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UN envoy warns Aleppo risks becoming one giant graveyard

UN envoy warns Aleppo risks becoming one giant graveyard

A top UN envoy on Wednesday pleaded with the Security Council to help break the siege of Aleppo, warning that residents of the Syrian city were at risk of extermination. “For the sake of humanity we call on – we plead — with the parties and those with influence to do everything in their power […]

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
All hospitals in eastern Aleppo out of action after bombardments

All hospitals in eastern Aleppo out of action after bombardments

All hospitals in Syria’s besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo are out of service after days of heavy air strikes, its health directorate and the World Health Organization (WHO) said, though a war monitor said some were still functioning. White House national security adviser Susan Rice said the United States condemned “in the strongest terms” the latest […]

November 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Russia sends missile system to Syria port

Russia sends missile system to Syria port

Oct 05, – The announcement came after Washington said it was suspending talks with Moscow aimed at reviving a ceasefire deal over Russia’s support for the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Russia said it has sent an advanced missile system to the Syrian port of Tartus, as tensions escalate between Moscow and Washington over […]

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Russian jets hit 472 targets in Syria in past two days

Russian jets hit 472 targets in Syria in past two days

Nov 23, – “In 141 combat sorties in the past two days, warplanes of the Russian airforce struck 472 terrorist targets in the provinces of Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Raqa and Deir Ezzor,” the Russian defence ministry said in a statement. Moscow on Monday said its warplanes had hit 472 targets in war-torn […]

November 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Turkish army hits IS in Syria after soldier killed

Turkish army hits IS in Syria after soldier killed

Jul 23, – The deadly clash was the most serious yet between the Turkish army and IS since the Islamists began to take swathes of Iraq and Syria right up to the Turkish border from 2013. The Turkish military Thursday pounded positions of Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria after a Turkish soldier was killed […]

July 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
France provides first weapons to Lebanon for Islamic State fight

France provides first weapons to Lebanon for Islamic State fight

Apr 19, – Anti-tank guided missiles are set to arrive at an air force base in Beirut, overseen by French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and his Lebanese counterpart, Samir Mokbel. The first French weapons from a $3 billion Saudi-funded programme will arrive in Lebanon on Monday as allies seek to bolster the country’s defences […]

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Islamic State moves west to attack Syrian army in Homs- monitor

Islamic State moves west to attack Syrian army in Homs- monitor

Mar 23, – Skirmishes by Islamic State — which is strongest in the northeast and east — into the provinces of Homs, Hama and even Damascus pose a fresh challenge for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Islamic State fighters attacked a military airport in Syria’s Homs province on Monday as they pushed on with an offensive […]

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Syria submits chemical arms information to OPCW

Syria submits chemical arms information to OPCW

Sep 21, – The world’s chemical weapons watchdog has received an “initial disclosure” of Syria’s weapons program. Under a US-Russia brokered agreement, all of the country’s chemical weapons are to be destroyed by mid-2014. “The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has received an initial disclosure from the Syrian government of its chemical […]

September 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
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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