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Assad army launches assault on Homs, Rebels demand arms

Assad army launches assault on Homs, Rebels demand arms

Activists: ''To the second day the regime jet fighters destroying Homs, killing civilians under green light from the sleeping world.''   20 neighborhoods in Homs still under the regime fierce shelling since yesterday, activists reported. Analyst to Zaman Alwasl...

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  Strife within FSA fighters kills a pregnant woman with her husband

Strife within FSA fighters kills a pregnant woman with her husband

  Personal  strifes  between two of rebels has developed into armed  clash killing a pregnant woman with her husband leaving their son wounded, an eyewitness told Zaman Alwasl. Two fighters of the Free Syrian Army has opened fire on small carriage in...

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Damascus Imam Becomes a Master of Disguise

Damascus Imam Becomes a Master of Disguise

 Sitting in the salon of a modest house on the outskirts of this southern Turkish city, a group of Syrian refugees congregate around freshly prepared meze. Jokes are exchanged. Mahmud al-Hosseini sits cross-legged, anxiously rubbing his wrists together. This is a nervous tic he...

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Russia denies military withdrawal from Tartus

Russia denies military withdrawal from Tartus

 Russian Ministry of Defence asserted that the previous reports on the withdrawal of Russian personnel from the state's military base in Syrian Tartus are false. "Yesterday's media reports on the withdrawal of Russian personnel from the Syrian port of Tartus are completely...

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Ribal al-Assad: supporting rebels facilitating fundamentalist

Ribal al-Assad: supporting rebels facilitating fundamentalist

More than 100,000 people have died and millions have been displaced in Syria's two-year long conflict, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad shows no inclination to step down. Ribal al-Assad, Mr Assad's first cousin, says he does not expect the Syrian leader to leave the country of his own...

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Syrian army launches offensive in Homs city

Syrian army launches offensive in Homs city

Troops loyal to Bashar al-Assad launched a military offensive on Saturday against rebel-held areas of Homs, the country's third-largest city and a centre of the two-year-old uprising against his rule. Activists said jets and mortars pounded rebel territory and soldiers attacked the...

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Syrian Protesters Wish Nelson Mandela Well

Syrian Protesters Wish Nelson Mandela Well

Anti-Regime protesters in a small Syrian town have broadcast a message of solidarity with South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, whose is battling for his life in a Pretoria hospital. Marching on Friday in the northwestern town of Hass, near Syria's border with...

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Assad forces to divide Homs neighborhood into cantons

Assad forces to divide Homs neighborhood into cantons

  The main road connects the main hotspots of Homs has turned to be the Death road, last week, by Assad's snipers. Zaman Alwasl reporter said. ''Snipers are planted everywhere on the road they are targeting everybody'', the reporter said.  ...

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PYD militia kills 3 protesters in Amuda

PYD militia kills 3 protesters in Amuda

A Kurdish militia allied with Turkey’s rebel Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) imposed a curfew on the Syrian border town of Amuda on Friday after its forces shot three protesters dead, activists said. The Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which has controlled large swathes of Hasakeh...

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Sixteen men killed under torture in Harasta, Syrian Observatory says

Sixteen men killed under torture in Harasta, Syrian Observatory says

The bodies of 16 men who died under torture at the hands of Syria’s feared security forces have been handed to their families, a monitoring group said early Friday. “We have received information of the death under torture at the hands of regime forces of 16 men from Harasta,” said the...

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Syria’s Atmeh refugee camp residents protest over National Coalition negligence

Syria’s Atmeh refugee camp residents protest over National Coalition negligence

  Atmeh's refugee camp continued its open protest that started 3 days ago against the miserable life conditions in Atmeh camp, Syria’s border with Turkey – the final point for refugees crossing into Turkey. Refugees condemned the National Coalition...

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Aleppo Shariah Authority prevents entry of  Flour to areas dominated by Assad

Aleppo Shariah Authority prevents entry of Flour to areas dominated by Assad

  Aleppo's Shariah Authority has issued recently a circular prevents the entry of  Flour material to areas still under the Assad control by officials who are in charge of the granaries and also for traders, Any violation will be subject to penalty. As Syria’s civil...

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Syrian rebels seize a strategic army position in Daraa

Syrian rebels seize a strategic army position in Daraa

Syrian rebels advancing from the Jordanian border seized a strategic army position in the southern city of Daraa on Friday as deadly fighting raged in the surrounding province, a watchdog said. “They seized two buildings in the provincial capital that regime forces were using to keep the...

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Russia criticizes groups setting conditions for Syria talks

Russia criticizes groups setting conditions for Syria talks

Russia  is committed to arranging a peace conference on the  Syria  conflict but other countries and groups are complicating matters by trying to set preconditions, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday. Lavrov, who will meet U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry...

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Lack of milk, lots of blood in Damascus Suburbs, Smallpox hits the cows

Lack of milk, lots of blood in Damascus Suburbs, Smallpox hits the cows

 Damascus suffered recently from lack of natural milk according the ongoing war in its countryside especially in al-Gouth the basic source for food, meat and milk. Eqtsad( Business newspaper) source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, revealed the risks of losing the main resource for...

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Kurdish militia kills 4 and dozens wounded in Amouda, North Syria

Kurdish militia kills 4 and dozens wounded in Amouda, North Syria

The open hunger strike in Amouda, north-east Syria, turned to be a bloody scene  after an attack by gunshots of PYD,  the Kurdish militia,  killing 4 people and dozens wounded. Activists said.   '' Asayesh militia, the security forces of PYD ( democratic union...

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U.N. chemical weapons team in Turkey to investigate Syria claims

U.N. chemical weapons team in Turkey to investigate Syria claims

U.N.-appointed inspectors, blocked from entering Syria, are in Turkey to gather information about possible use of chemical weapons in the civil war, officials said on Thursday. Members of the team assembled by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had been on standby in Cyprus since April,...

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 National Coalition to have an Office in Berlin with German leadership

National Coalition to have an Office in Berlin with German leadership

   The German Government has provided an office to the Syrian National Coalition in Berlin with 3 German employees who will coordinate between the main stream of the Syrian opposition and Germany. Source reported to Zaman Alwasl.   Berlin has chosen Erick...

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