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Russian, Syrian officials deny their planes hit refugee camp

Russian, Syrian officials deny their planes hit refugee camp

May 06, – According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, some 73 fighters — 43 on the opposition side and 30 pro-government troops — have died since Thursday afternoon in the battle for the village of Khan Touman. The advance signals a reemergence of a powerful, ultraconservative coalition on the opposition’s side in […]

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Air raids on IS Syria bastion kill 19 civilians- monitor

Air raids on IS Syria bastion kill 19 civilians- monitor

May 03, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had first reported the air strikes on Tuesday morning and said 13 civilians and five IS fighters had been killed. Heavy air strikes throughout the night on the Islamic State group’s de facto Syria capital Raqa killed 19 civilians and 10 jihadists, a monitor said in […]

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Escalating Syria violence threatens ceasefire

Escalating Syria violence threatens ceasefire

Apr 14, – In the Swiss city, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura criticised President Bashar al-Assad’s government for hindering efforts to deliver life-saving assistance to Syrians in need. Fighting escalated on several fronts Thursday around Syria’s second city Aleppo as a Russian-backed government offensive strained a landmark ceasefire and a new round of peace talks […]

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‘Visible’ progress in Syria ceasefire as civilian deaths fall

‘Visible’ progress in Syria ceasefire as civilian deaths fall

Mar 03, – France and Britain said further efforts were needed, calling on Russia to halt attacks on moderate rebel groups in Syria as the country suffered an hours-long nationwide blackout, evidence of the damage nearly five years of war has inflicted. The UN’s Syria envoy said Thursday that visible progress was being made on […]

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Car bomb kills 18 rebels in southern Syria

Car bomb kills 18 rebels in southern Syria

Mar 02, – Four leaders of the Syrian Revolutionaries Front were among the dead after unknown assailants targeted the group in a village in Quneitra province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. A car bomb killed at least 18 members of a Western-backed rebel coalition in southern Syria on Wednesday, a monitoring group said. […]

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Syria war rages hours before deal to halt fighting

Syria war rages hours before deal to halt fighting

Feb 26, – The government has agreed to the plan. The main opposition alliance, which has deep reservations about the terms, has said it is ready for a two-week truce to test the intentions of the government and its Russian and Iranian backers. Heavy air strikes were reported to have hit rebel-held areas near Damascus […]

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At least 30 dead in bombings south of Damascus- state TV, monitor

At least 30 dead in bombings south of Damascus- state TV, monitor

Feb 21, – The Syrian state broadcaster said a car bombing and two suicide attacks ripped through the area of the Sayyida Zeinab shrine, killing 30 people and wounding dozens of others. At least 30 people were killed Sunday in a series of attacks, including a car bombing, near a Shiite shrine south of the […]

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23 dead as missiles hit three hospitals, school in Syrian towns

23 dead as missiles hit three hospitals, school in Syrian towns

Feb 15, – Fourteen people were killed in the town of Azaz near the Turkish border when missiles slammed into a school sheltering families fleeing the offensive and the children’s hospital, two residents and a medic said. At least 23 civilians were killed when missiles hit three hospitals and a school in rebel-held Syrian towns […]

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Clashes north of Aleppo kill 120 Syrian regime, rebel fighters- monitor

Clashes north of Aleppo kill 120 Syrian regime, rebel fighters- monitor

Feb 05, – The Britain-based monitor said rebels had regained control of more than half of the town of Ratyan in the fierce clashes, leaving about 60 opposition fighters and 60 regime forces dead. More than 120 members of Syrian regime forces and rebels were killed Friday in heavy fighting for a town north of […]

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Islamic State bombings near Syria Shiite shrine kill 50

Islamic State bombings near Syria Shiite shrine kill 50

Jan 31, – The blasts, which came as the UN’s Syria envoy struggled to convene fresh peace talks in Geneva, tore a massive crater in the road, overturning and mangling cars and a bus and shattering windows. Bombings claimed by the Islamic State group killed more than 50 people and wounded dozens on Sunday near […]

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