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Syria violence

Dutch Priest Who Lived In Syria For Decades Is Slain At Home

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — A Dutch priest who lived in Syria for almost five decades and refused to evacuate this year from the rebel-held Old City area of Homs was shot and killed at his residence early Monday, according to official accounts. Father Frans Van der Lugt […]

April 7, 2014

175 Rebels Killed Near Damascus, Syrian Government Says

By Weedah Hamzah BEIRUT — The Syrian military killed more than 175 rebel fighters Wednesday in an ambush near Damascus, state news agency SANA reported. Syrian television showed pictures of rows of bodies that it claimed were the remains of rebels killed at Otaiba Lake in the eastern Ghouta area. “An army unit eliminated scores […]

February 26, 2014