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Syrian army jets, helicopters batter Aleppo

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Jolie concerned over number of refugees with no end in sight to the crisis. Syrian regime forces on Friday used fighter jets and helicopter gunships to pound the city and province of Aleppo, where fierce clashes raged … Continue reading

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Christians facing humanitarian crisis in Syria

Christians in Syria are in desperate need as the country continues to be ravaged by conflict; many are trying to leave, while those who remain are struggling to survive as essential supplies run short, according to the Barnabas Fund. The … Continue reading

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Syria: indiscriminate attacks kill, terrorise and displace civilians

Eleven-year-old Ahmad Hamdo lay still on a stretcher on the floor of the hospital. Moments earlier he had died from shrapnel injuries to the abdomen and pelvis. In the same room, doctors were desperately trying to save a little girl … Continue reading

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Rebels advance in Aleppo

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian rebels advanced into the contested central Midan district of the country’s commercial capital Aleppo, witnesses and military sources said, as combat rocked several city neighbourhoods on Thursday. “They were at Bustan al-Basha (district) and had already … Continue reading

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Abu Ahmad, a rebel sniper in Aleppo

By: Michel Moutot Crouching behind a stone balcony that overlooks Aleppo’s Old City, Abu Ahmad lines up an armoured vehicle in the telescopic sight of his sniper rifle and squeezes the trigger. A hit. Then the 25-year-old Syrian rebel breaks … 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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Syria army, rebels clash near Aleppo airport

By: Michel Moutot ALEPPO, Syria – Syrian troops and rebels clashed near Aleppo’s international airport Wednesday, a watchdog said, but it was unclear whether it was part of a rebel offensive to seize the facility. The fighting erupted at dawn … Continue reading

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Syrians Resort to Heavy Weapons a Sign of Assad’s Weakness

By: Glen Carey The use by Bashar al-Assad’s armed forces of ever-deadlier weapons to crush the 18-month Syrian uprising at the expense of greater civilian casualties is a sign of the regime’s weakness, military and Middle East analysts say. Syria’s … Continue reading

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Reports from Syria paint grim picture of rape, killings

The new normal in Syria’s civil war involves mass killings, torture and sexual violence, the United Nations said Monday. Scores of people were reported dead in the latest reports of fighting between rebels and government forces in several cities, including … Continue reading

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Syria car bombing kills more than 25 in Aleppo

More than two dozen people were killed and scores injured late Sunday when at least one car bomb exploded in a residential district of the embattled northern Syrian city of Aleppo, according to state television and other broadcast reports in … Continue reading

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