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US refuses to say Syria peace effort failed

Washington, Dec 14, 2016 (AFP) -The United States refused to say its diplomatic efforts to end the war in Syria had failed Wednesday, as Secretary of State John Kerry spoke again with his Russian counterpart. The collapse of a Russian and Turkish-brokered bid to end the siege of a shrinking …

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Syrian rebel officials say Aleppo truce deal back on track, to begin ‘within hours’

AMMAN/BEIRUT, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Syrian rebel officials said on Wednesday that a ceasefire deal for Aleppo was back on track, and its implementation, including evacuations from the last rebel-held areas of the city would begin “within hours”. “An agreement has been reached and within the coming hours its implementation …

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Fugitive former Syrian diplomat held in France on rape charge

GENEVA, Dec 14 (Reuters) – A former Syrian diplomat convicted in absentia of a brutal rape in Switzerland in 2001 has been arrested in Versailles, France, living under a false identity as a refugee, the Geneva prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday. The man, whose name was not revealed, was sentenced …

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Rebel resistance in Aleppo ends

ALEPPO, Syria/GENEVA, Dec 13, (Agencies): Rebel resistance in Syria’s Aleppo ended on Tuesday after years of fighting and months of bitter siege and bombardment that culminated in a bloody collapse of their defences this week, as insurgents agreed to withdraw in a ceasefire. Rebel officials said fighting would end on …

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U.S. suspension of operations in Syria allowed IS to take Palmyra : Russia

MOSCOW, Dec 12 (Reuters) – The United States’ decision to suspend active operations in Syria’s Raqqa had allowed Islamic State militants to redeploy to the ancient city of Palmyra, RIA news agency quoted the Russian defence ministry as saying. Please follow and like us:Share

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IS kills 26 Syria regime fighters in Homs

Beirut, Dec 8, 2016 (AFP) –Islamic State group jihadists killed at least 26 members of Syrian government forces on Thursday in an assault on regime positions in the central province of Homs, a monitor said. IS launched simultaneous attacks near the Mahr and Shaar oil and gas fields and elsewhere …

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Syrian regime ‘seizes’ half of rebel parts of Aleppo: monitor

ALEPPO, Syria, Dec 2, (Agencies): Syrian government forces have recaptured half of rebel-held territory in Aleppo since launching a devastating offensive for the city in mid-November, a monitoring group said Friday. Troops and allied militia have overrun all of Aleppo’s northeast and are now chipping away at the far eastern …

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Syria forces retake 6 Aleppo rebel areas, civilians flee

Aleppo, Syria, Nov 27, 2016 (AFP) -Government forces retook six rebel-held districts of eastern Aleppo over the weekend, forcing thousands of civilians to flee as they pressed their offensive Sunday to retake Syria’s second city. In a major breakthrough in the push to retake the whole city, regime forces on …

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Regime bombardment kills 25 civilians in east Aleppo – Russia says strike in Syria killed 30 al-Qaeda fighters

ALEPPO, Syria, Nov 17, (Agencies): Syrian air strikes and shelling killed 25 civilians in eastern districts of Aleppo on Thursday, a monitor said, on the third day of a wideranging regime assault on rebel-held areas. The bombardment hit at least six rebel-held neighbourhoods, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring …

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Keyboard nations wails

Few weeks ago, we saw a hashtag “Express Anger for Aleppo” on Twitter. It was preceded by several other headlines advocating support for Syria and urging for outburst, protest and fury over the atrocities against Muslims within their territories. This situation started precisely after March 15, 2011 when the people …

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