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Syria vows to crush Aleppo rebels

July 29th, 2012 Comments off

Renewed heavy fighting is reported in Syria’s largest city, as the government pledges to defeat rebels who control parts of Aleppo.
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UN urges end to Syria ‘slaughter’

July 25th, 2012 Comments off

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges the world community to act to stop “slaughter” in Syria, as thousands of troops reportedly move on the city of Aleppo.
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Syria soldiers ‘head for Aleppo’

July 25th, 2012 Comments off

Thousands of government troops stationed on Syria’s border with Turkey are heading to Aleppo to join in fighting in the city, activists say.
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Israel: Syria stepped up chemical weapons security

July 24th, 2012 Comments off

Israeli army armored vehicles drive along the border between Israel and Syria near the Druze village of Buqata in the Golan Heights, Monday, July 23, 2012. Israeli leaders have discussed with visiting American envoys how to manage a Syrian government collapse, an Israeli official said Monday, as Syria made an unprecedented admission of possessing weapons of mass destruction. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)Israel's military chief warned Tuesday that an attack on Syrian chemical weapons depots could drag Israel into a broader war, counseling restraint after top officials declared they were prepared to strike to keep those weapons out of militants' hands.

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Pro-Western Al-Qa`idah fighters in Syria

July 22nd, 2012 Comments off
(thanks Hikmet)

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Categories: Arab Blogs Tags: idah, Source, Syria, Western

Syria uses helicopters to battle rebels in capital

July 17th, 2012 Comments off

This image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News and accessed Sunday, July 15, 2012, purports to show Free Syrian Army soldiers clashing with Syrian government forces in Damascus, Syria. Syrian troops and rebels clashed inside Damascus for a second day on Monday, causing plumes of black smoke to drift over the city's skyline in some of the worst violence in the tightly controlled capital since the country's crisis began 16 months ago. (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video) TV OUT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT, DATE, LOCATION OR AUTHENTICITY OF THIS MATERIALSyrian government forces backed by helicopter gunships battled rebels in heavy clashes with rebels in Damascus, a clear escalation in the most serious fighting in the capital since the country's conflict began last year, activists said.

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Syria rejects UN attack criticism

July 15th, 2012 Comments off

Syria denies UN claims it used heavy weapons in an attack on the village of Tremseh, saying only 37 people, including two civilians, died.
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UN team reach Syria killings site

July 14th, 2012 Comments off

UN observers in Syria enter the village of Tremseh to investigate reports that mass killings occurred there on Thursday.
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Activists: Massacre in Syria kills more than 100

July 12th, 2012 Comments off

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2008 file photo provided by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Nawaf Fares, left, is sworn in as Syria's ambassador to Iraq before Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, and Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem in Damascus. Fares, who became Syria's highest ranking diplomat to defect to the opposition on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, dismissed the main international plan seeking to stop the violence, saying Thursday that nothing short of Assad's ouster is acceptable. (AP Photo/SANA, File)Syrian activists reported a new massacre late Thursday in the central Hama province, saying regime forces killed more than 100 people in shelling and other attacks.

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‘Mass killing’ in Syria village

July 12th, 2012 Comments off

More than 100 people have been killed by the Syrian army in the village of Tremseh, opposition activists say.
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