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  • Free Syrian Army fighters take their positions during clashes with government forces in Qusair, in Syria's Homs province, on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Syrian government troops battled rebels in several areas outside Damascus on Sunday while regime warplanes bombed opposition-held areas around the capital, including an airstrike on one village that killed at least seven people, activists said. (AP Photo/Yong Homsi Lens)

    Syrian airstrike kills at least 7 near Damascus

    Syrian government troops battled rebels in several areas outside Damascus on Sunday while regime warplanes bombed opposition-held areas around the capital, including an airstrike on one village that killed at least seven people, activists said.


  • Syrians run to aid the injured in the aftermath of a strike by Syrian government warplanes on the residential neighborhood of Maadamiyeh, south of Damascus, Syria, on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

    Syria bombs Damascus suburbs to keep rebels out

    The Syrian government bombed areas around Damascus on Monday as part of its push to keep rebel fighters out of the capital, leaving many children among the dozens killed, anti-regime activists said.


  • Syrians, who fled their homes with their families, gather around a fire to warm themselves at a makeshift vegetables store in a camp for the displaced in the village of Atmeh, Syria, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    Syrian jets bomb Palestinian camp in Damascus

    Syrian fighter jets bombed a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus Tuesday for the second time this week after rebels made significant advances, seizing large areas within the camp.


  • NBC's Engel, TV crew escape abduction in Syria

    NBC's chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel said Tuesday he and members of his network crew escaped unharmed after five days of captivity in Syria, where more than a dozen pro-regime gunmen dragged them from their car, killed one of their rebel escorts and subjected them to mock executions.


  • NBC crew's captors appeared loyal to Syria regime

    NBC's chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel says he believes the gunmen who kidnapped him and his crew in Syria were a Shiite militia group loyal to the Syrian government.


  • NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel (right) shakes hands with an unidentified man in Cilvegozu, Turkey, on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, after crossing the border from Syria, where he and his crew were kidnapped by gunmen. Mr. Engel told the Turkish news agency Anadolu that he and his colleagues were "very happy to be out" and they were "very tired." (AP Photo/Anadolu via Associated Press TV)

    NBC correspondent Engel, crew escape Syria kidnapping

    More than a dozen heavily armed pro-regime gunmen kidnapped NBC's chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and several colleagues for five days inside Syria, threatening them with mock executions and keeping them bound and blindfolded until they escaped unharmed during a firefight between their captors and rebels, Engel said Tuesday.


  • Syrians who fled their homes with their families gather around a fire to warm themselves at a makeshift vegetables store in a camp for the displaced in the village of Atmeh, Syria, on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    Syrian jets bomb Palestinian camp in Damascus

    Syrian fighter jets bombed a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Tuesday for the second time this week after rebels made significant advances, seizing large areas within the camp, activists said.


  • NBC correspondent escapes Syria kidnapping

    NBC's chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel said he and his television crew were kidnapped for five days by pro-regime gunmen who subjected them to mock executions and kept them bound and blindfolded. They escaped during a firefight between their captors and rebels and reached Turkey on Tuesday.


  • ** FILE ** Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem (from left), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov meet in Moscow on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. (AP Photo, Pool)

    Russia backtracks on statement about Assad's fall

    Russia's attempt to backpedal after a top diplomat said Syrian President Bashar Assad is losing control of his country reflects the dilemma Moscow faces as opposition fighters gain ground.


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