29 June 2017
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22/06/2017 03:49

In Syria's besieged Douma, Ramadan meals among the ruins

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The scene in Syria's besieged rebel-held town of Douma is almost surreal -- tables laden with food to break the Ramadan fast are surrounded by the crumbling carcasses of bombed-out buildings.

13/05/2017 18:53

Deal reached to evacuate rebel-held Damascus district: SANA

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Syria's government has reached a deal with rebels in the Qabun neighbourhood of Damascus for the evacuation of opposition fighters, Syrian state media and a monitor said on Saturday.

13/05/2017 17:36

Hunger and fear in Syria's Tabqa after IS defeat

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When Dalal Ahmad heard that the fighters who expelled the Islamic State group from the Syrian town of Tabqa were distributing food, she began to run, desperate for any scraps.

11/05/2017 10:03

US-backed fighters hunt for IS holdouts in Syria's Tabqa

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US-backed fighters hunted for jihadist holdouts in Syria's Tabqa on Thursday after overrunning the city and nearby dam in a step forward for their advance on Islamic State group stronghold Raqa.

09/05/2017 15:51

UN Security Council expected to meet on Syria safe zones deal

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Japan and Sweden have requested a UN Security Council meeting to obtain specific details of a Russia-backed agreement on establishing safe zones in Syria, diplomats said Tuesday.

04/05/2017 19:54

Russia, Turkey, Iran sign deal to set up Syria safe zones

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Russia, Iran and Turkey on Thursday signed an agreement to set up four safe zones in Syria that the United Nations described as a promising step to wind down the brutal six-year war.

25/04/2017 21:51

Trump says Assad's future «not a deal breaker» on Syria: Russia's UN envoy

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US President Donald Trump told UN Security Council ambassadors that the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was «not a deal breaker» in negotiations on ending the war, Russia's envoy said Tuesday.

25/04/2017 11:56

Turkish strikes kill Kurdish fighters in Syria, Iraq

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Turkish warplanes killed more than two dozen Kurdish fighters Tuesday in strikes in Syria and Iraq, where the Kurds are key players in the battle against the Islamic State group.

24/04/2017 21:37

US blacklists 271 Syrian chemists, other experts over sarin attack

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The US government put 271 Syrian chemists and other officials on its financial blacklist Monday, punishing them for their presumed role in the deadly chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in early April.

24/04/2017 19:21

Syria's Tabqa: a strategic prize

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Syria's Tabqa, which US-backed forces entered Monday, is doubly strategic: it lies on the road to the Islamic State group's Raqa bastion and the nearby dam is the country's largest.

24/04/2017 19:17

US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town

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A US-backed alliance of Arab-Kurdish forces entered the key jihadist-held town of Tabqa on Monday as they pursued their campaign against the Islamic State group in northern Syria.

24/04/2017 08:06

Italian reporter freed in Turkey

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An Italian journalist arrested in Turkey while researching refugees near the Syrian border has been freed after two weeks in detention, Italy's foreign ministry said Monday.

24/04/2017 04:31

From aspiring stylist to jihadist widow: one woman's Syria story

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Islam Maytat thought marrying an Afghan-British businessman was her ticket to a new life as a fashionista in London. Instead she became a widow living under jihadist rule in Syria.

23/04/2017 07:56

Israeli attack on Syria military camp kills three

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An Israeli attack on a Syrian training camp near the Golan Heights killed three members of a pro-government militia on Sunday, an official from the forces said.

22/04/2017 08:04

Pentagon chief warns Syria against using chemical weapons

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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday that there can be «no doubt» Syria has retained some chemical weapons and warned President Bashar al-Assad's regime not to use them.

22/04/2017 07:56

Canada sets new sanctions against Syria after chemical attack

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Canada announced new sanctions against Syria on Friday targeting officials and entities linked to the use of chemical weapons.

22/04/2017 07:46

«Assad blames ex Al-Qaeda affiliate for bombing evacuees»

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Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad on Friday blamed the country's former Al-Qaeda affiliate for a deadly bombing against buses carrying evacuees outside Aleppo at the weekend.

22/04/2017 05:05

«No doubt» Syria has retained chemical weapons: Mattis

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Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said during a visit to Israel Friday that there can be «no doubt» that Syria has retained some chemical weapons and warned President Bashar al-Assad's regime not to use them.

22/04/2017 02:31

Russian FM presses US's Tillerson over Syria probe

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov voiced «regret» in a phone call with his US counterpart at Washington's opposition to a Moscow-backed plan to investigate an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

22/04/2017 00:54

Syria evacuees on move again after 48-hour delay: monitor

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Hundreds of frightened Syrian evacuees were on the move again Friday after being blocked for 48 hours at a transit point where a bomber killed dozens of their fellow townspeople, a monitor said.

21/04/2017 19:21

Israel targets Syria positions after Golan mortar fire

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Israel's army said Friday it had targeted positions inside Syria in retaliation for mortar fire that hit the northern part of the Golan Heights.

21/04/2017 01:31

Watchdog rejects Russian bid for new Syria attack probe

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The global chemical arms watchdog Thursday «overwhelmingly» rejected a Russian-Iranian move to launch a new investigation into a suspected chemical attack in Syria, delegates said, backing the probe already underway.

21/04/2017 00:49

UN, Russia set for Syria meet without US

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The UN's Syria envoy said Thursday that he will hold talks with Russian officials next week but without the US present after previous plans for a trilateral meeting were «postponed».

20/04/2017 10:06

Syria evacuations resume after deadly bombing

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The evacuation of civilians and fighters from besieged Syrian towns resumed on Wednesday after a weekend bombing at a transit point killed 126 people, 68 of them children, an AFP correspondent reported.

20/04/2017 03:23

France says will «prove» Damascus behind Syria «chemical attack»

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France will produce proof «in a few days» that the regime of Bashar al-Assad launched a chemical strike on a Syrian village that killed 87 people earlier this month, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Wednesday.

20/04/2017 03:16

«Incontrovertible» sarin gas used in Syria: watchdog

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The head of a global arms watchdog said Wednesday that «incontrovertible» test results from an alleged chemical strike in Syria showed sarin gas or a similar substance had been used.

20/04/2017 01:41

Bomb in Syria's Aleppo kills six, injures more than 30: state TV

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A bomb killed six people and wounded more than 30 in Syria's second city Aleppo on Wednesday, state television reported, without giving the reason for the blast.

19/04/2017 01:01

US failed to protect civilians in Syria mosque strike: HRW

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The US military failed to take «necessary precautions» to prevent civilians deaths in a strike on a Syrian mosque last month that killed dozens of people, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

19/04/2017 00:54

Syrians in frantic search for their children after blast

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Fatima Rashid was recovering in a Syrian hospital after a deadly suicide blast when she glanced at a teenager with a bloody, disfigured face. She did not recognise her daughter.

17/04/2017 06:23

Dozens of children dead in Syria evacuees bombing

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Nearly 70 children were among those killed when a suicide car bombing tore through buses carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria, a monitor said on Sunday.

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