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Syria's civil war: Air raids 'kill civilians' in Aleppo

Aljazeera.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
Referring to Russian-US negotiations over cooperation in Syria, Kabalan told Al Jazeera the Syrian government is "trying to encircle and lay siege to Aleppo before any understanding can be reached between the Russians and the Americans".
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Israel Attacks in Syria After Errant Fire From Quneitra Hits Israeli Golan

Haaretz - ‎1 hour ago‎
Israel hit targets in Syria on Monday after mortars exploded on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights, most likely a result of errant fire from the Syrian war raging across the border. No one was injured and no damage was caused. The mortars exploded ...
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Syrian refugees: Struggles in Turkey intensify

Aljazeera.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
Istanbul, Turkey - Fadi, 20, only expected to stay in Turkey for a year before returning to his native Syria. Now, four years later, he finds himself all but trapped in a nation whipped into chaos in the aftermath of a failed military coup, with few ...
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Cooperation with Russia in Syria would not be based on trust -US general

Reuters - ‎12 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON Any military or intelligence cooperation between the United States and Russia to strike targets in Syria would include measures to ensure U.S.

Coalition Strikes Target ISIL in Iraq, Syria

Department of Defense - ‎7 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 ...
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ISIS fighters are captured trying to flee battlefield in Syria dressed as WOMEN

Daily Mail - ‎8 hours ago‎
This is the moment a group of ISIS fighters were caught red-handed trying to escape from a fierce battle - dressed as women. The terrorists, all wearing full black veils, were captured as they attempted to run from the besieged town of Manbij in ...
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Syria's Rebels Lose Support When They Need It Most

STRATFOR - ‎10 hours ago‎
Locals survey the damage in an area of Aleppo city held by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al Assad. Al Assad's backers continue to receive substantial aid from their foreign allies, while rebel forces are losing support from theirs.
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DNC hack rattles US effort to rein in Russia on Syria

Politico - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Allegations that Russia is trying to hack the U.S. presidential election are giving ammunition to critics of President Barack Obama's struggling effort to bring peace to Syria - a case of bruising campaign politics rattling delicate foreign policy. In ...
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Syria: Mortar bomb hits Damascus cafe, several killed

Aljazeera.com - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Several people have been killed when a mortar bomb hit a restaurant in the government-controlled ancient quarter of the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, a monitor and a witness said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said dozens ...
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'Jihadi Jack' denies joining IS in Syria

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
A man dubbed "Jihadi Jack" after travelling to Syria has denied joining the so-called Islamic State group. But speaking to Channel 4 News, 20-year-old Jack Letts, from Oxford, said he "opposes a non-Islamic system" and has no plans to return home.
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UN calls for 48-hour humanitarian pause in Syria's Aleppo

U.S. News & World Report - ‎1 hour ago‎
Syrian government forces and their allies cut the Castello road, the main link to rebel-held parts of the country, on July 17 - laying siege to opposition-held parts of Aleppo.

Debating the US Role in Syria

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Jonathan Stevenson and Steven Simon question the reasoning of 51 State Department officials in a leaked memo seeking greater intervention in Syria. Interventionists can be wrong and still send the right message; non-interventionists can be right and ...
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Erdogan's counter-coup weakens the Syrian rebels

The Economist - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
SYRIAN rebels looking to the heavens for salvation have grown used to seeing Russian incendiary and Syrian barrel-bombs raining down instead.
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Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya top Arab League summit agenda

Aljazeera.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
Chaired by Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the two-day conference opened on Monday inside a large tent in Nouakchott, with the crises in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya the main focus of talks. Sherif Ismail, Egypt's prime minister, was one ...

Over 100 Chinese Fighters Have Joined Islamic State in Syria

Wall Street Journal - ‎10 hours ago‎
BEIJING—Leaked Islamic State records provide the first solid evidence that more than 100 Chinese nationals have joined the jihadist movement in Syria, according to two recent studies, findings that come as Beijing is seeking closer cooperation from ...
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Terrorists in Syria Spreading Radical Ideology to Undermine Fabric of Society

Sputnik International - ‎7 hours ago‎
The primary aim of terrorists fighting in Syria is to spread radical ideology among civilians to undermine the foundations of civil society, Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday during a meeting with Chrysostomos II, the archbishop of Nova ...
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US must disclose location of Syria moderates to avoid hits, Russia says

Press TV - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Russia has called on the US to disclose the location of what Washington calls "moderate" militants in Syria after their bases were allegedly bombed by Russian jets near the Jordanian border.
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Moscow Hopes to Coordinate Anti-Terrorism Fight in Syria at Geneva Meeting

Sputnik International - ‎3 hours ago‎
"We are hoping that the talks with the United States as co-chair of the International Syria Support Group will allow us to finally coordinate actions aimed at eliminating terrorists from Islamic State, Nusra Front and other groups affiliated with them ...
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Syria in for peace talks without preconditions: Pundit

Press TV - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Jabour: This is a standard position of the Syrian government. Syria is for a political solution, for a dialogue with the Syrian opposition without interference without preconditions. What we mean by preconditions is that Resolution 2254 sets the terms ...
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