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A Syrian army soldier during a battle against opposition fighters in the city of Qusayr, in Syria’s central Homs province. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

After the Syrian air force hammered rebel positions yesterday, elite Syrian Republican Guard troops and veteran Shia Hizbullah fighters joined battle (...)

A car burns at a site hit by shelling in Arbaeen, near Damascus. A well-known journalist working for Syrian state TV has been killed by rebels as violence continues in the country, the information ministry said. Photograph: Diaa Al-Din/Shaam News Network/Reuters.

Syrian rebels have killed a TV correspondent who was covering clashes near the border with Lebanon, according to the Syrian information ministry.Offic(...)

Members of rebel group the Free Syrian army observe surveillance monitors in the Khaldiyeh district in central Homs earlier this month. Photograph: Yazan Homsy /REUTERS

A video of a Syrian rebel commander cutting the heart out of a soldier and biting into is emblematic of a civil war that has rapidly descended (...)

Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons while walking down a debris-filled street in the al-Ziyabiya area in Damascus. Photograph: Ward Al-Keswani/Reuters

A UN panel looking into war crimes in Syria today said it has not found conclusive evidence of chemical weapons use, backing away from a member(...)

Syrian refugees injured during the conflict, rest on their beds at a post-traumatic care centre yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Orthodox Christians in Syria, along with brethren the world over, celebrate Easter tomorrow but, due to the conflict gripping that country, mos(...)

Free Syrian Army fighters prepare a mortar in Sidi Meqdad area in the suburbs of Damascus, this week. The US government is rethinking its opposition to armingSyrian rebels, President Barack Obama’s defence chief has said. Photograph: Ward Al-Keswani/Reuters

The United States is rethinking its opposition to arming the Syrian rebels, President Barack Obama’s defence chief has said, even as Mr Obama h(...)

A Free Syrian Army commander reacts after they failed to capture a Syrian Amry tank during clashes with forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo’s neighbourhood of Salaheddine. Photograph: Ammar Abdullah/Reuters

State forces and militias loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad stormed the coastal village of Baida today, killing at least 50 people incl(...)

A man cries at a site hit by what activists said was a Scud missile in Aleppo’s Ard al-Hamra neighbourhood, in this February 23rd file photograph. The US believes that Syria’s regime has used chemical weapons. Photograph: Reuters

Since the issue of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict was raised last summer, Damascus has adopted a contradictory line on possession and (...)

Smoke rises  near Aleppo.Photograph: George Ourfalian/Reuters

An end to the Syrian arms embargo is “the only way” to ultimately stop the bloodshed, Walid Saffour, ambassador to the UK o(...)

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