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Ramadan for fun and war in Aleppo

Ramadan for fun and war in Aleppo

  ''Our voice chanting the Revolutionary songs is louder than the sound of bullets,'' that's the job of our tent in Salah al-Din suburb in the capital city of North Syria, Aleppo, Activists said to Zaman Alwasl. Despite the war, rebels insisted to keep one of the holy...

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Hezbollah should be put on trial, Syrian opposition says

Hezbollah should be put on trial, Syrian opposition says

 Leaders of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah should be put on trial for their role in the Syrian war, the Syrian opposition said on Tuesday, according to AFP. The remarks came as the Syrian coalition welcomed the EU decision to blacklist Hezbollah's military wing, Al...

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Turkish troops kill civilian trying to cross into Syria

Turkish troops kill civilian trying to cross into Syria

Turkish security forces killed a civilian when they returned fire on a group of people trying to cross illegally from  Turkey  into  Syria , the Turkish military said on Tuesday, as tensions increase along the border. The group of eight civilians had been trying to cross...

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Guardian: Syrian Sunnis fear Assad regime wants to 'ethnically cleanse' Alawite heartland

Guardian: Syrian Sunnis fear Assad regime wants to 'ethnically cleanse' Alawite heartland

Sunni residents in the heartland of  Bashar al-Assad 's Alawite sect say they are being repeatedly threatened and forced to flee their homes, amid fears that the likely fall of the nearby city of Homs will lead to widespread sectarian cleansing in parts of  Syria , the Guardian said....

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Top military leader says no-fly zone in Syria could cost billion dollars a month

Top military leader says no-fly zone in Syria could cost billion dollars a month

Establishing a no-fly zone to protect Syrian rebels would require hundreds of U.S. aircraft at a cost as much as $1 billion per month and no assurance that it would change the momentum in the 2-year-old civil war, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday in a cautionary assessment...

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Syrian Opposition seeks support from Saudi defense minister

Syrian Opposition seeks support from Saudi defense minister

  Syrian National Coalition met Saudi Defense Minister, and the Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Crown Prince Slaman bin Abdul Aziz in Saudi Arabia where the main stream opposition had discussed the latest developments in the Syrian conflict and the proper ways to achieve...

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Syria will get worse whether Bashar Assad falls or not, U.S. official says

Syria will get worse whether Bashar Assad falls or not, U.S. official says

A senior U.S. military intelligence official warned this weekend that the Syrian conflict could last “many, many months to multiple years,” and said the situation there would likely worsen whether or not the Syrian leader, President Bashar Assad, fell. “My concern is that it could go...

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Fresh clashes erupt between Kurds and Syrian Islamists along Turkey border

Fresh clashes erupt between Kurds and Syrian Islamists along Turkey border

  Kurds trying to assert their autonomy along the Turkish border with Syria have found themselves pitted against Islamists trying to cement their control of rebel zones over the past week, provoking clashes in the already volatile region .   Clashes between...

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Syrian rebels capture key village near Aleppo city

Syrian rebels capture key village near Aleppo city

Syrian rebels seized a strategic village on the edge of the northern city of Aleppo on Monday, activists said, just a day after opposition fighters sustained some of their heaviest losses in months in battles to the south near Damascus. Government troops killed at least 75 rebels in and...

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Egypt waives visa fees for Syrians after Morsi overthrow

Egypt waives visa fees for Syrians after Morsi overthrow

Egypt said on Monday it would cancel visa fees for Syrians, the latest effort to ease diplomatic tensions between the two Arab states after the army ousted President Mohamed Morsi this month. Morsi, a member of the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood, had cut off diplomatic relations...

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Two Massacres in northern Syria

Two Massacres in northern Syria

  The Violation Documentation Centre (VDC) reported targeting the many  villages in Edlib province like Albara, Almaghara, Kafernobul, Basamis and Ihsim, in Jabal Azzawiyah. The VDC confirmed targeting the shops and vehicles that sell and transport fuel to citizens, where the...

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 Assad Forces Kill At Least 20 Civilians in Ariha, Dozens of Rebels Near Damascus

Assad Forces Kill At Least 20 Civilians in Ariha, Dozens of Rebels Near Damascus

Assad troops fired mortar rounds that slammed into a main market in a town in northern Syria on Sunday, killing at least 20 civilians, activist groups said . The mortar shells struck the town of Ariha, which is held mostly by opposition fighters, a few hours ahead of iftar, the meal that...

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No place for Shabiha corpses in Tartus graveyards

No place for Shabiha corpses in Tartus graveyards

  No place for Shabiha corpses in Tartus graveyards, even if they were killed defending the Assad regime as their number has increased sharply in recent says as a result of violent fights between the FSA and pro-Assad militias . Some fanatics in the coastal city, Tartus, 350...

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Ibn al-Walid mosque, completely destroyed: NGO

Ibn al-Walid mosque, completely destroyed: NGO

 Heavy artillery shelling on the city of Homs in Syria had caused a complete destruction of Khalid Ibn Al- Walid shrine, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP. Khalid Ibn Al- Walid mosque that hold the shrine is located in an area controlled by the armed...

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Yarmouk Refugee Camp under chemical attacks

Yarmouk Refugee Camp under chemical attacks

 Palestinian Activists have appealed all Palestinian parties and organizations concerned with the issue of Palestinian refugees like the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the Palestinian Authority, for an immediate intervention to protect the Palestinian people inside al-Yarmouk...

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Pentagon official: Islamist rebels could gain sway in Syria civil war

Pentagon official: Islamist rebels could gain sway in Syria civil war

  If radical Islamist rebels fighting in Syria are left “unchecked,” they could gain sway over the many disparate factions opposing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a top Pentagon intelligence official told Reuters on Saturday. “Left unchecked, I’m very concerned that the most...

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 Egyptian FM: there is no intention of jihad in Syria

Egyptian FM: there is no intention of jihad in Syria

  Cairo will “re-examine” diplomatic ties with Syria that were severed last month under ousted president Mohammad Mursi, Egypt’s foreign minister, Nabeel Fahmi, said on Saturday. “Everything will be re-examined,” Fahmi said of the decision to sever ties with Syria. “It...

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Syria state television: Pro-Assad group hacks messaging networks

Syria state television: Pro-Assad group hacks messaging networks

Syrian state television claims that a pro-government group has hacked into two social messaging networks and seized records of local users. Such a hack could expose Syrian rebels and other activists who depend on the networks to publicize army crackdowns on their hometowns and...

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