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Whys Obama Covering for Russian War Crimes in Syria?

Daily Beast - ‎7 hours ago‎
Russia is not a party to the international accord banning cluster munitions, but it is party to the 1949 Geneva Conventions, which list indiscriminate attacks as a grave breach.

Afghans Go to Syria to Fight for Its Government, and Anguish Results

New York Times - ‎21 hours ago‎
HERAT, Afghanistan - One woman here in the western Afghan city of Herat said she had begged her son not to go fight in the Syrian war, but he charged off anyway, leaving a wife and three children behind. A man overhearing her story came over to say ...
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Syria's al-Nusra rebrands and cuts ties with al Qaeda

CNN - ‎4 hours ago‎
The supposed breakup comes less than two weeks after Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States and Russia had agreed to cooperate in Syria against al Nusra in an effort to "restore the cessation of hostilities, significantly reduce the ...

Turning fantasy figures into symbols of Syria's war

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
There is a universal expectation that superheroes always save the world and protect the weak. But for some, the brutality of the war in Syria is even upturning this long-accepted wisdom. Anonymous activists have been revoicing cartoons from popular ...

You Need to Be Looking at 'Pokémon Go in Syria'

The Creators Project (blog) - ‎12 hours ago‎
This strange and striking juxtaposition comes from Pokémon Go in Syria, a photography series in which creatures from the now-notorious game are placed amidst Syrian streets. Photographer Khaled Akil contrasts the lighthearted fun of the addictive game ...

Syria And Russia Promise Safe Passage Out Of Aleppo, But Many Don't Trust It

NPR - ‎7 hours ago‎
Syrians in Aleppo don't trust a promise from the regime and its Russian allies to allow residents to safely flee through new aid corridors, But some are desperate enough to try it.
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US military says it may have killed more civilians in latest airstrike in Syria

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a major source of information on the plight of noncombatants caught in Syria's devastating civil war, said it put the death toll in the latest lethal Manbij incident at 28 civilians, including, once again, women ...
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The right target for the US in Syria: Hezbollah

Washington Post - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The military situation in Syria has turned against the U.S.-supported opposition over the past year, due mainly to Russian intervention.
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Syria's war: Scores killed in ISIL attack in Qamishli

Aljazeera.com - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Two explosions have struck a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria, killing at least 50 people and wounding dozens. Syrian state TV said a truck loaded with explosives blew up on the western edge of the town of Qamishli, near the Turkish border ...
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Turkey's failed coup could be good news for international action on Syria

European Council on Foreign Relations - ‎12 hours ago‎
Turkey has been shaken to its core by an attempted military coup. In the aftermath, the government is likely to be inward-looking, limited by capacity constraints and a hobbled administration, and less focused than ever on efforts to remove Syrian ...

From the cold war to Syria: seven decades of refugee stories in Britain

The Guardian - ‎21 hours ago‎
It's 65 years since the Refugee convention was signed. In that time George Szirtes fled Hungary, Gillian Slovo escaped from apartheid South Africa and Ahmad risked his life in a leaky boat to get out of Syria. Their experiences underline a simple truth ...
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Can the US and Russia sculpt a ceasefire in Syria?

Aljazeera.com - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
For some time now, the United States and Russia have been trying to work together to help end the impasse in Syria. Yet they've so far had limited success - if any.
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Air strikes on Syria's rebel-held areas continue

Aljazeera.com - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces intensified air strikes on rebel-held areas across the country on Monday. More than 42 civilians were reportedly killed and dozens more wounded in air strikes launched by the Syrian government in al-Atareb, a ...

Now Hiring: US military contractor positions in Syria

SOFREP (press release) (subscription) - ‎6 hours ago‎
Work will be performed in Germany, Italy, and Syria, with an estimated completion date of June 29, 2017. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $6,370,000 were obligated at the time of the award.

More Top Democrats Express Doubts About Kerry's Syria Plan

The Weekly Standard (blog) - ‎8 hours ago‎
"I share … the skepticism that others have raised about any ability to negotiate with the Russians some kind of a cooperative agreement in Syria," California congressman Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House Intelligence committee, said Thursday at ...
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Syria, Russia cluster munition use 'relentless'

gulfnews.com - ‎18 hours ago‎
A Syrian man carries a child who was retrieved under the rubble of a collapsed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Sakhur in the northern city of Aleppo on July 19, 2016.
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Iran condemns killings of French priest, boy in Syria

Times LIVE - ‎20 hours ago‎
That came a week after a video emerged showing rebel fighters beheading a boy, said to be around 13, after capturing him north of Syria's second city Aleppo. Iran gives political and military backing to the Syrian government of President Bashar al ...
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