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Mass Burials Held in Damascus Suburb Amid Army Crackdown

By: Damien Cave DARAYA, Syria — Mass burials in this Damascus suburb on Sunday showed the carnage of the past few days in gruesome detail: scores of bodies lined up on top of each other in long thin graves moist … Continue reading

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More than 300 bodies found in Syrian town of Darya

More than 300 bodies were found on Saturday in the town of Darya outside the Syrian capital Damascus a day after it was retaken by the Syrian army, opposition activists said, accusing President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of mass summary executions. … Continue reading

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Assad’s forces accused of massacre near Syrian capital

By: Oliver Holmes ALEPPO, Syria – Syrian opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad’s army on Sunday of massacring hundreds of people in a town close to the capital that government forces recaptured from rebels. In the town of Daraya, southwest … Continue reading

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Dozens of Bodies Are Found in Town Outside Damascus

By: Damien Cave BEIRUT, Lebanon — Dozens of bodies were found Saturday in a town outside Damascus that has been the focus of what activists described as a scorched-earth campaign by Syrian troops aiming to wipe out rebels and their … Continue reading

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Damascus onslaught as regime forces go house-to-house for rebels

Syrian army shells crashed into southern Damascus yesterday and helicopters fired rockets and machineguns in the heaviest bombardment of the city this month. “The whole of Damascus is shaking with the sound of shelling,” said a woman in the Kfar … Continue reading

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Syrian army turns sights on Damascus

Syrian forces backed by helicopter gunships and tanks have launched a deadly assault on parts of Damascus, activists said, as the regime battles to stamp out rebel resistance in the capital. At least 37 people were reported killed in Damascus … Continue reading

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Photos Capture Devastation After Mass Killings In Tremseh

On July 12, Syrian security forces launched a devastating assault on the village of Tremseh in Syria’s Hama province. According to activists, tanks and helicopter gunships pounded the small town before it was attacked by pro-regime militiamen. More than 220 … Continue reading

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Dark images of horror and despair smuggled out of Syria

By: Arwa Damon BEIRUT, Lebanon – The corpses lay strewn in the restive Syrian town of Douma, all slain in what residents there call a government-backed “massacre.” The scene in the aftermath of the assault was recorded last month by … Continue reading

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Syrian townspeople describe government shelling

By: Patrick J. McDonnell ANTAKYA, Turkey — Residents of a Syrian town that was the site of a disputed massacre told United Nations investigators that Syrian forces first shelled the community and then occupied it, apparently executing suspected rebels after … Continue reading

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Syria’s Bloodiest Massacre Raises Calls For Action Against Assad

The bloodiest massacre in Syria’s 17-month conflict along with the suspected movement of chemical weapons adds pressure on the United Nations Security Council to punish a regime that Russia has so far shielded. The opposition Syrian National Council said as … Continue reading

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