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Syria clashes rage as Opp appeals for arms

DAMASCUS – Syria’s new opposition chief on Tuesday called on world powers to arm President Assad’s foes, as Arab and EU leaders urged his coalition to seek broader support inside the war-torn country. While fierce clashes raged across the country, … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – On the Run with Rebels in Syria

CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh reports the fierce fighting between rebels and Syrian forces.

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Syria shelling further undermines Eid al-Adha ‘truce’

The Syrian army has heavily shelled several areas of the country, say activists, despite a ceasefire marking the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. Shelling and shooting were reported in the capital, Damascus, in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor and … Continue reading

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NATO vows to back Turkey in Syria clashes. Is a broader war likely?

Turkey and Syria exchanged artillery fire for the sixth consecutive day Tuesday, while fighting between Syrian government forces and Syrian rebels raged just across the border. The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said it is not targeting Turkey … Continue reading

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Scores reported dead in new Syria clashes

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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Assad regime threatens to use chemical weapons against foreign countries who intervene as violence in Syria escalates

By: Anthony Bond and Graham Smith and Rob Preece. Syria has warned it could use chemical and biological weapons against foreign powers who intervene in its violent struggle with rebel forces. Acknowledging for the first time that it had weapons of mass destruction, president … Continue reading

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Vivid Images of Protests and Clashes in Syria

Video posted online by Syrian activists on Friday appeared to document sustained gunfire on the streets of Syria’s two largest cities, as government forces struggled to regain full control of Damascus, two days after a bomb attack in the capital killed senior … Continue reading

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Hundreds flee Damascus as military gives residents 48 hours to get out

Hundreds of Damascus residents fled from clashes and army shelling of several districts of the embattled Syrian capital Thursday, a rights watchdog reported, as the military gave them two days to get out. The military said residents have 48 hours … Continue reading

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Syria crisis: ‘operation Damascus volcano’ – live updates

8.45am - Syria: The Dutch journalist Sander van Hoorn reports heavy fighting in the northern Damascus suburb of Qaboon. Qaboon saw some of the worst violence yesterday. The activist group, the Syrian Revolution General Commission, said government forces began shelling the … Continue reading

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Syria crisis: Damascus clashes continue – live updates

10.47am: Syria/Jordan: Peter Millett, the British ambassador in Jordan, has been tweeting about the foreign secretary’s visit to Syrian refugees. 10.40am: Syria: Joshua Landis, the veteran Syria-watcher, is now “torn” about whether the US should become more deeply involved, Barbara Slavin writes at Al-Monitor. “Obama … Continue reading

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