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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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Israeli jets, missiles hit Syria

BEIRUT, Jan 9 (Agencies): Israeli jets and groundto- ground missiles struck Syria early on Tuesday, Syria’s army said, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated he would do what was needed to stop Hezbollah gaining “game-changing” Iranian weapons. The Syrian army said in a statement carried by state television that …

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Putin declares Syria victory – Egypt, Russia ties firm

MOSCOW, Dec 11, (AP): Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against “terrorists” in Syria on Monday during a surprise visit to a Russian military base in the county, where he also announced a partial pullout of Russian troops. It was Putin’s first trip to Syria, where Russia launched an air …

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‘No future’ for Assad and his family in Syria

GENEVA, Oct 26, (Agencies): US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that Washington sees no future for President Bashar Assad in Syria’s government, insisting “the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end.” Tillerson made the comments after what he called a “fruitful” discussion with UN Syria …

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Russia vetoes gas probe … Briton killed fighting IS

UNITED NATIONS, US, Oct 24, (AFP): Russia on Tuesday vetoed a US-drafted resolution that would have granted a one-year extension to the mandate of a panel investigating who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria. It was the ninth time Russia has used its veto power at the Security Council …

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