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Syrian rebels say will defend Ghouta, not negotiating withdrawal

BEIRUT, March 7 (Reuters) – Syrian rebels in eastern Ghouta will defend the territory and there are no negotiations over a withdrawal that has been proposed by Russia, the military spokesman for one of the main eastern Ghouta rebel groups said on Wednesday. “There are no negotiations about this subject. …

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Violence halts aid to Syria’s Ghouta – Russian military plane crash kills 32

BEIRUT, March 6, (AP): The first aid delivery in weeks to reach the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus was cut short after Syrian government forces began shelling the area while aid workers were still inside, a local council said Tuesday, amid a renewed escalation in the government’s deadly aerial and …

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Syria bombing claims 45

BEIRUT, March 5, (Agencies): Syrian regime bombardment on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta killed at least 45 civilians on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Britain-based war monitor said at least 19 of the victims were killed in the town of Hammuriyeh, where regime aircraft used …

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In Syria’s Ghouta, shelters are tombs for the living

BEIRUT (AP) — There have been many goodbyes in eastern Ghouta — more than 600 in the past two weeks. That is the estimated number of civilians killed in the Syrian military’s offensive to recapture the region adjacent to the capital, Damascus, under opposition control for nearly six years. There …

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Assad retakes quarter of enclave

DAMASCUS, March 4, (Agencies): Syria’s regime has seized control of over a quarter of rebel-held eastern Ghouta on the edge of Damascus after two weeks of devastating bombardment, sending hundreds of civilians into flight, a monitor said Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said regime forces had advanced to …

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Russia says militants impose curfew in Syria’s Ghouta

MOSCOW, March 4 (Reuters) – Militants in Syria’s eastern Ghouta have imposed a curfew in areas under their control to prevent civilians from leaving through a humanitarian corridor while a truce is in place, Interfax news agency reported, citing Russian military. The rebels have also banned mass gatherings of civilians, …

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Syria bloodshed must end – KUWAIT CALLS FOR PERMANENT SOLUTION

UN points to likely war crimes in Syria GENEVA, March 3, (Agencies): Kuwait warned Friday that the ongoing humanitarian fallouts in Syria are threatening the overall international political situation. The international community must stop the bloodshed in Syria and find comprehensive and permanent solution for the crisis, Kuwait’s Permanent Representative …

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Implement ceasefire: Kuwait

NEW YORK, March 1, (Agencies): Four days after its unanimous adoption, the UN Security Council resolution No. 2401 which called for a 30-day humanitarian truce in Syria have not been implemented even partially, Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Mansour Al- Otaibi has lamented. The resolution was only …

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Russia says U.S. has set up about 20 military bases in Syria

MOSCOW, March 1 (Reuters) – The United States has set up around 20 military bases in Syria on territory controlled by the Kurds, an official from Russia’s Security Council said on Thursday, the RIA news agency reported. The official, Alexander Venediktov, an aide to Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, also …

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Kuwait offers treatment to Syrian refugees

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 28: Kuwait’s voluntary team “Shefaa” on Wednesday concluded a four-day voluntary mission to Jordan where it offered medical treatment to hundreds of Syrian refugees in the Kingdom. This 15th trip undertaken by the team coincided with Kuwait’s National Days and witnessed a “new humanitarian achievement,” namely offering …

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