Screen grab from Syrian President Bashar Assad's televised interview.
August 29, 2012 Syrian president Bashar Assad appeared in a pre-recorded interview today, saying the military situation in his country is improving and that Syrian government troops just need more time. He says the conflict is cleansing his nation.
Smoke billows from a car bomb in Damascus, Syria.
Syrian news agency/AP
August 15, 2012 Syrian rebels claim responsibility for a bomb that went off near the hotel used by the United Nations observer team. None of the UN staffers was hurt.
An image from amateur video released by Ugarit News purports to show Aleppo under fire. The AP cannot independently confirm the authenticity of the image.
August 1, 2012 Syrian president Bashar Assad issues written statement lauding the army on Army Foundation Day. Fighting continues for control of Syria's largest city, Aleppo as both sides appear to commit human rights violations.
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