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Latest platform for Syria's president: Instagram

Syria's embattled president already has a Facebook page, Twitter account and a YouTube channel. Now Bashar Assad is turning to the popular photo-sharing service Instagram in the latest attempt at improving his image as his country burns, posting pictures of himself and his glamorous wife surrounded Full story

Iran grants Syria $3.6 billion credit to buy oil products

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria and Iran signed a deal this week to activate a $3.6 billion credit facility to buy oil products to shore up President Bashar al-Assad's war battered economy, officials and bankers said on Wednesday. Full story

Syrian war takes center stage on Ramadan TV series

Blasts echo in the distance as two longtime friends and neighbors sit along a narrow street in old Damascus chatting about Syria, when one of them calls the civil war raging in their home country a "crisis." Full story

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Assad's forces kill 12 rebels taking flour from mill: activist

Syrian rebels kill dozens in offensives in north and south

Car bomb in Damascus suburb kills seven: state media

Exclusive: Syria's war halves wheat harvest, erodes state share

Syria government rocket attack kills 15 Palestinian refugees: activists

Syrian rebels capture key village near Aleppo city

Syrian forces kill at least 49 rebels near Damascus: monitors

NYT: NJ man helps arm militias in Damascus' Old City

Syrian rebels advance on northern army-held town

At Least One Seriously Injured in Damascus, Md. Crash

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  Car bombing in Syria kills 3, injures 7

Syrian TV reports a suicide bomber attacked in a residential area of Damascus killing three people, including a three-year-old boy. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Police targeted by suicide bombers in Syria

At least 14 people, mostly policemen, were killed and dozens injured when two suicide bombers attacked a central Damascus square. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Heavy weapons give Syrian government forces momentum 

Loud explosions echo across Damascus as the Syrian Army continues operations to push rebels further from the capital. As the fighting rages footage has emerged of President Assad making a rare public appearance and being cheered by supporters. It's not clear exactly when or where it was filmed.  ITV

  UN may have to feed 4 million in Syria by year end

Aid agencies struggle to cope with the dire humanitarian crisis in Syria, where almost half of the population of 23 million is either dead, homeless, dependent on aid or has fled. NBC News’ Bill Neely reports from capital Damascus.

  While observed, imprisoned Syrian rebels speak 

ITV News has gotten access to one of the most feared buildings in Syria - the headquarters of the Intelligence Agency. Inside, captured rebel fighters - held there for months - said they had been betrayed by the west. They told ITV’s Bill Neely, in Damascus, they had joined the battle against the As

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A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus July 30, 2013. Picture taken July 30, 2013. REUTERS/ Mohamed Abdullah (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT POLITICS)

A Free Syrian Army fighter inspects his weapon in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus
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A Free Syrian Army fighter inspects his weapon in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus July 30, 2013. Picture taken July 30, 2013. REUTERS/ Mohamed Abdullah (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT POLITICS)

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Free Syrian Army fighters walk past children in the eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus July 29, 2013. Picture taken July 29, 2013. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT)

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A Free Syrian Army fighter shoots back as he takes a defensive position in the eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus

A Free Syrian Army fighter shoots back as he takes a defensive position in the eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus July 29, 2013. Picture taken July 29, 2013. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)