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UN observers leave Syria as mandate expires

By: Conal Urquhart United Nations observers have begun to leave Damascus as their mission in Syria comes to an end. The last 100 out of 300 observers have been departing throughout Saturday – their mandate expires after midnight on Sunday … Continue reading

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U.N. observers find signs of Syria massacre

BEIRUT, Lebanon – U.N. observers investigating Syria’s latest reported mass killing said they found signs of a heavy assault that targeted specific homes of opponents of the Assad regime. The observers’ statement Saturday was the first outsiders’ look in the … Continue reading

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U.N. observer patrol heads to Syria massacre site

By: Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Lebanon – U.N. observers were on their way to the central Syrian village of Tremseh on Saturday, two days after activists said some 220 people had been killed there by helicopter gunships and militiamen, prompting international … Continue reading

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Video: U.N.’s Mood returns to Syria

General Robert Mood, head of the U.N. observer mission in Syria, returns to the country following meetings during which world powers agreed a transition government must be set up. Lindsey Parietti reports. Source: Reuters

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UN visits Haffa but finds it deserted and a ‘stench of dead bodies’

By: Adrian Blomfield For nearly a week reports of some of the bloodiest clashes of Syria’s 15-month uprising filtered out of Haffa. Amid allegations of regime helicopter gunships attacking the town and mass casualties on both sides, fears had mounted of a … Continue reading

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Syrian town deserted, burnt after clashes

By: Khaled al-Hariri HAFFEH, Syria – The Syrian town of Haffeh was smoldering and nearly deserted on Thursday after days of clashes between government forces and rebels, while activists reported more army assaults on pro-opposition areas across the country. United … Continue reading

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U.N. observers enter mountainous enclave in Syria

By: Albert Aji and Zeina Karam DAMASCUS, Syria — A team of United Nations observers entered the Syrian town of Haffa on Thursday after government troops overran the area near the Mediterranean coast, seizing the territory back from rebels after battles that raged … Continue reading

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Syria conflict now a civil war, U.N. peacekeeping chief says

By: Louis Charbonneau The 15-month-old conflict in Syria has grown into a full-scale civil war in which the government is attempting to recapture large swathes of urban territory it has lost to the opposition, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said on … Continue reading

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U.N. observers view signs of carnage in Syria massacre village

UNITED NATIONS – U.N. observers who on Friday visited the site of a reported massacre in a Syrian village saw indications that government forces had been there and traces of slaughter in some of the houses, the United Nations said. … Continue reading

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Syria massacre: UN observers greeted by smell of rotting flesh

By: Ruth Sherlock On Wednesday, some 78 people were massacred inside this hamlet. Yesterday, farmhouses stood charred and abandoned, with pools of congealed blood in dusty streets. Fragments of mortar bombs lay mingled with cooking pots and other hurriedly abandoned … Continue reading

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