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Syria: amateur photographers capture life inside war torn Homs

A mosque ravaged by bombing, a hospital destroyed after months of fierce fighting and entire neighbourhoods reduced to rubble. These photos have been posted to this Facebook page called “Lense of a young Homsi”: administered by a group of young … Continue reading

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Massacre of over 100 reported in Syria’s Homs

More than 100 people were shot, stabbed or possibly burned to death by government forces in the Syrian city of Homs, a monitoring group said on Thursday, and fierce fighting raged across the country. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human … Continue reading

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More than 100 killed in Syrian village near Homs, according to activists

Forces loyal to President Bashar Assad swept through a small farming village in central Syria this week, torching houses and shooting and stabbing residents in an attack that killed up to 106 people, including women and children, activists said today. … Continue reading

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Syria: assistance reaches people in Old City of Homs

The assistance consisted of medical items for treating up to 100 wounded persons and medicines for chronic diseases. Food and hygiene items for over 1,200 people, as well as baby milk and diapers, were also delivered. “We have entered Homs … Continue reading

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Bleary-Eyed Syrian Troops Fight a Building at a Time

By: Janine Di Giovanni HOMS, Syria — For more than 24 hours, President Bashar al-Assad’s soldiers fought their way through this city, bleary-eyed men, worn down by months of combat. Afraid to go into the streets, where snipers pick their … 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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Syria Army, Rebels In Fierce Battle For Homs

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian rebels engaged in fierce battles with the army in the central city of Homs on Saturday, where regime forces are trying to wipe out pockets of resistance, a rights group and the state news agency said. … Continue reading

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Video: Homs is calling upon you to uplift the blockade!

The City of Homs has been under siege for more than 120 days. It has been severely bombarded day and night by Al Assad’s barbarian thugs. This resulted in the death of hundreds of disarmed civilians and the demolition of … Continue reading

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Turkey to use “greater force” if further Syria shelling

Turkey’s military will respond with greater force if shelling from Syria continues to hit its territory, its chief of staff said on Wednesday, as clashes between the Syrian army and rebels intensified along the border. Several mortar shells landed outside … Continue reading

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Syria’s Up-and-Coming Rebels: Who Are the Farouq Brigades?

By: Rania Abouzeid RAQQA, Syria – The four men had journeyed for seven hours by bus from the southern Turkish city of Antakya for a meeting they considered crucial. It was about to take place on the patio of a … Continue reading

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