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Syria activists report 23 dead in Damascus suburb

Airstrikes by Syrian jets and shells from tanks leveled a neighborhood in a restive city near the capital of Damascus on Tuesday, killing 18 people, and at least five rebel fighters died nearby in clashes with regime troops, activists said. … Continue reading

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Syria rebels pessimistic on mediator’s ceasefire plan

Syrian rebels cast doubt on Monday on prospects for a temporary truce aimed at stemming bloodshed in the 19-month-old conflict, saying it was not clear how an informal ceasefire this week could be implemented. International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi, who held … Continue reading

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Man reports Republican Guards raped woman, killed men, in Douma apartment building

The following report was received via the crowdmap. A man signed the report but did not name the victim or leave a way to contact him. The original report is below, in Arabic: “This is a story of a 28-year-old … Continue reading

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Dark images of horror and despair smuggled out of Syria

By: Arwa Damon BEIRUT, Lebanon – The corpses lay strewn in the restive Syrian town of Douma, all slain in what residents there call a government-backed “massacre.” The scene in the aftermath of the assault was recorded last month by … Continue reading

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Syrians find mutilated corpses in trash cans

By: Amy Silverstein Local activists in Syria say that they are pulling mutilated corpses out of trash cans in Douma. Local state media, meanwhile, is painting a much rosier picture and downplaying concerns about violence, Reuters reported today. The report … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Activists Report Massacre in Douma

CNN’s Mohammed Jamjoom reports on another massacre in Syria, as clashes move to the heart of the capital. Graphic video.

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World powers to push Russia on Syria solution

The urgency of their task was underscored on Friday as Syrian government forces bombarded the Damascus suburb of Douma with unparalleled ferocity in a desperate attempt by Mr Assad to reclaim full control of his capital city. Later in the … Continue reading

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Syria shelling kills dozens in rebel town

Government troops rained tank and artillery shells down on a rebellious suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus Friday, killing at least 43 people over two days, opposition groups and activists said. The barrage is part of a fierce government … Continue reading

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More than 60 killed in Syria despite presence of U.N. monitors

More than 60 people were killed nationwide in Syria on Sunday, including at least 34 people in central Hama province, which came under heavy army shelling for hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. “Thirty-four people were killed under … Continue reading

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Syria: RPG explodes yards away from UN monitoring chief

The convoy was carrying Maj Gen Robert Mood, the head of the UN mission, and Herve Ladsous, its peacekeeping chief, but no one was hurt in the explosion. Maj Gen Mood’s vehicle was at an army checkpoint in the Douma … Continue reading

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