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Damascus Fighting

Several Wounded After Blast Hits Syrian Capital

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

Sept 24 (Reuters) - An explosion in southern Damascus killed and wounded several people on Tuesday, state television said. Syrian TV s...

Syrian Troops Deal Major Blow To Rebels

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.25.2013 | World

BEIRUT — After five weeks of battle, Syrian government troops captured a strategic town near Damascus, cutting an arms route for rebels trying t...

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...

Barrage Of Rockets Hits Syrian Capital, At Least 5 Killed

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.05.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- A barrage of rockets slammed into a contested district on the northeastern edge of Damascus, killing at least five people and trapping other...

Damascus Sees Worst Fighting In Weeks

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 04.08.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels and regime forces fought their most intense clashes in weeks inside the heavily guarded capital of Damascus on Wednesday,...

Syrian Army Launches Major Offensive Near Damascus Airport

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.31.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Internet and telephone service were restored across much of Syria on Saturday following a two-day, nationwide communications blackout t...

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...

Despair Grips Damascus

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2012 | World

(The identity of the reporters have been withheld for their security) DAMASCUS, July 29 (Reuters) - In the once bustling shopping dis...

Gruesome Turn For Damascus

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.22.2012 | World

MASNAA, Lebanon — After a bloody, weeklong siege in the Syrian capital, residents who stayed behind are facing hours-long lines for gasoline and...

Syria Sees Deadliest Day Of Fighting Since Start Of Uprising

AP | ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.19.2012 | World

By ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syrian troops and tanks on Friday drove rebels from a Damascus neighborhood wher...

Rebels Battle On After Assassination Of Top Regime Officials

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Erika Solomon AMMAN/BEIRUT, July 19 (Reuters) - Rebels battled deep into Damascus and seized control of pa...

Photos Capture Devastation After Mass Killings

Posted 07.19.2012 | World

On July 12, Syrian security forces launched a devastating assault on the village of Tremseh in Syria's Hama province. According to activists, tanks an...

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...

Iraq Urges Its Citizens To Flee

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and LARA JAKES | Posted 09.16.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's government called Tuesday for all its citizens living in Syria to return home immediately to escape the escalating civil war af...

Fierce Clashes Rage In Syrian Capital

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.16.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces attacked rebels with helicopter gunships in the heart of Damascus on Tuesday, escalating a campaign to crush t...