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Israel hits Syria arms convoy to Lebanon: sources

altIsraeli warplanes bombed a convoy near Syria's border with Lebanon, sources told Reuters, apparently targeting weapons destined for Hezbollah in what some called a warning to Damascus not to arm Israel's Lebanese enemy.

Syrian rebels make slow headway in south

altThe revolt against President Bashar al-Assad first flared in Deraa, but the southern border city now epitomizes the bloody stalemate gripping Syria after 22 months of violence and 60,000 dead.

U.N.'s Ban decries "horrors" in Syria, urges end to war

altDenouncing "unrelenting horrors" in Syria's war, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed for an end to the violence and urged more aid to address a situation he said was catastrophic and worsening by the day.

China’s Y-20 completes first flight

altChina’s first Y-20 large military transport aircraft made its first successful flight on Saturday.

Syrian troops and militia push to take Sunni Homs areas

altThe Syrian army has stepped up an offensive on opposition Sunni Muslim strongholds in the central city of Homs, bringing in ground forces and loyalist militia to try to secure a major road junction, opposition sources said.

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