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Syrian rebels kill 10 troops, capture others in Lebanon of Douma, both near the capital, Damascus on Sunday, said activists.The Britain-based...the capital frequently fire mortars at Damascus, seat of Assad's power.___Associated...Maamoun Youssef in Cairo and Albert Aji in Damascus contributed to this report.___Follow...
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Syrian children return to school amid war

DAMASCUS - Facing extraordinary challenges, millions...or sheltering displaced families.In Damascus, the Syrian capital, a frequent the upscale Mazzeh neighborhood of Damascus, children and parents greeted the start...
Syria says it won't give up power in peace talks

DAMASCUS, Syria - The Syrian government said Wednesday...Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad, speaking in Damascus Wednesday, said "the Syrian people alone...rebel-held suburbs on the southern fringe of Damascus and two towns outside the northern city...
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...Heavily favored Hill Prince, ridden by Bill Boland, wins the Preakness Stakes by five lengths over Middleground.1967 - Damascus, ridden by Willie Shoemaker, wins the Preakness Stakes by 2¼ lengths over In Reality.1972 - Bee Bee Bee, a 19-1 long...
Rebels level historic Aleppo hotel in Syria

...for Assad.Militarily, it solidifies the government's hold on a swath of territory in central Syria, linking the capital Damascus with government strongholds along the coast and giving a staging ground to advance against rebel territory farther north...
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President Assad says Syria able to face Israel

...the strikes near the Syrian capital of Damascus.Assad spoke after a meeting with Iranian...Salehi, who paid an unexpected visit to Damascus.Iran, one of Syria's closest Amman, Jordan, and Albert Aji in Damascus, Syria, contributed to this report...
Hezbollah: Syria to supply weapons to militia" weapons to Hezbollah, the chief of the Lebanese militia said Thursday, just days after Israeli airstrikes on Damascus targeted what Israel said were shipments of advanced Iranian weapons possibly bound for the group.Any attempts to ship advanced...
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Turkey fortifies its border; bomb blast in Damascus

...the region.A bomb exploded in central Damascus near a busy market and the country's...military intelligence compound south of Damascus, killing 55 people. It was Syria's...Bassem Mroue in Beirut, Albert Aji in Damascus, Syria, Mansur Mirovalev in Moscow...
Egypt leader in Iran: World must back Syria rebels

...Bashar Assad and suggested that Tehran could risk a deepening confrontation with regional powers over the fate of the regime in Damascus.The stinging comments by President Mohammed Morsi - making his first visit to Iran by an Egyptian leader since the 1979 Islamic...
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Syria gives positive response to Arab request

DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria has "responded positively...cancel recent decisions taken against Damascus, including economic sanctions and suspending...League chief Nabil Elaraby swiftly rebuffed Damascus' demand, telling reporters in Cairo...


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