Syrians who sought refuge in schools in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley are being told they have to leave before the start of the school year next week. Lebanese officials have been handing out tents, but refugees have had to find somewhere to erect them. With more than 200000 refugees now registered in countries on Syria’s borders, [...]
Syrian rebels in the capital Damascus claimed on Monday to have shot down a military helicopter conducting attacks, a rare victory for the comparatively lightly armed insurgents struggling to bring down President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Syrian state television said only that a gunship had crashed in the Qaboun district. While the rebel victory will not [...]
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As Syrians observe Eid, the holiday marking the end of the month-long Ramadan fast, activists say 100 people died on the first day of the three-day-long festivities. Some of the heaviest bombardment took place north of the city of Aleppo, where locals say the government artillery and jets pounding opposition strongholds have instead hit the [...]
At least 12 people have been killed – as pro- and anti-Assad camps take aim at each other in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. Old rivalries have been reignited and there is considerable tensions between the two communities – it’s being described as the worst since Lebanon’s civil war. Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports [...]
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Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, is under attack again – as fighting intensifies between rebels and government forces. The battle for Aleppo has been raging for weeks. And as the number of dead and injured grows, hospitals are desperately trying to cope. Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports.
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Street battles are raging in the Syrian city of Aleppo, as rebels fight to take control of the airport. It would be a huge trophy if opposition forces manage to capture it . James Bays reports on the fight for Syria.
Four of President’s Assad inner circle are dead after a bomb exploded at their security meeting in Damascus. Syria’s Defence Minister Daoud Rajha and his Deputy Assef Shawket, who was also Assad’s brother in law were killed, along with Deputy Vice President Hassan Turkmani and Interior Minister, Mohamed Ibrahim al-Shaar. Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports.
With reports of blocked highways, snipers and explosions, Monday has shaped up to be another day of intense violence in the Syrian capital of Damascus. Al Jazeera’s James Bays has more.
The streets of Damascus have seen the heaviest fighting since the begining of the Syrian uprising 17 months ago. Since Friday, the capital has seen gunfights and shelling. And according to reports, mortars and helicopter gunships have been used. The fiercest fighting yet has been reported in various parts of the capital between rebel forces [...]
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He is one of the highest-profile defectors from the Syrian regime. Until a few days ago, Nawaf Fares was Bashar al-Assad’s ambassador in Baghdad, Iraq’s capital. He has been a very prominent figure in Damascus for years. After a career with the police, he served as governor in several Syrian provinces. He held senior Baath [...]
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As the battles in Syria grow more intense, it is extremely difficult to work out what is going on in the country’s multiple front lines. Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports.
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Homs has seen some of the worst violence between government and opposition forces. Activists claim an increasing number of Syrian soldiers based there have been defecting. Al Jazeera’s James Bays went to Homs province sent this exclusive report.
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