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Syrian rebels survive regime onslaught in Aleppo

July 28th, 2012 Comments off

In this Sunday, 22 July, 2012 photo a Syrian rebel fires his weapon during clashes with Syrian troops in Idlib, Syria. (AP Photo/Fadi Zaidan)BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government launched an offensive Saturday to retake rebel-held neighborhoods in the nation's commercial hub of Aleppo, unleashing artillery, tanks and helicopter gunships against poorly armed opposition fighters.

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Activists: Syrian helicopters pound Aleppo

July 28th, 2012 Comments off

FILE - In this file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA on July 19, 2012, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, meets with Fahd Jassem al-Freij, Syria's new Defense Minister, in Damascus, Syria. Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime received last week the worst blow since the country’s crisis began 17 months ago in what many thought would quickly bring the Assad family four-decade dynasty to an end but the government appears to have absorbed the shock of the explosion that killed four top security officials and it's on the offensive again. (AP Photo/SANA, File)Syrian forces pounded the country's second city, Aleppo, with military helicopters Saturday to flush out rebel forces in one of the most important battles of the 17-month-old uprising, activists said.

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Gas pipeline in Egypts Sinai bombed

July 22nd, 2012 Comments off

Cairo, July 22 (Xinhua-ANI): A gas pipeline in the Sinai peninsula of Egypt was bombed on Saturday night by gunmen for the 15th time since last February. A local security official source said. …
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Syria revolt reaches Aleppo; rebels target cities

July 22nd, 2012 Comments off

RETRANSMISSION FOR ALTERNATE CROP - This citizen journalist image shows a dead body lying in the street in the Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in south Damascus, Syria, Saturday, July 21, 2012. This week, fierce fighting between troops and rebels reached the Syrian capital, the central bastion of Bashar Assad's rule, shattering parts of the city and sending thousands of people fleeing to neighboring Lebanon and Iraq. Activists and residents reported a tense calm in Damascus Saturday but said sporadic gunfire and explosions could be heard throughout the night. (AP Photo)Riding a wave of momentum, Syrian rebels made a run on Aleppo Saturday in some of the fiercest fighting seen in the country's largest city, which has been a key bastion of support for President Bashar Assad over the course of the 17-month-old uprising.

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Violence rages across Syria as UN mission clock ticks

July 21st, 2012 Comments off

Syrian soldiers celebrate in the al-Midan area in Damascus on July 20Heavy clashes raged between Syrian troops and rebels on Saturday, with at least 24 people killed nationwide, as the clock ticked down on a 30-day "final" extension of a troubled UN observer mission.

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Pakistan asks citizens not to travel to Syria

July 21st, 2012 Comments off

Islamabad, July 21 (Xinhua-ANI): Pakistan on Saturday advised its nationals not to travel to Syria due to violence there. “In view of the deteriorating security situation in Syria, all Pakistani …
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Are the lies of the Syrian exile opposition beginning to be exposed?

July 14th, 2012 Comments off
New details emerging Saturday about what local Syrian activists called a massacre of civilians near the central city of Hama indicated that it was more likely an uneven clash between the heavily armed Syrian military and local fighters bearing light weapons.”

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Libyans in historic vote amid tensions in east

July 7th, 2012 Comments off

Libyan election workers start the counting process at a polling station in the western city of MisrataVoters flocked to cast their ballots Saturday in Libya's first free national election in decades after the ouster of dictator Moamer Kadhafi, despite protests disrupting some polling in the restive east.

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Libyans hold 1st nationwide vote in decades

July 7th, 2012 Comments off

This combo image of three photographs shows Libyan men holding their elections ID at a polling station in Tripoli, Libya, Saturday, July 7, 2012. Jubilant Libyan voters marked a major step toward democracy after decades of erratic one-man rule, casting their ballots Saturday in the first parliamentary election after last year's overthrow and killing of longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi. But the joy was tempered by boycott calls, the burning of ballots and other violence in the country's restive east. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)Jubilant Libyans chose a new parliament Saturday in their first nationwide vote in decades, but violence and protests in the restive east underscored the challenges ahead as the oil-rich North African nation struggles to restore stability after last year's ouster of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

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Gaza blast ‘injures five children’

July 7th, 2012 Comments off

An old bomb may have caused a blast in central Gaza on Saturday, say witnessesAn explosion injured five Palestinian children in the central Gaza Strip on Saturday, a hospital said, blaming Israeli tank fire.

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