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Saudi ready to send forces to Syria if coalition decides

Saudi Arabia would be willing to commit special forces to Syria should the international coalition decide to deploy ground troops against Islamic State, the country's foreign minister said on Wednesday. It was the Saudi minist

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UN fears for hundreds of thousands in Aleppo

Hundreds of thousands of civilians could be cut off from food if Syrian government forces encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the UN said on Tuesday, warning of a massive new flight of refugees from a Russian-backed assault. Syri

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Canada to end bombing missions in Iraq, Syria

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would pull out six jets that have been bombing targets in Iraq and Syria, ending a controversial combat role in the fight against Islamic State. Trudeau's Liberals won an elec

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Turkey delivers aid across Syria border

Aid trucks and ambulances entered Syria from Turkey on Sunday to help tens of thousands of people who have fled an escalating government assault on Aleppo, as air strikes targeted villages on the road linking the city to the Turkish border.

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UAE ready to send ground troops to Syria

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said it was ready to send ground troops to Syria as part of an international coalition to fight against Islamic State. "Our position throughout has been that a real campaign against Daesh ha

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Syria warns Saudi army against incursion

Syria will see any incursion on its territory as an act of aggression, Foreign Minister Walid Al Moualem said on Saturday, days after Saudi Arabia announced it was ready to send in ground troops. Foreign Minister Walid Al Moualem

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Thousands flee as Syrian army set for big Aleppo offensive

Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled an intensifying Russian assault around Aleppo and aid workers said they feared the major city could soon fall under a full government siege. Iran reported one of its generals had been killed

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Bahrain ready to commit ground forces to Syria

Bahrain is ready to commit ground troops to Syria as part of a US-led coalition against Islamic State, the Gulf kingdom said on Friday, a day after its larger neighbour and close ally Saudi Arabia announced a similar pledge. Bahra

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Saudi 'ready to join ground operations in Syria'

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Defense said it is prepared to deploy ground forces in Syria to fight Daesh (ISIS), if the US-led interational coalition also deploys ground forces.   Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri

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UK, Norway pledge extra $2.9bn for Syrians

Britain and Norway pledged on Thursday to spend an additional $2.9 billion in aid for Syrians by 2020, seeking to build momentum for a donor conference that the UN hopes will raise more than $7 billion for this year alone. With Sy

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