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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 […]

October 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
More than ‘270,000 killed’ in Syria conflict

More than ‘270,000 killed’ in Syria conflict

Feb 23, – The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a total of 271,138 people have lost their lives in the war which broke out on March 2011. More than 270,000 people have been killed in Syria’s nearly five-year conflict, a monitor said Tuesday in a new toll released just a day after a […]

February 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Two months of Russia raids in Syria kill 1,500- monitor

Two months of Russia raids in Syria kill 1,500- monitor

Nov 30, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Russian raids that began September 30 have killed 419 Islamic State group fighters as well as 598 from Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front and other rebel groups. Russian air strikes in support of the Syrian government have killed more than 1,500 people, a third of them […]

November 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Missile kills 18 civilians in Syria’s Aleppo- monitor

Missile kills 18 civilians in Syria’s Aleppo- monitor

Jul 21, – “The missile struck when people were still inside their homes in the Maghayir district. It killed 18 civilians, including one child, and wounded dozens of others,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. A missile fired by Syrian forces killed at least 18 civilians on Tuesday in […]

July 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ukraine urges EU to keep up sanctions pressure on Russia

Ukraine urges EU to keep up sanctions pressure on Russia

Mar 19, – Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that if Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to divide Europe over Ukraine, a show of unity at the summit “will be the best answer.” Ukraine urged the European Union on Thursday to stay united in keeping up sanctions pressure on Russia over the conflict in […]

March 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
3000 civilians in Syria’s rebel areas need food aid

3000 civilians in Syria’s rebel areas need food aid

Oct 25, – Some 3,000 civilians trapped in a suffocating Syrian army siege of rebel areas in the city of Homs need urgent food aid, a monitoring group and activists said Friday. “Three thousands civilians, among them 500 aged over 70, are living exclusively off the little food that had been stored in the besieged […]

October 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
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 […]

October 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
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 […]

September 23, 2013 | By | Reply More