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# Syria
First US targeted missile strike on Assad regime kills six Syrian soldiers
Trump confirmed the first American targeted strike against Assad’s regime.
# Homs
Rare evacuations in Syria as latest blasts kill dozens
At least 32 people died in bomb attacks in Homs.
Opinion: The Syrian Civil War has moved out of the limelight – and towards its endgame
Moderate rebels are being squeezed simultaneously by IS and Assad regime forces.
# Syrian civil war
Syrian rebels abandon last positions in Homs
Homs was once the “capital of the revolution”. Now it is back in the hands of Bashar Assad.
# Al Qaeda
Two crucified, 60 killed, as chemical weapons watchdog launches fresh probe in Syria
Up to 60 people were killed in attacks on Damascus and Homs yesterday.
# Civil War
Over 80 evacuated from war-torn Syrian city of Homs
A three-day cease-fire is underway that will allow an evacuation by humanitarian agencies.
# Syria
No longer under siege: Women and children to be allowed leave Homs
UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said that tomorrow he expects the two parties to talk about the “way forward”.
# Survival
Residents of Syria's Aleppo sell their belongings to survive
People are trying to sell off electronic devices to make money – but there isn’t enough electricity to make them work.
# World Food Programme
UN unable to feed 1 million hungry in Syria
The World Food Programme is blaming a lack of security in the war-stricken country for an estimated 1 million people going hungry.
# Syria
Fifteen killed in Syria car bombing
Straight after the attack, hundreds of people began to protest against President Bashar al-Assad, according to activists, as some blamed the regime for the attack.
# Syria
Syria: Departing UN observer chief criticises failure to protect civilians
International obligations towards civilians “have not been respected” by either side in Syrian conflict,
# Syria
Syrian air force pilot defects to Jordan and is granted political asylum
The pilot flew his plane to Jordan while on a training mission.
# Syria
UN suspends Syria mission as violence intensifies
Meanwhile, a group of Muslims and Christians have issued a desperate appeal for help escaping the flashpoint city of Homs.
# Syria
LIVE STREAM: Homs hit by new wave of attacks
The Syrian city appears to be under fire again this afternoon.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…
# Syria
Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed
Women and children have been sheltering in basements for days, according to activists.
# Syria
UN observers reach town of reported massacre
Meanwhile, Syrian troops have been heavily shelling a rebel-held area of Homs.
# Syria
Syria facing 'a foreign plot' for destruction, insists Assad
Bashar al-Assad tells Syria’s parliament that the “international role” in the insurgent uprising “is now obvious”.
# Syria
Syria: 11-year-old played dead to survive Houla massacre
Ali el-Sayed, 11, is one of few survivors of last Friday’s massacre in Houla during which 108 people died.
# Syria
UN observers in Syria discover 13 bound corpses
The bodies were found with their hands tied behind their backs and gunshot wounds in their heads.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Your essential round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Syria
Four students killed in assault on Syrian college
Activists say government forces stormed dorms at Aleppo University.
# tensions
UN observers in Syria visit Homs
The UN observers are trying to shore up a shakey ceasefire in Syria as part of a political solution to the conflict that has killed more than 9,000 people.
# Syria
Killing of Syrian activists "totally unacceptible" - Annan
Kofi Annan told the UN of his concerns over reports of Syrian troops firing on civilians in Hama after UN observers left.
# Syria
Syrian forces kill dozens after UN monitors' visit
Government troops reportedly opened fire on the streets of Hamas, killing dozens and raising fears the regime is targeting opponents emboldened to protest by the UN monitors.
# Syria
Syrian activists: Homs calm as UN team visits
Activists have said that shelling has stopped in the city of Homs ahead of a visit by UN cease-fire observers to the area.
# Syria
Clinton pushes for greater action on Syria
The US has increased the supports it is making available to the Syrian opposition.
# Syria
Activists claim Syrian troops are widening shelling attacks
The UN-brokered cease-fire appears to be quickly unraveling despite the presence of foreign observers, as government troops launched another day of attacks on Homs.
# Syria
Nine dead as Syrian troops shell Homs ahead of UN resolution vote
The reported bombardment came as the UN prepared to vote on a resolution authorising the deployment of the first wave of military observers to monitor the ceasefire.
# Syria
Gulf countries agree a 'pot of gold' to fund Syrian rebels
The large-scale plan was agreed at a meeting of foreign ministers in Istanbul today as violence continues in Syria.
# Explainer
Why has the world not intervened in Syria?
A number of Middle East experts tell why Syria is not Libya.
# Syria
Watch: Scenes from Syria on first anniversary of uprising
Heavy fighting between government and rebel forces was reported in Hama and Homs yesterday.
# Syria
Syria: 6 things we have learned from the Assad emails
The Guardian has today published details from thousands of emails it reports were sent and received by the embattled president Bashar Assad and his wife in recent months.
# Syria
Syrian forces laying mines along refugee routes to Turkey - report
Human Rights Watch says witnesses have seen the Syrian army laying the mines along the borders with Turkey and Lebanon.
# Massacre
At least 45 women and children 'massacred' in Syria
Their bodies were found after being stabbed and burned in Homs, opposition activists said.
# Syria
Syria forces in new assault as diplomatic talks break down
Kofi Annan and President Assad’s meeting came to a deadlock in the capital city.
# Syria
'Families massacred' in Homs as rebels reject call for dialogue
Activists are reporting summary executions, mass rape and targeting of specific families by the forces of president Bashar al-Assad.
# Syria
Syria's deputy minister for oil defects in YouTube video
Abdo Hussameldin announced he was defecting in a YouTube video, making him the first high ranking official to abandon the Assad regime since the uprising began a year ago this month.
# Red Crescent
Aid team gains entry to struggling region of Homs in Syria
The food and emergency aid convoy has spent the past six days trying to secure entry to Baba Amr.