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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    US condemns Hezbollah-backed assault on Syrian town

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 01:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus The United States on Wednesday condemned a Hezbollah-backed assault on the town of Qusayr, as France kept up the pressure for action over what it said ... rebels were ousted following a devastating 17-day assault. A White House statement condemned the Syrian regime’s assault on the town, “which has killed untold numbers of civilians and is causing ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian army assault kills more than 100 civilians

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 05:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut A Syrian army assault killed more than 100 civilians, including women and children, on farmland on the outskirts of the central city of Homs, the Syrian ... and children,” in an assault lasting 24 hours around Homs, said the watchdog which relies on a network of activists and medics. The killings took place in farmlands in an area between a military academy, ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian troops press assault on town near Damascus

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 05:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... in recent weeks, raising fears of a major ground assault. Daraya “remains isolated from the outside world due to a communications and power cut for the past 37 days. With ongoing fuel cuts, ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Pro-Assad forces kill 175 rebel fighters in ambush south of Damascus

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:40am by AP

    ... Ghouta area saying most of rebels killed in the assault near Oteibah lake southeast of Damascus belonged to the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front rebel group. The report said several of those killed ... for Human Rights also reported the killings, saying that 70 rebels were killed in yesterday's assault. The Observatory said the number of those killed likely would rise because 89 rebels had ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Toll from barrel bomb raids on Syria’s Aleppo rises to 85

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 06:56pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... assault came the day after Syrian government and opposition delegations wrapped up peace talks in Geneva. The 10 days of talks yielded no tangible results and the government team said ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    UN details abuse of children in Syria

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... while being beaten, and were tied to a board and beaten.” The report cites a 16-year-old boy as saying he witnessed a 14-year-old male friend being sexually assaulted and then killed. It notes ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria arms inspectors face unprecedented danger: UN

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:25pm by AFP

    ... taken so far by President Bashar al-Assad's government. But a major rebel assault in northwest Syria highlighted the looming threats to inspectors from the joint UN and Organisation ... on Monday, Assad's army reopened the only supply route linking central Syria with the northern city of Aleppo after a year of fierce fighting. But rebels launched a major assault on two key ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria’s Assad ‘sure of victory’ over rebels

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 03:59pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... neighbourhood of the strategic central city of Homs on Monday in the biggest gain so far of a month-long assault. The army has also been on the offensive in the eastern suburbs of the capital and west ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria peace talks in doubt over opposition rifts

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 06:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... in the government-controlled city of Hama, killing at least 31 people, the day after a major assault involving a suicide car bomb killed 16 soldiers in a key Damascus suburb and kicked off several hours of fierce ... and launched a major assault on a checkpoint near the mixed Christian-Druze neighbourhood of Jaramana in Damascus. Fighting raged for much of the day, with rebel mortar fire hitting Jaramana and regime ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    UN condemns Syrian use of foreign fighters in Qusayr

    Posted May 29th 2013, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... accountability for those responsible for the massacre in Al-Qusayr.” Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah sent almost 1,700 fighters to Qusayr more than a week ago to support the regime’s assault ... movement whose fighters are spearheading the government assault that has now reclaimed 80 per cent of the central town. Government fighter jets early on Wednesday bombed rebel zones of the town ...




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