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Syrian military jets pound rebel bases in Aleppo

Syrian government aircraft have bombed besieged rebel-held eastern districts of the city of Aleppo for the first time in three weeks, said a report citing activists. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that at least f

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Syrian army responsible for 3rd chemical attack, says UN report

An international inquiry conducted by United Nations and the global chemical weapons watchdog Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, has declared that the Syrian government carried out a third chemical attack in the conflict-wrack

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Syrian govt forces step up Aleppo offensive

Forces backing Syrian President Bashar Assad pressed their offensive on Tuesday on Aleppo's rebel-held zone from the south, after capturing areas on other fronts in recent days, a report said. With new reinforcements, the stra

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US suspends Syria ceasefire talks with Russia

The Obama administration on Monday withdrew its cooperation with Russia over Syria, while Moscow suspended a key nuclear weapons accord it had signed with Washington more than a decade ago, a report said. The US announced it was c

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Russian military action driving rebels into hands of extremists: US

Russia's increasing military action in Syria is forcing moderate elements within the Syrian opposition into the hands of extremists, reported the BBC citing a US state department spokesman. Mark Toner said renewed Russian and

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Kremlin says will press on with Syria ops

The Kremlin said on Thursday that Russia's air force would press ahead with its operations in Syria and dismissed a US statement on the conflict there as unhelpful and clumsy. US. Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Mo

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US sent weapons to Kurdish fighters in Syria: Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the US of supplying more weapons to Kurdish fighters in northern Syria this week, delivering two plane loads of arms to what Ankara says is a terrorist group. Erdogan's comments, in a s

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Air strikes hit aid convoy as Syria says ceasefire over

Syrian or Russian aircraft struck an aid convoy near Aleppo on Monday and killed 12 people, according to a war monitor, as the Syrian military declared a one-week truce brokered by the United States and Russia over. The United Nat

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Syria ceasefire seen near collapse

A week-old Syrian ceasefire brokered by the US and Russia was in deep trouble on Monday as a rebel official said it had practically failed and signalled insurgents were preparing for a full resumption of fighting. Already widely v

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Israel shoots down stray 'projectile' fired from Syria

Israel's Iron Dome rocket defense system on Saturday shot down a stray "projectile" fired during fighting in Syria's civil war, Israel's military said. There has been frequent spillover of fighting between th

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