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Syria civil war tops Russia-Arab Gulf meeting agenda - ‎8 hours ago‎
Arab Gulf leaders have held talks with Russia's foreign minister in Moscow as part of renewed efforts to stop the war in Syria. Thursday's meeting between Sergey Lavrov and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) foreign ministers comes as rebels in ...
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Russian attack helicopters at the T4 base near Palmyra, Syria.Stratfor

Haaretz - ‎3 hours ago‎
Aerial photographs reveal considerable damage caused to a military airfield in central Syria from an Islamic State attack. In photos released by the Stratfor intelligence firm, four helicopters and 20 charred trucks can be seen at the T4 base, which ...
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UN seeks Syria aid access as civilians risk starvation - ‎51 minutes ago‎
The United Nations has called for greater humanitarian access in Syria amid fears that many civilians risk starvation in besieged areas of the wartorn country.
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Tartus, Jableh blasts show terrorists' frustration: Syria minister

Press TV - ‎4 hours ago‎
Syria's Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi says recent deadly bombings in the two cities of Tartus and Jableh show the deep frustration within the Takfiri terrorist groups.
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Where next for Russia in Syria? - ‎May 25, 2016‎
A good means of predicting what Moscow's next steps in the Syria conflict is to listen to what Russian political and military leaders say and prepare for the opposite.

Syria's ruined cities will need decades, not years, to recover from war

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
The end of Syria's brutal civil war is not in sight. The combatants are locked in a grinding, attritional battle that is as complex as it is cruel.
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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
I'm getting a bit tired of reading about the “US-backed alliance of Syrian militias” and their advance against Isis.
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Russia and Saudi Arabia Are Only Feigning Restraint in Syria

World Politics Review - ‎5 hours ago‎
Although they are on opposite sides of Syria's civil war, Russia and Saudi Arabia find themselves in similar positions.

The Importance of Planning Syria's Eventual Reconstruction

World Bank Group - ‎20 hours ago‎
Can satellite imagery and social media analytics make it possible to plan post-war reconstruction in Syria, even as bitter conflict continues on the ground?

Al-Qaeda-linked extremists could use Syria to launch attacks on West - UK general

RT - ‎1 hour ago‎
Carleton-Smith said the group, which first emerged in 2011, is a mix of fighters concentrating on the civil war in Syria and those with a wider agenda.

Over 280000 killed in Syria in last five years, including 81346 civilians

Daily News & Analysis - ‎1 hour ago‎
An explosion rocks Syrian city of Kobani during a reported suicide car bomb attack by the militants of Islamic State (ISIS) group on a People's Protection Unit (YPG) position in the city center of Kobani, as seen from the outskirts of Suruc, on the ...

The Death Toll in Syria: What Do the Numbers Really Say?

CounterPunch - ‎9 hours ago‎
What is the Syrian death toll now? 400,000? Less? More? While the aphorism “One death is a tragedy, one million deaths is a statistic”, has been attributed to many, it is likely none foresaw the inverse utility of this concept for shaping narratives in ...
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In Syria's Mangled Economy, Truckers Stitch Together Warring Regions

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 24, 2016‎
AL-MABROKEH, Syria—Just before this stretch of Kurdish-controlled territory gives way to Islamic State land, there is a lonely checkpoint consisting of a table, plastic chair and tarp.
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Syria conflict: Vital aid 'not reaching most Syrians' - UN

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The UN says it has been able to deliver aid to only a fraction of the one million Syrians it planned to reach this month, calling the situation "horrendously critical" in some areas.

Counter-ISIL Strikes Target Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Department of Defense - ‎4 hours ago‎
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq ...

Australian boxers fighting for peace in Syria

SBS - ‎11 hours ago‎
For years Father Dave has used boxing to help countless people though troubled times and he has extended his outreach all the way to the war-torn country of Syria. He recently took eight Australian boxers to Syria to train with Syrian boxers in the ...
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Syria bombings claimed by ISIS kill 148 at hospital, bus station - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Bomb blasts killed nearly 150 people and wounded at least 200 in Jableh and Tartous on Syria's Mediterranean coast on Monday in the government-controlled territory that hosts Russian military bases, monitors and state media said.

Children of woman jailed for Syria plot will live with relatives

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Moore had planned to take the children to a war zone in Syria, an Old Bailey trial had heard. She was found guilty of failing to tell authorities that her husband Sajid Aslam, 34, was about to leave for Syria. On Monday Judge Charles Wide imposed the ...
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Russia Delivers Three Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Western Syria

Sputnik International - ‎11 hours ago‎
Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups.

The Journey from Syria, Part Three

The New Yorker - ‎May 25, 2016‎
In the second episode of “The Journey,” Aboud Shalhoub and his brother Amer set off from Athens for the Macedonian border. Amer had not come to meet Aboud in Greece alone, as expected, but in the company of a young Syrian mother named Fadwa and ...