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Dozens killed, wounded in airstrike near Damascus

BEIRUT A Syrian warplane blasted a gas station near Damascus Wednesday, killing and wounding dozens of people and igniting a huge fire in what could be one of the bloodiest attacks in weeks during the 22-month civil war.

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6 die in Syria car bombing; gunman slays state journalist

The bomb blast in Damascus injures 10. Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and opposition blame each other for the explosion. BEIRUT A car bomb exploded in eastern Damascus on Saturday, an insurgent spokeswoman said, and the Syrian government reported that a gunman killed a state television journalist in the capital.

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Rivals in fierce battle for Damascus

Syrian army forces pounded rebel-held suburbs around Damascus with fighter jets and rockets Sunday, activists said.

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New UN Syria envoy tells regime change is needed

The U.N.'s new envoy to Syria told President Bashar Assad's regime on Saturday that change is both "urgent" and "necessary" and that it must meet the "legitimate" demands of the Syrian people, words that will not win the seasoned Algerian diplomat and international trouble shooter any friends in Damascus.

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Syrian helicopter crashes under fire in Damascus

A Syrian military helicopter crashed in flames under rebel fire in Damascus on Monday, and a government warplane fired rockets at targets on the capital's outskirts for what rebels said was the first time.

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Intense clashes mark 2nd day of major Muslim holiday in southern Syrian city, Damascus suburbs

BEIRUT – Intense fighting on Monday between rebels and Syrian regime forces killed six people, including two children and two women in the southern city of Daraa, two rights groups said.

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General says all Damascus retaken, Aleppo pounded

DAMASCUS – The Syrian army said it has seized the last rebel-held district of the capital as insurgents in the strategic northern city of Aleppo came under heavy bombardment by regime forces.

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