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At least 16 dead as suicide bombings hit Damascus police station

Damascus - A double suicide bomb attack hit a police station in Syria's capital Damascus on Monday, state media said, with a monitor saying at least 16 people were killed.

Uprooted entrepreneurs form 'Little Damascus' in northwest Syria

Idlib - On a bustling street in northwest Syria, young restaurateur Abdulrahim Abulezz serves up juicy chicken wraps crafted according to a traditional recipe from his hometown Daraya, which he left last year.

Deadly strike hits Syria rebel town despite truce

Harasta - An air strike killed eight civilians, half of them children, and wounded dozens more late Monday in a rebel-held region near the Syrian capital where a fragile truce was declared at the weekend.

Deadly strike hits Syria rebel town despite truce: monitor

Birut - An air strike killed eight civilians late Monday in a rebel-held town east of Damascus where a truce was supposed to have taken effect at the weekend, a monitor said.

Syria regime nears total recapture of Damascus

Birut - Syria's regime is close to cementing its control over the entire capital under local deals with rebels after a six-year war that has ravaged suburbs of Damascus and caused population displacements.

2,200 evacuate rebel-held Damascus district

Damascus - More than 2,200 civilians and rebels evacuated an opposition district in Damascus on Sunday, state media said, bringing the government closer to cementing its control over the Syrian capital.

First evacuations from Damascus rebel district  

Damascus - Syrian rebels and their families began evacuating from a district of Damascus for the first time on Monday, bringing the government closer to recapturing all of the capital.

First evacuations from Damascus rebel district  

Damascus - Syrian rebels and their families began evacuating from a district of Damascus for the first time on Monday, bringing the government closer to recapturing all of the capital.

First evacuations from Damascus rebel district  

Damascus - Syrian rebels and their families began evacuating from a district of Damascus for the first time on Monday, bringing the government closer to recapturing all of the capital.

40 dead in rebel-jihadist clashes near Damascus: monitor

Birut - Fierce clashes between jihadists and Islamist rebels near Damascus left at least 40 dead and 70 wounded on Friday, a monitoring group said.

Israeli missiles hit near Damascus airport: Syria state media

Damascus - A huge blast which struck near Damascus airport early on Thursday was caused by Israeli missiles hitting a "military position", Syria's state SANA news agency reported.

Syria accuses Israel of strike near Damascus airport

Damascus - Syria accused Israel of firing several missiles Thursday at a military position near Damascus airport, triggering a huge explosion and prompting a call from regime ally Russia for restraint.

Syria accuses Israel of strike near Damascus airport

Damascus - Syria accused Israel of firing several missiles Thursday at a military position near Damascus airport, triggering a huge explosion and prompting a call from regime ally Russia for restraint.

Syria accuses Israel of strike near Damascus airport

Damascus - Syria accused Israel of firing several missiles Thursday at a military position near Damascus airport, triggering a huge explosion and prompting a call from regime ally Russia for restraint.

'Huge' explosion near Damascus Airport: monitor

Birut - A massive explosion struck near Damascus International Airport early on Thursday setting off large fires, a monitoring group said, without specifying the cause. The blast was outside the airport itself.

'Huge' explosion near Damascus Airport: monitor

Birut - A massive explosion struck near Damascus International Airport early on Thursday setting off large fires, a monitoring group said, without specifying the cause. The blast was outside the airport itself.

'Huge' explosion near Damascus Airport: monitor

Birut - A massive explosion struck near Damascus International Airport early on Thursday setting off large fires, a monitoring group said, without specifying the cause. The blast was outside the airport itself.

Mass funeral for dozens slain in attack on Syria evacuees

Jaramana - Hundreds of tearful mourners attended a mass funeral Wednesday for loved ones killed in a suicide bombing on a convoy of evacuees, in one of the Syrian war's most gruesome attacks.

Syria army retakes Damascus areas from rebels: state news

Damascus - Syrian government troops on Friday recaptured all points taken by rebels in a surprise offensive launched late last week in the east of the capital Damascus, state media said.

Syria rebels launch fresh assault on east Damascus

Damascus - Rebels and jihadists launched a fresh assault on east Damascus on Tuesday, just two days before another round of UN-backed peace talks get underway in Switzerland.

Rebels launch fresh assault on east Damascus: monitor

Birut - Rebels and jihadists on Tuesday launched a fresh assault on east Damascus, two days after Syrian government forces repelled an initial attack, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

'Intense' strikes pound east Damascus after rebel assault: monitor

Birut - Heavy air strikes pounded rebel positions in east Damascus on Monday, a monitoring group said, as Syrian government forces pushed back a rebel assault.

Suicide bomber kills 25 at Damascus courthouse

Damascus - A suicide bomber attacked a courthouse in the centre of the Syrian capital on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people and wounding others, state media reported.

Ex-Qaeda affiliate in Syria claims Damascus bombings

Birut - Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front on Sunday said in a statement it was behind twin bombings targeting Shiite pilgrims in the centre of Damascus that killed 74 people."On Saturday...

Syria regime shelling of funeral kills 9: monitor

Birut - At least nine people were killed on Saturday when government forces launched a barrage of rockets that hit a funeral on the edges of the Syrian capital, a monitor said.

Damascus water shortage risks pandemic

Damascus - The lack of water and price gouging of commercially available water is forcing a large proportion of the Syrian population to drink substandard water, according to a leading aid organization.

Child with explosives caused Damascus blast: Syria media

Damascus - A blast that rocked a police station in southeast Damascus on Friday was caused by a seven-year-old girl carrying a belt of explosives, Syrian media reported.

Fierce shelling, clashes in east of Syria capital

Damascus - Fierce fighting and clashes between regime forces and rebels rocked the eastern edge of Syria's capital on Friday, an AFP correspondent and military source said, despite a fragile truce across the country.

Suicide bombers 'kill 20' outside Syria shrine

Birut - Suicide bombers struck outside a Shiite shrine near Syria's capital Saturday, leaving at least 20 people dead, a monitor said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Syria rebels give truce brokers 48 hours to end regime assault

Birut - Rebel groups Sunday set a 48-hour deadline for the US and Russian sponsors of a February ceasefire in Syria's conflict to halt a regime offensive in the Damascus region.
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People carry as they lower the bodies of the five civilian activists, who were killed during what activists said was an ambush, into their graves during their funeral in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus November 24, 2013. Fierce fighting to the east of Damascus has killed more than 160 people in the past two days as Syrian rebels struggle to break a months-long blockade by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad
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A protest in Damscus, Syria
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File photo: Free Syrian Army fighters stand near a pick-up truck mounted with an anti-aircraft weapon at al-Jarba area near the fifth bridge area on Damascus International Airport Road
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A protest in Damascus, Syria
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I child cleans debris off the roof of his home after Syrian military launched an attack on a neighborhood in Damascus.
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A mortar attack in a Damascus neighborhood left this hole in the ceiling of a make shift school clas...
A mortar attack in a Damascus neighborhood left this hole in the ceiling of a make shift school classroom.
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People carry as they lower the bodies of the five civilian activists  who were killed during what ac...
People carry as they lower the bodies of the five civilian activists, who were killed during what activists said was an ambush, into their graves during their funeral in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus November 24, 2013. Fierce fighting to the east of Damascus has killed more than 160 people in the past two days as Syrian rebels struggle to break a months-long blockade by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad
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A Free Syrian Army fighter holds his weapon as he peeks out from a balcony in the Harasta area in ea...
A Free Syrian Army fighter holds his weapon as he peeks out from a balcony in the Harasta area in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus
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Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons as they gather in al-Jarba area near the fifth bridge ...
Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons as they gather in al-Jarba area near the fifth bridge area on Damascus International Airport Road November 24, 2013.
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Free Syrian Army rebels chant slogans against President Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus.
Free Syrian Army rebels chant slogans against President Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus.
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OPCW-UN Chemical Weapons Team Arrives in Damascus
OPCW-UN Chemical Weapons Team Arrives in Damascus
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Al-Hamidiyah Souq the largest and the central souk (market) in Syria.
Al-Hamidiyah Souq the largest and the central souk (market) in Syria.
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Members of the Free Syrian Army.
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Bullet holes can bee seen in the side of this apartment in Damascus.
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Video screen capture of Syrian Islamists throwing a man out of a third storey window.
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Anti regime graffiti being sprayed in the Syrian city of Daraa early on in the Syrian uprising.
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