- 19 March, 2013 -- Syria accuses rebels of firing chemical weapon
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media accused rebels of firing a chemical weapon for the first time on Tuesday in the north of the country on Tuesday, killing 15 people. Rebels quickly denied the report and accused regime forces of firing the weapon.
- 19 March, 2013 -- Syria says rebels’ chemical weapon attack kills 16
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's information minister says a chemical weapon fired by rebels on a village in the north of the country is the "first act" by the opposition interim government announced in Istanbul.
- 7 June, 2013 -- Syrian troops capture central villages
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops, backed by Hezbollah fighters, pressed on with their offensive Friday in the country's opposition heartland, taking two small villages near a strategic town that was captured by the government this week.
- 13 January, 2012 -- Arab League chief warns of Syrian civil war
The head of the Arab League warned Friday that Syria may be sliding toward civil war, as security forces fired on thousands of people who poured into the streets in support of army defectors who switched sides to try to topple President Bashar Assad.
- 13 April, 2013 -- Activists say Syrian airstrike kills 18 people
BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian government airstrike on a town in the country's northwest killed at least 18 people Saturday, shattering store fronts, setting cars ablaze and sending a giant plume of black and gray smoke over the horizon.