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# Aleppo
British special forces have been pictured for the first time on the ground in Syria
The exclusive BBC images appear to show troops securing the perimeter of a rebel base.
# Syria
EU eases Syria oil embargo in fresh help to rebels
Russia said the EU decision was “counter-productive”.
# Syria
Israel strike on Syria 'unacceptable': Russia
Russia’s foreign ministry said it was “deeply concerned” by the Syrian claims and that it was taking “urgent measures” to clarify the situation.
# Syria
Syrian rebels set up independent intelligence service
Members say they will be a security shield over the ‘sons of the revolution’ – but will hunt down abusers on either side.
# Civil War
Syria ceasefire in tatters as fighting rages
The death toll on the first of of Eid al-Adha reached 146, according to reports.
# Syria
Syria: 61 reported killed as truce collapses in several areas
The tenuous truce reportedly collapsed in several regions – giving an early evening death toll of 61 dead, including civilians, soldiers and rebels.
# borders
Syrian rebels move command from Turkey to Syria
Fighting continues to spill over borders, however, with violence reported near Jordan today.
# Syria
Syria: Air strike kills 30 as over 150 reported dead in nationwide violence
Clashes across the country have continued today as some estimates now put the death toll from the civil war at over 29,000 since early last year.
# Syria
Syrian filmmaker killed in Aleppo: opposition
A young filmmaker has been killed while shooting a video in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
# Syria
US will intervene in Syrian crisis - but only if Assad uses chemical weapons
President Obama says the issue of Syrian WMDs is two-fold, raising fears that chemical or biological weapons may fall into the hands of anti-Israeli extremists.
# Syria
Syrian Prime Minister defects to Jordan
State-run television in Syria says Riad Hijab has been sacked but opposition sources say he has fled to Jordan.
# kidnapped
VIDEO: Syria rebels say hostages are elite soldiers from Iran
The rebels say that the Iranians kidnapped yesterday are actually Revolutionary Guards and not pilgrims, as was originally claimed.
# Syria
Syria latest: Jordan's refugee camp, the Pope's plea and Aleppo assaults
The Pope has appealed for an end to violence as Syria’s army continues its ferocious attacks on the city of Aleppo.
# Syria
Syria army launches Aleppo assault
Fears are growing about the safety of civilians in Syria’s second city, with reports of massive assaults on several neighbourhoods.
# Syria
Six-year-old boy shot dead by Syrian troops
The young boy was trying to flee the country with this family when he was shot in the neck.
# Strike three
Russia, China again block UN resolution for sanctions against Syria
The vote – which the West says is “appalling” – put the future of the on-the-ground observer mission in serious doubt.
# Syria
Bashar Assad’s brother-in-law killed in Damascus suicide bombing
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.
# Syria
Fragile ceasefire comes into effect in Syria
A truce brokered by UN envoy Kofi Annan appears to be holding, hours after another deadline passed this morning.
# Syria
Syria: Rebels refuse 'written guarantee' to end fighting
It comes as the UN/Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan decried the continuing violence in the country.
# Syria
Gulf countries agree a 'pot of gold' to fund Syrian rebels
The large-scale plan was agreed at a meeting of foreign ministers in Istanbul today as violence continues in Syria.
# Syria
Syria declares 'victory' over year-long anti-Assad uprising
The state-run SANA news agency carries comments from a minister who says the anti-government uprising is defeated.
# Syria
Syrian regime accepts UN ceasefire plan
However, a senior UN official has accused Bashar al-Assad’s forces of deliberately torturing and jailing hundreds of children.
# Syria
Kofi Annan meets Syrian president in bid to defuse violence
The visit comes amid reports that a number of high-ranking military officers have joined rebel forces against Bashar al-Assad.
# Syria
'Families massacred' in Homs as rebels reject call for dialogue
Activists are reporting summary executions, mass rape and targeting of specific families by the forces of president Bashar al-Assad.
# Syria
Patients 'tortured' by doctors in Syrian hospital
Chilling footage has emerged from Homs, showing patients tightly shackled to beds and bearing the marks of beatings.
# Syria
Syria: Women and children among 64 killed at Homs checkpoint - activists
The 64 people were trying to flee the bombarded city. Activists said that 135 people have been killed across the country today.
# Syria
"They tied a detonator to my hand": Stories from inside Syria
Torture, killings and forced amputations: three people injured by Assad’s security forces reveal their horrific experiences.
# Syria
Syria: Dozens reported dead as shelling of Homs continues
The violence comes despite more assurances from president Bashar Assad to end the bombardment and start dialogue with rebel fighters.
# Syria
Up to 350 killed in sustained shelling in Syria
Syrian forces unleash a three-hour barrage of mortar bombs and artillery shells in Homs, with at least 200 people killed.