Tag: Syrian opposition

Turkey and Russia search for Syria cease-fire formula

Turkey and Russia search for Syria cease-fire formula

Turkish and Russian officials on Thursday held talks on the deteriorating conditions in eastern Aleppo but gave no indication they were close to a cease-fire as Syrian government forces pushed on with their assault on the beleaguered, rebel-held enclave. Turkey and Russia, who are backing opposing sides in the Syrian conflict, only said they agreed […]

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Air strike on Syrian hospital kills 10 – Observatory

Air strike on Syrian hospital kills 10 – Observatory

Aug  07, –  The hospital, in the town of Meles, is about 15 km from Idlib city in rebel-held Idlib province. An airstrike on a hospital in northwestern Syria on Saturday killed 10 people, including children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Syrian government and allied Russian military planes operate in Syria but it […]

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The Latest- MSF says Syria hospital bombing killed 50

The Latest- MSF says Syria hospital bombing killed 50

Apr 29, – The medical charity Doctors Without Borders says the death toll from the bombing of a hospital and nearby buildings in Aleppo in Syria has risen to 50, including 6 medical staff and patients. The organization, also known by its French acronym MSF, says in a Friday statement that the bombing a day […]

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Chemical watchdog agrees Syria arsenal destruction plan

Chemical watchdog agrees Syria arsenal destruction plan

Nov 16, – The world’s chemical watchdog on Friday adopted a final roadmap for ridding Syria of its arsenal by mid-2014, only reaching agreement hours before a deadline expired. “The plan is adopted,” Christian Chartier, a spokesman for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), told AFP after a meeting of its 41-member […]

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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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Bomb near Syrian capital kills 16

Bomb near Syrian capital kills 16

Oct 19, – The violence came a day after nine Shiite pilgrims from Lebanon kidnapped in Syria last year were freed as part of a negotiated hostage deal that could see two Turkish pilots held by Lebanese militants and dozens of Syrian women held in Syrian government jails released. Syrian rebels assaulted a checkpoint in […]

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Syrian opposition alliance urges rebel fighters to join key battle

Syrian opposition alliance urges rebel fighters to join key battle

May 22, BEIRUT (AP) — The appeal came as Syrian government forces battled for the fourth straight day trying to wrest control of the western town of Qusair from the rebels. The town lies along a strategic land corridor linking the capital, Damascus, with the Mediterranean coast, the heartland of Assad’s Alawite sect. Syria’s main […]

May 22, 2013 | By More
Turkey, US agree Assad needs to go for a free Syria

Turkey, US agree Assad needs to go for a free Syria

May 17, AP – In a rainy press conference in the White House’s Rose Garden Thursday, Obama reaffirmed to his NATO ally that the United States is committed to mutual security. He also expressed his condolences for last weekend’s deadly bombings in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli. On Syria, Obama said: “We’re going to keep increasing the pressure […]

May 17, 2013 | By More
Accelerating diplomacy: US, Britain press Russia on Syria

Accelerating diplomacy: US, Britain press Russia on Syria

May 14, AP – ‘Syria’s history is being written in the blood of her people, and it is happening on our watch,’ Cameron said. Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to build momentum behind a new US-Russia sponsored conference on Syria, now expected to take place in June, as they met at the […]

May 14, 2013 | By More
UN rights chief alarmed over Syrian troop buildup

UN rights chief alarmed over Syrian troop buildup

BEIRUT (AP) — The top U.N. human rights official expressed concern Friday that a Syrian troop buildup around a besieged, rebel-held town in western Syria could lead to more atrocities if the area is overrun. Qusair is strategically important to the regime because it links the capital, Damascus, with the coastal region, where regime loyalists […]

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