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  • Assad's overwhelming win annoys West June 5, 2014

    Damascus : Incumbent Bashar alAssad's victory in the Syrian presidential election has been met with much criticism from the country's opposition and the West, which dismissed the ballot as a "sham". Assad has won a third sevenyear term by garnering an overwhelming 88.7 percent of the vote in the presidential election...
  • Missile hits bus in Syria, 10 killed January 1, 2014

    Beirut: A missile struck a bus on Tuesday in a rebelheld area of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, setting it on fire and killing at least 10 people, activists said. Another missile stuck nearby in the alBab area of Aleppo as residents rushed to carry out the wounded from the...
  • Syrian opposition head visits rebel areas in north March 4, 2013

    Following rebel gains, the leader of the Syrian opposition made his first visit on Sunday to areas near the embattled northern city of Aleppo as fighters trying to oust President Bashar al Assad captured a police academy and a border crossing along the frontier with Iraq. Assad, meanwhile, lashed out at...
  • Syrian rocket attack on Aleppo district kills 20: Activists February 26, 2013

    Amman: A Syrian Army rocket attack on a rebel-held district in the city of Aleppo killed at least 20 people and another 25 were missing, opposition activists said on Tuesday. The missile was identified from its remains as a Scud-type rocket that government forces have increasingly used in areas under opposition...
  • Death toll in Syria university blasts reaches 87 January 16, 2013

    Beirut: Antiregime activists say the death toll in two big explosions on the campus of a Syrian university has risen to 87. The Britainbased Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday that the number of those killed in the blasts at Aleppo University could rise even further because medics...
  • Syria: Russia suspends operations at consulate January 16, 2013

    Damascus: The Russian consulate in Syria's Aleppo city has suspended operations, said the Russian foreign ministry. This follows the twin blasts that killed 80 people in the city Tuesday. At least 80 civilians were killed and many more injured by two blasts in Aleppo University Tuesday, Aleppo Governor Mohammed Wahid Akkad...
  • Syria: Car bomb blast kills 17 in Aleppo September 10, 2012

    Amman: A car bomb ripped through Syria's largest city of Aleppo on Sunday, killing at least 17 people and wounding 40 in one of the main battlegrounds of the country's civil war, staterun media said. AlQaidastyle bombings have become increasingly common in Syria, and Western officials say there is little doubt...
  • Undercover in Damascus: It's a no man's land August 29, 2012

    August has been termed as the bloodiest month of the uprising in Syria, with almost 440 people killed over the last weekend alone. ...
  • Syria: Govt forces, rebels in battle for Aleppo August 27, 2012

    The Syrian city of Aleppo has become another major battleground in recent weeks. ...
  • Syria continues to be in a state of civil war August 13, 2012

    As Syria continues to be in a state of civil war, stories of tragedy and despair are emerging from its cities. ...
  • Iran backs Assad as Syrian forces choke off Aleppo August 8, 2012

    Aleppo: Syria's President Bashar alAssad won a pledge of support on Tuesday from regional ally Iran as his forces tried to choke off rebels in the northern city of Aleppo. Seeking to restore his authority after suffering the gravest setbacks so far in the 17monthold uprising, culminating in the defection of...
  • Syrian artillery, aircraft pound rebels in Aleppo August 5, 2012

    Aleppo: Syrian artillery, planes and a helicopter gunship pounded rebel positions in Aleppo on Saturday, witnesses said, as President Bashar alAssad's forces tried to break through the insurgents' frontline in Syria's largest city. Syrian forces clashed with rebels around Aleppo's television and radio station, activists said, and a local rebel commander...
  • Syrian army moves on rebels in Aleppo, Damascus August 4, 2012

    Aleppo: Syrian forces stormed the last rebel stronghold in the capital Damascus in tanks and armoured vehicles on Friday and blasted artillery at rebels in Aleppo, where the United Nations said the army was preparing a massive assault. The violence came within hours of former United Nations SecretaryGeneral Kofi Annan quitting...
  • Aleppo brutality may be crimes against humanity: UN August 4, 2012

    United Nations: The reported brutality in Syria's biggest city, Aleppo, where forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar alAssad and rebels continue to face off in bloody clashes, may amount to crimes against humanity, the UN chief said on Friday. "As we meet here, Aleppo ... is the epicenter of a vicious...
  • Syria: Assad praises troops, keeps out of public eye August 2, 2012

    Aleppo: President Bashar alAssad told his troops on Wednesday that their battle against rebels would decide Syria's fate, but his written message gave no clues to his whereabouts two weeks after a bomb attack on his inner circle. In Aleppo, rebel fighters seized three police stations while fighting the army for...
  • Syrian aircraft strike Aleppo, rebels claim successes August 1, 2012

    Aleppo: Syrian combat aircraft and artillery pounded Aleppo late into the night as the army battled for control of the country's biggest city, where rebel fighters said troops loyal to President Bashar alAssad had been forced to retreat. During the day on Tuesday large clouds of black smoke rose into the...
  • Assad forces pound Aleppo, declare Damascus victory July 29, 2012

    Aleppo: The government of Bashar alAssad declared victory on Sunday in a hardfought battle for Syria's capital Damascus, and pounded rebels who control of parts of its largest city Aleppo. Assad's forces have struggled as never before to maintain their grip on the country over the past two weeks after a...
  • Syria revolt reaches Aleppo; rebels target cities July 22, 2012

    Beirut: Riding a wave of momentum, Syrian rebels made a run on Aleppo Saturday in some of the fiercest fighting seen in the country's largest city, which has been a key bastion of support for President Bashar Assad over the course of the 17monthold uprising. The rebels also took over a...