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Syrian air base falls, Assad forces under pressure

Syrian opposition fighters captured a military airport near the northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday in another military setback for President Bashar al-Assad’s forces which have come under intensifying attack across the country. The airport is the latest military facility … Continue reading

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Dispatch: With Little to Nothing, Syria’s Internally Displaced Depend on Handouts

Ten-year-old Nesma shouted in Arabic, her eyes furious and filling with tears. Standing at the back of a line of dozens of veiled women and young girls, she had lost patience waiting for her 4-month-old sister’s diaper and formula ration … Continue reading

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Syria: Journalists’ deaths send chills through media on the ground

The death of two journalists in separate incidents in Syria yesterday has sent a new wave of dread through the media world covering the long-running conflict. The deaths of Belgian reporter Yves Debay as he reported from the Aleppo frontline … 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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Syria rebels seize airport near Iraqi border, activists say

BEIRUT – Rebels captured an airport used by Syria’s military near the Iraqi border on Saturday, activists said, a move which they said would allow them to maintain their hold on the recently seized border town of Albu Kamal. President … Continue reading

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Bombings, clashes decimate Syria cease-fire

BEIRUT – A Syrian warplane flattened a three-story building, suspected rebels detonated a deadly car bomb and both sides traded gunfire in several hotspots across the country Saturday, activists said, leaving a U.N.-backed holiday truce in tatters on its second … Continue reading

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How will Syria mark Eid al-Adha?

Damascus residents reported artillery barrages by Syrian troops hours before Friday’s scheduled start of a ceasefire to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. They said that on Thursday night troops stationed on a mountain overlooking the Syrian capital targeted … Continue reading

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Syria rebels use ‘PlayStation controllers’ to fire mortar rounds: report

As the Free Syrian Army is lacking ammunition and anti-craft weaponry, they are determined to mark victory to their battle against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Such determination resulted in creating homemade weapons created out of any materials they can muster, … Continue reading

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FSA captures two pilots after shooting down their plane near Aleppo

The opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured on Tuesday two pilots of the Syrian air force after shooting down their plane on the outskirts of the commercial hub city of Aleppo, Turkey’s state-run Andalou news agency reported. Bassam al-Dada, the … Continue reading

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Syria Denies Cluster Bomb Allegations

The Syrian army Monday slammed Human Rights Watch allegations that in recent days it has begun widespread attacks using Russian-made, banned cluster bombs. “The Syrian army does not possess this kind of bomb,” the army said in a statement. “Such … Continue reading

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