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Syrian forces attack town, Assad boasts of survival

By: Mariam Karouny and Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian troops pushed into the rebel-held northern town of Khan Sheikhoun on Thursday, activists said, as President Bashar al-Assad said he would have been toppled like the shah of Iran if his people had not … Continue reading

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Assad’s troops and copters advance on Khan Sheikhoun

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian government troops backed up by helicopters advanced on Thursday into the rebellious northern town of Khan Sheikhoun, activist residents said, one of many fronts being contested by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and the pro-democracy … Continue reading

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UN Observer In Idlib Shown Fleeing Gunfire In Footage Uploaded By Activist

New footage uploaded to YouTube purportedly shows a UN observer under attack in Idlib, Syria. The convoy of a team of UN observers came under attack on May 15, 2012, in the province of Khan Sheikhoun. While none of the … Continue reading

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Syrian Activists Say Government Attacks Kill 9 People

Syrian activists say government shelling and gunfire killed at least nine people across the country on Wednesday, most of them in a region where U.N. military observers were caught up in a deadly shooting and bomb blast the day before. … Continue reading

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