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Syria war rages hours before deal to halt fighting

Syria war rages hours before deal to halt fighting

Feb 26, – The government has agreed to the plan. The main opposition alliance, which has deep reservations about the terms, has said it is ready for a two-week truce to test the intentions of the government and its Russian and Iranian backers. Heavy air strikes were reported to have hit rebel-held areas near Damascus […]

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Hezbollah, Syrian army make big gains in border battle

Hezbollah, Syrian army make big gains in border battle

Apr 13, –The gains in the Qalamoun region against groups including the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front come at a time when Assad has suffered significant defeats elsewhere, notably in Syria’s northwest near the Turkish border. Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the Syrian army made big advances against insurgents in mountains north of Damascus on Wednesday, Hezbollah and […]

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Western, Arab opponents of Bashar Al-Assad try to coordinate rebel aid

Western, Arab opponents of Bashar Al-Assad try to coordinate rebel aid

June 22, AP – Ministers from 11 countries including the United States, European and regional Muslim powers, held talks that Washington said ‘should commit participants to direct all aid through the Western-backed Supreme Military Council’, which it hopes can offset the growing power of rebel forces. Western and Arab opponents of Syrian president Bashar Al […]

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‘Syrian helicopter attack’ Lebanese villages

‘Syrian helicopter attack’ Lebanese villages

June 12, AP – A Syrian helicopter fired three missiles into Arsal, a Lebanese town whose Sunni residents back the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday, according to Lebanese officials. Lebanese security officials say a Syrian military helicopter has fired missiles into a Lebanese border town. It would be the first such attack by […]

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