Syria from the inside http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22353/all en Inside Syria: There's no place like Homs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120626/inside-syria-homs-family-sunni-assad <p><span style="line-height: 20px; ">KUREEN, Syria &mdash; Sa&rsquo;id Agini can&rsquo;t remember a time without bombing and gunfire.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20px; ">Having witnessed more bloodshed and destruction in his short life than most will in a lifetime, he spoke offhandedly about bombs, tanks and death. In the distance, gunfire broke through the hum of helicopter blades.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20px; ">&ldquo;Why doesn&rsquo;t that helicopter ever stop shooting?&rdquo; he complained to his guests, as if talking about the weather. &ldquo;We need an RPG. Would someone just shoot that thing?&rdquo;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20px; ">He just turned 4.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120626/inside-syria-homs-family-sunni-assad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria from the inside Conflict Zones Syria War Middle East Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Tracey Shelton 5709520 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria: Rebels stave off government assault (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120627/syria-video-ariha-assault-rebels-fsa-idlib <p>ARIHA, Syria &mdash; At the start of this week the Syrian army had surrounded this northern city with tanks and snipers. On Tuesday they launched a major assault. But Free Syrian Army rebels fought back, managing to maintain control. Today the government withdrew its tanks. It was a victory, possibly short-lived, for the undermanned and over-matched rebels.</p> Syria from the inside Conflict Zones Syria Military Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:07:00 +0000 Tracey Shelton 5709624 at http://www.globalpost.com