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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    UN accuses Islamic State, Syrian government of committing war crimes

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 07:05pm by Reuters

    ... to establish a cross-border caliphate, have drawn more experienced and ideologically motivated foreign fighters. The panel described beheadings of boys as young as 15, men flogged for smoking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581221/un-accuses-islamic-state-mass-atrocities-jihadist-held-syria
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    US fears for life of woman aid worker held by Islamic State in Syria

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:14am by AP

    ... Syria’s civil war began in early 2011 and documented at least 24 other journalists who disappeared earlier this year but are now safe. Separately, the Paris-based Reporters Without Borders last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581054/american-woman-held-hostage-islamic-state-syria-us-muslim-convert-ranks
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    New report highlights threat to aircraft from militants in Syria

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:48pm by Reuters

    ... borders and the presence in Iraq and other countries of groups affiliated with al-Qaeda heighten the danger that anti-aircraft weapons could spread to other trouble spots. "In the hands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577016/new-report-highlights-threat-aircraft-militants-syria
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Damascus enjoys relative calm this Ramadan as missiles subside

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... but opening roads to traffic and removing checkpoints doesn't mean much." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556764/damascus-enjoys-relative-calm-ramadan-missiles-subside
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Deadly explosion rocks Turkey-Syria border crossing

    Posted May 16th 2014, 01:24am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Deadly blast rocks border crossing An explosion near a border crossing between Syria and Turkey killed as many as 29 people and wounded many others yesterday, an activist group monitoring the Syrian civil war said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the explosion occurred at a garage near the Bab al-Salameh border crossing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1513123/deadly-explosion-rocks-turkey-syria-border-crossing
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebels in Homs sign deal with military to give up most of stronghold city

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:45am by AFP, GUARDIAN, AP, Reuters

    ... border drew fighters from both sides; Sunni Muslim militants travelled to the city, determined to keep it from falling, while militant Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah played an increasingly ... fighters who have complied have been allowed to pass regime checkpoints. Others have been immediately detained. "It will certainly mark a new chapter for the regime, a chapter where it's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1503705/syrian-rebels-homs-sign-deal-military-give-most-stronghold-city
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    ISIL ‘crucifies eight rival fighters’ in Syria

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:30pm by Reuters

    ... on territory. The infighting has complicated the insurgency and drawn in foreign fighters. ISIL, a radical al-Qaeda offshoot group, has captured areas on both sides of the Iraqi-Syrian border after ... border, it said. He was pinned up for eight hours as a punishment for giving false testimony but survived the ordeal, the Observatory said. ISIL, a rebranding of al Qaeda in Iraq which fought ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543166/isil-crucifies-eight-rival-fighters-syria
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebels attack checkpoints and kill 78 soldiers

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 09:57am by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Syrian rebels killed 78 soldiers on Thursday, about half of them in attacks on military checkpoints in the north just hours after a wave of bombings hit ... soldiers. The rebels killed 37 soldiers in attacks on three military checkpoints near the town of Saraqeb, said the Observatory. The Syrian regime rarely comments on the deaths of soldiers, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1074505/syrian-rebels-attack-checkpoints-and-kill-78-soldiers
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Barack Obama seeks US$500 million from Congress to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:07pm by AFP

    ... air force on the Syrian side of the Al-Qaim border crossing, controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters. The jihadist group is also known as Isis. The proposed US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541552/obama-seeks-us500-million-congress-train-equip-syrian-rebels
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria jets pound city captured by rebels

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 05:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... “with a large number of Al-Nusra Front terrorists now entrenched in the city where they have set up checkpoints.” Small trucks were ferrying in armaments from the Turkish border, it said, ... of Raqa, near the border with Turkey, marked the rebels’ biggest victory on the ground since the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule erupted in March 2011. Also on Thursday, the army ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1185543/syria-jets-pound-city-captured-rebels

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