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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Hezbollah fighters join Syrian army to fight rebels in key town

Hezbollah fighters join Syrian army to fight rebels in key town

May 21, BEIRUT AP — Lebanese security officials said fighting between Syrian troops and rebels over the town of Qusair had spread to the village of Hit, on the Syrian side near the border with Lebanon. Two opposition fighters were killed and several others wounded, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity in line […]

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Syrian troops besiege strategic rebel-held town

Syrian troops besiege strategic rebel-held town

May 20, BEIRUT (AP) — With the regime scoring gains on the battlefield, the U.S. and Russia could face an even tougher task persuading Assad and his opponents to attend talks on ending Syria’s 26-month-old conflict. Washington and Moscow hope to start talks with an international conference as early as next month, though no date […]

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