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VIDEO: Shelling, Heavy Smoke From Syrian Cities, Homs and Deir el-Zour

VIDEO: Shelling and gunfire hit the Syrian cities of Homs and Deir el-Zour, according to activists. The violence came the day a deputy prime minister was reportedly sacked. View Larger Map View Larger Map

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Rescue of Woman Caught in Crossfire in Damascus,Syria

Activists in Syria have released amateur video, which appears to show the dramatic rescue of an injured woman lying in a Damascus street as a gunbattle goes on around her. Eventually, she was dragged to safety. View Larger Map

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Raw Video: Deadly Car Bomb Rocks Damascus

A car bomb rocked a busy residential and commercial district in central Damascus on Monday, killing at least 15 people and sending a huge cloud of black smoke billowing over the capital’s skyline, Syrian state-run media said. Shaken teenage students holding their backpacks were seen walking away. The blast occurred some 20 meters (yards) from […]

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Obama Pressuring Syrian President Bashar Assad to Resign

President Barack Obama is demanding that Syrian President Bashar Assad resign for unleashing a sustained assault against his people. Earlier: Government officials say the Obama administration will formally call for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power as early as Thursday. Meanwhile, Assad reportedly told the U.N. chief that military operations in his country have […]

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VIDEO: Government Crackdown in Syria; Tanks in Homs

More amateur video emerged from Syria on Tuesday, showing the aftermath of the crackdown on anti-government protests across the country and in DEIR EL-ZOR. Video believed to have been taken on Monday showed government tanks in the town of Homs in Western Syria. Video also shows a man being carried to an ambulance with possible […]

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Raw Video: Syrian Protesters Topple Statue of Bassel al-Assad on Horse in Deir El-Zour, Syria

Protesters in the Syrian city of Deir El-Zour toppled a golden statue of the brother of President Bashar Al Assad on Sunday, as anti-government activists continued a nationwide uprising. Basil al-Assad was groomed to fill the role of President by his father. He was chief of presidential security while running a highly publicized anti-corruption campaign […]

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At Least 120 Dead As Syrian Security Forces Attempt to Suppress Protesters

Syrian security forces shot at tens of thousands of people joining funeral processions Saturday after the bloodiest day of the monthlong uprising against President Bashar Assad. The death toll from two days of violence has risen to at least 120. Two lawmakers and a local religious leader have resigned in disgust over the killings. Syria’s […]

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Gunfire Into Crowds As Protesters Clash With Syrian Forces in Moademieh

Syrian security forces fired bullets and tear gas on pro-democracy demonstrations Friday, killing at least 49 people in the bloodiest day of the uprising against the current regime. AP can not independently verify the content of this video.

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Syrian Forces Shoot Live Ammunition, Tear Gas at Protesters

Syrian security forces opened fire before dawn on Tuesday at hundreds of anti-government protesters staging a sit-in, shooting live ammunition and tear gas. One person was killed and three injured when Syrian security forces shot live ammunition into a crowd of anti- government protesters early Tuesday in the country’s third largest city Homs. Homs is […]

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NATO Jets Hit Rebel Convoy, 13 Killed, Dozens Injured

NATO has acknowledged that its planes struck Libyan rebels manning tanks outside the contested port of Brega. The crowd was angry in Benghazi’s central square Friday as the coffins of the victims were carried through. Another 13 Libyan rebels are reported killed after NATO jets mistakenly hit their convoy in ‘friendly fire’. Four missiles from […]

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