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Syria War

Russia Backs UN Probe Of Alleged Gas Attack In Syria

AP | Posted 08.23.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- The Russian Foreign Ministry is calling for an independent probe by United Nations experts into what Syrian rebels alleged was a chemical we...

Another Grim Milestone In Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

GENEVA, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The number of Syrian children forced to flee their devastated homeland will on Friday reach a million, half of all the re...

France: Force An Option In Syria If Assad Used Chemical Weapons

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

PARIS -- France's foreign minister on Thursday raised the possibility of the international community using force in Syria if it is proven that Bashir ...

Syrian Forces Bomb Area Of Alleged Chemical Attack

AP | LEE KEATH and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria's deputy prime minister told The Associated Press that foreign fighters and their international backers are to blame for...

LOOK: Kurdish Girls Join The Fight In Syria

Posted 08.20.2013 | World

When Rokan Abrahim's school in the north of Syria closed because of the fighting, the 21-year-old took matters into her own hands. She joined an all-f...

Photos Reveal Terrifying Extent Of Syria's Refugee Crisis

Posted 08.20.2013 | World

Shocking images released by the United Nations' Refugee Agency on Monday reveal the enormity of Syria's lingering refugee crisis. Nearly 30,000 Sy...

UN Inspectors Arrive In Damascus To Begin Chemical Weapons Probe

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — After months of drawn-out negotiations, United Nations experts arrived in Damascus on Sunday to begin their investigation into...

At Least 15 Dead, Dozens Wounded In Syrian Airstrike

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian warplanes struck targets in a rebel-held district in the contested northern city of Aleppo Friday, killing at least 15 people, w...

Syrian Rebel Military Leader Visits Assad Stronghold

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The military commander of Syria's main Western-backed opposition group visited rebels in the coastal province that is President Bashar ...

U.S. Ramps Up Syria Aid

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The United States is providing $195 million more in food and humanitarian aid to Syria to mark the end of Ramadan for ...

Syrian Refugees Struggle To Protect Daughters From Exploitation

GlobalPost | Hillary Margolis | Posted 08.08.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan— When I met them in early June, Abu Nizar, his wife and their three daughters — aged 22, 18 and 14 — were perched on threadbare ma...

Look: Before And After Images Of Aleppo's Destruction

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 08.08.2013 | World

In July 2012, Fighters loyal to embattled Syrian president Bashar al-Assad launched a full-scale assault to recapture the northern city of Aleppo, wh...

62 Rebels Killed In Clashes With Syrian Army

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Sixty-two rebel fighters were killed in a Syrian army ambush at dawn on Wednesday near the town of Adra, east of Damascus,...

Syrian Rebels Claim Major Victory

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 10.06.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian rebels captured a major air base in the north of the country on Tuesday after months of fighting, depriving President Bashar Assad's ...

LOOK: Mosques And Churches Destroyed In Syria Conflict, Icons Desecrated

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion

Violence in the city of Qusayr in central Syria has caused its 50,000 original inhabitants to almost totally desert it, as government and rebel forces...

Watchdog: Syrian Military Firing Ballistic Missiles In Populated Areas

AP | Posted 10.04.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Human Rights Watch says the Syrian military is firing ballistic missiles into populated areas where it is battling rebels, killing hund...

Assad: Syria Crisis Can Only Be Solved 'With An Iron Fist'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.04.2013 | World

Syria's crisis will only be solved by stamping out "terror", President Bashar al-Assad said, in reference to rebels fighting his regime.In a rare spe...

Iran's New President Supports Assad

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 10.04.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Iran's new president expressed his country's support to Syria's embattled leader Bashar Assad's regime Sunday, saying no force in the w...

Blasts In Homs Weapons Depot Leave At Least 40 Dead

AP | ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.01.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Rebels sent a wave of rockets slamming into regime strongholds in the central city of Homs on Thursday, triggering a successio...

Syrian TV: Assad Visits Troops In Damascus Suburb

Reuters | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 10.01.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday he was confident of victory against rebel...

Syrian Troops Battle For Site Of Alleged Nerve Gas Attack

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The main Western-backed Syrian opposition will not take part in any peace negotiations with the government until rebels gain the upper ...

Attacks In Key Syrian City Kills At Least 17

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.29.2013 | World

BEIRUT — A powerful Kurdish militia said Tuesday it is mobilizing against al-Qaida-linked rebels in northeastern Syria after a Kurdish oppositio...

Report: Syrian Troops Recapture Key Homs Neighborhood

AP | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.28.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria's beleaguered opposition forces suffered another blow Monday when government troops captured a key district in the embat...

Syrian Opposition Condemns Soldier Killings

AP | ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.27.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian government forces backed by Lebanese Hezbollah militants forged ahead with their assault on a key rebel district in the...

Syrian Troops Capture Historic Mosque In Homs

AP | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.26.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian government forces captured a historic mosque in the central city of Homs on Saturday, expelling rebel forces who had be...