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Are Syrian forces targeting civilians?updated: Fri Aug 31 2012 07:34:00

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports on a horrific attack in Aleppo that killed civilians in line for bread.

Report: Syrian forces are using sex abuse in crackdownupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 14:48:00

Syrian security forces, soldiers and pro-regime militias used sexual violence to torture people in detention and sexually abused women and girls as young as 12 in raids, a new report said Friday.

Photographer captures Syrian carnageupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 14:48:00

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout speaks to photojournalist Robert King, who has risked his life capturing the horror of Syria.

Over 50 killed as security forces pound central Syria, opposition groups sayupdated: Fri May 25 2012 21:00:00

Syrian government forces pounded the central province of Homs on Friday, killing more than 50 people including children, opposition groups said.

Opposition: No stop to gunfire, shelling as violence spills into Lebanonupdated: Mon May 14 2012 05:43:00

Gunfire and mortar shells pierced the pre-dawn sky in cities around Syria early Monday, the latest in the months-long violence that has even begun spilling into neighboring countries.

U.N. authorizes 300 unarmed Syria monitors updated: Sat Apr 21 2012 18:23:00

The U.N. Security Council on Saturday voted unanimously to authorize up to 300 unarmed military monitors to try and bring about compliance with a cease-fire imposed last week in violence-wracked Syria.

Syrian opposition: Tortured bodies found in Homs hospitalupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 09:45:00

Anti-government fighters found the bodies of 78 people, apparently tortured to death, in a refrigerator at a hospital in Homs, Syria, captured from government forces Monday, opposition activists said.

U.N. Security Council plea fails to stem Syrian bloodshedupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 21:40:00

Shelling in the besieged Syrian city of Hama continued Thursday, a day after the United Nations Security Council called for the regime to end the bloodshed.

Syria hammers Homs; Security Council backs Annan missionupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 16:05:00

Syrian security fores pounded a densely populated Homs neighborhood Wednesday as the U.N. Security Council called on the government to work with its envoy to end the bloodshed.

72 hours under fire: Part 1updated: Mon Mar 12 2012 07:20:00

A CNN crew smuggled into the Syrian city of Homs finds indiscriminate killing and danger everywhere.

Life and death under Syria's military onslaughtupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 07:20:00

Intense black smoke billowing from the flames of an oil fire blocks out the sun. A teenage mom with a one-day-old baby seeks shelter in a dimly-lit basement from a barrage of missiles and shells.

'Massacre' in Homs leaves 45 women, children dead, Syrian activists sayupdated: Sun Mar 11 2012 21:40:00

At least 45 women and children were killed in the Syrian city of Homs late Sunday, opposition activists said, hours after the U.N. special envoy to Syria met with the country's president in an effort to reach a diplomatic solution to end the violence.

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More blood shed as rockets fall on Rastan, fears grow in Homsupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 01:06:00

Opposition fighters attacked a Syrian air force intelligence building outside Damascus on Sunday and tried to fend off an intense assault on the town of Rastan, said a leader in the Free Syrian Army.

Struggling to survive in town near Homsupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 05:21:00

CNN's Nic Robertson uses a freelancer's video to show how a Syrian town near Homs survives surrounded by tanks.

New Syrian videos claim to show more deaths after fall of Baba Amrupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 05:21:00

New videos posted from the Syrian flashpoint city of Homs suggest a fresh wave of killings by the Syrian military after the fall of the neighborhood of Baba Amr.

Aid trucks turned away from Syrian neighborhood amid reports of executionsupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 21:47:00

A day after Syrian forces overran the Homs neighborhood of Baba Amr, opposition groups said Friday that government forces had executed 14 civilians there and the Red Cross said an aid convoy seeking to deliver food and medical care was turned back.

Walking through a deserted Homsupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 17:14:00

Streets in Homs, Syria, are deserted and most remaining residents stay indoors. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

Red Cross: Syrian cease-fire needed to deliver aidupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 17:14:00

The International Committee of the Red Cross is trying to negotiate a cease-fire between Syrian authorities and the opposition so the humanitarian agency can deliver food and medical supplies to the besieged city of Homs and other locations, a spokesman said Monday.

Reports of major army assault on Homsupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 09:32:00

CNN's Nic Robertson has the details of reports of a major government assault on Homs, Syria.

Fresh diplomatic efforts target Syriaupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 15:37:00

Fresh diplomatic efforts to resolve the nearly year-old crisis in Syria got under way Wednesday as the situation inside Syria reached a new level of concern.

Syrian ambush hits activist lifeline out of Homsupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 17:19:00

Syrian troops inflicted heavy losses on a band of opposition activists who were trying to smuggle Western journalists and seriously wounded residents of Homs out of the country, survivors said Tuesday.

Trapped, injured reporters beg for helpupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 17:19:00

CNN's Michael Holmes reports on the whereabouts of three journalists trapped inside the besieged city of Homs, Syria.

Syria to hold constitutional referendum amid raging violenceupdated: Sat Feb 25 2012 22:12:00

A constitutional referendum will be held in Syria on Sunday, one day after aid workers failed to negotiate a temporary cease-fire in the besieged city of Homs and at least 100 people were reported killed.

Journalist Marie Colvin likely to be buried in Syria, mother says updated: Sat Feb 25 2012 21:54:00

The body of Marie Colvin, a veteran correspondent for The Sunday Times of London who was killed in a shelling attack in the Syrian city of Homs, will likely be buried inside Syria, her mother said Saturday.

Freelance cameraman provides a rare glimpse into Homs updated: Sat Feb 25 2012 04:46:00

A freelance cameraman who visited Homs recently put together a video that provides a rare glimpse of life in the embattled city and an even rarer close-up of the opposition movement in Syria.

Sources: Arab nations arming Syrian oppositionupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 22:05:00

The outlook for the underequipped members of the Syrian opposition appeared to brighten Thursday on the eve of a Friends of Syria meeting in Tunisia.

Doctors struggle to save wounded children in Homsupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 05:24:00

The shrapnel wound is in the toddler's left side. The boy needs "a proper hospital," the doctor says, not the makeshift clinic in the Syrian city of Homs where he's being treated.

Syrian man clings to dead son in Homsupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 05:24:00

Children are dying in Homs amid intense shelling and no access to proper healthcare. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.

U.S. raises specter of 'additional measures' in Syriaupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 21:58:00

U.S. officials called Tuesday for international action to stop the violence orchestrated by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and left open the possibility of "additional measures" if the bloodshed continues.

Cut off and under fire in Homs, Syriaupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 21:58:00

CNN's Arwa Damon speaks to BackStory after returning from Homs, a Syrian city ground down by relentless shelling.

Grief, fear constant as Syrian families take shelter updated: Mon Feb 20 2012 13:10:00

Dark-haired and swaddled in a white blanket, baby Fatime is just 24 hours old, the picture of innocence in her grandmother's arms.

Homs a bleeding wound as medical aid direupdated: Sun Feb 19 2012 16:45:00

After 16 straight days of bombardment, Homs is such an incessantly bleeding wound that Syrians speak of it now as though it were a norm. Theirs are voices of resignation as food, medicine, water, electricity dwindle and Bashar al-Assad's forces show no intent of letting up.

Syria constitution vote called 'window dressing'updated: Wed Feb 15 2012 23:14:00

The embattled Syrian president announced a constitutional referendum Wednesday as his forces pummeled Homs and other towns where people cried out for his regime to end.

Syrian residents say they're bracing for full-blown warupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 21:13:00

Syrian opposition activists spoke Tuesday of being past the point of no return in their struggle against the al-Assad regime, which stepped up its siege on the city of Homs and reportedly launched fresh attacks across the country.

U.N. takes another try at Syria resolutionupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 20:56:00

Nearly a week after Russia and China vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution intended to halt the killing in Syria, Saudi Arabia has drafted a similarly worded document -- but one that lacks the same punch.

Before/after views show Homs devastationupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 15:36:00

John King at the Magic Wall shows you what it looks like on the ground in Syria as President Bashar al-Assad cracks down.

The perils of everyday life in volatile Syriaupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 15:36:00

Basma Jandali spent days consumed with fear. Her brother was stranded in the Syrian city of Homs, where government forces have killed hundreds of people this week.

At least 137 reported killed as Syrian attacks escalate updated: Thu Feb 09 2012 21:15:00

A Syrian opposition group reported at least 137 deaths at the hands of government forces Thursday as President Bashar al-Assad escalated a brutal assault against an opposition that wants an end to his regime.

Doctor in Homs: Everyone is waiting to dieupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 14:58:00

The bodies begin coming in before the sun rises to the sky. Some arrive with heads decapitated or their torsos split open like animals after slaughter. Or their limbs are mangled under the crush of rubble.

Activist: Infants, medical staff among dead in Homs crackdownupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 22:00:00

Four consecutive days of shelling and bombing by Syrian government forces into the besieged city of Homs have left residents cowering, afraid to escape and fearing for their lives.

Ban condemns Syrian 'brutality' in Homs, warns worse may comeupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 20:53:00

The Syrian assault on the city of Homs is "a grim harbinger of worse to come" without united pressure on the government in Damascus, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.

Homs: Bloody winter in Syria's revolution capitalupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 11:57:00

The ancient city of Homs is now a warzone as President Bashar al-Assad's army strikes fiercely at the heart of Syria's 11-month-old anti-government uprising.

Syrian crisis continues as UN failsupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 11:57:00

A look at the crisis in Syria over the past few weeks, climaxing Saturday in a blocked UN Security Council resolution.

World seeks next step on Syria as deaths mountupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 22:25:00

Syrian artillery fire echoed throughout the embattled city of Homs on Monday, with a human rights group reporting nearly 100 more civilians killed around the country.

Rockets, mortars rain down on Syrian city, opposition saysupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 02:49:00

As international leaders wrestled over the weekend how to deal with the crisis in Syria, much of the nation remained engulfed in violence -- including attacks by government forces on one embattled city that the opposition Syrian National Council described as a "massacre."

U.N. Security Council to hold closed talks on Syria situationupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 23:20:00

The U.N. Security Council will hold closed-door talks Friday afternoon on the situation in Syria, the British and French delegations reported Thursday night on their respective Twitter feeds.

France wants 'whole truth' from Syria on journalist's deathupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 21:39:00

The French foreign minister called Thursday on Syrian authorities to divulge the "whole truth" about the killing Wednesday of a French journalist in the city of Homs.

Syrian president predicts 'triumph'updated: Wed Jan 11 2012 21:54:00

As violence erupted in Homs, Syria's president turned up at a boisterous pro-government rally in Damascus Wednesday, whipping up his followers and again underscoring his view that the months of popular unrest in his nation are the result of a "conspiracy."

Fighting to survive in Homsupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 17:35:00

A filmmaker who just returned from Syrian city of Homs describes fight for survival that citizens in restive city face.

Civilians in Syria face fight for suppliesupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 07:34:00

In Homs, Syria's third-largest city and a focus of resistance to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, snipers pose a direct threat to civilians. But the risk of being shot is just one problem they face -- their daily challenge is finding food, fuel and medical care.

Homs 'point of no return crossed'updated: Wed Jan 11 2012 07:34:00

A freelance journalist smuggled into Syria reports observers are not seeing the 'war zone' portions of Homs.

Syria pipeline attacked amid ongoing killingupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 16:15:00

Syrian officials and opposition activists blamed each other for an attack on a gas pipeline near the restive city of Homs on Tuesday, while opposition groups said more than 30 people had died in new clashes.

Some protesters safe from Syrian snipersupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 07:15:00

In the early days of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, large protests in Homs would often drew the fire of government forces.

Homs in grief after 'eye of truth' diesupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 16:03:00

Armed with valor, vigor and a lone video camera, citizen journalist Basil al Sayid chronicled the Syrian siege of Homs for months before a sniper picked him off and killed him.

Exclusive: Government snipers prowl Homsupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 06:39:00

A freelance journalist, whom CNN is not naming for his security, reports on government snipers prowling Homs.

Syrian security forces fire on protesters as monitors arrive, group saysupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 21:53:00

Security forces fired Thursday at protesters in a Damascus suburb visited by Arab League monitors and more than 30 people died in regions targeted by the observers, opposition activists said.

Arab League monitor views child's corpseupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 20:49:00

An Arab League observer steps into a mosque in the city of Homs and is shown the tiny "martyr," one of thousands of people killed in Syria over the past nine months.

Rights group accuses Syria of hiding detainees from monitorsupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 20:38:00

Syrian authorities have moved perhaps hundreds of detainees to military sites to hide them from Arab League monitors assessing whether the government is upholding a commitment to end its crackdown on protesters, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

13 more deaths reported in Syrian unrestupdated: Sun Dec 25 2011 16:28:00

On the eve of the planned arrival of Arab League observers, 13 people died and scores were injured in volatile Syria on Sunday, according to the opposition movement.

Suicide bombs explode in Damascus, Syriaupdated: Sun Dec 25 2011 16:28:00

At least 38 killed outside government and security buildings in Syria. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Syria's Homs under a military siege, activists sayupdated: Sat Dec 24 2011 16:57:00

Syrian troops shelled restive neighborhoods Saturday during a massive push in the city of Homs, activists said.

Activists: Syrian army defectors kill 7 government forcesupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 14:35:00

Syrian army defectors killed seven government security forces in an attack on a convoy Tuesday, a strike in response to the killings of 11 civilians, an activist group told CNN.

UN: 5,000-plus Syrian civilians killedupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 14:35:00

The UN says a government crackdown has lead to 5,000 Syrian civilian deaths.

Syrian troops threaten Homsupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 01:12:00

CNN's Jim Clancy reports on the opposition handling a Syrian government demand to stop demonstrations and surrender.

U.N. estimates 5,000 killed in Syrian uprisingupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 01:12:00

As explosions and gunfire continued to ripple in Syria, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights on Monday raised the death toll from the Damascus government's crackdown on anti-regime activists to close to 5,000 people.

Syrian opposition: Bloodbath could be imminent in Homsupdated: Sun Dec 11 2011 22:00:00

The Syrian government has warned protesters in the city of Homs to stop demonstrations, hand in weapons and surrender defecting military members by Monday night or face bombardment, an opposition leader said.

Syrian violence posted on social mediaupdated: Sat Dec 10 2011 13:03:00

CNN's Jim Clancy reports on a violent day in Homs, including a boy purportedly shot by snipers.

Oil pipeline struck in Syriaupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 22:47:00

Thick black smoke and darting flames enveloped the turbulent Syrian region of Homs Thursday after what the government and activists say was an attack on an oil pipeline.

Report says Syrian crackdown amounts to crimes against humanityupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 21:13:00

The Syrian government's "systematic" crackdown on civilians amounts to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued Friday.

Winter threatens Syrian refugeesupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 21:13:00

Local NGOs look for help for Syrian refugees as winter approaches.

Opposition calls for international intervention in Homsupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 17:27:00

Opposition groups called Monday for the international community to protect civilians in the besieged western city of Homs, which the Local Coordinating Committees of Syria said was the site of eight of the 12 killings it tallied on Monday.

Scores of bodies in Homs, activists sayupdated: Sat Nov 05 2011 05:22:00

A total of 126 unidentified bodies were taken during the past three days to Al-Watani Hospital in Homs, Syria, a doctor there told CNN.

Syria promises to end crackdownupdated: Sat Nov 05 2011 05:22:00

The Syrian government agreed to end violence against its own people - but they've made similar guarantees before.

At least 20 dead in Syria clashesupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 15:28:00

Syrian troops killed at least 20 civilians and rounded up more suspected anti-government protesters Thursday, a day after the government pledged to end the months-long clampdown, opposition groups said.

Syrian forces pound Homsupdated: Sat Oct 29 2011 20:57:00

Syrian forces pounded the western city of Homs Saturday with jets and tanks, sustaining fire with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades, activists told CNN.

Syrian protesters call for no-fly zone as death toll risesupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 22:33:00

Braving gunfire and security checkpoints, Syrian protesters marched Friday against the government and in support of opposition calls for an internationally enforced no-fly zone, opposition groups said.

Syrian military besieges townupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 15:15:00

CNN's Arwa Damon speaks to a Syrian army defector and a family who fled from Homs.

In Syria, protests mutate to armed resistance amid economic meltdown updated: Wed Oct 19 2011 15:15:00

The cell phone video stutters as it records the movement of soldiers and Syrian militia on the streets from an upstairs window. A whispered commentary describes the scene. Another video shows vehicles riddled with bullet holes, shattered apartments, glass shards and concrete lumps mixed with patches of blood. In yet another, protesters flee as heavy-caliber weapons fire ricochets off buildings.

Civilians killed as clashes rock Syrian city, group saysupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 13:00:00

Fifteen civilians were killed and dozens injured Wednesday as clashes and shooting broke out across the Syrian city of Homs, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Syrian forces battle defectors, group saysupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 15:00:00

At least 37 people died Monday in fighting in Syria, most of them during intense clashes between security forces and defectors from the military in Homs, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Security forces storm Syrian city, activists sayupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 13:08:00

Security forces raided a northern Syrian city amid explosions and gunfire early Thursday and casualties have been reported, activists said.

As violence flares in Homs, Syria warns against recognizing opposition councilupdated: Sun Oct 09 2011 21:40:00

Heavy gunfire could be heard Sunday in the Syrian city of Homs, according to an opposition activist group.

Syrian forces pound western city in battle against defectorsupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 15:06:00

Syrian forces shelled the country's western city of Al-Rastan, just north of Homs, for a second consecutive day Wednesday in a battle against military defectors, opposition activist groups reported.

Syrian teen decapitated, dismemberedupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 04:53:00

Arwa Damon reports on a family's loss of their daughter who activists say was dismembered by Syrian security forces.

Tanks block access to western Syrian city, activist saysupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 20:25:00

The sound of heavy weapons and machine gun fire echoed through the night in the restive city of Al-Rastan after a large number of tanks moved in to block key roads and areas of town, an opposition activist said Monday.

Another day of raids, deaths in Syriaupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 12:46:00

Syrian security forces kept up an offensive against anti-government protesters Wednesday, six months after the popular uprising started against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Syrian government pursuing defectors; one village is targetedupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 18:53:00

The column of military vehicles rolled into the village of Ibleen shortly after dawn on Thursday. Residents said artillery fire and machine gun fire followed soon after.

Groups: Syrian city of Homs under fire as death toll mountsupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 02:29:00

Activists in Syria say 27 people were killed during demonstrations Wednesday, at least 20 of them in the city of Homs, where tanks and heavy gunfire were reported.

12 deaths reported in Syria as government promises democracyupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 23:17:00

Syrian security forces battled demonstrators Wednesday, killing a dozen more people, a Syrian opposition group said as the Syrian government vowed it was taking steps to achieve democracy.

Report: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to speak Sundayupdated: Sat Aug 20 2011 23:55:00

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will give an interview to Syrian TV on Sunday to discuss the country's future, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.

More killings in Syria's Homs, group saysupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 05:40:00

Syrian government forces killed about 10 people Thursday in the besieged western city of Homs, according to a statement from the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, an affiliation of groups that organizes and reports on protests in Syria.

In Syria's Homs, another day of mourningupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 08:16:00

The restive Syrian city of Homs was in a state of mourning on Wednesday, as citizens flocked to funerals for people slain in the streets the day before, an activist told CNN.

Syrian activists meet secretly to debateupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 23:51:00

CNN's Arwa Damon attends an underground meeting of activists who discuss Syria's future and current crisis.

Activists: Syrian forces shoot at funeral processionupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 23:51:00

Security forces opened fire Tuesday on an afternoon funeral procession for people slain in the restive city of Homs the day before, according to an activist and an activist group.

Activist group: 7 killed in Syrian protestsupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 22:08:00

Seven people died Thursday during protests in two Syrian cities, an activist group told CNN.

Syrian president sacks governor of restive provinceupdated: Sat Jul 02 2011 12:47:00

The Syrian president sacked the governor of a restive province, a day after tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of its capital.

Syrian protest survivor tells storyupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 14:26:00

CNN's Matthew Chance talks to a man who escaped to Turkey after he was shot three times during a protest in Syria.

At least 9 dead in Syrian protestsupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 14:26:00

At least nine people were killed in an angry day of protests across Syria on Friday, six in the restive western city of Homs and three others in the outskirts of the capital Damascus.

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