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More Russian jets to Syria – Fierce battles in Aleppo

MOSCOW/BEIRUT, Sept 30, (RTRS): Russia is sending more warplanes to Syria to ramp up its campaign of air strikes, a Russian newspaper reported on Friday, as Moscow defied global censure over an escalation that Western countries say has torpedoed diplomacy. US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel described …

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Apocalyptic scenes in streets of Syria’s Aleppo – ‘Challenge of saving lives growing hopeless’

ALEPPO, Syria, Sept 24, (AFP): With pools of blood and shredded bodies on the streets, the rebel-held east of Syrian city Aleppo has been reduced to an apocalyptic battlefront under relentless regime and Russian bombardment. Doctors at one of the last functioning hospitals said they were being forced to carry …

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Halt on flights over Syria would help radicals: Iran

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 23, (AP): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday joined in opposing a call by US Secretary of State John Kerry to halt all flights over Syria in efforts to get relief shipments through, saying that would only help Islamic radicals gain ground. Rouhani also alleged Washington was …

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RUSSIA, REBELS CAST DOUBTS OVER SYRIA TRUCE – ‘Air strike kills IS propaganda chief’

WASHINGTON, Sept 17, (Agencies): The Pentagon said on Friday that a US-led coalition air strike on Sept 7 killed an Islamic State leader who oversaw the militant group’s propaganda. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement that the air strike took place near Raqqa, Syria, and targeted and killed …

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Lest the day comes when Syrians long for Assad

TRUST between countries does not mean imposing a decision or putting a decree into effect. Instead, trust is based on practices gained legitimately and the world cannot omit such gains easily. Therefore, it is not easy for any country to regain international trust through the decision of its leadership, especially …

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Barrel bombs kill at least 15 civilians in Aleppo: monitor

BEIRUT, Aug 27, (AFP): At least 15 civilians were killed in a barrel bomb attack on a rebel-held district of Syria’s Aleppo city on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. The Britain-based group said regime aircraft had dropped two explosivepacked barrel bombs several minutes apart on the …

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White Helmets: ‘Most dangerous job in the world’

BEIRUT, Aug 20, (AP): It took Mahmoud Fadlallah and the team of seven rescue workers 30 minutes to reach the middle-aged couple trapped beneath the rubble of their apartment building in the contested Syrian city of Aleppo. They had been notified a rocket had struck the building, and they had …

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If only they did not do it in Syria

IT IS time for everyone to face the truth. After five years and a half since the war started in Syria, with Turkey pioneering the fall of the regime; Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has finally admitted it is possible for Bashar al-Assad to be part of the transition period …

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Haunting image of Syrian boy rescued from Aleppo’s rubble

BEIRUT, Aug 18, (Agencies): Syrian opposition activists have released haunting footage showing a young boy rescued from a partially destroyed building in the aftermath of a devastating airstrike in Aleppo. The image of the stunned and weary- looking boy, sitting in an orange chair inside an ambulance, covered in dust …

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‘AT LEAST 500 FIGHTERS KILLED IN A WEEK IN ALEPPO BATTLE’ – Rebels break Aleppo regime siege, says Syria opposition

BEIRUT, Aug 6, (Agencies): Syrian rebels claimed on Saturday they broke a threeweek government siege of second city of Aleppo, turning the tables on Russian-backed regime forces who are now on the defensive. To the northeast, a Western- backed alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters scored a major victory against …

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