed in Syria as rocket levels apartment

Dictator Bashar Assad’s forces levelled a six-storey apartment Sunday in central Aleppo’s al-Ansari district, killing at least 20 people. Around 1 p.m., a massive explosion destroyed the apartment block, killing civilians, including several children, in one of the city’s most … Continue reading

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Dozens of corpses found along river in Aleppo, Syria

The bodies of dozens of young men, apparently victims of summary execution, were found along a small river in the war-ravaged northern Syria city of Aleppo, opposition activists said Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based pro-opposition group, … Continue reading

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Video: (WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT) Sixty-five people found executed in Syria’s Aleppo: activists

Activists say at least 65 people, apparently shot in the head, were found dead with their hands bound in Aleppo. Source: Reuters

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Doctors risk murder and torture for treating the wounded in Syria’s civil war

Dr. Anas al Kassem knows he is a marked man. A friend’s wife phoned him recently from Damascus to warn that his life was in danger. The friend, a psychologist, had been kidnapped by Syrian security and tortured for three … Continue reading

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Syria: Journalists’ deaths send chills through media on the ground

The death of two journalists in separate incidents in Syria yesterday has sent a new wave of dread through the media world covering the long-running conflict. The deaths of Belgian reporter Yves Debay as he reported from the Aleppo frontline … Continue reading

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Amid Food Shortages, Syrian Opposition Now Runs Many Towns

As the Syrian opposition gains control of large swaths of territory in the country’s north, local councils are emerging as the first alternative authority after 21 months of revolt. It is still unclear if the civilian councils can impose order … Continue reading

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Deadly Strikes by Syrian Forces Close a Hospital in Aleppo

Airstrikes by the Syrian government damaged a hospital in the northern city of Aleppo early on Thursday and flattened a building next to it, killing at least 15 people and leaving as many as 40 missing in an attack that … Continue reading

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