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15/04/2017 16:39

US-backed forces reach edge of IS-held Syria town

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US-backed fighters have reached the outskirts of a key jihadist-held town in northern Syria as part of an offensive against the Islamic State group's bastion Raqa, a monitor said Saturday.

15/04/2017 03:12

The OPCW: ridding the world of chemical weapons

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Russia criticised the world's chemical weapons watchdog for not sending experts to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria, saying it was...

08/04/2017 18:28

One dead in raid on Syria «chemical attack» town: monitor

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One woman was killed in an air strike Saturday on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhun, site of a suspected chemical weapons attack earlier this week, a monitor said.

08/04/2017 14:15

Strike kills 15 near Syria's IS-held Raqa: monitor

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At least 15 civilians, including four children, were killed in a suspected US-led coalition airstrike on Saturday near the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Raqa, a monitor said.

14/03/2017 07:07

Six years of conflict in Syria

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Peaceful protests against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011. They were harshly repressed, prompting an armed uprising that descended into a complex nationwide conflict.

17/01/2017 10:54

Syria talks in Astana meant to «consolidate» ceasefire: Lavrov

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Syria peace talks in the Kazakh capital next week are aimed at consolidating the frail truce in the war-torn country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

16/01/2017 03:35

Obama doesn't regret «red line» over Syria conflict

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US President Barack Obama says he does not regret his speech drawing a «red line» over Syria's use of chemical weapons, a phrase critics say symbolizes the US failure to act over the country's conflict.

04/01/2017 11:33

Turkey warns Syria talks at risk over truce violations

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Turkey on Wednesday warned that planned Syrian peace talks co-sponsored by Russia were at risk, calling on the Damascus regime of President Bashar al-Assad to halt violations of a ceasefire.

03/01/2017 23:44

Coalition jets back Turkey in Syria op

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Jets with the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group backed a Turkish army operation near Al-Bab in Syria last week but did not use weapons, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

17/12/2016 06:08

Aleppo wounded desperate for treatment in Turkey

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Lying in a hospital bed in northern Syria, Aleppo evacuee Ali Tarab pleads to be quickly taken to neighbouring Turkey for proper treatment for his shattered leg.

17/12/2016 00:24

France, US push for Aleppo observers

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The United Nations Security Council could vote as early as this weekend on a French-drafted proposal to allow international observers in Syria's Aleppo and ensure urgent deliveries of aid, the US envoy said Friday.

14/12/2016 11:05

Syria army resumes shelling of rebel Aleppo

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Syria's army resumed shelling the last rebel-held parts of Aleppo on Wednesday, a monitor said, ending hours of calm after a deal to evacuate civilians and rebels was announced.

13/12/2016 04:02

With rebel Aleppo to fall, Syrians abroad ponder cost

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As the battle for Aleppo enters its final phase, Syrians now living in Greece feel utterly consumed by the human cost of the four-year rebel fight for the traumatised city.

12/12/2016 07:03

Syria army advances in Aleppo but rolled back in Palmyra

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Syrian forces pushed forward in Aleppo Sunday as thousands fled rebel-held areas, but they lost ground to the south where the Islamic State group recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra.

11/12/2016 06:31

After Aleppo falls, where next for Syria?

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While seizing control of Aleppo will not end the Syrian war, Bashar al-Assad's regime and its Russian and Iranian allies have more control now than at any time since the conflict began, experts say.

11/12/2016 05:23

US-led coalition strike kills IS leader in Syria: Pentagon

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The US-led military coalition has killed a leader of the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, the Pentagon said on Saturday.

09/12/2016 15:35

Syria army pounds Aleppo rebels as Russia vows no let-up

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Syrian government artillery pummelled fast-shrinking rebel territory in Aleppo on Friday as key regime backer Russia vowed no end to the bombardment while opposition fighters remain in the battleground city.

09/12/2016 14:39

Strikes to continue while «bandits» remain in Aleppo: Lavrov

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that Syria's Aleppo will continue to be bombed by the Moscow-backed regime as long as rebels remain in the devastated city.

04/12/2016 11:29

First buses take Aleppo residents back to abandoned homes

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For much of the past four years, taking a bus between the two sides of Syria's divided second city Aleppo meant an arduous, and sometimes dangerous, 10-hour road trip.

30/11/2016 15:42

Moscow demands answers after Erdogan vows to oust «tyrant» Assad

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The Kremlin on Wednesday demanded an explanation after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara intervened in Syria solely to topple President Bashar al-Assad.

28/11/2016 14:30

In major blow, Syria rebels lose all northeast Aleppo

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Syria's rebels lost all the northern neighbourhoods of their stronghold in east Aleppo on Monday, as the army made significant advances in its offensive to recapture the entire city.

22/11/2016 12:30

Syrian civilians flee as regime advances inside rebel-held Aleppo

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Syrian pro-government forces pushed forward inside rebel-held Aleppo on Tuesday, prompting civilians to flee, as the regime pressed an assault to recapture the entire city.

21/11/2016 17:24

Iraq militias train sights on key IS-held town near Mosul

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Iraqi militia fighters peered from a front line position at Tal Afar, a town still held by jihadists, as sniper bullets rang overhead and mortar rounds crashed nearby.

20/11/2016 03:45

White House warns Syria, Russia on «heinous» bombings in Aleppo

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US National Security Advisor Susan Rice condemned «heinous» bombings of hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo Saturday, warning the regime and its Russian backers they are responsible for immediate and long-term consequences.

20/11/2016 01:41

UN «appalled» by Syria violence, urges Aleppo access

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Top UN officials said Saturday they were «appalled» by escalating violence in Syria, and urged immediate access to Aleppo, where government forces are waging a ferocious assault to retake rebel-held districts.

08/11/2016 22:15

Civilians flee in fear as forces advance on IS Syria bastion

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When Saada al-Aboud saw Islamic State fighters bringing weaponry into her village near their Syrian bastion of Raqa, she feared she and her family would become human shields for the jihadists.

01/11/2016 20:18

Impossible to refuse jihadist help in Aleppo: Syria opposition

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People stuck in war-ravaged Aleppo do not have the luxury of refusing help from jihadists, a high-level member of Syria's main opposition said, lashing out at international "inaction" in breaking the siege.

30/10/2016 22:07

Civilian toll in fight to break Aleppo siege appals UN

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Syria's regime and rebels engaged in fierce fighting Sunday in Aleppo's western edges, where 41 civilians have been killed in an opposition offensive the UN warned could amount to war crimes.

30/10/2016 19:54

Rebels fired toxic gas into Aleppo

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Syrian state media said Sunday that rebels had fired shells containing toxic gas into government-held parts of Aleppo, leaving dozens of people including civilians in need of treatment.

27/10/2016 22:13

Offensive on IS «capital» Raqa more complex than Mosul

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As Iraqi forces backed by a US-led coalition inch towards the Islamic State group in Mosul, experts and security sources warn that any assault on the jihadists' main Syrian stronghold of Raqa would be even more difficult.

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