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Syrian helicopters pin down fighters in Taftanaz

By: Abdul Ahad TAFTANAZ, Syria – Syrian helicopter gunships deployed from a nearby airbase kept rebel fighters pinned down in the town of Taftanaz of Idlib province on the border with Turkey on Saturday. Artillery fire hit at least two … Continue reading

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Free Syrian Army destroys 10 helicopters of Syrian Air Force

AZERBAIJAN, Baku – Free Syrian Army destroyed ten military helicopters of the government forces, the official representative of the Free Syrian Army Ibn Sarigib Abu Anse said, TV channel Al Jazeera reported. Anti-government protests have continued in Syria for about … Continue reading

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Aleppo under helicopter bombardment, residents say

By: Erika Solomon Syrian army helicopters fired rockets and machineguns near central Aleppo on Tuesday as they battled rebels trying to enlarge their foothold in Syria’s second city, forcing residents to flee. Residents said fighter jets were flying over some … Continue reading

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Activists: Syrian copters keep pounding Aleppo

BEIRUT, Lebanon – With warplanes circling overhead, Syrian attack helicopters pounded rebel-held neighborhoods in Aleppo on Tuesday in an escalation of the battle for the country’s commercial capital and largest city, residents and activists said. Following a pair of rebel … Continue reading

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Syria uses helicopters to battle rebels in Damascus

By: Bassem Mroue Activists say Syrian government forces have used helicopter gunships to battle rebels in the capital Damascus. The activists say that helicopters fired heavy machine guns during overnight clashes in the neighbourhoods of Qadam and Hajar al-Aswad. They say … Continue reading

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Syria helicopters strike Damascus suburb; diplomacy stalled

By: Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian attack helicopters bombarded a suburb of Damascus on Monday and Turkey said it had scrambled warplanes near the border in the north, as a 16-month conflict entered a more violent phase and diplomacy appeared to … Continue reading

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Russian arms ship to make second attempt to deliver helicopters to Syria

The MV Alaed, which is carrying helicopter gunships and air defence systems on board, will put to sea within days, military officials in Moscow were quoted as saying. The vessel, sailing under the flag of the Caribbean island of Curacao, … Continue reading

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Flying tanks forced back

LONDON, United Kingdom – THE halting of a Russian ship believed to be carrying helicopters and missiles to Syria should act as a warning to others looking to supply arms to the Assad regime, British Foreign Secretary William Hague has … Continue reading

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Russian effort to send helicopters to Syria hits snag

By: Ariel Zirulnick The Russian helicopters bound for Syria – and at the center of a US-Russia diplomatic dispute – might not make it to Syria after all. Standard Club, a British ship insurer, terminated insurance coverage of the Russian … Continue reading

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Russian ship believed bound for Syria turns back with cargo of helicopters

Britian’s foreign secretary said yesterday that a ship that was believed to be carrying military helicopters to Syria appeared to have turned back after its insurer removed its coverage. William Hague told British politicians late yesterday that the MV Alaed … Continue reading

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