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Syrian Rebel Advance in Hama as Army Pushes in Aleppo

BEIRUT, Sept 29 – Syrian insurgents made new advances to capture villages north of Hama on Thursday, rebels and a war monitor said, pressing a month-long offensive in an area of strategic importance to the government as it tries to seize insurgent-held Aleppo. The advance may distract from the offensive by the Syrian army and

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Heavy Air Strikes Target Rebel-Held Areas in Western Syria

By Tom Perry BEIRUT, Sept 1 – Areas of Syria’s Hama province captured by Syrian insurgents came under heavy air attack on Thursday as government forces sought to counter a major rebel assault in an area of strategic importance to President Bashar al-Assad. The rebel thrust in Hama marks a new challenge to Assad and

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Daesh Hits Back Against Syrian Army After Advance

BEIRUT, June 6 – Daesh attacked Syrian army positions in Hama province on Monday, Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, hitting back after Syrian government forces launched an offensive against Daesh last week. The Observatory said Daesh had severed the road linking the towns of Salamiya and Athriya further east, where

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Along Syria’s Frontlines

As Palmyra is regained, frontier towns continue their fight against terrorists By Nour Samaha When Daesh militants took over the ancient city of Palmyra last May, they were able to establish a foothold in the heart of Syria, using it as a launching pad to gain territory towards the Mediterranean coast. The world watched in

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U.N. Warns of Hunger in Homs as Syrian Offensive Strands 120,000

GENEVA, Feb 11 – A military offensive by Syrian government and allied forces has cut off 120,000 people in the northern Homs governorate since mid-January, worsening hunger and killing patients unable to get to medical care, a U.N. report said on Thursday. “There are reports of increasingly acute shortages of food, basic commodities, medical items

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Syrian Rebels Seize Town, Cause Blow to Assad Regime

By Naline Malla and Sylvia Westall BEIRUT, Nov 5 (Reuters) Syrian insurgents captured a town on a major highway in the west of the country on Thursday and fought fierce battles with pro-government militias around it, rebels and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. The town of Morek is located north of

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