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Return of revolt to Damascus suburbs seen as turning point

Conflict worsens as regime troops are unable to launch offensive Syrian rebels ignited a new front yesterday outside the capital Damascus in the first significant fighting there since regime forces swept over the suburbs weeks ago. The clashes highlight the … Continue reading

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Video: Aftermath of the Mezze fight

This presents the aftermath of the collision between the Free Syrian Army and security forces early this morning in Mezze, Damascus. The surprise attack by the FSA has increased the opposition’s momentum. A number of generals loyal to Assad have been kidnapped in this … Continue reading

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EU Press Release: Statement by the Spokesperson of the EU High Representative on the Violence in Syria

EU Press Release: Statement by the Spokesperson of the EU High Representative on the Violence in Syria

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Damascus clashes erupt overnight

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Heavy clashes erupted Monday in the wealthy Damascus district of Mazzeh, which is home to embassies and Syrian regime officials, The New York Times reported. The fighting was described as “the most intense” by activists and residents … Continue reading

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Breaking: Al Jazeera obtains secret Syria files

Papers prepared for President Assad by intelligence and security chiefs throw light on his strategy to quell protests. Al Jazeera has gained access to confidential documents prepared for the Syrian president by his intelligence and security chiefs on the conflict … Continue reading

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Breaking Report: ‘I am the real dictator,’ wife of Syria’s Bashar Assad says

The wife of Syria’s President Bashar Assad declared that she was the family’s “real dictator,” according to an email leaked to regime opponents, a British newspaper reported Monday. British-born Asma Assad’s messages imply that she occupies an important spot the … Continue reading

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Syria: Before It All Began

By: Lou YK I remember quite clearly the day the uprising began. From my perspective, it was when a group of brave young men and women gathered in the Bab Touma district of Damascus on February 2nd to hold a … Continue reading

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Damascus rocked by fighting, Annan team arrives

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Fierce clashes between rebel troops and Syrian forces rocked a Damascus district bristling with security facilities on Monday, just hours before experts sent by peace envoy Kofi Annan arrived in the capital. The fighting, the heaviest in … Continue reading

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Two more Syrian generals defect: Turkish diplomat

ANKARA, Turkey – Two more generals have fled Syria and linked up with rebels trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Damascus, a Turkish diplomat said on Monday. The latest defections mean a total of nine generals have deserted … Continue reading

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Heavy Fighting Rocks Damascus Neighborhood

By: Anna Barnard BEIRUT, Lebanon — Heavy fighting erupted early Monday between armed defectors and the Syrian Army in a wealthy and well-protected area of Damascus, according to anti-government activists and residents who described the clashes as the most intense … Continue reading

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