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Border villages front lines in Syria war

The northeastern border with Syria was once porous but calm, with smugglers regularly ferrying food and fuel between the two countries. But now, the dynamics have changed: Fighters and weapons have replaced consumer goods as the hot commodities, and fighting … Continue reading

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Assad’s cousin, Housam, captured by opposition brigade: senior preacher

Syrian opposition forces have captured Housam al-Assad, the cousin of the embattled President Bashar al-Assad, a senior religious figure has announced. Assad’s cousin was captured by al-Farouq brigade of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Sheikh Adnan Al Arour, a Sunni … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition warns city of Homs could fall to al-Assad forces

Syrian government forces have sent reinforcements to central Homs and could gain complete control of the besieged city, a major opposition group warned Sunday, dpa reported. “The criminal regime has dispatched extra troops to tighten the inhuman siege of the city,” the … Continue reading

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Warplanes batter Syria’s Homs

Warplanes have pounded rebel-held areas of Homs in the Syrian city’s heaviest onslaught for months, monitors say, as Turkey reportedly returned cross-border shellfire for the second time this week. The clashes came on Friday as the UN condemned the Syrian … Continue reading

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Syrian Warplanes Strike Homs as Rebels Claim to Capture Base

By Tim Arango, Hwaida Saad, and Alan Cowell ISTANBUL, Turkey — Syrian government warplanes and artillery were reported on Friday to have launched a ferocious barrage against the central city of Homs while, near the capital, Damascus, rebels said they … Continue reading

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Medieval Aleppo souks destroyed by fire as battle rages in Syria

A huge fire has destroyed parts of the medieval souks in Aleppo, Syria, following raging battles between rebels and government troops. The city is a Unesco world heritage site and the labyrinth of narrow alleys and shops was once a … Continue reading

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Syria observatory reports bloodiest day in Syria

A day after the deadliest day in Syria’s civil war, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) asked for additional support from donor countries due to the growing number of refugees fleeing Syria. The current number … Continue reading

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Syria attacks ‘aimed solely at punishing civilians’, says Amnesty International

The Syrian government has carried out indiscriminate air bombardments and artillery strikes on residential areas that do not target opposition fighters or military objectives, and instead appear aimed solely at punishing civilians seen as sympathetic to rebel forces, Amnesty International … Continue reading

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Syria dispatches: Robert Fisk’s independence

By: Yassin Al Haj and Rime Allaf The international media has not always been kind to Syria’s revolutionary people. For months on end, many of the latter turned themselves into instant citizen-journalists to document their uprising and the violent repression … Continue reading

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Assassination Highlights Rifts Facing Syria Rebels

By: David D. Kirkpatrick BEIRUT, Lebanon — The assassination of a Syrian rebel fighter linked to Al Qaeda called new attention on Thursday to the ideological differences among the Islamists fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad and threatened to set off new strife … Continue reading

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