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Syria in conflict

More than two years on, opposing forces remain locked in combat
5 days 18 hours ago
Eastern Damascus was hit Tuesday by its fiercest fighting in months, a monitor said, as rebels stepped up a bid to break a siege and pro-regime forces tried to stop them. Read Full Article
1 week 4 days ago
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was sworn in for a new seven-year term, warning Western and Arab governments they will pay dearly for backing those who took up arms against him. Read Full Article
1 month 1 day ago
Syria's opposition government has fired the Free Syrian Army command over corruption allegations. Read Full Article
1 month 1 week ago
Syrian army helicopter fire killed 12 people -- eight of them children -- on Wednesday in a camp near the Jordanian border housing civilians. Read Full Article
1 month 1 week ago
Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition-held districts of the northern city of Aleppo on Monday, killing at least 31 people including several children. Read Full Article
1 month 3 weeks ago
On Thursday the Chinese government offered $16 million in humanitarian assistance for refugees from the conflict in Syria. Read Full Article
1 month 3 weeks ago
Waving photos of their leader and dancing with flags, tens of thousands of Syrians pledged renewed allegiance to President Bashar Assad. Read Full Article
1 month 3 weeks ago
Syrians vote Tuesday in a presidential poll that Bashar al-Assad is all but certain to win, but which the opposition slammed as a "farce" that will prolong a brutal three-year war. Read Full Article
1 month 4 weeks ago
An American fighting for a hardline Islamist group carried out a deadly suicide bombing, US officials said on Friday, in the first such case in the war. Read Full Article
1 month 4 weeks ago
Syrian government forces rained barrels bombs on Aleppo Thursday, as they pressed a campaign against rebels in the northern city where dozens have been killed this week. Read Full Article

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