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World - Region
8/24/2013 12:14:48 PM
Al-Qaeda blames the Lebanese Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah for Tripoli attacks that killed more than 40

World - Region
8/23/2013 3:57:00 PM
Tripoli, a predominantly Sunni Muslim city, has seen frequent clashes between Sunnis and Alawites, a Shiite offshoot sect to which the Syrian Assad's regime belongs

World - Region
8/19/2013 12:27:16 PM
The Syrian army reportedly recaptures all rebel-held positions in the north of Latakia province

World - Region
8/12/2013 11:17:56 AM
General Selim Idriss, the head of Syria's rebel Free Syrian Army, visits the coastal province of Latakia, a region Assad's family hails from

World - Region
8/10/2013 10:26:50 AM
At least 20 Syrian people, including 10 civilians, are reportedly killed by air strikes in the province of Latakia

World - Region
8/6/2013 12:54:06 AM
Assad's Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam, has controlled Syria since its members took over main units of the army and the security apparatus in the 1960s

World - Region
8/5/2013 5:28:53 PM
Latakia is part of a string of Alawite villages, four of which have been captured by rebels

World - Region
7/29/2013 12:10:30 PM
Syria's Al-Assad regime forces regain control over a rebel-held district of Homs

World - Region
7/28/2013 2:02:38 PM
Around seven neighbourhoods in the Old City are still in rebel hands

World - Region
7/16/2013 1:05:23 PM
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights members of pro-regime militia kills seven Sunni men in Homs

World - Region
7/10/2013 8:20:09 PM
An influential Islamist cleric turned rebel commander urged Syrian insurgents on Wednesday to focus their war on President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite heartland to create a 'balance of terror' and help turn the tide of the conflict

World - Region
6/27/2013 7:42:33 PM
At least 4 people are killed and dozens injured in a suicide bomb attack in a Christian area in Damascus

World - Region
6/23/2013 4:56:59 PM
In third bomb to hit Damascus Sunday, explosives rigged in vehicle explodes in Alawite neighborhood

World - Region
6/10/2013 10:11:51 AM
As Hezbollah-backed Al-Assad troops are poised for an attack on Aleppo and Homs after achieving a victory in Qusair battle, the Obama administration is rethinking arming opposition fighters

World - Region
6/10/2013 9:30:32 AM
Al-Assad regime troops kill at least 100 people when they attempted to flee the town of Qusair, opposition activists said

World - Region
6/6/2013 8:54:03 PM
Saudi Grand Mufti praises Sunni cleric al-Qaradawi for his condemnation of Shi'ite Hezbollah's intervention in Syria and his call for Jihad against Al-Assad regime

World - Region
6/3/2013 2:05:21 PM
Sectarian clashes between Sunni and Alawite residents of Tripoli, Lebanon, supporting either side of the Syrian conflict, leave four dead

World - Region
6/2/2013 11:59:07 AM
Syrian Al-Assad regime troops kill at least 28 rebels when they tried to assault a village loyal to the President in central Homs province, a watchdog said

World - Region
5/27/2013 11:34:05 AM
Syria's Al-Assad regime troops have reportedly used chemical weapons against rebel fighters in Damascus, France's Le Monde newspaper reported

World - Region
5/27/2013 11:04:46 AM
The number of Hezbollah fighters killed in recent months in Syria rises to 141 including 79 fighters killed from the period starting at dawn on May 19 to dawn on Sunday

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