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  1. News - World

    Syria army in clashes with rebels in Aleppo

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 03:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Aleppo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Aleppo Syrian troops shelled a number of districts in Aleppo at dawn on Tuesday and clashed with entrenched rebels, residents said. Clashes erupted in Bustan ... But the battle for Aleppo is very fluid, with both sides claiming gains in what is a guerilla war, Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said. “When the army says they control an area, it is only ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    No news on kidnapped Syria bishops

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 06:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Aleppo’s Greek Orthodox archdiocese said on Wednesday it had no news on two Orthodox bishops kidnapped in Syria, a day after a Christian association said ... Orthodox Bishop Boulos Yaziji and Syriac Orthodox Bishop Yohanna Ibrahim. The two men, both from Aleppo, were seized on Monday, but the French Oeuvre d’Orient Christian association said on Tuesday ...

  3. News - World - SYRIAN CONFLICT

    'It's a miracle!' Two-month-old Syrian baby rescued from bombed-out building

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 10:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut A two-month-old Syrian baby was rescued from the rubble of a bombed building in war-battered Aleppo – a “miracle” caught on film by rescuers – but now ... itself the “Aleppo civil defence”, volunteers who operate in rebel-held areas of the city. It was also posted on YouTube. WATCH: Video of the baby getting pulled from the rubble (unverified) ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria army using missiles to advance on Aleppo

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 08:25pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut The Syrian army’s use of surface-to-surface missiles on Aleppo is part of a bid to advance on the northern city, swathes of which have fallen into rebel hands since mid-last year, a watchdog said Saturday. “The army has been trying for weeks to come closer to Aleppo via its eastern entrance, in order to assault it. Elite troops are being sent... ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria rebels blow up Aleppo hotel turned army base

    Posted May 08th 2014, 06:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Syrian rebels blew up a luxury hotel turned army base in the historic heart of Aleppo on Thursday after tunnelling under the front line that divides ... But the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said there were dead and wounded among government troops occupying the building. “The explosion that was heard in Aleppo’s Old City was caused by explosives ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria announces presidential election as air strikes kill dozens in Aleppo

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 07:44pm by Reuters

    ... term days after he said his forces were winning the country’s civil war. Dozens of people have been killed in air strikes on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitoring group said ... Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes killed 29 people on Sunday, including women and children, in the southern Al-Ferdous district of Aleppo, a city that was once Syria’s largest and a major ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Fighting rages on in Syria’s Aleppo

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 04:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Aleppo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Aleppo Fighting raged in a strategic district of Syria’s commercial capital Aleppo on Saturday, the third day of an all-out rebel offensive to seize the city, ... wounded in Damascus. In the Aleppo province locality of Maskana, a year-old baby died, and his mother and brother were wounded by shelling. On Friday, residents of Aleppo neighbourhoods previously ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    11 Syrian soldiers killed in Aleppo rebel attacks

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 07:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Aleppo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Aleppo Eleven Syrian soldiers were killed on Saturday in fighting and rebel attacks on checkpoints in Aleppo province, as shelling killed five members of the same ... Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said by telephone. He said the regime was determined to prevent rebels linking up between western Aleppo and the neighbouring province of Idlib as this would ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    48 feared dead as car bombs explode in Aleppo, Syria

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Aleppo At least two buildings collapse as heart of Syria's second city is blasted; 100 reported wounded At least 40 killed as car bombs rock city centre Three car bombs tore into the heart of Syria's second city Aleppo, killing almost 50 people, as the regime launched an offensive against rebels near Damascus, a watchdog said. Rebel fighters ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Aleppo refugees tell horror stories of barrel bombs falling from the sky

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:17am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... In Aleppo, death falls from sky Syrians reaching this Turkish border town after escaping the northern city of Aleppo bring horror stories about exploding barrels that fall from the sky. The worst ... in the wrecked, rubble-strewn city, where entire neighbourhoods have been depopulated. “Aleppo is empty,” she said as she sat with her luggage and children after arriving in Turkey last week. “There’s ...




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