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Syrian rebels and army clash...
March 26, 2014

DIAA HADID Associated Press= BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say rebels and government forces are clashing over another coastal town in Latakia province, as opposition fighters slowly press their advance in the area. Wednesday's fighting for the town of Qastal Maaf comes after rebels in recent days seized the Kassab town and border crossing with Turkey, as well as a small strip of the coast nearby — their first access to the sea since the Syrian confli

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Activists: Syrian rebels seize coastal area
March 25, 2014
DIAA HADID Associated Press= BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels seized control of a tourist site by the Turkish border on Tuesday that allowed them a small foothold by the Mediterranean for the first time since the uprising erupted against President Bashar Assad, activists say. The reported capture of the seaside strip known as Samra came after rebels severed one of the Assad...
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Syrian rebels seize coastal area
March 25, 2014
0 Comments The reported capture of the seaside strip known as Samra came after rebels severed one of the Assad government's last links to the Turkish border by seizing the Kassab crossing and a predominantly Armenian Christian town of the same name on Sunday. It provides a boost for opposition fighters who were pushed out of key parts of the Syrian border with Lebanon over the past few...
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Syrian rebels capture town near Turkish border
March 24, 2014
RYAN LUCAS Associated Press= BEIRUT (AP) — Hard-line Islamic rebels captured a small town in northwestern Syria near the Turkish border as part of their offensive in the rugged coastal region that is a bastion of support for President Bashar Assad, activists said Monday. Fighters from an array of armed opposition groups seized the predominantly Armenian Christian town of...
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Assad cousin killed in...
March 23, 2014

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was killed on Sunday in battles with Islamist rebels near the border with Turkey, activists and state media said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Hilal al-Assad, local head of the National Defence Force militia, and seven of his fighters were killed in clashes with the Nusra Front and other Islamist brigades. State television confirmed Assad's death, describing him as the head of the National Defence Force in t

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Islamist rebels seize first coastal village in north Syria
March 25, 2014
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamist rebels captured a village on Syria's Mediterranean coast for the first time and battled to hold territory abutting the nearby Turkish border taken from President Bashar al-Assad's forces, activists said on Tuesday. Video footage showed six fighters holding the black banner of the Ansar al-Sham brigade on a rocky beach, a symbolic rebel victory in...
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Rebels capture town in northwest Syria
March 24, 2014
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say rebels have captured a small town in northwest Syria near the Turkish border. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says opposition fighters took Kassab in Latakia province on Sunday. The activist group says fighting is raging Monday outside the town. Rebels have also seized a nearby border crossing to Turkey just outside of Kassab...
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Syrian troops and rebels clash near Turkish border
March 22, 2014
BASSEM MROUE Associated Press= BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops launched a counteroffensive Saturday in an attempt to regain a border crossing point with Turkey a day after it fell in the hands of rebels led by members of an al-Qaida-linked group, activists and state media said. The rebel capture of the Kassab crossing point in the coastal province of Latakia comes after weeks of...
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Syrian forces battle rebels near Turkey border crossing
March 24, 2014
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops backed by war planes battled on Monday to dislodge Islamist rebels from a border crossing and northern town in the coastal province of Latakia, heartland of President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite minority. Fighters from the Islamic Front and al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front seized the Armenian Christian town of Kasab on Sunday after taking the nearby border...
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Syrian army ousts rebels from border stronghold
March 16, 2014
DIAA HADID Associated Press= BEIRUT (AP) — With rebels fleeing into neighboring Lebanon, Syrian government troops and Hezbollah fighters captured a strategic town near the frontier Sunday, ousting opposition fighters from their last stronghold in the vital border area. Yabroud was a major smuggling hub for the rebels trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad. The...
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Syrian army says 93 rebels killed fleeing castle
March 21, 2014
ALBERT AJI Associated Press= HOSN, Syria (AP) — The Syrian army ousted rebels from a massive Crusader fortress after several hours of fierce fighting, killing at least 93 of them as they fled to neighboring Lebanon, an army commander told reporters on a government-led tour of the area Friday. Reporters were shown signs of a precipitous flight from Crac des Chevaliers by the...
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Syrian rebels seize strategic hill near Aleppo: NGO
March 23, 2014
BEIRUT: Syrian rebels seized a strategic hill west of Aleppo after a fierce battle with government troops on Saturday as fighting elsewhere in the north spread across Latakia province, an NGO said.   At least 21 pro-government forces and 21 rebels were killed in the battle for Shwayhneh that overlooks a government-controlled sector of western Aleppo, said the Syrian Observatory for Human...
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Syrian foreign minister rushed to Beirut hospital
March 14, 2014
BASSEM MROUE Associated Press= BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian foreign minister was rushed to a Beirut hospital and was undergoing treatment Friday for blocked coronary arteries, Lebanese security officials and a lawmaker said. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, who is in his 70s, is known for his hard-line stance against the opposition and is a close confidant of President Bashar...
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