The bodies of more than 30 civilians — some of them women and children — were found Sunday in the streets of the Syrian town of Daraya southwest of Damascus, where President Bashar Assad's forces have been waging a fierce assault against rebel holdouts. The latest deaths brought the toll in Daraya to more than 120 killed in the past week alone.
- 21 March, 2013 -- Obama skeptical of Assad claim on chemical weapons
JERUSALEM (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States is investigating whether chemical weapons have been deployed in Syria, but he's "deeply skeptical" of claims by Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime that rebel forces were behind such an attack.
- 18 February, 2012 -- Syrian forces fire on funeral process in Damascus
Syrian security forces fired live rounds and tear gas at thousands of people marching Saturday in a funeral procession that turned into a protest in Damascus, activists said. It was one of the largest demonstrations in the capital since the 11-month-o...
- 19 July, 2012 -- Rebel bombing strikes at heart of Syrian regime
Rebels penetrated the heart of Syria's power elite Wednesday, detonating a bomb inside a high-level crisis meeting in Damascus that killed three leaders of the regime, including President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law and the defense minister.
- 28 March, 2013 -- Syrian official: 10 killed in university attack
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian government official says 10 people have been killed and 20 wounded in a mortar attack against Damascus University.
- 28 March, 2013 -- Syrian TV: Mortar shells hit Damascus University
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state-run TV says several mortar shells have struck the Damascus University campus, causing multiple casualties among students.