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29 of the Peshmerga forces from Iraq and the Syrian Free Army soldiers, via Turkey, to the besieged city of Kobane bringing with them heavy military equipment.
In 1780, during the Revolutionary War, the besieged city of Charleston, South Carolina, surrendered to British forces.
envoy to Syria said Thursday that the besieged city of Homs had become a "theater of death and destruction," urging both sides in the country's civil war to return to negotiations.
Damascus: Dutch priest Frans van der Lugt, who gained renown for his insistence on staying in Syria's besieged city of Homs, was shot dead there on Monday by an unknown gunman.
14 ( ANI ): Syrians stuck in the besieged city of Homs have been evacuated.
DAMASCUS (TAP) - The first group of civilians is due to be evacuated from the besieged city of Homs in Syria, as a pause in fighting has begun.
The Syrian regime offered to let women and children leave the besieged city of Homs yesterday as negotiators from the warring sides discussed humanitarian gestures on a second day of face-to-face talks in Geneva.
Jarba also said that the opposition would not go to a proposed peace conference in Geneva sponsored by the United States and Russia unless its military fortunes improve and offered forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad a truce for the duration of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan to stop fighting in the besieged city of Homs, where opposition fighters face a ferocious ground and air onslaught by Hezbollah-backed troops and militias loyal to Assad.
Riyadh: July 1 -- (BNA)-- The GCC-member countries announced they have been following with utmost concernment latest developments in Syria and the brutal siege imposed by the Syrian regime backed by Hezbollah militias and Iranian revolutionary guard in preparation to storm into the besieged city of Homs.
In Belgium, Louise Creed, a Sydney journalist caught in the besieged city of Antwerp, made a hair-raising escape from a German firing squad and lived to tell the tale.
Syria is believed to have one of the largest stockpiles of chemical weapons in the world, with at least four production sites, including one north of the capital Damascus and another near the besieged city of Homs.
The United States has already helped furnish the Syrian rebels with communication equipment, but activists in the besieged city of Aleppo said on Sunday that all communications lines were down.