Syria

5:58am

Sat October 6, 2012
Author Interviews

Fallen 'Lion': How The 'House Of Assad' Came Down

Originally published on Sat October 6, 2012 5:55 pm

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6:11am

Thu October 4, 2012
The Two-Way

Turkey Continues Bombardment Of Syrian Targets

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 7:04 am

Local residents check on the damaged house where five Turkish civilians were killed on October 3 by a mortar bomb in the southern border town of Akcakale.
Bulent Kilic AFP/Getty Images

The situation between Syria and Turkey escalated today, as Turkey continued its attack on targets inside Syria and the Turkish parliament gave the OK for military action outside its borders.

As we reported, Turkey is retaliating for a rocket attack that killed five civilians yesterday. The development is important because it could mean the conflict between rebels and the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad has now become regional.

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9:45am

Wed October 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Turkey Fires On Northern Syria In Response To Rocket Attack

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 6:16 pm

Three suicide car bombings rocked the center of Aleppo in northern Syria on Wednesday, killing dozens and causing extensive damage.
SANA Xinhua /Landov

Update at 3:15 p.m. Turkey Fires Back After Rocket From Syria

Turkey's military has fired on targets in northern Syria in response to a rocket that hit a Turkish village and killed several people Wednesday, the BBC and other news organizations are reporting.

The cross-border shooting could potentially mark a major escalation along the tense frontier.

In a statement, the Turkish government said that the border town of Akcakale came under fire on Wednesday afternoon, resulting in deaths and injuries.

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2:57pm

Tue October 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Syria, Running Low On Friends, Angrily Sheds Another

Originally published on Sun October 7, 2012 6:23 am

Palestinian Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal was a close ally of Syria and lived in the capital Damascus for years. But relations soured over the uprising in Syria, and Syria's state television denounced him in withering terms. Mashaal is shown speaking at a conference in Turkey on Sunday.
Kayhan Ozer AP

3:58pm

Mon October 1, 2012
The Two-Way

Missing U.S. Journalist Surfaces In A Video That Raises Questions

American freelance journalist Austin Tice disappeared in Syria in mid-August and there had not been solid information on his whereabouts or his condition.

Now a video has surfaced on YouTube, but there's a great deal of skepticism about what it purports to show.

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