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Syria rebels advance on key airport
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Syrian rebels are pressing their advance in the central province of Hama, as they try to take out its military airport. 'The rebels are now nine kilometres away from Hama military airport, which they want to put out of action,' Rami Abdel Rahman of the …

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More than 2000 dead in Syria in 2 weeks as jihadis consolidate
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BEIRUT – More than 2,000 Syrians — almost half of them pro-government forces — have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, marking one of the worst death tolls in the country's three-year civil war, opposition activists said Monday …

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Four Syria rockets land on border villages
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BEIRUT: Four rockets from Syria landed on the outskirts of two Lebanese border villages, causing material damage only, a security source told The Daily Star Tuesday. The rockets struck in the early hours of the morning, most likely as a result of …

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ISIS Is Taking The Fight To Assad, But The Regime Is Far From Finished
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Whatever gains in public opinion Assad might have reaped from the ISIS blitz through Iraq and Syria this past June — a shocking event that might have left Assad's Ba'athist government looking like an attractive alternative to a growing regional menace …

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Two young refugees seek artistic inspiration in civil war
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Both were activists in the revolution's early days, and both are part of a vibrant scene of poets and writers whose work chronicles the conflict's horrors while continuing to promote a vision of a democratic Syria—one that at this stage in the war is …

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Family, nuncio in Syria plead for news about kidnapped …
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Italian Jesuit Father Paolo Dall'Oglio, second from left, talks with Muslim shepherds in an ancient cave near the Mar Musa monastery in Syria in this 2008 file photo. Father Dall'Oglio, who has worked for decades in Syria, …

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Australian Jihadists Wanted for Syrian Beheadings – The …
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Australia issued warrants for two of its citizens after footage emerged of them holding the severed heads of Syrian soldiers. Meanwhile, China is also starting to worry about Chinese Uighurs fighting in the Middle East.

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ISIL releases footage of decapitated Syrian soldiers
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Gruesome footage of heads impaled on a spiked fence with bloodied bodies sprawled beneath has been released this week. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIL or ISIS, claims the bodies are from a battle at a Syrian army base in …

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