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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Dozens of soldiers beheaded as Islamic State captures Syrian military base

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by MCT

    ... advanced in Syria by capturing land from more moderate rebel fighters. But it is now clashing more often with the Syrian military directly, and the army has responded by stepping up aerial bombing ... into neighbouring Iraq and consolidated its hold on major parts of eastern Syria, it has launched offensives against regime targets as part of its plan to establish the Islamic caliphate in both countries ...

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    ISIL ‘crucifies eight rival fighters’ in Syria

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

    ... On Saturday, Islamist rebels fought back in Syria’s border town of Albu Kamal, challenging the hold of ISIL. ISIL fighters had appeared to be consolidating their hold over Albu Kamal during the week ... expanse of land. ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Snipers haunt Syrian Christian town of Maalula

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 10:59am by Agence France-Presse in Maalula

    ... the Russians’ favourite sniper rifle, said a soldier holding his weapon as he sheltered behind a wall. A car is parked at the roadside, its windscreen has exploded and its driver looks dead. His belongings lie strewn on the pavement of this ghost town. After an AFP photographer crossed one of Maalula’s streets, a sniper opened fire at the journalist. Bullets landed just metres away. ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria’s Assad says ousted Baathists made mistakes

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 07:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... “This is the real role of the [Baath party’s] central committee, which is supposed to hold accountable the leaders on a regular basis. This did not happen in recent years,” he added. The central committee should “monitor the leadership’s work, evaluate it and hold the leaders accountable”, said Assad. The reshuffle came more than two years into a brutal war that has left more than 100,000 ...

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    Double blow to Syrian peace hopes

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... missiles in Syria, which was made in an interview with Lebanon's Hezbollah-owned TV station, could raise tensions in the region and undermine any efforts to hold peace talks. Israel's ... the opposition has been holding week-long deliberations on a strategy for the Geneva talks. He said the group would not support any international peace efforts in light of Iran's ...

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    US condemns Hezbollah-backed assault on Syrian town

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

    ... “security and stability to every inch of our land”. The battle for Qusayr, a conduit for fighters and weapons just 10km from Lebanon and linking Damascus to the Mediterranean coast, left the town ... it added. Hours after Qusayr fell, at least five rockets launched from across Lebanon’s border with Syria hit the eastern Lebanese city of Baalbek, a Hezbollah stronghold. Two landed in the city’s ...

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    War games in Jordan send a signal to Syria

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... a signal to Syria Under the watchful eye of stern-faced American advisers, hundreds of US-trained Jordanian commandos fanned across the dusty desert plain, holding war games that could eventually ... lose control. [Syria] is causing all military to increase intensity DUKE SHIENLE, MARINE CORPS OFFICER Dubbed Eager Lion, the 12-day exercise involves combined land, air and sea manoeuvres ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria bombards Qusayr, Damascus bombing kills nine

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:17pm by AFP

    ... on a US-Russian initiative to hold a conference that had been mooted for June in Geneva. But French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said it could be delayed. “‘Geneva 2’ is in my opinion a last-chance ... spilled into Lebanon. Two rockets fired from Syria landed in the northeastern region of Hermel, a Hezbollah stronghold. The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, meeting in the Saudi city ...

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    Hezbollah chief pledges victory in Syria, Assad's fall will lead to 'dark period'

    Posted May 26th 2013, 10:32am by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... are defending their positions. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 30 people, including 27 rebels, were killed and dozens wounded Saturday in the town, which holds strategic importance for both the regime and the opposition. For Assad, Qusair’s value lies in its location along a land corridor linking two of his strongholds, the capital of Damascus and towns ...

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    Assad to make rare speech as US deploys missiles near Syria

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 02:28pm by AFP

    ... international observers to monitor its application, a constituent assembly to draft a new constitution, forming a national government and holding free elections for a new parliament, it said. During his latest visit to Damascus, UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi had mentioned a plan, based on the Geneva declaration, that talked of a ceasefire, forming a government and holding ...




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