Tag Archives: Syrian Troops

Video: Rebels attack Syrian troops in Homs

Amateur video purports to show the aftermath of government shelling in Aleppo and rebels attacking government troops and tanks in Homs, as the Assad government stands firm. Sarah Sheffer reports. Source: Reuters

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Syrian troops clash with rebels for second day in town forcing residents to flee

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian troops clashed with rebels in the city of Aleppo for a second day Saturday, forcing inhabitants to flee to safer areas in some of the fiercest fighting to date in a key bastion of support President … 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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Syrian troops kill 17 in shelling of Daraa

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syrian troops shelled the southern city of Daraa early Saturday, killing at least 17 people, activists said. And in Damascus, residents spoke about a night of shooting and explosions in the worst violence Syria’s capital has seen … Continue reading

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Video: Activists say Syrian troops continue crackdown

Activists in Syria have posted more video evidence suggesting the fragile UN brokered truce is not holding. The government continues blatant and hidden use of force against any gatherings voicing anger against it. Al Jazeera’s Rosiland Jordan reports

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Syrian troops pound Rastan as U.N. team brokers swap between regime, rebels

Regime forces Wednesday pounded rebel bastion Rastan, in central Syria, at an average rate of “one shell a minute,” said a monitoring group, adding that 11 people were killed across the country amid reports that a U.N. has brokered an … Continue reading

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New footage of attack on UN monitors in Syria

UN monitors have been caught in the crossfire in Syria, a country teetering on the brink of civil war.

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Video: Syrian troops ‘killed’ in Rastan clashes

Fierce clashes between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters have left at least 23 soldiers killed in the central Syrian city of Rastan, activists said. Opposition sources also said the army had shelled the town, which they say has been … Continue reading

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Syria violence kills four: activists

BEIRUT –  Fighting between Syrian regime forces and armed rebels killed four people early Sunday, as a tenuous U.N.-backed ceasefire entered its second month, monitors and activists said. The fresh bloodshed and clashes came as the U.N. mission in Syria … Continue reading

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Heavy fighting rocks eastern Syria – residents

AMMAN – Heavy fighting between rebels and government troops erupted overnight in the capital of an oil producing province in eastern Syria, residents and activists said on Sunday, the latest escalation of violence in a tribal area bordering Iraq. Rebels … Continue reading

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