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10 children killed as warplanes drop bombs in Syria, opposition group says

The curse is from a woman as she stands over a young child, dressed in purple pants and a matching shirt. Cursing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, she asks why the girl had to die — one of 10 children killed … Continue reading

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Syria’s Shocking Civilian Death Toll

August was the deadliest month since the Syrian rebellion began a year-and a-half ago — and more deadly for civilians than the bloodiest months in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as the recent uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, … Continue reading

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Syria rebels ‘destroy five helicopters’ in raid

By: Jad Yateem BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syrian rebels said they destroyed five helicopters in a raid on a military airport between the northern cities of Aleppo and Idlib on Wednesday, while state television said the attack was repelled. Abu Mossab, … Continue reading

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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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Activist Fears Syria Will Become ‘New Somalia’

Syrian rights activists say violence across the country Wednesday has killed at least 53 people, after the head of a United Nations monitoring mission says his team is committed to staying in the war-torn country. Rami Abdelrahman, the head of … Continue reading

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Assad troops and opposition forces clash across country

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian troops attacked a rebel-held town in the center of the country with helicopter gunships on Monday and shelled other restive areas across the country, activists said. The aerial assault targeted the strategic river crossing town of … Continue reading

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Syria: Heavy Clashes Reported

By: Rick Gladstone A Syrian activist group reported that at least 80 soldiers were killed over the weekend in clashes with rebels, which would be one of the largest losses for government forces since the uprising began in March 2011. … Continue reading

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Slovakia ‘temporarily’ closes Syrian embassy: ministry

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Slovakia’s foreign ministry said Wednesday it would temporarily close its embassy in Syria because of deteriorating security conditions in the country. “The embassy in Damascus will be temporarily closed as of March 29 and its employees withdrawn … Continue reading

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Three dead, 25 hurt in blast in Syria’s Aleppo: activists

BEIRUT, Lebanon – At least three people were killed and 25 wounded by a car bomb in Syria’s second city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday. The British-based Observatory, which has a network of activists … Continue reading

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Explosion near Syrian security building in Aleppo

By: Ben Hubbard DAMASCUS, Syria – An explosion ripped through a residential neighborhood in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo Sunday, the country’s state news agency said, calling it a “terrorist bombing.” The report by SANA gave no information on … Continue reading

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