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Syria Denies Cluster Bomb Allegations

The Syrian army Monday slammed Human Rights Watch allegations that in recent days it has begun widespread attacks using Russian-made, banned cluster bombs. “The Syrian army does not possess this kind of bomb,” the army said in a statement. “Such … Continue reading

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Army suffers as fighting grips Aleppo

DAMASCUS, Syria – A suicide car bomb rocked the Kurdish city of on Sunday, state television said, in the first such attack in Syria’s Kurdish region, which has kept out of the conflict between rebels and the regime. Government forces … Continue reading

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Turkey sends military convoy to Syrian border

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkey has deployed a large number of military vehicles to the Syrian border, daily Milliyet reported. The shipment included 15 armored tanks, in addition to long-distance guns and other military vehicles. The convoy was heavily guarded as … Continue reading

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Syria army shells city near Iraq, kills 28-activists

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN – Syria’s army battled rebels and shelled neighbourhoods in Deir al-Zor on Saturday, killing at least 28 people in the eastern city in an oil-producing region close to the border with Iraq, opposition activists said. The … Continue reading

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High-profile defections in the Arab Spring

By: Olga Khazan A Syrian fighter pilot, Col. Hassan Hammadeh, “removed his air force tag and kneeled on the tarmac in prayer after landing his plane at King Hussein Air Base in Jordan” on Thursday, the AP reported: The Post’s Liz Sly … Continue reading

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Clashes reported in Damascus as Syrian opposition, rebels call for mass defections

Severe clashes were reported at the Damascus neighborhood of al-Abbaseen overnight between the Syrian government forces and the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Al Arabiya reported on Monday citing the Syrian Media Center. As many as 21 people have been killed … Continue reading

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Syria Bars Observers From Alleged Massacre Site, UN Says

By: Donna Abu-Nasr and Nicole Gaouette United Nations monitors said they were blocked by Syria’s army as they sought to reach a village in Hama province to verify reports of a massacre in which the opposition says at least 78 … Continue reading

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Lebanese army deploys in Tripoli after 15 killed

By: Nazih Siddiq TRIPOLI, Lebanon – Lebanese troops deployed in the city of Tripoli on Sunday after 15 people were killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, local medics said, the deadliest fighting in Lebanon … Continue reading

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Palestinian writer Salameh Kaileh detained, beaten, taunted in Syria

By: Eman El-Shenawi Syrian authorities deported Palestinian writer Salameh Kaileh this week to Jordan after three weeks of detention and relentless torture and taunting over his anti-regime writings, the prominent writer told Al Arabiya late Wednesday. Security forces had stormed … Continue reading

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What if the Syrians had still been here?

By: Michael Young The tendency among many Lebanese today is to deride the Independence Intifada of 2005. This is a result of the high expectations unleashed, then dashed by Lebanon’s factionalism and sectarianism. Yet we should ask, in light of … Continue reading

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