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At least 63 killed as Syria violence hits new heights

BEIRUT – Violence in Syria killed at least 63 people yesterday, nearly half of them troops who died in clashes with rebels, as the bloodshed reached new heights, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. At least 16 soldiers were … Continue reading

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Former U.S. soldier aids Syria’s wounded

Tattooed and pale, with an Arabic vocabulary of a few dozen words at best, 24-year-old American Peter Kassig is not who you would expect to see striding up and down the corridors of a hospital in Tripoli, Lebanon, clutching a … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels kill 80 soldiers, opposition claims

Syrian rebels killed at least 80 army soldiers at the weekend, an opposition watchdog has said. The attacks came after rebels warned they would act if President Bashar al-Assad failed to observe a UN-backed ceasefire. The latest violence, and Assad’s … Continue reading

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Blast near U.N. vehicle shows fragility of Syria truce

By: Bassem Mroue and Ben Hubbard DARAA, Syria – A roadside bomb hit a Syrian military truck Wednesday just seconds after the head of the U.N. observer team drove by in a convoy, demonstrating the fragility of the international plan … Continue reading

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Syria fires over borders with Lebanon, Turkey

Syrian forces opened fire across two tense borders Monday, killing a TV journalist in Lebanon and at least two people in a refugee camp in Turkey on the eve of a deadline for a cease-fire plan that seems all but … Continue reading

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Defectors Offer Insider’s View Of Syrian Army

By: Kelly McEvers Since the uprising began in Syria last year, there have been a lot of stories about soldiers who have defected from the army to join the rebels. This rebel group is loosely known as the Free Syrian … Continue reading

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Wounded Syrians recount horror of tank assaults

By: Jonathon Burch Like most demonstrators in the crowd, Syrian university student Muaz Jaban was undaunted when soldiers began firing on their anti-government protest in his northern hometown of Ma’arra last week. So the commanding officer ordered tanks to open fire. … Continue reading

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Video: (12-28-2011) Daraa | Assad’s gangs storming and terrorizing the people in the city

                              In Daraa, the city where the revolution all began Assad’s soldiers return to terrorize and pillage. Women come out of their homes to scream their … Continue reading

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Syrian soldiers ‘killed by army defectors’

Dawn clashes in southern province of Deraa leave at least 27 Syrian soldiers dead, according to opposition activists. Syrian army deserters killed at least 27 soldiers and security personnel in a series of clashes in the southern province of Deraa … Continue reading

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Syria rebels: Assad regime recruiting Iranian, Hezbollah mercenaries

The Syrian regime is beginning to lose control over its security forces and is thus forced to hire mercenaries from Iran, Iraq and Lebanon, the Free Syrian Army spokesman told the Saudi newspaper Asharq Alawsat Newspaper on Sunday. The spokesman, … Continue reading

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