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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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Schoolchildren among 35 dead in Syria raids

Beirut, Oct 26, 2016 (AFP) -Air strikes on Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province hit a school and the surrounding area on Wednesday, killing at least 35 civilians including many children, a monitor and activists said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said “warplanes — either Russia or Syrian — carried out …

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Syrian rebels preventing evacuation of Aleppo

Moscow, Oct 20, 2016 (AFP) -Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday accused Syrian rebels of preventing civilians from leaving areas of Aleppo despite a humanitarian truce in Syria’s second city. In a phone call to his US counterpart John Kerry, Lavrov said the halt in fighting should give both …

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Nearly 500 dead, food running out in Aleppo: UN chief

United Nations, United States, Oct 20, 2016 (AFP) -The nearly month-long Russian and Syrian bombing campaign in Aleppo has had horrific results with nearly 500 dead and food rations expected to run out by the end of the month, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday. “The conflict continues to reach …

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Deadly Turkish strikes on Syrian Kurdish militants: army

Ankara, Oct 20, 2016 (AFP) -Turkish warplanes struck Syrian Kurdish militia targets in northern Syria and killed up to 200 militants, state media quoted the military as saying Thursday. The jets hit 18 targets in Maarrat Umm Hawsh, a region north of the city of Aleppo, the official news agency …

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