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Russian bombing leaves ‘little hope’ for peace in Syria- EU’s Tusk

Russian bombing leaves ‘little hope’ for peace in Syria- EU’s Tusk

Feb 16, – “Russian bombing leaves little hope” for a solution to the five-year conflict, Tusk said on a visit to Athens, with days to go until an internationally agreed “cessation of hostilities.” “The whole world is hoping for peace and is ready for talks,” Tusk said after meeting Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as […]

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Extremist groups hobble Syrian peace negotiations

Extremist groups hobble Syrian peace negotiations

Oct 22, – Bolstered by infighting among Syrian opposition groups — including some linked to al-Qaida that have jeopardized foreign aid — U.S. officials say Assad has a stronger grasp on power now than he did just months ago, when the U.S. and Russia called for a new round of talks to settle the 2 […]

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Wave of bomb blasts rock Iraqi capital, killing 30

Wave of bomb blasts rock Iraqi capital, killing 30

Oct 07, –   Attacks on anti-Qaida fighters earlier in the day claimed another five lives. The attacks are the latest in a surge of bloodshed that has roiled Iraq for months, heightening worries that the country is returning to the widespread sectarian killing that marked the years following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. A wave […]

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19 killed as Syrian rebel groups battle each other

19 killed as Syrian rebel groups battle each other

Oct 05, – The violence is part of an outburst of infighting among the myriad rebel groups opposed to President Bashar Al Assad for control over prized border areas. Extremist fighters and more mainstream rebels are increasingly turning their guns on each other in what has effectively become a war within a war in northern […]

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Wave of car bombs across Baghdad kills 51

Wave of car bombs across Baghdad kills 51

Sep 30, –  The country’s Interior Ministry blamed al-Qaida-linked insurgents, saying they are exploiting the political infighting and security shortcomings to stage attacks. The deadliest of the day’s bombings was in the eastern Sadr City district, where a parked car bomb tore through a small vegetable market and its parking lot, killing seven people and […]

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Al Qaeda driving exodus of Syrians

Al Qaeda driving exodus of Syrians

Sep 24, – Al Qaeda and its affiliates are forcing Syrians to flee to neighboring countries such as Turkey. Many of the refugees have harrowing stories to tell of how they escaped the clutches of the militant brigades. Dozens of Syrian refugees cluster night and day around the wooden picnic tables of a park on […]

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Al-Qaida branch announces leader’s death in Syria

Al-Qaida branch announces leader’s death in Syria

Sep 23, – An Al-Qaida group in Syria says one of its top commanders in Syria was killed in an ambush by rival, Western-backed rebels in a northern province. It was the latest in rising infighting among rebel groups in northern Syria, where the opposition controls large parts of territory captured from President Bashar Assad’s […]

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Al-Qaida militants capture town in northern Syria

Al-Qaida militants capture town in northern Syria

Se p 19, – Al-Qaida militants seized a town near the Turkish border Thursday after expelling Western-backed rebels from the area, demonstrating the growing power of jihadis as they seek to expand their influence across opposition-held Syrian territory. The infighting — now engulfing many parts of northern Syria — threatened to further split opposition forces […]

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Iraq hit by deadliest eruption of violence, killing at least 57 people

Iraq hit by deadliest eruption of violence, killing at least 57 people

June 11, BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of car bombings rocked central and northern Iraq on Monday, killing at least 57 people and extending the deadliest eruption of violence to hit the country in years. Attackers initially targeted market-goers early in the morning, then turned their sights on police and army posts after sunset. Security […]

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57 dead after car bombing hit mainly shia areas in Iraq

57 dead after car bombing hit mainly shia areas in Iraq

May 27, BAGHDAD (AP) — The blasts are the latest indication that Iraq’s security is rapidly deteriorating as sectarian tensions exacerbated by months of Sunni-led anti-government protests and the war in neighboring Syria are on the rise. A wave of car bombings tore through mostly Shiite Muslim neighborhoods of the Baghdad area on Monday afternoon, […]

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