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Suicide bombs hit Syria troops north of Damascus

Suicide bombs hit Syria troops north of Damascus

Nov 20, – A suicide car bomber targeted a checkpoint manned by Syrian soldiers while another blew up near a security headquarters. Both were on the outskirts of Nabak, said Rami Abdurrahman from the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and another activist based near the town. Suicide bombers targeted Syrian troops and a hospital […]

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India fears more militants as US quits Afghanistan

India fears more militants as US quits Afghanistan

Nov 09, – India is bracing for more militancy in the battle-scarred region of Kashmir, believing that fighters now focused on resisting U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan will shift toward the Himalayan flashpoint with Pakistan. Some say increased violence recently along India’s heavily militarized border with Pakistan proves that shift is already underway. As a result, […]

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In midst of Syrian war, giant Jesus statue arises

In midst of Syrian war, giant Jesus statue arises

Nov 02, – Jesus stands, arms outstretched, on the Cherubim mountain, overlooking a route pilgrims took from Constantinople to Jerusalem in ancient times. The statue is 12.3 meters (40 feet) tall and stands on a base that brings its height to 32 meters (105 feet), organizers of the project estimate. In the midst of a […]

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Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria miss deadline

Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria miss deadline

Oct 29, – The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog disclosed for the first time in a report obtained by The Associated Press that Syria has declared 41 facilities at 23 chemical sites where it stored approximately 1,300 tons of precursors and agents, and over 1,200 unfilled munitions to deliver them. International inspectors overseeing […]

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Syria: Aleppo prisoners caught in deadly stalemate

Syria: Aleppo prisoners caught in deadly stalemate

Sep 18, – The prisoners are crammed together in small, dark rooms with no water or electricity and barely enough food to survive. Diseases such as scabies and tuberculosis are rampant among them. Every so often, the crash of artillery shells rocks their sprawling prison complex, a stark reminder of the civil war raging outside. […]

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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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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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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 General Assembly condemns Assad forces, but unease grows about rebels

UN General Assembly condemns Assad forces, but unease grows about rebels

May 17, AP – While the non-binding text has no legal force, resolutions of the 193-nation assembly can carry significant moral and political weight. There were 107 votes in favor, 12 against and 59 abstentions – a drop in support compared with a resolution condemning the Syrian government that passed in August with 133 votes […]

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