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Syria: Airbase is seized by rebels in bid to end rocket hell

Rebels launched a dawn ­assault on a strategic airbase in the north of Syria yesterday, trying to disrupt airstrikes by warplanes and helicopters that pound rebel-held towns and give the regime of president Bashar al-Assad a major edge in the … Continue reading

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Aleppo field hospital reveals grim reality of war in once-vibrant city

By: Youssef Hamza The turmoil of Syria today is revealed with the first steps visitors take on its soil. The arrival is announced by a huge banner that reads, “Welcome to Free Syria.” Above it, flutters the green, white and … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels attack airbase near Aleppo

By: David Thomas and Julian Borger Syrian rebels have attacked government forces guarding a key airbase in the north of the country, activists said, a day before an opposition conference begins in Qatar. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said … Continue reading

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Syrian government forces quit town linking Aleppo to south: monitor

Saraqeb straddles the junction of two main highways leading to Aleppo and the pullout will make it harder for government forces to reinforce or resupply Aleppo, where they have been battling with rebels for control since late July. The opposition … Continue reading

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Syria rebels ‘take key Damascus-Aleppo checkpoints’

Rebel attacks on army checkpoints on the main road between Syria’s biggest cities, Damascus and Aleppo, have left 28 government troops dead, reports say. Five opposition fighters were also killed in the attacks, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, … Continue reading

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Opposition group accuses Syrian government of using ‘vacuum bombs’

An array of explosives, from shells to barrel bombs, fell on Syrian cities in another day of bloodshed Thursday, according to activists fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. The Local Coordination Committees accused the government of using “vacuum bombs.” CNN … Continue reading

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CBC reports from the front lines of Syria’s civil war

CBC’s Sasa Petricic is reporting from the front lines of Syria’s civil war. In the past 10 months, a lot of blood has been spilled on the streets of Aleppo, which used to be a stronghold for the regime. Now … Continue reading

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Qatar accuses Syrian government of genocide after failed truce

Syria’s government is waging “a war of extermination” against its own people, the emir of Qatar said Tuesday, according to state media, hours after a failed four-day ceasefire during a Muslim holiday left hundreds dead. In strongly worded comments to … Continue reading

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Syria truce collapse shows limits of diplomacy

BEIRUT — Syria’s air force fired missiles and dropped barrel bombs on rebel strongholds while opposition fighters attacked regime positions Sunday, flouting a U.N.-backed cease-fire that was supposed to quiet fighting over a long holiday weekend but never took hold. … Continue reading

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Syria Jets Hammer Damascus on Last Day of Muslim Holiday

DAMASCUS — Syrian warplanes hammered Damascus on Monday with loud explosions shaking the capital on the fourth day of a Muslim holiday marked by the failure of a ceasefire bid, an AFP correspondent said. The explosions, which appeared to come … Continue reading

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