DAMASCUS, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Syrian army troops uncovered Saturday a mass grave in the Damascus suburb of Yalda, combining unidentified number of bodies that belong to civilians and army personnel.
The mass grave was dug up Saturday when the army entered the area, which was controlled by the rebels over the past days.
An officer told Xinhua that the area is clean of rebels, adding that the displaced residents can start to get back home.
The streets in the area were ravaged as marks of tanks could be seen on ground. The death stink was everywhere as the dug-up bodies were charred black and defaced.
Decisive battles intensifying in Syria key cities
DAMASCUS, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Clashes have intensified overnight and after daybreak Saturday in Syria's both key cities, the capital Damascus and northern Aleppo province, in what appeared to be decisive battles between armed insurgent groups and government forces. Full story
News Analysis: UN resolution adds pressure to embattled Syria gov't
UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- The resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly on Friday would add fresh pressure to the Syrian government, which is undergoing unabated violence and insurgency, analysts here said. Full story
UN General Assembly adopts resolution on Syria
UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- The UN General Assembly adopted on Friday a resolution demanding all parties in Syria stop all forms of violence.
The resolution, penned by Saudi Arabia with support of other Arab nations, received 133 votes in favor, 12 against and 31 abstained.Full story
Syria asks Russia for economic aid
MOSCOW, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Visiting senior Syrian officials have asked Russia for financial loans and supplies of oil products.
Syria's Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil, who led a delegation consisting of Syrian Cabinet ministers in a visit to Russia, on Friday told reporters in Moscow that Russia had promised to provide financial assistance to Syria.Full story