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U.N. observer team suspends work in Syria

By: Patrick J. Mcdonnell BEIRUT – The United Nations’ decision to suspend its observer mission in Syria could increase pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad to comply with a faltering U.N. peace plan that many view as a last chance to … Continue reading

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Video: Heavy fighting kills 34 in Syria, UN monitors blocked

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UN puts Syria on list for killing children

A UN report released Monday includes Syrian government forces and their allied “shabiha” militias for the first time on a list of 52 governments and armed groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack children in armed conflicts. In Syria, it … Continue reading

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Video: UN tours Syria city turned war zone

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Syria in full-scale civil war: UN

Syria is now in a full-scale civil war, UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said yesterday, as UN observers reported they were fired on as they tried to enter a town feared to be the target of a new massacre. The … Continue reading

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Annan concerned about escalation of Syria violence

By: Bassem Mroue BEIRUT, Lebanon — International envoy Kofi Annan said Monday he was “gravely concerned” about the escalation of fighting in Syria, citing the shelling of opposition areas in central Homs province and reports of mortar, helicopter and tank … Continue reading

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U.N. Fears for Syrians Trapped by Fighting

By: Rick Gladstone The United Nations reported intense fighting between the Syrian military and opposition forces in multiple locations across Syria on Monday and expressed alarm about civilians trapped in besieged rebel strongholds in the central city of Homs and … Continue reading

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U.S. accuses Syria of ‘new horrific tactics’

The United States accused the Syrian government of using “new horrific tactics” Monday, as UN observers reported Syrian helicopters were firing on rebellious areas and concerns mounted that civilians were trapped in besieged cities. Violence in Syria has spiked in … Continue reading

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US fears new Syria carnage as helicopters fire on towns

The US voiced fears that Syria’s government is planning a new massacre, as regime helicopters fired on rebel stronghold towns and raging violence killed nearly 90 people yesterday. On the political front, the newly elected leader of Syria’s exiled opposition … Continue reading

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Syria renews shelling of Homs, 38 killed

Syrian government forces pounded parts of central Homs province Sunday in a renewed push to regain control of rebel-held territories, and activists said at least 38 people were killed by shelling there over the past 24 hours. The main opposition … Continue reading

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