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Syrian civil war at stalemate, Assad won’t go: Russia

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria's civil war has reached stalemate and international efforts to persuade President Bashar al-Assad to quit will fail, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday. Mainly Sunni Muslim rebels seeking to overthrow Assad are fighting on the edge of the capital Damascus and expanding southwards from their northern strongholds in Aleppo and Idlib into the central province of Hama Continue reading

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Syria air force bombs cities, truce "practically over"

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian jets bombarded Sunni Muslim regions in Damascus and around the country on Sunday, activists said, as President Bashar al-Assad kept up air strikes against rebels despite a U.N.-brokered truce that now appears to be in tatters. The Local Coordination Committees activists' organization said air raids killed 14 civilians, including women and children, in the town of Bara in the northern province of Idlib, where fighting has continued between Assad's forces and rebels who have seized large parts of the rugged region Continue reading

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Syrian rebels hit back at Assad’s air power

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Rebels seized an air defense facility and attacked a military airport in eastern Syria on Saturday, a monitoring group said, hitting back at an air force which President Bashar al-Assad is increasingly relying on to crush his opponents. The attacks in eastern oil-producing Deir al-Zor province follow rebel strikes against military airports in the Aleppo and Idlib areas, close to the border with Turkey. .. Continue reading

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Syrian activists say rebels shot down warplane

Syrian activists said rebels shot down a government warplane over the northern province of Idlib on Thursday, the second time in a week that opposition fighters claimed to have brought down an aircraft in the escalating civil war. Continue reading

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Clashes rage in Syria, opposition meets abroad

Rebels fought the army in northern Syria on Saturday, activists said, and Syrian dissidents abroad gathered to try to unify and project themselves as a credible alternative to President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported fighting in Idlib province, on Syria’s northern border with Turkey and a hotspot of the 14-month-old revolt against Assad’s rule. “Violent clashes are raging between Syrian regime forces and armed military defectors … Continue reading

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Bomb Blasts Hit Syria As UN Expands Mission

Two suicide bombs have killed at least nine people and wounded 100 in the Syrian city of Idlib as the UN continues to step up its monitoring mission across the country. Continue reading

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Syria says wants only small, "neutral" truce mission

BEIJING (Reuters) – Syria said on Wednesday that a U.N. truce observer force would not need more than 250 monitors nor independent air support, challenging U.N. Continue reading

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Syrian Refugees Flee As ‘More Civilians Die’

Syrian forces are continuing their military offensive in the northern province of Idlib – driving 1,000 refugees across the Turkish border – as dozens more civilian deaths are reported. Continue reading

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Pro-Assad rallies mark anniversary of Syria revolt

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Flag-waving crowds took to the streets of Syrian cities on Thursday in an orchestrated show of loyalty to President Bashar al-Assad on the first anniversary of an increasingly bloody revolt against his rule. Continue reading

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Syrian forces capture rebel stronghold near Turkey

The Syrian army has recaptured the northern rebel stronghold of Idlib near the Turkish border, a major base that military defectors had held for months, a pro-government newspaper and an activist group said Tuesday. Continue reading

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