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Strikes kill 12 in rebel-held half of Syria’s Aleppo

Strikes kill 12 in rebel-held half of Syria’s Aleppo

July  14, – Nine people were killed in the Tariq al-Bab area, and another three in the district of Salhin, both in eastern Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. Air strikes killed at least 12 civilians including children in two rebel-held neighbourhoods of Syria’s divided city of Aleppo on Thursday, a monitoring group […]

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Islamic State moves west to attack Syrian army in Homs- monitor

Islamic State moves west to attack Syrian army in Homs- monitor

Mar 23, – Skirmishes by Islamic State — which is strongest in the northeast and east — into the provinces of Homs, Hama and even Damascus pose a fresh challenge for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Islamic State fighters attacked a military airport in Syria’s Homs province on Monday as they pushed on with an offensive […]

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Syria says ‘terrorists’ eat human hearts

Syria says ‘terrorists’ eat human hearts

Sep 30, –  Walid al-Moallem, addressing world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly in New York, also charged that the U.S., Britain and France had blocked the naming of the real perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Syria’s foreign minister claimed Monday that his government is fighting a war against al-Qaida-linked militants who eat […]

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Al-Qaida militants capture town in northern Syria

Al-Qaida militants capture town in northern Syria

Se p 19, – Al-Qaida militants seized a town near the Turkish border Thursday after expelling Western-backed rebels from the area, demonstrating the growing power of jihadis as they seek to expand their influence across opposition-held Syrian territory. The infighting — now engulfing many parts of northern Syria — threatened to further split opposition forces […]

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UN reports nearly 93,000 killed in Syrian civil war

UN reports nearly 93,000 killed in Syrian civil war

June 13, AP – A new analysis of the Syrian death toll documented 92,901 killings between March 2011 and the end of April 2013. But the U.N.’s top human rights official, Navi Pillay, who oversees the Geneva-based office, said it was impossible to provide an exact current figure. Syria’s upwardly spiraling violence has resulted in […]

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Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah capture central villages from rebels

Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah capture central villages from rebels

BEIRUT (AP) — Following Wednesday’s capture of Qusair, President Bashar Assad’s forces appear to have directed their efforts toward driving rebels from the country’s densely populated heartland, including the cities of Homs and Aleppo. Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah fighters pressed on with their offensive Friday in the country’s opposition heartland, taking two small villages […]

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