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Panic in Turkish border town as Syrian tanks fire on rebel positions

ISTANBUL, Turkey – There was panic in the Turkish border town of Akçakale as the Syrian army brought in heavy weaponry to flush out rebel forces in Tell Abyad today. The sound of explosions caused fear in Akçakale, as Syrian … Continue reading

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Syrian army jets, helicopters batter Aleppo

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Jolie concerned over number of refugees with no end in sight to the crisis. Syrian regime forces on Friday used fighter jets and helicopter gunships to pound the city and province of Aleppo, where fierce clashes raged … Continue reading

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Syria army, rebels clash near Aleppo airport

By: Michel Moutot ALEPPO, Syria – Syrian troops and rebels clashed near Aleppo’s international airport Wednesday, a watchdog said, but it was unclear whether it was part of a rebel offensive to seize the facility. The fighting erupted at dawn … Continue reading

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Steady stream of Syria army defectors feeds rebels

By: Michel Moutot Syrian soldiers awaiting a chance to desert are hoping to follow an already large number of others who have already scaled the walls or crawled under barbed wire at night to escape. Damascus may soon begin haemorrhaging … Continue reading

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Signs Syria Used Cluster Bombs

By: Alessandra Rizzo Syrian government forces have almost certainly used cluster bombs, which kill and maim civilians long after conflicts end, during their crackdown on a 17-month revolt, a disarmament group said on Thursday citing video and photographic evidence. The Cluster … Continue reading

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Anger as Assad sends in bulldozers

Syrian army bulldozers have razed houses in western Damascus, pursuing what activists say is the first campaign of collective punishment targeting people’s property in areas of the capital hostile to president Bashar al-Assad. Backed by combat troops, they demolished buildings … Continue reading

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Syria Army Kill 144, Some ‘Execution Style,’ Opposition Says

By: Zaid Sabah and William McQuillen Opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said government forces killed 144 people yesterday, including 74 in and around the capital, Damascus. Among the dead were 35 people killed in al-Fan, a village in Hama … Continue reading

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Syrian army war crimes in attacks on bakeries

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian government troops committed war crimes when they dropped bombs and fired artillery at or near at least 10 bakeries in Aleppo province over the past three weeks, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. “The attacks are … Continue reading

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Thousands flee eastern Damascus after attacks

AMMAN, Jordan – Syrian air and ground bombardment killed at least 27 people in eastern neighborhoods of Damascus on Wednesday, prompting thousands of people to flee the area, opposition activists said. Many more were killed when troops briefly entered several … Continue reading

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Assad Draws Shock Troops From Elite Sect in Syria

By: Bill Spindle LATAKIA, Syria — Flag-draped coffins depart from the drab military hospital here each morning these days, carrying the dead soldiers of the Syrian regime along winding rural roads to ancestral villages in the surrounding hill country. All … Continue reading

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