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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.
Rights group accuses Syrian of using human shields; Russia offer "full support" for peace efforts.
Bloodshed continues as UN-Arab League peace envoy Annan flies to Moscow, seeking Russian backing for ceasefire efforts.
Homs bombarded with mortars; six civilians and four soldiers killed in clashes, according to opposition activists.
Russia envoy to UN says foreign group arming Syria opposition, which must be engaged to ensure Annan plan's success.
Clashes appear to be an attempt by rebels to show they still pose a serious challenge; RPG fired at Syrian army general.
A year on, Bashar Assad is hitting back at rebel forces, and thanks to world indifference, he may well succeed.
By JONATHAN SPYER
Tehran says US, allies pouring massive amounts of weaponry into Syria; dozens of civilians, including kids killed in Homs.
By JPOST.COM STAFF AND REUTERS
UN-Arab League envoy attempts to make progress in efforts to promote a ceasefire after 1st round of talks yields few results.
By REUTERS AND OREN KESSLER
Syrian leader rebuffs UN-Arab League envoy as his forces kill dozens in Idlib, Homs.
By OREN KESSLER AND REUTERS
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