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Editorial: Syria demands a new policy

Typhoid and hepatitis outbreaks are spreading. At least 70,000 people are dead, and there are 850,000 refugees. After covering the battle for Damascus for a month, my colleague – photographer Goran Tomasevic – declared the situation a “bloody stalemate” this … Continue reading

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Video: The scramble for life after an airstrike in Syria

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Power outage hits capital and south, Syria state news agency says

DAMASCUS, Syria –  A power outage plunged Damascus and southern Syria into darkness late Saturday, Syria’s state news agency said, while anti-regime activists reported a string of tit-for-tat, sectarian kidnappings in the country’s north. The news agency, SANA, quoted Electricity … Continue reading

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Rebel Groups in Syria Make Framework for Military

Military commanders of the main Free Syrian Army units from all over Syria agreed Friday to a unified command structure, bowing to intense pressure from Qatar and Saudi Arabia, who the fighters said promised more advanced weapons once a central … Continue reading

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Bomb kills 15 in Homs as jets hit Damascus suburbs

A car bomb exploded in Syria’s central city of Homs on Sunday, killing at least 15 people, Syria’s state news agency SANA said. At least 24 others were wounded, with some of them in critical condition, and many nearby residential … Continue reading

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Damascus comes back online as fighting intensifies

Syria’s communication services appear to be resuming after a three-day blackout as the fight for control of the capital steps up. People in Damascus say they have been hearing the non-stop sound of fighter jets, military helicopters and explosions for … Continue reading

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Internet, phone access restored in Syria capital

Internet and telephone service were restored to the Syrian capital Saturday, two days after a nationwide communications blackout spurred fear of new attacks and left anxious Syrians in and outside the country unable to contact loved ones and friends. The … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels claim capture of air base near Damascus

Syrian rebel fighters say they captured a government helicopter base 10 miles outside of Damascus, Reuters reported. The news agency’s story is based on an activist video, reportedly filmed at Marj al-Sultan base, in which Syrian rebels show they have … Continue reading

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Violence rages across Syria

Clashes raged in southern Damascus on Saturday, a monitoring group said, as rebels and regime troops exchanged mortar fire in the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp on the edges of the capital. Elsewhere, Syria’s air force dropped deadly explosive-filled barrels on … Continue reading

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Syria crisis: West welcomes new opposition body

Western nations, Qatar and Turkey have welcomed the creation of a new Syrian coalition that aims to unify opposition against President Bashar al-Assad.   The National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces was unveiled in Doha on Sunday. Its … Continue reading

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