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Concern mounts over U.S. journalist in Syria; Austin Tice’s whereabouts unknown

By: Ernesto Londoño The family of Austin Tice, an American freelance journalist who has contributed coverage from Syria for The Washington Post and other news organizations, said Thursday that it has not heard from him for more than a week … Continue reading

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Heavy Fighting in Syrian Capital

Parts of Syria’s capital were under siege Thursday, with pitched fighting reported between Syrian government forces and rebels. Activists reported shelling and house-to-house raids in Daraya, on the edge of Damascus, as well as clashes in the city’s Hajar al-Aswad … Continue reading

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Fighting Across Syria As Last UN Monitors Leave

BEIRUT — Syrian troops backed by tanks and helicopters broke into a Damascus suburb on Thursday following two days of shelling and intense clashes as part of a widening offensive by President Bashar Assad’s forces to seize control of parts … Continue reading

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Damascus onslaught as regime forces go house-to-house for rebels

Syrian army shells crashed into southern Damascus yesterday and helicopters fired rockets and machineguns in the heaviest bombardment of the city this month. “The whole of Damascus is shaking with the sound of shelling,” said a woman in the Kfar … Continue reading

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Syrian army batters parts of Damascus, 47 killed

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Oliver Holmes ALEPPO, Syria – The Syrian army shelled southern Damascus on Wednesday and helicopters fired rockets and machineguns during an assault meant to shore up President Bashar al-Assad’s grip on the capital 17 months … Continue reading

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Syrian Capital Under Siege

By: Mark Snowiss Parts of Syria’s capital were under siege Thursday with Syrian government forces battling rebels in and around Damascus in pitched fighting. Activists reported a campaign of shelling and house-to-house raids in Daraya, on the southwest edge of … Continue reading

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Syrian Forces Are Said to Expand Deadly ‘Hit and Run’ Efforts in Damascus

By: Damien Cave BEIRUT, Lebanon — Gunfire and shelling rocked Damascus, Syria, and its suburbs on Wednesday as opponents of President Bashar al-Assad reported a widening campaign by the military to sow fear and death in neighborhoods where the rebels … Continue reading

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Top Syrian Media Host Abandons Assad for the Truth

By: Bastian Berbner At about 7:30 p.m. on July 11, Ola Abbas sat down at her laptop in her apartment in southeast Damascus and summoned her courage. She then compressed her rage, which had been building up for months, into … Continue reading

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Syrian army turns sights on Damascus

Syrian forces backed by helicopter gunships and tanks have launched a deadly assault on parts of Damascus, activists said, as the regime battles to stamp out rebel resistance in the capital. At least 37 people were reported killed in Damascus … Continue reading

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Syrian forces kill journalist in Damascus raid

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis Syrian forces killed a Syrian journalist sympathetic to the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad during a raid in the southern Nahr Eisha district of Damascus today, opposition activists said. Mosaab al-Odaallah, who worked for the state-run Tishreen newspaper, … Continue reading

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