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Assassination Highlights Rifts Facing Syria Rebels

By: David D. Kirkpatrick BEIRUT, Lebanon — The assassination of a Syrian rebel fighter linked to Al Qaeda called new attention on Thursday to the ideological differences among the Islamists fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad and threatened to set off new strife … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels still hopeful as government regains initiative in Damascus

By: Austin Tice and Liz Sly AL-TAL, Syria — In a valley tucked away behind the mountains just to the north of Damascus, Free Syrian Army rebels are gathering their strength and preparing for what they hope will be a … Continue reading

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As Syria explodes, all eyes are on the chemical weapons

The Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad has taken a serious beating in recent days on just about all fronts, from the defections of military top brass and diplomats, to the assassination of at least three of the president’s inner … Continue reading

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Syria’s Assad appears on TV after attack

By: Ben Hubbard BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad made his first appearance since a brazen bomb attack killed three members of his inner circle while government troops launched a wide-ranging assault on Thursday to snuff out rebels throughout the … Continue reading

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Syria: Bashar al-Assad ‘flees to Latakia’

By: Damien McElroy Opposition sources and a Western diplomat stated Mr Assad was in the coastal city of Latakia, directing the response to the assassination of his top lieutenants, according to Reuters. Mr Assad, who has not made a public … Continue reading

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Kill Syrian president and get $450,000

Saudi scholar announces reward after massacre in Syrian town. A prominent Saudi Islamic scholar has announced a reward of $450,000 for killing Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, who he branded a murderer. Sheikh Ali Al Rubai said he would give … Continue reading

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Syrian official denies reports of high-level assassinations

By: Rima Marrouch AMMAN, Jordan — Syrian Interior Minister Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ibrahim Shaar on Sunday denied reports that a rebel operation had killed him and five other high-ranked security and political officials. “I’m speaking from my office at the … Continue reading

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Gunmen assassinate army general in Damascus

BEIRUT –  Syria’s state-run news agency says gunmen have assassinated an army general in the capital Damascus. It’s the first killing of a high military officer in the Syrian capital since the uprising against President Bashar Assad’s regime began in … Continue reading

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