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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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Assad’s fall ‘a matter of time’

July 27th, 2012 Comments off

The former head of the UN mission in Syria says President Assad’s fall is “only a matter of time”, as Syrian forces renew an assault on Aleppo.
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US fears for ‘massacre’ in Aleppo

July 27th, 2012 Comments off

The US says it fears Syrian forces are preparing to carry out a massacre in the country’s most populous city, Aleppo, as troops encircle it.
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Syrian forces hunt for rebels in Damascus

July 23rd, 2012 Comments off

In this citizen journalism image taken on Monday, July 16, 2012 and provided by Edlib News Network ENN, a Syrian girl holds a poster with Arabic that reads, "greetings from Kfarnebel's children to the Free Syrian Army soldiers in Damascus," during a demonstration in Kfarnebel, Idlib province, northern Syria. Syrian rebels have launched an offensive to "liberate" the country's largest city of Aleppo, an opposition commander said Sunday, while in Damascus government troops backed by helicopter gunships wrested back control of rebel-held neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS HANDOUT PHOTOSyrian forces went house to house kicking down doors in the capital Damascus Monday, searching for any remaining rebel fighters behind the clashes that shook the capital last week before the government appeared to reassert control over contested neighborhoods.

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Syrian forces launch all-out Damascus assault

July 20th, 2012 Comments off

An image taken from a video uploaded on YouTube on July 20 shows men trying to extinguish a burning vehicle in DaraaSyrian forces launched an all-out assault on opposition strongholds in Damascus Friday, a day after rebels seized crossings on the Iraq and Turkey borders on the 16-month conflict's deadliest day so far.

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Syrian troops reclaim town from rebel control

June 14th, 2012 Comments off

BEIRUT – Syrian forces have reclaimed a mountainous town from the rebel control after eight days of heavy fighting and bombardment, signaling that both sides were using heavy weapons despite a UN-bac
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Syrian forces overrun rebellious village amid signs of more powerful weapons – Washington Post

June 14th, 2012 Comments off

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Syrian forces overrun rebellious village amid signs of more powerful weapons
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BEIRUT — Syrian forces overran a mountain enclave near the Mediterranean coast Wednesday, seizing the territory back from rebels as a serious escalation in violence signaled both sides are using more powerful weapons. With the bloodshed ramping up,
Syria overruns rebellious village, violence spikesThe Associated Press
Copters in Syria May Not Be New, US Officials SayNew York Times
Russia urged to get tough on SyriaBBC News
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Syria claims it has retaken rebellious village

June 13th, 2012 Comments off

This image made from amateur video released by Shaam News Network and accessed Tuesday, June 12, 2012 purports to show a UN observer vehicle surrounded by civilians in Deir el-Zour, Syria.(AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT, DATE, LOCATION OR AUTHENTICITY OF THIS MATERIALSyrian forces pushed out scores of rebels holed up in a rebellious area near the Mediterranean coast Wednesday and state television said they retook control of the region following eight days of fierce shelling and clashes.

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Activists: Mortar hits protest in Syria, 10 killed

June 12th, 2012 Comments off

This video image taken from amateur video and broadcast by Bambuser/Homslive shows a series of devastating explosions rocking the central Syrian city of Homs, Syria, Monday, June 11, 2012. Live streaming video caught the devastation during one of the heaviest examples of violence since the uprisings began over a year ago. (Photo/Bambuser/Homslive via AP video) MANDATORY CREDIT: BAMBUSER/HOMSLIVESyrian forces barraged an eastern city with mortar shells as anti-government protesters were dispersing before dawn Tuesday, killing at least 10 people, while clashes broke out elsewhere in the country, activists said.

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Syrian forces deploy tanks, helicopters

May 25th, 2012 Comments off

An image released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows an anti-regime demonstration in the Daraa provinceTens of thousands of protesters took to the streets on Friday as more than 30 people were reportedly killed across Syria, while security forces deployed tanks and helicopter gunships against rebels.

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