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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

    ... and beyond. The Islamic State now holds about a third of Syria, according to the observatory. In New York, the head of the independent UN commission on Syrian war crimes said the Islamic State commanders were "good candidates" to be put on a confidential list of alleged war crime perpetrators. Brazilian diplomat and scholar Paulo Sergio Pinheiro said the group had carried out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559933/dozens-soldiers-beheaded-islamic-state-captures-syrian-military-base
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Damascus enjoys relative calm this Ramadan as missiles subside

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus For the first time since 2011, residents feel safe enough to celebrate Ramadan in the city's cafes A semblance of normal lifereturns to Damascus' streets Each evening, Zakaria Orchi has been meeting up with friends at a favourite cafe to lounge away the hours, just as they used to during Ramadan nights in Syria's capital before war ...

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

    ISIL ‘crucifies eight rival fighters’ in Syria

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

    ... President Bashar al-Assad which started with pro-democracy protests but has descended into civil war. The Observatory, an anti-Assad group which tracks the violence, said the vast majority were ... fighters, battle-hardened from Iraq. The military gains by ISIL have highlighted how the conflict in Iraq is intertwined with the civil war in Syria, where more than 160,000 people have been killed. ...

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

    France asks UN to refer Syrian war to International Criminal Court

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:04pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York France asks UN to refer Syrian war crimes to court France circulated a draft resolution to UN Security Council members that seeks to refer the three-year-old civil war in Syria to the International Criminal Court for possible prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The 15-member council is due to meet today to discuss the draft submitted on Monday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511342/france-asks-un-refer-syrian-war-international-criminal-court
  5. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... aid was dispatched. "Four years into this war, we are unable to sustainably reach nearly half of those identified as being in the direst need," Amos said. Associated Press ...

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

    US confirms American carried out Syria suicide bombing

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington First American suicide bomber in Syrian war An American fighting for a hardline Islamist group carried out a deadly suicide bombing, US officials said, in the first such case in the war. The confirmation came amid growing fears over the flood of foreigners into Syria, with no end in sight in the three-year war that has already left 162,000 people ...

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

    100,000 victims’ names read in global protest against UN inaction on Syria

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 08:49pm by AFP

    ... of the more than 160,000 people killed during the three-year civil war were to be read during a 24-hour period in cities across North America, Europe and inside Syria. Demonstrators held up a banner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524687/100000-victims-names-read-global-protest-against-un-inaction-syria
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad certain of crushing win in Syria's controversial presidential vote

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:39pm by AFP

    ... little-known challengers and is expected to win, despite a massive rebellion and a three-year war which the UN has warned is likely to drag on even longer as a result of the vote. In Damascus, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524438/assad-certain-crushing-win-syrias-controversial-presidential-vote
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's Krak des Chevaliers Crusader fortress charred and battered in war

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by AFP

    ... war Columns are blackened with soot and vaults have crumbled in one of the courtyards of Syria's the Krak des Chevaliers, a Crusader castle that is a Unesco World Heritage Site and a victim of the country's three-year civil war. The army seized the medieval fortress on Thursday after fierce fighting in the village of Al-Hosn in central Syria, routing rebels who captured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1454912/syrias-krak-des-chevaliers-crusader-fortress-charred-and-battered-war
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria air defence force chief killed in combat near Damascus

    Posted May 18th 2014, 08:18pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... three-year war. The air defence forces’ headquarters is in Mleiha, a key flashpoint in current fighting around Damascus. Because the rebels do not have an air force, the forces under Isaac’s command have rarely been deployed for air defence. “The regime’s air defence force is to face a possible US attack, but in this war it is using its firepower against the rebels,” said Syrian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1515005/syria-air-defence-force-chief-killed-combat-near-damascus

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