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ISIL says deadly Syria blasts 'targeted supporters of Bashar al-Assad'

euronews - ‎May 23, 2016‎
ISIL claimed the blasts in the government-controlled area were targeting supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In total, there are believed to have been two suicide attacks and five car bomb explosions - four in Jableh, in Latakia province ...
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Massive Explosions in Syria Target Bashar al-Assad's Heartland

Breitbart News - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The Taliban has confirmed that the American drone strike that “likely” killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, as we reported two days ago, actually did kill Mansour.
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Serzh Sargsyan sends Bashar al-Assad a letter of sympathy

Mediamax.am - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan sent a message of sympathy to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the account of the acts of terrorism that took place in Tartus, Lattakia and other Syrian settlements, which lead to a high number of dead and wounded ...

Assad's Army Just Captured a Key Breadbasket — And It Means 600000 Syrians Could Starve

VICE News - ‎May 24, 2016‎
President Bashar al-Assad's army and its allies capitalized on infighting between rebel groups in East Ghouta to break through their weakened defensive lines, on May 18.
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Trump opposes U.S. military action to oust Syria's Assad regime

UPI.com - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a fundraiser in New Jersey on Thursday. Talking about foreign policy on Friday, Trump said he opposes U.S.
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Rebels give US, Russia 48 hours to end Assad assault

Al-Arabiya - ‎May 22, 2016‎
“We are giving the sponsors of the ceasefire 48 hours to rescue what remains of the accord and to force the criminal regime of (President Bashar al-) Assad and his allies to completely and immediately halt their brutal offensive against Daraya and ...

Russia in first raids on Syria's Aleppo since truce: monitor

Yahoo News - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Russia has been carrying out air strikes in Syria since last September in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad. Washington launched its air war against the Islamic State group and other jihadists in Syria in 2014. Pentagon spokesman Navy ...
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The US is dropping calls for Assad to go because the Syrian regime is a better bet than Isis

The Independent - ‎3 hours ago‎
Yet in Syria, the Americans started by supporting “democratic” forces fighting to overthrow Bashar al-Assad and mysteriously supported the same men (and women) when they were ready to fight Isis for Ain al-Arab (or Kobani for those who prefer the ...
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Assad's forces take significant territory from rebels near Damascus

UPI.com - ‎May 19, 2016‎
DAMASCUS, Syria, May 19 (UPI) -- Syrian forces under President Bashar al-Assad took the key town of Deir al-Asafir near Damascus back from rebels on Thursday.
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Thousands of children trapped in Palestinian refugee camp bombed by Syrian government

The Independent - ‎May 13, 2016‎
Around 3,000 children are among civilians facing a mounting humanitarian crisis in a town besieged by Syrian regime forces near Damascus.
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Al-Qaeda kills 19 civilians from President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite in Syria

News Hour (press release) (subscription) (blog) - ‎May 13, 2016‎
Al-Qaeda fighters and their allies shot dead 19 civilians from President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite minority in their own homes after seizing their village in central Syria, a monitor said on Friday, reports BSS.
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At least 60000 have died in Assad regime's jails during Syrian war, monitoring group says

The Independent - ‎May 22, 2016‎
At least 60,000 people have died in Syrian government jails during the five-year civil war, a monitoring group has said. "No fewer than 60,000 detainees were martyred ... either as a result of direct bodily torture, or denial of food and medicine" the ...
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Syrian Rebels: Peace Process Is a 'Waste of Breath'

Voice of America - ‎7 hours ago‎
Syrian rebel commanders and opposition politicians concede their armed revolution against President Bashar al-Assad can't win, thanks to the military intervention by Russia and Iran.
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Assad must go: Jubeir

Saudi Gazette - ‎21 hours ago‎
BERLIN - Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said he discussed with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier the situation in Syria.

Syrians describe 'most dangerous journey ever' fleeing IS territories

Al-Monitor - ‎22 hours ago‎
Since November 2015, IS has prevented civilians from leaving areas it holds to limit displacement to territories held by the FSA, the Bashar al-Assad regime or the Kurds. To escape IS surveillance, civilians take unauthorized roads late at night and ...

With one son in the FSA, one in the Syrian army, a mother asks: 'Brothers are killing each other, for what?'

Syria Direct - ‎5 hours ago‎
For Hussein: 'The regime is oppressive and Bashar al-Assad is an illegitimate president, born into power. He's repressing the people.
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Bring me your huddled masses

The Economist - ‎3 hours ago‎
The West may sympathise with the victims of Bashar al-Assad's barrel bombs, but sees little geopolitical gain in helping them.
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