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Aleppo sees shelling, air strikes again as Assad urges peace talks

Aleppo sees shelling, air strikes again as Assad urges peace talks

Syrian rebels shelled Aleppo and air strikes resumed around the city on Friday as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies said the insurgents’ withdrawal from the city could pave the way toward a political solution for the country. A day after the last rebels left their remaining pocket of territory in the city, the […]

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U.S. says Assad must go, timing down to negotiation

U.S. says Assad must go, timing down to negotiation

Sep 20, – Speaking after talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in London, Kerry called on Russia and Iran to use their influence over Assad to convince him to negotiate a political transition. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has to go but the timing of his […]

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Western, Arab opponents of Bashar Al-Assad try to coordinate rebel aid

Western, Arab opponents of Bashar Al-Assad try to coordinate rebel aid

June 22, AP – Ministers from 11 countries including the United States, European and regional Muslim powers, held talks that Washington said ‘should commit participants to direct all aid through the Western-backed Supreme Military Council’, which it hopes can offset the growing power of rebel forces. Western and Arab opponents of Syrian president Bashar Al […]

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Syrian activists: over 20 Hezbollah fighters killed in siege

Syrian activists: over 20 Hezbollah fighters killed in siege

May 20, AP – A military offensive on the town of Qusair in central Homs province claimed over 50 lives, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The activist group reported on Monday that at least 20 of those killed were Hezbollah members fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s troops as it encircled […]

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UN General Assembly approves Arab-backed Syria resolution

UN General Assembly approves Arab-backed Syria resolution

May 16, AP – UNITED NATIONS The United States co-sponsored the resolution, saying it would promote a political solution. But key Syrian ally Russia urged a “no” vote, saying it was “counterproductive and irresponsible” to promote a one-sided resolution when Moscow and Washington are trying to get the Syrian government and opposition to agree to […]

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Syrian troops battle rebels in Aleppo prison

Syrian troops battle rebels in Aleppo prison

May 16, BEIRUT (AP) — The orchestrated assault began at dawn, but by nightfall, the rebels had not dislodged regime forces or freed some 4,000 prisoners held there, according to two pro-opposition monitoring groups. Across Syria, the Internet was restored after a blackout of more than eight hours, the second nationwide outage in a week. […]

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