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Updated at 6:20 pm (GMT+2): A United Nations plan for local ceasefires in Syria is deadlocked, with Damascus feeling it does not need to make...
Thursday, February 5, 2015
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Laith al-Khatib
Many workers in Damascus and its countryside continue to work in the industrial zones surrounding the capital even though the war has hit their...
Friday, March 28, 2014
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Laith al-Khatib, Omar al-Sheikh
The progress made by the Syrian army in the Damascus countryside is “peacefully” bearing fruit. After liberating a number of towns around the capital...
Monday, November 11, 2013
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Firas Choufi, Marah Mashi
It appears that the much-hyped “Great Battle of Qalamoun” will only take place in the media. While the Syrian army does not deny that it has been...
Thursday, October 31, 2013
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Racha Abi Haidar
There are indications of an imminent battle in western Ghouta, the agricultural belt surrounding Damascus. The battle will have long-term strategic...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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By Sharmine Narwani and Radwan Mortada A senior United Nations official who deals directly with Syrian affairs has told Al-Akhbar that the Syrian...
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Marah Mashi
Despite threats of an attack on Syria by Washington, the Syrian army successfully pressed on with its operation in the Ghouta area around Damascus.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
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Nicolas Nassif
The strike on Syria is a matter of when, not if. The insistence on military aggression now has more to do with Washington’s prestige and Obama’s...
Saturday, September 7, 2013
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Laith al-Khatib
Takfiri forces have sought to block any effort for a negotiated settlement in the Damascus countryside, most recently in Zabadani. Fighting continues...
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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