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    # damascus - Monday 23 July, 2012

    Syria threatens using WMDs as EU prepares to withdraw citizens
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    Syria threatens using WMDs as EU prepares to withdraw citizens

    Jul 23rd 2012, 7:16 PM 5,403 Views 57 Comments

    Cyprus’s justice minister says the bloc is “prepared for the worst”, as Syria reveals its WMD for the first time.

    Syrian regime forces accused of summary executions
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    # Syria

    Syrian regime forces accused of summary executions

    Jul 23rd 2012, 2:57 PM 1,797 Views 10 Comments

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims that state forces executed at least 23 people yesterday.

    Syria: Government troops fight back against rebels in Damascus
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    # Syria

    Syria: Government troops fight back against rebels in Damascus

    Jul 23rd 2012, 9:18 AM 1,174 Views 5 Comments

    The move is an attempt to take over rebel-held areas in Damascus and Aleppo, two of the biggest cities in the country.

    # damascus - Sunday 22 July, 2012

    Syrian war: fierce fighting continues in Damascus and Aleppo
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    Syrian war: fierce fighting continues in Damascus and Aleppo

    Jul 22nd 2012, 11:14 AM 1,759 Views 2 Comments

    Rebels have launched an operation to ‘liberate’ Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. Both sides are claiming territorial gains.

    # damascus - Saturday 21 July, 2012

    Thousands flee Syria as war rages on
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    Thousands flee Syria as war rages on

    Jul 21st 2012, 7:52 AM 1,576 Views 7 Comments

    Despite the UN’s extension of its observation mission, violence continues to escalate across the country.

    # damascus - Friday 20 July, 2012

    Executions reported as rebels seize border crossings in Syria
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    Executions reported as rebels seize border crossings in Syria

    Jul 20th 2012, 8:20 AM 2,274 Views 19 Comments

    Iraq says that all of its borders with Syria have been seized.

    # damascus - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

    Bashar Assad’s brother-in-law killed in Damascus suicide bombing
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    # Syria

    Bashar Assad’s brother-in-law killed in Damascus suicide bombing

    Jul 18th 2012, 1:10 PM 3,355 Views 44 Comments

    A suicide bombing targeted the national security headquarters in central Damascus with Syrian state TV reporting that Defence Minister General Daoud Rajha was also killed.

    # damascus - Monday 16 July, 2012

    Civil war declared in Syria as fighting escalates
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    # Syria

    Civil war declared in Syria as fighting escalates

    Jul 16th 2012, 9:16 AM 2,049 Views 11 Comments

    Meanwhile, the UN is pressing China and Russia to back tougher action against Bashar Assad.

    # damascus - Friday 29 June, 2012

    US, Russia hold talks on Syria
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    US, Russia hold talks on Syria

    Jun 29th 2012, 8:50 PM 3,085 Views 16 Comments

    Meanwhile, violence continues in Syria with activists stating it has been a particularly bloody week around the nation’s capital.

    # damascus - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

    Pro government TV station attacked in Syria
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    Pro government TV station attacked in Syria

    Jun 27th 2012, 1:25 PM 1,224 Views 2 Comments

    Seven people were killed in the attack after explosives were detonated in the channel’s offices.

    # damascus - Sunday 10 June, 2012

    Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed
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    Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed

    Jun 10th 2012, 5:47 PM 1,028 Views 2 Comments

    Women and children have been sheltering in basements for days, according to activists.

    # damascus - Thursday 10 May, 2012

    Two strong explosions shake Syrian capital
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    Two strong explosions shake Syrian capital

    May 10th 2012, 7:34 AM 759 Views 1 Comment

    Violence continues in Damascus despite UN-backed ceasefire.

    # damascus - Friday 27 April, 2012

    Suicide bombing in Syrian capital kills 10
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    # Syria

    Suicide bombing in Syrian capital kills 10

    Apr 27th 2012, 8:22 PM 1,400 Views 3 Comments

    Despite a cease-fire agreement, chaos and violence continue in Syria – with protests ongoing and a suicide attack in Damascus today that killed ten people.

    # damascus - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

    Reports of three intelligence officers killed in Syria
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    # Syria

    Reports of three intelligence officers killed in Syria

    Apr 24th 2012, 12:58 PM 734 Views 0 Comments

    As monitors continue to visit parts of the unrest-stricken country, reports say that around 30 people died in Hama yesterday.

    # damascus - Friday 20 April, 2012

    Clinton pushes for greater action on Syria
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    Clinton pushes for greater action on Syria

    Apr 20th 2012, 8:15 AM 742 Views 6 Comments

    The US has increased the supports it is making available to the Syrian opposition.

    # damascus - Friday 6 April, 2012

    Syria steps up offensive in Damascus suburbs
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    # Syria

    Syria steps up offensive in Damascus suburbs

    Apr 6th 2012, 10:17 AM 880 Views 3 Comments

    Opposition activists believe Assad’s regime is stepping up attacks to gain ground ahead of an internationally sponsored cease-fire due to take place next week.

    # damascus - Sunday 1 April, 2012

    Gulf countries agree a 'pot of gold' to fund Syrian rebels
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    # Syria

    Gulf countries agree a 'pot of gold' to fund Syrian rebels

    Apr 1st 2012, 3:00 PM 2,434 Views 6 Comments

    The large-scale plan was agreed at a meeting of foreign ministers in Istanbul today as violence continues in Syria.

    Column: ‘Staying in Syria was too risky’ – an Irish journalist’s story
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    Column: ‘Staying in Syria was too risky’ – an Irish journalist’s story

    Apr 1st 2012, 8:30 AM 130 Views 13 Comments

    Stephen Starr lived in conflict-torn Syria for five years until last month, one of the only Irish journalists able to do so. Here he explains why he had to leave.

    # damascus - Friday 23 March, 2012

    EU slaps sanctions on Assad's wife and mother
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    EU slaps sanctions on Assad's wife and mother

    Mar 23rd 2012, 4:28 PM 5,068 Views 17 Comments

    Intercepted emails recently showed that the president’s wife Asma spent thousands on designer shoes and bespoke furniture as the government continued its violent crackdown.

    # damascus - Monday 19 March, 2012

    Syrian troops and gunmen clash in Damascus
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    # Syria

    Syrian troops and gunmen clash in Damascus

    Mar 19th 2012, 9:43 AM 716 Views 0 Comments

    The clashes follow Saturday’s car bombings, which killed 27 people. Three strong explosions were reported in Damascus last night.

    # damascus - Sunday 18 March, 2012

    Explosion in Syria's second city Aleppo
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    # Syria

    Explosion in Syria's second city Aleppo

    Mar 18th 2012, 1:18 PM 889 Views 0 Comments

    Syrian state media is reporting an unspecified number of casualties from today’s blast.

    Why has the world not intervened in Syria?
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    Why has the world not intervened in Syria?

    Mar 18th 2012, 8:45 AM 5,104 Views 28 Comments

    A number of Middle East experts tell TheJournal.ie why Syria is not Libya.

    # damascus - Saturday 17 March, 2012

    Dozens killed as twin explosions strike Syrian capital
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    Dozens killed as twin explosions strike Syrian capital

    Mar 17th 2012, 3:00 PM 1,501 Views 5 Comments

    State news agency SANA says that car bombs appear to have been involved in the attacks which killed several people this morning.

    # damascus - Thursday 15 March, 2012

    Syria: 6 things we have learned from the Assad emails
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    Syria: 6 things we have learned from the Assad emails

    Mar 15th 2012, 3:42 PM 2,519 Views 14 Comments

    The Guardian has today published details from thousands of emails it reports were sent and received by the embattled president Bashar Assad and his wife in recent months.

    # damascus - Sunday 11 March, 2012

    Kofi Annan leaves Syria without securing peace deal
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    Kofi Annan leaves Syria without securing peace deal

    Mar 11th 2012, 2:54 PM 1,567 Views 1 Comment

    The UN envoy was rebuffed by president Bashar al-Assad as he attempted to broker a ceasefire.

    # damascus - Saturday 10 March, 2012

    Kofi Annan meets Syrian president in bid to defuse violence
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    # Syria

    Kofi Annan meets Syrian president in bid to defuse violence

    Mar 10th 2012, 10:10 AM 855 Views 4 Comments

    The visit comes amid reports that a number of high-ranking military officers have joined rebel forces against Bashar al-Assad.

    # damascus - Sunday 26 February, 2012

    Syrians vote on new draft constitution as violence continues
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    # Syria

    Syrians vote on new draft constitution as violence continues

    Feb 26th 2012, 9:20 AM 1,242 Views 1 Comment

    Opposition parties are boycotting the vote and have called for Assad to step down immediately.

    # damascus - Saturday 18 February, 2012

    Syria troops fire on Damascus funeral, say activists
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    # Syria

    Syria troops fire on Damascus funeral, say activists

    Feb 18th 2012, 12:10 PM 770 Views 6 Comments

    Eyewitnesses say the procession numbered around 15,000 – which would make it among the largest anti-government gatherings to have taken place in Damascus during the 11-month rising.

    # damascus - Sunday 12 February, 2012

    Al-Qaeda chief urges outside help for Syria rebels
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    Al-Qaeda chief urges outside help for Syria rebels

    Feb 12th 2012, 10:28 AM 2,615 Views 37 Comments

    Ayman al-Zawahri calls on Muslims elsewhere in the Arab World to join the uprising against Syrian president Bashar Assad.

    # damascus - Saturday 11 February, 2012

    Military official shot dead in Damascus
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    # Syria

    Military official shot dead in Damascus

    Feb 11th 2012, 3:27 PM 1,420 Views 6 Comments

    Dr Issa al-Kholi is the highest ranking military official to have been killed since unrest began almost a year ago.

    # damascus - Friday 10 February, 2012

    Syria: 28 killed in Aleppo bomb blasts
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    # Syria

    Syria: 28 killed in Aleppo bomb blasts

    Feb 10th 2012, 5:30 PM 1,647 Views 37 Comments

    Bashar Assad’s forces continue to bombard the city of Homs as the government said that military complexes in the economically important city of Aleppo had been targeted today.

    # damascus - Thursday 9 February, 2012

    Over a dozen dead as shelling of Syrian city of Homs continues
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    # Syria

    Over a dozen dead as shelling of Syrian city of Homs continues

    Feb 9th 2012, 8:53 AM 790 Views 15 Comments

    Scores of people have died in the last week alone as UN chief Ban Ki Moon said that the failure to agree a resolution on Syria at the UN Security Council has been “disastrous”.

    # damascus - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

    Syria: Dozens reported dead as shelling of Homs continues
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    # Syria

    Syria: Dozens reported dead as shelling of Homs continues

    Feb 8th 2012, 9:08 AM 716 Views 42 Comments

    The violence comes despite more assurances from president Bashar Assad to end the bombardment and start dialogue with rebel fighters.

    # damascus - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

    Syria: Shelling resumes in Homs as Russian foreign minister due for talks
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    # Syria

    Syria: Shelling resumes in Homs as Russian foreign minister due for talks

    Feb 7th 2012, 7:57 AM 515 Views 6 Comments

    Sergei Lavrov is in Damascus today but has remained tight-lipped about what he will tell Syrian officials after Russia’s veto of a UN resolution last week.

    # damascus - Monday 6 February, 2012

    US closes Syrian embassy amid growing unrest
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    US closes Syrian embassy amid growing unrest

    Feb 6th 2012, 3:18 PM 1,099 Views 2 Comments

    The US has reiterated its calls for the international community to act in support of the Arab League’s peace plan.

    # damascus - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

    UN to hold key talks on resolution demanding Assad steps aside
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    # Syria

    UN to hold key talks on resolution demanding Assad steps aside

    Jan 31st 2012, 9:43 AM 476 Views 2 Comments

    The move comes as Syrian troops push further into Damascus suburbs, crushing pockets of resistance.

    # damascus - Monday 30 January, 2012

    Syrian troops storm rebel strongholds near Damascus, 62 reported dead
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    # Syria

    Syrian troops storm rebel strongholds near Damascus, 62 reported dead

    Jan 30th 2012, 7:35 AM 548 Views 1 Comment

    The widescale offensive near the capital suggested the regime is worried that military defectors could close in on Damascus.

    # damascus - Saturday 7 January, 2012

    Syria: Government vows to respond with 'iron fist' to terrorist threats
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    # Syria

    Syria: Government vows to respond with 'iron fist' to terrorist threats

    Jan 7th 2012, 6:57 PM 1,563 Views 4 Comments

    The announcement comes following the deaths of 26 people in an apparent suicide bombing in a Damascus neighbourhood that has witnessed anti-regime protests.

    # damascus - Friday 6 January, 2012

    15 killed in Damascus suicide bombing: report
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    15 killed in Damascus suicide bombing: report

    Jan 6th 2012, 12:01 PM 646 Views 1 Comment

    Syrian state media reports that a bomb exploded in the city earlier today.

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