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Syrian forces kill 17, including women and children, in Deraa

The Syrian town of Deraa, where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad erupted 15 months ago, was the scene of a new massacre on Saturday when helling by government forces killed 17 people, including 10 women, the Syrian Observatory for … Continue reading

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More die in Syria though Assad on ‘last legs’

DAMASCUS, Syria – The Syrian opposition’s new leader said on Sunday that President Bashar al-Assad’s regime was on its “last legs,” even as Russia warned it would block any move at the UN to use force against its ally. Britain … Continue reading

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Syrian cities endure intense shelling

Activists say shells raining down on Homs and Deraa as Russia says situation in the country is becoming “more alarming”. Violence is continuing in Syria, with activists reporting government assaults on the southern city of Deraa and Homs in the … Continue reading

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Shelling kills 18 in cradle of Syrian uprising

By: Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Lebanon – Eighteen people, including 12 women and children, were killed overnight by shelling in the Syrian town of Deraa, where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad erupted 15 months ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human … Continue reading

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Smell of “burnt flesh” in Syria town as 17 dead in Deraa

The UN observers have felt a “strong odor of burnt flesh” and saw blood on Friday at the scene of the massacre in Al-Koubeir in Syria, where escalating violence has prompted the West to work on new United Nations sanctions … Continue reading

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Shelling in Syria’s Deraa kills 17, say activists

Seventeen people, including 10 women, were killed overnight by shelling in the southern Syrian town of Deraa, where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad erupted 15 months ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.  The group, which monitors violence … Continue reading

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Video: Fighters ready for battle with Assad

Video obtained by Reuters show dozens of Free Syrian Army fighters preparing for battle as they camp in a rural area near Deraa. Sunita Rappai reports. Source: Reuters

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Syria: killings continue as country goes to the polls

By: Richard Spencer DERAA, Syria – Even Syria held elections on Monday – but they were overshadowed by assassinations, reprisals and a growing insurgency. Richard Spencer reports from Dera’a, the town where the uprising started. Amid the fog of war, … Continue reading

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Syrian troops pursue crackdown, Annan to visit

By: Suleiman Al-Khalidi Syrian forces spread across the city of Deraa on Monday after overnight clashes there and pursued “clean-up” operations in Homs, where the Red Cross was still seeking access to a former rebel bastion. Syria has so far brushed … Continue reading

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Syrian troops pursue crackdown in Deraa, Homs

By: Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, Jordan – Syrian forces flooded the city of Deraa on Monday after overnight clashes there and pursued “clean-up” operations in Homs, where the Red Cross was still struggling to gain access to a former rebel bastion. … Continue reading

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