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Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war’s heaviest bombing

Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war’s heaviest bombing

Sep 25, – The U.N. meanwhile said that nearly 2 million people in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and onetime commercial center, are without running water following the escalation in fighting over the past few days. Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in […]

September 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Russia says U.S. refuses to share Syria truce deal with U.N. council

Russia says U.S. refuses to share Syria truce deal with U.N. council

Sep 17, – Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin and U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power had been due to brief the council behind closed-doors on Friday but that was canceled at the last minute. Russia said on Friday that a U.N. Security Council endorsement of a Syria ceasefire deal between Moscow and Washington appeared unlikely because the […]

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South Sudan government recruited child soldiers, UN says

South Sudan government recruited child soldiers, UN says

Aug 19, – The document says a senior politician appointed by President Salva Kiir led the recruitment of an entire village of boys using intimidation. Some were as young as 12 years old. It was not clear how many children were involved. South Sudan’s government has recruited child soldiers in the past week to prepare […]

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IS accepts Boko Haram pledge of allegiance

IS accepts Boko Haram pledge of allegiance

Mar 13, – The development comes as both movements, which are among the most ruthless in the world, are under increasing military pressure. Islamic State militants have accepted a pledge of allegiance by the Nigerian-grown Boko Haram extremist group, a spokesman for the Islamic State movement said Thursday. Islamic State seized much of northern and […]

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