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Russian army blames Syria airbase strikes on Israel

Moscow, April 9, 2018 (AFP) -The Russian army on Monday accused Israel of carrying out deadly missile strikes on a Syrian military airbase from Lebanon, Russian media reported. Damascus made the same accusation against Israel Monday. “Two F-15 planes of the Israeli army hit the airbase between 03:25 am and …

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Big price to pay, says Trump as Russia warns off military strike BEIRUT, April 8, (Agencies): An alleged chemical attack that left at least 40 dead in Syria’s rebel-held town of Douma sparked international outrage Sunday, with US President Donald Trump warning there would be a “big price to pay”. …

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Syrian rescuers, medics say gas attack near capital kills 40

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists and rescuers said Sunday that a poison gas attack on a rebel-held town near the capital has killed at least 40 people, allegations denied by the Syrian government. The alleged attack in the town of Douma occurred late Saturday amid a resumed offensive by …

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Kuwait urges implementation of ceasefire in Syria

Pro-Syria forces move away from US troops NEW YORK, March 28, (Agencies): Kuwait and Sweden are keen on fully implementing UNSC Resolution 2401 which regards to the 30-day ceasefire in Syria, an act providing a leeway for humanitarian efforts to take effect, said a Kuwaiti diplomat late Tuesday. In a …

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Fighting in Ghouta despite rebel ceasefire attempt

BEIRUT, March 23 (Reuters) – Air strikes hit a rebel-held enclave of Syria’s eastern Ghouta region on Friday despite a ceasefire that the area’s controlling rebel group had said was agreed to come into force at midnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. On Thursday a spokesman for rebel …

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Japanese court throws out Syrians’ bid to overturn refugee ruling

TOKYO, March 20 (Reuters) – Two Syrian asylum seekers on Tuesday lost a bid to overturn a government decision to deny them refugee status, in the first such lawsuit in Japan since civil war erupted in the Middle Eastern state in 2011. The Tokyo District Court upheld a government ruling …

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Russia says over 20,000 people have left Syria’s Eastern Ghouta on Sunday

MOSCOW, March 18 (Reuters) – More than 20,000 people have left Syria’s Eastern Ghouta via the town of Hammouriyeh so far on Sunday, the Interfax news agency reported, citing the Centre for Reconciliation in Syria, a body run by Russia’s defence ministry. Since humanitarian corridors were set up in the …

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Thousands of Syrians flee raging assaults on 2 fronts

ARBIN, Syria, March 17, (Agencies): Thousands of terrified Syrian civilians fled for their lives on Saturday, as they sought to escape two raging offensives in a rebel bastion outside Damascus and a northwestern Kurdish enclave. Syria’s civil war this week entered its eighth year with world powers unable to stem …

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Thousands flee Ghouta

EASTERN GHOUTA, Syria, March 15, (Agencies): Thousands of Syrian civilians fled from a rebel pocket in eastern Ghouta on Thursday, crossing by foot to army positions in the first mass exodus from the besieged enclave since Syrian government forces launched an assault to capture it a month ago. Men, women …

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Rape used as wide-scale weapon of war in Syria – U.N. report

GENEVA, March 15 (Reuters) – Syrian government forces and allied militias have raped and sexually assaulted women, girls and men in a campaign to punish opposition communities – acts that constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, U.N. investigators said on Thursday. In a major report, they found that opposition …

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