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Syrian Civil War

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  • In show of support for Assad, Syrian expatriates vote in Lebanon

    In show of support for Assad, Syrian expatriates vote in Lebanon
    The traffic stretched for miles, bumper to bumper, as Syrian expatriates streamed to this picturesque hillside town by the thousands Wednesday to cast ballots in a presidential election whose outcome is widely seen as a foregone conclusion. In chaotic...
  • Syria declares end to presidential campaign scorned by opposition

    Syria declares end to presidential campaign scorned by opposition
    The Syrian government issued a moratorium on campaign activity Monday, a day before the country is to hold a much-derided presidential election. Syrian state news reported that the High Judicial Commission for Elections had declared an end to the three-...
  • Syrian military retakes Yabroud, a rebel stronghold

    Syrian military retakes Yabroud, a rebel stronghold
    BEIRUT — Syrian forces have overrun a strategic rebel stronghold close to the Lebanese border, the military said Sunday, in the latest battlefield victory for the government of President Bashar Assad. The official news service reported that Syrian...
  • Syrian voters go to polls in election Bashar Assad is expected to win

    Syrian voters go to polls in election Bashar Assad is expected to win
    Syrians headed to the polls Tuesday to choose a president amid the threat of attacks by rebels and deep uncertainty regarding their war-ravaged nation’s fate. Voting, held only in government-controlled areas covering about 40% of the country,...
  • Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels

    Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels
    BEIRUT — The Syrian military on Thursday captured a historic Crusader castle that had long been a highly symbolic rebel bastion, the latest victory in an ongoing offensive along the Lebanese border, according to government and opposition accounts....
  • U.S. shifts Syria strategy to 'southern front'

    U.S. shifts Syria strategy to 'southern front'
    IRBID, Jordan — The Free Syrian Army commander, head of a moderate rebel force fighting just across the border in southern Syria, watched helplessly for months as better-funded Islamist militant groups peeled off half the 2,000 fighters from his...
  • Syrian army units ambush and kill rebels near Damascus

    Syrian army units ambush and kill rebels near Damascus
    BEIRUT — Syrian army units ambushed and killed a group of opposition fighters near Damascus, the capital, state media reported Saturday, saying that the group had crossed into the country from neighboring Jordan. The rebels, which Syria’s...
  • Landmark Syrian hotel destroyed as rebels set off underground blast

    A huge blast destroyed a hotel in the historic heart of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday after rebels detonated explosives in a tunnel dug beneath government lines, according to opposition and government accounts. The explosion ripped...
  • Syrian rebels' video shows hotel-blast preparations

    Syrian rebels' video shows hotel-blast preparations
    Anti-government media activists in Syria have released a video purporting to show rebel fighters preparing the massive bomb attack Thursday that obliterated a historic building in the embattled city of Aleppo in which Syrian army soldiers were billeted....
  • Blast along Syrian-Turkish border kills more than 40, say activists

    Blast along Syrian-Turkish border kills more than 40, say activists
    An explosion at a border crossing between Syria and Turkey on Thursday killed more than 40 people and left scores wounded, activists said. The blast ripped through the Bab al-Salameh crossing about 30 miles north of the city of Aleppo. It was caused...
  • Syria's capital prepares for election with fresh Bashar Assad portraits

    Syria's capital prepares for election with fresh Bashar Assad portraits
    Buildings, checkpoints and billboards here in the Syrian capital are festooned with fresh portraits of President Bashar Assad. Once drab storefronts have been enlivened with new coats of paint in the national colors. Boisterous rallies exalt the...
  • In Syria, Homs residents salvage belongings after rebels leave

    In Syria, Homs residents salvage belongings after rebels leave
    The people of war-battered central Homs came Sunday to salvage what remained of their belongings and residences after years of conflict and siege. Most found little beyond devastated homes, looted businesses and a handful of tokens from better times....