Thursday 8 December 2016

80 killed in Syria violence ahead of truce

Syrian troops pounded opposition areas in Syria killing 80 people, 52 of them civilians, in what opposition termed was a 'massacre' that sent thousands of refugees surging into Turkey before next week's UN


Assad facing dissent over Deraa crackdown

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad faced rare dissent within his Baath Party and signs of discontent in the army over violent repression of protesters that a rights group said on Thursday had killed 500 people.    Two hundred


Slain Syrian general buried

Syrian officials attended the funeral on Sunday of a senior security officer whose killing has shaken the tightly controlled country. Brigadier General Mohammad Suleiman, 49, was killed on Saturday at a beach resort near the port city of T

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