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Pope calls for immediate halt to Syria violence

Vatican City, Feb 25, 2018 (AFP) -Pope Francis on Sunday called for an immediate end to violence in Syria to allow aid deliveries, especially in the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta which has been hit by regime bombardment. “This February has been one of the most violent (periods) in seven …

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UNSC okays Kuwait resolution on Syria

NEW YORK, Feb 24, (Agencies): UN Security Council unanimously approved Saturday a draft resolution presented by Kuwait and Sweden to establish a 30-day humanitarian truce in Syria. The resolution will pave way for the delivery of humanitarian aid to the areas under seige in Syria. The resolution demanding the ceasefire …

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More deaths in Syria bombing campaign near Damascus

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing five people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than 400. The number of …

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More pro-Assad forces in Afrin – Fear, outrage over bloodshed in Syria enclave

BEIRUT/ANKARA, Feb 21, (Agencies): Turkey warned on Wednesday that pro-Damascus forces would face “serious consequences” for entering Syria’s Afrin region to help Kurdish fighters repel a Turkish offensive. Their arrival raises the spectre of wider escalation on Syria’s northern battlefront, which includes the Syrian army, allied Iran-linked militias, Kurdish forces, …

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Activists: Syria’s shelling of Damascus suburb killed 98

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian monitoring group and paramedics say government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held suburbs of the capital, Damascus, killed at least 98 people on Monday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it was the deadliest day in three years in the area known as Eastern …

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Reports of hundreds of Russians killed in Syria attempt to exploit war

MOSCOW, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that reports that hundreds of Russian mercenaries had been killed in Syria recently were an attempt to exploit the war there, the RIA news agency reported. About 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm …

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Kuwait, Sweden draft measure demanding 30-day Syria truce – Syria downs Israeli jet

UNITED NATIONS, United States, Feb 10, (AFP): The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow for urgent deliveries of humanitarian aid, according to the text seen by AFP on Friday. Sweden and Kuwait presented the measure that would also demand an …

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Syria lost between Assad’s seekers … interest seekers

THE Syrian blood has been touring between capitals of foreign countries for the past seven years in search for a solution. Someone from the involved international parties does not want a solution, because the issue at hand is flowing towards their interests. From the meetings in Geneva, Astana, Sochi and …

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Turkish forces repulsed, says YPG – Turkish aggression kills 8 civilians in Syria

AZAZ, Syria, Jan 21, (Agencies): Turkish ground forces advanced into northern Syria’s Afrin region on Sunday, Ankara said after launching artillery and air strikes on a US-backed Kurdish militia it aims to sweep from its border. The Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia, supported by the United States but seen as a terrorist …

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Syrian war to drag into next decade

Russians kill militants in base attack BEIRUT, Jan 13, (RTRS): A Russian-led effort to end the war in Syria will fail and the confl ict looks set to extend into the next decade, a top Syrian Kurdish politician told Reuters in an interview. Aldar Khalil, an architect of Kurdishled plans …

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