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France, Britain at UN call for end to Aleppo ‘bloodbath’

France, Britain at UN call for end to Aleppo ‘bloodbath’

Oct 07, – “The top priority is to stop the bloodbath in Aleppo,” French Ambassador Francois Delattre told reporters as he headed into the council chamber for the closed-door talks. France and Britain on Friday called for an end to the Russian and Syrian bombing campaign over Aleppo as the UN Security Council began an […]

October 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nine Turkey-backed rebels killed in clashes in Syria

Nine Turkey-backed rebels killed in clashes in Syria

Oct 07, – The rebels have seized control of just over 1,000 square km (386 square miles) of territory from the Islamic State militant group in the offensive, dubbed “Euphrates Shield”, since it was launched on Aug. 24, the military said. Nine Turkey-backed Syrian rebels were killed and 32 were wounded on Thursday fighting in […]

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Syria announces surprise easing of Aleppo assault

Syria announces surprise easing of Aleppo assault

Oct 06, – Once Syria’s commercial hub, Aleppo has been divided by rebel groups in the east and regime forces in the west since violence erupted there in 2012. Syria’s military announced it was scaling back its bombardment of rebels in devastated Aleppo, in a surprise move nearly two weeks after declaring an all-out assault […]

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10 civilians, including children, killed in Yemen’s Taiz

10 civilians, including children, killed in Yemen’s Taiz

Oct 05, – The officials said on Tuesday that the attack took place a day earlier in a district called Beir al-Basha in Taiz, which has been besieged by the Shiite Houthi rebels for nearly a year. The district has witnessed previous attacks by Houthis. Medical officials say at least 10 civilians have been killed […]

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Russia sends missile system to Syria port

Russia sends missile system to Syria port

Oct 05, – The announcement came after Washington said it was suspending talks with Moscow aimed at reviving a ceasefire deal over Russia’s support for the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Russia said it has sent an advanced missile system to the Syrian port of Tartus, as tensions escalate between Moscow and Washington over […]

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Syrian government forces press attack on Aleppo

Syrian government forces press attack on Aleppo

Oct 04, – Activists meanwhile said the death toll from a suicide bombing at a Kurdish wedding in the northeastern city of Hasakah the previous night had risen to at least 34. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group, which said its fighter had targeted a gathering of a Kurdish political party, without […]

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Russia says UN measure on Aleppo truce will not work

Russia says UN measure on Aleppo truce will not work

Oct 04, – The UN Security Council was holding negotiations over the draft text that calls for ending all military flights over Aleppo, allowing humanitarian aid to be delivered and setting up a monitoring mechanism for the ceasefire. Russia on Monday dismissed a French-drafted UN resolution aimed at imposing a ceasefire in Aleppo as having […]

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Suicide attack on Syria wedding kills 22- monitor

Suicide attack on Syria wedding kills 22- monitor

Oct 04, – “A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a hall in Tall Tawil village during the wedding of a member of the Syrian Democratic Forces, killing at least 22 civilians,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP. A suicide bomber killed at least 22 people Monday in an attack targeting a party in […]

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Attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 16 civilians

Attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 16 civilians

Oct 03, – The deadliest attack took place in the southwestern neighborhood of al-Amil when a bomber set off his explosives-laden vest in a busy outdoor market, killing seven shoppers and wounding up to 25 others, a police officer said. Militants on Monday unleashed a series of attacks in Shiite-majority neighborhoods in the Iraqi capital, […]

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Syrian military calls on Aleppo rebels to surrender, promises safe passage

Syrian military calls on Aleppo rebels to surrender, promises safe passage

Oct 03, – In a statement published by the official SANA news agency, the Syrian army promised “a safe exit and access to the necessary assistance” for rebels, guaranteed by the commands of both the Syrian and Russian armies, if rebels left the besieged city of Aleppo. The Syrian government has demanded that rebels lay down their […]

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