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Syrian troops kill 6-year-old fleeing into Jordan

July 28th, 2012 Comments off

A relative holds the body of a six year old Syrian boy Bilal El-Lababidi during his funeral in Ramtha, Jordan, Friday July 27, 2012. The boy was shot dead by Syrian army as his parents and a dozen other refugees tried to cross a border to seek refuge in Jordan, his mother said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)The family crept across farmland under night's cover, heading for the border, when Syrian troops opened fire. Bullets whizzed around them as they broke into a mad dash, survivors say. The 6-year-old boy, holding his mother's hand, broke away and ran ahead. He nearly made it into Jordan when he fell dead, a bullet in his neck.

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Syrian troops ‘mass near Aleppo’

July 26th, 2012 Comments off

Syrian rebels prepare for a major battle in Aleppo, as government forces are said to be encircling the city and awaiting reinforcements.
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Battle for Aleppo intensifies as both sides reinforce

July 26th, 2012 Comments off

Helicopter gunships strafed several neighbourhoods of the commercial capitalSyrian troops and rebels sent reinforcements to the intensifying battle in the second city Aleppo, as the US said fresh defections from the regime showed President Bashar al-Assad's "days are numbered".

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Syrian troops hit back in Aleppo

July 25th, 2012 Comments off

Syrian pro-government forces launch a counter-attack after rebels seize parts of Aleppo, and a former Assad aide confirms he has defected.
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Syrian troops retake border crossing from rebels

July 22nd, 2012 Comments off

This citizen journalist image shot through a broken car window shows smoke billowing from a building after fighting between rebels and Syrian troops 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)Iraqi security officials and state TV say the Syrian military has retaken control of a border crossing from rebel fighters who seized it a day earlier.

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Syrian troops seize Damascus neighborhood

July 20th, 2012 Comments off

This undated combo image made of 3 photos released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows former defense minister Hassan Turkmani, left, Syrian Defense Minister Gen. Dawoud Rajha, center, and Bashar Assad's brother-in-law Major General Assef Shawkat, right, in Damascus, Syria. Syrian government forces struck back against rebels with attack helicopters and shelling around Damascus Thursday, July 19, 2012 a day after an audacious bomb attack that killed three senior members of the ruling regime. (AP Photo/SANA)Syrian troops regained control of a rebellious neighborhood in Damascus Friday as more than 300 people were reported killed the day before in a sharp escalation of the country's civil war.

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Syrian troops shell central city of Homs

June 17th, 2012 Comments off

FILE - In this Sunday, May 20, 2012 file photo, Norwegian Maj. Gen. Robert Mood, head of the U.N. observer team in Syria, stands near a U.N. observers car in Zabadani neighborhood in Damascus, Syria. U.N. observers in Syria suspended their activities and patrols Saturday, June 16, 2012 because of escalating violence in the country, the head of the mission said, the strongest sign yet that an international peace plan for Syria is disintegrating. Maj. Gen. Robert Mood said rising bloodshed over the past 10 days was posing significant risks to the lives of the some 300 observers in the country, and was impeding their ability to carry out their mandate.(AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman, File)Activists say Syrian troops have intensified their shelling of rebel-held neighborhoods in the central city of Homs as living conditions there deteriorate further.

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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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‘Deadly shelling’ in south Syria

June 9th, 2012 Comments off

Shelling by Syrian troops kills 17, including women, in the southern town of Deraa, activists say, as the UN investigates an alleged massacre near Hama.
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Intense shelling of southern Syrian city kills 17 – The Associated Press

June 9th, 2012 Comments off

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Intense shelling of southern Syrian city kills 17
The Associated Press
By BASSEM MROUE, AP – 1 minute ago BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops shelled the southern city of Daraa early on Saturday, killing at least 17 people, activists said. And in Damascus, residents spoke about a night of shooting and explosions in the worst
Intense shelling of Syrian city kills 15CBS News
UN observers view signs of carnage in Syria massacre villageReuters
Syria army kills 23 civiliansSydney Morning Herald
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