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Harrowing photos show last seconds of life on Syria’s front line

Photographer Goran Tomasevic has been covering the conflict in Syria for Reuters, offering the world a view into the historic city of Damascus, once strictly off-limits to journalists without a government escort. While it has become tragically routine to see … Continue reading

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France, European partners to review ban on arming Syria opposition

France will discuss supplying arms to Syrian opposition forces with its European partners in the coming weeks now that an opposition coalition has been established, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Thursday. France is wary of militarizing the 20-month-old conflict, … Continue reading

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Syria clashes rage as Opp appeals for arms

DAMASCUS – Syria’s new opposition chief on Tuesday called on world powers to arm President Assad’s foes, as Arab and EU leaders urged his coalition to seek broader support inside the war-torn country. While fierce clashes raged across the country, … Continue reading

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Syria: Airbase is seized by rebels in bid to end rocket hell

Rebels launched a dawn ­assault on a strategic airbase in the north of Syria yesterday, trying to disrupt airstrikes by warplanes and helicopters that pound rebel-held towns and give the regime of president Bashar al-Assad a major edge in the … Continue reading

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Turkey bans Syrian planes from its air space, rebels gain

By: Angus MacSwan and Khaled Yacoub Oweis BEIRUT, Lebanon – Turkey has banned all Syrian aircraft from its air space as it takes an increasingly firm stance against President Bashar al-Assad, while Syrian rebels said on Sunday they had made more … Continue reading

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Syria rebels bar army advance on seized town

By: Herve Bar Syrian rebels on Saturday blocked army reinforcements advancing towards the strategic town of Maaret al-Numan which has been under rebel control, an AFP journalist said. In its bid to retake the town, located in northwest Syria on … Continue reading

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AP Interview: Foreign minister denies Qatar providing weapons to Syria rebels, wants UN action

The United Nations should move quickly to assist rebel forces in Syria with arms and funding, and should support a no-fly zone to protect civilians caught in the middle of the country’s escalating civil war, Qatar’s foreign minister said in … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels claim knowledge of chemical weapons sites

By: Yousuf Basil and Tim Lister A series of videos uploaded to YouTube by Syrian activists suggests rebels are beginning to focus on where Bashar al-Assad’s regime stores its chemical weapons. At the same time, a former senior officer in the Syrian … Continue reading

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Rebels advance in Aleppo

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian rebels advanced into the contested central Midan district of the country’s commercial capital Aleppo, witnesses and military sources said, as combat rocked several city neighbourhoods on Thursday. “They were at Bustan al-Basha (district) and had already … Continue reading

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National Alliance for Syria’s Al-Jijakli on a decentralized revolution

On Sunday’s Up w/ Chris Hayes, host Chris Hayes pressed the co-founder of the National Alliance for Syria on what would happen if Syria’s oppressive Assad regime fell to rebel forces today. The answer seems to be: It’s complicated.

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