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Syrian Regime Launches Air Strikes, Warns Rebels Via Text Message

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 06.07.2013 | World

BEIRUT — After weeks of rebel gains in the south, the Syrian regime launched a counteroffensive on Sunday with widespread airstrikes and an oper...

Syria Fighting Rages On In Aleppo

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 06.06.2013 | World

BEIRUT — A Syrian government airstrike on a heavily contested neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo on Saturday killed at least 15 people,...

Syrian Rebels Seize Key Aleppo Neighborhod

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 05.30.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels pushed into a strategic neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo after days of heavy clashes, seizing control of at le...

Heartbreaking Photo Shows 8-Year-Old Syrian 'Rebel' With Cigarette, Gun

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.29.2013 | World

It's a picture that is both haunting and heartbreaking. Dressed in red, an 8-year-old Syrian boy identified as Ahmed stares into the camera of Amer...

WATCH: Haunting Video Chronicles Syrian Children's Suffering

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.27.2013 | World

In the past four months, 12-year-old Mohamed Asaf has made the Dar al-Shifa clinic in Syria's Aleppo his home. The boy is a tireless aid to the few do...

Syrian Troops Retake Key Highway

AP | By ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 05.02.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Iran and Syria condemned a U.S. plan to assist rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad on Saturday and signaled the ...

Fierce Clashes Over Aleppo Police Academy

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.01.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian government forces fought fierce clashes with rebels attacking a police academy near the northern city of Aleppo on Friday, while the ...

Syrian Rebels Seize Historic Mosque

Agence France Presse | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

Rebels seized control of the Umayyad Mosque in Syria's second city of Aleppo on Thursday after days of fierce clashes that damaged the historic buildi...

Clashes Rage Around Key Supply Road In Aleppo

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian warplanes carried out airstrikes on rebels trying to storm a police academy outside Aleppo on Wednesday, activists said, while j...

PHOTOS: Amazing Images Of Syria In 1940

Posted 02.27.2013 | World

It is hard to imagine a Syria without bombed cities, deserted streets, downed helicopters, or RPGs. Yet these incredible photos published by LIFE maga...

Syria: Unlawful Missile Attacks Kill More Than 140

Human Rights Watch | Posted 04.28.2013 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Kilis) – The Syrian government launched at least four ballistic missiles that struck populated areas in the city of Aleppo and a town in Aleppo...

Syrian Rebels Launch Captured Tanks On Gov't Complex

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 04.26.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Rebels backed by captured tanks launched a fresh offensive on a government complex housing a police academy near the northern city of A...

Fighting Over Key Airport In Syria Intensifies

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 04.25.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The battle for Syria's second-largest airport intensified Saturday as government troops tried to reverse recent strategic gains the reb...

WATCH: American Activists In Syria: Dodging Bullets And Providing Aid

Posted 02.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

As the Arab Spring continues to progress and, in some cases, descend into violence, activists around the world have looked for ways to participate. Ma...

U.S. Official's Harsh Words For Syrian Regime

Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Joshua Hersh

In 2011, when Robert Ford was Ambassador to Syria and still living in Damascus, he often took to the embassy's Facebook page to deliver blunt messages...

WATCH: Devastating Scenes Of Destruction In Syria's Aleppo

Posted 02.20.2013 | World

Aleppo's streets are empty. More than a year of fighting has left the Syrian city in rubble, its houses destroyed, its shops abandoned. Thousands have...

19 Dead In Syria Rocket Attack

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 04.21.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- A Syrian missile strike leveled a stretch of buildings and killed at least 19 people in the city of Aleppo, leaving residents combing throug...

Assad Suffers Another Military Setback

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2013 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Syrian opposition fighters captured a military airport near the northern city of Alep...

Obama Pledges $155 Million More In Aid To Syria

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama authorized an additional $155 million in humanitarian aid for the Syrian people Tuesday, as his administration gr...

Report: 65 Found Shot Dead With Hands Bound In Aleppo

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2013 | World

By Alexander Dziadosz and Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Jan 29 (Reuters) - At least 65 people were found shot dead with their hands bound in t...

WATCH: Footage Reportedly Shows Deadly Blast At Aleppo University

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.23.2013 | World

A video claims to show the deadly bombing at Syria's Aleppo University on Jan. 15, 2013. The footage, which cannot be independently verified, appe...

Syrian Rockets Kill Entire Family, Activists Say

AP | BARBARA SURK and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 03.25.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Russia acknowledged Wednesday for the first time that it pulled the families of its diplomats out of Syria long ago, and rejected sugge...

Deadly Explosions Hit Aleppo University

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 03.17.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Twin blasts ripped through a university campus in Syria's largest city on Tuesday as students were taking exams, setting cars alight, blowin...

Syrian Troops Capture Much Of Strategic Damascus Neighborhood

AP | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 03.14.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian troops advanced in a strategic suburb of Damascus and bombarded other areas around the capital Saturday in a push to se...

The Long, Hard Slog That Is Syria

Matthew VanDyke | Posted 03.10.2013 | World
Matthew VanDyke

Standing on the front lines in Aleppo you can't just smell the gunpowder, you can smell the depression. It hangs in the air far thicker than smoke, and with far worse effects. The fighters have a hard time seeing through it but they push forward anyway, having no choice.