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Damascus fighting a Syria ‘turning point’

Activists say fighting between Syrian troops and rebels around the capital Damascus could be a turning point in the 16-month uprising. Syria’s military has deployed armoured vehicles near central Damascus as troops battled rebels around the capital in what activists … Continue reading

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Syria: Fierce fighting in Damascus – live updates

10.49am: A video (Arabic) purports to show Major-General Adnan Sillu, the former head of Syria’s former chemical weapons programme, confirming his defection. The text accompnaying the video says Sillu is now the head of the Joint Military Leadership of the … Continue reading

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Clashes in Damascus, at least 9 dead in Syria

Rebels and regime troops clashed in the Damascus district of Qadam today as at least nine people were killed in violence across Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Apart from the fighting in Qadam, hundreds of youths gathered … Continue reading

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Pictures: Syria Rebels and Troops Clash

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Syrian rebels take battle to heart of Damascus

By: Adrian Blomfield and Ruth Sherlock Government tanks opened fire in central Damascus for the first time in the 15-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad this weekend, as William Hague compared the situation in Syria with “Bosnia in the 1990s”. … Continue reading

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25 dead as clashes rage across Syria

Damascus Violence raged on Monday across Syria where 25 people, most of them regime forces, were killed as clashes broke out in several provinces. Activists said Syrian forces bombarded Hama from Sunday into early Monday, hours before UNArab League envoy Kofi … Continue reading

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Fierce clashes as Syrian forces assault rebel bastion, activists claim

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Regime forces launched a fierce assault on the rebel bastion of Rastan in central Syria on Wednesday, raining shells on the town before launching a ground attack, a monitoring group and activists said. There was no immediate … Continue reading

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Syria’s sectarian splits creep into Lebanon

A small but increasingly vocal number of Lebanon’s Sunni Muslims are backing Islamist leaders’ calls for regime change in neighboring Syria and voicing their fierce discontent with their own government, a sign that the sectarianism splitting Syria may be deepening … Continue reading

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Lebanon Clashes: Syria Divide And Sectarian Violence Rock Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Lebanon – Sectarian violence linked to the unrest in neighboring Syria shook the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Sunday, with street clashes killing one soldier and two civilians, the state news agency said. The fighting highlights how easily … Continue reading

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Clashes rage in Syria, opposition meets abroad

By ERIKA SOLOMON BEIRUT – Rebels fought the army in northern Syria on Saturday, activists said, and Syrian dissidents abroad gathered to try to unify and project themselves as a credible alternative to President Bashar Assad. The Syrian Observatory for … Continue reading

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