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Car bomb hits Syria regime stronghold Latakia

Damascus - A car bomb exploded Tuesday in the Syrian regime's coastal stronghold of Latakia, killing one person and wounding four others, state news agency SANA reported.

In Assad heartland, Russian drawdown has Syrians worried

Latakia - In the sun-soaked coastal city of Latakia, a stronghold of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, shopkeeper Khaled says he already misses the sound of Russian warplanes screaming overhead.

Syria army 'seizes' key rebel stronghold in Latakia

Birut - Syria's army and allied forces on Tuesday took full control from rebel groups of the strategic town of Salma, in the northwestern province of Latakia, state television reported.

Syria army 'retakes key hilltop in coastal province'

Damascus - Syrian troops and allied militia pushed rebel fighters back on Wednesday from a hilltop overlooking a strategic highway in President Bashar al-Assad's coastal heartland, state media said.

At least 22 dead in attack on Syria regime bastion

Damascus - At least 22 people were killed in mortar fire Tuesday on Syria's coastal city of Latakia, in one of the bloodiest shellings there since the country's war began, state media reported.

Russian 'visitors' receive warm welcome in coastal Syria

Latakia - In a hotel lobby in the Syrian coastal city of Latakia, five muscular Russian men sit around two small tables, scowling and fiddling with their mobile phones.

Car bomb kills 10 in Syria regime bastion Latakia

Damascus - Ten people were killed and dozens wounded on Wednesday in a rare car bombing in the Syrian city of Latakia, the coastal bastion of President Bashar al-Assad, state media said.

Syria far behind in delivering chemicals to port for export

Latakia - Although Syria managed to meet the deadline for declaring and also dismantling its chemical weapons program, it now faces fierce condemnation by the U.S. Obama administration for missing the deadline for shipping the chemicals out of the country.

Syrian army force rebels out of Latakia

Syrian troops managed to push rebels out of Latakia province, the heartland of Assad's support, after more than 2 weeks of fighting between the army and rebels.

Foreign jihadist emir killed in Syria fighting

Heavy fighting in the Syrian province of Latakia has killed a militant foreign leader, or emir, belonging to the Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant, an Al-Qaeda affiliate in the region.

Syrian rebels make advances into government stronghold

Syrian rebels made advances in the province of Latakia, a known stronghold of Bashar al-Assad's regime. Rebels mainly belonging to the Free Syrian Army had managed to capture four villages before Syrian troops regained one of them.

Israel wonders why US officials revealed its role in Syria strike

Israeli officials say 'there is no anger toward the [Obama] administration" for announcing that Israel allegedly struck Syria. They are simply wondering the motives of the US officials once again pointing the finger at their ally.

Op-Ed: Israel reportedly makes fourth air strike on Syria

Latakia - Anonymous US officials speaking to CNN said late Friday July 12 that Israel was responsible for a strike in Latakia last week targeting a missile depot. This will be the fourth strike on Syria in six months if it is true.
 

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The docks at the port of Latakia on Syria's Mediterranean coast. Norwegian and Danish ships are expected to transport Syria's chemical weapons from Latakia to a port in Italy for processing and making safe aboard a specially adapted American ship.
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