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Three Syrian tanks enter demilitarised zone in Golan

Three Syrian tanks entered the demilitarised zone in the Golan Heights between Israel and Syria on Saturday, an Israeli military spokeswoman said. “The Israeli Defense Forces have filed a complaint with the U.N. (peacekeeping) force in the area,” the spokeswoman … Continue reading

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Bleary-Eyed Syrian Troops Fight a Building at a Time

By: Janine Di Giovanni HOMS, Syria — For more than 24 hours, President Bashar al-Assad’s soldiers fought their way through this city, bleary-eyed men, worn down by months of combat. Afraid to go into the streets, where snipers pick their … Continue reading

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Renewed clashes around Syrian army base

MAARET AL-NUMAN, Syria – Syrian regime forces and rebels clashed around a besieged army base near the strategic northern town of Maaret Al Numan yesterrday, an AFP correspondent said. Machinegun fire and explosions rang out from Wadi Deif base on … Continue reading

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Assad forces using cluster bombs in Syria war: Human Rights Watch

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian government forces have dropped Russian-made cluster bombs over civilian areas in the past week as they battle to push back rebel gains, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. The bombs were dropped from planes and helicopters, … Continue reading

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Syrian army corpses mark rebel attack on missile base

Body of a Syrian soldier, a gaping wound in his forehead, is sprawled in a pool of blood, while two other corpses lie nearby at a military site close to the key battleground city of Aleppo. Rebels fighting to overthrow … Continue reading

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Syria Army, Rebels In Fierce Battle For Homs

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian rebels engaged in fierce battles with the army in the central city of Homs on Saturday, where regime forces are trying to wipe out pockets of resistance, a rights group and the state news agency said. … Continue reading

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Syria army takes blows as Turkey tensions rise

DAMASCUS, Syria – The army has taken a pounding at the hands of rebels in northern Syria, a monitoring group said yesterday, as tensions between Damascus and Ankara escalated over cargo seized from a Syrian passenger plane. A rebel offensive … Continue reading

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Syrian soldiers take shelter in Turkey as they escaped from opposition

HATAY, Turkey – Ten Syrian soldiers took shelter in Turkey after escaping a deadly ambush orchestrated by a group of opposition fighters near the Turkish-Syrian border on Friday evening amid escalating clashes between the Syrian army and opposition forces across … Continue reading

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Rebels seize Syrian army outpost at Turkey border

By: Hamdi Istanbullu GUVECCI, Turkey – Syrian rebels have seized a government army outpost near the Turkish border province of Hatay and a rebel flag flew over the building on Sunday, while clashes could be heard in the area of … Continue reading

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Syria: Hezbollah training Alawite elite force

By: Caroline Akoum BEIRUT, Lebanon – The Syrian military is forming a new elite force of made up of 60,000 fighters, according to a report from the “tar-Tass news agency. The agency cited an expert at the London-based International Strategic … Continue reading

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