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REUTERS | Khaled Oweis | August 4, 2011

At least 45 civilians were killed in a tank assault by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces to occupy the centre of Hama, an activist said on Thursday, in a sharp escalation of a military campaign aimed at ending an uprising against his rule.

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REUTERS | Khaled Yacoub Oweis | July 11, 2011

 

Syrian forces killed at least one civilian and injured 20 in Homs on Monday during the heaviest raids on the city since troops deployed there two months ago to crush dissent against President Bashar al-Assad, residents said.

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AFP | June 18, 2011

 

TRIPOLI, Lebanon — Soldiers deployed in force in Lebanon’s main northern city Tripoli Saturday after seven people were killed in clashes between Alawites and Sunnis over a rally against the Syrian government.

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ReliefWeb, By Rana Moussaoui

17 May, 2011

WADI KHALED, Lebanon — Hundreds of Syrians fleeing a deadly crackdown on two-month-old protests are pouring into Lebanon, some saying they had to wade through rivers and find new routes to avoid gunfire.

“Anyone crossing those rivers is risking their life,” said Tarek, a labourer who arrived in Lebanon late on Sunday, when close to 1,000 Syrians crossed the border. (more…)

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Interesting BBC article explores Lebanon’s current political situation, as well as potential future implications for the stability of civilian society there…

BBC News
25 January 2011

Lebanon’s president has appointed Najib Mikati, who is backed by the Shia Islamist group Hezbollah and its allies, as prime minister-designate. (more…)

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ADAYSSEH, Lebanon — Lebanese and Israeli soldiers exchanged rocket and gunfire on Tuesday along the tense border between the two countries leaving two people injured on the Lebanese side, Lebanese army and security officials told AFP. (more…)

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By AFP

BEIRUT — A Syrian construction worker was killed and another injured on Saturday when a bomb likely left over from Lebanon’s 1975-1990 civil war exploded, an army spokesman told AFP. (more…)

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