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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.
This is a developing story.
With groups such as the SNC having failed to provide coherent leadership for the revolution, local rebel commanders are taking charge.
By JONATHAN SPYER
UN secretary-general says convoy of General Gaye was the target of armed attacks, there were no injuries.
White House consulting with Syria's neighbors over chemical weapons; US believes stockpile remains under Assad's control.
By REUTERS AND JPOST.COM STAFF
FSA general tells 'Daily Telegraph' rebels are forming a team to take hold of Assad's chemical weapons sites; senior Syrian military defector tells Reuters Assad's forces moving chemical stockpile across country.
By JPOST.COM STAFF AND REUTERS
After three days of fierce fighting, Syrian rebel commander says rebels will intensify attacks against Damascus.
Sunni soldiers being pushed to the front lines in the rebellious city of Homs; Alawites remaining in the rear.
Assad, rebels agree to temporary ceasefire to allow aid access to wounded, but ICRC teams remain on standby as fighting rages.
Regime employing dual strategy of maintaining a fortress-like hold on the capital while carving out Alawite enclave in the northwest of the country.
Day after UN observers suspend their work, dozens wounded in Syrian army shelling on Sunni Muslim districts of Homs.
Barak says Assad family is "slaughtering its people with the support of Iran, Hezbollah," Israel closely monitoring situation.
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