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The Battle for Aleppo

By: Jonathan Spyer ALEPPO, Syria – The area around Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, is famous for the Dead Cities, a group of about 700 abandoned settlements, empty since the 10th century. These were once of great interest to archaeologists. Today, … Continue reading

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Syria rebels say launch “decisive battle” in Aleppo

By: Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian rebels said they had launched a major attack in Aleppo on Thursday at the start of a “decisive battle” to push President Bashar al-Assad’s forces out of the country’s biggest city. Heavy fighting … Continue reading

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Syria: Inside the battle for Damascus

By: Hugh Macleod DAMASCUS, Syria – Bashar al-Assad’s order to turn the army’s guns on Damascus has changed everything in the Syrian capital. From the Tomb of the Unknown soldier high on Qassioun Mountain, those burying the security chiefs who … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels show ‘huge growth’ in capability

By: Jim Michaels WASHINGTON DC, United States – Syrian rebels are growing more effective as they have increasingly turned to roadside bombs and other guerrilla tactics to topple the regime of Bashar Assad, according to military statistics and analysts. Syrian forces … Continue reading

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Video: Fighters ready for battle with Assad

Video obtained by Reuters show dozens of Free Syrian Army fighters preparing for battle as they camp in a rural area near Deraa. Sunita Rappai reports. Source: Reuters

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