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Syrian forces press anti-rebel assault in Idlib

By AFP DAMASCUS: Syrian troops Tuesday pressed an assault on rebel strongholds in the Turkish border region, as the opposition urged foreign military intervention after dozens of women and children were killed in Homs. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian forces used heavy machineguns to rake the town of El-Baraa in the …


Syrian forces batter rebels, UN body condemns Syria

By Alistair Lyon / Reuters BEIRUT: Elite Syrian forces trying to destroy rebels besieged in Homs pounded the shattered district of Baba Amro on Thursday, despite international alarm at the plight of civilians trapped there. Snow blanketed the city, slowing down the military assault, but also worsening conditions for civilians, activists said. “We have not seen …


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