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Syrian Air Force Carries Out 200 Strikes In 36 Hours

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Syrian air force carried out more than 200 air strikes around the country in the past 36 hours, a group monitoring th...

HRW: Syrian Opposition Fighters Killed At Least 190 Civilians In Brutal Assault

Posted 10.11.2013 | World

Syrian opposition groups killed at least 190 civilians during an operation against a regime stronghold in early August, according to a report released...

Latest Updates On The Crisis In Syria

Posted 11.11.2013 | World

Diplomats at the United Nations started negotiations on a draft resolution that would enforce a Russian proposal for Syria to give up its chemical wea...

Live Updates On The Syria Crisis

Posted 09.09.2013 | World

The Obama administration launched a fervent media campaign on Monday hoping to convince the public in the United States and abroad of the necessity to...

Kerry: Chemical Weapons Used In Syria

Posted 08.27.2013 | World

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters on Monday that the U.S. has additional information about the alleged chemical weapons attack in Dama...

Watchdog: 9 Syrians Executed At Checkpoint

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.15.2013 | World

At least nine Syrians, including a child, were executed by regime forces at a checkpoint in Damascus province, a watchdog said on Tuesday."Nine citize...

Turkey: Syria Crossed Chemical Weapons Line 'Long Time Ago'

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, May 9 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has fired missiles with chemical weapons at his opponents, crossing President Barack ...

210K Syrian Children Need Immediate Help

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N. children's agency says 420,000 people - half of them children - need immediate help in Syria's western governorate of Homs. UNIC...

Daniel Lippman

Syria War-Wounded Flee Across Border To Treatment In Turkey

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Lippman | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

REYHANLI, Turkey –- Ten-year-old Malik lost his left leg because of shelling. Twelve-year-old Maysa is now paralyzed and won’t be able to walk aga...

WATCH: Young Syrian Refugee Tells Heartbreaking Story Of Brother's Death

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.24.2013 | World

"Great man. Tall. Very Tall. Blue eyes...Dead." Tears well in young Saleh's eyes as he tells CNN about the death of his eldest brother, a fighter w...

State Dept. Cable: Chemical Weapons Likely Used In Syria

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

A State Department cable suggests the Syrian army likely used chemical weapons during an attack in the city of Homs last month, Foreign Policy's The C...

Al Qaeda's Comeback In Syria

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2013 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Having seen its star wane in Iraq, al Qaeda has staged a comeback in neighbouring Syr...

Damascus Airport Cut Off, Communications Down

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels battled forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad just outside Damascus on ...

Video Appears To Show Syrian Rebels Gunning Down Unarmed Man (WARNING: GRAPHIC FOOTAGE)

Posted 11.09.2012 | World

Footage shot by a Reuters crew in the Syrian city of Harem appears to show opposition fighters gunning down an unarmed man in the street. The foot...

Syrian Rebels Fire At Assad's Palace

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2013 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Mohammed Abbas AMMAN, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels fired mortars at President Bashar al-Assad's palace i...

Bomb Hidden In Taxi Rocks Damascus, Many Casualties

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2013 | World

AMMAN, Nov 7 (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded on Tuesday in a Sunni Muslim district of the Syrian capital Damascus, killing and wounding dozens of pe...

Peace Envoy: Will Syria Be The New Somalia?

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The international envoy for Syria fears the country could turn into a new Somalia unless its crisis is resolved, warning o...

Damascus Hit By Intense Fighting

The Associated Press | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- Palestinian supporters and opponents of Syria's regime got swept up in intense fighting in Damascus on Monday while rival rebel groups clash...

Photos Capture Desperate Man Hit By Syrian Sniper

Eline Gordts | Posted 10.30.2012 | World

On Oct. 20, photographer Javier Manzano followed a group of Syrian rebels in the city of Aleppo and found himself in a 15-meter stretch of road terror...

Syrian Regime Agrees To Holiday Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 12.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Syria's army command said it will suspend military operations to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, declaring a ceas...

VIDEO: Horrific Scenes In Syrian Field Hospital (WARNING: GRAPHIC FOOTAGE)

Eline Gordts | Posted 10.25.2012 | World

"The army of Assad. You see this child? They are a terrorist [sic]?" Dr. Qasim points at a young girl lying on a stretcher in his field hospital. ...

VIDEO: Aleppo Bakery Reportedly Hit By Army Shells

Eline Gordts | Posted 10.23.2012 | World

Disturbing footage out of Syria appears to show the aftermath of shelling on a bakery in the northern city of Aleppo. According to Reuters, activists ...

Turkey Scrambles Fighter Planes To Syria Border

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

HACIPASA, Turkey, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Turkey scrambled two fighter planes to the border with Syria on Friday after a Syrian military helicopter bombe...

Blast Targets Syrian Army Compounds

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | World

AMMAN, Oct 11 (Reuters) - A large bomb exploded in an area housing security and army compounds west of Umayyad Square in central Damascus on Thursda...

WATCH: The Battle For Syria

Posted 09.20.2012 | World

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad traveled to the front lines of Aleppo for PBS and compiled one of the most comprehensive accounts of the raging battle between Syria...