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The radar has a detection range of several hundred kilometers and the missiles can allegedly intercept targets up to 200 km. away.
Airstrikes and active air defense across Damascus into the mountains near Lebanon and near Homs 160 km to the north awoke Syrians after midnight in the first hours of Monday.
Explosions were heard in Damascus on Sunday night. According to local reports, the target is the al-Mezzeh airbase, which has been hit by several alleged Israeli airstrikes in the past.
The Syrian opposition is now effectively in the hands of extreme Islamist groups with a very different agenda from that of the secular-led Free Syrian Army.
By NEVILLE TELLER
Syrian army recaptures road needed to ship out chemical arsenal; "The road is open but not safe," says monitoring group.
OPCW says used footage from sealed cameras to verified one of two remaining chemical weapons sites.
President Bashar Assad says the will of the people will influence his decision to run for re-election in next year's national elections.
Twenty-one people, including four children and six women, were killed when a minibus exploded in the southern town of Noa.
By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
Syrian clerics issue fatwa, or religious ruling, in appeal to the world for humanitarian aid.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
Raqqa, a city of 250,000 in northeastern Syria, has been subject to regular aerial bombardment by government forces.
If Syria’s chemical weapons are destroyed and Iran’s nuclear program is slowed down, WMD disarmament will gain momentum in the Mideast, and Israel could find itself next in line.
By YOSSI MELMAN
The Sunday Times quotes Syria opposition leader as saying that tests showed evidence of sarin gas.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Wael al-Halqi warns of "graveyard of invaders" if West strikes.
By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
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