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Syrian troops start pullout


Syrian troops began pulling out on Tuesday from some calm cities and headed back to their bases a week ahead of a deadline to implement an international cease-fire plan, a government official said.


UN ceasefire moves fail to deter Syria violence


At least 70 people were killed in intense fighting in Syria over the past 24 hours, activists said on Wednesday, despite the imminent arrival of a UN team to discuss a possible mission to monitor a ce

Syria says it won't be first to lay down arms


Syria rejected international envoy Kofi Annan's call for the regime to halt violence first just days after the government agreed to a cease-fire plan. A senior official declared victory over the oppos

Syria says it has defeated revolt

Syria says the year-long revolt to topple President Bashar al-Assad is now over, but it will keep its forces in cities to “maintain security” until it is safe to withdraw in keeping with a UN-backed p

Deadly car bombing hits Syria's Aleppo: NGO


A car bomb blew up on Sunday in Syria's northern city of Aleppo, leaving dead and wounded, a monitoring group said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, in a statement, said the blast targeted th

Hundreds flee Syria's Homs


Hundreds of families on Monday fled Syria's restive city of Homs following reports of a 'massacre' there of dozens of women and children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Hadi Abdallah,

Syria's Assad to see Annan again


Former United Nations chief Kofi Annan, on a difficult peace mission to Syria, prepared to hold more talks with President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday as Syrian forces pursued a drive to crush rebel bast

Syrian opposition rejects talks with regime


A high-profile international mission to end the Syrian crisis stumbled on Friday before it began as the opposition rejected calls by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan for dialogue with President Bashar Assad as p

38 killed in Syria violence, including 10 in Homs: NGO

Thirty-eight Syrians were killed on day, including 10 shot dead in Baba Amr after regime forces overran the rebel district of the central city of Homs, a watchdog said.

Rami Abdel Rahman, head of th

Syrian rebels flee shattered stronghold


Defeated Syrian rebels abandoned their shattered stronghold in Homs, giving way to a 26-day army assault on a city that had become a symbol of the year-long revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.

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