Arab Israeli Conflict
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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.
Red Cross says it's still unsuccessful at bringing humanitarian aid into Homs; Beijing supports mediation by former UN sec.-gen. Kofi Annan, expresses concerns over intervention under "pretext of humanitarian issues."
"He placed his AK-47 on me, put his hand on my head and said a prayer. It wasn't very reassuring," Bouvier tells 'Le Figaro.'
ICRC aid blocked from Baba Amro, fears grow for civilians; rebels flee former stronghold, say planning next steps.
In meeting with Bulgarian president, FM says, "impermissible to resign to daily killing in Syria"; Red Cross denied entry to Homs.
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France says will shut Syrian embassy after UNSC resolution; Cameron says Syria will face 'day of reckoning.'
British PM says "dreadful" Syrian regime will be held responsible for violence; European Council meets in Brussels to discuss increasing pressure on Assad, including sanctions.
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