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More barrel bombs hit Syria's Aleppo
www.aljazeera.com

President Assad visited the Christian town of Maaloula, which his forces recaptured last week [Reuters]. Activists have claimed that Syrian warplanes have targeted the neighbourhood of al-Fardous in Aleppo city with barrel bombs, killing at least 40 …

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Syria: Bashar al-Assad 'launching chemical weapons attacks with chlorine'
www.telegraph.co.uk

François Hollande, the French president, on Sunday declared the Syrian leader had continued to use chemical weapons on the front line, though he added definite proof had not yet been established. Officials are examining attacks on at least three towns …

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Syria's Bashar Assad visits recaptured Christian village on Easter
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, tours the Christian village of Maaloula, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday April, 20, 2014. Assad visited a historic Christian village his forces recently …

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Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to old Christian town – Rappler
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MAALULA, Syria – Syria's President Bashar al-Assad paid an Easter Sunday visit to a historic Christian town newly recaptured from Islamists, as rebels counter-attacked his forces in the key battleground city of Homs.

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VIDEO: Four French journalists kidnapped in Syria freed after 10 months
www.nydailynews.com

-/AFP/Getty Images French freelance photographer Edouard Elias, left, Liberation newspaper journalist Didier Francois, French photographer Pierre Torres and French reporter Nicolas Henin are seen at Sanliurfa, near the Syrian border, after being freed …

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Syria's Assad Visits Recaptured Christian Village
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Syria's president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that country's Christians "will not submit and yield" to extremists.

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Syria: bombs and ballots
www.theguardian.com

It has become the instrument of choice for Syrian forces trying to retake rebel areas, particularly the eastern half of Aleppo. The bombs kill a lot of people, including some rebel fighters but also many civilians, and cause large numbers to flee, into …

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Father of UK teenager killed in Syria implores his other sons to return
www.theguardian.com

Deghayes, a property lettings manager in Saltdean, who said he had twice been to Syria on humanitarian relief efforts, told the Guardian that it had not been long before Amer told him he had joined the jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra. "He was always …

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