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Government forces pull back from Aleppo stronghold: rebels

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian government forces pulled back from parts of the district of Salaheddine in Aleppo after heavy clashes with rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, rebel sources said on Wednesday. “Street warfare took place, they (the rebels) have … Continue reading

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Video: Violence continues as opposition head resigns

In Syria, even with the resignation of the head of the opposition Syrian National Council, there appears to be no let up in attacks by government forces.

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Syria violence continues as government assaults Rastan

Syrian government forces stormed the city of Rastan on Wednesday, according to Agence France Presse. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based organization that counts the Syria dead, said 12 were killed in violence across the country today. Troops … Continue reading

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Syria: Civilians Remain In Homs Battlefield

The FSA stronghold is the Khaldia district but it manages to keep the Syrian army out of other quarters as well. The area is devastated. High-rise buildings have collapsed, their floors pancaked one on top of the other. Shops and … Continue reading

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Violence across Syria; soldiers killed in ambushes

Syrian government forces killed dozens of people in the northern city of Idlib, dumping their bodies in a mosque, while some 22 soldiers died in two separate rebel ambushes, opposition activists said on Tuesday. The army intensified its assault on … Continue reading

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Syria pummeling Homs anew

BEIRUT – Syrian forces launched a fresh assault on Homs on Saturday as the Red Cross pressed forward with efforts to deliver badly needed aid to thousands of people stranded in a besieged neighborhood despite warnings from regime troops of … Continue reading

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Heavy shelling, government crackdown kills 56 in Syria

Syria’s restive central province of Homs came under intense shelling by government forces Tuesday, with activists reporting at least 56 victims in what was described as one of the worst crackdowns on anti-regime protesters since February 4, dpa reported. Activists … Continue reading

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