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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Nine dead in Damascus car bomb amid rebel push

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 09:26am by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... and the death toll may climb, the group’s director Rami Abdel Rahmane said The Observatory, which relies on a network of fighters and doctors to monitor the conflict in Syria, said the attack ocurred ... Nations gave a staggering toll of 60,000 dead in the 21-month civil war. The airport in Aleppo, the hard-fought-over main city in northern Syria, has been closed since Tuesday after repeated ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's Farouk al-Sharaa says neither Damascus nor rebels can win civil war

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... day that passes, we are moving further away from a military or political solution," added Sharaa. "We must position ourselves to defend Syria's existence; we are not in a battle ... of regular shelling, residents say. Meanwhile, an Italian and two other people were kidnapped near Syria's main port city of Latakia, Italy's Foreign Ministry said. It would not provide any ...

  3. News - World

    Car bombs kill 54 near Damascus

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Simultaneous bombings in the mostly Druze and Christian town of Jaramana, near Damascus, yesterday killed more than 50 people and left a trail of destruction. The explosives-packed cars blew up at daybreak in a pro-regime ne ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    18 Republican Guards killed in Damascus province

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 04:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut An explosion followed by an exchange of fire with rebels in Damascus province on Thursday left 18 members of Syria’s elite Republican Guard force dead, a watchdog said. “Most of them died in the explosion,” said Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman, who added that the clashes in Qudsaya, west of the capital, were ...

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    Damascus suburbs hit as Syrian rebels launch deadly raid

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 04:34pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... mild weather and scenic views just northwest of the capital but now devastated by the civil war ravaging Syria. Elsewhere in Damascus province, the town of Yabroud came under fierce artillery ... to the outskirts of the capital but have lost control of several border crossing and are battling to retake Syria’s second city of Aleppo, which has been the focal point of the conflict since mid-July. ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Four killed in Aleppo as Syria fighting rages

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 03:33pm by Agence France Presse in Beiru

    ... Agence France Presse in Beiru Bombing in Syria’s Aleppo province killed four people overnight, while troops and rebels battled in Damascus, rebels and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. “Security forces bombed the Karam al-Jabal region of Aleppo, killing four civilians,” the Britain-based watchdog said. In Aleppo city, the main focus of fighting in Syria ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian 'air strike' kills 30 civilians as fighting rages

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 09:30am by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus At least 30 civilians were reported killed on Thursday in a massive explosion in northeast Syria as state media blamed a helicopter gunship crash ... Security Council to choke off the resources Assad’s regime needs to battle the uprising. The “Friends of Syria” working group on sanctions called on the world and “particularly members of the UN ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Blast kills 13 as Obama, Putin talk on Syria chemical arms

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 09:01pm by AFP

    ... on Syria if he receives proof that  the Damascus regime has used chemical weapons. But he expressed caution about intelligence reports, telling a White House  news conference: “I’ve got to make ... In July last year, a suicide bomb attack killed Syria’s defence minister and deputy defence minister and seriously wounded the interior minister. Damascus has seen a wave of major bombings ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad to make rare speech as US deploys missiles near Syria

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 02:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Syria’s embattled President Bashar al-Assad is to make a rare speech on Sunday as violence rages in a civil war the UN says has killed more than 60,000 people and as US missiles are deployed along the Turkish border. The US military said deployment of Patriot missiles was to help Turkey defend itself against any threat from neighbouring Syria ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad appeals for dialogue to end conflict in Syria

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 06:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in a rare speech on Sunday called for a national dialogue to end the 21-month conflict, but stressed he would not talk to those who have taken up arms against his regime. Describing the Western-backed opposition as “slaves” of foreign powers and admitting that Syria was in the throes of a “real war”, the president ...




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