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Syrian army soldiers psychologically collapsed

By: Sarp Ozer and Samet Dogan ALEPPO, Syria – A commander of Free Syrian Army (FSA) Brigade Tawhid has said that Syrian army soldiers psychologically collapsed following the latest clashes in country. “Assad regime has increased the level of bombardment … Continue reading

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Damascus onslaught as regime forces go house-to-house for rebels

Syrian army shells crashed into southern Damascus yesterday and helicopters fired rockets and machineguns in the heaviest bombardment of the city this month. “The whole of Damascus is shaking with the sound of shelling,” said a woman in the Kfar … Continue reading

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Syrian army batters parts of Damascus, 47 killed

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Oliver Holmes ALEPPO, Syria – The Syrian army shelled southern Damascus on Wednesday and helicopters fired rockets and machineguns during an assault meant to shore up President Bashar al-Assad’s grip on the capital 17 months … Continue reading

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Syrian army pressure forces rebels into ‘strategic withdrawal’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appointed health minister Wael Nader al-Halqi as his new Prime Minister today to replace Riad Hijab, who defected earlier this week. Meanwhile, clashes between government troops and rebels raged in the city of Aleppo as the … Continue reading

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Battle for Aleppo: Assad’s tanks lead ground assault

DAMASCUS, Syria – Syrian tanks stormed a rebel-held district of Aleppo on Wednesday, sparking fierce clashes that a security official said marked the start of a long-threatened ground assault on the key battleground city. The assault on the country’s commercial … Continue reading

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Syrian Army Overruns Damascus District

Members of a Syrian army division under the command of President Bashar al-Assad’s brother drove rebels out of the northern Damascus district of Barzeh on Sunday and summarily executed several young men, a witness and opposition activists said. “At least … Continue reading

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Troops may use chemical weapons against rebels

HACIPASA, Turkey – A senior Syrian military defector said President Bashar Al Assad’s forces were moving chemical weapons across the country for possible use in a retaliation for the killing of four top security officials. “The government has started moving … Continue reading

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Syrian Kurds give ultimatum to Assad’s security forces

By: Adib Abdulmajid AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — A statement by the Union of Kurdish Coordination Committees (UKCC) on Friday called on all members of the Syrian army to withdraw from the Kurdish areas or face consequences. “After liberating a part of … Continue reading

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Syria moves chemical weapons before wider offensive: defector

By: Suleiman Al-Khalidi HACIPASA, Turkey – A senior Syrian military defector said President Bashar al-Assad’s forces were moving chemical weapons across the country for possible use in a military retaliation for the killing of four top security officials. “The regime … Continue reading

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Syrian army defectors say Assad regime crumbling

By: Suleiman Al-Khalidi ANTAKYA, Turkey – Syrian army defectors and rebel commanders based in Turkey said on Thursday a bomb that killed three top military officials in Damascus would hasten the end of President Bashar al Assad’s rule, predicting more … Continue reading

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