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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    The latest destination for a cruise? Jihad, as militants dodge flight curbs

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 10:28pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Monaco Would-be extremists taking sea routes to Syria to avoid airport checks, Interpol says The latest destination for a cruise is … jihad Jihadis are increasingly booking tickets on cruise ships to join extremists in Syria and Iraq, hoping to bypass efforts to thwart them at airports, Interpol believes. The international police body is hoping to expand ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements in fight against Islamic State for embattled Kobane

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:53am by Agence France-Presse in Arbil, Iraq

    ... reportedly seized by IS fighters. The jihadists were reported to have taken the MiG-21s and MiG-23s from military airports now under IS control in the northern provinces of Aleppo and Raqa. ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Rebels besiege airports as Syria death toll tops 60,000

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 08:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Furious combat raged around strategic airports in northern Syria on Thursday, the day after the United Nations gave a staggering toll of 60,000 dead in the country’s 21-month civil war. Insurgents besieged troops on the perimeter of the international airport in Aleppo, the hard fought-over main city of Syria’s north, and a military airbase in Idlib ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian jets target rebels near Damascus airport

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 02:52pm by Reuters in Beirut

    ... Reuters in Beirut Syrian air force jets bombarded rebel targets on Friday close to the Damascus airport road and a regional airline said the violence had halted international flights ... to the international airport. Internet connections and most telephone lines were down for a second day, the worst communications outage in a 20-month-old uprising in which 40,000 people have been killed, ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria rebels overrun key Aleppo air base

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 02:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... to strike areas in opposition hands. Rebels laid siege on Minnigh in December last year, and have tried “dozens of times” before to storm the airport, said the Britain-based Observatory. ... and seized control of the complex, said the Observatory. Months earlier the rebels had captured Al-Jarrah military airport and Base 80, also in Aleppo province. Aleppo international airport ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Rebels overrun largest military airbase in northern Syria

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 08:45pm by AFP

    ... regime warplanes, a watchdog said. “The fighting at Taftanaz military airport ended at 6pm HK timeand the base is entirely in rebel hands,” said Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami ... military airport in an attempt to destroy it,” it said in a statement. The capture of the base marks a significant advance for the rebels, who control vast swathes of Syria’s north and east ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Nine Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 02:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... of not doing enough to win the release of their loved ones from Syrian rebels. On August 9, gunmen ambushed a bus carrying a Turkish Airlines crew from Beirut’s international airport to a hotel ... The pilots were seized just outside the airport, in an area controlled by the powerful Shiite Lebanese movement Hezbollah. Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah has denied any involvement ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    TV reporter shot dead by sniper in Syria hailed as 'martyr'

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... airport," north of Qusayr, state media said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog also reported the death of Abbas, who worked for state television news channel Al-Ikhbariya, saying she was "killed by a sniper close to Dabaa airport". The group said other members of Abbas's crew were wounded. Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi described Abbas's death ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria army using missiles to advance on Aleppo

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

    ... to collapse, said the Observatory. An unknown number of people were killed there, it added. In the province, rebels fought troops on Saturday morning near Aleppo international airport and Nayrab air base, southeast of the provincial capital, said the Observatory. On February 12, rebels announced an assault on several airports – military and civilian – in Aleppo province, in a bid to stop ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Rebels down Syria warplane after air strike kills nine

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:25am by AFP and AP

    ... on Wednesday was fierce,” Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told reporters. Elsewhere, troops fought rebels around several air bases and the international airport in the northern city of Aleppo, the Observatory said. “The clashes around Kwayris military airport were fierce today, and there were also intermittent battles around Aleppo international airport and Nayrab military air base,” Abdel ...




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