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US accuses Syrian regime, assault on Qusair causing “tremendous suffering”

US accuses Syrian regime, assault on Qusair causing “tremendous suffering”

June 6, AP – The United States denounced President Bashar al-Assad’s government on Thursday over its 17-day assault on Qusair, near the Lebanese border. It said Syrian troops owed their success to Hezbollah fighters backed by Iran. The White House has accused the Syrian regime of causing “tremendous suffering” in its successful bid to reclaim […]

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Syria army announces capture strategic border town Qusair

Syria army announces capture strategic border town Qusair

June 5, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The capture of the town, which lies close to the Lebanese border, solidifies some of the Syrian regime’s recent gains on the ground that have shifted the balance of power in President Bashar Assad’s favor in the Syrian civil war. The Syrian army triumphantly announced Wednesday the capture of […]

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Syrian jets target Qusayr, rebels car bomb attack on Damascus kills nine

Syrian jets target Qusayr, rebels car bomb attack on Damascus kills nine

June 3, AP – The regime responded to a Red Cross appeal to let them help civilians trapped in Qusayr by saying they would only be admitted once its forces had defeated rebels there. Syria’s air force bombarded Qusayr on Sunday, two weeks into a Hezbollah-backed assault, as a car bomb in Damascus killed nine […]

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UN Aid agencies, Red cross start evacuation from Syrian town Qusair

UN Aid agencies, Red cross start evacuation from Syrian town Qusair

June 2, AP – The calls to evacuate al-Qusair came amid reports on Sunday that Russia had blocked a British-backed UN Security Council declaration that would have condemned the siege of the city by Syrian government troops. UN agencies and the International Red Cross have called for the evacuation of civilians trapped in the embattled […]

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Syria’s Assad warns Israel of retaliation over further escalation

Syria’s Assad warns Israel of retaliation over further escalation

May 31, AP – Speaking in an interview broadcast on Thursday, Assad said he had informed other countries he was prepared to strike back against an Israeli attack. Israel carried out airstrikes near Damascus last month, reportedly targeting shipments of weapons allegedly destined for Hezbollah. Syria did not respond at the time. Syria’s President Bashar […]

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Israel’s Defense minister warns Russia against arming Syria

Israel’s Defense minister warns Russia against arming Syria

JERUSALEM (AP) —Israel has been pressing Moscow not to go through with a promised delivery of advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Damascus. Israel fears the missiles could slip into the hands of hostile groups like Hezbollah. Israel’s defense minister is signaling that his military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria. […]

May 28, 2013 | By More
Syrian opposition alliance urges rebel fighters to join key battle

Syrian opposition alliance urges rebel fighters to join key battle

May 22, BEIRUT (AP) — The appeal came as Syrian government forces battled for the fourth straight day trying to wrest control of the western town of Qusair from the rebels. The town lies along a strategic land corridor linking the capital, Damascus, with the Mediterranean coast, the heartland of Assad’s Alawite sect. Syria’s main […]

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9 detained in connection with car bombings in Turkey

9 detained in connection with car bombings in Turkey

May 12, AP – The bombings left 46 people dead and marked the biggest incident of violence across the border since the start of Syria’s bloody civil war, raising fears of Turkey being pulled deeper into the conflict. Nine Turkish citizens believed to have links to the Syrian intelligence agency have been detained in connection […]

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Damascus will not fall, Hezbollah warns of possible Syria intervention

Damascus will not fall, Hezbollah warns of possible Syria intervention

May 1, AP – In Damascus, a powerful bomb ripped through a bustling commercial district, killing at least 14 people and bringing Syria’s civil war to the heart of the capital for the second consecutive day. Hezbollah, a powerful Shiite Muslim group, is known to back Syrian regime fighters in Shiite villages near the Lebanon […]

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