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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebel group Dawud Brigade defects to Islamic State

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:41pm by NYT

    ... of more than 100 vehicles, including 10 tanks that had been seized from the Syrian army, the activists said on Tuesday. In order to cross the lines of pro-Western rebels who are fighting Islamic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550554/syrian-rebel-group-dawud-brigade-defects-islamic-state
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    ISIL ‘crucifies eight rival fighters’ in Syria

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

    ... and opposition activists by imposing harsh rulings against dissent, even beheading its opponents, in areas it controls. ISIL follows al-Qaeda’s hard-line ideology but draws its strength from foreign ...

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

    US confirms American carried out Syria suicide bombing

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:01am by AFP

    ... to the extremists' cause. "He was a generous, brave, tough man, always on the front lines in battles," the fighter said. "When his turn came up" to carry out a suicide bombing, he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1522478/us-confirms-american-carried-out-syria-suicide-bombing
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria rebels blow up Aleppo hotel turned army base

    Posted May 08th 2014, 06:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Syrian rebels blew up a luxury hotel turned army base in the historic heart of Aleppo on Thursday after tunnelling under the front line that divides ... A rebel offensive in July 2012 in which they seized large swathes of Aleppo left the historic Citadel and nearby hotels which had once thronged with foreign tourists on the front line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1507508/syria-rebels-blow-aleppo-hotel-turned-army-base
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian army takes control of Homs as rebels leave

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:34am by AP

    ... in to check on properties that had long been on the other side of the front line. Imad Nanaa, 52, returned to check on his home for the first time in almost three years. To his surprise, he found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508785/syrian-army-takes-control-homs-rebels-leave
  6. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... placing guns on his temple or forehead. The journalists were regularly moved around, and Henin counted about 10 locations, in war zones and sometimes near the front line. To pass the time, Elias ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1494529/freed-french-journalists-tell-mock-executions-beatings-syria-hostage
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria conflict death toll reaches 150,344, human rights group says

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 09:47am by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... have taken up hard-line al-Qaeda-style ideologies, have played an increasingly prominent role among fighters, dampening the West’s support for the rebellion to overthrow Assad. That has led ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1462996/syria-conflict-death-toll-reaches-150344-human-rights-group-says
  8. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... to reach the Mediterranean coast, where they hope to open a supply line. Regime warplanes continued to bomb opposition positions on Tuesday, two days after Turkey downed a Syrian jet it claimed had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457874/syrian-conflict-put-assads-home-village-under-threat
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia backs Syria in condemning closure of embassies in US

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:56pm by Reuters

    ... were struck on the Syrian side of the ceasefire line between the two countries in the Golan Heights. Israel said that the targets were an army training facility, a military headquarters and an artillery battery, and that the raid was a response to a bombing along the line on Tuesday that injured four Israeli soldiers. Additional reporting by The Washington Post ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1453471/russia-backs-syria-condemning-closure-embassies-us
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Credibility of the world and Congress on the line over Syria, Barack Obama says

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... erupts. Obama said in Stockholm that the world had set "a red line" for Syria and it could not remain silent in the face of the regime's use of chemical weapons. "My credibility is not on the line," Obama said after arriving in Sweden for a two-day visit. "The international community's credibility is on the line and America and Congress' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1303488/credibility-world-and-congress-line-over-syria-barack-obama-says

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