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Blast in Syrian town on Turkish border kills nearly 50

Blast in Syrian town on Turkish border kills nearly 50

A massive tanker truck bomb ripped through a market by a courthouse in the rebel-held Syrian town of Azaz on Saturday, killing 50 people and wounding dozens near the Turkish border. The attack appeared to be the deadliest yet in the town in northern Aleppo province, which has been regularly hit by bombings targeting rebels […]

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Syrian activists say at least 17 killed in bomb blast

Syrian activists say at least 17 killed in bomb blast

Oct 14, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said it could confirm 14 militants were killed in the attack on the road connecting the rebel-held town of Azaz to the Bab al-Salameh border crossing. It is one of the more important junctions between Syria’s rebels and their Turkish backers. Syrian activists say […]

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Raids on Syria market kill 21, hundreds flee IS bastion

Raids on Syria market kill 21, hundreds flee IS bastion

Jun 12, – Five children were among those killed in the air raids on Idlib, which is held by Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front and its allies, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Air strikes on a market in Syria’s Al-Qaeda-held city of Idlib killed at least 21 civilians Sunday, as hundreds fled a besieged […]

June 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
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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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
Syria Kurds seize town from Islamic State near its ‘capital’

Syria Kurds seize town from Islamic State near its ‘capital’

Jun 23, – The Kurdish march deep into the heart of Islamic State territory follows their capture of a town on the Turkish border last week, reversing the momentum of militants who had seized major towns in both Syria and Iraq last month. Kurdish-led forces in Syria seized a town from Islamic State on Tuesday […]

June 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Hezbollah, Syrian army make big gains in border battle

Hezbollah, Syrian army make big gains in border battle

Apr 13, –The gains in the Qalamoun region against groups including the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front come at a time when Assad has suffered significant defeats elsewhere, notably in Syria’s northwest near the Turkish border. Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the Syrian army made big advances against insurgents in mountains north of Damascus on Wednesday, Hezbollah and […]

May 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Spain arrests 10 over alleged Islamic State links

Spain arrests 10 over alleged Islamic State links

Apr 08, – The operation included raids in the Barcelona and Tarragona areas and those arrested are suspected of crimes “linked to jihadist terrorism, particularly to the Islamic State group,” police said in a statement. Spanish police arrested 10 people in the Catalonia region on Wednesday suspected of links to the Islamic State group, authorities […]

April 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
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 […]

October 19, 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 […]

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