With regime troops and jihadists battling for control of Syria, sidelined activists who led a pro-democracy uprising in 2011 say their revolution has died along with their dreams of freedom.
The jihadist Islamic State group executed seven members of a single family from the Ismaili minority in the central Syrian province of Hama overnight, state media and a monitor said on Monday.
At least 14 people, among them women, were killed by Syrian rebels in the village of Khatab in central Hama province overnight, state media and an NGO said today.
Six international chemical weapons watchdog investigators have been kidnapped with their Syrian drivers on a fact-finding mission in the central province of Hama, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front used toxic gas in the central province of Hama, killing at least two people and causing suffocation to hundred others, official Syrian media said Saturday.
Syrian state television and medical sources in central Hama province on Saturday swapped accusations over an attack that reportedly caused "suffocation and poisoning" of residents.
The minister`s remarks were made just hours after Arab League ( AL) chief Nabil al-Arabi said the second Syria peace conference will be held in Geneva, Switzerland Nov. 23-24.
Syrian activists say government airstrikes killed at least 20 people as the army presses ahead with its campaign to crush the rebellion against President Bashar Assad.
A bomb went off near a school in Syria`s central province of Hama, killing two children and injuring at least 10 other people.
Helicopter gunships and tanks of the Syrian government are believed to have killed as many as 200 villagers in Hama province.
Syrian activists said that a massive explosion destroyed several houses in the Mashaa at-Tayyar district in southern Hama.
Syrian troops killed 28 civilians in the central city of Hama, UN monitors said on Tuesday.
Hundreds of people took part in
night-time protests in the Syrian capital, opposition activists said.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad offered on Wednesday to hold multi-party elections within four months.
Rights groups say about 1,700 people have been killed across Syria since March.
Syria`s government has shown off TV and still images of burned buildings and rubble-strewn streets empty of people in Hama.
The Syrian military tightened its suffocating siege on the city of Hama.
Families have resorted to burying their loved ones in home gardens or roadside pits.
Authorities cut phone lines, Internet and electricity as part of a brutal, five-day-old crackdown.
The UNSC has condemned Bashar al-Assad`s bloody crackdown on civilian protesters.
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