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Troops kill 40 rebels near Damascus

Troops kill 40 rebels near Damascus

Oct 25, – Syrian government troops on Friday ambushed rebels near the capital, Damascus, killing at least 40 opposition fighters, state media reported. The ambush was part of the military’s offensive against rebel strongholds around President Bashar Assad’s seat of power. Also Friday, Kurdish gunmen battled jihadi rebels in a northeastern Syrian town along the […]

October 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
19 killed as Syrian rebel groups battle each other

19 killed as Syrian rebel groups battle each other

Oct 05, – The violence is part of an outburst of infighting among the myriad rebel groups opposed to President Bashar Al Assad for control over prized border areas. Extremist fighters and more mainstream rebels are increasingly turning their guns on each other in what has effectively become a war within a war in northern […]

October 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Syrian troops storm central village, killing 15

Syrian troops storm central village, killing 15

Sep 21, – Government troops backed by allied militiamen have stormed a predominantly Sunni village in central Syria killing at least 15 people, while opposition forces began an offensive near Aleppo to try to cut the army’s supply route to the northern city, activists said Saturday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the […]

September 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Syrian opposition condemns al-Qaida militants

Syrian opposition condemns al-Qaida militants

Sep 20, – Al-Qaida militants fought heavy street battles against Kurdish gunmen in northern Syria on Friday but reached a cease-fire with mainstream Western-backed rebels after fierce fighting near the border with Turkey. The infighting, which ended with al-Qaida’s takeover of a border town, was some of the worst in recent months between forces seeking […]

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