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Syrian Regime Shelling Near Damascus Kills 16

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Heavy government shelling of rebel positions near the Syrian capital killed 16 people on Saturday, activists said, as U.S. Secretary of...

Syria Battles Reach Key Highways

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels on Saturday cut a newly built bypass road linking the capital Damascus with the northern city of Aleppo, an activist grou...

Hundreds Feared Dead In Damascus

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.22.2013 | World

BEIRUT — After watching much of Syria's territory slip into rebel hands, President Bashar Assad's regime is focusing on the basics: shoring up i...

Syria State Media Says At Least 15 Killed, 20 Wounded In University Attack

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.28.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Mortar shells crashed into an outdoor cafe at Damascus University on Thursday, killing at least 10 students in the deadliest of a risin...

Syrian Rebels And Troops Battle For Key Damascus Highway

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Opposition forces targeted Damascus with mortars, a roadside bomb and a suicide attack on Sunday as they pressed ahead in their quest f...

Syrian Troops Battle Rebels For Key Damascus Highway

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 04.11.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops backed by warplanes battled rebels for control of a key highway in Damascus Saturday, a day after opposition forces cut t...

Blast Targets Syrian Interior Ministry

AP | BARBARA SURK and ALBERT AJI | Posted 02.11.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Three bombs collapsed walls in the Syrian Interior Ministry building Wednesday in Damascus, killing at least five people, as rebels fig...

Syrian Warplanes Strike Rebels In Damascus Suburbs

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 02.01.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian warplanes and artillery blasted parts of the capital Damascus and its rebellious suburbs on Sunday, part of what activists descr...

Syrian Troops Storm Palestinian Refugee Camp

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Syrian troops stormed into a Palestinian refugee district in Damascus, oppositio...

47 Reportedly Killed In Syrian Assault

Reuters | Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Oliver Holmes | Posted 10.22.2012 | World

AMMAN/ALEPPO, Syria Aug 22 (Reuters) - The Syrian army shelled southern Damascus on Wednesday and helicopters fired rockets and machineguns during an ...

Tanks Storm Upscale Damascus Neighborhood

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 10.22.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian regime forces shelled two central Damascus districts Wednesday before troops backed by tanks swept through to carry out house-to...

Fighting In Damascus Rages On

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | World

BEIRUT, July 18 (Reuters) - Syrian forces hit rebel positions across the capital on Wednesday, state media said, shortly after Damascus vowed to pun...

Shells Rain Down On Syrian Capital

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 08.29.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops bombarded a rebellious suburb of the nation's capital with tank and artillery shells Friday, killing dozens of people dur...

'A Night Of Fear'

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian troops shelled the southern city of Daraa early on Saturday, killing at least 17 people, activists said. And in Damascus, residents s...

'A Night Of Fear'

AP | DIAA HADID and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Bullets and shrapnel shells smashed into homes in the Syrian capital of Damascus overnight as troops battled rebels in the streets, a s...

Annan 'Impatient And Frustrated' Over Syria

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

BEIRUT — The U.N.'s top human rights body voted overwhelmingly Friday to condemn Syria over the slaughter of more than 100 civilians last week, ...

Annan: Situation Continues To Be Unacceptable

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, April 25 (Reuters) - Syrian security forces shot dead four civilians on a bus in the northern province of Idl...

Activists: Syrian Troops Storm Northern Town

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops shelled rebellious areas in central and northern Syria on Saturday in the latest push to quash the uprising against Presi...

Tankfire Crushes Protests

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, March 9 (Reuters) - Syrian tanks fired on opposition districts in Homs on Friday, killing four people,...

Explosion Rips Through Damascus Bus, Kills At Least 10

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 03.07.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A bomb exploded Friday at a busy Damascus intersection, killing 25 people and wounding dozens in the second major attack in the Syrian ...

Syria Detains Dozens In Overnight Raids

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 10.17.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Turkey's prime minister compared Syria's president to Libya's Moammar Gadhafi, as Damascus defied international calls to end the crackd...