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Israel says Syria's Assad preparing to use chemical weapons

Mar 14, 2013

Israel says Syria's Assad preparing to use chemical weapons

Maj Gen Aviv Kochavi told a security conference in the coastal town of Herzliya that Assad is stepping up his offensive against rebels trying to oust him. #Syria #NewsTracker #Israel #Chemical weapons #President Bashar al-Assad
Fighting continues in Syria despite Assad's peace speech

Jan 07, 2013

Fighting continues in Syria despite Assad's peace speech

Hours after Assad addressed cheering loyalists at the Damascus Opera House on Sunday in his first public speech in months, clashes erupted near the road to the city's international airport, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #Iran #President Bashar al-Assad #Syria civil war
Syrian rebels take third border crossing to Turkey

Sep 19, 2012

Syrian rebels take third border crossing to Turkey

Syrian rebels seized control of a third border crossing with Turkey on Wednesday after battling with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, consolidating their grip on a border zone that until now had remained under Assad's control. #NewsTracker #Turkey #Syrian rebels #President Bashar al-Assad

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Syrian rebels take third border crossing to Turkey

Jul 16, 2014

Assad Is Sworn In for Third 7-year Term in Syria

During a closely scripted ceremony, President Bashar al-Assad swore on the Quran to respect the Constitution as he embarked on his third seven-year term as president of a country mired in a war... #Syria #Bashar al-Assad
Syrian rebels take third border crossing to Turkey

Jul 16, 2014

Assad Is Sworn In for Third 7-year Term in Syria

During a closely scripted ceremony, President Bashar al-Assad swore on the Quran to respect the Constitution and look after the Syrian people... #Syria #Bashar al-Assad
Syrian rebels take third border crossing to Turkey

Jul 31, 2014

Syrian city of Homs shows signs of life amid moonscape of devastation

Special report : Ian Black finds whispers of normality, stability and a few returning residents in ex-rebel bastion laid siege by Assad forces for two years Adnan Azzam has his work cut out. Every room in his second-floor apartment in the old city of... #Bashar al-Assad #Homs, Syria #Syria