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30 army deserters killed in Syria ambush

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 23:30

Syrian government forces have killed over 30 deserters from the army in an ambush on the road to Damascus airport, opposition activists have alleged.

Syria regime opens attack on flashpoint Homs neighbourhood

Last Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013, 23:57

Syrian forces on Monday fired heavy machine guns and launched at least one airstrike on a neighbourhood in the central city of Homs that rebels claimed to have seized a day earlier.

West calls Syrian referendum a `sham`

Last Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2012, 21:35

Even as some cast ballots for what the government has tried to portray as reform, the military kept up shelling Homs.

Jordan says has hosted 100 Syrian deserters

Last Updated: Sunday, November 27, 2011, 15:19

In September, officials said privately that Jordan had received 60 Syrian army and police deserters, who ranged in rank from corporal to colonel.

Syria buries security forces as sanctions loom

Last Updated: Sunday, November 27, 2011, 10:34

Many of the attacks against Syrian security forces are believed to be carried out by a group of army defectors known as the Free Syrian Army.

Sanctions on Syria effective: US treasury

Last Updated: Monday, November 14, 2011, 00:00

A US embassy statement said they discussed possible Syrian attempts to bypass the sanctions by using the Jordanian financial sector.

India for peaceful solution in Syria

Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 11:20

While deploring "any violence from any quarter" in Syria, India has asked the Security Council to urge all sides to abjure violence and seek a peaceful resolution.

Lebanese leader denies inciting unrest in Syria

Last Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 11:34

Jamal Jarrah is accused of financing, arming anti-government Syrian protests.