Inside Syria: Dispatches from the Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times' Beirut bureau chief, Patrick J. McDonnell, was granted a rare visa to report from Syria in September, his third trip this year. These are official visits, so he is spending his time in government-held areas.
6:00 AM PDT, September 29, 2013
DAMASCUS, Syria — At a makeshift bus stop across from an expanse of bullet-riddled buildings, three elderly women stepped onto a packed van destined for the Syrian capital's northeastern suburbs, neighborhoods largely under the sway of anti-government insurgents.
8:00 AM PDT, September 21, 2013
DAMASCUS, Syria — At age 70, Ahmad Saidi took up arms after the slaying of his son, a father of five who was killed when a remote-controlled bomb blew up his car.
3:56 PM PDT, July 27, 2013
DAMASCUS, Syria — State-run Syrian media on Saturday accused antigovernment rebels of massacring more than 100 people during an assault last week on a town outside the northern city of Aleppo, the latest alleged mass killing during the Syrian conflict.
5:00 AM PDT, June 12, 2013
The Times’ Beirut bureau chief, Patrick J. McDonnell, has just returned from seven days in Syria.
4:07 PM PDT, June 9, 2013
QUSAIR, Syria — Ecstatic Syrian authorities staged a victory rally Sunday in the center of this battered but strategic town, where rebels were routed last week after having held control for more than a year, using it as a major logistics hub.
5:23 PM PDT, June 8, 2013
In 2011, the commercial hub of Homs gained notoriety as the cradle of the uprising. Two years later, the war grinds on in the Old City.
5:20 PM PDT, June 6, 2013
Supporters of Syria's Bashar Assad in a Damascus neighborhood believe the long war is at a turning point after successes in Qusair and elsewhere.
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