Aleppo http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26130/all en Explosion at Syria's Aleppo university causes casualties - TV http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/explosion-at-syrias-aleppo-university-causes-casualties-tv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIRUT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - An explosion rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city on Tuesday, causing casualties, state television said.</p> <p>The report described the explosion as a "terrorist attack."</p> <p>Fighting between rebels and government forces has reached a stalemate in Aleppo and left the city divided. Rebels say they control more than half the province.</p> <p>The university lies in government-controlled territory.</p> Aleppo Asia Fertile Crescent War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:00:31 +0000 5734680 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Explosions at Syria's Aleppo university kills 15 - group http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-explosions-at-syrias-aleppo-university-kills-15-group <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIRUT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - At least 15 people were killed and dozens wounded in two explosions that rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.</p> <p>State television said there had been one explosion at the university, which lies in the government-controlled area, describing it as a "terrorist attack".</p> <p>Rebels have used car bombs and suicide attacks in fighting government forces and attacking government-controlled areas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-explosions-at-syrias-aleppo-university-kills-15-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aleppo Asia Fertile Crescent War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:30:36 +0000 5734732 at http://www.globalpost.com Death toll from Aleppo university explosions rises to 52 -group http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/death-toll-aleppo-university-explosions-rises-52-group <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIRUT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - At least 52 people were killed and dozens wounded on Tuesday in two explosions that rocked the university in Aleppo, Syria's biggest city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.</p> <p>Two explosions hit the university during the day while students were sitting exams. The cause of the explosions was not clear but the government and opposition activists blamed each other.</p> <p>The Observatory said in a statement that its death toll was based on reports from doctors and students.</p> Aleppo Asia Fertile Crescent Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:45:32 +0000 5734852 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria UN envoy says 82 students killed in Aleppo blasts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/syria-un-envoy-says-82-students-killed-aleppo-blasts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 (Reuters) - At least 82 students in Syria were killed on Tuesday in two explosions that rocked the university in Aleppo, Syria's biggest city, Syria's U.N. envoy told the U.N. Security Council.</p> <p>"A cowardly terrorist act targeted the students of Aleppo University as they sat for their midterm examinations. This act killed 82 students and wounded 162 other students," Syria's U.N. ambassador, Bashar Ja'afari, told the council during a debate on counter-terrorism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/syria-un-envoy-says-82-students-killed-aleppo-blasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aleppo Asia Fertile Crescent Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:15:28 +0000 5735021 at http://www.globalpost.com At least 65 bodies found with hands bound in Syria's Aleppo - group http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/blank-headline-received-4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIRUT, Jan 29 (Reuters) - At least 65 people apparently shot in the head were found dead with their hands bound in a neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday, a pro-opposition monitoring group said.</p> <p>The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll could rise as high as 80 in what it called a "new massacre". It was not clear who carried out the killings. (Reporting by Alexander Dziadosz; Editing by Pravin Char)</p> Aleppo Asia Fertile Crescent Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:02:16 +0000 5740977 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria blames Nusra Front for Aleppo killings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/syria-blames-nusra-front-aleppo-killings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIRUT, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Syrian state media blamed the Islamist rebel Nusra Front for the killing of dozens of people in the northern city of Aleppo, contradicting activist accounts which blamed President Bashar al-Assad's forces for the bloodshed.</p> <p>The victims' families "have identified a number of the killed, stressing that the Nusra Front abducted them because of their refusal to cooperate with this terrorist group," state news agency SANA said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/syria-blames-nusra-front-aleppo-killings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aleppo Asia Fertile Crescent Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:30:51 +0000 5741412 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria rebels seize key Aleppo district: activists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/syria-rebels-seize-key-aleppo-district-activists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syria's rebels have seized a key district in the embattled northern city of Aleppo, a resident and activists told AFP on Saturday, as troops again bombarded areas south of Damascus.</p> <p>"Rebel fighters seized total control of Sheikh Said in southern Aleppo, after troops exhausted by 48 hours of fighting withdrew from the district," one resident of the area said on condition of anonymity.</p> <p>"Most neighbourhood residents fled the area after rebels took control."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/syria-rebels-seize-key-aleppo-district-activists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aleppo Asia Fertile Crescent AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 08:30:12 +0000 5743876 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria fighter jets raid Aleppo rebel area: NGO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/syria-fighter-jets-raid-aleppo-rebel-area-ngo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syrian warplanes raided a strategic district of the embattled northern city of Aleppo on Saturday, a day after insurgents seized the neighbourhood, a monitoring group said.</p> <p>"Warplanes carried out several air strikes on Sheikh Said" in southern Aleppo, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, adding that fierce clashes pitted insurgents against troops in the heart of Syria's second city.</p> <p>Rebels seized Sheikh Said on Friday, a resident and activists told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/syria-fighter-jets-raid-aleppo-rebel-area-ngo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aleppo Asia Fertile Crescent AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 15:16:02 +0000 5743974 at http://www.globalpost.com Missile hits Aleppo building, 13 killed: watchdog http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/missile-hits-aleppo-building-13-killed-watchdog <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least 13 civilians were killed Sunday in a missile attack by the Syrian army on a rebel-held neighbourhood in the embattled northern city of Aleppo, a monitoring group said.</p> <p>"We have documented the names of nine people, while we can confirm at least another four were also killed. All were civilians," Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman said.</p> <p>The watchdog warned that the number of casualties could rise as people scrambled to sift through the rubble of a five-storey building that collapsed in the attack on Ansari district, in southwestern Aleppo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/missile-hits-aleppo-building-13-killed-watchdog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aleppo Asia Fertile Crescent AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:31:47 +0000 5744457 at http://www.globalpost.com Rebels overrun military airport in north Syria: NGO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/rebels-overrun-military-airport-north-syria-ngo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rebels seized a military airport in Syria's northern province of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing, injuring and capturing a total of around 40 troops, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.</p> <p>"The remainder of the troops pulled out from the airport, leaving behind several warplanes and large amounts of ammunition," Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/rebels-overrun-military-airport-north-syria-ngo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aleppo Asia Fertile Crescent Technology AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:32:08 +0000 5753364 at http://www.globalpost.com Rebels overrun military airport in north Syria: NGO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/rebels-overrun-military-airport-north-syria-ngo-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rebels seized a military airport in Syria's northern province of Aleppo on Tuesday, capturing for the first time a fleet of deployable warplanes including MiG fighter jets, a watchdog said.</p> <p>During their operation to take over the Al-Jarrah aiport, rebels killed, injured or imprisoned some 40 troops, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.</p> <p>"The remainder of the troops pulled out from the airport, leaving behind several warplanes and large amounts of ammunition," Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/rebels-overrun-military-airport-north-syria-ngo-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aleppo Arabic architecture Entertainment Fertile Crescent Technology AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:47:39 +0000 5753490 at http://www.globalpost.com Rebels seize airport as Syria dead nears 70,000 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/rebels-seize-airport-syria-dead-nears-70000 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rebels on Tuesday overran a military air base and captured warplanes, gaining ground in northern Syria for a second straight day as the UN said the death toll from the 23-month conflict was nearly 70,000.</p> <p>The military advance came as prospects for a political solution to Syria's civil war faded and as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged President Bashar al-Assad's regime to accept an offer of dialogue by an opposition leader.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/rebels-seize-airport-syria-dead-nears-70000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aleppo Asia Fertile Crescent Social Issues Technology AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:45:16 +0000 5753793 at http://www.globalpost.com Rebels rebels seize most of army base in north Syria: NGO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/rebels-rebels-seize-most-army-base-north-syria-ngo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syrian rebels took control of most of a strategic army base in northern Syria after a fierce firefight with President Bashar al-Assad's forces on Wednesday, a monitoring group said.</p> <p>The military complex, known as Base 80, is tasked with securing the nearby Aleppo international airport as well as the Nayrab military airport.</p> <p>"Fierce clashes pitting troops against rebels loyal to Al-Nusra Front, Liwa al-Tawhid, Al-Muhajireen and other groups raged near Base 80, most of which has come under insurgent control," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/rebels-rebels-seize-most-army-base-north-syria-ngo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aleppo Asia Fertile Crescent Social Issues War AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:45:49 +0000 5754365 at http://www.globalpost.com Rebels rebels seize most of army base in north Syria: NGO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/rebels-rebels-seize-most-army-base-north-syria-ngo-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syrian rebels took control of most of a strategic army base in northern Syria after a fierce firefight with President Bashar al-Assad's forces on Wednesday, a monitoring group said.</p> <p>The military complex, known as Base 80, is tasked with securing the nearby Aleppo international airport as well as the Nayrab military airport.</p> <p>"Fierce clashes pitting troops against rebels loyal to Al-Nusra Front, Liwa al-Tawhid, Al-Muhajireen and other groups raged near Base 80, most of which has come under insurgent control," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/rebels-rebels-seize-most-army-base-north-syria-ngo-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aleppo Asia Fertile Crescent Social Issues War AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:15:43 +0000 5754404 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria rebels seize most of army base in north: watchdog http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/syria-rebels-seize-most-army-base-north-watchdog <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syrian rebels took control of most of a strategic army base in northern Syria after a fierce firefight with President Bashar al-Assad's forces on Wednesday, a monitoring group said.</p> <p>The military complex, known as Base 80, is tasked with securing the nearby Aleppo international airport as well as the Nayrab military airport.</p> <p>Rebels launched a coordinated assault on both airports on Tuesday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which added that most of Base 80 "has come under insurgent control".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/syria-rebels-seize-most-army-base-north-watchdog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aleppo Asia Fertile Crescent Social Issues War AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:45:44 +0000 5754618 at http://www.globalpost.com