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Breakdown in Syria

Syrians are under a spell of sporadic shelling. The uneasy peace brokered by the UN special envoy Lahkdar Brahimi on the eve of Eid Al Adha is in tatters. Though both the parties are busy in a blame game, shelling … Continue reading

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Fears of new front as Syria fighters clash with Kurds

Syrian fighters clashed with Kurdish militia in the northern city of Aleppo, leaving 30 dead and around 200 captured, a watchdog said on Saturday, sparking fears of a new front in an already fractured country. The fighting between armed fighters … Continue reading

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Dozens killed as Syria cease-fire ends within hours

The first day of a cease-fire in the Syrian conflict in observance of the Eid al-Adha holiday went as many observers had expected: It was violated within hours, and both sides blamed each other. The four-day truce, which began Friday … Continue reading

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Syria Eid al-Adha ceasefire marred by clashes

Syrian activists have reported a series of clashes in violation of a ceasefire to mark a four-day Islamic holiday.     Violence appeared to have died down as the ceasefire period began on Friday morning, before reports of fighting in … Continue reading

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How will Syria mark Eid al-Adha?

Damascus residents reported artillery barrages by Syrian troops hours before Friday’s scheduled start of a ceasefire to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. They said that on Thursday night troops stationed on a mountain overlooking the Syrian capital targeted … Continue reading

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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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Syria activists record all they can for history’s sake

As his camcorder scanned the charred walls and partially collapsed roof of the mosque on the outskirts of town, Adnan Sheikh began his narration like he had dozens of other times: “Moadamyeh al Sham, 8-30-2012, the remnants of the damage … Continue reading

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Aleppo business leaders targeted in Syria violence

Top Syrian businessman Fares Shehabi says he lives in constant fear of being kidnapped by rebels fighting loyalist forces for control of his home city Aleppo. But he clings on in the city, saying it is his duty to try … Continue reading

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Syria rebels use ‘PlayStation controllers’ to fire mortar rounds: report

As the Free Syrian Army is lacking ammunition and anti-craft weaponry, they are determined to mark victory to their battle against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Such determination resulted in creating homemade weapons created out of any materials they can muster, … Continue reading

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An immediately iconic photo of Syria’s rebels

Posted by: Max Fisher Source: Washington Post

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