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Syria activists report 23 dead in Damascus suburb

Airstrikes by Syrian jets and shells from tanks leveled a neighborhood in a restive city near the capital of Damascus on Tuesday, killing 18 people, and at least five rebel fighters died nearby in clashes with regime troops, activists said. … Continue reading

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Video: Syria warplanes pound rebel strongholds after cease-fire fails to stop fighting

Syrian warplanes pounded opposition strongholds around Damascus and in the north Wednesday, as President Bashar Assad’s forces intensified airstrikes against rebels seeking to topple him, activists said. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy The … Continue reading

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Editorial: Syria’s civil war: The killing fields

IS IT because America and Europe have tired of their own wars that they have started to turn their back on other people’s? The number of dead in Syria has passed 30,000. Some days over 250 bodies are added to … Continue reading

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Airstrikes in Syria kill more than 20

Syrian activists say a string of government airstrikes on rebel areas in the country’s north has killed at least 20 people, leveled buildings and forced residents to dig through mounds of rubble in search of survivors. The activists say the … Continue reading

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NATO behind Turkey to hit back at Syria

NATO is ready to defend alliance member Turkey amid artillery and mortar exchanges with Syria, its top official said Tuesday, as Ankara sent additional fighter jets to reinforce an air base close to the Syria border where tension has escalated … Continue reading

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First camp for refugees in Syria rises tent by tent

Bulldozers level the ground and volunteers brave stormy winds to erect tent by tent what engineers say is the first initiative to build a refugee camp inside war-torn Syrian territory. Contractors say it will be the biggest camp for displaced … Continue reading

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50 dead as Syria rebels take border town

Nearly 50 soldiers and rebels were killed on Saturday in clashes near Syria’s northern border, as Turkey hit back against what it said was new mortar fire from inside Syria. Damascus, for its part, said four Turks were among a … Continue reading

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Editorials: Is Turkey at war with Syria?

Turkey’s Parliament authorized military operations against Syria on Thursday and its military fired on targets there for a second day after deadly shelling from Syria killed five civilians in a Turkish border town. For its part, Syria admitted it was … Continue reading

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Assad rejected leaders’ bid for peace in Syria: former PM

President Bashar al-Assad vetoed demands by senior leaders to pursue a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria after some of his top security aides were killed in an attack in July, his former prime minister said in remarks broadcast … Continue reading

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Documents Show Russia Ordered Syria to Shoot Down Turkish Jet

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad (L) meets with new Defence Minister, General Daoud Rajha, in Damascus Saudi-owned news agency and their first leak alleges to show Russia was the one who ordered Syria take down the Turkish fighter jet in June, … Continue reading

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