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An immediately iconic photo of Syria’s rebels

Posted by: Max Fisher Source: Washington Post

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Syria airstrikes kill at least 40 people, say activists

Government airstrikes in northern Syria that started late on Wednesday and continued into Thursday morning have killed at least 40 people and leveled buildings in Idlib and Aleppo provinces. Activists opposing the regime relayed the news on Thursday, and the … Continue reading

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Latest victim in war: Syrian museum of mosaics

The fortress-like Alma Arra museum in northern Syria, famous for its mosaics, may have escaped the looting common in wartime but it is starting to suffer from daily bombings. And although information boards guiding visitors to the museum’s treasures from … Continue reading

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Syria army takes blows as Turkey tensions rise

DAMASCUS, Syria – The army has taken a pounding at the hands of rebels in northern Syria, a monitoring group said yesterday, as tensions between Damascus and Ankara escalated over cargo seized from a Syrian passenger plane. A rebel offensive … Continue reading

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Rebels say halt Syrian army attempt to retake town

Rebels halted on Wednesday a Syrian army push to retake a strategic town on the main highway to Turkey, one day after it was captured by opposition fighters, activists said. At least 30 rebels and scores of government forces were … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian Family Traumatised by War

Every day shelling and air attacks in Syria are causing suffering for civilians, from displacement to bereavement. Four-year-old Maram has been left paralysed from the waist down. her father has been arrested, and her grandfather and uncle have been killed. Al … Continue reading

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Free Syrian Army rebel leaders face challenges on home ground

By: Mariam Karouny and Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Lebanon – Free Syrian Army commanders hope that transferring their leadership to Syrian territory from exile in Turkey will make the rebel force more effective, but the challenge of unifying the disparate fighters is as … Continue reading

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Syria troops, rebels battle for Aleppo-Idlib link

Syrian troops and rebels battled for control of a corridor near the border with Turkey on Saturday, monitors said, as rebel-held areas of Aleppo came under regime artillery fire. Loud explosions from shelling were heard across the northern city, an … Continue reading

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Syria: New report shows devastating effect of Syrian army bombing of towns in Idlib region

‘Government forces now routinely bomb and shell towns and villages using battlefield weapons’ – Donatella Rovera Civilians, many of them children, are the main victims of a campaign of relentless and indiscriminate attacks by the Syrian army in the north-west … Continue reading

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Amnesty: Indiscriminate government attacks are maiming, terrorizing Syria civilians

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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