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Syria's remote areas struggle to receive aid
Residents of town of Maarat al-Numan who fled their homes struggle for food and warmth.
Last updated: 27 Nov 2012 20:50 GMT
Syrian warplanes 'bombard rebel HQ'
Government forces' shells missed headquarters near Turkey, activists say, but sent hundreds fleeing across border.
Last updated: 26 Nov 2012 17:42 GMT
Syrian forces bombard strategic rebel-held town
Incessant shelling has left Maarat al-Numan in ruins and deserted.
Last updated: 26 Nov 2012 15:57 GMT
Syria violence flares ahead of possible truce
Activists report fighting in Damascus and Hama as Assad government prepares for announcement on Eid al-Adha truce.
Last updated: 25 Oct 2012 13:12 GMT
Eid truce awaits Syrian government response
Government says final decision on ceasefire with rebels to be taken on Thursday, as battles rage across the country.
Last updated: 25 Oct 2012 05:48 GMT
Rights group says Syria used cluster bombs
Human Rights Watch report finds government forces have dropped anti-personnel cluster munitions on civilian areas.
Last updated: 15 Oct 2012 00:36 GMT
Syrian rebels claim control of strategic town
Opposition fighters have reportedly seized Maarat al-Numan, a key town on the highway to Aleppo.
Last updated: 10 Oct 2012 13:15 GMT
Eid in Syria marred by fighting
Clashes continue as President Assad makes his first appearance in public since a July bombing killed security chiefs.
Last updated: 20 Aug 2012 13:02 GMT
UN report slams Syria's use of force
Syrian witnesses tell human rights investigators of summary executions and mass torture.
Last updated: 19 Aug 2011 14:39 GMT
UN urges probe of Syria 'rights violations'
Human rights chief says alleged abuses against protesters must me investigated, as more Syrians flee restive north.
Last updated: 16 Jun 2011 05:18 GMT
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