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Inside Syria: War-torn city of Homs scarred by violence, riddled with fear

HOMS, Syria — Fighting has ravaged Syria over the past 14 months, as evidenced in parts of the Homs neighborhood of Baba Amr. Nearly destroyed, hollow buildings stand on the side of roads seldom traveled by either cars or people. … Continue reading

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Syria’s rebels: Underarmed, under siege

In a cave hewed into the craggy rock of the north Syrian countryside, a dozen men sit planning the future of the Syrian insurgency. A mix of army deserters and volunteers, they are part of the Free Syrian Army, a … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition condemns kidnapping of Lebanese pilgrims

BEIRUT — The Syrian opposition Wednesday condemned the kidnapping of Lebanese Shiite pilgrims near the northern Syrian city of Aleppo a day earlier and called for their release. Meanwhile, a top Lebanese official claimed that the abductees had been found … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian opposition party to declare new leader

The Syrian National Council, the country’s main political opposition group, says it will appoint a new leader in the upcoming days. The statement came after Burhan Ghalioun, the SNC’s president who was accused of monopolising power, offered to resign and … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels cling to bullets and hope

By: Martin Chulov In the shadow of the monolith they call the Corner Mountain, Firas Abu Hamza was carefully counting his most prized possessions. He removed a dirty sock from his camouflage vest and spilled its contents, 13 old bullets, … Continue reading

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Syria attacks kill 33, opposition says

At least 33 more people were killed Sunday in Syria’s 14-month-old crackdown on opponents of President Bashar al-Assad’s rule, a leading opposition group reported. A total of 21 deaths were in the northwestern city of Hama, where reported heavy shelling … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition leader offers to resign

The president of the Syrian National Council (SNC), the country’s main opposition bloc, has offered to resign after a key activist group accused him of monopolising power, just two days after he was re-elected for a third three-month term. Burhan … Continue reading

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Syria opposition chief resigns

Syrian National Council chief Burhan Ghalioun said Thursday he is resigning to avert divisions within the opposition bloc, after activists on the ground accused him of monopolising power. “I will not allow myself to be the candidate of division, I … Continue reading

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Syria opposition rift widens with resignation of Burhan Ghalioun

The head of Syria’s main opposition council offered to resign on Thursday “as soon as a replacement is found” after some members threatened to quit, damaging efforts to present a united front against President Bashar al-Assad. Burhan Ghalioun said he … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition chief Ghalioun to resign

The head of Syria’s main opposition bloc, Burhan Ghalioun, has announced that he is resigning, demonstrating the disarray among groups working to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. Just two days after his controversial re-election, the Paris-based political scientist said he would … Continue reading

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