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  • ** FILE ** This Aug. 3, 2011, file image posted on the Internet by Shaam News Network, showing what they purport to be a military tank on the streets of the city of Hama, Syria, on the "third day of Ramadan." Gunmen in plainclothes are randomly shooting people in the streets of the besieged Syrian city of Hama and families are burying their loved ones in gardens at home for fear of being killed themselves if they venture out to cemeteries, a resident said Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/SHAMSNN, File)

    Syrian troops fire on protesters, killing 10

    Security forces opened fire on protesters, killing at least 10, as tens of thousands poured into streets across Syria on Friday, chanting for the fall of President Bashar Assad and defying a fierce military siege of Hama, where tanks shelled residential districts around dawn.


  • Embassy Row

    The chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is calling on President Obama to protest Syria's "bloodthirsty" regime by refusing to send U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford back to Damascus.


  • ON TRIAL: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak lies on a hospital gurney in a cage of mesh and bars in a Cairo courtroom Wednesday as his trial begins. (Egyptian State TV via Associated Press)

    Arab Spring sees a trial in Egypt, tanks in Syria

    Egypt's ousted ruler faced charges of corruption and murder inside a courtroom cage in Cairo on Wednesday as Syrian tanks shelled the restive northern city of Hama in an ongoing crackdown that drew the condemnation of the U.N. Security Council.


  • In this image made from amateur video released by Ugarit News and accessed via the Associated Press Television News on Aug. 2, 2011, mourners carry the body of a man during a funeral ceremony in the city of Homs, Syria. (Associated Press/APTN)

    Syrian activists report blasts from besieged Hama

    Tanks took over a main square in the besieged Syrian city of Hama and electricity and telephone phone lines were cut off Wednesday as President Bashar Assad's regime showed no signs of halting the intense military assault against an uprising now in its fifth month, activists said.


  • Briefly: Middle East

    The Turkish military casts itself as a defender of the nation against internal threats as well as external ones, and describes soldiers who die in combat with Kurdish rebels as martyrs.


  • In this image made from amateur video released by the so-called Shams News Network, a loosely organized anti-Assad group and accessed via The Associated Press Television News on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, military armored vehicles are seen in the central city of Hama, Syria. (AP Photo/APTN)

    Syrian troops attack Hama for 2nd day

    Syrian troops kept up attacks on the restive city of Hama Monday, the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a day after a brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters killed at least 70 and drew harsh rebukes from the U.S. and Europe.


  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian pro-government supporters carry a giant national flag during a rally in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour, Syria, on July 28, 2011. (Associated Press/SANA)

    Syrian security forces raid towns; scores dead

    Syrian security forces backed by tanks and snipers killed more than 70 people in a ferocious assault Sunday as the regime raced to crush dissent ahead of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month that could become a turning point in the nearly five-month-old uprising.


  • ** FILE ** In this Friday, July 22, 2011, a citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and provided by Shaam News Network, Syrian anti-regime protesters gather during a rally in al-Assy square in the western city of Hama, Syria. Note: The Associated Press is unable to independently verify the authenticity, content, location or date of this handout photo. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network, File) (AP Photo/Shaam News Network, File)

    Bomb blast hits oil pipeline in western Syria

    A bomb blast struck a major oil pipeline in western Syria on Friday, causing oil to spill into a nearby lake. State television said the explosion was a "terrorist" attack by a group of "saboteurs."


  • ** FILE ** In this Friday, July 22, 2011, a citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and provided by Shaam News Network, Syrian anti-regime protesters gather during a rally in al-Assy square in the western city of Hama, Syria. Note: The Associated Press is unable to independently verify the authenticity, content, location or date of this handout photo. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network, File) (AP Photo/Shaam News Network, File)

    Report: 3,000 people missing in Syrian uprising

    A global campaigning organization said Thursday that one person disappears in Syria every hour and that almost 3,000 people have gone missing since the start of the uprising against President Bashar Assad more than four months ago.


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