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Turks reject US, Paris call for Afrin ceasefire in Syria

EU demands end to Ghouta fighting ISTANBUL, Feb 28, (Agencies): Turkey forcefully rejected on Wednesday Western calls to suspend its offensive in northwest Syria, saying the United States misunderstood the extent of a UN ceasefire resolution and accusing France of giving “false information” on the issue. Ankara has said the …

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UN calls for ceasefire to be observed – Fresh violence mars truce BEIRUT/GENEVA, Feb 27, (Agencies): A Russian call for a five-hour truce on Tuesday failed to halt one of the most devastating campaigns of the Syrian war, where residents said government warplanes resumed striking the eastern Ghouta region on Tuesday …

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Truce called by Russia comes into effect near Damascus

BEIRUT, Feb 27 (Reuters) – A five-hour truce called by Russia started on Tuesday in the Syrian rebel-held eastern Ghouta near Damascus with the stated aim of allowing people to escape the area which is being targeted in a fierce offensive by the Moscow-backed government. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered …

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Kuwaiti aid reaches Ghouta after Kuwait-brokered truce resolution

Amir thanks FM, Kuwait UN mission KUWAIT CITY, Feb 26, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait has begun delivering urgently needed aid to besieged civilians in East Ghouta on Damascus’ outskirts. Aid delivery started amid bombardment that proceeded a day after the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution calling for …

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Syria starts rebuilding even as more destruction wreaked

HOMS, Syria (AP) — In the Syrian city of Homs’ landmark Clock Square, where some of the first anti-government protests erupted in 2011, stands a giant poster of a smiling President Bashar Assad waving his right arm, with a caption that reads: “Together we will rebuild.” Four years after the …

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Greek police arrest drivers transporting Syrians near border

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested two Syrian citizens on suspicion of transporting 20 people who allegedly had entered the country illegally from Turkey. The arrests happened Saturday, but announced by police on Sunday. Police said a 30-year-old driving an SUV tried to speed away after …

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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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