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  • FILE -- In this August 26, 2013, file Photo, a U.N. team, that is scheduled to investigate an alleged chemical attack that killed hundreds last week in a Damascus suburb, leaves their hotel in a convoy, in Damascus, Syria. In a  statement issued Tuesday, May 27, 2014, by the chemical weapons watchdog that is overseeing the dismantling of Syria's chemical weapons program, said a convoy of its inspectors has come under attack, but all are safe.  The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said that the inspectors had been traveling to the site of an alleged chlorine gas attack site when they were attacked. (AP Photo, File)

    Chemical weapons inspectors attacked in Syria

    A convoy of chemical weapons inspectors came under attack Tuesday while traveling to the site of a suspected chlorine gas attack in Syria, but all staff members were safe, the international watchdog agency said.

  • Activists say Syrian airstrikes in north kill 30

    Syrian government airstrikes struck a vegetable market in a northern rebel-held town Thursday, killing at least 30 people and wounding scores of others, an activist group said.

  • ** FILE ** Syrian rebels take up position in Idlib, Syria, Feb. 10, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Warplanes strike rebel-held areas in Syria, killing at least 44: report

    BEIRUT — A string of government airstrikes on rebel-held areas in the north on Saturday killed at least 44 people, activists said, as al Qaeda-linked rebels captured one of the country's oil field in the east.

  • ** FILE ** In this Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, file photo, citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a Free Syrian Army fighter aims his AK-47 as he takes his battle position in Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center AMC, File)

    Syrian rebel group loses leader to government shelling

    A spokesman for the Tawhid Brigade, a leading rebel force fighting against Syrian President Bashar's military, said on Monday the group's lost their leader.

  • ** FILE ** A Free Syrian Army fighter fires an AK-47 during a battle against the Syrian army loyal to President Bashar Assad, in Aleppo, Syria, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center AMC, File)

    Assad seizes momentum in Syrian civil war

    Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have firmly seized the momentum in the country's civil war in recent weeks, capturing one rebel stronghold after another and triumphantly planting the two-starred Syrian government flag amid shattered buildings and rubble-strewn streets.

  • A Free Syrian Army fighter holds his son outside their home in Habit village, the Syrian central province of Hama, Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2013. (AP Photo)

    U.N. votes to destroy Syrian chemical weapons stockpile

    The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Friday night to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons — putting the weight of previously divided world powers behind the recent deal between the U.S. and Russia to pressure Syrian President Bashar Assad into giving up his chemical stockpile.

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, U.N. Arab League deputy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, speaks during a press conference in Damascus, Syria, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/SANA)

    U.N. envoy, Moscow call for revival of Syria plan

    Russia and the United Nations called Thursday for the resuscitation of a peace initiative for Syria that never got off the ground when it was proposed months ago because both parties to the conflict rejected it.

  • ** FILE ** Syrian President Bashar Assad delivers a speech on Sunday, June 3, 2012, at the parliament in Damascus, Syria. (Associated Press/SANA)

    Allies use power of the purse against Syrian regime

    A coalition including the United States, the European Union and the Arab League met Thursday to plot new ways of isolating the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, as a Syrian opposition leader warned that sanctions alone won't bring the regime down.

  • U.N.-Arab League Joint Special Envoy for Syria (JSE) Kofi Annan speaks during a press conference after his arrival in Damascus, Syria, Monday, May 28, 2012. Annan, arrived in Damascus on Monday for talks with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

    Russia condemns ally Syria over massacre of 108

    U.N. envoy Kofi Annan called Monday on "every individual with a gun" in Syria to lay down arms, saying he was horrified by a weekend massacre that killed more than 100 people, including women and small children.

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, men run between dead and injured people May 10, 2012, at the scene where two bombs exploded in the Qazaz neighborhood in Damascus, Syria. The large explosions ripped through the Syrian capital, heavily damaging a military intelligence building and leaving blood and human remains in the streets. (Associated Press/SANA)

    Syrian opposition chief: Peace plan in 'crisis'

    A Syrian opposition leader said Friday the regime is trying to destroy a U.N.-brokered peace plan for the country. The accusations came as security forces fanned out following twin suicide car bombings that killed 55 people in Damascus.

  • Members of the Free Syrian Army train Feb. 7, 2012, outside Idlib, Syria. (Associated Press)

    U.S. searches for strategy to halt Syria violence

    The Obama administration says it is not considering invading Syria or arming its rebels to remove President Bashar Assad from power. Diplomatic efforts at the U.N. have collapsed.

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