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Rebels’ rise a threat to Syrian army

By: Liz Sly An increasingly effective Syrian rebel force has been gaining ground in recent weeks, stepping up its attacks on government troops and expanding the area under its control even as world attention has been focused on pressuring Syrian … Continue reading

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Syria rebels preparing for war

QUSAIR, Syria – Sitting on a tennis court at a summer villa in the Syrian countryside, 22 would-be rebel fighters watched as a young man took apart and reassembled a machine gun he had picked from a small spread of … Continue reading

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The madness of our ‘plan’ for Syria

By: Richard Cohen The United States seems to have two plans to deal with what is fast becoming a civil war in Syria. Plan A calls for the full implementation of the UN ceasefire and the complete cooperation of Bashar … Continue reading

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Syria ceasefire wavers, even as first team of UN truce monitors arrives

Syria’s four-day-old ceasefire appeared to be quickly eroding Sunday, with regime forces firing dozens of tank shells and mortar rounds at neighbourhoods in the opposition stronghold of Homs, hours before the arrival of a first team of UN truce monitors. … Continue reading

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