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Syria in a state of war, says Assad, as TV station is attacked – video | guardian.co.uk

The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, tells his cabinet that the country is in a real state of war, and orders his newly-appointed government to direct all polices towards cracking down on the uprising. State television says three people were killed when gunmen stormed the pro-government news channel Ikhbariya and planted explosives For more on this story, visit: Syria in a ...

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Inside Syria: There’s no place like Homs | GlobalPost

KUREEN, Syria — Sa’id Agini can’t remember a time without bombing and gunfire. He just turned 4. Until two weeks ago, his family lived in the besieged city of Homs in western Syria. Here, in their new home further north in Kureen, this animated boy speeds around on his toy car, offering “tea” to guests from a plastic cup and ...

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Ruined Baba Amr; Syria’s ghost town | Middle East Online

Two months of bombardment have reduced ‘heart of revolution’ Homs city to nothing more than heap of ruins. A terrorist haven in the eyes of the Syrian regime but “heart of the revolution” for its foes, Baba Amr is now a ghost town where residents move silently among the rubble of their homes. Two months of bombardment reduced this central ...

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U.N. to stay in Syria’s Homs after resident plea | The Daily Star

DAMASCUS: Two U.N. observers set up base Sunday in Homs, their spokesman said, a day after video footage showed residents pleading with them to stay and ensure an end to bloodshed in the battered Syrian city. The spokesman, Neeraj Singh, said other members of the eight-member advance U.N. team of observers mandated to monitor the April 12 ceasefire were pursuing ...

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Syrian president warned to allow deployment of UN observers | guardian.co.uk

Bashar al-Assad accused of wanting to ‘wipe Homs off the map’ as activists report 17 people killed by security forces UN observers must be swiftly deployed to Syria or “other options” will be considered, President Bashar al-Assad was warned as western countries kept up pressure on him to maintain a shaky ceasefire and comply with an internationally backed peace plan ...

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Syrian activists claim 16 people killed in Homs reprisal attacks | guardian.co.uk

Syrian pro-government gunmen have killed at least 16 people, including children, in an area recaptured from rebels, according to opposition activists. State media in Damascus, which often ignores activists’ claims, confirmed the killings in Homs but blamed “armed terrorists”, as it frequently calls those behind the year-long uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. For more on this story, visit: Syrian ...

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Syrian rebels retreat from Homs | RT

Rebels are retreating from the Baba Amro district after laying siege to the area for a month. Opposition forces say it is a “tactical withdrawal” with a few fighters remaining as cover. For more on this story, visit: Syrian rebels retreat from Homs — RT.

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Syrian regime accused of crimes against humanity by UN | The Guardian

The UN has accused the Syrian regime of “crimes against humanity” – including the use of snipers against small children – and has drawn up a list of senior officials who should face investigation, reportedly including President Bashar al-Assad. The UN report was delivered as two journalists injured in the attack that killed Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin and French ...

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