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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    87 soldiers die in Syrian army’s highest toll: NGO

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 01:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... the two neighbours, which have exchanged fire over their border in recent days, alongside growing fears that the Syrian civil war could ignite broader regional conflict. “It’s a risk, and Turkey ... fighting forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad won more territory as they bid to secure a “buffer zone” in a swathe of land abutting the Turkish border, a reporter said. In Damascus, ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad forces seize control of border town

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Beirut Hezbollah fighters help defeat rebels in Qusair, as concerns grow over possible use of nerve gas Assad forces seize control of border town Syrian forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies seized control of the border town of Qusair yesterday, dealing a strategic defeat to rebel fighters battling for two years to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian conflict put Bashar al-Assad’s home village under threat

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 08:57pm by GDN

    ... and the port city of Latakia in the country's northwest, minutes from the Turkish border. The area has proved impenetrable to opposition groups, which were repelled by a regime counterattack last ... flown into its air space while bombing near the border. Opposition groups have mounted several offensives in the north after ousting radical jihadist fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Freed French journalists tell of mock executions, beatings in Syria hostage ordeal

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:02pm by AFP

    ... by armed and masked men after they crossed the border into Syria from Turkey. "A Kalashnikov to the head, handcuffed in the back... In English, they told us 'Don't worry, we ... to the border with Turkey, which they crossed on foot, and were picked up by Turkish soldiers on the other side overnight Friday to Saturday. ...




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