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  • Air strikes kill five civilians in Syria's Rif Dimashq

    ACCORDING to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, five civilians were killed in a series of air strikes launched by government forces targeting militant position in the city of Douma in Syria's Rif Dimashq governorate on 13 April. Casualty figures provided by the Syrian

  • Air strikes kill four men in Syria's Deir ez Zour

    ACCORDING to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, four men were killed and several others were wounded during a military air strike targeting anti-government militant position in the Abriha village in the outskirts of Deir ez Zour city in Syria's Deir ez Zour governorate on 13

  • Air strikes kill man in Syria's Idlib

    ACCORDING to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a man was killed during a series of air strikes launched by government forces targeting anti-government militant positions in the Saraqeb city of Syria's Idlib governorate on 13 April. Casualty figures provided by the Syrian

  • Air strikes launched by security forces kill two children in Syria's Aleppo

    ACCORDING to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, two children were killed in a series of air strikes in which security forces dropped barrels of explosives in the Al-Shekh Fares neighbourhood in the city of Aleppo in Syria's Aleppo governorate on 13 April. Casualty figures

  • Air strikes wound four civilians in Syria's Rif Dimashq

    ACCORDING to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, four civilians were wounded in a series of air strikes launched by government forces targeting militant position in the Al-Qatana village of Syria's Rif Dimashq governorate on 13 April. Casualty figures provided by the Syrian

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  • Access denial - Syria's air defence network

    While the 2013 air strikes carried out by Israel against targets in Syria seemingly belie recent improvements in the country's air defences, the strike pattern suggests the Israelis have a new respect for the upgraded network. Sean O'Connor reports
  • Widening Gulf - Saudi Arabia and Qatar vie for influence

    Saudi accusations of Qatari political interference in its neighbours' internal affairs have led to a souring of relations between the Gulf states. Ferry Biedermann examines Qatar's desire for greater regional influence and its possible effect in the wider Gulf.
  • New radicals - Buddhist-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka

    Since the end of the 26-year civil war in Sri Lanka, there has been an increase in attacks against non-Buddhists. Tom Farrell examines the rise of radical Buddhist nationalism and the perceived lack of intervention by security forces.
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