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Raids kill dozens in Syria’s Idlib, army advances in Aleppo

Raids kill dozens in Syria’s Idlib, army advances in Aleppo

Suspected Russian Raids kill at least 46 people in opposition-held parts of Syria on Sunday, a monitor said, as government forces advanced in fierce clashes with rebels in east Aleppo. Syria’s government is waging an offensive to recapture all of second city Aleppo, and it has so far captured more than 60 percent of the […]

December 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
At least 21 killed in Idlib province airstrikes

At least 21 killed in Idlib province airstrikes

Syrian activists say at least 3 children and 18 others have been killed in a series of airstrikes on the opposition-controlled town of Kafranbel in Syria. The activist-run Kafranbel Media Center published a list of 22 dead from the presumed Russian or Syrian government airstrikes. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group was […]

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No solution for Aleppo without negotiations- United Nations

No solution for Aleppo without negotiations- United Nations

Top United Nations diplomats warned on Saturday that there could be no victory in the battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo without negotiations. “You can win a war but you can lose the peace,” said Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign affairs chief, at a conference on the Mediterranean region in Rome. As of […]

December 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Islamic State tactics evolving, may include car bombs- Europol

Islamic State tactics evolving, may include car bombs- Europol

Terror networks such as the Islamic State group are evolving their tactics to attack soft targets in Europe, which could see the use of deadly car bombs, Europol warned on Friday. Jihadist attacks on EU member states have not yet involved “the use of home-made, commercial or military explosives in vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices” as […]

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Turkey and Russia search for Syria cease-fire formula

Turkey and Russia search for Syria cease-fire formula

Turkish and Russian officials on Thursday held talks on the deteriorating conditions in eastern Aleppo but gave no indication they were close to a cease-fire as Syrian government forces pushed on with their assault on the beleaguered, rebel-held enclave. Turkey and Russia, who are backing opposing sides in the Syrian conflict, only said they agreed […]

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Catastrophic water shortages for 500,000 in Mosul

Catastrophic water shortages for 500,000 in Mosul

Up to 500,000 civilians in Mosul are facing a “catastrophic” drinking water shortage, the UN warned, as Iraqi forces advance against the Islamic State group in the city. Already suffering from a severe lack of food and electricity, civilians in Iraq’s second city are now also running out of drinkable water, said Lise Grande, UN […]

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UN envoy warns Aleppo risks becoming one giant graveyard

UN envoy warns Aleppo risks becoming one giant graveyard

A top UN envoy on Wednesday pleaded with the Security Council to help break the siege of Aleppo, warning that residents of the Syrian city were at risk of extermination. “For the sake of humanity we call on – we plead — with the parties and those with influence to do everything in their power […]

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Water cuts and rising food prices leave Mosul facing crisis

Water cuts and rising food prices leave Mosul facing crisis

Fighting between Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants has cut water supplies across a large part of Mosul, where poorer families are already struggling to feed themselves, and a local official said the increasingly encircled city was in crisis. Water was cut to 650,000 people – or 40 percent of residents – when a pipeline […]

November 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Residents of Iraq’s Mosul fight, jostle over food

Residents of Iraq’s Mosul fight, jostle over food

Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul fought each other around trucks delivering humanitarian aid as they jostled for scant supplies on Monday, while government troops fighting to retake the city from Islamic State militants inched closer toward the city center. The Iraqi government and various humanitarian organizations sent trucks loaded with food and clothes […]

November 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Syria rebels lose all northeast Aleppo in major blow

Syria rebels lose all northeast Aleppo in major blow

Syria’s rebels lost all of the northern Aleppo on Monday, as the army made significant advances in its offensive to recapture the entire city. The regime gains have prompted an exodus of thousands of desperate civilians, some fleeing to districts held by the government or Kurdish forces, others heading south into areas still under opposition […]

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