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  • A wounded Israeli soldier is brought to a hospital in Haifa, Israel, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. A roadside bomb hit an Israeli patrol near the frontier with the Golan Heights on Tuesday, the army said, wounding four soldiers in the most serious violence to strike the area since the Syrian conflict began three years ago. Israel said it responded with artillery strikes on Syrian army targets. Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war and later annexed the strategic area in a move that was not internationally recognized. (AP Photo/Hertzel Shapira) ****ISRAEL OUT***

    Israeli airstrikes kill 1 Syrian soldier, wound 7

    Israeli airstrikes against Syrian military posts in the Golan Heights killed one soldier and wounded seven on Wednesday in the most serious escalation between the two neighboring countries since Syria's civil war broke out three years ago.


  • Abducted Orthodox nuns released by Syrian rebel group

    A group of Greek Orthodox nuns in Syria, as well as women from their convent’s orphanage, were returned safely Sunday, following their kidnapping by the rebel al-Nusra Front.


  • ** FILE ** This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian rebels preparing to fire locally made rockets, in Idlib province, northern Syria, Tuesday, June 4, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Commander of Syrian opposition fighters say supplies, time running short

    Syria’s top rebel commander warns the losses his forces are suffering will become insurmontable in “weeks not months” if the West does not help reinforce his army in its fight against Syrian government loyalists and trained Iranian-backed Hezbollah fighters.


  • A Syrian boy waves the Syrian revolutionary flag during a celebration to commemorate the second anniversary of the Syrian revolution, in Amman, Jordan, Friday, March, 15, 2013. Around a thousand Syrians gathered in front of the Syrian embassy, and chanted slogans against Assad, and the Baath regime that has ruled Syria for the last 40 years. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)

    High-ranking Syrian general defects from army

    A high-ranking general in the Syrian army says he has defected with the help of rebel fighters. Maj. Gen. Mohammed Ezz al-Din Khalouf said in an interview Saturday with Al-Arabiya TV that he had left the regime and that morale inside the armed forces was bad.


  • A women passes accumulated garbage in the Al-Bohout area of Aleppo, Syria, on Nov. 10, 2012. Due to heavy fighting and shelling, the garbage collection system collapsed weeks before. (Associated Press)

    Israel strikes Syria armor, hiking spillover fears

    An Israeli tank struck a Syrian army vehicle Monday after a mortar shell landed on Israeli-held territory, the military said, in the first direct confrontation between the countries since the Syrian uprising broke out, sharpening fears that Israel could be drawn into the civil war next door.


  • This image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed Aug. 7, 2012, purports to show defected Prime Minister Riad Hijab (center) before leaving Syria en route to Jordan in Daraa, Syria. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network via AP video)

    Defecting Syrian PM arrives in Jordan after hiding

    Syria's prime minister completed his defection by crossing into Jordan at dawn Wednesday after two days of hiding inside his homeland, according to Jordanian officials and a spokesman for the rebel Free Syrian Army.


  • Syrians hold anti-government protest in Aleppo, Syria, Friday, July 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Alberto Prieto)

    Syrian forces move to retake Aleppo

    Syrian government tanks backed by attack helicopters swept into Aleppo on Saturday as the regime launched an assault to regain control of the country's largest city a week after rebels seized several neighborhoods.


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