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Latest Syrian Observatory Items
An opposition group that documents human rights violations in Syria says more than 17,000 people have been killed since the uprising against President Bashar Assad began in March 2011.
International envoy Kofi Annan tried to breathe new life Monday into his moribund peace efforts in Syria, saying he has reached a new framework with President Bashar Assad and would discuss it soon with rebel leaders. Opposition activists raised the death toll in the conflict to more than 17,000.
Syrian troops flushed out rebels from a key Damascus suburb Saturday, regaining control of a key area just outside the capital after a 10-day assault that left dozens dead, hundreds wounded and caused a major humanitarian crisis.
Syrian troops bombarded a rebellious suburb of the nation's capital with tank and artillery shells Friday, killing dozens of people during a particularly bloody few days across the country, activists said.
Syria's elite Republican Guard forces clashed with rebels just outside Damascus Tuesday in some of the most intense fighting involving the special forces guarding the capital since an uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime began last year, activists said.
Syrian troops pounded and raided rebel strongholds across the country Tuesday, as 36 people died in violence nationwide, a watchdog said.
Syria's government said Tuesday it was ready to act on a U.N. call to evacuate civilians trapped in the rebellious central city of Homs for more than a week, but it blamed rebels for obstructing efforts to get them out.
Syrian troops intensified shelling of rebel-held neighborhoods in central Homs on Sunday, according to activists who say humanitarian conditions are growing more dire and are pressing for the evacuation of 1,000 endangered families and dozens of wounded people who can't get adequate medical care.
Syrian troops intensified the shelling of rebel-held neighborhoods in central Homs on Sunday, according to activists, who said humanitarian conditions were growing direr and pressed for the evacuation of 1,000 endangered families and dozens of wounded people who can't get adequate medical care.