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Syrian troops ‘using helicopter gunships’

By: Oliver Carmichael According to the Britain based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the aerial assault has targeted the strategic river crossing of Rastan, a town that lies on the main highway linking Damascus to the north. Rebels began regrouping in Rastan … Continue reading

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Syrian ground troops make way for air attacks

Syrian troops attacked the town of Rastan with helicopter gunships on Monday, according to opposition activists. The aerial assault follows several failed attempts by ground troops to seize the central town, the local co-ordination committees said. Government shelling was also … Continue reading

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Troops shell Rastan, 13 killed across Syria, rights group says

Beirut – Syrian regime forces pounded the town of Rastan in central Homs province on Thursday, killing three civilians, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Violence elsewhere in Syria killed 10 other people in the morning, the Britain-based watchdog … Continue reading

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Syrian troops pound Rastan as U.N. team brokers swap between regime, rebels

Regime forces Wednesday pounded rebel bastion Rastan, in central Syria, at an average rate of “one shell a minute,” said a monitoring group, adding that 11 people were killed across the country amid reports that a U.N. has brokered an … Continue reading

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Syria assails rebel town, admits effect of sanctions

Syrian forces tried to storm the rebel bastion of Rastan yesterday under cover of heavy gunfire, shelling and rocket bombardment, reports said, as Damascus admitted sanctions were biting hard. Meanwhile, the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) denied it was behind … Continue reading

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Curbs bite Syria; Rastan stormed

DAMASCUS – Syrian forces tried to storm the rebel bastion of Rastan on Wednesday under cover of heavy gunfire, shelling and rocket bombardment, reports said, as Damascus admitted sanctions were biting hard. The rebel Free Syrian Army, meanwhile, denied it … Continue reading

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Syria violence continues as government assaults Rastan

Syrian government forces stormed the city of Rastan on Wednesday, according to Agence France Presse. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based organization that counts the Syria dead, said 12 were killed in violence across the country today. Troops … Continue reading

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Violence continues across Syria; activists say gov’t troops out to ‘destroy’ Rastan

As many as 20 people have been killed by the gunfire of Syrian forces across the country on Thursday, the Sham news network reported. Violence continued inside Syria, as residents of Rastan in central Syria said government forces shelled the … Continue reading

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Syrian forces out to ‘destroy’ rebel town Rastan

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Regime forces sent shells crashing into rebel stronghold Rastan early Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, while calling on UN observers to rush to the town in central Homs province. “The army is trying to … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian troops ‘killed’ in Rastan clashes

Fierce clashes between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters have left at least 23 soldiers killed in the central Syrian city of Rastan, activists said. Opposition sources also said the army had shelled the town, which they say has been … Continue reading

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