Local Opposition Councils Act As Government In Parts Of Syria

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Syrian Army Said To Be Readying Chemical Weapons

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Rebels Making Gains In Syria Conflict

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Syria Plunges Into Another Week Of Deep Violence

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The daily fighting in Syria included this gun battle Wednesday involving rebels in the northern city of Aleppo. Still, the rival sides recently worked out a prisoner swap in which two women were freed from state custody, while the rebels released seven pro-government fighters. James Lawler Duggan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Fighting Rages, A Prisoner Swap In Syria

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Syrian Violence Escalates Into Civil War

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U.N. Sees 'Lack Of Willingness' For Peace In Syria

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Resolve Of Syria's Pro-Government Forces Hardens

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Qatar Emerges As Major Force In Arab World

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In this frame grab from an amateur video posted on YouTube, members of the Arab League monitor violence in the Syrian city of Homs this week. YouTube hide caption

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In Syria, Arab League Observers Caught In Crossfire

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Sectarian Violence Devastates Syrian City

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U.S. Vice President Biden (right) and Turkish President Abdullah Gul meet in Ankara, Turkey, on Friday. Biden praised Turkey for putting pressure on neighboring Syria to stop its bloody crackdown of protesters. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/AP hide caption

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After Fleeing, Syrian Activists Regroup In Turkey

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Syrian women stroll past posters of President Bashar Assad in Damascus on Monday. Assad has relied heavily on his security forces as he battles an uprising now in its eighth month.

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In Syria, Can The President Outlast The Protesters?

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Syrian Army Escalates Crack Down In Homs

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