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Hezbollah commander killed while on ‘jihad duties’ in Syria

By: Martin Chulov BEIRUT, Lebanon – ONE of Hezbollah’s most senior operatives has been killed in Syria and buried in his home village in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, the militant group has confirmed. Ali Hussein Nassif, a founding member of the … Continue reading

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Red Crescent aid worker shot and killed in Syria

GENEVA – A Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid worker died on Tuesday a day after he was shot in a clearly marked ambulance in the town of Deir al-Zor, the organization said. Khaled Khaffaji was the fifth member of the … Continue reading

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Syracuse University mourns death of grad student killed in Syria

The 14 graduate students in Syracuse University’s master of fine arts in film program come from all over the world: the Gaza Strip, Greece, Mexico, the U.S., China, Taiwan and South Korea. Despite their wide range of backgrounds, the students … Continue reading

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Dozens reported killed in Syria as troops shell opposition areas

Syrian troops shelled and raided opposition areas on Thursday despite UN efforts to stop the bloodshed so aid could reach suffering civilians. Activists cited the fresh violence in dismissing a UN security council statement calling for a ceasefire to allow … Continue reading

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Syria seizes Lebanese boat, family says man killed

(Reuters) – Syrian forces killed a Lebanese fisherman and wounded another when they seized a boat suspected of smuggling off the Lebanese-Syrian coast on Saturday, a relative said. Syria’s state news agency SANA said the sailors were smugglers and that … Continue reading

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At least 23 dead in intensifying Syria violence

By: Erika Soloman and Douglas Hamilton At least 23 people were reported killed in Syria on Saturday as violence intensified in the eighth month of unrest against President Bashar al-Assad, pushing the death toll close to 4,600, according to a leading activist … Continue reading

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Eighteen killed in Syria as military operations escalate

Syrian security forces continued a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protesters across the country Tuesday, killing 18 people and arresting dozens, among them schoolchildren, activists said. “A total of 18 people were killed across Syria by the Syrian security forces, among … Continue reading

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Syrian rebel ambush said to kill 3 soldiers

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT (Reuters) – Rebel forces ambushed an army vehicle in northern Syria on Tuesday, killing three soldiers and capturing two others, Syrian human rights observers said. Syria’s northern neighbour Turkey said it feared there could be an … Continue reading

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Witness: Homs taking the brunt of Syrian security force’s crackdown

Witness states 35-40 people a day are killed by security forces in Syria and approximately half are in the city of Homs.

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