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Islamic State Claims Deadly Bombings In Homs, Damascus

Double car bombings killed at least 59 people and wounded dozens in the Al-Zahraa district of Homs on Sunday morning.

February 22, 2016

Syrian Residents Return To The Ancient And Now Ruined City Of Homs

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times HOMS, Syria — Wary of looters and anxious to get back home, the displaced residents of the war-battered Old City of Homs have been filing back into their bombed-out neighborhoods. They push baby strollers and drag suitcases to be used in an epic salvage operation. At times, it is […]

May 19, 2014

Many In The Syrian Town Of Homs Feel As If The Civil War Has Ended

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times HOMS, Syria — On the long-militarized edges of Syria’s Old City of Homs, volunteers Monday took down walls of cinder block and brick that had long served as shields against snipers hidden in the ruins of the rebel-held ancient quarter. “For us, the war is over,” said Firas Alabdallah, […]

May 13, 2014

Syria Rebels Poised For Final Retreat From Heart Of Homs

Homs (Syria) – The last rebels were poised to leave the center of the battleground Syrian city of Homs on Thursday, handing a symbolic victory to President Bashar al-Assad ahead of a controversial election. Rebels hit back in the historic heart of Aleppo, blowing up a luxury hotel turned army position after tunneling under the […]

May 8, 2014

Syrian Military Captures Crusader Castle From Rebels

By Nabih Bulos and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — The Syrian military on Thursday captured a historic Crusader castle that had long been a highly symbolic rebel bastion, the latest victory in an ongoing offensive along the Lebanese border, according to government and opposition accounts. Krak des Chevaliers, a colossal hilltop fortress dating […]

March 21, 2014

Aid Mission To Syria’s Homs On Hold, Peace Talks Falter

Damascus (AFP) – The evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held areas of Syria’s third city Homs was suspended on Tuesday, as a mediator said peace talks in Switzerland were making little progress. Aid teams had been on standby to resume humanitarian operations in the central city on Tuesday, but by mid-afternoon the provincial governor said […]

February 11, 2014