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U.S., Russia work on Syria truce, as Islamic State blasts kill dozens

U.S., Russia work on Syria truce, as Islamic State blasts kill dozens

Sep 05, – The former Cold War enemies have been trying to broker a new truce after a ceasefire agreed in February unravelled in weeks, with Washington accusing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces – which are backed by Russia – of violating the pact. The United States and Russia will work in the next few […]

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Multiple bomb blasts in Syrian cities kill at least 38

Multiple bomb blasts in Syrian cities kill at least 38

Sep 05, –  The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, which maintains a network of contacts inside the country, put the toll at 47 dead. Conflicting casualty figures are common in the Syria war. At least 38 people were killed in a string of bombings inside government territory in Syria, state media reported […]

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Israel strikes Syrian positions after shells land in Golan

Israel strikes Syrian positions after shells land in Golan

Sep 05, –  It said in a statement that “mortar fire” from Syria hit an open area without causing any apparent injuries, but it did not specify how many shells fell. The Israeli air force hit Syrian government forces after mortar fire from its war-wracked neighbour struck the Israeli-held zone of the Golan Heights on […]

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15 Yemen soldiers killed in rebel attacks

15 Yemen soldiers killed in rebel attacks

Sep 04, – Shiite Huthi rebels and their allies launched twin attacks to try to retake the port of Midi in the northern province of Hajja, after loyalists had captured it, military sources said. At least 15 pro-government Yemeni soldiers were killed in rebel attacks in the north and in a suspected jihadist bombing in […]

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3 soldiers dead as ‘dismantled’ bomb explodes in Yemen market

3 soldiers dead as ‘dismantled’ bomb explodes in Yemen market

Sep 03, – Seven other people including three civilians were wounded in the blast in Huta, capital of the southern province of Lahj, a bastion of Al-Qaeda jihadists, according to the official. Three Yemeni soldiers were killed Saturday when a mine they had “dismantled” and taken away in their vehicle blew up as they stopped […]

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Syrian government sees siege tactics pay off

Syrian government sees siege tactics pay off

Sep 03, – The latest Damascus suburb to fall was Moadamiyeh, which relented after three years of siege as food supplies dwindled for its estimated 28,000 residents and key infrastructure like hospitals were destroyed. Once hubs of the Syrian uprising, the country’s rebellious capital suburbs are submitting to government control at a quickening pace, in […]

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Weapons storage blast fires off bombs on Baghdad, killing four

Weapons storage blast fires off bombs on Baghdad, killing four

Sep 02, – The storage belongs to one of the Shi’ite paramilitary groups of the Popular Mobilization Force (PMF), a police officer said. A blast caused by a fire at a weapons storage in eastern Baghdad on Friday set off rockets that hit neighboring districts, killing at least four residents and injuring a dozen others, […]

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Syria strikes kill 25 as another Damascus suburb surrenders

Syria strikes kill 25 as another Damascus suburb surrenders

Sep 02, – The Syrian capital’s western suburb of Moadamiyeh, which a U.N. report said was gassed with toxic sarin in 2013, has suffered a three-year government siege that left its estimated 28,000 residents with dwindling food and medical supplies. Syria’s government secured a deal to restore its authority over another rebellious Damascus suburb on […]

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Air strike kills 16 members of Yemeni imam’s family

Air strike kills 16 members of Yemeni imam’s family

Aug  31, – The coalition has been giving air support to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in his fight against Iran-allied Houthi militia who have seized much of Yemen since 2014, but has drawn criticism over civilian casualties incurred in the campaign. At least 16 members of the extended family of a Yemeni mosque imam were […]

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Fight for Syria’s Aleppo exposes limits of Russian air power

Fight for Syria’s Aleppo exposes limits of Russian air power

Aug 30, – People familiar with Russia’s military said Moscow opted for the sorties from Iran – and Tehran agreed to allow them – because they were struggling to achieve their aim of crushing rebels in the city of Aleppo. Russia’s politically-sensitive and ultimately fruitless decision to launch bombing missions on Syria from Iranian soil […]

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