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Assad loyalists dislodge rebels from the opposition strong hold Qusair

Assad loyalists dislodge rebels from the opposition strong hold Qusair

BEIRUT (AP) — The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 22 people including 18 rebels were killed and dozens wounded in the fighting in Qusair. Pro-Assad troops, including fighters from the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah, have been trying to push rebels out of Qusair. Syrian state media has said government forces steadily […]

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Syrian activists: over 20 Hezbollah fighters killed in siege

Syrian activists: over 20 Hezbollah fighters killed in siege

May 20, AP – A military offensive on the town of Qusair in central Homs province claimed over 50 lives, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The activist group reported on Monday that at least 20 of those killed were Hezbollah members fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s troops as it encircled […]

May 20, 2013 | By More
Assad: transition talks are internal matter US has no right to interfere in his country’s politics

Assad: transition talks are internal matter US has no right to interfere in his country’s politics

May 19, AP – BEIRUT — In the capital Damascus, a car bomb killed at least three people and wounded five, according to Syrian state TV. It said bomb experts dismantled other explosives in the area. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist group, said eight people were killed, including four members of […]

May 19, 2013 | By More
Syrian troops battle rebels in Aleppo prison

Syrian troops battle rebels in Aleppo prison

May 16, BEIRUT (AP) — The orchestrated assault began at dawn, but by nightfall, the rebels had not dislodged regime forces or freed some 4,000 prisoners held there, according to two pro-opposition monitoring groups. Across Syria, the Internet was restored after a blackout of more than eight hours, the second nationwide outage in a week. […]

May 16, 2013 | By More
Accelerating diplomacy: US, Britain press Russia on Syria

Accelerating diplomacy: US, Britain press Russia on Syria

May 14, AP – ‘Syria’s history is being written in the blood of her people, and it is happening on our watch,’ Cameron said. Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to build momentum behind a new US-Russia sponsored conference on Syria, now expected to take place in June, as they met at the […]

May 14, 2013 | By More
Israeli airstrike on military complex kills 42 Syrian soldiers: monitor

Israeli airstrike on military complex kills 42 Syrian soldiers: monitor

May 6, The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday that the toll is based on information from sources in Syrian military hospitals. The Syrian government has not released a death toll. Immediately after Sunday’s predawn strike, Syrian state media said the attack caused casualties, but did not elaborate. A Syrian activist group says […]

May 6, 2013 | By More
Syrian rebels capture parts of northern air base

Syrian rebels capture parts of northern air base

May 5, BEIRUT (AP) — The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said rebels moved deep inside Mannagh air base, near the border with Turkey, while under fire from government warplanes. The Aleppo Media Center says rebels captured a tank unit Sunday inside the base. It added that the commander of the base was killed. […]

May 5, 2013 | By More