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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.
Video posted online shows what activists say are helicopters firing missiles in Rastan; 29 killed across country.
Most of brigade defects, retreats with rebels before Assad's forces bombard village of al-Ghento, Rights group reports.
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UN, struggling to deliver humanitarian aid to estimated 1 million people in Syria, says "good faith" of Syrian gov't will be tested.
Move follows Western expulsion of Syrian diplomats following Houla massacre; United Nations struggling to deliver humanitarian aid to an estimated 1 million people in Syria.
World powers express shock at "horrific" Syria massacre of more than 92 over the weekend; artillery barrage on town of Houla draws condemnation, calls for action from US, France, Arab League, UN secretary general.
Assad's troops shoot, kill at least 2 in capital Damascus; around 3,000 marchers met by armed security, secret police.
"Women, children and old men were shot dead. This is not the hallmark of the heroic Syrian army," Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman says of assault that killed more than 90, blames "terrorists" for massacre.
Artillery barrage on town of Houla draws condemnation, calls for action from US, UK, France; UN secretary general, special envoy to Syria: Those responsible for perpetrating this crime must be held to account.
Artillery barrage on town of Houla draws condemnation, calls for action from UK's Hague, French FM, UN's Ban and Arab League.
US secretary of state to visit Istanbul in early June; at least 90 killed in Houla; Annan announces visit to Syria.
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