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Syrian rebel attack kills 60 pro-government fighters

Syrian rebel attack kills 60 pro-government fighters

Activists say Syrian rebels have attacked a village in the country’s east, killing dozens there, mostly pro-government fighters. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 60 died in Hatla village in the province of Deir el-Zour on Tuesday. An activist based in the province says the rebel attack was in retaliation for […]

June 12, 2013 | By More
Suicide Bombers attack on Syrian capital, killed at least 14 people

Suicide Bombers attack on Syrian capital, killed at least 14 people

June 11, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The blasts — which occurred in central Marjeh Square near the Interior Ministry — were the first such attacks to target President Bashar Assad’s seat of power since the regime chased rebels from the strategic town of Qusair nearly a week ago. Two suicide bombers targeted a police station […]

June 11, 2013 | By More
Russia and the ‘war of nerves’ Assad’s victory strengthens Moscow position

Russia and the ‘war of nerves’ Assad’s victory strengthens Moscow position

June 9, AP – Geneva is set to become a new Dayton, hopes Dmitri Trenin. “Americans and Russians should get the Syrian representatives to one table and force them to come to an agreement,” the head of the Moscow Carnegie Center told hromedia. Dayton was the US city where in 1995 the agreement to end […]

June 9, 2013 | By More
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 […]

June 7, 2013 | By More
After Qusair, Syrian army with an aggressive push in Homs

After Qusair, Syrian army with an aggressive push in Homs

June 7, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The latest battlefield success, due in large part to Lebanese Hezbollah fighters’ increasing role and the West’s continued reluctance to arm the rebels, raises the possibility that Assad can cling to power for years, even if he won’t be able to recapture all of the country. With fresh momentum […]

June 7, 2013 | By More
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 […]

June 6, 2013 | By More
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 […]

June 5, 2013 | By More
Syrian troops gain more ground around Qusair, a TV reporter killed

Syrian troops gain more ground around Qusair, a TV reporter killed

May 28, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The fighting raged as European Union foreign ministers met in Brussels to try to bridge divisions over easing an arms embargo, a step that would allow weapons shipments to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad. Syrian troops gained ground Monday in a nine-day offensive against a key rebel-held town, […]

May 28, 2013 | By More